Black Jack

Adventure Camp

Overnight summer camp in the 1000 Islands

What do you get when you combine an 87′ tall ship, a beautiful river and time for games, swimming, ropes courses and activities?  A pretty cool overnight summer camp! Under the watchful eye of certified crew (10:3 ratio), 12-14 year olds on these 5 day overnight camps learn to sail the tall ship Black Jack, explore the 1000 Islands and either sleep aboard or at other cool places along the St Lawrence River. Dividing into ‘watch’ teams they spend their time sailing and learning, swimming and having fun! This is a small group, very unique team building experience for tweens and teens.

Black Jack 2019 Adventures

Camp 1 - Adventures & Islands

Sun Jun 30 – Thurs Jul 4
Island Explorer & Canada Day fireworks from ship

Camp 2 - Adventures & Fort Night

Sun Jul 7 – Thurs Jul 11
Sleepover inside Fort Wellington – sells out fast!

Camp 3 - Adventures & Castles

Sun Jul 14 – Thurs Jul 18
Sleepover alongside Singer Castle (passport required)

Camp 4 - Adventures & Fort Night

Sun Jul 21 – Thurs Jul 25
Sleepover inside Fort Wellington – sells out fast!

Camp 5 - 10-day Adventures & Kayaking

Sun Jul 28 – Mon Aug 5
Includes 1-day of kayaking with picnic lunch in the 1000 Islands and US stop (passport required)

Camp 6 - Adventures & Island Explorer

Mon Aug 12 – Fri Aug 16
Alexandria Bay (US) to Alexandria Bay (US) (US or CDN passport required)

Camp 7 - Adventures & Travel

Mon Aug 19 – Fri Aug 23
Enjoy the winds – Alexandria Bay (US) to Brockville

Camp 8 - Tall Ship Festival Week

Mon Aug 26 – Sat Aug 31
Includes the Brockville tall ship festival Parade of Sail and one day at festival


$200 deposit is required to confirm your berth. Payment plans are available.
Included in price: all meals, port visits & shore adventures
Trainee to crew ratio, 10:3
Focus on fun & friendship, teamwork, confidence-building and self-reliance
Thursday pick up is after parent work day Ports and pricing subject to change

Black Jack

The 87-foot Black Jack is more than 100 years old – launched as a tug in 1904, she was converted into a brigantine in 1952. The Black Jack sails the Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and has even been to New York for a Tall Ships Rendezvous.  She just returned from the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta in Quebec City. She boasts 9 sails and has masts that soar 60 feet into the air!

Call 613-596-6258 or email [email protected]
We take the time to answer your questions

I had a great time aboard the Black Jack! Will definitely recommend Bytown Brigantine to all my friends!

P. Smith, 2016