Black Jack

Adventure Camp

Overnight summer camp in the 1000 Islands

What do you get when you combine an 87′ tall ship, two navy whalers and time for games, campfires, ropes courses and activities?  A pretty cool overnight summer camp!

Under the watchful eye of certified crew, 12-14 year olds on these 5 day overnight camps learn to sail the tall ship Black Jack, explore the 1000 Islands in one of our smaller sailing vessels 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 2018 Adventures

Camp 1 - Adventures & Pirates...Arr

Tues Jul 3 – Sat Jul 7
Brockville to Gananoque
Aquatarium sleepover
Gananoque Pirate Festival

Camp 2 - Adventures & Castles

Sun Jul 15 – Thurs Jul 19
Brockville to Brockville
Singer Castle & tall ship battle
(passport required)

Camp 3 - Adventures & Forts

Sun Jul 22 – Thurs Jul 26
Aquatarium sleepover
Fort Wellington barracks adventure night
*$950

Camp 4 - Adventures & Islands

Sun Jul 29 – Thurs Aug 2
Brockville to Brockville
Aquatarium sleepover
Overnight in the 1000 Islands

Camp 5 - Adventures & Pirates

Tues Aug 7 – Sat Aug 11
Brockville to Brockville
Aquatarium sleepover
Alexandria Bay Pirate Festival
(tentative – passport required)

Camp 6 - Adventures & Castles

Sun Aug 12 – Thurs Aug 16
Brockville – Brockville
Aquatarium sleepover
Singer Castle & tall ship battle
(passport required)

Camp 7 - Adventures & Forts

Sun Aug 19 – Thurs Aug 23
Brockville to Brockville
Aquatarium sleepover
Fort Wellington barracks adventure night
*$950

Camp 8 - Choose YOUR adventure

Sun Aug 26 – Thurs Aug 30
Trainee’s choice: with crew YOU determine the sailing course & ports for the week. Black Jack experience required (passport required)

APPLY NOW

Black Jack adventure camps, unless otherwise noted above are $900 CAD, inclusive of HST.  Applying now for $150 confirms your berth. Payment plans are available.
Included in price: 4 nights, 5 days, food, camping, port visits & all adventures

Aquatarium sleepover = high ropes course, exploration, big screen movie and sleeping either next to otter exhibit or in the planetarium.

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.

The
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!

APPLY TODAY
Call 613-596-6258 for more information

“M. had such a wonderful experience. I can't thank you enough for the amazing opportunity. She seems more mature. I know she is really proud to have learned so much. “

Youth sponsor, 2016