Adventures
for Youth

Ages 12+

What do we offer?

Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure inspires leadership, good citizenship and life-long friendships.

Never sailed before? No problem. Our summer camps and voyages give youth an unforgettable and unique tall ship sailing adventure – no experience needed. You’ll be amazed at what you learn!  Climb the rigging, set the sails, navigate through narrow channels and keep a careful watch.  We know you will make new friends, have fun and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Black Jack Adventure Camp for is for youth ages 12-14.  In a small group, team building environment, youth sail the Black Jack and navy whalers, explore the 1000 Islands and have some pretty cool overnight stops at forts, islands, beaches and historical places.

Fair Jeanne voyages welcome youth 14+ to live aboard the tall ship Fair Jeanne on a 12 or 22 day adventure camp for teens.   In addition to sail training and exploration you could earn a summer school credit, participate in festivals and explore other tall ships, learn small boat maneuvers and more.

 Are you 14 years or older? All voyages qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Award “Adventurous Journey” at the bronze, silver or gold levels.

In 2017 Bytown Brigantine was voted one of the Flight Network’s top 60 camps in North America.  Don’t miss out on the fun and adventure in 2018!

WE can HELP

We never want to sail with an empty berth or leave a youth behind for want of funds. We provide bursaries to families who need financial assistance to send their child to camp – press the button below to add the note to your registration or contact us to find out more.

Learn and live like a sailor!

Whether you register to sail on the Black Jack or the Fair Jeanne, trainees discover the adventure and thrill of working as a team to meet the challenge of navigating an authentic tall ship.

Throughout each camp or voyage, regular instruction and shipboard routine will be maintained. You may find yourself hoisting the sails, steering the ship, standing anchor watch or helping cook meals! Perhaps you’ll climb high up into the rigging to furl the sails or out onto the bowsprit to free a sail — something new all the time.

Officer in Training

A limited number of Officer in Training (OT) positions are available with Bytown Brigantine. This is part of an ongoing effort to train and develop young leaders to become crew aboard our ships in the years to come. Preference is shown to young people with an aptitude to accept responsibility for their actions, coupled with a strong desire to take an active role in traditional tall ship sailing. In addition to routine duties, Officers in Training are expected to maintain a study schedule leading to Petty Officer level and must participate for a minimum of three (3) consecutive program weeks. OTs receive 20% off the total cost of their summer camp registration.

  1. Complete summer program registration, but choose offline payment, and
  2. Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] detailing your background, interests, previous leadership experience and sailing experience.

There are a maximum of 2-3 Officers in Training aboard each ship for each session and the applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.  During the breaks between sessions, OT’s will be accommodated aboard ship.