for Youth

Ages 12 - 18

What do we offer?

Never sailed before? No problem. Our summer camps give youth and teens an unforgettable and unique tall ship sailing adventure – no experience needed. You’ll be amazed at what you learn!

Young trainees ages 12-14 come to Island Adventure overnight summer camp with small boat sailing, barges for sleeping and eating, games, shore leave and, of course, the 87′ Black Jack tall ship they will sail with certified crew.

Youth on voyages for ages 12-18, 15-25 and 15+ live on board the tall ship Fair Jeanne on a 5-21 day adventure camp for teens. Climb the rigging, set the sails, navigate through narrow channels and keep a careful watch.  In addition to sail training, you could earn your PCOC, a HS summer school credit, scuba certification or go kayaking.

For those who just want a taste, we have one day adventures out of Brockville.

Black Jack

Adventure Camp

Ages 12 - 14

Overnight Summer Camp on the Ottawa River

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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!

Set sail aboard the 110′ brigantine Fair Jeanne on one of our exciting voyages. Trainees discover the adventure and thrill of working as a sail training team to meet the challenge of navigating an authentic tall ship.

Throughout each voyage regular instruction and shipboard routine will be maintained. You may find yourself hoisting the sails, steering the ship, standing anchor watches and helping cook meals too! 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.

Fair Jeanne

One Day Adventures

Ages 12+

A taste of sail training for youth & the young at heart

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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.

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, Officers in Training on Fair Jeanne will be accommodated aboard ship.