Tall Ship Black Jack

Overnight Camp

In the 1000 Islands

Combine an 87′ tall ship with a beautiful river and plenty of time for games, swimming and activities and you get a unique overnight summer camp!

Under the watchful eye of certified crew (10:4 ratio), 12-14 year olds on these 5 or 10-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 small group “watches” they sail, swim, learn about navigation, weather patterns and more!

This is a small group, very unique team building experience offering kids transferable practical skills.

Sunday after dinner drop off and Friday 3:00 pm pick up

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Black Jack 2020 Adventures

Camp 1:
Mon June 29 – Fri July 3
Island Explorer & Canada Day fireworks from ship. Kick summer off with a bang!
$905 (HST incl)

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Camp 2:
Mon July 6 – Fri July 10
The marine & environment & me: sail, swim, learn about water conservation, take water samples and more
$905 (HST incl)

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Camp 3:
Mon Jul 13 – Fri Jul 17
Fort Wellington Challenge!
Play capture the flag, sleep overnight in the Fort – this camp sells out fast!
$960 (HST incl)

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Camp 4:
Mon Jul 20 – Fri Jul 24
Island Explorer: All the sailing and swimming you would expect with time for campfires and exploration.
$905 (HST incl)

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Camp 5:
Mon Jul 27 – Wed Jul 29
New to overnight camp? Only have a few days free this summer? Try our Black Jack 3-day experience.
$300 (HST incl)

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Camp 6:
Aug 4 – Aug 13 (10-days)
Includes 1-day of kayaking with picnic lunch in the 1000 Islands and US Castle stop (passport required)
$1750 (HST incl)

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Camp 7:
Mon Aug 17 – Fri Aug 21
Fort Wellington Challenge!
Play capture the flag, sleep overnight in the Fort – this camp sells out fast!
$960 (HST incl)

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Camp 8:
Mon Aug 24 – Fri Aug 28
The marine & environment & me: sail, swim, learn about water conservation, take water samples and more
$905 (HST incl)

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2020 Documents
Application Form
Gear List
Black Jack Sailor’s Handbook

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$250 deposit is required to confirm your berth. Included in all camp prices: meals, port visits & shore adventures, HST.

Payment plans are available and the Captain Thomas & Jeanne Fuller Bursary Fund exists to support youth who would not otherwise afford to set sail.

Trainee to crew ratio is 10:4 with focus on fun & friendship, teamwork, confidence-building and self-reliance in addition to sail training skills.

Trainees should be dropped off on Sundays at 7:00pm
Friday afternoon pick up is at 3:00 pm.

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!

2020 Documents
Application Form
Gear List
Black Jack Sailor’s Handbook

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

He came home so excited and motivated. It was an amazing experience for him. He was full of stories about all of their adventures and everything he learned. I know he is looking forward to another journey. He is hooked! What a wonderful opportunity you have provided for a young man that would not have otherwise been able to have. This has helped shape him and focus his interests in healthy avenues.

M. Puskas, 2018 (mom)