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.
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- Adventure: ropes course, sailing, exploration
- Leadership: Small group dynamics
- Teamwork: Sail & work together
- Confidence: Navigate a tall ship
- Meals: Food is filling and nutritious
- Fun: Sailing, swimming, games & activities
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 boasts 9 sails and has masts that soar 60 feet into the air!
*STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE BLACK JACK ADVENTURE CAMPS – SUMMER 2021
Black Jack was nothing like I had expected - it was a fun and engaging experience that challenged me in lots of ways, physically and mentally. I loved learning all the new things that came with sailing a ship. I learned the names of all the sails, the types of rigging on every sail. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to sail on this beautiful ship. The captain taught me the physics behind the brigantine, as well as teaching me how the wind works with the ship.
T. Oung, 2018