Black Jack

Adventure Camp

Overnight summer camp in the 1000 Islands

What do you get when you combine an 87′ tall ship, a beautiful river and time for games, swimming, ropes courses and activities?  A pretty cool overnight summer camp! Under the watchful eye of certified crew (10:3 ratio), 12-14 year olds on these 5 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 ‘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 2019 Adventures

Camp 1 - Adventures & Islands

Sun Jun 30 – Thurs Jul 4 Island Explorer & Canada Day fireworks from ship $900

Camp 2 - Adventures & Fort Night

Sun Jul 7 – Thurs Jul 11 Sleepover inside Fort Wellington – sells out fast! $950

Camp 3 - Adventures & Castles

Sun Jul 14 – Thurs Jul 18 Sleepover alongside Singer Castle (passport required) $900

Camp 4 - Adventures & Fort Night

Sun Jul 21 – Thurs Jul 25 Sleepover inside Fort Wellington – sells out fast! $950

Camp 5 - 10-day Adventures & Kayaking

Sun Jul 28 – Mon Aug 5 Includes 1-day of kayaking with picnic lunch in the 1000 Islands and US stop (passport required) $1700

Camp 6 - Adventures & Island Explorer

Mon Aug 12 – Fri Aug 16 Alexandria Bay (US) to Alexandria Bay (US) (US or CDN passport required) $900

Camp 7 - Adventures & Travel

Mon Aug 19 – Fri Aug 23 Enjoy the winds – Alexandria Bay (US) to Brockville $900

Camp 8 - Tall Ship Festival Week

Mon Aug 26 – Sat Aug 31 Includes the Brockville tall ship festival Parade of Sail and one day at festival $900

Black Jack Sailor’s Handbook – all the info you need to know

Gear List

Application Form 2019


$200 deposit is required to confirm your berth. Payment plans are available. Included in price: all meals, port visits & shore adventures.  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

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!

It was so much fun, we had so many great moments together that I will never forget. I will definitely come back and hopefully see all my new friends again too.

N. Xu, 2016