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 full-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 morning drop off and Thursday 5:30 pm pick up

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Black Jack 2019 Adventures

Sun Jun 30 – Thurs Jul 4
Island Explorer & Canada Day fireworks from ship. Kick summer off with a bang!
$900 (HST incl)

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Sun Jul 7 – Thurs Jul 11
Add a sleepover night inside Fort Wellington to add excitement – sells out fast!
$950 (HST incl)

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Sun Jul 14 – Thurs Jul 18
Visiting Singer Castle is a special highlight here (passport required)
$900 (HST incl)

SOLD OUT

Sun Jul 21 – Thurs Jul 25
Add a sleepover night inside Fort Wellington to add excitement – sells out fast!
$950 (HST incl)

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

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

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Mon Aug 19 – Fri Aug 23
Enjoy the winds – Alexandria Bay (US) to Brockville with stops in the Islands
$900 (HST incl)

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Mon Aug 26 – Fri Aug 30
You will sail Black Jack in the Brockville Festival Parade of Sail of 10 tall ships!
$900 (HST incl)

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

Gear List

Application Form 2019

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$200 deposit is required to confirm your berth. Payment plans are available. Included in price: all meals, port visits & shore adventures, HST.  Trainee to crew ratio, 10:4 with focus on fun & friendship, teamwork, confidence-building and self-reliance in addition to sail training skills. Thursday pick up is after parent work day. 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!

I recently completed the 24 Day Expedition on the Fair Jeanne and must say that it was one of my most memorable trips ever. The staff on board the Fair Jeanne are exceptional and made life aboard the ship fun and educational. I learned the importance of how to work as a team, how to become a leader and most importantly the” art of sailing” a tall ship. It truly was a wonderful experience.

C. Gooch, 2018