Summer Youth Programs

Youth Programs at Lowell’s Boat Shop

 

Youth Woodworking Week

July 10th – July 15th 2017

9:00 AM –  12:00 PM (EDT) –

Ages 10 and up.

Fee: $225. If you register before May 31, get a free LBS T-shirt!

at Lowell’s Boat Shop – 459 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913

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Learn basic woodworking skills in a boat building workshop during this week-long camp.  Students will build a model sail boat, whose hull they will shape based on traditional boats of their choice. Students will have the chance to paint their boats, round their spars, and rig their boats for sail. On the last day of camp, the students will host a mini regatta for their families on the Merrimack River.   Students in the program will also get the opportunity to closely observe boat building practices at Lowell’s Boat Shop. Each student will be bringing home their completed model.

*A minimum of 4 students are required to run this class. Should there be fewer than four students, Lowell’s Boat Shop reserves the right to cancel the class at any time for a full refund.

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Lowell’s Boat Shop Marsh Immersion Programs

 Grades 8-12. Tuition $200

Click Here for Marsh Immersion  (Jun 21-23)

Click Here for Marsh Immersion  (Aug 21-23)

The Lowell’s Boat Shop fishing dory is an ideal platform from which to observe and study the Great Marsh. Over the course of three days, we will take an experiential approach to observing the marsh and adjacent waterways. Rowing through the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Parker River, and nearby creeks, we will observe the natural wonders of the marsh. Consisting of over 25,000 acres, the marsh contains an amazing diversity of plant and animal life.

The first day we meet we row at Lowell’s Boat Shop. We will discuss past and current observations of life in the marsh. The second day, we will meet, row into the marsh, stay out overnight and return the following day. The final day of the program, we will summarize what we found and discovered, so that we can share it with other community members.

Ellen Link is a science teacher in Newburyport, MA, who specializes in project-based science and ocean literacy. She believes that helping young people connect to nature and gain skills of agency are key to their becoming good stewards of a changing world. She is happiest when tromping around outdoors with children or her family, near, on, or beneath saltwater.

Alice Twombly has been guiding youth of all ages into adventures on and around local waterways for over 20 years.

No prior boating experience needed, all boating and safety equipment provided. 

**(MINIMUM OF 8 REQUIRED TO RUN THIS PROGRAM, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL AT LEAST 5 DAYS AHEAD OF TIME FOR UNDER ENROLLMENT)

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Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum Youth Dory Rowing

 Dates to be Announced

1:30-5 PM

Ages 10 and up.

Fee: $150.

During the week we will be exploring the Merrimack River using the museum’s fleet of traditional Banks dories, surf dories and whaleboats! Boat safety and rowing instruction will be given at the boat shop by museum staff. Once comfortable with rowing the boats, we will go out and explore local waterways, sandbars, and waterfront parks.

This introductory program is suitable for ages 10 and up, and will meet Monday-Friday dates to be announced. 1:30pm-5pm. $150. If you register before May 31, get a free LBS T-shirt!

Link will be provided once tickets are available.

*A minimum of 4 students are required to run this class. Should there be fewer than four students, Lowell’s Boat Shop reserves the right to cancel the class at any time for a full refund.

Trustees for Reservations “Great Rowing Adventure”

This session includes woodworking demos and skill building at Lowell’s Boat Shop, rowing training, and two overnight camp-outs at the Crane Estate, in addition to many other exciting and adventurous activities! A basic schedule is at the link below; for more details, please call the SummerQuest office 978.356.4351 x4052.

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