Summer Expeditions

Are you looking for a challenge AND adventure? The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers 3 unique summer expedition programs for kids ages 13-16:

Champlain Discovery

June 18 - July 21, 2018

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Get ready for a challenge! During this exciting co-educational program ten individuals, ages 13–16, build a 17' sea kayak, launch their boats and paddle for 10-day days, camping and exploring Lake Champlain. At the end of the journey, participants take home the boats they build.

Description

The adventure begins at LCMM where you build your boat and learn the basic skills needed for your journey. Once your kayak is complete and you have the basics under your belt, you will leave for a 10-day adventure from Whitehall, NY to Burlington, VT with stops along the way to explore and learn from the lake! 

Champlain Discovery is a challenging program, offering great personal growth and satisfaction. We live outdoors for the paddling portion of the program, occasionally traveling in weather that is uncooperative. Each participant, is responsible for cooking, cleaning, personal and group safety. 

Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available.
Shuttle stops in Burlington, Shelburne, and Vergennes.

Apply for Champlain Discovery
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Who

For boys and girls 13-16 years old.

When

  • Boat building: June 18 - July 12
  • Kayak trip: July 12 - July 21

Cost

  • $2,950 
  • Financial Aid is Available.

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Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available.
Shuttle stops in Burlington, Shelburne, and Vergennes.

Apply for Champlain Discovery

Expedition Champlain

July 25 - August 1, 2018

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Take your place at one of the 6 oars in a 32’ row boat called a pilot gig. Explore the wonders of Lake Champlain for seven days with your boat mates. You're likely to face wind and waves while you navigate along the lake so bring your muscles and your camera!

Description

This adventure will start from our campus in Vergennes and head north toward Canada, camping and exploring along the way.

You will be part of a team and row together in traditional wooden rowing gigs built by students in our Longboats program. Along the way you'll learn maritime and wilderness camping skills and experience the cultural and natural world that makes Lake Champlain so special.

You will be living outdoors and rowing every day -- come prepared for hard-work, good fun, and incredible teamwork!

Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available. 

Apply for Expedition Champlain
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Who

For boys and girls 13-16 years old.

When

  • July 25 - August 1, 2018

Cost

  • $1,000 
  • Financial Aid is Available.

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Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available. 

Apply for Expedition Champlain
 

Wind, Oar, Explore

August 4 - August 11, 2018

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Feel the wind in your hair as it fills the sail. Feel the weight of the oar as you get ready to pull. Sail and row on Lake Champlain in this unique combination expedition!

Description

This adventure launches from LCMM and heads north toward Canada, camping and exploring along the way.

Participants sail and row as a team in our traditional wooden whale boats. Along the way you'll learn maritime and wilderness camping skills such as navigation, oarsmanship, boat handling, knots and basic first-aid. You and your boat-mates will experience first hand the cultural and natural world that makes Lake Champlain so special.

You will be living outdoors and rowing every day so come prepared for some hard-work, good fun, and incredible teamwork!

Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available. 

Apply for Wind, Oar, Explore
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Who

For boys and girls 13-16 years old.

When

  • August 4 - August 11, 2018

Cost

  • $1,000 
  • Financial Aid is Available.

Click the images to see a larger version. 

Space in this adventure fills quickly. Apply today!
Financial aid is available. 

Apply for Wind, Oar, Explore