Youth Programs

The Sea School is probably different from anything you’ve ever experienced. It is an adventure program where you and your crew are in charge. You navigate around deserted islands, explore the coast, hike in the woods, build a boat or shape a surfboard the way that you want to. On a Sea School adventure you laugh a lot, you challenge yourself, you make friends for life, you learn a lot about yourself.

In the summer come on a 5 or 7-day overnight sailing adventure (ages 14-18) on one of our classic wooden sail boats. In the fall, winter and March Break take a boat-building course or come on a wilderness adventure in backcountry Nova Scotia.

Current Available Programs

Sea of Islands Base Camp

Sea of Island Base Camp!

The Sea School will show you a whole new world of fun and outdoor skills through sailing and wilderness survival skills like shelter making, fire building, tracking, cooking and exploring with map and compass. We encourage youth to discover personal strengths and gain essential life skills through experiential learning and real challenges in the outdoors!

No experience require - just an open mind and...

Youth 7-day Coastal Expedition

Ages 14-18.

Learn to handle wind, waves and weather with confidence as you choose your own adventure with your team of crew mates. No sailing experience is necessary - we'll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we'll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal sailing where you'll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the weather, how to cook on board and...

Take It Outside Girls!

West Ironbound Island –off of Gaff Point (Hirtles Beach) for the expedition. Location for drop-off and pick-up is at our Boathouse in Luenenburg at 174 Bluenose Drive.

DATES: The 8 Day expedition will take place in July or August (2018 dates TBA) with the pre-trip planning day in Lunenburg and sleeping at the Lunenburg Campground. There are no pre-expedition planning days to accommodate girls traveling from afar....

Take it Outside March Break 2018

March Break Take It Outside! - Register Open January 15, 2018
Looking for an exciting adventure this March Break?

Join the Nova Scotia Sea School during March break for an adventure unlike any other! The back-country of Nova Scotia, in the winter is truly amazing to explore. Few people get outside this time of year and take advantage of how magical it is. Our instructors Lyse Boyce and Richard Leckenby will show you a whole new...

North Halifax Building Project

This program is run in partnership HRM Recreation Centers in the North-Needham district, and with support from the Department of Justice Lighthouses Program, over the course of 4 days, 12 youth design and construct projects using carpentry, multi-media art skills, mud/cob building, baking and cooking in an industrial kitchen, snowshoeing, hiking, games and film documentary making!

Registration for this program is coordinated by HRM...