Age - 14 - 19
Price - $450
(+ $50 if you wish to include the Marine Radio Operator's Course)
*bursary support is available
Location - Online, At Home, & Outside!
Dates - July 9 - August 27
Participation in the SALTY DOGS’ SKILLS PROGRAM - (2 months of weekly programming
+ 2 Adventure Boxes w/skills activities & projects)
Access to the Sea School community
Lead Crew Training Intensive 5-day Program
Access to our Wilderness Gear Lending Program
Advanced access to partnership programs & training opportunities
(offered in Fall & Winter)
ROC-M Marine Radio Operator’s Course
*optional, for an additional $50
Ongoing monthly activities throughout the Fall & Winter
AHOY LEAD CREW & TRAINEES!
You are invited to participate in the Nova Scotia Sea School’s LEAD CREW TRAINING PROGRAM! As we all adjust to new conditions this summer, the Sea School wants to ensure its participants are able to access some of the skills, leadership opportunities and fun connections normally available through our summer programming!
The LEAD CREW TRAINING PROGRAM will consist of our new SALTY DOGS SKILLS PROGRAM which will involve activities and workshops every Thursday throughout the summer, along with a 5-day LEAD CREW INTENSIVE program in August, and some other Lead Crew bonus programming!
More information on each of these components below:
SALTY DOGS SKILLS PROGRAM
This portion of the programming will involve remote learning workshops, “Adventure Project Boxes”, skills development, and the opportunity to connect with the greater Sea School community every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer (July & August), with complementary programming running throughout the fall and winter of 2020.
We are using this SALTY DOGS SKILLS PROGRAM as an opportunity to kickstart our ‘Zoe Nudell Youth Leadership Training Program’ which will run from September through May. This program will provide Sea School participants the opportunity to remain engaged with the Sea School throughout the year, learn a wide range of wilderness and nautical skills, engage with industry leaders, and be introduced to a wealth of opportunities just outside your door.
We have attached a Calendar which outlines this summer’s programming schedule, and brief descriptions of each component of the program. Most of the workshops will be offered online; if access to online or digital resources is a limiting factor, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate and adapt based on specific needs. However, since the Sea School loves to get our hands dirty, our Adventure Project Boxes will be a central aspect of this summer’s programming. These boxes will be delivered twice during the summer to central locations in each of our active districts. If you live outside these areas or otherwise cannot make it to these locations, reach out to us and boxes can be mailed to you as well!
The first online ZOOM meeting will be an informative introduction to the program with a few ice breakers, a question and answer period, and possibly a short presentation from a surprise guest speaker on July 9.
SEA SCHOOL’S LEAD CREW TRAINING PROGRAM
In addition to the SALTY DOGS SKILLS PROGRAM, as an experienced alumni of the Sea School you are invited to participate in our Lead Crew Training Intensive 5-day program in August. We are offering this advanced program to enable our Lead Crew and Lead Crew-in-Training candidates to keep refining their skills and engaging further in what we do here at the Sea School!
This day programming will run for five consecutive days (no overnights) in August and allow participants to work on their wilderness skills, nautical knowledge, group leadership skills, and discover some of the inner workings of what it is to be a Sea School Leader. There will also be a hands-on volunteer component either repairing boats, working to improve the boathouse or otherwise engaging in our general program of organization enhancements this summer.
By committing to this program, participants are positioning themselves for placements in our fall and winter Lead Crew activities as well as making themselves stronger candidates for next year's Lead Crew positions. As a Peer Leader participating in the Summer Leadership & Skills Program alongside newer Sea Schoolers, you will be expected to participate in a way which demonstrates your commitment, and your position as a role model to your program peers. In addition to learning new skills and appreciating new experiences, participants will enjoy other incentives such as the ability to partake in our new Wilderness Gear Lending Program, advanced sign ups for any programs we run in partnership with other organizations, and first dibs on any training offered through the Sea School.
Below we have included calendars which outline all of the components of the LEAD CREW TRAINING PROGRAM's schedule, an overview of the 5-day Lead Crew Training Intensive, and brief descriptions of each program component.
We will be running two parallel weeks of Lead Crew programming, one offered in the Valley and one in the HRM; please sign up for the program which makes the most sense for you logistically
If you are ready to register for the Lead Crew Training Program, or have any questions, please contact Erin Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details or call (902)423-7284
Registration must be completed by July 14 in order to participate in the program - placements are limited and will fill up quickly.
**Participation does require that you be actively involved/present for at least three of the four weeks per month - If you need to modify the program for yourself for any reason, or you wish to propose a suitable replacement project, all replacements/alternates/accommodations must be discussed with Sea School staff in advance of each month’s program commencement.
This introductory evening on July 9th is an opportunity for us to “gather” online via ZOOM, get to know one another, talk a little bit about the program, and answer any questions you may have
“KNOT SKILLS” ADVENTURE
The theme for July is KNOT SKILLS! Inside this box you’ll find many knot-related materials including rope, instruction sheets, inspirational projects, and lots of other fun stuff to improve your knot knowledge to use on land and at sea!
Knot-themed workshop & a themed presentation TBA via ZOOM
“WIND & WEATHER” ADVENTURE PROJECT BOX
The theme for August is WIND & WEATHER! Inside this month’s box you’ll find instructions and materials for building various types of KITES, alongside ways to scavenge & recycle some of the materials
Weather-themed workshop & a themed presentation TBA via ZOOM
FINALE! GATHERING TOGETHER
The summer FINALE! We’ll get together and fly our kites together, share stories about our summer, and GET OUTSIDE! This day may be divided into two based on projected turn-out, and the health regulations at that time. This is also the day that all submissions for the Sea School Zine Project will be due.
LEAD CREW INTENSIVE & BONUS PROGRAMMING
5-DAY LEAD CREW INTENSIVE PROGRAM
This 5-day program will allow Lead Crew to get a glimpse of what it means to be a Sea School Leader. We’ll dive a little deeper into the Sea School guiding methods and philosophies, and have an opportunity to hone some of our skills together. Calendar & description on p. 3 of this program guide)
WILDERNESS GEAR LENDING PROGRAM
Lead Crew Training Program Participants will have access to Sea School’s new Wilderness Gear Lending Program. This program offers the opportunity for participants to access wilderness gear they may not own or have access to normally. We will be putting together “Overnight Solo” packages, and providing a list of gear which may be borrowed individually as needed.
CERTIFICATES & ONGOING PROGRAMMING
Lead Crew Training Program tuition includes the acquisition of the OCC FIELD LEADER - HIKE certificate which introduces the first steps to planning & implementing a guided hike. This program will be booked at a later date - likely in the fall of 2020. For a small additional charge, participants will also have the opportunity to get their Marine Radio Operators Certificate (ROC-M) if they do not already have one. There will be ongoing Lead Crew Training opportunities offered throughout the Fall & Winter of 2020.