• Nova Scotia Sea School

REGISTERING FOR SUMMER COURSES

SEA SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW: FRIDAY APRIL 1st @ 6AM AST - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ***NOTE #1: EMAILS/MESSAGES OF INTENT MUST BE SENT AFTER 6AM ON APRIL 1. ANY MESSAGES SENT BEFORE 6AM on FRIDAY APRIL 1 WILL NOT BE COUNTED AND WILL HAVE TO BE RE-SENT AFTER THE REGISTRATION OPENING TIME - This is how we fairly track & time-stamp submissions for our first-come, first-served registration system

***NOTE #2: THE DATES FOR THE 2ND 5-DAY SEA OF ISLANDS SAIL & CAMP SESSION HAVE BEEN CHANGED IN THE LAST 24 HRS! IT IS NOW LATER IN JULY DUE TO STAFFING LOGISTICS - PLEASE CHECK THE DATES AT THE END OF THIS EMAIL TO SEE THE NEW DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM. THE WEBSITE NOW REFLECTS THIS NEW DATE CHANGE AS WELL.

HOW TO REGISTER YOUTH FOR COURSES

Registration is first-come first-served from APRIL 1, 2022 at 6:00am Atlantic Standard Time! WHAT TO EXPECT - THE REGISTRATION PROCESS UNFOLDS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. You initiate registration with us by sending us an 'Intent to Register' email after 6am on Friday April 1 to admin@seaschool.org or phone message (902.423.7284) . Email is preferred! This "Intent" message process is how to determine & time-stamp requests in order. *SEE DETAILS BELOW; PLEASE INCLUDE ALL THE INFORMATION REQUESTED alongside any additional requests, special information, or questions! If you have questions, it's always safest to get your "foot" (request) in the door as well; courses fill up quickly and questions can be answered after-the-fact. If you are registering more than one sibling within your household, requests may be made together with complete information for each applicant. However, friends of participants must submit their own separate requests from their own households; it cannot be guaranteed that friends will participate together due to very high demand, however, we will not actively work against friends participating together.

  2. "Intent to Register" requests will be processed in the order they are received; it may take us up to 24hrs to get back to you - I will try my very best to at least send an acknowledgement of receipt as soon as I can, and will follow up with an online registration link after that point. If you do not hear back right away; please have patience.

  3. Once it is determined that there is a place for your applicant on trip (or if you will be placed on a waiting list), we will follow up with further information about registering online and getting an interview set up.

  4. If you are waitlisted for a program (you will receive an email from myself saying so), it is always worth staying on the waiting list as it requires no real commitment from families, and we can stay in touch ASAP if a place on trip comes up.

  5. Full acceptance into programming is still pending after request: full confirmation is contingent on completion of an intake interview (via zoom or phone: mainly for new applicants), reasonably prompt paperwork completion, and any follow-up which must take place esp. surrounding medical needs. If you would like to access bursary support to participate in programming; please do not hesitate to ask and we can explore what options might work for you! Your place is held & safe while these registration items are in process; we will not give your place away without notice.

THE 'INTENT TO REGISTER' EMAIL/PHONE MESSAGE MUST INCLUDE:

  1. Youth registrant's first & last name

  2. Youth registrant's age & pronouns

  3. Course Name AND dates you are interested in registering for

  4. Parent/Guardian name(s) and contact information

***Once more: Registration Requests are time-stamped and addressed in the order they are received; this sometimes takes a little bit of time, but it is likely that you will hear from us to confirm we got your request within 1 business day. You may email your requests, or any questions to Erin Robison - Communications & Admin Coordinator admin@seaschool.org or leave a phone message at 1(902)423-7284 *email is preferred SUMMER 2022 SEA SCHOOL EXPEDITION DATES - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTES ABOUT SUMMER DATES:

  • Registration for summer programming is not yet open until April 1, 2022 @ 6AM AST MORE DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO REGISTER HERE

  • Summer dates are still tentative and could shift around as staffing commitments and logistics are worked through.

  • Sea School is currently discussing COVID-19 requirements at a board level and will release details as we have them. Currently, Sea School requires youth to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in multi-day programs.

  • Below are the expedition dates - a course description, further eligibility details, cost, etc. for each program can be found by clicking the trip titles below which have been linked to the respective program pages on our website.

5-day Sea of Islands Sail & Camp Adventure- Youth ages 13 -15 - all genders July 15 - 19, 2022 ***July 28 - Aug 1, 2022 <---- **NEW CHANGED DATE AS OF MARCH 30 7-day Coastal Expedition- Youth ages 14 -18 - all genders July 4 - 10, 2022 August 15 - 21, 2022 11-day Salty Dogs' Voyage- Youth ages 15 - 19 - all genders * designed for experienced/advanced youth August 24 - Sept 3, 2022 5-day Sea Kayak Island Adventure- Youth ages 14 -18 - all genders August 9 - 13, 2022 8-day Girls' West Ironbound Wilderness Expedition- Youth ages 13-17 - *Female-identifying youth (more info on program page) August 18 - 25, 2022 **Sea School is committed long-term to improving diversity within its leadership and participantship in a meaningful and structural way. If you are an applicant who is part of an underserved population in the sailing and outdoor community, we are interested in assisting you on your journey with us, providing any necessary training to you or our staff, and hearing what you have to say about what might make your opportunity for participation and leadership in this field possible. Reach out if you'd like to hear more about Sea School's commitments, goals, intentions, and partnerships with regards to diversity in sailing and in outdoor communities.

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