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Summer Registration is now Open!

Program prices and dates are now posted! - Visit program pages for details. 


Application (Intent) to Register is completed online using Camp Brain software - see link below.

For your convenience we have also provided Online Registration Instructions and Bursary Information Sheets below. 


Application LINK











Contact us for registration details, or if you have any questions regarding this trip:
Email:  Phone - (902) 423 7284


The below is a summary of program policies, full policy details will be available in the application to register. 


The Nova Scotia Sea School programs are unique and challenging sailing and/or wilderness experiences. The Nova Scotia Sea School staff and management reserve the right to review and accept participant registrations.

Sea School reviews applications in order of submission for each program.  This can be a competitive process. We encourage applicants to submit their application on the first day of registration if you are hoping for a guaranteed spot. We will generate a wait-list for each program and encourage applicants to stay active on the list as it is normal to have cancelations in the first 30 days. 

We strive to build and provide a diverse and inclusive crew. Applications to register are reviewed as received, however, we reserve the right to select participants based on diversity and inclusion priorities - see 'bursary and inclusion policy below'. 


We cannot guarantee 'friend' requests for trips if applicants if one of the applicants are  wait-listed or do not apply on time. It is always reasonable to request this in your application or via email and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Participant registration is not confirmed until you receive written confirmation from The Nova Scotia Sea School that the participant has been placed on the program roster. Please allow up to two(2) weeks for processing.

Payment is due in full immediately upon receipt of a confirmation of acceptance(within 72 hours). A copy of your statement of account will be provided to you in that email. Please do not submit a payment until you have received email confirmation of acceptance. 

Exceptions can be made, if you have requested a payment plan or bursary support your request will be reviewed. You may be contacted by staff to make arrangements and the terms of that agreement with The Nova Scotia Sea School will apply.

If payments are not received as agreed you will receive notice that the participant has been removed from the program roster. 


Bursary support is available for all of our summer programs!  We offer payment plans,  partial and full bursaries.  Indicate your financial request when you apply and we will do our best to accommodate.  Full bursaries will be prioritized for equity deserving youth from communities experiencing barriers related to race, gender, settlement in Canada, mental health,  low income, youth in care and or single parent families. 

Sea School is committed 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 outdoor community, we are interested in assisting you on your journey with us, providing any necessary supports, and hearing what you have to say about what might make your opportunity for participation 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. Email:



Before each program, we invest in staff training, program planning, food, and equipment. NSSS can not recover its expenses if you cancel, even if due to illness or injury. 


Cancellations received within 90 days of the start of a program will receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations received within 60 days of the start of a program will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations received within 45 days of the start of a program will receive a 25% refund.

Cancellations received with less than 45 days notice will zero (0) refund.

Application (Intent) to Register- Opens April 1,2024

Link will become active April 1st at 6AM AST

Download Application
Instructions Here

Download Bursary
Information Here

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