The Sea School, in conjunction with our wonderful partners at Cape LaHave Adventures (<- linked), will show you a whole new world of fun and outdoor skills through kayaking and wilderness travel. Learn to handle wind, waves and weather with confidence as you choose your own adventure with your kayak pod. No experience is necessary - just an open mind and willingness to try, we'll teach you what you need to know!
You will paddle single & tandem kayaks around renowned Nova Scotian islands and coastlines. This is a wonderful and intimate way of understanding the coast, and having close contact with the ocean & its inhabitants!
We paddle during the day and beach the kayaks at night to make camp and sleep on land. All of our trips are participant-led; meaning the participants decide where to go, how to get there, and what the day's activities will hold! Each trip is different, each crew is different - it's your adventure - you decide how you want to live it.
The youth kayak will crew work together to do everything that needs to be done to live well on the coast. You will learn how to safely operate a kayak in the ocean, how to navigate by chart and compass, build shelters, fire building, environmental awareness, how to prepare meals in the wilderness, how to make decisions about where to go and how to get there, and how to be responsible for the safety of your crew and equipment.
Tuition for this trip includes all group gear such as sleeping bags, sleeping mats, tarps, foul weather (heavy rain) gear (including rubber boots), eating gear & food, etc. Participants are responsible for assembling the clothing items in their pack list. If you do not have or cannot find a clothing item, we have a collection of clothing to lend, which we are happy to lend you on the condition that you let us know ahead of time, & it is returned to us.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSE CONTRIBUTION
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 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.
HOW TO REGISTER
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Registration for all summer expedition courses opens on April 1, 2022 at 6:00am.
Registration is first-come, first-served and can be initiated by emailing email@example.com or leaving a phone message at 902-423-7284 with the participants first & last name, their age, and which program AND dates you are interested in registering for. Inquiries will be addressed in the order they are received; please give us up to 48 hours to respond as this time is very busy and courses fill up quickly.
Registration is not complete or secure until registration forms (sent by us) are filled out, interviews are completed, and all components have been reviewed & approved.
Contact us for registration details, or if you have any questions regarding this trip:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - (902) 423 7284
Eligibility - Youth Aged 14 - 18 of any gender expression
*must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate
Price - $950 - Price includes all food, group equipment, sleeping bags, and other gear apart from personal clothing items
Location - LaHave Islands Archipelago, NS
Dates - August 9 - 13 , 2022
**All summer dates are tentative & could be subject to change by a few days up to a week!