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, tents, foul weather (heavy rain) gear, & food, etc. Participants are responsible for assembling the clothing items in their pack list. If you do not have or cannot find an item, we do have a collection of clothing which we will happily lend you on the condition that you let us know ahead of time, & it is returned to us.
**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 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.
**Registration for all courses opens on April 1, 2021 at 6:00am.
Registration is first-come, first-served and can be initiated by emailing or leaving a message at 902-423-7284 with the participants first & last name, their age, and which program you are interested in registering for. Inquiries will be addressed in the order they are received. 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 - Phone - (902) 423 7284
Age - 14 - 18
Price - $950 - Includes all food, group equipment, sleeping bags and other group gear apart from personal clothing items
Location - La Have Islands, NS
Dates - August 9 - August 13, 2021
**All summer dates are subject to change