Take It Outside Girls! West Ironbound

Program Type: 
Program Type: 
Group Shot 2014
Program Dates: 
August 8, 2018 (All day) - August 15, 2018 (All day)
Program Cost: 

West Ironbound Island –off of Gaff Point (Hirtles Beach) for the expedition.
Location for drop-off and pick-up is at our Boathouse in Lunenburg at 174 Bluenose Drive.

DATES: The 8 Day expedition for 2019 will be announced in January of 2019 and will include a pre-trip planning day in Lunenburg and sleeping at the Lunenburg Campground.

Drop-off and pickup location: 174 Bluenose Drive – Lunenburg, N.S.

Drop off time: TBD
Pick-up time: TBD

This exciting program will include an 8 day expedition on West Ironbound Island followed by a day sail in September and other exciting program opportunities in the months after the trip.

West Ironbound Island is a very unique place to explore and learn about Nova Scotia’s rich heritage. Your Sea School instructors are highly trained to provide the best experience possible while on the island. Your group will be transported out to the island departing from Lunenburg by motor boat and dropped off for the duration of the program. Upon arrival you will meet Jake and Melissa Wentzel, 3rd generation caretakers of the island, who will provide a tour for the group. Once settled on the island, you get the opportunity to practice leadership skills, wilderness survival and camping skills while also doing some unique program activities! This program is one of the most memorable components of an unforgettable summer with the Sea School. The group also learns a great deal about the island's history and how to take care of it.

• Shelter Building with tarps and / or found materials practicing no trace
• Plant Identification and wild edibles
• Camping in tents or under tarps
• Cooking on outdoor stoves
• Fire building and one match fires
• Solo reflection
• Hiking
• Felting
• Any island services requested by the KCC (Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy) on their part of the island including trail development or clean-up.
• Possible Sheep round-up

Participants are responsible for providing warm clothing (we can loan you items as well); we provide sleeping bags, camping equipment, all meals and eating gear, canvas duffel bags to pack clothes and belongings into, and heavy duty foul weather gear (boots, pants, jacket).

- Participant identify as female
- Ages 13-17

Please contact us for more information at [email protected] or call 902 423 7284.

COST: $500 (tax included)

Some bursary support may be available. Inquire today!