Youth Programs

The Sea School is probably different from anything you’ve ever experienced. It is an adventure program where you and your crew are in charge. You navigate around deserted islands, explore the coast, hike in the woods, build a boat or shape a surfboard the way that you want to. On a Sea School adventure you laugh a lot, you challenge yourself, you make friends for life, you learn a lot about yourself.

In the summer come on a 5 or 7-day overnight sailing adventure (ages 14-18) on one of our classic wooden sail boats. In the fall, winter and March Break take a boat-building course or come on a wilderness adventure in backcountry Nova Scotia.

Current Available Programs

FREE Day Sail - June 3, 2017 in Halifax Harbor

Wondering what it'd be like to come on a Sea School expedition? Looking for a fun way to spend a summer day?

Come out to our free day sail and summer kick-off celebration! Meet our instructors and staff and come on board expedition boat Dorothea for a sail around Lunenburg Harbour. A great way to be introduced to the Sea School!

We will do a morning and afternoon sail. Morning sail departs at 10 am (or when we have a...

NEW* Sea of Islands Base Camp

Sea of Island Base Camp!

The Sea School will show you a whole new world of fun and outdoor skills through sailing and wilderness survival skills like shelter making, fire building, tracking, cooking and exploring with map and compass. We encourage youth to discover personal strengths and gain essential life skills through experiential learning and real challenges in the outdoors!

No experience require - just an open mind and...

Youth 7-day Coastal Expedition

Ages 14-18.

Learn to handle wind, waves and weather with confidence as you choose your own adventure with your team of crew mates. No sailing experience is necessary - we'll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we'll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal sailing where you'll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the weather, how to cook on board and...

Youth 6-day Adventure at Sea

Ages 14-18.

Live on the water and explore the rugged coastline of the South Shore of Nova Scotia as you navigate by the stars and soak in the warm summer rays. No sailing experience is necessary - we'll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we'll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal sailing where you'll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the...

*NEW* Take It Outside Girls!

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

DATES: The 8 Day expedition will take place between August 17-24 with the pre-trip planning day on August 17th in Lunenburg and sleeping at the Lunenburg Campground on the night of the 17th. There are no pre-expedition planning days to accommodate...

Take it Outside March Break

March Break Take It Outside! - Register Today!

Looking for an exciting adventure this March Break?

Join the Nova Scotia Sea School during March break for an adventure unlike any other! The back-country of Forest Heights Community School, Nova Scotia, in the winter is truly amazing to explore. Few people get outside this time of year and take advantage of how magical it is. Our instructors will show you a whole new world of fun...

North Halifax Building Project

This program is run in partnership HRM Recreation Centers in the North-Needham district, and with support from the Department of Justice Lighthouses Program and The Deanery Project, over the course of 4 days, 12 youth design and construct projects using carpentry, multi-media art skills, mud/cob building, baking and cooking in an industrial kitchen, snowshoeing, hiking, games and film documentary making!

Registration for this...

The Spot

The Sea School is a long time supporter and community partner of The Spot.
The Spot is an innovative arts place for youth & young adults.

The Spot is a FREE artistic space for anyone under 30. At The Spot you can play and record music, write, draw, paint, sculpt, take photos and videos, and anything else you can think of. Local artists are around to offer their experience, and there are always other people being creative...