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Bid on a SEAFaring Camp aboard HARVEY GAMAGE

Posted by Tall Ships America on January 28, 2011

SEAfaring Camp – July 10-16, 2011

 One -week learning adventure leaving from and returning to Mystic, CT for teens ages 13-16 on board the schooner Harvey Gamage.

Seafaring Camp is a one week co-educational learning adventure for teens aged 13-16, exploring the marine environment of coastal New England to discover the sea’s rich diversity of life, history and lore.  Through investigations led by the ship’s navigation officer, campers observe whales in their natural habitat, read and discuss excerpts from maritime literature, visit historical sites and museums, and share sea songs and stories.  Campers work along with the professional crew as full participants in the operation of the ship, visiting historic ports and making new friends.

When you climb the gangway to the deck, you step away from the familiar routines of school, friends, and family, and begin your own personal voyage of discovery.  Your home is a magnificent 19th century-style sailing ship, cruising the New England coast.

You become a sailor, standing watch, hauling halyards, tending sheets, and steering your ship with pride as she scuds along before a fresh breeze.  You watch whales, seals, and dolphins in their natural habitats, and observe the ocean world through hands-on investigations led by dynamic instructors eager to share their passion for ocean stewardship.

You’ll visit historic ports along the coast and her islands, including historical sites and museums, and be submerged in maritime culture through the stories, legends, superstitions, and myths of sailing ships and the sea.  The rewards are found in moonlight nights with a gentle breeze… in knowing the names of the stars…and in feeling at home in the vastness of the ocean world.

You experience this voyage with strangers who will quickly become friends – friendships born through shared adventure.  You become a respected member of a close-knit community, and what you learn about yourself is the true bounty of your voyage.  Welcome aboard!

To bid on a Tall Ships® Adventure excursion or voyage, CLICK HERE . Gifts range from a day trip to three-week voyages. To bid, select the desired trip and enter a bid amount or purchase the experience at full price.

The “Tall Ships® Adventure” auction will raise money for expansion of national sail training programs overseen by the American Sail Training Association (ASTA). Funds will also support ASTA’s popular TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of events, which bring world-class traditional sailing vessels to ports across the country for public tours and trips.

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