Summer Programs

Maritime 101

"Adventures at Sea" Course Aboard the Schooner Adventuress

West Sound Technical Skills Center Program

Registration opens March 12 at

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6-Day Maritime Experience

June 16 - 21, 2018

Sails in Lower Puget Sound

(Lab) Fee: $100

Still accepting applications!

August 18 - 23, 2018

Sails in San Juan Islands

(Lab) Fee: $100

Only 2 spots left!

Come sail aboard the historic Schooner Adventuress for six days and five nights in the scenic waters of Puget Sound. Sound Experience is partnering with West Sound Technical Skills Center to offer an intensive experiential Adventures at Sea program for 23 students. West Sound Tech is an educational cooperative, serving students in the Bremerton, Central Kitsap, Chimacum, North Kitsap, North Mason, Peninsula, Quilcene, Bainbridge Island, South Kitsap and Port Townsend School Districts providing advanced career and technical education programming preparing students for career and college. Nonprofit Sound Experience owns and operates the historic schooner Adventuress as an education platform to engage young people in marine stewardship, and increasingly to inspire students to look-to-the-water for career choices.

Students learn to sail, navigate, manage emergencies, tie knots, splice, hold anchor watches, read tides and currents, while learning to work as a team. Through this unique experience, students earn a .5 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credit. The Schooner Adventuress is a 133 foot, 104 year old historic sailing vessel, that is designed to allow the crew (YOU) to gain a great sense of life aboard a working ship. Skills required are an open mind, a sense of adventure, and a willingness to work as a team. The course will also visit the Skagit Valley Center for Maritime Excellence or Seattle Maritime Academy where students will learn about future career options. Students will need to complete five hours of independent and online study to earn their Washington State Boater's card and food handler's permit in advance of the sailing trip.

This is a great first step in exploring a maritime career.

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Maritime 202

Maritime Academy Prep Program

"SOS: Safety on Ships" course

Northwest Maritime Center

Apply Now: Courses Filling Up Fast!

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August 6- 10 and 13 - 17, 2018

7 class sessions (9 - 4) and 3 day/2 night voyage.

(Lab) Fee: $100

Classes held at Northwest Maritime Center

Take your maritime training to the next level with this preparatory course where you will learn and earn your US Coast Guard Approved Drill Conductor Course. Increase your confidence and abilities in vessel handling in emergency and non-emergency settings. Hone your small vessel handling skills and work to build your resume for entrance into maritime programs and academies.

The course meets August 6 - 10 & 13 & 14. The course concludes with an overnight journey August 15 - 17 aboard the Schooner Martha and the Yawl Pacifica.

This course will begin to build your maritime resume, will increase your skills and confidence in vessel emergencies and response, and will be an incredible step on your journey to becoming a professional mariner.

Through this unique experience, students have the option to earn a .5 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credit.

Prerequisite: All students must have taken a prior maritime course through the NW Maritime Center, Port Townsend Schools, Schooner Adventuress or equivalent experiences .

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