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    World Ocean School: Summer Ambassador Sailing Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Sailing, Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Summer Ambassador Program is an immersive and exciting live-aboard experience for students around the world, ages 12-15. From August 1-11, 2024, students will set sail from Boston with professional crew aboard the traditionally rigged tall ship, Denis Sullivan. 


    Students and crew sail by day and anchor at night, providing opportunities for sail training, activities at anchor, and field trips to sites of interest on land and at sea. The ship will travel along the New England coastline as students expand their perspective of the world, build new skills, step outside of their comfort zones, and make new friends—all within a supportive learning community. Students learn the basics of tall ship sailing and experience a taste of marine science, engineering, and maritime history. During their expedition, students will learn and practice seamanship and navigation as they operate and maintain the 137-foot schooner that is their home. They will also carry out lessons in maritime history, community-building and ethics. No prior sailing experience is required for the Summer Ambassador Program.

    Not only do students become ocean scientists and tall ship sailors while on board, they learn transformational life skills including resilience, self-reliance, teamwork, and courage. Modern technology is limited as students use traditional techniques to navigate and cell phones are not allowed. Many parents have shared that their children’s lives have been fundamentally changed as a result of our programs.