The Black Jack provides a small-group, immersive teamwork and leadership experience sailing this 87' ship in the 1000 Islands from Brockville, Ontario. With only 8-10 trainees (campers) aboard with 4 crew, youth 12-14 years old have the unparalleled opportunity to learn every aspect of tall ship sailing. Youth do not need to have sailing experience, in fact many of our trainees come to us with no experience at all!
We show everyone the ropes and they grow together in teamwork, confidence and self-reliance. Camp sessions are all slightly different but trainees always the opportunity for swimming, port visits, the hilariously entertaining ship's concert and "working" at all aspects of running the ship. They may learn to read maritime charts, understand the wind and get to play games and activities to help remember the sails and lines. Cell phones are put to the side (other than port visits) as the group comes together to work as a team to plot the course for the day.