This exciting co-educational program gives ten individuals, age 13–16, the opportunity to build a 17' sea kayak, then launch their newly built boats and embark on a 10-day paddling and camping exploration of Lake Champlain. Students own the kayak they build upon completion of the program.
For boys and girls 13-16 years old
Dates: June 19 - July 22
Location: LCMM - Vergennes, Vermont
Cost: $2,950 (LCMM Members $2,900)
How to Register:
- Print or Email the 2017 Application
- Email to:
Nick Patch; email@example.com; or
Or Mail to Nick Patch, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum,
4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes, VT 05491
- Questions? Contact Nick Patch: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (802) 475-2022, ext 113
The first three weeks will be a day-program* held at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. During this segment students will build their kayaks as well as learn kayaking and wilderness skills. Students also choose, and take part in, a variety of sports and group activities. Lunch and snacks are provided.
* Students are responsible for transportation during this part of the program. LCMM will help coordinate car-pooling where possible.
Kayaking and Camping
This 10-day kayaking adventure will launch from Whitehall, NY and head north on Lake Champlain, to Burlington, VT. Paddling and camping will be interspersed with visits to sites of historical and ecological significance. Champlain Discovery is a challenging program, offering an opportunity for great personal growth. We will be living outdoors for the 10-day trip, whatever the weather. We may paddle many miles in a day, with winds that may or may not cooperate. Everyone will share responsibility for cooking, cleaning, personal and group safety. Champlain Discovery strives to create a challenging and supportive environment.
Full tuition is $2,950 (LCMM Members $2,900), which includes all instruction, kayak materials, food and use of major camping equipment during the kayaking and camping portion of the program. LCMM offers scholarships for qualified students with financial need. Sorry no Members discount. Financial Aid is Available.
Shuttle Service from Shelburne
Champlain Discovery is based at our Basin Harbor site for three weeks. We are offering separate daily shuttle service to and from Shelburne for this program. Contact Nick Patch for details: (802) 475-2022 x113 or email@example.com.
A Rowing / Wilderness Voyage of Discovery
Dates: July 29 - August 5
For Boys and Girls Ages: 13-16
Explore the wonders of Lake Champlain for seven days, rowing our six-oar 32’ rowing boats. This trip will start at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and venture north towards Canada, camping and exploring along the way. Participants row as a team in our traditional wooden rowing gigs, learning maritime and wilderness camping skills and experiencing first-hand the cultural and natural world that makes Lake Champlain so special.
You will be living outdoors and rowing every day so come prepared for some hard-work, good fun and incredible teamwork.
Scholarships available on a first come-first serve basis
Contact Nick Patch at LCMM: 475-2022 x 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org