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Champlain Discovery

This exciting co-educational program will give 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.

CD participants build their kayaks
Building the kayaks.

Boat Building

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.


Camping and kayaking on Lake Champlain
Camping at Button Bay.

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, 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.

CD participants try out their kayak

Champlain Discovery 2015
June 22 July 25, 2015

Cost: $2,950
Financial Aid Available

Print or Email the 2015 Application :
---email to: Nick Patch;

---mail to:
Nick Patch
4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes, VT 05491

Questions? email, or call (802) 475-2022, ext 113


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