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Summer Youth Opportunities 2014

Hey Kids! Let's do something fun (and educational, shhhh) this summer! The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers courses and workshops for individuals, and fun for the whole family. Let us be a part of your wonderful Vermont summertime.

How To Register It's easy! Call us Samantha Williams at (802) 475-2022 ext115. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Champlain Discovery participants with their new kayaks

Champlain Discovery

June 16 - July 19, 2014
Cost: $2,950
Financial Aid Available
Build your own kayak, then embark on an 11-day paddling and camping trek on Lake Champlain. This exciting co-educational program will give ten teens, age 13–16, the opportunity to build and use a 17' sea kayak. The first three weeks are a day program at LCMM; participants build their kayak and learn kayaking and wilderness skills. Students then launch their newly built boats and padddle and camp on the shores of Lake Champlain for 11 days. Champlain Discovery is a challenging program, offering an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth. Students own the kayak they build upon completion of the program. Watch the video & read more about Champlain Discovery!


Underwater Robotics Summer Camp

Underwater Robotics Summer Camp

July 14-18, 2014
Cost: $550 Need-based scholarships available.
Teens -- work together to equip a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with accessories and top-of-the-line navigation/guidance software over the course of a fun-filled week. Then launch it in Lake Champlain on a deep-water mission that you help design. LCMM is proud to be partnering with Greensea Systems of Richmond, Vermont, who are software and technology experts in underwater robotis.
Read more about the Underwater Robotics Summer Camp!

Wind, Oar and Explore

(Ages 12-16) We are excited to partner with the Community Sailing Center in Burlington, VT for a week-long daycamp for kids ages 12-16, offering adventure and excitement throughout Burlington Bay. Participants will challenge their strength by rowing hand-built, wooden pilot gigs like the early explorers did on Lake Champlain. Participants may adventure to neighboring islands and beaches and spend the other half of their day learning the fundamental skills of sailing small boats on Lake Champlain. For session I, campers should be dropped off at the Community Sailing Center and picked up at Perkins Pier. For session II, campers should be dropped off at Perkins Pier and picked up at the Community Sailing Center. To sign up for this program, head to the Community Sailing Center!
Dates August 4-8, 2014, 9am - 4pm
Cost $350, (sorry no Members discount on this course).
Register at the Community Sailing Center.

Wind, Oar, and Explore with the Community Sailing Center

Basic Blacksmithing For Teens

with Robert Wetzel This 2 day workshop is designed for youths ages 14 – 17.  You will learn management of a traditional blacksmiths forge and the techniques of shaping hot iron into useful or decorative items. Expect to complete several projects using basic forming techniques.
No previous experience required,
Dates: June 28-29, 2014; Cost: $165 ($148 LCMM Members)
Dates: August 2-3, 2014; Cost: $165 ($148 LCMM Members)

Boy Scout Archaeology Merit Badge

Are you a fan of Indiana Jones? Want to learn how to clean iron using electricity? Interested in finding out more about the shipwrecks here on Lake Champlain?  Your Boy Scout Troop can earn their Archaeology Merit Badge right here at LCMM with Conservation Technician and Merit Badge Counselor Alex Lehning. Discover more about the history and archaeology of our region, discuss the various methods used by our nautical archeologists to explore underwater, learn about different treatment methods for artifacts, and even perform your own hands-on conservation project in our state-of-the-art Conservation Lab. Learn more about specific badge requirements.

Boy Scouts and adult leaders are invited to contactus at (802) 475-2022 or for more information about scheduling a visit.

Scouts from Vermont Troop 624 visit LCMM's Conservation Laboratory to earn their Archaeology Merit Badge
Scouts from Vermont Troop 624 visit LCMM's Conservation Laboratory to earn their Archaeology Merit Badge.
See more photos and read about their visit in our Blog article "Troop 624 Visits LCMM".


LCMM Staff

The professional staff and educators at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are highly trained and experienced to deliver an experience that is safe and fun. If you have questions about any of the programs listed here, please don't hesitate to call us: (802) 475-2022.