Expedition Champlain

Navigate Lake Champlain in a traditional pilot gig and become an expert rower!


2020 Expedition Dates: July 23-July 30
Standard Tuition: $1000
Member Tuition: $950
Financial Aid: Available


About Expedition Champlain

Expedition Champlain is an eight-day overnight teen expedition that combines traditional rowing, exploration, and wilderness skills all into an 8-day adventure. You will join fellow rowers to power a 32’ pilot gig (a pilot gig is traditional wooden rowing boat built for open-water rowing) that was made by our own boat building students and is part of our youth racing fleet.

This expedition departs from the Museum in two crews of six and sets off on a course selected by you, your crew members, and our trip leaders on Lake Champlain. Over the course of the eight-day journey we will row each day and stop along the way to explore, learn about the lake, and cook and camp each evening.

On this expedition, we “pull hard” and work together to explore the lake, become skilled rowers, learn wilderness skills, and become a true team of friends.

Participants should be prepared to pitch in and work with their fellow expedition-mates to set up camp, cook, clean up, break down camp, and support each other along the way.

We practice low-impact camping and there is little to no running water or bathrooms along the way.


2020 Expedition Dates: July 23-July 30
Standard Tuition: $1000
Member Tuition: $950
Financial Aid: Available

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