Kayak Building

June 17–July 5 (No session on July 4)
Ages 13–16
Tuition: $2,500 pay-what-you-can

Learn woodworking and boat building this summer while crafting your very own kayak! Over the course of three weeks (Monday-Friday), join us and build an expedition-ready sea kayak. Working alongside our expert boat builders, you will learn important techniques, become the master of essential woodworking tools, paint and decorate your kayak with your own design, and understand what is needed to keep a wooden boat afloat. Once our kayaks are complete, we’ll take them out on the lake for a practice and kayak skills day before you bring your personalized kayak home. Tuition includes the cost of the kayak kit and materials.

These kayaks can be used in our teen kayaking expedition, Champlain Discovery, which departs the Monday after Kayak Building ends. Separate registration is required for the expedition.

Browse through photos of past Kayak Building sessions below.