Sail Champlain

August 13–August 20, 2023
Ages 13–16
8 participants maximum, 2 trip leaders
Standard suggested tuition: $1,475

An 8-day sailing and rowing expedition on Lake Champlain! Each day, the group will work together to navigate two of the Museum’s whaleboats to our next destination and camp stop for the night. At night we will set up camp, cook and clean together, and learn new wilderness skills, navigation, and more.  

We will be traveling in a whaleboat (built right here, at the Museum!), which were traditional wooden sailing/rowing boats designed in the 1800s. Teamwork and a positive attitude are essential on this expedition as we must communicate and work together to successfully power these boats. This expedition is perfect for you if you’re looking to work with a team, learn traditional sailing and rowing skills, explore the lake, and learn wilderness skills. 

Browse through photos of past Sail Champlain trips below.

The Outdoor Expedition Experience

This is a full-time outdoor experience that runs for multiple days. Sail Champlain takes place rain or shine. In the event of high winds or lightning our group will stay on shore, otherwise each day we will work as a team as we travel by water and camp outside each night. We practice low-impact camping and there is little to no running water or bathroom access along the way. We live outside for the entirety of the expedition, sleeping in tents, preparing meals, and exploring. Each expedition member has to pitch in and work with your crew to set up camp, cook, clean up, break down camp, and rally each other along the way. 

We ask that all participants come prepared for this unique experience, our expeditions can be physically and mentally challenging but the rewards of overcoming those challenges together are worth it. Expeditions on Lake Champlain are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at expeditions@lcmm.org