Dates: Sunday, August 15 – Sunday, August 22
Group size: 4 participants maximum, 2 trip leaders
Tuition rate: $1,475, Pay-What-You-Can
An 8-day expedition on Lake Champlain by sail and oar! Each day, this small group will work together to navigate one of the Museum’s whaleboats to our next destination and camp stop for the night. Each night we will set up camp, cook and clean together, and learn new wilderness skills, navigation, and more. We will be traveling in a traditional whaleboat (built right here, at the Museum!), which is a wooden craft powered by sail or a crew rowing together depending on the wind. Teamwork and a positive attitude are essential on this expedition as we have to communicate and work together to successfully power these boats. A new offering from our expeditions team, this expedition is perfect for you if you’re looking to work with a small team of friends, learn traditional sailing and rowing skills, explore the lake, and learn wilderness skills.
The Outdoor Expedition Experience
This is a full-time outdoor experience that runs the course of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.