Spending a week on a 200-foot Tall Ship isn’t your typical summer camp fare, but in July and August of 2014, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will have a unique opportunity to experience “an ocean of education and adventure” aboard the newly built SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.
With 15 professional crew plus a capacity for 30-34 students each session, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel is open to students from any state or country during teen camp sessions.
The ship is a 200-foot Coast Guard inspected and approved steel-hulled, technologically sophisticated 21st Century ship — the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in 110 years and the largest civilian sail training vessel in America.
Students will take the helm of the 500-ton Tall Ship, learn to work as a team with others as they hoist and brace the yards on the 130-foot tall rig, and apply acquired seamanship and navigation skills to guide the ship’s course on a voyage of discovery.
Camp price for six days/nights is $1,600 (10-percent discount for enrolling before Jan. 31, 2014), which includes all meals and a 1:4 ratio of staff to students.
Call (401) 841-0080 or visit www.ohpri.org/summer-camp for information and a reservation form. Information outlining the history of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry and all of its Education at Sea opportunities can be found at www.ohpri.org.
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