Young Mariner Program

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s ‘Young Mariner Program’ is a multidisciplinary course designed to introduce young people to maritime culture, creatures, and science in a hands-on manner.

ABOUT

  • This program takes place during summer break, June 28th through August 26th.

  • For school grades 4-7

  • Sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9am-12pm

  • Each session is one week long - pick your week!

  • Each session can accommodate up to 12 children

  • Please note this program is intended for 4 days only - not for recurring attendance

  • Cost is $300 for the 4 day session,$250 for Cape Cod residents. 

  • ASK US ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS​!

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ACTIVITIES

Activities take place at the museum, and on board Cape Cod Maritime Museum vessels, a Dyer 29, ADVENTURE and if conditions are favorable, our Crosby catboat, SARAH.

While aboard ADVENTURE, participants will travel around Lewis Bay, learning all about local marine biology and specimen collection, navigation and seamanship, and about the area's history. Participants will also have the chance to learn the basics of sailing.

Back on land, participants will try their hand at boat building, reading navigational charts, examining their specimens under a microscope, and learn a bit about the history of boats.

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Engineering

Sailing

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Marine biology

Navigation

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Boat Building

History