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August 17th-25th Greenhorns Presents: Sail Training Camp: Downeast Foxfire with Arista Holden

August 17, 2018 - August 25, 2018


Greenhorns is pleased to present our first sail training program, a follow up on Maine Sail Freight project, which brought us to Maine! Starting at Liberty Hall in Machiasport and visiting islands, coves, and historic sites while immersing students in the wild coastal ecology of Downeast Maine, this ten day course offers a birch bark crafting workshop, traditional seamanship training and all sorts of naturalist adventure. Yes, you will learn to row and sail aboard the 18th-century Bantry Bay gigs.

Starts in the afternoon on Friday the 17th, ends the morning of the 25th. Starts and Ends in Machiasport, Maine

44 ̊37’15” N 67 ̊23’03” W

$450 Includes:
Three meals a day with snacks.

Training in:
-Traditional seamanship: rowing, sailing, navigation, knots, tide and weather
-Spoon carving and birch bark containers
-Sustainable firewood lot management
-Island farming
-Leave No Trace camp craft techniques

*Does not Include:
-Getting to/from Machiasport. We will help you connect with other participants to carpool. The nearest International airport and bus station with connections to major US cities is in Bangor.

Group size: 15 people​
Sign up by June 1st.

*Our insurance requires the minimum age to be at least 16 at start of program.
*Scholarships avaliable

Here is sign up spot:


August 17, 2018
August 25, 2018
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