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Family Week — July 31–August 6

More and more families these days want to add a learning component to their vacations. We are excited to offer this special opportunity for you to share a unique experience with your children and/or grandchildren. All the courses are fun, educational, and great family projects. And your family will have memories for a lifetime. Contact us for details.

FAMILY WEEK courses are designed for families with school-aged children between 9 and 15. Adults and children must participate in the same course.

Note: Room & Board is half price for children this week.

Choose among the following:

The Bevins Skiff

Build Your Own Bevin Skiff
with Christian Smith

Designed by Joe Youcha, the 11′8″ Bevin Skiff has been built by hundreds of families at various Family Boatbuilding events around the world. This simple, good-looking marine plywood skiff comes in a kit and can be built for oar or sail. Ideal for first-time builders!

Tuition: $600 (partner $300)

Materials: Row $1,107

Note: This is a six day course ending Saturday afternoon.

Wood Duck Kayaks.

Build Your Own Wood Duck Kayak
with Eric Schade

Bring your tools and work clothes, and build your very own 10′ or 12′ Wood Duck recreational kayak, a very cool boat suitable for novice paddlers and fun for those with more experience. Starting with computer-cut marine plywood parts, your kayak will be glued together using epoxy, and sheathed with fiberglass for strength. Bring your enthusiasm and your desire to try something new and exciting!

Tuition: $600 (partner $300)


  • 10′: $1,213
  • 12′: $1,213
  • 14′: $1,265
  • Double: $1,318

Note: This is a six day course ending Saturday afternoon.

Echo Bay Dory Skiff.

Build Your Own Echo Bay Dory Skiff
with Clint Chase

The Echo Bay Dory Skiff is a beautiful and stable 12′ rowing or sailing skiff that is a delight to enjoy out on the water. Designed by boatbuilder/instructor Clint Chase, the skiff is easily built from a kit consisting of marine plywood and solid wood parts, a construction manual, and a full set of plans. A great family boatbuilding project!

Tuition: $600 (partner $300)


  • Row: $1,477
  • Sailing components can be purchased from the instructor

Note: This is a six day course ending Saturday afternoon.


Learn To Sail
with Jane Ahlfeld & Gretchen Snyder

Introduce your family to a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives! Under the calm and knowing guidance of Jane and Annie, students will quickly learn that sailing is safe, fun, and builds self-reliance, encourages respect for the environment, and offers numerous rewards that come from being challenged out on the water. Your classroom for the week will be our safe and exciting fleet of Nutshell prams, Shellback dinghies, and Haven 12½s. This will be an awesome five days on the water!

Tuition: $550

Note: This is a five day course ending Friday evening.


WoodenBoat School, 41 WoodenBoat Lane, PO Box 78, Brooklin, Maine 04616 USA
Tel: 207-359-4651, Fax: 207-359-8920

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