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The WoodenBoat School COVID-19 Emergency Cancellation Policy

Due to the many uncertainties in our world right now, arising from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have amended our cancellation policy for students who cannot attend WoodenBoat School due to a COVID-19 related issue — whether at our end or your end. We are waiving our current cancellation fee, and we offer our students two options, should you or WoodenBoat School need to cancel classes due to this novel coronavirus. The updated policy is intended to help in the instance of illness, risk of exposure, or travel restrictions.

Option one: A student may roll forward any and all deposits he or she may have already made for the 2020 season directly into a guaranteed privileged place on the WoodenBoat School’s 2021 season reservation list. Upon doing this, the student will receive a gift certificate for the value paid to date. This certificate would be valid for — and its value applied to — any future WoodenBoat School course. Should the student decide to use it for our 2021 season, he or she will be given the earliest, pre-public opportunity to register for the exact same class signed up for in 2020. Just as soon as we can confirm the 2021 WoodenBoat School course schedule, we will invite these advance course registrations for those individuals who hold one of these ‘privileged place’ gift certificates.

Option two: A student may cancel his or her 2020 WoodenBoat School reservation(s) and receive a full refund. The money will be returned to the student in the form through which it was sent to us, whether by check, credit card or gift certificate. I will be processing these refunds no later than 30 days prior to the start of your original class date.

Please let me know which of the two options you would prefer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (207) 359-4651, or email school@woodenboat.com. I ask for your patience and promise to reply to you as swiftly as possible.

Kim Patten
WoodenBoat School Business Manager

Because of this policy, we strongly urge you to buy refundable airline tickets or flight insurance. WoodenBoat School will not be responsible for any loss on nonrefundable airline tickets.

High School/College Student Discount

Current full-time high school and college students are eligible for a discount of 50% off the listed course tuition for classes in Brooklin.

Alumni Discount

There is a 10% discount on tuition for most classes for all alumni.

Scholarship Program

The School has a one-third tuition scholarship available for all courses in Brooklin. These are awarded to people who could not otherwise afford to participate in our courses, with preference given to people who are working in the marine trades and to students contemplating a career in the marine industry. Scholarship recipients will be assigned periodic tasks in the shop, in the kitchen, and on the waterfront.

Note: Most WoodenBoat School programs are GI Bill® approved. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the office of U.S. Government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.