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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19)
Update – April 2, 2020

Greetings WoodenBoat School Friends, Instructors, and Alumni,

As we all know only too well, the COVID-19 pandemic has left grim damage in its wake, and its trajectory is still far from peaking. Here in Maine, our Governor has just instituted a month-long Stay at Home Order for the State, and our carefully-laid plans for the Spring have now had to be set aside. This has caused us to make the painful but necessary decision to cancel our two WoodenBoat School Alumni Work Weeks (May 17-23 and May 24-30), and also to cancel our June courses (May 31 to June 27). We’ve realized that, even as we work to provide the unique and beloved learning experience the School is widely known for, we would be unable to assure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, and that of our home community of Brooklin.

There is so much yet unknown, but our plan so far is to reopen The WoodenBoat School beginning the week of June 28th, and to conduct the remainder of our program through the end of September. Obviously, we will continue to monitor this unprecedented health crisis closely, and we are fully aware that we may have to extend our course cancellations. Many of you out there are holding onto the hope that we’ll be able to reopen, and you can be sure that this is what we want, as well! In the meantime, if the course you wanted (and no doubt worked hard to get signed up for) has been cancelled, please see our [revised cancellation policy]. You’ll see that, for all those whose courses have been affected by this pandemic, we’ve implemented a means of guaranteeing your place in your course choice for the 2021 season.

As always, we will keep all of our students informed of developments via direct email communications, and we will continue to post updates on our WoodenBoat School website. And as always, we thank you for your patience, your caring, and for always standing with us. Even in these uncertain times, this community keeps shining through with creativity and compassion for others.

Flattening the curve, and imagining better days ahead,
Rich Hilsinger

2020 Course Schedules

50% Discount on Tuition for All Full-Time High School & College Students.

New courses added this year:

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