Family Boatbuilding Week

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Family Boatbuilding Week

Jul 22, 2019 10:00 am - Jul 27, 2019 12:30 pm

Are you looking for a great unplugged, out-in-nature experience with your family?  Do you want to reconnect as a family while learning a new skill?  Do it all on the shores of Mill Creek at Deltaville Maritime Musuem and Holly Point Nature Park this summer. Family boatbuilding is a hands-on experience!!

This is the only remaining week long school, still using real wood planks, with a camp atmosphere and guided traditional methods.  The workshop begins with the basic assembly of the Wright Skiff:  sawing, sanding, hammering, applying adhesives.  Each member of the team will contribute to the construction.  By Friday the boat is painted and named.

If you want to stop by and see how the boatbuilding progresses throughout the week – we welcome spectators Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm!

Saturday at 10:30 am the teams paddle their boats for a “free for all” Great Skiff Boat Race.  Families/Teams maneuver their newly-made  boats around the windward mark during the competition.

The Family Boat Building Week comes to a close with a celebratory “Fish Fry”and a wacky trophy presentation following the race at 11:00 am which is included in the camp fee. The public is welcome to attend at $10 a person and children 12 and under are $5.

Nothing feels quite like the pride you have paddling around on a boat you made with you own hands. New found team spirit and family bonding will unite each person who participates in this experience.

Website: .deltavillemuseum.com

Contact for Camp Cost:  office@deltavillemuseum.com or 804-776-7200

Family Boatbuilding Week

Jul 22, 2019 10:00 am - Jul 27, 2019 12:30 pm

Are you looking for a great unplugged, out-in-nature experience with your family?  Do you want to reconnect as a family while learning a new skill?  Do it all on the shores of Mill Creek at Deltaville Maritime Musuem and Holly Point Nature Park this summer. Family boatbuilding is a hands-on experience!!

This is the only remaining week long school, still using real wood planks, with a camp atmosphere and guided traditional methods.  The workshop begins with the basic assembly of the Wright Skiff:  sawing, sanding, hammering, applying adhesives.  Each member of the team will contribute to the construction.  By Friday the boat is painted and named.

If you want to stop by and see how the boatbuilding progresses throughout the week – we welcome spectators Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm!

Saturday at 10:30 am the teams paddle their boats for a “free for all” Great Skiff Boat Race.  Families/Teams maneuver their newly-made  boats around the windward mark during the competition.

The Family Boat Building Week comes to a close with a celebratory “Fish Fry”and a wacky trophy presentation following the race at 11:00 am which is included in the camp fee. The public is welcome to attend at $10 a person and children 12 and under are $5.

Nothing feels quite like the pride you have paddling around on a boat you made with you own hands. New found team spirit and family bonding will unite each person who participates in this experience.

Website: .deltavillemuseum.com

Contact for Camp Cost:  office@deltavillemuseum.com or 804-776-7200

Location

Deltaville Maritime Museum

287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA

Organizer

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Call: (804) 776-7200 or Email:  office@deltavillemuseum.com

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