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Chicago Maritime Arts Center is Dedicated to Chicago’s Youth!
ENCOURAGING KIDS to find themselves and new opportunities for their lives through teamwork, learning new skills and tool use, culminating in a sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem. Introducing many of them to the Chicago River and Lake Michigan for the first time, and exploring marine ecology with them, helps instill a deeper sense of community.
OUR VISION is aiding in the development of youth and enhancement of their lives, by providing unique, fun opportunities and experiential learning, and opening new pathways through expanded experiences, maritime arts, boat building creativity, water and safety, community participation, and getting to know their beautiful City better.
HANDS ON GUIDANCE is offered to each and every program and camp participant ages 11-17. We conduct goal-based projects to encourage teamwork and communication and spur initiative. These experiences foster interpersonal development, STEM, and life skills while encouraging water recreation, planet stewardship, creativity, and alternative vocational opportunities to broaden the horizon of each child. Over 60% of people are visual learners. Kids benefit from a reminder that while book learning is important, industrial arts and life skills hold importance as well. Our programs and camps are designed to impart the basic life skills families and schools offer.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS.