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Southern Shore Yacht Club

Boating, Building & Ecology -- MODIFIED at Southern Shores Yacht Club

A two-week Boating, Building & Ecology program at SSYC where each participant (11-15 year olds) will have his/her own work station and tools throughout the program to do individual project and tool skills in the morning. Afternoons will be boating skills, safety & marine ecology (no swimming).

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Boating, Building & Ecology -- MODIFIED at Southern Shores Yacht Club
Boating, Building & Ecology -- MODIFIED at Southern Shores Yacht Club

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2020, 10:00 AM – Jul 18, 2020, 12:00 PM

Southern Shore Yacht Club, 6401 S Richard Dr, Chicago, IL 60649, USA

About The Event

Boating, Building & Ecology Program at Southern Shores Yacth Club for up to 12 participants ages 11 - 15 years old.  Join us for this 2-week Day-Camp to learn basic tool skills, build individual projects, learn boating skills, safety, rowing, and paddling on the protected inner harbor of Jackson Park.  

Program Schedule:

July 6 to 18  (2-weeks) Mon. through Fri. from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  -- (Lunch provided) at the Southern Shores Yacth Club, 6401 S. Richard Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60649

Plus - Boat Launch Day on Saturday, August 18 from 9:30am - Noon -- Friends & Family are encouraged to attend to for the teens to show off their new skills

Program Details:

Since Covid all Chicago Maritime Arts Center (CMAC) Programs will comply with PPE and safe distancing requirements for schools in the State’s Phase IV of Reopening. Masks will be provided to students, volunteers & instructors if they do not bring their own. As much as possible we will conduct these programs outside. We will screen all participants daily through temperature checks and questions regarding exposure and virus symptoms.  Sanitizer and frequent hand washing will be also part of the programs. Class participants will work with their own set of tools and individual work stations appropriately spaced to build hands-on projects along with shared learning, group discussion, and instruction.  When using boats participants will be matched up in pairs for the durration of the program to minimize group interaction and allow better tracing should it be necessary.

The Chicago Maritime Arts Center will provide all the materials, tools, and instruction and lunches are included.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty (as we will be working with permanent glues and paint) and sturdy shoes (no open toes).  Participants learn teamwork, safety, basic tool use, construction, measuring, and assembly in addition to some basic boating skills, boat safety, and maritime ecology sprinkled in.  The program will conclude with the Boat Launch Day on Saturday morning for participants to launch, row, and show off the boats they built.  Life jackets and safety boats are provided.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend the Boat Launch Day to see the results, cheer the kids on, and join in the fun.  

Program Cost: $500/participant

The Registration Fee of $50 will be applied to the program cost. The balance is due on or before the first day of the program: 

CHECKS should be made out to Chicago Maritime Arts Center brought on the first day.  

-OR- paid ONLINE via Paypal to email address: 

ALTERNATIVELY, after the $50 Registration Fee participants may request a partial scholarship, or if the registration fee is a burden request a full scholarship, prior to the program start.  Applicants must submit a short essay requesting a scholarship (full or partial) and explain why they would like to take the program.  Essays should be sent to  Please note the participant’s name, age, program, dates, and location.

Return to Events page to download the required participation Waiver form and the Social Distancing and Other Safety Protocol.


  • Deposit

    This deposit confirms a participant into the program for the Chicago Maritime Arts Center Class and will be applied to the program fees.

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