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Mon, Jul 12


Southern Shore Yacht Club

Boating, Building & Ecology Program -- Southern Shore Yacht Club

Classes start July 12th - 24th (Mon. - Fri.) for two weeks (Lunches provided). Participants learn to build small wooden boats (see photo) work together and grow from group leaning. On Sat. July 24th from 9:30-Noon Boat Launch Day for an on-the-water experience.

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Boating, Building & Ecology Program -- Southern Shore Yacht Club
Boating, Building & Ecology Program -- Southern Shore Yacht Club

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – Jul 24, 2021, 3:00 PM

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

About The Event

Boating, Building & Ecology Program at Southern Shore Yacht Club.

Program Schedule:

July 12 - 24 (2-weeks) from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday -- (Lunch provided) at Southern Shore Yacht Club

Plus - Boat Launch Day on Saturday, July 24 from 9:30am - Noon -- Family and friends are encouraged to join us to see the teens to show off their new skills.

Program Details:

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).  Chicago Maritime Arts Center (CMAC) - provides the tools, parts, materials and instruction for teens to construct Bevin’s Skiffs (11’ rowboats).  With a little guidance the kids take a pile of lumber, screws, glue, and paint and turn it into a seaworthy rowboat.  Participants learn safety, basic tool use, communication, and teamwork to build, launch, and row boats on the Chicago River.  All equipment and material is provided.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes (no open-toe shoes) comfortable clothes that are allowed to get dirty as we will be working with permanent paints and glues.  Friends & family are invited to attend the Saturday morning Boat Launch (9:30 am - Noon) to see the kids get on the water in the seaworthy boats they built!

Covid Protocol

We are following the Chicago Bridge Phase protocols for COVID Protection.

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 and mailed to 1848 W. Waveland Ave. Unit 3W, Chicago, IL 60613 or brought on the first day of the program.

-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.


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    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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