Family Boatbuilding Week
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.
Saturday at 10:00 am the teams paddle their boats for a "free for all" Great Skiff 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 11:30 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.
Cost: Boatbuilding Class $975 to build a 12 ft. Skiff or $1,175 to build a 14 ft. Skiff
287 Jackson Creek Road
Deltaville, VA 23043
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