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Family Boatbuilding Week

All Day, Jul 19, 2020



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

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287 Jackson Creek Road
Deltaville, VA 23043

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