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USA. Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Summer Camp for Teens

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Use promotional code OLIVER2014 and receive a 10% discount if you sign up by April 1 for a one-week camp session aboard the newly built Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. Without the discount, the camp price for six days/nights is $1,600, which includes all meals, seamanship instruction and tuition with a 1:4 ratio of staff to students. Spending a week on a 200-foot Tall Ship isn’t typical summer camp fare, but that’s the point.  In August of 2014, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will have a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience “an ocean of education and adventure.”

Openings are available for three sessions (check schedule below), and if the teen adventurer can’t make it this summer, there’s always next season and ongoing opportunities (for adults, too!) on the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in 110 years.

Programs aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will engage a spectrum of age groups
Sixteen-year-old Anna Spring aboard the Norwegian Tall Ship Sørlandet this past summer during the Tall Ships America’s TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series in the Great Lakes (Photo Credit Tall Ships America/Angela Deluce). Kids learn “the ropes” aboard a Tall Ship

Camp Details

Schedule and itinerary (subject to change):

Week 1: August 3 – August 9 FULLY BOOKED
Portsmouth, NH – Boston, MA (overnight sailing included)  
Ages: 15-18 years (High School)

Week 2: August 10 – August 16 
Boston, MA – New Bedford, MA (overnight sailing included)
Ages: 12-14 years (Middle School)
Itinerary: Boston – Boston Harbor Islands – Stellwagen Bank – Provincetown – night underway – New Bedford

Week 3: August 17 – August 23
New Bedford, MA – Newport, RI (overnight sailing included)
Ages: 15-18 years (High School)
Itinerary: New Bedford – Vineyard Haven – night underway – Tarpaulin Cove – Sakonnet River - Newport

Week 4: August 24 – August 30
Newport, RI – Greenport, NY (overnight sailing included) 
Ages: 12-14 years (Middle School)
Itinerary: Newport – Dutch Island – Block Island – night underway – Mystic – Greenport

More About the Experience

With 15 professional crew plus a capacity for 30-34 students each session, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel is open to students from any state or country during teen camp sessions. It is a 200-foot Coast Guard inspected and approved steel-hulled, technologically sophisticated 21st Century ship ─ the largest civilian sail training vessel in America.

Students will take the helm of the 500-ton Tall Ship, learn to work as a team with others as they hoist and brace the yards on the 130-foot tall rig, and apply acquired seamanship and navigation skills to guide the ship’s course on a voyage of discovery.  In addition, they will witness the natural magic of the ocean and its inhabitants—think spectacular night skies, marine phosphorescence, whales breaching, and dolphins at play! Newport, Nantucket, Boston, Portsmouth and Greenport are among the historically rich ports the ship will visit.  Find out seven reasons why your middle schooler should sail aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry at   

Call (+1) 401-841-0080 or visit for information and a reservation form. And don’t forget to start your adventure early by joining the Facebook/OHPRI family. Information outlining the history of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry and all of its Education at Sea opportunities can be found at

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Kirsten Ferguson

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 February 2014 )