If you are looking for atruly“off the beaten path” teen camp opportunity, this one makes its course on the ocean and offers life at sea aboard a Tall Ship. And not just anyTall Ship; it’s this country’s brand new200-foot full-rigged Sailing School VesselOliver Hazard Perry.

Two trips– one 11-night and one six-night –are open to teens ages13-18and will explore the New England coastlinebetween Boston, Mass., Portsmouth, N.H., and Newport, R.I., while participants witness the natural magic of the ocean and its inhabitants. They’ll take responsibility for themselves and their fellow shipmates, learning to work as a team as they hoist and brace the yards on the ship’s 13 ½ story rig and stand watch at the helm to guide the ship’s course on a voyage of discovery.

Camp Dates

  • July 31 – Aug 11(Boston, Mass. – Portsmouth, N.H.)
    Aug 14 – Aug 20(Portsmouth, N.H. – Newport, R.I.)

Although above decks SSVOliver Hazard Perrylooks like a historical ship, she is in fact a fully modern and technologically sophisticated steel-hulled ship. Below decks is amodern galley and Great Cabin (where captains, in days of yore, entertained); high-end navigation and communication systems; astate-of-the-art science lab, and classroom spaces outfitted with monitors displaying real-time navigation and meteorological data as well as laptop computers and an interactive SMART board.

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, andRegistrationis open online through thewww.OHPRI.orgwebsite. Please call the office(401-841-0080) or drop us an email (info@ohpri.org) with any questions.

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Featured Photo:Although above decks SSVOliver Hazard Perrylooks like a historical ship, she is in fact a fully modern and technologically sophisticated steel-hulled ship. ( Credit Onne van der Wal)

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