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Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program

Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program
(for students in grades 6–9)

 

Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding ProgramDates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 2016 through June 2017
Time: 3:30–5:30
Cost: Free

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

Rising Tide teaches students basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support. Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.

Students begin by learning the ropes of the boat shop, with an emphasis to keep themselves and others safe in a working environment. Students learn how to use a tape measure with fractional increments, and practice using basic hand tools, such as a saw and a plane while building a tool box. Students make all of the tool box components using hand tools and are introduced to a couple of basic power tools such as a bandsaw and a cordless drill and driver. The completed toolbox belongs to the student and can be used at the museum to store tools earned through program participation, or can be brought home. Students who have completed their toolbox will work together to build a boat. As they continue to gain proficiency with their tools and skills, they are challenged with increasingly complex assignments and responsibilities.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in related activities such as metal casting, forging, engine repair and maintenance, and traditional and primitive tool use and construction. When weather conditions allow, classes may be held on the water, learning boat safety, handling, navigation, and fishing skills.

WATCH THIS SHORT FILM: Rising Tide: Building Cattail – a railbird skiff, by Sandy Cannon-Brown

Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

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CBMM’s Rising Tide program is made possible through the generous, lead support of Silent Maid, The Wallace Genetic Foundation, Jeanne and David Reager and The Seip Family Foundation. Major support is also provided by Sandy and Bruce Hammonds, the Bryan Brothers Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, and the Dock Street Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Mary Tydings, The Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Penny and John Albertine, Martha and Alfred Sikes, Ellen and Richard Bodorff, and Wiley Rein LLP.

 


Rising Tide Summer Camp 2017 (all camps FULL)

 

Rising Tide Summer CampDates: June 19-23
July 3-7 & 24-28
August 7-11 & 21-25
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: Free
Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

NOTE: As of 5/9/17, all Rising Tide Summer Camps are FULL.

Contact us at 410-745-4974 or risingtide@cbmm.org

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6–9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include:

Woodworking and Boatbuilding
Sawdust and wood chips will fly in the CBMM Boatshop as campers use saws, planes and other tools to build a railbird skiff. Campers will also complete an individual woodworking project that they can bring home at the end of the week.

On-the-water Adventures
Campers will gain experience in handling boats, learning navigation, and other skills paddling, rowing, sailing, powerboating, and fishing on the Miles River aboard a variety of historic and modern CBMM boats.

Ecological Excursions 
Explore the Eastern Shore’s environment and ecosystems with excursions to important Chesapeake Bay destinations such as the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Tuckahoe State Park. Transportation provided by CBMM.


CBMM’s Rising Tide program is made possible through the generous, lead support of Silent Maid, The Wallace Genetic Foundation, Jeanne and David Reager and The Seip Family Foundation. Major support is also provided by Sandy and Bruce Hammonds, the Bryan Brothers Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, and the Dock Street Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Mary Tydings, The Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Penny and John Albertine, Martha and Alfred Sikes, Ellen and Richard Bodorff, and Wiley Rein LLP.