CBMM offers hands-on programs throughout the year through the Apprentice for a Day (AFAD) Shipyard Program. These include workshops, demonstrations, intensives with visiting master craftsmen, on-the-water experiences, and customizable programming.

For more information or to arrange custom group visits, contact Shipyard Education Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn at afad@cbmm.org or 410-745-4980.

Upcoming Programs

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10am-4pm

Leatherworking 101 & 102, Saturday, Jan. 27 & Sunday, Jan. 28, 10am-3pm

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am-4pm

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, Feb. 17, 10am-4pm

Coffee & Wood Chips, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10-11am

Dovetail “Ditty Box” Workshop, Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25, 9am-4pm


Shipyard Workday, Saturday, March 9, 10am-4pm

Coffee & Wood Chips, Tuesday, March 19, 10-11am

WEL: Special Topics—Marine Welding Processes, Friday, March 22, 6-8:30pm; Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 9am-4pm

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm


Small Diesel Familiarization and Maintenance, Mondays, April 8 & 15, and Tuesdays, April 9 & 16, 6-8:30pm

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm

Coffee & Wood Chips, Tuesday, April 23, 10-11am

Shipyard Workday, Saturday, April 27, 10am-4pm


Email Shipyard Education Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.org or call 410-745-4980 to register. Shipyard programs are subject to change from year to year. Advance registration is required.


Participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes for all programs held in the Boatshop. The Boatshop is not climate controlled, so please dress according to the weather outdoors. Unless otherwise noted, all materials, tools, and personal protective equipment are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for all workshops and intensives.

Floating Fleet


Due to the popularity of Apprentice for a Day programs and our frequent waitlists, refunds will only be issued for cancellations made with at least one week (7 days) advance notice. All refunds will be credited to the card used for program registration within 48–72 hours of the cancellation.