YouthBoat is designed to empower youth, build character and foster teamwork through the traditional craft of wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water activities. At the Riverport Wooden Boat School, students from diverse backgrounds work alongside skilled shipwrights and craftspeople. Through the boatbuilding process, students put STEM skills to work as they follow building plans, use specialized tools and materials, and solve problems.
YouthBoat is offered in two programs - one daytime program with Ulster BOCES students, the other an after-school program open to Hudson Valley high school students. HRMM has partnered with Kingston High School to offer high school course credit for this program. Students must provide their own transportation and must complete an application and interview process before being accepted into the program.
To register: complete the program application and submit it, along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, non-relative mentor, or employer in person or by mail to:
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY, 12401
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2017.
For questions or more information, call 845-338-0071 ext. 11 or email email@example.com
YouthBoat Open House
Wednesday, November 29
7:00 PM | RWBS Classroom
YouthBoat will host an open house for prospective students at the Riverport Wooden Boat School, 86 Rondout Landing, on Wednesday November 29 at 7 p.m. Come learn more about the YouthBoat program and meet its instructors. Students and parents will be able to tour the workshop and ask questions. The open house is open to the public free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
YouthBoat is an afterschool program for teenagers, ages 15-18. It is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 -5 p.m., starting on January 23, 2018 and ending on May 10. YouthBoat is designed to empower youth, build character and foster teamwork through the traditional craft of wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water activities.
To register for the Spring 2018 semester, see instructions at left.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum needs your help in funding our amazing YouthBoat program. We offer this program for free to local teens, both boys and girls, teaching them basic shop skills in focused, full-semester classes. Students from diverse backgrounds work alongside experienced craftsman to learn and problem-solve in a challenging and innovative environment, complementing classroom learning. YouthBoat is designed to build character and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water activities like rowing and sailing. In the process, these kids become better students, better team mates, better stewards of the river, and maybe even better citizens of the community. The Hudson River Maritime Museum offer the YouthBoat program free of charge, no student is turned away due to lack of funding. These classes are small and hands-on, with an instructor ratio of just students to one instructor. It costs approximately $1250 to fund one student through one entire semester, or about $75 per student per week. Please consider donating any amount you can toward this life-changing program.
Starting in the spring semester of 2015, the Hudson River Maritime Museum has partnered with Ulster BOCES to provide daytime wooden boat building programs to selected students. To learn more about the 2016 program, see the video below: