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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Youth Programs

Sailing for Kids: August Session


with Sailing Ships Maine

Calendar Aug 15, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. Students should bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops). The cost of each session is $295 and includes a one-year membership in U.S. Sailing; U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification, full access to the U.S. Sailing Skill-Up App to help students and instructors track individual student accomplishments; National Association of State Boating Law Administrators safety course certification; and a Sailing Ships Maine T-shirt, rope, and journal. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

AGES 12-17

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Skateboarding with Bobby


with Robert Gray

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Would you, or your young ones be interested in learning how to skateboard? Or maybe you know a little, and want to learn a lot? Bobby Gray is a skateboarder who wants to share his passion, and teach those who are interested. He has been skateboarding for over 20 years, and continues to do so despite the bumps and bruises! Come learn the basics of board control, learn how to ollie, and maybe even some flip tricks! This workshop is open to all ages and skill ranges. All you need is a skateboard, a helmet (required for minors and highly encouraged for adults), and the willingness to occasionally fall down! Knee and elbow pads are required for minors, and a good idea for adults.

Merrymeeting Art Camp: February Vacation


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Feb 20, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Like art, but don't have enough time during the school year? Get ready to draw, paint, make prints, explore collage, and get into a creative headspace in a weeklong art experience. We will work from observation, abstraction, and try out working from imagination. You will learn to: compose your pieces in different ways as we talk about composition, discover what makes an image feel more or less “real”, and expand your comfort zone of materials and techniques. No worries if you haven't had art for awhile, come join us for some winter art making fun! ***Ages 11-14.

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