New Hampshire Boat Museum Offers Boat Building Classes
Jun 26, 2011 07:28PM
● By Erin Frisch
Youth Scholarships Available
Space is still available at the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Summer Boat Building programs in Wolfeboro for those who act quickly. Classes are specially designed for youth, family, and adults. Some scholarship money is still available for youth who qualify. Students leave with their own boat to enjoy for years to come. Registration and financial aid forms can be found on-line at www.nhbm.org/programs.
“To date, we have mentored and taught over 175 youth and adults to build more than 135 wooden boats as part of our efforts to preserve the heritage of boating in New Hampshire,” states Hank Why, NHBM Chair.
Students are taught the safe use of hand and small power tools by expert teachers. Students choose which boat they wish to build from kits made by NHBM volunteers: a one-person canoe, one-person kayak, 12-foot Bevin’s Skiff, and a 12-foot Passage maker with optional sail rig.
Select from the following sessions:
- Youth Boat Building, designed for girls and boys ages 12 to 16 years. Two 10-day sessions: June 20–July 1 or August 8–19; 9am–3pm.
- Family Boat Building, designed for a team of parent(s) or grandparent(s) and a child (recommended minimum age 10 years old). Great for grandchildren visiting this summer. One 6-day session: July 5–10, 8:30am–3:30pm.
- Women and Men Boat Building will be offered July 23–30, 8:30am–3:30pm
Scholarships are still available for youth to build a canoe; financial aid forms are found on the website that must be completed to determine if they qualify. Funding for these scholarships are provided through the generosity of grants and donations by the Bald Peak Community Fund, The Collectors Fund, New England Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, New England Lyman Group, Wolfeboro Lions Club, and others.
These Boat Building classes are one of several educational program offered by the New Hampshire Boat Museum. Founded in 1992, the New Hampshire Boat Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization focusing on boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire. For more information, contact the New Hampshire Boat Museum at (603) 569-4554, e-mail [email protected], online at www.nhbm.org, or follow them on Facebook. Mon.–Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 12–4pm.