Participants arrive with the understanding that they will be part of the crew in training, ready to share the work of the vessel, from maintenance to food preparation to navigation, and everything in between.
The young people alternate positions of responsibility each day for diversity of skills and learning. Evenings are largely devoted to programme material aboard. Our vessels are dry ships – no alcohol or illegal drugs, and no smoking.
We expect all crew members to maintain an atmosphere of respect and consideration.
We will not tolerate actions or attitudes detrimental to group cohesion or to the healthy and pleasant environment aboard. Additionally, we are a co-ed program. Girls and boys live in separate cabins. Privacy is thus maintained even with up to twelve students all living within 50 feet of each other.
In accordance with the Protection of Young Persons act, no sexual activities between participants are allowed for the duration of the programmes.
Much is gained simply from living closely and in cooperation. In short, we are proud of our good reputation and maintain the tone of the programme as one of positive, highly experiential, healthy, active and fun.
Any person breaking this code of conduct will be sent home immediately!