Rocking the Boat

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spring 2014 programs

march 3 through june 5

students in both programs attend 2 days per week: monday and wednesday or
tuesday and thursday

all programs take place at rocking the boat 812 edgewater road, bronx, ny


Over the course of one semester, students in the boatbuilding program build a traditional wooden boat from scratch. They learn all aspects of the boatbuilding process including reading boat plans, creating the molds around which the boat is built and designing planks. Students create something that is not only beautiful but really works. No prior carpentry experience is required.

4:00pm - 7:30pm (includes 1 hour break)

number of students:
10 per section 20 total


Students in the On-Water program go on afternoon adventures, learning to navigate the Bronx waterways using handmade boats, maps, charts, compasses and sextants. They act as caretakers, assessing the ecological health of the rivers and creeks surrounding the Bronx and working to restore their natural habitats. In colder months, On-Water students will also go swimming at the Bronx YMCA.

4:30 - 7:30pm (includes 1 hour break)

number of students:
15 per section 30 total