This really is like something out of the Goonies…or Pirates of the Caribbean. But, bottom line, I live in the coolest place ever!
Every spring, the 4th and 5th graders at the Chilmark School (and several others!), where my kids spend their days, get to head out for a week-long trip on the Black Dog Tall Ships. It’s possibly one of the most fantastic things about being a kid on Martha’s Vineyard all year round. My son Christopher is on tap for this year’s trip – he is beyond excited.
The teachers incorporate things like math, science, cooking, weather – and even being a good person and pulling your weight – into the trip which is a close-quartered adventure that is absolutely a lesson in community living!
The crew is, of course, passionate about sailing, the boat and the water of Martha’s Vineyard. Check out this video from PlumTV to get the full scoop and see the kids, and the boat, in action.
4 thoughts on “A Dream Trip for Kids on the Black Dog Tall Ships”
What a fabulous experience for the kids, fun and educational!
The kids in the school so look forward to it every year. Both of my children will be on board at the same time for the next trip!
Those ‘team work/community building’ lessons are what sail-training’s all about. Great opportunities for any of our kids.
Thanks for the input Brian. I know I love that program the my children!