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Stay’s’l Sea and Science Program

Who: Grade 4 – Grade 6 (as of the 2020-21 school year): Stay’s’l-I
Who: Grade 7 – Grade 11 (as of the 2020-21 school year): Stay’s’l-II
When: June 22* – August 21, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Where:  Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine
Cost:  $550/2-week session

Financial assistance available
Please note: If you plan on requesting financial assistance, the Financial Assistance Request Form MUST be submitted and approved before registering for a session.

Participant Enrollment/Session:

Minimum of 2 participants. There will be four 2-week themed sessions.  Students may enroll in more than one (sequentially or not) 2-week session as desired.

*June 22 – June 26: “Discovering BSSC” week.  Everyday a different topic and exciting and fun sea and science hands-on activities. Cost: $275.00.


Note: The Stay’s’l program is divided into two levels: Stay’s’l-I for youth in grades 4 – 6 and Stay’s’l-II for youth in grades 7 – 11. Please keep this in mind when registering your son and/or daughter for this program.

The Stay’s’l-I and Stay’s’l-II Programs are the first of two levels in BSSC’s sea and science program. Participants work and learn as a team, improve social skills and develop new lifelong friendships. Combining onshore instruction and onboard execution, the instructor is aboard for immediate feedback.

This program’s primary objectives focus on maritime safety and practical seamanship, including technical terminology, winds and sail trim, helming, VHF radio operation, and effective teamwork. All programs incorporate an appreciation, understanding and respect of the marine environment that includes but is not limited to: Weather; Intertidal Ecology; Oceanography and responsible Ocean Stewardship.

Themed sessions
See our list of session themes.

The Boats
See the boats we use in our program

Boating time disclaimer:
We make every effort to provide your son and/or daughter with as much time boating on the water as possible. However, please note that safety concerns raised by local weather conditions may require us to emphasize land-based activites on some days.


  • Pass a swim test at the Center.
  • Parents / Guardians must present signed Registration forms, Liability Waiver, and Medical forms before participants begin the program.
  • Parents / Guardians and students must jointly sign “Code of Conduct” before the start of the program.