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Mizzen Sea and Science Program

Who: Kindergarten* – Grade 3 (as of the 2020-21 school year)
*If your child is 5 years old, prior attendance in a Pre-K Program is required. If you have questions, please contact Pauline Dion at: info@boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org or call 207-350-5357.
When: June 22* – August 21, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Where:  Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine
Cost:  $275/week

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.


Minimum of 4 participants. Students are encouraged to enroll in two sequential week sessions.

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


BSSC’s fleet of Turnabouts, Sonars and rowing dinghies provides the perfect gateway for your child’s first sea and science experiences. Students in the mizzen sea and science program will gain a beginner’s level understanding of boating safety, sailing principles, and become comfortable in row boats, small sailboats, and larger sailing vessels. Students will also gain a beginner level understanding of Weather; Marine Plants & Animals dockside and intertidal; and an appreciation for Oceanography and the tools of the trade. Through various fun activities and challenges, instruction begins on shore, moving dockside and culminates on the water!

With each consecutive week, sailors will advance their sea and science abilities and skills by experiencing and practicing on the friendly waters of the Damariscotta River. In addition to gaining an understanding of the basic principles inherent in sea and science, participants will develop communication and teamwork skills that embrace an increase in self-confidence. When possible, each 2-week thematic Session week will conclude with a fieldtrip such as sailing on a larger sailboat in the region or a maritime adventure.

Themed sessions
See our list of session themes.

The Boats
See the boats we use in our program


  • Prior attendance in a Pre-K Program for all 5 year olds.
  • Pass a swim test at the Center.
  • Parents / Guardians must present signed Registration forms, Liability Waiver, Medical forms before participants begin the program.
  • Parents / Guardians and students must jointly sign “Code of Conduct” before the start of the 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 activities on some days.