Apprenticeship and Counselor-in-Training

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Youth Apprentice Program

During the summer of 2018 we offer are offering 2 apprentice programs for youth ages 15-17.  Our Gundalow Apprentice program focuses on work aboard the Gundalow and communicating our message and mission to the public.  Our Camp Apprentice program provides training and guidance in running on the water and waterfront camp programs.  For detailed descriptions of the different programs, please see below.  To apply, each youth must submit an application.

Gundalow Apprentice

Ages 15-17

Fee $150

Become part of the crew aboard the Gundalow.  Gundalow apprentices work closely with the Program Manager, Captain and Crew to develop of range of skills from boat maintenance, vessel operations, and navigation to educating and sharing our mission with the public and camp programs. Our professional crew act as mentors and guides to facilitate each apprentice towards meeting their goals.  Gundalow apprentices must commit to several trainings throughout the summer and at least 40 hours of apprentice time on the boat, as a monitor, at events, or as a greeter.  There is a $150 fee for each apprentice that includes a t-shirt and all training and materials.

Qualifications:

  • An interest in the waters and environment of the Piscataqua
  • A desire to sail and educate others
  • Ability to work with others, act as a role model for youth, and represent the Gundalow Company

We have a limited number of apprentice spots each summer and accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact education@gundalow.org with any questions.

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Camp Apprentice

Ages 15-17

Fee $150

Join our camp crew for the summer and develop the skills you need to become a successful camp counselor.  Our CAMP APPRENTICE program trains high school students how to run, manage, plan, and implement a summer camp program.  CAMP APPRENTICE’s work with the program manager and camp counsellors and attend training sessions throughout the summer.  Our CAMP APPRENTICE’s must commit to attending trainings and a minimum of 3 full weeks of summer day camp (8:30-3:30) over the summer.  There is a $150 fee for the apprentice program that includes a shirt and all trainings.

Qualifications

  • An interest in working with kids
  • A desire to learn sailing, marine science, maritime history, or environmental awareness
  • Responsibility
  • Ability to work with others, act as a role model for youth, and represent the Gundalow Company

Responsibilities: Camp Counselors in training must commit to at least 3 full weeks during the summer.  They report directly to the Program Manager and Camp Counselors and will take an active roll in teaching and leading camp activities. Camp Apprentices are expected to represent the Gundalow Company and are expected to take part in any training sessions. Although not required, we encourage apprentices to become certified in first aid and CPR.

We have a limited number of spots each summer and accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact education@gundalow.org with any questions.

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Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-9505
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