Apprenticeship and Counselor-in-Training

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Youth Apprentice Program

Our apprenticeship program is a specially designed opportunity for youth ages 15 years and older. During our sailing season, each apprentice becomes part of the ship’s crew and participates in caring for the Gundalow, working with the Captain and crew while underway, and supporting our education programs through our camp and field trip programs.  While every apprentice will gain sailing, teaching and boat maintenance experience, we also offer apprentices the option to pursue their own interests within our organization. After acceptance into the apprentice program we will work to develop an individual plan. The apprentice program lasts a minimum of 5 days. Each Gundalow apprentice receives a t-shirt.

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

Responsibilities: The apprentice reports to the Captain and Program Manager and works directly with the crew and volunteers. All apprentices will take part in shipboard operations and teaching. 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 apprentice spots each summer and accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact education@gundalow.org with any questions.

Summer Camp Counselor-in-Training

Each summer we offer excited summer day camp experiences out on the water and onshore at Creek Farm in Portsmouth.  We invite youth age 15 and up to join summer camp as a counselor-in-training.  This is an unpaid position that offers high school students the opportunity to learn youth mentoring, sailing education and place-based learning, all while spending time on the water.

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 2 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. Counselors-in-training 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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