Class Afloat – Summer At Sea
Are you looking for an adventure this summer? Class Afloat Summer at Sea is a unique program aboard the SV Concordia that focuses on sail training, personal development, and summer fun! You’ll meet people from around the world while you learn the “lines” and take the helm of a 188ft tall ship. You can expect an environment that will develop your self esteem, teamwork, and leadership skills.
In Lunenburg you’ll have the opportunity to tour ships, meet crews, and experience first-hand the beauty of some of the most famous vessels in history.
Explore new places, meet new people and learn to sail a tall ship. Join us for this amazing journey!
Students are supported by professional supervisors and sailing crew, including a chef and medical officer, who will create the ultimate sailing adventure experience. Students stay in comfortable, specially designed cabins, complete with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Our vessel was designed with young people in mind and includes a classroom, dining room, seminar room, com¬puters and laundry facilities.
This unique summer camp is ideally suited for 15-19 year olds and combines leadership, team building and sail training, all while exploring new experiences and devel¬oping friendships to last a lifetime.
Class Afloat is a programme operated by the Lunenburg Academy in Nova Scotia , Canada and as well as the summer programme detailed about they offer high school programmes to International Students.
Standing high above the “Old Town” and commanding a spectacular view of the Harbour stands the Lunenburg Academy, a remarkably beautiful and fully restored Municipal, Provincial and Federal Heritage site. Completed in 1895, the “Castle on the Hill” is excellent company for the more than 70 fully restored and picturesque heritage buildings that lie below.
Class Afloat occupies the third floor of this three-story school. The Lunenburg Academy is an architectural masterpiece and is a landmark of the Town of Lunenburg. The unusual architectural style, enhanced by an abundance of decorative Victorian designs, sometimes referred to by the term “Gingerbread”, creates a unique structure greatly admired by visitors to the town. This building, that is rich in history, with modern facilities, is considered one of the finest school buildings in the Maritime Provinces. Each classroom has two sets of large windows that overlook the Town of Lunenburg and the back harbour. The walls that aren’t occupied by windows have slate blackboards that run from wall to wall.
Location: The Town of Lunenburg
The indomitable spirit and the warmth of Lunenburgers speak to their varied and rich cultural heritage. Even before its incorporation under British rule in 1753, the town had been home to Acadians and to German, Swiss and French colonists. Flare, steadfast resolve, good order and an indomitable renaissance spirit are hardly surprising traits. The town has successfully moved through, farming, forestry and fishing as staples of its economy. Leadership in Lunenburg has always been ahead of the curve and it is not surprising that today, while maintaining a living and working waterfront and showcasing its heritage, the town bustles with new industries and new developments making it an ideal home base to study abroad. Software development firms and production facilities are at home beside shipbuilders and sail makers. Aluminium extraction and engineering operations are as essential to the economy as tourism. The town boasts four chartered banks, a post office and a host of other amenities which include: an Olympic size swimming pool, reef diving, diving courses, golf, curling, arena, theatre, hiking, cross-country skiing, whale watching, cycling, superb restaurants, museums and charming accommodations. Lunenburg has its own modern hospital and offers a complete array of professional services.
All of this is one short hour away from Halifax, Canada’s 4th busiest international airport.
If you would like information about the summer Class Afloat programme or any of the Lunenburg high school programmes, including time spent travelling and studying on board a training vessel – please contact us