Can I come back if I have participated in the program in a previous year?
Yes! It’s as simple as applying again.
What kind of food do we eat?
We have a dedicated cook aboard Clearwater who makes fabulous food for the crew and participants, using local ingredients when possible. We try to accommodate all dietary needs, but keep in mind that we have a limited galley and cannot make individual meals for all participants!
Where do we sleep?
Participants will camp on shore each night of the program. We will provide camping equipment, including tents. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bag, but have some available as needed.
How many other participants will be there?
We have openings for 25 total participants, but depending on the program we may have fewer participants.
Does this program cost money?
No! This is a free program!
How do I get to the boat the day the trip starts?
You can find directions to all of our docks on the Dock Directions page.
My schedule is busy that week, is there another way I can get involved with Clearwater?
Yes! You can apply to be a youth volunteer here, or you can come aboard with family and friends on one of our public sails.
Will there be electricity?
No, except in the case of an emergency. There is some electricity used aboard the ship for various shipboard activities, but participants will not have access to electricity for their own electronic devices.