Save $300 on Spirit Ocean Adventure Summer Programs Before May 15th - Open Ship this Saturday -

SCMF offers 2 summer sailing expeditions aboard the "Spirit" for Spirit Ocean Adventure. These programs are for 20 15-18 yr. olds participants. To save $300 when you register by 05/15/10. Attend the open ship this Sat., 4/17/10 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
 
May 5, 2010 - PRLog -- Charleston, S.C. (April 20, 2010) - The South Carolina Maritime Foundation announces open enrollment for two summer sailing expeditions aboard the Spirit of South Carolina through the Spirit Ocean Adventure program. Each of these awe-inspiring and life-changing adventures for 15 to 18 year olds is only open to 20 participants per sail. To save $300 off the enrollment fee register and pay the deposit fee by Saturday, May 15th. Attend the open ship aboard the Spirit this Saturday, April 17th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC for a tour of the ship and a chance to ask the crew questions about the program. Register at www.SpiritOceanAdventure.com or call Matt McDonnell at 843.722.1030 ext. 19.

Session I of Spirit Ocean Adventure is an 18-day program from July 5th through 22nd, 2010, leaving from the Lowcountry of Charleston, SC to the pink beaches of Bermuda and arriving along the granite shores of Boston, MA, covering over 1,600 nautical miles.

Session II is a 10-day roundtrip voyage from Boston, MA to Boston, MA, from July 27th to August 5th, 2010. Participants will sail around thousands of islands, dotting the Gulf of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes while keeping a sharp eye for seals, puffins, porpoise and whales. Possible stops include Acadia National Park, Isle of Shoals, Nova Scotia and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

While aboard the 140-foot schooner, participants are active members of the crew, immersed in all aspects of shipboard life. Under the guidance of a professional crew, participants will stand watch, navigate and ultimately assume command of the Spirit of South Carolina, all while embarking on a journey of self discovery.

The cost for Session I is $3,200 and Session II is $2,000 per participant. This includes room, board and educational materials, however travel to and from the tall ship is not included. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is due upon registration, with the balance to be paid by June 1st, 2010. Visit www.SpiritOceanAdventure.comfor more details.

About the South Carolina Maritime Foundation:
The South Carolina Maritime Foundation owns and operates the Spirit of South Carolinatall ship. The Foundation's mission is to offer effective, unique educational opportunities for students, focusing on the history, math, science and literature of our water resources and encouraging personal responsibility, contribution to the community and stewardship of environment. Since its first season of programming in 2007, nearly 5,000 students have been served. With the support of local partnerships, the South Carolina Maritime Foundation is able to generate funds to keep these exceptional programs in place. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.SCMaritime.org, to follow us on Twitter visit www.Twitter.com/SpiritofSCand to become a Facebook fan of the Foundation, visit www.Facebook.com/SpiritofSC.

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The SCMF owns and operates the 'Spirit of South Carolina' tall ship. The Foundation offers effective, unique educational opportunities for students, focusing on the history, math, science and literature of our water resources.
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