After a successful pilot boys-only program in 2017, The Apprenticeshop, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership will offer programs for both boys and girls this summer.

This year’s program includes elements from the three organizations – with sailing, craftsmanship, wilderness travel, team-building, leadership and STEM as focus areas. There are two programs offered, for a total of 20 students — a girls’ program will run from June 25 thorugh July 8, and a boys’ program will run from July 16 through 29. For more information about the program, visit online at hurricaneisland.net/pblc/

Eight out of the 20 slots on course are reserved for merit-based scholarships, which are to be recommended to the program through local schools. Each of the following schools has at least one full scholarship of $2,500: St. George School, Oceanside Middle School, Camden Rockport Middle School, Hope Elementary School, Appleton Village School, Medomak Middle School, Edna Drinkwater Elementary and Lincolnville Central School. This merit-based scholarship is offered to a male or female student with a financial need and whom the school feels will benefit academically from participating in the course. Schools will determine which students are to be selected for this scholarship.

Students from Midcoast Maine (defined for this program as Waldoboro to Northport) can sign up directly as open enrollment students online at hurricaneisland.net/pblc/. Additional financial aid is also available, outside of the scholarships described above.

To learn more about the enrollment process or financial aid, contact phoebe@hurricaneisland.net or check out hurricaneisland.net/pblc/.