2019 Sea Kayak Guide In Training | Ages 16-18


This 13 night/14 day program will give participants the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a sea kayak guide. Participants will spend the first six days on Cow Island learning and refining wilderness camp craft, paddling skills, navigation techniques, and leadership/facilitation styles. The remainder of the program, participants will use what they have learned to collaboratively plan and execute a six-day, five-night sea kayak expo around the islands of Stonington, Maine. As part of this program, participants will have the opportunity to complete a Wilderness First Aid course offered over a weekend in either Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Students must apply to attend. Please submit your application no later than June 1, 2019. Applicants are accepted throughout the spring, so make sure to get your application in as soon as possible.


Who is eligible to apply?

Sea Kayak GIT is open to ages 16-18.

How do I get in?

Participants are accepted by application only. All applications are due by June 1, 2019 but this is a first come, first served application process, so early applicants have the advantage!

How much does it cost?

Rippleffect offers this program on a sliding scale between $500-$1,250.  The full cost for each student is $1,250.00 and families pledge to pay an amount on this scale that works for them.  Full scholarships are available upon request.


Financial Assistance for our Youth Summer Programs is available!

Rippleffect is committed to providing affordable, accessible programs for youth. We believe that participating in an adventure should not be deterred by financial limitations. For more information on scholarship options please click here.