Monday, March 24, 2014

Antique Boat Museum To Host Another Fun-Filled Camp During Spring Break

CLAYTON, New York (March 24, 2014) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that it will host a Hawaiian-themed camp during the upcoming spring break April 15-17, 2014.

This two-hour craft, reading, and special activity camp will explore Hawaii over the course of three days from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-9 years and 1:30-3:30 p.m. for tweens ages 10-14 years.  Each day will explore the culture, farming, and native boats called “Outrigger” canoes, as well as nautical activities helping to prove how life in Hawaii is not so different than life on the St. Lawrence River.

On Tuesday, April 15, guest speaker Jeff Garnsey will provide his insight on life in Hawaii, while participants will learn how to build and use a traditional war club, see different types of marine life commonly found in Hawaii and discover how they are different than River marine life.

Then, on Wednesday, April 16, participants will compare different techniques used in “Outrigger” canoes and standard canoes used in New York.  They will also build an “Outrigger” canoe model to take home.

Finally, on April 17, participants will have the opportunity to party like the traditional Hawaiians do with a Luau, featuring a twist of River-style. The day will be highlighted by dancing, games, and prizes.

Each session is $5 per child for members and $7 for non-members; with a family maximum charge of $20 per family, per day.  Register a child for all three days for just $12 for members or $17 for non-members. Children under the age of 7 must have an adult stay with them.  Pre-registration is required for all days.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Julie Broadbent at (315) 686-4104 x235 or email at
Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Schematic (one of several types).

Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. In August 2014, the Museum will host the 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running antique boat show in North America, during a 10-day celebration spanning August 1-10 and capped off with the Antique Raceboat Regatta. For more information please visit the Museum’s website at