Date(s): July 29 to August 1, 2012
The mission of the Sea, Science and Leadership Program (SSLP) at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is to provide high school students with interactive, educational workshops that build confidence, challenge decision-making skills, and develop and strengthen leadership qualities. SSLP promotes an environment rich in teamwork, support and respect for others. SSLP will immerse participants in the educational and regimental lifestyles of a cadet through hands-on workshops that include the use of ship-handling simulators, small boats, an emergency management control room, engineering labs, and the T.S. Kennedy.
SSLP will prepare you for the college admissions process, build life-long friendships and educate participants on the opportunities Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers. SSLP participants stay on campus and will experience a moderately regimented structure led by some of the Academy’s finest cadets while learning the true meaning of the cadet honor code: discipline, knowledge and leadership.
While at SSLP, you will work with your peers through exercises that teach you the importance of communication, listening and camaraderie as a team. SSLP is designed to be challenging and a lot of fun!
The SSLP Registration fee of $425.00 includes your 3 night stay on campus, all meals and activities, a SSLP Sea-Bag with 2 t-shirts, a water bottle, SSLP Knowledge Book and SSLP carabineer.
Want to know what you will do all week? Here is glimpse at the start of your exciting adventure with SSLP:
Sunday July 29, 2012
1830 Awooga Team Challenges
Monday July 30, 2012
0600 Morning Fitness Fun with SSLP Staff
0800 Morning Formation on the Parade Field
0830 Sailing at Herring Pond or interactive workshops:
Sailing at Herring Pond:
Learn the basics of sailing, crew and rowing monomoys at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center.
Cold Water Survival:
Don cold water exposure suits, jump into the ocean, climb into an inflatable life raft and learn the rescue operations of cold water survival.
Small boat maneuvering:
Utilize the Academy motor whaleboats at the waterfront including the use of and the Ranger Vessel while learning nautical commands.
Ship Handling Simulator:
Operate the Academy’s newest marine 360 degree ship handling simulator through virtual New York City Harbor or Hong Kong Harbor.
Learn the basic principles of navigation, chart use and radar operations including hands-on activities in the Academy’s Radar Laboratory.
Emergency Management Simulation:
Learn how to respond to a virtual oil spill in Boston Harbor by operating response vessels managing cleanup activities through the use of our Emergency Management Control Room.
Experience the thrill and excitement of learning how to assist your shipmates in safety on board vessels while also charging hoses and wearing Scott Air Packs.
1600 Recreation Time
1800 Dinner in the Mess Deck
1900 Outdoor Movie Theatre at Clean Harbors Athletic Stadium
You’ll learn more about your detailed itinerary once you are registered! We also will have a rock climbing wall, team building and leadership development workshops, a formal dinner on the last night, an opportunity to challenge your squad leaders on Maritime Day (the final day of SSLP), and a four day program that will explore the life of a Massachusetts Maritime Academy Cadet.
SSLP is for high school students
To register, simply complete the SSLP Registration Form AND the EMERGENCY TREATMENT FORM. Complete form and send with a $425.00 check
Registration for this year's program has closed.
payable to Massachusetts Maritime Academy to:
Sea, Science and Leadership Program
C/O Christine McCarey, Admissions Department
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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