• Facebook Social Icon

Take the Helm

a program of the YMCA of the Chesapeake
Building Teens
Building Boats

Take the Helm is a free after school program for high school students in Talbot County. Students have been working on a 15 foot flat-bottomed skiff since January, and the boat will be launched in local waters for the first time on June 23rd. This event is open to the public and is a great way to see the positive things the YMCA and high school students are doing in the community.

What - Take the Helm is hosting a boat launch to celebrate the completion of Take the Helm's first boat build

When - Friday, June 23rd at 1pm

Where - Evergreen Cove, 770 Port Street, Easton, MD 21601

Who - Any and Everyone!! The event is free and open to the public. We encourage Y members, and community members to attend and see what Take the Helm has done this past winter and spring.

Utilizing the art of wooden boat building to:

- build skills 

- strengthen self-confidence 

- create a sense of community   & teamwork

empower youth to achieve       their dreams 

Hands-on experience:

- study boat building plans

- assemble components

- build the wooden boats 

- launch in our local waterways

- explore Talbot County waterfront

A safe place, allowing students to continue to connect in a fun,

skill-based enrichment program

Launched January, 2017

This is a free year long program open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in the Talbot County area.

There are two sessions for students to choose:

Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and sessions are from 3:30-6pm. (Space is limited.)

All session registrations must be approved by Adam Hollis, Program Director.