Homeschooling on a boat, from a canoe to a cruise ship, can be a fun way to learn.
A Different Tack: Home-Schooling on a Boat
We left Maine on March 25 2000. It was cold, gray and overcast, but casting off the lines was warmed by several hundred friends who came to bid us farewell. That moment may have been the hardest of the last 2 1/2 years of sailing. There was a brief question of, “Is this the right thing to be doing with our life, with our family?” But since then, we have never had to ask that question again.
Heading back to Aceh, fridge full of cheese, and cupboards full of beer. Will be great to go back, as now aware of the spots we want to hang in for a while…..our secret uninhabited island, with the clearest blue water, mating turtles and coral reefs…not to mention an OK surf break, but shhhhh, I cant give too much away, or there will be a resort there next year!
The Hacking Family
Welcome to the Hacking family website with Sue, Jon, Chris, and Amanda on Ocelot, our Kronos 45′ (14m) now 48′ (15m) Wauquiez designed catamaran. We’ve been on this trip since December 2001, sailing from the Eastern Caribbean through the Panama Canal, across the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean to Africa, then back to Asia.
Home Schooling on the High Seas
A typical day for the Adams kids is a little different. “School starts right after breakfast when we’re in port or at anchor,” says Jane Adams. “We take a mid-morning snack break and sometimes a quick swim. Then, we’re back to school until lunch and then are usually finished around 1 p.m. After school, we are off exploring. This often involves swimming/snorkeling, land exploring, or sight seeing.
The Crumpler Family from Georgia extend their homeschooling to a learning experience afloat and took a Basic powerboating course aboard “Red Dog.” Here are the young students’ perspectives of their class.
Homeschooling Children Aboard
Now that we’ve lived aboard for almost seven years with our own kids, we are convinced. Boating families are together families. There is no doubt in my mind that our children are very different than their peers.
What would you do if you had a four year old or a fourteen year old on your boat for a month, or even just one day? There are many things that kids can do while on board to stay occupied, have fun and even learn something new.
Mom and Dad Deliver the World
Presented with a unique opportunity and blessed with an adventurous family, a veteran of the solo-sailing wars turns a boat delivery into a 13,000-mile field trip. By Alan Nebauer, Cruising World, October 1, 2002.
Sweetwater Creek Canoe Trip
Photos from the Sweetwater Creek Homeschool Co-op’s canoe trip.
The Cruising Log and scrapbook of the crew of the yacht Mollymawk. See the Sheinas’ “Home Education” category for stories about homeschooling aboard.
Zac completed his circumnavigation on July 16, 2009! Less than a handful of people have done it under the age of 20.
How to Take a Homeschool Cruise
Taking kids on a homeschool cruise provides families the opportunity to travel with a group of other homeschool families. They learn through actual experience of seeing, walking, touching and being in educational ports of calls that serve as the kids’ classroom. They study with their traveling group and make new friends. Planning is the key to making sure everything goes as intended by following these steps. By eHow Travel Editor.
The Homeschool Cruise & Homeschool Trips
Held in November usually. Come sea our photos from this year. Watch for next year’s destination.
Homeschooling on the Seas
Your children will be provided with not only a fun trip with all the amenities aboard Royal Caribbean’s amazing ships, but an educational experience that will provide the basis for studies for years to come. Departing from ports in New Jersey (to Bermuda), Texas (to Caribbean), Florida (to Caribbean), California (to Caribbean) and Washington (to Alaska).
Captain’s & Admiral’s Cafe
This is a fun and informational Yahoo group for couples and families who are living the dream or at the dreaming and planning stage of becoming liveaboard cruisers whether part time or full time.
Home School at Sea (HS at Sea)
Email list for those who are living aboard, cruising or not – that are educating children through home schooling. Support, direction and contact for our lifestyle choice. To subscribe, send an email to HSseafirstname.lastname@example.org.