Summer Overnight Trips for Teens

Summer Overnight Trips for Teens


Fantastic Voyage Overnight Program

This program is currently at capacity - registrations are waitlist only

Join us this year for 4-days/3-nights of adventure where we provide youth of all genders in grades 7-12 a supportive, fun and dynamic learning environment. Meet new people while setting sail, expand comfort zones by climbing aloft or steering the ship. Explore the Salish Sea with activities focused on marine animals including plankton and marine mammals, ocean acidification, microplastics and more! Fantastic Voyage builds confidence and competence, models teamwork and responsibility and provides strong crew role models with respect to environmental stewardship and community.
Where: Port of Everett to Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle
When: Overnight - Monday, August 5th to Thursday, August 8th
Cost: Members $835, Non-members $928

This program will be offered to a maximum of 20 participants

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for our teen programs. For more information, click here.

Due to some exciting partnership programs happening this summer, we are only able to offer Fantastic Voyage for summer 2024. Girls at the Helm will be back for 2025! If you'd like to be put on a list for information about 2025 programs, please email Program Director Jenny Huntley at

Girls at the Helm Overnight Program

Our most popular program - where STEM science, the Salish Sea, and maritime history come alive - will be back in 2025! Join us for 4 days of overnight programs for girls in grades 7-12. The girls participate directly in every aspect of sailing the ship, from hauling lines to learning about navigation and STEAM principles. Through these activities, they’ll learn the significance of teamwork, how to take responsibility for their own actions, and the pride of accomplishment. Sailing and learning together as the ships company, the girls will develop confidence as leaders, sailors and advocates for the future of the Salish Sea.
When: Stay tuned for 2025 dates

This program will be offered to a maximum of 18 participants

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for our teen programs. For more information, click here.
Girls at the Helm presented me with all of the options that I had in life and showed me successful women mentors—women doing what they want to do... It was those experiences that gave me a direction in life. I’ve been doing ocean research ever since. - Amelia F., Girls at the Helm 2009

Apply to be an Apprentice



Apply for a scholarship

Youth Scholarships

About the Apprentice program
Sound Experience is updating and re-evaluating the Apprentice Program at this time. For information on this please contact Program Director Jenny Huntley at and Partnership Director Amy Kovacs at

Our Ship's Apprentice Program is a special opportunity for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 who have previously sailed aboard Adventuress on an overnight program. As a Ship's Apprentice, you will become a junior member of the crew, assist in leading a watch, improve your deck skills, and support our environmental programs. To find out more, please visit the Apprentice page.
About Youth Scholarships
Though all of our programs are subsidized, we also provide some partial and full youth scholarships on a limited basis.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, as well as the applicant's interest and enthusiasm for our educational programs and mission. Eligible programs for a Sound Experience youth scholarship are Girls at the Helm and Fantastic Voyage. To find out more, visit our Youth Scholarship page.