Brigs Youth Sail Training

Brigs Youth Sail Training is an overnight summer camp like no other. Join the crew of the STV Pathfinder or TS Playfair and set sail into new horizons. From the minute you step onboard our ships, you are immersed into the experience, by taking the wheel, learning the ropes, and experiencing all the wonderful things sail training has to offer.

You will be an active member of the crew and live, eat and sleep onboard our Tall Ship. By the end of a voyage, you will know the fundamentals of how to sail a Tall Ship and be certified as a Brigs ‘Lead Hand’. But it’s not all sailing! Activities during your voyage will include swimming, singing, campfires and exploring ports and anchorages throughout the Great Lakes.

Our programs are an adventure of a lifetime for youth aged 12-18 years of age. No sailing experience is necessary, and financial assistance is available. Choose from a varitey of our voyages ranging from 3 days to 14 days in length, starting and ending in towns across Ontario.

Brigs Youth Sail Training’s mission is to bring together youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences and, through sail training, foster personal growth, the development of practical skills, the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices and an appreciation of the rich marine history of the Great Lakes.

Step aboard and gain memories and friendships to last a lifetime.



This program has a particular approach or emphasis.

  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Adventure / Tripping
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sailing
  • Teen Development
  • Wilderness Setting


Session Types

This program offers the following types of sessions:

  • Overnight Program

Session Timings

This program offers sessions during these parts of the year:

  • Summer

Session Lengths

This program offers the following session lengths:

  • 1 Week
  • 2 Weeks



This camp offers sessions for these ages:

  • 12 Years
  • 13 Years
  • 14 Years
  • 15 Years
  • Over 15 Years


This camp offers sessions for these groups:

  • Co-ed Only (male/female)

Refugee Program

This camp has a refugee program. Contact them for more information.


This program offers the following activities:

  • Camping / Cookouts
  • Cooking
  • Counsellor in Training
  • Duke of Ed
  • Hiking
  • Ropes Course
  • Sailing
  • Singing
  • Swimming (Recreational)
  • Woodworking


This program offers the following kinds of support:

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Mental Health


Subsidy Program

This program offers subsidies. Contact them for more information.


Contact Info

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208 Hillyard St
Hamilton, ON
L8L 6B6

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Primary or "On Season" Number
416-597-7117 ext. 1

Secondary or "Off Season" Number
416-597-7117 ext. 1

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