Call of the Sea believes that overnight programs can have the greatest impact on students, not only exposing them to the marine environment, but helping build self confidence when they disconnect from the media and land, learn new skills and and face new challenges by becoming part of the sailing crew. In 2023 we served 3 cohorts of Camp Sea Lab youth on 5 day voyages in Monterey, a group of Sea Scouts on a 4 day nautical skills building program, college students on a week-long summer fellowship maritime adventure and a most impactful, a group of deaf high school students (profiled below).
Unfortunately, especially after such an inspiring summer of programs, Overnight voyages are currently suspended pending clarification of CA state labor law requirements pertaining to crew overtime. These requirements make multi-day voyages financially unsustainable. Call of the Sea is taking steps with the goal of resolving these issues in time for the 2024 sailing season.