High School Students Summer Program

'SUMMER VOYAGES'

Discover history’s lessons

Inspired by the story of the African captives of the Spanish schooner La Amistad, the recreated ship is a tribute to their courage and their important role in Connecticut’s history. Become part of Amistad’s enduring legacy as you join in discussions of present-day issues of freedom, equality and justice in America and the world. 

Learn to sail a tall ship

Photo: Andrew Mellisy

Photo: Andrew Mellisy

Take part in the exciting adventure of living aboard the Amistad for two weeks. You and your shipmates will master new skills as you share the daily challenges and responsibilities of sailing a 129-foot vessel. Your evenings will be filled with guest speakers and artists, movies, music and games.

Explore our coast

Sail over 250 miles, from New London to New York and back. Explore Manhattan and visit the Statue of Liberty. Along the way, you’ll gain an appreciation for the history and natural beauty of Long Island Sound.

Visit colleges

Visit public and private colleges and universities in Connecticut, including Eastern Connecticut State University, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Yale University. Learn all about college life, meet current students, and explore the variety of academic and career paths that college study offers. You’ll also receive guidance on the application process, how to best present yourself to selective schools, and financial aid options. 

Eligibility
This coed program is designed for current high school juniors, though sophomores may also apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who will be first-generation college students.

Dates
Session 1: June 25-July 8
Session 2: July 16-July 29
Session 3: August 6-August 19

How to Apply
Students are accepted based on the recommendation of a teacher or guidance counselor, who can email summer@discoveringamistad.org to begin the application process.

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Questions? Send them to summer@discoveringamistad.org.

Download a brochure for Summer Voyages here (PDF)