Wind & Oar Boat School engages young people and inspires learning through the art, science, and craft of building wooden boats.

We create experiential, hands-on learning environments for youth in the Portland metro area who can most benefit from opportunities that nurture their curious spirit and guide them in discovery. These are students who attend under-resourced schools and/or are from communities striving to overcome inequitable systems and institutions. 


SUMMER CAMP returns in 2021!

Beginning June 14th, we begin a full 10 weeks of Summer Camp. In collaboration with the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation and the following community partners, each session of camp finds youth building wooden boats in a STEAM rich environment and learning to sail, paddle and explore the beautiful Willamette River. 
Alliance at Meek High School, PPS summer school 4 weeks
Camp ELSO, 2 weeks
Rosemary Anderson HS, 2 weeks
and IUrban Teen 2 weeks

Recent News

  • Our 2020 Impact Report celebrates 10 years of building boats with kids, and of course, building kids with boats. Take a look at all we've done over this last decade. 

  • Wind & Oar Boat School provides an innovative platform for exploring STEAM skills. Even with many detours this year as we continue to observe social distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a lot to celebrate.

  • Half way through annual fundraiser in midst of pandemic, natural disasters, political strife

Statement of solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color


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