2021 Fund-A-Need Video: tinyurl.com/pbcb-fund-a-need-video
The development and delivery of community outreach programs, adaptive programs and financial assistance programs to enable disadvantaged and disabled constituencies to participate in boating, marine education and environmental stewardship activities. We need contributions to help with the costs for needs assessments, program design and curricula, staffing & training and equipment and materials.
Thanks to Capital Campaign donations the campus now offers workable facilities for further program development.
Our fee based youth, adult, family and day camp programs have been well received and participation continues to grow. Program fees for local kids are discounted, scholarships and family assistance are readily available. Basically, we don’t turn anyone away.
We have initiated limited community outreach programming by collaborating with:
- Elementary Schools in Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet (First Sail)
- Monomoy & Nauset Middle & High Schools
- Monomoy Community Services
- Cape Abilities
- Councils on Aging in Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, Orleans & Eastham
- Orleans Ponds Coalition
- Blind and vision impaired community (BVI Sailing Program)
- Cape Veterans
- Center for Coastal Studies
- Mass Audubon
- Duffy Center/Alternative Peer Group Program (Teen Addiction Recovery)
- Sipson Island Trust
- National Weather Service
With the completion of the dock and commissioning of our floating classroom the Friend, in addition to our repurposed campus facilities, we have a very good platform for expanding our Community Outreach, Adaptive and Assistance programs for sailing, paddling, marine education and environmental stewardship, including shoulder and off season offerings that will help PBCB develop into a year round community resource.
Our 2021 Fund A Need is to support the Development and Delivery of these programs including:
- Community needs assessment
- Program design and curricula
- Staffing & training
- Equipment & materials
“I would not have had the opportunity to learn to sail were it not for the generosity of Pleasant Bay Community Boating. To have been able to take advantage of this free program has meant the world to me. It has broadened my horizons and introduced me to new challenges. It has been a real adventure. It has given me the confidence to try other new and exciting activities that, because of my blindness, I otherwise would not have attempted.”
Blind & Vision-Impaired Sailing Program Participant