A Partner in Every Sense of the Word

Back when PBCB’s executive director Charlie Sumner was town administrator for the town of Brewster, he discovered that the young people who attended Cape Cod Technical Regional High School were hidden gems. He had hired the school and their students for municipal work and found them talented, skilled…and affordable!

So, when one of PBCB’s campus buildings, Knollenberg Cottage and Studio, needed a major rehab, Charlie reached out to Cape Tech and found the school delighted to offer their skills once again. For the next year-and-a-half, Tech students will be conducting a total retrofit of the Knollenberg cottage, work that will provide students with hands-on training and experience in all facets of building reconstruction – roofing, electrical, carpentry, plumbing. They’ll also be working with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod to design and install a sustainable landscape, and creating a handicapped parking space that meets accessibility guidelines. Their labor will be provided free of charge to PBCB, and Tech students, meanwhile, gain valuable experience by undertaking their most complex and substantive project to date.

Once completed, the building will house PBCB’s administrative functions and accommodate meeting and education spaces for our growing roster of educational and environmental partners. Ultimately, this building will serve as PBCB’s Center for Marine Science and Education.
Cape Tech prides itself on providing post-high school students options, either through technical training or through preparation for higher training in their chosen technical field. Technical programs such as carpentry, culinary arts, graphic arts, electrical, marine services, information technologies, and horticulture offer them a chance for immediate entry into the job force and provide the launch pad for a career in high-demand fields. (52% of Tech graduates were employed one year after graduating, 40% in a career field related to their technical studies, and some 40% had gone on to higher education.)

This is a story of two valuable and multi-faceted Cape Cod community resources partnering to advance each other’s mission and realize individual and collective goals.

Birding Around Pleasant Bay

Saturday, March 25
9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Join Pleasant Bay Community Boating in association with the Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MAS) staff for an opportunity to explore some of the best birding spots on the bay!
The largest estuary on Cape Cod, Pleasant Bay is a biologically diverse and productive marine habitat, and an excellent place for birding year-round. Sea ducks and other waterfowl can be seen in large numbers on the open waters and protected inlets of the bay. Additional excursions will be offered periodically throughout the year and announced through this newsletter and our website.

9:00-9:30 AM: Meet at PBCB parking lot
9:30-10:15 AM: Carpool to Jack Knife Cove
10:15-11 AM: Carpool to Scatteree/Allen Point Landing
11:00 AM: Return to PBCB to retrieve vehicles

MAS and PBCB Members: $7 (contact info@pbcb.cc if you are not already a PBCB member)
MAS and PBCB Member Children 16 and under: Free/Non-members: $14
Non-member Children 16 and under: $5.
Questions? Contact Abby at info@pbcb.cc.

“A Plastic Ocean” at the Orpheum, sponsored by PBCB

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00AM* – 12:30PM
Orpheum Theater
637 Main Street, Chatham

Adults – $18
Youth (11 and under) – $10

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is pleased to announce the premiere Cape Cod screening of the film A Plastic Ocean at the Orpheum Theater in Chatham.
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that reveals the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.
In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean.
After the film, a panel of scientists and other experts will lead a discussion and question-and-answer period with the audience.

We recommend that you purchase tickets early to ensure a seat.

All proceeds to benefit Pleasant Bay Community Boating.

Click here to view trailer.

Purchase Tickets Here.

PBCB Annual Report 2016

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is pleased to present its Annual Report 2016. Our second year on the new campus was full of fun, firsts, and friendships. Read all about our new programs, partnerships and plans, and the many businesses and individuals who contributed to our success.

Click here to read and download a copy.

Membership Registration


Program Memberships are available in three categories:
Youth (8-21, $35), Adult ($60), and Family ($75).

  • The minimum age for lessons is 8. Children younger than 8 may participate in boat rental with an adult.
  • Family Memberships must be opened in an adult’s name.
  • Children’s birthdates are needed for class sign-up.
  • Please fill in all required fields (some are repetitive), including student name, even if you are not registering for classes now.
  • If you want to, you can sign up for up to fifteen classes per student when you register for membership.
  • After registering, you can return to the page and use the member login to access and update your account and sign up for more classes. Please note that the first time you do this, you will have to click on “I don’t know my password” to get a password sent to you.

Please register for Program Membership here.

Supporting Memberships are available here. Your generosity enables PBCB to keep fees affordable, grow and fund programs,
and realize our mission.

All membership fees and donations are tax deductible. Please note that fees for lessons and boat rentals are not tax deductible.

Membership and class fees are charged to your credit card on a weekly basis.

Please email info@pbcb.cc for assistance you may need.