Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop teaches Hampton Roads youth STEM and life skills through the building of wooden boats and other nautical activities.
Please help TWBW make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth.
TWBW will hold its 4th Annual Open House on Sunday, May 5th from 1 to 4 pm at the workshop at 910 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk. This event celebrates the accomplishments of our amazing students and showcases the boats they’ve built over the past year. As usual there will be plenty to see and do for all ages: great food, entertainment, silent auction, boatbuilding demonstrations, kids’ activities, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! (Note:Photos of our silent auction items will be posted here by April 23rd.)
TWBW is accepting applications for our summer camps for kids ages 11 - 18. Camps are one week long, half-day (9am – 12pm) and are held June 17 – July 26. Activities include: boatbuilding (models and full-size boats), rowing,, sailing, environmental science. Campers must provide own transportation.
To register, or for information, please contact us at: email@example.com. Slots filled on a first come, first serve basis.
TWBW is seeking corporate and individual sponsors for our
4th Annual Open House. There are three levels of sponsorship:
Sloop: $100 Skipjack: $250 Schooner: $500
All sponsors will be listed in the event program and on our Facebook page by name or corporate logo. Skipjack and Schooner sponsors will also be acknowledged on our website and in the summer newsletter. Schooner sponsors will also receive a commemorative TWBW oar (pictured above). This attractive keepsake is a 36” replica of the oars our students make.
We are currently wrapping up our 2019 Winter/Spring Program. Over the past several months 65 students have done a remarkable job constructing three Tidewater 14 skiffs while improving STEM and life skills. After putting the finishing touches on two of the boats the youngsters will row them on the Elizabeth River. Check out the photos in the gallery below of our young boat builders in action.
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Our mailing address:
Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop
PO Box 1243
Norfolk, VA 23501
Our workshop is located on the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority compound at the following address:
910 Ballentine Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23504, United States
Monday -Thursday: 9am -6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Your support and contributions will enable us to reach more disadvantaged youth in the Hampton Roads area.