Social skills are taught via facilitated groups, supportive and choice-based interventions, and from guided modeling by staff and peers. Sailing a 42’ boat takes a large amount of teamwork, which provides an un-ending supply of opportunity for unique social experiences, practice, and instruction.
Secondary to a highly structured social skill and socialization focus, participants will become an integral part of a crew, learning all aspects of sailboat operation including navigation with chart and compass, steering of the vessel, weather patterns, tides and currents, and maritime lore. Participants will learn how to create a food budget, purchase supplies, cook meals, and complete all aspects of cleaning, from dinner dishes to personal hygiene, to scrubbing the decks - all while at sea for 8 days. There is absolutely no experience necessary to participate in Talisail, as our staff tailor the program to meet the needs of a diversified group of participants.
Dates: July 15 - 22, 2006