The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a non-profit organization formed fifty years ago by activist folksinger Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River. Inclusion has always been a central part of pursuing that mission, and the LGBTQ+ community has been a part of that since their sloop’s maiden voyage in 1969. For the last ten years, they’ve provided LGBTQ+Allies at the helm as a safe, 3-day sailing and camping experience in which youths from 15 to 18 years old can learn about environmental protection and leadership.
The program is 100% free and requires no prior sailing or camping experience. Everything is provided starting with pick-up and ending with drop-off near participants’ homes. All food is provided and prepared onboard. Tents and sleeping bags are available for those who don’t have their own. There are currently 17 unfilled spots.
If you're interested, please call executive director Greg Williams at either (845) 265-8080, or on his cell phone – 206-550-1572.
Clearwater Facebook page featuring information about LGTBQ&A at the Helm
A recent post on our Facebook page about this program
The Facebook event page for this program
The Clearwater web page for this program, which includes an on-line application