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MCC Great Lakes Sailing Adventure!

Ahoy! Come set sail aboard Michigan Crossroads Council's newest addition to the Outdoor Adventures Program!

The Retriever, a 52' ketch, is an offshore sailing program where youth will learn the fundamentals of sailboat handling, steering, waterway navigation, marine safety, and various cruising techniques used by seasoned sailors!

Based in its home port of Mackinaw City, MI, the Retriever will embark on excursions to various destinations in the northern Great Lakes.  Planned packages include day cruises, weekend cruises, and week-long cruises. The Retriever is designed to accommodate co-ed crews (2 staff & 12 participants); Charter Packages will be available for any BSA unit or other youth organization. The Great Lakes Sailing Adventure is designed for Sea Scouts, older Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts or Venturers.

Participants must be at least 13 years of age by September 1st of the year they participate for Week-Long Packages.

Participants must be registered Boy Scouts, Venturers, Varsity Scouts or Sea Scouts for Weekend Packages.

To register for a 2014 week-end or week-long voyage, click here.

Questions?  Send us an e-mail to

Visit the Retriever Ships Store hereExternal Link 

Visit the Great Lakes Sailing Adventure Media & Promotions page here.

2014 GLSA Weekend Packages*

3-days / 2-nights - $2,400 per Crew of 14

  • May 16-18
  • May 23-25
  • May 30-June 1
  • June 6-8
  • August 29-31
  • September 5-7
  • September 12-14

2014 Week-Long GLSA Packages*

7-days / 6-nights - $6,500 per Crew of 14

  • June 15-21
  • June 22-28
  • June 29-July 5
  • July 6-12
  • July 13-19
  • July 20-26
  • July 27-August 2
  • August 3-9
  • August 10-16
  • August 17-23

 *Price does not include food - Crews are responsible for their own meals 

Great Lakes Sailing Adventure Forms & Resources


To make your 2015 Great Lakes Sailing Adventure Reservation:

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