Canoe Building with Duluth Folk School
June 22, 2021

Canoe Building Program

  • July 28, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • July 29, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • July 30, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 2, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Duluth Folk School is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland and Men as Peacemakers to build a skin-on-frame canoe!

The Canoe Building Program is part of our “Building Opportunities and Assets Together” program, which provides under-represented and under-served area youth the opportunity to build a canoe. By building canoes, we are teaching young people craftsmanship skills, discipline, and work habits, and helping to bolster self-confidence. Canoe building connects youth with our local rivers, lakes, and the wonderful opportunities and lessons of our natural world – an important teaching strategy that too many children are missing. Building canoes integrates relationship-building with adult volunteers who provide support and serve as role models.

Youth ages 13 – 18 can sign up for this FREE program in one of two ways:

  • You can register for the morning session (9:30am – 12:30pm) with Men as Peacemakers by contacting Serrano at
  • You can register for the afternoon session (1:00pm – 4:30pm) with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland by calling Emily at 218-727-1549

You only need to sign up for one session, either Morning Session, or Afternoon Session.

The completed canoe will be housed at the Duluth Folk School, and will be available for program participants.

Registration Includes

Instruction and all required materials.

Skill Level

No prior experience required.

Only for Ages…

Youth 13 to 18 years old.

You should bring…

We will be building the canoe outside under an outdoor event tent, so wear appropriate shoes and clothing.


This program is taking place in the parking lot of the Duluth Heritage Sports Center (LINK to Google Maps)

This program is made possible with the generous support of our partners and supporters, including:

Urban Boat Builders

Building Boats, Launching Lives


Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Private Giving for the Public Good



Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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