Join SCAMP Camp 2019 and Build your dream

If you dream of sailing over the horizon in a tiny boat, or if a lazy sail up a calm river suits your tastes, then SCAMP may be your ideal small boat. Hundreds of sailors have figured out there is something special about this little pocket yacht, and we offer an exclusive opportunity to partially build one with instruction along side fellow builders with willing hands.

SCAMP Camp is a group boat build that is both productive and just as important is a huge amount of fun. At the end of Camp you will have a highly accurate hull ready to finish and fit out. We team build your boat together over a period of ten working days. 

Tuition $1900
Materials $800

Registration is open and enrollment is on a first come basis as our intention is to keep a high instructor to builder ratio.

Our 2019 class limit is five boats- Sign up soon and lets make this happen together.

SCAMP CAMp 2019- August 19th-30th
SEAS- Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Instructor- Howard Rice
Tuition $1900
Materials $800

Birdsmouth Mast and Spar build- August 16th-18th
SEA- Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Instructor- Howard Rice
Tuition $750
Materials $195

Please select the Take Action button above to sign up or request more information. I am happy to call and discuss the build.

$250 refundable deposit is requested to reserve a space in SCAMP Camp. Full refunds are possible one month in advance of the start of SCAMP Camp.

Ordering Your Kit
Kits can be purchased from Small Craft Advisor Magazine and will be shipped to the build site.


Team Work

SCAMP Camp is not a boat building class in the traditional sense of students in lecture with limited hands on. Instead we offer a slightly different and we believe more meaningful style of instruction. I call it "the full dive in" immersion in your build method. With a capable instructor at your side and the hands of friends at critical steps in the build of your new boat you will have the opportunity to team build learning as you produce your boat. This team approach is highly efficient and also a lot of fun!



A very accurate boat

Jump in and live your vision of getting out on the water by building one of these very cool little pocket cruisers. As your personal build partner/instructor I am there to work side by side with you with the aim of producing a highly accurate hull in just ten working days. Last count I have either custom built or instructed in the construction of eighty two SCAMP's including one of my own. I have been involved in pushing the evolution of the design forward with innovative changes that have created safer and more comfortable boats. Your kit will be the latest iteration, the SCAMP MKII with design changed I pioneered and incorporated into my own SCAMP named Southern Cross.



Post SCAMP Camp

Be assured that as you complete your boat you will not only have me for continuing advice but you will also have access to the many tips and tricks developed by others. Visit the SCAMP Forum on the Small Craft Advisor web site and join the discussion or pick up the phone and give me a call.


When and Where
SCAMP Camps begin on Monday mornings at 8am and end ten working days later on Friday. Each day will begin at 8am and end at 5pm. Lunch is an hour at noon. Each day will be an opportunity for the group to engage in a small boat chalk talk with your instructor pertaining to topics the group suggests.


SCAMP 2019 will be held at the SEAS facility in Sheboygan Wisconsin

The Sheboygan, Wisconsin Camp is being held in the fantastic new SEAS facility. This is an exciting new development for SCAMP Camp.  There are many affordable lodging options in town and Sheboygan is a very unique small town on the shore of Lake Michigan. We hope to have a SCAMP on the water for builders to test sail.

SCAMP Camp Tool List
Tape measure – Inches and Metric
Small Bubble Level
Japanese hand pull saw
Block plane
20 or more- small C-clamps, F-clamps, Bar-clamps, Spring-clamp
Ruler, Steel – small
Small wood rasp. A four way is best.
Diagonal Wire cutter (Bull nose cutters best)
Tyvek type paper suit and/or multiple pairs of old pants and old shirts (clothing you do not mind being ruined by epoxy)
Ear plugs or ear protectors
Mask (Dust) - NIOSH/MSHA approved or mask (Respirator) - Filter, organic fumes rated. 
Large box of rags or clean cotton rags
3 Plastic squeegee spreaders for epoxy work (these should be new)

Boat Trailers

You will need to bring a trailer for your new boat or you can contact Howard at 231-838-8472 and he can help you find one locally.