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Orange County's most popular school year experience! With a wide variety of weekday and weekend activities, all youth (non-Scouts and Scouts) are invited to join in on the adventures and fun!

Serving youth ages 5-17 years old. To see the whole layout of School Year offerings, click on our weekend and or weekday (Mon-Fri) PROGRAM GUIDES below to help you search for classes! 



AGES 5-17

Your child's one stop shop for FUN, learning, and activities! Here are a few of our most popular highlights during the school year season 2023 - 2024: 


  • Merit Badge Courses - Ages 11-17 years old. Get hands on with a wide variety of classes like motorboating, kayaking and a wide array of Eagle required MBs like Environmental Science, Personal Management, Citizenship in the Community and much more! 

  • Custom Group Reservations - Book a private outing with any of our classes or activities with your family or Scouting group.  Choose from any of our activities and merit badges including kayaks, stand up paddle boards, or our Giant 15 person Stand Up Paddle Board called the BEAST! 

  • Learn to Sail (Sailing Level 1 & 2) - Ages 7-17, set sail with NSB and learn all the fundamentals to sailing all the while cruising Newport Harbor.


  • Sailing Race Team - Passed level 2? Join our competitive Sailing 2 and participate in our JV or Varsity Team competing in regattas. 



Scroll below to see more amazing programs...

  • NEW! Fishing Merit Badge: Bay & Ocean

(Venture the bay and ocean to get the biggest catch with our Boat Captains! Non-Scouts welcome!)

  • NEW! Cooking Merit Badge 

(Cook delicious meals like grilled kabobs, stacked cheeseburgers, and more! Non-Scouts welcome!)

  • Eagle Package (Scouts)

 (Personal Fitness, Personal Management,

 Family Life MBs)

  • Citizenship in the Community MB


  • Sailing & Robotics Workshop


QUICK LINKS (Updating soon)


AGES 7-17

*No Experience Necessary


Sailing at NSB has your child covered, from beginning sailing classes in our RS Teras to intermediate and advanced sailing in RS Fevas and CFJs. When they catch the sailing bug, join our after school sailors or weekend sailing groups.  

  • Sailing 1 & 2

  • Big Boat Sailing

  • Family Sailing lessons

  • Junior Racing Team



AGES 11-17

Dissect a shark, experience plant and animal touch tanks, create eruptions by testing chemical reactions, practice first aid and CPR on electronic sensor mannequins, build your own cutting board using power tools like drill presses and band saws, and tour the harbor learning to take professional-style photos with our USCG Certified Boat Captains.  Just a few of the many highlights waiting for your child at the Newport Sea Base. AMAZING awaits!

  • Environmental Science

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • First Aid

  • Photography

  • Oceanography

  • Woodworking

  • Citizenship in the Nation

  • Citizenship in the World

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering

  • Electricity

  • Eagle Package


AGES 11-17


Join us for fun adventures out on the water. Whether you want to learn to drive a motor boat around the harbor, or want to explore the amazing creatures in the ocean, dive into an aquatics class at Newport Sea Base!

  • Motorboating

  • Bay & Ocean Fishing

  • Snorkeling

  • Paddle Sports Adventure

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AGES 11-17

*No Experience Necessary

Newport Sea Base offers introductory and competitive rowing program for all ages.  Learn to Row begins as young as 7th grade and prepares young athletes for the competitive high school program.  Sea Base Rowing has had over 20 recruits to top college programs in the last few years.  The next one could be you!

  • Learn to Row Level 1 & 2

  • Introduction to Competitive Team

  • Middle School Team

  • Competitive High School Team

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