I like to think of the wood as kind of

like my life, they're both hard,

but I'm trying to shape them

into something.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory is a maritime education organization whose mission is to engage urban teens in hands-on boatbuilding and on-water programming to nurture the problemsolving, communication, and collaboration skills needed to become confident, capable adults.

The Blog

More from the Blog

Support the Wooden Boat Factory

Support WBF

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory is a community based non-profit and all gifts are 100% tax deductable. Donations can be made via cash, check or credit card. Gifts made with a credit card via Just Give are subject to a small processing fee.

Learn more about supporting PWBF


Become an active member of the PWBF community by volunteering. Let us know how you can help. Work directly with students in the shop, or on the water. Pitch in with shop projects, or help out by working with our office staff.

Learn more about volunteering