Now offering 1-week sessions!
The Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet out on the water, and above all else have fun! The camp offers a range of activities designed to appeal to young children, ages 6-12 years old. Schooner Camp offers both a land based Shore Program and a Sailing Program in which campers engage in science based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs, and games.
Search for Long Island Sound marine life as we explore the Long Wharf Nature Preserve! Campers in the Shore Program spend their day exploring the Sound's coastline, searching for prehistoric horseshoe crabs and discovering oysters and mussels in their natural habitats! Campers play games, sing songs, and get their feet wet, while learning about the local ecosystem. Campers focus on topics such as habitats, ecosystems, conservation, watersheds, water pollution, and stewardship of the coastline while having a blast exploring and making new friendships!
Campers in the Sailing Program spend half their day exploring the diverse habitats of the Long Island Sound from land, and the other half of the day on the water learning the fundamentals of sailing! Campers will learn how to sail and skipper a small sailboat, learn detailed boat handling maneuvers, knots, boat safety, and how to work well and communicate as a team. Campers will develop courage, focus, and tenacity while adventuring on the protected waters of the New Haven Harbor, while also engaging in science-based curriculum, crafts, and exploring the coastal habitats.