Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet and above all else - have fun! Camp is designed to appeal to youth ages 4-12 years old with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens. We offer both a land-based Shore Program and a sea-based Sailing Program in which campers engage in science-based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs and games. Campers spend their time learning and exploring from Sound School, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve and out on New Haven Harbor. Please sign up for a maximum of two weeks of camp, unless enrolling in the LIT or Junior Counselor program. We encourage sailing campers to register for two full weeks of camp to gain more sailing experience.
A generous financial aid program is available, download the application by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, or register online and complete the application in conjuction with the registration.
For questions, please contact Camp Director, Cori Merchant at (203) 562-6655 or via email.
Our youngest campers spend their day exploring the Long Island Sound for fiddler crabs, sea snails and more, discovering the different habitats of egrets, mussels, and oysters! Sea Sprite campers experience a combination of hands-on activities, games, crafts and exploration time as well as some cool down time inside and in the shade. Sea Sprite camp is all about exposing our youngest campers to the wonders of the Long Island Sound while creating new friends and having fun! Campers must have turned 4 by June 25th and previously attended a daycare program, camp, or pre-school. See pricing and dates.
Search for Long Island Sound marine life as we explore the Long Wharf Nature Preserve! Sound Explorers spend their day exploring the Long Island Sound 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! See pricing and dates.
Sound Explorers Sailing Program - Ages 9-12
Junior Counselors Volunteer Opportunity - Ages 15+
Financial Aid is available for families that qualify. The financial aid application can be completed online in conjunction with online camp registration or can be completed prior to registration via the Financial Aid Form found on our Polices and Forms link above.