Sea Sprites Shore Program, Ages 4-5



Sea Sprites Shore Program: Ages 4-5

Our youngest campers will spend their day exploring the Long Island Sound for fiddler crabs, sea snails, and discovering the different habitats of egrets, mussels, and oysters!  Sea Sprite campers will 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.

Program Dates:

All Sessions Run 9am-3pm 

Session 1 | June 25- 29, July 9 - 13, July 23 - 27,  Aug. 6 - 10
Session 2 | July 2 - 6*, July 16 - 20, July 30 - Aug. 3, Aug. 13 - 17
*no camp on July 4th 

Aftercare | 3-5pm all sessions

To provide more camp spaces for kids in 2018, we are only allowing kids to sign up for a maximum of two weeks of camp - one week of Session 1 and one week of Session 2. Sailing Campers are encouraged to signup for the full two weeks of camp to get more sailing experience. Session 1 and Session 2 teach different educational materials. Your child can start with either Session 1 or Session 2 and can split up the weeks if it better fits your summer schedule.

Program Fees:

Aftercare $75/week


A Typical Day at Camp in the Shore Program

8:45 - 9am  ArrivalCampers sign in and meet with their Counselor in small groups
9 - 9:15amSmall GroupsCampers meet with their Counselor and camp group for check ins and small group games
9:15 - 9:30amMorning
Morning meeting is for the entire camp to get together and sing silly songs, have camp announcements, and play group games to start off the day
9:30 - 10:30amActivity OneHabitats: Campers learn a habitat chant and song. They discuss different habitats they will be exploring later in the afternoon and play a habitat game (sample).
10:30 - 11:30 amActivity Two

Campers head to the preserve for a habitat scavenger hunt and some free explore time (sample).

11:30 - 12pmLunchCampers bring their lunch or participate in the New Haven Meals program for lunch and have some free time to play.
12 - 1pmCool down/
Campers head inside to take a break from the sun and heat, and create a craft or conduct a science experiment.
1 - 2pm ExploreCampers head to the preserve and have free time to explore recently learned habitats, look for crabs, and play in the sand (sample).
2 - 2:45pmDebrief
the Day
Campers debrief their day in small groups by participating in reflection activities and games.
2:45 - 3pmPick up/
Parents/Guardians sign out their campers.