Shore Program



Shore Program: Ages 6-8

Campers in the land-based Shore Program spend their day exploring the Long Island Sound coastline, playing games, singing songs, getting their feet wet, and learning all about the local ecosystem. The camp’s unique site at the Sound School in City Point allows campers the opportunity to explore three diverse coastal habitats on the Long Wharf Nature Preserve. 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! Kids can sign up for multiple sessions!

Program Dates:

1-Week Sessions Now Available!
All Sessions Run 9am-3pm

Session 1 | June 26 - June 30 
Session 2 | July 3 - July 7* 
Session 3 | July 10 - July 14 
Session 4 | July 17 - July 21
Session 5 | July 24 - July 28
Session 6 | July 31 - Aug. 4
Session 7 | Aug. 7 - Aug. 11
Session 8 | Aug. 14 - Aug. 18

Aftercare | 3-5pm all sessions

*no camp July 4th

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.