Sea Sprites Shore Program, Ages 4-5



Sea Sprites Shore Program: Ages 4-5

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 Sound while creating new friends and having fun! Campers must turn four by the beginning of camp and have previously attended a daycare, camp or pre-school.

Program Dates:

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

Aftercare | 3-5pm All Sessions

Campers can sign up for a maximum of two weeks of camp.

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 get to know their Couselor and groupmates with small group games
9:15 - 9:30amMorning
Entire camp get together for songs, camp announcements and 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 the day in small groups by participating in reflection activities and games
2:45 - 3pmPick upParents/Guardians sign out their campers