Coast Quest Shore Program, Age 6-8


Coast Quest Shore Program: Age 6-8

Search for Long Island Sound marine life as we explore the Long Wharf Nature Preserve! Campers in the Sound Explorers shore program 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!


Program Dates:

All Sessions Run 9am-3pm

June 24 - 28 | July 1 - 5* | July 8 - 12 | July 15 - 19 | July 22 - 26 | July 29 - Aug. 2 | Aug. 5 - 9 | Aug. 12 - 16   *no camp July 4th 
Aftercare | 3-5pm all sessions
Campers can sign up for a maximum of two weeks of camp, we suggest consecutive weeks if possible.

Program Fees:

$260/per one-week session
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 - 2pmExploreCampers head to the preserve and have free time to explore recently learned habitats, look for crabs, and play in the sand (sample).
2 - 2:45pm

the Day

Campers debrief their day in small groups by participating in reflection activities and games.


3 - 3:15pmPick up/
Parents/Guardians sign out their campers.