What's New at Schooner Camp for 2019?

By: 
Cori Merchant

We are on course to have an amazing summer at Schooner Camp for 2019!!  We have some awesome new things in store, read on below to learn more.  Join us for Long Island Sound exploration and sailing this summer. We still have our popular one week Sound Explorer sailing program, but we also have a new two week Adventure Sailing program that will provide a more in depth experience for those learning to sail. Campers must have sailing experience or have sailed at Schooner before. New Haven Land Trust has purchased three brand new coach boats that support the students as they are learning to sail. They are Mercury brand rigid bottom inflatables and will be able to provide the additional safety needed as we grow the sailing program. If you are interested, we are working with donors on naming rights for the new boats! The Leaders in Training program has continued to develop and will be a two week program this summer. Here the focus is on having an amazing and in depth sailing experience along with an awesome opportunity for personal development, leadership building and working with youth, all while enjoying and exploring the Sound. We have a generous scholarship program again this year for income eligible families. Our goal is to provide camp opportunity for 50% of campers with the support of financial aid. The application is available on our website or can be completed in conjunction with online camp registration. We hope you'll help us spread the word! Do you know someone that would make an amazing camp staff member, sailing instructor or Junior Counselor? Schooner Camp is hiring! We are looking for sailing instructors, environmental educators and an assistant camp director. Please link here for the job descriptions. Junior Counselors are teens ages 15+ that can receive volunteer hours for assisting staff at Schooner. Junior Counselors register through the online camp system.  Further details on camp are listed on the Schooner section of our website. If you have any questions, please call the Land Trust office at 203-562-6655 or email Cori Merchant, Camp Director at [email protected] 

Blog Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019