*Please Note: Camp registration will open at the end of February 2019 - check back then for sign up!
Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet and above all else - have fun! Camp is designed to appeal to youth ages 6-14 with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens. We offer both a land-based Shore Program and a sea-based Sailing Program in which campers engage in science-based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs and games. Campers spend their time learning and exploring from Sound School, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve and out on New Haven Harbor.
Financial Aid: A generous financial aid program is available, download the application by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, or register online and complete the application in conjuction with the registration.
For questions, please contact Camp Director, Cori Merchant at (203) 562-6655 or via email.
Search for Long Island Sound marine life as we explore the Long Wharf Nature Preserve! Coast Quest campers 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! See pricing and dates.
Sound Explorers Sailing Program - Ages 9-12
Campers in the Two-Week Adventures Sailing Program must have some previous experience sailing or have sailed at Schooner Camp before. This two-week program is geared to give campers a more in depth experience with sailing, skippering and manuevering sailboats. Campers spend half their day exploring the diverse habitats of the Long Island Sound from land and the other half on the water learning the fundamentals of sailing! Campers learn how to sail and skipper a small sailboat, learn detailed boat handling maneuvers, knots, boat safety and how to work and communicate with a team. They develop courage, focus and tenacity adventuring on the protected waters of the New Haven Harbor while engaging in a science-based curriculum, crafts, and exploring the coastal habitats. See pricing and dates.
Junior Counselors Volunteer Opportunity - Ages 15+
Financial Aid is available for families that qualify. The financial aid application can be completed online in conjunction with online camp registration or can be completed prior to registration via the Financial Aid Form linked below.