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An overnight summer sailing camp for boys and girls ages 10-15
For more than 50 years, young people have come to Mystic Seaport each summer to sail on the beautiful Mystic River and sleep on a tall ship. Learning by doing - in a friendly and supportive atmosphere -- is the cornerstone of the Joseph Conrad overnight summer sailing program.
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1882, the Joseph Conrad is a square-rigger once used to train young Danish men for the merchant service. Today, permanently moored on our waterfront, she's fitted out with bunks for 50 campers, flush toilets, showers, heat and electricity. View Conrad Tweendecks Plan.
During the six-day program, young people ages 10-15 sail our fleet of Dyer Dhows and learn the skills of the sea. Lifelong friendships are made through the spirit of teamwork that underlies the Conrad experience. Our staff includes a state licensed director, experienced counselors and experienced sailing instructors, many of whom are past Conrad participants.
Each day starts early with morning deck chores. After breakfast, campers tackle the wind and current of the Mystic River, then break for lunch before setting off for an active afternoon with an activity or more sailing. Evenings are filled with activities, as well as plenty of time to spend with new friends, stargazing in our planetarium, climbing the rigging of the Conrad, or enjoying a lively sea music sing-a-long. A favorite afternoon activity is a downriver cruise on the steamboat Sabino.
Choose from four camps that best fit your child's age group. The camps, while age-group specific, will focus on the skill level of the individual sailor. Whether you have sailed before or it's your first time stepping on a boat, the staff covers basic sailing skills right up to advance techniques. One camp week will be devoted to racing for experienced sailors. Program enrollment is limited to 40 for each session, so every camper gets individual attention and feels like part of the crew. Register today and get ready for a summer of sailing fun!
|2013 Sailing Camp Dates||Meet the Instructors|
|Camp Registration Form||Become a Sailing Assistant|
|Camp Essentials: What to Bring||Conrad Handbook|
Register for Multiple Camps and Save
Special offer! Register for one camp session then save 10% when you register siblings or sign up for multiple camp sessions (this discount does not apply to the Brilliant program). The discount will apply to the least expensive camp if there is a difference.
Financial Assistance Available
The Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund was created as an endowment in 2003 in memory of Todd Wilkins, an exuberant and avid sailor. To perpetuate Todd's spirit and honor his memory this endowment provides scholarships to allow other young people to experience the same opportunities Todd enjoyed. Click here for more information.
Boy Scouts can earn their Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Upon registration please tell us you are looking to earn the badge so appropriate activities can be added. We will supply and sign the appropriate blue signature card necessary to show badge completion. Please note that you'll need to come prepared with your book and Mystic Seaport does not supply badges.
Badge designs are property of Boy Scouts of America. Mystic Seaport does not make claims to these designs and provides them as visual reference only. Questions regarding badge designs and usage should be directed to a local scouting representative.