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Summer Camps & Programs - 2013
Mystic Seaport offers a number of summer camp programs that provide a unique learning adventure where meeting new friends is fun and easy. Our selection of Summer Day Camps offer boys and girls ages 4 to 16 a kid's-eye-view of maritime history as they explore the Museum and take part in hands-on activities. Your 10- to 15-year-old can spend a week living on the Joseph Conrad and learning to sail, and ages 15 and older can sail along the coast as part of the crew of the schooner Brilliant. Community Sailing classes let children ages 8 and older build and refine sailing skills all while nurturing the love of the water.
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.
Financial Aid Available
Financial assistance is available for Summer Day Camp, the Joseph Conrad overnight sailing program, the teen sailing program aboard Brilliant, and for youth and homeschool Community Sailing. Application deadline is May 15, 2013. No more than 50% of the cost of the program will be given as aid. For more information and to apply, visit www.mysticseaport.org/financialaid or call 860.572.5322. This financial aid is made possible by the generous support from the William and Eileen Ames Fund, the Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund, the George Gordon Breed Memorial Fund, and numerous private donors.
Summer Day Camps (Ages 4-16)
With eight day camps to choose from, boys and girls ages 4 to 16 get a kids'-eye-view of maritime history as they explore Mystic Seaport, take part in hands-on activities, play unique games and create fantastic craft projects. They'll discover the secret lives of sailors, learn what life was like at port, meet the citizens of Greenmanville and investigate the superstitions of the sea. Summer day camps at Mystic Seaport are unique and exciting camps your kids will never forget! Extended daycare is available.
Community Sailing (Ages 8+)
No matter your skill level, you will find sailing at Mystic Seaport an unequaled experience. From beginners to intermediate, from youth to adult, individually or as a family, Mystic Seaport offers a full lineup of sailing programs designed to build and refine sailing skills all while nurturing the love of the water. Special homeschool classes and competitive racing series are also available.
Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp (Ages 10-15)
The overnight summer camp of choice for more than 350 campers annually, this summer sailing camp teaches your 10- to 15-year-old not just the skills of the sea, but those of teamwork and camaraderie. Sail a Dyer Dhow by day and sleep aboard a tall ship by night. What better way to spend summer than on the water!
Schooner Brilliant Summer Sailing Program (Ages 15+)
Give your teenager (or yourself) a Brilliant experience aboard this beautiful 61-foot classic schooner! Become part of the crew in this full participation sailing experience while cruising local waters and visiting scenic ports of call. Learn sail handling and theory, teamwork, navigation, stewardship and proper seamanship. No sailing experience necessary.
Mystic River Adventure (Ages 9-12)
Due to high enrollment a third week of camp is now available August 12-16!
Back by popular demand. Join us once again for an incredible Mystic River Adventure with Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. While at the Aquarium (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.), your child will learn about the animals and habitats of the Mystic River and Long Island Sound. After lunch (12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.), we'll travel to Mystic Seaport for a sailing adventure (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). This program will provide your child the unique opportunity to see the river from above and below! To register or for more information on this joint program, please call the Mystic Aquarium (860) 572-5955 ext. 520.