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Joseph Conrad Overnight Summer Sailing Camp 2020

joseph conrad overnight sailing camp

Sunday 3 p.m.-Friday 12:30 p.m.

Sign up your child for a unique overnight sailing camp on the beautiful Mystic River! From 1934 to 1936, the full-rigged ship Joseph Conrad (built in 1882) sailed around the world with a crew of youth. While the vessel does not sail today, campers still experience what life aboard was like for those young mariners by sleeping on the historic vessel and learning to be a part of everyday shipboard life.

Each day campers learn to sail traditional Dyer Dhow dinghies, and during afternoon apprenticeships campers can choose to focus on marine science, astronomy, marlinspike seamanship, and other traditional maritime skills such as art and music under the guidance of Museum experts. For more information about the apprenticeships click here. Campers also participate in fun activities in the evenings, including a Planetarium show, climbing the rigging, and an interactive chantey show. Campers return home with a new level of sailing proficiency, knowledge about our local maritime heritage, and lasting friendships. Campers who attend more than one session can choose a new apprenticeship skill to master and continue to progress through our five levels of dinghy sailing, from beginner to racing skipper! Conrad Camp is a state-licensed program with an experienced staff of US Sailing-certified instructors. Permanently moored on our waterfront with flush toilets, showers, heat/AC, and electricity, the Joseph Conrad is outfitted with comfortable living quarters for up to 50 campers and staff. Campers eat three meals a day in our Galley Restaurant in a separate room designated for the camp.

At the beginning of each week our counselors assess sailing ability of the campers and divide them into skill level groups accordingly.

Ages 8-11
July 19-24

Ages 9-12
July 12-17, August 2-7

Ages 10-13
June 28-July 3, July 26-31, August 9-14

Ages 11-14
June 14-19

Ages 12-15
June 21-26, July 5-10

 Members: $900 • Non-members: $950

To register call 860.572.5322, ext. 1. or email reservations@mysticseaport.org