Camps Your Kids Will Love
By Patrice Davis
It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming up quick and you need to have a plan to keep the kids busy. Here are some camps in the area that your child or children might be interested in.
Camp name: Sailing Camp at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City
Address: Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, 4487 Venicean Road, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Camp dates: Weekly programs, June 17 to Aug. 12
Location: Yacht Club of Sea Isle City
Age range: 8-18
Time: Beginner, 9am-noon; Intermediate & Advanced, 1-4pm
Pricing: $180 to $225
How to register: ycsic.com/sailing
What should campers expect:
The Yacht Club of Sea Isle City began its sailing program in 1940 and has been instilling the excitement of the sport to students and sailors ever since. This summer, campers of all ages can enjoy the spray of saltwater, a coastal breeze and the promise of lifelong friendship and appreciation of the water when they join the summer Sailing Camp.
Campers cruise the back bays of Sea Isle City while learning the timeless art of sailing. The program provides all equipment and certified instructors for a great week or more of fun in the sun.
U.S. Sailing Association-certified instructors offer hands-on instruction and fun activities for every skill level. Beginners to the sport will earn the basics starting with rigging and tacking, all the way to how to follow the wind and flip a vessel should it take a sudden tip. Intermediate and advanced levels continue with lessons including the opportunity to sail on a Sunfish, OPTI, Laser or 420, while also practicing racing techniques and participating in weekly competitions with area clubs.
Participants in this fun and educational camp return year after year.
Space is limited, so be sure to register before classes fill up! Registration opportunities include a number of options including early registration, family discounts and even multi-week discounts!
This camp is unique in that the yacht club offers this program to the public without requiring club membership, while also supplying boats and equipment, making it a fun and affordable way for a family to learn a valuable skill and enjoy a summer on the water.
Camp name: Summer Nature Program at The Wetlands Institute
Address: The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Camp dates: Weekly programs. June 26 to Aug. 21
Location: The Wetlands Institute
Age range: 5-13; Special Programs for age 4
Time: Campers age 5-13, 9:30am-2pm; Campers age 4, 9:30am-noon
Pricing: $105 to $275
How to register: wetlandsinstitute.org
What should campers expect:
Campers of all ages can spend a week discovering the shore in a fun and hands-on experience. Campers will engage in science experimentation and exploration, play games, go on field trips, explore the beach, create arts and crafts and more! Featuring a new theme each week to keep campers engaged and entertained. (*Age 4 welcome)
June 26-28 Fins, Scales and Tails*
July 1-5 Eco-Trails and Treasures
July 8-12 Oceanopolis*
July 15-19 Outback Survival Games
July 22-26 Terrapins to Toads*
July 29-Aug. 2 Marine Mammals
Aug. 5-9 Oh, Fly!*
Aug. 12-16 Explore the Shore
Aug. 19-21 Rock Fossil Stone*
Older campers they will enjoy weekly field trips, plus all campers will enjoy hands-on experiences with marine mammals, ocean life, turtles and more.
July 1-5 Parents are invited to join in on the field trip.
July 15-19 Special nighttime games and campfire fun.
Aug. 19-21 Special nighttime beach games and scavenger hunt fun.
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