Mystic Seaport Museum Summer Camps | Kids Out and About Providence

Mystic Seaport Museum Summer Camps

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/20/2021
Mystic Seaport Museum offers a number of summer camp programs that provide a unique learning adventure where meeting new friends is fun and easy. Our wide selection of Summer Day Camps offers boys and girls ages 4 to 16 a kid’s-eye-view of maritime history as they explore the Museum; Community Sailing classes let children ages 8 and older build and refine sailing skills; 8- to 15-year-olds can spend a week learning to sail by day and sleeping aboard a historic ship by night in the Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp; and ages 15 and older can sail along the coast as part of the crew of the schooner Brilliant. Select the camp that best suits your children and give them a summer to remember at Mystic Seaport Museum!

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With many different day camps to choose from, including joint camps with Mystic Aquarium and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, boys and girls ages 4 to 16 get a kids'-eye-view of maritime history as they explore Mystic Seaport Museum, 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, investigate the superstitions of the sea, and more. All of our programs are licensed by the State of Connecticut and are staffed by experienced museum educators. Extended daycare is available.


The overnight summer camp of choice for more than 350 campers annually, this summer sailing camp teaches your 8- to 15-year-old not just the skills of the sea, but those of teamwork and camaraderie. Kids sail a Dyer Dhow by day and sleep aboard a historic ship by night -- what better way to spend summer vacation than on the water! Our staff includes a state-licensed director, experienced counselors and experienced sailing instructors, many of whom are past Conrad participants.


No matter your skill level, you will find sailing at Mystic Seaport Museum an unequaled experience. From beginners to intermediate, from youth to adult, individually or as a family, Mystic Seaport offers a full lineup of programs designed to build and refine sailing skills, all while nurturing the love of the water. Our Community Sailing instructors are experienced sailors certified through US Sailing for sailing safety, boat operation, first aid, and CPR. Their love of the water and years of sailing experience provide participants not only with the required technical knowledge, but with practical know-how through hands-on instruction. Special homeschool classes and competitive racing series are also available. More information and camp dates.


Give your teenager a Brilliant experience aboard this beautiful 61-foot classic schooner! They will become part of the crew in this full-participation sailing experience, while cruising local waters and visiting scenic ports of call. As the oldest sail education program in the country, Brilliant has taught teamwork, leadership, stewardship, and traditional seamanship for more than 60 years. Participants learn under the guidance of a professional crew and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain.

COVID-19 Policies

To provide for the health and safety of our campers we will be implementing the following protocols in our summer camps.  More details will be provided to each family prior to camp.

  • Masks are required.
  • We consult with Ledge Light Health District on every COVID-related scenario and defer to their decision as to a child’s participation given the specifics of each unique situation.
  • Group size will be reduced to allow for social distancing.
  • While we are not requiring a 14-day quarantine prior to arrival at camp, we ask that to the extent possible campers and their families take extra steps to minimize their potential exposure to the coronavirus in the two weeks leading up to camp. Parents and campers will be required to complete a pre-screening form daily for the 14 days prior to camp.
  • For the sailing camps, each camper will be assigned a boat at the beginning of the week that they will use exclusively for the entire week.
  • For all camps, there will be daily wellness screenings including temperature checks and assessment of symptoms related to COVID-19.
  • For all camps, there will be increased cleaning and sanitation of spaces and equipment each day. 
  • There will be a COVID-19 waiver form to sign.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States


Contact name: 
Sara Cahill
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