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Schooner Camp


Schooner camp is a signature youth summer camp program of Gather New Haven-merger of New Haven Land Trust and New Haven Farms.

Our summer camp aims to bring kids to the Long Island Sound coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet and above all else – have fun!

Campers have the opportunity to explore our land trust properties in unique ways- taking a deep dive into coastal ecology, adventure and exploration!

Camp is for youth ages 6-14 with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens.

Shore exploration and and Learn to Sail programs engage campers through a well balanced mixture of fun STE(A)M based curriculum, team/leadership skill building and environmental education/stewardship activities to learn more about themselves and develop a sense of place in the natural world!

This video was created by New Haven Land Trust prior to the merger, but contains great information about our Schooner Camp program.

Important Camp Information

Camp Contact:

Gather New Haven

817 Grand Ave  Suite 102,

New Haven, CT

(203) 562-6655 off-season (Do not use this number during the camp season!)

Camp Phone: (475) 238-5778 

Use this phone number to directly get ahold of Camp Director and/or Assistant Camp Director starting in June

Camp Director: Nikki Saccoccia ,

Assistant Camp Director: Ryan Mullins:

Camp Location:

Sound School, 60 S Water Street, New Haven

Drop off/Pick up location: End of Sea Street-Bayview Park green (17 Sea Street)

Camp Dates:

June 28 – August 20, 2021

Session 1: 6/28-7/9

Session 2: 7/12-7/23

Session 3: 7/26-8/6

Session 4: 8/9-8/20

Camp Hours:

M-F, 9am – 3pm, Aftercare until 5pm

Drop off times 8:45-9:00am

Pick up time 2:45pm-3:00pm (Bring ID)

Aftercare: anytime between 3:00-5:00 pm

On Rainy Days: Drop off/Pick up will be the the Anderson Building (60 S Water Street), the Blue building to the left of the boat ramp. There will be a check in/out table and your child will be brought out to you.

*Notice: Aftercare will be a mixed cohort. Campers will engage in socially distant activities to limit mixing opportunities.

We look forward to having you back for Schooner Camp 2021!

We are currently adjusting for the upcoming camp season by updating procedures, training and protocol to ensure a safe and fun camp season.

Registration Now Open!

Masks will be required indoors for both Staff and Campers following current CDC and OEC guidelines .  Outdoors-Masks are optional in the camp cohorts. Staff will wear masks during pick up and drop off times as well. When guests visit camp we will have both staff and campers wear masks just to be extra cautious during this irregular summer. Thank you for working with us to help to keep our camp community safe!

Why Choose Schooner Camp?

Learn more about the benefits of nature by clicking the link below

Prep for Camp by engaging in our free educational resources on our

Schooner Educational Resource page

(All activities are free to download and share!)

Join Us this Summer!

Register for a camp on the Camp Programs Page!


Check back in on our job opportunities page and Indeed.
Contact the Camp Director if you are interested or have questions

Seasonal Camp Positions:

Schooner Camp in the News!

Check out the Department of Interiors Fall 2020 issue of

NewsWave featured article on Schooner Camp and

Long Wharf Nature Preserve!


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