Schooner Camp

Session 1 June 24 to July 5 (camp is closed on July 4)
Session 2 July 8 to July 19
Session 3 July 22 to August 2
Session 4 August 5 to August 16

Land-based programs: $575 per session

Land/sail-based programs: $775 per session

Junior Counselor: $100 per session

Extended care: $160 per session

Scholarship application is located in the Camp Doc registration under health profile.


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 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!

Important Camp Information

Camp Location:

Sound School, 60 S Water Street, New Haven, CT.

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

Off-Season Camp Contact:

Gather New Haven

495 Blake Street, Unit C

New Haven, CT 06515

(475) 238-5778

Camp Director: Karen Nelson,

This video was created by WTNH News 8, circa 2022.

Camp 2023 Highlights!

  • Sailed to the Sand spit
  • Sailed to Lighthouse Point Park
  • Bird walks
  • Animal tracking
  • Built Oyster reef balls
  • Built underwater robotic operational vehicles
  • Sail boat races
  • Crab exploration
  • Pirate day
  • Crab Day
  • Shark Day
  • Played environmental education Jeopardy
  • Water sampling
  • Served breakfast and lunch
  • Played all camp games
  • Explored the coastal inhabitants
  • Learned about invasive species
  • Meigs Nature Center programming at camp
  • And much more!

Check out some pictures from this summer to get an inside look at what Schooner Camp is like from day to day

We look forward to having you back for Schooner Camp 2024!

COVID-19 guidelines for 2024 (if needed) will be developed closer to camp opening.


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 Next Summer!

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Contact the Camp Director if you are interested or have questions about employment with Schooner Day Camp.


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