Bay Camps

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Save The Bay's Summer Camps

Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

At Save The Bay's camps, children enjoy a fun and educational week exploring Rhode Island's greatest natural resource - Narragansett Bay. We have something for every child interested in the outdoors: shipboard camps, sailing camps, and science camps.

With camp sites located throughout Rhode Island and for many age groups, we're sure you'll find an exiting and rewarding camp for your child.

Due to the popularity of Save the Bay’s BayCamp, the entire cost of the program is required to confirm your reservation. If a registrant cancels with at least four weeks notice, the full cost of the camp will be reimbursed via the method of original payment. Registrants canceling with less than four weeks notice may forfeit their full payment if nobody on the waiting list is available to replace the camper. During the camp, children may be interacting with animals and environmental conditions that are not under Save the Bay’s control. As such, we cannot guarantee the abundance or appearance of specific animals. We will, however, do everything possible to maximize our success.

At Save The Bay, the entire Bay is our campground! 

Summer Camp Offerings

Junior Bay Camp, grades K-2 (Newport)

Location: Exploration Center & Aquarium, Newport

Save The Bay’s Junior Bay Camp is the perfect way to introduce the younger camper to the fun and excitement of learning about our environment and the interesting animals in it. Throughout the week, campers will interact with live animals through our various touch tanks and will learn about the Bay and its inhabitants through fun games and interactive models. Campers will also explore the shoreline, while learning about some of the Bays diverse habitats.

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Wenley Ferguson
Junior Bay Camp

For grades: completed grades K-2

Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members

Time: 9am-12pm

Dates: July 14-18

Dates: July 28 – August 1

Junior Bay Camp, grades K-2 (Providence)

Location: Bay Center, Providence

Save The Bay’s Junior Bay Camp is the perfect way to introduce the younger camper to the fun and excitement of learning about our environment and the interesting animals in it. Throughout the week, campers will interact with live animals through our various touch tanks and will learn about the Bay and its inhabitants through fun games and interactive models. Campers will also explore the shoreline, while learning about some of the Bays diverse habitats.

Wenley Ferguson
Junior Bay Camp

For grades: completed grades K-2

Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members

Dates: June 30 – July 3

Time: Half-day, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dates: July 7-11 (Waitlist)

Time: Full Day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $250

Bay Camp, grades 3-5 (Providence, Wickford, Newport)

Campers will join Save the Bay staff for a fun and educational week exploring one of Rhode Island's greatest resources, Narragansett Bay! Throughout the week Campers will be traveling to the bay's most interesting locations aboard a Save the Bay education vessel, and will have fun swimming, snorkeling, exploring, and learning about environment.

Cost: $275 non-members, $250 members (June 30-July 3 Providence camp is 4 days, $195 if booked by 3/15; $230 after March 15

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates:

June 30 – July 3 in Providence (Waitlist)

July 14 – July 18 in Providence (Waitlist)

July 21 – July 25 in Newport (Waitlist)

July 28 – Aug 1 in Wickford

Aug 11 – Aug 15 in Wickford (Waitlist)

Shipboard Camp, grades 5-8 (Jamestown)

This exciting week of camp has a research/education vessel dedicated to it for the entire week! Campers will meet every day at Conanicut Marina in Jamestown where we will board one of the Save The Bay’s 46’ custom vessels to head out and explore Narragansett Bay. Throughout the week, campers will be interacting and researching live animals, visiting islands, exploring various habitats, and of course swimming and snorkeling. This full day camp is perfect for campers who love being outdoors and on the water!

Where: Conanicut Marina

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: July 21-25

For: Students entering grades 5 – 8

Cost: $250

Shipboard Camp, grades 6-8 (Providence)

Our 6-8 grade shipboard camps are aboard one of Save The Bay’s research/educational vessels. During the week, campers will head out on the Bay to explore and research Rhode Island’s shoreline. Campers will learn to use the latest in scientific tools, gather and study live animals, and explore calmer waters of Narragansett Bay with snorkeling and swimming.

Wenley Ferguson
Shipboard Bay Camp

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: July 7-11

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $270 for members, $295 for non-members

Shipboard Camp, grades 3-5 (Westerly)

New for this year Save The Bay has added two camps to Westerly! These full day shipboard camps will head out on Save The Bay's flagship research/education vessel, the 46' Elizabeth Morris. Throughout the week campers will learn to use the latest in scientific tools, collect and interact with live animals, and snorkel and swim in various protected coves throughout the area. We will explore the Pawcatuck River, Little Narragansett Bay, Fishers Island Sound, and Block Island Sound. The week will also include stops to explore the history and nature of various islands throughout the region. Perfect for any camper who enjoys the outdoors!

Wenley Ferguson
Shipboard Bay Camp

For grades: 3-5 completed

Dates: July 7-11

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $270 for members, $295 for non-members

Location: Viking Marina, 19 Margin Way in Westerly

Shipboard Camp, grades 6-8 (Westerly)

New for this year Save The Bay has added two camps to Westerly! These full day shipboard camps will head out on Save The Bay's flagship research/education vessel, the 46' Elizabeth Morris. Throughout the week campers will learn to use the latest in scientific tools, collect and interact with live animals, and snorkel and swim in various protected coves throughout the area. We will explore the Pawcatuck River, Little Narragansett Bay, Fishers Island Sound, and Block Island Sound. The week will also include stops to explore the history and nature of various islands throughout the region. Perfect for any camper who enjoys the outdoors!

Wenley Ferguson
Shipboard Bay Camp

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: July 14-18

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $270 for members, $295 for non-members

Location: Viking Marina, 19 Margin Way in Westerly

Shipboard Camp, grades 6-8 (Wickford)

Our 6-8 grade shipboard camps are aboard one of Save The Bay’s research/educational vessels. During the week, campers will head out on the Bay to explore and research Rhode Island’s shoreline. Campers will learn to use the latest in scientific tools, gather and study live animals, and explore calmer waters of Narragansett Bay with snorkeling and swimming.

Wenley Ferguson
Shipboard Bay Camp

For grades: 6-8 completed (Waitlist)

Dates: August 4-8

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $270 for members, $295 for non-members

High School Academy (Providence)

Save The Bay is pleased to announce the addition of our new High School Academy to our summer programming. This week is perfect for high school students interested in pursuing a college career focused in the environmental sciences. Throughout the week students will travel throughout the Bay on board our flagship research/education vessel, the 46' Elizabeth Morris. Students will participate in research while learning from Save The Bay experts and guest speakers about environmental issues in our area.

Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

Topics include climate change, water quality, invasive species, fisheries, and exploring college and career options within the environmental field. During the week students will also tour college facilities located on Narragansett Bay, as well as participate in a weeklong service-learning project. Students receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the academy.

For grades: 9-12 completed

Dates: August 12-15

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $270 for members, $295 for non-members

Sailing & Science Camp (with Edgewood Sailing School, Cranston)

Sailing & Science Camp (with Camp Fuller, Wakefield)

This is for ocean lovers! Save The Bay, YMCA Camp Fuller and the South County Y have teamed up to offer a one week camp that combines ½ a day sailing and ½ a day exploring Point Judith Pond and the Block Island. During the sailing sessions campers will learn the basics of sailing, or build on existing skills, in four three hour sessions.

The marine biology sessions will include a trip to the salt marshes in the Pond, a trip to Block Island and a snorkeling trip. Campers will collect species and take a closer look at them on the boat and at the lab at Camp Fuller. Campers will meet at the South County Y and van to Camp Fuller. All sailing and marine biology programs will depart from Camp Fuller. All aquatic activities will be accompanied by a lifeguard.

Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

For ages: 9-13

Dates: June 30 – July 4

Time: 9am-4pm

Cost: $275

Sailing & Science Camp (with Sail Newport, Newport)

Back by popular demand! Save the Bay has teamed up with Sail Newport to offer this exciting new camp this summer. During the week, 6th-8th grade students will learn to sail with Sail Newport and explore the Bay with Save The Bay! Campers will spend half of each day sailing wing-keeled sailboats (perfect for experienced and first-time sailors), and the other half of the day aboard one of Save The Bay’s research/education vessels.

Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

Drop off and pick up is at Sail Newport, Fort Adams

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: August 4-8

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $300

Sailing & Science Camp, ages 12-15 (with Community Boating Center, Providence)

NEW for 2014 - Community Boating Center (CBC) & Save The Bay Camp(ages 12-15). Explore the world of sailing and marine science on Narragansett Bay! Campers split their days between a sailboat and a Save The Bay research vessel. They'll experience hands-on sailing fun, use scientific technology to measure water quality, and collect live Bay specimens in our custom onboard research tanks.

Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

Drop off and pick up is at CBC with mid-day visits to our Bay Center by boat.

For ages: 12-15

Dates: August 18-22

Time: 9am-4pm

Cost: $275

Jamestown Camps (Jamestown residents only)

Save The Bay and the Jamestown Education Foundation are pleased to offer three weeks of our popular summer camp to Jamestown residents for the summer of 2014

Junior Bay Camp at Fort Getty

Join us at Ft Getty this summer for a fun half day camp for students entering grades 1-4. Throughout the week campers will be led by Save The Bay’s expert staff members as they explore the various shorelines and habitats, learning about the environment and the bays most interesting inhabitants! The week also includes a day aboard one of Save The Bay’s custom research/education vessels.

Where: Fort Getty, Jamestown

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dates: July 7-11

For: Students entering grades 1 – 4

Cost: $120

Shipboard Camp, entering grades 5-8 (Jamestown)

This exciting week of camp has a research/education vessel dedicated to it for the entire week! Campers will meet every day at Conanicut Marina in Jamestown where we will board one of the Save The Bay’s 46’ custom vessels to head out and explore Narragansett Bay. Throughout the week, campers will be interacting and researching live animals, visiting islands, exploring various habitats, and of course swimming and snorkeling. This full day camp is perfect for campers who love being outdoors and on the water!

Where: Conanicut Marina

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates: July 21-25

For: Students entering grades 5 – 8

Cost: $250