Bay Camps

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Wenley Ferguson
The Bay is our campground

Narragansett Bay is what sets our summer camps apart from all the rest. In fact, it's our campground. During our week-long, full- and half-day camps, children from kindergarten through high school enjoy hands-on exploration of Rhode Island's greatest natural resource. From sailing and science to critters and crafts, plus locations throughout Rhode Island, there's a camp for every child who loves the outdoors. 

Full-day camps are $275 for Save The Bay members and $300 for non-members. Half-day camps are $150 for members and $175 for non-members. More details and registration for each week-long camp can be found in the list below. 

Because Save the Bay’s BayCamps are so popular, the entire cost of the program is required to confirm your reservation. Cancellations with at least four weeks notice will receive full refund. Cancellation with less than four weeks notice may receive full or partial refund if the spot can be filled by another 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!

 

2015 Summer Camp Offerings

Junior BayCamp, grades K-2 (Newport)

Location: Exploration Center & Aquarium, Newport

Save The Bay’s Junior BayCamp 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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Junior BayCamp

For grades: completed grades K-2

Cost: $250 for members, $275 for non-members

Dates: June 29 – July 3

Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

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Cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members

Dates: July 13 – July 17

Time: 9:00a.m. – noon

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Cost: $250 for members, $275 for non-members

Dates: August 10 – August 14

Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

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Cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members

Dates: August 17 – August 21

Time: 9:00a.m. – noon

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Junior BayCamp, grades K-2 (Providence)

Location: Bay Center, Providence

Save The Bay’s Junior BayCamp 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 BayCamp

For grades: completed grades K-2

Dates: June 29 – July 3

Time: Full Day, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Cost: $250 for members, $275 for non-members

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Dates: August 3 – 7

Time: Full Day, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Cost: $250 for members, $275 for non-members

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BayCamp, grades 3-5 (Providence, Wickford, Newport, Westerly)

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: $300 non-members, $275 members

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

Dates:

June 29 – July 3 in Providence

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July 13 – July 17 in Newport

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July 20 – July 24 in Wickford

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July 27 – July 31 in Westerly

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August 3 – August 7 in Providence

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August 10 – August 14 in Wickford

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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 BayCamp

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: July 6 - July 10

Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Cost: $275 for members, $300 for non-members

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Shipboard Camp, grades 6-8 (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!

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Shipboard BayCamp

Location: Viking Marina, 19 Margin Way in Westerly

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: July 20 - July 24

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $275 for members, $300 for non-members

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Shipboard Camp, grades 6-8 (Wickford)

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 vessels, and will have fun swimming, snorkeling, exploring, and learning about environment.

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Shipboard BayCamp

Location: Wilson Park, Wickford

For grades: 6-8 completed

Dates: July 27 - July 31

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $275 for members, $300 for non-members

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BayCamp, Grades 9-12 (Providence)

Save The Bay is pleased to announce the addition of our new High School BayCamp 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 10 - August 14

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $275 for members, $300 for non-members

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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: July 6 – July 10

Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Cost: $350

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

NEW for 2014 - Community Boating Center (CBC) & Save The BayCamp(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 17 – 21

Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Cost: $300

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Jamestown Camps (Jamestown residents only)

Save The Bay and the Jamestown Education Foundation are pleased to offer one week of our popular summer camp to Jamestown residents for the summer of 2015

Join us at Ft. Getty this summer for a fun half-day camp for students entering grades K-3. 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.

Grades: K-3

Dates: August 3 – 7

Time: 9:00a.m. – noon

Cost: $150

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