Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps, offers early bird registration deals

Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps, offers early bird registration deals

On Narragansett Bay, campers make memories, form friendships, and enjoy a summer experience like no other

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – January 9, 2023 – Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp opens today! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summer along Rhode Island’s coast, learning about local waters, species and habitats, as well as the environmental and marine sciences. With full-day, week-long camps located in Providence, Newport, Wickford and Bristol, Save The Bay offers summertime opportunities that are perfect for every adventurous child and teen. Early bird discounts are available to all families who complete their BayCamp registrations before March 17.

“Nothing compares to a summer spent exploring Narragansett Bay,” said Save The Bay Director of Education, Bridget Prescott. “Our campers fill their days with spotting treasures along the shoreline, getting knee-deep in marsh mud and swimming in parts of the Bay that they may not have previously known about. Ultimately, they leave BayCamp with new memories, new friends, and a new, unique connection to our local waters—it’s an adventure that’s hard to come by elsewhere.”

Save The Bay offers four BayCamp programs, each catering to a different age group. While experiences and activities vary from camp to camp, every program offers its campers a unique opportunity to explore shorelines and learn about the region’s natural resources and wildlife, how to protect them, and how to contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

“BayCampers discover a new appreciation for Narragansett Bay through hands-on activities and firsthand exploration, whether they’re swimming at Rome Point, searching for animals on Easton’s Beach, or seining for fish and crabs at Potter Cove,” said Save The Bay Public Programs Manager, Jeff Swanlund.

Save The Bay’s four camp programs cater to campers who have completed grades K-12. Junior BayCamp, for those who have completed grades K-1, is offered in Providence. BayCamp, for campers who’ve completed grades 2-4, takes place in Providence, Newport, Wickford and Bristol. Shipboard Camp—in Providence, Newport, Wickford and Bristol—is offered to those who have completed grades 5-7; and High School Camp, for campers who have completed grades 8-12, is offered in Providence.

Families who register for BayCamp before March 17 will save $15 on their registration fee, usually $330/week. This discount also applies to Save The Bay members who already register at reduced member rates of $315/week.

Those interested in registering a child for BayCamp, or learning more about camp opportunities, can do so by visiting savebay.org/camp. Questions can be directed to Jeff Swanlund at 401-272-3540 x132 or jswanlund@savebay.org.

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