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Maritime Adventure camps

Most 2022 sessions are sold out, but a waitlist is available for sign up. Applications are currently being accepted for financial assistance.

Important Dates for 2022

About Maritime Adventure Camps

Campers make memories and build skills at the Waterfront!

  • Sail aboard dinghies, catamarans and keelboats with an instructor and your friends as crew.

  • Learn to safely operate a powerboat with hands-on training.

  • Earn your New York State Boating Safety Certificate (10 years old and up).

  • Discover marine science.

  • Paddle in kayaks and balance on stand-up paddleboards.

  • Swim, dive and reach for the sky on the climbing wall in the pool. Test your balance and build confidence on the pool log roll.

  • Fish and seine to find marine organisms.

  • Enjoy games and activities that foster self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.

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Splash Camp

Splash Camp is for youth entering 3rd & 4th grade in the fall.

1-week program, 9am-2:30pm. Extended Day available from 2:30pm-5pm. Campers will get a taste of many waterfront activities! Six sessions available.

 

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Boat Camp

Boat Camp is for youth entering 5th through 9th grade in the fall.

Choose from three 2-week, 9am-5pm sessions of water-based fun & learning.  Or, sign up for multiple sessions and keep the adventure going all summer long!

Our Staff

Waterfront Adventure Camp is led by industry professionals with vast experience managing waterfront programming. Camp directors, instructors, lifeguards, counselors and counselors-in-training are specially trained and certified to deliver safe, fun and enriching activities for youth.

Our Facility

Camp activities take place inside and outdoors across the SUNY Maritime College campus, boat basin, on the East River and Long Island Sound.
McMurray Hall: The camp's home base, the waterfront building houses marine and environmental science programming, boating safety course and additional on-shore activities. 
Boat Basin: Campers kayak, stand-up paddleboard, sail, fish and powerboat in the basin.
East River: Boating adventures to NYC and into the Long Island Sound start in the East River where campers also enjoy fun on a water trampoline.
Mess Deck & Quad: Lunch is provided at the main campus dining hall. Color War games and after-lunch recreation take over the grassy Quad.
Riesenberg Gym: The pool, diving boards, climbing wall, log rolling, SCUBA and indoor games are found in the gym.

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Our Campers

Our campers return year after year for fun and adventure, and to learn new skills. Whether attending with school mates, or trying out activities for the first time with new friends, our focus is on safety and education. Campers come from all over the Bronx, Westchester, Manhattan and Long Island to join in the fun!

Campers are grouped by age and sometimes skill-level at the discretion of staff. Campers may "request a friend" during registration while we also encourage camaraderie and relationship building with new friends.

Our Day
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Each day is dynamic, packed with learning and adventure. 

Core programming includes:

  • Skill development in sailing, powerboating, paddling, and seamanship

  • Lessons about the marine environment and ocean science, fishing and local ecology

  • Team building, leadership and problem solving through games

Special programming includes:

  • Boating excursions on the East River

  • Water toys and trampoline

No boating or sailing experience required! 

All activities are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Swimming is supervised by lifeguards, but we do not offer formal swimming lessons during the camp day. Learn to swim at Maritime.

Camp photos are available on our Facebook page.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

The Waterfront is committed to making our programs accessible to all through our updated financial assistance and scholarship program. Families are encouraged to apply for aid, and awards range from 10 to 80 percent of the registration fee.

Financial Assistance Application

Financial Aid is awarded on a rolling basis, space permitting, with priority given to applications received by April 1.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Former campers entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade are invited to apply for the CIT Program. CITs enjoy the perfect mix of participating camp activities while acquiring professional work experience and leadership skills. CITs work alongside counselors under the guidance of camp directors.

CIT Handbook, Application & Policies

2022 Session Dates, Rates & Times

Maritime Adventure Splash Camp
A one-week program. Drop-off is at 9am and pick-up at 2:30pm; or add on Extended Day with pick-up at 5pm. Lunch, afternoon snack and all equipment provided.

Maritime Adventure Boat Camp
A full-day, two-week program. Drop-off is at 9am and pick-up at 5pm. Lunch, afternoon snack and all equipment provided.

Early Registration Discount: $75 off each session of Boat Camp and $50 off each session of Splash Camp. Available until April 1st at noon.

Session

Dates

Early Registration

(before April 1 at 12 p.m.)

General Registration

(after April 1)

SPLASH CAMP

Session 1A

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

June 27 - July 1, 2022

(5 days)

 

$450

 

 

Extended Day: $250

$500

 

 

Extended Day: $300

SPLASH CAMP

Session 1B

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

July 5 - July 8, 2022

(4 days)

$350

(use promo code $100July4)

 

Extended Day: $200

(use promo code $50July4)

$400

(use promo code $100July4)

 

Extended Day: $250

(use promo code $50July4)

SPLASH CAMP

Session 2A

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

July 11 - July 15, 2022

(5 days)

$450

 

 

Extended Day: $250

$500

 

 

Extended Day: $300

SPLASH CAMP

Session 2B

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

July 18 - July 22, 2022

(5 days)

$450

 

 

Extended Day: $250

$500

 

 

Extended Day: $300

SPLASH CAMP

Session 3A

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

July 25 - July 29, 2022

(5 days)

 $450

 

 

Extended Day: $250

$500

 

 

Extended Day: $300

SPLASH CAMP

Session 3B

9am-2:30pm

EXTENDED DAY (Optional):

2:30pm-5pm

Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2022

(5 days)

$450

 

 

Extended Day: $250

$500

 

 

Extended Day: $300

BOAT CAMP

Session 1

9am-5pm

June 27 - July 8, 2022

(9 days)

$1450

(use promo code $150July4)

$1525

(use promo code $150July4)

BOAT CAMP

Session 2

9am-5pm

July 11 - July 22, 2021

(10 days)

$1600

$1675

BOAT CAMP

Session 3

9am-5pm

July 25 - Aug 5, 2022

(10 days)

$1600

$1675

Registration

Be sure to register your child based on the grade they will be entering in fall 2022.

Online Registration & Wait List 
Most sessions for 2022 are sold out. Registration is first-come, first-served. Sign up for the online waitlist and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Financial Assistance
Applications for financial assistance are currently being accepted. If you are requesting financial assistance, the deadline for priority consideration is April 1. Applications will be accepted after that date on a rolling basis. Contact the Waterfront for registration instructions. Financial Assistance Application

Additional Information

Updated protocols are subject to change as COVID-related conditions develop. View the Waterfront's current policy here.

Email the Waterfront at waterfront@sunymaritime.edu or call (718) 409-2992.

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What Parents are Saying

"The camp is such a unique experience for children. The entire schedule from boating to amazing science applications to swimming was outstanding."

"My son was so excited each day. I was glad to see the excitement for learning. I think, besides learning new skills, your camp taught my son responsibility and teamwork and gave him the great feeling of accomplishment. Thank you very much. We will definitely want to come back next year."

"My daughter learned so much and came home exhausted every day! She had so much fun and all the counselors and teachers she met were amazing!!"

"I was blown away by all that he did and learned. The variety of boats he learned to manage, how empowered and confident he became, the learning about boats and the water. I was also so impressed with how well organized and run the camp is, particularly the focus on safety and attention to detail."

"My two sons participated: one in Splash camp and the other in Boat camp. This was our first year doing a Maritime Camp and going in I was concerned that Splash Camp might be limited compared to Boat Camp or vice versa that Boat Camp was not as fun as Splash Camp. My boys both had a blast and learned so much. They now speak about Maritime with great pride and they are planning to get their boat license. Thank you for running a top-notch program. It was the highlight of their summer for sure and they are looking forward to returning next year."