Gear Up! Camp Essentials!

We can’t believe summer is already here and we are so excited that your family has chosen NESS for your ocean adventure education activities!

Here is a list of all the essentials your camper will need for their week with NESS!

Paperwork and Medications

  • Students and their parents/guardians must provide a Health Exam Form no less than one week prior to the start of program
  • Any student who brings medication such as an Epi-Pen or inhaler, must also provide the completed NESS Authorization for Administration of Medicine form
  • Please let us know if your child has any special needs or is anxious for program
  • These forms can be found in our Parent Guide


NESS provides all gear needed for class (except for footwear and clothing), but a personal life jacket, wetsuit, and snorkel are encouraged for comfort and best fit

What to Bring
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed water shoes
  • Sunscreen (please apply before arriving)
  • USCG Type III Life Jacket
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Dry shoes and change of clothes
  • Sailing students only: pea-less safety whistle
  • Little Aquanauts & Bay Bounders only: pack a peanut-free snack
  • For campers with a morning and afternoon session: please pack a lunch or you may order lunch through Indulge Coffee Shop at least 24 hours in advance
What Not to Bring
  • No jeans
  • No pants or shorts with rivets
  • No cotton clothing
  • No valuables
  • No electronic devices
  • No open toed shoes

What About Weather?

  • Camp is held rain, shine, wind, or no wind!
  • We will limit on-the-water activity, if we deem it unsafe, and will have indoor level-appropriate activities planned
  • Weather will dictate how much time outdoors each class will have
  • Sometimes we will take students out in the rain, so please dress according to the weather forecast

Drop Off & Pick Up

  • Camp begins promptly at 9 AM and 1 PM! Please arrive before 9:20 at the latest
  • Please drop off campers curbside between 72 & 70 Water Street
  • You must sign your child in and out of camp each day, unless you have given permission for them to sign themselves out
  • Bring Photo ID
  • Parking is available on the street or in the three public parking lots in the Borough
    • Town Dock
    • Wayland’s Wharf
    • duBois Beach
  • Please drop off campers on time and be sure they have everything they need for class each day
  • Late pick-ups will be charged accordingly

For more questions, please read our Parent Guide or call the office at 860-535-9362.