STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will open registration for their 2019 Summer Camp on Friday, February 1, 2019. NESS summer programs run Mondays through Fridays for 10 weeks (June 24 – August 30). The half-day and full-day programs are open to students from ages 4-17 and located in Stonington, CT.
NESS, a national-recognized and award-winning ocean adventure STEM education nonprofit, provides students of all ages with year-round programming that includes marine science, sailing, powerboating, and adventure sports. NESS’s summer programs offer a unique combination of on-the-water and in-the-classroom lessons intended to spark curiosity, enhance learning, and encourage students to step out of their comfort zones. Summer programs include courses in sailing, marine science, adventure sports, and powerboating. This year, NESS has brand new themes for all marine science programs, as well as for some sailing and adventure sport programs!
The nonprofit’s adventure sports offerings for ages 9-17 include surfing, fishing, powerboating, kayaking, geocaching & navigation, and more. Opportunities for students to experience hybrid adventure sports classes in which there are combinations of different sports within each class will be offered again this summer. NESS will introduce new programs such as The American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayak and Junior Lifeguarding courses which will be offered for older students to learn and practice their on the water skills.
The nonprofit will continue to offer sailing classes for students ages 6-16 with courses that vary in length from one to eight weeks. As with adventure sports courses, there will be combination classes for students to try different types of sailboats during the week-long class. New this year, NESS will be introducing foiling as a part of the youth sailing offerings!
NESS also offers a variety of marine science courses for students ages 4-15 with brand new themes this year. NESS will collaborate again this summer with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Project Oceanology, and the Mystic Aquarium on a few courses.
To learn more or register, please visit: www.nessf.org/summercamp. Classes fill fast, so interested families are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Financial aid is available to make the ocean accessible to all.
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit www.nessf.org.