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2011 Summer sailing and camp programs


Explore Summer Day Camps Boys and girls ages 4-15 can take part in a variety of unique learning adventures. Summer day camps meet Monday through Friday. Each day, we explore a topic based on the subject of the camp week. Campers bring their own lunch and picnic together each day. Limited enrollment means your child gets individual attention. Our programs are licensed by the state of Connecticut and are staffed by experienced Museum Educators. Register for a Summer Day Camp or Joseph Conrad Camp by March 15, 2011 and save 10% on the regular rate (member or non-member). Then save another 10% when you register siblings or sign up for multiple camp sessions after you pay for one full-price camp. Scholarships are available for all sailing programs. Please call 860.572.5349 for more details.

NEW THIS YEAR! From Artifacts to Exhibits: A Behind the Scenes Look at Mystic Seaport (Ages 13-15) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Step inside the museum world with a behind the scenes look at the jobs and departments that make a museum run! Explore Mystic Seaport’s artifacts and collections; learn about exhibit research and design, ship preservation, interpretation and more! Get to know museum staff and see what they do every day. Perhaps you will decide to work in a museum after taking part in this program!

Junior Explorers (Ages 4 & 5) Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Camp session is also offered in the afternoon 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Growing Up in Greenmanville (Ages 11-13) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) If you have always wanted to learn about the past by living it, then this is the camp for you! 1876 is an exciting year full of nostalgia for America’s colonial past as well as visions of the future. Here you will investigate the families, manners, and past-times of the girls who called 1876 Mystic home. (Go to “Meet the Roleplayers” on the Museum’s website for a look at the characters who already inhabit 1876.)

Secrets, Serpents and Superstitions (Ages 8-10) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Examine secrets, sea monsters and superstitions of the sea. Explore the facts and fiction of mermaids, ghosts and shipwrecks, based on survivors’ sightings and scientific research. Make fabulous art projects, have hands-on activities in exhibits and do a bit of investigating as well.

This popular program features hands-on activities in exhibits and aboard tall ships. Campers will play unique games and create one-of-a-kind crafts. Discover stars under our planetarium dome, explore the Mystic River and climb aboard tall ships. That and more!

Girls of Long Ago (Ages 8-10) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Discover what kinds of daily life styles and opportunities girls in the 1800s had. Step back in time as you try your hand at 19th-century cooking and housekeeping in our exhibits. Learn to hand sew! Make old-fashioned accessories for the home and explore the medicinal nature of our gardens. Discover real stories of young women who lived aboard sailing ships.

The Bartram Building is the new home for our summer camp programs. It is a great new space for our campers and has easy access from Route 27 (almost directly across from Hinckley Street) which will make drop off even easier!

To download registration materials, go online to www.mysticseaport.org/summercamps. Or register by phone at 860.572.5322.


CAMP

TIMES

DATES

AGES

COST

From Artifacts to Exhibits: A Behind-the9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Scenes Look at Mystic Seaport

June 20-24

13-15

$300 (m)/$340

Junior Explorers

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

June 27-July 1

4-5

$150 (m) / $175

Junior Explorers

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

June 27-July 1

4-5

$130 (m) / $155

Girls of Long Ago

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 4-8

8-10

$275 (m) / $310

Girls of Long Ago

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 11-15

8-10

$275 (m) / $310

Growing Up in Greenmanville

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 11-15

11-13

$300 (m) / $340

Secrets, Serpents & Superstitions

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 18-22

8-10

$275 (m) / $310

Seaport Sampler

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 25-29

6-7

$275 (m) / $310

Through the Lens: Photographing Mystic Seaport

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 25-29

11-14

$300 (m) / $340

Living History: The Girls of Greenmanville 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 25-29

13-15

$300 (m) / $340

Seaport Sampler

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 1-5

6-7

$275 (m) / $310

Arts from Around the World

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8-12

5-7

$275 (m) / $310

A Sailor’s Life

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 15-19

8-10

$275 (m) / $310

Extended daycare offered 3:00-5:00 p.m. M-F, $75 per child, except for Junior Explorer programs.

Seaport Sampler (Ages 6-7) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Boys and girls get a kids-eye-view of Mystic Seaport while sampling many different hands-on activities in exhibits, games, crafts and music. From riding on the steamboat Sabino, to a private planetarium program to rolling a cask, children absorb maritime history through active learning and summer fun.

Through the Lens: Photographing Mystic Seaport (Ages 11-14)

Art Around the World (Ages 5-7) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) A special hands-on program in the arts for children to learn about countries and their culture from around the world. Each day the children will travel to a different area of the world and make fantastic art projects as well as explore the museum’s unique exhibits.

A Sailor’s Life (Ages 8-10) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Discover the secret lives of sailors as we roleplay different types of sailors each day. Learn sailor’s crafts and lore, practice simple seamanship skills aboard our docked ships and cruise the Mystic River on the steamboat Sabino.

(drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) Capture the beauty of Mystic Seaport in this five-day photography workshop. From tall ships to historic gardens, explore this recreated 19th-century village with your own digital camera. You’ll create a unique photo journal to showcase your Mystic Seaport photographs. The workshop will also include a tour of the famed Rosenfeld classic photography collection. You bring your own digital camera (no disposables) and we will supply photo paper, book and instruction. Location: The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport and on Museum grounds.

NEW THIS YEAR! Living the History: The Girls of Greenmanville (Ages 13-15) (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.) The older students in this program learn about first-person interpretation, or roleplaying, by researching and adopting personas of young women living in Mystic 1876. From exploring nineteenth-century documents in the Museum’s collections to donning an outfit in our character’s wardrobe, you will not only better understand how girls became women in 1876 - you’ll see how much like you they really were! (Go to Meet the Roleplayers for a look at the characters who already inhabit 1876)

Note: (m) is the Member Price. Become a Member Today. Call 860-572-5339 or visit www.mysticseaport.org


camp aboard the JOSEPH CONRAD Boys and girls ages 10-15 will learn to sail by day and sleep aboard a tall ship by night. Young people have come to Mystic Seaport each summer to sail on the beautiful Mystic River and sleep on a tall ship. Learning by doing — in a friendly and supportive atmosphere — is the cornerstone of the Joseph Conrad overnight summer sailing program. Built in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1882, the Joseph Conrad is a square-rigger once used to train young Danish men for the merchant service. Today, permanently moored on our waterfront, she’s out fitted with bunks for 50 campers, flush toilets, showers, heat and electricity. During the five-night program program, young people ages 10-15 sail our fleet of Dyer Dhows and learn the skills of the sea. Each day starts early with morning deck chores. After breakfast, campers tackle the wind and current of the Mystic River, then break for lunch before setting off for an active afternoon with an activity or more sailing. Evenings are filled with activities, as well as plenty of time to spend with new friends, stargazing in our planetarium, climbing the rigging of the Conrad, or enjoying a lively sea music sing-a-long. Choose the camp that best fits your child’s age group. The camps, while age group specific, will focus on the skill level of the individual sailor. Many campers return year after year to perfect skills, reunite with camp friends and enjoy another summer at Mystic Seaport. Program enrollment is limited to 40 for each session, so every camper gets individual attention and feels like part of the crew. Camp sessions being Sundays at 4 p.m. and run through Fridays at 1 p.m.

DATES

Level

COST

June 19-24

Beginner (Ages 10-12)

$635 (m) / $690

July 3 - 8

Beginner (Ages 10-12)

$635 (m) / $690

July 10-15

Beginner (Ages 10-12)

$635 (m) / $690

July 24-29

Beginner (Ages 10-12)

$635 (m) / $690

June 26 - July 1

Intermediate (Ages 13-15)

$635 (m) / $690

July 17- 22

Intermediate (Ages 13-15)

$635 (m) / $690

July 31 - Aug 5

Race week (Ages 13-15)

$635 (m) / $690

Aug 7- 12

Intermediate (Ages 13-15)

$635 (m) / $690

Beginner (Ages 10–12) The perfect “first” sailing class. Beginner is designed for students with little or no sailing experience, giving them the proper instruction to begin a lifetime of sailing. Sails with a partner.

Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 13-15) This class is for youngsters who have had little to no sailing experience and are still in need of basic fundamental review before moving forward. Solo sailing is encouraged.

Intermediate (Ages 13–14) This class takes students to the next level of learning. Instruction is given to provide students with the opportunity to sail solo.

Race week (Ages 13–15) This “final” class in the series provides students with experience sailing solo, as well as participating in a racing regatta.

Sailing Assistant Program for Teens Sailing assistants are often former Conrad campers who return as volunteer junior counselors to work alongside the full-time staff, assisting in the daily operation of the camp. The Sailing Assistant program develops leadership skills and can be a unique supporting element in college and job applications. You must be 16 years old to apply for a Sailing Assistant position. Priority will be given to multi week commitments, single and multi week assistantships are available. More information and applications available online at www.mysticseaport.org/sailingassistant after February 1, 2011.

new! mystic aquarium / mystic seaport joint ADVENTURE Have a Mystic River Adventure! Join the first joint Mystic Aquarium/Mystic Seaport program. While at Mystic Aquarium your child will learn about the fascinating animals and habitats of the Mystic River and Long Island Sound. Then travel to Mystic Seaport for a sailing adventure. No matter what your skill level you will find sailing at Mystic Seaport an unequaled experience. This program will provide your child with the unique opportunity to see the river from above and below!

Dates: July 25-29, 2011 Times: 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Aquarium programming 8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m Lunch (at Aquarium) and transport time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m Seaport Programming 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Ages: Cost :

9-12 $350/$400 (non members)

To register, or for more information please call the Mystic Aquarium’s reservation department at 860.572.5955 ext 520.

To download registration materials, go online to www.mysticseaport.org/summercamps. Or register by phone at 860.572.5322.


learn to sail No matter your age or skill level, you will find sailing at Mystic Seaport an unequaled experience. Junior Beginner (ages 12-14)

Adult Beginner In this four-day class, you’ll be introduced to the theory of sailing (why and how a boat sails), basic sailing and gear terminology, rigging and de-rigging a Dyer Dhow, equipment stowage and care, personal safety, knots, safety on the dock and on the water, points of sail, small boat handling, right-of-way rules and capsize and running aground procedures.

Adult Intermediate If you are comfortable sailing a small boat alone and have mastered beginner skills, this four-day course is for you. You’ll begin with a review of terminology and points of sail, then move to learning about safety, sail trim and advanced terminology. Class includes practice leaving and landing at docks, picking up moorings, man overboard, inland rules of the road, gear failure, wind and current, headers and lifters.

Adult Beginner weekend classes DATES

TIME

COST

July 9-10 & Jul 16-17

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

July 23-24 & Jul 30-31

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

Aug 6-7 & Aug 13-14

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

Aug 20-21 & Aug 27-28

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

Adult Intermediate weekend classes DATES

TIME

COST

July 9-10 & Jul 16-17

1:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

July 23-24 & Jul 30-31

1:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

Aug 6-7 & Aug 13-14

1:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

Aug 20-21 & Aug 27-28

1:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$220 (m) / $250

DATES

TIME

COST

July 4-8

12:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

$140 (m) / $160

July 18-22

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 15-19

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 15-19

12:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Junior Intermediate (ages 12–14) DATES

TIME

COST

July 11-15

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

July 18-22

12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 1-5

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 22-26

12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Family Sailing Learn to sail as a family! Master water safety, boat controls and basic sailing maneuvers through shore and on-the-water activities.

DATES

TIME

COST

June 27-July 1

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$250 (m) / $290

July 11-15

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$250 (m) / $290

July 25-29

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$250 (m) / $290

Aug 8-12

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$250 (m) / $290

Above pricing includes one adult and one youth. $25 for each additional child (up to two more). Each five-day session meets Monday through Friday.

Junior Sailing Our junior programs are for beginner and intermediate sailors. Classes use Dyer Dhows or JY15s. All equipment, except foul-weather gear, is provided. If you have a PFD, please bring your own. Competent swimmers ages 15 and older may enroll in adult classes.

Junior Beginner (ages 8-11) DATES

TIME

COST

June 27-July 1

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

July 4-8

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 1-5

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 8-12

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Aug 22-26

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$140 (m) / $160

Note: (m) is the Member Price. Become a Member Today. Call 860-572-5339 or visit www.mysticseaport.org


Sail aboard brilliant Teens and adults will experience the adventure and challenge of life aboard a classic schooner. Schooner Brilliant Adult Sails Join seven other adults and the professional crew aboard Brilliant for a handson, full participation sailing experience aboard a classic yacht. Learn to sail a 61-foot schooner while cruising local waters and visiting scenic anchorages and towns. Participants become part of the crew as they raise the sails, haul on lines, steer, help in the galley and learn traditional seamanship. Participants must be physically fit and agile as well as competent swimmers to take part in the sailing program. Once you reserve a berth aboard Brilliant, you will be sent a health form and a handbook outlining what to bring, arrival information, as well as many other details. No previous sailing experience is necessary. While Brilliant has been updated with modern safety and navigation equipment, her accommodations are true to her original construction providing open sleeping quarters and traditional marine heads.

Fall 2011 Sails TRIP

dates

cost

Two-Day Sail

Sep. 9-10

$360 (m) / $420

Two-Day Sail

Sep. 11-12

$360 (m) / $420

Creative Cooking Under Sail

Sep. 16-17

$400 (m) / $450

Two-Day Sail

Sep. 18-19

$360 (m) / $420

Family Sail- Adult

Sep. 24-25

$360 (m) / $410

Family Sail- Age 14-18

Sep. 24-25

$270

Transit from Mystic to Baltimore

Oct. 3-8

$1150 (m) / $1300

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Oct. 11-15

$1000 (m) / $1150

Transit from Portsmouth to Mystic

$1150 (m) / $1300

Oct. 18-23

Transit from Mystic, CT to Baltimore, MD Transit from Portsmouth, VA to Mystic, CT Spend six days sailing Brilliant along the east coast and in Chesapeake Bay. This trip will involve overnight and open ocean sailing. Participants must be physically fit, agile, and able to participate in all aspects of vessel operation. October in the open Atlantic can be a challenging sail and weather is an influencing factor in the transit timeline. The safety of the crew and vessel are paramount and in the event of inclement weather the dates of the transit may have to be altered. You will be given as much advance notice as is practical. This is not a voyage for first time sailors. Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the vessel. Details about embarkation/ disembarkation times and locations will be sent out in August.

Two-Day Sails

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Ports of call may include Block Island, RI, and Shelter Island, NY. When space and weather permit, Brilliant will be docked, permitting shore leave for the crew.

Baltimore, MD to Portsmouth, VA Participate in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Baltimore, MD to Portsmouth, VA as well all the associated parades of sail, crew festivities and concerts. Spend two days getting acclimated to Brilliant and learning the ropes while preparing for the 127 nautical mile overnight race down the bay at the end of the week. Participants need to be physically fit, agile and able to participate in sail evolutions as well as have prior sailing experience. The race will be held in all weather conditions so long as safety is not at risk. Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the vessel. Details about embarkation/disembarkation times and locations will be sent out in August.

Creative Cooking Under Sail Join a professional schooner cook aboard Brilliant for a two day trip that, in addition to sailing, focuses on the galley. Learn about preparing food underway and at anchor, get tips about how to arrange your galley, time your meals and learn about provisioning for both short and long trips. Learn from an experienced chef about how you can have creative, quality shipboard meals that don’t have to be pre-made or out of a can.

Family Sail Parents bring your children (ages 14-18) on a two day sailing adventure. Take turns at the helm or hauling on lines while sailing the waters of Long Island and Block Island Sounds. Learn to sail a classic schooner together under the guidance of the professional crew. At night enjoy spending time together and with other families in a scenic anchorage.

Charter Brilliant Charters are available for any of the fall dates, provided that space is available. If you charter Brilliant, please bear in mind that we must have at least six able hands, fit and agile, to run the boat safely. Charters are limited to eight adults.

To download registration materials, go online to www.mysticseaport.org/summercamps. Or register by phone at 860.572.5322.


Brilliant for Teens (Ages 15–18, co-ed) Five and Ten-day Sails Experience the adventure and challenge of sailing while visiting New England harbors and towns aboard schooner Brilliant. Nine teenage participants, on either five or ten day voyages, work together under the guidance of the professional crew to safely sail hundreds of miles and learn traditional seamanship skills. The Brilliant program focuses on educating participants about sail handling and theory, teamwork, being a good shipmate, stewardship, navigation and proper seamanship. All teens are expected to fully participate in all aspects of daily vessel operations from hauling on lines and steering to helping in the galley.

Five-day Sails DATES

cost

June 13 - 17

$920 (m) / $970

June 20 - 24

$920 (m) / $970

July 11 - 15

$920 (m) / $970

July 18 - 22

$920 (m) / $970

August 8 - 12

$920 (m) / $970

August 15 - 19

$920 (m) / $970

August 22 - 26

$920 (m) / $970

Ten-day Sails

Summer Youth Charters (Ages 15-18)

DATES

cost

June 27 - July 6

$1870 (m) / $1920

July 25- Aug 3

$1870 (m) / $1920

Participants must be physically fit and agile as well as competent swimmers to take part in the sailing program. Once you reserve a berth aboard Brilliant, you will be sent a health form, letter of agreement, a booklet of information outlining what to bring and many other details. No previous sailing experience is necessary. All voyages begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Need-based financial aid is available.

Up to eight teenagers, plus a group leader, can charter Brilliant for a five day educational voyage during the summer. Learn how to sail a classic vessel while developing team building skills. Participants haul on the lines, steer the vessel, learn navigation, help in the galley and stand watch. Under the guidance of professional crew and a Coast Guard licensed captain, students are taught how to handle Brilliant and are then given the responsibility of doing so. The Brilliant program has worked with schools, scouts, yacht clubs and individual charter groups. The summer schedule is limited to youth groups ages 15-18. No previous sailing experience is necessary.

Note: (m) is the Member Price. Become a Member Today. Call 860-572-5339 or visit www.mysticseaport.org


summer sailing

scholarships Scholarships available for all of our sailing programs, including Conrad, Brilliant, and Community Sailing! For more information please call 860-572-5349.

75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355

Summer Sailing and Camp Programs Brochure 2011  

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