FAQ

  • Who is Camp Maritime?

    We are NYC’s First and Only ALL Water Adventure Camp. In the heart of Sheepshead bay Brooklyn. Yes, that’s correct. All on Water Day camp right here in South Brooklyn!

    Our one of a kind, flagship program, provides youth development, academic enrichment, and leadership education through exciting on water activities which include; sailing, boating, windsurfing, kite boarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling and fishing in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. We are the water camp that you and your child have been dreaming of. Safety + Fun + On Water Adventure= Camp Maritime

    Our curriculum is based on the methodology of experiential, student-centered, discovery learning; math, science, and leadership are taught through concrete, hands-on situations in small groups led by positive, responsible certified instructors.

  • Is your program safe?

    All our Activities are carefully planned and professionally overseen by US Coast Guard licensed captains, instructors and lifelong seamen. This aids in the supervision and leads to a safe, flexible, fun environment. Campers wear life jackets and helmets at all times and are supervised by Licensed instructors as well as Pediatric CPR/First certified Trip Leader on every activity. All counselor are certified beach/surf life guards.

  • Where can you do all these on water activities in Brooklyn?

    It all starts from our own private dock with our own dedicated practice area located at 3000 Emmons Avenue. There are also 144 official launch sites in New York City that are available to us. There is gorgeous nature, serene water and gov’t protected beaches all around us. Our Daily activities include; power packed, nutritious, organic breakfast, morning exercise and on water activities all day. We believe a summer camp is meant to be an on-water adventure. Going to a trip, a pool and a local park is not exactly an adventure. Your kids deserve a chance to experience world class on water activities. Please Click here and take a look at our typical day to learn more.

  • What age group is the program geared towards?

    Our program is modeled after the most exclusive, all water sports programs around the world. With careful thought and consideration, given to every single detail. Camp Maritime is geared for children ages 7-15. For all participants to have the best experience we can’t accept kids who are not 7 years old as of 6/25/2019.

  • Does my child need any experience?

    Absolutely not. The goal of the program is to expose children to different disciplines of water activities as well as confidence on and off water. We carefully crafted a curriculum that is specifically designed for all kids, whether they have experience or not.

    Campers without experience will be taught the basics, while those with experience will take more senior roles in the team. Everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow their skills and make new friends while having an awesome summer.

  • What skills does my child need to join your program?

    Your child must be capable of light exertion as well as be overall healthy. Beyond that, we ask that your child has a readiness to try new things and participate fully in fun group activities. Each camper will have responsibilities and their willingness to perform them will allow the entire group to have an awesome summer. It’s all about building trust, learning new skills and having tons of fun. On the first day of camp your child will be given a basic swimming test by our Red Cross Certified Aquatics Director to assess their skill and comfortability in the water.

  • What is the instructor to camper ratio?

    We have approximately 5 to 1 camper to counselor ratio but some of our activities even require 1 on 1 instructor to camper ratio. It’s all about the campers needs.

  • What happens when it rains?

    There is never a dull moment at Camp Maritime. We have exclusive access to a huge local pool where we practice stand up paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and scuba diving. We also go on awesome maritime theme trips. Below is a list of some of the maritime choices available.

    • http://www.noblemaritime.org/
    • http://www.waterfrontmuseum.org/
    • https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/
    • https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
    • http://www.cityislandmuseum.org/
  • Do you provide food or just on water activities?

    Yes, we provide food. We provide gourmet, 100% natural, breakfast, lunch and hydration. We believe in proper nutrition that is delicious and nutrient dense. This is fed to your children every day to fuel and nourish them. As discerning parents and wellness advocates we believe in feeding our children the best of the best. Our menu is carefully crafted by a certified NY State Education, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Our produce is pastured raised on local, small family-run farms and are 100% natural. It all starts and ends with food. We take nutrition very seriously. We only want the best of the best for our kids. Please click here to see a sample menu.

  • What are your fees and what do they include?

    We worked extremely diligent to craft a world class program that includes Youth Development, Academic Enrichment and Leadership education through exciting, hands on, on water activities.

    Your child will be exposed to the following instruction:

    • Sailing
    • Boating
    • Windsurfing
    • Swimming
    • Kayaking
    • Stand up Paddle Boarding
    • Scuba Diving
    • Surfing
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing

    In addition, your child will have an opportunity to compete at the end of the program in their chosen discipline.

    Cost of tuition covers:

    • 9 hours of fun
    • Word class certified instructors
    • Small groups / 5 to 1 ratio
    • Outside and disconnected all day
    • 2 organic meals, snack and water all day
    • Tailor made learning to your child
    • Exercise and meditation
    • Sail/surf/kayak & more on nyc’s shores
    • Private gated marina
    • Full time security guards
    • Amazing adventures
    • Meet new friends

    Trips to:

    Safety Equipment includes:

    • Certified 100% neoprene material wet suit with SPF 50+ sun protection
    • US Coast Guard approved life jacket
    • Helmet
    • Goggle
    • Snorkel mask
    • Water shoes

    Please go to Registration page for pricing information

  • Can I cancel my child’s registration/enrollment?

    All payments, less the $125 application fee, are refundable on or before May 15th according to the stipulations in our agreement. As you can imagine running a camp takes a lot of work and preparation. A lot of equipment has to be purchased before the start of the camp in order to make sure every camper has the best possible time at CampMaritime. This why we need to set a cut-off date for refunds.

  • What are your camp Hours?

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

  • Where do I pick up and drop off my child?

    The pickup and drop off location is 3000 Emmons Ave in Knights of Baron De Kalb. Our counselors will be there to greet your children in the mornings between 7:45 am and 8:15 am and will return to hand off your campers to their designated pick up person at 4:30 – 5:00 pm.

     

  • Do you provide transportation?

    Door to door pickup service for $75 a week per child.

  • What does my child need to bring with them to camp daily?

    Your camper should bring:
    a water bottle,
    sunglasses,
    sunscreen,
    and a good pair of non-marking deck shoes.
    Good shoes are important aboard a boat as they provide traction on slick wet surfaces and offer protection. Shoes should be soft, have a non-marking sole and should be fast drying. Deck shoes, sport sandals with straps, or non-marking tennis shoes are recommended.
    Black soled shoes, loose fitting sandals and flip flops are not permitted. Bare feet are not allowed.
    You can take a look at kids water shoes here: https://www.target.com/s/kids+water+shoes.
    A raincoat or rain poncho.
    Raincoats and Rain Ponchos: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Kids+Raincoats.
    All safety equipment and activity gear will be provided at no additional cost.
    If you have any questions please call us 718-332-4859 or email us at havefun@campmaritime.com.

     

     

     

  • What paperwork needs to be completed for enrollment and registration?

    All Forms can be found here. Please click here to be taken to the Register and Enroll page. All forms including registration fee and deposit must be submitted prior to the start of camp, on or before June 15th, 2018. Once completed please email info@campmaritime.com or fax to 718-332-4859. Please include cover page which is included in the forms page above.

  • How can I find out more?

    Please Call or E-mail us! We are happy to answer any questions or provide more details about our one of a kind on water camp. We can be reached at 718-332-4859 or at havefun@campmaritime.com