Our Program

OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE WATER SPORTS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL KIDS


Our program was designed to help campers learn cool new water sports skills, build confidence, take on healthy challenges and develop life long friendships. We offer a strict structured program that was specifically designed to NYC ‘s local waters and weather conditions. Giving campers the best opportunity for safe progressive learning.

Camp is an integral part of child’s growth and will make a difference in the lives of many campers. Our staff of Difference Makers, is dedicated to modeling behaviors of tolerance, cooperation, good sportsmanship, team work, stewardship, spirituality and good positive energy for camp life.

This good positive energy permeates through out camp, and what makes Camp Maritime such a special and wonderful place to call home, not to mention, all the amazing water sports.

Your child will experience 7 – 11 carefully curated sports activities per week. Every day will be a new adventure, sometimes 2-3 activities per day. We promise this will be the best & most exciting summer ever.

Please refer to the FAQ section for additional information.


SAFETY

Safety is of the utmost importance at Camp Maritime. Our staff is comprised of life long, licensed water sports professionals.

The camp to counselor ratios is 4 to 1 and the average instructor age is 25 years old. Kids wear life jackets and helmets at all times and each water activity has at least 1 life guard. Camp Maritime is the number 1 water sports camp in NYC. We have the best safety record since being established in 2017. Our instructors train every day and the programs were designed for local waters. Camp Maritime is one of safest camps in NYC.

DURING THE 9-10 WEEK PROGRAM CAMPERS WILL BE LEARNING THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:

  • Understanding water sports
  • Maneuvering skills
  • Balance & Form
  • Marine Biology
  • SAFETY
  • TIDES
  • WAVES
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS
  • TRIP PLANNING
  • FIRST AID
  • CPR
  • Terminology
  • MAINTENANCE
  • RADAR
  • sports etiquette
  • ACCESSING RISK


TYPICAL DAY


8:30
MEET UP
9:00 – 9:10
STRETCHING
9:10 – 9:30

RIG & SAIL

This is what camp is all about! Campers split into a group of 15 or less, grab their life jackets, and head to their boat with a counselor. Everyone helps prepare their boat, cast off lines and head out onto the water to practice a new skill, play a game, or just relax and explore.

9:30 – 12:30
WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES
12:30 – 1:00
LUNCH  (We only serve fruit as snacks and water all all day. We recommend you bring your own lunch)
1:00 – 3:30
WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES
4:15 – 4:30
PICK UP