Sailing Overnight Camp: Ages 9-16
All hands on deck! Our most popular program; feel the wind in your sails and learn the ropes.
Sailing is a daily 2-period activity; sign up for Sailing Camp separately, before coming to camp. Our fleet consists of OPTI Trainers, FJ’s, Picos, and American 18s. We offer opportunities in small boat dingy sailing and large keel boat sailing depending on skill level, availability, and, of course, the weather!
Campers must complete a swim test upon arrival to demonstrate comfort in open bay water. Our swim test consists of four laps (without stopping) in the swimming area, treading water for 1 minute and floating on their backs for 1 minute. Sailors must also be able to demonstrate donning a life jacket in deep water.
2021 OVERNIGHT SESSION DATES
Overnight Camp: Sunday - Saturday
*Campers staying consecutive weeks must be picked up Saturday morning and will be checked in through an expedited line Sunday afternoon.
Week 1: Sunday, July 4-Saturday, July 10
Week 2: Sunday, July 11-Saturday, July 17
Week 3: Sunday, July 18-Saturday, July 24
Week 4: Sunday, July 25-Saturday, July 31
Week 5: Sunday, August 1-Saturday, August 7
Week 6: Sunday, August 8-Saturday, August 14
Week 7: Sunday, August 15-Saturday, August 21
2021 Weekly Rates
Traditional Overnight: $880
Sailing Overnight: $945
2021 Open House Dates
To be announced.
"It was my daughter's first experience sleeping away from home and she loved it! She has so much fun and met many new friends. We will be back for sure next year." - Camp Parent
7:00am – Rise & Shine!
8:00am – Breakfast
9:10am – Morning Gathering: Celebrate another beautiful day at Quinipet! We’ll sing some songs, make announcements, and make sure everyone is excited for another fun day!
9:30am – Activity Block: Age groups are scheduled for a waterfront block every day, as well as special bunk activities. The other blocks are up to the camper to choose! Activities are organized by age group, so campers will be playing games with friends around their own age.
10:30am – Activity Block
11:30am – Activity Block
12:30pm – Lunch!
1:20pm – FOB: "Feet on Bed" – FOB is a time for campers to relax with their bunkmates. Campers can hang out and talk, read a book, or write letters home.
2:30pm – Activity Block
3:30pm – Activity Block
4:30pm – Adventure Period--a camper favorite! Counselors offer a mash up of fun, one off activities, ranging from tie dye to a Water Carnival!
5:30 - Head back to the Cabin to get ready for Dinner
6:00pm – Dinner
6:45pm – Camp Store for Jr. Camp
7:00pm - Evening Activity: these change every night and are a chance for campers to interact with their bunk, their age group, or the entire camp!
8:00pm – Vespers, a time for campers to slow down and center themselves spiritually.
8:30pm – Candle Chats and Bunk Time. Candle Chats are a time for bunks to quietly reflect on their day and bond, with their counselors and each other.
9:00pm – Bedtime: Bedtime varies for each age group, but starts at 9pm for our youngest campers, and ranges to 10pm for our oldest campers.
Quinipet accepts payments by check, eCheck*,
cash or credit card.
Checks should be issued payable to "Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center" and mailed to the address below.
Please include camper name and session date in the memo area on check.
Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center
P.O. Box 549
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
Fees for summer camp include a non-refundable $100 administrative fee. Refunds cannot be made after June 15th.
*eChecks are the preferred method of payment.
In order to assist as many families as possible, we offer Camp Scholarships to families in need. Scholarships are funded by the generous donations to The Quinipet Scholarship Fund by camp families and community members. To apply, complete the Scholarship Application form in the blue "Parent Resources" section below, and submit by April 16, 2021.
For Shelter Island Families: The Shelter Island Education Foundation pursues, creates and provides excellent educational opportunities that enhance, inspire and broaden the horizons of our children and the community. Grant applications are typically available on their website in the Spring.
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Scholarship applications are due April 16, 2021.