2022 Newport Yacht Club Marine Adventure Camp

2022 Registration is open ——– Click here to Register

Hello all,

We are excited to announce Summer 2022 Marine Adventure Camp Program! Hopefully smiles brought on by thoughts of warm summer breezes and time on the water will clear the winter blues. We are pleased that many of our staff are planning to return and that once again we will be able to offer scholarships to provide an opportunity for more youths to participate in the program.

COVID certainly presented some challenges over the past 2 years, and we’ve had to make some changes to keep everyone safe.  We are happy to report the club, the staff and the campers successfully adapted to the changes which allowed the camp to safely operate over the past two years. In addition, some of our changes like staggering the drop off and pick times not only resulted in a safer operation, less campers all together at the same time,  but also improved efficiencies, eliminating bottlenecks with all campers arriving and departing at the same times. Finally, the number of campers in the program increased from 90 in 2020 to 130 in 2021 and barring any major COVID induced restrictions, we expect over 130 campers in 2022.


In 2015, Newport Yacht Club launched its first ever Marine Adventure Camp and it’s been a huge success, growing every year.  The mission of the Camp is to provide access to sailing and marine education for youths ages 8-16 with any skill level or sailing experience. The focus of the program is fun and of course, safety with the aim to be an alternative to the many racing focused programs on Narragansett Bay. Being located in Newport, NYC is in a unique position of having access to some of the best sailing resources in the world to support our mission of providing quality nautical and sailing instruction for the youth of Newport and the surrounding area.

Once again our Marine Adventure Camp will be offered over four(4)  2-week full day sessions  a with a combination of activities unique to meet our mission.

  • Introduction to basic sailing skills in dinghies (Optis, 420s, and Open BICs, and two NEW Zest) and big boats (a J-22, and NYC Member Yachts) to learn concepts like steering, sail positions, and wind awareness.
  • Exposure to beginner marine navigation skills – charts, weather, docking, anchoring
  • A focus on Marine Education – conservation, local geography, and sustainability
  • For Intermediate and Advanced Sailors, including returning MAC Campers, we will be breaking the groups into different levels throughout the camp to differentiate learning and continue to grow their skills

2022 Schedule & Rates

The Summer will be broken into 4 two-week sessions.

  • June 20 – July 1
  • July 4 – July 15
  • July 18 – July 29
  • August 1 – 12

Sessions will have staggered drop offs and pickups from either 9am-3pm, 9:15-3:15pm or 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday for ages 8-16. You will be assigned after registration prior to your first day.

  • $510 per session 
  • Prices include 2-Week Junior Membership (This program is open to anyone however a Newport Yacht Club Junior Membership is required for all participants for our insurance, this fee is rolled into Registration Fees)

Registration opens Monday January 31, 2022

Applications are received on a “first-come, first-serve” basis – early registration is highly recommended as the sessions fill up quickly. You can see the number of available spots left on the registration page. Registration will automatically close if there are no spots left but you can register for the Waitlist and will be automatically informed if a spot opens up. 


If the information on this page does not answer your question, please feel free to email campdirector@newportyachtclub.org or juniors@newportyachtclub.org. Please note the Junior Program is coordinated by volunteers so responses are handled as quickly as possible by email only. You may request a phone call response and we will respond as soon as we can. Email is preferable. Thank you for your cooperation and patience in this matter.

Members: Interesting in bringing sailors out on your boat or sponsoring a child?

If you are interested in sponsoring a young sailor through a donation, please contact juniors@newportyachtclub.org


Interested in a scholarship for your child, please apply! They are awarded on an ongoing rolling status.

If you have any questions about scholarships please contact, campdirector@newportyachtclub.org .

Employment : Join The 2022 Team!

Newport Yacht Club is currently looking for sailing instructors to join our team for the upcoming summer season. Employment application and more information can be found HERE.

Any questions regarding employment? Contact campdirector@newportyachtclub.org