East End Explorer Camp is an outdoor immersion summer camp program focusing on our marine habitat for campers age 5-13. We aim to cure nature deficit and instill a sense of stewardship and connection to the natural world. Activities include but not limited to: kayaking, boating, fishing, crabbing, beach combing, clamming, marsh explorations, nature adventures, introduction into aquaculture with Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, boat trip with marine biologists in Shinnecock Bay with SOMAS (Stony Brook school of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences).
Kayak excursion through North Sea Harbor, tour Conscience Point oyster farm and shellfish hatchery. Following the farm tour we stop at Hideaway Island for a hands on experience with marine animals.
Exploration of Scallop Pond, the Port of Missing Men, and Sebonac estuary.
Kayak excursion into Serenity Pond. We will stop at tidal creeks, explore mud flats, experience quick sand and play.
Boat trip on the RV Peconic with Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences exploring Shinnecock Bay.
We will be accompanied by researchers and scientists learning about the marine environment, using scientific instrumentation along with trawls of the bay to get a hands on experience with local bay inhabitants.
Go with the tide: This day is tidally determined. A marsh exploration via kayak or exploration with our camp boat the East End Explorer.
We end the week with an Oyster Roast at Conscience Point, families are welcome to try some oysters fresh off the farm and meet your East End Explorer
As a small family business and as parents ourselves, safety is our top priority. Here at East End Explorer Camp we keep our supervision ratio small with at least 1 counselor to each group of 6 campers. We are fully licensed, insured and trained in CPR and first aid. We also have lifeguards on duty.
All boats have USCG Certificate of Inspection and are operated by licensed USCG Captains.
Campers age 5-13 will have the opportunity to go kayaking, crabbing, clamming, use different types of fishing nets, explore the marshes, learn about aquaculture and coastal ecology, work on species identification, practice boat safety and play on the sandbars.
Campers will be provided lunch and snacks, Explorer Camp sun shirts and Explorer hats.
Our Program is an exciting way for your camper to spend a week doing a variety of fun and educational outdoor activities on the water.