Camp Nauticus

Educ-Exhibits-1Our camps are packed full of fun!

Imagine a day of hands-on science activities! Your child will learn that science is involved with everything around them while performing way cool experiments and creating awesome make-and-takes. Camps are offered throughout the year. Select a camp from the links below for dates and topics.

Sail-Nauticus-LogoSummer Camp

Sail Nauticus Summer Camps

Join us for a fun week of summer camp of sailing and exploring Nauticus! For details on this year’s Summer Camps, please check out our Sail Nauticus Camp Page: Click Here! For questions or registration, please call the Sail Nauticus Office at 757-823-4242.

Sail Quest (12-15) & Sail Quest Junior (8-11)

M-F, 8:30am-1L30pm
June 27-July 1; July 5-8; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5; August 8-12; August 15-19

Saul Quest is a hands-on sailing and maritime science camp. Students will learn the basics of sailing a small keelboat, including boat rigging, water safety, confidence, and teamwork. Students will participate in various land-based activities focusing on river ecology, maritime science, and STEM, while using the many resources of the Nauticus campus to complement their sailing knowledge. Sail Quest is a beginner sailing camp, so no experience is required!

Sail Voyagers (10-15)

M-F 8:30am-1:30pm
June 27-July; July5-8; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5; August 8-12; August 15-19

Sail Voyagers is an advanced sailing camp, for students who have prior sailing experience, or who have attended a Sail Quest camp with us in the past. Campers will learn more advanced sailing techniques, including being able to cruise safely in local waters and planning their own voyage. They will refine their skills learned in Sail Quest, while also learning reefing, docking, anchoring , and man overboard drills. While on land, campers will learn chart reading, plotting, coastal navigation skills, and the concepts of currents and how they function. They will also learn the important role of tides and weather and how to predict them in order to help plan their own sailing voyage.

Group Outings

If Summer Camps isn’t your thing, Sail Nauticus also offers group sailing opportunities, structured to fit your goals and desires. Participants can enjoy a leisurely sail, friendly competition, games, and other on the water activities. All ages, group sizes, and time frames are welcome.

Mission Statement

NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.