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Nauticus’ Introduces New Summer Camp Aboard Historic Ship

Spend the summer on the waterfront taught by award-winning instructors

Norfolk, Va. (March 14, 2022) – Registration is now open for Nauticus’ Summer Camps. Choosing from three different camp experiences, this will be your child’s favorite week of summer!

The Design. Build. Sail. sessions, recommended for first timers, are open to all children aged 8-13. Experienced sailors or past camp attendees, ages 12-15, are encouraged to build on their sailing skills by attending the Sail Voyagers half-day sessions.

“These camps allow children and teens to sail the Elizabeth River on our Harbor 20s, in addition to exploring the broader Nauticus campus.” said Sarah Linden-Brooks. “We hope to welcome back many returning campers and meet new faces this summer to expand our community.”

Teens aged 14-17 are invited to board the Schooner Virginia Overnight camp and immerse themselves in all facets of tall ship sailing. Sailing throughout the southern Chesapeake Bay, this incredible opportunity allows for campers to spend a night at anchor and experience the beauty of the night sky.

Campers will be taught by award-winning instructors, like the Schooner Virginia’s Captain Erik Lohse and Sail Nauticus’ Sailing Program Coordinator Dylan Guill. Earlier this year, Guill received the Excellence in Instruction Award in the Community Sailing category from US Sailing.

“It’s been a pleasure working with our Academy kids and seeing them grow into leaders. A lot of our graduates have come back and become instructors, “Guill said. “We’re excited to introduce more students to sailing to this summer through our camps.”

Campers will build self-confidence, practice teamwork, and explore their community from a new vantage point. There’s nothing else quite like it! While these camps are engaging and fun, the best part is they are centered around mission driven work to expand access to our region’s maritime resources.

Nauticus and Sail Nauticus members can receive discounted camp registration. Not a member yet? Check out the benefits of Nauticus membership.

Camps run from June 20-August 15, 2022. Register at

About Nauticus

Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, VA, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military. 

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