February 23, 2019

Early bird registration deals on Save The Bay’s statewide BayCamps now available

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Providence, R.I. – Jan. 24, 2019 – Save The Bay is now offering $25 early bird discounts on all summer BayCamp registrations placed before March 15. BayCamps—the only week-long summer camp to feature Narragansett Bay as its campground—invite young explorers to have fun along Rhode Island’s coast while introducing them to local waters, species, habitats and environmental and marine sciences. With camps in Providence, Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Bristol, Save The Bay offers plenty of summertime opportunities for every adventurous child and teen.

"Getting campers out exploring Narragansett Bay in the summer is such a great experience for them," said Save The Bay’s Director of Education, Bridget Prescott. "They find little treasures along the shoreline, get knee-deep in marsh mud and swim in parts of the Bay that they may not have previously known about. In the end, they leave BayCamp with great memories, new friends and a unique experience that’s hard to come by elsewhere."

Save The Bay offers four BayCamp programs, each catering to a different age group. While experiences and activities vary from camp to camp, each BayCamp opportunity offers its campers a unique opportunity to explore shorelines and learn about the region’s natural resources and wildlife, how to protect them, and how to contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

"Whether they're swimming in the Bay at Rome Point, searching for Bay animals on the shoreline at Easton's Beach, or seining for fish and crabs at Potter Cove, every BayCamper discovers a new appreciation for the Bay through hands-on experiences and exploration," said Save The Bay’s Public Program Manager, Jennifer Kelly.

Save The Bay’s four camp programs cater to campers who have completed grades K-12. Junior BayCamp, for those who have completed grades K-1, is offered as a half- or full-day option in Newport or Providence. BayCamps for those who’ve completed grades 2-4 are offered in Providence, Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Bristol. Shipboard Camps in Providence, Newport, Wickford and Bristol are provided to campers who have completed grades 5-7; and High School Camp, for those who’ve completed grades 8-12, is offered in Providence to students interested in studying the environment or the marine sciences.

Additional camps offered in partnership with Edgewood Sailing School and Providence Community Boating Center for ages 7-13, and 12-15 respectively, offer even more opportunity to get out on the water and make the most out of summer.

Those making summer plans early by registering for BayCamp before March 15 will save $25 on their registration fee, usually $300/week for a full-day camp and $175/week for a half-day camp. This discount also applies to Save The Bay members who already register at reduced member rates of $285/week for a full-day camp and $160/week for a half-day camp.

Those interested in registering a child for BayCamp, or learning more about camp opportunities, can do so by visiting savebay.org/camp. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Kelly at 401-272-3540 x103 or education@savebay.org. Camps held the week of July 4 will not meet on the holiday, and camp rates will be pro-rated for holiday weeks. Those interested in registering for camp with Edgewood Sailing School should visit edgewoodsailing.org for more information.

About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay works to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, education, and restoration efforts. It envisions a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

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