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Summer Camps Jul 23, 2015 - 5:11:27 PM


Young Campers Take to the Water on a Temporary Fleet

By Camp SoundWaters





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STAMFORD, CT - Campers at Camp SoundWaters summer program are working furiously to build a vessel that floats. Their challenge has been to design and build using recycled materials to compete in the annual Anything That Floats race. The event is scheduled for 3:00 pm, Fri. July 24, at the SoundWaters Coastal Center at Cove Island Park.

This event is one of the highlights of SoundWaters Summer Camp season. Parents attend, cheering their children from the shoreline. The campers cobble together pieces of found objects such as Styrofoam, plastic buckets, buoys that washed up on the shore and homemade sails and take turns navigating their vessel as they circle a marked race course in Holly Pond. High-spirited teams can employ oars, paddles, arm power or even hoist old T-shirts as sails to propel their vessels. Some crafts don’t even make it to the first mark, some make it to the finish line and sink immediately afterwards, but no matter what the outcome, everyone, every-year has a lot of fun building and racing the boats.

In addition to its acclaimed science-based education programs for area schools, SoundWaters offers one-week summer camp sessions that combine environmental activities with canoeing, sailing, beach walks, swimming and activities on the animals and habitats of Long Island Sound. The sessions are run by SoundWaters full-time educators, and assisted by college and high school counselors.




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