Programs for Youth

  • Fall Programs: Homeschool

    Mike Smith
    August 20, 2015

    Fall is just around the corner! Enjoy the warm water and great weather; get out on the water with us!

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  • Fall Programs: Adult & Family

    Taylor Martin
    August 20, 2015

    Fall is just around the corner! Enjoy the warm water and great weather; get out on the water with us!

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  • Fall Programs: After-School & Weekend

    Maeve Ryan
    August 20, 2015

    Fall is just around the corner! Enjoy the warm water and great weather; get out on the water with us!

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  • NESS Summer Programs at Wuskenau Beach

    July 13, 2015

    On July 9, I had the opportunity to visit the NESS “Exploring RI Coast” group for students ages 6-9 at Wuskenau Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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  • NESS Offers a Wide Range of Scout Courses

    Megan Strand
    June 4, 2015

    Did you know that NESS currently offers badges for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts?

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  • Alewife Explorers!

    April 10, 2015

    Do you live in or near New London? Did you know that you have incredible, vibrant salt marshes and winding salt water creeks right in your backyard? Give your child the opportunity to explore and investigate Long Island Sound, an excellent natural resource right in New London!

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  • Wuskenau Ocean Adventures!

    March 19, 2015

    Does your child love being around the ocean and exploring the coastline?  Does your child love to have fun snorkeling, kayaking or fishing?  Then sign them up for Wuskenau Ocean Adventures (WOA) at the beach in Westerly!  This is our second summer providing a youth adventure program at Wuskenau Beach in Westerly, in association with the Westerly Recreation Department. 

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  • Ice Fishing

    March 9, 2015

    Saturday, February 7th
    At 7:00am I am packing my car for an exciting day of ice fishing. Overcast skies and temperatures hovering around freezing set the scene for a perfect day on the ice. After letting my car warm up, I go through my checklist: bait, ice-auger for drilling through the ice, tip-ups to trap the fish, and safety equipment. I head up the road to get some snacks and then on to the ice. The ice is awesome; 16 inches thick and freezing temps have made the ice thicker than I have seen in years. As soon as I find the perfect spot, I start drilling holes and begin to set up several ice fishing traps. Before anyone even arrives I have already caught a pickerel. The NESS students, a mix of kids and parents, have arrived and I double check they have layered warm clothes. Then, we head off onto the ice.

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  • Summer Registration is Open!

    February 6, 2015

    Check out what’s new at NESS for summer 2015:

    • New Hartley 12 sailboats, a great learning platform for older beginners. Perfect for kids who have outgrown (or are too big for) Optis but aren’t quite ready (or big enough) for the more high performance Club 420.
    • Expanded adult sailing offerings in our growing fleet of Sonar sloops.
    • New classes for youth and adults & families at our New London Ocean Beach location.
    • New weekly themes for all of our marine science classes.
    • Expanded adventure sports offerings for kids as young as 9-years-old.
    • Expanded full day marine science and adventure sports classes for the 11 and up crowd.
    • New two-week options for Opti Learn to Sail classes.
    • Expanded offerings for our popular Taste of Optis and Second Taste of Optis classes.
    • Newly renovated main classroom, which makes a wonderful, effective teaching space.

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