Sandpipers Beach Camp is not just a summer camp. It is a summer family. For children ages, 3 – 12, no other camps provide a true beach camp experience at an affordable price.
Young campers gather from all over to enjoy the serene setting of beautiful land and beach. In their bright yellow shirts with the Sandpiper bird logo, you will find groups of children swimming, playing in the sand, exploring, climbing, playing outdoor games, crafting and more!
This outdoor adventure offers four exciting bi-weekly themes between June 24 – August 15 from 9:00 – 3:00 pm.
“This year, based on popular demand, we decided to extend the hours but keep the cost affordable at $375 per two-week session. We want all youth to unplug and enjoy a relaxed, fun summer beach adventure,” said Yuki Ikeda, Program Director of the OGRCC and Co-Director of Sandpipers. Generations of families have grown up with Sandpipers. Campers become counselors and then become parents of Sandpipers. In some cases, campers grow up to even run and direct the Sandpipers Camp.
The OGRCC’s very own Program Director Yuki Ikeda, was a former camper, counselor, and now directs the program. He is excited to continue to help Sandpipers thrive and said, “I was very fortunate to spend many summers appreciating Greenwich Point while working at Sandpipers. We love continuing the traditions of Sandpipers which includes a field trip to Island Beach Day, making a memorable Tie Dye shirt, a class BBQ with classic games and a fun Pinata to wrap up the session.”
Co-Director Jenna Pelazza continues to enhance the camp with fabulous creative themed activities. Jenna is a full-time Social Worker at Mount St. Michael Academy and brings lots of great experience to the camp.
“We encourage kids to not just follow a schedule but to help push them to find creative ways to entertain themselves unplugged during free time,” Jenna said.
Jenna’s expertise has contributed to the four new beach sessions:
Red, White, & Blue Festivities: June 24 – July 5
Let the Games Begin: July 8 – July 18
Water, Water, Everywhere: July 22 – August 1
Bon Voyage: August 5 – August 15
Camp sign-ups have started. Camp days are Monday through Thursday, 9:00
am – 3:00 pm, with Fridays being reserved for rainouts. Each two-week
session is only $375.
Yuki Ikeda added, “No other camp offers such an affordable and wholesome outdoor beach camp experience. Spots are filling up quickly, and in fact, we already have a waiting list for some age groups.”
If you are interested in learning more, please visit myogrcc.org or call our office at 203-637- 3659. Don’t forget to register soon as there are limited spotsand sessions are filling up quickly. The OGRCC offers a variety of camps frombeach camp, soccer, art, tennis, and rugby to excite and occupy the kiddos this summer. Residency not required to attend camp sessions. Visit myogrcc.org/sandpipers to learn more.
The Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) promotes a sense of community be providing recreational athletic, educational and social programs. Celebrating 75 years of providing programs and events to the Greenwich community, the OGRCC has increased its membership from 30 in 1943 to nearly 1,800 today and expanded its programming from the original programs to a wide variety of social, educational and athletic programs – thanks to strong leadership and an engaged Board of Directors.
Community volunteers and financial support continue to be an essential component to the growth of the OGRCC!
More information may be found on the web at myogrcc.org or by calling 203-637-3659.