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Spring Break 2024: Camp Sampler Days

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 1:00 pm

Spring Break Workshops: Camp Sampler

April 8-12

Looking for something fun to do this spring break? Why not spend it exploring the Connecticut River?

Between April 8 and 12, the Connecticut River Museum is hosting a five-day Spring Break Camp Sampler! We’re giving you a sneak peek into all the fun we have planned for summer camp this year. Come to one day or all five! Spring Break Workshops run from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. Anyone between the ages of 6 and 11 is welcome! 


To register, click the name of the day you want to register your learner. Please note: there are 2 separate registration pages. One is for Museum programs (Monday & Thursday), and the other is for Museum days that include RiverQuest (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday). You can sign up for just one day, or all five!


Monday: Digging into History, Archaeology along the Connecticut River

Dig into what it means to be an archaeologist and unearth mysteries of the past. We will learn the basics of site excavation through a tabletop-simulated archaeological dig. We’ll also explore the Museum’s artifacts and collections with our Museum Curator.

Members: $40     Non-Members: $50


Tuesday: River Explorers & RiverQuest

Join us in exploring the ecosystems of the Connecticut River through binoculars and microscopes. We’ll take a trip out on RiverQuest and to see the River’s curious creatures in their natural habitat.

Members: $60     Non-Members: $70


Wednesday: Sailor Life, Pirates & RiverQuest

Have you ever wondered what life was like out on the open water? During this sample of our most popular week of camp, we’ll learn the crucial sailor skill of knot tying and rope making. Arrrrgh you ready matey?

Members: $60     Non-Members: $70


Thursday: Blown Away: Outdoor Survival Skills

Do you know how to start a fire without a lighter or matches? What about identifying plants growing near the River that could get you out of a sticky situation? This day is all about survival and the valuable skills needed for outdoor living. 

Members: $40    Non-Members: $50


Friday: Hometown Originals & RiverQuest

Take a trip back in time to when the Connecticut River Museum was a steamboat dock. When the River was frozen, the Essex Steamboat Dock would host a roller rink on the 2nd floor where they would even sometimes have pig races! Join us for a day of history, games, and even a few surprises.

Members: $60    Non-Members: $70


To Register for Museum Days (Monday & Thursday), Click Here!

To Register for Museum Days with RiverQuest (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday), Click Here!


April 8 @ 9:00 am
April 12 @ 1:00 pm
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Connecticut River Museum
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Essex, CT 06426 United States
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