Camp & COVID-19 Information

Summer 2022 Information:
Group Request Form – we will continue with small groups or pods during the summer of 2022. If your child would like to request to be in a group with a friend or 2, please fill out this Group Request Form (a google form). No worries if your child does not know anyone. Making new friends is a big part of camp.

Please fill out the following waivers (they are jot forms):

Please check your spam folders for communication for CISF about camp. We have found that our communications often go into spam. We have taken steps to try and solve this problem, but please check your spam folders periodically and especially as your camp week approaches.

Questions? Please contact Meg Myles: 401-855-6643 or

2022 Waiting List: Need to make a change or get added to the waiting list? Here is the link to add your child to the waiting list.

2021 Guidelines

June 1 – the State released this guidance about mask wearing:
“Starting June 2, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors in Rhode Island. However, unvaccinated individuals are still strongly encouraged to wear masks in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with other people who are not fully vaccinated.

The removal of this outdoor masking requirement applies to all ages and settings, including outdoor live performances, youth sports and summer camps.”

June 3, 2021: Sea Adventure Summer Camp COVID Guidelines:
– The State has indicated pods of no more than 26. We will have pods well shy of 26.

– Each pod will have a specific separate drop off and pick up location – area A or B. This will be communicated in the email that you receive 1-2 weeks before camp starts.

– Pods will have specific home bases for the week

– Each pod will use the same equipment daily – nets, markers, etc….

– Each pod will have a designated port-o-potty that is cleaned thoroughly weekly and wiped down daily. (Port-o-potties are closed to the general public and only open to camp pods. Each unit is marked on the door for a specific pod.)

– Children will likely sail with the same children within their pod

– As per the latest guidance about masks, Instructors who are vaccinated will not wear a mask. Children who are vaccinated will also not need to wear a mask. Unvaccinated children will be asked to wear a mask unless they are distanced, outside. For example, unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask: in a “crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period)”. HOWEVER, children will not wear a mask when sailing as that would create a different, and potentially even more dangerous risk.

– Mask wearing requirements are subject to change based on each pod and any children who are not or cannot be vaccinated for health reasons. Any parents who have unvaccinated children with compromised immune systems who are concerned about a lack of mask wearing are asked to contact Meg Myles to discuss the situation.

– Parents are asked to stay in their cars at drop off and pick up

– Children will be asked to wash their hands upon arrival, before leaving at the end of the day, and frequently during the day.

– Vaccinated children are required to show proof of vaccination before the start of camp. Proof may be a photo of the vaccination card email to Katie at:
Vaccinated is defined as 14 days after receiving both shots.

Sea Adventure Campers only:
• If you’d like to request that your child be grouped with a specific friend or friends, please fill out the Group Request Form at this link:
No worries if you do not have any special requests!

• Anyone participating in ANY CISF Program (Camp, homeschool, after-school, …):  Please fill out our COVID waiver and return it to:                    COVID-19-Waiver


2020 Information Below:
Parent Informational Session – CISF held a zoom informational session about Sea Adventure Camp this summer – changes that have been made; guidelines & protocols due to COVID-19, etc… It is a great time for parents (& kids) to ask questions.
Here is a link to the slides from the meeting.
Here is a link to the video of the meeting.
Contact Meg Myles for the call-in information.

Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp State Approval Letter
Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp COVID19 Plan Submitted
Communicable-Disease-Plan- CISF-2020
*Daily Health Assessment Guidelines & Infected Person Protocol
From the State of RI: Resources-for-Families

Important Forms:

*COVID-19 Warning and Waiver – all participants in Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp must complete and submit this waiver. Email to

Group Request Form

Daily Health Screening Form for Campers – this will be required each day. The State is requiring daily health screening. While we will not be taking temperatures, we are required to screen. This may be an annoyance to parents, but it is mandatory. Children may not get out of their cars until this is completed.

– Children will be asked to have a mask or buff to be worn when they leave their groups, or pods to use the bathroom or things of that nature. Face coverings will not be required on the water as that is a safety hazard in its’ own right. CISF will have soft, comfortable buffs for sale that are customized for JSAC.

Hand washing will be a HUGE part of the every day of camp life. We will have at least one, and maybe 2 outdoor sinks. Children will be asked to wash their hands upon arrival and before the go home amongst many other times during the day.

6/5 Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp & COVID-19 Update

Camp is on this summer! We are making all necessary preparations, as well as creating guidelines and protocols that are specific to State guidelines this summer and COVID-19. It will be fun, but it will be different from past years. Please continue to check this webpage for details.

Emails were sent this weekend to those affected by our schedule changes which are as follows:
Explorers (ages 4-6) cancelled this summer.
• July 6-10 Marine Adventurers (ages 6-8) – afternoon group cancelled
• July 27-31 – ages 8-10 – afternoon group is cancelled and all registered are moved to the morning session (9-12:30)
• August 17-21 – Marine Adventurers group is rescheduled to the following week August 24-28. (Ages 8-10 & 11-16 are still scheduled for the week of August 17-21)

If you are registered for camp but will NOT be able to attend, please let Meg Myles know by June 8 if possible. Because we have reduced the number of children in each week, our waiting lists are long.

Please reach out to Meg Myles if have any concerns, questions, or you would like a child added to a waiting list. Meg can be reached at or 401-855-6643.

5/29 Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp & COVID-19 Update

Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp is moving ahead with camp for Marine Adventurers (ages 6-8), ages 8-10, and 11-16. We continue to adjust our planning, guidelines, and policies to be in line with State Camp guidelines. There will be schedule changes and numbers of children will be lower from past years. There will not be any all-camp activities and children will be organized into small groups ahead of the start of camp. Drop off and pick up times will also be staggered. Additionally, all RI Travel and Executive orders need to be followed for anyone coming from COVID-19 hot spots.

At this time, we ask that if your child is registered for camp but is unable to attend please contact Meg Myles. If your child is registered, but you are on unsure if you will send your child to camp, please let Meg know by June 8 at the latest so that we can make space for those who have been affected by our schedule changes or are on waiting lists.

In order to keep camp groups separated, there may be staggered drop off and pick up times. In order to organize children in groups that they will enjoy, please fill out a group request form for each child. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but I am 100% sure we will not be perfect. If you do not have any preferences, no need to fill out a form. Thank you! Here is a link to the request form (it is a google form).

RI State COVID-19 Alerts & Guidance:

5/23/20: Guidelines were published Thursday night, May 21. If interested, you can find them here under ‘Child Care and Youth Activities’. We are going ahead with camp for the Marine Adventurer (ages 6-8), ages 8-10, and ages 11-16.
There will be modifications to camp and to the schedule as follows:

Lower numbers of children in camp each week. We are keeping numbers lower than the guidelines to keep things manageable and to keep the number of children on each boat low. State guidelines call for stable groups of 15 or less. We are moving forward a bit more conservatively based on our staffing and number of children on each boat.

– Children will be put into pre-arranged small groups. Please contact Meg Myles if your child has a person or persons whom they want to be grouped with. We will do our best.

Siblings: If you’d prefer your children to be in the same group, we can accommodate this by having the older child join the younger age group. Please contact Meg Myles to make this request.
– There may be staggered drop offs and pick ups. Times will be sent to you ahead of time via email. This is to help us keep the groups separated.

Week of July 6-10: Cancelling the afternoon session of Marine Adventurers. I will be in touch with anyone registered in the afternoon session as we have room in the morning session, and my hope is to move all (if possible) to the morning session. We are cancelling afternoon programming so that we can do a deep clean and self-assess as to how we are doing managing children, cleaning, protocols, etc…

Leadership Program: we will cancel weeks that are under-subscribed. I will be in touch with those who are affected & refunds provided

July 27-31, Ages 8-10: Cancelling the afternoon session of 8-10 year olds. My hope is to move all registered for the afternoon to the morning. Again, I will be in touch with those who are affected & refunds provided.

Marine Adventurers, August 17-21: In order to keep children and groups separated, we are adding a 9th week, August 24-28, and moving the 8/17-21 Marine Adventurers to this 9th week. We will contact all registered Marine Adventurer families.

– The Explorers age group (ages 4-6) is cancelled for the summer. Please contact Meg Myles to request a refund, have your payment credited to next year, or donate the payment to CISF.

Daily health screenings will be mandatory. There will be a google form that needs to be filled out each morning. Temperature checks will happen for each child each morning as well.

A health screen form will be emailed to you at least two weeks in advance of the start of camp. This is a daily health check that needs to be filled out for the 14 days preceding your child’s attendance of Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp.

– We would prefer parents to STAY in their cars during drop off and pick ups.

– Children will be asked to have a mask or buff to be worn when they leave their groups, or pods to use the bathroom or things of that nature. Face coverings will not be required on the water as that is a safety hazard in its’ own right. CISF will have soft, comfortable buffs for sale that are customized for JSAC.

Hand washing will be a HUGE part of the every day of camp life. We will have at least one, and maybe 2 outdoor sinks. Children will be asked to wash their hands upon arrival and before the go home amongst many other times during the day.

5/18/20: CISF continues to monitor and make plans for camp this summer. We are still awaiting State guidelines. Once those are published, we will move forward making decisions.

Protocols, guidelines, anticipated screening, camper behavior guidelines, and all general information will be posted on this page as it relates to Camp 2020 and COVID-19. We will be transparent with our plans and path forward.

Safety of our campers and staff is our highest priority. Thus, we anticipate a VERY conservative approach to holding camp this summer.

Below are some of what we anticipate putting into place this summer:
Campers will be placed in groups or ‘pods’ of 6, and those groups will remain the same all week.

Staggered drop off and pick up times to keep children from mixing

Health Assessment requirement before camp and during camp

Daily temperature checks of staff and campers is anticipated

Use of masks or buffs likely on land (not when sailing)

Groups of 3 on each boat when sailing

Campers must wash hands upon arrival, and often throughout the day

Installation of 1-2 outdoor sinks for easier hand washing

Boats and disinfection will take place in between uses by staff

Life Jackets – campers need their own life jackets and must bring them daily. If this is not possible, a life jacket will be assigned for the week. Disinfecting life jackets is a lengthy process that we cannot do in between uses.

Campers need to bring their own hand sanitizer

Sun shirts are highly recommended. Instructors will remind campers to re-apply sunscreen, but Instructors may not apply sunscreen to campers under any circumstances.

Cancellation of Ages 4-6, Explorers group, for the summer.

Anticipated schedule modifications

No all-camp group activities or games

Social distancing

As of 5/18/2020, we are hoping to start on time, June 29.

5/14/20 Communication to Parents:
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe during this trying time. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are still busy making plans but few decisions. Guidelines for summer camps have as yet to be disclosed in RI, though just today the Governor said that her goal is for camps to start in a very scaled back format on June 29. We do anticipate continued social distancing and likely the use of masks.

After careful thought and consideration, we have made the painful decision to cancel the Explorers group (ages 4-6) for the summer. We have been gathering information and spending a ton of time creating a variety of plans for camp this summer. Under no scenario do we think our youngest group can attend camp this summer. The Explorers group is very hands on. We want their camp experience to be fantastic, and we want our staff to be able to connect with each child to help make their time at camp great! The current health crisis and all that goes with it will make this impossible for this age group. Our protocols and expectations for campers would certainly be too much for them to follow.
There are three refund options:
1.) A full refund. If you paid by credit card, it will go back on your credit card.
2.) Though the schedule for next summer will be different (age groups are not set on specific weeks annually), you can apply your payment to camp next summer
3.) Turn your camp payment into a donation. Instead of receiving a refund, you will receive a donation acknowledgement letter. At no cost to the Town, the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation (CISF) provides two in-school educators in the Jamestown school system to support curriculum and provide engaging, hands-on activities related to marine and environmental education. Additionally, CISF runs after-school programs in Jamestown that are either low-cost or free. Donations support our year round programing. We would be grateful if you would consider this option. Donations are tax deductible and everyone is eligible for a “above the line” donation of up to $300, new this year.
Whatever option you choose, please reach out to me to let me know how you’d like to proceed.
Other Changes:
For those who will have other children in camp this summer, there may be a slight change in the camp schedule and we will need to restrict the number of children attending camp this summer (the registration website already reflects this). We have reduced capacity in all weeks of camp, thus many weeks are already full. I will be in touch sooner rather than later with any schedule change information – likely mid-week next week. If you would still like to register for a camp week, please contact me and I will add you to a waiting list if the week you are interested in is full.
Please reach out with any questions and to let me know how to move forward with your camp refunds.
Meg Myles
CISF Executive Director

2023 Camp Registration



CISF Survey + Feedback

We strive to make Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp the best that it can be every season. Parent and camper feedback is crucial to our continued success. Please download a survey/feedback form and either mail it in or e-mail it to CISF Executive Director, Meg Myles.