Youth Adventures: Ages 5-12

Sultana’s Youth Adventures are designed for younger students looking for their first in-depth experiences on the Chesapeake Bay.    With the exception of our SULTANA Three-Day Trip all of our Youth Adventures follow a Day-Camp format, with participants going home each night.   These foundational programs are ideal for introducing children to the outdoors and beginning the life-long process of appreciating and protecting the natural environment.

Bay Discovery Camp

The Sultana Education Foundation’s Bay Discovery Camp is targeted towards younger children (5-8 years old) looking to have their first science-based experience in the outdoors. Using the Foundation’s new Bay Studies Center in Chestertown as a base camp, children participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that instill basic scientific concepts and encourage students to look at the natural world through a scientific lens. Children will spend time in woodlands, meadows, shoreside marshes, and even take a paddle out onto the Chester River.

Logistics & Details

  • Program Week:  Monday-Friday
  • All program days begin and end at The Sultana Education Center in Chestertown
  • Daily drop-off time:  9:00 am
  • Daily pick-up time:  3:00 pm
  • Children must bring bag lunches and some basic gear
  • Ages 5-8
  • Limited internships for young adults ages 15-16
  • Tuition $275

2017 Dates

  • June 26-30
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28

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Canoe Camp

Canoe Camp is our introductory program for young paddlers looking to make their first voyages out onto the Chesapeake.  Each day begins at the Sultana Education Foundation’s new Education Center in Chestertown where participants meet to play games and examine maps of the Bay before setting out to spend the day at one of several local waterways.  Once on the water, students learn basic paddling skills, explore creeks and marshes, pull seine nets to sample marine life, and swim.

Logistics & Details

  • Program Week:  Monday-Thursday
  • All program days begin and end at the Sultana Education Center in Chestertown
  • Daily drop-off time:  9:00 am
  • Daily pick-up time:  4:00 pm
  • Children must bring bag lunches and some basic gear
  • Ages 7-11
  • Limited internships for young adults ages 15-16
  • Tuition $275 (except as noted)

2017 Dates

  • July 5-7 (3-days/prorated pricing: $215)
  • July 24 – 27
  • August 14 – 17

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Kayak Camp

Kayak Camp is the perfect program for children looking to explore the Chesapeake while learning basic kayaking skills.  Similar to our Canoe Camps (but designed for slightly older children), Kayak Camp begins each day at Sultana’s new Education Center where participants meet before setting out to explore a local waterway.   On the water, students learn how to handle their own kayak while exploring protected creeks and marshes.  There is also time to sample aquatic life with seine nets, beachcomb, and swim.

Logistics & Details

  • Program Week: Monday-Friday
  • All program days begin and end at The Sultana Education Center in Chestertown
  • Daily drop-off time:  9:00 am
  • Daily pick-up time:  4:00 pm
  • Children must bring bag lunches and some basic gear
  • Ages 9-12
  • Limited internships for young adults ages 15-16
  • Tuition:  $325

2017 Dates

  • June 26 – 30
  • July 17 – 21
  • August 8 – 11 (4-days/prorated pricing: $275)

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SULTANA Three-Day Trip

Three-day trips on the schooner SULTANA are a great opportunity for children to see the Chesapeake while sailing and living on a traditional schooner.  SULTANA’s three-day trips are intended for ages 9 – 11.  By day, participants learn the basics of tall ship sailing while navigating the protected waters of the Chester River.  At night, children camp ashore in tents at a private farm on Langford Creek.   Evenings are spent hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, playing games, and just having fun. 

Logistics & Details

  • All trips start & end in Chestertown
  • Trips begin on Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Trips end on Thursday at 4:00pm
  • Ages 9-11
  • Tuition: $375

2017 Dates

  • July 5-7

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