Canoe Camp

Ages 8-11 / M-Th, 9:00am-4:00pm / $325 June 20-23, June 27-30, July 18-21, July 25-28 Canoe Camp is SEF’s intro program for young paddlers seeking their first voyage on the Chesapeake Bay.  Each day parents drop campers off at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, where the group boards a 15 passenger van and travels to a different public landing on the Chester and Sassafras Rivers.  While on the water, participants learn basic paddling skills, explore creeks and marshes, fish with hook […]

Kayak 3-Day Trip

Ages 9-12 / 11:00am Tues to 3:00 Thurs. / $400 June 21-23, July 6-8 (Wed.-Fri.) This trip is perfect for campers looking to make a transition from day trips to overnight experiences on the Chesapeake Bay!  Participants spend their days kayaking, fishing, swimming, and exploring, and spend their evenings camping, playing games, and hanging around the campfire at a base camp in Kent County (site TBD).  On the water, SEF’s experienced staff provide individualized instruction on safety and paddling skills […]

Sultana 3-Day Trip

Ages 9-12 / 11:00am start, 3:00pm finish / $400 July 6-8 Wednesday-Friday, July 12-14 Tuesday-Thursday Three-day trips aboard the schooner SULTANA are a great introduction to overnight programs while sailing the Chesapeake and living on a traditionally rigged ship.  By day, participants learn the basics of tall ship sailing while navigating the protected waters of the Chester River.  Sailors also take a small tender (towed behind Sultana) to go ashore to swim, fish, beachcomb, and explore wetland habitats.  In the […]

Kayak Camp

Ages 9-12 / M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm / $375 July 5-8 (Tues-Fri. $280), July 18-22, August 15-19 This is the perfect program for campers looking to perfect their paddling skills in kayaks.  Similar to Canoe Camp, but designed for slightly older children, parents drop campers off at Wilmer Park in Chestertown each morning.  After playing a few land-based games to get warmed up, participants board a 15 passenger van and travel to a different public landing on the Chester and Sassafras Rivers.  Once […]

Bay Discovery Camp

Ages 5-7 / M-F, 9:00am-3:00pm / $300 June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 8-12, August 15-19 Bay Discovery Camp is filled with exciting, hands-on activities that introduce young children to the natural world of the Chesapeake Bay.  Using the Foundation’s Holt Education Center in Chestertown as a base camp, children participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that are tied to the week’s theme.  Participants spend time exploring meadows, marshes, wetlands, and even swim […]