Discovery Online

Ages 5-7 / Mon-Fri / 9-9:45am & 4-4:45pm Terrestrial: July 13-17 / Aquatic: July 20-24 / Terrestrial: Aug 4-8 / Aquatic: Aug 10-14 Online Discovery Camp is filled with exciting experiences that introduce children to the Chesapeake Bay. Before camp, participants receive an Discovery Box in the mail filled with craft supplies, suggestions for projects, a coloring book, and additional materials designed to encourage exploration.  Participants will interact with SEF instructors for 30 minutes in the morning (9:00 AM-9:45 AM) […]

Virtual Toddler Time

Ages 3-5 / M,W,F / 10:30-11:00am Life Cycles: July 27 – Aug 1 / Adaptations: Aug 18-22 Habitats: Aug 25-29 Virtual Toddler Time lets children explore the natural world through stories, songs, games, crafts, and other hands-on activities – all led by SEF’s talented and professional staff. Each session is one week long with online Zoom meetings held M, W, F from 10:30-11:00 AM. Prior to the start of camp participants will receive a materials package in the mail filled […]

Canoe Camp

Ages 8-11 / $275 / 9am-4pm Daily / 4 Days Jun 22-25(SOLD OUT) / Jun 29-Jul 2(SOLD OUT)  / Jul 13-16(SOLD OUT)  / July 27-30 / Aug 3-6 (SOLD OUT) Canoe Camp is our intro program for young paddlers seeking their first voyage onto the Chesapeake. Campers will begin their day at the Holt Center with games and a mapping of their daily trip before setting out to adventure at on of several local waterways. Once on the water, students […]

Kayak 3-Day Trip

Ages 9-12 / $375* / 3-days, 2-nights Jun 23-25 / Jul 21-23 (SOLD OUT) This trip is perfect for campers looking to make a transition from day to overnight experiences on the Chesapeake Bay! Participants will spend their days on the Bay kayaking, fishing, swimming, and exploring, and spend their evenings camping, playing games, and hanging around the campfire in wooded settings. Our experienced staff provide individualized instruction on safety, paddling skills, and support for first-time campers. Previous experience not required. […]

Bay Discovery Camp 2.0

Ages 6-8 / $275 / 4-Days / Mon-Thurs Aug 3-6 / Aug 10-13 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT) Bay Discovery Camp 2.0 is for those that are ready to take the next step in exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to games, crafts, and the investigation local meadows, marshes, wetlands and forests, Bay Discovery 2.0 is double the fun with two canoe trips on the Chester River exploring Radcliffe creek and Chestertown’s waterfront. Information/Registration

Sultana 3-Day Trip

Ages 9-11 / $375 Tuition* / 3-days, 2-nights Jun 23-25, Jun 30-Jul 2 (ALL DATES SOLD OUT) Trips on the SULTANA are a great introduction to overnight programs while sailing the Chesapeake and living on a traditional schooner. By day, participants learn the basics of tall ship sailing while navigating the protected waters of the Chester River. Off the boat, campers will hike, swim, fish, canoe, and play games. In the evenings, children will camp ashore on a private farm […]

Kayak Camp

Ages 9-12 / $325 Tuition* / 9am-4pm / 5 Days Jul 6-10 / Jul 20-24 (SOLD OUT) / Aug 10-14 Kayak Camp is the perfect program for campers looking to perfect their paddling skills in kayaks. Similar to Canoe Camp (but designed for slightly older children) participants will begin at the Holt Center, and set out to explore local waterways, protected marshes and creeks. Campers will get to handle their own kayak with plenty of time to seine for aquatic critters, fish, […]

Bay Discovery Camp

Ages 5-7 / $275 / 5-Days / Mon-Fri Aquatic Theme: Jun 22-26 (SOLD OUT) / Jun 29-July 3 (SOLD OUT) Terrestrial Theme: Jul 13-17 (3 SPOTS LEFT / Jul 20-24 (SOLD OUT) 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. Children spend time in […]

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