Kayak/VIMS Seven-Day Trip

Ages 14-18 / Residential
Jul 29-Aug 4

Logistics:
Drop off 11:00am on first day at Wilmer Park in Chestertown

Pick up 3:00pm on final day at Wilmer Park in Chestertown

Tuition: $975

This experience begins with four days of camping on the shores of the Nanticoke River, where participants explore the extensive marshes of the lower Delmarva Peninsula and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  The group will also visit the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Oyster Laboratory for a guided tour.  Mid-week, the expedition heads south to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Wachapreague, VA, where participants work closely with the Institute’s scientists using their 25′ Carolina Skiffs to explore the salt marshes, oyster bars, and wild sandy beaches of Virginia’s barrier islands.  At VIMS’ state-of-the-art saltwater laboratory, participants will examine marine life up close and discover ongoing research conducted by graduate students.