Summer Programs 2021

Now in our 20th season, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Summer Programs provide children and young adults with extraordinary opportunities to experience the Chesapeake Bay in ways only most can imagine. Led by the Foundation’s experienced professional staff, and featuring participant /instructor ratios as low as 2:1, all Summer Programs provide supportive environments that foster an appreciation and love of the outdoors while encouraging campers to make friends, learn new skills and develop confidence in their own abilities.


A Note About Covid-19 and Summer Programs

Ages 6-7 / M-F, 9:00am-1:00pm / $225

July 5-9 (1 SPOT LEFT!)
SOLD OUT: June 28-July 2, July 19-23, July 26-30

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 outdoor activities that are tied to the week's theme. Children spend time in the Lawrence Preserve, meadows, marshes, and even swim and paddle on the Chester River.

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Ages 8-11 / M-Th, 9:00am-4:00pm / $300
July 19-22 (1 SPOT LEFT!)
SOLD OUT: June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 5-8

Canoe Camp is our intro program for young paddlers seeking their first voyage on the Chesapeake Bay. Each day parents will drop campers off at a specified public landing where they will set out to explore one of several local waterways. Once on the water, students learn basic paddling skills, explore creeks and marshes, fish with hook and line, pull seine nets and of course swim!

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Ages 9-12 / M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm / $350

ALL DATES SOLD OUT: June 28-July 2, July 19-23, August 2-6, August 16-20

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) parents will drop campers at a specified public landing, 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, beachcomb, swim, and swim some more!

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Ages 9-12 / 11:00am Tues to 3:00 Thurs. / $375
July 27-29 (2 SPOTS LEFT!)
SOLD OUT: July 6-8

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 Sassafras River 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.

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Ages 11-14 (must be entering 6th grade) / 11:00am Mon to 3:00pm Fri / $575
June 21-25 (2 SPOTS LEFT)
SOLD OUT: July 12-16

These trips provide campers with adventures through hidden marshes and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and an opportunity to better their paddling skills. Each day campers will travel down various sections of the Sassafras River, exploring hidden creeks, marshes and tributaries.  When not paddling, campers venture ashore to swim, fish, pull seine nets, marsh muck and relax. By night, paddlers pitch tents, roast s’mores, and swap campfire stories. No previous experience required.

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