Beginning June 24 and continuing through Aug. 16, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a full slate of week-long summer camps this year. In age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed sessions for ages 4–15, campers will explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment, with an emphasis on creating a fun, hands-on learning environment that includes on-the-water and environmental activities, stories, games, crafts, and other creative projects.
CBMM’s Sea Squirts summer camp sessions for children 4–6 years old are offered during the weeks of June 24, July 1, July 15, July 22, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12. The Sea Squirts camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9am–noon, with the exception of the July 4th holiday.
The Terrapins summer camp sessions for children entering grades one–three are offered the weeks of June 24, July 1, July 8, July 22, July 29, and Aug. 5. Herons summer camp sessions for children entering grades four–six are offered the weeks of July 8, July 15, July 29, and Aug. 12. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 9am–3pm.
Students entering grades six to nine are invited to participate in Build it. Boat it. Summer Camp, a collaboration between CBMM’s Rising Tide Program and the Sultana Education Foundation. Held July 22–26 from 9am–3pm daily, the week offers campers the chance to spend part of their day working on a project in the Shipyard, and then head out on a paddling adventure with Sultana staff members.
CBMM camps allow campers to explore CBMM’s 18-acre campus and numerous exhibition buildings as part of the program. Each session is limited to a maximum of 12 children; cost varies for each program, with a 20 percent discount on tuition for CBMM members. Scholarships are available for campers with financial need. For more information and to register, visit cbmm.org/summercamps.