Middle School Bay Eco-Camp

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Eco-Campers connect to the Chesapeake Bay by exploring the shallows and marshlands around remote Bay islands.

Rick Mittler/CBF Staff

Adventure into the heart of the Chesapeake with a five-day summer camp for middle schoolers.

Join us this summer for Middle School Bay Eco-Camp, a new weeklong learning adventure designed for students interested in the outdoors and the Bay’s natural ecosystems. Eco-campers will create lasting memories with new friends, explore the outside world, and engage in physical, social, and educational activities. Here are some example adventures:

  • Canoe through marshy creeks.
  • Haul up nets full of underwater grasses and Bay critters.
  • Create works of art inspired by beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
  • Explore the historic community of Tangier Island. And more!

Open To:  Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

Location:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center, adjacent to the historic island community of Tangier, Virginia.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: 
Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway
Crisfield, Maryland 21817

We will meet at the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum located inside the marina parking area and depart as a group, via boat, to Port Isobel. We will not have any other means of transport to the education center, so we ask that participants strictly adhere to drop-off and pick-up times.

Dates:  Two camp sessions are being offered this summer.

    Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19

    Drop-Off: Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD on Monday, July 15 at 11 a.m.
    Pick-Up: Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
    Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 3, 2024
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    Monday, August 12–Friday, August 16

    Drop-Off: Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD on Monday, August 12 at 11 a.m.
    Pick-Up: Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD on Friday, August 16 at 11 a.m.
    Registration Deadline:  Friday, July 5, 2024
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Questions:  Review the FAQ for the Middle School Bay Eco-Camp. For other questions, email us at [email protected] or call 800-445-5572.

Fees:  $1000.00 per student. The cost includes activities, meals, snacks, lodging, and ferry transport. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy:  Space is limited to 25 students per camp on a first-come, first-served basis. Our scheduling team will notify parents via email if a space becomes available after the deadline.

July Camp:

  • Cancellations before June 24 receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between June 25–June 30 receive a 50% refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be granted after July 1.

August Camp:

  • Cancellations before July 22 receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between July 23–July 27 receive a 50% refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be granted after July 28.

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