Kayak Camps

If you are looking for a great way to get out and explore the Chesapeake, trying kayaking. Kayaks are easy to use, even for beginners, and can get into many places other boats cannot. One of our favorite groups offering kayak trips is Chesapeake Experience. This non-profit from York County, Virginia runs a full roster of summer kayak camps, holds year-round trips, and also books custom kayak tours.

Chesapeake Bay Kayak Camp

Children (aged 6-15) gain a new and exciting appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay during these week-long full or half day programs. Over 250 kids participated with Chesapeake Experience during the 2011 season.

Family and Early Registration discounts are available!

Camp Activities include:

  • Daily kayak paddles
  • Geo-caching
  • Field guide creation
  • Beach seining, fishing and crabbing
  • Nature scavenger hunts
  • Bay crafts including fish printing
  • Games including Bay Jeopardy and Chesapeake Bay Bingo
  • Map Activities, Journal Activities, and much more!

Full-Day Programs

The full-day program is designed to fun and educational and requires more paddling than the half-day camp-allowing wonderful opportunities to see local creeks and rivers adjacent to the facilities. Maximum group size for each week is 14 campers.

Chesapeake Experience

Duration:
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Ages:
9-12 years old

Cost:
$225 ($110 deposit due at registration)

Location/Dates:
Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
June 11-15
August 6-10

Seaford Yacht Club
(Yorktown)
June 18-22
July 23-27
August 6-10

James City County(Williamsburg)
June 25-29
July 9-13

For more information on this James City County Program contact Angie Sims at 757-259-5355 or E-mail.

REGISTER TODAY!

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Half-Day Programs

Chesapeake Experience

The half-day program is designed to be age-appropriate and allows kids to experience the Chesapeake Bay in a positive and fun atmosphere. Maximum group size for each week is 14 campers.

Duration:
9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Ages:
6-8 years old (6-10 years old at Ware River Yacht Club)

Cost:
$140 ($70 deposit due at registration)

Location/Dates:
Ware River Yacht Club(Gloucester)
June 11-15 (ages 6-10)
August 6-10 (ages 6-10)

Seaford Yacht Club
(Yorktown)
July 9-13
(morning: 9:00am-1:00pm)
(afternoon: 12:30pm-4:30pm)

James City County(Williamsburg)
July 30-Aug 3

For more information on this James City County Program contact Angie Sims at 757-259-5355 or E-mail.

REGISTER TODAY!

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Teen Full-Day Programs

Chesapeake Experience

This program allows young adults to experience the Chesapeake Bay at a more rigorous pace. Each day of the week-long camp brings the campers up-close and personal with rivers that are fresh, brackish, salt, urban or rural. An emphasis will be placed on longer paddles and most activities will take place in the field. Maximum group size for each week is 12 campers.

Duration:
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Ages:
12-15 years old

Cost:
$235 ($110 deposit due at registration)

Location/Dates:
Seaford Yacht Club
(Yorktown)
July 23-27

Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
July 16-20

Watermen’s Museum
(Yorktown)
June 25-29

REGISTER TODAY!

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Mini-Camps

These one-day and two-day programs are scheduled several times throughout the year. Kids of all ages can participate in a fun and educational day in and on the water. Are held at New Quarter Park, times may vary.

Duration:
One or Two Day Programs; 9:30-3:30 each day

Ages:
6-9 years old

Cost:
$65 – one-day programs; $120 – two-day programs

Location/Date:
New Quarter Park(Williamsburg)
June 30 (one-day program)
August 4 (one-day program

Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
July 2-3 (two-day program)
July 5-6 (two-day program

REGISTER TODAY!

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