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Jug Bay Summer Day Camps 2013
Wetland and Wildlife Eco-Adventure
Entering 5th or 6th grades in Fall 2013
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a natural adventure in the wetlands of Jug Bay. Each day we will explore the Sanctuary’s streams and marshes, learning what makes them work and why they are important. Children will dig wetland soils, seine for fish, and build a watershed model. Highlights include a canoe trip, overnight campout, and a night hike. Art projects, games, and experiments will enhance our daily activities.
Fee:$150 per session ($130 for FOJB members)
A River Runs Through It
Entering 7th or 8th grades in Fall 2013
Monday, July 29 – Friday August 2
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where does the Chesapeake Bay begin? In the streams we can wade across! Campers will explore the streams and wetlands of the Patuxent River at Jug Bay. Each day we’ll discover the role that forests, wetlands, and people play in determining the health of the river and the Chesa¬peake Bay. We’ll measure water quality, search streams for insects, frogs, and fish, and canoe through the marshes. The Thursday campout features games, crafts, and a night hike.
Fee: $150 ($130 FOJB members)
Camp scholarships are available from the Friends of Jug Bay. For more information call the Sanctuary at (410) 741-9330 or email email@example.com
- To register your child for 5th -8th grade camps, download a Camp Registration Form
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, by mail or walk-in (Wed, Sat, or Sun, 9am-5pm).
- Mail registrations to: Jug Bay Summer Science Camp to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711.
- Children must be entering the grade specified.
- Registration fee must be paid at time of registration, by cash or check only.
- Camp size is limited. You will be notified of your registration for camp or if a camp is filled.
Explore the Patuxent: Jug Bay Teen Leadership Paddle
(for students entering 9th – 12th grades in Fall 2013)
Monday, Jul 22 – Friday, Jul 26
Monday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 16
Cost: $200 ($175 for Friends of Jug Bay members)
Paddle the Patuxent is a five-day (with 3 nights camping) canoeing expedition geared towards high school students. The program gives teens a chance to practice leadership & teamwork skills as they navigate the river, measure water quality, camp by the riverside and prepare meals together. Paddlers enjoy a unique, on-the-water experience that features educational programming and builds a strong stewardship ethic for the river and its natural resources. Campers will become immersed in Patuxent River issues and explore their role in solving them. We are capping registration at 12 participants to maintain a hands-on learning environment. Application deadline extended through June. Click here for registration instructions. Scholarships available through the Friends of Jug Bay. Call 410 741-9330 for more information.
(Mon) Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Canoe safety and team building
(Tues) Mid-Patuxent River, canoe launching at the 4-H Center near Bowie, MD, ending a Patuxent River Park near Upper Marlboro (Fri)
Price includes meals, camp sites, safety training, educational programming, and canoe. Tents and other gear not included (a limited supply of loaner equipment is available.)