2024 Environmental Leadership Teen Paddle

Jul 08, 2024 9:00AM—Jul 12, 2024 5:00PM


Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cost TBD


​The Teen Paddle is a week long, overnight canoeing expedition geared towards high school students. The program gives teens a chance to practice leadership & teamwork skills as they navigate the river, water quality testing, plant community studies, help with a stewardship project, camping 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 and they end the week with a presentation to county and state leaders, friends, and family.

The Teen Paddle is a partnership between Chesapeake Bay National Research Reserve (CBNERR), Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Friends of Jug Bay and Patuxent River Park.

After a three year hiatus during the pandemic, the paddle is back and earlier in the summer than previously.

Applications are now being accepted for the program. Please fill out this form and email questions or concerns to: Olivia Wisner (olivia.wisner1@maryland.gov)