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Summer Camps at CBMM

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, traditions, and environment! Weekly camp offerings rotate between age groups, with sessions for children from ages 4–15. Each session is limited to a maximum of 12 children, 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. Scholarships available. Members receive a 20% discount on camp tuition.


Weekly Themes

  • Adventures, Aweigh!: Be bold. Take a chance. Dare to see all there is to see!
  • Bay Explorers: Chart your course for a Chesapeake adventure!
  • Chesapeake Critters: Take a closer look at the critters that live in the Chesapeake, large and small.
  • Clever Creations: Check out some impressive inventions that blend science and technology with art, and find inspiration to create your own!
  • Down by the Bay: It’s summer on the Chesapeake, where else would you rather be than on the shores of the Miles River?!
  • Red, White, and Bay: Join us for a star-spangled spectacular!


Sea Squirts: Open to children ages 46. Camp runs from 9amnoon, Monday–Friday. $150 per week.

Terrapins: Open to children who are entering grades 13. Camp runs from 9am3pm, Monday–Friday. $300 per week.

Herons: Open to children who are entering grades 46. Camp runs from 9am3pm, Monday–Friday. $300 per week.

Rising Tide Summer Camp: Open to students entering grades 69. Camp runs from 9am3pm, Monday–Friday. Camps are free, but a $50 refundable deposit is required to hold a student’s reservation(s). The deposit will be refunded after the student’s last registered week of Rising Tide Summer Camp. If the student does not attend a reserved week of camp, the deposit will not be refunded, and any reservations for subsequent weeks of Rising Tide Summer Camp will be forfeited.

Build it. Boat it. Summer Camp: In collaboration between CBMM’s Rising Tide program and the Sultana Education Foundation, campers in Build it. Boat it. Summer Camp will spend part of their day working on a week-long project in the shipyard, and then head-out on a paddling adventure with Sultana staff members. Camp runs from 9am3pm, Monday–Friday. $300 per week.