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Location: Mt. Vernon Rec Center

  • Paddle and Explore I
  • Age Group: 8 - 12
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers off-site to learn kayaking skills while getting up close to native wildlife along waterways, ponds and lakes. Beach stops allow campers to wade and observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles and other small critters. Life jackets are provided and required while kayaking. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

  • Junior Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 6 - 9
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

(6-9 yrs.) In this program for younger campers Fish & Explore transports budding explorers off-site to wander the woods and splash in creeks. Campers will be introduced to our local flora and fauna up close and get a chance to see reptiles, amphibians and insects in their native habitat. Wear sneakers and bring lunch, snack, river shoes, change of clothes and towel.

  • Young Anglers
  • Age Group: 7 - 10
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(7-10 yrs.) Fish & Explore takes campers to lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to catch fish, learn water safety and nature awareness, fresh and saltwater fishing basics (casting, rigging, knot tying, selecting tackle and lures and identifying fish). Campers wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. All gear including bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets is supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.