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Partner: ESF - Academy of the Holy Cross

  • August 9 - August 13
  • Academy of the Holy Cross
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  • 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.

  • August 9 - August 13
  • Academy of the Holy Cross
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  • Native Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 10 - 16
  • 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.

  • August 16 - August 20
  • Academy of the Holy Cross
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  • Native Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 10 - 16
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(10-16 yrs.) Fish & Explore takes campers off site to teach fishing basics and more intensive fishing techniques, including targeting specific fish species, reading the water and navigation safety. All gear including tackle, rods, reels and life jackets supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

  • August 16 - August 20
  • Academy of the Holy Cross
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  • Native Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 7 - 11
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

(7-11 yrs.) Fish & Explore transports campers off-site to hike trails, wade in streams and walk pond and lake shores to find native wildlife. Campers observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles, crayfish, minnows and other small critters. Wear sneakers and bring lunch, snack, river shoes, change of clothes and towel.