Monday, May 4, 2015

Specialty Camp Series: Chesapeake Bay Experience

Have you ever visited the Chesapeake Bay?  One of the largest watersheds in the world comes together right in our backyard, and many of us don't take advantage of all of the learning opportunities that it presents!  Come join us on July 29-31 as we take a trip and explore the Chesapeake Bay.  We will leave on that Wednesday morning and travel to the Eastern Shore of Virginia where we do things like have a meaningful watershed experience learning all about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, visit NASA's Wallops Island station, possibly see the wild ponies at Chincoteague, visit the VCE Research station where they have over 31 ongoing research projects on over 225 acres, and more!  Be prepared to spend a lot of time outdoors and in the water!  We will also have free time scheduled to go swimming and do other fun outdoor activities.  We are looking at also getting together with other 4-Hers and their clubs that are on the Eastern Shore.  
The cost for this trip is $220 and covers all transportation, meals, lodging, field trips, and more!  The trip is open to rising 7-10th graders, and there is a limit of 6 students from Orange and 6 students from Madison.
The brochure can be found on the document library in the "Summer Workshops" folder or you can find it by going directly here
All participants who sign up for camps must fill out a health history form and code of conduct. 
You have two ways of paying for camp this year!  You can either submit a check with your registration, or you may pay online!  To pay online, please visit and print the receipt and submit it with your registration.
Registration for for this camp is due July 15 so that we can appropriately plan the trip.
If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office!