Children, ages 6-8, will participate in hands-on investigations of the beach, salt marsh, tide pools, and bay at Fort Getty. Through fun games and outdoor activities, kids will learn about the Bay's ecology and the marine ecosystem. They will go crabbing, add creatures to touch tanks, and generally immerse themselves in the marine environment around them. Camp runs from 1-4 pm, with one available session from 9 am-12 pm August 13-17.
Children will also go sailing on CISF's Hobie Waves in groups with an instructor. Life jackets will be provided, but those who have a life jacket are encouraged to bring theirs. Children will have a safe, fun experience sailing around Dutch Harbor & the Bay. (An informal swim check may be done before the kids go sailing. The swim check consists of the kids swimming a short distance away from and back to shore with their life jackets on. This is done so that instructors get a feel for every child's swimming ability and comfort in the water.)
If your child is a budding oceanographer or just likes to spend time outdoors on the Bay, this is the camp for them!