Summer Programs Information
CBNERR and VIMS conduct multi-day programs during the summer for students going into grades 1-8. These hands-on camps will enable students to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and are tailored to meet the learning stages of each age group. Camps are free, thanks to support from an anonymous private donor and the Ronald West Family Foundation. Camps cover themes such as wetlands, environmental stewardship, and general Chesapeake Bay exploration.
2017 Summer Camp
We are now accepting applications for 2017 summer camps. Please see the camp flyer for a description of each camp. Camp dates are listed below. Click on the link following each camp to access the online application. Note that completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the camp.
Sea Squirts (rising 1st and 2nd Grade) July 10-14, 2017 Apply here!
Bay Buddies (rising 3rd and 4th Grade) Session 1: August 7-11, 2017; Session 2: August 14-18 Apply here!
Chesapeake Champions (rising 5th and 6th Grade) June 19-23, 2017 Apply here!
Estuary Explorers (rising 7th and 8th Grade) July 24-29, 2017 Apply here!
Junior Counselors (rising 9th Grade and above) - **Note: Junior Counselor positions are very limited (8 positions). Students selected as Junior Counselors will volunteer for one full week of summer camp, assisting education staff with activities. Junior Counselors apply for positions, and the application process will include an in person interview. Apply here!
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered in the FAQ's, please contact the NERRS Education Coordinator with any questions about the summer programs.Sarah McGuire Nuss
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia