Summer Programs for Teens

Explore the Patuxent: Jug Bay Teen Leadership Paddle
(for students entering 9th – 12th grades in Fall 2014)
 
Monday, Jul 14 – Friday, Jul 18
Monday, Jul 28 - Friday, Aug 1
Register by May 25
Cost:    $200 ($175 for Friends of Jug Bay members)
               $175 for Early Bird registration by May 1
 
Paddle the Patuxent is a five-day (with 3 nights camping) canoeing expedition geared towards high school students. The program gives teens a chance to practice leadership & teamwork skills as they navigate the river, measure water quality, camp by the riverside and prepare meals together. Paddlers enjoy a unique, on-the-water experience that features educational programming and builds a strong stewardship ethic for the river and its natural resources. Campers will become immersed in Patuxent River issues and explore their role in solving them. We are capping registration at 12 participants to maintain a hands-on learning environment.Click here for registration instructions. Scholarships available through the Friends of Jug Bay. Call Trystan Sill (410 260-8827) for more information.
 
Locations:
(Mon)    Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Canoe safety and team building
(Tues)    Mid-Patuxent River, canoe launching at the 4-H Center near Bowie, MD, ending a Patuxent River Park near Upper Marlboro (Fri) 
Price includes meals, camp sites, safety training, educational programming, and canoe. Tents and other gear not included (a limited supply of loaner equipment is available.) 
 
 Teen leadership paddlers on the river.
Coordinated by:
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Patuxent River Park