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The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Summer Camp engages campers with the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the maritime history of Annapolis. All camps will get wet and muddy while exploring Back Creek and Annapolis through hands-on nature activities, exciting games, crafts and songs. The grades listed are for the Fall 2015 school year, for example if your child is going into 1st grade in the Fall they may attend both Chesapeake Critters and Amazing Adaptations.


Chesapeake Critters - FULL!  

Kindergarten – 1st grade
June 29 – July 2
$200 AMM Members; $235.00 Nonmembers

Oysters, blue crabs and ospreys are just the beginning in this animal filled camp. Discover the fascinating critters that make their home Chesapeake Bay. Hands-on exploration and live animal investigations will fill our day as we search for aquatic insects, crustaceans, fish, birds and more!  Register Here

Amazing Adaptations

1st - 3rd grade
July 13-17
$250 AMM Members; $295 Nonmembers
Some fish use countershading as camouflage while others hide among oyster shells to stay hidden from predators. In this camp we will investigate the amazing adaptations of animals in the Chesapeake Bay. Daily themes include camouflage, migration, hunting and protection. Register Here

Bay Explorers - FULL!

3rd-5th grade
July 27-31
$250 AMM Members; $295 Nonmembers
Did you know that Atlantic Sturgeon, Comb Jellies and Sea Cucumbers all make their home in the Chesapeake Bay? Join us as we uncover the lesser known and sometimes mysterious animals of the bay. Animal investigations, experiments, crafts and games will help us to unravel a new animal each day. Register Here

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5th – 7th
August 3-7
$250 AMM Members $295 Nonmembers
Ever wonder how to use a compass or make your own fishing rod? In this unique camp, campers will learn the science behind being a waterman and examine the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Campers will also explore Back Creek by canoe and take a special trip to downtown Annapolis. Register Here


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A Day at AMM 

Here is what your camper might do on a typical day! Activities vary daily according to the camp theme and age.

Camp: Chesapeake Critters
Camp Theme: Fish of the Chesapeake Bay

9:00: Morning Circle: What makes a fish a fish?
9:30: Outdoor Exploration: Seining
10:30: Snack and Story
10:45: Field Game: Food Web Tag
11:00: Art Activity: Fish Printing
12:00: Lunch and Recess
1:00: Afternoon Circle: How do fish camouflage?
1:30: Outdoor Exploration: Camouflage Scavenger Hunt
2:00: Game: Sardines!
2:30: Craft: Design and make your own camouflage fish
3:30 Closing Circle: Wrap up and Review
4:00 Pick Up



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