Exciting and educational camping adventures onboard the historic oyster schooner AJ MEERWALD. Campers become part of the AJ MEERWALD’S crew, sailing and living aboard an historic tall ship.
There are two camps offered by Bayshore Center at Bivalve:
Maritime Camps; Five days, Four nights, for Ages 13 to 17
Maritime campers become part of the AJ MEERWALD’S crew, sailing and living aboard an historic tall ship. Campers learn to raise and furl sails, coil lines, navigate and steer the ship. With deckwashes, sea chanteys, knots and standing watch, campers will truly become a tall ship sailor! The program also incorporates our award winning education program connecting and teaching campers about the environment and how we all affect it. Campers help to perform trawls, catching various sea animals in our trawl net, monitoring water quality, analyzing plankton of the local water environment, and learning about local watersheds.
The first 2012 camp is from July 8 beginning in Liberty State Park, NJ and docks in New London, CT on July 12 where the 2013 SailFest will be held for the weekend. On the final day of the camp, the Crew invites the parents to join us at 1:30 for a sail to see what their children have learned that week while on board. So bring the family for a fun weekend of Tall Ships, activities, and fireworks.
The second maritime camp will start in Liberty State Park, NJ and finish in Beach Haven, NJ from July 22-July 26. On the last day, each camp offers a campers and parents sail at 1:30 so that the young sailors can show their parents what they accomplished and learned all week.
Cost $750 includes meals and all accommodations
Sailor For A Day Camp: for Ages 10 to 16, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Campers aboard our Sailor For A Day program learn how to become a member of the crew. The morning begins with an introduction to the ship. Campers then help raise sail so we can get on our way! They also participate in our award winning educational program, learning all about our environment and how we affect it. They help to monitor water quality, help trawl for fish and other sea animals, learn about our local watershed, and so much more! In the afternoon, campers learn the skills of the maritime trade including navigation, important knots, how to stand bow watch, and even learn how to steer the boat!
Cost: $70 – Bring lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.
The AJ MEEWALD travels throughout the state of New Jersey so look for us at a port near you! 2013 dates are as follows:
Atlantic City (Gardner's Basin), NJ
Wednesday August 7
Cape May, NJ (Utsch's Marina)
Wednesdays August 14, 21, and 28