FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How many campers are in each camp?
Depending on the group, there are between 10 and 20 campers. They are with 2 educators during the day and supervised by 4 camp counselors at night (2 male, 2 female).
2. What training do your educators and counselors go through?
Our educators are all college graduates with a degree and experience related to the environment and education. They go through an intensive 3 week training period at the beginning of their position and get more specialized information about camp as it approaches. Counselors have 2 weeks of training at the beginning of the summer and are all 21+ college students or recent graduates. All of our staff undergo a background check and are certified in First Aid and CPR.
3. Where are you located?
We are located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, about 5 miles south of the Maryland/Virginia border. We neighbor Chincoteague and Assateague Islands and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
4. What happens during stormy/rainy weather?
During inclement weather, we have field trips or activities to do with campers indoors. If boat trips are postponed, we will do our best to reschedule the trip during your program.
5. How much money should my child bring on the trip?
All expenses during the program are covered in the camp fee. We do have the Ship's Store on campus that has apparel and a variety of other souvenirs.
6. What will the campers learn from the Field Station?
Campers will have an invaluable field experience in ecology, biology, marine science, and environmental science. Campers ages 9+ will learn vessel safety and how to care for sampling equipment. They will learn how to live with other campers, sharing space and working together. They will be working with instructors who are recent college graduates and will have the opportunity to speak with them about the field of science.
7. What is the Ship’s Store?
The Ship's Store has apparel, a variety of souvenirs, plus snacks and drinks. Some of the apparel is available online - send your child off to camp in style with a CBFS tee shirt!
TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS:
Please complete the online registration form. For assistance, please give us a call at (757) 824-5636 on M-F between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
Space is limited so register early!