Nature play is not just outdoor play; through playing with nature, kids develop a sense of curiosity and connection to their place in the natural world.   Benefits of nature play include improvements in physical and mental health, academic progress, and development of caring environmental stewards. Nature play is a vital part of our summer camp programs at CBEC!

An easy cure for “nature deficit disorder” affecting so many kids today, nature play is part of every day at CBEC summer camp. From exploring forests and meadows for many-legged creatures, to creating natural sculptures in the woods, or splashing in the waves on the shores of the Bay, our peninsula is the perfect stomping grounds for young explorers and even seasoned adventurers, who join in our expeditions as volunteer counselors.

Just a few of our 2017 summer campers. We look forward to exploring and discovering with friends new and old again this summer!

Peruse our session descriptions and you’ll hardly be able to wait for summer to begin! ( Camp sessions are designed for campers 4–18 years old, with leadership opportunities for 13–18 year olds, as well as current college students and adult volunteers.  New this year, middle and high school campers will join us for “Adventure Paddling” camp as they learn kayak and paddleboard skills and practice paddling techniques on tours along our shoreline.

We look forward to another wonderful summer exploring and discovering with campers of all ages! Questions about camps, scholarships, or volunteer opportunities, please contact Camp Director, Anna Youngk – or 410-827-6694.

Who lives in the pond? Fly fishing is one fun way to find out!