Kids Summer Camps 2013

May 8, 2013

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Multiple Day Camps

Nor’Banks: Level 2 Sailing Camp

JUN 10, 2013 – JUN 14, 2013; or JUL 22, 2013 – JUL 26, 2013
Nor’Banks Sailing, 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949 – MAP
Phone: 252-261-2900
This camp is for students who are proficient and confident in their sailing skills. This class will hone student’s sailing skills and work towards their completion of the US Sailing Red Book while working on sail trim, boat handling and racing rules and techniques. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 14.

lee-hikeNor’Banks: Level 1 Sailing Camp

JUN 17, 2013 – JUN 21, 2013; JUL 1, 2013 – JUL 5, 2013; or AUG 5, 2013 – AUG 9, 2013
Nor’Banks Sailing, 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949 – MAP
Phone: 252-261-2900
This camp focuses on introducing kids to sailing. Students will receive their US Sailing Red Book and learn safety and develop basic sailing skills on land and in the water. They will also learn knots, boat rigging, capsize recovery, rules of the road. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 14.

Waterman’s Ocean Adventure Camp
(Full, call to be added to a waitlist)

JUN 17, 2013 – JUN 21, 2013; JUL 1, 2013 – JUL 5, 2013; or AUG 5, 2013 – AUG 9, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Think surf, sun and sand. Learn skills needed to be a true waterman – surfing, fishing and kayaking. At low tide, go surfing with Farmdog Surf School of Nags Head. Campers participate in a different water adventure each day. They explore an estuary ecosystem while kayaking, catch fish off the pier and in nearby sound-side waters. They even train as lifeguards, learning water safety and how to read the beach for dangerous systems such as rip currents. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 and up.

Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

JUN 18, 2013 – JUN 21, 2013; JUL 16, 2013 – JUL 19, 2013; or AUG 6, 2013 – AUG 9, 2013
North Carolina Aquarium, 374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP (shuttles availabe from Jennette’s Pier)
Phone: 800-832-3474 x4
Embark on a week of fun and dive into science to explore nature on the Outer Banks. Get wet in the waves, muck around for hermit crabs in the salt marsh, and splash on a snorkeling adventure. Campers meet aquarium animals up close, fish from Jennette’s Pier, make new friends, and much more. Top off the week with a little friendly competition against Jennette’s Pier campers in a session of Beach Olympics, and an afternoon social and Aquarium tour for campers and their parents! Closed toe shoes, a bag lunch, and necessary field gear are required. Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Ages: 7-9.

Ocean Explorers (Full, call to be added to a waitlist)

JUN 24, 2013 – JUN 28, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Get ready to explore the ocean and various organisms found in area ecosystems during this exciting, hands-on and adventurous weeklong camp. Students explore nearby sound and ocean waters as they collect organisms with nets, buckets, and other sampling tools. Campers build plankton nets and catch and examine various crustaceans. They also explore the world of cephalopods, dissect squid and learn all about fish. Learn to kayak as the week concludes by exploring Ginguite Creek in Kitty Hawk. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 13.

Eco-Educators Camp

JUL 8, 2013 – JUL 12, 2013
North Carolina Aquarium, 374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP (shuttles available from Jennette’s Pier)
Phone: 800-832-3474 x4
Eco-Educators camp is suited for both new and veteran campers willing to assist younger campers with fun ocean activities. Teen aquarium campers spend a portion of the week with the children attending “Small Fry” camp at Jennette’s Pier to assist with crafts, lead an activity, and go on a field trip. The remainder of the time is spent educating at the touch tanks, assisting with public programming, and learning what it’s like to help out in other areas of the aquarium. The week provides a sample experience of how you can help out as an aquarium volunteer.  Tuesday through Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm. Ages: 13-16.

Small “Fry” Fish Camp (Full, call to be added to a waitlist)

JUL 8, 2013 – JUL 12, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
This camp is perfect for little anglers! They learn how to fish off of the pier, in the surf and in the sound, all while learning about fish and their habitat. On day one, campers learn to cast safely by using casting plugs without using hooks. Then, the small fries try “fishing” for plastic replicas of species that anglers catch on and around the pier. Next, campers learn how to set up their own rod and bait their own hook. They also participate in a variety of arts and crafts, including a make-and-take fish print T-shirt project and games such as “Food Web Frenzy.” Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 5 to 7.

Fishing Camp (Full, call to be added to a waitlist)

JUL 15, 2013 – JUL 19, 2013; or JUL 29, 2013 – AUG 2, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Join one of the pier’s ace education anglers on a true fishing adventure! Campers learn to fish in a variety of ecosystems for all types of species in this sun-filled, fun-filled weeklong camp. They learn to cast and fish from the pier, in the surf, in the nearby sound waters, as well as in freshwater habitats near Alligator River. Each day is a new adventure and campers learn various fishing skills. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 and up.

Outdoor Adventure Camp (Full, call to be added to a waitlist)

JUL 22, 2013 – JUL 26, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Join one of our seasoned fishing instructors on an outdoor adventure of a lifetime!  Campers learn to fish, kayak, hike and stand-up paddle board. Explore and discover animals that inhabit area sound waters and woods. Learn about birds, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, fish.  Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Ages 8 and up.

1st Annual Outer Banks Evening Lacrosse Camp

JUL 22, 2013 – JUL 25, 2013
First Flight Middle School, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 – MAP
Phone: 252-441-2756
Learn the great techniques and meet and work with great coaches. Elevate your game! Four evenings of great lax learning. Players are responsible for all their field or goalie equipment (helmet, throat guard, cup, stick, goalie gloves, mouth guard, shoes, shorts and shirt). Sweatshirt and rain jacket. Campers are assumed to be housed with their families and not at camp facilities.

Saltwater to Saltshaker: The Ocean and Its Bounty

JUL 23, 2013 – JUL 26, 2013
North Carolina Aquarium, 374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP (shuttles availabe from Jennette’s Pier)
Phone: 800-832-3474 x4
Come experience the thrill of the haul-up as you walk in the boots of watermen with the North Carolina Aquarium!  Venture out to catch shrimp and crabs, as you realize what it takes to harvest seafood and bring it to your table.  Campers identify local catch, tour a fish packing house, and race to see who can head shrimp the fastest.  Discover more about sea turtles and watermen efforts to save these animals from the perils of their nets.  Do you think that you could clean fish, mend nets, recycle oyster shells, and cook a daily catch?  The week will conclude with a camper-prepared seafood meal on Friday.  From conservation to cooking, see a waterman’s side of seafood! Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Ages: 10-12.

wave-action-10-smNor’Banks: Intro to Watersports Camp

AUG 6, 2013 – AUG 8, 2013; AUG 13, 2013 – AUG 15, 2013; AUG 20, 2013 – AUG 22, 2013; or AUG 27, 2013 – AUG 29, 2013
Nor’Banks Sailing, 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949 – MAP
Phone: 252-261-2900
This camp is geared towards introducing Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, and Sailing to our students. Sailing is an introduction to the concept of sailing. The class will learn about types of boats, boating safety, and students will spend time on the water with our instructors learning skills.  For kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, students will learn the basic strokes, maneuvering, and safety on the water and then we will tour the Currituck Sound as a group and explore wildlife both above and below the water. Paddling is a great way for kids to get out on the water, explore nature and get some good physical activity as well. Tuesday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 14.

Fisheries Science Camp

AUG 12, 2013 – AUG 16, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
This camp is all about fish! Campers work with staff from Jennette’s Pier and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute as they learn about fish habitats, behavior and the differences among species. They also find out how fisheries science data is collected before collecting and analyzing their own data. Along the way, campers dissect fish and spend time in the field exploring the world of fisheries. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 10 to 15.

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

JUN 18, 2013 – JUN 21, 2013; JUL 16, 2013 – JUL 19, 2013; or AUG 6, 2013 – AUG 9, 2013
North Carolina Aquarium, 374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP (shuttles available from Jennette’s Pier)
Phone: 800-832-3474 x4
This week of camp will start where the Junior Aquatic Adventure camp left off – expect more in-depth field trips to the Nature Conservancy’s Nags Head Woods Preserve, the beach, a nearby salt marsh, and other natural sites on the Outer Banks. Campers will spend time collecting in the field, snorkeling, kayaking, pier fishing, and splashing on other outdoor activities. The week concludes with a Friday evening overnight for campers and their parents at the Aquarium! Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Ages: 10-12.


Single Day Camps

Science Behind the Sea Day Camp

JUN 2013 – AUG 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Join pier educators to discover the lives of creatures that live in the ocean.  The focus for this camp is discovery of organisms that live in the surf, dissection of squid and plankton investigations. Campers enjoy a hands-on learning experience during this day long camp. Pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather. A light snack is provided. Ages 6 to 12.

Waterman’s Day Camp

JUN 2013 – AUG 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m  In this day long camp, campers experience surf, sun and sand. At low tide, go surfing with Farmdog Surf School of Nags Head. Then catch fish off the pier, play beach Olympics and explore organisms that live in the surf. Pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather. A light snack is provided. Ages 8 and up (parents can join the fun!).

Junior Explorer Day Camp

JUN 2013 – AUG 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Day campers explore all the animals that live in the surf and learn how to fish. This day camp is perfect for the little ones. Pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather. A light snack is provided. Ages 4 to 7.

Fishing Day Camp

JUN 2013 – AUG 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501 x207
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Day campers will spend the day as a salt water fisherman!  Learn to fish on the pier, off the beach or in the sound. Pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather.  A light snack is provided. Ages 6 to 12.

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