Bring Your camp

BRING YOUR CAMP

Bring YOUR Camp

Bring your camp to the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park for a day on the Bay! AMM offers hands-on summer field trips for travel camps, summer school camps, homeschool groups, and community groups. Explore the Chesapeake Bay and catch animals, hike through the woods, dissect an oyster, and more. Summer field trips are appropriate for ages Pre-K through 12th grade; mixed-age groups are welcome. Programs can be customized and tailored to your group’s needs. To schedule a program, fill out the form below. For more information contact us via email or call us at 410-295-0104 ext. 27.

Field Trips

Splash around and get muddy while discovering the amazing animals that make their home in the Bay.
Trips take place at AMM’s Museum Campus. Maximum group size of 30 (Watermark programs recommended for larger groups). Choose four of the following activities:

  • Go crabbing and investigate crab biology
  • Try your hand at near-shore sampling using a seine net
  • Play a game to examine how oyster harvesting affects the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Dissect an oyster and examine its anatomy
  • Discover buoyancy and build a foil boat
  • Explore our interactive Museum exhibits (+$2/student)

The museum is a great option for small groups, as it is the only indoor activity. All other activities will take place entirely outside.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Learn basic kayaking skills and tour Back Creek while discussing the ecology, history, and health of the Chesapeake Bay. Can be combined with other lessons. Email us for pricing details.

  • Grades 4 and up. Best with 8-12 students, max 18.
  • Two-hour program: learn basic kayaking skills and take a tour of Back Creek. Learn about Chesapeake Bay history, health, and ecology.
  • Four-hour program: learn basic kayaking skills and kayak to our Museum Campus. Collect water quality data, go seining to catch fish, and get a truly hands-on look at the Chesapeake Bay!

Watermark Programs

Critter Cruise (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)

  • Capacity: Minimum 40 students
  • Cost: $12.50/Student & $16.50/Adult (* 1 free adult per 20 students)
  • Location: Annapolis City Dock
  • Time: 1 hour

Climb aboard the Harbor Queen and spend an hour on the water getting up close and personal with fascinating Chesapeake Bay critters including crabs, fish, and eels! Programs are booked through Watermark at destinationeducation.com.

 

Chesapeake 101 (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)

  • Capacity: 15-40 Students
  • Cost: $17.50/Student & $22.50/Adult (1 free adult per 20 students)
  • Location: AMM
  • Time: 2 hours + 40 minute cruise

Chesapeake 101 includes a 2 hour program at either our Museum or Park campus and a 40 minute narrated cruise on the Harbor Queen. Students may have lunch either at the Park or onboard the Harbor Queen. Programs are booked through Watermark.

ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM & PARK Students will put their problem solving skills to the test to engineer a buoy or filter. In addition, choose from the following activities:

  • Oyster hand-tonging – Park Campus only
  • Museum tour – Museum Campus only (+$2/student)
  • Exploring oyster reef critters
  • Oyster dissection
  • Watershed pollution activity
  • Seining – warmer weather only
  • Crabbing and crab ecology – warmer weather only

HARBOR QUEEN CRUISE Students board the Harbor Queen to cruise the waters around the historic Annapolis harbor. History, navigation, and architecture are included in this 40-minute narrated program. Programs are booked through Watermark at destinationeducation.com.

 

 

Skipjack Tours

Skipjack Trip Aboard the Wilma Lee

  • Capacity: Up to 35 participants (5th grade and up only)
  • Cost: $18 / Participant ($500 minimum)
  • Location: Museum Campus
  • Time: 3 hours

 

Set sail with us on the Wilma Lee, one of only a few remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks.  Built in 1940 by the well-known boat builder, Bronza Parks, and meticulously restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee, offers an authentic setting for students to connect to the Bay through both cultural and ecological lenses, bringing to life content discussed in the classroom.

Come experience what life was like as a crew member living on the water, become familiar with skipjack terminology and tools, and explore the water ways and tributaries around the Bay.  Students will be actively engaged in conducting water quality testing, investigating Bay animals, and applying STEAM concepts, all while enjoying the beautiful Chesapeake Bay setting. Combine with another program to accommodate more students (discounts available).