New Bedford Offers Free Maritime Camp

Visitor Center of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Photo Wikimedia,

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival are teaming up to offer 2 one-week summer camp programs for New Bedford children ages 9-10 (entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall of 2012).

Designed to give kids an introduction to the history and culture of the working port from whaling days to the present, camp activities will include: hands-on marine science, arts and crafts, daily fieldtrips, chantey singing and more.

The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the weeks of July 30 and August 6 and will be based out of the National Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center (located adjacent to the Visitor Center on William Street). The camp will be offered free of charge.

Interested families must complete and submit an application form by May 31. Campers will be selected through a lottery process and notified by June 8.

If you are interested in obtaining an application form, please contact the National Park (508-996-4095) or the Working Waterfront Festival office (508-993-8894).

Applications may also be downloaded here:

Something Fishy Summer Camp (PDF)


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