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Occohannock on the Bay Camp & Retreat Center   --   Belle Haven
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Where Heaven Meets Earth

The mission of Occohannock on the Bay is to provide programs and facilities which make use of the natural setting of waterfront, woodland and open spaces to help people of all ages grow in their knowledge of and love for God.

9403 Camp Lane
Belle Haven , VA  23306


Phone 1:  757-442-7836  

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Woods Day Camp   --   Chincoteague Island
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Camp activities include kayaking, crabbing, clamming, birding, surf fishing and more. Day Camp is offered to children who have successfully completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades by summer 2009. The minimum age for participants is 8 years old. Applications are available at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center. The Children in the Woods Day Camp is sponsored by the Chincoteague Natural History Association. For more info contact: Mike Dixon (757)336-6122 Ext. 308.

PO Box 62, 8231 Beach Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-6122   (Ext. 308)

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YMCA Camp Silver Beach   --   Jamesville
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The perfect adventure for kids!

Nestled in 151 acres of beautiful woods and wetlands, and located on 1,200 feet of pristine Chesapeake Bay beachfront on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, YMCA Camp Silver Beach offers fun and recreation year round-hosting several types of events each year, including resident summer camp, conference & retreats, as well as family camp.

Our serene setting nestled in 151 acres of bayside woodlands and wetlands and comprehensive facility can accommodate up to 400 guests including:

  • Full service dining
  • Meeting space with A/V
  • Lounge with internet café & game room
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Bayside Grille, 400-seat Amphitheater, Outdoor Pavilion & Chapel
  • Heated/air-conditioned cottages with living rooms, kitchenettes and cable TV

PO Box 69, 6272 YMCA Lane
Jamesville , VA  23399


Phone 1:  757-442-4634  

Phone 2:  877-231-2012  

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Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club   --   Melfa
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14421 Country Club Road
Melfa , VA  23410


Phone 1:  757-787-1525   (Office)

Phone 2:  757-787-4519   (Pro Shop)

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Chincoteague Bay Field Station   --   Wallops Island
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Choose Your Adventure!

Chincoteague Bay Field Station offers a wide variety of programs including: Family Camps, Family Day Programs, Cycling Tours, Kayaking Tours, Photography and Folk Art Workshops, and Summer Camps. The beaches, marshes, and off-shore waters of Virginia's Eastern Shore are CBFS's classroom. Their facilities include new residence suites, dining hall, classrooms/meeting spaces, research labs, flat bottom boats, and oceanic research vessels.

2015 - Get Outdoors This Summer!

Registration for our 2015 programs is open - don't miss your chance at some of our most popular programs! This year we are excited to announce two new summer camps - Coastal Cooking Camp and Coastal Arts Camp - in addition to our traditional marine science focused programs. We offer both overnight and day camps for ages 8-18.

Looking to explore the Eastern Shore as a family? Our Family Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun! Plus they are all-inclusive, meaning that the program includes all meals, transportation, on-campus housing in our air-conditioned suites, and most importantly tons of exciting activities!! 

Summer Camps

Summer camps give all campers a hands-on, feet wet experience in marine and coastal environments. CBFS offers Day Camps for ages 5-14 and Overnight Camps for ages 8-18. Click on each camp below for more information.

Sea Squirts Day Camp
Young Coastal Explorers Camp
Marine Adventure Day Camp
Coastal Studies Day Camp
Budding Marine Biologist Camp
Coastal Art Camp
Coastal Cooking Camp
Beginners Kayaking Camp
Intermediate Kayaking Camp
Dangerous Creatures Camp
Junior Naturalist Camp
Focus on Fish Camp
Coastal Mammals Camp
Ichthyology Camp
Marine Invertebrates Camp

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island , VA  23337


Phone 1:  757-824-5636  

Phone 2:  757-824-5638   (Fax)

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