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Land and Sea Adventure

Eastern Shore Exploration

The Chester River provides an array of activities for individuals to enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Shore. The four-day adventure begins with an Eastern Shore delicacy. Crabbing has been an essential part of the Eastern Shore lifestyle for hundreds of years and now students get to experience the thrill of the catch! You’ll learn how to dip, steam, and pick this Eastern Shore delicacy. Teaming up with Eastern Shore native and Washington College alum Brant Nordhoff ’07, students will travel to the town of Rock Hall for a day of crabbing, steaming, and picking, a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Enjoying the taste of dry land on Monday, students will travel to the Echo Hill Outdoor School’s Adventure Course. You will have the opportunity to climb the forty foot Giant’s Ladder, soar down the Zip Line or embark into a team belay system on the giant Swing. Then experience the Alpine Tower, a triangular “jungle-gym” with hanging elements leading up to a platform over 50’ from the ground, allows climbers of different abilities to challenge themselves and explore their fears. For those who might find the ground more enticing, you can stand below and cheer on the group!

On Tuesday, you will set out on the College’s wakeboarding boat to benefit from the thrills and spills of the Chester River. You can try tubing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing. For those not looking to get wet, a separate boat will cast off allowing students to find the fishing hot spot for the day, before enjoying a final cruise down the Chester River.

Finally, you will complete your outdoor adventures with a kayaking trip from Morgnec Creek to the Washington College boathouse. During the trip, you will explore the beautiful Eastern Shore wildlife and ecosystems. After launching from Morgnec Creek, you will make your way to the Chester River. Choose either a single or double kayak and set sail (or paddle)! This is the ultimate conclusion to the Washington College’s Land and Sea Eastern Shore Adventure. This program is $475 per student, and limited to 13 participants, first come, first served.