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Annual Cardboard Boat Race and Fall Family Weekend

Come and celebrate CES’s 20th Anniversary of being a Signature Center at Washington College during our CES at 20: Celebrate at the Waterfront event and Annual Cardboard Boat Race!

An annual part of the Fall Family Weekend, the Center for Environment & Society celebrates Chestertown, Washington College, and (of course) the Chester River! Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with live music, beer, wine, food and more. 

CES at 20: Celebrate at the Waterfront will take place from 12-4pm in Wilmer Park on September 21, 2019. The Cardboard Boat Race will begin at 3 pm. 

Rides on the Callinectes will be offered from 12-3pm for the first 25 people per trip, sign up at the Center for Environment & Society table in Wilmer Park. We will also have kayaking and paddleboarding available throughout the day at the Hodson Boathouse. 

Our staple Fall Family weekend event is the annual cardboard boat race! With up to $650 worth of prizes to compete for, this event is always entertaining to be a part of and watch from the sidelines.

Participants compete with homemade cardboard crafts ranging from nautical to whimsical and from seaworthy to waterlogged vessels.