Sunday, July 20, 2008

BHE at Camp Harbor View and Quincy Rec

Hi! My name is Aimee and I lead the Harbor Explorers at Quincy and Camp Harbor View.

Aimee and two Harbor View Campers
At Camp Harbor View, we utilize the beautiful new pier to go fishing in the afternoon. Last week, a boy who had never fished before caught a 21-inch striped bass! At low tide, the kids love to have crab hunts and one group found over 30 asian shore crabs this week. While walking the wrack line on Long Island, the explorers have found a moon snail's egg case, hermit crabs, mud snails, mussels, conch shells, and even sea urchin shells. You never know what kind of marine life you will find at Camp Harbor View!

At Black's Creek in Quincy, our explorers enjoy searching for green crabs, horseshoe crabs, and many other forms of marine life. Using crab traps and bait, we've caught some large green crabs off the docks. The kids can identify the green crabs by the 5 spines on either side of its eyes. With the dipping nets, the explorers have excelled at finding small silversides and amphipods. Each day poses a challenge to catch something new and learn more about the organisms that reside in Black's Creek.

For more information on the program, you should check out our Kids Page. Or, feel free to add your own stories from Quincy or Camp Harbor View n in the comments!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Camp Harbor View sounds really cool. I wish I had a chance to go to that camp when I was a kid.

Alyssa said...

Camp Harborview is a fun time. I have had the pleasure of going for two years and next year will be my last then i will become a CIT and they a Conesuler