Join Cacapon Institute from July 22nd to July 26th as we explore West Virginia’s connection to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. This summer we will journey to the mouth of the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.
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Summer Camp 2024
Registration is now closed!
Stream Scholars is a week-long hands-on exploration of stream ecology and conservation for middle and high school students that includes three days of camping.
Since 2002, Cacapon Institute, with our partners in the WVDEP, Conservation Agency, and park rangers has engaged West Virginia middle and high school students in week long immersion in the science of stream hydrology and water quality.
Our Scholars enjoy exploration of stream science that includes exciting canoeing or boating, and engaging with professionals in the fields of conservation, environmental science, and ecology. Stream Scholars has a three-year rotation of camping at different locations. Scholars who attend three years in a row will camp at Spruce Knob, the highest peak in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Point Lookout (MD) and Westmoreland State Park (VA) where the Potomac river meets the Chesapeake Bay. On the Virginia trip, Scholars stop in D.C. to meet their elected officials and tour the Capital.