Annapolis, MD

Mar 3rd, 2018 to Mar 10th, 2018
Cost: $390.00 Partner Organization(s): Chesapeake Bay Foundation Service Type: Environmental Conservation

We will drive the 3 hours up to Annapolis on the morning of Saturday, March 3rd and set up camp at YMCA Camp Letts. Sunday is an open day for activities before we start volunteer work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Monday morning.  We will likely spend Sunday walking around downtown Annapolis and eat some fantastic ice cream. During the week, we will do environmental conservation work alongside field researchers in various locations throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The day-to-day specifics of the service work will be established closer to the trip date.  However, it is likely that we will work on Clagett Farm (CBF’s sustainable farm) and at the Oyster Restoration Center.  Each evening after volunteering, we will either return to camp to cook dinner and relax over an open campfire, or head into Annapolis and the surrounding area to sample local seafood and explore the town. After a week of hard work, Saturday will be another free day to go hiking, tour some of the area’s lighthouses, have a personalized tour of the Naval Academy, and eat some delicious food at Chick and Ruth’s Delly before returning to Charlottesville that afternoon.

As the weather is variable and we will be working outside, layers are recommended and you shouldn’t bring anything that you wouldn’t want getting muddy. The temperatures can get cold in the mornings and evenings with averages in the 50s-60s during the day.  No worries if you’ve never camped before!  We will be staying in a heated cabin! We just ask that participants be willing to get dirty, try something new, learn about the Chesapeake Bay, and bring a positive attitude.

Kara Adams (kma5cd) is a fourth year Psychology major and Art minor from Richmond. She is Mauritian-American and enjoys traveling. This will be Kara’s third time to Annapolis with ASB (once as a participant and once as an SL!), so she can answer any questions you have. She loves animals and was thrilled when she got to kiss a sheep and play with farm dogs on last year’s Annapolistrip. Kara’s greatest passions in life are food, volunteering, playing with her guinea pigs and dog, and spending time on the Bay with CBF, Hank, and a great group of ASBaes. After graduating, Kara plans to pursue a Master’s and Psy.D. in clinical forensic psychology. 

Strap on your seat belts ladies and gentlemen…. because it’s a three hour drive to Annapolis. My name’s Hank (jht9cf) and I know Kara and I are dying to meet you guys! I’m a fourth year studying Cognitive Science and Psychology and I don’t know what the heck I’m doing after graduation. I spend a lot of my spare time cooking (currently experimenting with different wing flavors, maybe you’ll see one or two on the trip) and exploring (steam tunnels, interesting side shops, new levels of procrastination, etc.).