Ocean City Activities: On the Bayfront

“Learn to Sail”

So many people think “beach” when contemplating Ocean City NJ, but there are many activities on the bay side of the island, too!  Today I will mention two that are popular with children and both take place at the aptly named, Bayside Center, 520 Bay Avenue.

The first is the Environmental Camp sponsored by the OC Recreation Department & open to visitors, as well as locals. This activity features themed eco classes with workbooks, experiments, hands-on activities, live animals, movies, and games for ages 6 to 11 (9am – 12 noon). Upcoming themes:

      August 8 – 12   Caribbean Capers & Pirates OR Mammals

      August 15 – 19  Chemistry OR Whales & Dolphins

For kids who enjoy some learning with their fun, or fun with their learning, call the OC Recreation Department for more information and to register (609-525-9304 – camp size limited).

Running concurrently, and at the same location, is Learn to Sail classes sponsored by the OC Sailing Foundation through the end of August. Teachers head out onto the bay in Boston Whalers followed by a mini-flotilla of small sailboats with a student-sailor in each one. Half-day sessions for all ability levels are available from certified instructors.  Call for details (609-418-3356).

Two unique activities to help introduce people to the bayside of Ocean City; both are about 10 minutes walk from the Scarborough Inn.


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