2 min readBy Published On: July 11th, 2016Categories: Features0 Comments

How does spending a day a the beach fishing, clamming, kite-flying or paddleboarding sound?   Join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, The Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the South Boston Neighborhood House this summer for a day – or days – of healthy outdoor activities and youth environmental education and enrichment programs on the cleanest urban beach in the nation!

This free program is open to youth development and community groups serving kids of all ages. However, some activities such as aquatics, kayak and standup paddle board instruction have age restrictions and require reservations and waiver forms signed by a parent or guardian.

Boston Harbor Explorers @ DCR’s Carson Beach is a free program that offers youth development and community groups the chance to enjoy a free field trip to the beach. Onsite activities include fishing, clamming, and environmental exploration, soccer, volleyball, and kite flying, storytelling by the sea, and art on the shore. They also offer paddleboard, kayak and swimming and aquatic safety instruction, as well as activities that strengthen STEM skills and teach young people about Boston Harbor, the tide and the marine environment.

This program runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 3:00 at the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse at Carson Beach on Day Boulevard through August 26th. 

If your organization would like to take part in Boston Harbor Explorers @ DCR’s Carson Beach this summer, please contact our Site Supervisor Bridget McGrath by email at [email protected] or on her cell at 1.617.755.8928. Free lunch is available on site.

There are lots of great things to do on the beach every day. However, some activities such as aquatics, kayak and standup paddle board instruction are not available everyday, and are available on a first come first served basis, have age restrictions and require reservations and waiver forms signed by a parent or guardian.

Free Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Stacey Mac at SUP Sonas by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1.707.847.6627.

Free Kayak Instruction is available on Thursdays and Fridays. To make reservations please contact our Site Supervisor Bridget McGrath by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1.617.755.8928.

Free YMCA Swim and Aquatics Lessons are available on days when the tide is high. You can find a schedule on our blog Sea, Sand & Sky at http://blog.savetheharbor.org. For reservations, please contact Jeremy Stiles by email at [email protected]

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