Yes. The program targets children 3-13 years of age,
but children of any age under 18 are welcome.
Younger children may require the help of an adult to enjoy some of the
Can more than one child join under one
Yes, the membership is designed for the whole family. A membership for a family with one child costs $35, each additional child costs $20.
Is there the possibility of a scholarship?
Yes, if you can't afford the membership fee, we can usually find a way to pay for a scholarship. Please contact Coast Kids Program Director at (410) 629-1538 or Verena Chase's email to discuss.
Will there be a fee for the events?
The events are free for Coast Kids members. If you
would like to bring a non-member along, we charge a
small fee, usually $3 to $5 per child depending on the
Do we need to sign up for events in advance?
Yes, sign up is required for most events, especailly for events with limited spaces, such as building bird houses. Some events will be open to all who wish to attend and don't require registration.
How long does the membership last?
One year. You can sign up at any time in a year.
Can I send a membership to a child as a gift?
Absolutely. We can include a birthday (or other) card
along with the membership package, with a message
of your choosing.
Is Coast Kids a fundraising program for Assateague
No. The membership fee covers only about 25% of the
cost to ACT. We subsidize the program with
donations and grants so that we can keep the
membership fee as low as possible. If you are
interested in making a donation to help us cover our
costs and provide more free events for kids, your
donation would be put to very good use.
Is membership limited to children in
a certain geographic area?
No. Even though the geographic focus of most of the
Coast Cards and events is the coastal bays of
Worcester County, MD (and adjacent Wicomico County, MD, Sussex County,
DE, and Accomack County, VA) the participants need
not reside in this relatively small area to benefit from
the program. Children from other counties and
indeed other states who visit the area during
weekends and summer vacations are encouraged to
Nature Explorers Summer Enrichment Program
Where is the Nature Explorers summer camp being held?
Each day the Nature Explorers go to a new place in Worcester or Wicomico County. Participants will learn abut many interesting and beautiful places across Delmarva.
How long is the summer camp?
The summer camp runs for two weeks Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm. It is not an overnight camp.
What ages can participate in the summer camp?
Coast Kids welcomes boys and girls ages 5 to 10.
How much is the summer camp? Is there a possibility for a scholarship?
The summer camp costs $150 per week (Monday thru Thursday). A $10 discount will be given for eary registration and sibling. Some scholarships are available for certain members of the community. Please contact Coast Kids Program Director at (410) 629-1538 or Verena Chase's email to discuss.