The shallow, protected waterways of the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland create a beautiful environment for kayaking. The group will spend four days kayaking around Wye Island. Wye Island is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to provide suitable habitat for wintering waterfowl and other wildlife.
During this trip, the group will learn the kayaking skills needed to maneuver through this sensitive watershed. Additionally, since Gettysburg is part of the Chesapeake watershed, we believe that understanding how your impact here on campus can impact the waters many miles away. The group will spend time examining the various important ecological issues facing the Chesapeake Bay.
This trip is self-contained. Students will camp in tents and cook their own food on camp stoves. This trip will have access to facilities and will also use the vehicles to transport the kayaks on certain days.
REGISTRATION FOR ASCENT IS PART OF YOUR FIRST YEAR DASHBOARD REGISTRATION - BEGINNING ON MAY 22.
Who can go?
Trips are open to all first year and transfer Gettysburg College students.
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