2018 Summer Adventure Programs are Open!!

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In order to get kids outside, unplugged, and engaged with their community and environment we have designed many programs that have an environmental theme associated with them, and strive to help kids learn and get involved in the ecosystem with a hands-on experiential approach.

Seaside Sustainability delivers fun and engaging hands-on experiences!


Join us for our exciting Intro to Backpacking excursions either to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in nearby New Hampshire or Wapack Trail in Temple New Hampshire!

As part of this 3 day, 2 night experience, you'll be introduced to the basics of backpacking, camping, finding and treating water, carry-in-carry-out, map reading, and Leave No Trace (LNT). This introductory backcountry-based adventure will build critical thinking and problem solving skills and develop basic survival skills through the incorporation of team building, adventure-based activities and some good old fashioned fun!

Our program leaders, Tom Durfee and Jen Greeke, are experienced educators and passionate nature enthusiasts, trained in both CPR and Wilderness First Aid to ensure your participant’s safety throughout the trip.

* No equipment is required, please let us know well in advance of any mountain gear requirements, though our partnership with the Appalachian Mountain group we will be able to provide it free of charge ! During our Pre Flights you will be introduced to the staff and be introduced to the hiking plan! We want this trip to be as stress free and fun as possible!

Trip Dates:

Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway:

Monday July 9th, 2018 to Wednesday July 11th, 2018

Rescheduled Rain Date: Monday July 16th, 2018 to Wednesday July 18th, 2018

Pre Flight*:  Monday June 25th, 2018  at Stage Fort Park Gloucester 6:00 pm

 

Wapack Trail:

Monday August 13th, 2018 to Wednesday August 15th, 2018

Rescheduled Rain Date: Monday August 20th, 2018 to Wednesday August 23rd, 2018

Pre Flight*: Monday July 13th, 2018 at Stage Fort Park Gloucester 6:00 pm

 

One flat fee for both trips: $50.00

Returning Hikers!

Returner hiker and those with experience are encourage to have a leadership e to have leadership of nativagation, safety while hiking, water crossing, technique proper way to pack a bag, food safety, bare bags, water safety skills and filtering, setting up site, leave no trace, taking a lead cooking.

All Hikers!

These hikes were choosing for all abilities from beginner, novice, and immediate.


 


    Co-ed Recreational Ultimate Frisbee League: Magnolia, Gloucester       Open to all boys and girls in ages 9-19. Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact sport, played by thousands the world over and has become a popular high school spring club sport.  It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, and American football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game. Summer 2018 program runs June 27th- August 22nd.     Beginner/Intermediate Ages 9-14:          Cost: $99/season        When: Wednesdays June 27th  – August 22rd 2018 (NO July 4th)        Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm        Location: Magnolia Woods Field, 474 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA     Intermediate/Advanced Ages 14-19:         Cost: $99/season        When: Wednesdays June 27th  – August 22rd 2018 (NO July 4th)        Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm        Location: Magnolia Woods Field, 474 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA

Co-ed Recreational Ultimate Frisbee League:
Magnolia, Gloucester

Open to all boys and girls in ages 9-19. Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact sport, played by thousands the world over and has become a popular high school spring club sport.  It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, and American football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game. Summer 2018 program runs June 27th- August 22nd.

Beginner/Intermediate Ages 9-14: 

    Cost: $99/season

    When: Wednesdays June 27th  – August 22rd 2018 (NO July 4th)

    Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

    Location: Magnolia Woods Field, 474 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA

Intermediate/Advanced Ages 14-19:

    Cost: $99/season

    When: Wednesdays June 27th  – August 22rd 2018 (NO July 4th)

    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Location: Magnolia Woods Field, 474 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA


    Summer Field Hockey Leagues:     Manchester, MA       Check out this unique opportunity for youth, teen and adult field hockey players this summer. Together, we've partnered with Manchester Parks and Recreation to have our 10th year running the league. We have two leagues open to players age 8 and up.  The Youth League is intended for younger players with little or no experience, and the Pick-Up League* is for older players with some experience who want to further develop their skills. Summer 2018 run June 27th- August 22nd.     Youth League: Beginners and Novice players, Ages 8-14         Cost: $99/season        When: Meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 27th - August 22th, 2018 (NO July 4th)        Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm        Location: Coach Ed Field, Norwood Ave & Brook Street, Manchester, MA     Pick-Up League: *Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 14+       *must have 2 years experience          Cost: $99/season        When: Meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 27st - August 22th, 2018 (NO July 4th)        Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm        Location: Coach Ed Field, Norwood Ave & Brook Street, Manchester, MA

Summer Field Hockey Leagues: 
Manchester, MA

Check out this unique opportunity for youth, teen and adult field hockey players this summer. Together, we've partnered with Manchester Parks and Recreation to have our 10th year running the league. We have two leagues open to players age 8 and up.  The Youth League is intended for younger players with little or no experience, and the Pick-Up League* is for older players with some experience who want to further develop their skills. Summer 2018 run June 27th- August 22nd.

Youth League: Beginners and Novice players, Ages 8-14

    Cost: $99/season

    When: Meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 27th - August 22th, 2018 (NO July 4th)

    Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

    Location: Coach Ed Field, Norwood Ave & Brook Street, Manchester, MA

Pick-Up League: *Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 14+ 
*must have 2 years experience

    Cost: $99/season

    When: Meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 27st - August 22th, 2018 (NO July 4th)

    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Location: Coach Ed Field, Norwood Ave & Brook Street, Manchester, MA


Want to run a program?

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We are actively looking for contractors to help lead programs. This is a compensated position and requires leaders to have experience and ability to work with ages ranging from young to old. We invite and encourage any new programs ideas. Current possible future programs include:

  • Extending SEA programs into other Cape Ann communities 
  • Clamming
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing

 

For more information contact Eric Magers: magerse@seasidesustainability.org 

The spark for learning that he feels might be the best takeaway from this experience, but what was unexpected is what seems to be a new self-confidence. The collaborative nature of the projects along with shared mission to make a difference has upped [my son’s] social skills and developed a sense of purpose that I think will help him through his schooling.”
— A Satisfied Parent

Past Programs

    Explore Cape Ann     Every child should have the chance to truly lose themselves in reverie and experience their connection to the natural world we live amongst. Seaside’s Explore Cape Ann program is the solution. We believe that children are innately gifted explorers, inventors, creators and artists, and it is only through play and discovery that they are able to truly foster these intrinsic abilities. With this in mind, Seaside Sustainability has developed a super fun experiential learning program that gives kids the opportunity to be kids. During our journey to explore the natural land and seascapes of Cape Ann, we will foster learning through experiential education structure.

Explore Cape Ann

Every child should have the chance to truly lose themselves in reverie and experience their connection to the natural world we live amongst. Seaside’s Explore Cape Ann program is the solution. We believe that children are innately gifted explorers, inventors, creators and artists, and it is only through play and discovery that they are able to truly foster these intrinsic abilities. With this in mind, Seaside Sustainability has developed a super fun experiential learning program that gives kids the opportunity to be kids. During our journey to explore the natural land and seascapes of Cape Ann, we will foster learning through experiential education structure.

   Ski and Board Program 2017 and 2018    In an exciting partnership with O'Maley schools of Gloucester, Gloucester Public Schools, Seaside Sustainability, Inc. have offered a Bradford Ski & Board Program in 2017 and 2018. Open to all O'Maley and Gloucetser Public School students, participants will be provided transportation to and from Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill, MA.   Do you want a ski program at your school?   We will be partnering with additional schools for the '18-'19 ski season!   Let us know!     

Ski and Board Program 2017 and 2018

In an exciting partnership with O'Maley schools of Gloucester, Gloucester Public Schools, Seaside Sustainability, Inc. have offered a Bradford Ski & Board Program in 2017 and 2018. Open to all O'Maley and Gloucetser Public School students, participants will be provided transportation to and from Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill, MA.

Do you want a ski program at your school?  We will be partnering with additional schools for the '18-'19 ski season! Let us know!

 

   SEA Marine Life Exploration     New England’s rich coastline is valuable to its people for many reasons, and should be protected and preserved for future generations. Because of this, Seaside Sustainability has set out to educate children on the importance of the ocean and marine ecosystem. We believe that one of the best ways to educate is to provide learners with experiential opportunities, the focus of SEA Program. This one-week program takes students along the water from Salem to Manchester, giving students the chance to use scientific instruments and learn more about the blue world around them. We discover the secrets of marine life through fishing, snorkeling, lobstering, and so much more. We also encourage students to interact with their fellow campers, explore their interests, and most of all, have fun!

SEA Marine Life Exploration

New England’s rich coastline is valuable to its people for many reasons, and should be protected and preserved for future generations. Because of this, Seaside Sustainability has set out to educate children on the importance of the ocean and marine ecosystem. We believe that one of the best ways to educate is to provide learners with experiential opportunities, the focus of SEA Program. This one-week program takes students along the water from Salem to Manchester, giving students the chance to use scientific instruments and learn more about the blue world around them. We discover the secrets of marine life through fishing, snorkeling, lobstering, and so much more. We also encourage students to interact with their fellow campers, explore their interests, and most of all, have fun!

Summer 2017

   Mount Pierce Hiking Trip    Join us for a hike in the presidential peaks. This day hike is an opportunity to get away from the hustle of our daily lives, with some time to enjoy the great outdoors. We will be hiking up Crawford Path, a trail for intermediate hikers, but NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED so bring all your friends!!! As this is a day hike, we will be bringing as little gear as possible.   Returning Trip Leaders Tome Durfee and Jen Greeke are excited to share some educational background on trail safety, leave no trace, water filtration, and much more.  

Mount Pierce Hiking Trip

Join us for a hike in the presidential peaks. This day hike is an opportunity to get away from the hustle of our daily lives, with some time to enjoy the great outdoors. We will be hiking up Crawford Path, a trail for intermediate hikers, but NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED so bring all your friends!!! As this is a day hike, we will be bringing as little gear as possible.   Returning Trip Leaders Tome Durfee and Jen Greeke are excited to share some educational background on trail safety, leave no trace, water filtration, and much more.  

   Intro To Backpacking    Join us on a backpacking expedition to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in N.H. While enjoying all the beauty of Mother Nature attendees will learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, shelter building, finding and treating water, and the concept of leaving no trace. In addition to the educational experience, this program will include a focus of team building, problem solving, and, of course, enjoying the great outdoors.

Intro To Backpacking

Join us on a backpacking expedition to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in N.H. While enjoying all the beauty of Mother Nature attendees will learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, shelter building, finding and treating water, and the concept of leaving no trace. In addition to the educational experience, this program will include a focus of team building, problem solving, and, of course, enjoying the great outdoors.

   SEA Marine Life Exploration  : Manchester, MA    In this exciting hands-on program for youth, participants will get their feet wet, their hands dirty, and will find their minds reeling as they learn about the vital role the ocean plays in their daily lives. They will learn first-hand how the marine biology and ecology that we so often take for granted are interconnected with—and influenced by—human actions.  SEA's Marine Life Exploration is one of two ocean-based summer programs which offers a unique and exciting approach to exploring the marine ecosystems surrounding Manchester Harbor and beyond!  

SEA Marine Life Exploration:
Manchester, MA

In this exciting hands-on program for youth, participants will get their feet wet, their hands dirty, and will find their minds reeling as they learn about the vital role the ocean plays in their daily lives. They will learn first-hand how the marine biology and ecology that we so often take for granted are interconnected with—and influenced by—human actions.  SEA's Marine Life Exploration is one of two ocean-based summer programs which offers a unique and exciting approach to exploring the marine ecosystems surrounding Manchester Harbor and beyond!
 

   SEA Yacht Sailing  : Manchester, MA    Come and join us on the Frayed Knot, a gloriously outfitted 50’ Beneteau sailing yacht! Participants will even have the chance to take the helm of this massive vessel to practice their new yacht-sailing skills!!  After learning the ropes, new skippers will learn about their own roles in the relationship between humans and the natural marine environment by collecting and analyzing marine debris and water quality samples.  We’ll also get up close and personal with the marine environment when we snap on our masks and snorkels to explore the wonders of the underwater world!

SEA Yacht Sailing:
Manchester, MA

Come and join us on the Frayed Knot, a gloriously outfitted 50’ Beneteau sailing yacht! Participants will even have the chance to take the helm of this massive vessel to practice their new yacht-sailing skills!!  After learning the ropes, new skippers will learn about their own roles in the relationship between humans and the natural marine environment by collecting and analyzing marine debris and water quality samples.  We’ll also get up close and personal with the marine environment when we snap on our masks and snorkels to explore the wonders of the underwater world!

Spring 2017

   Gloucester O'Maley Environmental Club    Join this group of passionate students to make a difference in your own school, helping the community address climate change issues.   Inspired by the motto “Think Globally by Acting Locally”, t eam members will be challenged to choose initiatives that   develop real life solutions .  We will have the opportunity to take local field trips to connect with local community leaders in the environmental movement or to explore the natural world around us [including hiking in the woods or exploring the nearby mudflats]. Come have tons of fun with friends while also making a difference in your school and community!  O'Maley Academy Spring Session starts now! Contact Allison Collins via email to sign up:  acousins@gloucesterschools.edu

Gloucester O'Maley Environmental Club

Join this group of passionate students to make a difference in your own school, helping the community address climate change issues.   Inspired by the motto “Think Globally by Acting Locally”, team members will be challenged to choose initiatives that develop real life solutions.  We will have the opportunity to take local field trips to connect with local community leaders in the environmental movement or to explore the natural world around us [including hiking in the woods or exploring the nearby mudflats]. Come have tons of fun with friends while also making a difference in your school and community!

O'Maley Academy Spring Session starts now! Contact Allison Collins via email to sign up: acousins@gloucesterschools.edu

Summer 2016

   SEA Summer 2016    SEA featured week-long programs for our local youth aged 8-13 which highlighted the importance of the ocean and the amazing opportunities for exploration and enjoyment that it offers! Through experiential learning, and engaging students directly with the ocean, participants were immersed into the marine environment to learn about its functions, and to identify threats and ongoing deterioration that are a direct effect of ongoing human negligence.     Check out our 2016 SEA program!

SEA Summer 2016

SEA featured week-long programs for our local youth aged 8-13 which highlighted the importance of the ocean and the amazing opportunities for exploration and enjoyment that it offers! Through experiential learning, and engaging students directly with the ocean, participants were immersed into the marine environment to learn about its functions, and to identify threats and ongoing deterioration that are a direct effect of ongoing human negligence.  

Check out our 2016 SEA program!