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  Ages 8 to 10 - Fishing  

Flounder Program (Ages 8-10)

Our "Flounder" program, geared for children ages 8 through 10, teaches kids the basics of fishing and familiarizes them with the  marine environment.  During each day of our program, children will fish from different locations in our local community.  One day of shore fishing, one day of sportfishing, and two days of "deep sea" bottom fishing are included.  Targeted species include scup (porgy), black sea bass, fluke, and bluefish!

We integrate a fun, educational component to the program and introduce the children to a variety of marine species such as live squid, horseshoe crabs, lobster, clams, and other fun and interesting creatures!  On select days of our program, children may bring home their day's catch, cleaned and filleted for dinner. 

In addition to the week's fishing activities, children will see a real shark dissection performed by a marine biologist.  Additionally, we will use a remote operated vehicle (ROV) to view the ocean beneath the surface!  Our ROV, an underwater robot piloted from shore or boat, live streams high definition video to a computer screen that provides children a front row seat as we navigate and explore marine life below!    

New for summer 2021, each day is now 8.5 hours long and one day of sportfishing is included (by private charter).  Also new for summer 2021, we are integrating a theme into our week's activities:  "Ocean foods that you didn't know you can eat!"  On the final day of our program, children will have an opportunity to sample some of the more overlooked marine species native to Cape Cod.  Like lobster until the 19th century, fish such as sea robin, spider crabs, sugar kelp, and sharks such as dogfish are often dismissed as "trash fish" or inedible.  In our "sea to table" themed activity, we will bring our catch to a local restaurant that will prepare a sampling of these locally less popular species so children may see for themselves why these species are quite popular in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world!  Hamburgers, hot dogs and traditional menu choices are available for children with selective palates. : )

Our ages 8-10 program is a full, action-packed, eight and a half hours per day and space is limited to ten (10) children.  We maintain a 2:1 staff ratio to ensure personalized instruction for all children, and we provide a team building environment that supports and encourages all members of the group.  Children will be required to bring a box lunch on days one and three of our program.  On days two and four, children will have lunch with staff at a local waterfront restaurant (parents will select from three meal choices prior to their child's session).  To view our locations and dates for this program, view our Locations / Dates page.  To watch our video, click here.  To enroll, please click the enroll page.

  Ages 11 to 13 - Fishing  

Bluefish Program (Ages 11-13)

Our "Bluefish" program, geared for kids ages 11 through 13, provides children an intense, four-day, epic summer experience.  During each day of our program, children will join with their peers and develop their fishing skills in a fun, educational and supportive environment.  Open to boys and girls of all experience levels, this program provides a memorable week of sportfishing as we target striped bass, bluefish, fluke, bonito and jumbo-sized black sea bass!  Personalized instruction is provided to accommodate children of skill levels ranging from novice to experienced, and all of our programs strongly emphasize teamwork, encouragement and peer support.  

Over the course of the week, children will also have an interactive workshop with a marine biologist, understand the science behind fish tagging and practice tagging a fish, learn to properly bait a hook, tie knots and rig gear, help haul, set and check lobster traps, receive a lesson in fish filleting, and develop a basic understanding of how fish see, smell, feed and respond to different water and tide conditions.  In addition to learning new skills, children are encouraged to practice and develop patience, persistence, awareness, responsibility, safety and team building skills.  On select days of our program, children may also bring home their day's catch, cleaned and filleted for dinner! 

Additionally, we also use a remote operated vehicle (ROV) to explore marine life beneath the ocean surface!  The ROV, a sophisticated underwater robot piloted from the safety of our boat, live streams high definition video to a computer screen that provides children a first hand view of underwater structures and marine habitats.

On the final day of our program, we will integrate a theme into our week's activities:  "Ocean foods that you didn't know you can eat!"  On the last day, children will have an opportunity to sample some of the more overlooked marine species native to Cape Cod.  Like lobster until the 19th century, fish such as sea robin, spider crabs, sugar kelp, and sharks such as dogfish are often dismissed as "trash fish" or inedible.  In our "sea to table" themed activity, we will bring our catch to a local restaurant that will prepare a sampling of these locally less popular species so children may see for themselves why these species are quite popular in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world!  Hamburgers, hot dogs and traditional menu items are available for children with selective palates. : )

 

Each program is a full eight and a half hours per day (8:00am - 4:30pm) and all fishing days are by private charter.  To provide children the best possible sportfishing experience and ample fishing opportunity, each program is limited to six (6) children.  We maintain a staff ratio of no less than 3 / 1.

Healthy snacks, juices boxes and bottled water are provided and children are required to bring a box lunch on all days except the last day.  Please view our Locations / Dates page for a listing of locations and dates for this program, or visit our Enroll page for rates and enrollment information.

Watch this clip from  our ages 11-13 sportfishing program.  Fish on!

Shark Program (Ages 14-15)

Our "Shark" program, geared for boys and girls ages 14-15, provides an epic, four-day, memorable summer experience.  Open to boys and girls of all experience levels, this program provides an intense week of sportfishing as well as a trip to Cape Cod's "shark alley," where kids may have a firsthand view of Great White sharks in their natural habitat. 

 

Over the course of the week, our group will fish for striped bass, bluefish, fluke, bonito and jumbo-sized black sea bass!  Personalized instruction is provided to accommodate those with skill levels ranging from novice to experienced, and all of our programs strongly emphasize teamwork, encouragement and peer support.  In addition to learning new fishing skills, kids will have a workshop with a marine biologist and practice patience, persistence, awareness, responsibility, safety and team building skills.  Kids may also bring home each day's catch, cleaned and filleted for dinner.

New for summer 2021, on one day of our program, our group will travel with a marine biologist to "shark alley" where, with the help of a spotter plane flying overhead, we will locate and view great white sharks.  The clear green waters along the beaches of Monomoy offer excellent visibility that enables us, from the the safety of our boat, to view these animals in their natural environment so kids can gain a deeper understanding of these majestic predators.

 

Our programs are a full eight and a half hours per day (8:00am - 4:30pm) and all fishing days are by private charter.  To provide the best possible sportfishing experience, each program is limited to six (6) children.  We maintain a staff ratio of no less than 3 / 1.

Healthy snacks, juices boxes and bottled water are provided and kids are required to bring a box lunch each day.  Please view our Locations / Dates page for a listing of locations and dates for this program, or visit our Enroll page for rates and enrollment information.

Contact Us

PH: 508-564-1459

Fax: 508-445-1273

Email: capekidsfishclub@yahoo.com

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ADDRESS

Cape Kids Fish Club

P.O. Box 686

Falmouth, MA 02541

 

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