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Cape Kids Fish Club

P.O. Box 686

Falmouth, MA 02541

 

© 2014 by Cape Kids Fish Club

  Ages 8 to 10 - Fishing  

Our "Flounder" program, geared for children ages 8 through 10, teaches kids the basics of fishing and familiarizes them with the  marine environment and the various species of fish that inhabit our waters.  During each day of our program, children will fish from different locations in your local community.  Two days of shore fishing and two days of "deep sea" fishing are included.  Targeted species include scup, black sea bass, snapper bluefish, flounder, sea robins, and freshwater species such as sunfish, perch, trout, and largemouth bass. 

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 our marine biologist staff.  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 2020, we are integrating a new 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 and 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!

Our ages 8-10 program is six hours per day and space is limited to 7 children per session.  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  

Our "Bluefish" program, geared for kids ages 11 through 13, enables children to join with their peers and develop their fishing skills in a fun, educational and supportive environment.  Our program provides children a four day sportfishing experience as we target striped bass, bluefish, flounder, 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.  

Throughout each week, children will have an interactive workshop with our 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, and develop a basic understanding of how fish see, smell, feed and respond to different water and tide conditions.  In addition to learning new fishing 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.  

In addition to the week's fishing activitieswe will 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.

For summer 2020, we are integrating a new 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 and 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!

 

Each program is six and a half hours per day (8:00am - 2:30pm) 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 five (5) children.  We maintain a staff ratio of 2.5 / 1.

Healthy snacks, juices boxes and bottled water are provided and children 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.

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