Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
The Chesapeake Bay is a great place to be a kid -- no matter what age you are!
At ages 14 to 25, you can become involved in Youth Programs with the National Park Service Chesapeake Youth Corps partnership network.
At ages 4 to 12, you can become a Junior Ranger for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, or the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
You can play interactive games and take a trip with Captain John Smith or learn about the War of 1812 and the national anthem -- the Star-Spangled Banner -- or discover the Chesapeake with puzzles, games, and coloring books.
Did You Know?
The water in the Chesapeake Bay is surprisingly shallow. Although the Bay covers a large surface area, its average depth, including all tidal tributaries, is about 21 feet. In fact, a person who is six feet tall could wade through over 700,000 acres of the Bay and never get his or her hat wet.