Youth Ambassador Program (YAP!)
Park Stewards Program
Junior Ranger Service Corps
Something Fishy Summer Camp
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival team up every year to offer 2 one-week summer camp programs for New Bedford children ages 9-10 (entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall of 2013). Designed to give kids an introduction to the history and culture of the working port from whaling days to the present, camp activities will include: hands-on marine science, arts and crafts, daily fieldtrips, chantey singing and more. Look here for camp applications in the late Spring of 2013.
Did You Know?
In 1857, at the height of whaling, there were a total of 329 whaling vessels in New Bedford's fleet, which employed roughly 10,000 men.