Something Fishy Camp returns to New Bedford

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News Release Date: May 19, 2015

Contact: Emily G Prigot , 508-996-4095 x 6105

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Whaling History Alliance, and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center are teaming up to offer two one-week summer camp programs for New Bedford children entering grade 4 in the fall of 2015.Something Fishy Summer Camp is 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 field trips, chantey singing, and more.

The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the weeks of August 3rd and August 10th.It will be based out of the National Park's Corson Maritime Learning Center (located adjacent to the Visitor Center on William Street).The camp will be offered free of charge.

Interested families must complete and submit an application form by May 31st.Campers will be selected through a lottery process and notified by June 13th.If you are interested in obtaining an application form, please contact the National Park at 508-996-4095 or the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center office at 508-993-8894.Applications may also be download at

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-3 PM. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to

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Last updated: May 19, 2015

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