Wallops Island, VA (March 3, 2017) – The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club has partnered with the non-profit Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) of Wallops Island to provide scholarships to science-focused camps each summer. CBFS offeres hands-on, educational day and overnight summer camps for youths aged 5 to 18 where they learn about local coastal ecosystems. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club initiated this effort by recently providing CBFS with $3,000 to fund scholarships to be awarded to youth from Accomack and Northampton Counties in 2017.

“This partnership will allow CBFS to impact dozens more students here on the Shore through hands-on science summer camps,” says Community, Outreach & Development Coordinator, Elise Trelegan. “Our summer camps our more than the traditional camp experience. They’re educational and often times a foundational experience designs to enhance academic achievement, expand horizons, and challenge students to draw new connections through hands-on learning.”

Going forward, the Anglers Club will use proceeds from its annual Onancock Bay Challenge fishing tournament, held in September, to fund these scholarships, and Chincoteague Bay Field Station will administer the program and select recipients from Accomack and Northampton Counties. For more information about the camps and scholarships, contact Elise Trelegan of CBFS at elise@cbfieldstation.org, and visit www.cbfieldstation.org/youth-camps. The deadline for 2017 applications is March 15.