Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homeschool Days at Tybee Island, GA

burton_main I just found out about an incredible overnight program at The Burton 4-H Center on  Tybee Island which is exclusively for homeschool families and NO, you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate!

Beginning Sunday, November 14th until Tuesday, November 16th, you will eat and sleep on site while delving into such subjects as beach formation and erosion, tide fluctuations, Invertebrates and the island ecosystem while exploring the beach, a salt marsh and nearby dock.  You’ll even dissect a squid, take an amazing walk on the beach at night and have the opportunity to go on a dolphin cruise!

Just take a look at this schedule and tell me this doesn’t sound like one very cool field trip?

Sunday, November 14

12:00 or later Arrive and move into Dorms.

Try the Tybee Scavenger Hunt

Monday, November 15

8:00  Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Beach Ecology

11:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Crabs & Critters

3:00-5:00 Marsh Ecology

5:30 Dinner

6:30 - 7:30  First evening class – Squid Dissection

8:00 - 9:00 Second evening class – Nightwalk on the beach


Tuesday, November 16

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Invertebrates Study (older kids)/Pollution Solution (younger)

11:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Choosies on the beach

3:00 Clean and move out of dorms

3:00-5:00 Optional Dolphin Discovery Cruise (extra charge)

5:30 Optional Dinner (extra charge)

Optional Stay in Dorm Tuesday night (extra charge)

The classes are open to 5 –17 year olds and are designed for parents to accompany their students. Families will sleep on site in dorms or cabins, depending on the number of people in your family you may share a dorm room so you may want to share this field trip info with a family you’d be comfortable bunking with! Price is $86 per person, less for children under 5 or if you opt not to stay onsite and/or plan your own meals. Children 3-5 are half price, under 2 are free. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your space.    

Interested? Want more information? You can read all about the program or register here. If you have additional questions, you can contact the program coordinator,  David Weber,  at or 912-786-5534.


  1. WE attended one of their classes at the SE Homeschool was great...some friends went to this last year...and their children still talk about it. We will wait until next year to attend (when all of our children are able to enjoy it)...but, can't wait!

  2. Oh, wow. My school class did this at a nearby island when I was a kid living in SC.I'm so excited that they do it for homeschoolers! And there's a good chance we'll be back in Georgia when Crumpet is old enough for this so we'll be near Tybee Island!


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