Camp Bournedale - Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal Outdoor Education

The canal class at Camp Bournedale will take the students on an educational adventure around the upper Cape Cod region. They will learn about the history, construction and the economic advantages of the Cape Cod Canal, the world’s widest sea-level canal. They will travel to the Sandwich State Fish Hatchery where they will witness the states program to maintain the population of trout in our public waters. They will also visit the Pairpoint Glass Company, the nations oldest glass manufacturer and watch in amazement as glassmakers turn molten glass into beautiful pieces of art. This fast paced class will be a favorite of students and teachers alike.


Vocabulary will include:

  • habitat
  • erosion
  • kiln
  • August Belmont
  • The Great Depression
  • silica