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Building Kids Program

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The wooden boat building program of The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is designed for boys and girls ages 10 to 15. The Building Kids Program is a cooperative effort of community groups, foundations, schools, social agencies and volunteers. Each year the program builds traditional wooden sailing and rowing boats at both our homeport of Bivalve, NJ and satellite locations throughout Cumberland County. CIMG0723 editDSC_0086
Building Kids has produced more than 20 small boats with the assistance of our partners and has been a huge success for both the mentors and students involved in the program.

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The program focuses on hands-on traditional skills, team building, academics, environmental education and safety. Our partner organizations include:
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters
NJ Department of Fish and Game
Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County
Cumberland County Improvement Authority
Century Savings Bank
Cumberland County College
… and more!

For more information or to sign up your class or community group for the program contact the Bayshore Center at Bivalve at 856.785.2060 x100 or by email at

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