NCHSA at Fort Caswell

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Sunday Oct 20, 2013 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, Travel, Uncategorized

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North Carolina Homeschool Adventures went to Fort Caswell.  We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back. This year we added a night and had more programming.  The first day they did activities in the sound where they fished for crab, caught creatures with nets and more. The second morning they seined in the ocean,  learned more about ghost crabs and  learned about sea turtles. In the afternoon, they did surf fishing, learned about the water cycle and did gyotaku prints. The first night we went on a ghost crab hunt which the kids loved. The second night we had smores and a bonfire. We ended our day with a tour at the Coast Guard Station which was interesting and informative. We are looking forward to more adventures next year.

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Fort Caswell

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Saturday Oct 27, 2012 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, North Carolina, Travel

We had a wonderful experience at Fort Caswell. We were in the lodging near the sound with a small beach and a fishing pier. The kids had a great time playing out there. I had a room with a kitchen which was really nice and I just made all my meals. The kids ate in the cafeteria and enjoyed the food. The room was nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. I love  the rocking chair on the screened porch. The first day we checked out the beach and then went to have a birthday dinner with my brother. The food was good and price was okay but the service was a little slow. It is what I have come to expect at the beach.

 

The next day we went to Wilmington for a tour of the Cape Fear Serpentarium. This place really surprised me. The staff was not the friendliest bunch but they were very knowledgable and gave an interesting tour. I don’t know that I would go without the tour because it really made the experience and at the end the kids got to hold a snake. The story about the owner being bit by one of the most venomous snakes in the world was especially interesting. After the tour, we headed to Red Robin for a bite to eat for another celebration meal for Claire. We got back to Fort Caswell in time to hit the beach for a few hours before dinner. After dinner, we started the educational part with Fort Caswell with a pirate program. There was a man in pirate costume that did a great job of talking about pirate life and dispelling myths. He ended his presentation with firing a musket which the kids all loved. The next day we had a full day. We went surf fishing, beach combing, plankton gathering, and on an historic hayride.  We ended our experience at the small Maritime Museum. The staff at Fort Caswell are so awesome and we had such a great experience that we have already booked for next year. NC Homeschool Adventures will be back in September and we can’t wait.

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