Duxbury Bay Adventures FAQ:

What is Duxbury Bay Adventures (DBA)?

DBA is a week-long program designed to get kids adventuring on Duxbury Bay. Daily activities (tide dependent) include sailing in Prams or Optis, kayaking, SUPing, Marine Science lessons, salt-marsh and flats trips and picnics.


Students will be dropped off in staggered arrival times between 8:30am – 9:15am. After a brief health screening, students will be brought to their homeroom by an instructor. Students will be picked-up in staggered departure times between 2:30pm – 3:15pm.

What are the group sizes?

Students will be in groups of 8 with 2 instructors. These teams will spend the week together and will not be mixing with other teams. Additionally, each teams will have an assigned homeroom on the DBMS campus, specific restrooms, assigned dock, and each child will have an individual sailboat assigned to them for the week.

Will I be allowed to accompany my child to their homeroom?

Unfortunately, due to State guidelines, parents will need to remain in their cars at drop-off and pick-up. However, your child will be greeted at your car by a friendly staff member each day, as well as accompanied back to your car for pick-up. Our aim is to make the pick-up and drop-off as smooth and efficient as possible. 

Does my child need a life-jacket?

If your child has a life-jacket we ask that they bring it with them each day.  If you do not have your own, your child will be assigned a life-jacket to use for the whole week. We encourage your child to bring the borrowed life-jacket home each day and return it at the end of the week to be cleaned by our staff.  

Will my child learn how to sail?

Yes – each group will have US Sailing certified instructors who will be teaching the sailing activities. For first time sailors, or DBMS veterans, every kid will expand their knowledge and abilities in a sailboat.

What other activities will they do?

Some other activities include, but are not limited to, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Marine Science Labs, Picnics at Captains Flats and exploration throughout Duxbury Bay. 

Will kids be required to wear a mask?

At times – when kids are riding in the launch out to the floats, walking through DBMS buildings, or closer than 6 feet from anyone else, they will be required to wear a mask. However, when the kids are out adventuring on the Bay, they will be maintaining social distancing and will not be required to wear a mask. We recommend “buff” style masks as they are comfortable, can stay on the student’s neck when they are not wearing them, and offer sun protection. 

Will the staff be wearing masks?

Similar to the kids, staff will wear masks when they are on land or on docks or launches with others. However once they are socially distanced out on the Bay, they will be allowed to remove their masks. Any time a staff member is needed to approach a participant, they will do so with a mask on.

What other precautions is DBMS taking with regards to Covid-19?

DBMS is taking the Covid Pandemic very seriously. All of our operations are following CDC and State guidelines. The DBMS campus will be closed to the public during programming hours. The only individuals allowed on campus are DBMS staff, students and renters.  Additionally, we have hired extra staff to clean and disinfect all common areas and equipment on a regular basis. All DBMS programming has been designed to maximize outdoor, socially distanced activities. Student cohorts will have minimal, if any, interaction with other teams or staff members.

What happens if my child is not feeling well?

If your child, or anyone in your household, is feeling unwell and exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19, we ask that they remain at home. The health and safety of our participants and staff is very important and we need everyone to be vigilant in monitoring the health of their children and themselves.