COVID-19 Updates & News

Please see below for the most recent updates affecting the DBMS Campus and Programs:

June 1st

We are reaching out this evening as we are very excited to share our plan for Summer 2020! The DBMS Taskforce has been working tirelessly and is pleased with the programming we have put together. Due to COVID-19 related protocols our capacity is limited to ensure our student to instructor ratio remains low. This is to ensure your kids have an extraordinary experience here, connecting with their friends and making memories on Duxbury Bay.

We are approaching reopening for the summer with extreme caution. As you know, DBMS is an expansive campus that is designed to serve hundreds of kids and adults a day with the equipment to support that demand. This summer will look different from years past but we are hopeful that with a thorough plan and thoughtful staff we will be able to serve our community even if in a limited capacity.

As we receive further information from the state we will keep participants updated on registration opening and COVID-19 protocols through email and the following pages on our website:

DBMS Staff


DBMS Preventative Measures for Covid-19

May 22nd

A message from DBMS Executive Director, Ted Lawson:

Just a friendly reminder that the DBMS facilities remain closed until further notice. This includes the ramps and docks. The Oyster Farming industry, which is essential, will continue to access the docks where farmers rent dock space for their boats, equipment and upwellers.

While the DBMS campus is still accessible for passive use as a waypoint of your morning or evening walk, we ask that it remain just that for everyone for the time being. We have put signs up around our campus with temporary guidelines that we hope you all will respect.

We want to reassure our participants that we are working to safely offer opportunities to connect them with the Bay this summer. As plans become more developed we will keep participants updated through email and this webpage.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Ted Lawson
Executive Director