Annual Community Appreciation Weekend

Annual Community Appreciation Weekend

The Annual Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy Community Appreciation Weekend is an opportunity to celebrate what has been accomplished and to look toward the future. Naturalists’ past and present, Advisory Team members, financial supporters, and friends of the program are invited to Emerald Bay for a weekend of community building and island activities including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, archery, hiking, campfires, Beach Tie Gala, and more! Tickets are offered in tiers, with an at-cost option and sponsorship levels.

Students at Emerald Bay Sign


  • Loved it! Emerald Bay had everything from snorkeling to archery. Everyone was SUPER helpful and polite! If you ever have a chance to spend the weekend here, I highly recommend you do!!

    -Katherine G. Girl Scout/Scout BSA
  • Spending the weekend away at Emerald Bay was a parent’s delight. The youngsters were taken care of extremely well. There was plenty of qualified adult supervision in the water with the kayaks and paddle boards. Being able to watch some of them scuba dive was also quite amazing. I loved the competition on Saturday where the girls were able to put teams together in different age groups and participate in swimming, kayaking, and running. The cabins were great! The food was awesome! I cannot wait to come back!

    Rene G. Girl Scout Leader/Educator
  • “A lot of the students have been stepping out of the box to challenge themselves. We asked them to say yes to things they would normally say no to. I’ve been hearing them say ‘I’m having more than that I thought’ or ‘I’m having a great time.”