Boston Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Bringing kids outdoors since 1994.

June 26, 2011 – George's Island with Zumix

We had a lovely day on George's Island this past Sunday.  16 kids (ages 8-18) from Zumix and 6 adult volunteers all took the 11am ferry to George's (courtesy of Island Alliance).  The kids loved the boat ride as we all crowded out onto the bow of the boat to enjoy the scenery, wind and the bumps. 

When we arrived on island, we gathered under a group of trees in the north picnic area that offered great views of the islands and passing sailboats.  We relaxed and had a picnic lunch.  Some kids played frisbee and others headed over to the gazebo by the water while some just chatted under the trees.  Around 1pm, a group of kids and volunteers headed to the south picnic area to watch the African Dancers.  We had been told that the kids would be able to dance but unfortunately that never came to pass.  But they still enjoyed the music.  In the meantime, another group of us went down by the water to skip rocks and catch little crabs in the low tide.  Some of the kids are afraid of bugs yet had no issue letting the crabs crawl on their hands.  They really enjoyed catching the crabs and relocating them in a small tidal pool. 

At 2pm we headed of to a self guided fort tour.  Kids that had gone last year were very interested in walking through the dark, scary tunnel again and also revisiting the "echo" chamber room.  The acoustical sounds that the room offers is great fun for these kids from Zumix (music based organization) so we spent some time making lots of noises and listening to the reverberations.  Lastly we walked up along the ramparts to take in the views of Boston Light and the Brewster Islands.  We stopped for a group photo and then headed back to catch the ferry home.  A great day out with the kids, all in all!

More photos:

http://www.bostonico.org/apps/photos/album?albumid=12103152 

-Laura