Despite the high water, Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association (SBJSA) in Sodus Point opened its summer camp season on schedule the week of July 1st with a reinforced waterfront and a staff eager to teach the lifelong joys and safe healthy benefits of sailing & water sports to kids 8-18. Added to the curriculum this year they have introduced an eco-environmental awareness—to learn about how we can all better protect our great natural resource of Sodus Bay. It will be guided by Pultneyville native, SBJSA alum, and internationally renowned environmental scientist Joanna Carey, PhD.
Dr. Carey, a graduate of Williamson High School, is an Assistant Professor at Babson College with an adjunct appointment at Boston University and degrees from Virginia Tech, Yale, and Boston University. She is excited about volunteering her expertise to SBJSA, where she learned to sail and swim. She hopes that by enhancing staff and students’ awareness of Sodus Bay’s natural environment she will make an impact on the sailors’ curiosity about and use of the Bay—as well as their respect for science—while having fun. She will visit the camp at special times over the summer sessions to answer camper questions, demonstrate the magic and science of water and share her enthusiasm for preserving water quality.