About NorthBay

NorthBay is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

Mission & History.

In 2002 the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a request from the Baltimore based Erickson Foundation to lease 97 of 2,200 acres within the Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County, Maryland. The product of a unique public/private partnership between the Erickson Foundation, the Maryland State Department of Education and the Department of Natural Resources, NorthBay opened its doors to students in 2005.

NorthBay’s Leadership Team.

NorthBay’s Leadership Team are the current directors that provide strategic leadership, guidance and training for NorthBay’s growing team. Along with implementing NorthBay’s mission on a day-to-day basis, this team also develops long-range goals as well as provide the support for a family of successful employees.


One of NorthBays core values is collaboration. We exemplify this through long lasting, effective and meaningful partnerships with a diverse group of organizations that support the delivery of the NorthBay mission, making a life changing education experience a reality for tens of thousands of children every year. NorthBay is proud to partner with the following organizations.


At NorthBay we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience and forge a connection to their natural environment. By providing this connection for students in a manner that challenges them academically and facilitates personal growth and leadership we influence students to realize that their attitudes and actions have a lasting impact on their future, the environment and the people around them.


NorthBay’s success is built on the strength and talents of its incredible staff who are the backbone of all we do. We are constantly growing and expanding and thus on the lookout for hardworking, skilled and motivated individuals who are looking to join our team. If you are interested in being part of a vibrant, fast-paced team at the forefront of environmental education and hospitality, who make a difference in the lives of others, then consider applying for one of our open positions.

Campus Tour.

To challenge middle school students to realize that their attitudes and actions have a lasting impact on their future, the environment and the people around them by using Common Core and Next Generation Science standards, character development, and the outdoors as an integrating context.


NorthBay is a state of the art education and retreat center located on the shores of the upper Chesapeake Bay. Conveniently located just one hour from both Baltimore and Philadelphia our exclusive facility offers high adventure, exceptional food and accommodations. Able to accommodate both large and small groups NorthBay is located in the pristine setting of the Elk Neck State Park.

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