Chatham Bars Inn Kids Crew

The CBI Kids Crew promises to make each child’s visit to Chatham Bars Inn unforgettable. Offered June 25th through Labor Day with morning and evening sessions, every activity is hands-on and innovative, with an emphasis on local fun! Our dedication to providing diverse and exciting programming for children is unparalleled throughout the region.


Reservations are required. If you do not pre-register for a Kids Crew session, we cannot guarantee that we have space for your child. Please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve.


Program Details


The CBI Kids Crew offers two programs: Beach Buddies (for ages 4 to 6) and Clam Diggers (for ages 7 to 12). To ensure that your child has a fantastic day with us, please make sure that they bring sneakers, sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses and any necessary medications.


Morning Sessions


Morning sessions run 9:00am to 12:00pm and are complimentary, with an optional $15 lunch sessions.


Note: Due to high numbers and the popularity of our Morning Sessions, there will be a fee to register for Kids Crew Morning Sessions starting in 2019. More details forthcoming.


Evening Sessions


Evening sessions run 5:30pm to 9:00pm and cost $70 per child. Each reservation includes dinner, a CBI Kids Crew t-shirt and a CBI Kids Crew water bottle.


To reserve, please call the concierge at 508.945.6871.



Daily Schedule



With the CBI Kids Crew, every day is unique! Our session activities change daily so that even if your child spends an entire week with us, they’ll never get bored!


The following schedules are examples from our 2018 season. We are always adding fun new activities to our roster, so times and activities are subject to change.


Morning Session


9:00am - 9:15am: Program Check-In


Head over to the Alden Room where your counselors are waiting for you. Each child will be given a name tag and wristband and be invited for free play.


9:30am - 12:00pm: Session Activity


The fun has just begun! Each session has its own theme and special activities. Participate with friends or make new ones during our hands-on guaranteed fun!


Jump to our full list of session activities.


12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch Extension ($15 per child)


Join us for lunch to receive an extra hour of FUN with your counselors. Lunches consist of the following items:



  • Choice of ham/cheese, turkey/cheese or Nutella & Banana sandwich


  • A cookie


  • Cape Cod Potato Chips


  • Fresh fruit salad



Evening Session


5:30pm - 5:45pm: Program Check-in


Head over to the Alden Room where your counselors are waiting for you. Each child will be given a name tag and wristband and be invited for free play.


6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner Time!


We’ll head to the Monomoy Room as a group for dinner. Please see the Kids Crew menu in regards to any allergies. Beverages include water, apple juice and chocolate milk.

View our dinner menu here.


6:45pm - 9:00pm: Session Activity


The fun has just begun! Each session has its own theme and special activities. Participate with friends or make new ones during our hands-on guaranteed fun!


Jump to our full list of session activities.


9:00pm: Program Check-Out


We’re sad to see you go but we sure hope to see you again soon!


Frequently Asked Questions



Do we need to make reservations in advance?


Pre-registration is required. Please reserve by calling the Concierge at 508.945.6871. Walk-ins are not guaranteed, and will only be accepted based upon availability.


What if I need to cancel my reservation?


Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Concierge at 508.945.6871. Starting in 2019, a cancellation fee will be assessed for those who do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance.


When are your programs offered?


Programs are offered daily from June 25th through Labor Day.


How much does it cost to attend the programs?


The Morning Session (9:00am to 12:00pm) is complimentary, with an optional $15 lunch extension.


Note: Due to high numbers and the popularity of our Morning Sessions, there will be a fee to register for Kids Crew Morning Sessions starting in 2019. More details forthcoming.


The Evening Session (5:30pm to 9:00pm) costs $70 per child.


Where do the sessions meet?


Families should meet our counselors in the Alden Room to drop off their children.


Please note that programs take place across the property and that children may not always be in the program rooms. Signs will be posted on the Alden Room doors when we are out and about.


Can my child stay late after the designated pick up time?


Our children’s programs are offered specifically from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 5:30pm to 9:00pm. If you are in search of after hours care, we would be happy to provide with with a local babysitter’s information.


Is my child able to sign himself/herself out of the programs?


No. At registration, you will be asked to note any person who is able to sign your children out of CBI Kids Crew, and only those people will be allowed to take your child from our program.


Can a parent or nanny stay with my child in the programs?


Our programs are set as a formal drop-off program. All of our counselors are trained in a formal program setting to ensure all children feel comfortable and have fun while they are with us.


Can my children participate in the same activities in they are in different age groups?


Children in the Clam Diggers age group (7 - 12) are welcome to participate in Beach Buddies’ activities if there is available space.


Will my child be fed during the programs?


Yes, in the morning sessions water and snacks are available to every child. In the evening sessions, we will have diner as a group, followed by dessert.


Beach Buddies (Ages 4 - 6) Weekly Activity Schedule



Morning Sessions (9:00am - 12:00pm)


Beach Buddies morning sessions are complimentary, with an optional $15 lunch extension. Reservations are required - please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve your child’s spot.


The following schedule is an example from our 2018 season. We are always adding fun new activities to our roster, so times and activities are subject to change.


Sunday: Mess Hall


Making a mess sure is the best! Join your Crew Leaders for a mess-filled morning of science experiments and colorful art projects. Get ready to get messy!


Monday: Buddies Bake Off


Dress as a chef and head to our cupcake creation station to produce your masterpiece!


Tuesday: Sand, Skies and Swims


Build a sandcastle on the beach, take a dip in the Chatham Bars Inn pool, and fly a kite high in the sky. Bathing suits are required.


Wednesday: Mates and Maidens Madness


Ahoy mateys! Captain Jack’s gold and jewels were stolen when Black Stargh washed away into Chatham Harbor. Gather your mates and maidens and help Jack find where “X” marks the spot!


Thursday: Chatham Shark Center


Today, we’re going on a Sea-Fari! Join your Crew Leaders for a special visit to the Chatham Shark Center.


Friday: Nature Excursions


Head down to the lower beach to learn about the animals that call Cape Cod home. Spend your morning mastering our nature scavenger hunt and create your own sandy souvenir!


Saturday: Boss Buddies


It’s take your Crew Leaders to work day! Choose your dream job for the day. Whether that be a chef, veterinarian or news anchor… we have a position for you! Crew members will enjoy a very special visit to Chatham’s own leaders, the Chatham Fire Department. Closed-toe shoes are required.


Evening Sessions (5:30pm - 9:00pm)


Beach Buddies evening sessions are $70 per child. Your child’s reservation includes dinner, a CBI Kids Crew t-shirt and a CBI Kids Crew water bottle. Reservations are required - please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve your child’s spot.


The following schedule is an example from our 2018 season. We are always adding fun new activities to our roster, so times and activities are subject to change.


Sunday: In-Tents Camping


Pitch a tent under the stars and share stories around a bonfire with friends while enjoying ooey-gooey s’mores.


Monday: Animation Station


Tonight is all about movie madness. Create art projects and participate in games based off of animated movies like the Smurfs, Despicable Me 3 and Cars!


Tuesday: Circus Smirkus!


We’re heading under the Big Top tonight! Join us for a magic show, Flowers the Clown, balloon twisting and more!


Wednesday: Super Spy Academy


Hero Up at our Superhero Headquarters for the ultimate spy training. Crawl through lasers, create your own secret identity and catch the villain!


Thursday: A Very Merry Holiday Mix Up


It’s a night filled with silly celebrations! Ask for candy as a ghost, give a valentine to a friend and play a trick at the stroke of midnight.


Friday: Welcome to Seussville!


Scurry over to Seussville for a night filled with fun. Play games with perhaps the most well-known one!


Saturday: Glow Party!


Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and join us for a dance party that is sure to light up the night.


Clam Diggers (Ages 7 - 12) Weekly Activity Schedule



Morning Sessions (9:00am - 12:00pm)


Clam Diggers morning sessions are complimentary, with an optional $15 lunch extension. Reservations are required - please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve your child’s spot.


The following schedule is an example from our 2018 season. We are always adding fun new activities to our roster, so times and activities are subject to change.


Sunday: Feature Film


The Chatham Orpheum Theater opened in 1916 as our town’s first and only movie house. Head to Main Street and into history as you view a morning movie showing.


Monday: #SelfieScavenge


Participate in wacky challenges during our property-wide based selfie scavenger hunt!


Tuesday: Team Cuisine


A Chatham Bars Inn Chef will be present to guide you step-by- step on your culinary journey using ingredients from our CBI farm, followed by a sweet treat!


Wednesday: Watersports Workshop


Test your balance on our Stand- Up Paddle Boards & Kayak with your crew Leaders! Bathing suits are required.


Thursday: Play Ball! With the Chatham A’s


Step up to the Plate for a baseball clinic with the Chatham Anglers! All skill levels are welcome. Closed-toed shoes are required.


A’s players run clinics June through July. August clinics will be run at Veteran’s Field by CBI Crew leaders.


Friday: Studio Arts with the Creative Arts Center


Join an instructor from the Creative Arts Center for a guided lesson where you will create your own watercolor masterpiece.


Saturday: Battle at the Beach!


Get outside and enjoy what summer is all about: soaking up the sun! Join your Crew Leaders for a morning full of relay races, water wars and more! Bathing suits and closed-toed shoes are required.


Evening Sessions (5:30pm - 9:00pm)


Clam Diggers evening sessions are $70 per child. Your child’s reservation includes dinner, a CBI Kids Crew t-shirt and a CBI Kids Crew water bottle. Reservations are required - please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve your child’s spot.


The following schedule is an example from our 2018 season. We are always adding fun new activities to our roster, so times and activities are subject to change.


Sunday: Floats & Boats


Gather your mates and get ready to sink or swim alongside your competition in our Cardboard Boat Regatta! Bathing suits are required.


Monday: Ocean Advocates with OPAK


Ocean Protection Advocacy for Kids (OPAK) will have you diving deep into the mysterious world of plankton that move around our Cape Cod waters.


Tuesday: Carnival Frenzy


Come one, come all, to the greatest carnival of all! Join us for carnival games, face paint and possibly prizes!


Wednesday: Get Your Game ON!


Challenge your Crew Leaders to ping pong and Wii, then battle each other in a game of Laser Tag! Closed-toed shoes are required.


Thursday: ImprovBoston


Boston’s leading shcool for improvisation and comedy will be here to teach fundamental skill through hilarious performance.


Friday: Game Show Night


Come on down and participate in activities from your favorite game shows like Fear Factor, Survivor and Jeopardy!


Saturday: Bubble Breakaway


Team up for games like dodgeball, kickball, Bubble Soccer and more! Closed-toed shoes are required.

Reservations are required for all Kids Crew programs - please call the concierge at 508.945.6871 to reserve your child’s spot. Starting in 2019, a cancellation fee will be assessed for no-shows or those who do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

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