Dare to Experience the Thrill of the Chill

Chestertown, MD – Be there rain, snow, sleet or hail, nothing will stop the amazing flock of people who will be jumping into the Chesapeake Bay during Kent Center’s Goose Bump Jump!  This annual fundraiser supports adults who have developmental disabilities to live more independent lives.GBJ group

Every year we gather at Betterton Beach to raise awareness and attention of Kent Center, and for our 50th Anniversary year, the jump had to go on!  However, it will look a bit different this year.  We encourage our community to mark the 14th Annual Goosebump Jump by submitting a short video or photograph to the Kent Center to be used in a compliation of our supporters.  For those who really want to have a good time- costumes are encouraged!

For the Jump please select a body of water that you plan to jump into- it could be the Bay, the Chester River, a large puddle or your own bathtub!  We want to see our excited supporters still "jumping" for the Kent Center!  Participants who raise $100 in donations will earn a coveted long-sleeved Goosebump Jump t-shirt, as well as five minutes of fame on our Facebook page!

For more information, or to submit a video, please contact Lindsey Buckless at 410-778-7303 or  

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The Kent Center is grateful for the amazing team of volunteers that pull this event together every year.
We are so fortunate to have such a supportive extended Kent Center family.


Admission to the Melt Down Party for landlubbers is just $10 per person ($5 for children); tickets may be purchased at the beach.

Additional participants are invited to join the fun. Registration forms are available. Minors who are participating in the jump are required to have parental consent and signatures before entering the beach area.  For more information, call Kent Center at 410-778-7303.

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