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Camp Casa Mare

Camp Casa Mare on Galveston Bay is a tropical paradise for ocean lovers and landlubbers alike. The warm, salty breezes, the call of gulls and the sight of sailboats gliding across the bay provide the perfect setting for seaside fun.

Special interest sessions focus on water sports such as sailing and scuba. A fleet of Sunfish sailboats, Lasers and sloops provides a challenging experience for those who wish to gain expertise in our Mariner program or just learn basic sailing. There are also many activities for landlubbers such as fencing, sports and drama. In addition to the focus of the session, campers participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, crafts, games and making new friends.

Open House
Bring a picnic lunch and meet the staff on Sunday, March 3 from 2-4 p.m. Register online at www.gssjc.org/activities.

Accommodations

Girls staying at Camp Casa Mare live in dormitories. Girls are assigned units based on their session, and units are assigned based on how many girls are in a session. Campers gather in the climate controlled galley/lodge for meals and all-camp assemblies. The galley also houses craft/activity rooms and a display from the camp's rich history.

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2019 Sessions at Camp Casa Mare

Brownies

Color Splash
Weeks: 2, 6 | Price: $490
Make a splash at Camp Casa with a burst of color! From color mixing in bubble wrap, rainbow snow cones, rainbow science experiments, jelly bean craziness, colorful hair, to color games, you will not want to miss out on the fun! We will also get to cheer on the older girls sailing in the colorful blue waters with our colorful banner.

FrankenBrownie
Weeks: 3, 4 | Price: $490 (Week 3: $420)
Have a tasty time as you channel your inner mad scientist! Experiment with slime, green marshmallow treats, and ooey gooey fun. Practice your best mad scientist laugh and get ready for a hair-raising time! Note: Checkout during week 3 is Wednesday, July 3.

Masters of Disaster
Weeks: 1, 5 | Price: $490
Become a master of earth, wind, and fire! Explore the science of weather and how to be prepared. The planet is a wonderful place, let’s learn more about it! Hands-on experiments, scavenger hunts, and more await you as we work on teamwork, creativity, and leadership. Prepare to get a little messy!

Juniors

Art by the Bay
Weeks: 4, 6 | Price: $480
Time to bring out your inner creativity. When you pick up your pencil, anything could leap from your mind onto a sheet of paper.  That’s what makes drawing so fun! Experiment with different drawing materials and different drawing techniques. What does it mean to be a graphic artist? Learn from a professional guest. Use the Casa sail boats as your artistic inspiration.

Dancing Queens
Weeks: 1, 4 | Price: $490
Calling all dancing divas! Practice a new dance routine and move to the groove. Try ZUMBA, line dancing, modern dance and hula hoop dance. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and try something new! Start moving, get fueled, and learn how to stress less while we dance the day away.

Harriet Potter
Weeks: 2, 3, 5 | Price: $490 (Week 3: $420)
It is a magical Muggle time at Camp Casa! Be sorted into your own house, try your own kitchen chemistry making potions, play Quidditch, make your own wand to take home and find out what your Patronus is. You will have a magical time! Note: Checkout during week 3 is Wednesday, July 3.

InSPAration
Weeks: 2, 5 | Price: $490
It’s time to relax and pamper yourself at Camp Casa Mare. Develop your own line of homemade facial and sugar scrubs and create your own lip gloss and lotions. Sample and learn about massage and yoga techniques from a professional. Try aromatherapy and different combinations. Then treat yourself to a refreshing summertime fruit smoothie and relax watching the sailboats in the bay.

To Infinity and Beyond
Weeks: 1, 6 | Price: $550
Launch yourself into this amazing space themed week at camp. You will stay up late to study astronomy before taking a trip to the planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Then we will head to Space Center Houston and Mission Control. We will have so much fun it will be out of this world!

Cadettes

Galveston Gallivant
Weeks: 1, 6 | Price: $535
Spend a few days at Camp Casa Mare enjoying all camp has to offer and top off your week with a day in Galveston. Explore the islands rich artistic sites. Go site seeing, take an art lesson from a professional artist, and don’t forget eating at popular restaurants while we explore the different cuisines of Galveston.

Pirates’ Plunder
Weeks: 1, 2, 4, 5 | Price: $585
Camp rules apply to all-except for pirates! Join your friends for a week of rule-bending fun! Bring your hair straighteners, blow dryers and makeup if you want to. Discover treasure in the galley during your late-night grub hunt, capture the flag, create treasure worthy art, and more. Trade your pirate treasure in for a party bus ride and dinner out on the town.

Space Cadettes
Weeks: 1 | Price: $550
Launch yourself into this amazing space themed week at camp. You will stay up late to study astronomy before taking a trip to the planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Then we will head to Space Center Houston and Mission Control. We will have so much fun it will be out of this world!

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Artful Antics
Weeks: 2, 5 | Price: $480
Awaken the artist in you. Have fun working on a wide range of interesting art project such as mallet paint splat, art of nature, and ice cube painting to name a few. Learn more about the great artists of the past, practice their techniques, and discover the many types of mediums such as clay art, watercolors, and many more! Come ready to have fun, get messy, and be creative in a week of Artful Antics.

Basic Sailing
Weeks: 4-5 (July 7-19) | Price: $935
Do you dream of sailing off into the sunset? Learn to sail this summer! Get started by completing the Basic Sailing course at Camp Casa Mare. Learn how to rig a sailboat, forecast the weather, and sail safely on the open water. Girls must be at least 11 years old and have a Red Cross Level 4 Swim Card and Safe Boat Testing Card. This is a two-week course and you must attend both to receive your certification. Girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities along with this sailing course. This is a sailing opportunity step one, no previous sailing experience is needed to attend. Girls will receive a sailing certification upon completion of requirements. If requirements are not completed, campers may need to attend a completion weekend.

Open Sail
Weeks: 2, 3, 6 | Price: $560 (Week 3: $460)
Sail along together, sail along the bay. This session is available to girls who have completed Basic Sailing and would like to spend more quality time sailing. Girls can work on their skills in hopes of progressing in the Mariner Program or simply relax on the bay and enjoy the week! The choice is yours. This is a sailing opportunity step two, girls need to have completed Basic Sailing before they are eligible to attend this session. Note: Checkout during week 3 is Wednesday, July 3.

Taste of Sailing
Weeks: 2, 3, 6 | Price: $530 (Week 3: $460)
This is the perfect session for anyone wanting to be introduced to sailing. You will learn aspects of sailing including knot tying and nautical terms. Top off the week as you set sail on a sunfish with an experienced skipper. Girls must have a Red Cross Level 4 Swim Card. The Safe Boat Testing will be conducted at camp and girls must be able to pass the Safe Boat Test to continue with session. Girls will also enjoy traditional camp activities along with this sailing course. This is a sailing opportunity step one, no previous sailing experience is needed to attend. Note: Checkout during week 3 is Wednesday, July 3.

Treats and Eats
Weeks: 4, 6 | Price: $490
If you love to bake, flip, fry, sauté and eat, this is the session for you. Discover the science of cooking while preparing delicious dishes in the kitchen. Create your own recipes from scratch and take part in the Great Camp Cook Off! Appreciate the ingredients, broaden your palate, and get ready for messy hands.

Seafarers
Weeks: 1 | Price: $610
Did you ever want to learn how to sail big boats?  Come join us for a week of sailing and exploration!  Visit marinas and sail makers and take day trips on big boats. Learn about the different types of boats and the skills necessary to sail them.  Prerequisites include member of Mariners in good standing with a Sail Aid rating.

Seniors and Ambassadors

Sail Aides
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | Price: $210
Would you love to teach sailing skills to younger girls? Do you have a Mate rating? Spend the week on the bay working as a Sail Aide. Girls will earn leadership and service hours.

Day Camp

End of Summer Bash
July 29-August 2 | Price: $210
Enjoy all the fun of day camp and resident camp in one week. Your days will be filled with arts and crafts, games, swimming, archery (Brownies and up) and working on your Outdoor Journey. There will be an optional sleepover on Thursday to experience cooking over a fire, nighttime activities and singing around the campfire. Camp is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch and snacks are provided.