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Casa Mare

Nestled on Galveston Bay, Casa Mare’s bayside paradise offers a wide variety of camp activities for ocean lovers and science explorers alike. For older campers, sailing is the main attraction. Girls can learn beginning sailing skills or advance their skills even further. Campers of all ages can focus on STEM activities as well as learning outdoor skills. Whether you love the bay and want to sail, unleash your creativity with STEM, or cook up a storm, Casa Mare has the session for you. 

Accommodations

Girls staying at 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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Check-In and Check-Out

Camp check-in is on Sunday between 2 – 4 p.m. An exact check-in time for each cohort will be sent the week before camp. Check-out is on Saturday at 9 a.m.

2022 Sessions at a Glance

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2022 Sessions at Casa Mare

NOTE: Sessions are designed for girls entering their next grade level in the fall. Campers participating in sailing and kayaking sessions must be 11 years old and have submitted a GSUSA Proficient Swimmer and Advanced Swimmer Card in CampDoc.. These documents must be uploaded no less than four weeks before the start of the session. The rest of the time is filled with traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, arts and crafts, games, and more. Please note that planned activities may be altered due to a variety of factors such as weather, girl choice, or ability to meet prerequisites.

Juniors are girls entering grades 4 - 5 in fall 2022.

Art by the Bay
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

Let your imagination soar! Make rain sticks, design and build bird houses, make a cool galaxy print shirt, then go beyond visual art and make music with the sounds of the bay. Nature provides the inspiration, and you provide the creativity!

Baymax 2.0
Week 3 - $500

Baymax needs your help - Yokai is trying to take over the world!  Journey with us as we create structures to withstand the most powerful villains and shelters that will keep everyone safe. Baymax can't do it without you!

Coastal Camper
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $695

Learn how to lash, cook outdoors, and try new camping skills, then build a campfire by the bay and relax as you watch for Serena – the mermaid who lives at Casa Mare.  What other magic awaits you and your friends?

Harriet Potter
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $695

It’s a magical, wizarding time at Casa Mare. Make potions, craft spells, design wands, and participate in our camp-wide game of Quidditch. There is no limit to the magic you can create!

InSparation
Week 3 - $500

A week at camp? A week at the spa? Why not both? Learn the science behind fitness and aromatherapy, de-stress, try some fun and healthy movements, and learn to use herbs to create lotions.

Junior Chef
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $695

Let your cooking and creativity come together.  Start by learning food and spice combinations, then test your culinary skills as you create memorable meals with friends.

Over the Moon
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

Help Fei Fei get to Cheng'e to reunite with Hou Yi! Build the best rocket you can to go to the moon. With the help of Chobi, Bungee, and your friends fulfill the quest to deliver the ultimate gift!

Pirates Plunder
Week 3 - $500

Aargh! Calling all pirates for a week of rule-bending, land-running, treasure-hunting fun! You and your friends will get to stay up late to hunt for treasure, raid the galley, create pirate art, and more!

 Vivo Live!
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

Move to the beat of your own drum! Learn about musical engineering, DJing, making beats, and more! Casa Mare is the place where you can make music come alive.

Cadettes are girls entering grades 6 - 8 in fall 2022.

 Artful Antics
Weeks 2, 5 - $795

Bring out your inner artiste! Did you know you could make paper that grows? Or dye your favorite shirt with berries? Let nature and art collide as you explore different mediums and create true works of art!

Basic Sailing
Weeks 1-2, 4-5 (2 weeks) - $1620
Ages 11 - 18

Become a Mariner! It’s all about sailing for two whole weeks as you learn knot tying, sunfish rigging, sailing, and more. This is a physically and mentally demanding activity. Be prepared for all the challenges and all the fun!  (Must have GSSJC Profiecient & Advanced Swim Cards.)

Coastal Survivor
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $795

Do you have what it takes to survive on the coast? Learn outdoor survival skills and put those skills to the test with a coastal kayaking adventure.  Learn about marine ecology and enjoy an overnight camping experience by the bay! Survival is the game - are you ready!?

Culinary Cadette
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

Learn the chemistry behind cooking.  Explore the combinations of flavors that create the food you love as you plan 5-star menus. Science and culinary arts unite for a delicious and imaginative experience.

DADA
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

Embark on a wizarding adventure to discover what is causing chaos at Casa Mare. Figure out what spells you need to defend against the dark arts and solve the mystery of the horcruxes to save camp. She who masters the hallows at Casa Mare masters them all!

E. Holmes: Girl Detective
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $695

The game is afoot at Casa Mare, and it’s up to you to crack the case. Tap into your inner Enola Holmes and solve the mystery using critical thinking, forensic science ,and more. We are counting on you, detective, to keep us safe!

Inside Out
Week 3 - $500

Join us for a week that's all about the science of happiness! Explore things that bring you and your friends joy, and then do them at camp. Learn about self-care and positivity, finding your happy place, and finding happiness with others. What better place to find joy than by the bay?

Iron Girl
Week 3 - $500

The world needs super scientists like you! Design and test a life vest for your fuzzy side kick, make a prototype of the ultimate camp dorm, create the next super suit to save the world. The sky is the limit. Join us!

Lights, Camera, Action
Weeks 1, 4, 6 - $695

Become the movie director you were born to be! Plan, film, edit, and even star in your own movie. Let’s get those cameras rolling and turn Casa Mare into Hollywood.

Open Sail
Week 3 - $675; Week 6 - $840
Ages 11 - 18

Now that you have completed Basic Sailing, it’s time to just sail, sail, sail! Master your skills for future progression, earn sailing hours, take new sailors out on the bay, learn boat repair, and more. Must have completed Basic Sailing and provide completion card at the time of registration.

Pirates Plunder
Week 3 - $500

Aargh! Calling all pirates for a week of rule-bending, land-running, treasure-hunting fun! You and your friends will get to stay up late to hunt for treasure, raid the galley, create pirate art, and more!

Seafarers
Weeks 1-2, 4-5 (2-week session) - $1740

Ahoy experienced sailors! During this two-week session Mariners work on advancing their sailing skills to obtain higher ratings. In addition to sailing at Casa Mare, enjoy an overnight trip to the new Galveston Bay House!  Prerequisites do apply. Must have a minimum sail rating of Sunfish Mate or higher. A photocopy of your rating level must be submitted with registration.

Space Cadettes
Weeks 2, 5 - $795

Future astronauts, get ready for lift off as you embark on a journey that is out of this world! Spend your days designing your own kites, airplanes, and rockets, and your nights stargazing.  Finish the week with a trip to NASA.  Blast off!

Taste of Sailing
Week 3 - $650; Week 6 - $780
Ages 11+

Dip your toes into sailing! Experience what it’s like to feel the ocean breeze on your face as you sample sailing on a Sunfish. When you're not sailing, enjoy arts and crafts, STEAM activities, swimming, archery, and more!  Must have a GSSJC Proficient & Advanced Swimmer Card.

There's an App For That
Week 3 - $500

Leave your mark on the digital world as you design and create your own app. Bring your imagination to life as you learn to turn your ideas into reality.

Sail Aides
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - $395
Ages 13+

Want to spend the week getting valuable hands-on experience leading campers in sailing activities? In this program, older girls can gain valuable experience and service hours in the comforts of a camp setting. Must have a minimum rating of Sunfish Mate, and be at least 13 years old.

Seniors are girls entering grades 9 - 10 in fall 2022. Ambassadors are girls entering grades 11 - 12 in fall 2022.

Auror Training
Weeks 1, 4 - $695

The Dark One has been defeated, but danger remains! Learn to be the ultimate defender against dark arts and magical creatures! Are you ready to become an Auror?

Basic Sailing
Weeks 1-2, 4-5 (2 weeks) - $1620
Ages 11 - 18

Become a Mariner! It’s all about sailing for two whole weeks as you learn knot tying, sunfish rigging, sailing, and more. This is a physically and mentally demanding activity. Be prepared for all the challenges and all the fun!  (Must have GSSJC Profiecient & Advanced Swim Cards.)

Casa CSI
Weeks 2, 5 - $695

A “crime” has been committed at Casa Mare, and we need future forensic scientists like you to crack the case. Put your detective skills to the test as you investigate the scene, collect and analyze evidence, and solve the mystery.

Master Chef
Week 3 - $500; Week 6 - $695

Are you a Foodie? Master the art of cooking as you explore different foods from around the world. Expand your palate to tasteful proportions and join your friends on an adventure of culinary awesomeness!

Open Sail
Week 3 - $675; Week 6 - $840
Ages 11 - 18

Now that you have completed Basic Sailing, it’s time to just sail, sail, sail! Master your skills for future progression, earn sailing hours, take new sailors out on the bay, learn boat repair, and more. Must have completed Basic Sailing and provide completion card at the time of registration.

Seafarers
Weeks 1-2, 4-5 (2-week session) - $1740

Ahoy experienced sailors! During this two-week session Mariners work on advancing their sailing skills to obtain higher ratings. In addition to sailing at Casa Mare, enjoy an overnight trip to the new Galveston Bay House!  Prerequisites do apply. Must have a minimum sail rating of Sunfish Mate or higher. A photocopy of your rating level must be submitted with registration.

Taste of Sailing
Week 3 - $650; Week 6 - $780
Ages 11+

Dip your toes into sailing! Experience what it’s like to feel the ocean breeze on your face as you sample sailing on a Sunfish. When you're not sailing, enjoy arts and crafts, STEAM activities, swimming, archery, and more!  Must have a GSSJC Proficient & Advanced Swimmer Card.

Sail Aides
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - $395
Ages 13+

Want to spend the week getting valuable hands-on experience leading campers in sailing activities? In this program, older girls can gain valuable experience and service hours in the comforts of a camp setting. Must have a minimum rating of Sunfish Mate, and be at least 13 years old.