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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 landlubbers alike. For older campers, sailing is the main attraction—girls can learn beginning sailing skills or hone their skills on the water.

Campers of all ages can focus on STEM activities, art projects or take field trips to local attractions in Galveston or Houston. Whether you love the bay and want to sail, unleash your creativity with STEM or art projects, or cook up a storm Casa Mare has the perfect 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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2020 Sessions at Casa Mare
All Levels

Cookie CEOs
Cost: $284
Week: 3
Are you a Cookie Entrepreneur Officer who is going into grades 2-8? Enjoy swimming, crafts and archery and hone your cookie entrepreneur skills in this special session just for you. This session is by invitation-only for girls who sold 1,000 or more boxes of cookies in the 2019 or 2020 Cookie Program. Session runs Sunday to Thursday.

End of Summer Bash: Best of the Best
Cost:
 $225
Dates: July 27-31
Session includes lunch every day
Travel to either Camp Agnes Arnold or Casa Mare to enjoy all the fun of sleepaway camp without the sleep away commitment. Thursday night is an optional overnight camping experience, complete with s’mores in the great outdoors. This session includes both lunch and a snack every day. Camp is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bus Option: $60 per girl; 25 girl minimum - Bus service is available for an additional fee from the Program Place for Girls to Casa Mare and from the Imperial Valley Resource Center to Camp Agnes Arnold. 

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Sebastian and Friends
Cost: $520
Week: 4
Mermaids need to take care of their friends. Join us as you learn all about what's under the sea. You will get to make your own aquarium, make cool oceans in the bottle and more. Join us for a week of underwater adventures.

Bakin’ Brownies
Cost: $520
Week: 6
You will be baking brownies, Bakin’ Brownies. Learn more about the world of pastries and more. From cake decoration to the science behind making an awesome cake, this session is filled with cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Join your friends for a super sweet session.

Wanna Build a Snowgirl
Cost:
$520
Week: 6
Who said it can't snow by the sea? Learn to create your own weather in this fun and super cool session. You will make snow, tornadoes, clouds and more. We create our own weather day during this amazing and creative session.

Gadgets and Gizmos
Cost:
$512
Weeks: 1, 4
Are you an aspiring engineer? Do you want to get started on building amazing things? This session is for you. You will learn how to build cool things like a derby car with race track, learn about robotics and build a tower of chaos. Join us as you let your imagination become reality.

Potions and Potters
Cost:
$550
Week: 2
Enter the world of wizarding fun as you learn the care of magical plants and the making of Polyjuice Potion. Learn how to make your own clay pot, see what potions you can create and more. You and your friends will be whisked away to a magical world of wizarding fun.

Frankenbrownie
Cost:
$520
Week: 5
Strange things can happen in this session, and we need you to create them. Join us for some mad scientist fun, while you make, slime, bubbling liquids, weird creatures and more. There is no limit to how mysterious and weird you can be.

Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes

Mystery Theater
Cost: $515
Week: 6
Whodunnit? Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes unite to create a mystery like no other. You be the crime and let your friends solve the case. You will be different characters, act out the scenes, and give clues to your friends to help them solve the crime. Come to Casa Mare to create a world of mystery and surprise.

Juniors

Harriet Potter
Cost: $525
Weeks: 2
It's a magical, wizardry time at Casa Mare. Tap into your inner Potter as you explore making magical potions, learn defense against the dark arts that lurk in our technology and more. Make a true wand of wood and magic and participate in our camp-wide game of Quidditch. There is no limitation of the magic you can produce!

To Infinity and Beyond
Cost:
$610
Weeks: 1, 4
Mission Control to Casa Mare. We need your help exploring the great wide universe. You will take a visit to NASA as they lead you and your friends through their awesome Stars & STEM program. You will also test rocket designs and plan a robot’s path on a new planet.

InSPAration
Cost:
$610
Weeks: 1, 4
What better way to find your happy place and learn mindfulness, than at a camp by the bay? You and your friends will have a week of making your own spa soaps, lotions, experiment with essential oils and aromatherapy. Learn yoga practices and embark on the Science of Happiness.

Art by the Bay
Cost:
$530
Weeks: 1, 5
Art is all around the bay at Casa Mare, so let your imagination soar. Make rain sticks, design and build birdhouses or make and wear a cool galaxy shirt. Art isn't just painting! Make music with the sounds of the bay all around you. Nature is the motivator – it is time to let your imagination soar.

Dancing Queens
Cost:
$500
Weeks: 2, 5
Calling all you dancing divas! This is the opportunity to have a week of moving, grooving and all out fun. During this session, you will choreograph a new dance routine, learn about different types of dance and more. Pack up those dancing shoes and get ready to move as we turn Casa Mare into dance central.

Wanna Build a Snowgirl
Cost: $520
Week: 6
Who said it can't snow by the sea? Learn to create your own weather in this fun and super cool session. You will make snow, tornadoes, clouds and more. We create our own weather day during this amazing and creative session.

Junior Chef
Cost:
$550
Week: 6
Your culinary skills will be put to the test as you start your journey into master chef status. Start by learning food combinations, spices and creating some five-star quality meals. In this session, cooking and creativity come together for a true work of art.

Pirates Plunder
Cost:
$593
Week: 6
Yo ho ho! Calling all pirates for a week of rule-bending, land running, treasure hunting fun. You and your friends will hunt treasure at night, raid the galley, create art and more. Bring your make-up, best outfit and/or pirate gear as we take a ride on a party bus for a night out on the town.

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Basic Sailing
Cost: $1,020
Weeks: 1-2, 4-5
Embark on your journey to become a Mariner. It’s all about sailing for two whole weeks as you and your friends learn knots, rigging a sunfish sailboat, sailing and more. This a physical and mentally demanding activity. Be prepared for the challenge and yet all the fun. Must be 11 years old at the time of registration and have a Red Cross Level 4 or equivalent swim card and GSSJC safe boating card to participate. This is a two-week session.

Cadettes

Space Cadettes
Cost: $643
Week: 1
Attention future astronauts: get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Embark on a journey that is out of this world. Take a trip to NASA and camp out there too. Learn to build your own rocket, stargaze and have the luxury of both dinner and breakfast provided by NASA during your overnight.

Artful Antics
Cost:
$520
Week: 2
Bring out your inner artist. You and your friends will be inspired everywhere. Learn how to design, paint and create with the world around you. 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 that allow you to make true works of art.

Galveston Gallivant
Cost:
$597
Week: 2
Get ready to explore the wonderful island of Galveston. After a few days of what camp has to offer, you and your friends will be whisked away to Galveston. Enjoy Moody Gardens challenge course and Pleasure Pier, then stay the night at our Galveston Bay House.

Pirates Plunder
Cost: $593
Week: 4
Yo ho ho! Calling all pirates for a week of rule-bending, land running, treasure hunting fun. You and your friends will hunt treasure at night, raid the galley, create art and more. Bring your make-up, best outfit and/or pirate gear as we take a ride on a party bus for a night out on the town.

Culinary Cadettes
Cost: $526
Week: 6
Did you know there was science in cooking? In this session, you will learn the chemistry behind food and what combinations create the taste you love. Science and cooking unite for a delicious and imaginative experience.

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Taste of Sailing
Cost: $380
Week: 3
Cost: $565
Week: 6
Want to know if you have sea legs? Experience what it's like to feel the ocean breeze on your face as you ride on a Sunfish on the bay. In addition to camp activities, you will be introduced to sailing and learn all about what it takes to sail. Must be 11 at the time of registration.

Open Sail
Cost: $375
Week: 3
Cost: $560
Weeks: 6, 7
Now that you have completed sailing, it's time to just sail, sail, sail! This is an opportunity to master your skills for future progression within the Mariner programs. Help your friends that have never sailed before by taking them out in the bay. You can relax, learn boat repair and more. You must have completed and passed Basic Sailing prior to registration.

Seafarers
Cost: $1,020
Weeks: 1-2, 4-5
Ahoy, experienced sailors! During this two-week session Mariners bond with their fellow sailors and work on perfecting sailing skills and earning a higher rating. Prerequisites do apply. Must have a minimum sail rating of Sunfish Mate or higher. A photocopy of your rating level must be uploaded with registration.

Sail to the Finish (Basic Sailing makeup)
Cost: $560
Week: 7
Only girls who were previously enrolled in Basic Sailing either in spring or early summer 2020 and need to finish the course may register. This is the opportunity for you to complete any necessary skills that were weather-impacted, time-constrained or need more practice and eventually get your sailing skills checked off. Sailing instructor will verify whether you meet the qualifications for this session. Note: this one-week session is not an opportunity to repeat Basic Sailing.

Sail Aide
Cost:
$230
Week: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cost: $155
Week: 3
Teach sailing to younger girls. Learn skills that will not only enhance your sailing, but also your leadership skills. Spend the week working on the bay as a Sail Aide. Special ratings and requirements apply. Must gain confirmation via sailing program prior to registration that qualifications have been met to be a Sail Aide.

Seniors and Ambassadors

Where Water Meets Sky
Cost: $335
Week: 3
Learn about our beautiful bay and the skies above. In this session, you will build a water shed and learn about the air we breathe. Explore the big open sky and create art from what you see and learn.

Ready Player Casa
Cost:
$538
Week: 4
We need your help! Enter into the Oasis to save our future. You and your friends will go into the world of virtual reality, create your own app, learn how to design a game and more. It's a limitless world in the Oasis – are you ready for the challenge?

Casa C.S.I.
Cost:
$538
Week: 4
There are some strange things going on at Casa Mare, and we need future forensic scientists like you to solve the mystery. Investigate a crime using kits, collecting and examining evidence. Put your detective skill to the test, as you keep our camp safe from crime and mayhem.


Rogue One to Mission Control
Cost: $611
Week: 1
You have been called to explore the deep depths of the waters below. Through the Sea Perch Robotics curriculum, learn to build, program and demonstrate your underwater robot you built with your friends. Join us to build amazing things with awesome technology that goes underwater.

Defense Against the Dark Arts
Cost:
$500
Week: 2
Danger lurks all around, and we are counting on you to protect us. Discover all the scary things that lurk in the Internet and how to stop them. Learn how to protect and program your own defense against dark forces. Technology can be a scary place, and it's up to you to protect us.

Master Chef
Cost:
$534
Week: 6
Master the art of good food! Learn the importance of gastronomy and different foods from around the world. Join your friends as you embark on the journey of culinary awesomeness.