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Artist Boat’s Spring Break Camps for Kids

Artist Boat's Spring Break Eco-Camps & Eco-Art Camps

March 13-17, 2023

Last Updated: January 25, 2023 by Artist Boat | Trip Planning, Nature, Events, Birding


Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2023 Spring Break camp sessions. Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art and exploration of Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve during the Eco-Art Camps while campers will experience true science enrichment with outdoor adventures and activities during the Eco-Camps.

Watercolor Painting at Coastal Heritage Preserve
Watercolor Painting at Coastal Heritage Preserve Artist Boat

Eco-Art Camps

Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2023 Spring Break day camp sessions! Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art and exploration of Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Each camper will create high quality art projects and explore like a young naturalist. Each day is a different theme. Come for one or come for all!

  • Sessions limited to 12 campers ages 5-10 years old
  • Camp sessions are $80 for a one-day session, 9am to 4pm

Registration is open! To register, please visit www.artistboat.org/spring-eco-art-camps/

SPRING BREAK ECO-ART DAY CAMP DATES
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Monday, March 13th: Whale of a Time

We whaley hope your kids will join us to discover new things about the gentle giants of the Gulf of Mexico. Campers will create an acrylic painting on canvas, an ink monoprinting, and build a whale tail out of clay!

Tuesday, March 14th: Shark Tales

CHOMP! Your kids can learn more about these misunderstood creatures that lurk in the Gulf of Mexico through a Dogfish Shark dissection! Kids will come home with a plaster-sculpted shark head and some clay shark teeth.

Wednesday, March 15th: Feathers & Flowers

There are so many bright, colorful birds & blooms to discover in the sea and the wetlands surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. Students will learn about feathered friends & flowers on nature walks through the coastal prairie. After enjoying this wildlife first-hand, campers then create sun prints of feathers & petals, origami flowers, and even build & paint their own bird house to bring home!

Thursday, March 16th Turtle Time

Bring your children to have a turtley awesome time learning about the life of the turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Campers get to sculpt a clay coral reef, create a tissue paper turtle shell mosaic, and build a jellyfish in a bottle!

Friday, March 17th Keep Our Seas Plastic Free

Marine Debris is one of the biggest problems our world’s oceans are facing today! Students will beautify a trash barrel for Galveston Beaches and participate in a marine debris art contest.

Girl with Turtle at Coastal Heritage Preserve
Exploring Nature at Coastal Heritage Preserve Artist Boat

Eco-Camps

Kids will explore, create, and observe with Artist Boat’s ECO-Camp!  They will be spending all 7 hours of camp outside daily, so they should be prepared for multiple field experiences that include kayaking, nature walking, swimming, and fishing. Attire that is appropriate and protects their skin from the sun should be worn.

  • Sessions limited to 10 campers ages 11-15 years old
  • Camp sessions are $375 for one-week session, March 13-17, 9am to 4pm

Registration is open! To register, please visit www.artistboat.org/spring-eco-camps/

Explore!

Explore the wetland environment around Galveston Bay in a human-powered vessel and on nature walks! Learn to kayak with American Canoe Association’s QuickStart Skills: rescue skills, how to handle the weather, trip planning, and more. Learn how to seine and practice different fishing techniques such as cast netting and crabbing.

Create!

Learn hand-building in clay, watercolor painting, sketching, acrylic painting, and crafting with natural objects found in nature. Every camper will walk away with a clay sculpture, canvas painting, fish print art, and a nature journal at the end of the week.

Observe!

Study the fascinating native creatures through wildlife talks, skull studies, bug hunts, microscopes, and oyster and sea star dissections!

Registration is open! To register, please visit www.artistboat.org/spring-eco-camps/


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Artist Boat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of the coastal margins and marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve currently encompasses a 810 acre conservation area on West Galveston Island. Artist Boat’s goal is to preserve and restore 1,400 contiguous acres from beach to bay. The conservation area is one of the largest unfragmented, single-owner, undeveloped properties of its kind on Galveston Island.

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