Virtual Camp

  • May 29, 2020
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Virtual Camp

Galveston Bay Foundation is excited to provide several safe and engaging learning opportunities for your child this summer via our Camp at Home and Wonders of Wetlands virtual programs. Each program highlights the Galveston Bay ecosystem and connects campers to their role in the environment. Please contact Director of Education, Cindy Wilems, at cwilems@galvbay.org with questions.

* Camp at Home programs are limited to campers in the greater Houston-Galveston region to allow for camp kit distribution. Wonders of Wetlands is open to campers worldwide.

Camp at Home: Bay Explorers 

Ages 9-12
Time: 9-10 am
Monday-Friday
Activities for each of the sessions will be nearly identical, please choose one week that fits your schedule the best:

Sessions (choose one):
· June 22-26 session registration ends June 18
· July 6-10 session registration ends June 26
· July 13-17 session registration ends June 26

Cost: $100/camper, includes a kit with all materials needed for activities and family missions ($50 value)

REGISTER

15 Campers max per session

Learn more about the ecosystem around us by joining the Galveston Bay Foundation for this week-long camp at home experience! Using the Zoom platform, campers will be engaged in hands-on activities with GBF educators, create nature exploration journals, and spend time outside learning about the ecosystem around them. These week-long sessions are 1-hour each day Monday-Friday.

Highlights of the week include:
· Exploring your neighborhood and the Bay ecosystems
· Getting up close and personal with local wildlife
· Creating nature exploration journals
· Games & videos!
· Family missions to complete outside of camp time
· A camp kit with all materials needed for activities and family missions ($50 value)

Daily Topics Include:

· Exploring My Ecosystem
· Exploring Galveston Bay Wetlands
· Exploring Birds
· Exploring Aquatic Animals
· Exploring Conservation and Sustainability

Information Guide PDF

Camp at Home: Bay Naturalists

Ages 13-18
Time: 1-3 pm
Monday-Friday
Activities for each of the sessions will be nearly identical, please choose one week that fits your schedule the best:
· June 22-26 session registration ends June 18
· July 6-10 session registration ends June 26
· July 13-17 session registration ends July 3

Cost: $100/camper, includes a kit with all materials needed for activities and family missions ($50 value)

REGISTER

15 Campers max per session

Experience nature around Galveston Bay and at your own home in new and meaningful ways during this week-long camp at home session. Learn how to become Bay Naturalists through hands-on activities, engaging discussions on important topics, art, outdoor time, and mindful reflections. Each day is packed with exciting lessons, including learning about ecosystems, biodiversity, sustainability, and becoming a true Bay Naturalist. These week-long sessions are 2-hours each day Monday-Friday.

Highlights of the week include:
· Learning all about the Galveston Bay and what characteristics make it unique
· Creating nature exploration and reflection journals
· Engaging discussion, activities, and arts projects
· Explorations using virtual reality
· A kit with all materials needed for activities ($50 value)

Daily Topics Include:
· Back to the Bay-sics
· Ecosystem Extravaganza
· Bay Biodiversity
· Environmental Leadership
· Career Exploration

Information Guide PDF

Wonders of Wetlands: A Virtual Experience

Ages 5-8

Activities for each of the sessions will be nearly identical, please choose one week that fits your schedule the best:
· June 16, 9am-10am
· June 16, 1pm-2pm
· June 18,9am-10am
· June 18, 1pm-2pm
· June 30, 9am-10am
· July 28 1pm-2pm, session registration ends July 26

Cost: $5/child

REGISTER

Unlimited participants

Join us to have fun learning more about Galveston Bay wetlands in this highly interactive experience! GBF educators will use song, movement, crafts, and stories to engage campers in this 1-hour virtual workshop. A simple craft supply list will be provided after registration.

The Zoom session basic schedule is as follows:

· Introductions
· Song
· Animal Encounter
· Movement
· Storytime
· Movement
· Craft (simple supplies needed)
· Reflection
· Closing Song