Camp Casa Mare

Camp Casa MareCamp 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, hanging out and making new friends.

Girls staying at Camp Casa Mare live in dormitories. 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.

* Every effort is made to follow these session designs as closely as described below. Weather or unexpected factors may alter activities.

Registration is available online for each week of camp. Register now for Camp Casa Mare!

Please Note: Not all sessions sail. Check to make sure the sessions you are choosing include sailing if this is one of the experiences you are expecting your camper to have.

Casa Mare Galley
Casa Mare Galley

Where will I be staying?

Girls are assigned units based on their session. Units are assigned based on how many girls are in a session. Below are pictures of units at each camp. Go to one of the Open Houses to see where you might be sleeping before you go to camp.

Casa Mare Dorm
Casa Dorm

Inside Casa Dorm
Inside Casa Dorm

Casa Mariners Dorm
Casa Dorm

Inside Mariners Dorm
Inside Dorm

Casa Carriage Dorm
Theresa Coffelt Carriage House

Inside Carriage Dorm
Inside Theresa Coffelt Carriage House

 

Camp Casa Mare Sessions

** Indicates a Sailing session. All other sessions do not sail.

 

JUNIORS

(Girls going into 4th and 5th grade)

Awesome Archers

Are you as brave as Merida? As loyal as Katniss? Come join us to learn everything there is to know about archery and become an arrow expert, while earning your Practice with a Purpose Badge! With your newfound skills, you just might be in the next summer Olympics!

Week: 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Cheer and Dance – Back by popular demand!

Calling all Dancing Divas! If you love to cheer and shout, practice new dance routine and move to the groove, then this is the perfect session for you. Learn new cheers and create your own, while working towards the Staying Fit Badge. Round out the week with some swimming, archery, or crafts, and finish off the week with a performance for the Friday Night Show!

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Curtain Call

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Do you just love being in front of a crowd? Maybe you want to work on your improv or try out for the school play next fall. Come learn some theater techniques and star in a production for the parents on closing night.

Week: 1
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Dirt, Grime, Grease and Slime

Bring lots of soap, this session gets messy! Girls will participate in the human tie-dye experiment, learn to grease bicycle chains and become human s'mores.

Week: 3
Price: $275
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Fencing

Spend the week learning this fast-paced, exciting sport! As you challenge your opponents, electronic equipment will keep track of who’s winning the battle. Professional Instructors will teach you the finer points of lunging, footwork and blade work. Try out your new skills in a fencing tournament, and round out the week with other camp activities. All protective equipment and fencing gear will be provided for the session. (Girls must bring tank tops or thin T-shirts, and loose fitting long pants to wear under the fencing jacket.)

Week: 2
Price: $445
Min./Max.: 5/10

 

The Grimm Sisters – NEW!

Join Sabrina and Daphne to solve mysteries! Investigate the Everafters, and work towards becoming full-on Fairy-Tale Detectives! Learn more about some of your favorite fairy tales and even create your own fairy tale, complete with mystery to solve, all while working towards the Detective Badge.

Week: 1
Price: $385
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Ice Skating – Back by popular demand!

What a great way to keep cool this summer while learning the balance and coordination needed for ice skating. Campers of all skill levels will travel to a local rink to receive instructional coaching and plenty of ice time as well as participate in other ice skating games. Campers can also enjoy swimming, crafts, sports or other camp activities, and will work towards the Practice with a Purpose Badge.

Week: 4
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Jewels ‘n All – Back by popular demand!

Make and design your own beaded necklaces, friendship bracelets and charms from a wide variety of materials we have waiting for you. Create a shimmering masterpiece, earn the Jeweler Badge, and round out the week with swimming, campfires, and other traditional camp activities.

Week: 2
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Junior Jam – Back by popular demand!

This session is jam-packed with a bit of everything for the first time camper! Get creative with arts and crafts, participate in the fun of unit and all-camp activities, sample sports, and meet new friends while roasting s’mores around the campfire. A great introduction for new campers at Camp Casa Mare.

Weeks: 1, 3
Price: $375 for Week 1, $275 for Week 3
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Junior Olympian

Get ready for the Camp Casa Mare Olympics! Develop personal skills and team work by joining in a variety of water- and land-based games throughout the week. With an emphasis on fun and team spirit, teams may choose to sample volleyball, soccer, archery, swimming, bicycling, and more as they work towards the Practice with a Purpose Badge.

Week: 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Play by the Bay

Enjoy team sports by the cool bay breeze. Freshen up your soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball skills, or enjoy the splash from a game of water-balloon volleyball. Campers will also choose other activities to complete their busy week as they work towards the Staying Fit Badge.

Week: 5
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Pursuit of the Clues – NEW!

Follow historical figures who each have a Clue that links to a larger mystery, and uncover the mysterious secret organization! Race to discover the Clues and unlock a piece of the mystery before others! When you’re not on the case, enjoy traditional camp activities, while working towards the Playing the Past Badge.

Week: 6
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Robotics

Did you enjoy the movie Wall-E? Ever dream of owning your own robot? Join us for a week of electric fun where you'll build your own robot and discover the science behind moving machines, gears and motors! Also, test your hand on the LEGO mindstorm robots!

Week: 4
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 5/10

 

The Spa Treatment – Updated

It’s time to relax and pamper yourself at Camp Casa Mare. Sample and learn about massage, make-u and yoga, while developing relaxation and breathing techniques and creating your own personal style. Try some aromatherapy and make candles to take home with you at the end of the week.

Weeks: 3, 7
Price: $275 for Week 3, $375 for Week 7
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Space Out

Grab your gear, and head for the stars in this fun packed week of adventure! Take a trip to the Challenger Center on a mission to Mars, then head to Space Center Houston and Mission Control! Work with astronomers and astronauts, and find your place in the cosmos!

Week: 4
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 5/10

 

A Taste of Random

This session is full of surprises! Each day will bring a new adventure and a new field trip off camp property! There's no way to describe this session except for RANDOM! Grab your friends and experience this fun-filled and totally random session!

Weeks: 5, 7
Price: $475
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Water Works – Updated

Stay cool during the hot summer with aqua aerobics, water volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, and more! Girls will also explore how fun activities can help you stay fit, while earning the Staying Fit Badge.

Week: 2
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 5/10

 

CADETTES

(Girls going into 6th, 7th and 8th grade)

Night Owls – Updated

Mornings not your thing? Have we got the session for you! Sleep late every morning and explore camp during the midnight hours while other campers sleep. Enjoy late night swims and hikes, tell stories around the campfire, visit the lodge for late night activities, and more! Work on the secret society Polar Bear Patch and earn the Night Owl Badge. Note: Campers in this session will stay up until approximately 2 a.m. every night and sleep in until approximately 11 a.m.

Weeks: 5, 7
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 4/9

 

Pirates Plunder

Camp rules apply to all- except for PIRATES! Come join your friends for a week of rule-bending fun! Bring your iPods, hair straighteners and blow-dryers, wear a full face of make up every day if you'd like- after all, you are a pirate! Discover treasure in the galley during your late night treasure hunt, spend your days hanging out with your friends or maybe attending a session or two. Trade your pirate treasure in for a limo ride and dinner out on the town! Note: While campers in this session are allowed to bring certain electronics, cell phones are not allowed.

Weeks: 1, 2, 4
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

The Spa Treatment – Updated

It’s time to relax and pamper yourself at Camp Casa Mare. Sample and learn about massage, make-u and yoga, while developing relaxation and breathing techniques and creating your own personal style. Try some aromatherapy and make candles to take home with you at the end of the week.

Weeks: 3, 7
Price: $275 for Week 3, $375 for Week 7
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Sports Fan – Back by popular demand!

Can’t get enough of sports? Sports Fans will develop personal skills and teamwork by participating in a variety of water-based and land games throughout the week. With an emphasis on fun and team spirit, girls can sample basketball, volleyball, aqua aerobics, soccer and archery, while working towards their Good Sportsmanship Badge.

Week: 4
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Uncovering the Evidence

Do some of your favorite TV shows include crime scene tape, dusting for fingerprints and analyzing blood splatter? Do you ever wonder about the science behind forensics or what goes into forensics shows? Join us for this week of camp to take part in a mystery and help us solve the case! Girls will work towards their Special Agent Badge.

Week: 3
Price: $275
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Ur Space

Learn how to safely create your own web-space and blog. Incorporate digital photography, graphics and more! Top off the week by working with your new network of friends at camp to create a Casa Mare newsletter all while working towards the Netiquette Badge.

Week: 1
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 4/9

 

CADETTES and SENIORS

(Girls going into 6th through 10th grade)

Ice Skating – Back by popular demand!

What a great way to keep cool this summer while learning the balance and coordination needed for ice skating. Campers of all skill levels will travel to a local rink to receive instructional coaching and plenty of ice time as well as participate in other ice skating games. Campers can also enjoy swimming, crafts, sports or other camp activities.

Week: 2
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Nights at the Movies – NEW!

This session is for all the movie lovers out there! Come down to the Camp Casa Mare theater and watch a variety of movies, critiquing them, and even publishing your reviews and opinions in a special newsletter. Popcorn provided.

Weeks: 2, 7
Price: $400
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Paddle Princess

Love the water but not a sailor? Try your hand at becoming a paddle princess! Girls will spend their days learning the exciting skill of sea kayaking and participate in a sea kayak race and scavenger hunt. When you're not on the bay, try peddling one of our bikes around!

Weeks: 5, 6
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Project Runway

Make it work! Join your friends as you learn the basics for making some of the hottest fashion accessories and jewelry. Girls will also be given the opportunity to create their own look for a final day fashion show. Sewing machines, fabric and fun provided. Fashionistas will have a blast learning how they could turn their skills into some extra spending money.

Weeks: 4, 6
Price: $425
Min./Max.: 4/9

 

CADETTES, SENIORS and AMBASSADORS

(Girls going into 6th through 12th grade)

Red Cross Basic Sailing **

Do you dream of sailing off into the sunset? Sailing can be exciting, invigorating, relaxing or challenging. Get started by completing the Red Cross Basic Sailing course at Camp Casa Mare! Learn how to rig a sailboat, forecast the weather, and sail safely on the open water. That's right - you can learn to sail this summer! Girls must be at least 11 years old and submit a copy of their Red Cross Level IV Swim Card and Safe Boating Test Card after their registration. No placement will occur until a copy of the certification is received. Note: To earn the Red Cross Basic Sailing certification, girls must successfully complete both the written exam and water requirements. This is a two-week session.

Weeks: 1 and 2, 4 and 5
Price: $700
Min./Max.: 8/32

 

Open Sail **

Sail along together, sail along the bay! This session is available to girls who have completed RCBS and would like to spend some quality sailing time. 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!

Weeks: 3, 6, 7
Price: $375 (Wk. 6 and 7), $275 (Wk. 3)
Min./Max.: 8/16 (Wk. 3), 8/32 (Wk. 6 and 7)

 

Taste of Sailing **

No sailing experience required! This session will introduce you to many aspects of sailing including knot tying, and nautical terms. Top off the week as you set sail on a sunfish with an experienced skipper! Send copies of the Level IV Swim Card after registration. No placement will occur until a copy of the certification is received. Safe Boating Tests will be administered on site. Participants must be able to pass the Safe Boating Test to continue in the session.

Week: 3
Price: $275
Min./Max.: 8/16

 

SENIORS and AMBASSADORS

(Girls going into 9th through 12th grade)

Beach Bums

Grab your flip flops and sunscreen - we're headed to the beach! Explore different beaches and visit the local park to take a trip down the water slides! This session is full of fun in the sun so don't forget your shades!

Week: 3
Price: $375
Min./Max.: 4/9

 

Pirates Plunder

Camp rules apply to all- except for PIRATES! Come join your friends for a week of rule-bending fun! Bring your iPods, hair straighteners and blow-dryers, wear a full face of make up every day if you'd like- after all, you are a pirate! Discover treasure in the galley during your late night treasure hunt, spend your days hanging out with your friends or maybe attending a session or two. Trade your pirate treasure in for a limo ride and dinner out on the town! Note: While campers in this session are allowed to bring certain electronics, cell phones are not allowed.

Weeks: 6
Price: $450
Min./Max.: 8/20

 

Scuba

Discover a whole new world under the sea, filled with new colors, shapes, textures and creatures. Become a certified SCUBA diver and escape to a peaceful place to renew your energy and excite your senses. This course will give girls an internationally recognized open water SCUBA certification upon completion of the required skills. Study diving physics, physiology, medicine, environment and safety. Train in the classroom, pool, and an off-site open-water environment.  All gear is included. Girls must have a Red Cross Level V Swim card. Girls must pass both a written and skills test to receive certification. Parents must fill out a separate liability form found on the website. For health and safety reasons, girls with tubes in their ears or asthma are not eligible for this course.

Week: 2
Price: $575
Min./Max.: 4/9

 

Sail Aides **

Would you love to help teach sailing skills to younger girls? Do you have at least a Mate rating? Spend the week at on the bay working as a Sail Aide! Girls will earn leadership and service hours.

Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Price: $150
Min./Max.: 2/4