Looking for a Spring Break program that is action-packed and educational?
Look no further than the SSBG Spring Break Aquatic Adventure Day Camps!
All activities will provide educational opportunities while creating an unforgettable aquatic experience, all led by our highly skilled team of captains and mariners. We hope to SEA you there!
the adventure of a lifetime
SPRING BREAK AQUATIC ADVENTURE CAMPS
Get on board!
SSBG's Aquatic Adventure day camps are designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate your child to continue the worthwhile, lifelong sports of sailing, fishing, and kayaking!
Campers will navigate and explore the pristine waterways of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay while learning maritime terminology, the principles of sailing, boating skills, ecology of the bayou, and much more!
Our day camps are great for learning team work, developing spatial awareness, and building self esteem.
Choose your daily adventure:
OR mix and match FIVE camps of your choice and receive 15% off!
DINGHY SMALL BOAT SAILING
SONAR KEELBOAT SAILING
HOOKED ON FISHING
SMALL BOAT SAILING
Campers will partner up and learn the parts of a sailboat, points of sail, sail trim, and how to right a small sailboat before going out on the well protected waters of Offatts Bayou for the full sailing experience of being captain of their own boat.
Through safely applying the skills they have learned and working with other children, each camper will develop spatial awareness, perseverance, physical coordination and self esteem.
Campers will partner up in groups of three as they rig a 23 foot racing sloop! This sailboat, called a Sonar, is the ideal platform for campers to safely practice steering and sail trimming on a practice course.
Each young sailor will rotate around to different positions and experience being part of a team as everybody learns each role. After lunch and a "skipper's meeting", each team will compete in a regatta and apply the skills they will have learned. Teamwork and communication is emphasized as each camper has the opportunity to take on a leadership role.
cruising on the bay
Campers, in groups of six, will plan out and partake in a sailboat cruise on Galveston Bay! The adventure begins with a short classroom briefing where each camper will learn about aids to navigation, reading a nautical chart, VHF radio communications, and basic sailing principles.
The 40' cruising sailboats will depart on an adventure that will take them out of Offatts Bayou, into the Galveston Ship Channel, down the Intracoastal Waterway and into Bolivar Roads. Each camper will have the opportunity to steer the boat, trim the sails, and learn about the history and natural richness of the area along the way.
Looking for the ultimate kayaking adventure?! Spend the day with our highly experienced guides learning the fundamentals of kayaking, participating in rescue and safety activities, exploring the pristine waters of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay and enjoying all the beautiful sights, wildlife, and landmarks along the way!
Upon completion of the class, participants will have the skills needed to self-rescue, assist in a rescue of someone else, be able to maneuver their kayak efficiently and effectively on calm bodies of water.
get hooked on fishing
Get ready to fish in the hidden treasure of Offatts Bayou and learn all the catching know-hows! This day camp is loaded with everything you want to know on the basics of fishing, different tactics for catching fish, local fish species and ecology. Bring your own pole our use one of our generously donated poles!
Live bait, cleaning table, nets, life jackets, and bottled water are all provided during this fishing adventure at SSBG.