Inspiration & Education through Unique Coastal Experiences
Come Explore, Create, and Observe with Artist Boat’s Eco-Camp!
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.
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.
Study the fascinating native creatures through wildlife talks, skull studies, bug hunts, microscopes, and oyster and sea star dissections!
What to Bring
Be prepared to spend all day outside!
We will be spending all 7 hours of camp outside daily. Please be prepared for multiple field experiences that include kayaking, nature walking, swimming, and fishing. Wear attire that is appropriate for both and protects your skin from the sun.
What to bring:
- Show up wearing quick-dry clothing for kayaking
- Show up wearing shoes for kayaking. NO Flip flops, Crocs, or Rainboots!
- Show up wearing a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
- Bring UV swimwear, shorts, and/or a light long-sleeve shirt
- Bring at least 64 oz. of drinking water, lunch, and snacks, NO sodas
- Signed waiver
Registration Now Open !
Summer Eco-Camps 2021
Space is Limited to 10 Students!
Summer Eco-Camp Dates
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
June 14 – 18, 2021
June 28 – July 2, 2021
July 19 – 23, 2021
Due to the nature of Artist Boat’s new camp curriculum, the current Eco-Camps are open to students age 11-15 years. Each camp session is limited to 10 campers.
Price: $275 for a one-week session.
Registration required. Click any registration button to sign up.
Health & Safety
Your Health and Safety
Artist Boat’s number one priority is the safety of all guests. Artist Boat is committed to following the recommendations from recognized health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
As we open up, Artist Boat’s educators continue to take extra precautions during the current global pandemic. We have implemented special measures to keep everyone safe during and after your activity.
Stringent Cleaning – All equipment is disinfected thoroughly between guests, and hand sanitizers are available. Masks are optional but encouraged. If you do not have one, we can provide one.
Physical Distancing – We request that everyone maintain 6 feet of physical distance between other guests and Artist Boat’s Tour Guides.
Wellness Checks – Employees are checked daily to ensure that they are healthy and symptom -free. If you are anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
Please call us with any questions or concerns (409) 632-0388.