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Texas Coastal Bend Late Spring 2015 17 A two-night camp program is also offered and includes extended activities about the ship a scavenger hunt and flexible time to explore some of Corpus Christis other fantastic educational attractions. 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. on North Beach 361 888-4873 x321 usslexington.com South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Center Kids Summer Nature Campssessions at the Botanical Gardens provide children with an understanding of our natural resources and positive education on environ- mental conservation by providing an in-depth look at the diverse South Texas eco- system. About half of daily sessions are held outside and half inside the Education Station. Summer camps in June and July are offered to kids ages five to seven and eight to twelve and include sessions on birds and reptiles insects and spiders and recycling and re-purposing. 8454 S. Staples St. 361 852-2100 stxbot.org Art Museum of South Texas TheFine Art of Summer Camping 2015offers six uniquely themed weekly sessions in June July and the first week of August and cover a wide array of disciplines and immensely fun childrens activities. Session 1Monsters Myths and Legends explores the mythical world of fictional creatures fantastical monsters and legends like Bigfoot. Session 2Pop Goes the Easelexplores the work of pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstein and campers will experience the process of storytelling through art. Session 3Sensational Superheroesis focused on the exciting world of comic book heroes and includes the creation of super costumes secret identities and an actual comic book Session 4Pigment of Our Imagination is inspired by the museums permanent exhibit Contemporary Masters Works on Paper and introduces campers to the vibrant pigments of watercolor tempera and acrylic. Session 5MineCraftCampexplores the world of Minecraft to solve problems through traditional crafts and modeling. Session 6Crazy for Clayis a two week session that is the highlight of each summer camp season and is cen- tered first on ceramics from hand-building techniques to glazing while campers will also write direct and perform an original short musical play. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. 361 825-3500 artmuseumofsouthtexas.org Corpus Christi Museum of Science History The citys official museum offers one of the most comprehensive series of educa- tional programs of any Coastal Bend institution and runs eleven weeks starting June 8 and ending August 21. Weekly topics are divided between the camps two age groups and include Blast Off to Space CSI Cooking Up Chemistry Swashbuc- caneers Jurassic Journey Bugsapalooza Totally Ballistics Voyage Around the World and Engineering. Each weeks session includes a field trip to Hurricane Alley Water- park as well as to additional sites that compliment the weekly theme. Among the many fun and exciting activities museum campers will experience are hunting and capture of native insects mixing of chemical compounds in a kitchen setting inves- tigating an imaginary crime at the museum programming a LEGO Mindstorms ro- bot commanding a pirate ship launching rockets and slinging catapults and much more 1900 N. Chaparral St. 361 826-4667 ccmuseum.comsummercamp Texas Surf Camps Summer surf camps are open to kids age five and up and although most camp- ers are 18 and under adults in their 20s 30s and even moms and dads have been known and are welcome to sign up and learn alongside the youngsters. Camps in Port Aransas and on North Padre Island 361 749-6956 texassurfcamps.com