The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us and will continue to pose significant challenges into the foreseeable future. The decision to close programs this summer was ultimately driven by science, current trends, and for the well-being of staff, volunteers, and, most of all, our members and
program participants. Even during our closing, SSBG is still focused on its programs and members. Below are updates on both.
Bryan Museum History Camp :
Since we weren’t able to host our summer-long aquatics adventure and youth sailing camps, SSBG did the next best thing. We partnered with our friends at the Bryan Museum to host a week-long camp focused on drama, writing, crafts, and games, while campers learn about Texas’ rich history.
Sailing Programs:
When SSBG reopens in September, we will be
expanding both our youth and adaptive sailing programs to serve more kids and
those living with disabilities, including the brave men and women of our armed
Fishing Excursion Program:
SSBG will be launching its first fishing excursion program, Casting for a Cause , in the fall. Expert angler and longtime SSBG Program Coordinator, Cody Dunn, will be taking individuals, families, and parties on excursions to catch some of the largest fish the Gulf has to offer. Proceeds from Casting for a Cause will go
into directly underwriting SSBG’s mission-oriented programs. 
SSBG is in the process of overhauling its membership program to offer more benefits to members, establishing a down payment program, and deeper discounts to SSBG’s offerings.

Until we meet again, I wish you and your family health and happiness this summer.

Glenn Urbach
Executive Director
Sea Star Base Galveston
Sea Star Base Galveston
The Bryan Museum and Sea Star Base Galveston are partnering together to offer a limited amount of FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to...
History Camp at The Bryan
July 27, 2020 – July 31, 2020 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Bryan Museum
1315 21st Street, Galveston, TX
Applications are being accepted now!

Open for Galveston Island residents (ages 8 to 12 years old)
Lights. Canvas. Action!
Get ready to star in your own Texas and American Western adventure at History Camp at The Bryan Museum.
Campers will enjoy activities including art, drama, writing, crafts, and games all while learning about Texas history. Follow in the footsteps of Texas artists, such as Frank Reaugh, Elisabet Ney, and Porfirio Salinas with daily art lessons. Step in the shoes of pioneers & legends such as Sam Houston, Annie Oakley, Jack Johnson, or Cabeza de Vaca in drama lessons. And, have fun in games and arts & crafts that reference frontier life, cowboy culture, and a pirate’s life based on the pirate history of Galveston Island. Guest speakers and reenactors will also visit with the campers to share their stories and inspiration.
Enroll your camper today for a week of high adventure at The Bryan!
·        Summer camp objectives follow standards set by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills with regard to the subject of Social Studies.
·        Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided each day of camp
·        CDC & Open Texas guidelines will be followed and enforced for the health and safety of campers and staff
o    Face coverings will be required for campers & staff
o    Social distancing will be encouraged through increased spacing, small groups, and limited mixing between groups and staggered scheduling
o    Respiratory etiquette, frequent hand washing / hand sanitation and environmental cleaning and sanitizing will be widely observed
o    All camp staff will be trained on health and safety protocols
o    Parents should monitor the health of their children and not send them to camp if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. They should seek COVID-19 testing promptly and report results to the program given the implications for other children, families, and staff. Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. Parents should protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with infants, children and youth who attend camp.

Brought to you by The Bryan Museum and Sea Star Base Galveston
This camp is made possible by Community Youth Development 
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SSBG is in the process of recruiting members to serve on our inaugural Advisory Board. Advisory Board members provide invaluable expertise in areas such as programming, fund development, and fiscal oversight. There is no financial commitment to serve on the Advisory Board, only a commitment to the improvement and strengthening of your SSBG. For more information on serving on our Advisory Board, please send SSBG Executive Director,Glenn Urbach, an email at