Our programs…

  • balance learning and fun
  • are hosted by reliable and trained instructors
  • promote children’s health and happiness
  • improve problem solving and cooperation skills
  • Operate rain or shine

S.S.S. provides a positive experience for kids in the outdoors and beach setting with activities such as; surf lessons, yoga, sand castle building, environmental education and activities, beach art and craft time and visits to our surrounding non-profit organizations.

Please keep in mind ALL camp attendees will be involved in the following ongoing studies and programs:

  • Monarch Buttery Monitoring Program
  • SPI Sessions Science Academy Garden/ Painting /Creating
  • Unlitter Campaign (Art created will be showcased at the 4th annual Trash Art Contest) For More Information visit

Session Selection

Choose from 10 Different Camp Sessions:

  1. June 5 – June 7 PLANTS + TREES 10 max 9-3
  2. June 12 – 14 (*Stand Up Paddle Boarding Session) WATER
  3. June 19 – June 21 (All Girls Week) Butterflies
  4. June 26 – June 28 Marine Debris + Unlitter Art + Sand Science
  5. July 3 – July 5 Sea Turtles
  6. July 10 – July 12 WATER
  7. July 17 – July 19 Birds
  8. July 31 – August 2 Fish
  9. August 7 – August 9 Butterflies
  10. August 14- August 16 Plant + Trees

*Stand Up Paddle Boarding Session will not involve any surfing lessons. We will enjoy our time on the bayside shallow waters of SPI and flat ocean days.


9:00 am- 9:20 Students Arrive
9:20-9:40 Yoga and Stretching
9:40-10:00 Surfing Technique- beach practice
10:00 am – 11am Surf Lessons and Beach Related Activities: Unlitter Campaign, Shell Collecting & Identification
11:00 am – 11:30 am Clean-Up and Transportation to Native Plant Center
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Catered Lunch
12:30 pm  – 3pm Hands on Science Lesson, Arts and Crafts, Nature Walk or field trip to listed Non-profits.


Registration is now open for Surf.Sup.Science Summer Session and Saturday Science Summer Academy!!

Please make Checks Payable to Hartwell Talent and Production


Mailing Address
SPI Sessions c/o Aarin Hartwell
PO 2644
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

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Check out pictures from last years Surf.Sup.Science Summer Sessions on our Facebook page.