GHFEDS Waiver of Liability
GHFEDS would like to invite your family to sail with Sailing Angels this summer, all ages welcomed.
The Sailing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, based in the Greater Houston area. As an opportunity for education and recreational therapy, we introduce the joy of sailing to special children with cognitive, physical or emotional needs or chronic illnesses. The special participants are encouraged to work on the boat to the best of their abilities.
Sailing Angels Policies
Maximum 6 people per boat.
The sailing trip will be 2-2.5 hours long, apply sunscreen prior to arrival and bring along for the trip.
No food allowed, drinks allowed but No red drinks, water will be provided by Sailing Angels.
Life jackets will be provided.
Waiver must be signed and bring with you upon arrival.
Sailing Angels Waiver.pdf
You must arrive 30 minutes prior to sailing, boat will leave promptly at designated time.
You must provide Name, Age, and Weight of each child when registering due to life jacket size and Sailing Certificate.
Further instructions will be sent prior to sailing.
Dates & Times
May 10th - Open for families that homeschool or have graduated high school only. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people & 1pm maximum 12 people.
June 17th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people.
June 24th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 18 people.
July 22nd - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 18 people.
August 16th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people.
ONE REGISTRATION PER FAMILY
Registration is limited to maximum people per date and will close once limit is reached, if there are openings after limit is reached then registration will reopen until maximum people have been reached.
You must have a current membership with GHFEDS to register, if you would like to apply for membership which is $25 annually or renew membership click HERE.
Order Buttons for the 2017 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk by October 16th, buttons are $2 each. Please send a "Head Shot" photo to Elizabeth Stevens at email@example.com
Buttons can be picked up along with your walk shirt pick up TBA.
This is an example of the buttons, current year will be added to the buttons.
Team Captains will receive 1 free walk sign when your team raises $100 or more. If your team does not raise $100+ or you want extra walk signs you will need to order here, walk signs are $50 each, please send a "Head Shot" photo and Team Name to Elizabeth Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org
The walk will be held on October 28th from 9am - noon at Walter Hall Park in League City.
We will need volunteers to help from 7am - noon with restocking water and capri-sun's in coolers, restocking snacks, setting up walk signs along walk path, hanging banners, placing fitted table cloths on tables, direct parking, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, monitor stage, manage registration/volunteer/shirt/prize tables, and clean up.
Each volunteer will receive a walk shirt and a cinch sack filled with goodies.
Click on each volunteer job for a description and hours needed. Please bring your own volunteer hours form to be signed if needed.
Please register by October 16th !!
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
We greatly appreciate your time to volunteer for GHFEDS Step Up Walk!!
SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME
GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our Summer Exercise Classes at League City United Methodist Church Gym.
DATES & TIMES
June 3, 10, 17, 24
9-10am - Ages 14 and below
10-11am - Ages 15 and up
Lets get moving!
Come join UTMB Physical Therapist Students and PT Faculty for an hour of games, dancing, and much more aimed at getting your child to have fun with exercise. We plan to show participants exciting and easy ways to get active. Equipment and water needed for the class will be provided so all we need is your child ready to have fun! Please consult with your physician to make sure your child is healthy enough for physical activity. Hope to see y'all there for a great time of activity and socializing!
Registration is for all dates and free for all family members.
**You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.
Registration is closed
GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Turtle Patrol Jr at Galveston Island State Park.
DATE & TIME
Saturday June 24th from 330-430pm
You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members. You can go to the beach prior to the Turtle Patrol Jr, let the rangers know you will be attending the class.
Turtle Patrol Jr
Become a Junior Ranger and help us save our sea turtles!
While most of us are getting ready to relax for the weekend and eat dinner, park rangers continue their work and patrol the beaches for critters. We want your help and keen observation skills to find our sea turtles.
You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment.
We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, evening beach hike. Great for anyone wanted to become a Junior Ranger. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Junior Ranger Edition focuses on more hands-on and kid-friendly activities and topics.
Where: Day use picnic area to begin
Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join
Before you can join us:
• Park entry fee paid before trip
• All children must be accompanied by an adult
What to expect:
• Great family fun for all ages.
• Prepared for physical activity
• Small group instruction and guide
• 1 hour program of games, activities, and short hike
• Restrooms available
• Camera-worthy shots of a great Texas beach at sunset
**MAXIMUM LIMIT REACHED - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**
GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Reptiles and Trails class at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Friday July 5th from 10am-12pm
This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $4 per sibling, and maximum of 30 people to attend, registration will close once limit is reached.
Learn about the attributes of snakes, turtles, and alligators and discover why these often misunderstood animals are important. See live reptiles up close and have an opportunity to touch them. Also, hike our trails and look for reptiles in their natural environment.
You must wear sneakers or boots, no opened toe or heel shoes, comfortable clothes, bring bug spray and sunscreen, and refillable water bottle.
Following the class we will have a picnic, please bring your own coolers, food and drinks. You will need to bring all food trash home with you to keep the wildlife out of the garbage cans.
Payment must be completed prior to event.
**You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew membership click here.
GHFEDS would like to invite you for our Summer Bowling League at Main event.
July 8th - 10am to 11am
July 15th - 10am to 11am
July 29th - 10am to 11am
August 12th - 10am-11am
*Please note date change, no event on July 22nd.
This event is for all ages, registration is for all dates, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $28 per sibling.
The kids will enjoy an hour of bowling followed by pizza and drinks, and they will receive a $10 game card. Parents will be served pizza and drinks.
Payment must be completed prior to event, failure to pay in full will cancel your registration.
**You must have a current GHFEDS Annual Membership to register for the summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click HERE.
GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our private Summer Splash Social at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City on Saturday July 15th from 630-830pm.
The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center is an amazing aquatic venture for all ages to enjoy that features a lazy river, flume slides, cool water spa, childrens play area, and much more.
Pizza and drinks will be provided, feel free to bring your own food, snacks and drinks. NO Alcohol or Glass Bottles allowed in park.
GHFEDS, park staff and lifeguards are Not responsible for watching your children, please monitor your children at all times.
Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center
1700 5th Avenue North
Texas City 77590
See park rules and policies below:
GHFEDS would like to invite you to our Summer Science Projects at The Urban Easel on Tuesday July 25th from 6-8pm.
The kids will enjoy making bouncy balls, nebula jars and fish in slime. This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $10 per sibling, pizza and drinks will be provided.
Class maximum is 20 kids, registration will close when limit is reached.
**Maximum limit has been reached and registration is closed.**
GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Animal Adaptations class at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Wednesday July 26th from 10am-12pm
Plants and animals are amazing! Learn how cacti survive in the desert, how owls sneak up on their prey, and more! This class focuses mostly on the adaptations of plants, birds, and mammals. Participants will have opportunities to touch animal and plant specimens and will be encouraged to draw conclusions about the organisms' adaptations. In addition to the demonstration, participants will take a hike around the nature center, where they can observe plants and animals in their native habitats.
GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Beach Exploration and Sand Castle Contest at Galveston Island State Park.
Saturday August 5th
10-1130am - Beach Exploration
1230-130pm - Sand Castle Contest
You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members.
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Hunt for island treasures with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway.
Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.
Sand Castle Contest
Ranger Lisa will clear an area for our contest and bring some gear to create a sandy masterpiece. We want to see what kind of castle or sculpture you can make, so you're invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking!
Prizes awarded for participation. Only sand castles made during the program count. No prior experience or materials needed. Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and come prepared to be in the sand for this special art contest!
Following the beach events your family is welcome to enjoy your day at the beach, your admission is good for 1 day.
GHFEDS would like to invite you to our Summer Art Projects at The Urban Easel on Tuesday August 8th from 6-8pm.
The kids will enjoy making exploding art and bubbles palooza. This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $10 per sibling, pizza and drinks will be provided.
GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Geocaching 101 at Galveston Island State Park.
Saturday August 12th from 1-2pm
You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members. You can go to the beach prior to the Geocaching 101, let the rangers know you will be attending the class.
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
We'll provide high-tech treasure hunting basics and clues to your next wild adventure.
Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or supplies.
Please join us for a special program at the Nature Center, where we'll use GPS units, learn about low-cost alternatives, and ways to get kids excited about the outdoors.
Following the event your family is welcome to enjoy your day at the beach, your admission is good for 1 day.
GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Go Fish at Galveston Island State Park.
Saturday August 19th from 9am-12pm
Learn to Fish