Club Pelican


Club Pelican

City of Carlsbad’s Arts Council 2017 Club Pelican Classes, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon, BLF Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011.  Registration will open later this Spring through the City of Carlsbad’s website,

 June 19 – 23, ages 7 – 9.

June 26 – 30, ages 7 – 9.

July 24 – 26, ages 7 – 9

July 31 – August 4, ages 9 – 12

At Club Pelican, science and art join up in one great camp!

Rich in flora and fauna, the Batiquitos Lagoon is a natural location for this unique camp in which campers learn first-hand the wonders of nature from an artist and a naturalist.


Club Pelican Camp


Club Pelican is held in partnership with the Cultural Arts Office of the City of Carlsbad and the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation (BLF).


This fun-filled and very popular camp takes place during the summer break. Classes are held daily, Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to noon for one week. Separate sessions are held for age groups 7 to 9 and 8 to 12. Each day features an art project and a nature activity.


Club Pelican Camp

Past art projects have included basket weaving, clay modeling, plein air painting, and t-shirt printing. The nature activities typically involve a hike along the trail and cover topics like insects, plants, lagoon history and dynamics, geology, birds, fish, and native American culture and their occupation of the lagoon.

Planned Instructors for all sessions: Visual Arts, Mary Shannon Heinzelmann; Naturalist, Karen Hoyle.