2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Houston

Houston Moms Blog is thrilled to present our 4th annual summer camp guide! Now is the time to start thinking about those summer plans for your kids. Our comprehensive list has literally something for everyone and at all price points :: day camps, overnight camps, technology-centered, athletic-enhancing, foreign languages, and more. We encourage you to work through this list and contact those camps you are interested in – many have already opened registration. Let’s make it a great summer, Houston mamas! 

Please Note :: Before we dive into this comprehensive camp list, we have to start by giving our sincerest of thank yous to ALL of our many camp sponsors who made this guide possible. Please be sure to check out our featured, supporting, and basic sponsors all of which are highlighted to kick off this list, and when you sign your kiddos up for one of their camps – let them know that we sent you too!

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Language Kids

Website :: www.languagekids.com
Location :: Several Houston Area Locations {Bellaire, Memorial/Spring Branch, Champions, HMNS Sugar Land, Kingwood, Spring, & Katy}
Phone :: (281)565-1388

About :: Give your child the gift of another language with Language Kids’ Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, and English language immersion summer camps. Their summer camps are play-based and innovative, and provided in a fun and nurturing environment that fosters friendship and curiosity for other cultures! Their hands-on and interactive programs for ages 3 – 10 are taught by native-speaking language educators with extensive training and experience in language teaching methodologies. Week-long camps, full and part-time, and before and after camp options are provided at some locations. Call them today and start your child on the path to become bilingual! 

Important Dates :: Camps run June 4th – August 24th

Kidventure Day & Overnight Camp

Website :: kidventure.com/houston-summer-camp
Day Camps :: Camp Ascension, Camp Emanu El, Camp FCC, Camp Heritage, Camp Hogg, Camp Holy Spirit, Camp Nottingham, Camp Southminster, Camp St. Ambrose, Camp St.Theresa, Camp St. Thomas More, Camp Towne Lake, Camp West U, Camp Faith Lutheran, Camp St. Paul
Overnight Camps :: Safari {Ages 8-12}, Echo {Ages 13-16}, Apex {Ages 17-18}
Phone :: (713)960-8989  

About :: Welcome to Kidventure! Their mission is to help build the lives of kids, provide them with opportunities to grow strong, and demonstrate that they can make a real difference in the world. For 24 years, they have chosen to do so through the power of camp. Whether you’re playing sports at their summer day camp, zip-lining at our overnight camp, or problem-solving at the after school program, everything Kidventure does is purposeful. Alongside the most dedicated and passionate team of counselors, your child will not only enjoy the time of his or her life, but be learning the kind of lessons that will serve them well the rest of their lives.

Important Dates ::  Camp season runs May 29-August 17.  Register today here.

Camp Lantern Creek

Website :: www.camplanterncreek.com 
Location :: 4045 North FM 1486, Montgomery, TX 77356  
Phone :: (936)597-8225  

About :: Camp Lantern Creek is tucked away in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas just over an hour outside of Houston and provides a truly unique girls sleep away summer camp experience. Here they encourage girls to try new things and help them develop their self esteem, confidence, and leadership skills – all while building lasting friendships. Camp Lantern Creek is for girls between the ages of 7 and 17 where they create art, find their voice, try new skills, get dirty, and push boundaries. Here they learn to change a tire, sing a song, laugh, love nature, swim, make waves, win and lose gracefully, act, paint, make a mess, write and tell a story, right the world, and make friends forever. Take a look for yourself :: Facebook | Instagram

Important Dates ::  Mother/ Daughter Weekend {March 2 – 4}  |  Summer Camp Session 1 {June 17 – 29}; Session 2 {July 1 – 13}; Session 3 {July 15- 22}

Carolina Creek

Website :: www.carolinacreek.org
Location :: 84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone :: (936)594-4446

About :: Carolina Creek Christian Camp invites campers to know and experience the love of Jesus Christ. Their lovingly attentive summer staff are committed to providing a physically and emotionally safe adventure filled with uncommon fun, lots of opportunities for success, friendships, and memories that will serve as mileposts for years to come. Programs for elementary ages and youth at camps designed just for them include water sports, adventure activities, arts, athletics, and more.

Important Dates :: Check their website for more information!

idTech Camps for Kids & Teens

Website :: https://www.idtech.com/
Location :: Rice University, University of Houston, and the Village School–Houston
Phone :: (888)709-8324

About :: At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps {weeklong, co-ed, 7-17}, Alexa Café {weeklong, all-girls, 10-15}, iD Tech Academies {2-week, teen-only, 13-18}.

Important Dates :: Camps run June through August

Camp HBU 2018

Website :: HBU.edu/CampHBU
Location :: Houston Baptist University 
Phone :: (281)649-3047

About :: In its inaugural year, Houston Baptist University is excited to welcome children ages 10 to 15 to Camp HBU. Campers will stay overnight in the campus dorms for the week and participate in activities like morning and evening worship, sports and recreation, academic clinics, volunteer activities and outings around the greater Houston area. Students ages 16 to 18 are also needed to serve as camp counselors in training (CITs), working alongside HBU students who will serve as counselors.

Important Dates :: Pre-Registration – Jan. 15- April 30, total cost $400. {Deposit of $75, final payment of $325 due between May 1-June 10.} Registration – May 1- June 10, total cost $450. 

Scott Pera Basketball Camps at Rice University

Website ::  www.ScottPera.com
Location :: On the campus of Rice University 
Phone :: (713)348-2859

About :: Scott Pera Basketball Camps are dedicated to providing an enriching atmosphere that is instructional, informative, and fun for players of all ages and ability levels! The entire coaching staff prides itself on providing campers the opportunity to learn and develop through individual instruction, group instruction, group interaction and actual game experience.

Important Dates :: Day Camp 1 | May 29-June 1 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 2 | June 4-June 8 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 3 | June 11-June 15 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 4 | June 18-June 22 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 5 | July 16-July 20 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 6 | July 23-July 27 | 9AM-4PM; Day Camp 7 | July 30-Aug. 3 | 9AM-4PM; Biddie Ball| June 23, July 21 & 28 | 9AM-11AM; Shooting Camp | June23 | 12PM-4PM; High School Team Camp | June 1-3

Bayou Bend Summer History Camp

Website :: www.mfah.org/historycamp
Location ::  6003 Memorial Drive {at Westcott}, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number ::

About :: At Bayou Bend Summer History Camp, kids become blacksmiths, make candles, play colonial games, write with quill pens, wear 18th-century clothes, and more! The camp’s curriculum encourages campers to think about multiple perspectives on history, and form opinions based on questions and discovery through participation. Designed for students entering or exiting 5th grade, this week-long program at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens culminates in a special presentation for family and friends

Important Dates ::  June 18–22 | June 25–29 | July 9–13 | July 16–20

T Bar M Camps

Website :: www.tbarmcamps.org/houston-moms-blog
Location :: 2549 State Highway 46 W, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone :: (830)620-4263

About :: Camp is one of the most lasting, rewarding experiences parents can give their children. At T Bar M, it builds self-esteem and gives kids a sense of independence all while growing their faith. From overnight camp for 1st through 11th graders, to Day Camp for K-5th graders, they love to give campers and families the experience of their lives.  

Important Dates :: T Bar M offers week-long sessions for 10 weeks of the summer starting the first week in June. Make camp a priority and choose a week that works best for you! How you spend your summer is IMPORTANT. Your schedule fills quickly, so visit here for dates and availability.

Fusion Academy

Website ::  www.fusionhoustongalleria.com
Location :: 
5065 Westheimer Road, Suite 840, Houston, TX 77056 
Phone ::  (713)796-9096

About :: Fusion Houston Galleria is an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 with one-to-one direct instruction. Because the Fusion model is one-to-one, camps are based on interest and needs and can start at any time during the summer. Some of the summer themes include; grossology, Lego building, forensic science, character development, movement and pantomime, test prep, Fusion Readiness program, and class for credit {for both honors and standard}.

Important Dates ::  Enrollment is open on a rolling basis all year long, and summer activities are catered to each student’s needs and scheduling!  Call today to start that conversation with Fusion Academy!  Other important dates::  Let’s Talk Tuesdays with the Head of School {Feb 27th, 9-10 am, Whole Foods Post Oak & San Felipe | Mar 20th, 9-10 am, Whole Foods Post Oak & San Felipe | and Apr 17th, 9-10 am, Whole Foods at Post Oak & San Felipe}  

Camp Olympia

Website ::  www.campolympia.com
Location ::  723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, TX 75862 
Phone ::  (936)594-2541 

About ::Camp Olympia is a private, ACA accredited, overnight Texas Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 6-16 that offers individualized scheduling from over 45 different activities, air conditioned cabins, and a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. Camp Olympia is dedicated to having fun together, helping people grow in body, mind, and spirit. They are located on beautiful Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas where it is the perfect setting for fun, sun, and adventure. Visit their website to learn more about why you should choose Camp Olympia for your child. They would love to give you and your family a tour of their beautiful camp grounds and facilities too! 

Important Dates ::  Open House, March 24 // Term 1 {June 3 – 16}; Term 2 {June 17 – July 7}; SPARK Week 1 {June 17 – 23}; Term 2B {June 24 – July 7}; Term 3 {July 8 – 28}; SPARK Week 2 {July 22 – 28}; Term 4 {July 29 – August 11}

Club SciKidz

Website ::  http://www.clubscikidz.com/
Location ::  Katy {Crosspoint Community Church}; Sugar Land {Faith Lutheran and Fishers of Men Lutheran}
Phone ::  (713)589-8958

About :: Join Club SciKidz this summer where Science and Technology Connect!   Club SciKidz Houston is a hands-on, minds-on, dynamic experience that allows your children to experiment and see STEM at work in the real world. With 48 different type of camps to choose from this year and ages 4-15, you do not want to miss this opportunity. They have robotics and engineering to film making and effects, extreme science, and everything in between. Sibling and multi-camp discounts are available!

Important Dates ::  Camps begin 6/4 and run through 8/3. Register now here!

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp

Website ::  www.sherwoodforestsummercamp.com
Location ::  1883 old hwy 90, McDade Tx, 78650
Phone ::  (210)464-1867

About :: How many of us wonder if we could have been really great at some type of craft or skill, given an earlier start? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely taught. Maybe your child is a natural with a bow? Or perhaps they are made for the stage, but never had a chance to be in a play before. It is amazing what a child can learn without the distractions of the modern. Campers may choose to sleep in Sherwood Castle (yes, it’s a real castle) or in one of the Merry Folks’ Pavilions (with nightly bedtime stories). They offer a healthy, kid friendly menu with options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.  Their catering is performed by BrouHaHa, who has a solid history serving patrons at Sherwood Forest Faire since its inception.

Important Dates ::  Grown up camp June 21-24

Xplorations Summer Camp at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Website :: https://www.hmns.org/summer-camp
Location ::  5555 Herman Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Phone ::  (713)639-4625

About :: A summer of education and adventure awaits your child at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Xplorations Summer Camp at the Houston Museum of Natural Science are week-long, hands-on science summer camps featuring science activities for children ages 6 – 12. Xplorations Summer Camps will be held at the main Houston Museum of Natural Science location and at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land. More sensational science than ever before! New topics for 2018: Advanced Food Science for ages 10-12, Camp Half Blood for ages 8-9 and 10-12 and Maker Lab Alpha for ages 10-12. The Summer 2018 selection of action-packed science summer camps includes:

  • Chemistry Camps, including Advanced Food Science, Junior Science Magic, Booms and Blast Offs, Wizard Science Academy, Kitchen Chemistry, Bedazzled, Crime Scene Investigators and Super Science Magic.
  • Space Camps, including Space Cadet, Space Pilot, and Senior Space Commanders.
  • Robotics Camps, including Riveting Robots, Lego Robotics, and the new and improved Advanced Lego Robotics.
  • Physics Camps, including the always popular Star Warrior’s Academy, the new Maker Lab Alpha, Storm Chasers, Nature Unleashed: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Leonardo’s Workshop, Booms and Blast Offs, Junior Science Magic, Water Works, Extreme Machines, Fast & Furious and Design and Destroy
  • Social Studies Camps, including Treasure Hunters, Camp Half Blood, Mummies and Mysteries, Science of the Round Table
  • And Dinosaur Camps, including Junior Paleontologist, Dino Claws and Shark Jaws, and Paleontology 101!

Important Dates ::  Week long Day Camps, Monday-Friday, 10 AM-3 PM, Extended Day available from 8 AM-5:30 PM



Coder Kids Summer Camp

Website :: www.coderkidstx.com
Location :: Various locations throughout Houston
Phone :: (832)640-9568 or [email protected]

About :: In Coder Kids camps, kids in grades K-12 will build interactive games and master fundamental computer programming skills. We offer classes for Young Coders and in Scratch, Python, Raspberry Pi, Minecraft Modding in Java, building games in Roblox Studio, “Gamer” camps for Minecraft / Roblox, Swift / App Development, Arduino, and Unity. We offer camps all over the Houston area. Check us out and give your child the best camp of the summer!

Important Dates :: Camps start the week of June 4th and run throughout the summer.

Camp Pecan Grove

Website :: www.kecamps.com/camps/pecan-grove-plantation-country-club
Location :: Pecan Grove Country Club {3000 Plantation Drive, Richmond, TX 77406}
Phone :: (877)671-2267

About :: KECamps is the leading operator of traditional day camps at country clubs nationwide.  Their country club day camps offer the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of their beautiful and safe country club atmospheres. With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, their structured and fun day camp for ages 4 – 10 will be the perfect place for your child.

Important Dates ::  Weekly Sessions {Monday – Friday}

IDEA Lab Kids Summer Camp

Website :: www.idealabkids.com/camps
Locations ::  Spring Branch/Memorial ; Energy Corridor; Katy; Bellaire ; The Heights  ;West University ; Pearland;
Phone :: (281)982-5126

About :: Grab your apron, superhero cape or lab coat! Idea Lab Kids is offering 104 new summer camps at six locations across Houston. Idea Lab offers enrichment camps for 1st-8th graders to explore science, math, technology and engineering, sprinkled with art! Each camp stands alone and students learn alongside others their own age range.

Important Dates ::  Classes run June through August

Summer to Discover Camp

Website :: https://www.childrenscourtyard.com/educational-programs/summer-camp/

Location :: 16255 Longenbaugh HoustonTX 77095

About :: The Children’s Courtyard® offers a Summer to Discover Camp. Weekly unique themes, engaging activities, fun field trips, and healthy meals. Call 877.701.4908 or visit ChildrensCourtyard.com/summer to learn more.

Spanish Schoolhouse

Website :: www.spanishschoolhouse.com
Location :: Creekside/Tomball, Katy, Kingwood, Sugar Land, The Woodlands
About :: Spanish Schoolhouse Summer Camps entertain and educate 3-8 year olds, giving them a cultural experience without leaving town! Campers will be immersed in the Spanish language at summer camp, where they will enjoy rotations through hands-on activities related to each camp’s theme. Full and part-time programs available to meet your needs.

Important Dates :: Visit their website for a listing of dates, themes, and prices.  Easy online registration.  Registration closes the Thursday before each camp. 

Custom Enrichment Camps by Speech-Language Pathologists

Website :: https://thelearningsphere.com/#group-experiences
Location :: The Learning Sphere – Pediatric Speech Therapy {located at the Campbell Learning Center in Spring Branch}

Phone Number :: (713)517-9131
About :: Their experienced SLPs customize week-long camps and dates for your group of friends who have children who are Picky Eaters, have ADHD, Social Communication difficulty/Autism, Stutter, are Communication Device users, or have Language or Speech Enrichment needs. They have 3 hour camps or 1.5 hour Mommy & Toddler groups. If you don’t already have a group, they will find one for you!

Important Dates ::  In addition to our custom camps (select-your-own-dates), they will host a Picky Eater Camp at We Rock the Spectrum Houston/Memorial from June 11th through June 15th

Crossing Borders International Camps

Website :: https://www.crossingborderslanguages.com/summer-winter-camps-for-kids-teens/
Location :: Houston/Rice Village, Katy, The Woodlands

Phone Number :: (832)808-2575
About :: Crossing Borders offers language immersion camps for children ages 3 – 12 years old. Your child will have a blast learning a second language in a diverse and inclusive environment. Call today for more information!

Important Dates :: June 4th – August 17th


VBS at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Website :: plchouston.org/events/vbs
Location ::
 8601 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston, TX 77096
Phone :: (713)432-7082 x 200

Important Dates :: VBS runs June 18-22, 2018

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

Website :: camptwinlakes.ymcagwc.org
Location ::
 2300 S Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone :: (512)257-0709

Important Dates :: Register now! Camp begins June 10th


Website :: Cypress.Snapology.com and Sugarland.Snapology.com
Location ::
 Cypress & The Woodlands and Katy & Sugar Land
Phone :: (832)777-SNAP (7627) and (281)889-5470

Important Dates :: Cypress & The Woodlands location date June 4 – Aug 17

Summer Science Safari Camp

Website :: http://www.summersciencesafari.com/
Location ::
 Kingwood/Humble, Katy, The Woodlands, Sugar Land/Richmond/Fort Bend, Clear Lake/League City/Bay Area
Phone :: (832)305-8572

Important Dates :: Camps begin June 4th. Check website for details on specific areas.

Benedictine Tutors Academic Summer Camps

Website :: http://benedictinetutors.com/
Location ::
 24210 Westheimer Pkwy #900, Katy, TX 77494
Phone :: (832) 588-4408

Important Dates :: Weekly camps begin May 28th and run through August 10th. Registration info available here.



Additional summer camps in Houston you might want to check out…

All Heart Horse Farm

American Robotics Academy

Armand Bayou Nature Center

Benedictine Tutors

British Private Prep Schools of Katy

Building Brains

Camp Acorn at The Parish School

Camp Allen

Camp Balcones Springs

Camp Cho-Yeh

Camp Eagle

Camp Lone Star

Camp West

Circle Lake Ranch

City ArtWorks

Claire School of Dance

Club SciKidz Houston

Connolly Dance Arts

Crossing Borders

Cypress Academy {Gymnastics & Performing Arts}

Discover Gymnastics

Discovery School House

Fun Fair Positive Soccer {FFPS} Camps

Foundations Academy

Gerry and Greta’s Art Camp

Glassell Junior School

Gymboree Music {Multiple Locations}

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Houston Dance Lab

Houston Dynamo Soccer Camps

Houston SPCA

Houston Sudbury School

Houston Sword Sports Fencing Camp

I-9 Sports Camps


Kids R Kids {Multiple Locations}

McCheeks Academy

Moody Gardens Pyramid Camps for Kids

My Gym {Multiple Locations}

No Limits Dance Camp :: Dance Houston

Pine Cove

Pinot’s Palette

Primrose Schools {Multiple Locations}

Recipe 4 Success

Rockology Music Academy

Sam Houston Equestrian Center

Schakolad Chocolate Factory {Katy & The Woodlands}

Space Center of Houston Day Camps

Spanish Learning Castle

Texas Christian Horse Camps

The Athletic Performance Lab

The Pines Catholic Camp

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Katy

TWRC Wildlife Camps

Vista Camps {Rio Vista & Sierra Vista}

Westwood Gymnastics

YMCA of Greater Houston

Young Artist Studio

Young Picassos

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