2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Houston

It’s 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!

Are you a Camp Director interested in getting your camp included in our guide? Contact Meagan at [email protected] to find out more!

Carolina Creek Christian Camps

Their desire is to invite your child to know and experience the love of Jesus Christ in new and fresh ways. While Carolina Creek has countless action packed activities to enjoy like games with friends, adventure courses, zip lines, boat activities at Lake Livingston, creative art and music studios, exciting music and drama; they also have an incredible love for kids and a passion for making a difference. Camp builds self-esteem, helps kids conquer fears, grow their independence, make new friends, resolve conflict in healthy ways, attempt unique challenges, acquire new skills. No one questions the value of camp in all of these ways, but it is more! It is a place, and a time, when God draws near, and His assurances, invitations and expressions of delight become real and personal. Who doesn’t want S’more of that?! 

84 Wimberly Lane
Huntsville, TX 77320

(936) 594-4446


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Important Dates :: 

Camp sessions begin June 2nd and run through August 4th

Registration is open NOW!!!

Camp Olympia

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! 

723 Olympia Drive
Trinity, Texas 75862

(936) 594-2541

Term Dates ::
Term 1 :: June 2 – June 15 {14 days}
Term 2 :: June 16 – July 6 {21 days}
SPARK Week 1* ::  June 16 – June 22 {7 days}
Term 2B :: June 23 – July 6 {14 days}
Term 3 :: July 7 – July 27 {21 days} 
SPARK Week 2* :: July 7 – July 13 {7 days}
Term 4 :: July 28 – August 10 {14 days} 
* SPARK Week Terms are for 6-9 year old campers only
All other camp terms are for 7 – 16 year old campers.    

OPEN HOUSE :: March 23rd {10am-4pm}

iD Tech

At iD Tech, students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, produce videos, design Fortnite-inspired levels, 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).

Locations :: 

Rice University
University of Houston
Village School – Houston


Important Dates/Information ::

Camps run June through August

Camp HBU

Camp HBU is a weeklong overnight camp for students ages 10-15 at Houston Baptist University. They will enjoy academic and extracurricular sessions hosted by HBU faculty, staff, and students, worship and small group discipleship, a community service opportunity, and lots of HBU spirit and fun!

7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074

(281) 649-3227

Important Dates ::

*Session runs Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th*

Early Bird Registration Now – March 23rd$400
Regular Registration March 24th – June 3rd $450

Summer Camps @ HMNS

A summer of education and adventure awaits your child at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Summer Camps at HMNS are week-long, hands-on science camps featuring activities for children ages 6 – 12. 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 2019 :: Camp Jupiter for ages 10-12, Make Lab Beta for ages 10-12, Minecraft Mania: Coding Adventure Camp for ages 8-9, and World Explorers: Parts Unknown for ages 6-7.

Check out the 2019 HMNS Summer Camp selection of action-packed science summer camps here

5555 Herman Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

(713) 639-4625


Important Dates/Information ::

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

Sea Star Base Galveston Summer Camp

GET ON BOARD!  Residential Summer Camp 2019 at Sea Star Base Galveston is an intense and engaging program packed full of marine and aquatic activities. S.T.E.M. concepts have been integrated into each activity, for fun and enriching experiences your children will love to learn!

During a week at camp, campers will be introduced to new aquatic adventures by participating in each outdoor or on the water activity: Keel Boat Sailing, Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Art with Nature, Oceanography, Swimming, S.T.E.M to Stern – 3 hour underway aboard our 111’ Educational Ship traveling the waters of Galveston Bay, and Water Safety Skills.  Campers will spend their days out in nature and on the water learning and exploring what the shores and waterways of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay have to offer, while they master many different types of watercraft. After a day of aquatic activities, evenings are packed with Nautical songs, Davy Jones Locker Escape Room, Attending King Neptune’s Court and much more! Make new friends! Learn new skills! Summer experiences to last a lifetime! We are making waves at Sea Star Base Galveston! AAARRRRRGH YOU READY?

 7509 Broadway

Galveston, Texas 77554

(409) 572-2560


Important Dates/Information ::

Co-Ed Residential Camp Ages 11-17 Register before March 18th, 2019 for early bird special $895 – Group Discounts Available.

*Session 1: June 3-8
*Session 2: June 10-15
*Session 3: June 17-22
*Session 4: June 24-29
*Session 5: July 1-6
*Session 6: July 8-13
*Session 7: July 15-20
*Session 8: July 22-27 Ages 8-17 DAY CAMP ONLY $495
*Session 9: July 29-August 2
*Session 10: August 5-10

3D CAD Engineering Camps

Their camp agenda offers an integrated education in 3D CAD engineering & robotics coding. The unique STEM program shows students {ages 9-18} how to translate thoughts into reality by designing and building objects with 3D printers, a 3D mouse and intuitive engineering CAD software, including programming on the Arduino microcontroller. Students will gain problem-solving mindset with multiple hands-on practice; build their own portfolio and improve college readiness. Give them a head start and an advantage in life.

9525 Katy Freeway, Ste 225
Houston, TX 77024

(832) 464-5884


Important Dates/Information ::

Camps start June 3rd and run through August 16th

The Glassell Junior School - Summer Art Classes

Start planning for summer at the Glassell School of Art! The Junior School offers classes and workshops for ages 4 to 18 in drawing, painting, digital art, fashion, cartooning, and much more. Options include week-long courses and an extended-day program. Registration opens March 14. Classes begin June 3. Visit mfah.org/juniorschool for a course catalog and all the info.

5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

(713) 639-7700


Important Dates/Information ::

Camps run June 3rd–August 9th

Bayou Bend Summer History Camp

At Bayou Bend Summer History Camp, 21st-century kids write with quill pens, make candles, and play colonial games! The early Americana at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens serves as the jumping-off point for exploring the lives of children in the 1700s and 1800s.

The camp’s thoughtful curriculum creates an engaging atmosphere for understanding the past through multiple perspectives, challenging campers to ask questions and form opinions based on active participation. Summer History Camp is designed for children entering or exiting 5th grade {level 1}and 6th grade {level 2}. Space is limited, so sign up early!

6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77265

(713) 639-7759


Important Dates/Information ::

Level 1 :: Weeks of June 17–21, June 24–28, July 15–19 {Sold Out}
Level 2 :: Week of July 22–26 {Sold Out}

Elite Summer Camps

Elite University Summer Camp is proud to be Houston’s quality summer camp. For ten years they have listened to parents and students to create a program that provides stimulating curriculum.  Elite U provides a variety of camp options that appeals to every type of child. Their camps include :: Athletics, Performing Arts, Visual & Culinary Arts, Science,  Technology, and Spanish. Elite University is a complete liberal arts environment hence the name :: Elite University!

Each Elite U location is equipped with experienced, trained, professional staff ready to guide campers through a fun day of activities. At Elite University, they welcome your family to a summer camp stocked with great memories, learning experiences, and fun!

6221 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77030

(713) 454 – 7989

Scott Pera Basketball Camps at Rice University

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.

On the campus of Rice University

(713) 348-2859


Important Dates/Info :: 
{Sessions start May 28th and run through early August}

Coder Kids Summer Camp

In Coder Kids camps, kids in grades K-12 will build interactive games and master fundamental computer programming skills. They 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. They offer camps all over the Houston area. Check us out and give your child the best camp of the summer!

Check out Houston Locations here! {Ranges from Kingwood, Katy, Cypress, Memorial, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Friendswood, Heights, and Bellaire}

 (832) 640-9568


Important Dates/Info :: 
Use promo code EARLY for 10% OFF

Fusion Academy - Houston Galleria

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}.

 5065 Westheimer Road, Suite 840
Houston, TX 77056

 (713) 796-9096


Important Dates/Info :: 
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!  

T Bar M Camps

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.

 2549 State Highway 46 W.
New Braunfels, TX 78132

(830) 620-4263


Important Dates/Info :: 

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.

Language Kids

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- 5 and 6-10 are taught by native-speaking language educators with extensive training and experience in language teaching methodologies. Week-long camps and before and after camp options are provided at some locations. Call them today and start your child on the path to become bilingual! 

Several Houston Area Locations {Bellaire, Memorial/Spring Branch, Champions, HMNS Sugar Land, Kingwood, Spring, & Katy}

(281) 565-1388


Important Dates/Info :: 

Camps run June through August.

Pine Cove

Get ready for the loudest, funniest, and most impactful week of your summer! At Pine Cove, campers jump high, dance silly, adventure big, and learn all about Jesus Christ. From awesome activities and exciting theme nights to deep relationships and outdoor adventures, you’ll find that Pine Cove is no ordinary summer camp. Join us just one hour west of Houston in Columbus, TX and see why we’re Christ‑centered, others‑focused, and seriously fun! Take advantage of special pricing for Weeks 1 & 2! 

1123 Creekwood Lane
Columbus, TX 78934

(877) 474-6326


Important Dates/Info :: 

Tuesday, March 26, 7pm :: New/Prospective Camper Gathering at Chick-Fil-A Cinco Ranch. Email [email protected] for more details.

Topgolf KidZone Summer Camps

Topgolf’s Summer Academy is 5 days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.

Houston-Katy
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 406-3176

Spring 
560 Spring Park Center Blvd
Spring, TX 77373
(832) 200-0106

Webster 
21401 Gulf Fwy4
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 657-1300


Important Dates/Info :: 

Early summer – specific dates are TBD. Check with your local Topgolf location!

Westwood Gymnastics and Dance

JOIN US FOR OUR SUMMER 2019 FUN!

Work Hard, Play Hard & Camp Hard @ Camp Westwood! Activities consist of Sports, Gymnastics, Crafts, Carnival Day, Open Gym, Obstacle Courses, Water Slides, Bounce Houses & More! Camp Westwood is for Students & Non-Students, Boys & Girls, Ages 4-13 years old with age specific activities. Camp Westwood runs 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with Before & After Care options.
 
Westwood Dance Camps consist of Fun & Creative Choreography, Crafts, Games & Activities, and a Grand Performance at the end of each week! “Westwood’s Got Talent” Dance Camps are for Students & Non-Students, Girls & Boys, Ages 5-12 years old with age specific choreography & activities, Our Dance Camps run from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with Before & After Care options. 

Westwood Gymnastics and Dance
23333 Taswell Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 347-2000


Important Dates/Info :: 

Registration is open NOW for these camps ::

Gymnastics Camps :: May 28-31, June 17-21, July 15-19, August 5-9, August 19-23

Dance Camps :: June 3-7June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26, July 29 – Aug 2

Club SciKidz Houston

Our Summer Camp season will offer up to 42 summer day camp themes (S.T.E.M-based courses). From Robotics to Rocket Science, and even Mobile Game Design, we certainly have something for everyone!

All of our hands-on National Science Standard activities make science challenging and fun! Our camp directors and counselors are highly trained, certified teachers and are assisted by currently enrolled college students that have been trained by Club SciKidz. Club SciKidz was founded on the principle that parents want to provide their children with exciting, challenging, life impacting academic experiences. We are committed to exposing children to the science and technology of today and tomorrow. Our lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth, and physical science concepts. We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can make children even better scientists!

Ages Served :: 4 – 15

Club SciKidz Houston

4 Convenient Locations :: 
 2726 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005
 700 Westgreen Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77450
 800 Brooks Street, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
 2011 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Phone :: 713.589.8959

Code Ninjas Pearland and Tanglewood

Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible. Everyone wins at Code Ninjas. Kids learn to code through our engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. They gain vital skills while having a blast. That’s the Code Ninjas way!

 

Code Ninjas

Silverlake/Pearland

8325 Broadway St., Suite 224
Pearland, TX 77581
(832) 777-3662
 

Tanglewood/Galleria

5709 Woodway Dr, Ste G
Houston, TX 77057
(832) 777-3662

Tanglewood/Galleria

Silverlake/Pearland

Camp Pecan Grove

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.

3000 Plantation Drive
Richmond, TX 77406

(877) 671-2267

Blackwood Nature Camp

Blackwood Nature Camp is an inclusive, week-long overnight summer camp for ages 8-14. Located on our 33-acre farm, this life-changing week of adventure offers children the opportunity to build a relationship with nature and safely explore the great outdoors. Campers learn about nature, animals, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. With the support of highly trained counselors, they’ll explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

27144 Rock Island Rd
Hempstead, TX 77445

(832) 207-3060

Recess Camps

Campers will split into age groups to play a variety of traditional sports including soccer, basketball and volleyball plus playground games like dodgeball, Kickball and Capture the Flag. Recess Camp will be focused on play and fun.  Campers will also enjoy fun activities that change from week to week.  
 

Humble / Cypress / Katy 
(832) 610-0312

Important Dates :: 
Camps available June 3rd – Aug 9th 

Well Done Cooking Classes

SUMMER COOKING CAMPS FOR KIDS (10+)
Welcome to Well Done Cooking Classes Summer Cooking Camps! In these camps, we focus on technique, taste, and fundamentals of cooking to allow our junior chefs to flex their culinary muscles. This is a 5-day Summer Cooking Camp that is progressive and looks to build upon each participants previous day learning. While the summer camp is progressive in nature, each class is designed to enhance the technique of the student to increase their knowledge of general kitchen terms and skills. Release your little inner chef! The cost of the program covers all five days. Each class lasts approximately 4 hours doing prep and clean up with the kiddos.
 
Important Dates: June 5-10, July 15-20, August 5-10

2811 Airline Dr, Ste 5
Houston, TX 77009

(832) 782-3518

Camp Village

Join The Village School this summer for their “full steam ahead” summer camps! More info to come soon.

2005 Gentryside Drive 
Houston, TX 77077 

(281) 496-7900

The Children’s Courtyard

Enjoy a wide variety of weekly themed experiences (exploring interesting subjects such as science, art, animals, history, fitness, world cultures, and games), engaging activities, fun field trips, and healthy meals and snacks. Choose your favorite weekly camp themes, or spend the whole summer here. Plus, campers get a new T-shirt, water bottle, and backpack for all their summer adventures! Sounds great, right? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up now for our Summer to Discover Camp, only at The Children’s Courtyard®. Call 877.701.4908 or visit ChildrensCourtyard.com/summer to learn more and find your local school.

16255 Logenbaugh 
Houston, TX 77095 

(877) 811 – 0470

The Inspiration Dance Performance Camp

 The Inspiration Dance Performance Camp is a completely free summer intensive designed for dancers ages 4 to 16 years of age. Available to all dancers, from Beginner through Advanced.  Participants will be exposed to a concentrated curriculum during the one-week session at the Sonia’s World of Dance center, near Galleria Houston. Each day includes a Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz technique class, lunch break, and an extra class in a range of genres including African Dance, Leaps and Turns, Improvisation, Stretch/Core, Asian Dance, and Health/nutrition. The camp will wrap up with a performance for parents at 4:00, June 7th to showcase all the children have learned throughout the week. Lunch is provided. Students must bring their own snacks and water.

5535 Richmond Ave 
Houston, TX 77056 

(713) 393 – 9946

Kidventure Day & Overnight Camp

Whether you’re playing sports at their summer day camp, zip-lining at their 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.

13 Locations in the Houston Area 

(713) 960.8989

Benedictine Tutors Academic Summer Camps

Important Dates :: Weekly Camps run June 3rd thru Aug 9th. Early Bird Registration Ends Apr 1

24210 Westheimer Pkwy #900 
Katy, TX 77494 

(832) 588 – 4408

Funtastik Labs Summer Camps

Science, Engineering, Robotics, and Creative Arts Camps for Kids 5-12

Choose from 10 awesome camps held in furnished and equipped labs designed for kids – Wizard of Science, Superhero/Fairy Tale Challenges, Mission to Mars, Fashion Design Camp, The Artist’s Workshop, Beginner Robotics, Welcome to Megopolis, Makers Space, Learn To Play Chess, and Funtastik Leader Squad. 

Mornings: 8:30am – Noon
Afternoon: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

For full day camps, enroll in both morning and afternoon camps. 

Regular Price: $155 per Week (Half Day Camp)

615 S Mason Rd 
Katy, TX 77450

(281) 819 – 6363

Houston Arboretum Summer Camps

Register your kids for our fun-filled week-long camps that explore the natural world through active, hands-on indoor and outdoor adventures at this 155-acre nature sanctuary.

For ages 4 to 12
June 3 – August 9, 2019

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 
4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024 

(713) 681-8433

Drama Kids Katy Summer Camps

All of our Drama Kids classes and summer camps utilize a unique, fun, and imaginative, drama curriculum developed over 35 years that ensure all students will fully participate and benefit from each class. Our camps will run June 24th to 28th {Acting Up Around the World}, July 22nd to 26th {Puppet Pandemonium}, and August 5th to 9th {Playhouse – Fantasy Worlds}. Full Day and Half Day sessions available. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Camps held at Cinco Ranch Community Center

25202 Springwood Lake Dr.  
Katy, TX 77494 

(281) 829 – 2287

We can’t wait to see what camps your family chooses this year! Sound off below and let us know which ones you are looking forward to!


Camp Directors, don’t forget it’s not too late to get your camp on this 5th annual Ultimate Camp Guide List. 

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