Summer Camps

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Houston-area 2018 Summer Camp Guide

Conroe | Montgomery

The Conroe and Montgomery area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps.

ACADEMIC

Camp Invention
The hands-on programs at Camp Invention are designed to help students think like scientists. Children participate in activities that spur creative problem solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship while assembling personalized robots. Grades K-6. July 16-20. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $250.

Christ Church United Methodist,
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
800-968-4332 • www.campinvention.org

Discovery College
Discovery College at Lone Star College-Montgomery provides various one-week science, technology, engineering, art and math-based, or STEAM, programs as well as athletics. Discovery College is also available at other LSCS campuses. Ages 7-14 (Montgomery campus). June 11-14,18-21, 25-28 and July 9-12. Weekly sessions start at $115.

Lone Star College-Montgomery,
3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands
936-273-7446 • www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college.htm

Experiencing Robotics
Conroe ISD elementary students can learn conceptual aspects of working with robotics at Vogel and Cryar Intermediate schools. Grades 3-6. April 9-May 18; June 11-15, 18-22. 8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $150 per week.

Cryar Intermediate School,
2375 Montgomery Park Blvd., Conroe

Vogel Intermediate School,
27110 Geffert Wright Drive, Oak Ridge North
936-709-7752 • www.cisdkidquest.com

Day Camps

Camp Fun Quest and Totally Teen Program
The Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts summer day camps. The Fun Quest Day Camp offers special events, field trips and activities such as swimming, crafts and hiking. The Totally Teen Program takes campers on two excursions per week and to participate in community service projects, cookouts and traditional camp activities. Grades 1-6 (CFQ), 7-8 (TTP). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4-August 17. $95 (CFQ resident), $118 (CFQ nonresident), $105 (TTP resident), $131 (TTP nonresident).

Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center,
100 Park Place, Conroe
936-522-3842 • www.cityofconroe.org

Friends of Texas Wildlife
Campers learn about a different group of the animal kingdom each day, including reptiles, mammals and birds. The camp features wildlife crafts, nature games, a snack and T-shirt. Ages 6-12. June 12-14 and
July 17-19. 9 a.m.-noon. $100.

Friends of Texas Wildlife,
29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia
281-881-0677 • www.ftwl.org

Teen Acting and Multi-Arts camps
The Owen Theatre hosts a camp for students who want to learn about costumes, stage makeup, vocals, prop and set design, and the basics of acting. The venue also hosts a Teen Acting Camp where campers receive vocal lessons, costuming and choreography sessions. The teen camp culminates in two musical performances. Ages 7-12 (Multi-Arts Camp). June 11-15. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $100 (resident), $125 (nonresident). Ages 12-17 (Teen Acting Camp). June 5-8 and July 9-21. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175 (resident), $219 (nonresident).

Owen Theatre,
225 Metcalf St., Conroe
936-539-4090 • www.owentheatre.com

YMCA Youth Day Camp
The YMCA Conroe location hosts the Camp Owen Outdoor Adventure Camp throughout the summer, with each camp session lasting five days. The summer camps feature games, sports, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and educational activities. Ages 5-11 (youth), 12-14 (teen). May 29-Aug. 17. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $140 per week (member), $180 per week (nonmember).

YMCA Conroe,
10245 Owen Drive, Conroe
936-441-9622 • www.ymcahouston.org

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Allen
Located in Navasota, Camp Allen features more than 1,000 acres and includes an equestrian center, two lakes and nature trails. Activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and arts and crafts. Grades 3-12. June 3-Aug. 4. $651 per week.

Camp Allen,
18800 FM 362, Navasota
936-825-7175 • www.campallen.org/summercamp

Camp Lantern Creek
The overnight all-girls camp features creative arts activities, such as woodworking, sewing, singing, dancing and studio art in addition to sports and outdoor activites.Ages 7-17. June 17-July 22. $1,400 (one week), $2,400 (two weeks).

Camp Lantern Creek,
4045 N. FM 1486, Montgomery
936-597-8225 • www.camplanterncreek.com

SPORT CAMPS

Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp
Campers will enjoy weeks of themed activities, such as slacklining, laser tag, cooking, ninja training and water works. Each week of camp includes gymnastics, swimming and outdoor activities. Age 4 and older.
May 28-Aug. 17. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $140 per week.

Texas Star Gymnastics,
1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball
281-255-9997 • www.texasstargymnastics.net

This is a noncomprehensive list of camps in the area.

THE WOODLANDS

The Woodlands area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps. This list is not comprehensive.

Academic

Camp Invention

The hands-on programs at Camp Invention are designed to help students think like scientists. Children participate in activities spurring creative problem-solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity while campers assemble personalized robots. Grades K-6. June 4-8 (Nichols Sawmill Elementary School), June 11-15 (Bear Branch Elementary School). 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $235.

Nichols Sawmill Elementary School,
28750 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Bear Branch Elementary School,
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia
www.campinvention.org

Discovery College

Discovery College at Lone Star College-Montgomery and LSC-Creekside Center provides an opportunity for students to grow with a variety of one-week camps featuring hands-on activities in  science, technology, engineering, art and athletics programs. Ages 7-14 (Montgomery) and 9-12 (Creekside Center). June 12-29,  July 10-13. Weekly sessions start at $97.

Lone Star College-Montgomery,
3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands
936-273-7446

Lone Star College-Creekside Center,
8747 W. New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands
281-357-3676
www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college.htm

Day Camps

Class Act Summer Stock Show

The Woodlands-area theater program offers two summer shows for children to learn about theater, singing and acting. This year’s shows include two Disney classics, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Mary Poppins,” with both shows including songs from the classic animation and live-action movies. Ages 6-16. June 11-15, June 18-23. $325-$375.

25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands
281-941-8500
www.classactproduction.org


Friends of Texas Wildlife

Campers learn about a different group of animal kingdoms, such as reptiles, mammals and birds, each day. The camp features wildlife crafts, nature games, a snack and T-shirt. Children will meet a different educational ambassador, such as a snake, hawk or opossum, each day. The indoor camp is held rain or shine.
Ages 6-12. June 12-14, July 17-19.
9 a.m.-noon. $100.

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia
281-881-0677
www.ftwl.org

Glassell School Summer Art Camp

The Glassell Junior School, a school affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is hosting weeklong art classes this summer. The classes are in a variety of different disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, fashion design, digital art and animation. Ages 3-18. June 4-Aug. 10. $150-$300. Discounts are available for museum members.

The Glassell Junior School,
5100 Montrose Blvd., Houston
713-639-7700
www.mfah.org/juniorschool

Globe Trekkers

Campers will be divided into groups based on age and interests and will have the opportunity to participate in three different camp treks. Eco Trekking will allow participants to learn more about nature and wildlife; Nature Art Trekking will allow children to create nature inspired art using natural materials; Amazing Race & Survivor trekking will teach campers survival skills such as building shelters, identifying plans and first aid. Ages 4-12. July 9-13 (session 1), July 16-20 (session 2). 9 a.m.-noon (half day), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half day). $160 (half day), $265 (full day).

Cunae International School
5655 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
281-516-3770
www.doortomyschool.com

Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

This day camp includes weekly field trips; a gymnastics program; daily academic, math, reading and writing activities; and world changers activities. The program offers weekly themes, such as “Traveling Ships,” “Under Construction,” “Mystical Journey” and “Out of this World.” Children can attend on a full-time or part-time basis Monday-Friday. Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug. 15. $195 (for five days per week), $146.25 (for three days per week), $97.50 (for two days per week). Registration is free.

28813 Birnham Woods Drive, Spring
281-353-7777
www.ivykids.com/birnhamwoods

The Kangaroo Forest

This weekday summer program offers a range of different projects, activities and special guests, which change on a daily basis and also includes field trips to a variety of Greater Houston area attractions, such as the Houston Zoo, Oil Ranch, Incredible Pizza Company and The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Ages 5-12. June 4-Aug. 14. $60 (per day), $230 (per week), $825 (per month).

7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring
281-465-4069
www.thekangarooforest.com

Lazy Acres

Lazy Acres is a Christian-based, summer day camp housed on 20 acres with indoor and outdoor activities available. Campers can choose from 11 differently themed weeks and activities, such as water activities, fishing, crafts and recreational sports. The camp also includes farm animals: a miniature horse, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks. Kindergarten-age 13. June 4-Aug.17. $125-$145 (tuition), free (family registration fee before April 1), $75 (family registration fee after April 1).

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia
281-356-8152
www.lazyacresevents.com

Sea Camp

Sea Camp was founded in 1986 and provides residential, hands-on marine adventures during the summer months. Ages 10-18 (Sea Camp), Ages 6-11 (Sea Campus Kids). June 3-Aug. 4 (weeklong). $890-$965.

200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston
409-740-4525
www.tamug.edu/seacamp

Stepping Stones Child Care

The theme of this camp changes on a weekly basis, offering both indoor and outdoor activities, off-campus and in-house field trips, swimming and hands-on projects Monday-Friday. Some of this summer’s 12 “Amazing Race” themes include “As Easy as Stacking Cups,” “Monkey Dance” and “Zip It, Bingo.”
Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug.15. $220 (per week).

10601 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands
281-298-5838
www.steppingstonesfalconwing.com

Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy

The theme of this camp changes on a weekly basis, offering both indoor and outdoor activities, off-campus and in-house field trips, swimming and hands-on projects Monday-Friday. Some of this summer’s 12 “Believe It or Not” themes include “Extreme Nature & Places,” “Amazing Animals,” “Shocking Science and Tech” and “Vintage and Historical Oddities.” Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug. 15. $220 (per week).

11900 Crane Brook Drive, The Woodlands
281-292-8783
www.steppingstonesprep.com

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers 10 weeks of workshops with age-appropriate classes. Workshops are art and science based with hands-on classes, such as Legos, early robotics, art and clay-making. Ages 4-10. June 4-Aug. 9. $56-$139 (museum members), $76-$159 (nonmembers).

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-465-0955
www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

YMCA Teen Camp

The YMCA Teen Camp is held throughout the summer, with each camp session lasting five days. Activities include swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, archery, weekly devotionals and a weekly service project. In addition to a teen camp, The Woodlands Family YMCA Shadowbend also offers youth sports clinics throughout the summer. Ages 12-15. June 4-Aug. 14. $165-$205.

6145 Shawdowbend Place, The Woodlands
281-367-9622
www.ymcahouston.org

YMCA Youth Day Camp

The YMCA Summer Youth day camp is held throughout the summer. Each camp session lasts five days and three locations host the camp. This youth summer camp features games, sports, swimming, crafts, and educational activities. Camp locations vary.
Ages 6-11. June 4-Aug. 14. $165-$205.

281-367-9622
www.ymcahouston.org

Overnight

Camp Allen

Located in Navasota, Camp Allen features more than 1,000 acres, including an equestrian center, two lakes and nature trails. The camp is one of the largest summer camp programs in the Episcopal Church. Camp activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and arts and crafts. Grades 3-12. June 3-Aug. 4. $651 (one week).

18800 FM 362, Navasota
936-825-7175
www.campallen.org/summercamp

Camp Blessing Texas

Camp Blessing Texas is for children who have a primary diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. Camp Blessing Texas also invites all siblings, ages 7-13, of their campers to be campers as well. Older siblings, age 14 and older, have the opportunity to volunteer. Ages 7-22. June 5-Aug. 11. $915 (one week for camper), $235 (one week for volunteer).

9402 Palestine Road, Brenham
281-259-5789
www.campblessing.org

Camp Olympia

Campers choose from more than 45 different daily activities, including wakeboarding, horseback riding, golf, fishing, archery, biking, dance and drama. Camp Olympia offers two- and three-week sessions, and one-week terms are for children ages 6-9. Ages 6-16. June 3-Aug. 11. $1,895 (one week), $3,595 (two weeks), $4,595 (three weeks).

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
936-594-2541
www.campolympia.com

Camp Lantern Creek

The overnight all-girls camp features creative arts activities, such as woodworking, sewing, singing, dancing and studio art in addition to sports and outdoor activities. Ages 7-17. June 17-July 22. $1,400 (one week), $2,400 (two weeks).

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery
936-597-8225
www.camplanterncreek.com

Carolina Creek

Carolina Creek Christian Camps provides a variety of sports and activities in an exciting environment for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Campers who have completed kindergarten-fifth grade can also participate in four-day Wild Sessions instead of a full week of a full week of camp. Grades K-12. June 3-Aug. 11. $259-$796.

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville
936-594-4446
www.carolinacreek.org

Frontier Camp

Frontier Camp is a Christian nondenominational co-ed summer camp offering weeklong camp sessions for children and teens. Located two hours north of Houston, the camp offers eight camp weeks beginning the first week of June. The camp features activities, such as archery and horseback riding. Ages 7-17. June 3-Aug. 4. $795-$850.

131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland
936-544-3206
www.frontiercamp.org

Sports

The Dance Vault

The Dance Vault will offer six different-themed three-day camp sessions this summer, each focusing on jazz, ballet and musical theatre. Each session will also include games and crafts and dancers are encouraged to wear comfortable gym or dance clothes and bring a sack lunch. Ages 4-8. July 11-13 (Princess Ballerina Camp), July 18-20 (Frozen Wonderland Camp), July 25-27 (Welcome to Hollywood Camp), July 9-11 (Hawaiian Princess Camp), July 16-18 (Under the Sea Camp), July 23-25 (Tricky Trolls Camp). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $225 (per session, registered before May 1), $250 (per session, registered after May 1).

The Dance Vault
28519 Sweetgum Road, Ste. A, Magnolia
281-419-1465
www.thedancevault.net

Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp

Campers enjoy weeks of themed activities, such as slacklining, laser tag, cooking, ninja training and water works. Each week includes gymnastics, swimming and outdoor activities.
Ages 4 and older. May 28-Aug. 17. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $140 (weekly sessions).

1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball
281-255-9997
www.texasstargymnastics.net

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