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2022 Summer Camp Directory

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When we think of camp, so many images pop into our minds. Crackling campfires and sticky s’mores. Silly songs and stories. Chilly lakes and The Blob. Hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, playing. And above all, learning new skills, discovering new interests, gaining sometimes-lifelong friendships and occasionally marriages.

Buzz-area residents are fortunate in that Houston is home to many types of camps, programs and classes to choose from, including specialized sports, arts and educational programs for all ages. Additionally, many overnight camps are located just a car or bus ride away. Choosing the right camp for your child depends on your child’s personality, interests, summer schedule and other factors.

This directory is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all camps. Instead, our goal is to provide readers with a snapshot of each camp and program, as a starting point in the research process.

Note: Please check back often as new camps are being added daily for summer 2022.

Alliance Fencing Academy Summer Fencing Camp

Est. 2004
Ages: 5-14
Co-ed • Day camp
1117 Upland Dr., Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
1212 Cedar Post Lane, Houston Texas 77055 (map)
1544 Sawdust Road Suite 304, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 (map)
713-410-6655 • [email protected]www.alliance-fencing-academy.com
Camp Director: Andrey Geva, U.S. Olympic and National Coach

Summer Fencing Camp at Alliance is an opportunity for your children to have fun exploring one of the original and foundational sports of the modern Olympic games while picking up technical and competitive skills that will last them a lifetime. Renowned instructor and Olympic team coach Andrey Geva and his highly trained coaching staff provide a fun, safe, and exciting setting for kids to learn the sport of competitive fencing. Houston summer camp dates: June 6-10, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5. The Woodlands summer camp dates: June 6-10, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5

Battle Bots and Drones Robotics Summer Camp

Est. 2012
Ages: 4-16
Co-ed • Day camp
4007 Bellaire Blvd., Suite KK, Houston Texas 77025 (map)
713-454-7004 • [email protected]KidsRoboticAcademy.com
Camp Director: Dee Memon

Set the path of building robots and programming. We offer STEM-themed, hands-on activities. The week ends with a friendly battle-bots mini-competition. We offer options of full-week and half-week day camp, with sessions running May 31 through Aug. 19. The option of select days is available. We have reduced our camp sizes to ensure we adhere to the CDC's proper precautions and protocols with respect to Covid-19. Register by May 1 to receive a 10 percent discount on a full-week, day-long camp.

Bayou City Fencing Academy

Est. 1990
Ages: 6-15 camp (6-adults classes)
Co-ed • Day camp
4997 West Bellfort Ave., Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
832-338-9808 • [email protected]myfencingacademy.com
Camp Director: Louise Lepie

Strategy, tactics, athleticism, and the enrichment of the total fencer are the focus of our program. Engagement and decision making are at the core of our instruction. With an emphasis on building self-confidence, fencers work on three basic skills: footwork, blade work, and tactics. In addition, they learn about tournament protocol, refereeing, scorekeeping, and the rules of the bout. Our students experience the fun inherent in the sport as they participate in challenging fencing games.  

BotaniCamp

Est. 2021
Kindergarten-5th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
One Botanic Lane, Houston, Texas 77017 (map)
713-715-9675 • [email protected]hbg.org/learn/summercamp
Camp Director: Erin Mills

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.

Camp AOS

Est. 1981
Ages: 3 years-eighth grade
Co-ed • Day camp
3600 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, Texas 77006
713-470-5600 • [email protected]aoshouston.org/camp-aos
Camp Director: Emily Benton

Annunciation Orthodox School's Camp AOS provides an enriching program for students that maintains the fun and excitement of a traditional summer camp. Between our day camp program and our specialty camps, we ensure that students return to school sharp and vibrant with long-lasting memories of connection and friendship.

Camp Chapelwood

Est. 1987
Ages: 5 years-5th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
11140 Greenbay St., Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-465-3467, ext. 553 • [email protected]chapelwood.org/camp
Camp Director: Susan Finnell

Located in the heart of Memorial, Camp Chapelwood is a longtime summer tradition for children ages five years old through fifth grade. Our enthusiastic and caring counselors ensure each camper has a great experience at each of our four one-week sessions in June. Campers will make new friends while participating in fun and challenging activities such as gymnastics, cooking, crafts, self-defense and games. Exciting and educational activities and shows are brought in daily, making each day a new adventure. We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Olympia

Est. 1968
Ages: 6-16
Co-ed • Overnight camp
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, Texas 75862 (map)
936-594-2541 • [email protected]www.campolympia.com

Camp Directors: Debbie Stubblefield 
Meet Texas’ favorite summer camp! With one-, two-, and three-week sessions and over 45 activities, Camp Olympia is the ultimate overnight camp experience for boys and girls ages 6-16. Located 95 miles north of Houston, Camp Olympia provides the perfect setting for fun and adventure along Lake Livingston in the Pineywoods. Campers make friends and gain independence while building teamwork and leadership skills through a customized camp experience and counselor mentorship.

Camp Young Judaea-Texas

Est. 1952
Ages: 6-15
Co-ed • Overnight camp
121 Camp Young Judaea Drive, Wimberley, Texas 78676 (map)
713-723-8354 • [email protected]www.cyjtexas.org
Camp Director: Frank Silberlicht

Since 1952, Camp Young Judaea Texas has provided life-changing summers to thousands of Jewish children. Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, CYJ offers a fun, supportive environment where campers can explore, challenge themselves, and develop their passions. Here, kids of all abilities, backgrounds, and denominations can strengthen their Jewish identities and build their love for Israel, all while surrounded by beautiful facilities and expert staff. CYJ is a place where kids can be kids, where lifelong friendships are born, and where campers can be themselves and know they belong.

The Dyslexia School of Houston Summer Literacy Camp 2022

Est. 2021
Ages: 4-12
Co-ed • Day camp
3642 University Blvd., Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77005 (map)
832-767-0915 • [email protected]dyslexiahouston.org
Camp Director: Tammy Spencer
Join Dyslexia School of Houston for our 2022 Summer School Program and get a head start for the 2022 school year. Our personalized teaching sessions include four, 45-minute rotations to help your child conquer reading, grammar, writing, and more!

Elite University Summer Camps

Est. 2005
Ages: 4-12
Co-ed • Day camp
Camp Midtown, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman St., Houston, Texas 77004 (map)
Camp West University, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 6802 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
832-350-6194 • [email protected]www.elitesummercamps.com
Camp Director: Jeré Fernandez

Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the Houston communities of the Medical Center, West University, Museum District, Midtown, and River Oaks with two convenient locations. EUSC provides the best in STEM, mixed media art, culinary arts, horseback riding, and outdoor sports. West U camp dates: June 13-July 22. Midtown camp dates: June 6-Aug. 12.

Foundations Early Childhood Literacy Camp

Est. 2018
Ages: Entering kindergarten
Co-ed • Day Camp
Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-392-2168 • [email protected]foundationsforlearningsuccess.com
Camp Director: Sarah Baker Suminski, MA

At Foundations, we believe in laying a strong foundation for literacy and social-emotional success, while also growing a love of learning. Learning in early childhood should be an adventure! Children learn through rich experiences, discovery and play. This educational camp will address all developmental domains through fun literature-based themes and hands-on learning experiences, with an emphasis on reading readiness skills and social-emotional awareness. Research-based early literacy instruction is unique to this program.

Heroes on the Rise

Est. 1992
Ages: 6-14
Co-ed • Day camp
2613 Saint St., Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
713-439-0181 • [email protected] • adplayers.org/educationdepartment
Interim Academy Director: Dr. Anthony McBeth

Heroes are amazing, strong, inspiring individuals, who are using their talents to do good for the world! Heroes promote well intended messages about standing up for peers and protecting others. A.D. Players Education Department, R.A.I.S.S.E., invites your aspiring artist to participate in our “Heroes on the Rise” summer camp as we set out to discover the excitement of our all-time favorite action stars!

Houston Christian Summer Sports Camp

Est. 1998
Ages: 5th-8th grade; one session K-4th
Co-ed • Day camp
2700 W. Sam Houston Tollway N, Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-580-6000 • [email protected]houstonchristian.org/camps
Camp Director: Teddy Wheeler

Calling all rising 5th-8th grade athletes! We invite you to spend your summer here at HC to explore your interests and sharpen your skills. With football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, and lacrosse camps taught by several elite HC coaches and trainers, this is your opportunity to find your passion and join the HC family.

Houston Elite Cheer Summer Camp

Est. 2013 
Ages: 3-13
Co-ed • Day camp (all day or half day sessions)
1800 Sherwood Forest Street, Ste. B2, Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-464-1445 • [email protected]houstonelitecheer.com
Camp Director: Griffin Simpson

Join HEC for a jam packed week of exciting and challenging activities. Summer camp will include gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, arts and crafts, water balloon wars, obstacle courses and more! Our goal is for campers to have loads of fun while promoting fitness.

Houston Yacht Club Summer Adventure Camp

Est. 1957
Ages: 4-9
Co-ed • Day Camp
3620 Miramar Drive, Shoreacres, Texas 77571 (map)
281-471-1255 • [email protected]houstonyachtclub.com
Camp Director: Charles Barclay

Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers, as no two days are exactly alike! Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting where, through organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule, and sing our special camp song. Similarly, we end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities, snacks, and “See you laters.” The bulk of camp will be spent participating in activities that may include swimming, arts and crafts, group games, Fun with Foods, STEM challenges, archery tag, paddleboarding, and sailing.

Houston Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps

Est. 1957
Ages: 6-18
Co-ed • Day Camp
3620 Miramar Drive, Shoreacres, Texas 77571 (map)
281-471-1255 • [email protected] • houstonyachtclub.com
Camp Director: Charles Barclay

Sailing camps are an opportunity for youth to learn to sail (LTS). LTS sailors may use HYC boats. Racing sailors are encouraged to bring their own Opti, O’Pen Skiff, C420, or ILCA-Laser boat; some club boats will be available for season or weekly charter. Sailing camp classes use US Sailing’s Skill Up app with certified instructors. New sailors learn the basics of seamanship. More experienced sailors extend skills with weather, tides, currents, and spinnakers. Advanced classes include coastal navigation and racing. Learn to Sail and Racing classes available throughout the year. Private lessons by appointment.

J Camps

Est. 1960
Ages: 3-16
Co-ed • Day camp
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-729-3200 • [email protected]www.erjcchouston.org/camp
Camp Director: Hollie Buza

J Camps is your home for the summer! With a wide array of camp options, we have something for everyone ages 3-16. Traditional camps, as well as specialty, sports, art, dance, theater, tennis and gymnastics camps, are available throughout the summer. We have well-trained, experienced and caring staff working with the campers with a low camper-to-staff ratio. All the camps you love with all the health and safety protocols you need!

Kidventure Day Camp

Est. 1994
Ages: 3-16
Co-ed • Day camp
2501 Central Parkway, Suite B2, Houston, Texas 77092 (camp office) (map)
713-960-8989 • [email protected]kidventure.com
Camp Director: Roxxi Rivera

Since 1994, Houston families have made Kidventure the summer day camp of choice for their children. Kidventure is more than just a summer of fun. It’s a summer of opportunity. That opportunity is one to grow in confidence, create friendships, and be a part of something special. And now, that’s needed more than ever. With 16 Houston locations to choose from, there simply is not a more memorable, rewarding, and convenient camp option anywhere. Pick and choose your weekly schedule from June 6 through Aug. 5, 2022. We hope to see you this summer!

Kidventure Overnight Camp

Est. 1994
Ages: 8-18
Co-ed • Overnight camp
515 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, Texas 78746 (camp office) (map)
512-263-8992 • [email protected]kidventure.com
Camp Director: Peyton McDonell

Once you’ve been a Kidventure camper, your life is never quite the same. You’ve had fun and adventure you may have never thought possible. You’ve tried new things and grown to know yourself better. You’ve built strong relationships with your counselors and fellow campers. From all that, you’ve gained skills and created memories that you carry with you for the rest of your life. But most of all, you just can’t wait to do it all again. For 27 years, Kidventure Overnight Camp has been an experience like none other. Now, more than ever, our kids need camp, the opportunity to rebuild relationships, gain confidence, and dream big. Join Kidventure for the summer of 2022.

Language Kids World Immersion Summer Camps

Est. 2011 in Houston, 1995 in Mexico City
Ages: 3-11
Co-ed • Day camp
Multiple locations in the Houston area
281-565-1388 • [email protected]languagekids.com
Camp Director: Vanessa Simpson

Childhood is the best time to learn another language, and it has never been so much fun. Make the most of your child’s summer with our engaging immersion camps in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Sign Language, and English. With more than two decades of language teaching experience under our belt, we are masters at teaching languages to children in fun and innovative ways. Multiple locations and extended schedules. In-person and virtual options. Payment plans are available.

LEAH Schools North Academy (Lutheran High North) Summer Camps

Est. 1980
Ages: 2nd-12th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
1130 W. 34th St., Houston, Texas 77018 (map)
713-880-3131 • [email protected]lutheranhighnorth.org/summercamps/
Camp Director: Lindsey Warneke

North Academy is your summer stop to grow your child’s interests and skills. With academics, ASL, band, basketball, cheer, dance, drama, softball, tech, and volleyball from all-star coaches and trainers, this is your child’s chance to find their passion and improve their skills.

Rice Athletics STEM Camp

Est. 2016
3rd-5th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
6100 Main St., MS548, Houston, Texas 77005 (map)
713-348-2328 • [email protected]RiceOwls.com/STEMLetics
Camp Directors: Katie Coil and Matthew Cushing

The Rice Office of STEM Engagement and Rice Athletics offer week-long day camps during the summer for current 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students. These day camps are designed to keep students both mentally and physically active during the summer. Students explore different forms of energy, physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering through active exploration activities in the classroom and on the playing field.

Second Baptist School Summer Camps

Est. 2021
Ages: K-8th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
6410 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713.365.2310 • [email protected]secondbaptistschool.org/summercamps
Camp Director: N/A

SBS is thrilled to offer a variety of academic, sports and arts summer camps for campers entering grades K-8. Weekly summer camps are offered May 31-June 23, 2022, with morning (9-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (12:30-3 p.m.) sessions available. Each camp will be led by our highly acclaimed teachers and coaches as they work alongside campers with excellence and expertise. We look forward to having your camper on campus!

SPX Summer Camps

Est. 2010
Ages: 5-17
Co-ed • Day camp
811 W. Donovan St., Houston, Texas 77091 (map)
713-692-3581 • [email protected]stpiusx.org/spxsummer
Camp Director: Jeff Feller

Summer camps at St. Pius X High School offer a variety of athletic and fine art experiences during the summer months. Coordinated by expert SPX coaches and faculty, all participants are sure to grow in skills and knowledge and make new friendships in the process. From theater to baseball camp, there is something for everyone!

St. John the Divine Vacation Bible School

Est. 1943
Ages: 4 through 5th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, Texas  77019 (map)
713-622-3600 • [email protected]sjd.org/vbs
Camp Director: Deanna Lawson

St. John the Divine Vacation Bible School is here to love kids, love families, and share the hope of Jesus. Join us this summer, July 25-28, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Camps at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Est. 1987
Ages: 6-12
Co-ed • Day camp
5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030 (map) and 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479 (map)
713-639-4625 • [email protected]www.hmns.org
Camp Director: Scott Stevenson

Against the backdrop of real dinosaur fossils, chemistry in action, and a world class institution, kids can experience a summer of education and adventure. Geared for kids ages 6-12, summer camps at HMNS use fun, hands-on learning and distinguished teachers to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. What will your child discover? The week-long day camps run May 31-Aug. 12 at HMNS Hermann Park and May 31-Aug. 5 at HMNS Sugar Land. The camps cover a wide range of topics, from physics and coding to paleontology and forensic science. Both in-person and virtual camps are available.

Summer Camps at The Village School

Est. 1990
Ages: Pre-K3-8th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
13051 Whittington Drive, Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-496-7900 • [email protected] • thevillageschool.com/summer
Camp Director: Jeff Bond

The Village School's Summer Camp 2022 will feature 8 weeks of fun! Camp begins May 31 and runs through July 22, 2022. It is open to all students (Village and non-Village) and will include daily water activities, arts & crafts, sports, games, and awesome experiences! In addition, Summer Camp 2022 will feature weekly themes including Space, Rodeo, Cooking, Carnival, and much more.

Est. 2009
Ages: 6th -12th graders
Co-ed • Day camp
4500 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77007 (map)
281-864-6348 • [email protected]summer.sths.org
Camp Director: Deanna Woodlief

Our extensive summer offerings provide an array of academic, enrichment, athletic, and credit recovery (high school only) camps for students. Our mission is to provide an experience which sparks curiosity and ignites passion while improving core skills through a wide range of fun yet challenging activities in the classroom, in the lab or on the field. Rethink your summer – Summer @ STH!

Uptown Dance Summer Camps

Est. 1999
Ages: 2 1/2 and up
Co-ed • Day camp
7417 Shadyvilla Lane, Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-686-0334 • [email protected]uptowndance.org
Camp Director: Beth Gulledge-Brown

Our school was established in order to bring the highest quality of dance training to all our students. We are interested in training dancers of all ages and levels in order to bring them to their full potential as dancers, foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance, and provide a quality performance experience that will instill confidence and poise. This summer we offer a wide variety of programming: Dance Intensives for intermediate and advanced dancers June 6-25 and July 11-July 30 and Children’s Dance Camps for ages 2.5-8. Dates for Children's Dance Camps for ages 2.5-4 are June 13-17 and July 11-15. Dance Camps for ages 5-8 are June 6-10, June 20-24, July 18-July 22, and July 25-July 29. Please visit our website for details.

URJ Greene Family Camp

Est. 1976
Ages: 7-17
Co-ed • Overnight camp
1192 Smith Lane, Bruceville, Texas 76630 (map)
254-859-5411 • [email protected]www.greene.org
Camp Director: Rabbi Erin Mason

Summer 2022 at URJ Greene Family Camp is going to be an exciting summer filled with incredible programs, activity offerings, and the same Jewish community that has transformed the lives of campers for 45 years. From swimming in Lake Jake to climbing the Alpine Tower, performing on stage to painting a mural, doing Israeli dances to swaying at Shabbat services, there’s something for everyone at GFC. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

YMCA Camp Cullen

Est. 1974
Ages: 7-16
Co-ed • Overnight camp
460 Cullen Loop, Trinity, Texas 75862 (map)
936-594-2274 • [email protected]www.ymcacampcullen.org
Camp Director: Luke Dooley

Our goal is to provide a summer camp experience rich in tradition and centered on our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, while allowing campers to gain independence, a higher self-worth, and lifelong, positive memories as they continue to grow as individuals and leaders. At YMCA Camp Cullen, campers will learn new skills, develop their character, and make forever friends.

Yorkshire Academy Summer Program

Est. 1984
Ages: PreK-6th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
14120 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079 (map)
281-531-6088 • [email protected]www.yorkshireacademy.com
Camp Director: Lori Darnell

Yorkshire Academy’s Summer Program offers one-stop summer-camp shopping June 6-July 22. With over 40 enrichment camps, there is something for everyone. Work the right side of your brain in the morning and the left side of your brain in the afternoon, and switch the next week. Yorkshire Academy’s enrichment camps include offerings such as filmmaking, golf, Harry Potter camp, coding, dance, circus arts, Minecraft, tennis, theater, soccer, engineering, debate, and more. This is a community-wide program that attracts campers from beyond just West Houston and Katy.