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2023 Summer Camp Directory

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Summer camps can provide a special opportunity for growth, a place for kids to discover new interests and skills, meet new friends, and flourish as individuals. Buzz-area residents are fortunate in that Houston is home to many types of summer 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 as new camps will be added frequently.

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 5-9, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11. The Woodlands summer camp dates: June 5-9, July 17-21, July 31-August 4.

ARTS Summer Camp

Est. 2004
Ages: 6-18
Co-ed • Day Camp
114 N Live Oak St., Fayetteville, Texas 78940 (map)
979-378-2113 • [email protected]artsforruraltexas.org/arts-summer-camps
Camp Director: Karen Vernon

For 20 years, Arts for Rural Texas (ARTS) has enriched lives through art and art education with an emphasis on children's programs. During the summertime, ARTS has a weekly ARTS Summer Camp open to all children, 1st-12th grade, for $95/week, from June 12- July 28. Our camps offer opportunities for your school-aged child to have fun while learning and practicing visual, musical, and dramatic arts. The camps are located at the Schmid ARTS Annex in Fayetteville, the Schulenburg ARTS Campus in Schulenburg, and the Lee County Youth Center in Giddings.

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 for PK-12. We offer STEM-themed, hands-on activities. The week ends with a friendly battle-bots mini-competition. Join Robotics specialty camps for competitive programs. Some famous camps include EV3 BattleBot,REV-Bot, Tetrix-Bot, VEX-Bot, Arduino-Bot, Blockly, Java Programming, Python Programming. We offer options of full-week and half-week day camp, with sessions running May 30 through Aug. 18. The option of select days is available. Register by May 1 to receive a 10 percent discount on a full-week camp.

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.

Discovery Camps at The Health Museum

Est. 1962
Ages: 5-14
Co-ed • Day camp
1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, Texas 77004 (map)
713-521-1515 • [email protected]thehealthmuseum.org
Camp Director: Kennethia Rideaux

School is out, but learning (and fun) is in! Unleash the power of science through Discovery Camps at The Health Museum. Your child will engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, such as dissecting real animal organs, exploring veterinarian science, simulating surgery on a patient simulator, and finding your inner chef, all while learning about medical science and the human body. Kids have intelligent fun, make friends, and make the most out of their school break.

Dyslexia School of Houston Summer Literacy Camp 2023

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

Get a head start for the new school year and join Dyslexia School of Houston for our 2023 Summer Literacy Camp, June 5-June 30! Our personalized teaching sessions include four, 45-minute rotations to help your child conquer reading, writing, grammar, and more

Elite University Summer Camps

Est. 2005
Ages: 5-13
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 12-July 21. Midtown camp dates: June 1-Aug. 25.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Summer Camp

Est. 1922
Ages: 5-17
Girls • Day camp and overnight camp
Casa Mare: Seabrook, Texas; Misty Meadows Ranch: Conroe, Texas; Camp Agnes Arnold: Conroe, Texas
713-292-0300 • [email protected]gssjc.org/summercamp
Camp Director: Kathy Elliot

Get ready for awesome new and returning sessions at Misty Meadows Ranch, Casa Mare, and Camp Agnes Arnold! The horses, sailboats, and lake are waiting for you!

Holy Spirit Episcopal School Summer Camps

Est. 1962
Ages: K-8th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
12535 Perthshire Rd., Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-5138 • Multisport and Basketball Camps: [email protected]; Cheer and Dance Camps: [email protected]hses.org
Camp Director: Leveil Lander: Multisport and Basketball Camps; Shelia Williams: Cheer and Dance Camps

Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers a Multisport Camp, Basketball Camp, and Cheer and Dance Camps that provide fun, athletic competition, develop self-esteem, teach sportsmanship, improve motor skills, and help foster discipline. Multisport Camp: June 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Basketball Camp: June 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Cheer and Dance Camps Session 1: June 12-15, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., and Session 2: July 24-27, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Camps are $150 per session. Email [email protected] to register for the Multisport and Basketball Camps, and [email protected] to register for the Cheer and Dance Camps.

Houston Christian Summer Camps

Est. 1998
Ages: 5th-8th grade
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

Houston Christian High School is excited to offer two Summer Camp programs! Camp Mini Mustang is a 5-day camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., where rising fifth through eighth-grade students will learn about Leadership, Arts, Innovation, Technology, Fitness, and Fun! Early drop-off at 8 a.m. will be available for an additional fee. Lunch from 12-1 p.m. will be provided. Sessions: June 5-9, June 19-23. Houston Christian Sports Camps are excited to host young athletes ready to explore interests and sharpen their skills! Houston Christian Sports Camp is a 5-day camp for rising fifth through eighth graders with two 3-hour sessions to choose from, starting from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sessions include Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Soccer, and Volleyball. Early drop-off at 8 a.m. will be available for an additional fee. Session: June 12-16.

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: Kylie Fountain, Elleana Yarborough and Dana Biggers

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 KE 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/group/pages/summer-youth-camps
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, and paddleboarding.

Houston Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps

Est. 1957
Ages: 7-18
Co-ed • Day Camp
3620 Miramar Drive, Shoreacres, Texas 77571 (map)
281-471-1255 • [email protected] • houstonyachtclub.com/group/pages/summer-youth-camps
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.

iKids Camp

Est. 2007
Ages: PreK-5th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
Locations in West U and River Oaks
713-665-5200 • [email protected]www.ikidsinc.com
Camp Directors: N/A

iKids Inc. is your one-stop, out-of-school shop, offering the flexibility you need with the care you can trust. Providing enriching programs essential to your child’s development since 2007.

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 5-Aug. 11, 2023. We hope to see you this summer!

Montessori Learning Institute

Est. 1987
Ages: 3 months – 8th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
5701 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77074 (map); 5812 Maple St., Houston, TX 77074 (map)
713-771-5600 (3 months-3 years); 713-774-3793 ( 3 years-8th grade) • [email protected]montessorilearninginstitute.com
Camp Director: JoAnn Turner

We respect each child’s uniqueness and inspire the child to develop a strong mind and caring heart. We provide a safe, stimulating learning environment with small student ratios and experienced, dedicated teachers who guide students toward high achievement and inspire respectful conduct. Camp dates: June 1-July 28, 2023.

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: Nancy Gealow, M.Ed.

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-6th 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 arts and sports summer camps for campers entering grades K-6. Weekly summer camps are offered May 30-June 15, 2023, 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 your camper joining us on campus for a fun-filled summer.

Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese & Sign Language Camps

Est. 2011 in Houston, 1995 in Mexico City
Ages: 3-5 and 6-11
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.

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, Director of Children’s Ministry

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 24-27, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer at St. Mark's

Est. 2015
Ages: 3 years-rising 8th grade
Co-ed • Day camp
3816 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-667-7030 • [email protected]www.stmes.org/summer
Camp Director: Juli Rush

The Summer at St. Mark’s Day Camp includes the summer staples kids love so much: science, art, chess, sports, drama, thematic play, tinkerlab, and more. This year’s overall theme is Sun, Sea, and Sky, and each week of our six-week camp gives campers the chance to dive into unique experiences, water play, and “Here Trips.” Hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Middle School Students can complete our popular Counselor in Training Program and receive CPR and First Aid Training and learn organizational skills. Check out stmes.org/summer for our full description of each week’s theme and to register!

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: Adreanna Gantt

The Village School's Summer Camp 2023 will feature 8 weeks of fun! Camp begins May 30 and runs through July 21, 2023. 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 2023 will feature weekly themes including sports, carnival, jungle, space, and cooking.

Summer@STH

Est. 2009
Ages: 3rd -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 5-24 and July 17-Aug. 5 and Children’s Dance Camps for ages 2.5-8. Dates for Children’s Dance Camps for ages 2.5-4 are June 5-9 and July 17-21. Dance Camps for ages 5-8 are June 12-16, June 19-23, July 24-July 28, and July 31-Aug. 4. Please visit our website for more details.