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2021 Summer Camp Directory

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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. 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 2021.

Camp Balcones Springs

Est. 1993
Ages: 6-17
Co-ed • Overnight camp
104 Balcones Springs Drive, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 (map)
830-693-2267 • [email protected]www.campiscool.com
Camp Director: Christine Baskin

At Camp Balcones Springs our mission is to change lives for the better through fun, relationships, and spiritual impact. We aspire to bring solid values from the home to the camp and provide campers with the attention needed to build self-confidence and help them reach their full potential in one of Texas’ most beautiful settings. 

Camp Champions

Est. 1967
Ages: 6-17
Co-ed • Overnight
775 Camp Road, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 (map)
830-598-2571 • [email protected]www.campchampions.com
Camp Director: Erec Hillis

Camp Champions has created a tradition of excellence since 1967. With the facility and staff expected from a premier camp, Champions is distinguished by its developmental focus on building strong kids. Camp Champions specializes in two- and three-week sessions where each camper will be challenged, make friends, and have fun. We operated Covid-free in 2020 and are preparing for another healthy and successful summer in 2021. Reach us at www.campchampions.com, and find a link to our Covid preparation plan on the home page.

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, Administrative Director; Cody Mauldin, Director of Boys’ Camp; Michelle Mauldin, Director of Girls’ Camp 
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 one hour from Houston, Camp Olympia provides the perfect setting for fun and adventure along Lake Livingston in the Pineywoods. Campers 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. 

Summer at The Parish School and The Carruth Center

Est. 1983
Ages: 2-17
Co-ed • Day and overnight camps
11001 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-467-4696 • [email protected]www.parishschool.org/summer
Camp Director: Molly Weisselberg/Mimi Branham

Since 1983, The Parish School has educated children who have communication delays and learning differences, empowering them with the tools to succeed. Join us this summer for programs that promote hands-on learning, grow self-esteem, enhance social skills, and develop communication. Programs include Camp Acorn, Adventure Play at Camp Acorn, Camp Social Superheroes, Camp Connect, Kaufman-Apraxia Bootcamp, and Camp Super Writers.

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 2021 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: 7-17
Co-ed • Overnight camp
460 Cullen Loop, Trinity, Texas 75862 (map)
936-594-2274 • [email protected]www.ymcacampcullen.org 
Camp Director: Andrew “Mish” Hood

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.