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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.

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]texas.orgwww.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.

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.

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.