Whether you prefer to send the kiddos away for a week of independence, or you're simply interested in a little extra-curricular activity to beat summer boredom, this list has got you covered. The following list of summer camps in Houston has been broken down into three categories.
Camp Allen Age 8-18: Located one hour northwest of Houston, Camp Allen offers a seven day Episcopal-based summer camp program.
Campers will take part in outdoor activities such as archery, horseback riding and swimming.
Camps Rio Vista And Sierra Vista Ages 6-16: A typical day at this camp located near the Guadalupe River includes water skiing, scrapbooking, tumbling and more. Both camps are Christian-based but non-denominational.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Ages 8-18: Choose from three separate campsites conveniently located in Conroe and Seabrook, Texas. For the equestrian, camp Misty Meadows is equipped with a herd of 40 horses, riding arenas and a large barn complex.
Kidventure's Safari Ages 8-14: This Texas Hill Country campsite offers one and two-week programs for boys and girls. Campers will learn team-building skills, participate in physical challenges and build trust in others.
Laity Lodge Youth Camp Ages 11-16: Laity Lodge is a coed, Christian-based camp located in Leakey, Texas. Live concerts, comedy skits and midnight camouflage counselor hunts make this camp experience an unforgettable one.
Creative Arts Camps
Art Camp Ages 3-15: Children will have the opportunity to work with art mediums such as clay, paint, pencil and more. Parents can register for one week or several weeks at a discounted rate.
Art League Houston's Kid Camp Ages 5-12: Choose one or multiple five-day sessions led by the talented instructors of Art League Houston.
Students will enhance problem-solving and cooperation skills while experimenting with various art forms.
Glassell Junior School Ages 4-18: Courses at this camp housed in the Museum of Fine Arts range from fashion drawing to acrylic painting to animation. Times are flexible and tuition includes all materials.
Main Street Theater Ages 4-18: This camp located in Houston's Montrose area provides its participants the opportunity to create a produce a play and dance routine, explore Shakespeare's works and direct a short film.
TUTS Humphrey's School of Musical Theatre Ages 4-18: Students will focus on works like Billy Elliot and Rock of Ages and work with vocal coaches, choreographers and directors to hone their stage performance skills. Additional teen course options include creative writing and dance.
A.D. Players Theater Summer Camp Ages 5-18: Children in grades K through 12 are invited to attend this week-long musical theater camp day camp. Think your young one has what it takes to perform? Have him or her audition for the All-Star Camp and be a part of a production of "The Neverending Story".
Science and Technology Camps
Camp Zoofari Ages 4-12: Kids will get an in-depth look at the zoo's animal inhabitants, explore wildlife conservations and have a great time doing it.
Bathing the elephants is one of the memorable experiences to encounter at this week-long day camp.
The Health Museum Summer Discovery Camp Ages 5-13: Depending on which week-long course is chosen, students may learn CPR and basic first aid, explore healthy food combinations and recipes, extract DNA and find trace evidence or design their own museum exhibit.
HMNS Xplorations Ages 6-12: Xplorations will be held at both the main campus and Sugar Land campus of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Choose from either robotics, physics, dinosaur and space camps.
Mad Science Ages 3-12: Mad Science offers full and half-day camps at over ten Houston locations including Downtown, Memorial and Cypress areas. Secret Agent Lab and Red Hot Robots are just two of the exciting hands-on camp experiences to be had.
Wonder-Space Computer and Technology Camp Ages 7-17: Students will learn web design, 3-D gaming design, digital photography, computer programming and more at this fived-day camp located in the West University area.
Fashion Camp Houston Ages 12-18: Learn fashion illustration, design and create garments and gain insight from experts in fashion design, wardrobe styling and fashion reporting.