Bay Area spring and summer camp guide


When school lets out for spring break and the summer, students have plenty of time to enjoy several different camps focused on everything from academics to sports. Here is a noncomprehensive list of spring and summer camps in the Bay Area.

Spring break camps

Spring Break Camp
This day camp includes arts and crafts, board games and group activities. Campers also spend time outside playing sports and on the playground if the weather is nice. Daily snacks are provided. Registration can be done online or at Hometown Heroes Park. Ages 6-12. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 11-15. $125 (League City residents), $187.50 (nonresidents).
Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 League City Parkway, League City

Middleman Skateboard Camp
This skateboard camp gives children an opportunity to learn basic skateboarding maneuvers. Skateboard instructors will be on hand each morning to give guidance to skateboarders of all skill levels. Loaner boards and helmets are provided each day. Registration can be done online or at Hometown Heroes Park. Ages 7-16. 10-11:30 a.m. March 11-15. $50 (League City residents), $75 (nonresidents).
Big League Dreams Skatepark, 1150 Big League Dreams Parkway, League City


Space Center Houston
Children will learn about science, technology, engineering and math through activities such as tinkering with robotics or learning how to live and work on Mars. Ages 4-11. March 10-16, June-August. About $289.
Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston

Kamp Kaboom!
University Baptist Church is hosting an “explosive” science camp during which children will launch rockets and make slime all while learning the BASIC elements of faith: believe, ask, serve, impact and celebrate. The camp includes devotionals, science-themed games and snacks, skits and videos, field trips, and real experiments. Ages 6-11. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-25. $150 (register before April 2), $165 (register April 2-May 15), $180 (register May 16 or later).
University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston

Code Ninjas
Weekly programming camps will feature various themes from video game programming to drone coding. Ages 7-14. June 3-Aug. 16. $269 (weekly for Code Ninjas members), $199 (a week of half-days for members), $79 (daily for members), $45 (half-day for members), $349 (weekly for nonmembers), $249 (a week of half-days for nonmembers), $100 (daily for nonmembers), $60 (half-day for nonmembers)
8325 Broadway St., Ste. 224,, Pearland

Campers will learn to program with various computer languages, design games with “Minecraft,” make 3D animations and more. Ages 10-17. Mon.-Thu. June 3-13 (ages 10-15), Mon.-Thu. June 17-27 (ages 12-17), Mon.-Thu. (except July 4) July 1-11 (ages 10-13). $315.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

Campers will learn how to code, play with robots, tinker with gears, reverse engineer and learn about drones. Ages 6-10. June 3-July 12 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $269.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

This camp will teach the positive applications of engineering, alternative-energy solutions, biology and more. Ages 8-15. June 3-7 (ages 9-12), June 10-14 (ages 12-15), June 24-28 (ages 8-11). $269 (camps for ages 9-12 and 8-11), $295 (camp for ages 12-15).
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

This camp teaches courses on fiscal responsibility, money management, investment and more. It also includes SAT prep for older students. Ages 10-18. June 24-28 (ages 10-14 and 14-17), July 1-11 (SAT prep for ages 15-18). $269 (June 24-28 camps), $695 (July 1-11 SAT prep).
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

Language Kids World
Language Kids World helps children connect to culture through language fluency and fun with its immersion summer camps in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French and English. Programs are taught by native-speaking language educators in a play-based and innovative environment. Ages 3-10. July 8-12 or 15-19. $229.
Pump It Up of Webster, 310 Genesis Blvd., Webster

Camp Invention: Supercharged
Campers will learn STEM applications as they design remote-controlled bots, code, invent underwater equipment and more. This camp is offered at other Bay Area locations throughout the summer. Ages 5-12. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 8-12. $240.
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay


Campers will learn how to write college applications, go through writing workshops, build fantasy and sci-fi worlds, and more. Ages 9-18. June 3-7 and June 17-21 (ages 15-18), June 10-14 and June 24-28 (ages 9-12), July 1-5 (ages 13-15), July 8-12 (ages 13-16). $315 (June 3-7 and June 17-21 camps), $269 (all other camps).
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

Popstar Performers
Campers use cordless mics and put on shows of three or four songs to learn confidence in a noncompetitive environment. Campers will perform for family and friends with makeup, accessories and laser lights. Ages 3-12. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. June 10-Aug. 8 (four-day sessions scheduled throughout). $135.
Popstar Performers, 607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 17, Friendswood

Purple Box Theater
This theatrical camp will feature different themes each session, including “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more. A showcase is held the last day of camp for campers to show off what they learned. Ages 5-14. 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. June 3-Aug. 8 (four-day sessions scheduled throughout). $125.
Purple Box Theater, 1309 W. Parkwood, Friendswood

Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance
This dance studio offers several camps for different skill levels during which dancers will learn styles such as creative movement, ballet, tap and jazz; learn improv; and perform for parents. Ages 3-18. June 3-7 and July 15-19 (ages 3-5), June 10-14 and July 22-26 (ages 6-10), Mon.-Thu. July 8-Aug. 2 (ages 10-18). $180 (ages 3-5), $200 (ages 6-10), $440 (ages 10-13), $520 (ages 13-18).
410 E. Edgewood Ave., Friendswood

Day Camps

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
This camp provides a combination of curriculum taught to campers along with field trips. Ages 5-12. 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. June 3-Aug. 16. $190 (per week), $135 (three days), $120 (two days).
1092 W. League City Parkway, League City

Campers will hike, canoe, fish, make crafts, and experience the nature of the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Ages 4-13. 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 10-Aug. 9 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $290 (full-day session for members), $145 (half-day session for members), $350 (full-day session for nonmembers), $175 (half-day session for nonmembers).
Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena

Camp by the Creek
Camp by the Creek entertains children with different games, field trips and outdoor activities. Ages 6-15. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. June 3-Aug. 16 (one- and two-week sessions scheduled throughout). $235 (two-week session for League City residents ages 6-12), $352.50 (two-week sessions for nonresidents ages 6-12), $94 (residents ages 6-12 July 1-5), $141 (nonresidents ages 6-12 July 1-5), $117.50 (two-week sessions for residents ages 13-15), $176.50 (two-week sessions for nonresidents ages 13-15), $47 (residents ages 13-15 July 1-5), $70.50 (nonresidents ages 13-15 July 1-5).
Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave., League City

Clear Lake City Community Association
This weekly camp features open gyms, activities, swimming and fields trips to arcades and pizza restaurants. Ages 6-12. 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. June 10-Aug. 9. (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $145 (for members), $165 (for nonmembers).
Clear Lake City Rec Center, 16511 Dianna Lane, Houston


Sea Star Base Galveston
Sea Star Base Galveston’s summer camp submerges participants in a week of marine- and aquatic-based activities, such as scuba diving, paddleboarding, boating, sailing, oceanography, fishing and more. Ages 11-17. June 3-Aug. 9 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $945.
Sea Star Base Galveston, 7509 Broadway St., Galveston

Sea Camp
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus’ Sea Camp is a weeklong adventure that allows campers to explore the wonders of local marine and estuarine environments. Weekly camps have activities associated with different themes, such as sharks, coastal photography, marine biology and more. Ages 10-18. June 2-Aug. 3 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $995.
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston


Sport Divers
Sport Divers’ scuba camp teaches children how to safely dive and enjoy underwater swimming. Students practice in pools as well as in supervised open-water dives. Students must supply a mask, fins and snorkel; other equipment is provided. Age 10 and up. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-14, July 1-5, July 22-26. $550 per week.
20814 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 60, Webster

University Baptist Church Sports Camp
University Baptist Church hosts a sports camp for first- through eighth-graders that teaches basketball, volleyball and tennis skills in a Christian environment. The camp includes pep rallies, clinic time, play, lunch, devotionals, drills and awards. Ages 6-14. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-6. $150 (register before April 2), $165 (register April 2-May 15), $180 (register May 16 or later).
University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston

Above the Bar
Both Above the Bar locations in Kemah and League City hold 11 weeks of camps throughout the summer. Each week has a different theme, including “Ninja Warrior,” trampolines, tumbling and more. Campers also take field trips to area destinations. Ages 4-12. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 3-Aug. 16. No camp July 1-5. $200 (per week), $50 (per day), $25 (per half-day). One-time $20 registration fee per child for nonmembers.
Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy, 431 Columbia Memorial Parkway, Kemah
Above the Bar Athletics,
1318 Hwy. 3, League City

Bay Area Equestrian Center
This two-day camp includes hours of horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp. Age 6 and older. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14-15, June 3-Aug. 16 (two-day sessions scheduled throughout). $300.
1908 E. Broadway St., Pearland

Bushi Ban
Campers will spend a week learning martial arts and self-defense complete with fitness training, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Students are active and entertained throughout the experience. Ages 5-12. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-Aug. 16 (weekly sessions scheduled throughout). $169.
2465 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
103 Davis Road, Ste. V, League City

Bailey Oaks Farms Horse Riding Camp
Campers ride every day and learn how to groom, tack and care for their horses. They also participate in several horse-related activities and games on a 40-acre facility. Ages 6-12. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 11-13 or 14-16, June 3-July 19 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $300 (March sessions), $375 (June and July sessions).
Bailey Oaks Farms, 7220 County Road 128, Alvin

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Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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