Summer camp guide: Ways to spend the upcoming school vacation

Our featured camp, Camp Meraki, is a day camp for seniors. See the full description below.

Our featured camp, Camp Meraki, is a day camp for seniors. See the full description below.

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Alla Prima Art Studio
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Das Rec Sports Camps
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Le Petit Couture
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New Braunfels ISD
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T Bar M Camps
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Camp Meraki

Arts


Animal Lover Art Camp
Campers will create projects inspired by furry friends such as pet portraits, animal sculptures and clay pet dishes or trinket bowls. Ages 5-13. July 8-12. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

Clay Camp
Learn the basics of ceramics using real earthenware and porcelain clay. Students will learn and practice new hand-building techniques: pinch pots, coiling, slab building and relief sculpture. Each student will also get a pottery wheel lesson. Ages 5-13. June 10-14. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

Color the Rainbow Camp
Students will learn about color theory and explore the rainbow. Ages 5-13. June 24-28. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

Drawing Boot Camp
Learn how to draw cartoon characters, faces, different perspectives and still-life scenes. Ages 5-13. June 3-7. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100,New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

K.I.D.S. Summer Camp
Theater camp includes training and rehearsals and concludes with a live performance. Grades 2-8. July 10-21. One week $200, two weeks $300.

Circle Arts Theatre
124 Elizabeth St., New Braunfels
830-837-6172
www.circleartstheatre.org

Painter’s Paradise Camp
Students will get an introduction to the not-so-basics of painting by learning the history of acrylic, watercolor, gouache, oil paints and more. Ages 5-13. June 24-28. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

Princess Camp

Attendees will craft flower crowns with flowing ribbons and sparkles, create dazzling bracelets and necklaces, and design their dream castle and paint it on a canvas fit for a queen. Manicures and dress up are also on the agenda prior to a princess-style photoshoot that will be used to create a personalized memory book. Ages 5-13. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-noon. $225.

Alla Prima Art Studio & Gallery
1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
830-609-9292
www.allaprimaartstudio.com/product-category/summer-camps

Sewing Camp
Complete three sewing projects—a calico pillow, a pillow case and pajama bottoms. Participants will also receive a complimentary sewing kit. June 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 (ages 9-12); June 10-12, July 15-17 and July 22-24 (ages 13-16). $180.

The Sewing Experience of New Braunfels
Camps will take place at Hobby Lobby, 360 Creekside Way, New Braunfels
830-624-6918

Bereavement


Camp HeartSong
Central Texas Medical Center Hospice Care presents this camp for kids coping with loss. It provides a safe and supportive environment for children to explore feelings surrounding loss. The team will offer support groups for individual counseling. Ages 8-13. June 29-30. Free.

John Knox Ranch, 1661 John Knox Road, Fischer, Texas
212-754-6259
www.ctmc.org/care-services/ hospice/camp-heartsong

Day camps


Camp Meraki
This day camp for seniors will be hosted along the banks of the scenic Blanco River. Activities will include canoeing, archery, campfires, singalongs and team-building activities. Snacks and lunch will be provided. The camp is hosted by Aging is Cool, a Central Texas business that strives to keep older adults mentally and physically active. Age 60 and older. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 8 or 9. $100.

John Knox Ranch
1661 John Knox Road, Fischer
512-790-2665
www.agingiscool.com/camp-meraki

Summer play dates and etiquette lessons
Camp opportunities include individual etiquette lessons and tea party play dates. Age 4 and older for play dates, age 6 and older for etiquette lessons. June 3-24, July 5-29, Aug. 2-25. $27-$67.

Le Petit Parties Couture
457 Landa St., Ste. C, New Braunfels
830-214-6139
www.partiescouture.com

T Bar M Day Camps
The Christian camp provides five days of high-energy, fun-filled days under the care of legendary T Bar M coaches. Grades K-4. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-Aug. 9. $310 per week.

T Bar M Camps
2549 W. Hwy. 46, New Braunfels
830-620-4263
www.tbarmcamps.org

Sports


Das Rec Gymnasium
345 Landa St., New Braunfels
830-221-4170
www.dasrec.com

Extreme Summer Camp
Centered around being active, this summer camp program will include gymnastics and martial arts lessons. In addition, campers will enjoy Nerf gun wars, lightsaber battle field trips, arts and crafts, team-building games and more. Ages 4-12. June 3-Aug. 23. Camp will not take place July 4-5. Enroll for one week or up to 12 weeks for $10 per week. Weekly costs are $175 for members and $185 for nonmembers.

Extreme Martial Arts
1965 Post Road, Ste. 507, New Braunfels
254-262-6042
www.extremeteamcamp.com

John Newcombe Country Club Summer Sports Camps
Summer camps at John Newcombe Country Club feature a wide range of activities including tennis, swimming, soccer, basketball and much more, with campers divided in half for the popular Kookaburras vs. Kangaroos team challenge. Ages 3-12. Member prices are $225 per week; $60 per day. Non-member prices are $240 per week; $80 per day.

John Newcombe Country Club
625 Mission Valley Rd. New Braunfels.
830-625-2005
www.jncccamps.com

T Bar M Sports Camp
Whether it’s tennis, baseball, basketball, or volleyball, the T Bar M sports camp aims to take kids’ skills to the next level. Waterslides, high altitude ropes courses, theme nights and games are also on the agenda. Grades 1-6. June 2-Aug. 10. $975-$1,075 per week.

T Bar M Camps
2549 W. Hwy. 46, New Braunfels
830-620-4263
www.tbarmcamps.org

Unicorn Baseball Camp*
The camp is all about fundamentals and skills. Offensive skills will include hitting, base running and bunting. Defensive concepts will include basic fielding concepts and situations and throwing/catching fundamentals. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Boys Basketball Camp*
The camp will focus on offensive fundamentals and defensive concepts. Offensive skills will include dribbling, shooting and passing. Defensive concepts will include on-the-ball defense, denial defense and help defense as well as defensive rebound positioning. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Boys and Girls Strength and Conditioning Camps*
The summer camp is designed to enhance the overall athletic ability of student-athletes at New Braunfels High School. The program will focus on a combination of multi-joint Olympic movements, core strength development, and speed and agility drills. Ages and dates to be announced. $100.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Girls Basketball Camp*
Campers are grouped by age and ability. Camp instruction will be focused on the fundamentals of basketball. Offensively, campers will work on shooting, passing, ball handling, screening and team offensive concepts. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Boys Soccer Camp*
The camp will focus on soccer skills and fundamentals in a fun weeklong camp. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Girls Soccer Camp*
The camp will focus on soccer skills and fundamentals in a fun weeklong camp. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Indoor Strength and Conditioning Camp*
The summer camp is designed to enhance the overall athletic ability of student-athletes at New Braunfels High School. The camp will emphasize the development of speed, agility, and power and conditioning. Ages and dates to be announced. $50-$100.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Softball Camp*
Come learn about softball offensive and defensive fundamentals in this weeklong camp. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Track Camp*
This year’s camp will have a new format. Check the website below for more information. Ages, dates and cost to be announced.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Volleyball Camp*
The tradition of excellence starts at Unicorn Volleyball Camp. Come learn the basics of volleyball, including fundamentals and skill sets. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

Unicorn Wrestling Camp*
The camp is for anyone interested in participating in wrestling at the youth level. Participants will learn basic skills and drills that will help them become successful wrestlers and all-around athletes. Ages and dates to be announced. $50.

New Braunfels High School
2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels
830-627-6111
http://nbisd.org/page/ath.index

*New Braunfels ISD camp registration will begin in April.
By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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