Summer Camp Guide — Northwest Houston

ACADEMIC

Building Brains

Children build machines using gears, levers and pulleys, and then motorize them with LEGO Duplo and K'NEX educational kits. By the end of the camp, students will know how to make a machine go faster or slower., Ages: 4–12, Dates: June 4–8, June 18–22, July 16–20, July 30–Aug. 3, Aug. 13–17, Cost: $200 (half-day) ($275 (full week), Bridgeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 713-335-3311, www.buildingbrains.biz

Cypress Christian School

Offering a wide variety of three day-long courses, in the areas of math, grammar, reading and studying, the camp offers students the opportunity to continue their educational progress throughout the summer., Grade: 3-12, Dates: June 11-Aug. 9, times vary, Cost: $75-$100 per camp, 11123 Cypress North Houston Road, Houston 281-469-8829, www.cypresschristian.org

Discovery College

The camp features academic courses such as science, technology, engineering, math and the arts, along with robotics, project runway, top model and extreme songwriting. The theme of this year's camp is "Learning is Fun.", Ages: 9–17, Dates: June 4–Aug. 2, 8 a.m.–noon or 1–5 p.m., Cost: $89, Lone Star College–CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-290-3200, www.LoneStar.edu/youth-classes-cyfair

LSC–CyFair Public Library

Numerous summer programs for children of all ages will be held throughout June, July and August this year at the LSC–CyFair branch of the Harris County Public Library system., Ages: All ages, Dates: June 4–Aug. 11, Cost: Free, Lone Star College–CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-290-3274, www.hcpl.net

Mad Science Summer Camp

Four camps—ranging in theme from Red Hot Robots to Mad Science All-Stars—teach children about science with hands-on activities involving chemistry, robotics and space exploration., Ages: 8-12 (June 18–22) 6–12 (July 16–Aug. 10), Dates: June 18–22, July 16–20, July 23–27, Aug. 6–10, Cost: $275–$350, Cypress Creek YMCA, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston 281-469-1481, www.madscience.org/houston

Mathnasium Jump Start for School

Both Cy-Fair Mathnasium locations will host several summer programs to prepare students for the new school year. The Jump Start and Power Intro to Algebra 1 and Geometry programs consist of 18 one-hour sessions over the course of the summer. The Power Review for 10th grade and up focuses on Algebra 2, pre-calculus, college algebra, and the First Steps program helps students entering the first grade., Grades: 1–11, Dates: June 1–Aug. 25, Cost: $450–525

12344 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-256-9932, https://www.mathnasium.com/cy-fair

7085 Hwy. 6 N., Ste. B, Houston 832-427-5299, www.mathnasium.com/cy-fair

Sylvan Camps

Sylvan's two-week summer camps are designed to prepare students for a new year of math, including subjects ranging from fractions to algebra. Campers have five different topics from which to choose., Grades: 1–10, Dates: June 11–15, June 18–22, June 25–29, July 9–13, July 16–20, Cost: $199, 12343 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 230 Cypress 281-256-0200 www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/centers/cypresstutoring/index.cfm

ARTS & PERFORMING

The Artist Within

The one-week camp begins by assessing each child's drawing levels, followed by experimentation with watercolor, pastel, color pencil and tempera. By the end of the week, students leave with a fully completed painting., Ages: K–12, Dates: June 4–Aug. 20, Cost: $130–$330, 12754 Grant Road, Cypress 281-370-9336, www.artistwithin.net

Christian Youth Center

Run by Christian Youth Center, an after-school children's theater arts training program, the camp is filled with Disney-themed musical theater workshops. The camps run Monday through Friday with a theatrical showcase Friday nights., Ages: 5-14, Dates: July 9–13, July 30–Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Cost:$175, $150 by end of April

www.cythouston.org

Fairfield Baptist Church, July 9–13, 27240 Hwy. 290, Cypress 832-487-8770

Jersey Village Baptist Church, July 30–Aug. 3, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village 832-487-8770

Color Me Mine

Each three-day camp that teaches children how to paint and create art has a different theme, ranging from "Flower Power" to "Texas Camp". All camps include games, crafts and a theme T-shirt., Ages: 6 and up, Dates: June 5–Aug. 16, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., Cost: $40 (full day), $115 (three-day), 24140 Hwy. 290, Ste. 300, Cypress 281-758-4139, www.cypress.colormemine.com

Cy-Fair Music and Arts

The business offers various art, drama and music classes, ranging from Painting Pizazz to Art Around the World to Playhouse Theatre. Cy-Fair Music and Arts has several northwest Harris County locations, but the majority of summer camps are held at the Copperfield store., Ages: Birth–17, Dates: June 4–Aug. 17, Cost: $50–$199, 7103 Glen Chase Court, Houston 281-855-8855, www.cyfairmusicandarts.com

Cypress Academy of Performing Arts

The academy offers camps three- to four-day camps for kids ages 3 through 6 and children 7 and up. The younger kids will learn and rehearse ballet and tap dancing, jazz and hip hop, rock 'n' roll and Disney-themed dancing. Older kids will practice musical theatre related to the TV show "Glee" and learn hip hop dance., Age: 3–17, Dates: June 11–Aug. 23, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (younger kids) 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (older kids), Cost: $135 (younger kids), $185 (older kids), 11707 Huffmeister, Houston 281-807-4599, www.cypressacademypa.com

Dream Performing Arts

Participants take part in summer dance intensives, dance camps or general classes that cover creative movements or combinations., Ages: 2–18, Dates: July 9–13, July 16–20, Cost: $45–$149, 13303 Windfern Road, Ste. B, Houston 281-955-9000, www.dreamperformingarts.com

Drama Summer Camp

Candice Koern, director of theater at Cy-Fair High School, will teach camp-goers the fundamentals of theater. Children will host a performance for friends and family the last day of camp., Ages: 6 and up, Dates: July 23–27, Cost: $125 for resident, $150 for resident, Bridgeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 281-304-1318

Houston Family Arts Center

Numerous performance camps—taught by directors and choreographers—are offered during one–, two–, three– and four-week summer camps this year. Each group has at least one public performance, ranging from "The Jungle Book" to "Pirates of Penzance" at the end of the session., Grades: 1–12 (based on grade student will enter in fall), Dates: June 4–Aug. 25, Cost: $195–$625, 10760 Grant Road, Houston www.houstonfac.org, 281-685-6374

Kid's Camp...with a Twist

During these one-day sessions, Painting With a Twist allows children complete an entire painting., Ages: 6 and up, Dates: June 11–15, June 25–29, July 9–13, July 23–27, Cost: Costs vary, 12344 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-256-8383,www.paintingwithatwist.com/cypress

Ready, Camera, Action!

Camp-goers write, direct and produce a 3-minute movie with help from film experts. Everyone receives a DVD copy of his or her video when the camp is over., Ages: 5–10, Dates: July 9–13, Cost: $215, Bridgeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 281-304-1318, https://www.projectideakids.com

Six Strings Music Academy

A variety of camps related to music such as guitar and rock band sessions will be offered this year. Younger children may also participate in try-out camp sessions., Ages: 4–18, Dates: June 4–Aug. 3, Cost: Costs vary, 13302 Grant Road, Cypress 281-320-9180, www.6stringsma.com

CY-FAIR ISD

Club Rewind

Students can sign up for weekly sessions—divided up by themes—ranging from "Ocean Treasures" to "Flip Flops, Shovels and Pineapples." Each week features a dress-up day on Friday, based on the weekly theme., Grades: K–8, Dates: June 4–Aug. 17, Cost: $55–$90 (registration) $94–$134 (per week)

Aragon Middle School, 16823 West Road, Houston 281-955-4021

Gleason Elementary School, 9203 Willowbridge Park Blvd., Houston 281-955-4020

Robison Elementary School, 17100 Robison Woods Road, Cypress 281-955-4023

www.cfisd.net

CFISD Fun Camps

One-week sessions, Fun Camps feature hands-on learning activities, with numerous themes that include African Safaris, slumber parties, camping, outer space and dance., Grades: K–8, Dates: June 11–Aug. 3, Cost: $25–$45 (registration), $99 (per camp), Spillane Middle School, 13403 Woods Spillane Blvd., Cypress 281-807-8900, www.cfisd.net

GENERAL

Building Rainbows Summer Camp

Building Rainbows has summer camps with different art, cooking, science and field trip activities. The preschool summer camp theme is "Reading Adventures," and the school-age summer camp theme is "Magic.", Ages: 1–12, Dates: June 4–Aug. 24, 6 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Cost: $140–$185 per week, 13922 Schmidt Road, Cypress 281-890-7498, www.buildingrainbowsdayschool.com

The Children's Courtyard

Every week, school-age children participate in activities centered on different themes, such as magic, science and sports. The camp will also feature the STARR readiness tutoring program. Campers also travel on different field trips throughout the Houston area., Ages: 5–13, Dates: June 1–Aug. 22, 6:30 a.m–6:30 p.m., Cost: $185 activity fee for the summer, $140 per week, $105 for three days, 16255 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston 832-593-0524, www.childrenscourtyard.com

Cypress Creek Family YMCA

The Cypress Creek Family YMCA has a range of summer camp programs, including "Camp Run-a-Muck" for ages 5–10, "Teen Camp Teenathon" for ages 11–15 and "Leaders in Training" for ages 14–15. The YMCA also offers specialty camps in cheerleading, dance, tae kwon do, basketball, volleyball, performing arts and more., Ages: 5–15, Dates: June 4–Aug. 24, times vary, Cost: $160–$185 per week, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston 281-469-1481, www.ymcahouston.org/cypress-creek

Grant Road Day Care

This summer camp offers activities such as swimming, tae kwon do and arts and crafts. Some field trips include IT'Z, local parks, roller-skating and laser tag., Ages: 4–12, Dates: June 4–Aug. 10, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ,Cost: $135 per week, 9514 Grant Road, Houston 281-469-1688, www.grantroaddaycare.com

Kids Clubhouse

This program, which offers a new theme each week, was created to encourage children to explore, be creative and stay active during the summer. Activities include theater productions, field trips to parks and in-house entertainment., Ages: 5–12, Date and time: June 4–Aug. 15, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Cost: $130 per week, 11724 Grant Road, Cypress www.kclubhouse.com 281-251-3733

Kids R Kids

At Kids R Kids, campers participate in educational activities, sports, arts and crafts and field trips., Grades: K–5, Dates: June 4–Aug. 24, 6 a.m.– 6:30 p.m., Cost: Costs vary per center, www.kidsrkids.com

14050 Telge Road, Cypress 281-256-0020

7410 Fry Road, Cypress 281-463-3700

10720 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress 281-304-6004

20151 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress 281-304-5437

10708 Ranchstone Drive, Houston 281-807-0999

Langham Creek Family YMCA

Children, teens and young adults can enroll in specialty camps, such as Princess Camp, Science Camp, Martial Arts Camp and Skateboard Camp, which take place during various weeks of the summer. General day camps with an assortment of activities are also available for young children and teens., Ages: 5–17, Dates: June 4–Aug. 17, times vary, Cost: $85–$155 per week, 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston 281-859-6143, www.ymcahouston.com/langham-creek

Mackel Private School

Campers work on reading and math skills, art projects and more academic activities at this full- or part-time camp. The camp also takes field trips to local activity centers such as the Oil Ranch., Grades: 18 months–Grade 5, Dates: May 31–Aug. 24, 6:45 a.m.–6 p.m., Cost: $50 registration fee, $550 per month for full day campers, 12811 Cypress North Houston Road, Houston 281-955-2002, www.mackelprivateschool.com

Primrose School of Barker Cypress

Children learn about science and social studies through activities, field trips and games at the Primrose school. Field trips include outings to the zoo, the Children's Museum and the Museum of Natural Science., Ages: Infants–5, Dates: June 4–August 24, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Cost: $195–$265 per week, 16555 Dundee Road, Cypress 281-225-0123, www.primroseschools.com

Project Idea Fashion Design Institute Summer Camp

Children learn how to draw sketches, make patterns, sew by hand and machine and design accessories during the fashion-oriented class. Campers host a fashion show at the end of the week., Ages: 5–10, Dates: June 11–15, Cost: $215, Bridgeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 281-304-1318, www.projectideakids.com

SPORTS

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex

Aerodrome offers hockey camps, including Planet Hockey, which has different locations around the world, and an in-house hockey camp. Ice skating camps include both learn-to-skate programs and figure skating lessons for more advanced students., Ages: 3 and up, Dates: June 4–Aug. 24; dates and times vary, Cost: Costs vary, 8220 Willow Place Drive, Houston 281-84-SKATE, www.aerodromes.com, www.aerodromeskaters.com

Advantage Baseball

In addition to offering activities and games, this five-day baseball camp includes hitting and pitching drills and fielding and throwing lessons., Ages: 7 and up, Date and time: Dates and times vary, Cost: $250 per week, $60 per day, 8515 Jackrabbit Road, Ste. Q, Houston 281-550-2433, www.advantagebaseball.com

Dynamic Extreme Athletics

Both a day camp and a cheer-only camp will be offered at DEA this summer. The day camps have free play, cheering and tumbling and arts and crafts. DEA cheer camps are four-hour Saturday sessions and teach basic cheerleading skills., Ages: 5 and up, Dates: June–July, dates and times vary, Cost: $30 per day and/or weekly rates, 20220 Hempstead Road, Ste. 12, Houston 713-397-6608, www.deacheer.com

Junior Golf Camp

Longwood Golf Course hosts its annual Junior Golf Camp, which teaches students the proper fundamentals of the game, from a full swing to the rules., Ages: 5–17, Dates: June 11–Aug. 22, 9–11:30 a.m., Cost: $200–$220 per session, 13300 Longwood Trace, Cypress 281-373-4100, www.longwoodgc.com

K2 Academy of Kids Sports

The fitness-based camps provide students the opportunity to create arts and crafts and play an assortment of sports. Friday field trips are optional for school-aged children, including swimming and putt-putt. K2 Academy also holds skills workshops three days a week for gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading training., Ages: 2–12, Dates and time: June 4–Aug. 23, times vary, Cost: $33–$227 per session, 12603 Louetta Drive, Cypress 281-655-7272, www.k2academy.com

Sandlot Sports

Sandlot Sports has a rec camp and baseball and softball camps. Rec camps include a variety of fitness-related options, such as dodgeball, capture the flag and flag football. The baseball and softball camps teach the fundamentals of each sport., Ages: 5–14, Dates: June 4–Aug. 24, dates and times vary, Cost: Costs vary, 16618 Mueschke Road, Cypress 281-373-HITS, www.sandlot-sports.com

Sports Quest Soccer Camps

A professional soccer training organization, Sports Quest hosts several summer soccer camps for children aged 5–12. Open to boys and girls, players receive a soccer ball, T-shirt, awards and other gifts., Ages: 5–12, Dates: June 18–22, June 25–29, July 16–20, Cost: $110–$160

www.sportsquesttraining.com

Central/Roberts Park, 15015 Heath Green Circle, Cypress 832-593-7777

St. John Lutheran Church, 15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress 832-593-7777

Willowbrook Sports Complex

Volleyball camps are offered throughout the summer, including an all-skills camp, a college prep session and a volley kids camp for grades K–3. Players learn the fundamentals of volleyball, such as serving, passing, setting and hitting, Grades: K–12, Dates: June 4–Aug. 15; dates and times vary, Cost: $135–$295 per session, 12539 Perry Road, Houston 281-807-0055, www.willowbrooksports.com

Community Impact Newspaper has identified businesses and organizations offering summer camps within its distribution area. If your business or organization was not included in the guide, email us at nwhnews@impact.com.

By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.


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