New Braunfels summer camp guide for 2018

Area summer camps center around academics, adventure, arts and performance, culinary and sports. n

Area summer camps center around academics, adventure, arts and performance, culinary and sports. n

The New Braunfels area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps. This list is not comprehensive.


ACADEMIC








Awesome Science
Participate in exciting science experiments that study different areas of science.

Ages: 6-8
Dates: July 23-27
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Drone Junior Flight Camp
Fast forward Kids is merging the best in science and technology with the wonder of flight. Drone Junior Flight Camp is taking a hands-on learning approach and mixing in innovation and adventure. Make new friends, play creative games and embrace what is soon to be one of the fastest-growing technological career fields.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $113

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Little Scientist
Explore science through hands-on experiments. Every day campers will explore different areas of science using things like crystal creations, soluble messes, oozing experiments and much more.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: June 18-22
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Slime School
Do you love playing with gooey slime? Come get messy and experiment with us, rather than in your own kitchen, with several different types of slime.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: July 3-Aug. 3
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Space in the Place
Learn about outer space through a variety of space-themed activities and experiments.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: June 11-15
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





ADVENTURE








Little Landa Explorers
From hiking to crawfishing, little explorers will explore all Landa Park has to offer.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: June 4-8
Cost: $50

Landa Park Pavilion No. 6,
164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Pretty Princess
Learn how to be a princess in this fairytale of a camp. Get all that you will need for your royal life such as tiaras, wands, princess etiquette and much more.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: June 25-29
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





‘Star Wars’ Camp

Light up your sabers and get ready for this “Stars Wars” adventure. Experience “Star Wars”-themed activities suitable for any young Jedi, such as creating your own light saber and more.


Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 9-13
Cost: $55


Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels







Ultimate Survivor
In this outdoor adventure camp, kids will be introduced to basic techniques such as how to purify water, leave no trace camping, signal for help and much more. Wrapped in games and adventure, unique challenges await.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $113

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Young Builders
Children are engaged in creative activities with Lego pieces. This innovative program for Lego builders provides opportunities for imagination and hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified educator. More than 15 new games, projects and activities not found in stores will be planned and engineered.

Ages: 6-8
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $113

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Zombie Survival
Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Participants will learn all of the outdoor survival skills they need to survive.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 23-27
Cost: $55

Cypress Bend Park,
503 Peace Ave., New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





ARTS & PERFORMANCE








American All-Star Gymnastics
Starting June 4, American All-Star Gymnastics  will be holding weekly four-day summer camps Monday through Thursday. Each week will be a different theme rotating through gymnastics, cheer, ninja, and cheer/tumble.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: Monday through Thursday June 4-Aug. 23
Cost: $150 per week ($25 sibling discount) w/$50 deposit, $40 daily ($5 sibling discount) with $10 deposit, and $25 half days with $10 deposit

American All-Star Gymnastics
7150 N. I-35, New Braunfels
830-643-0720
www.americanall-star.com





Artful Explorers
Explore a variety of art mediums and techniques such as paint, watercolor and crayons. Campers will create fun art projects to bring home each day.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: Aug. 6-10
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Casa de Linda Art Studio
Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics, themes and materials in each three-day summer camp. Different mediums, including graphite drawing, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, mosaics, fused glass and polymer clay, are featured weekly.

Ages: 5-9 (10 a.m.-noon), 8-13 (1-4 p.m.)
Dates: Monday-Wednesday June 11-Aug. 1
Cost: $135 per three-day camp ages 5-9, $150 per three-day camp for ages 8-13
Fee includes all supplies, instructions and daily snacks; multi-camp and family discounts available

Casa de Linda Art Studio,
13620 RR 12, Bldg. 8, Wimberley
830-221-7676
www.casadelinda.com





Circle Arts Theatre
Theater camp includes training and rehearsals and concludes with a live performance. Registration will available online in May.

Ages: grades 2-9
Dates: one and two-week camps available July 9-20
Cost: one week $200, two weeks $300

Circle Arts Theatre
124 Elizabeth Ave., New Braunfels
830-620-4848
www.circleartstheatre.org





Circus Arts Camp
Designed to introduce children to circus, performing and visual arts in a safe and noncompetitive environment, campers will receive circus arts instruction and learn to perform skills, special hoops and loops, the art of magic, balloon art and clown face painting.

Ages: 6-8
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $113

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Dance by Design Studio
Three and four-day camps focus on a variety of dance styles.

Ages: 3-18
Dates: May 29-Aug. 17
Cost: three-day camps $100, four-day camps $130

Dance by Design Studio
1551 N. Walnut, Ste. 34, New Braunfels
830-214-0132
www.dancebydesignstudios.com





Dance/Cheer/Tumble
Keep children active throughout the summer as they learn skills in tumble, cheer and dance.

Ages: 3 and older
Dates: June 4-Aug. 20 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Cost: $125/week (discounts available for families and consecutive weeks)

Texas Storm Athletics,
3923 S. I-35, Ste. 105, New Braunfels
830-387-5794
www.texasstormathletics.com





Fashion Designers
Young girls will express themselves with their own fashion sense by following the same design principles used by professionals. This includes basic sketching techniques, coordination of colors for the best effect, and mixing textures and patterns for perception and scale. Collaborative “design team” challenges make this hands-on, minds-on adventure into the world of design very exciting. For safety reasons, no sewing is practiced in this class.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $113

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Studio of Dance and Cheer
Summer camps include cheer, dance or tumbling activities. No experience necessary.

Ages: 5 and older
Dates: June-August
Cost: $40 one-time registration fee, $115 per week

Studio of Dance and Cheer
1495 N. Business I-35, Ste. 130, New Braunfels
830-625-2088
www.studioofdanceandcheer.com





Texas Storm Athletics
This is a great way to keep your children active throughout the summer while learning some skills in tumble, cheer and dance.

Ages: 3 and older
Dates: June 4th - August 20th
Cost: For the cost of $125 per week.

3923 S IH 35 Suite #105 New Braunfels 78132
830-387-5794
texasstormathletics.com





CULINARY








Around the Kitchen in 5 Days
These hands-on classes allow future chefs to learn about cooking cuisine from around the globe. Learn culinary skills and create a variety of delicious treats to take home.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: Aug. 13-17
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Cooks with Books
Each day campers will enjoy a different story and then participate in cooking a delicious treat from that story.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: July 30-Aug. 3
Cost: $55

Landa Haus,
360 Aquatic Circle, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Fictitious Foods
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step inside your favorite book or movie? From Harry Potter to “Beauty and the Beast,” campers will learn how to make the foods of their favorite characters.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: June 11-15
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Gourmet Goodies
Campers will put on their chef hats and learn the basic culinary skills and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more.

Ages: 13-17
Dates: July 9-13
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Kitchen Creations
Learn basic culinary skills and create a variety of treats that you can make at home.

Ages: 6-8
Dates: June 4-8
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Day Camps








Camp HeartSong
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
Date: June 21
Cost: free

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





Camp Minnehaha
Camp Minnehaha will offer arts and crafts, camp songs, special events, swimming and much more.

Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 4-Aug. 24
Cost: $102 resident fee per week, $130 non-resident fee per week

Landa Recreation Center,
164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Le Petit Couture Etiquette Camp
This camp offers etiquette lessons designed for applicable and modern manners.

Ages: 5-12
Dates: Mondays and Fridays June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $280

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





Peace Lutheran Church
A week-long vacation Bible school camp and day camp will be offered. Family supper and a snack are included.

Ages: 3 years-sixth grade
Dates: vacation Bible school: June 18-22, day Camp: Aug. 6-10
Cost: TBD

Peace Lutheran Church,
1147 S. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels
830-620-0618





St. Paul Lutheran Summer Adventure Camp
Camp will include weekly themes such as “To the Moon,” “STEM” and “Gross Things” plus field trips and weekly visits to the Landa Aquatic Center. Nutritious snacks and lunch will be served daily.

Ages: 5-12
Date: June 4-Aug. 24
Cost: $160 weekly or $575 monthly, Registration is $100, Pool pass $40

St Paul Lutheran Preschool
777 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-625-2044





Wurst Week Ever
This week-long day camp gives your teen a chance to get together with friends and explore Landa Park and its surroundings. Full of activities, this camp will teach campers all of the exciting ways to have fun in their home town.

Ages: 13-17
Dates: June 25-29
Cost: $55

Landa Park Pavilion No. 6,
164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





SPORTS








1st and 10 Football
Enjoy a fun-filled week of football. There will be no contact drills in this camp. Activities focus on the fundamentals of flag football.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 25-29 and July 23-27 (for ages 9-12), Aug. 13-17
Cost: $55

H-E-B Soccer Complex,
515 N. Live Oak Ave., New Braunfels
512-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Bump, Set, Spike
Practice important volleyball skills such as serving, setting, passing and much more through various games and activities.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 11-15 and Aug. 6-10
Cost: $55

Landa Park Sand Volleyball Courts,
164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels
512-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Danny Kaspar Basketball Camp
This fundamental-oriented camp emphasizes shooting, passing, ball handling and movement without the ball through a blend of drills, games and contests. Lunch is provided for students in second-ninth grades.

Dates: Aug. 6-9
Cost: $255 (full day) $140 (morning or afternoon)

Strahan Coliseum
700 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos
512-245-3832
www.dannykasparbasketballcamps.com





Extreme Martial Arts
Activities include structured martial arts and gymnastics lessons plus leadership and nutrition lessons, crafts, games, Nerf wars and light saber battles.

Ages: 4-14
Dates: week-long camps from June 4-Aug. 20
Cost: weekly rates are $165 for students, $199 for non-students

Extreme Martial Arts
1965 Post Road, Ste. 507, New Braunfels
830-426-6269
www.braunfelsmartialarts.com





Field of Dreams
This day camp will give participants the chance to learn and develop the basics of baseball.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 18-22, July 16-20, Aug. 13-17
Cost: $55

Fredericksburg Fields,
300 Fredericksburg Road, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





HealthLink Fitness and Wellness
Camp will offer swim lessons, water safety, fitness fun, crafts and games, outdoor fun, crafts and dietitian-led healthy snack making.

Ages: 5-12
Dates: week-long camps June 4-Aug. 10
Cost: Daily rates for members start at $25, and weekly rates start at $100. Daily rates for non-members start at $35 per day and $150 per week.

HealthLink Fitness and Wellness Center,
545 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels
830-500-7348
www.resolutehealth.com/our-locations/healthlink-fitness-and-wellness-center





Hoop Dreams
This basketball camp offers training in offense, defense, ball handling and much more.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 11-15
Cost: $55

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





John Newcombe Country Club
Weekly day camp sessions across multiple sports and disciplines.

Ages: All ages of children and teen athletes.
Dates: Week-long camps from June 11-Aug. 17
Cost: Daily rates start at $60. Weekly rates start at $225.

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

 





Little Athletes Preschool Week
I've straight days of activity introduce children to several different sports, including basketball, soccer, T-ball and more.

Ages: 3-5
Dates: July 2-6
Cost: $30

Westside Community Center,
2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





RAPID Track Program
to learn more about competing in track. Our track program emphasizes the fundamentals of track and sportsmanship and will engage its participants in scheduled meets.

Ages: 6-18
Dates: May 15-July 26
Cost: $150

Location TBA
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Slumber Falls Camp
Campers are encouraged to explore God’s creation and find joy in life while developing emotional, spiritual and social maturities through family groups, outdoor activities, service and worship experiences.

Ages: 6-18
Dates: Weekly June-July
Cost: $315 for a half-week, $490 for a full week

3610 River Road, New Braunfels
830-625-2212
www.slumberfalls.org





Texas Ski Ranch
Camps will focus on wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakesurfing and more. All camps are one week long and are designed for all levels of experience.

Ages: Overnight and full day 6-16; Half day 5-10; Adventure camp 5-12
Dates: All summer beginning June 3.
Cost: Overnight $950, full day $750, Half day $350, Adventure Camp $150. Prices are for one week of camp.

6700 IH35 North, New Braunfels
830-627-2843
www.texasskiranch.com





Ultimate Sports Camp
This camp is offered by the city of New Braunfels and will offer a variety of sports and constant activity. Kids will focus on instruction, fundamentals and most importantly, playing! Football, baseball and basketball are just some of the options for campers.

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 4-8, July 9-13, Aug. 6-10
Cost: $55

Fredericksburg Fields
300 Fredericksburg Rd., New Braunfels
830-221-4350
www.nbtexas.org/parks





Unicorn Summer Sports Camps
NBISD students will have can participate in camps focusing on softball, wrestling, volleyball, football and strength and conditioning. The dates, locations, deadlines and costs for each camp will be listed online in March with an easy online registration process.

Locations will vary
830-627-6111
www.nbisd.org





YMCA
Day camp activities include field trips, crafts, sports and more. YMCA camps are licensed by the state of Texas and offer highly trained staff at a low camper-to-staff ratio.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 4-Aug. 24
Cost: $147 per week, 10 percent off for YMCA members

New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene
201 Klein Rd., New Braunfels
210-924-2277
www.ymcasatx.org/summer


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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