Your 2019 guide to spring and summer camps in The Woodlands

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Parents looking for spring break and summer activities for kids to enjoy in The Woodlands can find a variety of camps for all ages, including half- and full-day schedules. Science, art, athletics and general academic camps are planned throughout the area.

Worth the trip

Camp Zoofari
Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo offers a variety of weeklong camps focused on different themes for younger campers. Ages 3-16. June-August.
$200-$1,000.
Houston Zoo, 6200 Herman Park Drive, Houston
713-533-6739
www.houstonzoo.org

Spring break camps

A. Nutty Scientists
Nutty Scientists offers interactive summer camps. This summer’s camp features themes such as “Nutty Detectives” and “Amazing Toy Making.” A partnership with the organization Drama Rockets also offers a combination of science, art and theater across two additional camps. Ages 6-11. March 11-15.
8000 McBeth Way, Ste. 160, The Woodlands
281-719-0873
www.nuttyscientistshouston.com

B. The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers 10 separate weeks of workshops with age-appropriate activities. Workshops are hands-on, art- and science-based activities, such as building Lego kits, reading, building sand castles, early robotics and creating model volcanoes. March 11-15. Cost varies.
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-465-0955
www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

ACADEMIC

1. Discovery College
Discovery College at Lone Star College-Montgomery and LSC-Creekside Center provides an opportunity for students to grow with a variety of one-week, hands-on science-, technology-, engineering-, art- and math-based programs as well as athletics. Ages, dates, cost TBD.
Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands
936-273-7446
www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college.htm

2. Language Kids World
Language Kids World helps children connect to culture through language fluency and fun with its immersion summer camps in Spanish. Programs are taught by native-speaking language educators in a play-based and innovative environment. Ages 3-10. June 24-28 (Latin American camp), July 8-12 (Spain camp). $229 (one week).
536 Sawdust Road, Spring
281-565-1388
www.languagekids.com

3. Camp Invention
The camp offers a variety of hands-on programming related to creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, engineering and curiosity designed to make students think like scientists. The camp has two sessions in The Woodlands:
Grades K-6. July 8-12. $275
Christ Community School 1488 Wellman Road, The Woodlands
www.campinvention.org

Grades K-6. June 24-28. $255
Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
www.campinvention.org

4. Wonders of the Woodlands (WOW!) Science Camp
WOW! Science Camp offers hands-on experiments, games, centers and activities based around a variety of scientific topics. Ages 3 ½-fifth grade. June 24-28, July 8-12. $150.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
281-297-5948
wowsciencecamp@sbcglobal.net

ARTS

5. Class Act Productions Summer Stock Shows
The Woodlands-area theater program offers a pair of summer sessions for children to learn about theater, singing and acting through two separate shows. Ages 6-10, 11-16. June 10-14, 17-21. $325 (“Annie”), $375 (“Aladdin Jr.”).
25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands
281-941-8500
www.classactproductions.org

6. The Kangaroo Forest
This summer program offers children a variety of daily activities and several weekly field trips throughout the Houston area. Ages 5-12. June 3-Aug. 12. $825/month.
7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring
281-465-4069
www.thekangarooforest.com

DAY CAMPS

7. Ivy Kids
Ivy Kids holds a 10-week summer camp program. The weekly camps for students ages 5 to 12 feature field trips and rotating themes including cooking, art and more. Students can sign up for as many or few weeks as they desire. Ages 5-12.June 3-Aug. 9. $205 (weekly).
28813 Birnham Woods Dr., Spring
281-353-7777
www.ivykids.com

8. Stepping Stones Preparation Academy
The theme of this camp changes on a weekly basis, offering both indoor and outdoor activities, off-campus and in-house field trips, swimming and hands-on projects at the Crane Brook Drive location.
Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug. 15. Price TBD.
11900 Crane Brook Drive, The Woodlands
281-292-8783
www.steppingstonesprep.com

9. Stepping Stones Child Care
The theme of this camp changes weekly, offering both indoor and outdoor activities, off-campus and in-house field trips, swimming and hands-on projects at the Falconwing Drive location.
Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug.15. $220 (per week).
10601 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands
281-298-5838
www.steppingstonesfalconwing.com

10. The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers 10 weeks of summer workshops with age-appropriate classes. Workshops include art- and science-based with classes in subjects such as Legos, early robotics, art and clay making.
Ages 4-10. June 3-Aug. 8. Prices vary.
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-465-0955
www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

11. YMCA Teen Camp
Each YMCA Teen Camp lasts five days. Camp activities include swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, archery, college tours, weekly devotionals and a service project.
Ages 12-15. June 3-Aug. 16. $165 (member), $205 (program member), $35 registration fee.
The Woodlands Family YMCA Shadowbend, 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands
281-367-9622
www.ymcahouston.org

SPORTS

12. VillaSport Athletic Club
The athletic club’s summer camp offerings range from an 11-week day camp focused on travel and exploration to week-long counselor training, sports and aquatics sessions. Ages 5-17. June 3-Aug. 16. Prices vary by camp.
4141 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands
832-585-0822
www.villasport.com

13. Maximum Athletics

The sports camp offers weeklong sessions in June and July featuring the themes Gymnastics Candyland Adventure (age 3 and older), Super Hero Obstacle Battles (age 5 and older), Olympic Sports Competition (age 3 and older) and Ninja Warrior Survivor (age 5 and older). $145-$160 (by May 10), $165-$200 (after May 10). Maximum Athletics, 28519 Sweetgum Road, The Woodlands. 281-419-3547. www.maximumathletics.net

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