The Katy 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.
Bonjour & Bienvenue French Cultural Center
The center offers a camp for children interested in learning about French culture and traditions. Activities include sporting events themed around the World Cup (soccer), the Tour de France (cycling) and the French Open (tennis). Other activities include language lessons, cooking, arts and crafts, and campouts for older attendees. Ages 6-18. June 18-Aug. 17. Full-day camps are $265 (members) and $295 (non-members). Half-day camps are $155 (members) and $185 (non-members).
1319 Circle Lake Drive, Katy
Code Ninjas (West Katy)
The coding camp will offer children the opportunity to learn game design, Java, Minecraft Create and drone programming along with other fun activities. Programs are designed to engage children in educational activities while helping them explore their interests in coding. Ages 7-14. May 29-Aug. 10. $200-$300 before April 1 or $250-$375 April 1 and after.
2780 FM 1463, Katy
Katy GT Academy
The educational facility offers academic camps ranging from one week to four weeks. Academic camps are led by certified teachers and cover math, science, computer software and SAT preparation. Other camps include basketball, ice skating, chess and robotics. Ages 18 months-6 years (preschool program), ages 3-16 (regular camps). May 28-Aug. 15 (weekly). $139-$270 (varies by class).
21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy
LISTO Translation Services
The translation and education center will offer a variety of camps throughout the summer to help children master Spanish while learning other valuable skills. Ages 3-12. June 11-Aug. 9. Spanish immersion is a summer long program and costs $480 for the full program. Other programs have a one-time $25 registration fee and are $20 per day.
830 S. Mason Road, Ste. B2-8, Katy
University of Houston-Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown hosts six different summer camps at the Faith West Academy and Community Center. Camp locations are also available throughout Greater Houston. Visit the Compucamp website for details.
Attendees learn advanced skills about computers, and delve into construction, operating systems and programming. Two-week course, half days. Ages 10-17. June 5-July 13. $285-$329.
Students learn the basics of engineering and can choose from six different classes. Ages 6-13. June 5-July 14. $249-$295.
Students learn the basics of Spanish and French, including vocabulary, pronunciation, verb conjugation and basic skills. Ages 6-13. June 5-July 14. $249-$269 per week.
Students learn a variety of science skills, including chemistry, electronics and robotics. Various classes focus on constructing robots, droids and drones. Ages 6-13. June 5-July 14. $249-$295.
Elementary school and junior high school students choose math or test preparation classes to have fun and to improve their skills. Ages 10-16. June 5-July 14. Ranges from $269 to $695 per week depending on program.
Writing Camp is designed to help students improve their writing skills, including sentence structure, organization, word choice and finding a voice.
Ages 8-16. June 5-July 14. $249-$295.
Campers begin each day with high-energy interactive performances. There are also worship sessions, games and live character skits. Participants engage in various sports activities, including zip lining, water slides and swimming. Ages grades 1-8. June 11-15,18-22 and 25-29. $250 per week with extra fees for early drop-off and late pickup.
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road, Katy
The Y offers summer-camp programs throughout the Greater Houston area, including the Westheimer Parkway and Main Street locations in Katy. Camps offer a variety of activities depending on location, including swimming, field trips, sports programs, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, science, reading, archery and exercise classes. An outdoor camp is offered at Camp Cinco behind Creech Elementary School on a 220-acre plot owned by the Y and includes a rope course, BB gun safety and marksmanship courses, and archery lessons. Ages 6-12. May 28-Aug. 10. $150-$225 per week.
15050 Cinco Park Road, Katy
Mark A. Chapman YMCA at Katy Main Street
1350 Main Street, Katy
Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch
22807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy.
Circle Lake Ranch Horse Camp
Children receive daily instruction in an introduction to horse riding and ownership. Along with learning the basics of horse riding, students rotate through different learning centers that include lessons on horse feeding, putting equipment on horses, washing and grooming and identifying the parts of a horse. Ages 6-12. May 28-Aug. 10. $399 (per week.)
1102 Circle Lake Drive, Katy
Carolina Creek Christian Camp
Carolina Creek Christian Camp provides a variety of sports, an arts program and other activities. Activities include ropes courses, swimming, a water park, wakeboarding and tubing. This camp offers children a chance to spend the night away from home in a protected environment while being active and learning Christian values. Ages grades K-12. June 3-Aug. 12. $398 (four-day camps) and $796 (six-day camps).
84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville
Katy’s First Baptist Church
This year, Katy’s First Baptist Church will offer a half-day Vacation Bible School program that will include Bible lessons, music, verse study and other activities. The program only includes partial days, so parents are encouraged to call for more details. Ages kindergarten through sixth grade graduates. June 4-7. Free.
600 Pin Oak Road, Katy
Children will learn game coding, animation projects, Minecraft modding, circuit design and more. The goal of the camp is to help children develop friendships and critical thinking skills. Ages 5-16. June 4-Aug. 10. Half-day camps are $185 per week, full-day camps are $370 per week.
Best in Class Education Center
3750 S. Mason Road, Katy
Nutty Scientists Fort Bend summer camps provide children with a safe environment to explore the wonders of science. Each camp features a different educational theme. Ages 6-11. June 4-Aug. 3. $175 per week.
Locations vary each week, see website for details.
Summer Discovery Camps
At the Houston Museum District’s Health Museum, children can attend weekly camps to study biology, medicine, skeletal health and chemistry. Games and activities are also a part of The Health Museum’s Summer Discovery Camp experience. Ages 5-13. June 4-Aug. 10. $300 to $460.
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive, Houston
AKA Sports Camp
At its 10,000-square-foot facility with more than 2 acres of outdoor play area, AKA Sports Camp provides an atmosphere where children can participate in arts and crafts, Bible studies and a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer and volleyball. Ages 5-13. May 21-Aug. 10. $180 per week (full day) or $125 (two days.)
American Kids Athletics
3211 N. Fry Road, Katy. 281-492-2411
Kingdom & Wheels
Kingdom & Wheels offers a program for children to learn to skate, play with new friend and learn arts and crafts. Snacks, drinks and skate rentals are included. Ages grades K-5. June 11-Aug. 3. $50 per day or $150 per week.
25757 Westheimer Parkway, Ste.190, Katy
Momentum Indoor Climbing
The climbing school’s instructors will provide hands on climbing training, activities and games. Gear rental is included with camp prices. Ages 4-12. May 29-Aug. 10. $255-$300.
25410 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy