Summer Camp Guide 2018: Keep your kids active this summer in Pearland, Friendswood

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


Academic


Bricks 4 Kidz
The annual summer camp allows children to play and create models with Legos as well as the camp’s own specially designed bricks. Camps are divided into two age groups and explore topics in engineering, architecture and robotics. Camps are hosted at four locations in the Pearland area: Pearland Parks and Recreation Department, St. Andrew’s Academy, Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church and Lake Jackson Parks and Recreation Department. Ages 5-12 for theme camps, ages 9-14 for robotics. $125-$185, weekly. June-August (weekly).

Pearland Parks & Recreation Department-
Westside Event Center: 2150 Countryplace Parkway, Pearland
St. Andrew’s Academy: 2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland

Shepherd of the Heart UMC: 12005 CR 59, Pearland
832-350-8645

www.bricks4kidz.com/pearland






Code Ninjas
Four different camp options are available—Minecraft Create, Beginning JavaScript, Game Builders Club and Code Drones—in which campers learn different functionalities of computer programing and gaming. The last day to get the early bird discount is March 31. Ages 7-14. $200-$350 per week. May 29-July 20.

12810 W. Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland
832-849-5110
www.codeninjas.com





Kids Robotic Academy
Kids Robotic Academy offers levels of robotics classes for each age group. Advanced levels require students to have taken a lower-level class first. Ages 4-14.$175-$225 per week. Half-day and day rates available.May 29-Aug. 17

8201 Broadway, Ste. 143, Pearland
713-454-7004
www.kidsroboticacademy.com





STEAM & Robotics
STEAM & Robotics hosts science, technology, engineering, arts and math camps around the U.S., with several camps in the Greater Houston area. In Pearland, it is offering half-day sessions for Robotics Camp and Kids Battle Robots. The half-day sessions can be combined into full days.Ages 7-14. $299 per half-day. June 25-29.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1702 N Main St., Pearland
972-881-4386
www.steamandrobotics.com/houston





SMART Core Labs
Camp courses span a range of creative and technical subjects, including robotics, coding, chemistry, digital art and stop-motion animation, with topics changing each week. Camps meet daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pickup options are available for an additional cost. Ages 5-18. $300 per week. May 28-Aug. 17.

2809 Miller Ranch Road, Ste. 401, Pearland
832-736-5691
www.smartcorelabs.com





University of Houston Summer Camp
UH-Downtown spearheads a partnership with UH and UH-Clear Lake and several camp providers to offer camps in computer building and programming, engineering, writing, foreign languages and a Summer Academy that includes test prep (ACT/SAT), financial literacy, and visits to MD Anderson Hospital to explore the health care field. Each camp runs for one week, but parents can sign their student up for multiple weeks. Early bird registration ends March 31. Ages 6-16. $249-695 per week. June 4-July 13.

Nolan Ryan Junior High School, 11500 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
713-221-8032
www.compucamp2018.com





Arts


Creative Edge Art Studio
Weekly art camps allow children to create art projects in a variety of mediums, such as paint, papier-mache, clay and drawing. Projects are based on a different theme each week. Camps run daily from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks are provided, and registration is required in advance. Early drop-off and late lunch pickup available for an additional cost. Ages 5-14. $185 weekly. May 29-Aug. 6.

2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland
832-295-9099
www.creativeedgeartstudio.com





Kid Creations
Campers complete a different art project—plaster painting, ceramics, canvas, sand art, mosaics, stepping stones and kids Pilates—with a different theme every day. Sessions can be purchased in single days or a full five-day camp. Camps run from 1 to 3 p.m., and snacks are provided. Ages 5 and older. $35 per day; $160 per week. June 4-Aug. 3.

607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 13, Friendswood
832-569-4694
www.kidcreations4me.com





Day Camps


City of Friendswood
Camps feature indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, nature studies, scavenger hunts, swimming and multiple sports. Some sessions offer field trips, including Galveston’s Pleasure Pier, Typhoon Texas and Schlitterbahn. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended child care hours: 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning April 10 for Friendswood residents and April 24 for nonresidents. Ages 6-13. $140-$225 per session (rates are higher for nonresidents). June 1-Aug. 14 (overall); each session lasts one to two weeks.

910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-996-3220
www.ci.friendswood.tx.us





City of Pearland
Camp KIA (Kids in Action) offers Arts & Crafts, dodgeball, swimming, dancing, skits, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and other activities. Campers are split into groups based on age. Camps are held over 11 weeks with different themes for each week that tie into the field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 5-10. $150/week for residents, $187.50 for non-residents. June 4-Aug.17.

Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
281-924-1060
www.pearlandtx.gov






Performance


Allegro Pearland Academy of Music
Allegro offers two camps, one for each age group. The first, June 11-15, is a singing and piano camp for students ages 5 to 12 called “Music of Mermaids.” The second is the Summer Strings Camp for violin, viola and cello students age 7 and older. Both are held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day with a performance on the last day of the camp. Register online. Age 5 and older. $200 per week, registration fee is $35. June 11-15 and June 25-29.

1801 Country Place Parkway, Ste. 107, Pearland
713-614-6679
www.allegroacademypearland.com





Popstar Performers
Campers learn to sing, dance and perform popular songs and routines. The camps include themes, such as “The Greatest Showman,” “Trolls,” “Descendants 2,” “Moana” and “Taylor Swift/Kids Bop.” Each camp culminates in a final performance. Classes meet either once per week for the whole summer or for a whole week, depending on the class. A full schedule and registration is available online. Ages 3-12. $75 per month or $135 for weeklong camps. June 18-Aug. 13 (overall); each program has a specific date range.

607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 17, Friendswood
832-693-5040
www.popstarperformers.com






Sports


Bay Area Equestrian
Two-day camps include hours of horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp. Registration can be done online, by phone or in person. Seven camps are available throughout the summer. After-hour child care is available upon request for an extra charge.
Ages 6 and older. $300 per week. June 4-Aug. 8 (two-day sessions scheduled throughout).

1908 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-996-1515
www.baectx.com





Bushi Ban
Campers learn multidisciplinary techniques from a variety of martial arts, including karate, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Each weekly camp runs 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily and includes daily field trips, such as roller skating, swimming and movies. The preregistration deadline is April 1. Age 5 and older. Varies by camp selection. May 30-Aug. 18; each program has a specific date range.

3350 Manvel Road, Ste. A, Pearland
281-997-9500

1625 Friendswood Lakes Blvd., Friendswood
281-482-8000
www.bushiban.com





George Springer ProCamp
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer and other coaches will offer hands-on instruction, exercises and games. The camp is open to all skill levels, and attendees will be grouped by age. Each camper will receive a souvenir autograph from George Springer, a team photo and a camp T-shirt. Ages 5-14. $199. June 4.

Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood
513-793-2267
www.procamps.com/georgespringer





Grappling Zone
The martial arts camp is offers classes in kung fu, weapons, board breaking, jiujitsu and self-defense as well as sign language, foreign languages, entrepreneurship and other activities. Some camps include field trips for an additional cost. Ages 5-16. $130 per week or $40 per day; registration is $35, uniform included. June 4 -Aug. 17.

2837 Miller Ranch Road, Ste. 117, Pearland
713-340-1100
www.grapplingzone.com





Sport Divers
Sport Divers’ scuba camp teaches children how to safely dive and enjoy underwater swimming. Students practice in pools as well as in supervised open water dives. Students must supply a mask, fins and snorkel; other equipment is provided. Ages 10 and up. $550 per week. June 11-Aug. 6

20814 Interstate 45 Ste. 60, Webster
281-338-1611
www.sportdivers.com





Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
There are a range of camp options, including a June 4 day camp, a ninja camp, robotics, science, art and cheerleading. Prices are reduced for facility members. Camps are held weekly and meet Monday through Friday. Ages 5-15. $125-$205 per camp. June 4-Aug. 6 (varies by camp).

2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland
281-485-6805
www.ymcahouston.org/vic-coppinger






Religious


Epiphany Lutheran Church
Children are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School camps as well as sports camps. This year’s VBS theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” Activities include game, crafts and Bible stories. The sports camp in June is offered in the afternoon after Bible school.
Ages 3-12. $10-$85, depending on the camp. June 11-12 (schedules vary by camp).

5515 Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-7833
www.shiningthelight.org





First United Methodist Church Pearland
Various weeklong camps are available, including Vacation Bible School, Gifts Camp, Sports Camp and Mad Science Camp. Students can also attend Lakeview Summer Camp, where campers engage in faith-based activities on over 1,300 acres of land just outside Palestine, Texas. Age 3 and older (camps cater to different age groups). $100-$400, depending on the camp. June 11-Aug. 3.

2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
281-485-1466
www.fumcpearland.org





Friendswood Methodist Church
Friendswood Methodist Church offers a variety of camps, including Wonderful Wednesday, Preschool Camp, B1G Camp and Triumph Sports Camp. Ages 18 months to 12 years. Free to $90. June 6 to Aug. 2

110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-7535
www.friendswoodmethodist.org





Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church
Vacation Bible School program teaches kids Scripture through story time, crafts, games and songs. Snacks are also provided. This year’s theme is “God’s Masterpiece.” Class is held from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day. Ages Pre-K-5th grade. $30 (Pre-K), $15 (Grades K-5). June 25-28

12005 CR 59, Pearland
713-436-5080
www.shepherdoftheheart.org





First Baptist Church Friendswood
First Baptist Church Friendswood is hosting Vacation Bible School this summer. The theme is Game On! Activities include worship rally, arts and crafts, recreation and snacks. Online registration begins May 1. Ages 5 to 12. Free.  June 25-28

111 E. Heritage, Friendswood
281-482-7573
www.fbcfkids.org





Hope Lutheran

This Vacation Bible School camp offers singing, crafts, videos, games, snacks and a drama. Registration opens in mid-to-late April and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 4-11. $15. June 25-29


1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-7943
www.hope-lutheran.org




By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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