Here's our 2018 Summer Camp Guide: arts, athletics and more for kids to do this summer

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

Editor's note: The dates for the Redd School summer camp were erroneously listed as June 5-30 in our print edition, and an incorrect cost of the camp was listed. The dates of the camp are June 4-29.



Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)


Music camp activities include a chance to perform at the end of each session. The Summer Strings Camp offers electives, such as fiddling, vibrato and improvisation. 9 a.m.-noon, June 18-22 (6th-grade Strings Camp), Klein High School, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. $125. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16-20 (7th- and 8th-grade Summer Strings camp). $200. Klein Collins High School, Spring.20811 Ella Blvd., Houston. $200. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org








Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts


Students learn about art techniques and artists in a series of week-long camps, “The Educated Eye” and “The Intuitive Eye.” Camps are divided into junior and senior age ranges.  Ages 8-18.  June 4-July 27.
$140 (members), $175 (nonmembers).


6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
281-376-6322
www.pearlmfa.org








Playhouse 1960


Playhouse 1960 offers several summer camps in which each camper performs a role in productions, such as “Shrek the Musical,” “Annie” and “Little Women.” Campers are guaranteed casting in a speaking role. Each camp will have two public performances at the end of the session. Registration is held through June 4 for “Shrek” and “Annie,” and registration is through June 19 for “Little Women.” Ages 5-18. June 5-July 1. $250 ($50 deposit).


6814 Gant Road, Houston
832-713-1648
www.ph1960.com







Vicki Michelle


The dance school offers ballet, tap, baton, circus act and musical theater camps at its facility on Stuebner Airline Road. Each camp is one to three days in length. Ages 6 and older. June 14-July 19. $66-$100.


17315 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring.
281-379-4020
www.vickimichelle.net







Young Leaders Vintage Park


Campers can attend a variety of one-week camps ranging from activity-based programs in cooking, art, music and fitness, to science and educational camps. Lunch and snacks are provided. Ages 5 (public kindergarten completed)-12. June 4-Aug. 17.
$200 per week.


106 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. E, Houston
832-559-8710
www.ylcampus.com







Family ATA Martial Arts


Participants learn about the different martial arts forms, including Olympic-style challenges, rank advancement and sparring. Ages 6 and older. June 11-15, July 23-27, Aug. 13-17. $199 (registration before April), $375 (beginning in April).


6082 FM 2920, Spring
281-257-5425
www.familyata.com







Giammalva Racquet Club camps


Participants receive personal attention from experienced staffers in this weekly sports camp. The camp also focuses on the areas of tennis, fitness and athletic development. Ages 5-18. Dates and costs TBA.


16400 Sir William Drive, Spring
281-370-5801
www.giammalva.com








InSPIRE Rock


Orange Crush Climbing Camp participants spend half the day focused on self-awareness, problem-solving, planning and executing a climb. The second half of the day will include character education lessons, yoga for fitness and crafting. Ages 6-12. June 4-Aug. 10 (five-day camps). $299 (full-day camp per week for members), $325 (full-day camp per week for nonmembers).


403 E. Louetta Road, Spring
281-288-7625
www.inspirerock.com/camps







Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp


Campers enjoy weeks of themed activities, such as slacklining, laser tag, cooking, ninja training and water works. Each week of camp includes gymnastics, swimming and outdoor activities. Ages 4 and older.
May 28-Aug. 17. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $140 (weekly sessions).


1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball
281-255-9997
www.texasstargymnastics.net







Ivy Kids Early Learning Center


This day camp includes weekly field trips, a gymnastics program, daily academic, math, reading and writing activities and world changers activities. The program offers weekly themes, such as “Traveling Ships,” “Under Construction,” “Mystical Journey” and “Out of this World.” Children can attend on a full-time or part-time basis Monday-Friday. Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug. 15. $195 (for five days per week), $146.25 (for three days per week), $97.50 (for two days per week). Registration is free.


28813 Birnham Woods Drive, Spring
281-353-7777
www.ivykids.com/birnhamwoods







Kardia Christian Academy Adventure Preschool


The annual summer camp includes three field trips a week for children in prekindergarten through students entering fifth grade. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 3 months-fifth grade. June 4-Aug. 6 (one week camps).
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., extended care hours available 8-9 a.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. $165-$200.


10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston
281-378-4050
www.kardiachristianacademy.org








Kinsmen Lutheran Church


Each day at Kinsmen Lutheran Church’s  Camp Hope series centers around a story from the Bible. Teens and young adults work with young camp participants. Other activities include games, crafts, worship, drama, small group time and snacks relating to the story of the day. Older students also participate in service projects throughout the community.  Grades K-7. July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. Cost is yet to be determined.


12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston
281-444-3126
www.kinsmenlutheran.org







Primrose School of Champions


Participants in the summer camp series explore themes such as science and technology. The program includes field trip excursions for pre-K students throughout the summer. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. June 4-Aug. 20. $144-$284 per week.


16811 Shadow Valley Drive, Spring
281-655-7444
www.primrosechampions.com







Children’s Learning Adventure


The learning center offers a series of one-week summer camps with a superhero theme, including outings with a focus on science, art, physical activity, games and other activities which fit into the STEAM curriculum—science, technology, education, arts and math. Two-, three- and five-day camps are available.  Ages 5-12. June 6-Aug. 13. $50 (registration fee), weekly rates vary.


8901 Spring Cypress Road, Spring
832-791-3282
www.childrenslearningadventure.com







Discovery College


Discovery College at Lone Star College-
Tomball provides an opportunity for students to grow this summer with a variety of one-week, hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math-based programs as well as athletics. Ages 6-17. June 11-28, July 9-12. Weekly sessions start at $115.


30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball
281-357-3676
www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college







Redd School summer camp


Redd School summer camp offers swimming, martial arts, music, drama, robotics, STEM, arts and other programs. The camp offers two four-week day-camp sessions, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Summer school classes are also available in math and English. Participants are asked to register by June 1. Ages kindergarten through eighth grade. June 4-29, July 2-27.
$725/four-week camp (extended care fees extra).


4820 Strack Road, Houston
281-440-1106
www.reddschool.com







The Woodlands Childrens Museum


The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers 10 weeks of summer workshops with age- appropriate classes. Workshops are art- and science-based with hands-on classes, such as Legos, early robotics, art and clay-making. Ages 4-10. June 4-Aug. 9. $56-$139 (museum members), $76-$159
(nonmembers).


4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
281-465-0955
www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org




By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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