The Woodlands 2018 Summer Camp Guide

YMCA Youth Day Camp

YMCA Youth Day Camp

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Summer Camp Guide The Woodlands
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Summer Camp Guide The Woodlands
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Summer Camp Guide The Woodlands
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Summer Camp Guide The Woodlands
The Woodlands 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.


Camp Invention

The hands-on programs at Camp Invention are designed to help students think like scientists. Children participate in activities spurring creative problem-solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity while campers assemble personalized robots. Grades K-6. June 4-8 (Nichols Sawmill Elementary School), June 11-15 (Bear Branch Elementary School). 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $235.

Nichols Sawmill Elementary School,
28750 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Bear Branch Elementary School,
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

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 camps featuring hands-on activities in  science, technology, engineering, art and athletics programs. Ages 7-14 (Montgomery) and 9-12 (Creekside Center). June 12-29,  July 10-13. Weekly sessions start at $97.

Lone Star College-Montgomery,
3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands

Lone Star College-Creekside Center,
8747 W. New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands

Day Camps

Class Act Summer Stock Show

The Woodlands-area theater program offers two summer shows for children to learn about theater, singing and acting. This year’s shows include two Disney classics, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Mary Poppins,” with both shows including songs from the classic animation and live-action movies. Ages 6-16. June 11-15, June 18-23. $325-$375.

25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands

Friends of Texas Wildlife

Campers learn about a different group of animal kingdoms, such as reptiles, mammals and birds, each day. The camp features wildlife crafts, nature games, a snack and T-shirt. Children will meet a different educational ambassador, such as a snake, hawk or opossum, each day. The indoor camp is held rain or shine.
Ages 6-12. June 12-14, July 17-19.
9 a.m.-noon. $100.

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia

Glassell School Summer Art Camp

The Glassell Junior School, a school affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is hosting weeklong art classes this summer. The classes are in a variety of different disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, fashion design, digital art and animation. Ages 3-18. June 4-Aug. 10. $150-$300. Discounts are available for museum members.

The Glassell Junior School,
5100 Montrose Blvd., Houston

Globe Trekkers

Campers will be divided into groups based on age and interests and will have the opportunity to participate in three different camp treks. Eco Trekking will allow participants to learn more about nature and wildlife; Nature Art Trekking will allow children to create nature inspired art using natural materials; Amazing Race & Survivor trekking will teach campers survival skills such as building shelters, identifying plans and first aid. Ages 4-12. July 9-13 (session 1), July 16-20 (session 2). 9 a.m.-noon (half day), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half day). $160 (half day), $265 (full day).

Cunae International School
5655 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

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

The Kangaroo Forest

This weekday summer program offers a range of different projects, activities and special guests, which change on a daily basis and also includes field trips to a variety of Greater Houston area attractions, such as the Houston Zoo, Oil Ranch, Incredible Pizza Company and The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Ages 5-12. June 4-Aug. 14. $60 (per day), $230 (per week), $825 (per month).

7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring

Lazy Acres

Lazy Acres is a Christian-based, summer day camp housed on 20 acres with indoor and outdoor activities available. Campers can choose from 11 differently themed weeks and activities, such as water activities, fishing, crafts and recreational sports. The camp also includes farm animals: a miniature horse, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks. Kindergarten-age 13. June 4-Aug.17. $125-$145 (tuition), free (family registration fee before April 1), $75 (family registration fee after April 1).

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia

Sea Camp

Sea Camp was founded in 1986 and provides residential, hands-on marine adventures during the summer months. Ages 10-18 (Sea Camp), Ages 6-11 (Sea Campus Kids). June 3-Aug. 4 (weeklong). $890-$965.

200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston

Stepping Stones Child Care

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 Monday-Friday. Some of this summer’s 12 “Amazing Race” themes include “As Easy as Stacking Cups,” “Monkey Dance” and “Zip It, Bingo.”
Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug.15. $220 (per week).

10601 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands

Stepping Stones Preparatory 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 Monday-Friday. Some of this summer’s 12 “Believe It or Not” themes include “Extreme Nature & Places,” “Amazing Animals,” “Shocking Science and Tech” and “Vintage and Historical Oddities.” Ages 5-12. May 29-Aug. 15. $220 (per week).

11900 Crane Brook Drive, The Woodlands

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers 10 weeks of 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

YMCA Teen Camp

The YMCA Teen Camp is held throughout the summer, with each camp session lasting five days. Activities include swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, archery, weekly devotionals and a weekly service project. In addition to a teen camp, The Woodlands Family YMCA Shadowbend also offers youth sports clinics throughout the summer. Ages 12-15. June 4-Aug. 14. $165-$205.

6145 Shawdowbend Place, The Woodlands

YMCA Youth Day Camp

The YMCA Summer Youth day camp is held throughout the summer. Each camp session lasts five days and three locations host the camp. This youth summer camp features games, sports, swimming, crafts, and educational activities. Camp locations vary.
Ages 6-11. June 4-Aug. 14. $165-$205.



Camp Allen

Located in Navasota, Camp Allen features more than 1,000 acres, including an equestrian center, two lakes and nature trails. The camp is one of the largest summer camp programs in the Episcopal Church. Camp activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and arts and crafts. Grades 3-12. June 3-Aug. 4. $651 (one week).

18800 FM 362, Navasota

Camp Blessing Texas

Camp Blessing Texas is for children who have a primary diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. Camp Blessing Texas also invites all siblings, ages 7-13, of their campers to be campers as well. Older siblings, age 14 and older, have the opportunity to volunteer. Ages 7-22. June 5-Aug. 11. $915 (one week for camper), $235 (one week for volunteer).

9402 Palestine Road, Brenham

Camp Olympia

Campers choose from more than 45 different daily activities, including wakeboarding, horseback riding, golf, fishing, archery, biking, dance and drama. Camp Olympia offers two- and three-week sessions, and one-week terms are for children ages 6-9. Ages 6-16. June 3-Aug. 11. $1,895 (one week), $3,595 (two weeks), $4,595 (three weeks).

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity

Camp Lantern Creek

The overnight all-girls camp features creative arts activities, such as woodworking, sewing, singing, dancing and studio art in addition to sports and outdoor activities. Ages 7-17. June 17-July 22. $1,400 (one week), $2,400 (two weeks).

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery

Carolina Creek

Carolina Creek Christian Camps provides a variety of sports and activities in an exciting environment for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Campers who have completed kindergarten-fifth grade can also participate in four-day Wild Sessions instead of a full week of a full week of camp. Grades K-12. June 3-Aug. 11. $259-$796.

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville

Frontier Camp

Frontier Camp is a Christian nondenominational co-ed summer camp offering weeklong camp sessions for children and teens. Located two hours north of Houston, the camp offers eight camp weeks beginning the first week of June. The camp features activities, such as archery and horseback riding. Ages 7-17. June 3-Aug. 4. $795-$850.

131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland


The Dance Vault

The Dance Vault will offer six different-themed three-day camp sessions this summer, each focusing on jazz, ballet and musical theatre. Each session will also include games and crafts and dancers are encouraged to wear comfortable gym or dance clothes and bring a sack lunch. Ages 4-8. July 11-13 (Princess Ballerina Camp), July 18-20 (Frozen Wonderland Camp), July 25-27 (Welcome to Hollywood Camp), July 9-11 (Hawaiian Princess Camp), July 16-18 (Under the Sea Camp), July 23-25 (Tricky Trolls Camp). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $225 (per session, registered before May 1), $250 (per session, registered after May 1).

The Dance Vault
28519 Sweetgum Road, Ste. A, Magnolia

Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp

Campers enjoy weeks of themed activities, such as slacklining, laser tag, cooking, ninja training and water works. Each week 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

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.


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