21 camps to consider attending this spring, summer in Tomball, Magnolia


Local camps range from overnight adventures to hands-on academics. Spring break is March 11-15 for students in Tomball and Magnolia ISDs, while the school year ends May 30 and May 24, respectively. Here is a noncomprehensive list of spring and summer camps in the Tomball and Magnolia area.

Spring break camps

Alodia Sports Academy basketball camps
The academy hosts three basketball camps: shooting, competition and total player. Campers aim to make 2,000 shots in four days during shooting camp and play 12 games in four days in competition camp. Total player camp revolves around elevating the player’s overall skills. Each camp has half-day and full-day options. Grades 3-9. March 11-14. 8:30 a.m.-noon (half day), 1-4:30 p.m. (half day), 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full day). Cost TBD.

Salem Lutheran Community Center,
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

Paint & Bubbles Studio
Campers learn new art techniques and create paintings on canvases with Paint & Bubbles Studio staff. Bring a sack lunch and a drink. Ages 5-12. March 12, 14. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $60 per day.

31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia

Discovery Days
Friends of Texas Wildlife offers a spring break camp where parents must stay with children at this come-and-go event. Activities, crafts and educational animal ambassadors focus on each day’s theme: fur, feathers and scales. All ages welcome. March 12-14. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 per person (per day).

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia

Summer camps


Camp Invention
The camp features the theme “supercharged.” Campers tackle four different challenges with superhero themes, including activities such as creating devices to stop supervillains, inventing island survival tools, learning about coding and designing remote-controlled robots. Grades K-6. June 3-7 (Nichols Sawmill Elementary School), June 10-14 (Bear Branch Elementary School), July 15-19 (River of Praise Church). 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $235-$240.

River of Praise Church,
13215 Boudreaux Estates Drive, Tomball

Nichols Sawmill Elementary School,
28750 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Bear Branch Elementary School,
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia


Discovery College
Lone Star College-Tomball offers Discovery College, featuring hands-on curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics as well as physical activity. Other activities include culinary arts, basketball, robotics and rocket science. Ages 6-12. June 10-27, July 8-11. Times vary. $115 per week.

Lone Star College-Tomball
30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball

Language Kids World
Language Kids World helps children connect to culture through language fluency and fun with its immersion summer camps in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French and English. Programs are taught by native-speaking educators in an innovative, play-based environment. Ages 3-10. June-August. $239 per week.

536 Sawdust Road, Spring

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The museum offers 10 weeks of workshops with age-appropriate art- and science-based activities, such as building Lego kits, reading, building sand castles, early robotics and creating model volcanoes. Ages, dates and cost TBD.

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands


Paint & Bubbles Studio
The studio offers three camps: sewing, doll house and theater arts with local organization Drama Rocket. Campers must bring their own sewing machine for sewing camp. Ages 5-12. June 17-21. Times vary. $120-$375.

31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia

Day camps

Friends of Texas Wildlife
Campers learn about different animals—such as reptiles, mammals and birds—each day. The camp features wildlife crafts, nature games and a snack. Children meet a different educational animal ambassador each day. Ages 7-11. June 11-13, June 25-27, July 9-11, July 23-25. 9 a.m.-noon. $125 (T-shirt included).

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia

Lazy Acres
The Christian-based summer day camp features a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, such as swimming, crafts, Bible studies and capture the flag on its 20-acre campgrounds. Campers can choose from 11 differently themed weeks. Three- and five-day options are available. Kindergarten-age 13. June 3-Aug. 16. $125-$145.

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia

National Youth Theater
National Youth Theater’s summer day camp, Disney on Broadway, offers campers an opportunity to develop their character through acting, singing, dancing and games. Broadway-style theater instruction is combined with other fun activities as well as daily worship and devotion times. Campers present a showcase on the last day of camp. Ages 5-12. July 15-19. $150 (early registration).

Wildwood United Methodist Church,
8911 FM 1488, Magnolia

Pinebrook Farms
Campers can learn how to ride horses, practice archery, take art lessons, go swimming, play sports and make crafts. Day and overnight camps are offered. Ages 7-15. June 5-July 20. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. $550-$1,600 per week.

611 Virgie Community Road, Magnolia

Summer Camp Adventures
Magnolia ISD offers weekly camps with different themes. Activities include field trips, swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts, science and campfire stories. Ages 5-12. May 28-Aug.2. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost TBD.

Bear Branch Elementary School,
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

Woodway Equestrian Center
Horseback rides, crafts, games and educational activities about horse care as well as field trip opportunities are available. Camps are designed for first-time, intermediate or advanced riders. Ages 6-15. June 10-Aug. 9. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $600 per week.

24706 FM 2978, Tomball


Camp Allen
The camp features more than 1,000 acres in Navasota, Texas, 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 2-Aug. 3. $681 per week.

18800 FM 362, Navasota

Camp Blessing Texas
The camp is a residential Christian summer camp offering 10 weeks of programing for children and young adults with special needs and their siblings who are ages 7-12. Older siblings age 13 and older can volunteer at the camp. Ages 7-22. June 4-Aug. 10. $915 (one week for camper), $245 (one week for volunteer).

7227 Camp Blessing Lane, Brenham

Camp Lantern Creek
Tucked away on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery, Camp Lantern Creek is an all-girls overnight camp designed for campers to participate in creative art activities such as singing, woodworking and sewing as well as outdoor and sports activities. Ages 7-17. June 16-28, June 30-July 12, July 14-21. $1,400 (one week), $2,400 (two weeks).

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery

Camp Olympia
The camp offers more than 45 different daily activities for campers to choose from, including water skiing, horseback riding, golf, fishing, sports, yoga and pingpong. Two- and three-week sessions are available, and one-week sessions are offered for ages 6-9. Ages 6-16. June 2-Aug. 10. $1,900 (one week), $3,705 (two weeks), $4,710 (three weeks).

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity

National Youth Theater
The overnight camp for teens, Revolution, is presented by National Youth Theater. Campers rehearse for a showcase at the end of the week. Revolution features songs from Hamilton, 1776 and other productions. Activities help build skills in voice, dance and drama and also include daily worship and scripture time. Ages 12-19. June 24-29. $395.

Wildwood United Methodist Church,
8911 FM 1488, Magnolia


Alodia Sports Academy summer basketball camps
The summer camp features three options for campers to enjoy, including shooting, competition and total player camps. In shooting camps, a player seeks to make 2,000 shots. Competition camps feature 12 games in four days, and total player camps focus on improving a camper’s overall skills. Half-day and full-day options are offered. Grades 3-9. June 3-Aug. 12. 8:30 a.m.-noon (half day), 1-4:30 p.m. (half day), 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full day). Cost TBD.

Salem Lutheran Community Center,
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

Willow Wood Junior High School
11770 Gregson Road, Tomball


Texas Star Gymnastics
Children experience the world of gymnastics, tumbling and ninja training through various classes as well as outdoor activities and swimming. Age 3 and older. May 28-Aug.16. 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (ages 3-4), 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (age 5 and older). Cost varies by age and camp length.

1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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