GUIDE: 10 summer, virtual camps to consider attending in the Conroe, Montgomery region

Camp Lantern Creek is an all-girls camp located on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery. (Courtesy Camp Lantern Creek)
Camp Lantern Creek is an all-girls camp located on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery. (Courtesy Camp Lantern Creek)

Camp Lantern Creek is an all-girls camp located on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery. (Courtesy Camp Lantern Creek)

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options to choose from in the Conroe and Montgomery area, including virtual options for families looking to socially distance during the pandemic. This list is not comprehensive.

1. The Art of Music Studio offers private and group music lessons for adults and children, and kids and teens can attend all-day camps. Private lessons and buddy camps are available in person or virtually. Campers can learn Christian drama and how to sing, write songs and play instruments including guitar, keyboard, drums and violin.

Dates: June 7-9 (private lessons and buddy camps only); June 14-16, July 12-14, July 19-21

Cost: $85-$130 (private lessons and buddy camps), $85 (group classes), $230 (all day camps)

Harvest Family Church, 303 Post Oak Drive, Conroe


2. The Bear Cave, hosted by Montgomery Little Bears Preschool, offers children ages 5-12 summer activities such as field trips, scrapbooking activities and splash days on the playground.

Dates: May 28-Aug. 20

Cost: $160-$195 (week)

Bear Cave at Montgomery Little Bears, 10600A Commerce Row, Montgomery


3. Camp Blessing offers weeklong camp sessions for individuals age 7 and older with physical or intellectual disabilities. Activities include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, music, swimming, team sports, ropes course and sensory stations.

Dates: June 8-Aug. 7

Cost: $950

7227 Camp Blessing Lane, Brenham


4. Camp Invention gives students in kindergarten to sixth grade the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities promoting science, technology, engineering and math as well as problem-solving skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the camp’s example activities include taking apart a microphone and building a rubber-duck launcher. Additionally, Camp Invention also offers a virtual camp called Recharge At-Home for students in The Woodlands area.

Dates: June 7-11 (Magnolia), June 28-Aug. 2 (virtual)

Cost: $235 (weekly)

Magnolia Elementary School, 31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Bear Branch Elementary School, 8909 FM 1488, Magnolia


5. Camp Lantern Creek is an all-girls camp located on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery. The camp offers a variety of activities such as doll making, singing, knitting, dancing and theater.

Dates: June 6-18, June 20-July 2, July 4-16, July 18-30

Cost: $1,625 (one week), $2,650 (two weeks)

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery


6. Carolina Creek Christian Camps offers three different camp experiences based on age group. Activities include zip lines, canoeing, disc golf, recording studio, archery, wakeboarding, tubing, arts workshops, sports and a ropes course.

Dates: May 30-Aug. 7

Cost: $399-$799

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville


7. Camp Olympia offers one- to three-week sessions for ages 6-16 featuring sports, kayaking, sailing, swimming, dance, arts and crafts, drama horseback riding, mini-golf, yoga and other recreational activities.

Dates: May 30-Aug. 7

Cost: $1,925-$4,750

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity


8. YMCA Camp Cullen offers youth campers between the ages of 5-17 to choose among activities such as water sports, horseback riding, nature exploration, science, arts and drama. Teen leadership camps are also offered.

Dates: June 6-Aug. 7

Cost: $1,295-$2,795

460 Cullen Loop, Ste. A, Trinity


Virtual camps

9. CodeWizardsHQ offers students ages 8-18 a three-week online coding course taught by teachers with more than five years of experience teaching in an online environment. Participants learn software including Scratch, HTML and Python.

Dates: June 7-24, July 5-22, Aug. 2-19

Cost: $447


10. Woodlands Academy for the Performing Arts• camps are open to any school-age child. Teenagers can participate or work as interns. Students learn songs and dances for a series of shows with Friday performances. Students can expect to sing, dance, act and work on other aspects of productions. The spring theme is “Seussical the Musical,” and the summer theme is “Princess and the Frog.”

Dates: April 3-May 22, June 5-July 31

Cost: $200

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