CAMP GUIDE: 22 camps scheduled in the Cy-Fair area this summer

Sports Quest is a local Christian soccer camp. (Courtesy Sports Quest)
Sports Quest is a local Christian soccer camp. (Courtesy Sports Quest)

Sports Quest is a local Christian soccer camp. (Courtesy Sports Quest)

Parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Cy-Fair area, including both day and overnight camps offering academic, art and sports activities. This list is not comprehensive.

1. ARt Camp: AR Workshop Cypress hosts four-day DIY camps featuring custom projects such as photo frames, mini plank trays, canvas pillows, tie-dye crafts and T-shirts for children age 7-14. A teen camp features projects catered to those ages 12 and up. June 15-Aug. 12. $195-$225. 16718 House & Hahl Road, Ste. C1, Cypress. 832-653-7277. www.arworkshop.com

2. Camp Allen: Camp Allen is the largest Episcopal summer camp in the nation. Activities for campers ages 8-18 during the weeklong sessions include nature hikes, dive-in movies, arts and crafts, disc golf, archery, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, basketball, talent shows and cabin skits. June 6-Aug. 7. $768. 18800 FM 362, Navasota. 936-825-7175. www.campallen.org/summercamp

3. Camp Blessing: Individuals from age 7 and up with physical or intellectual disabilities can attend weeklong camp sessions throughout the summer. Activities include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, music, swimming, team sports, a ropes course and sensory stations. June 8-Aug. 7. $950. 7227 Camp Blessing Lane, Brenham. 281-259-5789. www.campblessing.org

4. Camp Captivate: K-8 students in Cy-Fair ISD are invited to attend weeklong camp sessions at Smith Middle School covering topics such as cooking, science, and arts and crafts. Before- and after-care programming is available for an additional fee. June 14-July 23. $150 per week. 10300 Warner Smith Blvd., Cypress. 281-807-8900. www.cfisd.net/summercamps


5. Camp Hope: Messiah Lutheran Church hosts a day camp for children ages 5 through sixth grade. Campers experience Bible stories through worship, art and STEM activities, play games and enjoy snacks. July 5-23. $80 per week, $80 for additional siblings. 11522 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-890-3013. www.messiahlc.org/camp-hope

6. Camp Olympia: One- to three-week sessions for ages 6-16 feature sports, kayaking, sailing, swimming, dance, arts and crafts, drama horseback riding, mini-golf, yoga and other recreational activities. May 30-Aug. 7. $1,925-$4,750. 723 Olympia Drive, Trinity. 936-594-2541. www.campolympia.com

7. Carolina Creek Christian Camps: Three different camp experiences are available based on age group. Activities include zip lines, canoeing, disc golf, recording studio, archery, wakeboarding, tubing, arts workshops, sports and a ropes course. May 30-Aug. 7. $399-$799. 84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville. 936-594-4446. www.carolinacreek.org

8. Color Me Mine: Children ages 5-13 paint themed ceramic projects over the course of four-day workshops. Each week has a different theme, including Intergalactic Adventures, Mythical Creatures and Animation Invasion, among others. Registration includes all materials and snacks. June 14-Aug. 12. $140 per camp. 24140 Hwy. 290, Ste. 300, Cypress. 281-758-4139. www.cypress.colormemine.com

9. Cy-Fair ISD: Pre-K-8 students in Cy-Fair ISD can participate in weeklong summer camp sessions at two different locations operating as a licensed child care program. Activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, STEAM challenges and team-building exercises. June 8-July 30. $135-$165, $30 registration fee. 11111 Telge Road, Cypress. 10002 Mills Road, Houston. 281-807-8900. www.cfisd.net/summercamps

10. Cy-Fair Music & Arts: A variety of camps are offered throughout the summer for children ages 4-13, including drums, piano, guitar, painting, figure drawing and art collages. June 7-July 23. $139-$265 per week. 7103 Glen Chase Court, Houston. 281-855-8855. www.cyfairmusicandarts.com

11. Cypress Academy: Children ages 4 and older get active with open gym, splash days, games and challenges. June 14-Aug. 20. $185 per camp. 11707 Huffmeister Road, Houston. 16710 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-469-4599. www.cypressacademy.com/camp

12. Drama Kids: Campers develop communication, creativity and collaboration skills through dramatic movement, acting, musical performances, writing their own scenes and crafting props. Summer camps are available for children ages 4-12. June 7-July 30. $159-$259 per week. 7103 Glen Chase Court, Houston. 15415 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress. 281-855-2555. www.dramakids.com/tx2

13. IDEA Lab Kids: The tutoring center hosts weeklong camps for children ages 5-12 covering topics including veterinary science, culinary arts, digital editing, toy engineering, zoology and astronomy. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. June 7-Aug. 27. $250 per week. 11808 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. C, Cypress. 281-746-2008. www.cypress.idealabkids.com

14. InSPIRE Rock Climbing: Daily rock climbing camps take place from 9 a.m.-noon and cater to all skill levels. Camps focus on the basics of climbing technique and safety, and will also include activities and games, both on and off the climbing wall. June 7-Aug. 13. $185 per week (members), $215 (nonmembers). 16730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-213-0589. www.inspirerock.com

15. Junior Police Academy: The Cy-Fair ISD Police Department hosts a hands-on learning experience for 9- to 11-year-old students designed to foster positive interactions between the police, students and parents while introducing youth to law enforcement. June 7-11 and July 26-30. $100. 7909 Fry Road, Cypress. 7900 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-897-6495. www.cfisd.net/en/cfisd-p/junior-police-academy

16. Life Time Cypress: Life Time Cypress offers camps for children ages 5-12 featuring new lesson plans each week on science, technology, engineering, arts and math as well as the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. May 31-Aug. 20. $200 per week (members), $220 per week (nonmembers). 9922 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-745-4100. www.lifetime.life/cypress

17. School of Rock: Weeklong musical camps include Rock 101, ‘80s Rock and 21st Century Rock. Ages, skill levels and times vary by camp, with Rock 101 catering to beginner and intermediate players and other camps ranging from beginner to advanced. June 21-Aug. 6. $450. 12904 Fry Road, Ste. 300, Cypress. 281-304-7625. www.cypress.schoolofrock.com

18. Sew Camp: Sew Houston offers sewing camps for kids and teens throughout the summer. Students can choose from a variety of projects ranging from beginner to advanced. Campers can make stuffed animals, housewares and fashion items, depending on their interests. June 7-Aug. 15. $200 per 12 hours of instruction. 7710 Cherry Park, Ste. F, Houston. 832-427-6349. www.sewhouston.com

19. Sports Quest: The Christian soccer camp hosts four-day sessions at churches throughout the Greater Houston area. Boys and girls ages 5-12 learn skills grouped according to age and experience levels, win daily gifts and prizes, and have a daily devotional. June 7-Aug. 4. $150 per camp. Locations vary. 832-593-7777. www.sqsoccer.com

20. Stageworks Theatre: Stageworks Theatre offers summer camps for various ages, including camps for children ages 6-12 and camps for teens between the ages of 13-18. Camps vary in length, and themes include Horror Show, It Must Be Love and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. June 7-Aug. 20. $150-$485. 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkstx.org

21. Villa Palooza: Campers at VillaSport take part in activities such as swimming, cooking, crafts, sports and games. Sport camps are available for soccer, basketball, performative swimming and flag football, while other camp themes vary from Chemical Reaction to Space is the Place. June 7-Aug. 20. $114-$190 members, $131-$219 guests. 12951 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 346-818-5114. www.villasport.com/cypress

22. YMCA Camp Cullen: Youth campers between the ages of 5-17 choose among activities such as water sports, horseback riding, nature exploration, science, arts and drama. Teen leadership camps are also offered. June 6-Aug. 7. $1,295-$2,795. 460 Cullen Loop, Ste. A, Trinity. 936-594-2274. www.ymcacampcullen.org
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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