Summer Camp Guide 2015

Academic


Language Camp
Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road, Katy.
281-845-8912
www.faithwest.org
Ages: 6–16
Dates: June 8–17
Cost: $269 per week
Kids spend their summer learning a new language at camps hosted by the University of Houston. Children have the opportunity to learn French, Spanish, or both. Taught by highly trained native or fluent speakers, the classes are offered in conjunction with the Berlitz organization.


Katy GT Academy
21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy
281-646-7360
www.katygtacademy.org
Ages: 18 months–5 years (preschool program), grades kindergarten–eighth (regular camps)
Dates: Weekly from June 8–August 17
Cost: Vary by class from $155–$195
The educational facility offers academic camps on a weeklong basis. Academic camps are led by certified teachers and cover math, sciences, geography and language classes in Chinese and Spanish. Other camps include sports, cooking and robotics.


Writing Camp
Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road, Katy.
281-845-8912
www.faithwest.org
Ages: 6–16
Dates: June 8–July 6
Cost: $269 per week
The University of Houston hosts writing camps for young writers looking to find or develop their skills creatively or academically. Weeklong camps are held on bookmaking, essay writing and writing for college admissions.







Arts & performance


School of Rock Performance Camps
3750 S. Mason Road, Ste. 800
281-769-7010
www.katy-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/15195
Ages: 6 and up
Dates: June–August (weekly)
Cost: $175–$450
Kids with and without musical experience find out what it is like to be a rock star at School of Rock Katy’s Performance Camps. Beginners spend a week picking up any instrument that strikes a chord for them and learn how to play, while more experienced child musicians spend an entire week learning to perform the music of rock bands, such as The Beatles and The Foo Fighters. Songwriting and recording camps are held for the most experienced children.







General camps


Camp Cove
Treasure Cove Preschool
22765 Westheimer Parkway
281-395-3950 ext. 345
www.treasurecove.org
Ages: 2–9
Dates: June 8–22
Cost: $75 per week (half day) $140 per week (full day)
Hosted by The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch and Treasure Cove Preschool, the weeklong camps offer a variety of activities determined by each child’s age. Activities include arts and crafts, movement, science, Lego brick building, sports and reading enrichment. Children enroll in either half- or full-day camps.


Camp West
Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road, Katy.
281-845-8912
www.faithwest.org
Grades: Kindergarten–seventh
Dates: June 22–26, July 6–10, July 13-17 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $225 per week
Weeklong camps begin each day with interactive performances, worship, games and live character skits. In the afternoons, attendees participate in rock wall climbing, outdoor water and sports activities, zip lining, water sliding and swimming. Swimming lessons are also offered.


Circle Lake Ranch Horse Camp
1102 Circle Lake Drive
281-395-4311
www.circlelakeranch.com
Ages: 6–12
Dates: Weekly from June 8 through Aug. 21, except for the first two weeks of July
Cost: $375
Kids receive daily instruction in everything it takes to own and ride a horse. Circle Lake Ranch owns 20 lesson horses selected for their gentle demeanor, and instructors are available to walk alongside beginner horse riders until they feel comfortable enough to ride on their own. Along with learning the basics of horse riding, students rotate through different learning centers that include lessons on horse feeding, putting equipment on horses, washing and grooming and identifying the parts of a horse. Children produce horse-related artwork and participate in a horse show on the last day of camp.


Discover 252
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy
www.tbarmcamps.org/discover252/st-peters-umc-katy-1237
Grades: Kindergarten–fourth
Dates: July 20–24
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $230
Kids will participate in a variety of activities including wall climbing, sports, crafts and team building exercises. Each day of the weeklong camp will have a theme such as African safari or county fair and include outdoor activities such as Slip n’ Slide.


Summer Science Safari Camp
281-536-3752
www.summersciencesafari.com
Ages: 11–15
Dates: June 15–Aug. 3
Cost: $599
Weeklong camps enable kids to explore Texas with daylong trips to places such as the Sabine River, where kids will tour swamps by airboat and receive an introductory scuba diving lesson; to Texas A&M University for a tour of its medical school and lessons on nuclear power, fire fighting skills and managing natural disasters; to Wimberly Zipline Adventures and the Natural Bridge Wildlife Preserve; to the Natural Bridge Caverns and Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, as well as trips aboard the Texas A&M University research vessel, the Earl Milan, where students will study a salt marsh community in Galveston.


YMCA Summer Day Camp
Camp Cinco, 15050 Cinco Park Drive, Katy
www.ymcahouston.org
Ages: 6–15
Dates: June 8–Aug. 21, Hours: 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Cost: $180 per week (facility members), $220 per week (program members)
Weeklong camps take place at Camp Cinco where kids can learn archery, play basketball, hike along the park’s nature trail and learn about other cultures. Camps will also include swimming and field trips.







Overnight camps


Camp Allen
Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center
18800 FM 362, Navasota
936-825-7175
www.campallen.org
Grades: Third–12th
Dates: June 7–Aug. 13
Cost: $576 per week
The overnight summer camp program at Camp Allen is one of the largest programs in the Episcopal Church. The campgrounds cover 950 acres, and activities range from horseback riding to canoeing to environmental education.


Camp Blessing Texas
Locations vary
713-724-0021
www.campblessing.org
Ages: 7–19 and 20+ for adult week
Dates: June 14–Aug. 8
Cost: $585 per week
Camp Blessing is a five-day camp for kids with special needs or disabilities. Each camper has his own counselor. Activities include themed parties, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, music, sports and water games.


Camp Olympia
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
936-594-2541
www.campolympia.com
Ages: 6–9 for one-week camps, 7–16 for two- and three-week camps
Dates: One-, two- and three-week camps from June 7–Aug. 15
Cost: $300 deposit per camper, $1,650– $4,295
The camp offers individualized scheduling of more than 40 activities and focuses on building character and values. Children learn responsibility and cooperation while gaining independence and self-esteem.


Carolina Creek
84 Wimbley Lane, Huntsville
936-594-4446
www.carolinacreek.org


“Wild” sessions
Grades: Kindergarten–fifth
Dates: Four-day camps from May 31–Aug. 8
Cost: $375 per four-day camp


“Creek Weeks”
Grades: Sixth–12th
Dates: Weekly camps from May 31–Aug. 8
Cost: $700 per week, $350 for first week
Carolina Creek Christian Camps are divided into two camps for younger and older children. The camp for younger children offers creek rides, a waterpark and outdoor activities. Older campers participate in archery, riflery, kayaking and a water zip line. Christian teachings are incorporated into activities.


Frontier Camp
131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland
936-544-3206
www.frontiercamp.org
Ages: 7–17
Dates: Junior weekly camps are from May 31–July 25. Teen weekly camps are from May 31–Aug. 8
Cost: $725 (junior week), $775 (teen week)
Frontier Camp is a coed nondenominational Christian youth summer camp for kids and teens located in East Texas. The camp is designed to couple exciting recreational fun with an atmosphere where Christianity is taught.







Math & Science


American Robotics Academy
Crosspoint Church of Katy
700 South Westgreen Blvd.
281-599-7626
www.robitcsacademy.com
Ages: 6 and up
Dates: Weekly June 1–Aug. 3 except for the first week of July
Cost: $175 per week (half day), $310 per week (full day)
At robotics camp, the staff focuses on team building, problem solving, creativity and fun. Campers attend a full- or half-day camp and will work with Lego bricks, axles, gears, beams, wheels, motors and microcomputers.


Camp Invention
Robert R. Shaw Center for Steam
1730 Katyland Drive, Katy
781-396-7652
www.kpgt.org/#/events/camp-invention-2015
Grades: Second–sixth
Dates: June 15–18
Hours; 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $240
Kids learn how to solve problems as they build their own freestyle racing cart, create a prototype of their own video game, take apart old machines and invent new ones and play fast-paced, high-energy games. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.


Engineering Camp
Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road, Katy
281-845-8912
www.faithwest.org
Ages: 6–15
Dates: Weekly June 8–July 17
Cost: $179 per week (half day) $279 per week (full day)
The University of Houston hosts weeklong engineering camps in the disciplines of aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering. Half- and full-day camps are held to help kids explore the engineering behind building amusement parks, cities and roads as well as a camp about the engineering principles behind the human skeleton.


Science Camp
Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road, Katy
281-845-8912
www.faithwest.org
Ages: 6–12
Dates: Weekly June 8–July 17
Cost: $269 per week
The University of Houston along with Mad Science, the Health Museum and Engineering for Kids host weeklong science camps with hands-on projects and scientific games. Topics include chemistry and robotics.


Sea Camp
Texas A&M University at Galveston
1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston
409-740-4525
www.tamug.edu/seacamp
Ages: 6–11 (day camps), 10–18 (overnight weekly camps)
Dates: June 7–Aug. 8
Cost: $140 (day camps), $875–$950 (weeklong camps)
Camps explore shipwrecks, marine ecosystems, coastal photography and camping. Career-oriented camps cover veterinary medicine, marine biology and science.







Sports


AKA Sports Camp
American Kids Athletics
3211 N. Fry Road
281-492-2411
www.akasportscamp.com
Ages: 5–12
Dates: June 8–Aug. 21
Cost: $175 per week full time, $135 per week part time
At its 10,000-square-foot facility with more than two acres of outdoor play area, AKA Sports Camp provides an active and entertaining atmosphere where children can participate in arts and crafts, Bible studies, an obstacle course, and a variety of sports, including baseball, football, bowling and volleyball. Other activities include rock climbing and dodgeball.


British and Tetra Brazil Soccer Summer Camps
Katy Youth Soccer Club
24927 Morton Ranch Road
www.katyyouthsoccer.com
Ages: 3–16
Dates: July 6–10 (British), Aug. 3–7 (Brazil)
Cost: $79–$189
Katy Youth Soccer Club hosts two weeklong summer camps where players, whether they be expert or beginner, play the sport the way it is played in Britain and Brazil. Players receive a jersey to match the country of the camp they choose.


Cheer Camp
Faith West Sports Complex, 2225 Porter Road
heather@lairdfamily5.com
Grades: Kindergarten–fifth
Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Future high school and college cheerleaders can learn the basics of the sport during this weeklong cheer camp.


Home of Champions Football Camp
Katy High School Tiger Stadium
6331 Highway Blvd.
281-237-1758
Ages: 6–13
Dates: July 28-31
Hours: 8-10 a.m.
Cost: $40
Katy High School Head Coach Gary Joseph helps children gain offensive and defensive football skills.


Volleyball Camp
Faith West Sports Complex, 2225 Porter Road
281-391-4121
www.katyvolleyball.com
Grades: Second–12th
Dates: June 29–July 2, July 13–16, July 20–23, Aug. 3–6, Aug. 10–13
Cost: $145–$165
Katy Volleyball Academy hosts of all experience levels whether they be beginners or seasoned players, instructors demonstrate proper form and techniques such as serving.


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By Jordan Gribble
Jordan has reported on education, crime, city and arts and entertainment since 2012. After reporting at his hometown newspaper in Lake Charles, LA, he wrote for The Courier in Houma, La, before joining Community Impact Newspaper in October 2014. Jordan reports on transportation, business, development and city council in Katy.


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