Summer Camp Guide 2016


Bricks 4 Kidz
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $130-195
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
The annual summer camp allows children to play and create models with Legos and the camp’s own specially designed bricks. Camps are divided into two age groups. Kids make unique projects that explore engineering, architecture, robotics and animation movie-making. Camps are hosted at four locations in the Pearland area: Pearland Parks and Recreation, Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church, Busy Bodies Kids’ College and St. Andrew’s Academy, Mon.-Thurs. and Mon.-Fri.

Arts and Performance

Art and Kustom Kreations Studio
2837 Miller Ranch Road, Ste. 113, Pearland
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $135-$195
Dates: May 31-Aug. 12
The weekly art camps for children encourage imagination and creativity. Campers learn about techniques for painting, drawing, mixed media and more. Children also learn how to color, shape and design their art. The studio also hosts Imagiread Camp, where campers explore literature throughout the ages.

Pearl Academy of Performing Arts
14803 Park Almeda Drive, Houston
Ages: 5-college freshman
Cost: varies per program
Dates: June 6-July 29 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Campers learn how to act, sing and dance. There are half- and full-day camps available. Full-day campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and snacks. There are a variety of shows and programs available, including Theater Games, a performance of “101 Dalmations,” and the Young Playwrights and Directors Intensive Workshop.

Popstar Performers
607 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Ages: 3-16
Cost: $125
Dates: June 13-Aug. 28
Campers learn to sing, dance and perform popular songs and routines. The six-week camps include a “Frozen” theme, and campers learn vocals and choreography to songs from TobyMac, Taylor Swift and Disney’s “Descendants.” There is a solo class available as well, but spots are limited.

Purple Box Theater
1309 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood
Ages: 5-16
Cost: $95 (weekly camps), $225 (summer-long productions)
Dates: June 7-Aug. 4
Summer productions and theater camps for school-age children are available, including a showcase of Disney’s “Descendants,” “Frozen” and a “Star Wars” and superheroes mashup. A camp on stage combat, improv acting and stage makeup is also available.


Bushi Ban
125 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood
Ages: 5-12
Cost: TBD
Dates: June-August (specific dates TBD)
Campers learn multidisciplinary techniques from a variety of martial arts, including karate, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Each weekly camp includes two field trips.

Lutheran South Academy
12555 Ryewater Drive, Houston
Ages: Children entering grades 1-12
Cost: $80-$225
Dates: June 6-30
Children participate in a variety of camps, including volleyball, cheerleading, strength and conditioning, baseball and soccer. There is also an art camp and Camp Intervention, which focuses on creative problem-solving and teamwork.

Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland
Ages: 5-15
Cost: $160-$205
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Weekly day camps run 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. There is a youth camp for younger children that features a variety of activities and crafts, and a teen camp for those over age 11 that focuses on leadership training and group exercises.


Active Learning Services
7302 Broadway St., Pearland
Ages: 5-15 (chess), 7-16 (video game creation)
Cost: $270-$500
Dates: Aug. 1-5
Several camps are available, including chess and a variety of video game creation programs. Campers learn how to make an already created video game, and then are given the opportunity to create one of their own. Parents are invited on the last day to observe a class and see their child’s creation.

Children’s Learning Adventure
10001 Broadway St., Pearland
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $42-$82 per day
Dates: May 27-Aug. 19
The camp includes field trips, meals and activities, such as bowling, culinary classes, music, art, sports and drama. Children can attend for as many weeks as desired. Each week will focus on a different era that campers will explore in detail.

City of Friendswood
910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $180-$240
Dates: June 2-Aug. 19
Camps feature indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, nature studies, scavenger hunts, swimming and multiple sports. There are six sessions that involve various field trips, including Galveston’s Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens. Camps run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended child care hours Mon.-Fri. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and spots are limited.

City of Pearland
4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $116 (resident), $145 (nonresident)
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Camps are available and feature basketball, indoor and outdoor activities. Camp KIA, or Kids in Action, features 11 weeklong sessions throughout the summer. Each involves a field trip to locations, such as the Kemah Boardwalk and Children’s Museum.

First United Methodist Church Pearland
2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
Ages: varies per camp
Cost: starting at $2
Dates: June 20-24 (VBS), July 11-15 (Bricks4Kidz), July 18-22 (GIFTS Camp), Aug. 1-5 (Mad Science and LEGOS), Aug. 8-12 (Pine Cove Camp in the City)
Multiple programs are available, including GIFTS Camp, which encourages campers to try new activities and hobbie. There is also a Legos engineering and Mad Science camp.

Friendswood Community Church
2821 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $254
Dates: Aug.1-5
Campers participate in indoor and outdoor activities under the guidance of college-age counselors. Activities include laser tag, archery training, obstacle courses and also a fashion show. Scholarships are available.

Kid City Friendswood
1601 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood
Ages: 4-12
Cost: $170 (full week)
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Programs for children include local and regional field trips, outdoor and indoor activities and crafts. Each camper receives a T-shirt, daily lunches, bug spray and sunscreen. There are options for three- and four-day camps, and each is divided by age.

Little Gym of Friendswood
400 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 108, Friendswood
Ages: 3-12
Cost: Starting at $35 per child
Dates: TBD
The gym offers three-hour camps throughout the summer where campers explore the gym, play games and participate in arts and crafts. Snacks are served. Camps are Mon.-Thu.

The Little Gym of Pearland
9607 Broadway St., Ste. 105, Pearland
Ages: 3-12
Cost: start at $35 per session
Dates: June 6-Aug. 21
Camps feature physical activity, games and arts and crafts. There are two different programs, one for children under age 8 and another for children ages 8-12. Each week has a different theme, including The Little Gym Olympics and Green Beard’s Pirate Ship.


All Heart Horse Farm
21331 Crossfield Road, Manvel
Ages: 4 and up
Cost: $295 (day camp), $595 (overnight camp)
Dates: May 30-Aug. 26
Day camps run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., and overnight camps run four nights and five days. Campers learn about horse ownership and careers associated with horses, daily horse care, the history of horses as well as horseback riding.

Victory Camp
1407 Victory Lane, Alvin
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $199 (day camp), $225 (overnight camps)
Dates: June 6-10 (day camp), June 13-15 (Kid’s Camp), June 20-23 (Junior High camp)
Two overnight camps, Kids camp for students entering grades 3-5, and Junior High camp, for those entering grades 6-8 are available. A day camp is available for younger children. There are arts and crafts, field sports, paddle boats, swimming and go-karts in addition to daily Bible lessons.

This is not a comprehensive list.

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