Summer Camps 2016 Guide

There are a number of summer camp options in Cy-Fair and the Greater Houston Area for children and young adults of all ages. Options include overnight camps, academic camps, sports camps and general camps.



Academic


DISCOVERY COLLEGE
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
281-290-3460
www.lonestar.edu/youth-classes-cyfair


Ages: 6-17
Dates: June 13-July 14
Cost: Weekly sessions start at $97.
Programs engage campers ages 9-14 in science, technology, engineering, math and arts. Morning sessions begin at 8:30 a.m., and afternoon sessions start at 1 p.m.


SUMMER OF LEADERS
Young Leaders Vintage Park
106 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. E, Houston
832-559-8710
www.ylcampus.com


Ages: 5-10
Dates: June 8-Aug. 14
Cost: $65 (per day), $200 (per week)
Camps range from activity-based camps such as cooking, art and music to educational camps, such as science.



Arts & performance


ARTISAN SCHOOL OF DANCE
12603 Louetta Road, Cypress
832-717-3263
www.artisanschoolofdance.com


Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 15-July 17
Cost: $125-$1,050
Summer programs are available for dancers of all levels and ages, including Dance Like a Princess (or Prince), children's workshop and dancer intensives. Several camps require placement by audition or recommendation. Space is limited.




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CY-FAIR MUSIC AND ARTS


Locations vary
281-855-8855
www.cyfairmusicandarts.com


Ages: infant-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19 (weekly camps)
Cost: $155-$245 per week
Camps hosted by Cy-Fair Music and Arts cover a wide variety of topics spanning music, art, drama and instrument camps for piano, drums and guitar.


COLOR ME MINE


24140 Hwy. 290, Ste. 300, Cypress
281-758-4139
www.cypress.colormemine.com


Ages: 5-12 recommended
Dates: June 6-Aug. 4 (available as daily workshops or four-day weekly camps from Mon.-Thu.)
Cost: $30 (workshop), $135 (week-long camp)
Camps each week follow a specific theme, such as "Princess and Superheroes" and "All About Texas." Activities range from painting to crafts and canvas art.


HINTZE DANCE CENTER


17333 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress
281-256-1161
www.hintzedance.com


Ages: preschool-18
Dates: June 13-July 22 (academy dance session), June 13-July 17 (drill team boot camp), June 13-July 17 (company dance intensive)
Cost: Varies
Camps include the academy dance session (preschool through preprofessional), the company dance intensive (intermediate to advanced levels) and drill team boot camp.


HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER
10750 Grant Road, Houston
281-587-6100
www.houstonfac.com


Ages: kindergarten-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $125-$450
Students learn a variety of singing, dancing and acting techniques at camps that run for one, two or three weeks. Classes also focus on skills and production techniques.


PLAYHOUSE 1960 CAMPS
6814 Gant Road, Ste. 116, Houston
281-587-8243
www.ph1960.com


Ages: 5-12 (“Seussical Jr.” camp), 9-16 (“Hairspray Jr.” camp), 12-16 (“13” camp)
Dates: June 6-19 (“Hairspray Jr.” and “13” camps), June 13-26 (“Seussical Jr.” camp)
Cost:  $250 per camper
Camps include two weeks of acting games, exercises and improvisations as campers learn lines and prepare for public performances of three selected plays. Campers also learn the elements of theatrical sets, costume design and live theater.


SIX STRINGS MUSIC ACADEMY
13302 Grant Road, Cypress
281-320-9180
www.6stringsma.com


Ages: 7-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $140-$280
Campers can sign up for a two- or three-week band camp in genres such as rock band, worship or country. Band camps cover vocals, guitar, drums, bass, piano and violin and end with a summer performance. Strings camps cover violin, viola, cello and upright bass.



Cy-Fair ISD camps


CLUB REWIND


Aragon Middle School
16823 West Road, Houston


Keith Elementary School
20550 Fairfield Green Blvd., Cypress


A. Robison Elementary School
17100 Robison Woods Road, Cypress


Gleason Elementary School
9203 Willowbridge Park Blvd., Houston
281-807-8900
www.cfisd.net


Ages: kindergarten-eighth grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $140 (weekly tuition)
The CFISD program offers weekly themed summer camp sessions. Each session features a hands-on activity related to the weekly theme, arts and crafts, reading time, games and other activities.


Spillane Middle School
13403 Woods Spillane Blvd., Cypress
281-807-8900
www.cfisd.net


Ages: K-eighth grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5 (weekly camps)
Cost: $25 (per child registration fee), $114 (camp and supply fees)
CFISD hosts annual fun camps each summer featuring weeklong sessions with a variety of hands-on activities. Themes include: water wars, cooking, crafts, sports and trendy topics, such as Angry Birds and Minecraft.



General Camps


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CAMP RUN-A-MUCK
D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA
19915 Hwy. 249, Houston
281-469-1481
www.ymcahouston.org/cypress-creek


Ages: 5-10 (kids camps), 11-15 (teens camp)
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $165 per week (members), $195 per week (nonmembers)
Activities include nature walks, gym access, swimming and archery. Registration cost includes one field trip per week.


SEW HOUSTON
7710 Cherry Park Drive, Ste. F, Houston
832-427-6349
www.sewhouston.com


Ages: 6-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26 (Mon.-Thu.)
Cost: $200 weekly (12-hour course)
Children and teenagers can learn the basics of hand and machine sewing during weekly camps. Students make projects, such as a pillow, wallet, stuffed toy or tote bag.



Overnight Camps


CAROLINA CREEK
84 Wimbley Lane, Huntsville
936-594-4446
www.carolinacreek.org


Ages: kindergarten-fifth grade (The Wild), grades 6-12 (Creekside)
Dates: May 29-Aug. 6 (four days for Wild sessions, six days for Wild week camps and seven days for Creekside week camps)
Cost: $400 (Wild session), $775 (Wild week and Creekside week)
Camps provide activities in a Christianity-friendly environment. Activities include zip lines, swimming, a waterpark and tubing.


CAMP BLESSING TEXAS
Locations vary
281-259-5789
www.campblessing.org


Ages: 7-20, 20+ for adult week
Dates: June 9-Aug. 6 (five-day camps)
Cost: $595 per week
Camp Blessing is a five-day camp for children with special needs or disabilities. Activities include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, music, sports, and water games.




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CAMP OLYMPIA
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
936-594-2541
www.campolympia.com


Ages: 6-9 (for one-week camp); 7-16 (for two- and three-week camps)
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26
Cost: $1,695-$4,395
Camp Olympia is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls located on Lake Livingston in Trinity. Activities range from wakeboarding to horseback riding and  a challenge course and golf.


CAMP QUALITY TEXAS
Camp Forest Glen, Huntsville
281-658-4087
www.campqualityus.org/tx


Ages: 4-17
Dates: July 18-23
Cost: Free
Camp Quality is an overnight camp catering to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Cost per camper is estimated at $2,500, but the nonprofit camp covers all costs through donations and community support. A charity golf tournament is set for May 16 at The Club at Falcon Point in Katy.



Sports camps


ASICS WILLOWBROOK SPORTS COMPLEX
12539 Perry Road, Houston
281-807-0055
www.willowbrooksports.com


Ages: kindergarten-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 17
Cost: $75-$315
The sports complex offers summer camps and clinics for all ages and skill levels. Camps range from helping players to strengthen skills to training for a specific position.


K2 ACADEMY OF KIDS SPORTS
15255 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress
281-655-7272
www.k2academy.com


Ages: 18 months-seventh grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $92 for two days (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), $205 (weekly)
Activities include gym time, crafts, snow cones and field trips. Camps are divided up by age group.


SANDLOT SPORTS
19909 Juergen Road, Cypress
281-373-4487
www.sandlot-sports.com


Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $35 per day
Sandlot Sports hosts a variety of baseball, softball and other recreational camps each summer. The facility in Cypress features turf and several fields on-site.






Although Community Impact Newspaper attempted to include all local summer camps, this list is not intended to be comprehensive.




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