Summer Camps 2016 Guide


Katy GT Academy
21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy
Ages: 18 months-5 years (preschool program), ages 5-16 (regular camps)
Dates: weekly from June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $139-$270 (varies by class)
The educational facility offers academic camps ranging from one week to four weeks in length. Academic camps are led by certified teachers and cover math, sciences, computer software and SAT preparation. Other camps include basketball, ice skating, chess and robotics.

University of Houston, Downtown
Faith West Academy and Community Center
2225 Porter Road, Katy
The University of Houston-Downtown hosts six different summer camps at the Faith West Academy and Community Center.

Engineering Camp
Ages: 6-17
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $179-$315
Students learn the basics of engineering and can choose from six different classes.

Ages: 10-17
Dates: June 6-16; June 20-30; and July 5-14
Cost: $315-$529 (per week)
Attendees learn advanced skills about computers, delving into construction, operating systems and programming.

Science Camp
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost:  $179-$269 (per week)
Students learn a variety of science skills including chemistry, electronics and robotics. Various classes focus on constructing robots, droids and drones.

Writing Camp
Ages: 7-18
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $269-$315 per week (varies by program)
Writing camp is designed to help students improve their writing skills, including sentence structure, organization, word choice and finding a voice.

Language Camp
Ages: 6-15
Dates: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 11-15
Cost: $269 per week
Students learn the basics of Spanish and French, including vocabulary, pronunciation, verb conjugation and basic skills.

Summer Academy
Ages: 10-18
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: Varies by program ranging from $269 to $695 per session
Elementary school and junior high school students choose math or communication classes to have fun and to improve their skills.


Circle Lake Ranch Horse Camp
1102 Circle Lake Drive, Katy
Ages: 6-12
Dates: weekly from June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $399 per week
Kids receive daily instruction in an introduction to horse riding and ownership. Circle Lake Ranch owns 23 lesson horses selected for their gentle demeanor, and student interns 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.

Arts & performance

Arts Fulshear summer camps
Cross Creek Ranch Community Center
6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear
Irene Stern Community Center
6920 Katy Fulshear Road, Fulshear
Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $125-$225 per week
Children can explore the arts, including theater, visual art and dance during one- and two-week camps. The camps involve a variety of activities, including performances, comic creations, fairy tales, bubble painting and scrap booking.

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center classes
2501 S. Mason Road, Ste. 290, Katy
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $148.50-$410 per week
The Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center offers a chance for children to put on theater productions, including “Footloose,” “Aladdin” and “Tied to the Tracks.” Camp options also include art and music classes.

School of Rock music camps
3750 S. Mason Road, Ste. 800, Katy
Ages: 6 and older (ages vary by camp)
Dates: June-August
Cost: $175–$450 per week
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.


AKA Sports Camp
American Kids Athletics
3211 N. Fry Road, Katy
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $175 per week (full time), $125 per week (part time)
At its 10,000-square-foot facility with more than 2 acres of outdoor play area, AKA Sports Camp provides an atmosphere where children can participate in arts and crafts, Bible studies, and a variety of sports, including baseball, football, bowling and volleyball. Children also go on four field trips per week.

Camp Olympia
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
Ages: 7-16 (two- and three-week camps); 6-9 for (one-week camp)
Dates: One-, two- and three-week camps from June 5-Aug. 13
Cost: $300 deposit per camper, $1,695-$4,395
Camp Olympia is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls located on Lake Livingston. The camp offers individualized scheduling with more than 40 activities including, wake boarding, horseback riding, and golf. The camp focuses on building character and values while also having fun.

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Typhoon Texas
555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy
Ages: 6–12
Dates: June 13-Aug. 5 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Cost: $325 per week with extra charges for early drop-off or late pickup.
Summer day camps are available at the new 25-acre water park adjacent to Katy Mills. Children can hang out at the Double T Hideout for a weeklong day camp program for kids who love water. The camp starts each week off with a swim lesson followed by games and activities.

Math & Science

American Robotics Academy
Crosspoint Community Church of Katy
700 S. Westgreen Blvd., Katy
Ages: 6 and up
Dates: Weeklong camps—either half- or full-day; June 6-Aug. 12 (no camps held July 5-8)
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.

Summer Discovery Camps
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive, Houston
Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $269 to $350
At the Houston Museum District’s Health Museum, children can attend weekly camps that let them study forensic science, organ dissection, healthy eating habits, 3-D printing and robotics among others. Games and activities are also a part of The Health Museum’s Summer Discovery Camp  experience.

Sea Camp
Texas A&M University, Galveston campus
1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston
Ages: 6-11 (day camps), 10-18 (overnight weekly camps)
Dates: June 5-Aug. 6
Cost: $140-$160 (day camps), $875–$950 (weeklong camps)
Attendees at Sea Camp explore shipwrecks and marine ecosystems, do coastal photography, go to beach parties, take part in a research vessel trip, shark dissection and beach camping. Career-oriented camps also cover veterinary medicine, marine biology and aquatic sciences. All classes are led by Texas A&M University marine biology students.

General camps

Camp Cove
Treasure Cove Preschool
22765 Westheimer Parkway
281-395-3950, ext. 345
Ages: 2-9
Dates: June 6-23
Cost: $75 per week (half day); $140 per week (full day)
Hosted by The Fellowship 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 and various sports. Children enroll in either half- or full-day camps that last one week.

Camp West
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road, Katy
Ages: grades K-7
Dates: June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22 p.m.
Cost: $250 per week with extra fees for early drop-off and late pickup.
Attendees at camp begin each day with high-energy, interactive performances. There are also worship sessions, games and live character skits. Participants engage in various sports activities, including, zip lining, water sliding and swimming. Swimming lessons are also offered for an extra $50 fee.

Religious Camps

Carolina Creek Christian camps
84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville
Ages: grades K-12
Dates: May 29-Aug. 6
Cost: $400 for four-day camps; $775 for six-day camps
Carolina Creek Christian Camps provide a variety of sports and activities in an environment where youth and adults can experience and know the love of Jesus Christ. Activities include, ropes courses, swimming, a water park and wake boarding and tubing.

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Pine Cove Christian camps
1123 Creekwood Lane, Columbus
Ages: grades 2-12
Dates: May 29-Aug. 6
Cost: $1,099 (one week camp); $2,198 two week camps
Pine Cove Christian Camps is a faith-based camp where attendees mix noncompetitive sporting events with faith-based learning sessions in an overnight camp setting. Campers participate in kayaking, archery, canoeing and swimming. Attendees worship and learn about the Christian faith.

Discover 252
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy
Ages: grades K-5
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $240
Campers will participate in a variety of activities including wall climbing, sports, crafts and team-building exercises in this Christian-based camp.

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L1 Foot and Bodyworks is now open at 23112 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. (Courtesy L1 Foot and Bodyworks)
L1 Foot and Bodyworks now open in Katy

The business offers Swedish massages, deep-tissue massages and reflexology as well as a variety of combination packages.

There are more than 400 board games available to play at Battlehops Brewing. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family-owned business brings beer, board games to Katy

Most people who walk into Battlehops Brewing in Old Katy say they have never seen so many board games in one place.

Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

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Money to begin the Wallis Street project was approved by voters in November as part of Fort Bend County’s $218.2 million mobility bond. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County transportation bond to fund ‘unique’ downtown Fulshear project

To improve mobility in downtown Fulshear for both cars and pedestrians, the city, along with Fort Bend County, is working to convert Wallis and Main streets into a one-way pair.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

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The Houston-area wing restaurant will open a location in Katy at 22762 Westheimer Parkway this summer. (Courtesy Big City Wings)
Big City Wings location coming to Katy this summer

Big City Wings will offer a variety of wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, and other drink and menu options.

Caroline Bordelon's son Caleb, 9, lives with autism. Caleb is nonverbal and has eloped from home many times. Upon learning about the Take Me Home program, Caroline immediately registered Caleb and said the program is greatly needed and gives her peace and comfort for her family. (Courtesy Hope For Three)
Fort Bend County program provides emergency assistance to residents with cognitive disabilities

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How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

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Katy Wines and Spirits will be have a variety of wines and will carry liquor and other options. (Courtesy Creative Commons)
Katy Wines and Spirits coming soon to area

Katy Wines and Spirits will open a location at 5901 Highway Blvd., Katy, this summer.