2020 Camp Guide: 13 upcoming summer camps in the Katy area

Whether their kids are looking to spend some time outdoors, hone their athletic skills or study up over the break, parents searching for summer camps have a variety to choose from in the Katy area. This list is not comprehensive.

Academics


Club SciKidz

Dates: June 8-July 27 (5 days)

Cost: $295

CrossPoint Community Church

700 S. Westgreen Blvd., Katy


713-589-8958

http://houston.clubscikidz.com

Children will learn about space, robots, paleontology, computer science and engineering by collaborating on experiments, building models and creating multimedia programs. Grades pre-K-8.

Coder Kids

Dates: June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10 (weekly)

Cost: TBD

Cinco Ranch Lake House

25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy

832-640-9568

www.coderkidstx.com

Children will develop skills to prepare them for a tech-driven world through learning critical thinking skills. Activities include programming languages geared for children. Participants will have the opportunity to make games, animations, graphics and “Minecraft” modding. Grades K-8.

Katy GT Academy

Dates: TBD

Cost: $149+

21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy

281-646-7360

www.katygtacademy.org/summer_camp

Summer camps at Katy GT Academy include programs in basketball, cooking and robotics. It also offers guided learning sessions in math, science, computer science and test prep. Ages 18 months-16 years.

Funtastik Labs

Dates: May 25 - Aug. 7

Cost: $159

615 S. Mason Road, Katy

281-819-6363

www.funtastiklabs.com

Funtastik Labs offers camps focused on science, arts, medicine and engineering. Ages 5-12. Programs for children ages 9-12 include coding and robotics camps as well as entrepreneurship training.

University of Houston-Downtown

Dates: June 1-July 10

Cost: Varies

Faith West Academy

2225 Porter Road, Katy

713-221-8032

www.uhd.edu/kids

www.compucamp2020.com

The university hosts one-and two-week summer camps in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics; language; finance; test prep; and writing at Faith West Academy. Computer program activities may include programming and using Photoshop software, while the writing camp encourages participants to write original short stories and make a book. Ages 6-17.

Drama


Drama Kids International

Dates: June 22-26, July 20-24 and Aug. 3-7

Cost: $150 (half day). $250 (full day)

Cinco Ranch Lake House

25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy

281-829-2287

www.dramakids.com/katy-westhouston-cinco-ranch-fulshear-tx/

At this camp, children will learn public speaking and other life skills through drama-related activities including singing, dancing, directing, acting and designing sets and costumes. Each week has a different theme. Ages 5-15.

Day


Camp West

Dates: June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17 (weekly)

Cost: $275 with extra fees for early drop-off and late pickup. Sibling and early bird discounts available.

Faith West Academy

2225 Porter Road, Katy

281-391-5683

www.campwest.org

Children in kindergarten through second grade will participate in scavenger hunts, fishing, arts and crafts, rock wall and indoor and outdoor games. Older elementary students will work on team-building activities, indoor games and outdoor activities as well as arts and crafts. Participants in junior high will include archery, paintball, woodworking, rock climbing, cardboard boat races fishing as well as ziplining. Ages 5-7.

Languages


Bonjour & Bienvenue French Cultural Center

Dates: TBD

Cost: $265-$305 (full day), $165-$195 (half day)

1319 Circle Lake Drive, Katy

832-707-5203

www.frenchhubhouston.com

Children will learn French while learning about French culture and traditions through lessons, cooking, arts and crafts as well as coding.

Camp La Llanada

Dates: June 1-July 24 (weekly)

Cost: TBD

6710 S. Mallard Drive, Fulshear

940-284-5573

www.camplallanadatx.com

Camp La Llanada teaches Spanish to children at all levels through interactive activities including arts and crafts, games, sports and water pool activities. Ages 4-10.

Spanish Schoolhouse

Dates: June 1-July 31 (weekly)

Cost: TBD

2944 S. Mason Road, Ste. L, Katy

832-437-0570

www.spanishschoolhouse.com/katy

At Spanish Schoolhouse, children will be immersed in the Spanish language and culture by learning vocabulary, water activities, arts and crafts, science, cooking and sports. Puppet shows are another activity the camp puts on. Ages 3-8.

Sports


American Kids Athletics Sports Camp

Dates: May 25-Aug. 19

Cost: $195

3211 N. Fry Road, Katy

281-492-2411

www.akasportscamp.com

At its 10,000-square-foot facility with more than 2 acres of outdoor play areas, AKA Sports Camp takes children on three to four field trips per week, with at least one in-house day to participate in games, arts and crafts as well as sports. Field trip destinations include Texas Typhoon Waterpark and movie theaters. Activities also include arts and crafts. Ages 5-13.

Momentum Indoor Climbing

Dates: May 26- Aug. 14

Cost: $240-$320

25410 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy

832-437-9091

www.momentumclimbing.com/katy/

The 36,000-square-foot climbing school’s instructors will provide hands-on climbing training, activities and games. Ages 4-16.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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