Guide to 2020 summer camps in the Lake Houston, Humble, Kingwood area

Day Camp YMCA (Courtesy YMCA)
Day Camp YMCA (Courtesy YMCA)

Day Camp YMCA (Courtesy YMCA)

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Camp Cullen (Courtesy YMCA)
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(Courtesy Creativity Shell)
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(Courtesy Summer Science Safari)
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(Courtesy Krafty Shack)
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Discovery College (Courtesy Lone Star College)
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Language Kids World (Courtesy Language Kids World)
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 Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood area. This list is not comprehensive.


Academics



1. Discovery College

Dates: June 8-25, July 6-9

Cost: $115

20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood

281-312-1660

www.lonestar.edu/youth-classes-kingwood

The camp provides an opportunity for students to grow with a variety of science-, technology-, engineering-, art- and math-based programs as well as athletics, cooking, crafts, and performing and visual arts. Camps are available for ages 7-12.

2. Language Kids World

Dates: June 1-12, July 20-31

Cost: $229-$317

23810 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood

281-565-1388

www.languagekids.com

The program offers four sessions in which campers ages 3-5 and 6-10 will learn about Spanish culture and language. The five-day camps focus on hands-on, play-based learning to teach children.

3. Summer Science Safari

Dates: June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17

Cost: $649

3603 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood

832-305-8572

www.summersciencesafari.com

The science-oriented summer camp offers local middle school students the chance to go on daily field trips that include rock climbing, scuba diving and visiting a zoo.


Arts



4. Children’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Dates: June 15-18, 22-25

Cost: $300-$350

21650 Loop 494, New Caney

281-577-8600

www.newcaneyisd.org/page/10747

New Caney ISD offers a theater camp for children enrolled in third through seventh grades. Campers will get hands-on experience in theater production and perform in “Winnie the Pooh Kids.”

5. Creativity Shell

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $225-$250 per week

1580 Kingwood Drive, Ste. A, Kingwood

832-943-9767

www.creativityshell.org

The five-day camps offer children 5 and older a chance to get creative in various ways, including cooking, crafting, building and creating. Class themes include interior design, quilting, outdoors and fashion.

6. Krafty Shack

Dates: May 25-Aug. 7

Cost: $20 per day

2614 Chestnut Ridge Drive, Kingwood

281-359-7775

www.kraftyshack.com

Krafty Shack offers daily camps on weekdays for children ages 5 and older. Campers of all abilities can choose from painting samples or come up with their own creations. Each day offers a new craft.


Day



7. Outdoor Adventures Summer Camps

Dates: June 9-July 28

Cost: Free

22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble

713-274-4160

www.hcp4.net

Mercer Botanic Gardens holds a camp every Tuesday in June and July for children ages 6-11. Rotating sessions include Tree ID Mystery, Birds of a Feature, Creature Feature and Hike ‘n Hunt.

8. Summer Nature Camp

Dates: June-August

Cost: Free

20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble

281-446-8588

www.hcp4.net

Jesse H. Jones Park hosts different four-day educational summer programs for three age groups. At the first, campers are taught about local ecology and wildlife.

9. YMCA Day Camp

Dates: May 26-Aug. 14

Cost: $135-$235 per week

2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood

281-360-2500

www.ymcahouston.org

The Lake Houston Family YMCA hosts five-day camp sessions, where campers can participate in sports, hiking, swimming, crafts and educational activities.


Overnight



10. Camp Cullen

Dates: June 7-Aug. 8

Cost: $895-$995 per week

460 Cullen Loop, Ste. A, Trinity

936-594-2274

www.ymcacampcullen.org

The weeklong overnight camp takes place on 530 acres of Lake Livingston. Campers can take do various activities, including water sports, horseback riding, nature exploration, science and arts.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.