Discovery College

Discovery College offers a wide range of programs that are STEM-focused and designed to engage campers in areas like science, technology, engineering and math. They also offer programs in performing arts and physical education.

  • Ages: 6–17
  • Dates: Dates vary through June 4–Aug. 9, 8 a.m.–noon (morning session), 1–5 p.m. (evening session)
  • Cost: $89 per session

Lone Star College–Tomball, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball, 281-357-3691,

Mad Science Summer Camp

Mad Science camps take campers on a journey through basic robotics, chemistry, the mysteries of science and education on pioneers in the field. Kids use science to investigate mock crimes and learn about the animal kingdom.

  • Ages: 6–12
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 18–Aug. 10, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Cost: $275–$350 per session

Cypresscreek YMCA, 19915 Hwy. 249, Cypresswood, 281-469-1481,

Camp Invention

Programs at Camp Invention offer a variety of learning experiences focusing on science and nature, as well as outdoor and gymnasium activities.


Magnolia Elementary School

  • Grades: 1–6
  • Dates: June 11–14, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Cost: $215
  • 31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Bear Branch Elementary School

  • Grades: 1–6
  • Dates: June 11– 14, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Cost: $215
  • 8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

Willow Creek Elementary School

  • Grades: 2–6
  • Dates: June 18–22, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $215
  • 18302 N. Eldridge Parkway, Tomball

Building Brains

Building Brains uses LEGO and K'nex education kits to teach math, science and engineering skills. Campers build simple machines using gears, levies and pulleys and learn how to make them work.

  • Ages: 6–14
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 18–Aug. 10
  • Cost: $225 (three-hour session), $365 (full-day session)

The Woodlands Township, 8203 Millenium Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 713-335-3311,


HADA Musical Theatre Camp

The academy's Musical Theater Camp allows campers to rehearse and perform the musical "Godspell" by Stephen Schwartz. Rehearsals are through the month of June at the academy site and performances are June 22 and 23.

  • Ages: 8–18
  • Dates: June 4–22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Cost: $650

Houston Academy of Dramatic Arts, 11538 Hwy. 290, Houston, 713-316-9800,

HADA Theatre Camp

This year's theatre camp involves three weeks of exploring songs from 1970s and '80s and finishes with a final showcase performance. Campers are trained in vocals and acting techniques.

  • Ages: 7–17
  • Dates: July 9–27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Cost: $650

Houston Academy of Dramatic Arts, 11538 Hwy. 290, Houston, 713-316-9800,

HADA Film Camp

The film camp allows campers to create two short films over a three week period and premiere it in front of their families. Campers are trained in writing, production and acting.

  • Ages: 11–15
  • Dates: July 9–27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Cost: $810

Houston Academy of Dramatic Arts, 11538 Hwy. 290, Houston, 713-316-9800,

Magnolia West Young Actors Camp

Campers participate in acting and theater lessons in Magnolia West's theater program. Performances are to be determined.

  • Grades: 1–5
  • Dates: June 11–14
  • Cost: $50

Magnolia West High School, 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia, 281-252-2550,

Magnolia West Color Guard Camp

The camp is put on by the MWHS Color Guard and campers are trained to improve color guard performance through stretching, dance, baton, flag and rifle exercises. The camp fee includes a T-shirt.

  • Grades: 5–12
  • Dates: To be determined
  • Cost: $50

Magnolia West High School Band, 42202 FM 1774, Magnolia, 281-252-2550,


Camp Blessing Texas

Camp Blessing is a five-day camp for kids with special needs or disabilities. Each camper has his own counselor. Activities include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, music, sports and water games. There is a theme party each evening.

  • Ages: 7–21
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 7–July 14
  • Cost: $520

Locations vary, 713-724-0021,

Camp Kidz

Camp Kidz is a day camp that provides an array of activities for all ages from slip-n-slides, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, sports and weekly field trips all built around biblical teachings.

Grades: K–6

Dates: June 4–Aug. 10, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cost: Costs vary starting at $50 (day), $185 (week)

Salem Community Center, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball, 281-351-8223,

Pinebrook Farms Horsemanship Camp

Pinebrook Farms Horsemanship Camp offers lessons on how to ride and take care of horses. Sessions can be co-ed or girls only and cater to all experience levels. Campers can sign up for a resident session that runs Sunday to Saturday or for a day camp session from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Ages: 7–15
  • Dates: Dates vary
  • Cost: $850 (resident camp), $550 (day camp session)

Pinebrook Farms, 611 Virgie Community RoadMagnolia, 281-356-3441,


The iKids summer camp experience involves activities that train campers in computer and technology skills while also helping improve self-confidence and teamwork.

  • Ages: 3–7 (little iKids), 7–12 (big iKids)
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 11–Aug. 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (little iKids), 1 p.m.–4 p.m. (big iKids)
  • Cost: Costs vary

The Woodlands Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest DriveThe Woodlands, 713-665-5200,

Lazy Acres

Lazy Acres summer camp offers campers a range of indoor and outdoor activities including sports, nature trails, arcade games, pool tables and water games. The camp teaches children self-esteem in a Christian environment.

Grades: K–8

Dates: May 31–Aug. 19, 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cost: $75 registration, $160 per weekly program

Lazy Acres Ranch, 13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia, 281-356-8152,

YMCA Day Camp

The YMCA day camp consists of weekly swimming trips, outdoor games, arts and crafts and field trips to places like Unity Park and the movie theater. It also involves camp activities to build values, confidence and self-esteem.

  • Ages: 5–11 (day camp), 11–15 (teen camp)
  • Dates: June 4–Aug. 17, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $125 per week (facility members), $140 (program members)

Day Camp: Alpha Academy, 919 Cloyd DriveMagnolia

Teen Camp: Magnolia Parkway Elementary School, 11745, FM 1488, Magnolia, 281-356-4077

Camp Allen

The overnight summer camp program at Camp Allen is one of the largest programs in the Episcopal Church. The campgrounds extend to 950 acres. Activities range from horseback riding to canoeing to environmental education.

  • Ages: 8–18
  • Dates: June 3–Aug. 9
  • Cost: $450–$516 per week

Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, 936-825-7175,


Legends Sports Complex

Camps cover a wide range of sports, including soccer, football, baseball, baskerball and volleyball. Each camp lasts one five-day week.

  • Ages: 5–13
  • Dates: Dates very through August for each camp
  • Cost: Costs vary

The Legends Sports Complex, 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, 281-298-5700,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Camp

Leadership camp focuses on teaching practical skills for Christian growth and development as an effective campus leader through team building exercises and competitions.

  • Grades: 7–12
  • Dates: June 4–8
  • Cost: $310

Hardin-Simmons University, 2200 Hickory Street, Abilene, 832-229-3520,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Texas A&M Sports Camp

Sports camps help develop athletic skills through skill development and intense competition. Sports offered include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

  • Grades: 7–12
  • Dates: July 2–6
  • Cost: $365

Texas A&M University, 217 John J. Koldus Building, College Station, 832-229-3520,

Alodia Sports Academy Summer Basketball Camps

Alodia Sports Academy offers a variety of camps focusing on basketball that cover working out, team play, shooting, fundamentals and competitions.

  • Grades: K–12
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 4–July 19
  • Cost: Costs vary

Locations vary throughout Tomball, The Woodlands, Cypress and Katy


Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp

Texas Star offers campers activities and training centered on gymnastics. Swimming classes are Tue., Thu. and Fri. Arts and crafts are on Mon. and Wed. Campers can attend classes by six-week sessions, by week or by day.

  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Dates: May 29–July 6 (session 1), July 9–Aug.17 (session 2)
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (regular), 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (extended)
  • Cost: Costs vary

Texas Star Gymnastics, 1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball, 281-255-9997,

Texas Prospects Baseball Academy

Texas Prospects Baseball Academy offers 11 four-day sessions training campers in fielding, catching and hitting from former professional and collegiate coaches and players. All campers receive a T-shirt.

  • Ages: 7–13
  • Dates: Dates vary from June 6–Aug. 23
  • Cost: $45 (day), $145 (week)

201 E. Hufsmith Road, Tomball, 281-290-8333,

Although Community Impact Newspaper attempted to include all locally operated summer camps in Tomball/Magnolia, this list is not intended to be comprehensive.