Building Brains
Lakewood United Methodist Church
11330 Louetta Road, Houston
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center
5310 Research Forest Drive,
The Woodlands
Ages: 3-14
Dates: Lakewood United Methodist Church—June 22-Aug. 7
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center—June 8-Aug. 14
Cost: Lakewood United Methodist—$180 (three-hour session), $280 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center—$225 (three-hour session), $360 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Building Brains uses Lego and K’nex education kits to teach math, science and engineering skills. Campers build simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and learn how to make them work. Each camp is one week long.

Camp Invention
Magnolia Elementary School
31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia
Bear Branch Elementary School
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia
Tomball Elementary School
1110 Inwood St., Tomball
Ages: 6-12
Dates: Magnolia Elementary School—June 8-11 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Bear Branch Elementary School—June 15-18 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Tomball Elementary School—June 22-26 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Cost: $220
Programs at Camp Invention offer a variety of learning experiences focusing on science and nature.

Discovery College
Lone Star College-Tomball
30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball
Ages: 6-17
Dates: June 15-July 16. 7:30 a.m.-noon (morning session),
12:30-5 p.m. (evening session)
Cost: Sessions start at $89
Discovery College offers a wide range of programs designed to engage campers in topics, such as science, technology, engineering and math. Programs in performing arts and physical education are also offered.

General Camps

Critter Camp
Houston SPCA
900 Portway Drive, Houston
Ages: 8-16
Dates: June 1-Aug. 10
Cost: $275 (per week and up)
Campers spend time with shelter dogs, cats and farm animals and learn how to care for them, as well as participate in animal-themed crafts, games and other activities.

The Woodlands Township Recreation Center
5310 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands
Ages: 3-7 (little iKids), 7-12 (big iKids)
Dates: Little iKids—June 15-July 30 (9 a.m.-noon)
Big iKids—June 15-July 30 (1-4 p.m.)
Cost: Costs vary
The iKids summer camp experience involves activities that train campers in computer and technology skills while also helping improve self-confidence and teamwork.

Lazy Acres Ranch
13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia
Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 8-Aug. 14 (6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Cost: $100 (three-day registration), $140 (weekly program)
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.

Pinebrook Farms Horsemanship Camp
611 Virgie Community Road, Magnolia
Ages: 7-15
Dates: June 14-July 25
Cost: $550 (day camp session), $850 (overnight camp)
Pinebrook Farms Horsemanship Camp offers lessons on how to ride and care for horses as well as swimming, crafts, games and sports. Sessions can be coed or girls only and cater to all experience levels. Campers can sign up for a resident session that runs from Sunday to Saturday or for a daytime camp session from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sea Camp
Texas A&M University at Galveston
1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston
Ages: 6-18
Dates: June 7-Aug. 8
Cost: Varies between $850-$950
per week
Camps offer exploration of shipwrecks, marine ecosystems, coastal photography and camping. Career-oriented camps cover marine biology, veterinary medicine and marine science. A day camp is available for children ages 6-11. Weeklong overnight camps are for participants ages 10-18 only.

Summer of Leaders
Young Leaders Vintage Park
106 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. E, Houston
Ages: 5-10
Dates: June 8-Aug. 14 (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Cost: $65 (per day), $200 (per week)
Campers can attend a variety of camps ranging from activity-based camps, such as culinary arts to educational camps such as ‘Goin’ Green’ and ‘iDig Dinosaurs,’ as well as creative camps such as ‘Inventor’s Workshop.’

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
Ages: 4-10
Dates: June 8-Aug. 21
Cost: $69-$154 (per week)
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers summer workshops where the curriculum is age appropriate, developmentally sound and fosters creative thinking. Workshops offered for younger children include art, cultural discovery, construction and science concepts. Older children can select from pre-engineering concepts, strategy and mechanical principles with team-building collaboration.

Wildlife Camp
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
10801 Hammerly Blvd., Ste. 200, Houston
Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 8-Aug. 14
Cost: $55 (per day) or $245 (per week)
The Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center offers campers an up-close experience with different types of wildlife and teaches veterinary techniques, such as examining X-rays and using microscopes to learn about caring for animals.

YMCA Day and Teen Camp
Magnolia/Tomball Family YMCA
36725 FM 1774, Magnolia
Ages: 5-12 (day camp), 12-15 (teen camp)
Dates: June 8-Aug. 21 (7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.)
Cost: $30 (registration fee), $125 per week (members), $140 per week (nonmembers)
The YMCA day and teen camp consists of weekly swimming trips, outdoor games, arts and crafts and field trips to places such as Unity Park and the movie theater. It also involves camp activities to build values, confidence and self-esteem. Each age group will also get to participate in a weekly field trip. Meals will be provided courtesy of the Conroe Food Bank.

Overnight Camps

Camp Allen
18800 FM 362, Navasota
Ages: 8-18
Dates: June 7-Aug. 13
Cost: $576 per week
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.

Camp Blessing Texas
Locations vary
Ages: 7-19 and 20+ (for adult week)
Dates: June 14-Aug. 8
Cost: $585
Camp Blessing is a five-day camp for children 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, and camps last from Tuesday through Saturday.

Camp Olympia
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 7-June 20 (term 1), June 21-July 11 (term 2), July 12-Aug. 1 (term 3), Aug. 2-Aug. 15 (term 4)
Cost: $300 (non-refundable deposit to reserve a space), $3,265 (two-week terms), $4,295 (three-week terms)
Camp Olympia has been an active camp in Texas since 1968 and is located on Lake Livingston in Trinity. The camp offers individualized scheduling of more than 40 activities and focuses on building character and values.

Carolina Creek Christian Camp
84 Wimbley Lane, Huntsville
“Wild Sessions and Wild Weeks”
Ages: 5-11
Dates: May 31-Aug. 8 (weeklong camps) and June 7-June 27 (four-day camps)
Cost: $375 (per four-day camp), $700 (per week)
“Creek Weeks”
Ages: 12-18
Dates: Weekly camps from May 31-July 25
Cost: $700 (per week)
Carolina Creek Christian Camps are divided into two camps for younger and older children. The camp for younger children offers creek rides, a waterpark and outdoor activities. Older campers can participate in archery, riflery, kayaking and a water zipline. Christian teachings are incorporated to activities.

Frontier Camp
131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland
Ages: 7-17
Dates: May 31-Aug. 8
Cost: $725-$775
Frontier Camp is a coed nondenominational Christian youth summer camp for kids and teens located in East Texas. The camp is designed to infuse recreational activities with an atmosphere where staff members teach Christian concepts.


Alodia Sports Academy
Summer Basketball Camps
Locations vary throughout Tomball
Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 8-July 30
Cost: $115-$180
Alodia Sports Academy offers a variety of camps focusing on basketball that cover exercise, team play, shooting, fundamentals and competitions.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Texas Motocross Camp

Three Palms Action Sports Park
15100 I-45 S., Conroe
Ages: 5+
Dates: July 6-9
Cost: $575 (with a required non-refundable deposit of $100)
Professional riders and trainers in the motocross industry lead a motocross camp for people of all experience levels. There are separate overnight camps for children and adults.

Legends Sports Complex
602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands
Ages: 3-16
Dates: June 1-Aug. 21
Cost: Sessions start at $99
Camps cover a wide range of sports, including soccer, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Each camp lasts for one five-day week. Specialty camps for skill development are available for basketball and football.

Texas Prospects Baseball Academy
201 E. Hufsmith Road, Tomball
Ages: 6-12
Dates: TBA
Cost: $150-$160 (four-day sessions)
Texas Prospects Baseball Academy offers summer camps and clinics for varying skill levels. Specific camps specialize in fielding, catching, hitting and pitching and feature training from former professional and collegiate coaches and players. Camps regularly take place at the Texas Prospects Field and are moved to the indoor cages in unfavorable weather conditions.

Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp
1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball
Ages: 4+
Dates: TBA (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Cost: Vary
Texas Star offers campers activities and training centered on gymnastics. The camp also offers swimming and arts and crafts. Campers can attend daylong classes, weeklong camps or six-week sessions.

Disclaimer: Although Community Impact Newspaper attempted to include a variety of summer camps in the area, this list is not intended to be comprehensive. If your camp was not included, email [email protected] to be added to our list.