Summertime is a chance for children to explore, learn new school skills, harness their imagination and, most importantly, have fun. Check out our noncomprehensive guide to local youth summer camps across the Pearland and Friendswood areas.
Active Learning Services
Ages: 5-16 (chess), 7-16 (video game creation)
Cost: $275-$510, weekly
Dates: July 31-Aug. 4
Several camps are available, including chess and a variety of video game creation programs. Campers follow a custom curriculum and using coding software, they are given the opportunity to create a video game of their own. Parents are invited on the last day to observe a class and see their child’s creation.
7302 W. Broadway St., Pearland
Bricks 4 Kidz
Cost: $135-$200, weekly
Dates: June-August (weekly)
The annual summer camp allows children to play and create models with Legos and the camp’s own specially designed bricks. Camps are divided into two age groups. Children make unique projects that explore engineering, architecture, robotics and animation movie-making. Camps are hosted at five locations in the Pearland area: Pearland Parks and Recreation Department, First United Methodist Church, St. Andrew’s Academy, Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church and Lake Jackson Parks and Recreation Department.
Cost: $350, weekly
Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
12810 W. Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland
Bay Area Equestrian
Ages: 6 and older
Cost: $300, weekly
Dates: June 8-Aug. 22 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Two-day camps include hours of horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Second-day activities include parent show-off during the final hour of camp. Registration can be done online, by phone or in person. Eight camps are available throughout the summer.
1908 E. Broadway St., Pearland
Ages: 4 and older
Cost: varies based on camp selection
Dates: May 30-Aug. 18; each program has a specific date range
Campers learn multidisciplinary techniques from a variety of martial arts, including karate, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Each weekly camp runs from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and includes daily field trips, such as roller skating, swimming and movies. Preregistration before April 1 includes a discounted rate.
3350 Manvel Road, Ste. A, Pearland
1625 Friendswood Lakes Blvd., Friendswood
Cost: $60-$215, weekly
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
The weekly gymnastics camp is offered to children of all skill levels from beginners through advanced, as each week the gym will hold a Houston-based theme such as the rodeo or space—which will be connected with gymnastics routines. The camp will offer instruction in vault, bars, beams and floor exercises, along with open gyms and arts and crafts. The program is offered in a single day, three day and five day structure.
2530 Garden Road, Ste. I, Pearland
Arts & Performance
Creative Edge Art Studio
Weekly art camps allow children to create art projects in a variety of mediums, such as paint, papier-mache, clay and drawing.[/caption]
Cost: $110-$185, weekly
Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
Weekly art camps allow children to create art projects in a variety of mediums, such as paint, papier-mache, clay and drawing. Projects are based on a different theme each week; for example, during “Around the world in five days,” children draw inspiration from different countries on a variety of projects. Camps for children ages 2-4 take place from 9-10 a.m., with camps for those age 5 and older running from 9 a.m.-noon. Snacks are provided, and registration is required in advance.
2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland
Campers learn to sing, dance and perform popular songs and routines.[/caption]
Cost: $125, weekly
Dates: June 5-July 27 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Campers learn to sing, dance and perform popular songs and routines. The camps include themes, such as “Trolls,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Moana,” where campers learn vocal parts and choreography from the popular movies. Two separate classes are available for the weekly camps at 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., along with a night class from 6-7 p.m. Registration is available online.
607 S. Friendswood Drive., Ste. 17, Friendswood
Campers complete a different art project—plaster painting, ceramics, canvas, sand art, mosaics, stepping stones and kids Pilates—every day during weekly camps.[/caption]
Ages: 5 and older
Cost: $35 per day; $160 per week
Dates: June 5-July 10-26 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Campers complete a different art project—plaster painting, ceramics, canvas, sand art, mosaics, stepping stones and kids Pilates—every day during weekly camps. Sessions can be purchased in single days or for the full three-day camp. Camps run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snacks are provided.
607 S. Friendswood Drive., Ste. 13, Friendswood
Camps feature indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, nature studies, scavenger hunts, swimming and multiple sports.[/caption]
City of Friendswood
Cost: $140-$240, weekly
Dates: June 1-Aug. 15 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Camps feature indoor and outdoor activities, including arts and crafts, nature studies, scavenger hunts, swimming and multiple sports. There are six sessions that involve various field trips, including Galveston’s Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. Camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended child care hours: 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning April 10 for Friendswood residents and April 24 for nonresidents.
910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Little Gym of Friendswood
Cost: $30-$140, weekly
Dates: June 5-Aug. 10
The gym offers three-hour camps throughout the summer where campers explore the gym, play games and participate in arts and crafts. Camps are Monday-Thursday. Missions or quests challenged are completed each day, based on different themes such as “Pirate ship,” “Hawaiian hide-and-seek” and “Race to outer space.” Options for sibling discounts and camp packages are available, as well as single-day or full-week packages.
400 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 108, Friendswood
Little Gym of Pearland
Cost: $24.80-$40 per camp session, daily
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Camps feature physical activity, games, and arts and crafts. Each week has a different theme, including “Animal adventure,” “Princess” and “Super heroes.” Sibling discounts and camp packages are available. There are two separate camp options: skill thrill camps—which include skill-building for campers ages 5-12—and super kid camps for campers ages 3-10, which includes a Lego building session, and craft and snack time.
9607 Broadway St., Ste. 105, Pearland
Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
Cost: $150-$205, weekly
Dates: May 30-Aug. 18 (overall); each program has a specific date range
Weekly day camps run 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. There is a youth camp for younger children that features various activities and crafts, and a teen camp for those ages 12 and older that focuses on leadership training and group exercises. Campers attend field trips once a week—such as the circus or the zoo—and trips to a swimming pool two to three times weekly.
2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland
Dates: June 12-16
Children are invited to participate in a four-day vacation bible school. Registration lasts until April 23, with options for online registration and in-person sign ups.
5515 Broadway St., Pearland
First United Methodist Church Pearland
Ages: second-12th grades
Cost: $400, weekly
Dates: June 12-16 (vacation Bible school) June 18-23 (Lakeview Summer Camp)
A variety of weekly camps are available, including vacation Bible school and Lakeview Summer Camp—in which campers engage in faith-based activities on over 1,300 acres of land. The overnight camp is held just outside Palestine, Texas.
2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
The Harbor (formerly known as
Friendswood Community Church)
Ages: first-sixth grades
Cost: $260, weekly
Dates: July 31-Aug. 4
Campers participate in indoor and outdoor activities under the guidance of college-age counselors. Activities include laser tag, archery training, obstacle courses and a fashion show. Scholarships are available.
2821 W. Parkwood Avenue, Friendswood