GUIDE: 4 camps to be held this summer in Friendswood

Here are some camps that will be open this summer near Friendswood. (Designed by Elyssa Turner)
Here are some camps that will be open this summer near Friendswood. (Designed by Elyssa Turner)

Here are some camps that will be open this summer near Friendswood. (Designed by Elyssa Turner)

Editor's note: Due to COVID-19, the status of campus may be fluid this summer. We will update this article and add or remove camps when and if the need arises.


On May 18, Gov. Greg Abbott announced summer camps may open starting May 31. While not all summer camps will be holding camp as planned this year, here are four Friendswood camps that will be offered.

Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance



Dates: July 6-31 (summer intensive for ages 10-high school), July 20-24 (3-5-year-olds), July 27-31 (6-10-year-olds)



Cost: $180-$520



410 E. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood



281-482-0600



www.amyblakedance.com



This dance studio offers several different weeks of camps for different skill levels, during which dancers ages 3-18 will learn styles such as creative movement, ballet, tap and jazz; participate in arts and crafts; learn improv; choreograph unique dances; and perform for parents. Amy Blake's will try to offer classes in June, though no camps will be offered then. The business may also offer classes in July in addition to camps.



Hope Lutheran



Dates: Every Sunday in July



Cost: Free



1804 S. Friendswood Drive



281-482-7943



www.hope-lutheran.org



This summer, Vacation Bible School will be held on Sundays in July from 10:30 a.m. to noon for families. The program will offer a drama, singing and snacks on campus and will be appealing for all ages. The church’s plans are subject to change.



The Little Gym-Friendswood



Dates: June 8-Aug. 20



Cost: $30-$35 per camp day



400 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 108



281-482-4242



www.thelittlegym.com/FriendswoodTX



Super Quest Camps is a gymnastics-based camp, with each day filled with adventure and activity. Super Quest Camps are held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursdays for children ages 3-8 years old. Each week’s theme is based on fun missions the children are challenged to complete each day by exercising their muscles and their minds. Camp passes can be purchased in one-, three-, six-, 12- and 25-day packages. On Wednesdays, The Little Gym offers a Skill Thrill camp from 1-4 p.m. for children ages 6-12. Skill Thrill offers fun, focus and success by teaching children cartwheels, handstands, back handsprings and back tucks.



Sport Divers



Dates: June 8-Aug. 21



Cost: $550



20814 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 60, Webster



281-338-1611



www.sportdivers.com



Sport Divers’ scuba camp teaches children how to safely dive and enjoy underwater swimming. Students practice in pools as well as in supervised open-water dives. Students must supply a mask, fins and snorkel. The camp is geared toward age 10 and up.



By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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