Guide: 16 camps to consider sending your children to this summer in Spring, Klein

Camp Cullen (Courtesy YMCA)
Camp Cullen (Courtesy YMCA)

Camp Cullen (Courtesy YMCA)

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Arctic Explorations (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)
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YMCA Day Camp (Courtesy YMCA)
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Alodia Basketball Academy (Courtesy Alodia Basketball Academy)
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 Spring and Klein area. This list is not comprehensive.

ACADEMICS

Discovery College - University Park

Dates: June 8-25, July 6-9

Cost: $115 per course; $230 per course for robotics and technology intensives


Lone Star College Energy and Manufacturing Institute, 11521 Compaq Center West Drive, Houston

281-290-2601

www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college

Discovery College - North Harris

Dates: June 8-25, July 6-9

Cost: $115 per course; $230 per course for robotics and technology intensives

Lone Star College-North Harris, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston

281-618-5602

www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college

Discovery College offers courses for campers ages 6-17 in a campus-based educational environment that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math. The college also provides a “college experience,” in which students and their families can participate in an introduction to their local Lone Star College campus.

Kingwood Spanish Immersion Camp

Dates: June 1-5, 8-12; July 20-24, 27-31

Cost: $229-$278 per week

Pump It Up, 23810 Hwy. 59, Humble

281-565-1388

www.languagekids.com

The Woodlands and Spring Spanish Immersion Camp

Dates: June 15-19, 22-26, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $229-$278 per week

Pump It Up, 536 Sawdust Road, Spring

281-565-1388

www.languagekids.com

Language Kids World helps children ages 3-10 learn foreign language fluency through play-based immersion learning. Kingwood, The Woodlands and Spring Spanish summer camps will be held at Pump It Up amusement center to foster interactive and hands-on activities for students of all language levels.

ARTS

Arctic Explorations


Dates: June 8-26, July 13-24 (junior camps); June 15-26, July 6-10 and 27-31 (senior camps)

Cost: $200 per week (museum members), $225 per week (nonmembers)

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring

281-376-6322

www.pearlmfa.org

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts hosts Arctic-themed weeklong camps, during which young artists can create wintry masterpieces in a variety of media. Junior camps will be held for artists ages 8-12, and senior camps will be held for artists ages 13-18. Camp days run from 9 a.m.-noon and from 2-5 p.m., depending on the week.

Kelly Peterson’s Dance Company

Dates: June 8-19, July 13-24

Cost: $110 camp fee plus $10 registration fee

Kelly Peterson’s Dance Company, 15810 Champion Forest Drive, Spring

281-851-3355

www.kpdanceco.com

Geared for campers in third through fifth grade, Kelly Peterson’s Dance Company will host four camp sessions this summer during which students will learn ballet, jazz, hip-hop and musical theater. Each camp day will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and campers are required to bring a lunch. Only 20 spots are available for each session.

Klein ISD 6th Grade Strings Camps

Dates: June 15-19

Cost: $125 per week

Klein High School, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring

281-440-4850

www.cypresscreekface.org

Klein ISD 7th-8th Grade Strings Camp

Dates: July 13-17

Cost: $200 per week

Klein Collins High School, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring

281-440-4850

www.cypresscreekface.org

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment holds a weeklong camp for Klein ISD students playing the violin, viola, cello and bass. Sixth-grade camp will last half a day from 9 a.m.-noon, and the seventh- and eighth-grade camps will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and include daily lunch, physical education period and two elective activities for students. At the end of the week, students will play in a Friday performance for the community.

School of Rock Spring

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $495 per week

School of Rock Spring, 21117 I-45 N., Ste. 600, Spring

832-246-7625

www.schoolofrock.com

The music facility offers various five-day camps, including workshops for beginners; rock camps through the ages, such as ’90s, ’80s, pop punk, classic and modern rock; a songwriting camp; and band-themed camps, including Green Day and The Beatles. Campers ages 7-17 will be provided with workshops, clinics and private instruction during the one-week camp. At the end of the week, campers put on a live performance that friends and family can attend.

Vicki Michelle

Dates: June 3-Aug. 4

Cost: $25-$99 per camp session

Vicki Michelle, 17315 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring

281-379-4020

www.vickimichelle.net

The Vicki Michelle dance school offers a variety of day camps for students age 3 and older from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Students can learn dance skills, such as acrobatics, baton twirling and flexibility. While costs and dates vary, each camp is one to three days in length, and some camps, such as the Paradise Princess Camp, hold a show at the camp’s end.

DAY

Camp Hope


Dates: July 6-24

Cost: $100 per camp

Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston

281-444-3127, ext. 117

www.kinsmenlutheran.org/camp

Camp Hope is a faith-based summer camp where each day focuses on a different story from the Bible. Kindergartners to seventh graders who attend the camp will learn through activities such as games, crafts and drama. Camp is held daily from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with extended care options available at an additional cost.

Camp Kinsmen

Dates: June 1-26, June 29-July 3, July 27-31, Aug. 3-14

Cost: $100 per camp

Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston

281-444-3127, ext. 117

www.kinsmenlutheran.org/summer

At Camp Kinsmen, entering first through eighth graders are taken on field trips, spend time playing inside and outside, and are served hot lunches. Camp is held daily from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with extended care options available at an additional cost.

CampVentures

Dates: June 1-Aug. 18

Cost: $230 per week

Kiddie Academy of Klein-Gleannloch, 19559 Champion Forest Drive, Spring

346-298-7070

www.kiddieacademy.com

Kiddie Academy of Klein-Gleannloch hosts CampVentures for children ages 2-12. The day camp incorporates the Life Essentials curriculum and hands-on activities, field trips and weekly themes. Field trips are for campers age 5 and older.

Trinity Klein Summer Camp

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $165 -$190 (Trinity Klein Summer Camp), $150-$175 (Trinity Klein Summer Camp, Junior Edition)

Trinity Klein Lutheran School, 18926 Klein Church Road, Spring

281-376-5444

www.trinityklein.org

Trinity Klein Summer Camp is a day camp geared for students entering first to sixth grade held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Each week will explore a different theme ranging from Chef Showdown to Mad Scientists. This year, Trinity Klein will also offer camp for students ages 3-5, who will follow the same schedule as the older campers; however, camp will be held in the early childhood building.

YMCA Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Dates: June 1-Aug. 21

Cost: $175-$215 per week

D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek, 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston

281-469-1481

www.ymcahouston.org

The D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek hosts Outdoor Adventure Day Camp throughout the summer, with each weekly camp session lasting five days. The summer camps feature games, sports, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, range sports, challenge course, outdoor education and educational activities.

OUTDOORS

Outdoor Adventures Summer Camps


Dates: June 9-July 28

Cost: free

Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble

713-274-4160

www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer

Mercer Botanic Gardens holds a camp every Tuesday in June and July where children ages 6-11 can learn about the different plants found in the park. Four different sessions rotate throughout the month, including Tree ID Mystery, Birds of a Feather, Creature Feature and Hike ‘n Hunt.

SPORTS

Alodia Basketball Academy


Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Cost: $150 (half-day sessions weekly), $225 (combo camp weekly)

Salem Community Center, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

Woodlands Sportsplex, 25127 Gosling Road, The Woodlands

281-255-2552

www.alodiasports.com

This basketball-focused camp is geared for children in third to ninth grades. Campers can choose from three camp options, including a total player camp, shooting camp and a competition camp.

Inspire Rock

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $160-$299 per week (members), $185-$325 per week (nonmembers)

Inspire Rock, 403 E. Louetta Road, Spring

281-288-7625

www.inspirerock.com

Inspire Rock hosts weekly summer camps for climbers ages 6-12 of all levels to work on technique, problem solving, planning and execution. Camps are limited to 24 climbers per week, and both half- and full-day options are available.

WORTH THE TRIP

Camp Cullen

Dates: June 7-Aug. 8

Cost: $895 (YMCA members), $995 (nonmembers) 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. Youth and teen campers can take part in a wide range of activities, including water sports, horseback riding, nature exploration, science, arts and drama.


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