GUIDE: 22 summer camps to consider sending your children to this summer in Spring, Klein

Stageworks Theatre offers summer camps for various ages, including camps for ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. Camp lengths vary, and themes include Horror Show, It Must Be Love and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. (Courtesy Stageworks Theatre)
Stageworks Theatre offers summer camps for various ages, including camps for ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. Camp lengths vary, and themes include Horror Show, It Must Be Love and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. (Courtesy Stageworks Theatre)

Stageworks Theatre offers summer camps for various ages, including camps for ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. Camp lengths vary, and themes include Horror Show, It Must Be Love and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. (Courtesy Stageworks Theatre)

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Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts summer camps focus on contemporary art and are available on a weekly basis for ages 5-12. The museum plans to hold camps in person with limited enrollment and other COVID-19 precautions in place. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)
Editor's note: This article was updated to include summer camp information for Language Arts Academy.

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options to choose from in the Spring and Klein area, including virtual options for families looking to socially distance during the pandemic. This list is not comprehensive.

Summer camps

1. Alodia Basketball Academy campers can choose from three camp options, including total player, shooting and competition as well as a full-day camp. Camps are open to incoming kindergarten through eighth-graders. (Day, Sports)

Dates: June 1-Aug. 13


Cost: $150-$225

22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball; 8711 Creekside Green Drive, The Woodlands

281-255-2552

www.alodiasports.com

2. Camp Allen is the largest Episcopal summer camp in the nation. Activities for campers ages 8-18 in the weeklong sessions include hikes, movies, arts and crafts, disc golf, archery, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, basketball and talent shows. (Arts, Overnight, Sports)

Dates: June 6-Aug. 7

Cost: $768

18800 FM 362, Navasota

936-825-7175

www.campallen.org/summercamp

3. Camp Blessing invites those age 7 and up with physical or intellectual disabilities to attend weeklong camps. Activities include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, crafts, music, swimming, team sports, a ropes course and sensory stations. (Arts, Overnight, Sports)

Dates: June 8-Aug. 7

Cost: $950

7227 Camp Blessing Lane, Brenham

281-259-5789

www.campblessing.org

4. Camp Hope is a faith-based summer camp where each day focuses on a different Bible story. Entering kindergartners to seventh-grade students will learn through games, crafts and drama. Extended care options are available. (Day)

Dates: July 12-30

Cost: $100 per camp

12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston

281-444-3127, ext. 117

www.kinsmenlutheran.org/camp

5. Camp Kinsmen allows entering first- through eighth-grade students to go on field trips, play and enjoy hot lunches. Extended day care options are available. (Day)

Dates: June 1-July 9, Aug. 2-17

Cost: $100 per camp

12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston

281-444-3127, ext. 117

www.kinsmenlutheran.org/summer

6. Camp Olympia offers one- to three-week sessions for ages 6-16 featuring sports, kayaking, sailing, swimming, dance, arts and crafts, drama, horseback riding, mini-golf and yoga. (Arts, Overnight, Sports)

Dates: May 30-Aug. 7

Cost: $1,925-$4,750

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity

936-594-2541

www.campolympia.com

7. CampVentures, hosted by Kiddie Academy of Klein-Gleannloch, is for ages 2-12. The camp incorporates the Life Essentials curriculum and hands-on activities, weekly themes and field trips for campers age 5 and older. (Day)

Dates: May 31-Aug. 13

Cost: $230 per week

19559 Champion Forest Drive, Spring

346-298-7070

www.kiddieacademy.com/academies/klein-gleannloch

8. Carolina Creek Christian Camps offer three camp experiences based on age group. Activities include zip lines, canoeing, disc golf, a recording studio, archery, wakeboarding, art and sports. (Arts, Overnight, Sports)

Dates: May 30-Aug. 7

Cost: $399-$799

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville

936-261-8334

www.carolinacreek.org

9. Cypress Creek FACE hosts weeklong orchestra camps for Klein ISD students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Sixth-grade camp is for students who were in the fifth-grade Klein Strings Program; students in seventh- and eighth-grade camp can choose two electives. Both include orchestra practice, sectionals, technique classes, recreation time and end with a concert. (Arts, Day)

Dates: June 14-18, July 12-16

Cost: $125-$200

16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring; 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring

281-440-4850

www.cypresscreekface.org

10. InSPIRE Rock Climbing offers daily camps for all skill levels. Camps focus on the basics of climbing technique and safety and also include activities and games—both on and off the climbing wall. (Day, Sports)

Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

Cost: $185-$215 per week

403 E. Louetta Road, Spring

281-288-7625

www.inspirerock.com/spring

11. The Kangaroo Forest offers children from kindergarten through age 12 various daily activities, such as art projects and field trips. A junior camper group for those who finished pre-K is also available. (Arts, Day)

Dates: May 31-Aug. 6

Cost: $825 per month

7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring

281-465-4069

www.thekangarooforest.com

12. Kelly Peterson’s Dance Company hosts weekly dance camps for ages 3-5. Dance clothes and ballet shoes are required, and snacks are provided. Dancers are also encouraged to bring a water bottle labeled with their name. (Arts, Day)

Dates: June 14-18, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 26-30

Cost: $130

15810 Champion Forest Drive, Spring

281-851-3355

www.kpdanceco.com

13. Language Arts Academy hosts a variety of camps for children ages 2-10 throughout the summer from Mon-Fri. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camp themes for children ages 2-6 include Spanish immersion, fairy tale, and art and music, while camp themes for children ages 6-10 include Spanish immersion, math, and reading and writing. Kinder and First Grade Jump Start Camp is also offered for children ages 4-6 and private tutoring, as well as before- and after-camp care are also available. (Academics, Arts, Day)

Dates: June 7-Aug. 13 (camp themes vary by week)

Cost: $150 per week

20423 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 400, Spring

832-422-3105

www.languageartsacademy.com/summer-camps

14. Mercer Morning Club is held on Wednesdays in June and July. Campers ages 6-11 can explore nature by discovering habitats, mammals, reptiles, birds and insects as well as take hikes and do crafts. Limited space is available. (Day)

Dates: June 23 and 30, July 14 and 21

Cost: free

22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble

713-274-4160

www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer

15. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts summer camps focus on contemporary art and are available on a weekly basis for ages 5-12. The museum plans to hold camps in person with limited enrollment and other COVID-19 precautions in place. (Arts, Day)

Dates: June 14-Aug. 6 (no camp July 5-9)

Cost: $200-$225

6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring

281-376-6322

www.pearlmfa.org

16. School of Rock offers weeklong camps for various ages and skill levels. The Tomball camp offers The Beatles, Green Day and ‘80s rock camps, while Spring offers Classic Rock Rewind, Rock 101, Best of the ‘90s and a songwriting camp. (Arts, Day)

Dates: June 14-July 16; May 31-July 2

Cost: $399-$400

22424 Hwy. 249, Ste. A, Tomball; 21117 I-45 N., Ste. 600, Spring

281-246-4475; 832-246-7625

www.schoolofrock.com

17. Stageworks Theatre offers summer camps for various ages, including camps for ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. Camp lengths vary, and themes include Horror Show, It Must Be Love and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. (Arts, Day)

Dates: June 7-Aug. 20

Cost: $150-$485

10760 Grant Road, Houston

281-587-6100

www.stageworkstx.org

18. Trinity Klein Summer Camp is geared for students entering first to sixth grade. Each week explores a theme, from Chef Showdown to Mad Scientists. Trinity Klein also has a camp for students ages 3-5. (Day)

Dates: June 7-Aug. 6

Cost: $165-$190; $150-$175

18926 Klein Church Road, Spring

281-376-5773

www.trinityklein.org

19. Vicki Michelle’s Aerial Cirque Camp teaches children age 8 and older aerial skills, tumbling, contortion, flexibility and conditioning. Sanitation policies are in place, and limited spaces are available. (Arts, Day)

Dates: July 12-15

Cost: $175

17315 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring

281-379-4020

www.vickimichelle.net

20. YMCA Camp Cullen allows campers ages 5-17 to choose among activities such as water sports, horseback riding, nature exploration, science, arts and drama. Teen leadership camps are also offered. (Arts, Overnight, Sports)

Dates: June 6-Aug. 7

Cost: $1,295-$2,795

460 Cullen Loop, Ste. A, Trinity

936-594-2274

www.ymcacampcullen.org

21. YMCA Outdoor Adventure Day Camp offers in-house and virtual field trips, water days, crafts and outdoor education. Campers can also participate in science, technology, engineering and math activities, healthy eating education and physical activities. (Day)

Dates: June 7-Aug. 20

Cost: $175-$215 per week

19915 Hwy. 249, Houston

281-469-1481

www.ymcahouston.org/locations/d-bradley-mcwilliams-ymca-cypress-creek

Virtual camps

22. Language Kids World hosts virtual camps where ages 3-10 can be taught languages by native-speaking educators in a play-based setting. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, American Sign Language and English. (Academics)

Dates: TBD

Cost: $35-$75 per week

281-565-1388

www.languagekids.com/virtual- classes-and-camps

Correction: The original version of this guide listed the incorrect age group and location for Alodia Basketball Academy's camp. The article has been updated.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.
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