Your 2020 guide to summer camps in The Woodlands area





Courtesy VillaSport
Courtesy VillaSport

Courtesy VillaSport

Image description
Courtesy Woodway Equestrian Center
Image description
Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston
Image description
Courtesy Alodia Sports Academy
Image description
Courtesy Ivy Kids Early Learning Center
Image description
JC Sports
Image description
Courtesy Teora Music School
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 Woodlands area. This list is not comprehensive.

Academics

1. Camp Invention

Dates: July 8-12

Cost: $275


Christ Community School

1488 Wellman Road, The Woodlands

Dates: June 24-28

Cost: $255

Christ Church United Methodist

6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

www.campinvention.org

The camp offers a variety of hands-on programming related to creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, engineering and curiosity designed to make students think like scientists. The camp has two sessions in The Woodlands for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

2. Discovery College

Dates: TBD

Cost: $115

Lone Star College-Montgomery,

3200 College Park Drive, The Woodlands

936-273-7446

www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college.htm

Discovery College at Lone Star College-Montgomery and LSC-Creekside Center provide an opportunity for students to grow with a variety of one-week, hands-on science-, technology-, engineering-, art- and math-based programs as well as athletics.

3. Language Kids World

Dates: May 26-Aug. 21

Cost: $229 per week

536 Sawdust Road, Spring

281-565-1388

www.languagekids.com

Language Kids World helps children ages 3 to 10 connect to culture through language fluency and fun with its immersion summer camps in Spanish. Programs are taught by native-speaking language educators in a play-based and innovative environment.

4. Idea Lab Kids

Dates: June 15-Aug. 21

Cost: $230 (half-day), $430 (full-day) per week

26131 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 302, The Woodlands

832-361-5961

www.woodlands.idealabkids.com

The camp offers a variety of science-based summer activities including sustainable engineering, space engineering, coding, website development and robotics. Camps run weekly in either half-day or full-day programs for •ages 5-14. • 5 • Vottron

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $150 per session

3759 FM 1488, Ste. 475, The Woodlands

832-271-5011

www.vottron.com

Children ages 5 and up can participate in a variety of educational camps focused on robotics and programming. Campers can work with Lego robotics, build a website, learn the Python language and other activities.

6. Wonders of the Woodlands (WOW!) Science Camp

Dates: June 22-26, July 6-10

Cost: $150

The Woodlands United Methodist Church

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

281-297-5948

wowsciencecamp@sbcglobal.net

WOW! Science Camp offers hands-on experiments, games, centers and activities based around a variety of scientific topics for children ages 3 1/2 through fifth grade.

Arts

7. Class Act Productions

Summer Stock Shows

Dates: June 10-14 (ages 6-10),

June 17-21 (ages 11-16)

Cost: $325-$375

25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands

281-941-8500

www.classactproductions.org

The Woodlands-area theater program offers a pair of summer sessions for children to learn about theater, singing and acting through two separate productions of “Annie” and “Aladdin Jr.”.

8. The Kangaroo Forest

Dates: June 3-Aug. 12

Cost: $825 per month

7303 S. Forestgate Drive, Spring

281-465-4069

www.thekangarooforest.com

This summer program offers children ages •5 to 12• a variety of daily activities and several weekly field trips throughout the Houston area.

9. Paint & Bubbles Studio

Dates: June 8-Aug. 6

Cost: $180-$375, early bird pricing through April 30

31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia

346-703-2141

www.paintandbubbles.com/camps

Campers can choose from multiday art, sewing, doll house creation and theater arts camps, such as a “Harry Potter” art camp. Paint & Bubbles offers camps for select ages. A new decor camp debuts this summer for tweens. Times vary.

10. Teora Music School “Summer Jam”

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $420 per week, after-camp activities

$18 per hour

24913 Kuykendahl Road, Stes. C and D, Tomball

832-328-6080

www.teoramusic.com

Teora’s summer camp allows students to join a band. As part of a summer ensemble, campers will arrange, record and perform their songs in a group setting with coaching from certified musical instructors.

11. Woodlands Academy For The Performing Arts

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $130-$150

Sts. Simon and Jude, 26777 Glen Loch Drive,

The Woodlands

281-543-7322

www.woodlandsacademypa.org

The camp teaches children ages 5 to 12 to sing, act and dance. Each camp is based on a different theme, and at the end of each week parents are invited to view a performance.

Day

12. Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $205 per week

28813 Birnham Woods Drive, Spring

281-353-7777

www.ivykids.com/listing/ivy-kids-of-birnham-woods

The weekly theme-based camps at Ivy Kids of Birnham Woods include field trips. Other activities include athletics, robotics, cooking, and daily activities including play time at the facility’s splash pad.

13. Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy

Dates: June 1-Aug. 10

Cost: $230 weekly

11900 Crane Brook Drive, The Woodlands

281-292-8783

www.steppingstonesprep.com

Programming with the theme “Camptastic” includes two swimming days and two field trips each week, with daily activities based around art, STEM and cooking projects.

14. Stepping Stones Child Care

Dates: June 1-Aug. 11

Cost: $220 per week, plus $150 supply and registration fee

10601 Falconwing Drive, The Woodlands

281-298-5838

www.steppingstonesfalconwing.com

Campers participate in off-campus and in-house field trips as well as a variety of activities and projects based around weekly themes such as nature, swimming, superheroes, space and travel.

15. Summer Camp Adventures

Dates: May 26-July 31

Cost: $165 (weekly)

Bear Branch Elementary,

8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

adventuresprogram@magnoliaisd.org

www.magnoliaisd.org

Campers may be shuttled from Magnolia Elementary, located at 31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. Summer activities include field trips, swimming, STEM challenges, sports, creative arts and friendship building. Discounts are available for siblings and Magnolia ISD employees as well as students qualified to receive free and reduced lunches. Camp price is reduced for those registering before May 1.

16. Sunny Dayz Summer Camp

Dates: June 1-Aug. 18

Cost: $50 per day, $125 for three days,

$200 for five days

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park6464 Creekside Forest Drive,

The Woodlands

The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park5310 Research Forest Drive,

The Woodlands.

281-516-7348

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/sunnydayz

Campers’ daily activities include arts and crafts, gym games and trips to the park and pool. Field trips are also held weekly, and Rob Fleming Park campers may participate in kayaking and archery.

17. The Little Gym

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost:$30 (member), $35 (nonmember) daily; $135 (member), $157.50 (nonmember) five-day pass

17947 I-45 S., Ste. 214, Shenandoah

936-321-2828

www.thelittlegym.com/thewoodlandstx

The Little Gym of The Woodlands offers a three-hour camp for children ages 3-8. Each day of camp involves a creative storyline that will incorporate opportunities for children to exercise their muscles, imaginations and cooperation skills. Arts, crafts and snacks are included.

18. The Woodlands Children’s Museum

Dates: June 1-Aug. 6

Cost: contact museum for pricing

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands

281-465-0955

www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Weeklong summer workshop sessions are open for children ages 4 to 10 and feature age-appropriate activities focusing on topics such as science, culture and arts.

19. The Woodlands Family YMCA

Dates: June 1-August 7

Cost: $175/week (members), $215/week (nonmembers); Leaders in Training (ages 13-15): $110/week (members), $130/week (nonmembers)Branch Crossing

8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands Shadowbend

6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands

281-367-9622

www.ymcahouston.org

Day camps feature artistic, educational and athletic activities in addition to fields trips and nature exploration. Teen Camp and Leadership in Training programs feature similar activities in addition to college campus tours and job training.

Sports

20. Alodia Basketball Academy

Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

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

Woodlands Sportsplex, 25127 Gosling Road, The Woodlands

www.alodiasports.com

Campers can choose from three camp options, including a total player camp, a shooting camp and a competition camp as well as a full-day camp that is a combination of two camps.

21. VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $219/week (members), $329/week (nonmembers); season pass: $2,045 (members), $3,075 (nonmembers); prices increase beginning March 24

4141 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands

281-296-3620

www.villasport.com/the-woodlands/kids/camps/summer-camps

The athletic club’s Summer Quest Camp includes daily activities such as crafts, sports, engineering games and swimming in addition to weekly field trips.

22. JC Sports

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $250/week, $350/week after March 30

28137 Robinson Road, Conroe

281-962-4941

www.jcsportswoodlands.com

The facility offers indoor soccer and multisport camps for children ages 4 to 13. Additional sports and activities available at the camps include football, basketball and water balloon fights.

23. Maximum Athletics

Dates: June 8-July 24

Cost: $145-$160/week (until May 8), $165-$180 (through two weeks before camp), $185-$200 (less than two weeks before camp)

28519 Sweetgum Road, The Woodlands

281-419-3547

www.maximumwoodlands.net

Weekly themed camps are offered for children age 4 and up. Campers will participate in daily activities such as gymnastics, tumbling and obstacle courses.

24. Woodway Equestrian Center

Dates: June 8-12, June 15-19, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $650/session

24706 FM 2978, Tomball

832-917-5811

www.woodway-equestrian.com/camp

The camps provide daily riding lessons, horse games and relays, water balloon games, horse painting, arts and crafts, horsemanship, and horse care.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


MOST RECENT

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Weekly total of new cases falls after two weeks of increases

The rate of new cases being confirmed is still up compared to the end of April and early May.

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center sees another week-over-week decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Texas Medical Center continued to see week-over-week decreases in the total number of active COVID-19 hospitalizations but also saw a significant increase in patient deaths, the medical center reported May 29.

The Willie's Grill & Icehouse restaurant in Copperfield is temporarily closed after reopening in mid-May. (Courtesy Willie's Grill & Icehouse Copperfield)
Study predicts coronavirus spike and other top Houston-area stories

Read some of the most popular Houston-area content on Community Impact Newspaper’s website from this week.

The syrup drums being repurposed into rain barrels were donated from Coca-Cola. (Courtesy Galveston Bay Foundation)
Galveston Bay Foundation to host virtual, drive-thru rain barrel workshop

The Kemah-based nature conservation nonprofit is hosting a rain barrel workshop this weekend for Houstonians thirsting for a way to help conserve the community’s water supply.

The Woodlands Transit will reopen The Woodlands Express Sawdust Park and Ride on June 1. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Woodlands Express to resume Sawdust Park and Ride service June 1

The lot is one of two The Woodlands Express park and ride locations that have been closed since late March.

The Texas Renaissance Festival is set to resume Oct. 3 with safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)
Texas Renaissance Festival announces tentative modifications for 2020 season

In a May 28 statement, General Manager Joseph Bailey said new safety measures are in the works to comply with governmental recommendations, and an operating plan is expected to be reviewed with officials in June.

Riva Row Boat House
GALLERY: Restrictions in Montgomery County easing, but residents remain cautious

Click through this photo gallery to see how residents are slowly adapting to life during a pandemic.

Conroe ISD will distribute meals until the end of June. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD to continue meal distributions through June

The district will offer meal pickups Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon through June.

Woodlands pool swim
Plans for pool openings, Fourth of July event move forward in The Woodlands

Seven village pools in The Woodlands will open June 6 with 25% capacity under current social distancing guidelines.

The death total in Harris County now stands at 221. With 11,770 cases confirmed in the county, the death rate stands at 1.9%. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1 new death confirmed May 28, 8 deaths over past 7 days

By comparison, 23 deaths were confirmed between May 16-22, and 39 deaths were confirmed between May 9-15.

Klein Oak High School graduating senior Christopher Jones II received a variety of gift items from community member Rachael. (Courtesy Allanda Nichols)
Greater Houston-area graduating seniors celebrated through online community

Seniors of the graduating Class of 2020 are being celebrated with gifts and well-wishes through organized Facebook groups and "adopt-a-senior" programs created by Greater Houston-area community members.