A guide to summer camps in Tomball and Magnolia

Texas Star Gymnastics

Texas Star Gymnastics

The Tomball and Magnolia areas offer a number of camps for children of all ages this summer. Options include day camps and overnight camps in both general and specialty areas.

Camp Invention
The hands-on programs at Camp Invention are designed to help students think like scientists. Children develop questions, observe details, collect information, form explanations and apply their understanding to the world around them. Grades K-6. June 5-8 (Nichols Sawmill Elementary School), June 12-16 (Tomball Elementary School), June 12-15 (Bear Branch Elementary School). $225-$230.

Nichols Sawmill Elementary School
28750 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Tomball Elementary School
1110 Inwood St., Tomball

Bear Branch Elementary School
8909 FM 1488, Magnolia


Discovery College
Discovery College at Lone Star College-Tomball provides an opportunity for students to grow this summer with a variety of science, technology, engineeringand math-based programs as well as athletics and performing and visual arts. Four one-week sessions are offered in the morning and afternoon. Ages 6-17. June 12-29 and
July 10-13. Weekly sessions start at $97.

30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball

Friends of Texas Wildlife
Campers learn about a different group of animals, such as reptiles and birds, each day. The camp, which is held daily from 9 a.m.-noon, features wildlife crafts, nature games, a snack and a T-shirt. Children meet a different educational ambassador, such as a snake, hawk or owl, each day. Grades 1-5. June 6-8. $75.

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia

Glassell School summer art ca
The Glassell Junior School, a school affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is hosting weeklong art classes this summer. The classes are in a variety of different disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, and digital art. Ages 3-18. June 5-Aug. 11. $130-$220.

The Glassell Junior School
5100 Montrose Blvd., Houston

Lazy Acres
Lazy Acres is a Christian-based, summer day camp housed on 20 acres with indoor and outdoor activities available. Campers can choose from 11 differentlythemed weeks and activities, such as capture the flag, water activities, fishing, crafts and recreational sports. The camp also includes farm animals: a miniature horse, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks. Three- and five-day options are available. Grades K-8.
June 5-Aug. 18. $125-$145 (tuition), $50 (family registration fee before March 30), $75 (family registration fee after March 30).

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers summer workshops where the curriculum is age appropriate, developmentally sound and fosters creative thinking. Workshops offered for younger children include art, cultural discovery, construction and science concepts. Older children can select from pre-engineering concepts, strategy and mechanical principles with team-building collaboration. Ages 4-8. June 6-Aug. 12.
Cost TBD.

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands

Camp Allen
Located in Navasota, Camp Allen’s summer camp is one of the largest summer camp programs in the Episcopal Church. Each summer, over 1,900 campers from across Texas come to refocus and relax. Camp activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and arts and crafts. Grades 3-12. June 4-Aug. 10. $618 (one week).

Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center
18800 FM 362, Navasota

Camp Blessing Texas
Camp Blessing Texas is for children who have a primary diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. Camp Blessing Texas also invites all siblings, ages 7-13, of their campers to be a camper as well. The camp holds young adult and adult camp weeks for attendees age 20 and older as well. Age 7 and older. June 6-Aug. 12. $895 (one week).

9402 Palestine Road, Brenham

Camp Coyote
Camp Coyote is an interdenominational Christian summer camp that offers sports and adventure activities, including horseback riding, a private 55-acre water ski lake and a ropes course. Multi-week terms are available. Ages 7-17. June 4-
Aug. 5. $895 (one week), $1,695 (two weeks), $2,495 (three weeks).

80 Rose Ranch Road, Huntsville

Camp Lantern Creek
The overnight all-girls camp features creative arts activities, such as woodworking, sewing, singing, dancing and studio art in addition to sports and outdoor activities. Ages 7-17. June 18-July 23. $1,400 (one week), $2,400 (two weeks).

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery

Camp Olympia
Days are filled with camp activities at Camp Olympia where campers get to choose from more than 40 different daily activities ranging from wakeboarding to golf to horseback riding. Camp Olympia offers multi-week camp options. One-week terms are for children ages 6-9 only.
Ages 6-16. June 4-Aug. 12. $1,795 (one week), $3,495 (two weeks), $4,495 (three weeks).
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity

Carolina Creek
Carolina Creek Christian Camps provides a variety of sports and activities in an exciting environment for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Campers who have completed Kindergarten-fifth grade can also participate in four-day Wild Sessions instead of a full week of camp. A two-week intensive program is also available for high school students. Grades K-12. June 4-Aug. 12. $780 (weekly sessions).

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville

Frontier Camp
Frontier Camp is a nondenominational Christian coed summer camp offering weeklong camp sessions for children and teens. Located about two hours north of Houston, the camp offers eight camp weeks beginning in late May. The camp features recreational activities, such as wakeboarding, archery, a ropes course and horseback riding. Ages 7-17. May 28-July 29. $745-$795 (weekly sessions).

131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland

Pinebrook Farms
Children learn to properly ride and care for horses at Pinebrook Farms. Whether they are beginners or advanced students, campers will find that the instruction and activities at the camp will challenge, improve and enhance riding ability. Day- and overnight-camp options are available. Ages 7-15. June 7-July 22. $525-$850 (weekly sessions).

611 Virgie Community, Magnolia

Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Motocross and Offroad Camp
FCA Motocross Camp builds its curriculum, schedule and activities from experience in ministry and motocross. This camp is for girls and boys and for both beginner and advanced riders. This year’s camp will also accept a limited number of offroad riders with dedicated offroad instructors and miles of trails. Ages 6 and older. July 10-13. $575.

Rio Bravo Motocross Park
11610 N. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston

Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp
Campers enjoy themed weeks of gymnastics, swimming and other activities. Pre-K and older. May 29-Aug. 18. $130-$175 (weekly sessions).

1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball

Alodia Sports Academy summer
basketball camps
The program includes three camps. Camps are held four days each week with half-day and full-day options. Campers seek to make 2,000 shots within four days during a basketball shooting camp. During a competition camp, campers play 12 games in four days. Grades 3-8. June 5-Aug. 10. $130-$200 (weekly session before March 31), $145-$215 (weekly session after March 31).
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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