GUIDE: Check out these 20 summer camps around Tomball, Magnolia

Camp Allen (Courtesy Camp Allen)
Camp Allen (Courtesy Camp Allen)

Camp Allen (Courtesy Camp Allen)

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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 Tomball and Magnolia area. This list is not comprehensive.

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

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. Camps are open to incoming third- to ninth-grade students.

Camp Allen

Dates: June 7-Aug. 8

Cost: $714 (weekly)

18800 FM 362, Navasota


Camp Allen is the largest Episcopal summer camp in the nation, welcoming 2,000 campers between the ages of 8 and 18 each year. Activities during the weeklong sessions include nature hikes, dive-in movies, arts and crafts, disc golf, archery, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, basketball, talent shows and cabin skits.

Camp Blessing

Dates: June 2-Aug. 8

Cost: $950 (weekly)

7227 Camp Blessing Lane, Brenham


Individuals from age 7 to 60 with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities can attend camp at a 158-acre retreat facility for weeklong sessions throughout the summer. Activities include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, music, swimming, team sports, a ropes course and sensory stations.

Camp Lantern Creek

Dates: June 14-26, June 28-July 10, July 12-19

Cost: $1,450 (one week), $2,475 (two weeks)

4045 FM 1486, Montgomery


Camp Lantern Creek is located on 100 acres in the woods of Montgomery. The all-girls camp offers various activities including doll making, singing, knitting, dancing, theatre and more.

Camp Invention

Cost: $245 (weekly)

Nichols Sawmill Elementary School, 28750 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia (June 1-5); Bear Branch Elementary School, 8909 FM 1488, Magnolia (June 8-12)

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. It offers campers entering kindergarten through sixth grade hands-on activities promoting science, technology, engineering and math as well as problem-solving skills.

Camp Olympia

Dates: May 31-Aug. 8

Cost: $1,925-$4,750 per session

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity


One- to three-week sessions for ages 6-16 feature sports, kayaking, sailing, swimming, dance, arts and crafts, drama, horseback riding, mini-golf, yoga and other recreational activities.

Carolina Creek Christian Camps

Dates: May 31-Aug. 8

Cost: $399-$799 (weekly)

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville


Three different camp experiences are available based on age group. Activities include zip lining, canoeing, disc golf, recording in a studio, archery, wakeboarding, tubing, arts workshops, sports and a ropes course.

Coder Kids

Dates: June 15-19; July 6-10, 13-17

Cost: $150-$300

Texas Star Gymnastics, 1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball

Coder Kids offers coding and “Minecraft” and “Roblox” gamers club camps. These camps teach children the fundamentals of coding, computer programming and Scratch, a block-based programming language, as well as gameplay. Coding foundations camps are open to students in kindergarten through second grade, while Coding in Scratch is available to third to sixth graders, and the gamers club is open to third to seventh graders.

Discovery College

Dates: June 8-25, July 6-9

Cost: $115

30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball


Discovery College at Lone Star College-Tomball provides an opportunity for students ages 6-17 to grow with a variety of one-week, hands-on science-, technology-, engineering-, art- and math-based programs.

Friends of Texas Wildlife

Dates: June 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Cost: $125

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia


Campers ages 7-11 can visit Friends of Texas Wildlife for wildlife fun, crafts, games and a T-shirt. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Registration opens April 1 and is limited to 20 guests.

Lazy Acres

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $145 (weekly for one child), $140 (weekly per child for two children or more), $75 (registration fee per family)

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia

Campers entering first through eighth grades can choose from nine themed weeks of indoor and outdoor recreation. Activities include archery, swimming, Bible-based programming, capture the flag, team sports, yoga, nature trails, fishing, inflatables, and arts and crafts.

Paint & Bubbles Studio

Dates: June 8-Aug. 6

Cost: $180-$375

31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia


Campers can choose from multiday art, sewing, doll house creation and theater arts camps, such as a “Harry Potter camp. A decor camp for tweens also debuts this year. Paint & Bubbles offers camps for select ages. Discounted prices are available for those who register before April 30.

Pinebrook Farms

Dates: June 3-6, June 7-13, June 14-20, July 12-18, July 19-25

Cost: $525 (counselor training), $575 (day camp), $875 (resident camp)

611 Virgie Community, Magnolia


Campers ages 7-15 can learn how to ride and care for horses through instruction and activities. Day camp sessions are available from July 12-18 or July 19-25.

Summer Camp Adventures

Dates: May 26-July 31

Cost: $165 (weekly)

Bear Branch Elementary, 8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

Campers will also be shuttled from Magnolia Elementary, located at 31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia.

Summer activities include field trips, swimming, STEM challenges, sports and creative arts. 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.

Teora Music School Summer Jam

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $420 (weekly)

24913 Kuykendahl Road, Stes. C and D, Tomball


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

Texas Star Gymnastics

Dates: June 1-Aug. 21

Cost: $30 (daily, ages 3-4), $40 (daily, ages 5 and older)

1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball


Children can enjoy activities including gymnastics, games and visits to two nearby playgrounds. Campers must bring a bag lunch, a water bottle and shoes appropriate for outdoor play.

Tomball Kids Club

Dates: June 23-July 31

Cost: free

Location varies


The city of Tomball in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and Real Life Ministries presents Kids Club, which offers children ages 1-18 a free meal and educational activities. A meal is available Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries Texas, located at 1226 W. Main St. Beginning June 23, the club will also be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the Tomball Community Center, located at 221 Market St., and from 10 a.m.-noon at Real Life Ministries Texas. Families can pick up a bag of groceries from 11 a.m.-noon on Fridays at both Real Life Ministries Texas and the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, located at 30555 Hwy. 249.

Wild Summer Fun Days

Dates: July 14-16

Cost: $30 (per day)

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia


Campers ages 7-11 can visit one or more days of a mini-summer camp at Friends of Texas Wildlife. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Registration opens May 1.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

Dates: June 1-Aug. 6

Cost: contact museum for pricing

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands


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.

Woodway Equestrian Center

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

Cost: $650 per session

24706 FM 2978, Tomball


Camp sessions feature daily riding lessons, horse games and relays, water balloon games, horse painting, arts and crafts, and learning horsemanship and horse care.


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