GUIDE: 12 camps to consider attending in Tomball, Magnolia this summer

Texas Star Gymnastics hosts ages 3 and older for gymnastics, games and playground visits. (Courtesy Texas Star Gymnastics)
Texas Star Gymnastics hosts ages 3 and older for gymnastics, games and playground visits. (Courtesy Texas Star Gymnastics)

Texas Star Gymnastics hosts ages 3 and older for gymnastics, games and playground visits. (Courtesy Texas Star Gymnastics)

Editor's note: Alodia Basketball Academy camps will be held at Creekside Park Junior High and Salem Community Center with camps spanning the weeks of May 31-Aug. 9. The listing below has been updated.

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options to choose from in the Tomball and Magnolia area. This list is not comprehensive.

1. Alodia Basketball Academy 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 kindergarten through eighth grade students.

Dates: May 31-Aug. 9

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

Salem Community Center

22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

Creekside Park Junior High School

8711 Creekside Green Drive, The Woodlands

2. Camp Invention gives students in kindergarten to sixth grade the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities promoting science, technology, engineering and math as well as problem-solving skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, example activities include taking apart a microphone and building a rubber-duck launcher.

Dates: June 7-11

Cost: $235 (weekly)

Magnolia Elementary School

31900 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia

Branch Elementary School

8909 FM 1488, Magnolia


3. Friends of Texas Wildlife campers can learn about Texas wildlife through meeting live animals, exploring animal artifacts and making crafts. The camp will be hosted in three sessions in June, and campers attend three days out of the week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A free T-shirt and snacks will be provided, but campers must bring a sack lunch.

Dates: June 7-11, 14-18, 21-25

Cost: $125

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia


4. Lazy Acres offers 11 weeks of indoor and outdoor recreation on the camp’s 20-acre facility. From 7 a.m.-6 p.m. every day, those entering first through eighth grades can participate in outdoor activities including archery, swimming and fishing or indoor activities such as video games, pool tables and air hockey. Those who register before April 1 pay a $50 registration fee and receive a free T-shirt.

Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Cost: $165 (weekly for one child), $160 (weekly per child for two children or more), $75 (registration fee per family)

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia


5. Paint & Bubbles Studio offers camps for children ages 6-12 Monday through Thursday for morning or afternoon sessions. New camp sessions are run each week with different themes and activities focused on building creativity, artistic skills and self-confidence. Camp art projects include clay art, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawings, creating structures and sensory art play.

Dates: June 7-July 29

Cost: $225 per child ($195 through April 30)

31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia


6. Pinebrook Farms offers campers ages 7-15 three to four hours a day of riding and horsemanship lessons. In addition to horseback riding activities, campers can also participate in archery and swimming lessons, arts and crafts activities, and enjoy cookouts provided by the camp.

Dates: June 6-9, 13-19, 20-26; July 11-17, 18-24

Cost: $550 (counselor training),

$575 (day camp), $875 (resident camp)

611 Virgie Community Road, Magnolia


7. Summer Camp Adventures offers summer activities including 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-price lunches. Camp price is reduced for those registering before May 7.

Dates: June 1-July 30

Cost: $145 (weekly)

Bear Branch Elementary,

8909 FM 1488, Magnolia

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

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8. Teora Music School offers two summer programs. At Summer Jam, campers will arrange, record and perform their songs in a group setting. In the Summer Artists Program, ages 4-9 will participate in activities based around daily themes and musical experiences, alongside academic lessons in music and music-related arts.

Dates: June 14-July 30

Cost: $190 (summer artists), $390 (summer jam)

24913 Kuykendahl Road, Stes. C and D, Tomball


9. Texas Star Gymnastics hosts ages 3 and older for gymnastics, games and playground visits from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. In addition to a bag lunch, participating children must bring their own bathing suits and towels to play in the camp’s water slide.

Dates: June 1-Aug. 16

Cost: $30-$40 (daily)

1230 Ulrich Road, Tomball


10. Tomball Kids Club is hosted by the city of Tomball in partnership with the Houston Food Bank. School-age children can play games and participate in educational activities from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Juergen’s Park. Participating children will receive one free meal, and families can pick up a bag of groceries during the event. Parents are required to stay with children during the camp.

Dates: June 15-July 22

Cost: Free

Juergen’s Park, 1331 Ulrich Road, Tomball


11. Wild Summer Fun Days hosts three days of camps at Friends of Texas Wildlife from 9 a.m.-noon. Campers can be dropped off and will receive a snack and craft activities.

Dates: July 12, 14, 16

Cost: $30 (daily)

29816 Dobbin Hufsmith Road, Magnolia


12. Woodway Equestrian hosts four weekly day and overnight themed camps. In addition to riding horses, campers can participate in relay races, crafts and talent shows. Overnight camps extend an extra day. A 10% early bird discount is available until May 10.

Dates: June 7-July 16

Cost: $650 (day), $1,200 (overnight)

24706 FM 2978, Tomball

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