2016 Summer Camps Guide

The spring/klein area has a number of camps to choose from this summer. from academic camps to sports camps to performance camps, parents will discover a diverse selection of summer fun.


Kardia Christian Academy

10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston
Ages: 3 years old-entering fifth grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12 (one-week camps)
Cost: $140-$185 (per week)
Kardia Christian Academy’s Summer Fun Camp includes activities, such as arts and crafts, games, a splash day, and field trips.

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Redd School Time Travelers Summer 2016

4820 Strack Road, Houston
Ages: kindergarten-eighth Grade
Dates: June 7-30 (Session 1), July 5-29 (Session 2)
Cost: $650 (per session)
Reddschool summer camp offers swimming, horseback riding, tae kwon do, music, drama and robotics as well as science, engineering and animal care.

Spell Well Montessori

17512 W. Strack Drive, Spring
Ages: 3-13
Dates: June 1-Aug. 12
Cost: Regular tuition plus summer camp fee
Camps offered by Spell Well Montessori include medical, archaelogy and academic. Field trips, arts and crafts, swimming lessons and gymnastics are also included.

Arts & performance

Houston Family Arts Center

10760 Grant Road, Houston
Ages: grades 6-12
Dates: June 6-25, June 11-July 22, July 25-Aug. 13
Cost: $450 (“Emma”, “Legally Blonde”), $395 (performing one acts)
The three camps give students in middle and high schools practice participating in the process to complete a play or musical at the Houston Family Arts Center. The camps conclude with multiple performances on consecutive days.

Pearl Fincher Museum
of Fine Arts

6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
Ages: 9-16
Dates: TBA (registration opens at the end of May)
Cost: $125-$1,050
The Pearl is crafting a summer camp based on exhibitions at the museum. Participants will create projects that culminate with an exhibit that their parents can come to visit.

Strings Camp

The Centrum
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
Ages: Incoming sixth-grade orchestra students who participated in the Klein fifth grade strings program
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $125
The camp is designed specifically for students entering sixth grade orchestra in KISD in fall 2016. Students participate in sectionals and full orchestra rehearsals. The week culminates with a Friday evening concert.

Summer Strings

The Centrum
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
Ages: seventh-eighth grade orchestra students
Dates: July 11–15
Cost: $200 (per week)
The camp is designed for junior high orchestra students entering the seventh or eighth grade in fall 2016. Students will participate in orchestra rehearsal, two electives, sectionals and lunch each day. The camp will culminate in a Friday evening concert.

General Camps

Summer of Leaders

Young Leaders Vintage Park
106 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. E, Houston
Ages: 5-10
Dates: June 8-Aug. 14
Cost: $65 (per day), $200 (per week)
Campers can attend a variety of camps ranging from activity-based camps, such as cooking, art, music and fitness, to educational camps, including science.

Overnight Camps

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Camp Allen

18800 FM 362, Navasota
Ages: Incoming third graders-incoming 12th graders
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $594 (one-week sessions)
Participants in one of Camp Allen’s
11 overnight one-week sessions can go canoeing, paddle boarding and horseback riding. Attendees also receive daily spiritual enrichment and participate in arts and crafts activities.

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Camp Blessing Texas

Locations vary
Ages: 7-20, 20-plus for adult week
Dates: June 9-Aug. 6th
Cost: $595 (per week)
Camp Blessing is a five-day camp for children with special needs or disabilities. Each camper has their own counselor. Activities include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, music, sports and water games. There is
a themed party each evening.

Camp Olympia

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
Ages: 6-16
Dates: June 5-Aug. 13 (one-, two- and three-week sessions)
Cost: $1,695-$4,395 plus deposit
Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls located on Lake Livingston in Trinity. The camp offers individualized scheduling of more than 40 activities from wakeboarding to horseback riding, a challenge course and golf.

Carolina Creek

84 Wimbley Lane, Huntsville
Ages: kindergarten-12th grade
Dates: May 29–Aug. 6
Cost: $400 (four-day sessions), $775 (full week)
Carolina Creek Christian Camps are committed to providing a variety of sports and activities in an environment where youth and adults can experience learn more about Christianity. Activities include ropes, multiple zip lines, swimming pools, a water park with slides and a lazy river, wakeboarding and tubing.


Family ATA Martial Arts

6082 FM 2920 Road, Spring
Ages: All potty trained children welcome
Dates: June 12-16, July 17-21, Aug. 7-11
Cost: $200 (early entry), $250 (general admission)
Participants learn about the different martial arts forms, body modification and sparring. Campers focus on defending themselves against bullies, which includes the hyper fight club technique.


403 Louetta Road, Spring
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19 (five-day camps)
Cost: $290 (per week for members), $310 (per week for nonmembers)
Orange Crush Climbing Camp participants will spend half the day focused on helping climbers learn more about self-awareness, problemsolving, planning and executing as well as the basics of climbing techniques and safety. The second half of the day will include character education lessons, yoga for fitness, and an off-site hike.

Legends Sports Complex

602 Pruitt Road, Spring
Ages: 3 years old and up
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26 (five-day camps)
Cost: TBA
Camps cover a wide range of sports, including soccer, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Each camp lasts one five-day week. Specialty camps for skill development are available for basketball and football.

Mazeika’s Elite Gymnastics

12902 Haynes Road, Ste. 7, Houston
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12, (Five-day camps)
Cost: $25 (per day), $125 (per week)
This full-day gymnastics camp allows entrants to practice doing the full gymnastic rotation before lunch with gymnastic games and ropes training in the afternoon. Lunch is not provided.

Summer Breeze Tennis and Sports Camp

16400 Sir William Drive, Spring
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $250 (club member), $300 (guests) (per week)
Giammalva Racquet Club offers this weekly tennis camp, featuring a 4- to -1 camper to counselor ratio that allows campers to receive personal attention from experienced staff. Activities for the camp include tennis, dance, soccer, swimming lessons, archery, zip and slack lines, hiking and gardening in addition to themed weeks.

Willowbrook Sports Complex

12539 Perry Road, Houston
Ages: kindergarten-12th grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 17
Cost: $75-$315
The sports complex offers summer camps and clinics for participants of all ages and skill levels. Camps are open to all players, and range from helping players to strengthen skills to training for a specific position.

This is not a comprehensive list. If your business was not included, please email [email protected] to be added to our online list.


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