Summer Camp Guide

The Woodlands area offers a number of camps for children of all ages this summer. Options range from overnight camps to academic camps to special interest camps in specific fields, offering something for every child.


Camp Invention
Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Ages: first grade-sixth grade
Dates: July 18-July 22
Cost: $245
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.

Discovery College
Lone Star College-Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive, Conroe
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 13-30, July 11-14
Cost: Weekly sessions start at $97
Discovery College at LSC-Montgomery provides a fun college experience, giving students and their families an introduction to their local LSCS campus. Camps run weekly Monday through Thursday. Discovery College programs are STEM-focused and are specifically designed to engage children in key areas, such as science, technology, engineering and math, to promote a learning experience.


The Woodlands Recreation Center
5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Ages: 3-12
Dates: July 5-28
Cost: TBA
iKids Camp is a technology adventure of theme-based curriculum for campers ages 3-12 that provides interactive fun and hands-on learning. Every camp theme has a technology focus plus creative activities, academic enrichment and recreation time.

In-Step Dance Company
449 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands
Dates: June 3-Aug. 5
Cost: Early Bird: $150 half day, $325 full day. Normally $200 half day, $350 full day. $75 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration
Camps at In-Step Dance Company will include a variety of themed camps for dancers, acrobats, or cheerleaders. Camp themes include: A Fairy Ballet Princess Wonderland, Princess Party, Fairy Ballet Princess Wonderland and Princess Party. Camps for an adventurer/acrobat include: American Girl Adventure Camp, Circus Arts Camp, CHEER Camp. Other camp themes include: Broadway Bound Acting Camp, Hip hop Summer Camp, Disney Pop Star DIVA Camp, Hip-Hop Boot Camp, So You Think You Can Dance, Cartoon Camp and Hip hop Summer Camp.

Lazy Acres
13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia
Dates: Camp begins June 6
Cost: $75-$140
Lazy Acres is a Christian-based, summer day camp. Day camp activities include daily swim time, nature walks, Frisbee golf, train rides and baking activities. Early registration begins April 1 and is $50 per family.

Jabberwocky Art Camp of The Woodlands
7575 Aden Bridge Drive, The Woodlands
Ages: 5-11
Dates: July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5
Cost: $275 (per week)
Children who enroll in Jabberwocky Art Camp of The Woodlands have the opportunity to complete painting projects, creative crafts and other outside-the-box activities. There are four creative classes each day. Projects will include painting with different types of paints, 3-D construction, artful collage, learning drawing techniques using oil and chalk pastels, and doing unusual crafts.

Pinebrook Farms
611 Virgie Community, Magnolia
Ages: 7-15
Dates: June 8-July 17
Cost: $525-$850
Children who love horses and want to learn to properly ride and care for horses are invited to attend camp 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.

Sea Camp
200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston
409- 740-4525
Ages: 14-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 8
Cost: $140-$160
Sea Camp was founded in 1986 and provides residential, hands-on marine adventures during the summer months. Sea Campus Kids, a day camp, is also available for ages 6-11.

Wonder-Space Tech Camp
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center,
5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
877- 972-2671
Ages: 8-16
Dates: June 6 -Aug. 8
Cost: $799 (weekly)
Wonder-Space Tech Camp offers a variety of courses. Campers can choose from game design, media and graphics, and engineering and programming courses. Lego robotics, Minecraft 3-D game design and Java programming are some of the projects campers will take on.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
Ages: 4-8
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $69-$154 (per week)
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.


Camp Allen
Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center
18800 FM 362, Navasota
Ages: third grade-12th grade
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $594 (one week)
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. Scholarships for the camp are also available. Camp activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and arts and crafts.

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Camp Blessing Texas
22152 Baptist Encampment Road, New Caney
Ages: 7 and older
Dates: June 9-Aug. 1
Cost: TBA
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. Older siblings (age 14+) have the opportunity to volunteer at camp.

Carolina Creek
84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville
Ages: sixth grade-12th grade
Dates: May 29-Aug. 6
Cost: $775 (weekly sessions)
Carolina Creek Christian Camps provides a variety of sports and activities in an exciting environment for kids in sixth through 12th grades. Campers experience high-energy activities, meaningful worship, small group discipleship and opportunities to hang out with college-age creek staff. For kids who have completed K-fifth grades, they can also participate in the Wild Camp, which is a camp with animal-themed cabins, a water park and a climbing jungle.

Camp Olympia
723 Olympia Drive, Trinity
Dates: June 5-Aug. 13
Cost: $3,380-$4,395
Days are filled with camp activities at Camp Olympia where campers get to choose from over 40 different daily activities ranging from wakeboarding to golf to horseback riding. When campers arrive at camp, they receive their camp activity schedule, which contains 10 40-minute activity periods each day

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Frontier Camp
131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland
Ages: 7-17
Dates: May 29-July 30
Cost: $725-$775
Frontier Camp is a Christian non-denominational co-ed summer camp offering weeklong camp sessions for children and teens. Located about two hours north of Houston, the camp offers eight camp weeks beginning the first week of June. The camp features recreational fun, such as wakeboarding, archery, a ropes course and horseback riding.

Leadership Camp Texas
Stoney Creek Ranch
1912 Zimmerscheidt Road, New Ulm
Ages: fifth grade-eighth grade
Dates: July 2-July 8
Cost: $600-$700
Leadership Camp Texas is a one-week summer camp to help boys develop into leaders among their peers through cabin competitions, night games and Xtreme Olympics. The camp’s schedule is designed to motivate campers and serve others while developing friendships.


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Alliance Fencing Academy
27326 Robinson Road, Ste 110,
Oak Ridge North
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 6-10, July 11-15, Aug. 8-12
Cost: $245 for a 5-day session or $60 daily
The camp is a reinforced environment in which children can work with a large peer group. Students are trained by instructor Andrey Geva and his staff and learn about the sport of competitive fencing.

Legends Sports Complex
602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 28
Cost: $10 per day
High-energy camp experiences at Legends Sports Complex focus on team building, leadership skills, sports, fitness and fun. Sports are played and enjoyed with a blend of instruction, sportsmanship and competition. Professionally trained camp counselors make sure that every child has a safe and fun summer camp experience. The sports complex will have a summer camp open house April 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Texas Motorcross Camp
Rio Bravo Motocross Park
11610 N. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston
Ages: 6 and older
Dates: July 25-28
Cost: TBA
FCA Motocross Camp is a unique experience of inspiration and perspiration. The camp builds its curriculum, schedule and activities from experience in ministry and motocross. This camp is for girls and boys and for both beginners and advanced riders. Camp officials suggest some ride time on the bike, but do not require the camper to have raced already

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


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