Summer Camp Guide 2017 for The Woodlands and surrounding area

The Woodlands and surrounding area offers a variety of camps for children of all ages this summer. Parents can choose from the following camp options: overnight, sport, academic and special interest.


1. 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 3-12. June 4-10. $618 (one week).

Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

2. Discovery College

Discovery College at Lone Star College-Montgomery provides a fun college experience, giving students and their families an introduction to their local Lone Star College System 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. Ages 6-17. June 12-29, July 10-13. $97 (weekly sessions).

3200 College Park Drive, Conroe

Day Camps

3. Glassell School Summer Art Camp

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, ceramics, printmaking, fashion design, digital art and animation. Ages 3-18. June 5-Aug. 11. $130-$220.

The Glassell Junior School
5100 Montrose Blvd., Houston

4. iKids

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. Ages 3-12. June 19-21, July 17-20. $205 (per week).

The Woodlands Recreation Center
5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

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5. Lazy Acres

Lazy Acres is a Christian-based weekly day camp with 20 acres of indoor and outdoor activities available. There are 11 unique theme weeks, including Ultimate Capture the Flag week—a camper favorite. Some regularly scheduled camp activities include swimming, inflatable games, fishing in a pond, visiting farm animals and using sport fields. Grades K-8. June 5-Aug. 18. $125-$145.

13913 Stagecoach Road, Magnolia

6. Pinebrook Farms

Children learn to properly ride and care for horses at Pinebrook Farms. Whether they are beginners or advanced students, campers will find the instruction and activities at the camp will challenge, improve and enhance riding ability. Ages 7-15. June 7-10, June 11-17, June 18-24, July 9-15, July 16-22. $525-$850.

611 Virgie Community, Magnolia

7. Sea Camp

Sea Camp was founded in 1986 and provides residential, hands-on marine adventures during the summer months. This year, interested students will have the option to travel to Costa Rica. Ages 10-18. June 4-Aug. 5 (weeklong) (one extra week for day camp). $890-$965, $2,500 (for Costa
Rica trip).

200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston

8. 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 TBA.

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands

Overnight Camps

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9. 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. Scholarships for the camp are also available. 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

10. 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. Older siblings (age 14+) have the opportunity to volunteer at the camp. Ages 7 and older. June 6-Aug. 12. $895.

9402 Palestine Road, Brenham

11. Carolina Creek

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 children who have completed K-fifth grades, they can also participate in Wild Camp, which is a camp with animal-themed cabins, a water park and a climbing jungle. Grades K-12. Jun. 4-Aug. 12. $780 (weekly camp sessions), $390 (Wild Camp sessions).

84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville


12. 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. When campers arrive at camp, they receive their camp activity schedule, which contains 10 activity periods—40 minutes in length—each day. Ages 7-16. June. 4-Aug. 12. $3,495-$4,495.

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity

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13. Frontier Camp

Frontier Camp is a Christian nondenominational 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 the first week of June. The camp features recreational fun, such as wakeboarding, archery, a ropes course and horseback riding. Ages 7-17. May 28-July 29. $745-$795.

131 Frontier Camp Road, Grapeland

14. Leadership Camp Texas

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. Grades 5-8.  July 1-7. $625-$725.

Stoney Creek Ranch
1912 Zimmerscheidt Road, New Ulm


15. Alliance Fencing Academy

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. Ages 6-14. June 12-Aug. 11. $250 for a five-day session or $60 daily.

27326 Robinson Road, Ste 110, Oak Ridge North
1212A Cedar Post Lane, Houston

16. Legends Sports Complex

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 every child has a safe and fun summer camp experience. The sports complex will have a summer camp open house April 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. Ages 3-13. May 29-Aug. 18. $112.50-$180 (five-day camp member fee), $125-$200 (five-day camp guest fee).

602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands

17. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Texas Motorcross 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 beginners and advanced riders. Camp officials suggest some ride time on the bike but do not require the camper to have raced already. Sibling discounts are also available. Ages 6 and older. July 10-13. $575.

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

18. Texas Star Gymnastics Summer Camp

Campers will 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

This is a noncomprehensive list of camps in the area. Email to have your camp included online.

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By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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