Summer 2017 Camp Guide

Summer 2017 Camp Guide

Summer 2017 Camp Guide

This guide is meant to provide families with opportunities for children of all ages to learn a new skill, hone their talents, or participate in outdoor activities this summer.

Katy GT Academy

Ages: 18 months-6 years (preschool program), ages 3-16 (regular camps)
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11 (weekly)
Cost: $139-$270 (varies by class)
The  educational facility offers academic camps ranging from one week to four weeks. Academic camps are led by certified teachers and cover math, science, computer software and SAT preparation. Other camps include basketball, ice skating, chess and robotics.
21020 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy

University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown hosts six different summer camps at the Faith West Academy and Community Center.
Faith West Academy and Community Center
2225 Porter Road, Katy

Engineering Camp

Ages: 6-13
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost: $249-$295
Students learn the basics of engineering and can choose from six different classes.


Ages: 10-17
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost: $285-329
Attendees learn advanced skills about computers, and delve into construction, operating systems and programming.

Science Camp

Ages: 6-13
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost:  $249-$295
Students learn a variety of science skills, including chemistry, electronics and robotics. Various classes focus on constructing robots, droids and drones.

Writing Camp

Ages: 8-16
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost: $249-$295
Writing camp is designed to help students improve their writing skills, including sentence structure, organization, word choice and finding a voice.

Language Camp

Ages: 6-13
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost: $249-269 per week
Students learn the basics of Spanish and French, including vocabulary, pronunciation, verb conjugation and basic skills.

Summer Academy

Ages: 10-16
Dates: June 5-July 14
Cost: Varies by program ranging from $269 to $695 per session
Elementary school and junior high school students choose math or communication classes to have fun and to improve their skills.

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Circle Lake Ranch Horse Camp

Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11 (weekly)
Cost: $399 (per week)
Children receive daily instruction in an introduction to horse riding and ownership. Circle Lake Ranch owns 23 horses selected for their gentle demeanor, and student interns are available to walk alongside beginner horse riders until they feel comfortable enough to ride on their own. Along with learning the basics of horse riding, students rotate through different learning centers that include lessons on horse feeding, putting equipment on horses, washing and grooming and identifying the parts of a horse. Children produce horse-related artwork and participate in a horse show on the last day of camp.
1102 Circle Lake Drive, Katy

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center classes

Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11 (9 a.m.-noon), 1-4 p.m.)
Cost: $210-$425 (per week,) Aug 7-11 (with a 50 percent discount for children of Katy ISD employees)
The Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center offers a chance for children to put on theater productions. Camp options also include art and music classes.
2501 S. Mason Road, Ste. 290, Katy

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School of Rock music camps

Ages: 6 and older (camps vary by age)
Dates: June 12-July 28
Cost: $175–$400 per week
Children with and without musical experience find out what it is like to be a rock star at School of Rock Katy’s Performance Camps. Beginners spend a week picking up any instrument that appeals to them and learning how to play, while more experienced youth musicians spend an entire week learning to perform and practicing their craft.
3750 S. Mason Road, Ste. 800, Katy

Camp West

Ages: grades K-7
Dates: June 19-23, June 26-June 30, July 10-14
Cost: $250 (per week with extra fees for early drop-off and late pickup)
Attendees at camp begin each day with high-energy, interactive performances. There are also worship sessions, games and live character skits. Participants engage in various sports activities, including zip lining, enjoying water slides and swimming. Swimming lessons are also offered for an extra $50 fee.
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road, Katy

American Robotics Academy

Ages: 6 and older
Dates: June 5-July 14 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Cost: $179- $269
At robotics camp, the staff focuses on team building, problem-solving, creativity and fun. Campers attend a full- or half-day camp and work with Lego bricks, axles, gears, beams, wheels, motors and microcomputers. They learn how to design, build and test remote-controlled miniature robots.
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road, Katy

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Coder Kids

Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 12- Aug. 14
Cost: $350-$400
At Coder Kids, children will learn how to code games, animation projects, music and stories from scratch through fun activities and programs. The goal of the camp is to help kids develop friendships and critical thinking skills.
Best in Class Education Center
3750 S Mason Road, Katy

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Nutty Scientists

Ages: 6-11
Dates: (Camp 1) June 13- 17, (Camp 2) Aug 8- 12 (9 a.m.–noon)
Cost: $180 (per week)
Nutty Scientists Fort Bend summer camps provide children with a safe environment to explore the wonders of science. Each camp contains a different educational theme. At Camp 1, attendees learn about space science with various activities, including astronaut training, rocket science and rover design. In Camp 2, campers discover smart machines, robotics and simple machines.
Gideon Learning Center
23122 Westheimer Parkway, Katy

Summer Discovery Camps

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 5-Aug. 25
Cost: $275 to $350
At the Houston Museum District’s Health Museum, children can attend weekly camps that let them study forensic science, organ dissection, healthy eating habits, 3-D printing and robotics among others. Games and activities are also a part of The Health Museum’s Summer Discovery Camp experience.
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive, Houston

Carolina Creek Christian camps

Ages: grades K-12
Dates: June 4-Aug. 12
Cost: $390 (four-day camps); $780 (six-day camps)
Carolina Creek Christian Camps provide a variety of sports and activities. Activities include ropes courses, swimming, a water park, wakeboarding and tubing.
84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville

Discover 252

Ages: grades K-5
Dates: July 17-21
Cost: $250
Campers participate in a variety of activities, including wall climbing, sports, crafts and team-building exercises at this Christian-based camp.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy

AKA Sports Camp

Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 19
Cost: $175 per week (full day), $125 per week (half day)
At its 10,000-square-foot facility with more than 2 acres of outdoor play area, AKA Sports Camp provides an atmosphere where children can participate in arts and crafts, Bible studies, and a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer and volleyball. Children also go on four field trips per week.
American Kids Athletics
3211 N. Fry Road, Katy


L1 Foot and Bodyworks is now open at 23112 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. (Courtesy L1 Foot and Bodyworks)
L1 Foot and Bodyworks now open in Katy

The business offers Swedish massages, deep-tissue massages and reflexology as well as a variety of combination packages.

There are more than 400 board games available to play at Battlehops Brewing. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family-owned business brings beer, board games to Katy

Most people who walk into Battlehops Brewing in Old Katy say they have never seen so many board games in one place.

Maverick Remodeling and Construction employees use electronic gauges to determine how well a League City house that flooded from bust pipes is drying. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeze-damaged homes might qualify for property tax reduction

As of March 31, HCAD said it had only received about 150 applications for the exemption.

Money to begin the Wallis Street project was approved by voters in November as part of Fort Bend County’s $218.2 million mobility bond. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County transportation bond to fund ‘unique’ downtown Fulshear project

To improve mobility in downtown Fulshear for both cars and pedestrians, the city, along with Fort Bend County, is working to convert Wallis and Main streets into a one-way pair.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

The Houston-area wing restaurant will open a location in Katy at 22762 Westheimer Parkway this summer. (Courtesy Big City Wings)
Big City Wings location coming to Katy this summer

Big City Wings will offer a variety of wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, and other drink and menu options.

Caroline Bordelon's son Caleb, 9, lives with autism. Caleb is nonverbal and has eloped from home many times. Upon learning about the Take Me Home program, Caroline immediately registered Caleb and said the program is greatly needed and gives her peace and comfort for her family. (Courtesy Hope For Three)
Fort Bend County program provides emergency assistance to residents with cognitive disabilities

A new program run through the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is designed to give people with cognitive disabilities special assistance if they are found alone or in times of emergency.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Katy Wines and Spirits will be have a variety of wines and will carry liquor and other options. (Courtesy Creative Commons)
Katy Wines and Spirits coming soon to area

Katy Wines and Spirits will open a location at 5901 Highway Blvd., Katy, this summer.