2019 Camp Guide: Pearland | Friendswood

This two-day camp includes  horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp.

This two-day camp includes horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp.

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SPRING BREAK CAMPS


AR Workshop
A three-day camp will give children hands-on craft projects, such as making custom wood frames and canvas bags. 9 a.m.-noon. March 11-13. $40-$110.
9430 Broadway St., Ste. 160
Pearland
346-291-5331
www.arworkshop.com/pearland


Bay Area Equestrian Center
This two-day camp includes horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp. Age 6 and older. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14-15. $300.
1908 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-996-1515
www.baectx.com


Bailey Oaks Farms
Campers ride and learn how to groom, tack and care for their horses on a 40-acre facility. Ages 6-12. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 11-13 or March 14-16. $300.
7220 CR 128, Alvin
281-756-7254
www.baileyoaksfarms.com


Bushi Ban
Campers learn introductory self-defense techniques from a variety of martial arts in a classroom setting. Age 5 and older. March 11-15.
3350 Manvel Road, Ste. A, Pearland
281-997-9500
1625 Friendswood Lakes Blvd., Friendswood
281-482-8000
www.bushiban.com


Code Ninjas
Two camp options are available at the Shadow Creek Ranch location: Game Builders Club, where students code their own game, and Roblox Create, offering beginner and advanced skills for the social video game, as well as drop-in day camps. The Silverlake location is offering half- and full-day drop-in camps. March 11-15. $55-$75 for day camp; $175-$350 for Game Builders and Roblox.
Silverlake
8325 Broadway St., Ste. 224, Pearland
832-777-3662
Shadow Creek
12810 Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland
832-849-5110
www.codeninjas.com



SUMMER CAMPS


Academic


Bricks 4 Kidz
This camp allows children to create with Legos as well as the camp’s specially designed bricks. Camps explore topics in engineering, architecture and robotics. Ages 5-12 for theme camps, ages 9-14 for robotics. June-August. $125-$185 weekly or $35 daily. The camp is offered at two Pearland locations:
Pearland Parks & Recreation, Department Westside Event Center 2150 Countryplace
Parkway, Pearland (9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.)
Creative Edge Art Studio, 2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland (1-4 p.m. only) 

832-350-8645
www.bricks4kidz.com/pearland

Code Ninjas
Weekly camps will feature topics ranging from “Minecraft” to video game programming to drone coding. Code Ninjas will introduce new camp themes this summer. Ages 7-14. June 3-Aug. 16. Members receive a discounted rate. $45-60 (per half-day), $79-100 (per full day), $199-$249 (week of half-days), $269-$349 (week of full days).
Silverlake
8325 Broadway St., Ste. 224, Pearland
832-777-3662
Shadow Creek
12810 Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland
832-849-5110
www.codeninjas.com

IDEA Lab Kids
Full day and half day camps will be in a variety of subjects, including robotics, coding, chemistry, culinary arts, animation and engineering. Those who register before Feb. 28 will receive an early bird discount of 10 percent off camps with the code "Earlysummer10." There are camps offered for children ages 5-14. June 3-Aug. 16. Half day camps are held from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1-4 p.m. Full day camps are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $165 (half day), $295 (full day).
11710 Broadway St., Ste. 124, Pearland
832-295-0796
http://pearland.idealabkids.com/camps/ 

Language Kids
Weekly classes provide young students a Spanish-language immersion experience, with a different theme every week. Classes are split into two groups: ages 3-5 and 6-10. June 3-Aug. 23. Regular camps meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, but early immersion option starts at 7 a.m., and an extended immersion option goes until 6 p.m. $239 weekly (regular hours), $34 (early immersion), $44 (extended hours). The camp is offered in two area locations:
Lone Star Bounce Town, 2620 Cullen Blvd., Ste. 118, Pearland
Pump it Up, 310 Genesis Blvd., Webster
281-565-1388
www.languagekids.com

SMART Core Labs
Camp courses include creative and technical topics, including virtual reality coding, robotics, chemistry, digital art and stop-motion animation, with two new subjects: finance for kids and public speaking. Camps meet daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pickup options are available for an additional cost. Full- and half-day camp options available. Ages 5-18. $300 per week. Spring camp March 9-13, summer camp May-August.
2809 Miller Ranch Road, Ste. 401, Pearland
832-736-5691
www.smartcorelabs.com

University of Houston-Downtown Summer Camp
UH-Downtown leads a partnership with UH, UH-Clear Lake and other providers to offer camps in computer building and programming, engineering, writing, foreign languages and a Summer Academy that includes ACT/SAT prep, financial literacy, and career discovery opportunities. Ages 6-16. $269-$695 per week. June 3-July 12.
Nolan Ryan Junior High School, 11500 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
713-221-8032
www.compucamp2019.com

Arts & Theater


AR Workshop
The do-it-yourself workshop will offer age-appropriate, hands-on projects with a range of materials from wood to canvas. Age 8 and older. June 3-7; July 8-12; Aug. 5-9. $40-$110.
9430 Broadway St., Ste. 160, Pearland
346-291-5331
www.arworkshop.com/pearland

Creative Edge Art Studio
Weekly art camps allow children to create art projects in a variety of mediums, such as paint, papier-mache, clay and drawing. Projects are based on a different theme each week. Camps run daily from 9 a.m.-noon. Full-day camp option available when combining with afternoon Bricks 4 Kidz Camp. Early drop-off and late lunch pickup available for an additional cost. May 28-Aug. 9. Ages 5-14. $185 weekly, with discounted rates for multiple enrollments.
2975 Kingsley Drive, Ste. 137, Pearland
832-295-9099
www.creativeedgeartstudio.com

Purple Box Theater
This theatrical camp will feature different themes each session, including “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more. A showcase is held the last day of camp for campers to show off what they learned. Ages 5-14. 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. June 3-Aug. 8 (four-day sessions scheduled throughout). $125.
1309 W. Parkwood, Friendswood
818-642-4665
www.thepurpleboxtheater.com

Day Camps


City of Pearland
Camp KIA (Kids in Action) offers arts and crafts, dodgeball, swimming, dancing, skits, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts and other activities. Campers are split into groups based on age. Camps are held over 11 weeks with different themes for each week that tie into the field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 6-10 (5-year-olds are welcome if entering first grade). Registration is weekly, opens Feb. 11 at 7:30 am and is first-come, first-serve. June 3-Aug.16. $155 per week (residents), $193.70 per week (nonresidents).
Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
281-924-1060
www.pearlandparks.com

Music & Dance


Allegro Summer Strings Camp
Allegro Pearland Academy of Music’s camp is for violin, viola and cello students ages 8-18 of all skill levels. Both are held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day with a performance on the last day of the camp. Students provide their own instrument. $225 per week, $35 registration fee. July 22-26.
1801 Country Place Parkway, Ste. 107, Pearland
713-614-6679
www.allegroacademypearland.com

Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance
This dance studio offers several weeks of camps for different skill levels, during which dancers will learn styles such as creative movement, ballet, tap and jazz; participate in arts and crafts; learn improv; choreograph unique dances; and perform for parents. Ages 3-18. June 3-7 and July 15-19 (ages 3-5), June 10-14 and July 22-26 (ages 6-10), Mon.-Thu. July 8-Aug. 2 (ages 10-18). $180 (ages 3-5), $200 (ages 6-10), $440 (ages 10-13), $520 (ages 13-18).
410 E. Edgewood Ave., Friendswood
281-482-0600
www.amyblakedance.com

Popstar Performers
At Popstar Performers, campers are taught how to be a singing and dancing star. They use cordless mics and put on shows of three or four songs to learn confidence in a noncompetitive environment. Campers will perform for family and friends with makeup, accessories and laser lights. Ages 3-12. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. June 10-Aug. 8 (four-day sessions scheduled throughout). $135.
Popstar Performers, 607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 17, Friendswood
832-693-5040
www.popstarperformers.com

Religious


First Baptist Church Friendswood
The Vacation Bible School theme is “In the Wild.” Activities include worship rally, arts and crafts, recreation and snacks. Online registration begins May 1. Ages 5-12. Free. June 24-27.
111 E. Heritage Drive, Friendswood
281-482-7573
www.fbcfkids.org

First United Methodist Church
Three camps are offered this summer. Vacation Bible School is open to children age 3 through fourth grade; Middle School Mania is open to students entering sixth or seventh grade. Gifts Camp is open to students entering first through seventh grade. Registration opens in early April for Gifts Camp and April 30 for VBS and Middle School Mania. Times and dates vary. June 10-July 19.
2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
281-485-1466
www.fumcpearland.org

Hope Lutheran
This Vacation Bible School camp offers singing, crafts, videos, games, snacks and a play. Registration opens in late April to early May and is on a first-come, first-served basis. June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 4 through students who have just finished the fifth grade. $15.
1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-7943
www.hope-lutheran.org

Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church
The Vacation Bible School program teaches children scripture through story time, crafts, games and songs. This year’s theme is To Mars and Beyond. June 24-27. Class is held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Pre-K-5th grade. $47 (ages 3-4), $27 (grades K-5).
12005 CR 59, Pearland
713-436-5080
www.shepherdoftheheart.org

Sports


Alpha Omega Gymnastics
The summer camp program includes not only gymnastics but also arts and science projects and an in-house field trip for ages 3 and older. Half-day, drop-in and extended-day rate options are available. June 3-Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $94.50-$215 weekly.
​11720 W. Broadway St., Ste. 136, Pearland
281-969-7054
www.alphaomegagymnastics.com

Bailey Oaks Farms
Campers ride every day and learn how to groom, tack and care for their horses. They also participate in several horse-related activities and games on a 40-acre facility. Ages 6-12. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-July 19 (one-week sessions scheduled throughout). $375.
7220 CR 128, Alvin
281-756-7254
www.baileyoaksfarms.com

Bay Area Equestrian Center
This two-day camp includes  horseback riding, games, crafts and making horse treats. Second-day activities include parent showoff during the final hour of camp. Seven camps are offered throughout the summer. Age 6 and older. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3-Aug. 16. $300.
1908 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-996-1515
www.baectx.com

Bushi Ban
Campers learn introductory self-defense techniques from a variety of martial arts in a classroom setting. Each weekly camp runs 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily and includes field trips, such as roller skating, swimming and going to the movies. The preregistration deadline is April 1. Age 5 and older. May 28-Aug. 16.
3350 Manvel Road, Ste. A, Pearland
281-997-9500
1625 Friendswood Lakes Blvd., Friendswood
281-482-8000
www.bushiban.com

George Springer ProCamp
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer and other coaches will offer hands-on instruction, exercises and games. The camp is open to all skill levels, and attendees will be grouped by age. Ages 5-14. $199. Aug. 5.
Friendswood High School,
702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood
513-793-2267
www.procamps.com/georgespringer

Grappling Zone
The summer camp offers classes in jiujitsu, kickboxing, self-defense, sign language, foreign languages, S.T.E.M.,entrepreneurship, art and other activities.   Ages 4-16. $145 (per week), plus registration ($50); uniform and T-shirt included. Field trip fees may apply. June 3-Aug. 16.
2837 Miller Ranch Road, Ste. 117, Pearland
713-340-1100
www.grapplingzone.com

Sport Divers
Sport Divers’ scuba camp teaches children how to safely dive and enjoy underwater swimming. Students practice in pools as well as in supervised open-water dives. Students must supply a mask, fins and snorkel; other equipment is provided. Age 10 and up. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-14, July 1-5, July 22-26. $550 per week.
20814 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 60, Webster
281-338-1611
www.sportdivers.com

Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
There are a range of camp options, including a June 4 day camp, a ninja camp, robotics, science, art and cheerleading. Prices are reduced for facility members. Camps are held weekly and meet Monday through Friday. Ages 5-15. $125-$205 per camp. June 4-Aug. 6 (varies by camp).
2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland
281-485-6805
www.ymcahouston.org/vic-coppinger
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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