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ADVENTURE KIDS PLAYCARE

ALLIANCE FENCING ACADEMY

EXPLORE ASIA CULTURE CAMPS

adventurekidsplaycare.com/camps

alliance-fencing-academy.com

Katy 281.769.2398 Memorial City 713.838.1414 Sugar Land 832.886.4153 The Woodlands 936.271.2259 Woodforest 936.209.2212

713.410.6655 Houston & Conroe

asi.as/camps 713.496.9901 Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Sports, Day Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp

AGES: 5-14

AGES: 6-17

Alliance Fencing Academy’s summer and winter fencing camps are an opportunity for your child to have fun exploring one of the original and foundational sports of the modern Olympic games while picking up technical and competitive skills that will last them a lifetime.

Week-long, hands-on camps delving into Asian traditions, art, and culture. Make your own movie, design comics for the web, learn about animals and fantastic beasts of Asia, and more!

BUILDING BRAINS LEGO ENGINEERING

CAMP ALLEN

CAMP CHAMPIONS

campallen.org

www.campchampions.com

buildingbrains.biz

936.825.7175 Navasota, TX

830.598.2571 Marble Falls, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight

AGES: 8-18

AGES: 5-17

Camp Allen provides a fun & unique environment for young people to cultivate friendships, experience personal growth, and learn about the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Located 1 hour from Houston, Camp Allen’s core values are Spiritual Growth, Positive Identity, Safety, and FUN!

Camp Champions has created a tradition of excellence since 1967. With the facility and staff expected from a top overnight summer camp, Champions is distinguished by its focus on building strong kids. One, two, and three-week sessions available for ages 5-17.

AGES: 3-12 Flexibility for your family, FUN for your kids! Drop-in for an hour or stay all day. We have an option to meet every family’s needs this summer. 9AM-4PM, before and after care available.

713.204.0770 10 Locations Around Houston TYPE OF CAMP: Full Day, Half Day AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 LEGO I: Campers will learn math and science by building simple machines with lego and K’Nex. Fun themes like circus fun, and transportation. LEGO II: Campers will build working machines and MOTORIZE and PROGRAM them for Motion, Sound, and Lights. STEM PROGRAMS


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CAMP INVENTION

CAMP LANTERN CREEK

CHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATER HOUSTON

800.968.4332 Multiple Locations Across Greater Houston Area

www.camplanterncreek.com

cythouston.org/camps

936.597.8225 Montgomery, TX

281.580.4298 Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight, All Girl

TYPE OF CAMP: Theater Camp

AGES: Grades K-6

AGES: 7-17

AGES: 5-18

Camp Invention® is the nationally acclaimed, nonprofit summer enrichment program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) for kindergarteners through 6th graders.

Tucked away on 100 acres in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas, Camp Lantern Creek is a unique all girls sleep away summer camp that was created so girls can find their voice, try new skills, be cheered on whether they succeed or fail, get dirty, push boundaries, love nature and so much more!

Come join us Under the Sea this Summer for a fun,creative, theater arts camp! At the two week long Summer Stock camp for ages 8-18, students will be learning and performing a full Junior musical, The Little Mermaid Jr. complete with costumes, sets, and choreography culminating in 2 performances. In the weeklong Under the Sea Day Camp for ages 5-12, students will be learning the basic building blocks for Theater Arts performances including singing, acting, and dancing culminating in a showcase for parents and friends. If your child loves to perform, this camp is for you!!

www.invent.org/save

Learn from the best.

Ages 7-18. Our virtual tech camps are now available! With the hottest STEM course lineup, small class sizes, and live iD Tech-Certified rockstar instructors, your child will sharpen their tech skills and have a blast learning with new friends!

MINECRAFT

Get started at: iDTech.com Courses are selling out fast! Sign up today.

use code HOUSTON60 (Virtual Tech Camps & Academies only)


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COOKING WITH A TWIST cookingwithatwisthouston.com 713.574.9371 Stafford, TX TYPE OF CAMP: Kids Cooking Camp AGES: 7-16 One week of culinary learning & fun! Our Kids Summer Camp is designed for kids ages 7-16 who are passionate about cooking and creating culinary masterpieces. We provide a fun, safe & top-notch Cooking Camp led by Chef DeeDee Coleman & other first class instructors. Your kid will learn culinary skills including a multitude of fun & exciting recipes! Register your kid today. Limited space available.

CORDOVAN ART SCHOOL & YOUNG ARTIST ART STUDIO cordovanartschool.com 281.645.6580 The Woodlands, TX TYPE OF CAMP: Art Camp AGES: 5-16 Cordovan Art School is teaming up with Young Artist Art Studio for the BEST creative Spring & Summer Art Camps ever! 10,000 kids & teens have joined Cordovan camps over the past 11 years! Family owned, Over 40 camps to choose from, Ages 5-16, All skill levels, Extended care.

HMNS SUMMER CAMP hmns.org/education/summer-camp/ 713.639.4651 Houston, TX & Sugar Land, TX TYPE OF CAMP: Academic, Technology AGES: 6-12 From robots and rocket science to mummies and spying, students can participate in a variety of week-long camps at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!


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HOUSTON SPCA

ID TECH

IDEA LAB

houstonspca.org

www.iDTech.com

www.aliana.idealabkids.com

education@houstonspca.org Houston, TX

1.888.709.8324

832.490.3557 Richmond, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Adventure, Academic AGES: 3rd-8th grade Get Ready for Some Off-the-Leash Fun! Summer Critter Camp at the Houston SPCA is back and will be held in-person from June 7 – August 13, 2021. There is a variety of 10 week-long day sessions for Campers entering 3rd – 8th grade. Summer waits for no one, and your kids deserve it. So register today!

TYPE OF CAMP: Technology, STEM AGES: 7-18 iD Tech is the world’s premier destination for STEM education, with online programs that sharpen students’ coding, game dev, and creative skills, all from the comfort of home. Choose from Virtual Tech Camps, Online Private Lessons, or small-group Semesters. Guided by elite rockstar instructors, your child will have fun, unlock tech brilliance, and join a community of 500,000 aspiring innovators.

TYPE OF CAMP: STEAM Camps : Science / Arts / Culinary / Technology/Coding & Programming/Robotics AGES: 5-12 We encompass all the aspects of Science/Technology/Engineering/ Arts and Mathematics into a powerhouse of diverse curriculum with hands-on experiences.This summer forget boredom and your same old activities!!

SUMMER 2021 IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

FOR KIDS AGES 6–12

To register or for more information, visit hmns.org.


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KANAKUK KAMPS www.kanakuk.com 417.266.3000 Branson, Missouri TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight Camp AGES: 6-18 Kanakuk is a premier summer camp experience for boys and girls with locations in Branson and Lampe, Missouri. It’s 5 overnight camps provide children and teens with fun, safe and age-appropriate outdoor camping experiences that develop them spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Sessions run from May 29 to August 6 with 1, 2 and 4-week options.

KIDVENTURE DAY CAMP

KIDVENTURE OVERNIGHT CAMP

kidventure.com

kidventure.com

713.960.8989 Houston, TX

512.263.8992 Hunt, TX & Rocksprings, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight Camp

AGES: 1st-5th Grade & 6th-9th grade

AGES: 8-13 & 13-16

Kidventure will offer over 16 Camp programs across the Houston area. Each Houston Day Camp program provides each age group with its custom curriculum, unique camp activities, and dedicated adult camp team designed to bring out the very best camp experience for every child.

Kidventure Overnight Camp has been an experience like none other. Now, more than ever, our kids need camp. The opportunity to rebuild relationships, gain confidence, and dream big has never meant more. Join Kidventure for the summer of 2021 and be part of an adventure that will last a lifetime.

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LANGUAGE KIDS WORLD

LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

THE PARISH SCHOOL

www.languagekids.com

lonestarflight.org/learn/camps/

www.parishschool.org/summer

281.565.1388 Greater Houston Area

346.708.2517 Houston, TX

713.467.4696 Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Technology Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Day and Overnight Camp Options

AGES: 3-5 & 6-12

AGES: 11-14

AGES: 2-17 (ages vary by program)

Learning another language has never been so much fun! Spanish immersion in-person camps, and virtual camps in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, ESL and Sign Language, as well as our brand new “Build your own camp” ™ program, in which we bring our amazing camps to your home!

Spring Break Camp and Merit Badge Workshops at LSFM – JUST PLANE FUN! For Scouts 11-17. New American Heritage and Electronics merit badges available plus the Aviation merit badge. And don’t forget the Pilot Maker camp for kids 10-13. Visit LoneStarFlight.org for details.

The Parish School educates children who have communication delays and learning differences, empowering them with the tools to succeed. Through a variety of summer programs, campers build self-esteem while developing communication, social and handwriting skills in a safe, nurturing environment.

Join us for an action-packed, faith-filled week of summer camp! Located on 1,100 forested acres one hour north west of Houston, Camp Allen provides affordable, over night camping experiences for ages 8-18.

campallen.org

936.825.7175


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RISE AT THE WAREHOUSE

SCHOOL OF ROCK

TEXAS ROCK GYM

www.schoolofrock.com

Clear Lake 281.218.7625 Sugar Land 832.939.8788 Champion Forest 281.246.4475

texasrockgym.com

risewarehouse.com/camp 713.715.7473 Houston, TX

713.973.7625 Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp, Rock Climbing

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Music, Day Camp

AGES: 5-12

AGES: 5-18

RISE offers a one-of-a-kind weeklong day camp featuring gymnastics, dance, music, and ninja: 4 camps in 1! Each day our campers cycle through these 4 disciplines, keeping them engaged and active for the whole week. Our camp is open to ages 5-12 and runs 9am-3pm; extended care is also available!

Throughout the year, School of Rock offers music camps and workshops perfect for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, ukulele, and vocals. Call today, or sign up on our website! Rock on!

YMCA CAMP CULLEN

YMCA DAY CAMP

YORKSHIRE ACADEMY

www.ymcacampcullen.org

ymcahouston.org/summer-camp

www.yorkshireacademy.com

936.594.2274 Trinity, TX

Greater Houston Area

281.531.6088 Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight, Adventure AGES: 5-17 Nestled among the tall pines along the shores of Lake Livingston lies one of Texas’s premier camps. Campers take part in choice-based activities in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp AGES: 5-15 Offered at locations around the Houston area, our camps place special emphasis on youth choice, achievement and a sense of belonging. Activities may include sports and outdoor games, creative and performing arts, archery, engineering and nature exploration.

AGES: 7-17 Texas Rock Gym has been offering Climbing Day Camps to Houston youth for over 15 years. Our camps are well structured, run by experienced counselors, and most of all…fun!

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic, Art/Theatre, Technology AGES: 24 months - 6th grade Yorkshire Academy’s Summer Program offers a wide array of camp options for 24 months–6th grade. Ex.: Academics, 50 enrichment camps- such as cricket, yoga, robotics, art, Spanish, and themed camps - half day, full day, or full time care.


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June 7 – August 13 www.houstonspca.org un Summer F e! Starts Her

Don't just grow. Thrive!

Now enrolling for the 2021N22 school year! Educating children ages 2–12 who have communication delays and learning differences, empowering them with the tools to succeed.

Currently Registering for the 21/22 School Year

• Small, 1:5 faculty/student ratios • Highly qualified, master’s-level educators • Beautiful, 17-acre campus • Nationally accredited independent school • Serving greater Houston since 1983 • Financial assistance available

The Carruth Center at the parish school

Featuring an on-site pediatric therapy clinic, The Carruth Center, open to Parish students and the community.

Speech-Language Therapy | Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy | Music Therapy | Social Thinking® Mental Health Services | Developmental Testing

11001 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043 www.parishschool.org • www.carruthcenter.org 713.467.4696


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Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and child. A great alternative, especially for younger kids, is to send them to day camp. Day camp, as the name implies, typically consists of a series of consecutive days where the child is away during the daytime hours. Children leave in the morning to have the camp experience and come home in the afternoon or evening to have dinner with their families and sleep in their own beds. Day camp gives kids many of the same learning experiences as a typical sleepover camp. BUILDS INDEPENDENCE Camp is a great place for kids to explore their own independence and day camp is no different. Kids are dropped off at camp in the morning where they are challenged with new activities that they may not get the opportunity to try at home. They will make friends, eat lunch, and follow directions without the help of their parents. Kids start to feel more self confident and independent as the week goes on. LEARN NEW SKILLS Day camps typically offer opportunities to learn and grow in areas that children may not be exposed to at school. Kids can pick camps that tailor to their interest including a variety of sports, music, dance, theater, science, art, exploring nature, and more. If your child is drawn to a particular activity or subject, chances are there is a

camp that would interest them. Kids who are not particularly drawn to academics will thrive in day camps because they are rewarded for their talents and interests. MAKE NEW FRIENDS While you may sign your child up for a camp with a friend, they will meet many new people their age. Children gain confidence as they learn to talk to and work with people that they have never played with previously. The opportunity to make friends with children that share similar interests and a fun new experience helps kids feel more comfortable when they are in new situations. TAKE A BREAK FROM THE SCREEN When children spend time at day camp, they get a much needed break from screen time. As video games, apps,

TV, and tablets take more and more of our free time, getting the kids outside to play or having fun while learning new skills is a priceless benefit to parents. Who knows? When the kids come home from camp, they may realize they don’t need as much screen time as they thought they did. LIFELONG SKILLS Day camp helps kids learn skills they can use for a lifetime including problem solving and leadership skills, improved confidence, and an openness to new things. Depending on the camp, they may learn other skills that will stick with them. My kids learned how to start a fire and cook their own meal at local scouting camps. My daughter gained the confidence to get on stage in front of a room full of parents and peers at theater camp. My kids improved their skills

at sport camps and they faced their fears while trying the camp obstacle course. These experiences will stay with your child throughout their life as they are faced with challenges and successes in the future. As you are deciding if day camp is right for your family, consider what type of camp your child would be most interested in. Choose something that you know they will be successful at and consider inviting a friend to sign up with your child. This can make them more comfortable that first day. Let your child help you choose the right camp and then let them know you think they will do great. Sarah Lyons is a wife and mother of six children, including two year old triplets, living in the midwest.


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COME MEET WITH OUR CAMP REPRESENTATIVES • Adventure Kids Playcare • Alliance Fencing • Camp Allen • Camp Champions • Camp Invention • CodeNinjas

• Houston Museum of Natural Science

• LoneStar Flight Museum

• IdeaLab Kids

• Texas Rock Gym

• Kidventure • Language Kids • Learning Care Group

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April 2021 Houston Family Magazine Camp Directory  

Plan your child's summer adventure today! Check out all of our day and overnight camp options.

April 2021 Houston Family Magazine Camp Directory  

Plan your child's summer adventure today! Check out all of our day and overnight camp options.