Summer 2020: Navigating the Unknown – Virtual or In-Person Summer Camps

Who would have ever thought that would be something we would be discussing?

After keeping our kids home, for the better part of the last 3 months, who would have ever thought that this would be an option for some parents? (I know I want to send mine off to the woods or the mountains to be one with nature for the better part of a month!) But, reality is, some parents are not comfortable sending their kids back out into the world, yet.

Whatever your philosophy is at this time, it’s okay.

It’s okay for you to choose which path your family will take without judgement or ridicule.

Luckily, due to the current environment, there are many options for you to choose from. (And more coming available daily)

We have compiled the latest information available from our advertisers to offer you the most up-to-date directory of both day and overnight, local and out-of-town camps. As always, we recommend you visit the Houston Family and individual advertisers’ websites for the daily updates that are sure to happen throughout the summer. 

Either way you go, it is our hope that your child finds ways to spend time with friends, broaden their minds and strengthen their bodies while having a little bit of fun! It is summertime, after all!

Camps offering both virtual Only and virtual & in-person options are noted throughout.

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Alliance Fencing Academy

713.410.6655, Houston & Conroe, TX

AGES: 5-14

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.

Art Camp

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

713.702.7314, Pearland

ART CAMP SUMMER SCHEDULE: JUNE 1st – AUGUST 14th. Pre-Registration for 2020 Summer Art Camp is OPEN! Join us for some Summer Art Camp Fun at our friendly, engaging & dynamic Art School! COVID-19 UPDATE: Virtual Summer Camp Program Now Available! Summer Camp Sessions are limited to 10 students until further notice! Camp Hours: 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday. Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up Available. Ages: 6+.

ART CAMP, a Pioneering Art School operating in Pearland, Houston, Friendswood, Sugar Land, and other surrounding areas offers Dynamic & Interactive Summer Art Camps for Children, Art Classes for Kids, STEAM Classes & Camps, After-School Art & STEAM Programs, Arty Parties, Corporate Events, and Workshops. Together, we Create & Innovate!

Asia Society Texas Center

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

713.496.9901, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp, Art, Technology, Sports
AGES: 6-12

Registration now open for summer camps at Asia Society Texas Center, where cultures, art, and ideas converge!

Athlete Training + Health

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

713.568.8986, Katy & Spring, TX

AGES: 6-12

Our sports performance spring break camp provides Student ATHletes ages 8-12 years old with a positive environment to increase their athletic ability through exposure to elite performance coaching and competitive athletic competitions by utilizing fun and games!

Building Brains LEGO Engineering

888.55.BUILD, 10 Locations in Houston

TYPE OF CAMP: Full Day, Half-Day
AGES: 3-12

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 learn to build simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then motorize.

Camp Allen

979.412.0376, Navasota, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight
AGES: 3rd-12th graders

Since 1921, Camp Allen has been providing kids with the best week of their lives! Located one hour northwest of Houston, Camp Allen offers week long residential camp sessions for ages 8-18. Camp Allen is the largest Episcopal summer camp program in the nation.  

Camp Champions

830.598.2571, Marble Falls, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight
AGES: 5-17 Camp

Champions has created a tradition of excellence since 1967. With the facility and staff expected from a premier camp, Champions is distinguished by its developmental focus on building strong kids.

Camp Invention

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

800.968.4332, Multiple Locations

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic
AGES: Grades K-6

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

Camp Lantern Creek

Offering Virtual Camps Only

936.597.8225, Montgomery, Texas

TYPE OF CAMP: All Girl, Overnight
AGES: 7-17

Camp Lantern Creek is a girls sleep away camp created so girls can find their voices, try new things, take risks, be cheered on, push boundaries and so much more.

Camp Olympia

936.594.2541, Trinity, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight
AGES: 6-16

Camp Olympia is a private, overnight Texas Summer Camp for boys & girls ages 6-16 that offers one, two and three-week sessions with over 45 different activities choices for campers.

Christian Youth Theater Houston

281.580.4298, Houston, TX

AGES: 5-18

Christian Youth Theater Houston is an after-school theater arts training program for kids aged 5-18.

Club SciKidz Houston

Offering Virtual Camps Only

713.376.5939, 4 Locations in the Greater Houston Area

TYPE OF CAMP: Technology, Academic, Half-Day
AGES: 4-15

Our Summer Camp season will offer up to 42 summer day camp themes (S.T.E.M-based courses). From Robotics to Rocket Science, and even Mobile Game Design, we certainly have something for everyone!

Cy-Fair Music and Arts

Offering Virtual Camps Only

281.855.8855, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Art, Theatre
AGES: 4-13

Creative and Fun Music and Art Summer Camps for Kids Ages 4 to 13. Guitar, Drums, Piano, Singing, Instrument Discovery, and Visual Arts at our Cypress, NW Houston location.

Elite University Summer Camps

855.931.2586, Houston, TX

AGES: 4-12

Elite University Summer Camps is proud to celebrate 15 years of innovative, interactive, educational camps! EUSC provides camps from the following departments: STEM, Athletics, Visual and Culinary Arts, and Performing Arts. Each weekly camp offers a fun field trip, before/after care, and a full day of activities.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Offering Virtual Camps Only

713.529.4848, Houston, TX

AGES: All Ages

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft.

Houston Humane Society

713.433.6421, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Adventure, Academic
AGES: 7-13

Companion Camp at Houston Humane Society is a day camp for kids ages 7-13 to learn about animals, animal welfare, and the work that goes into running a shelter and wellness clinic. Campers will experience a newfound love for animals, how to be an animal advocate and the science of caring for animals. Junior Camp Counselor positions open for ages 14-18. Weekly sessions June 1 – August 14. Teen weeks (ages 12-15) weeks of June 22 and July 20. 

Houston Neuroscience Brain Center

713.299.6006, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic, Day Camp
AGES: 10th – 12th grade

Houston Neuroscience Brain Center is a clinical research facility dedicated to optimizing the function of each person’s brain through individualized assessment, training, and education grounded in neuroscience. Our goal is to increase your child’s ability to learn and test.

iD Tech

Offering Virtual Camps Only

888.709.8324, Held at 150 Prestigious Campus Locations

AGES: 7-19

iD Tech is the world leader in STEM education, with 450,000 alumni and over 20 years of experience. Summer programs for ages 7-19 are held at 150 prestigious campuses including NYU, Caltech, and Imperial College London. Students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics, and creative arts. Visit iDTech.com.

iKids, Inc.

713.665.5200, Houston, TX

AGES: 3-12

iKids offers educational, creative, and recreational enrichment for children.  After-School Programs, Summer Camp, and more!  Fine Arts to Performing Arts, STEM to STEAM and everything in between!

Kanakuk Kamps

417. 266.3000, Branson, Missouri

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight
AGES: 6-18

Kanakuk is a premier summer camp experience for boys and girls with locations in Branson and Lampe, Missouri. Its 5 over-night 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 30 to Aug. 7 with 1, 2 and 4-week options.

Kidz Building

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

713.382.9301, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic
AGES: 6-14

Our camp delivers a design process that harnesses your child’s imagination to solve everyday problems. Our goal is to foster the next generation of disrupters with a unique camp curriculum that draws upon fundamental math and creative problem-solving skills.

Lone Star Flight

346.708.2517, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Technology
AGES: 11-14

A dynamic and interactive educational flight museum reaching the youth of Texas as a recognized experience of choice.

Main Street Theater

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

713.524.7998, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Theater, Half-day
AGES: 4-18

We’re looking forward to camp together, both in-person AND online! In-person camps at *Rice Village (at Main Street Theater) and at *Bellaire Parks & Rec Center and introducing… NEW! Online Virtual Camp mainstreettheater.com/mst-virtual-camp-page/

Mo-Ranch Summer Camp

830.238.4455 ext 266, Hunt, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight, Adventure
AGES: 8-15

Our camp is a premier co-ed residential Christian summer camp located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country along the beautiful Guadalupe River.

National Basketball Academy

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

832.392.0749, Houston, TX

AGES: 6-18

The National Basketball Academy and the Houston Rockets are proud to present the official Rockets Youth Basketball Program! Find camps, clinics, and training programs near you.

National Youth Theater

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

832.510.7794, Shenandoah, TX

AGES: 6-12

National Youth Theater (NYT) offers students the opportunity to gain vocal, dance, speech, and acting skills through all of our programs including theater classes, Broadway-style musicals, summer productions, and summer theater camps.

Play-Well TEKnologies

602.317.7448, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic, Half-day
AGES: 5-12

We offer Lego Engineering Summer Camps throughout Houston! 

Scott Pera Basketball Camps at Rice University

713.348.2859, Houston, TX

AGES: 5-18

Scott Pera Basketball Camps on the campus of Rice University are dedicated to providing basketball camps that are both instructional and informative along with creating a great atmosphere to learn!

Snapology of Cypress-Woodland

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

832.777.SNAP (7627), Cypress, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic
AGES: 4-14

Snapology provides interactive, STEM/STEAM programs for children featuring technology and/or popular building toys. Snapology engages children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. While the kids are having fun with familiar toys, laptops and iPads, we sneak in the learning. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational!

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp

210.464.1867, McDade, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Art/Theater, Adventure, Overnight
AGES: 7-16

Sherwood Forest Campers will experience many of the skills and trades of the Medieval era, which means making things with their own hands not drawing a picture on your screen with their fingers!

Stars Gymnastics

713.464.1996, Houston & Katy, TX

AGES: 4-12

Stars Gymnastics offers a fun and safe environment for girls and boys ages 4 – 12 to spend an active day learning gymnastics and participating in group games and activities. Note: Stars is not a licensed childcare facility. We are a sports training facility.

Summer ASAP! Camp at Westbury Christian School

713.551.8100, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Academic, Art/Theatre, Sports, Technology, VBS
AGES: 3-10

Summer ASAP! at Westbury Christian School is for ages 3-10. This camp includes VBS, Sports, STEM, Time Travel & Art. Join us for a Christ-centered, high energy summer of fun!

Summer Camps at HMNS

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

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!

Texas A&M Sea Camp

Offering Virtual and In-Person Camps

409.740.4525, Galveston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp, Overnight
AGES: 6-18

Hands on marine adventure camps at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Marine biology, marine science, oceanography and more!

The ARTZ: Aerial Circus Endeavor (ACE) Summer Camp

281.972.9147, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Full-day, Fitness
AGES: 5-15

Enjoy our full-day adventure so awesome that the little ones won’t want to leave. Kids will learn Fabric, Trapeze, Lyra, and hammock at our camp. Dates: June 1st- August 28th 

The Grand 1894 Opera House

409.765.1894, Galveston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Arts & Theater
AGES: 7-16

In partnership with Missoula Children’s Theatre, The Grand presents our annual Theatre Camp! Camp dates are July 20-24th. Camp culminates in a performance of MCT’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

The Health Museum

713.521.1515, Houston, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Spring Break Camp
AGES: 5-13

Spark your child’s curiosity at our Discovery Camps— designed to give kids the opportunity to have intelligent fun, make friends, and make the most out of their spring, summer and winter break!

Topgolf Houston-Katy

832.610.2030, Houston, TX

AGES: 6-12

Topgolf venues across Houston are offering 3 days of nonstop fun for kids ages 6-12 with Spring Academy. Beginning March 9th kids of every skill level will get the opportunity to learn about the great game of golf taught by golf professionals from Topgolf Coach. From chipping, putting, and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Xplor Preschool and School-Age

877.322.2891, Houston, TX

AGES: 6wks-12yrs

Xplor Preschool and School Age has two locations in the Houston area. We provide private preschool, after school and camp programs.

YMCA Camp Cullen

Offering a Family Getaway Camp!

936.594.2274, Trinity, 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.

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

512.250.9622 option 6, Cedar Park, TX

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight
AGES: 7-16

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes-overnight camp minutes north of Austin. We provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment for campers to explore, play and make lifelong friends— all in the great outdoors.

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