Well, Spring has almost arrived. And Looking at our calendars, we have roughly 70 days left until school is out for summer. We need to start planning summer vacations, pool parties and sleepovers. We also need to plan staycations for our kids – like day camps. Our local Houstonia magazine has some unique suggestions.
Houston’s Most Unique Summer Day Camps
From fencing to candle making, these summer camps rule.
IT’S ALMOST SUMMERTIME IN HOUSTON, which means kids are underfoot and parents stressed out. But don’t you worry, I’m here to tell you about some cool camps to keep your little ankle biters busy.
As a mom of two wild-and-wooly boys, I’ve been researching summer camps since 2003. Houston is full of amazing camps and there’s something for everybody, but here are the city’s most unique options happening this summer.
Ages 6 to 14 | Weekly sessions, June to August | Houston & The Woodlands
Renowned instructor Andrey Geva and his highly trained coaching staff provide a fun and exciting setting for kids to learn the fascinating sport of competitive fencing. Their beginner fencing camps are designed to give young fencers the skills to last a lifetime in the sport.
Ages 3 to 12 (depending upon language selected) | 4 sessions, June and July | Houston, The Woodlands, Katy
One of the best ways to ensure that your child acquires a strong foundation in another language is to enroll him or her in an immersive summer camp at Crossing Borders. Their programs are for children between 18 months and 12 years of age.
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Ages 4 to 12 | Day camp, June 4 to August 12 | Memorial Park
Send your kids to the Houston Arboretum for a summer of outdoor fun in this 155-acre nature sanctuary. And for indoor fun, their Discovery Room has interactive exhibits that invite students to learn about the pond, meadow, and forest habitats in a fascinating and fun way.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Ages 6-12 | Weekly, June 4 to August 17 | Museum District & Sugar Land
“Xplorations Summer Camps” are held at the main Houston Museum of Natural Science location and at HMNS Sugar Land. These week-long, hands-on science summer camps featuring science activities for children ages 6–12 years old. New topics this year include “Advanced Food Science,” “Camp Half Blood,” and “Maker Lab Alpha.”
Museum of Fine Arts/Bayou Bend
Ages 9-11 (entering/exiting fifth grade) | Weekly, June 18 to July 20 | Museum District
At Bayou Bend Summer History Camp, kids can become blacksmiths, make candles, play colonial games, write with quill pens, wear 18th-century clothes, and more! Early Americana provides the perfect inspiration for exploring how children lived 250 years ago.
St. Francis Episcopal Day School
Weekly, June 4 to August 10 | Piney Point Village
For more than 20 years, St. Francis has offered its “Summer on the Point” day camp program for the public—which makes it easy to offer kids a large variety of topics, from fairy fun and 3-D gaming to sports skills and wacky word play. They offer full day and half day camps and extended care is available.
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