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GUIDE: Bay Area summer camps

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Parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Bay Area. This list is not comprehensive.

Key:

A+: Academics

ART: Arts

DAY: Day

NIGHT: Overnight

SP: Sports

CLEAR LAKE

1) Bay Area Youth Singers will be having a weeklong music camp for the 17th year. Camps will be led by professional music teachers.

Ages: grades 1-8

Dates: July 11-15

Cost: $170-$365

ART DAY

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Drive, Nassau Bay

832-425-2329

www.bayareayouthsingers.org

2) Bushi Ban summer camps will include field trips and four martial arts classes each week.

Ages: 5 and up

Dates: May 31-Aug. 17

Cost: $209-$229

DAY SP

Bushi Ban, 2465 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

281-218-8989

www.bushiban.com

3) Camp Clear Lake allows campers to spend their days swimming, playing, making arts and crafts, participating in sports, watching movies and playing games.

Ages: 6-11

Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-29

Cost: $160-$190

DAY SP

Clear Lake City Rec Center, 16511 Dianna Lane, Houston

281-488-0360

www.clcca.org

4) Explorer Camps at Space Center Houston offer children ways to learn about space. Children will study how to build rocks, design space habitats and program robots.

Ages: 4-11

Dates: TBD

Cost: $299.95

A+ DAY

Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston

281-283-4755

www.spacecenter.org

5) Hawk STEAM Academy summer camps are returning, hosted by the University of Houston-Clear Lake. They will offer two separate camps: “Software Engineering and Data Science” and “Intro to VR Programming.”

Ages: grades 6-8

Dates: June 7-11, July 19-23

Cost: $300

A+

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

281-283-3529

www.uhcl.edu

6) Space Center U at Space Center Houston offers multiple STEM-based camps for two age groups. Campers will receive hands-on experience while hearing from guest speakers and astronauts.

Ages: 11-18

Dates: June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: various prices depending on size of group

A+ DAY

Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston

281-283-4755

www.spacecenter.org/camps

7) St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School Camps campers will have multiple options to choose from, including engineering, archery, coding, etiquette and music camps. There are half- and full-day options available.

Ages: 4-12

Dates: June 7-Aug. 6

Cost: $150-$325

DAY SP

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay

281-333-1340

www.stesnb.org/explore-our-school/summer-camp

8) University of Houston-Clear Lake will host Kids U, which are several camps on different subjects for different ages. Campers can learn everything from character development to STEAM skills to creative writing.Ages: pre-K-grade 8

Dates: June 7-July 26

Cost: $129

A+

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston

281-283-3529

www.uhcl.edu

GALVESTON

9) Pyramid Kids Camps at Moody Gardens allow campers to learn about animals and ecosystems, conduct experiments, make art and play games inspired by nature.

Ages: K-grade 7

Dates: June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $275-$300

ART A+ DAY

Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston

409-683-4325

www.moodygardens.com

10) Sea Camp campers will have the opportunity to explore all things ocean related with one camp taking place in Costa Rica. Other camps include marine biology, coastal ecology, fishing camp, wildlife photography and ocean career awareness.

Ages: 10-18

Dates: June 5-Aug. 6

Cost: $1,015-$2,900

A+ NIGHT

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston

409-740-4525

www.tamug.edu/seacamp

11) Sea Campus Kids is a summer camp that focuses on marine biology. Based on the week chosen, campers will learn about Galveston Bay’s fish habitat, inspect reefs, study veterinary medicine, and learn about sharks and stingrays.

Ages: 4-11

Dates: June 9-Aug. 10

Cost: $120-$200

A+

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston

409-740-4525

www.tamug.edu/seacamp

LEAGUE CITY

12) Art, Movement & Life Skills Academy campers will make art such as mosaics, nature art and photography while working with drawing, painting and creative writing. The camp includes yoga for kids, outdoor games, and critical skills for life through games and drama.

Ages: 7-17

Dates: various days in June and July

Cost: $120-$175

ART DAY

Art, Movement & Life Skills Academy, 1701 S. Hwy. 3, League City

832-849-8934

www.amlsacademy.com/courses-registration

13) Bay Area Arts Conservatory campers will have the opportunity to participate in different musical summer camps, including “101 Dalmatians,” “Cinderella” and “Frozen Jr.”

Ages: 6-18

Dates: June 6-19, June 27-July 17, July 18-Aug. 7

Cost: $465-$699

ART DAY

Bay Area Arts Conservatory, 400 Hobbs Road, Ste. 202, League City

281-938-1444

www.baactx.com

14) Bushi Ban summer camps will include field trips and four martial arts classes each week.

Ages: 5 and up

Dates: May 31-Aug. 17

Cost: $169

ART DAY SP

103 Davis Road, Ste. V, League City

832-632-1342

www.bushiban.com

15) Camp by the Creek is a summer camp hosted by League City with different programs, including arts and crafts, games, field trips and outdoor activities.

Ages: 6-12

Dates: May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $198.75-$397.50

DAY

Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City

281-554-1180

www.leaguecity.com/parks

16) Code Ninjas offers a variety of camps that allow kids to learn how to code at a young age. Some of the camps include how to become a YouTuber; coding cartoons; and learning about video games, such as “Minecraft” and “Roblox.”

Ages: 5-14

Dates: May 29-Aug. 18

Cost: $250-$450

A+ DAY

Code Ninjas, 3725 E. League City Parkway, Ste. 140, League City

281-339-7482

www.codeninjas.com/tx-league-city/camps

17) Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy will bring back Camp Boomerang, a summer camp that has different weekly themes. Some of the themes include Ultimate Games, Decade Dash, Wild Outback and Mighty Origins.

Ages: K-grade 5

Dates: TBD

Cost: $130-$200

A+ DAY

1092 W. League City Parkway, League City

281-338-1177

www.kidsrkids.com/programs/summer-camp

OTHER

18) Bailey Oaks Farms campers will learn how to ride, groom, tack and care for their animals and will participate in a variety of horse-related activities.

Ages: 6-12

Dates: May 30-July 29

Cost: $400-$575

DAY SP

Bailey Oaks Farms, 7220 CR 128, Alvin

281-756-7254

www.baileyoaksfarms.com

19) Game On is a weeklong evening camp that will have Bible stories, singing and other activities for kids.

Ages: grades 1-5

Dates: June 20-24

Cost: free

Gateway Community Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster

281-286-1515

www.g8waycom.org/skc22

20) Sport Divers offers weekly summer camps each year. Scuba diving skills are practiced both in a pool and in open water. Once campers complete the course, they will receive their open-water diver certification.

Ages: 10-17

Dates: TBD

Cost: $600

DAY SP

Sport Divers, 20814 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 60, Webster

281-338-1611

https://sportdivers.com

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