Summer Camp Ideas

With mid-April already upon us, believe it or not, now is the time to start planning for summer. If you’ve got kids who will be home and you don’t want to listen to the endless “I’m bored” refrain, then sign them up for some of these fun camp experiences to help break up the lazy days of summer.

• Villa Sport Athletic Club and Spa offers a full calendar of summer fun for kids ages 5 to 12. Their Animal Land Summer Camp begins May 30 and runs weekly sessions through August 18 (or you can sign up for the whole summer!). Adventures include trips to the Houston Zoo, SK8Town, Rob Fleming Aquatic Center and Sky Zone, plus ice cream socials, karaoke, a foam party and guest speakers on bugs, dinosaurs and balloons. For more details and to register your child, visit https://beta.villasport.com/summer-camp-tw/camp

• Your 5th to 8th graders have a super-cool camp offering again this year with Summer Science Safari opening up three one-week sessions based at McCullough Junior High. This hands-on science adventure camp takes youths out into nature to explore ecology in lakes and rivers, animals up close at a wildlife zoo, and ancient history in underground caverns. For further information, please visit http://summersciencesafari.com/camp_registration

• Have a budding musician in the family? Or maybe a poet? Real Life Real Music hosts a Student Songwriters Experience week-long camp at the Dosey Doe where kids ages 10 – 18 will write an original song with the help of accomplished professional musicians. Then, they will record their music in state-of-the-art Red Tree recording studio that has worked with some of Texas music’s biggest stars. Finally, the week wraps up with a showcase performance on the main stage for friends and family. Registration and more details can be found at https://realliferealmusic.com/songwriter-experience/

• Discovery College, a part of Lone Star College in The Woodlands, has one-week summer camps for kids ages 6 – 17 where students will learn about science and technology alongside performing and visual arts, so there’s something for everyone. Morning or afternoon sessions are available to fit your schedule and their calendar is packed with fun activities like computer animation classes, backyard detectives, and culinary arts. More information and registration details are located here http://www.lonestar.edu/discovery-college.htm

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