We’ve put together a list of the top Christian summer camps of 2014.
Active Learning Camps
Active Learning camps are the most unique camp experiences in Northwest
Houston and Katy. The USA Chess camp features professional chess instructors teaching children 5-16 of all abilities. Small class sizes and lessons directed to the abilities of the class are highlights of this exciting learning experience. Children get plenty of time to play against other campers and the instructors!
At the Gamebuilder Video Game Creation camps children create their very own video game. What a great week of learning! Custom curriculum is used as kids are taught step by step to build one of a variety of games in each half-day camp. Children can learn two different games if they elect the full day option. They have a great time designing, building, testing and playing their completed game.
Each child gets a trophy and t-shirt to remember their camp experience. Chess campers also get a chess set and notation book of their own, while gamemaker campers get instructions to download their game from our website.
Learn more at www.activelearningcamps.com!
Coram Deo Preparatory Academy
1225 West Grand Parkway S
Katy, TX 77494
Coram Deo Preparatory Academy presents Film and Faith. Movies with topics on Biblical Worldview, Christianity, Apologetics, Intelligent Design, Parenting and more will be shown on various Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. throughout the summer at Church of the Holy Apostles located off the Grand Parkway.
Guided open discussions follow afterwards. Suitable for students 12 and up; adults are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Please visit the website for more for movie times. In addition please visit the website (below) for wonderful God-centered, parent influenced and student focused prep and educational resources. Coram Deo Preparatory Academy is a K – 8 Christian Classical University-Model School affiliated with the National Association of University-Model Schools (NAUMS). Learn more at www.CoramDeoKaty.org.
Camp West – Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-LOVE (5683)
Camp West is a week of summer day camp, jam-packed with fun and excitement and located in Katy, Texas! Camp West is open to all children entering preschool – 6th grade! Preschool and kindergarten campers will be separated from 1st – 6th grade campers.
Campers begin each day with a high-energy, interactive performance followed by worship, games, and live character skits. Then campers participate in sporting activities, like climbing the rock wall! After lunch, it’s time to break out the sun block and race to the lake! Campers will zoom down the zip-line and whiz down the waterslide. Fishing is always an option! Parents can pick-up pleasantly exhausted campers by 4 pm. Extended care options are available.
Camp West by the NUMBERS:
• 1 archery range
• 1 auditorium for assemblies
• 1 sandy beach lake
• 2 lighted athletic fields
• 2 stocked fishing lakes
• 2 – 20’ water trampolines
• 2 zip-lines over the lake
• 4 acres of nature trails
• 800 HAPPY CAMPERS each year
• 10:1 counselor to camper ratio
• 6 lifeguards
• 6 acres of lake and park
• 25’ indoor rock wall
• 2 air conditioned full-size gymnasiums
• 42 acres of camp facility
• 75’ water slide
Camp dates for 2014 are; session 1 – June 23-27, session 2 – July 7-11, and session 3 – July 14-18. Register online www.faithwest.org/camps/245 and pay before April 1 and save $25. Camp West is located at 2225 Porter Road.
Manners can be fun! Your child will enjoy the creative, interactive, and character building enrichment activities at Club Etiquette, home of SophistiKids and “Alarming to Charming!” Founder GiGi Lewis guides children through social situations and gives them tools to develop into self assured young leaders. The goal is to arm them with knowledge and skills to handle a variety of social situations, including peer pressure, with ease and grace.
Fort Bend Tae-Kwon-Do
6840 S. Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
Summer Fun with a Kick! If you’re looking for something different to keep your kids active this summer, then look no further than Fort Bend TaeKwonDo! We have classes all summer long for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults that develop focus, strength and confidence in a fun, positive environment. Classes are divided by ages and by ranks in order to meet the needs of all students, and students enjoy personalized attention from the nationally-certified instructors. Students can attend an unlimited number of classes as well! We’re open 6 days a week and have every level of class every day. Toward the end of summer, most students will be ready to test for the next belt rank. More importantly, though, they’ll learn courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit while having a great time all summer. For more information, please visit our website at FortBendTkd.com, call us at 281-599-3331 or e-mail us at info@FortBendTkd.com.
Family of Faith
16710 FM 529 Road
Houston, Texas, 77095
Summertime can be joyous! Join our summer camps and have a GREAT time learning about a variety of topics in a Christ-centered environment. Meeting old friends and making new ones is a great benefit that extends beyond summer, because some of our campers return year after year! Thanks to our wonderful staff, your child will love activities, games and projects that keep them entertained and engaged. Be prepared to be enriched in a wholesome atmosphere. It’s time to enjoy a break from school and just be kids!
Grandma’s House Child
14840 Branch Forest Dr.
Houston, Texas 77082
Grandma’s House Child Care Center and West Oaks Private School has been West Houston’s premier child care center for over 25 years. We are situated on three beautiful acres and also have our own gymnasium. We are conveniently located off of Highway 6 near West Oaks Mall with easy access from Katy, Richmond, Sugarland and West Houston.
Hands-On History Hour –
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Road
This summer, embark on an adventure through the immersive living history environment at the George Ranch Historical Park. Experience more than 100 years of Texas history as you follow the story of an incredible Texas family, guided by costumed interpreters. Get a taste of what life was like in 1830s colonial Texas, the 1860s Civil War era, 1890s Victorian splendor, and the cowboy way of the 1930s.
Visit the Park during Hands-on History Hour summer programs, June 10 – August 30, to participate in hands-on historical activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and enjoy a different subject and time period each week.
“Though the Park always invites visitors to engage with their surroundings at each historical site, the Hands-on History Hour offers new and exciting ways to get your hands on Texas history,” said Krystal Willeby, Director of Programs.
Travel back in time to learn the skills that early Texans needed to survive, thrive, and have a little fun, including: pressing sugar cane, branding, planting in the greenhouse, cooking on the wood-burning stove, pioneer fire-starting, latch hooking, making rawhide glue, wood working, and more!
Admission is just $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 62+, $5 for children ages 5-15, and children 4 and under are always FREE! Enjoy a historic lunch for an additional fee. The park is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Hands-On History Hour activities are held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit www.georgeranch.org for more details on Hands-on History Hour and historic lunches.
Memorial Lutheran School
Houston, TX 77057
Memorial Lutheran School hosts an annual summer camp with weekly themes. Summer Camp begins June 3 and ends August 9. Weeks include food around the world, drama week, Vacation Bible School (week of June 11), science, writing, reading and more! The program’s activities for K to 6th grade are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and include swimming Monday through Thursday at the Trotter Family Y on Augusta, field trips on Fridays, and arts/crafts/games each day. A special summer program is also offered to children in Pre-K 3 and 4. Memorial Lutheran School offers a year-round program for Infants and Toddlers. Extended day hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Contact Admissions at 713-782-4022 for more information or to schedule a tour. Visit the school’s website at www.memoriallutheranschool.org
Mission Bend Christian Academy
3710 Hwy 6 South
Houston, TX 77082
Mission Bend Christian Academy has planned an exciting, fun-filled summer program! The MBCA summer program will be made up of 5 – two-week sessions. Each two-week session will be tied to a thematic unit that will be fun, entertaining and educational, too. Students may attend ½ day (8:00 – 2:00) or full day (7:00 – 6:00). Two-week sessions cannot be split. Students 13 months through those entering 5th grade are eligible to attend.
Session 1: June 2nd – June 13th
Frontier Life…Then and Now
Session 2: June 16th – June 27th
And the Winner is…Sports and Games
Session 3: June 30th – July 11th
Capture the Moment…Art and Photo Journalism
Session 4: July 14th – July 25th
If You Build It…Construction
Session 5: July 28th – August 8th
It Came From Nowhere…Natural Disasters
Summer registration begins April 1. Register early to assure availability!
2910 Commercial Center Blvd. Ste: 102
Katy, TX 77494
Release your inner artist! What can be more fun than art? Our summer campers enjoy all sorts of creative projects in a delightful atmosphere. Kids learn artistic skills under the guidance of a supportive and encouraging staff. They learn to express themselves and enjoy the creativity of new, exciting challenges. Everyone loves Pinot’s Palette, and so will your child! Join us for artistic adventures this summer and be prepared for some amazing artwork!
23300 Bellaire Blvd
Richmond, TX 77406
There’s nothing like summer camp at Westlake Prep! Kids can wind down from a long school year and open themselves to new summertime adventures. Hands-on learning, projects, arts, and much more await our campers. Kids learn, explore, play and create in a wonderful learning environment with an experienced, compassionate and fun-loving staff. They won’t want summer to end! Join us for spectacular summer camps that build memories and bring smiles!
22807 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494
When school lets out, parents want to ensure their children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies active. The Katy YMCA offers many options for parents who are looking for a safe and fun place for their kids to build healthy mind, body and spirit this summer.
In YMCA camps, children have the opportunity to play and participate in character building activities, arts and crafts, sports, games and so much more under the watchful eyes of caring role models. This summer the Katy YMCA is offering a variety of exciting options to choose from! Financial assistance is available for all summer programs.
Day Camp: Held at YMCA’s 220 acre Camp Cinco nestled amongst huge oak trees, our unique outdoor day camp features a rock wall, ropes courses, hiking trails, archery range, sports fields, covered basketball pavilion, old west town façade, misting stations, a ranch house and more. Drop off as early as 7 am and pick up as late as 6:30 pm. Youth Camp – ages 6-12; Teen Camp – ages 13-15.
Sports and Specialty Camps: These camps provide the opportunity for your child to learn specific skills based on their individual interest. Offerings range from basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball to Theatre Arts, Cheer, Dance, Photography, Jump Rope and more. Classes offered various weeks throughout the summer for ages 5-14.
Sleepover (or Resident Camps): Kids will have YMCA summer fun at Camp Cullen located along the shores of Lake Livingston. Sleepover camp activities include a wide range of water sports, horseback riding, canoeing, archery, rock climbing, crafts and fun!
Swim Lessons: The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years. Ages 6 months to adult. Group and private morning, afternoon and Saturday sessions available.
Childhood obesity has reached an epidemic level. YMCA camps provide an opportunity for kids to get active through play. YMCA Camps and summer youth activities reinforce the Y’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith. Visit www.ymcahouston.org or call 281-392-5055.