2021 Summer Camp Guide Sponsored by KidzToPros

Our 2021 Houston Summer Camps Guide is presented by KidzToPros, home of the city’s very best education and enrichment camps for kids of all ages. With locations across the city (and entire country!), KidzToPros makes it convenient for kids to learn a variety of fun and valuable skills.

The Houston area is home to some of the country’s best summer camps for kids of all ages. From educational STEM camps to traditional summer camps packed with classic activities like canoeing and archery, there are summer camps in Houston across a wide range of categories. The 2021 slate of local summer camps is better than ever before!

Ready for the best part? Many of these camps offer exclusive discounts to our loyal HoustonOnTheCheap readers! Plus, there are several other cheap and even free Houston summer camps worth checking out.

With that in mind, our 2021 Houston summer camp guide gives a complete rundown of the top discounted, cheap, and free options to keep your kids engaged and you less stressed.Our comprehensive guide covers key information such as Summer Camp Type, Location, Dates, Timings and Cost and allows parents to do a quick comparison across all the summer camps in and around the Houston area. 

 

Editor’s Note: HoustonOnTheCheap tries to bring you as much up-to-date information as we can. However, as always, please confirm the details and guidelines by contacting the summer camps directly before you enroll. 

 

For your convenience, we’ve divided the guide into 2 sections:

 

Top Picks For Summer Camps in Houston – 2021

Top Picks are programs that offer the best value, are well run and consistently receive strong positive reviews. A number of these summer camps offer discounts for HoustonOnTheCheap readers! 

KidztoPros

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Type: STEM, Arts, Sports

Description: Explore, learn, socialize and thrive at KidzToPros STEM, Sports and Arts Camps! From coding and robotics to tennis, soccer, performing arts, visual arts, and more, campers will develop new skills and learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, creative and safe environment. KidzToPros Summer Camps allows kids from pre-K to 8th grade to discover and learn more about their interests, while developing social skills, independence and self-confidence. Camps run from June 7th to August 4th from 9am to 3pm for ages 4 to 14.

Locations: Multiple Houston locations in SouthEast, West and NorthWest areas

Contact:

Phone: (877) 202-1554

Email

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Dates: 6/7/2021 to 8/6/2021

Cost: Varies

Get $100 off On-Campus Summer Camps with Code: HOTC-100

 

YMCA Camp Cullen

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Type: Outdoor, Recreational

Description: Nestled among the tall pines along the shores of Lake Livingston lies one of Texas’s premier resident camps. At YMCA Camp Cullen, campers, ages 7-17, take part in a wide range of choice-based activities, including water sports, horseback riding, a high-adventure course, nature exploration, arts/drama and much more. All of this is provided in a multi-layered protection plan with safety as the number one priority, while maintaining the magic of camp.

Examples include camper pods, increased safety procedures, rigorous cleaning protocols and counselors quarantining prior to camp. Outside of activity time, campers gather as a cabin group to play, learn and bond together while participating in fun activities like campfires, scavenger hunts and talent shows. In addition, sleepaway camps teach the character values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, all in a safe and supportive environment.

Money-back guarantee registration now open for one and two week sessions running June 7-August 8 (Sunday-Saturday).

Location: 460 Cullen Loop, Ste A, Trinity TX 75862

Contact: [email protected], Official Website

Facebook 

Cost: Weekly session $1,295, Specialty camps per session $1,495, Teen Adventure Camp: 1 Week – $1495, 2 Week – $2795, Teen Leadership Camp: $2795

 Financial aid available.

Dates: June 6-August 7; weekly sessions Sunday-Saturday

Click here to register now

 

AD Players Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps

 

Summer Camp 2021 AD Players

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Type: Arts

Description: Join A.D. Players Academy as we “Cruise the Sea” this summer and are joined by many literary friends to support our development as actors: Nemo, Swimmy, Peter Pan, Moana, the Muppets, and even the Magic School Bus Under the Sea characters! We have half day or full day camp options, each focusing on a different area of the performing arts — dance/movement, physical acting/pantomime skills, and acting technique. 

Location : 2613 Saint Street, Houston, TX 77027

Contact: [email protected], AD Players Summer Camp Website, Facebook, Instagram

Dates: May – July

Cost: Varies

Register today to lock in the best pricing

 

Rice University STEM-Letics

 

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Type: STEM, Educational

Description: STEM-Letics Academy is a day camp for current (2020- 2021) 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in the Greater Houston area. STEM-Letics aims to keep students engaged in STEM learning during the summer, while also keeping them active. Students explore STEM content through activities in the classroom and on the field.

Location: 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

Contact:  713-348-8210, [email protected], Official Website, Facebook

Dates: A Week: July 5-9 / B Week: July 12-16

Cost: $399. First 25 Registrants receive a FREE Rice Owls hat.

Register today to reserve your spot

 

San Jacinto College Summer Camps

 

San Jacinto Summer Camps

Type: Academics, Arts, Sports 

Description: San Jacinto College is excited to return with Summer Camps in 2021! We will have fun and engaging camps available for ages 6-18 at each of our campuses. There is something for every interest from athletics and career exploration, to music and STEM, and everything in between.

Location: 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505

Contact: [email protected], 281-998-6150, Website

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Dates: 6/2/21-7/16/21

Time: Multiple sessions and times

Cost: Varies. Some are free, others start at $5

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot today

 

San Jacinto College Career Days

 

San Jacinto College Career Days

Type: Career, Academics

Description: Learn about exciting careers and the San Jac programs that give you the training you need with San Jac Career Days! Attendees will experience hands-on activities, lab tours, and more. Designed for ages 14-18, these sessions will give potential students an inside look at what they can expect to learn at San Jacinto College and the career opportunities that await them upon earning a certificate or degree.

Location: 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505

Contact: [email protected], 281-998-6150, Website

Social Media:Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Dates: 6/2/21-7/16/21

Time: Multiple sessions and times

Cost: Varies. Some are free, others start at $5

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot today

 

Immersion Summer Camps By Language Kids World

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Type: Educational

Description: Learning another language has never been so much fun! This summer we are providing in-person Spanish immersion summer camps as well as virtual camps in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, English and Sign Language. We are also introducing our Build Your Own Camp™ program, in which we bring our amazing camps to your home!

Location: Multiple locations

Contact:  281-565-1388, [email protected], Official Website, Facebook

Dates: June to August 2021

Cost: Varies by program.

Use coupon code HOTC2021 to get $25 discount

 

 

Other 2021 Summer Camps in Houston

 

Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camp

Type: Arts

Description: Mark Kistler is known for his work on PBS, “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station” or “The Secret City” in the 1980s. Now this Emmy-award winning artist is available to teach kids age 6 to 16 3D art and drawing in a four-day summer day camp. Mark explores a new theme daily that will teach your children different techniques from drawing to more advanced art techniques. Locations vary throughout the summer with dates in Sugar Land, Spring, and The Woodlands.

Location: Virtual 

Contact: Suite 142 6046 FM 2920 Spring, TX 77379

Dates: Various sessions between May 24 to Aug 27 2021

Time: Various times depending on specific session camps or full day camps. Options starting at 9 am CST.

Cost: $99 per family per session, full day camp is $299 per family

 

Storybook Dance Theater Camps

Type: Arts

Description: Hunter Dance Center Faculty will lead creative journeys using dance, music, creative drama, circus arts and crafts. Each 1-week session will culminate in an informal performance for family and friends at 11:30am on Friday. Themes change each session so that students may participate in multiple camps. Limited to 20 dancers per session.

Age: 5-8 & 9-12

Location: 747 N. Shepherd, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77007

Contact: Hunter Dance Center

Dates: Multiple 5 day sessions between Jun 07 – Jul 30 2021

Time: Mon -Fri, 9:30am-12:00pm for ages 5-8; Mon – Fri, 1:00pm – 4:00pm for Ages 9-12

Cost: $250 per session for ages 5-8 and $300 for ages 9-12

 

ID TECH

Type: STEM, Educational

Description: iD Tech is the world’s top STEM summer camp program, with 400,000 alumni over 20 years, and 150 campus locations including SMU, TCU, The University of Texas at Dallas, Stanford, and NYU.

iD Tech’s summer camps give kids from 7-19 years old the opportunity to learn coding, video game design, Minecraft modding, 3D character design and printing, robot engineering, AI and machine learning, and so much more!

There are full-week, -all-day, and overnight summer camps available. Campers will learn important, in-demand skills that set them up for future success. Small class sizes (max of 10) ensure students benefit from personalized learning at their own particular pace.

Locations:Multiple Houston locations (Rice, The Woodlands Preparatory School)

Contact: [email protected], Website; Facebook

Dates: June-August

Cost: Varies. Save $75 on registration when you download their online brochure!

 

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Virtual Summer Camps

Type: Academics

Description: Summer Discovery Program:  Summer program consists of three 30-minute rotations, with a maximum of 20 people per group (60 total). The stations include a visit to our Discovery Room, a self-guided scavenger hunt on one of our many trails, and an adventure in our Nature Playscape.

The Discovery Room is an interactive science classroom – a place to explore and experience Arboretum habitats and the organisms that live here in an engaging and fun way.

  • Hunt for and learn about Arboretum creatures perched on our Discovery Tree, hidden in our Living Log, lurking on the floor, or swimming in our wetland tanks.
  • Explore the Prairie Underground exhibit to discover some of our prairie residents.
  • Learn about our ambassador animals now on display in the Discovery Room!
  • Explore the exhibits including microscopes, animal pelts, skulls, rocks, native plants, etc.

The Nature Playscape is an outdoor playground that invites you to use your imagination as you explore, climb, crawl, build, balance, and connect with the natural world around you.  

Location: On site

Contact: Laurie Hudson

Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021

Time: Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $6 per student

 

KidsRoboticAcademy Summer Camps

Type: Academics

Description: Camps in multiple Houston area locations to includes storytelling, social skills, explore mechanism of different Robot projects.

Age: 3 to 9+

Locations: 4007 Bellaire Blvd, Suite: KK, Houston, TX 77025

Contact: Official Website

Dates: June 01 – Aug 20 2021

Time: Half Days AM (09:00 am -12:00pm)

           Half Days PM (01:00 pm -04:00 pm)

           Full Days (09:00 am -04:00 pm)

Cost: Half Day Price: $300.00 / Full Day Price: $450.00

 

HIT! Indoor Baseball & Softball Camps

Type: Sports

Description: Does your child love baseball or softball? HIT! Indoor Training’s summer camps can help your little slugger improve their batting and fielding skills so they can be a better player on the diamond. Not only will they become better ballplayers, but they will also grow as individuals, becoming more disciplined, focused, and dedicated. Camps are open to kids ages 6 to 12 years old. Children are split into groups by age and ability, and they’ll be taught the essentials of batting and fielding. All camps are run by expert coaches and high school assistants. Camps run from 9 am to 2 pm each day during the session. Before and after-care options are available to those who coordinate it in advance for $10/hour.

Locations: 1544 CAMPBELL RD, HOUSTON, TX 77055

Contact: [email protected], Official Website

Dates: May 31 to Aug 12 2021

Time: Mon-Fri 11:00am to 9:00pm

           Sat and Sun 11:00am to 7:00pm

Cost: $60/day ($50/day if buying 4 or more days)

 

Bellaire Parks & Recreation Department

Type: Sports

Description: Bellaire Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of camps for kids of all ages.

CAMP PASEO: An all-day camp (8 am to 3:30 pm) held in the winter and summer that is tailored to children ages 5 to 12. Before and after care is available for this camp.

SPECIALTY CAMPS: We also offer one-week specialty camps throughout the summer for ages 3 & up. Please check back soon for more information about Summer 2021 specialty camps. 

Locations: City Hall 7008 S Rice Avenue Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact: Official Website

Dates: Multiple week long sessions between Jun 01 – Aug 13 2021

Time: 8:00am to 3:30pm

Cost: Weekly pricing typically ranges between $120 to $165

 

JC Sports Houston 

Type: Arts, Sports, Academics

Description: Three different summer camps are offered: Multi Sports Summer Camp, Active STEM Summer Camp, Active Creative Summer Camp. All our camps are packed with activities including Soccer, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Glow in the Dark Soccer and Nerf Wars, EPIC Water Balloon Fights, Dodge Ball, Fitness, Creative team building activities, Science FUN, and so much more!

Age: 4-6 and 7-13

Locations: Multiple locations serving Kingwood, Humble, Atasocita, Spring, Conroe and The Woodlands

Contact: Jennifer Coronel

Dates: Various weeklong sessions between May 31 and July 13

Time: Monday –Friday Half a day camp: 9:00 am-noons

            Full Day option: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Half Day $200/per week/ Full Day $325/per week ($305 with early bird)

 

Bailey Oaks Farms

Type: Sports

Description: Horseback riding camps for ages 6-12. Campers ride every day, learn to tack and groom their horses and do horse related activities on our 40 acre farm. Come ride with us! Camps – Health and Safety Protocols. The safety and well-being of our campers, their families, and our staff are our highest priority and is at the core of Bailey Oaks Farms’ values. As COVID-19 continues, we will continue to follow the official Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Department of Health guidelines and take safety measures accordingly during our camps. 

Age: 6 -12

Locations: Multiple locations serving Kingwood, Humble, Atasocita, Spring, Conroe and The Woodlands

Contact: Jennifer Coronel

Dates: 6 week long sessions from May 31 – July 9 2021

Time: Full Day: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

            Half Day: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Full Day $515 (per week)

           Half Day $415 (per week)

 

Fencing Summer Camp

Type: Sports

Description: 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. Our fencing camps are ideal for parents looking to help their child maximize their time off from school during holiday breaks, with different camp sessions designed to cater to newcomers to the sport of fencing, intermediate, and advanced fencers.

Fencers of all ages (5+) and sizes are welcome at our camps. At Alliance Fencing Academy we’re focused on providing a rewarding experience that will help build confidence, reinforce teamwork, and inspire the personal growth necessary for your child to take the next step in life.

Age: 5-14

Locations: Houston and Woodlands locations

Contact: Bethlehem Witte

Dates: Multiple week long sessions between May 31 – Aug 06 2021

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $330 or $75 daily

 

Pine Cove Christian Camp

Type: Multi-discipline, Religious

Description: Pine Cove is a gospel-centered Christian camp with locations in Texas, including some just an hour outside of Houston. Founded in 1967, Pine Cove serves more than 40,000 campers each summer and strives to be Christ-centered, others-focused, and seriously fun! Every week of the summer is jam-packed with Bible studies, insane water activities, ropes courses, and much, much more. From 2nd grade to high school seniors, they have the camp you (and your kids) are looking for. Simply put, Pine Cove offers the most exciting and most impactful week of your kids’ summer! From fun activities and cool theme nights to meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures, Pine Cove has it all, and it’s truly a camp like no other. Pine Cove offers plenty of options to choose from, including overnight weeklong camps and day camps. 

Locations: Multiple locations near Houston and throughout Texas

Contact: [email protected], PineCove.com

Dates: Multiple sessions between May 30-Aug 7

Time: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm

           Saturday and Sunday Closed

Cost: $1149 for overnight camp, $310 for Day Camp and $3,880 for family camp

 

Camp Olympia

Type: Arts, Sports, Academics

Description: Camp Olympia is the BEST place for boys and girls ages 6-16 to create life-long memories during its one, two or three-week overnight summer camp sessions. Olympia offers 45+ popular summer camp activities so there is something for everyone!  Plus, each camper CHOOSES their own activities! Camp Olympia offers an individualized camp activity schedule that includes the activities he or she is interested. Learn to waterski or wakeboardride a horsetee it up at golf… it’s your choice!  All of these great camp activities are in addition to our Spartan/Athenian competitions and themed nightly programs.

Age: 6 to 16

Location: 723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, TX 75862

Contact: Debbie Stubblefield

Dates: May 30 – Aug 07 2021

Time: Varies

Cost: Varies

 

Camp Peniel

Type: Sports, Religious, Multi-discipline

Description: Swim, hike, ride horses, or fly down the zip-line! Strengthen youth relationships with Jesus Christ in a week of extreme fun and rock solid Bible training. Day camp for 1st grade through 5th, Overnight for ages 8-18.

Age: 6 to 18

Locations: 6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Contact: Donna Kiley

Dates: Week long sessions June 7th to August 6th

Time: Monday- Friday 9 am to 4 pm for Day Camp,  3 pm Sunday to 11 am Saturday for Overnight camp

Cost: $245 per week for Day Camp, $840 per week for Overnight Camp

 

Spanish Schoolhouse

Type: Arts, Spanish Language Immersion

Description: Our Summer Camps give 3-8 year-olds a cultural experience without leaving town! Campers will be immersed in the Spanish language and enjoy rotations through hands-on activities related to each theme.

Age: 3-8

Locations: Creek side/Tomball, Katy, Kingwood, Sugar Land

Contact: Official Website

Dates: Various sessions between June 01 to July 30 – varies by location

Time: Varies by location. 2 day – 5 day options available

Cost: Varies by location. $111 for 2 day option to $180 for 5 day option (regular tuition hours 9 am to 2 pm)