houston winter camp guideThe holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for winter camps! From sports camps to education STEM camps, there are many great winter camps in Houston across all categories.

Here’s the really great part: many of these holiday camps in Houston are cheap and offer special discounts.

Of course, things are a bit different this year given current global health concerns. Many camps are still going on, but they’ve implemented some important changes to keep campers safe.

Below, we’ve put together a comprehensive 2020-2021 Houston winter camp guide, giving you a complete rundown of the best holiday camps in the area to keep your kids engaged and having a great time!


Pine Cove Winterfest

pine cove winterfest

Winterfest is the fun of summer camp packed into one weekend in December! Whether you’re a long-time camper or you’ve never been to Pine Cove before, this is the event for you. See how cool camp can be in the winter, and reunite with camp friends and counselors at this weekend full of festive fun! What better way to celebrate Christmas than by decking the halls with friends, old and new, all weekend long? Your camper will make friends fast at this winter experience crammed full of fun, music, holiday festivity, and spiritual growth. Come celebrate the end of the semester and the most wonderful time of the year!

Get 15% off registration with code Houston2020 at signup!

Location: Central (near Columbus) and East Texas (near Tyler) locations available

Contact: PineCove.com

Cost: $199/person (Get 15% off registration with code Houston2020 at signup!)

Dates: December 18-20

Get 15% off registration with code Houston2020


Ice at the Galleria

Are the kids looking for something to do over the Holidays?

Come enjoy the Holiday Skate Camps at The Galleria. The kids will have fun ice skating as well as many other on-ice and off-ice activities, including scavenger hunts, karaoke, arts & crafts, music & movement, bubble mania, and more. There is no other winter camp in Houston like it.

COVID-19 procedures are in place, including social distancing and routine disinfection to keep campers safe.

Location: Located in the food court area of the Galleria mall –  5015 Westheimer Rd. #1260. Houston. TX. 77056

Cost:$195 per week

Dates: December 21-24, 28-31


Main Street Soccer

Give your young soccer superstar the gift that they will cherish for a lifetime! Multiple days of non-stop soccer – carefully selected drills and games that will take their skills to the next level.

  • Indoor air-conditioned facility (no rainouts or  cancellations)

  • Nationally Licensed or UEFA licensed Coaches. This edition of Next Level, coach Paige Hayward (former professional player in Austria, Germany, and Australia) and coach Briana Norwood (division 1 college player) are in charge of the training!

  • Elite training methods borrowed from top  European clubs such as Barcelona, Arsenal, RealMadrid, and Bayern Munich.

  • Fun, friendly, positive environment

  • Healthy snack provided

  • Appearances by Team mascots (based on availability) and Professional Players (Cami Privett – Houston Dash).

  • COVID-19 safety protocols in place, include temperature screenings, reduced capacity, routine disinfecting of all surfaces and equipment, and more


Locations: 615 Pinckney St., Houston, TX 77009

Cost: Pick your own dates (half day $75, full day $99)

Dates: December 21-24, 28-31


Houston Gymnastics Academy

Open to members and non-members, this “Holly Daze” camp is jam-packed with activities including obstacle courses, trampolines, games, and more. Options include full-day and extended hours for potty-trained children ages 3- 12.

Cost: Starts at $55 for members and $65 for non-members

Dates: December (21-23, 28-31)

Location: 5804 S Rice Ave, Houston TX 77081


Bach to Rock Music Camps

In addition to their regular programs, Bach to Rock offers week, partial week, and single-day camps during school breaks. In-person and online winter camps are available for 2020!

Most camps are from ages 7 and up, except for Record a Studio Demo which is from Preschool through 1st grade, and Recording Arts: Pro Tools & Production for ages 10 and up. Your child is taught by real musicians and learn to play and sing real songs, using teamwork and harmonizing. Kids are encouraged to create their own original compositions as well as learn choreography and other essential music- business skills.

Cost: Varies

Dates: Multiple dates available

Location: Find your nearest location here.


Houston Dash & Dynamo Camps

Beginning at age 4, kids can attend a variety of soccer camps with the Houston Dash and Dynamo. Camps focus on a range of specific skill sets from goalkeeping to player development. Full-day and half-day camps are available as well as financial assistance. Special pricing is afforded for Season Ticket holders, group rates, and sibling enrollment. Prices vary greatly depending on which class you choose.

Cost: Varies

Dates: Multiple dates available

Location: Multiple locations


Camp ZooFari

There’s no Winter Break camp like the Houston Zoo! Each camp has its own theme. Camps are broken down by age and learn a variety of animal-based basics like how to build a safe animal habitat and how to observe animal behavior. They also offer before-camp programming for those whose parents need to be dropped off a little earlier. Hybrid camp options (online and in-person) are also available for 2020.

Cost: $150

Dates: December 21-23, 28-30

Location: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston TX 77030


Chancellor’s Family Center Indoor Tennis

Kids can learn tennis skills from professionals. No prior tennis experience is required- they can teach total beginners! Daily and weekly options are available as well as special pricing for members.

Cost: Varies

Dates: December 21-24, 28-31

Location: 6535 Dumfries Dr, Houston TX 77096


Space Center Houston 

This holiday season, send the kids to space at Space Center Houston’s Clean Room Camps! Kids will get a load of educational activities, participate in interactive experiences, and explore everything Space Center Houston has to offer — all while staying safe and healthy during these unique times. Camps are broken down by age and season. They offer Fall and Winter camps and before and after camp- care is available for just $15 per day, per session.

Cost: Varies

Dates: Multiple dates available

Location: 1601 Nasa Pkwy, Houston TX 77058


Little Beakers

Let the kids explore through Science. They’ll get hands-on experience with glowing volcanoes, fossils and minerals, forensic science, planets, micro-biomes, and much more. Kids will complete between 6-8 projects per day and can take home many of them. Enroll more than one kid and you can get a 10% discount! There are two locations- one in Cypress and The Woodlands. Camps are offered morning and afternoon with 3 or 4-day options available this holiday season.

Cost: Starts at $110

Dates: Dates vary

Location: Find a Little Beakers location here.


Mad Science of Houston

Little Scientists can explore chemistry, the water cycle, and engineering. Holiday camps are for kids ages Pre-K through 5th grade. Younger kids are able to attend during the mornings and older kids can play all day. Before and after camp care is also available. Online camps are also available this holiday season if you don’t want to send your child to in-person camps.

Cost: Varies

Dates: Varies

Location: Find Camp Locations Here.



Your local Y is a great resource for many programming options plus childcare. The YMCA uses play to teach leadership skills, values, conflict resolution, and more. Members of the YMCA get discount pricing and prices vary per location. Camps are available for ages 5- 15.

Cost: Varies

Dates: Multiple dates available

Location: Find your local YMCA here.


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