Dear GISH PICKS reader -

If you’ve been a subscriber for awhile, you know how much I love Houston and how it’s my pleasure to PICK organizations and events to recommend to you. I’m also crazy about finding unique day camps for kids, and have been doing so since 2003. I’m all about IGNITING LIVES (see why here) and kids exploring their interests during school vacations are a great way to do that.

So here’s my holiday gift to you: I’ll be sending you my curated lists of WINTER CAMP PICKS, starting with this one, which has Thanksgiving and winter camp recommendations. School will be out soon (YIKES! It’s true!) and I want you to be all ready. Let the kids go play while you work/shop/catch your breath. These camps are the best around and I’ve worked with all of them for years so I can wholeheartedly recommend them to you. Read below and you’ll see how unique each one is.

Please check them out, sign your kiddos up, and let the organization know I sent you. Also, please go to my website to grab the link for this blog and share that with your friends. Not only will you help them find great camps for their kids but you’ll also help me since my business grows by word of mouth. Thanks so much for your support of my work and the work of the great organizations who bring you these day camps.

Here’s to a great Thanksgiving break next week!



Alliance Fencing Academy

Beginner Winter Fencing Camp
Alliance Fencing Academy
PHONE: 713.410.6655
DATES: December 26-30

TIMES: 12pm-3pm (Houston location); 9am-1pm (Woodlands location)
AGES: 5-14 years old
COST: $275/week or $75/daily (Houston); $300/week or $85/daily (The Woodlands)

These winter fencing camps give children an opportunity to have fun exploring a foundational Olympic sport while picking up skills that will last them a lifetime. Fencing is a sport not limited by physical size or prowess and uniquely teaches children how to blend the mental with the physical. New winter camp fencers will learn foundational basics such as footwork, bladework, fencing boating, and fun team-building games. Renowned instructor and Olympic Team Coach Andrey Geva and his highly trained coaching staff provide a fun, safe, and exciting setting for kids to experience the sport of fencing for the first time.

artmix studio

artmix winter camps
artmix studio
PHONE: 713.552.9028
DATES: November 25-27; December and January (various dates)
TIMES: varies
AGES: 3-18 years old
COST: varies

Students will enjoy skill building and creative fun as they draw, paint, and sculpt, and make masterpieces inspired by artists from around the world each day. As they explore, they will experiment, invent, and create with different aspects of all of the art elements: color, form, texture, line, and shapes. Please send your camper(s) in art–friendly clothes, ready to dive in to hours of hands–on, skill building, creative fun. A variety of camp options are available throughout the day, between 8:15am and 6pm.

Discover Gymnastics

Gymnastics Winter Camps
Discover Gymnastics
PHONE: 713.680.0045
DATES: November 25-27 & 29; December and January (various dates)
TIMES: 8am-5pm; 8am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-5pm
AGES: 3 years old (potty trained) and up
COST: starts at $85/day

These are great camps for busy kids! They offer several hours of gymnastics instruction daily, free time, games, team building, crafts, movie time, and special entertainment throughout the camp. Kids can enjoy indoor fun while staying out of the elements and they will come home tired and happy. There is early and late care available for an extra charge and DG members receive discounts.

Ice at the Galleria

Holiday Skate Camps
Ice at the Galleria
PHONE: 713.621.1500
DATES: November 25-27 & 29; December and January (various dates)
TIMES: 8:30am-5:30pm (full day) or 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:15-5:30pm (half day)
AGES: 5-12 years old
COST: $101/day and $300/week

Kids at all skill levels will enjoy the Holiday Skate Camps at the Galleria. There are ice skating lessons and free skate time daily as well as activities such as scavenger hunts, karaoke, arts & crafts, music & movement, build your own cookie, bubble mania, and more. It’s the coolest camp in town! There are full day and half day options and kids can also attend for the week. Walk-ins are welcome.

Main Street Theater

Thanksgiving and Winter Turbo Camps
Main Street Theater
PHONE: 713.524.7998
DATES: November 25-27; December and January (various dates)
TIMES: 9am-3:30pm
AGES: 7-12 years old
COST: $70/day

These camps will fit even the tightest holiday schedules! Starting at 9am with their best brainstorming, students will create an original play (plus all their props and costumes) to share with their classmates before carpool. Sign up for as many or as few days as you like. Please note there are no final performances for Turbo Camps. Instead, students will use the last part of the camp day to perform what they have created for each other!

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Sarah Gish
1940-A Fountainview, PMB 116
Houston, Texas 77057
phone: 713.492.1173

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