Hello dear GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS & ADULTS reader! Whew! Is it already spring break time?! If you’re like me, you are panicking a bit about what to do with the kiddos. If you’re not going on a fab vacay, don’t worry – kids can have plenty of fun at the awesome camps that I recommend, listed below. Check ‘em out and sign ‘em up. Spring break in Houston is March 13-17 so get ready!!!

And...get a jump on summer camp planning by checking out THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS, the LARGEST and MOST ACCURATE database in the city! I’ve been researching summer day camps since 2003 and love finding cool camps for kids. I’m all about IGNITING LIVES (see why here) and exploring interests through summer camps are a great way to do that. Searching for camps is super easy: you can find camps by age group, area of town, subject matter, and much more! And, of course, you can search from anywhere – the carpool line, at work (shhh!), and while at the beach. It’s the online guide to getting kids offline.

Happy spring – may you find much fun for you and your kids!


Alley Theatre Play Makers

Alley Play Makers
Alley Theatre
PHONE: 713.315.5424
DATES: March 13-17
TIMES: 9am-3pm (early and late care available)
AGES: K-8th grade (Houston) and
K-5th grade (Fort Bend/Klein)
COST: $315 for the week

Is someone in your home running around dressed up like a knight or princess? Or how about performing drum solos on your pots and pans? Is their imagination overflowing with characters and stories? It may be time to sign up your growing young actor for the Alley Theatre’s Play Makers camps! There are spring break and summer options – both in Houston and Fort Bend/Klein.

Play Makers participants join their peers for a full rotation of group activities designed to help even the most timid child find the confidence to step onto the stage. Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre skills in improvisation, dance and movement, visual story-telling, and character development. Young creative masterminds will learn performance skills here that they will use their whole lives.

Crossing Borders Language Center

Crossing Borders Spring Break Camps
Crossing Borders Language Center
PHONE: 281.465.0899
DATES: March 13-17
TIMES: Times vary
AGES: 18 months to 8 years
COST: prices vary

Their spring camp is tailored to students on spring break whose parents may have to work. Crossing Borders provides a great opportunity for kids to get ahead in school, discover a new language and culture, and make new friends. Kids will participate in interactive games and role playing so they can speak their new language in real situations. Campers are grouped by age and fluency level so they can learn and practice among their peers.

The Health Museum

Discovery Camps 2017
The Health Museum
PHONE: 713.521.1515 ext. 121
DATES: March 13-17
TIMES: 9am-3pm (early and late care available)
AGES: 5-13 years old
COST: $325 and $350 for the week (depending upon which camp)

The Health Museum spring break camps promise your kids a body of knowledge! The full description of each camp is here. Kids will get to explore the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Base Set and Software while designing, building, and programming awe-inspiring robots. Kids in other camps will get to practice different aspects of being a Junior or Senior Vet, learning about dissection and the world of veterinary medicine. Campers will get to play fun games, watch age appropriate videos, do arts and crafts, solve puzzles and more. Snacks are provided each day.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Wild Science
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
PHONE: 713.681.8433
DATES: March 13-17
TIMES: 9am-noon or 9am-3pm
AGES: 5-12 years old
COST: half day: $145/members, $190/non-members; full day: $275/members and $340/non-members

If your kids like the outdoors, wild animals, and ecology, then these wildlife biology camps are for them! They’ll learn about the career of Wildlife Biologists and how they manage wild animals and the habitats they live in. They’ll make some of the tools of the trade and develop their wildlife tracking skills in this fun and interactive camp. Kids are divided by age groups to make exploration easier and more fun.

Ice at the Galleria

Spring Break Camps
Ice at the Galleria
PHONE: 713.621.1500
DATES: March 13-17
TIMES: 9am-3pm, 9am-noon, noon-3pm
AGES: 5-12 years old
COST: varies

Kids can enjoy daily free skate times plus plenty of other fun activities including scavenger hunts, games, movies, and more! There will be on-ice games and dancing and a performance for parents on the last day. Walk-ins are welcome and campers can go for just a day or the full week.

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