We made it through spring break and the sun is FINALLY peeking out of the clouds (in fact, as I write this, it’s a perfect NO CLOUD day!). I know you want to take a break, but don’t rest up too much because summer is around the corner. There’s lotsa fun ahead, but you’ll need to start planning your kids’ day camps now.

Don't worry! I can help you. Check out my guide, DAY CAMPS HOUSTON, 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 my online guide to getting your kids offline.

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



Asia Society Texas Center

ExploreAsia and Young Leaders Institute/YLI
Asia Society Texas Center
PHONE: 713.496.9901
DATES: weeks of June 10 & 17, July 8 & 19, August 5 (ExploreAsia); weeks of June 24, July 15 & 22 (YLI)
TIMES: 9am-3pm & aftercare 3-5:30pm (ExploreAsia)

AGES: 6-12 years old (ExploreAsia) and high schoolers (YLI)
COST: varies (ExploreAsia); $50/week (YLI)

Summer 2019 at Asia Society Texas Center will feature five weeks of ExploreAsia summer camps and three weeks of the Young Leaders Institute for high school students (specific dates listed above). In the ExploreAsia Culture Camp for Kids, students embark on hands-on programs delving into Asian traditions, art, and culture. Topics for this year include “Manga Pop!” and “Amazing Asian Eats.” YLI is a week-long program designed to prepare high school students for leadership in a globally interconnected society. This summer's topics are U.S.–China Relations, the Middle East, and Energy and Security. Applications are due May 17; it is free to apply.

City ArtWorks

Summer Art Camp
City ArtWorks
PHONE: 713.681.1331
DATES: weeks of June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5
TIMES: 9am-4:45pm (choose 2-hour classes or all day)
AGES: 4-12 years old
COST: varies

City ArtWorks Summer Art Camp offers 9 one-week long sessions of age-appropriate art classes held at the City ArtWorks studio. Each week there is a new curriculum designed to keep young artists motivated! Classes may include sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media, or other visual art mediums. Most classes are available in 2-hour blocks throughout the day and you can add lunch or an extra class as desired.

The Council on Recovery

Kids Camp at the Council
The Council on Recovery
PHONE: 713.942.4100
DATES: July 11-13
TIMES: varies
AGES: 7-12 years old
COST: varies

Kids Camp at The Council provides education and support for girls and boys ages 7-12 to help them stay healthy and safe when their parent has alcoholism or other drug addiction. Children from homes where there’s addiction face conflict, unpredictable behavior, and broken promises. Rather than feel safe and protected at home, kids incorrectly believe they are the cause of the problems. The Kids Camp at The Council has helped hundreds of kids and families cope with the difficulties and challenges of addiction. No family is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

The Glassell Junior/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Summer Art Classes at the Glassell Junior School
The Glassell Junior School/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
PHONE: 713.639.7700
DATES: classes start June 3
AGES: 4-18 years old
COST: varies

Start planning for summer at the Glassell School of Art! The Junior School offers classes and workshops for ages 4 to 18. Choose from drawing, painting, digital art, fashion, cartooning, and more. Week-long courses and an extended-day program are available. Registration for new students began March 14. Classes start June 3. Click here for more information and here for the 2019 course catalog.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Summer Craft Camps 2019
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
PHONE: 713.529.4848 x112
DATES: weeks of June 10, 24; July 8, 22; August 5
TIMES: 9am-2pm
AGES: 5-12 years old
COST: $235/week for members; $275/week for non-members

This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents five, week-long craft camps for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Craft Camp is designed to encourage creativity, experimentation, and self-expression, while introducing kids to a variety of craft materials and processes. Campers will practice critical thinking skills through conversations with teaching artists and learn how to look at and talk about works of art. Through individual and group projects in the galleries and Craft Garden, kids will work with materials such as clay, fiber, and metal.

Yorkshire Academy

Summer Program
Yorkshire Academy
PHONE: 281.531.6088
DATES: June 3-July 19
TIMES: full day and half day
AGES: 24 months-12 years old
COST: starts at $145/session

Yorkshire Academy’s Summer Program offers a wide array of weekly camp options for 24 months–6th grade. Offerings include: academics, over 50 enrichment camps, and theme-based camps with flexibility for half day, full day, or full time care. Some choices include: engineering, yoga, robotics, golf, writing, coding, art, Junior Athletes, chess, cricket, theatre, volleyball, and so much more. This is a great choice for families with various ages because there are engaging options for everybody.

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