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Hello dear GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS & ADULTS reader!

Easter is around the corner…and so is summer. But: 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!

P.S. I recently spoke to Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston about summer day camps – check out our chat here. It’s always so fun with her!

QUICK LINKS:

 

Alley Theatre


Alley Play Makers
Alley Theatre
PHONE: 713.315.5441
DATES: 2-week sessions starting June 3, June 17, July 8, July 22

AGES: 9am-3pm; extended care is 8-9am and 3-5pm
COST: $575/2-week session

During each Alley Play Makers 2-week session, campers 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. The young actors will learn the basics of theatre skills, including: what it means to work as an ensemble; how to create and live in a character; how to make and stick to bold choices; spatial awareness and creative movement; how to tell a story with the voice and the body; and how to create a beginning, middle, and end of a story. Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons and each Alley Play Makers session ends with an Open Workshop, which allows a glimpse into the camp classroom. There are now 3 locations: downtown Houston, Fort Bend, and Spring.

Alliance Fencing Academy


Summer Fencing Camps
Alliance Fencing Academy
PHONE: 713.410.6655
DATES: June 3-August 13
TIMES: 9am-1pm and 10am-4pm
AGES: 6-14 years old
COST: $300/5-day session or $85/daily

The fencing camps offered by Alliance Fencing Academy are an incredible opportunity for your child to have tremendous amounts of fun while learning skills that will last them a lifetime. Renowned instructor Andrey Geva and his highly trained coaching staff provide a fun and exciting setting for kids to learn the fascinating sport of competitive fencing. Their relaxed and comfortable setting ensures your child will grow and mature through peer interaction and validation. Camps take place in Houston and The Woodlands.

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 Centerwill 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.

Houston Museum of Natural Science


Summer Camps at HMNS
Houston Museum of Natural Science
PHONE: 713.639.4625
DATES: weeks of June 3, June 10, June 24, July 1 (3-day camp week), July 15, July 22, August 5, August 12
TIMES: 10am-3pm, with extended care from 8-10am and 3-5:30pm
AGES: 6-12 years old
COST: varies

A summer of education and adventure awaits your child at HMNS. The perfect camp choice for your future scientist, Summer Camps at HMNS feature hands-on activities against the backdrop of a world-class museum to inspire fun, active learning. These week-long science camps for kids ages 6–12 are taught by world-class teachers, so your kid will experience real science in action. HMNS members get to take advantage of summer camp discounts, and there’s never been a better time to become a member! Use promo code SG19 to save up to $50 OFF a museum membership, which you can purchase here. This special discount goes extinct August 31st so don’t wait!

St. Francis Episcopal School


Summer on the Point
St. Francis Episcopal School
PHONE: 713.458.6467
DATES: June 3-August 2; no camp the week of July 1
TIMES: 9am-noon and 9am-3pm; extended care starts at 7:30am and ends at 5:30pm
AGES: 3-15 years old
COST: varies

For more than 20 years, St. Francis has offered its “Summer on the Point” day camp program to keep young minds and bodies active and engaged during the long summer months. This past summer, they were proud to introduce several exciting new camps, as well as host the happy return of many student favorites. From fairy fun and 3-D gaming to sports skills and wacky word play, “Summer on the Point” invites children to FIND YOUR ADVENTURE -- and discover a summer of wonder and fun! The camps are full day and half day and extended care is available. Register now – spots fill up fast!


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