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4 Houston Summer Camps We Can’t Wait to Join!

Posted by Jason Mellet on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Jason Mellet

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Everything’s bigger in Texas...and that includes summer camp! The Lone Star State is chock-full of warm-weather sleepaway camps, enrichment programs at local ranches, outdoor activities, wildlife, and days of fun in the summer sunshine. The camps in East Texas—and Houston-area summer camps, in particular—offer an incredible diversity of activities to choose from.

Look no further than the 4 Houston summer camps on our list for a sample of what awaits! We can’t wait to join these fantastic camp communities. 

Four of the Best Summer Camps in Houston:

1. Yorkshire Academy

Campers in West Houston, Katy, and beyond love Yorkshire Academy’s incredible enrichment camp with tons of options for kids from 24 months all the way up to 6th grade.  Theme-based options keep the little ones laughing and playing, while an academic camp is also available every morning for school kids. With options from half-day to full-day—or even full-time care—the happy campers will enjoy games of chess, art activities, engineering projects, playing golf, practicing their Spanish, and more!

2. Kidventure Texas

Kidventure is no newcomer among Houston Texas summer camps. Since 1994, it’s grown from one of the small, local Houston summer camps into a major camp with state-wide recognition and locations in Austin, Dallas, Hunt, Rocksprings, and even school consultations in China!  More than 9,000 kids enjoy Texas overnight camps, day camps, holiday camps, after-school programs, and more with Kidventure every year. 

Kidventure’s Houston summer camps are arranged around their own framework called The 4 Cornerstones: (1) Creativity, (2) Exploration, (3) Physical Activity, and (4) Reflection. Camp activities—including science, athletics, art, team-building, and more—always serve the whole child at a Kidventure camp.

3. Forest Glen

Forest Glen is a premier Texas Christian camp just 90 minutes outside Houston (in Huntsville, TX) with another location about the same distance from Austin (in Waco, TX). Churches, conferences, schools, and other groups have used this independent, non-profit Christian camp for life-affirming retreats since 1974. Your kids can have fun in the open air with activities like fishing and archery, all while finding God and learning to value the meaningful things in life.

4. Camp Olympia

Kids from 6-16 have flocked to Piney Woods for East Texas overnight camps at Camp Olympia every summer for the last 50 years. Olympia’s beloved Houston-area summer camp sessions range from one to three weeks in length with more than 45 different activities from wakeboarding to horseback riding. All of their counselors undergo extensive training in accordance with the camp’s American Camping Association accreditation so your kids can be sure they’ll have the best possible experience and a summer to remember.

Find More Houston Summer Camps!

These four camps are awesome, but if you’re looking for even more Houston summer camps, try out our Camps With Friends app. It’s completely free, and you can easily filter by location, age group, activities, and more to find exactly the camp you’re looking for, right in your area!

Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, south region, horseback riding, Adventure Camp, summer camps, Camp Olympia

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