I'm sure many children will start their summer holidays soon. As parents, you can't be with your kids every second of the day all summer. So here's our traditional way - summer camp. It's a great way for children to spend a quality summer. Of course, not all summer camps will last for a specific period. If you don't want your child to be out of your sight for too long, many summer camps offer afternoon playtime. Every child is a unique individual, but we believe that summer camps can be beneficial for all children. Whether it is in terms of physical fitness or mental health. Even in terms of social, emotional, and skill enhancement.

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To help you decide what kind of summer camp is right for your child. We've compiled a detailed list of the different types of summer camps in Houston first. If you happen to live in the Houston area, today is your lucky day.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

The YMCA Summer Day Camp will be held 9 times during the summer holidays. The locations are all at Brenda and John Duncan YMCA. So don't worry if there is a time conflict. The dates run from 31st May to 5th August, every Monday to Friday. 7 am to 6.30 pm. Participation in the camp is restricted to children aged 5 to 11 years old. The main activities of the camp include STEM activities, outdoor and math games, nature exploration, and a range of other activities that will enrich your child's experience. The price is $150 per week and a $40 registration fee.

YMCA Summer Day Camp


I Am Music Summer Camp

I Am Music Summer Camp is available for children ages 7-15 who love music. The camp will be held at the Texas Conservatory of Music at 4003 Bellaire Blvd Suite DD, Houston. The exact dates run from June 20 to July 1 and July 11 to July 22 from 8 am to 4 pm. They also offer half-day activities if you think a ten-day camp is too long. Summer camp activities include music-making classes, group ensembles, instrument composition, and more. Perfect for children who enjoy music and rhythm.

Besides being able to enjoy different genres of music. This camp is designed for children to learn to use music as an outlet for a healthy way to deal with their emotions. Prices for this camp range from $350 to $750.

Music Summer Camp


Summer Youth Football Camp

Want to get your child involved in some sporting activities at summer camp? Here's a great opportunity. There will be a youth football camp on the 10th of July from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Rice Sports Stadium. What's even better is that the event is free. The age limit for participation is 7 to 15 years old. Whether your child is getting into football for the first time or wants to train professionally in the future. This will be a great training opportunity. It is worth noting that the summer heat plus the mosquitoes are likely to bother you. So bring your screen tent and enjoy cooling off while watching your child play.

Football Camp


Zion Day Camp

The camp will be held at Zion Lutheran Church. It will run from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm from 11 to 15 July. The theme of this time is that all are welcome. And the ages that can attend are children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. There will be a Bible study, games, art, and creative crafts. There will also be camp songs to sing with everyone, which will be great fun for children of this age. If you are interested in this type of camp, tickets for this one are $125. 

Stage Production Summer Camp

Does your child enjoy acting or film? Here is a great stage for them to showcase their talent. This event will take your child through the basics of production and acting. It will be great fun to learn about filmmaking off stage. The class will be led by an experienced teacher. Children will also have the opportunity to make their plays and be able to perform them live. The age requirement is 13 years and above.

The dates are 14 to 16 and 21 to 23 July. On the 14th and 15th from 6 pm to 9 pm, on the 16th from 9 am to 3 pm, on the 21st and 22nd also from 6 pm to 9 pm, and on the 23rd from 9 am to 12 pm. On the 23rd there is a recital in the afternoon starting at 7 pm. There will be a price of $100 per person to attend.

Stage Production Summer Camp


Summer Rugby Camp

Summer rugby camps are the ideal place for children who love sports. To develop their skills and meet coaches. Here children can develop their rugby skills through training and games with the Sabercats players. This year it runs from 11 to 15 July, 8am to noon. The age limit is 6 to 11 years and will be held at the AVEVA Stadium.

Again bring the required sun protection if you need a canopy tent. I would recommend the lightest No-side pop-up canopy for sun protection and not blocking your view. As the camp may also include water games, it is always good to bring a spare set of clothes. The cost will be $150, which includes the camp shirt.

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Dance Houston Camp

After looking at other types of summer camps, dance should be added to the list of choices. There are two types of classes available at Dance Houston. One is the summer dance camp and this is an intensive course. It is suitable for children with some basic dance skills, aged 7 to 17 years old. It runs from July 18 to 29, 8 am to 5 pm. The price is $700 and a deposit of $140 is required.

The other is a beginner's course, which welcomes children aged 4 to 8 years old. The classes are more about coordination than professional dance moves. This type of class runs from the 18th to the 22nd of July. 9 am to 3.15 pm. The cost is $350 with a deposit of $70. Both classes are taught in the Soundbox Studios.

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I think parents all had wonderful summer camp experiences and perhaps met their best friends in the process. Enjoy playing by the cool lake in the summertime with new friends. Or burn off energy on the sports field and learn a new art in the classroom. It's not just a way to spend the summer, it's part of the growing up process for children. We hope this list will help Houston parents pick the best summer camp for their children.

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