Summer is here, and it’s time to find the best summer camps and fun activities for your kids. Whether you are looking to move to Houston or are just visiting for the summer, it is well known that Houston offers a great variety of summer attractions; with so many options to choose from, finding the ones your kids will love can be a challenge. Skip the hours of research, and check out our top 10 recommendations for 2014.
Summer classes at Glasnell Junior School fill your child's summer with creativity and appreciation of art and natural beauty. Course options include drawing, painting, video animation, ceramics, photography and fashion design. Fees range from $130 to $220 and include most supplies.
The Wonder-Space camp offers a variety of day camp programs that let tech-savvy kids learn about game design, web design, computer animation, robotics, JAVA and more. Prices vary based on program.
At the Nature Trekkers Summer Camp, your kids can explore the natural world and enjoy healthy, active indoor and outdoor adventures and hikes. Classes are available for children ranging from five to 12 years of age. Prices range from $145 to $275.
What could be more fun than summer sports? Designed to build character and encourage fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship and physical skills, the YMCA Sports Camp is a perfect way to spend summer energy. Financial assistance is available.
Summer is a great time to teach kids about healthy eating. Available for children ages eight to 11, the Eat This! Summer Camp includes 5 days of healthy cooking, gardening and fun with professional chefs. Fees start at $350 per week.
Since 1994, Kidventure has provided the most highly rated summer day camps and overnight camps in Texas. With a variety of fun activities and educational programs to suit every age and interest, Kidventure is sure to offer the perfect summer adventure for your children. Tuition varies.
7. Camp Coyote
Camp Coyote, a 2,300-acre interdenominational Christian summer camp, offers Texas ranch-style accommodations, equestrian fun, sports and adventure for kids ages seven to 17. Camp fees range from $695 to $1,795.
If you're raising future rock stars, the School or Rock Camp will make their summer the best ever. Junior musicians ages seven to 18 get to play, perform and record just like professional musicians. Fees range from $495 to $990.
Soccer lovers will never forget the fun, friendship and competition at the Soccer City Summer Camp. With a professional coaching staff and groups organized by age and skill, this character-building summer retreat is available for kids ages five to 12. An individual camp fee is $180.
At Sunrise, kids ages seven to 14 can learn different dance styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, folk dancing and more. Each weekly session costs $175. A registration fee of $50 is required.
Other Great Summer Activities
If none of the above captures your interest, there are plenty of other activities near Houston that you and your kids will love. Check out the following websites for inspiration: