Avoid those sleeping too late, staying up too late summer days with your children by getting them involved in a summer camp. With the many summer camp opportunities available in Houston you can find something for every child’s interest. Have a sport or martial arts fan in your household? Sign them up to learn more about their interest or to gain and increase important skills. Here are a few ideas just to get you started on your quest for summer fun and fitness.
Fun Fair Positive Soccer (FFPS)
FFPS is a non-profit youth soccer program dedicated to providing a positive youth sports experience for all children. There will be one practice per week and eight Saturday games played locally. This program offers every player equal playing time, opportunities to play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Your registration fee includes full uniform (shirt, short and socks), trained positive coaches, nice fields and background check on all volunteers. Each participant will receive a trophy. For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit www.ffps.org.
Gymboree Play & Music Summer Camp
Locations: 1990 Post Oak Blvd, 14623 Memorial Dr, 17375 Tomball Parkway (Hwy 249)
Houston, TX; 713-953-0444
The little ones can enjoy summer camp too with Gymboree’s Play and Music summer camp. This camp offers age appropriate activities on equipment made just for a child’s size. Art projects, games and other activities round out the sessions, led by Gymboree Instructors. This camp is recommended for children age 2-5 years old. There are two programs available; the 2 hr. drop-off camp, as well as receive Free Open Gym playtimes with an adult.
Ice Skate USA/Learn to Skate Classes
303 Memorial City, Suite 902
Houston, TX 77024; 713-463-9296
Take a break from the heat with this ice skating summer camp that offers one 1/2 hour lesson per week for 8 weeks, free public skating on lesson days, three free public skating passes. Free skate rental included with lessons.
Kid Fit Summer Camps
14744 Pebble Bend Houston Texas 77068
Office: 281 537-1631
Kids Fit summer camp offers swimming, field trips, basic sports skills and exercises as well as teaching children the benefits of getting and staying healthy through exercise. Call them directly for more information on the summer camp program and prices.
Kidventure Camp Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024; 713-960-8989
Camp Racquet Club offers more than just one sport and includes many beautiful amenities only available at the Racquet Club including the Howe House. What sports will be featured at this summer camp? Sand volleyball, tennis, racquetball, basketball, swimming, hiking, and so much more!
10502 Westview Dr. Houston
Start your summer camp experience early with the Luis Scola Basketball Camp, from the Houston Rockets on May 21st – 22nd. For more information and registration visit their website. Also available is the Elite Basketball Academy (EBA), directed by Marty Gillespie which offers players a choice of 2 or more programs to participate in.
Life Time Fitness
Offers a variety of camp experiences for children age 3-14 including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Rock Climbing, Cheerleading, and Sports and Fitness. Programs vary according to club so be sure to find out what your nearest location is offering.
M2 Summer Camp
2010 Grace Lane
Highlands, TX 77562; 713-433-4475
This unique water sports camp located on a private 22-acre lake in Highlands, TX with more than 15 years of water sports camp experience. Camp participants can learn the basic skills, techniques and safety skills necessary to participate in a variety of water sports. Students choose from a variety of water sports classes including: wakeboard, wake surf, wake skate, two ski, one ski, kneeboard, tube, and new for 2010 – riding the 2.0 cable system! Both day and overnight camp sessions are available starting June 6th.
Shoot 2 Score Hoops
Summer Basketball Camp Houston
Houston, TX 77002
Not only does this camp teach basic and advanced basketball skills, but it encourages participants to use these skills throughout all areas of their life to gain achievement in school, life skills, and professional development.
Sports Broadcasting Camp
Meet sports celebrities and learn from pros in the sports broadcasting industry. Learn how to announce, make play-by-play, sports anchor, and reporting tapes. Summer camp students will also participate in sports talk radio shows, trivia and stump the contests.
Westside Tennis and Fitness Club
1200 Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77042-1799; 713-783-1620
Children will be entertained and active with this sports summer camp that offers soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Also available are general summer camp activities. For more information on programs and prices please visit their website.
Encourage your child’s interest in all types of sports, from swimming to skating with these health and fitness sports camps. Whether you want your children to learn basic sports skills or to enhance their athletic ability these sports camps can get your children off the couch and out of the house this summer.
Read Houston Parents Guide to Arts, Drama and Dance Summer Camps for Kids
Houston has been home to many famous performing artist, celebrities and even news anchors. Find out where your child can get their dramatic start at summer camps for fine and performing arts in Houston.