Bellaire - Meyerland - West University Edition | March 2021

C A M P G U I D E GUIDE

A noncomprehensive list of camps in the area

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options to choose from in the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area, including virtual options for families looking to socially distance during the pandemic. This list is not comprehensive.

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5 Kids Robotic Academy This robotics- and STEM-focused camp has four skill levels teaching the concepts and skills in building simple to complex robots, with weekly sessions oering age-appropriate instruction catering to children from ages 3 to 9 and up. Dates: June 1-Aug. 20 Cost: $300-$450 per week 4007 Bellaire Blvd., Ste. KK, Houston 713-454-7004 www.kidsroboticacademy.com 6 Language Kids Classes provide young students a lan- guage immersion experience in person at several Houston locations or in a virtual format. Early immersion and extended hour options are available. Dates: June 1 to Aug. 13 (virtual camp), July 16-Aug. 6 (in person) Cost: varies by age level and class option Beren Academy 11333 Cliwood Drive, Houston 281-565-1388 www.languagekids.com 7 Camp Zoofari The Houston Zoo’s summer camp experi- ence allows children ages 4-14 to explore the zoo, meet animals and learn about wildlife. Each weekly camp oers a theme focused on a certain kind of wildlife or idea with age-appropriate activities. Dates: July 5-Aug. 13 Cost: $330-$500 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 713-533-6739 www.houstonzoo.org MUSIC, ARTS &THEATER 8 Main Street Theater Main Street Theater hosts several camps options this summer, including a week- long virtual camp and in-person one-day camps, as well as full- and half-day, one- week and two-week sessions at diering skill and age levels, with some camps culminating in a stage performance livestreamed for family audiences. Camp options vary by location. Dates: June 14-Aug. 27 Cost: $70-$500 per camp A MST Rice Village: 2540 Times Blvd., Houston B Midtown Arts & Theater Center Hous- ton 3400 Main St., Houston 713-524-7998 www.mainstreettheater.com 9 Monart School of Art Camps will oer art instruction around a variety of mediums, with themes drawing inspiration from pop culture such as

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1 CompuCamp The University of Houston-Downtown partners with local institutions to oer camps in computer programming, en- gineering, creative writing and foreign languages. A Summer Academy is also oered in the rst to fourth weeks, including ACT/SAT test prep, nancial lit- eracy and career discovery opportunities. Classes may vary by location. Ages 6-17. Dates: June 7-July 16 Cost: varies by camp A St. Thomas More Parish School: 5927 Wigton Drive, Houston B MD Anderson Cancer Center: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston 713-221-8032 www.compucamp2021.com 2 Crossing Borders Camps catered to children with all levels of uency in English, Spanish, Mandarin and French will make language immer- sion fun and interesting, as well as age appropriate. Dates: TBA; specic schedules vary by topic/age group Cost: Call for pricing 2353 Rice Blvd., Houston 281-465-0899 www.crossingborderspreschool.com 3 Houston Museum of Natural Science The museum oers both virtual and in-person camps. The weeklong in-per- son day camps cover a wide variety of science-based topics with hands-on learning with distinguished teachers and activities. Virtual camp involves an hour of educational engagement every day for one week, live interaction with an educator and self-guided learning oppor- tunities supplemented with topic-specic supplies picked up at the museum. Dates: June 7-Aug. 13 (in-person), May 31-Aug. 13 (virtual) Cost: $265-$760 6001 Fannin St., Houston 713-639-4629 www.hmns.org/education/summer-camp 4 IDEA Lab Kids Classes will be held all summer in subjects including science, engineering, arts, 3D printing and drones, cooking, robotics, coding and programming, and mathematics. Dates: June 14-Aug. 27 Cost: $350 (full day), $200-$250 (half day) 5410 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire 832-993-1213 www.idealabkids.com

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Pokemon, “Stranger Things” and “The Mandalorian,” among other creative icons. After-hours care is available for an additional fee. Dates: May 31-Aug. 27 Cost: $210 to $420 per week 4007 Bellaire Blvd., Ste. F, Houston 713-218-0000 www.houstonmonart.com DAY CAMP 10 Camp J The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Communi- ty Center holds multiple camps options for ages 3 to 15 with a wide variety of ac- tivities and topics, including arts, sports, writing, technology, science and academ- ics. Check waitlists for availability. Dates: June 14-Aug. 13 Cost: $225-$1,400 depending on camp duration 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston 713-729-3200 www.erjcchouston.org 11 Camp Paseo Bellaire’s Parks and Recreation Depart- ment hosts weekly day camps with a variety of activities for children ages 5 to 12. Some activities will take place in the Bellaire Family Aquatic Center, city parks and the city library. Dates: June 1-Aug. 13 Cost: $120-$165 per week, depending on camp and residency status 7008 Fifth St., Bellaire 713-662-8280 https://www.bellairetx.gov/701/Camps 12 Kidventure This day camp program oers camps that are structured with age-appropriate ac- tivities to encourage creativity, physical activity, exploration and reection. Some camps also may include eld trips, special activities and community service. Camp West U and Camp Emanu El are for chil- dren entering rst through fth grade. Other Houston locations oer opportuni- ties for older children. Dates: June 14 to Aug. 13 (West U), June 1-Aug. 6 (Emanu El) Cost: $265-$325 per week

A Camp West U: 6104 Auden St., Houston B Camp Emanu El: 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston 713-960-8989 www.kidventure.com 13 Pine Cove Mobile extension of the Christian camp will bring bungee trampolines, water slides, counselors, skits, Bible studies and more for rst through sixth graders. Registration opens March 16. Dates: July 26-30 Cost: $310 Crosspoint Church-Bellaire 4601 Bellaire Blvd., Houston 832-203-4300 www.pinecove.com/city/crosspoint 14 YMCA Youth Discovery The YMCA day camp experience oers games, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, educational activities and other activities to keep children ages 5-11 active and engaged. Dates: June 14-Aug. 13 Cost: $175-$215 per week Weekley Family YMCA 7101 Stella Link Blvd., Houston 713-664-9622 www.ymcahouston.org SPORTS 15 Houston Gymnastics Academy The Summer Blast Camp oers half-, full- and all-day sessions for ages 3-12. Campers stay active throughout the day with stretching, learning new skills, and having fun with trampolines and obstacle courses. Dates: June 1-Aug. 20 Cost: $200-$375 per week based on schedule and membership status 5201 Gulfton St., Houston 713-668-6001 www.houstongymnastics.com 16 Salle Mauro The fencing school holds summer ses- sions to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the sport, training exer- cises and games for varying skill levels.

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