2012 Christian Summer Camp Guide

We’ve put together a list of the top Christian summer camps of 2012.

Aqua Tots Swim Schools

1542 West Grand Parkway S

Katy, TX 77494




For over 21 years, Aqua-Tots has been committed to the best quality instruction in the absolute best swim environment.  Aqua-Tots specializes in small group instruction (1:4 ratio), private and semi-private lessons and pool parties.  Thousands of children have learned to swim and advanced their swim skills through our unique and efficient curriculum.  We have a great team of professional and fun-loving swim instructors who have been certified by Aqua-Tots as Water Safety Instructors.  Our swim instructors are also certified in CPR and First Aid.  We teach children from 6 months of age to 12 years old.  We also offer adult swim lessons and have a Swim Team as well.  Our indoor pool is always kept warm at about 90 degrees and we have a clean and colorful parents lounge that offers Wi-Fi and a play area for siblings.  Our year round training center offers parents and children a clean, safe, and a family-friendly teaching environment. Come and have a fun and safe swim experience at our state-of- the- art Katy facility.



Bear Creek United

Methodist School

16000 Rippling Water Drive

Houston, TX 77084



Bear Creek United Methodist School offers two 3 day camps in June for children ages 2 through completed grade 2. Both camps are Wednesday through Friday, June 6-9 and/or June 13-15. Summer Fun Days is for children 2 years old before June 1, 2012 through entering kindergarten.  Science camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through completed second grade.  Each day is filled with indoor and outdoor activities and creative, hands on fun. Check out www.bearcreekumc/preschool  or call 281-463-2969 for more details about our summer camps and our school. We still have a limited number of openings for out 2012-2013 school year for children 12 months through kindergarten.  We also have a transition class for five year olds who would benefit from a year to grow before going to kindergarten.


Building Brains




Lego Camp – Preschool 3 – 5 years

BUILDING BRAINS uses LEGO Duplo and K’NEX educational kits to BUILD math and science skills. K’NEX pieces are rounded, spiked, corrugated, grooved, hollow, and can be engineered into any design idea.  Students will BUILD simple machines that really work, using gears, levers and pulleys, while BUILDING fine motor skills and confidence. Class themes include “Pirates That Can Build Anything”, “Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “It’s a Bug’s Life”.

Lego Camp Elementary I (6 to 8 years ) or II (9 to 14 years)

Learn to BUILD simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then MOTORIZE these machines using LEGO and K’NEX educational kits and curriculum while BUILDING math and science skills.  Class also includes challenges where we will compete against one another to build the best design. Students will understand why a machine works and will learn how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower.  Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination and confidence will increase in this fun-filled camp atmosphere.

Most camps run from 9 a.m. to noon for half day or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for FULL day camps. For more information, visit www.buildingbrains.biz.



Camp Katy

6193 Highway Blvd Suite# 209

Katy, TX 77494




Camp Katy is celebrating their 8th year of computer and technology summer camps! Whether you are looking for one week or all summer, they offer a variety of courses to keep your camper engaged, safe and most importantly: HAVING FUN!  With 4 new locations in Katy, Houston, Sugar Land and Clear Lake, Camp Katy is closer than you think! And with all new courses like Lego Mindstorm Robotics, and the Jr. Technician program,  they continue to raise the bar in technology education and fun for children aged 5-17! All of Camp Katy’s courses are taught by instructors with at least 5 years of industry experience. They take pride and care in selecting and updating curriculum each year to maintain current trends. From offering the latest software and hardware, to new trends in design and execution, instructors work year-round to make sure they offer the tips, tricks, and knowledge that technology pros use today. Students leave Camp Katy with confidence in their new skills, the tools to continue building on what they have learned and many new friendships. Camp Katy offers reasonable prices, experienced, friendly staff, and a ton of fun!  For more information visit www.campkaty.com.


Camp Tejas

1038 PR 2192

Giddings, TX 78942




For over 30 years, Christian organizations have enjoyed the beautiful setting of Camp Tejas in the rolling hills of central Texas. In the wooded landscape of pines, oaks, and cedars, our guests find the rest and fellowship needed to escape from the everyday routine. Camp Tejas is intended to be a place of rest, a place of fellowship, and a place to discover something new. We do everything we can to provide a place where the body of Christ can focus on their walk with Lord and their fellowship with each other.

Multiple meeting rooms, creative sleeping facilities, excellent food, and numerous outdoor activities offer a variety of options from which to choose. We have 51 uniquely decorated private rooms, nine traditional bunk rooms, and twelve conference areas. During the retreat season, we can accommodate up to 375 guests. During the summer, our maximum is 500.

Camp Tejas is a nondenominational Christian camp and retreat center. We are here to meet the needs of our guests and provide them with the foremost in retreat hospitality. Our desire is to serve to the best of our ability.


Drama Kids




The Drama Kids program is specially designed to build self confidence, as well as strong speaking and acting skills through the fun of drama. We believe that enthusiastic students who speak out clearly and relate confidently with their peers develop skills that make the journey through life much easier. Above all, our drama classes are fast paced, great fun, and have new activities every day which include improvisations, mini-scripts, speech training, character analysis, theater games and creative movement. Drama Kids offers classes weekly in Katy and West Houston through out the school year, as well as fantastically fun summer camps. This summer we have several different themes to choose from for ages 4 thru 17. We have full and half day camps available! For more information on our summer camp or our school year round program please visit our website at www.Dramakids.com/tx1 or call us at 281-829-8887.





FaithWest Academy

2225 Porter Road

Katy, TX 77493




You won’t have to travel far for your child to enjoy a Christ-centered day camp.  There is one right here in Katy – Camp West!  Our camps have traditional sports, extreme activities and exciting water-centered events for children entering K-6th grade. See the website for information on before & after care and private swimming lessons!


Fort Bend Tae-Kwon-Do

6840 S. Mason Rd.

Katy, TX 77450




Summer Fun with a Kick! If you’re looking for something different to keep your kids active this summer, then look no further than Fort Bend TaeKwonDo! We have classes all summer long for preschoolers, kids, teens and adults that develop focus, strength and confidence in a fun, positive environment. Classes are divided by ages and by ranks in order to meet the needs of all students, and students enjoy personalized attention from the nationally-certified instructors. Students can attend an unlimited number of classes as well! We’re open 6 days a week and have every level of class every day. Toward the end of summer, most students will be ready to test for the next belt rank. More importantly, though, they’ll learn courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit while having a great time all summer. For more information, please visit our website at FortBendTkd.com, call us at 281-599-3331 or e-mail us at info@FortBendTkd.com.







Grandma’s House Child Development Center

14840 Branch Forest Dr.

Houston, Texas 77082




Grandma’s House Child Care Center and West Oaks Private School has been West Houston’s premier child care center for over 25 years.   We are situated on three beautiful acres and also have our own gymnasium.  We are conveniently located off of Highway 6 near West Oaks Mall with easy access from Katy, Richmond, Sugarland and West Houston.


Houston Northwest

Community Center

16000 Rippling Water Drive

Houston, TX 77084




Houston Northwest Community Center is a nonprofit organization with a vision to inspire and equip people in our community to change their future. Houston Northwest Community Center is dedicated to helping people in all walks of life and levels of education by providing quality educational, health and recreational programs.

Current programs include an active afterschool program caring for children ranging in age from 5-12. Children are warmly greeted, given an afternoon snack, assisted with homework and enjoy outdoor and indoor activities. Registration is now available for our Summer Day Camp beginning in June (5 days a week, 7am-6pm, ages 2-12) which offer many activities including arts and crafts, music, dance, sports camps and field trips. Houston Northwest Community Center summer sports camps are also open to children not enrolled in the Summer Day Camp.

GED and ESL classes are available for adults year round with classes taught by qualified instructors through Harris County.

HNwCC has a vision for the future that includes a food pantry, full time affordable and quality childcare, counseling services… Our commitment is to make a difference in our community, one life at a time!

For further information visit our website at HNwCC.org.


Houston School of 

Art and Design

9434 Katy Freeway #408

Houston, TX 77055




Students are invited to enroll in art classes taught by professional illustrators, designers, and artist. We accept students starting at age 6yrs. We have created a list of adult, teens, and kids art classes for you to choose from. Teen & kids schedules follow local school semester schedules making it easier for parents. For more information, visit artschoolhouston.com.


i9 Sports Camps

3091 College Park Drive, Suite 240-23

The Woodlands, Texas 77384




Your child will have a great time in our fun filled week-long camps offered throughout the summer for boys and girls ages 4-14! Great for beginner and intermediate levels. The camps are from 8:30-11:30 am, Monday through Friday. Camps are offered the following weeks: June 4-8, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 23-27, and August 6-10.  Choose from flag football, soccer, or basketball:


FLAG FOOTBALL – Our flag football camp covers aspects such as player positions, offensive and defensive drills and schemes, passing, receiving, quarterbacking, defending a receiver, flag pulling skills, and scrimmaging. Camp will be at Beck Junior High.

SOCCER – Soccer camp familiarizes participants with passing, shooting, dribbling, offensive and defensive drills and positioning, playing goalie, and scrimmaging. Camp will be at Beck Junior High.


BASKETBALL – Basketball participants will learn passing, shooting, dribbling, and offensive & defensive sets. Camp will be at Creech Elementary.

Sign up today and keep your kids active this summer! For more information and to sign up, visit www.i9sports.com or call (281) 398-PLAY (7529).



KVPAC Summer Programs

2501 South Mason Road #290

Katy, TX 77450




KVPAC summer programs are skill-based instructional activities in theatre and visual arts. Creative seekers choose either half/full day classes. Ages 3-18. Member discounts are available.  Performance provides instruction in acting, voice and choreography.  Students are cast, rehearse and perform.  No experience is necessary. Choose from PRODUCTIONS or STORYBOOK THEATRE. Technique introduces the fundamentals of theatre skills that creatively build self-esteem. Choose from MODELING, VOICE, ACTING/TECHNICAL, DRAMA QUEEN (girls), ADVENTURE KIDS (boys), & IMAGINE THAT. All Performing Arts classes make presentations on last day. Art Exploration offers the dazzling world of exploratory art not found in stuffy old museums. These classes are for clever hands with active imaginations using varied art mediums. Choose from SUGAR & SPICE, WILD THINGS, & IMAGINE ART. Art Focus provides a bevy of alternatives in both art materials and various classic instructions. Choose from THEMED MIXED-MEDIA, TECHNIQUE CLASSES, & LEARNING THRU ART. All Visual Arts classes present Gallery shows on last day. PreK includes gentle introduction to drama, delightfully messy art projects, music, storytelling and academic preschool games. Mini presentations on last day. Choose from ART SMART! or LET’S PRETEND.


Mission Bend

Christian Academy

3710 Highway 6, South

Houston, TX 77082




Mission Bend Christian Academy’s mission is to bring children into a nurturing environment, build a sound spiritual, academic, social, and physical foundation, and to send forth strong Christian leaders.  Mission Bend Christian Academy is dedicated to serving children.  The school strives to provide a loving environment enabling students to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.  The academically sound Christian program develops good character, strong moral values, and a love for learning.  MBCA plans and develops curriculum taught within a caring and creative environment. The programs are carefully designed to enlarge a child’s repertoire of knowledge and skills, to increase self-confidence, and promote curiosity and initiative.  In the past 30 years, well over 3000 children have received a quality education in our safe, caring, Christian environment.  MBCA believes children are the most important investment in the future, our #1 resource.  Visit us at soon at 3710 Highway 6, South, Houston, TX 77082 (Just North of the Westpark Tollway) or call to set up a tour or receive additional information (281-497-4057).  We look forward to hearing from you.  To know us is to love us!


Tiger Land

Child Care Center

5315 E. 5th St.

Katy, TX 77493




Tiger Land has been a terrific place for Katy’s children to grow and play for over 25 years.  Our summer camp program is for children who have completed Pre-Kindergarten through 12 years old.  The children participate in two to three field trips per week to places that include swimming, bowling, laser tag, skating, the park, the movies and other fun trips.  We also offer in-house field trips that include water slides, animal shows, and field day competitions.  Throughout the summer, our campers plan and organize a carnival that they put on for our younger pre-school and pre-kindergarten children.

While not involved in field trips, the children participate in a number of on-site activities including arts and craft projects, cooking projects, various sports, outdoor play time, and games.

Flexible scheduling and family discounts are available.



















West Oaks

Private School

14840 Branch Forest Dr.

Houston, TX 77082




Each summer West Oaks Private School (in affiliation with Grandma’s House Child Care) offers a fantastic summer program for children who have completed Kindergarten through 12 years old.

Our program presents children with “hands on” activities that encourage curiosity and exploration. While in Center, your child will dive into an exciting world of arts & crafts, music, science and other activities.  We have two acres of park like playgrounds and an air-conditioned gym for summer sports.

The children also participate in field trips three to four times a week to places that include swimming, bowling, skating, the movies, and the museums.  We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.



YMCA Summer Campus

22807 Westheimer Pkwy

Katy, TX 77494





It’s not too early to register for summer sports at the Katy Y! Choose from Baseball, Softball, Track & Field or NEW 7 on 7 Football! Registration ends June 6.

SUMMER SPORTS & SPECIALTY CAMPS. Let your child attend a week-long camp this summer that is geared toward your child’s specific interests. Visit ymcahouston.org/katy for a list of camps.

For more information, visit ymcahouston.org/katy or call 281-392-5055.



View the complete 2012 Katy Christian Magazine Christian Camp Directory on our website, katychristianmagazine.com.

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