Katy Christian Magazine’s 2015 Christian Camp Guide

Cramer Quarter Horses

3810 Padon Rd.
Needville, TX 77461
(281) 620-3525

School is out for summer, but unfortunately work isn’t. Why not send your kids somewhere fresh and new where it is ALL about the horses!!! During our fun filled horse loving camps we ride horses, bathe horses, and paint horses!!! Yes you read that right, PAINT THEM. And since we know that some of you have family trips, VBS, etc planned for your children we offer our camps very almost each week of summer so that everyone can get in on the action. Come check us out before registration fills up and your kiddos are sad they missed out.

Session weeks:

June 8 th – 12 th, June 15 th – 19th, June 24th – 26 th, July 6 th – 10 th , July 27th – 31st, Aug 3rd – 7 th ,Aug 10th – 14th.

Drama Kids Academy

(281) 829-2287

When school is out – Drama is IN! We offer different week long programs that are run on half day and full day schedules. Campers always deliver a great performance for families and friends at the end of the week.

Drama Kids provides: imaginative learning experiences that also include occasional fun class performances to enhance the experience; highly qualified and specially trained teachers; new creative lessons in each class, proven to both fun and highly developmental; and programs in community centers, schools and other convenient locations.

Faith West Academy

2225 Porter Rd
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 845-8912

Basketball Skills Camp

Coach Jason Rice of Faith West Academy is hosting a Basketball Skills Camp for ages 1st through 8th this summer in Katy! Come sharpen your athletics with an experienced collegiate athlete and enjoy the fun and engaging sport of basketball. Coach Rice has been involved in camps for over ten years. He is currently the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at a local private school. Mr. Rice also has experience in personal training. This camp will be held the first week of summer, June 8th through 12th. The younger athletes will train from 9 AM to 11 AM Monday through Friday and the older athletes will train from 1 PM to 3 PM during that same week. Water bottles, daily snacks, and camper t-shirts are all included! Competitions, games, and an overall enjoyable experience is sure to be had by all. High school level players are more than welcome to apply for volunteer coaching positions; contact us soon as there are a select number of spots open! 

More information can be found at www.facebook.com/CampFAIT (registration form) as well as by emailing jasonrice@faithwest.org (general questions) or Kristin@mckenzieus.com (sponsorship applications). 

Camp West 2015

Session 1 – June 22-26
Session 2 – July 6-10
Session 3 – July 13-17

Camp West is located on the beautiful 42-acre development in Katy, Texas.  Camp maintains a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio and six lifeguards.  Facilities include a great sports complex with a double full-size air conditioned gymnasium, indoor rock wall, two ball fields, six acre lake & park, two zip lines over the lake, 75’ water slide,  20’ water trampoline, and two fishing lakes. Six additional features have been added to the lake for 2015; floating Jungle Jim Water Play Station, Summit Express Water Slide, Freefall Water Slide, 14’ Iceberg Climbing Wall, Rockit Water Rocker, and Spin Wheel Running Track.

Camps are for all children from kindergarten to 7th grade.   Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Faith West offers camps and retreats throughout the year that meet the needs of your family.  Go to www.campwest.org for more information and registration link.

Fellowship Christian Academy

16355 Old Richmond Rd. @ Dora Lane
Sugarland, TX. 77498
(281) 495-1814

June 1 – August 14

For ages 18 months through 8th grade

We are excited to offer a fun summer program again this year! We will have enrichment activities to keep academics fresh in the mind, water/splash days (weather permitting), sports activities, bible classes, worship music & praise dance, and much more!  If you are interested in enrolling your child, please visit our website at fellowshipchristianacademy.org or visit FCA for the enrollment form(s) and for more detailed hours and fees. Registration is required to attend. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our school office at 281-495-1814. Our summer program is a great way to keep your child involved this summer. Register now!

Fort Bend Tae-Kwon-Do

6840 S. Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 599-3331

Summer Fun with a Kick! If you are looking for something different to keep your kids active this summer, then look no further! 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, allowing students to enjoy personalized attention from our nationally-certified instructors. Students can attend an unlimited number of classes as well! We are open 6 days a week and offer each level of class daily. Towards the end of the summer, most students will be ready to test for the next belt rank!!! More importantly though, they will learn courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit while having a blast all summer. So come KICK IT with us!

Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer

Katy League
(800) 828-play

The ‘UK Classic Camp’ program is a truly rewarding and fun experience for players who would love to play soccer. The ‘Classic’ camp curriculum is designed for players of all ages and sessions enable skill learning, focusing on all aspects of individual technical and tactical development.

About the Camps

U.K. International provides the most unique soccer experience and fun for any kid who loves soccer! All the Coaches are from the United Kingdom (UK), which gives the program a unique experience. Each coach is certified, screened, and background checked to ensure a safe environment for the kids. There is a limited camper to coach ratio to ensure maximum attention to each camper.

UK International offers the following sessions:


•4 and 5 year olds

•1 1/2 hour sessions (if available in your area).

Half-Day Camp:

•6 to 16 year olds

•3 hour sessions

Full-Day Camp:

•6 to 16 year olds

•Two (2) – 3 hour sessions (*)

(*) The Full Day Camp is (2) Half-Day camps (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). 

Note: Both Half-Day sessions should be chosen within the same week.

Grandma’s House 

14840 Branch Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 496-3105

It is about to be summer and all those at Grandma’s House are so excited to invite you over to share the summer with them. No one knows how to keep a smile on your face like at Grandma’s House. Starting June 9, 2015 through August 21, 2015, age 5 through 12 you won’t want to miss out on all the fun things Grandma has planned for you. 

Every week you will learn of a new Super Hero. Will attend 2 to 3 field trips a week doing activities such as Swimming, Movies, Town Square Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Cooking and so much more. 

Come out and join the fun. 

Katy Art School

24210 Westheimer Pkwy.
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 665-3272

Katy Art School is committed to providing high quality Art Instruction year around and especially during the summer months!  All classes are taught by certified teachers from the Houston and Katy School Districts and have been specially designed to teach unique art skills through various mediums and projects throughout the summer.  Many of our teachers are specialists in their area so take advantage of our small class size and individual attention!

Didn’t finish your project?  Our regular Art After School classes will remain in session for all existing students, and we have opened them up for any Summer Camp students needing more time.  Students may book time during the age appropriate Art After School session to complete any project from a previous session.  Session Time can be booked for $25/hr.

We have classes for ages 5 to 15!  Class length, complexity, and skills taught, have each been designed to be appropriate for the age group indicated.  While we appreciate a desire to keep siblings together, we ask that you only register your child for classes in their age group.  We do offer a 10% Sibling Discount for the first sibling and 25% for the second sibling even when not enrolled in the same class.  Classes are filling up fast, so don’t delay!

Memorial Lutheran School  

5800 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 782-4022

2015 Summer Camp Program 

•Camp Dates: June 1 – July 24 

•$100 deposit required with each application 

•Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm – $200 per week

•Extended day: 6:30 to 9 am & 4 to 6:30 pm – $75 per week

•Each child receives a summer camp T-shirt

•Summer Camp tuition covers all activities.

•Application for Summer

Selection of Weeks Form

 Pre-School 3 and Pre-K 4:

•Weekly themes and activities

•Occasional field trip

•Designated water fun days on campus

•Arts and crafts

 Kindergarten – 6th grade (space is limited):

•Weekly theme and activities

•Field Trips

•Swimming at the Trotter Family YMCA on Augusta twice a week 

Lunches: Parents are to provide their child’s lunch or choose to purchase a lunch from our lunch provider, The Healthy Lunchbox


Mission Bend Christian Academy 

3710 Hwy 6 South
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 497-4057

Welcome to Mission Bend Christian Academy where the excitement of learning emanates from children every day. Here you will find a school with a structured yet loving educational environment. Our _small student/teacher ratio provides a nurturing environment enabling students to grow spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

The Early Childhood Program focuses on language development with emphasis on vocabulary and reading, discovery of math and science through guided play, music, art, fine and gross motor development and American Sign Language. The Early Childhood program encourages social growth and a love for learning.

The Elementary and Middle School programs, kindergarten through fifth grade, focus on a wide range of concepts from a strong phonics-based Language Arts and Reading program inclusive of whole language, strong reading comprehension and writing skills to Math and Science utilizing a hands-on approach encouraging problem-solving skills. Social Studies, American Sign Language, Spanish, Music, P.E. and Computer instruction enable development of the whole child while utilizing critical thinking skills.

We invite you to visit soon, tour the Mission Bend Christian Academy campus, and find out more about us. We look forward to seeing you and adding you to the supportive Mission Bend Christian Academy family.

Pinot’s Palette

2910 Commercial Center Blvd. Suite 102
Katy, TX 77494
(713) 769-2961

It is time to release your inner artist! And what can be more fun than art? Our summer campers enjoy all sorts of creative projects in a delightful atmosphere. Children are taught artistic skills under the guidance of a supportive and encouraging staff. They discover how to express themselves and enjoy the creativity of new, exciting challenges. Everyone loves Pinot’s Palette and so will your children! Come out and join us for some awesome artistic adventures this summer and expect some amazing artwork to be brought home!  

Pirates Bay Waterpark

2407 Market Street
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 422-1150

Pirates Bay, located in Baytown, Texas, features attractions for everyone!  From zero beach entries, a large active and colorful Pirate themed water play center complete with a large dumping bucket,  a 671 foot long lazy river, large slide towers, the Flowrider surfing machine, and a wave pool that brings tons of enjoyment for all the family!!  The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming and programs such as swim lessons, and water volleyball. Two concession stands offer a variety of meals and snacks that can be enjoyed in inviting covered picnic areas.  Pirates Bay is a popular location for parties, family reunions and company outings. We also offer an air-conditioned meeting room (available year-round), party tents, and large pavilions available for rent for your birthday parties or family get-togethers.  Pirates Bay provides FREE tubes, FREE parking and coolers are welcome (just no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages please).  Come JUMP IN to Pirates Bay!  Special events and activities include: bonus hours, dive-in movies, toddler hours, and swimming or surfing lessons.  Beat this summers’ heat, See you soon!

Trinity Lutheran School Downtown

800 Houston Ave.
Houston, TX  77007
(713) 229-2903

Here at Trinity Lutheran our motto is, “Inspiring and empowering students with a Christ Centered Education since 1879”. Our goals at Kids Camp are simple: We want children to have fun and to know that Jesus loves them. 

We offer flexibility for families. Choose full weeks or individual days, whatever weeks you like, anytime between 7:00am – 6:00pm. Kids love the variety of activities: 2-3 field trips a week, arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor games, laptop computers, science, cooking, Fun Fridays, and daily devotions. The “Fantastic 4” friends, family, faith, and foes are our exciting theme this year and our theme verse: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.

This summer we will also offer a hot lunch program through Healthy Lunch box for an additional cost. Hope to see you all soon!!!

Water’s Edge Community Church

5503 FM 359
Richmond, TX 77406
(832) 344-2162

Water’s Edge Community Church has a simple mission of LOVING GOD, SERVING PEOPLE and SHARING CHRIST. Water’s Edge has a great current location in Fort Bend on 5503 FM 359, near Pecan Grove. Once a children’s theater, the worship space serves as a perfect location for kids to discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life. 

Kids will connect with new friends, participate in amazing experiments, join Glacier games, enjoy lip-smacking snacks, hear incredible music and experience surprising adventures. They’ll even take home Science-Fun Gizmos to use all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. 

Join us the first week of summer Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm for all this fun and much more. Ages for this adventure are 3 years old to completed 5th grade. Spots fill up fast and are limited, so register today!

REGISTER at www.watersedgecc.com or call 832-344-2162 for more information.

Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy 

23300 Bellaire Blvd.
Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 341-9910

Wildcat Summer Camps – Westlake Wildcat Summer Camps are designed to bring skill development and summer fun!

10:00am – 12:00pm Morning Sessions

1:00pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Sessions

1. Basketball Camps – Dribbling, shooting, passing through ball handling drills, shooting drills and scrimmages.

2. Volleyball – Develop passing, serving, setting, hitting skills, communication on the court. Fun 3. Science – Each day we will cover a different Fun topic in Science. 

4. Cheerleading – Campers will learn simple, beginner cheers dance steps.

5. Digital Storytelling – We will turn our creations into a movie using iMovie.

6. Robotics – Learn to program LEGO Robots. 

7. Creepy Crawly Creatures – Come explore the world of bugs with books, art, and other fun sensory activities! For students entering PK4 – Grade 1.

If a camper is signed up for both a morning camp and an afternoon camp they need to bring a sack lunch to eat with the camp leaders between the sessions.

YMCA Camps 

22807 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 392-5055



AGES 7-17

Camp sessions for summer start once school gets out in June and continue through the beginning of August.

Weekly Session Rate:

Houston YMCA Members= $799

Non-Members= $899


•Session 1: June 14-20 Aloha Summer

•Session 2: June 21-27 Lights! Camera! Action!

•Session 3: June 28-July 3 Christmas in July (shorter holiday session)

•Session 4: July 5-11 Safari

•Session 5: July 12-18 Super Heroes

•Session 6: July 19-25 Wild, Wild West

•Session 7: July 26-August 1 Under the Big Top

•Session 8: August 2-8 Value Games



Horsemanship campers will spend their mornings at the barn improving their western riding techniques. Offered during the following sessions: June 21-27, June 28-July 3, July 5-11, July 12-18, July 19-25. 


Water Sports camper’s activities will be skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing and sailing. Offered during the following sessions: June 21-27, June 28-July 3, July 5-11, July 12-18, July 19-25. 


High Adventure campers learning the basics of climbing, including techniques, safety and equipment. Offered during the July 5-11 and July 26-August 1 sessions.  


This leadership program is designed for 16- to 17-year-old campers to help them prepare for their role as a future camp counselor. Offered from June 21-July 3, July5-18 or July 19-August 1.   


Kamp K’aana introduces children to powerful, life-changing tools. Held at YMCA Camp Cullen on Lake Livingston, Kamp K’aana provides a two-week program for obese kids ages 10-14.Offered July 12-25, 2015.

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