Katy Christian Magazine’s 2016 Christian Summer Camp Guide

We've compiled a listing of some of the best Christian summer camps in Katy and the West Houston area in our 2016 Christian Camp Directory.

3 Hues Painting Party Studio

17702 West Little York Rd, Ste 300
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 224-1205

6 sessions during June 6 – Aug 5  | Monday through Friday  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OR 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  | Ages 5-14 

During our fun weekly themed sessions, our friendly experienced 3Hues staff members will guide campers through creating and exploring various arts and crafts. Campers will paint on small and large canvases, draw, color, make crafts, paint ceramics, build, play games, make friends, and more. We aim to provide our campers with the most positive engaging artistic education experience yet. Among other things, art builds self-confidence, fine motor skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills so we expect your child to soar. Don’t forget to ask us about our public and private painting parties for kids and adults!

The director is Texas-Certified in All-Level Art Education, and has over 15 years of experience with kids and art education. She also holds a Dual-Bachelor of Arts in Art and Child Development from Houston Baptist University where she also studied Education in their Graduate program.


Arc of Katy

P.O. Box 6133
Katy, TX 77491
(832) 754-9802

Now is the time to enroll in The Arc of Katy’s Summer Day Camp! The camp is open to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s minimum requirements.

Three camp sessions are being held in Summer 2016. 

Session 1…June 6 through June 30
Session 2…July 5 through July 29
Session 3…August 1 through August 18

Camp is open Monday – Thursday each week of the sessions. Tuition is $30 per day and all day camp participants must register as members of The Arc of Katy. For more information, please visit www.thearcofkaty.org 


Britannia Soccer Camps

9230 Ranch Ridge Ln.
Richmond, TX, 77407
(281) 802-4484

The highly anticipated Britannia Soccer Academy, Youth Summer Soccer Camps are fast approaching. Sign up online today and enjoy early-bird discounts. Join the professional coaching staff of Britannia Soccer Academy and kids from the local area for one or more of our Summer Soccer Camps. The Summer Soccer Camps are intensive, fun, soccer workshops, where students learn basic, intermediate, and advanced soccer skills from the professional English Soccer coaching staff at Britannia.

Unlike other soccer clubs or camps in our area, players that participate in Britannia Soccer Academy Summer Camp will benefit from expert, one-on-one coaching designed towards individual learning. Your student will spend most of their time actively engaged with extensive contact time on the ball. This summer, don’t just be a part of the herd, do something memorable, enjoyable and fun that will have your soccer player talking about it all summer long.

Our soccer camps will run for 8 weeks during the summer with the first camp beginning on June 20th, 2016. The camps are conveniently located at Bob Lutt’s Park in Richmond, Texas. We start before it gets too hot! Visit us online at britanniasocceracademy.com. All players get a FREE T-shirt. Check us out on Facebook.


Camp West

2225 Porter Road
Katy, Texas 77493

Camp West is a fun and exciting summer day camp located on a beautiful 42-acre development in Katy, Texas.  Facilities include a great sports complex with a double full-size air conditioned gymnasium, indoor rock wall, and two ball fields.  The six acre lake & park includes a 2600 sq. ft. pavilion, massive deck, two zip lines over the lake, 75’ water slide,  20’ water trampoline, floating jungle gym, Summit Express Water Slide, Freefall Water Slide, 14’ Iceberg Climbing Wall, Rockit Water Rocker, Spin Wheel Running Track and two fishing lakes.

Camp West is open to all children entering kindergarten through entering 7th grade! Kindergarten campers will be separated from 1st – 7th grade campers.

Campers will begin each day with a high-energy, interactive performance. There will be times for worship, games, and live character skits. They will then participate in planned indoor and outdoor activities.  After lunch, it’s time to break out the sun block and race to the lake! While at the lake, campers will zoom down the zip line, whiz down the water slide, and play on the water inflatables. Snacks are available at the “Snack Shack.” The camp fee includes three snacks per day. Parents can pick-up pleasantly exhausted campers at 3:30 PM.


Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch

23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd #220
Katy, TX  77494
(832) 437-4511 

Summer Guitar Camps in Katy TX

Need to find a summer activity for your child?  If so, you need look no further as we are proud to offer summer music camps for the young, aspiring musician!  

For the first time, we will be offering two different summer guitar camps!  Guitar Camp 1 is designed for the camper with no prior knowledge of the guitar.  This camp will introduce them to basics such as: names of each string, how to change a string, how to make and play chords, how to strum basic patterns, etc.  Yes, by the end of the camp, your child will be able to play basic songs to entertain you and your family!  This camp makes an excellent precursor to determine if your child would be interested in private lessons as well!

The second type of guitar camp that we will be offering is Guitar Camp 2 – Basic Jazz Guitar Improvisation!  Designed for those students who are no longer considered “beginners,” this camp will focus on the fundamentals of basic jazz improvisation and will introduce topics such as scales, the II-V-I chord progression, etc. 

The camps lasts an entire week (Monday – Friday), with each class being 2 hours in length.  Each camp is limited to 6 students, so don’t delay and register your child today!  

Cost – $250 (registration fee and camp guitar book included in price.  Student must supply their own guitar.) 


Enchantment Kids Fine Art Learning Center

4031 FM 1463 Suite 14
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-5090

Come experience R.E.A.L. childcare and education at its best! Enchantment Kids Fine Arts Learning Center serves early childhood through school aged children. We are an outstanding private school that is known for providing a safe, secure and clean environment; building positive relationships between parents, teachers, students & staff; having a robust curriculum; and developing character education, morals and values. To learn how an Enchantment Kids education can benefit your child, contact our office by phone (281) 394-5090 or email info@enchantmentkids.com We look forward to meeting with you.


Katy GT Academy

21020 Highland Knolls Dr.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 646-7360

Katy GT Academy’s summer camps are entertaining, educational, high quality and convenient . At Katy GT Academy, your child will discover their talent and interests. They will explore the wonder of nature, visit wild and exotic lands, create object models, become super chefs, and much more. The summer will be the kind of experience your child will remember forever. 

Camps run from June 6th to August 19th. Learn more at katygtacademy.org.


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:

Mini-Camp for 4 and 5 year olds – 1 1/2 hour sessions 
Half-Day Camp for 6 to 16 year olds – 3 hour sessions
Full-Day Camp for 6 to 16 year olds – 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.

Register between April 1 – April 30 and receive a FREE special edition Euro dri-fit UK soccer shirt (valued at $25)(*). Register between May and May 31 and receive a FREE Soccer Nations Game And FREE Soccer Back Sac (valued at $20). All Campers receive a FREE UK T-Shirt and FREE UK Soccer Ball at the camp site on the first day.


Grandma’s House Childcare

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

Each summer, West Oaks offers a fantastic program for school age children 5 (who have completed Kindergarten) through 12 years old. For 2016, we are going to learn about Amazing Athletes.

Each day your child will dive into an exciting world of art and crafts, music and cooking activities. They will also take fun and educational trips 3 to 4 times a week to places that include: Museums, swimming, bowling, skating, movies, and so much more.

Our 2016 summer camp theme is “Amazing Athletes”. Your child will participate in experiences beyond the classroom, be taught by committed teachers that foster the love to learn, and all teachers are over the age of 18 and are CPR/First Aid certified.

Camp times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended care from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at no additional fee. Learn more at westoaksprivate.com.


Katy Art School

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

Spend your summer with Katy Art School! We have an array of exciting and unique classes all summer long to spark your student’s imagination! Learn about famous artists with our Artist Series, or create fun and unique projects designed by our instructors just for the summer! Our certified Art teachers from Katy will guide your students through fun and creative activities that will expand their art knowledge, teach them new techniques, and give them a chance to work with some new tools and mediums!

We have three class offerings each week during the summer.  Classes will run Monday – Thursday.  Classes are offered for various age groups, and have been designed for the difficulty and time frame for the age group indicated. All supplies are provided by Katy Art School and included in the price of the class. 


Memorial Lutheran School  

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

Exploring God’s Masterpiece. For children in grades Pre-school 3 through 6th grade (grade level completed this school year). Summer Program May 31 – August 12.

All applications are due by April 4th. $100 summer camp deposit is due with the enrollment form

Camp Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – $200 per week. Each child receives a summer camp T-shirt

Summer Camp tuition covers all activities


Pirates Bay

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.


Typhoon Texas

555 Katy Fort Bend Road
Katy, TX 77494
(832) 426-7071

Join Typhoon Texas for weekly summer day camps. Camps are open to kids ages 6-12 and run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m from June 13th to August 5th. Each week starts off with a swim lesson, followed by a wide range of games and activities which allow campers to experience all that Typhoon Texas has to offer. Our safe, fun program will have kids begging to come back for more! 

The cost is $325 per week and includes daily admission to the park, qualified and experienced counselors with a ratio not to exceed 1:8, swim test, daily lunch, more and afternoon snacks, and a tshirt. Early drop-off and late pick-up are also available. For more information, visit typhoontexas.com/camps.php.



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

Summertime at the YMCA is a time for sun and fun. Overnight, day or specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.  At the Y, there’s a camp for everyone.  

Y day camps help kids grow and have fun through exploring the outdoors, building self-confidence and independence, learning core values, developing life skills and – most importantly – being active. Each week, imaginative themes and activities such as swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, group games, sports and recreation provide an engaging atmosphere for hands-on learning and exploration. Katy Family YMCA Day Camp is held at Camp Cinco, a 220-acre camp complete with a zip line, ropes course, rock wall, sports fields, covered basketball pavilion, misting station, nature trails, ranch house and more. Drop off as early as 7 am and pick up as late as 6:30 pm.

Nestled among the tall pines on 530 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, as the Y’s official overnight summer camp, YMCA Camp Cullen offers boys and girls ages 7-17 the experience of a lifetime. Campers take part in a wide range of activities including water sports, horseback riding, a ropes course, nature exploration, drama and so much more. In addition to the many fun activities available, the campers also gather as a cabin group each day where they play, learn and bond together while participating in fun activities like campfires and scavenger hunts. Camp Cullen is located just one and a half hours north of Houston. 

At YMCA Specialty Camp, your child can pick from several activities that they can focus on for the entire session. Classes include, but aren’t limited to, sports, cheerleading, dance, jump rope and toddler fitness camp.

To learn more about Y summer camps or to register, visit ymcahouston.org or contact the Katy Family YMCA at 281-392-5055.




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Joseph Menslage is the Publisher of Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine. Contact him at joseph@houstonchristianmagazine.com.