2019 Summer Camp & VBS Guide

We’ve compiled a list of the top Christian Summer Camps and local VBS dates across the area.

Summer Camps

Camp West

2225 Porter Road
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-5683

Camp West is a fun and exciting summer day camp located on the Faith West campus at 2225 Porter Road in Katy, Texas! Our facilities include a great sports complex with a double gymnasium, a rock wall, two ball fields, sand volleyball courts, and swimming lakes. Camp West is open to all children entering kindergarten through entering 8th grade! Kindergarten campers will be separated from 1st – 8th grade campers. The 2019 camp season includes hands-on science, arts and crafts, group games, outdoor experiences and challenges, and lake time. New activities this year include nature fun, fishing tournament, archery (for 3rd grade and up) and paintball (for 6th grade and up). The kids are taken through age appropriate activities that are geared for their development level. At the beginning and end of each day, all the children are brought together for group games, songs and/or special events. Visit the website today for more information!

Carson’s Art School

5131 S. Fry Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 507-3039

This summer, from May 27 to August 31, Carson’s Art School is hosting an enriching summer camp for your kids! The summer camp program is taught on an individual basis and is adjusted to each student’s skill level and unique interests. Extra attention is devoted to students when they don’t understand a concept or want to discover a new approach to their artwork. Kids will use a grid method to draw and then transfer to board for coloring. Teens will start out with advanced drawing lessons to help them draw a realistic animal and face, and then they’ll move onto using colored pencils or painting. When they sign up for more than one week, the next camp will pick up where they left off! Students enjoy Carson’s Art School so much that they often enroll for Fall Art Programs for after school, or for the all year long Saturday classes. For more information, visit www.carsonsartschool.com.


14900 FM 529 Rd., Suite 101
Houston, TX 77095
(281) 912-3939​

CollegeHelp4You (CH4Y) recognizes many students are not properly preparing for college. When joining CH4Y, students are placed on an academic track, assisted with proper class selection, volunteer community service, and SAT/ACT prep classes.

In the summer, CH4Y coordinates leadership training programs with the intent of making students as marketable as possible and thereby qualifying them for scholarship opportunities.  CH4Y has a 98% college acceptance rate and consistently obtains millions in scholarships.

Eagles on the Rock Academy

433 South Barker Cypress Rd.
Houston, TX 77094
(281) 945-4540

This summer enroll your kids ages 18 months – 5th grade at the Eagles on the Rock Academy Summer Camp for an enjoyable and educational experience! This invigorating camp will be held from July 1 – July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your child’s daily schedule will include language practice (English, French and Spanish), hands-on art (music, dance, paint, craft or garden), sports (P.E., soccer, gymnastics or games), science or math, and Legos. Register your toddlers and kids today because spots will fill up swiftly!

Fort Bend Christian Academy

North Campus
1250 Seventh Street
Sugar Land, TX 77478

South Campus
1201 Lakeview Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 263-9175


Help your Pre-K through 5th grade kids bust the summer boredom at Fort Bend Christian Academy’s summer camps! They will make new friends, learn something new and have FUN. It all starts on May 28! Morning classes include Arts, Computer, Sports and Games. Afternoon field trips include Altitude Trampoline Park, Constellation Field, Lifetime Fitness, Pump it Up and Urban Air Trampoline Park. Fort Bend Christian Academy also hosts a boy’s basketball camp (grades 1 – 6) and a girl’s basketball camp (grades 3 – 8). Visit their website to enroll today!

Grandma’s House & West Oaks Private School

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

Grandma’s House and West Oaks Private School offer a fantastic summer camp program for children ages 5 – 12 years old. Each day. your child will dive into the exciting world of art and crafts, music and cooking activities. They will also take fun and educational trips 1 to 2 times a week to places such as museums, swimming, bowling, skating, movies, and much more. The team at Grandma’s House is dedicated to providing children with experiences beyond the classroom. The teachers are committed to education and foster in students the love to learn. All teachers are over the age of 18 and are CPR and 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. Call today to schedule a tour!

Living Water Christian School

4808 Airport Avenue
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 238-8946

This year, the theme for Living Water Christian School’s summer camp is “Exploring God.” Kids will explore their relationships with the Lord by playing sports, going on field trips, engaging in arts and crafts, and having a ridiculous amount of fun! This summer at LWCS, your children will enjoy new friendships, museums, swimming and movies – all while learning valuable lessons about God. This fabulous summer camp will be held from June 3 – August 9 (Monday through Friday) for all children ages 5 – 12 years old. Contact (281) 238-8946 or registrar@livingwaterschool.org for more details.

Marine Military Academy

320 Iwo Jima Blvd.
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-6006

The annual Marine Military Academy Summer Camp offers school boys ages 11-18 from around the world the opportunity to converge at MMA for four weeks of authentic Marine adventures and lifelong memories and friendships. Under the guidance of experienced Marines and athletic coaches, campers learn to work as a team and develop leadership skills and self-discipline through a series of fun and safe outdoor challenges designed to maximize physical fitness, mental sharpness and self-confidence. From reveille to lights out, MMA Summer Camp will challenge your son as he navigates his way through a host of extraordinary individual and team activities, such as rappelling, high ropes, paintball and much more. Enroll your son today so that this summer, he’ll discover the Marine inside himself. Visit the MMA website for more details.

Pirate’s Bay Waterpark

5300 E Rd.
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 422-1153

Jump In! It’s time for summer fun at Pirate’s Bay. This Texas-sized waterpark features attractions for everyone including a zero-beach entry, large Pirate themed water play center complete with a large dumping bucket, an awesome array of spray nozzles, tot slides, water guns, and a 671-foot-long lazy river and two large slide towers. Tower activities include fun for both the little ones and daredevils with everything from run-out slides to racing tubes. It’s an adventure unlike any other! For more information, call (281) 422-1153.

Primrose School of Woodcreek Reserve

1249 FM 1463
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 371-0099

At Primrose School’s Summer Adventure Club, children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast! The Summer Adventure Club is perfect for children ages Kindergarten – 5th Grade. Kids will engage in dynamic activities such as building robots and coding them to life, engineering their own toy cars, designing beautiful and kinetic art, creating their own music videos, and much more. Ready for your kids to have the best summer ever? Schedule a tour of the school today!

St. Lawrence Catholic School

2630 Austin Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 980-0500

Summer is right around the corner and this year, St. Lawrence Catholic School is offering a variety of enrichment summer camps! Each camp runs for a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., but one-time registrations are offered. Beginning June 3, an Art Camp will be held for all young artists ages K – 5th grade. Starting June 10, your children of all grades can become closer to the Lord with the Vacation Bible School After Care program. Beginning June 17, your little chef, grade 3 – 6, can join in on a decadent Cooking Camp experience! On July 8th, children from grades 2 – 5 can begin discovering their inner scientists in the Mad Science camp! Finally, beginning July 15, K – 3rd grade kids can develop their reading skills in the Reading Enrichment Camp. Contact kmcchesney@stlawrence.org or (813) 879-5090 to secure your child’s spot in the program of their choice today!

Sherwood Forest Faire

PO Box 10816
Houston, TX 77206
(512) 222-6680

Enroll your kids at Sherwood Forest Faire’s 6-day long, sleepover summer camp for a transformative summer experience. All of our hands-on activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village. Campers will be transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies, and a simpler way of life. Campers will work with their hands to create useful tools and learn skills that were essential to daily living in the medieval era. No modern entertainment devices will be available. Every member of our team undergoes a strict screening and application process, background check, and is required to participate in Child Safety Awareness Training. Our nurse is on site 24/7, we have first aid and CPR trained staff, and our pool is closely monitored by a certified lifeguard. Meals are prepared by food industry professionals and we are fully state certified. Visit our website today for more details.

True Knight Academy

1730 Williams Trace Blvd., Suite H
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
(281) 978-6056

True Knight Academy, which provides “A Special Education for Your Special Kids,” is enrolling kids in its camp program today! The TKA mission statement is to provide students with disabilities an individualized program in a Christian atmosphere. TKA serves students from a Kindergarten functioning level to 23-years-old, with the primary goal of bringing each child to their fullest potential. Children and youth with a wide range of disabilities will thrive at TKA, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Kinesthetic learners, ADD/ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Communication Disorder, Development Delays and students who need a small classroom. Students at TKA are provided individualized programs and sensory-based activities to meet their specific needs. TKA also offers an after-school program, tutoring and exciting field trips. Students of all races, colors, and national or ethnic origins are welcome. Call to schedule a tour today!

Wellspring Children’s Academy

18518 Green Land Way
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 954-9925

Would you like to give your child a summer to remember? Are you looking for a place that offers your child a safe, fun and educational experience while school is out this summer? During Wellspring Children’s Academy’s World Odyssey Summer Adventure 2019, children will learn about various countries like Australia, Brazil, England and Denmark as they take a virtual journey around the world. Most importantly, they’ll have a lot of fun while they’re learning! Each week, adventurers will participate in weekly challenges, explore cultural topics, and take fun field trips related to what they learn. The variety of activities keeps children engaged and entertained while they’re learning. Why take an adventure with us? This all-inclusive summer camp program includes meals and snacks, themed T-shirts, field trips and all activity supplies! Camp sizes are small (18 students to 1 teacher). Your child will have a blast all summer long in our fun, educational and structured environment! We welcome all children ages 6 – 12, but space is limited, so contact us today to learn more!

Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy

23300 Bellaire Blvd.
Richmond, TX 77406
(832) 586-9130

Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy’s Kamp ROAR is a stimulating summer day camp which offers 3 weeks of summer fun for young children ages 2-8! At Kamp ROAR, campers are taught how to R.O.A.R. – Respect, Obedience, Accountability, and Ready to Learn.

Kamp ROAR provides young campers with the fundamental experiences of developing friendships, creating amazing arts and crafts, learning team-building skills, fun and fellowship in a loving environment. You do not have to be a WPA student to attend Kamp ROAR; everyone is welcome! WPA also offers Big ROAR, a thrilling and enriching summer camp for children and youth grades 3 – 8. Read more about these programs online!

Summer VBS

Calvary Episcopal Church

806 Thompson Rd.
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-2147

“But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18:16

After the regular school year ends, Calvary Episcopal Church operates a Vacation Bible School on the church and school campus. The VBS runs for four days and is open to all – members of Calvary, friends and family, and children from the greater Richmond/Rosenberg community.

Parkway Fellowship

27043 FM 1093 Rd.
Richmond, TX 77406
(832) 222-9282

Jump into the best week ever as Parkway Fellowship presents Power Up, the most awesome VBS you’ve ever played. This summer, from June 23 – 26, we’ll learn how to plug in and know God! We’ll have hilarious skits, energetic worship time, interactive crafts, bible stories, games, snacks and more. This is the summer event your kids won’t want to miss. Registration at our two locations (Katy and Richmond) just booted up, and your kids will get bonus credits for registering early! Visit www.parkwayfellowship.com/VBS for more details.

St. Mark’s Church and School

1515 Hillendahl
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 468-2623

St. Mark Houston, located near I-10 and Wirt Road in Spring Branch is excited to host ROAR! VBS June 10-14 from 9 am -12 pm for children 3 years – 5th grade. At ROAR! VBS, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Registration is now open at stmarkhouston.org/vbs! Questions? Please email vbs@stmarkhouston.org or call (713) 468-2623.

Tallowood Baptist Church

555 Tallowood Rd.
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 468-8241

Join Tallowood Baptist Church for their free VBS week as they step back in time to Athens, exploring some of the adventures that the Apostle Paul experienced! Kids will participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks and learn about missions.  It’s Vacation Bible School time! This free event is open to all children entering kindergarten (5 years by August 31, 2019) through those who have completed fifth grade. Make plans for your 6th – 12th grade kids to engage in a week of fun this summer at Camp Tallowood! They will experience worship by Jessica Bird and the Tallowood band, guest speaker Ryan Fontenot, meaningful bible studies, growing in their relationship with Christ, zip lines, rock climbing, water slides, recreation, rappelling and more! Tallowood Baptist Church also offers summer camp for K – 8th grades and Camp Rookie for ages 3.5 – 6. Visit their website for more information!

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