Top Summer Day Camps In Houston

February 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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It’s hard to believe, but summer will be here before you know it and then parents all over Houston will be wondering what to do with the kiddos. Summer day camp is a great way to involve children in some much needed activity and extracurricular fun. For working parents, summer day camp is the perfect solution to summer child care needs. Below are a few awesome day camps in the Houston area.

Kidventure Camps For Kids
2501 Central Parkway, Suite B2
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 960-8989

Kidventure offers an amazing day camp experience for children in four different age categories. Each category is designed for fun in addition to growth for each child. The goal of the staff at Kidventure Camps for Kids is to build positive and rewarding relationships for all involved, while instilling personal empowerment and learning tools on every level. At Kidventure, campers will be assigned to one of a variety of groups. Discover Age Group is for children three to five years old. The Explore Age Group is designed for children in first grade through seventh grade. The other categories include the Lead Age Group for campers in grades sixth through nine and The Voyager Special Needs Camp for campers in first grade through seventh grade. Each camp involves a specific learning curriculum while maintaining a fun atmosphere.

City ArtWorks
1330-R Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 681-1331

City ArtWorks has been teaching visual arts to the children of Houston for over 30 years. The programs at this facility are designed to give students the opportunity to explore their own creativity in a safe and structured environment with a variety of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of general and specific populations. Each summer, city ArtWorks offers a unique 10-week camp that includes sculpture, clay, printmaking, drawing, painting and other visual art mediums. Children from ages three to 15 can attend and are encouraged to develop their creative and critical thinking skills. This summer camp is an excellent opportunity for the children of Houston to connect with other young artists while having a great time.

Wonder Space Computer and Technology Camp
2900 Weslayan St., Suite 545
Houston, TX 77027
(877) 972-2671

At this high tech summer camp, located in the heart of Houston, also known as the “energy capital of the world” is the Wonder Space Computer and Technology Camp. This camp is specifically designed for the student interested in and desires the ultimate tech experience. Students can enjoy programs including web design, 3-D gaming design, digital photography and computer programming. Within these programs, your little techie will have the opportunity to create their own personalized project using their own technological skills. Technology combined with fun and interactive activities allows for a great summer experience, one that will be remembered for a life time.

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Camp Zoofari
The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 533-6500

Summer campers will get an in-depth look at the zoo’s animal habitats, explore a real live wildlife conservation and have a great time doing it at Camp Zoofari. This summer camp is located within the Houston Zoo and gives your child the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. Camp Zoofari mixes a ton of fun with an unforgettable learning experience.

Discovery Camp At The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 521-1515

This summer camp is designed for the child that is serious about having hands-on fun this summer. Discovery Camp at The Health Museum offers courses including CPR and basic first aid and allows children to explore healthy food combinations and recipes, extract DNA and trace evidence or design their own museum exhibit. This specialized interactive science center is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District and will provide a unique scientific experience for children in addition to a fun learning environment.

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Melissa Moreno is a freelance writer covering all things Houston. Her work can be found on

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