Summer break is almost here! Maybe you have some vacation plans, and other things planned for this break. But, if you’re like my family, after a couple of weeks, the kids have done “everything” at home already.
Luckily, there are plenty of summer camps in the Corpus Christi Area. These fun camps are just the solution to those long and sometimes boring summer days.
Our Featured Partner, Play Out Loud Music is holding summer camps and workshops all summer long! They offer a wide variety of programs, some for children as young as age 3, as well as adults! Lessons are offered a-la-carte or in sessions. Previous music experience not required! Visit Play Out Loud Music on Facebook to learn more and view upcoming events like Piano Boot Camp!
Texas State Aquarium
June 15-August 18
Join one of TSA’s week-long camps. Children will enjoy creative play, science, hands-on activities, and more. Each grade-level camp will explore a variety of age-appropriate topics and activities. Camp runs from 9 am-4:15 pm. (Sea Squirt’s have half-day sessions). On Friday afternoon, after Sea Camp ends, they will have a parent and child afternoon at the Texas State Aquarium. Friday’s admission for a guardian to explore the Aquarium with their child will be included.
Grades: Pre-K-9th Grade.
Cost: Starting at $160.
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor’s Sea Science Mini-Camp
June 20-22 and July 18-20
The Aquarium Education Center is offering a mini-camp for kids ages 11-14 only. Kids will study the ocean and marine life, learn kayak skills, and more. Email [email protected] or call 361-727-0016. Mini-camp is from 9 am-12 pm.
Cost: $10 per child
Art Museum of South Texas
June 5-August 4
Choose from different sessions like Art, Drama, Comic-book art, Music and Movement, Mixed-Media, and more! Sessions 1-5 and 7-9 are held at the Art Museum, while Session 6 is held at the Garcia Arts & Education Center. 9 am-3:30 pm.
Ages: Completed Kinder-12 years old
Cost: $150/member or $170/nonmembers
Art Center of South Texas
June 13-July 21
Choose from Clay camps, Mixed-media explorations, Lonestar art, Tye-dye, and Art Movements.
Cost: Starting at $275
Rockport Center for the Arts: ArtSpace
June 12-July 28
The Rockport Center for the Arts is offering the ArtSpace: Youth Summer Art Explorations program. This is their 20th annual FREE summer program for kids and teens. This camp is free for all students who attend school in Aransas County. All camp sessions last one week. You may choose either a morning or afternoon session for that week. 9:30 am-Noon or 1:30-4 pm
Cost: Free for Aransas County students or $75 per week for children who attend school outside Aransas County.
Harbor Playhouse Community
June 5-August 4
The Harbor Playhouse will host eight (1 -week) camp sessions. Sessions run from June 5th-August 4th. Children ages 6-14 can create, produce, and perform on stage. They will build acting, dance, music, voice, and leadership skills.
Cost: $175 per camper, per session. (Scholarships are available.) Register online.
Summer Science Camp at the Corpus Christi Museum
June 5-August 18
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History hosts different theme camps like Space, Ballistics, Engineering, Jurassic Journeys, Robotics, and more! Camp cost includes a week of themed programming, a Wednesday trip to Hurricane Alley, and another field-trip on Thursdays.
Ages: 4 years old-6th Grade
Cost: $215/member $240/nonmember per week (early registration)
Oso Bay Wetlands and Preserve & Learning Center
June 12-August 11
Join the Oso Bay Wetlands for one week sessions of interactive field experiences. Choose from a variety of topics that interest your child. Program runs from 9 am–noon each day. Each week includes an off-site field trip, too.
South Texas Botanical Gardens Kids Summer Camp
June 5-July 31
The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will offer 3 different types of camps: a Kids Basic Birding Camp, a Youth Nature & Photography Camp and Kids Nature Camp.
June 5-August 4.
These week-long camps offer hands on camera experience combined with science and nature. 9 am to Noon.
Cost: $125/members or $135/non-members
June 12-July 28
Campers enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, explore different aspects of nature, habitats, plants, and more! 8:45 am-Noon.
Cost: $80 member or $95/non-members
Campers learn basic bird identification techniques, enjoy nest observations, play games, and have guest speakers. 9 am-1 pm.
Cost: $80/member or $95/non-members
Owen Hopkins Memorial Kids Rock Camp
Learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils at the Kids Rock Camp. Activities include collecting, identification of rocks and minerals, lapidary arts, and special projects. Attendees receive a t-shirt, too. Registration will open when dates are confirmed.
Islanders Baseball Summer Camps
June 6-August 15
TAMU-CC Islanders Baseball is offering showcase camps, skills camps, and competition camps. The youth skills and competition camps are geared toward children ages 4-14. The high school showcase camps are intended for grades 9th-12th. Choose from the appropriate camps that begin June 6th and run through July 26th. For more information contact Marty Smith at 361-825-3720 or by email [email protected]
Hooks Baseball Camp
June 21-23 or July 17-19
Hooks Baseball Camp provides instruction in catching, fielding, base-running, hitting and pitching.
The sessions, which run from 9 a.m. until noon, are led by Hooks players, experienced baseball instructors who are ex-professional players, and high school coaches.
Register online or call Jeff Mackor at 361-561-4678. Group rates available.
Summer Ninja Camp at Corpus Christi Family Martial Arts Academy
Corpus Christi Family Martial Arts Academy hosts this action-packed adventure camp! Learn the secrets of the ninja through activities such ninjutsu foam sword fighting, ninja star throwing, archery, and much more! Spaces are limited, so call to pre-register for the Summer!
Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Camps
June 5-August 10
CC Parks and Recreation will be offering ten different summer sports camps for youth. Choose from camps including Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Ninja (martial arts), Speed & Agility, and Fun-O-Lympics competition. For more information, call the Corpus Christi Gym at 826-1726 or the Athletics Office at 826-3478, or visit Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation and click on Sports.
The City of Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Kidz Kamp
June 5-August 4
The City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department offers a Summer Kidz Kamp program, co-sponsored by Gregory-Portland ISD. The program is offered to children 5-12 years of age who will be entering Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school year. Activities include games, sports, swimming, science and nature activities, field trips, special events, arts and crafts, healthy eating, and a summer jogging club. The children are grouped by ages and class size is limited. Children must provide their own lunch; a morning and afternoon snack is provided.
T.M. Clark Elementary, 2250 Memorial Parkway
Cost: $780.00 for the complete nine week Kidz Kamp: (Includes $60.00 registration fee) June 5-August 4. Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Kidz Kamp also has a weekly drop-in option. Cost: $95/week+ 60.00 Registration fee.
Camps at the Island University
June 5-August 18
There are many camps offered by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and/or its affiliates. The Fine Art of Summer Camp, Islander Sound Waves, Coastal Bend String Camp, Islander Band Camp, STEM Summer Institute, and More! Choose the best camp geared toward your child’s best interests and needs.
Ages: K-5 and up.
Del Mar College: Viking Kids Camp
June 12-July 21
The Viking Kids Camp program provides a fun opportunity for 3rd through 8th grade students to meet new friends and participate in a structured, informative, non-pressured academic environment. Students can choose from a variety of courses related to science, math, art, reading, social science, and foreign language. Registration In Person only.
Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center
The Garcia Arts & Education center is hosting art, reading, writing, and math camps.
Very Important Kids Camp
The Garcia Arts & Education Center will hold 2 Art Sessions and 2 Reading Sessions. Each session is 2-weeks long. The camp is organized by the Art Museum of South Texas. To register your child, please contact the Garcia Center at 361-825-3600.
Cost: $40/session, plus $20 for additional siblings.
Ceramic Camp is coming to the Garcia Center in summer 2017! The camp is hosted by the Art Museum of South Texas and takes place at the Garcia Center, 2021 Agnes St. Please visit the Art Museum’s camp page, where details will be posted.
Students age 13-21: Join our week-long college-level creative writing program hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Learn & practice different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), learn about pathways to college, and take field trips.
Barrio Writers will take place at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. The Garcia Center is a part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Participation is free. However, space is limited, so register to reserve your spot.
Strengthen your math skills, meet new friends, do fun activities, and get free stuff! Math camp will include a field trip to the TAMUCC Campus, breakfast, lunch, snacks, school supplies, and more! This camp is for incoming 6th graders who struggle in math. Preference goes to students from the following partner schools: Oak Park Elementary, Zavala, George Evans, TG Allen, or Garcia. However, they can admit some students from other schools. Contact the Garcia Center at 361-825-3600 to ask about registering your child. 9 am-3 pm.