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Top Summer Camps in the Corpus Christi Area 2017

:: Disclosure :: Our Summer Camp Guide is made possible through partnership with Play Out Loud Music, our Featured Camp. We are so grateful to have them involved!

Summer Camp- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

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. 

Featured Camp

Play Out Loud- Piano Workshops and Summer Camps- Corpus Christi

 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.

Texas State Aquarium SeaCamp

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. 

Ages: 11-14

Cost: $10 per child

Sea Science Mini Camp

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 Museum Camp

Art Center of South Texas

June 13-July 21

Choose from Clay camps, Mixed-media explorations, Lonestar art, Tye-dye, and Art Movements.

Ages: 7-12.

Cost: Starting at $275

Art Center of South Texas Camp  

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 

Grades: 1-8

Cost: Free for Aransas County students or $75 per week for children who attend school outside Aransas County.

Rockport Center for the Arts: ArtSpace

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.

Harbor Playhouse Camp 

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)

Summer Science Camp

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.

Ages: 6-15.


O.S.O. Guardians Camp

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.

Photography Camps 

June 5-August 4.

These week-long camps offer hands on camera experience combined with science and nature. 9 am to Noon. 

Ages 11-18

Cost: $125/members or $135/non-members 

Nature Camps

June 12-July 28

Campers enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, explore different aspects of nature, habitats, plants, and more! 8:45 am-Noon.

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $80 member or $95/non-members

Birding Camp

July 5-7

Campers learn basic bird identification techniques, enjoy nest observations, play games, and have guest speakers. 9 am-1 pm.

Ages: 8-13

Cost: $80/member or $95/non-members

South Texas Botanical Gardens Summer Camps

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.

Ages: 8-17

Kids Rock Camp

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]

Cost: $125-$200.

Islanders Baseball Camp

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.

Ages: 5-12


Hooks Baseball Camp

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 Martial Arts Ninja Camp

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.

 Ages: 6-18

Cost: $60/youth

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.

Island University Summer Camps

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.

Grades 3rd-8th.

Cost: $75/class

Viking Kids Camp

Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center

The Garcia Arts & Education center is hosting art, reading, writing, and math camps.

Very Important Kids Camp

June 5-30

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.

Ages: 6-12.

Cost: $40/session, plus $20 for additional siblings.

Ceramic Camp

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.

Barrio Writers

August 7-12

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. 

Math Camp

August 7-18

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.

Garcia Center Summer Camps

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