It’s warming up outside! That means that summer is on the way and school is almost out. What will your children be doing to pass the time? What better time for kids to learn a new hobby or sport?
I never knew how many day camps there were until I started looking into something for my 5 year old. While not all of the camps have released their schedules yet, I have made a list of some that sound interesting. Maybe one will be a good fit for you and your child(ren) so that you don’t hear the words, “I’m sooooo bored!”.
Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville
Dinosaur Safari is going on from March 15 – July 6th
Animal Play Days will be May 18th and July 5th
Kids Appreciation Day is August 3, 2014
The National Butterfly Center’s Critter Camp, Mission
Open to children ages 7-12 from July 7 -August 1st, four one week sessions
Call 956-583-5400 for more information
Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Camp, McAllen www.quintamazatlan.com Call the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Administration for more information.
Horseback Riding Camp, Edinburg www.wildwestranch.org Ages 3 – 16
For the Artists & Budding Musicians:
Art Connection, McAllen www.artconnectionstudio.com Ages 6 & up
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Summer Art Camp Ages 5 – 15 Six sessions available from June 16th – July 25th www.brownsvillemfa.org
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Summer Music Camp, Ages 6-15 Three sessions to choose from June 16th – July 25th
Valley Sip ‘n’ Paint, Mission, www.valleysipnpaint.com Ages 6 & up. Four camps, each with two time sessions to choose from.
Mozarts Academy, June 16 – 26 & July 14 – 24, www.mozartsacademy.com Piano, guitar, violin, art and voice
Valley Keyboards, Summer Piano Camps, Ages 4 – 17, www.EveryLifeNeedsMusic.com/Camps One Week Camps, June & July
For the Dancers & Gymnists:
Dance Expressions, Brownsville, Ages 2 & up, 956-544-0003, July 7th – July 24th
School Smart Kids Summer Camp, June 23rd – July 30th, Ages 1 – 9, www.smartkids-nb.com, Gymnastics, Brain Dance, Nutrition, Psychomotricity, Memory Techniques, Logic & Concentration Games
Dancentre of Edinburg, Ages 3 & up, Full-day and Half-day programs, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Folklorico, Tumbling and Hip Hop
Palm Valley Gymnastics & Dance, 956-423-6488, Ages 3 and up, Six different camps to choose from.
Deborah Case Dance Academy, www.DCDA.com, June 2-6. Registration ends May 21st.
Melba’s Dance School, www.melbasdance.com, Ages 3 & up, Three sessions to choose from, June 9th – August 8th
Church Day Camps:
St. Mark United Methodist Church, McAllen, www.stmark-umc.org
St. Paul Lutheran Academy, Harlingen, www.stpaultexas.com
Camps with Various Activities:
Harlingen Parks & Recreation, www.myharlingen.us, 956-216-5951
McAllen Parks & Recreation, https://webtrac.mcallen.net, 956-681-3333
Boys & Girls Club of McAllen, www.gbcmcallen.net
The City of Edinburg, Boys & Girls Club & Parks & Recreation, www.cityofedinburg.com,
Fun & Educational Places to Visit:
IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Science), www.imasonline.org
Children’s Museum of Brownsville, www.cmofbrownsville.com
South Texas Historical Museum, www.mosthistory.org
This is just a small portion of what I have found! I hope this helps you as much as it helped me. There are many many more out there, I will keep you updated.
What kind of camps are your kids interested in? Have a great week!