2016 RGV Summer Camp Guide

2016 RGV Summer Camp Guide

What are your kids doing this summer in the RGV? There are lots of opportunities, both fun and educational, right here in the Rio Grande Valley. With so many to choose from, we’ve created this guide to help you decide which camps are perfect for your kids. Whether your child is a nature lover, gymnast, athlete, musician, artist, or dancer, we have just the summer camp for you!

If you would like to add your camp to the list, please fill out the form at the end of this post (scroll down).

FUMC Day School

Enrollment is now open for our Summer Fun Days! Every week has a unique theme!

You can pick and choose the weeks you want. Spaces are limited so stop by the office or give us a call for more information.

4200 N McColl Road
McAllen, TX

(956) 668-9009

CAMPGROUND QUINTA SUMMER CAMP

All the fun of camping, with tents, fishing, exploration and campground games…without the overnight part!

NATURE DISCOVERY CAMPS
A unique experience every week! A combination of indoor and outdoor adventure, games, wildlife exploration, scavenger hunts, science and art!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ages 6-8
Campground Quinta Camp Activity Number #263001.02
Please call 956-681-3370 for details.
DATE: Session 2: June 28 – July 1
Tuesday – Friday
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
FEE: $50 Resident / $60 Non-Resident
NOTE: Breakfast & Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen and wear tennis shoes to camp.

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX

956-681-3370

TIPSY CANVAS ART CAMP

Tipsy Canvas has brought back Summer Camps! Bring your kids to this 4-Day camp that will be tons of fun and bring out that creative side in them!

800 N Main St #430
McAllen, TX

(956) 278-3681

ANIMAL SUPERHEROES SUMMER CAMP

The FASTEST, the SNEAKIEST, the STRONGEST, and the COOLEST animals in the thorn forest will be showing off their amazing feats at Animal Superheroes Camp. Each day includes a LIVE CREATURE visit, a superhero skill test, a forest adventure and arts and crafts.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ages 6-8
Animal Superheroes Camp Activity Number #263001.01
Please call 956-681-3370 for details.
DATE: Session 1: May 31 – June 3
Tuesday – Friday
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
FEE: $50 Resident / $60 Non-Resident
NOTE: Breakfast & Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen and wear tennis shoes to camp.

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX

956-681-3370

PARK DISTRICTS

McAllen Parks and Recreation

Website :: mcallen.net
Location :: McAllen, TX
Phone :: 956.681.1000


Harlingen Parks and Recreation

Website :: myharlingen.us
Location :: Harlingen
Phone :: 956.216.5951


The City of Edinburg

Website :: www.cityofedinburg.com
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.381.5631


Brownsville Parks

Website :: parks.cob.us
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.542.2064

ANIMAL LOVERS

Gladys Porter Zoo

Website:: gpz.org/education
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.546.7187
Summer Safari Camps – June through August 2016
Saturay Morning Safari – Zoo tour included in each class, plus arts & crafts, animal encounter and snacks. (956) 548-WILD (9453) ext. 337


National Butterfly Center Critter Camp

Website :: www.nationalbutterflycenter.org
Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956.583.5400
Camps start July 11, ages 7-12
$25 per child
8:30AM – Noon


Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Camp

Website :: www.quintamazatlan.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.681.3370
Weekly camp themes include:

  • Animal Superheroes, age 6-8, May 31-June 3
  • Campground Quinta Summer Camp, age 6-8, June 28-July 1
  • Dinosaur Camp, age 6-8, July 1-22
  • Earth Beats, age 9-12
  • Survival Skills, age 9-12, July 5-8
  • Wild Art Summer Camp, age 6-12, August 2-5

JHK Equestrian Country Club

Website :: www.jhkecc.com
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.207.0456
Horseback riding lessons for any age and skill level.


Valley Nature Center Nature Quest Summer Camp

Website :: valleynaturecenter.org or on Facebook
Location :: Weslaco
Phone :: 956.969.2475

  • Strive to Thrive with RGVDSA, July 11-15, 9am-3pm, email info@rgvdsa.org
  • Strive to Thrive with STJDA, July 18-22, 9am-3pm, email info@stjda.org
  • Strive to Thrive with Team MARIO, July 25-29, 9am-3pm, email info@teammario.org
  • Nature Quest Summer Camp, Weekly starting June 6-24, Ages vary, $110 per week
  • Photography Camp, ages 7-15, $150, August 1-5

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Website :: seaturtleinc.org
Location :: South Padre Island
Phone :: 956.761.4511


Edinburg World Birding Center

Website :: edinburgwbc.org
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.381.9922
Camp Themes Include:

  • Polliwogs Nature Camp, ages 4-6, June 21-24, 8:30-11:30am, $24-30
  • Aquanauts Nature Camp, ages 9-12, June 28-July 1, 8:30am-2:30pm, $70
  • Tots Nature Camp, ages 1-3, July 12-14, 9-11am, $10-14
  • Eco-Explorers Nature Camp, ages 6-9, July 19-22, 8:30am-2:30pm, $36-44

Also check out the Family Summer Challenge, beginning May 28th with the Family Picnic Day and ending August 27th before 5PM.


Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Website :: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/santa_ana/ 
Location :: Alamo
Phone :: 956.784.7500

ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS

Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts – Summer Music Camp and Summer Art Camp

Website :: www.brownsvillemfa.org
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.542.0941


Valley Sip N Paint

Website :: www.valleysipnpaint.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.566.0904


Mozarts Academy

Website :: m.mozartsacademy.com
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.551.1731


Kindermusik

Website :: kindermusik.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.618.0963


Musicademy McAllen

Website :: musicademymcallen.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.266.1194


Musical Living Academy

Website :: www.musicallivingacademy.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.221.3145


Valley Keyboards, Summer Piano Camps

Website :: everylifeneedsmusic.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.686.4863


Tipsy Canvas Kids Arts Camp

Website :: tipsycanvas.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.278.3681


Mission Historical Museum

Website :: missiontexas.us
Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956.580.8650


Colibri Music Studio and Children’s Choir

Website :: colibrimusic.org
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.307.6074


Painting with a Twist

Website :: paintingwithatwist.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.682.4887


Rio Grande Valley Arts Studio

Website :: www.rgvas.com
Location :: Harlingen
Phone :: 956.412.1314

DANCERS AND GYMNASTS

Dance Expressions
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.544.0003


Rhythm Room

Website :: rhythmroomstudio.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.569.6134


Dancentre of Edinburg

Website :: dancentreofedinburg.com
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.569.6134


Palm Valley Gymnastics & Dance

Website :: palmvalleygymnasticsanddance.com
Location :: Harlingen
Phone :: 956.423.6488


Deborah Case Dance Academy

Website :: dcda.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.682.2721


Melba’s Dance School

Website :: melbasdance.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.686.1411


Kundalini Yoga House

Website :: kundaliniyogahouse.com
Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956.739.3030

SPORTS

The Little Gym

Website :: m.thelittlegym.com
Location :: Mcallen
Phone :: 956.687.5353


MYSA

Website :: www.mysasoccer.com
Location :: Mcallen
Phone :: 956.631.9514


Point Blank Sporting Goods

Website :: www.pointblanksg.com
Location :: Pharr
Phone :: 956.992.8799


Infant Swim, ISR Self-Rescue

Website :: isrrgv.com
Location :: Weslaco
Phone :: 956.376.8198


Aqua-Tots Swim Lessons

Website :: www.aquatots-mcallen.comwww.aquatots-brownsville.com
Location :: McAllen, Brownsville
Phone :: 956.205.1364, 956.542.7946


Gold’s Gym

Website :: www.goldsgym.com/mcallentx/
Location :: McAllen/Mission
Phone :: 956.630.4653


Boys and Girls Club of McAllen

Website :: www.bgcmcallen.net
Location :: Mcallen
Phone :: 956.687.3910
Registration begins April 14th, 2015.

CHURCH DAY CAMPS

St. Mark United Methodist Church Summer Camp

Website :: www.stmark-umc.org
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.682.1481


First United Methodist Church Day School Summer Camp

Website :: fumcmcallen.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.668.9009


First Christian Academy

Website :: www.fcargv.com
Location :: Weslaco
Phone :: 956.968.9030


Kids Camp – Big Red Ministries

Website :: bigredministries.org/summer-camp/
Location :: Mission, San Benito
Phone :: (720) 281-3686

Family Campout: May 28-30
Kids Day Camps: June 6-10 and 13-17
Kids Camp: July 25-28

 

EDUCATIONAL

Children’s Museum of Brownsville

Website :: cmofbrownsville.com
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.548.9300


International Museum of Arts and Science Weekly Summer Camps :: Operation Imagination

Website :: imasonline.org
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.682.0123


Engineering For Kids

Website :: engineeringforkids.com/location/rgv
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.451.3698


Cimarron Summer Camp

Website :: www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Club-at-Cimarron
Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956.581.7401


UT-RGV Children’s Theatre Camp

Website :: https://www.facebook.com/PanAmericanCreativeTheatre
Location :
: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.665.7474

Want to be a part of our 2016 Summer Camp Guide?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Rio Grande Valley area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of RGV Moms!

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