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Summer Activities & Camps: Part 2


Summer is here! Here is an updated list of summer activities in the Rio Grande Valley. I have posted several different sites on my Pinterest board, you can see it here . Since I live in the upper valley I have more knowledge of things going on in the Edinburg-McAllen-Mission area. Please send me an email if you have information on anything I missed. I hope that this guide will help keep your kids entertained and you sane this summer. 😉


For the animal/nature lovers:

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands


Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm (Extended hours in the summer, they advise calling ahead from days and times.)
$2 for Children & Seniors $3 for Adults 5 years & under FREE

Visit over 40 acres with 2.5 miles of trails

3.5 acres of native Butterfly Garden

Ponds and other water features

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

Point Blank Archery Camp, Pharr


407 N Jackson Rd, Pharr

Archery Camp for ages 8 and up. $99 per student

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Camp, McAllen


600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

Family Nature Nights, Early Morning Bird Walks, Youth Nature Photo Workshops, Forest Tots there truly is something for everyone to enjoy at Quinta Mazatlan. Visit the Program and Events section of their website for a complete list of events.

Resaca De Palma State Park, Brownsville -Junior Ranger Camp

Ages 6-9 June 17-19 Participants will learn about native plants and animal species while having fun outdoors.

Valley Nature Center – Nature Quest Summer Camp – Weslaco


301 S. Border Ave, Weslaco


Week-long nature camps for kids ranging from ages 3 – 12.

Horseback Riding Camp, Edinburg Ages 3 – 16


For the Artists & Budding Musicians:

Art Connection, McAllen Ages 6 & up

Art Studio by Design, McAllen 956-249-3534 Ages 8 & up  Six sessions available to choose from.

Activities include Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Beading, Photography, & Printmaking

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Summer Art Camp Ages 5 – 15  Six sessions available from June 16th – July 25th

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Summer Music Camp, Ages 6-15 Three sessions to choose from June 16th – July 25th

Tipsy Canvas, McAllen – Ages 5 & up Monday – Friday 9am – noon  $125 per child.  Price includes 4 paintings, a daily snack, Tipsy Canvas T-Shirt.

 Valley Sip ‘n’ Paint, Ages 6 & up. Four camps, each with two time sessions to choose from.

Mozarts Academy, June 16 – 26 &  July 14 – 24, Piano, guitar, violin, art and voice

Valley Keyboards, Summer Piano Camps, Ages 4 – 17, One Week Camps, June & July


For the Athletes:

Future Legends Soccer Academy, Edinburg

UTPA Intramural Fields

Girls ages 8-14,  June 23-26 8am-noon $100/player

The UTPA Women’s Soccer team will be represented, along with the UTPA coaching staff. Contact the UTPA Athletic department for more information.


Elite Showcase

UTPA Intramural Fields

High School Girls

Overnight camp, July 23rd – 26th, lead by the UTPA Women’s Soccer coaching staff. $300 per participant


Dynamo Juniors Training Academy

Bicentennial Soccer Complex, 2001 Fern Ave, McAllen

Ages 3 – 10, $30 per session, 4 sessions available


For the Dancers & Gymnasts:

Dance Expressions, Brownsville, Ages 2 & up, 956-544-0003, July 7th – July 24th

Little Gym, McAllen


6500 N 10th Street, McAllen Summer camps run from June 2nd – August 22nd. Campers can attend one day or everyday. Sibling discounts are available.

Super Kids’ Quest (ages 3 – 8) Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1pm – 4pm  & Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 12pm

The Little Gym Skill Thrill Camp (ages 6 – 12) Tuesday 1pm – 4pm

School Smart Kids Summer Camp, June 23rd – July 30th, Ages 1 – 9,, 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, June 2-6. Registration ends May 21st.

Melba’s Dance, Ages 3 & up, Three sessions to choose from, June 9th – August 8th


Church/ Day Camps:

Good Samaritan Community Services

317 W. Gore Ave, Pharr

Camp Good Sam

June 16th – July 25th



St. Mark United Methodist Church,

Kinder – 5th Grade

Full Time $120/Week, Lunch is included


St. Paul Lutheran Academy,


Camps with Various Activities:

Harlingen Parks &, 956-216-5951

McAllen Parks & Recreation 956-681-3333

Boys & Girls Club of

The City of Edinburg, Boys & Girls Club & Parks &


Fun & Educational Places to Visit:

IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Science),

Family Fun Night Activities are listed on the IMAS website.

Children’s Museum of

501 E. Ringold Street, #5 Dean Porter Park

Seven Camp sessions to choose from.  Ages 3 – 9 years

South Texas Historical

Summer Nights at the Museum” returns for 2014, 7pm on June12, July 10 and August 7. “During the three night series adventure the museum’s signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, will come to life section by section, providing three different adventures through time for the whole family, a group outing or even a date night.” Included in general admission. Call (956) 383-6911 for more information.

Please let me know if you would like to have your summer camp mentioned. I will continue to add to the Pinterest link as well. Have a great and safe summer!


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