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RGV Summer Camps Guide 2018

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Summer Camps in the RGV

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!

Read our list then download our printable Summer Fun Activity Planner to keep it all organized.

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

IDEA Camp RIO at Historic Lula Sams

IDEA Public Schools CAMP RIO at Lula Sams

Summer Day Camp at Camp RIO is a dynamic, five-day outdoor adventure experience with activities such as paddling, archery, slingshot shooting, geocaching, yoga, fishing, and sports. Summer Campers will come back home nightly having learned new songs, built new friendships and experienced new adventures. Camp RIO summer staff strive to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where campers experience an emerging sense of self and wholesome community. Camp runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm each day with breakfast, lunch, a snack, and transportation included.

Important Camp Dates:

Campers Age 6-11

RIO 1: June 11-15
RIO 2: June 18-22
RIO 3: June 25-29
RIO 4: July 9-13
RIO 5: July 16-20
RIO 6: July 23-27

Campers Age 12-13

RIO 5 Junior Scout: July 16-20
RIO 6 Junior Scout: July 23-27

$175 includes 5 FULL days of camp, transportation from a variety of locations between McAllen and Brownsville, Breakfast, Lunch, and an afternoon snack.  Discounts available for siblings and multi-week registrations.

280 Fish Hatchery Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520

JING'S GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics, Tumble, Cheer, Soccer, Volleyball, Games & More!

 
Camp 1 | June 4th – 15th
Camp 2 | June 18th – 29th
Camp 3 | July 9th – 20th
Camp 4 | July 23rd – August 3rd
Camp 5 | August 6th – 17th
 
Camps are Bi-Weekly (M-F)
9 a.m. – Noon OR 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Early drop off can be arranged. 
 
Afternoon classes available
M-F | 4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sat. | 9:00 a.m. – Noon

 
1817 Mozelle Street
Pharr, TX 78577
600 North Conway
Mission, TX 78572

FUMC SUMMER FUN DAYS

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.

Week 1 | June 11-14 Little Chefs
Week 2 | June 18-21 Pint Size Picassos
Week 3 | June 25-28 Explore the Animal Planet
Week 4 | July 9-12 Unicorns/Dragons & Fairytale Friends
Week 5 | July 16-19 Sandcastles & Seashells
Week 6 | July 23-26 Mad Scientist
Week 7 | July 30 – Aug 2 Into the Woods We Go!

4200 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX

(956) 668-9009

DANCENTRE OF EDINBURG

2018 Summer Beginner and Primary Programs: June 4 – July 25
2018 Summer Intensive: June 4 – June 28
 
Sign up for camps for beginners-advanced, ages 3-adult. Half-day and full-day, morning and afternoon programs available. At Dancentre of Edinburg, learn the art of ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, contemporary, and folklorico.
Ask us about our competition teams and performance opportunities.
 
Official School of Edinburg Dance Theatre
ABT National Training Curriculum
 2750 Hedfelt
 Edinburg, TX 78539

956-38-DANCE

SUMMER FUN ACTIVITY PLANNER

Download our printable Summer Fun Activity Planner to keep all of these fun camps straight. Print one for the family or one for each kid! Click on the image to print or download the full PDF.

Gladys Porter Zoo

Website:: gpz.org/education
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.546.7187
Summer Safari Camps – June through August
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 9, ages 7-12, $40
8:30AM – Noon

Critter Camp
Week 1: July 9 – 13 
Week 2: July 16 – 20
Week 3: July 23 – 27


Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Camp

Website :: www.quintamazatlan.com
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.681.3370


Edens Lilly Farm Camp

Website :: Edens Lilly Farm & Dairy
Location :: Weslaco
Phone :: 956.463.7035


JHK Equestrian Country Club

Website :: www.jhkecc.com
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.292.3318
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


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

Summer Nature Camp Themes:

Naturally Creative, Ages 6-9, July 10-13 
Tots Camp, Ages 1-3, June 26-28
Photography Camp, Ages 9-13, July 16- 20 ($150/child)
Nature Challengers, Ages 6-9, July 24-27

Prices vary $10-$56 range, members receive discounted rates.


Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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


Hands in Art

Website :: handsinartstudio.com/
Location :: 707 N Conway, Mission, TX
Phone :: (956) 605-9393


 

Mozarts Academy

Website :: m.mozartsacademy.com
Location :: 2704 Coria Street, Brownsville, TX
Phone :: 956.551.1731


Kindermusik

Website :: kindermusik.com
Location :: 5401 N. 10th. St., Ste 232, McAllen, TX
Phone :: 956.624.9436


Musicademy McAllen

Website :: musicademymcallen.com
Location :: 2901 N. 10th St., Ste N, McAllen, TX
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 :: 956.580.8646


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


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

Location :: Weslaco
Phone :: 956.968.9030


Agape Christian School Summer Camp

Website :: www.agapeschoolmission.com/
Location :: Misson
Phone :: 956.222.3350


Kids Camp – Big Red Ministries

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

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Jing’s Gymanstics

Website ::http://www.jingsgymnastics.com/ 
Location :: Pharr. Mission
Phone :: 956.702.4967. 956.585.4967

Camp 1 | June 4th – 15th
Camp 2 | June 18th – 29th
Camp 3 | July 9th – 20th
Camp 4 | July 23rd – August 3rd
Camp 5 | August 6th – 17th
 
Camps are Bi-Weekly (M-F)
9 a.m. – Noon OR 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Early drop off can be arranged. 
 
Afternoon classes available
M-F | 4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sat. | 9:00 a.m. – Noon

 

Dancentre of Edinburg

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

 


Dance Expressions
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.544.0003


Rhythm Room

Website :: rhythmroomstudio.com
Location :: McAllen
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


Dance Mission

Website :: http://dancemissiontx.com/
Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956-585-5604


La Fragua Dance Studio Summer Camp

Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956-530-1866

IDEA Public Schools CAMP RIO at Lula SamsSummer Day Camp at Camp RIO is a dynamic, five-day outdoor adventure experience with activities such as paddling, archery, slingshot shooting, geocaching, yoga, fishing, and sports. Summer Campers will come back home nightly having learned new songs, built new friendships and experienced new adventures. Camp RIO summer staff strive to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where campers experience an emerging sense of self and wholesome community. Camp runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm each day with breakfast, lunch, a snack, and transportation included.

Website :: ideapublicschools.org/camp-rio/summer-camp
Location :: Camp RIO – 280 Fish Hatchery Rd, Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone :: 
(956)-204-0036

Important Camp Dates:

Campers Age 6-11

RIO 1: June 11-15
RIO 2: June 18-22
RIO 3: June 25-29
RIO 4: July 9-13
RIO 5: July 16-20
RIO 6: July 23-27

Campers Age 12-13

RIO 5 Junio Scout: July 16-20
RIO 6 Junior Scout: July 23-27

$175 includes 5 FULL days of camp, transportation from a variety of locations between McAllen and Brownsville, Breakfast, Lunch, and an afternoon snack.  Discounts available for siblings and multi-week registrations.

 


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 :: theimasonline.org
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.682.0123

Family Fun Night Activities


Engineering For Kids

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


Institute for International Studies

Location :: 1305 E Hackberry, McAllen
Phone :: 956-598-1714


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 :: 956.665.2522


Free Bingo Gardens Camp

Website :: Big Red’s Ranch
Location :: Brownsville
Phone :: 956.371.4008


McAllen Culinary Academy Kids Summer Cooking Camp

Website :: McAllen Culinary Academy 
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.683.0021


First LEGO Robotics Summer Camp

Website :: First RGV
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.320.9311


 

 

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McAllen Parks and Recreation

Website :: City of McAllen
Location :: McAllen, TX
Phone :: 956.681.1000

Aquatics • Parks


Harlingen Parks and Recreation

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

Calendar


The City of Edinburg

Website :: www.cityofedinburg.com
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.381.5631
Family Summer Adventure Challenge
EWBC Thursday Summer Evenings
EWBC Spectacular Saturdays


Brownsville Parks

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

Bill Schupp Park

The Little Gym

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


MYSA

Website :: www.mysasoccer.com
Location :: Mcallen
Phone :: 956.631.0431


Aqua-Tots Swim Lessons

Website :: www.aquatots-mcallen.comwww.aquatots-brownsville.com
Location :: McAllen, Brownsville
Phone :: 956.687.7946, 956.542.7946


McAllen Parks & Rec

Website ::McAllen Parks & Rec
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.681.3333


UTRGV Sports Camps

Website :: UTRGV
Location :: Edinburg
Phone :: 956.665.2522


Gold’s Gym

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


STX Skills Basketball

Website :: STX Skills Basketball
Location :: McAllen
Phone :: 956.534.2057


Boys and Girls Club of McAllen

Website :: www.bgcmcallen.net
Location :: Mcallen
Phone :: 956.687.3910


Penitas Track & Field Summer Program

Location :: Palmview High School
Phone :: 956-600-9021 or 956-222-6362


Boys and Girls Club of Mission

Location :: Mission
Phone :: 956-585-3606

Want to be a part of our 2018 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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