CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — School is almost out and summer break is upon us. During the time school is out, kids may get bored and not get as much exercise as normal.
Whether your child is interested in arts or sports or academics, there is a camp available to keep them busy and happy. Here's a rundown of summer camps in and around Corpus Christi.
The Fine Art of Summer Camp
Art Museum of South Texas
Geared for children ages K5-12 (and up to 14 years of age for our K-Pop Kraze session), the Art Museum of South Texas' popular summer art camp sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the summer. Pre-care and after-care are also available for each session. Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp, an exhibition of the work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends.
Art Center of Corpus Christi Summer Camp
Art Center of Corpus Christi
These camps are designed for youth who love art and want to explore different forms of creative expression. The experienced instructors will guide kids through a variety of projects that will challenge their skills and expand their horizons.
Young Peoples Theatre Camp
Have a kid that is interested in theatre? Look no further. Each Session this year will be a one week session where children ages 6-15 can create, produce, and perform their very own musical right on the Main Stage! Throughout the day, campers will build acting, dance and voice skills, and characterization alongside team leadership, ensemble work, creative growth, and friendships that will continue throughout their lives.
Islanders Sports Camps
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Whether it is basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball or soccer-- you'll find a camp at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Islanders Academic Camps
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
From band camp to STEM summer programs, the Island University has a camp for your kid!
Del Mar College Camps and Academies
Del Mar College
Del Mar College has alternative programs available to keep kids active this summer, including the Viking Kids Camp program, youth aquatics, music camps, TexPREP, and Technology camps. Young students can have fun while continuing their education, learning how to swim, expanding their musical talents or get hands-on experience using high tech computer technology programs.
YMCA Summer Camps
YMCA of the Coastal Bend
YMCA Summer Camp is the perfect solution for affordable, quality childcare or to chase summer boredom away! Your child will enjoy daily swimming, weekly field trips, arts & crafts, gym time, snacks, special presentations from guest speakers and activities while engaging in a safe-fun atmosphere with peers, all while being cared for by CPR certified, nourishing staff. Summer lunch program provided by CCISD beginning 6/12 -7/21, will need to provide lunch outside of these dates.
City of Corpus Christi Camps
Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation
The S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) program is offered for ages 6 to 16. This is an open campus recreation program provided in a generally supervised environment for registered participants. Participants must be signed in daily by an adult. For more information, please call (361) 826-3472.
Youth will be engaged all summer long in our recreation centers' S.P.A.R.K. program — from playing pool, foosball, air-hockey, board games, and arcade games to getting creative with arts and crafts, tournaments, as well as outdoor sports and play, guest speakers, field trips, and so much more!
The program will operate Monday through Friday from June 5 to July 28, 2023. Morning and afternoon sessions are available to select from. A snack will be provided during each session. Participants must be signed in daily by an adult. The registration fee is only $25 per child for each weekly session. See flyer for more details.
Northwest Kids Sports Complex Camps
Northwest Corpus Christi
Kids entering grades Kinder - 6th can take advantage of:
- 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space
- Fully equipped gymnastics facility with a tumble trampoline, air floor, cargo net, foam pit, climbing ropes, balance beams, bars, and other fun gymnastics equipment
- Outdoor pool with water slides
- Ninja Warrior gym
- Daily activities including gymnastics, ninja warrior, tumbling, swimming, games, and much more
- Certified coaches and instructors
- State licensed daycare!
- Afternoon snacks
Several sessions are available! Click here for more information.
Wonderful World of Science Summer Camp
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Join the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History this summer for adventure, excitement, and tons of fun at their Wonderful World of Science Summer Camp! Kids ages 5-11 can participate in 8 themed weeks of all-new, STEM based activities at the museum. Camp divides its campers into three groups, according to age. Groups have no more than 20 campers.
Corpus Christi Boxing Club June Summer Camp
6726 Evans Rd, Corpus Christi
This one is sure to get their energy out daily! Kids will participate in Martial Arts classes at the Corpus Christi Boxing Club including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, Brazilian Capoeira, as well as strength and conditioning training. Games and fun activities will be included.
Three camps, one location
Rockport Center for the Arts
ArtSpace Youth Summer Art Explorations
Every June and July, RCA hosts its flagship summer program ArtSpace: Summer Art Explorations for Kids & Teens. Local children entering grades 1-8 in the upcoming school year are able to attend a full week of art camp for free. During the week we expose children to as many art media as can fit into a week including drawing, painting, mixed media, collage and even pottery! This summer will be the 26th annual summer season.
Where food science meets the culinary arts! This June, Rockport Center for the Arts will host a new summer culinary camp for kids. Local children currently in grades 3-8 during the 2022-2023 school year are able to attend a full week of culinary camp for free. During the week children will have the opportunity to explore culinary techniques, healthy eating, and world cultures. All supplies and materials are provided.
Summer Ballet Camp
This June, ACE After School Program and Rockport Center for the Arts host a new summer dance camp for kids. Local children currently in grades 1-8 during the 2022-2023 school year are able to attend a full week of dance camp for free. During the week children will have the opportunity to explore ballet and present what they have learned through a performance at the end of the camp. All dance attire are provided at no cost.
We will continue to update this article as we get any new information, so if you know of a summer camp for kids, send it our way: firstname.lastname@example.org.