Zoo Camp

Dylan Dailey, 10, and Noah Garcia, 10, prepare to tell zoogoers about the two black bears who live at the Texas Zoo. The weeklong camp gives local kids firsthand experience with many of the animals at the zoo.

Looking for summer activities for your kids? Check out our guide:


Ledwig Dance Academy

5803-M John Stockbauer Drive

Call 361-541-6005 or email ledwigdanceacademy@mail.com.

Ages 2-4

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Creative Movement and Tap
  • Registration: $50
  • June 10-20, 3-4 p.m.; July 8-18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Aug. 5-15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


to fourth grade

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Registration: $50.
  • June 10-20: Hip hop, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • June 10-20: Ballet and jazz combo class, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • July 8-18: Tap and jazz combo class, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • July 8-18: Acro dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Fifth grade and above

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Registration: $50.
  • June 10-20: Intermediate and and advanced leaps and turns, 4:15-515 p.m.; Strength and condition, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; beginner leaps and turns, 4:14-4:15 p.m. and musical theater and performance, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
  • July 8-18: Advanced Tap, 4:30-5 p.m.; Pointe (director approval required) 7:15-8 p.m.; Lyrical and Contemporary, 5-6 p.m; Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, 6-7:15 p.m. (registration for this class is $60)

Company 2019-20

  • Aug. 5-15: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Tot Company: 2-2:45 p.m., $65
  • Intermediate Company: 2:24-3:45 p.m., $75
  • Junior Company: 3:45-5 p.m., $90
  • Senior Company: 5-6:30 p.m., $100

Busby Dancenter

2508 E. Mockingbird Lane

Call 361-576-3971, email info@busbydancenter.com or visit busbydancenter.com.

Classes – Ages 8 and up

  • Class punch cards of varying amounts are available to use during the summer classes.
  • June 4-27 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays): Ballet levels 2-7, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Progressing Ballet Technique (conditioning with exercise balls)
  • July 16-25 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays): Ballet 3-7, Pointe

Dance Camp – Ages 3-8

  • Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon, includes dance classes, music, creative expression, mime, nutrition, anatomy, and dance videos
  • Cost: $100
  • July 8-11: Session 1
  • July 22-25: Session 2

Dance Intensive – Ages 10+

  • Guest Faculty to include Susan Trevino, Nathalie Marrable, Nao Kusuzaki, Adrian Ciobanu and more.
  • Monday-Friday classes from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $250 for one week, or $400 for two weeks
  • July 29-Aug. 9: Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Modern, Character, and Conditioning for Ballet

Aubrie Shugart School of Dancing

408 W. Stayton Ave.

Call 361-575-1672 or email aubrie_06@hotmail.com.

Dance camps

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $140
  • Session I: June 10-14 (ages 4-8)
  • Session II: July 8-12 (ages 9-13)
  • Session III: July 15-19 (ages 4-8)
  • Summer dance classes will be offered for middle school to high school aged children. Call the studio for dates.

Victoria All-Star Dance Academy

125 North Star Drive

Call 361-578-7827 or email agonzalez_77901@yahoo.com.

Dance Sessions

  • Session 1: June 11,12,18,19
  • Session 2: July 9,10,16,17
  • Session 3: Aug. 6,7,13,14
  • Tuition: Dance or Cheer and Gym, $40; Dance and Cheer and Gym $60; $10 new student registration fee
  • Ages 2-3: Dance, 4-4:45 p.m.; Cheer/gym, 4:45-5:50 p.m.
  • Ages 4-5: Dance 4:45-5:30 p.m.; Cheer/gym, 4-4:45 p.m.
  • Ages 6-10: Dance, 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Cheer/gym, 6:15-7 p.m.
  • Ages 11+: Dance, 6:15-7 p.m.; Cheer/gym, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Dance Camp

  • Session 1: June 24-28
  • Session 2: July 8-12
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • $85 per dancer
  • For ages 3 and older. Registration includes snacks and drinks. Parent show off is Friday at 11:30 a.m. Early drop off available for an additional fee.

Cheer Camp

  • Session 1: June 17-21
  • Session 2: July 22-26
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • $85 per camper
  • Registration includes snacks and drinks. Parent show off is Friday at 11:30 a.m. Early drop off available for an additional fee.

St. Joseph Starlighters

St. Joseph Flyer Dome, 110 E. Red River St.

Dance Workshop

  • June 24-26
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • $75
  • For incoming prekindergarten 3-eighth grade


Flyer Cheer Camp

  • St. Joseph Flyer Dome,
  • 110 E. Red River St.
  • July 15-17
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • $75
  • For incoming prekindergarten 4- eighth grade.

Sacred Heart

Mini Cheer Camp

  • Sacred Heart school gym, 313 S. Texana St., Hallettsville
  • July 22-24
  • 9 a.m.-noon (early drop off available at 8 a.m.)
  • For grades pre-kindergarten (must be potty trained)-sixth grade
  • $40, registration; $10 for early drop-off
  • Registration includes three days of cheer fun, snacks, megaphone, T-shirt, and medal for each participant. Make checks payable to: Sacred Heart Cheerleaders. Payment and registration forms are due by June 28. Forms may be dropped off at the school or mailed to Michelle Henke, 1846 County Road 197, Hallettsville, TX 77964.
  • Contact Coach Michelle Henke at Michelle_henke@yahoo.com for more information.

Victoria East Cheerleaders Little Cheer Workshop

  • East High School back gym
  • July 31, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon
  • $50
  • Registration will be July 31 at 8:30 a.m. T-shirt is included with registration. Parent Showcase will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2.
  • Contact Monica Cano at 361-218-8439 for more information.

Boys and Girls Club

202 Hopkins St.

Call 361-573-4411 or visit bgcvictoria.org.

Summer Day Camp

  • For ages 6-12
  • $75 weekly
  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
  • Session I: June 3-28
  • Session II: July 8-Aug. 9
  • Brain games, movies, reading, swimming, bowling and more. There is a one-time $25 registration fee (2019-20 membership included).

Victoria County 4-H

Activity center, 259 Bachelor Drive

RSVP to the Victoria County Extension Office at 361-575-4581.

Dog Care/Training Camp

  • June 4-6, July 23-25, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • $10
  • The Victoria County 4-H Program is hosting a 4-H Dog Care and Training three-day camp. You don’t have to be a member of 4-H to attend. Kids will work with their own dogs on basic agility, obedience, fitness training, canine massage and confirmation. They must have an 18 or older individual accompany them and take an active role in the camp for safety reasons. The dogs can be any age or breed but must have a copy of their vaccinations with them, choice of treats and must be able to be physically handled by the youth.

Girl Scouts

Deborah Branch Service Center, 104 W. River St.

Call 800-477-2688, ext. 333 or visit “Victoria Girl Scout Leaders” on Facebook.

  • For girls in kindergarten-12th grade. All girls must be a registered Girl Scout, or register as one before attending these activities.
  • Registration to become a Girl Scout is $25 per year. Or pay $35 now and it will cover this year and next year.
  • If your class is during the lunch time, please bring a lunch and drinks.
  • Girls must wear closed toed shoes, (no flip flops or spaghetti straps). Siblings are not permitted to attend.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification

  • May 23, 4-8 p.m.
  • $35
  • Learn how to start a business and keep the children under your care safe.

Program Aid/

volunteer training

  • May 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $12
  • Grades 6-8, 9-12
  • These are leadership workshops teaching older girls how to be a good role model and leader for younger girls.


  • Kindergarten-fifth grade
  • June 4-6, June 25-27,
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • New Girl Scouts $45, returning Girl Scouts $20. The $45 also covers membership fees for the remainder of this year and next year.

Sunset SWAPS

  • June 7, 5-7 p.m.
  • $5 covers pizza and a patch.
  • Girls are each asked to bring enough materials to make 30 swaps.

The World of Girls

  • Grades 2-3
  • June 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $30 includes journey and awards.

Trash Rob: What can you make out of recycled materials?

  • For girls of all ages
  • June 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $10

Daisy Fairy Tea Party

  • Kindergarden-second grade and registered adult
  • June 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $20

Brownie Quest

  • Grades 2-3
  • June 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $25 includes journey and awards.

Frugal Cooking

  • Ages 12-18
  • June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $25
  • How to get the most out of your grocery bill. Bringing your lunch is not necessary. Girls will learn to put simple and low-cost meals together.

The Wonders of Water

  • Grades 2-3
  • June 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $25 includes journey and awards.

Flag Day

  • All children are invited. Each child must attend with at parent or leader.
  • June 14, 5-7 p.m.
  • Learn all about our flag from some of our great heroes from the VFW Post. There is not a fee for this class; $1 for the patch.

Colorful Canvas

  • For girls of all ages
  • June 15, 1-3 p.m.
  • $20
  • Location TBA


  • June 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • The twists and turns of getting along. Peer pressure, trust, jealousy, betrayal, cliques and gossip – growing up is not easy.
  • $25 includes journey and awards.

Soap making class

  • June 18, 5-7 p.m.
  • $10
  • Pick your favorite fragrance and take home your homemade soap.

Bingo Mania

  • Kindergarten-fifth grade
  • June 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $15
  • Play bingo and win prizes.


  • June 21, 5-7 p.m.
  • $10
  • Play games and win prizes. Come dressed as your favorite clown.

Juniors Get Moving

  • Grades 4-5
  • June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $25 includes journey and awards.
  • Investigate the energy inside you, in all your spaces, and everywhere you go.

Cookie decorating

  • Junior high and high school
  • July 10, 10 a.m.-noon
  • $5
  • Try your hand at painting professionally.

Abstract Art

  • Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts, kindergarten-third grade
  • July 11, 10 a.m.-noon
  • $7 includes canvas
  • Take home your masterpiece to hang on your bedroom wall.

Cupcake Wars

  • July 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $7
  • Try your hand at a cupcake decorating contest.

Yorktown tour

  • July 20
  • Grab your cowboy boots and visit historical Yorktown and all it has to offer.

Daily Camp Deborah Branch

  • July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $125 includes lunch, drinks and snacks each day
  • Camp all day long, build edible fires, shelter in place, follow a bug on his trail all things are possible.

My Promise, My Faith

  • Kindergarten-12th grade
  • Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon
  • $15
  • This is a non-demonination retreat for girls of all ages. Become a stronger member of your faith and learn more about how we give service to God.

S’Mores Day

  • Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.
  • $15
  • Create and taste all varieties of this delicious treat. Learn the history of the s’more and more.

Brackenridge Adventure

Brackenridge Park Harry Hafernick Recreation Center, 891 Brackenridge Pkwy, Edna

Contact the Brackenridge Park Office at 361-782-5456 or visit brackenridgepark.com/ adventuredays.

The Art of Gardens

  • June 12
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • For children ages 8-12 (limited to 20 students)
  • $8 per participant, registration deadline June 3.
  • The Jackson County Master Gardeners will be onsite for a program to help children appreciate the art of gardening and understand the importance of gardens for us and wildlife. Students will be able to create and take home their own unique mini-garden. Basic planting container, potting and plant materials are provided, along with some whimsical accessories.

Outdoor Cooking

  • Ages 8-12
  • June 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • $5 per participant, registratino deadline is June 3
  • In this Outdoor Cooking adventure, Scout Master William Reeves and Girl Scout leader Elizabeth Sommerfeld will teach the kids how to cook around a campfire. Students will learn several different methods used when cooking outdoors such as open flame, foil packets, box ovens, and Dutch oven.

Fishing Frenzy

  • Brackenridge Main Event Center Catch and Release Pond
  • Ages 8-12
  • June 26, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Free, registration deadline is June 3
  • During the Fishing Frenzy Adventure, you will be able to enter a fishing derby challenging all who participate to see who will catch the biggest, smallest, or the most fish. Medals will be awarded to the winners.

An Alarming Idea

  • Ages 8-12 (limit of 30 children)
  • July 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • $8 per participant, registration deadline is June 3
  • The Children’s Discovery Museum of Victoria will be presenting their Electrical Engineering program. Students will explore the world of circuitry as they learn to read simple circuit diagrams and work as a team to build a complete alarm circuit with light and buzzer.

Party in the Park

  • Brackenridge Park Softball Field
  • Ages 8-12
  • July 17, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $10 per participant, registration deadline is June 3
  • We will have the field set up for water gun paint wars as well as Nerf gun wars! Students will need to bring their own Nerf gun equipment. Don’t forget to bring clothes that you can get wet in. Lunch will be provided.


Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA, 1806 N. Nimitz St.

Call 361-575-0511, visit ymcavictoria.org or email mcavazos@ymcavictoria.org.

Day camp

  • YMCA Day Camp provides youth with safe and supervised activities that teach them core values. Day Camp activities allow children to create arts and crafts, explore the great outdoors, learn different sports, swim and participate in fieldtrips. Our camp counselors encourage children to play games, create crafts, compete in sports and swim during their stay at Day Camp.
  • Children will be able to participate in several fieldtrips throughout the summer to places such as Hang Time, Chuck E Cheese, Cinemark Movies, Outlaw Pass, Bowling, Laser World, and more. Field trips are optional and at an additional cost.
  • More information on field trips will be given once you have signed up for camp. We accept CCS and offer financial assistance if needed.

Summer Camps

  • May 28-Aug. 9, Monday-Friday
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Members, $83; community participants, $103 weekly; $45 registration free added
  • Let your child experience summer camp. Children will look forward to swimming, sports, crafts, games and fieldtrips galore. This summer get up, get out and explore.

Kinder Camp

  • Located at Pinnacle Pointe Apartments
  • For ages prekindergarten 3-kindergarten.

YMCA camp

  • Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA
  • For first-sixth grade.

School Camps

St Joseph High School

110 Red River St.

College Essay Boot Camp

  • STJ Welder Hall 6
  • Incoming 12th graders
  • June 10-13, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • $100
  • The instructor is Megan Schott

Explore Your World – STJ Science Camp

  • O’Connor Lab
  • Incoming grades 5-8
  • June 10-12, 1-3 p.m.
  • $65
  • The instructor is Jordan Schott.

Camp St. Joseph

  • STJ Library
  • July 23-25
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • For incoming sixth-eighth grade boys and girls. Explore the life and journey of St. Joseph and his role in the Holy Family. Plan on outside games, team building and small group discussions. All faiths welcome. Led by Ryan Leos, campus minister.

Cooking Camp

  • STJ Cafeteria
  • June 18-20
  • 9-11 a.m.
  • $65
  • For incoming third-eighth grade. Instructed by Linda Balderaz, Kim Greenwald and Deborah Machicek

Victoria College

VC Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road

Call 361-485-6830, visit Victoria- College.edu/KidsCollege or email Mary.Hardy@VictoriaCollege.edu.

In Partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and Texas Master Naturalist/Mid-Coast Chapter.

Junior Naturalists (Age 5-8)

  • June 24-27, 9-11 a.m.
  • $60 per camp
  • Conference and Education Center, Room 304
  • Monday
  • – Animal Adaptation-Explore animal groups by examining their pelts, skulls, tracks and more. Discover how animals use adaptations like camouflage and living in family groups in order to survive.
  • Tuesday
  • – Art in Nature/Nature Journaling -Observe how animals hide and behave in a natural setting. Use art and words to reflect on learning and make animal pop-up books. (This class meets at the Victoria Educational Gardens)
  • Wednesday
  • – Herpetology: Fun with Frogs, Toads, Lizards and Snakes-Explore frogs and toads, lizards and snakes and learn why these animals are important in our environment. Join the frog chorus with our guest naturalist from central Texas.
  • Thursday
  • – Fishing and Water Safety -Discover what fish are, where they live, what they eat and who eats them. Identify fish parts with puzzles; learn the basics of fishing and practice casting. Participate in a life jacket fashion show and try out a canoe and a kayak. (This class meets at Ethel Lee Tracy Park.)

Junior Naturalists (Age 9-12)

  • June 24-27, 1-3 p.m.
  • Conference and Education Center, Room 304
  • Monday
  • – Animal Adaptation-Explore animal groups by examining their pelts, skulls, tracks, and more. Discover how animals use adaptations like camouflage and living in family groups in order to survive.
  • Tuesday
  • – Art in Nature/Nature Journaling -Learn the history of nature journaling. Sketching and paying attention to details. Sketch things found outdoors. Identify plants and subjects drawn. (This class meets at the Victoria Educational Gardens)
  • Wednesday
  • – Herpetology: Fun with Frogs, Toads, Lizards and Snakes-Explore frogs and toads, lizards and snakes and learn why these animals are important in our environment. Join the frog chorus with our guest naturalist from central Texas.
  • Thursday
  • – Fishing and Water Safety-Identify fish common in our region. Practice casting a fishing rod while discussing different types of fishing gear, bait and size and catch limits. Learn about boating safety including proper loading and boat capacity. Learn boating knots and the rules of swimming safety. Participate in a life jacket race and build a boat art activity. (This class meets at Ethel Lee Tracy Park.)

Kids In The Kitchen

  • Grades 3-6
  • June 24-27, 1-5 p.m. (students may be dropped off at 12:30 p.m. and picked up at 5:30 p.m.)
  • $85
  • Conference and Education Center, Room 306
  • Monday
  • – Getting started in the kitchen. Learn about the different types of food preparation: kitchen gadgets and what they are used for, different ways of measuring food, different ways to cook food, and get a taste of hands-on cooking.
  • Tuesday
  • – Learn about manners, table etiquette, how to set a table, reading food labels, rethink your drink, and cooking challenge
  • Wednesday
  • – Learn about My Plate My Way, creating healthy snacks, better breakfasts, fun ways to move, taste testing, and food challenge
  • Thursday
  • – Learn about food safety, helping in the kitchen, family mealtime fun, and educating others. Students will prepare and serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. (two family members only).

University of Houston-Victoria

UHV campus, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

Visit uhv.edu/stem-events/ summer-camps.

Math Camp

  • June 25-28
  • The camp will introduce high school students to theoretical concepts in advanced mathematics, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, optimization, graphs and magic tricks. Some students will have the chance to stay in the residence halls on the UHV campus. This will give students an opportunity to experience life on campus, with activities provided for students in the afternoons and evenings after summer camp lets out. Some students also will be accepted to attend the camp without staying in the dorms. Any current high school student or those starting high school in 2019-20 may apply. This camp is free through a grant provided by Alcoa Foundation.
  • Contact Ricardo Teixeira at teixeirar@uhv.edu or 361-570-4206.

Digital Simulation

and Robotics Camp

  • July 8-12
  • The camp will host 12 high school students to introduce them to basic robotics and engineering. The goals of this camp are to increase the number of students interested in computing and robotics, and to introduce the basic concepts of robotics, simulation and engineering. The weeklong camp will allow a limited number of students to stay in the UHV residence halls and experience life on campus. Activities will be provided for students in the afternoons and evenings. This camp is free thanks to a generous grant provided by Alcoa Foundation.
  • Contact Amjad Nusayr at nusayra@uhv.edu or 361-570- 4311.

Women in Computing Camp

  • July 15-19
  • The camp is for middle school girls and will introduce students to advanced and interesting computer science concepts. During the week, students will participate in hands-on activities that will bolster their interest in computing and advance their knowledge to a level that will help reduce intimidation when encountering complex computer science concepts in high school or college. Students will learn core computing concepts and competencies such as computers and communication devices, computational thinking, data, algorithms, computer programming and teamwork. All concepts will be covered in depth, analyzed within student teams, and used to implement problem solutions during the span of the week. This camp is free through grants from the Alcoa Foundation and Dow Community.
  • Contact Amjad Nusayr at nusayra@uhv.edu or 361-570- 4311.

Sylvan Learning of Victoria

1902 John Stockbauer Drive

Call 361-333-5784 or visit sylvanlearning.com.

Math Edge

  • Grades 1-6
  • June 10-14, June 24-28 or Aug. 5-9; 2-4 p.m.
  • July 15-19, 1-3 p.m.
  • $199

Algebra Edge

  • Grades 7-12
  • July 22-26, 2-3 p.m.
  • $199

Robotics 101

  • Grades 1-3
  • June 17-21, 1-3 p.m.
  • $199

Robotics 102

  • Grades 4-6
  • July 8-12, 2-4 p.m.
  • $199


  • Grades 2-5
  • June 24-28, 1-3 p.m.
  • Grades 1-3
  • July 15-19, 1-3 p.m.
  • $199


  • Kindergarten-third grade
  • July 9-12, 1-2 p.m.
  • $99

Game Design/Coding

  • Grades 1-6
  • July 22-26, 1-3 p.m.
  • $199


  • Grades 3-5
  • Aug. 6-8, 1-3 p.m.
  • $199

Strength Training

St. Joseph High school

  • St. Joseph High School Weight Room in Flyer Dome
  • June 3-July 11, 8-10 a.m.
  • $140
  • For all Flyer athletes, incoming grades 7-12, boys and girls.

Victoria West High School

  • Grades 7-12. Ninth-graders not allowed to attend Aug. 6-8 sessions.
  • Offseason program that is a combination of weight training and series of cardiovascular activities to develop strength, power and speed.
  • June 3-26, Monday-Wednesday,
  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. or 9-11 am.
  • July 16-Aug. 1, Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 23 there will be no strength and conditioning.
  • For registration forms, visit visd.net/apps/pages/summer-activities.

Victoria East High School

  • Victoria East High School Weight Room and Track
  • Girls, incoming grades 7-12
  • June 3-July 18 (no camp July 1-4), 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Free
  • The program will consist of lifting weights and conditioning training with an emphasis on improving strength, agility, speed and endurance.
  • For registration forms, visit visd.net/apps/pages/summer-activities.


St. Joseph Flyer Golf Camp

  • Victoria Country Club, Northside Golf Rang and Riverside
  • Incoming grades 5-9
  • July 22-26, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


St. Joseph Swim Clinics

  • Pool at The Club at Colony Creek, 301 Colony Creek Drive
  • Incoming grades 3+
  • Freestyle:
  • June 17, 5-7 p.m.
  • Breaststroke:
  • July 1, 5-7 p.m.
  • Butterfly/Backstroke:
  • July 15, 5-7 p.m.
  • $75, all three clinics; $30 per clinic
  • Register online at stjvictoria.com/athletics/summer_camps.cfm or at the STJ Office, 110 E. Red River St. For more
  • information, call 361-573-2446.


Victoria West High School

307 W. Tropical Drive

Visit visd.net/apps/pages/ summer-activities. Walk-ups are accepted.

Youth Camp

  • Grades 2-6
  • July 30-Aug. 1, Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 a.m.
  • $50
  • Coaches will be teaching many important aspects of footbals, such as safety, good work ethics, ball security, form running, character building and proper nutrition.

Jump Start Camp

  • Grades 7-9
  • July 30-Aug. 1, Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
  • $50
  • Players can get a head start on the upcoming football season with coaches covering fundamentals of Victoria West offense and defense. There will also be agility training, position specific training and offensive/defensive drills.

St. Joseph High School

STJ Practice Field, 110 Red River St.

Call 361-573-2446 or visit stjvictoria.com/athletics/summer_camps.

Youth Camp

  • Incoming grades 2-6
  • July 15-16
  • 9-11 a.m.
  • $50

Junior High Camp

  • Incoming grades 6-8
  • July 15-16
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • $50

Flyer Camp

  • Incoming grades 9-12
  • July 17-19
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • $75


Victoria East Titan Camp

  • Victoria East High School Softball Field
  • June 3-5
  • 8-10 a.m. for fourth-sixth grade; 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. for seventh-ninth grade
  • $40
  • This camp is to develop fundamental offensive and defensive skills and increase level of team play through furn and challenging activities.
  • For more information, contact Head Softball Coach Melissa Buck at 361-788-2820 Ext. 38417 or melissa.buck@visd.net. Visit visd.net/apps/pages/summer-activities for registration forms. Registration deadline is May 22.

St. Joseph Skills Camp

  • STJ Field of Dreams
  • Incoming grades 3-9
  • July 24-25, 5-8 p.m.
  • $50

Victoria West Camp

  • Victoria West Softball Field
  • 307 W. Tropical Drive
  • May 28-30
  • 8-10 a.m., kindergarten-fifth grade; 5-7 p .m., Junior High
  • $50
  • Athletes will need to bring a glove, bat, catcher’s gear and any other equipment they have. If they do not have any equipment, we will have some they can borrow.


Victoria College

Victoria College Summer Basketball Camps will be led by VC Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jesse Ortega. The camps will feature instruction from the College’s skilled coaching staff that are sure to not only help players improve skills, but also provide a fun and competitive environment.

Middle School All-Skills

  • Boys grades 6-8
  • June 24, 9 a.m.-noon.
  • $35 per player
  • VC Sports Center
  • This camp is a developmental camp designed for junior high basketball players. Campers will be lead through a series of drills throughout the camp in order to develop the following skills: ball handling, defensive fundamentals, shooting technique, rebounding, and passing.

High School High Performance

  • Grades 9-12
  • June 24, 1-3 p.m.
  • $35 per player
  • VC Sports Center
  • This camp is an intensive camp designed to strengthen and develop skills for basketball players entering high school. Campers will be lead through a series of drills throughout the camp in order to develop the following skills: ball handling, defensive fundamentals, shooting technique, rebounding and passing.

Red & White Boys Basketball League

VISD District Events Center Gyms, 1110 Sam Houston Drive

  • Incoming grade 6-age 22
  • June 3-July 2, Mondays and Thursdays; end of league tournament is July 1-2.
  • Individual registration began on April 27, $10 late fee added after May 24.

St. Joseph High school

STJ Flyer Dome

Call 361-573-2446 or visit stjvictoria.com/athletics/summer_camps.

Youth Camp

  • Incoming kindergarteners-sixth graders
  • June 10-12, 10 a.m.-noon
  • $65

High School Camp

  • Incoming grades 7-12
  • June 10-13, 1-3 p.m.
  • $75


St. Joseph High School

STJ Flyer Dome

Call 361-573-2446 or visit stjvictoria.com/athletics/summer_camps.

Youth camp

  • Incoming grades 3-6
  • July 18-19, 5-7 p.m.
  • $50

Junior High Camp

  • Incoming grades 6-8
  • July 18-19, 9 a.m.-noon
  • $50

High School Camp

  • Incoming grades 9-12
  • July 18-19
  • 6-9 p .m.
  • $75

Victoria College

VC Sports Center

Visit VictoriaCollege.edu/Sports, call 361-573-3291, ext. 3299 or email Joshua.Moore@ VictoriaCollege.edu.

High School

High Performance

  • Grades 9-12
  • June 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $80
  • This is an intensive camp designed to strengthen and develop skills for volleyball players entering grades 9-12. The camp focuses on learning new techniques for the game, increasing tactical awareness, and developing better skills in a position specific environment. Groups will be split by age, experience and athleticism. Schedule of events includes: 9 a.m.-noon, practice/skills work, noon-1 p.m., lunch break, and 1-3 p.m. scrimmaging. Lunch will be provided.

Youth All-Skills

  • Grades 5-6
  • June 18-19, 9 a.m.-noon.
  • $50
  • This camp is specially designed to meet the needs of athletes entering grades 5-8. This camp focuses on all aspects of the game with the emphasis on fundamentals. Skill development is emphasized during hours of on-court instruction in the following areas: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, team defense, blocking, team reception, attack coverage, and team transition. Campers are skill-tested and placed in a group of similar age and ability.

Middle School All-Skills

  • Grades 5-8
  • June 18-19
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $50
  • This camp focuses on all aspects of the game with the emphasis on fundamentals. Skill development is emphasized during hours of
  • on-court instruction in the following areas: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, team defense, blocking, team reception, attack coverage, and team transition. Campers are skill-tested and placed in a group of similar age and ability.

Southern Swing League

Victoria College Sports Center

Call 361-210-6876 or visit southernswing-volleyball.com.

Session 1

  • $50 per player, registration deadline for Session 1 has passed.

Youth Division

  • June 6-23, Sundays
  • Grades 3-6

Co-ed 4-on-4 Division

  • June 2-23, Sundays
  • Ages 18+

Middle School Division

  • June 3-24, Mondays
  • Grades 6-8

Sub-Varsity Division

  • June 4-25, Tuesdays
  • Grades 8-11

Varsity Division

  • June 6-27, Thursdays
  • Grades 9-12.

Session 2

  • $50 per player, registration deadline is June 12.

Youth Division

  • July 7-28, Sundays
  • Grades 3-6

Women’s 4-on-4 Division

  • July 7-28, Sundays
  • Ages 18+

Middle School Division

  • July 8-29
  • Grades 6-8

Sub-Varsity Division

  • July 2-23
  • Ages 8-11

Varsity Division

  • July 1-25, Thursdays. The first night of varsity league in Session 2 will take place on Monday because of July 4 holiday.
  • Grades 9-12.

Boys of Summer Camp

  • June 10 and 11
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • $100 per player, registration deadline is May 28.
  • Boys grades 4-9
  • This session will cover the fundamentals of volleyball including passing, setting, hitting and serving with attention to proper form as well as an introduction to game play and team concepts.
  • Text 361-210-6876 or email ssvball@yahoo.com.

2019 Rising Stars

  • Girls grades 3-8
  • $300 per athlete, registration deadline is June 14.

League: Youth Division

  • Grades 3-5
  • July 3-28
  • Games are Sundays and practice days are Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

League: MC Division

  • Grades 6-8
  • July 3-July 29
  • Games are on Mondays and practice days are Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Camp: Youth Division

  • July 5, 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • Grades 3-5

Camp: MC Division

  • July 5, 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Grades 6-8

Victoria East High School

Victoria East High School Main Gym and Practice Gym

Visit visd.net/apps/pages/ summer-activities.

Development camp

  • July 15-16
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m. for third-eighth grade; 1-4 p.m. for incoming ninth graders.
  • $50
  • The camp will develop fundamental skills and increase level of team play through fun and challenging activities.

Victoria West High School

Victoria West High School Gym

Contact Coach Alysia Hill at 788-2830, ext. 39414 or visit visd.net/apps/pages/summer-activities.

Development camp

  • May 28-30
  • 9-11:30 a.m., grades 4-8, check in at 8:40 a.m.; for grades 4-8; 12:30-3 p.m., check in at 12:15 p.m., ninth graders
  • $50
  • Registration deadline is morning of May 28.


Victoria Summer Camp

  • Liberty/District Event Center Tennis Courts, corner of Sam Houston Drive and Airline Road
  • Ages 7-19
  • June 3-6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • $35
  • All skills levels are welcome. Registration deadline is May 28. To receive a registration form or for more information, call Coach Rick Streeter, at 361-935-8594 or Gwen Robards, at 361-676-5963.


UHV Summer Camp

  • UHV Soccer Field, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.
  • Ages 4-17
  • June 3-7 and July 15-19
  • Session 1 will be from 9 a.m.-noon, and Session 2 will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Early registration is $135 for one session or $185 for both sessions. Late registration 10 days prior to camp is $145 for one session or $195 for both sessions.
  • Campers will be taught fundamental skills and advanced-level technical training to develop and challenge their skill levels.
  • Call 361-485-4418 or e-mail soccercamps@uhv.edu.

St. Joseph Camp

  • STJ Field of Dreams
  • Incoming grades 7-12
  • July 8-10, 5-7 p.m.
  • $75

Titan and Lady Titan Camp

  • Victoria East High School Practice Field
  • Incoming grades 1-9
  • June 11-13
  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • $40
  • This camp will develop fundamental skills and increase level of team play through fun and challenging activities. Bring a water bottle and bug spray. For more information, call Misty Boenig, at 361-648-8485. For registration forms, visit visd.net/apps/pages/summer-activities.


VPL Summer Fun Fest

Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main St.

Call 361-485-3302 to learn more.

Fun Fest Kick Off Party

  • June 3, 10 a.m.-noon
  • VPL overflow parking area

BabyTime Storytime

  • Tuesdays June 4-July 23, 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m.

Family Time Storytime

  • Wednesdays June 5-July 25, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • June 27, July 25 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Finding Friday

Scavenger Hunt

  • Fridays 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 7-July 19

Lego Free Play/

LEGO WeDo Robotics

  • Alternating Saturdays June 4-June 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • July 2, July 8, July 16, July 23

Teen Robotics Club

  • Signup required
  • 1-3 p.m. June 7, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19

Family gameS

  • Signup required
  • 2-3:30 p.m. June 5 Live Action Space Invaders
  • 5-6:30 p.m. June 19: Space Trivia
  • 5-6:30 p.m. July 3: Live Action Space Invaders

Family crafts

  • 2-3:30 p.m. June 10; 5-6:30 p.m. June 20: Space Race
  • 2-3:30 p.m. July 15; 5-6:30 p.m. July 17: Build-an-alien


  • June 6, 10:30-11 a.m.: Bach Fest Emerging Artists
  • June 8, 1-2 p.m.: Bach Fest Drum Circle
  • June 12, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Magician John O’Bryant
  • June 24, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Miss LouLou Storytelling
  • July 11 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Mad Science

VPL Escape Room:

Lost in Space

  • Signup required
  • Noon-8 p.m. June 27, July 18

Teen Events

  • June 13, 5-7 p.m.: Japanese Culture
  • June 17, 2-3:30 p.m.: Pi in the Sky
  • July 8, 3-4 p.m.: Stranger Things craft
  • July 10, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.: 3D printing class
  • July 22, 2-3:30 p.m.: Pi in the Sky

Fourth Annual Maker Fest

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15

Summer Fun Fest End Party

  • Performance by Epic Entertainment at 2 p.m. at the Victoria Community Center

Teen Summer Fun Fest Wrap-Up

  • 3-4 p.m. July 27

Cuero Municipal Library

207 E. Main St., Cuero

Call 361-275-2864 to learn more.

Summer Reading Program

  • Free
  • June 5 – Reptile Adventures
  • June 12 – Dinosaur George
  • June 19 – Texas snakes, more
  • June 26 – Repco
  • July 3 – Mr. Kippy
  • July 10 – Comedy Magician
  • July 17 – Texas Animals Puppet Theater
  • July 25 – Critterman and end of the summer party. This event is held at the Cuero Park Clubhouse, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive.

Lego Day

  • June 14-Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m.
  • The Lego Club will meet every other Friday. Planned activities include: June 14, create a car; June 28, build a bird house; July 12, create a flying machine; July 26, design a maze; Aug. 9, make a self-portrait; Aug. 23, create your favorite animal.


Piano/Keyboard lessons

  • June 3-August
  • Ages 4+
  • $95 per month, family rates are available
  • Private lessons where students will learn how to play piano or keyboard, as well as music theory. No keyboard is required to take lessons. Call Sheri Wagner, at 361-676-5615.


Invista Youth

Leadership Conference

  • Victoria College Student Center
  • For students recently completing the sixth grade.
  • June 10-13
  • $80
  • During the conference students will have the opportunity to development leadership skills in a fun-filled environment. They will be able to practice leadership by learning to serve others while participating in community-service projects. You must apply in advance and be chosen to attend. Application deadline is May 30. Registration is $80 and includes food, snacks and recreational activities.To obtain an application or for more information, call Peter McNally, at 361-361-648-7248.

Texas Lions Camp

  • 4100 San Antonio Highway, Kerrville
  • The camp is free to qualifying children.
  • This camp is dedicated to serving children with physical disabilities, Down syndrome, cancer and Type 1 diabetes. Children eligible to participate must be between the ages of 7 and 16. Children with Type 1 diabetes must be between 8 and 15 and campers with Down syndrome must be 12-16 years old.
  • For more information, visit lionscamp.com.
  • Camp Sessions for children with physical disabilities: June 2-8; June 9-15; June 16-22; June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Camp session for children with Down Syndrome is July 7-13. Camp session for children with cancer is July 14-20 and the cam sessions for children with Type 1 Diabetes is July 21-27 and July 28-Aug. 3. To register, call the camp registrar, at 830-896-8500, ext. 250.

A+ Kidz Care Summer Fun

  • A+ Kidz Care is offering summer activities including swimming, movies and more. For more information, call 361-485-9922.

Hope Fest

  • Riverside Park special events area
  • June 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Free
  • An outdoor event presented by Teens Grounded Inc. and designed for junior high and high school youth as well their family. This full day festival is packed with games, entertainment, dancing, and special performances and speakers. No ice chest with drinks or outside food. Food trucks will be onsite. For more information, call 361-571-0868 or 361-655-9019.

Peter Piper Pizza

3603 N. Navarro St.

Call 361-576-9079 to learn more.

Summer kids days

  • Tuesdays, June 11-July 30
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Join us for an interactive kids program geared at children ages 3-10. Themes for the day: June 11, Ahoy Mateys! A day filled with pirate fun; June 18, Be A Superhero! Dress up as your favorite superhero; June 25, Happy Birthday to YOU! It’s everyone’s birthday on this special day; July 2, Stars and Stripes, Let’s celebrate America; July 9, Crazy Hats, Everyone come wearing a crazy hot; July 16, Neighborhood Friends. Visit with people who protect your community; July 23, Let’s Play Ball! All kinds of sports for all kinds of kids; July 30, End of Summer “Fiesta.” A day of fun with your Peter Piper amigos.
  • Individual and group packages available.

Victoria County Master Gardener Association

Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion, 283 Bachelor Drive

Visit vcmga.org or call 361-576-9870.

Growing Healthy Kids Camp

  • June 10-14
  • 8 a.m.-noon
  • For ages 6-12
  • $35
  • Fun craft and learning activities related to gardening.


Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

302 N. Esplanade St., Cuero

Call 361-277-2866 to learn more.

Cowboy Camp

  • June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Ages 7-12
  • The camp is free but donations are encouraged.
  • Activities will teach and entertain in the cowboy way. Activities include leather work, calf roping, horse etiquette, branding, Dutch oven cooking, cowboy music and a photo taken on a real longhorn. Activities will be indoors and out of doors. Cowboy Camp T-shirts will be provided and campers are encouraged to
  • dress in their best cowboy duds.

Children’s Discovery Museum

1205 Sam Houston Drive

Call 361-485-9140 or visit cdmgoldencrescent.com.


Discovery University

  • Ages 3-8
  • June 3-July 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday
  • $150 per week, $20 deposit due at registration
  • There will be no childcare provided outside of these hours. All campers must be fully potty trained.
  • Lego Robotics Camp
  • (June 3-7) – We will be using cutting edge technology as we study the language, characteristics and the abilities of our robotic creations. This camp is perfect for budding Lego creators, as well as experienced builders. With head-to-head competitions and real-life challenges, each camper will refine and test their robotics skills.
  • Mad Science Camp
  • (June 10-14) – Explosions, eruptions and excitement are guaranteed during this adventure into the world of science. We will be investigating unique experiments, discovering new and useful techniques and uncovering the secrets of science as we don our lab coats and dig in.
  • StoryLand Camp
  • (June 17-21) – This camp will walk through a different story each day of the week. From mooses and muffins to snowy days, each day will be a unique real-life adventure through some of your child’s most beloved books. Dress up encouraged.
  • Camp Mash-Up
  • (June 24-28) – In Camp Mash-Up, we’ve taken the five most popular camps and used them to inspire a different day of the week. Each day is a unique adventure, with themes based on Lego Robotics, StoryLand, Mad Science, Water, and our Lonestar State.
  • Water Adventure Camp
  • (July 8-12) – Let your little one explore the different bodies of water as we “travel” across the oceans, down the rivers, across the lakes and to the bay. The week’s highlight will be a water balloon bonanza at the museum! (Project Wet)
  • Texas Lonestar Camp
  • (July 15-19) – Learn what it takes to be a part of the Lonestar State. Eat at a chuck wagon, pet a longhorn, meet an armadillo and make a replica Texas flag.

CDU Grad School

  • Ages 9-13
  • July 22-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • $220 per week, $20 deposit due at registration
  • There will be after hours care available until 5 p.m. for $50 per week.
  • Campers must pack a lunch, drink and snack each day.
  • Registration must be completed online or in museum. Campers registering within three days of the start of a camp are subject to a $15 late fee.
  • Puzzles, Games and Contraptions
  • (July 22-26) – Calling all inventors. Remember the classic board game Mousetrap? This camp will help your camper design and build their very own Rube Goldberg type machine. Campers will learn hands-on lessons in prototyping, building and testing their very own inventions. On Friday, we will link the machines together to form one giant contraption for the big finale. We will also spend time exploring larger-than-life versions of childhood favorites from Scrabble to Uno, featuring giant tic-tac-toe battles, extra-hungry hippos, and the big finale: a life-size game of Battle Ship.
  • Kitchen Chemistry and Ceramics Studio
  • (July 29-Aug 2) – Cook your way to new knowledge. Led by experts and cooking “chemists”we will cover chemistry that can be done using simple household ingredients as well as more complex recipes that will bring out your budding chef. Then, we will turn our focus to ceramics where campers will get the chance to learn how to “throw” a pot on a potter’s wheel. We will be practicing the wheel along with several other entry-level pottery techniques for upper elementary through junior high. Spend a week with us and develop your knowledge of ceramics and the tools and processes that make this art form so unique.

Museum of the Coastal Bend

2200 E. Red River St.

Call 361-582-2511 or visit MuseumOfTheCoastalBend.org/Events.

(Registration fees do not include lunch.)

Beginner Scientist Camp

  • Kindergarten-third grade
  • June 4-7, 2-4 p.m.
  • $20 ($18 for museum members). Registration and payment deadline: May 22.
  • Campers will explore four fields of science. Each day they will engage in hands-on experiments and activities that will help them learn about chemistry, archaeology, paleontology, and engineering. Activities include creating a fossil, making a lava lamp, designing pottery, and building a pendulum paint station.

History Explorers Camp

  • Grades 4-7
  • June 18- 21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • $60 ($54 for museum members). Registration and payment deadline: June 5.
  • During this camp, children will learn about history, art, and science while participating in hands-on activities. Campers will become scientists, gardeners, artists, and architects while creating plastic from milk, planting herbs, making paintings with pendulums, and building shelters from bricks.

Quidditch and Atlatl Camp

  • Ages 9+
  • July 16-19, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $15 ($13 for museum members). Registration and payment deadline: July 2.
  • Campe
  • rs will learn the basics of how to play quidditch as well as use atlatls to throw darts on the museum’s front lawn. Students will also have a chance to tie-dye their own team shirts and head-bands during the camp.

Archaeology 101

  • Grades 4-7
  • July 23-26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $30 ($27 for museum members). Registration and payment deadline: July 10.
  • Campers will learn the basics of archaeology throughout this 4 day camp. Each day, campers will explore the field of archaeology through activities and lessons including learning which tools archaeologists use, determining how archaeologists interpret artifacts and exploring experimental archaeology.

Hands on History

  • Cost included in museum’s pay-what-you-want admission.
  • All ages welcome.


  • June 15, 10 a.
  • m.-4 p.m.
  • Learn about Juneteenth and what it means to Texas history. Celebrate Juneteenth, try your hand at writing with a “quill and ink,” and play old fashioned yard games in front of the museum.

Extreme Weather

  • July 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Have you ever wondered how to make your own extreme weather? Make a tornado in a bottle, create a hurricane in a bowl, cause a cloud to appear inside a jar, and make a lightning calculator.

Texas Plants

  • Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Discover plants that grow around Texas and maybe even in your own garden. Make scent satchels from herbs, learn about the parts of a flow
  • er, make invisible ink from citrus, and use berry ink to write a note!

Church Camps/ Vacation Bible School

Zion Lutheran Church of Mission Valley

12183 Farm-to-Market Road 236

Contact Seda Weaver at 361-578-5447 or visit zionlutheranmv.org or vbspro.events/p/events/zionmv19.

Roar! VBS: Life is wild,

God is good

  • June 23-27, 6-8 p.m.
  • Free
  • Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.
  • m. Kids participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, eat treats, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddie
  • s, and make crafts. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this time at 7:50 p.m. Kids at Roar VBS will join
  • a mission’s effort to provide fresh water for villages in Kenya.

First Christian Church

2105 N. Ben Jordan St.

Call 361-550-1941 to learn more.

The Incredible Race

  • Preschool-fifth grade
  • June 3-6, 6-8:15 p.m.
  • Admission is free but space is limited. Leave a
  • message with your name, call-back number and ages of children.
  • Registration deadline is May 29.

LifePointe Fellowship

8150 Nursery Drive

Contact Rachel Lassmann at rachel@lifepointevictoria.com or 361-573-5433 or visit lifepointevictoria.com.


  • Ages 3-fifth grade
  • June 3-6, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • At Roar, kids will participate in team building games, enjoy snacks while they watch faith building videos, attend Imagination Station, hear about Bible adventures, and join in Worship music. Register at LifePointe Fellowship or online.

First United Methodist Church

407 N. Bridge St.

Contact Brooke Mercer at 361-578-2701 or fumckids@hotmail.com.

Pine Cove Camp in the City

  • Kindergarten-fifth grade
  • June 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $280
  • Registration includes lunch and snacks. The camp will include dancing, cheering, and jumping every day. There will be skits, activities, Bible studies and more. Register at pinecove.com/city/fumc-victoria/.

Basic Training Camp

  • Grades 3-5
  • El Shaddai Retreat Center in Yorktown
  • July 21-24
  • $160; $185 after June 1
  • Basic Training Camp is sponsored by First United Methodist Church-Victoria. This four-day, three-night retreat gives your child the opportunity to experience God through worship, games, friends and much more. There are only 50 openings for campers, 25 girls and 25 boys. Register at fumckidsvictoria.com/summer-camps.

‘Mars and Beyond’ VBS

  • First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry Center, 206 W. Power St.
  • Ages 3 by Sept. 1 (potty trained) to fifth grade.
  • Free
  • July 8-11, 4-5:30 p.m. for ages 3-5; 5-8 p.m. for grades kindergarten-fifth; dinner will be served from 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Bible stories, space based fun, games and activities. Register at tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/fumcvictoria.

Trinity Episcopal Church

1501 N. Glass St.

Contact Stephanie Stevens, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at 361-573-3228, ext. 259 or visit trinitywelcomesyou.org and hover over the “Growing in God” section.

VBS and Day Camp – Roar

  • Ages 3-5
  • July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • Children will discover how God is good even through all of life’s crazy moments. Vacation Bible School is free of charge, however; only 40 spaces are available so register as early as possible.

Camp Capers Day Camp

  • Incoming grades 1-6
  • July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Registration is $85, scholarships are available, call if one is needed.
  • Lunch is provided. Camp staff will lead the campers in games, crafts, worship, and fun. The children will be able to experience Camp Capers without spending the night away.

First Presbyterian Church

2408 N. Navarro St.

Call 361-575-2441 or email info@fpcofvictoria.org.

SonSurf Beach Bash VBS

  • Ages 4-12
  • July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • We’ll play games, sing songs, eat snacks, create art and craft projects, and hear storytelling as we learn more about Jesus and God’s love.

Christ The Victor Lutheran Church

202 Stanley St.

Call 361-575-4363 to learn more.

Vacation Bible School

  • Age 3-fifth grade
  • June 17-20, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Free
  • There will be a light meal, Bible stories, games, music and crafts.


Victoria County 4-H ACtivity Center

259 Bachelor Drive

Contact Shirley Odell at 361-782-8730 or visit tpwd.elementlms.com.

Hunting Education Class

  • Ages 9+
  • June 15, 9-5 p.m.
  • $15
  • A hot dog lunch will be provided. Upon completion of the course, students will be certified for life and will be elligible to participate in youth hunts sponsored by the Texas Youth Hunting Program.


Quilters Patch

205 North Star Drive

Contact Karen Greer at 361-649-8952 or sewer444@gmail.com.

Camp Sew Fun

  • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Ses
  • sion 1
  • – July 8-11 (beginners ages 10+), $60. Students will learn to use a sewing machine and make four projects. Some machines provided.
  • Session 2
  • – July 15-17 (teens), $75. Stude
  • nts will create a lap quilt or wall hanging using a half Jelly Roll.

Shiner Heritage Quilters

First United Methodist Church, 102 W. Church St., Hallettsville

Contact Bernadette Kresta at 361-596-4575.

Youth Beginning Quilt Class

  • Ages 10-14
  • July 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday
  • Free
  • Each student must bring a sewing machine in working order, the machine instruction book and small scissors for cutting thread. Enrollment is limited to seven students. Students will make a 27-inch square wall hanging and learn cutting, sewing and pressing techniques. The Guild will provide embellished quilt bags filled with fabric batting and essential supplies. Each student will be paired with a Guild member who will give individual guidance along with lots of TLC. Refreshments for students will be served daily.


Cuero Summer Staycation

  • June 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Free paddleboat and kayak rides at Cuero Lake.
  • June 6, 9 p.m. – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” movie at Lakeview Knoll
  • June 13, 8 a.m.-noon – Fishing in Municipal Park with the City of Cuero Parks Department. Bait will be provided. Bring your own fishing rods. Lunch will be provided.
  • June 20, 9 p.m. – #Throwback Thursday, “The Little Rascals” movie at Lakeview Knoll
  • June 27, 10 a.m. – Texas Zoo presentation at the clubhouse in the park.
  • July 4, 9 p.m. – Independence Day firework Celebration in Cuero Municipal Park
  • July 11 – Free pool and splash pad day during regular pool/splash pad hours.
  • July 18, 10 a.m. – Arts and crafts
  • with Christi Fuchs at the Cuero Municipal Park Clubhouse
  • July 25, 9 p.m. – “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” movie at Lakeview Knoll
  • Aug. 1 – Free pool and splash pad day during regular hours
  • Aug. 8, 9 p.m. – “Incredibles 2” movie at Lakeview Knoll
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