2022 UHV summer camp

Marley Jenkins, 12, tinkers with her build at University of Houston-Victoria’s Texas Women in Computing summer camp on UHV’s campus in July 2022.

Kids CollegeVictoria College Emerging Technology Complex

Junior Naturalist Camps

  • $60 per camp (4 days)
  • Camps are divided into two age groups — 6-8-year olds, 9-11 a.m., June 26-29; 9-12 year olds, 1-3 p.m. June 26-29.

Create and Craft Camp

  • $100 (3 days)
  • 8-12 years old; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20-22.

Lego Engineering presented by Fastforward Kids

  • $98 per camp (4 days)
  • 8-12 years old, June 26-29, camp 1, 9-11 a.m.; camp 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., camp 3, 2-4 p.m.

Journalism Camp

  • $85 (4 days)
  • Incoming 7th-12th graders; 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 26-29.

Museum of the Coastal BendCabinet of Curiosities Summer Camp

Vacation Bible SchoolZion Lutheran Church

  • of Mission Valley Vacation Bible School
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 11-15, with dinner at 5 p.m. for ages prekindergarten3- 8th grades; at 12183 Farm-to-Market Road 236, Victoria.
  • Theme: Twists & Turns, a fantastical celebration of how following Jesus changes the game.
  • Registration online, zionlutheranmv.org or email zlmv@ccwip.net or call church office 361-578-5447 or in person. Event is free.

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent CampsAll camps are 9 a.m.-noon weekdays at the museum, 1205 Sam Houston Drive. Membership discount applies. Register, cdmgoldencrescent.org.

Summer by Design Art Camp

  • , June 5-9. Practice and learn about art history, create a masterpiece each day.

Kids on the Block Lego Camp,

  • June 12-16. Hands-on STEAM activities with Legos.

Wild West Ranch and Rodeo Cowpoke Camp,

  • June 19-23. Learn about life on the cattle ranch and in the rodeo. Chance to ride real horses.

Don’t’ be Salty Texas Coastal Safari Camp,

  • July 10-14. Investigate and explore the Texas coast’s diverse aquatic ecosystem.

Thinking Outside the Bach’s Music Camp,

  • July 17-21. Build your own musical instrument while learning about and listening to music, attend a concert.

SomePAWdy to Love Me Critter Care and Veterinary Science Camp,

  • July 24-28. Learn about caring for pets and other animals. Attend a pet adoption event.

Crossroads Business and Education ConnectionYOUth LEADership Conference – Victoria Area,

  • for incoming 7th graders from the area; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12 – 15; Victoria College Student Center, 2200 E. Red River St.; Cost, $80, scholarships are available; To register call 361-572-8232 or email info@vbectx.org.

YOUth LEADership Conference – Jackson County,

  • for incoming 7th graders from Jackson County, others may attend if spaces are available; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17 – 20, Edna Junior High, 505 W. Gayle St., Edna; cost, $75, scholarships are available. To register call 361-572-8232 or email info@vbectx.org.
  • This is co-sponsored by Crossroads Business and Education Connection and Region 3 Education Service Center

N.E.W. (Non-Traditional Employment for Women) Experience

  • . For incoming 9th grade girls from the area; 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 24 – 27, University of Houston – Victoria Northwest Campus, 1604 E. Airline Road; cost, $75, scholarships are available. To register call 361-573-0731 x1132 or email khunt@esc3.net.

Dance Camp

Ledwig Dance Academy

  • 5803-M John Stockbauer Drive

Summer Camp

  • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays May 30-Aug. 4; cost $130/week, sibling discounts are offered. Sign up for the whole summer or just one day at a time. Register online at www.ledwigdanceacademy.com, 361-541-6005.

Ballet Academy of South Texas

  • 204 N. Main St, Victoria

Summer Classes

  • 6-week summer session of regular weekly classes
  • June 5-July 20 (off the week of July 4)
  • All ages 3 through adult
  • One tuition rate for the session- based on number of classes
  • Regular class offering: Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, conditioning, adult ballet and tap
  • No registration fee, tuition due at registration

Summer Camps – Fun in the sun

  • Two one-week camps, 9 a.m. -noon
  • June 26-30; July 17-21
  • Early bird pricing, $150 for each 1-week camp if registered before June 1; $175 after June 1.
  • Ages 5-10
  • Curriculum developed by certified teacher
  • Register early, spots are limited

Summer Dance Intensive

  • One 2-week intensive for intermediate to advanced students ages 10 and older
  • Weekdays, July 24-Aug.4
  • Early bird pricing, $500 for the 2-week intensive if registered before June 1; $600 after that.
  • Guest Master Teachers from Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and more
  • Classes in ballet, pointe, modern, character, conditioning and more!

YMCABarbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA

  • Hands-on outdoor adventure at the Y. Continue learning all summer long with educational field trips, STEM activities, swimming, sports and crafts galore.
  • Camp runs May 30 – Aug. 4
  • Registration Fee $55; weekly: Y members $93/ community $113.

YMCA Youth camp,

  • 1st – 5th grades. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekdays.

Kinder Camp,

  • Pinnacle Pointe Apartments, prekindergarten3- kindergarten, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. week days.

Edna Camp,

  • Edna Alternative School, prekindergarten-fifth grades, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekdays.

Teen Camp,

  • Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA, 6th– 8th grades, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekdays.

Calhoun County YMCA

  • Because outside is the new inside, kids will be able to participate in various hands-on, educational field trips throughout the summer.
  • Registration Fee: Members $50/community $60; weekly: Y members $105/community $115. Daily drop-ins available: Members $35/community $45.
  • 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekdays.

Kinder Camp

  • for ages 4-5.

Camp Awala

  • for aged 6-9

Teen Camp

  • for ages 10-14.

Mini Camps

  • 15 spots available per camp
  • Members $40/community $55
  • Camp for ages 3-6 years old
  • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday

In the Mommy and Me location

Little Messy Monster Camp

  • , July 10-13
  • Camps for ages 8 years and up
  • 1-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • Bauer Exhibit Building

Cooking (Beginner),

  • June 5-8

S.T.E.M. Science,

  • June 12-15

Art Camp,

  • June 19-22


  • (Advanced – additional $5 fee), July 10-14

Cooking competition

  • with prizes, July 15

S.T.E.M. Science,

  • — July 17-20

Art Camp,

  • July 24-27

Palacios YMCA Programs

  • Available for ages 8-12 years
  • Sanford Community Center
  • Registration Fee – $20; weekly Fee – $55;
  • 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Fridays (end time based on return from field trip)

Week 1

  • (June 19-23) – Mad Science Camp
  • Field Trip – Rockport Bay Education Center

Week 2

  • (June 26-30) – Lost in Space Camp
  • Field Trip – Houston Space Museum

Week 3

  • (July 10-14) – Junior Naturalist Camp
  • Field Trip – Corpus Christi Aquarium

Week 4

  • (July 17-21) – Coastal Adventure Camp
  • Field Trip – Sea Center

Boys & Girls Clubs of VictoriaSummer Camp

  • 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Stem activities, summer brain games, field trips, swimming, bowling, sports camps, movies, arts & crafts
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided
  • Session 1 begins June 12.
  • $25 annual membership
  • 361-573-.4411

UHV Summer CampsDigital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp

Texas Women in Computing Summer camp

  • Students will benefit from an increased interest and participation in computing, advanced knowledge in computer science concepts, a foundation of computational thinking skills, and other skills that will increase future career opportunities. Limited to 14 students in middle school; July 10-14; free. www.uhv.edu/stem-events/summer-camps/twic; Contact: Amjad Nusayr at nusayra@uhv.edu.

Arduino Summer Camp

The Virtual Data Science boot camp for high school students

  • This summer camp will cover a variety of topics, including creating an understanding of data science and machine learning; identifying tools and technology related to the data science field; and examining careers in the field of data science. Middle and high school students; June 26-29; free. uhv.edu/stem-events/summer-camps/virtual-data-science-bootcamp, Contact, Hardik Gohel, gohelh@uhv.edu.


  • Volleyball Camps Victoria College

Lil’ Pirate Camp

  • Introduce campers to the game of volleyball. Campers will learn some of the basic skills of volleyball including passing, attacking, defense, and serving. Games and other fun activities will also be included. Campers will be split up based on age and skill level.
  • For: 2nd- 5th grades; 8-11 a.m. June 24; Victoria College Sports Center; cost, $75. To register click on: https://tinyurl.com/yukk96u2

Middle School All-Skills Camp

  • Focus on all aspects of the game with an emphasis on the fundamentals of volleyball. Skill development will be emphasized in the following areas: serving, serve receive, forearm and overhead passing, setting, attacking, blocking, transition and competition. Technique refinement and exposure to tactical aspects of the game will also be covered.

For 6th-8th grade girls; 1-4 p.m. June 24; Victoria College Sports Center; cost, $85. To register click: https://tinyurl.com/yukk9

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High School Specialized Camp

  • Focus on all aspects of your chosen position with an emphasis on the fundamentals of volleyball. Skill development will be emphasized during the camp as well as technique refinement and exposure to the tactical aspects of the game and position.
  • For 9th-12th grades; 8-1 a.m. July 28, Victoria College Sports Center; cost, $95. To register clock on https://tinyurl.com/4pfrxjdy

Advanced Camp

  • Geared toward the more advanced and more skilled volleyball player who wants to train in a competitive collegiate-type environment. Skill development will be emphasized in the following areas: serving, serve receive, forearm and overhead passing, setting, attacking, blocking, transition and competition. We recommend campers for the Advanced Camp have at least 2 years of competitive high school volleyball or high-level club volleyball experience.
  • For 11th-12th grades only; 1-4 p.m. July 28; Victoria College Sports Center; cost, $95. To register click: https://tinyurl.com/4cshn74t

UHV Soccer Summer Camp

  • UHV will have a pair of one-week camp options available to choose from this summer. The camps will be held at the UHV Soccer field. UHV Soccer Camp is specifically designed to meet the demands of player development in a positive, creative and fun learning environment;
  • 4-17 years old; June 5-9 and July 17-21, morning session from 9 a.m.-noon, evening session from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Cost, either $150 early registration or $165 late registration; both sessions, $200 early registration or $215 late registration. Late registration begins 10 days prior to start of camp. www.uhvsoccercamps.com Contac, Adrian Rigby at soccercamps@uhv.edu or by phone at 361-485-4418.

Art CampEndless Summer Pass-Enjoy endless classes this summer! Explore mediums, learn art history, and key art concepts for grades kindergarten-12th.

May 30-Aug. 4, times vary.

Media Exploration Art Camp

  • , 9 a.m.- noon, June 5-9. Experience a wide variety of mediums — acrylic, watercolors, pastels, clay, inks and more.
  • For ages 5 and up.

Color Pop Camp,

  • 1-4 p.m. June 5-9. Learn all about how colors work together and enjoy trying colorful mediums.

The Classics Art Camp,

  • 9 a.m.-noon. June 12-16. Learn all about art through the ages in this camp focused on art history

Pop Art Camp,

  • 1-4 p.m. June 12-16. We will focus on the pop art Style. Each day, students will create their own piece of pop art.

Clay Camp,

  • 9 a.m.-noon, July 10-14. Learn states of clay and history of ceramics. We will create hand-built items, pottery wheel thrown items, and a bisque ware item.

All About Animals,

  • 1-4 p.m. July 10-14. For ages 5 and up. Learn about animal bone structures, muscle tones, and more. We will also have visits from live animals. Students will complete finished compositions of animals.

Camp Sew Fun,

  • 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., July 17-21. Limited to 8 campers, for ages 9 and up. Sewing camp with Karen Greer, an amazing way to learn sewing basics.


  • imation Camp, 1-4 p.m. July 17-21. For ages 10 and up. Learn about animation styles. We will develop our own story board for a finished animation. All campers will receive a sponsored entry fee into the Viva Texas Film Festival.

Manhattan Art Program

  • 1- 3 p.m. Saturdays, May 27, June 3, June 10 and June 17; 1-3 p.m. July 8, July 15, July 22, July29, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12.
  • Pine Street Activity Center, 803 Pine St.,
  • Free Art camps, for ages 4 to 12 years.
  • Paint using acrylics, watercolors, chalk and oil pastels. We will create three dimensional pieces using fabric, clay, wood and mosaic. Every week we work on something new and exciting.
  • For additional information please call or text Michele Evans 361-649-8092

VISDFor more information on all VISD camps, visit www.visd.net/summercamp

Pre-AP.AP ELAR Grit Camp

  • July 18-20 or July 25-27
  • For Pre-AP/AP English Language Arts Students, grades 6-12, Rowland Elementary; breakfast and lunch provided; Contact Elise Tate elise.tate@visd.net.

VISD Academic and Enrichment Camp

  • June 8-July 13, weekdays;
  • Elementary students who registered and received a confirmation email, grades
  • Prekindergarten- 5th; Chandler, Dudley, O’Connor, Shields schools; breakfast and lunch provided. Contact, Patricia Rowland patricia.rowland@visd.net

Summer Math Bridge Camp

  • July 18-21 or July 25-28, Pre-AP/AP Math Students grades 6-12, Rowland Elementary; breakfast and lunch provided; Contact, Elise Tate elise.tate@visd.net.

Science Mill STEM Camp

  • 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. July 11 – 14 and July 18 – 21, For any VISD student interested in STEM, current 6th – 8th grades, Patti Welder Middle School, meals provided. Contact, Shannon Sawyer shannon.sawyer@visd.net

MusicThe Crossroads American Guild of Organists

  • 8 a.m. July 8; Meet the King of the Instruments. STEAM half-day summer camp, space is limited, open to children in the 3rd — 5th grades (ages 8-12). Students will have a unique opportunity to learn about some of Victoria’s most impressive pipe organs and the mechanics that make their grand sound by playing, listening, and looking inside. Registration fee is $8 per student. One parent or guardian must attend. Check-in begins at 8:00 on July 8th, 2023. To register or for more information, please email agovictoriacrossroads@gmail.com.

Sewing Camp

  • 1-4 p.m. June 26-29, 4-H Activity Center; $20 class fee; all materials and snacks provided. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service- Victoria County.

Dog Care and Training Camp4-H project. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 5 weeks starting June 6, Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, must be a member of a Victoria County 4-H club.

Victoria County Master Gardener Association

Growing Healthy Kids Summer Camp

  • June 5-9, 8:30 a.m.-noon;
  • For ages 6-12 years.
  • Will feature indoor and outdoor activities, including daily crafts, a presentation by a local TV weatherman and a close look at a Victoria fire truck. 
  • VEG Pavilion, 283 Bachelor Drive, located across from the Victoria Regional Airport control tower.