Your informative guide to our 20 captivating, diverse – and loads of fun! – summer youth camps

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Let’s face it; we’ve been through a lot in the last few years. We’ve heard unpleasant words such as “canceled,” “postponed,” and “virtual” more than we care to count.

As a sense of normalcy returns, the College Station Parks & Recreation Department is devoted to helping kids relearn the meaning of summer fun — with a perfect solution.

Summer camps. We offer 20 captivating and diverse camps, to be exact.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, interactive science, or active play, we have it all for ages 3-15. New this year is an adaptive camp with activities adapted for each person and related to the day’s theme, including boccia ball, basketball, arts and crafts, team building, science, and more.

Our goal is to create exciting experiences through supervised, structured recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. Qualified instructors are carefully selected to ensure your child has fun while learning new skills.

Here’s the schedule:

FULL-DAY CAMPS

May 31-June 24
Session I – Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

July 5-29
Session II – Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

ADAPTIVE CAMPS

June 7-23
CampAble – Ages 6-12 • $40 • Tue. & Thu. • 1-2 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

MINI CAMPS

June 6-10
A Bug’s Life – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Taekwon-Do Classes – Ages 6-9 • $40 • Mon.-Fri. • 8:15-9:15 a.m. • Southwood Community Center
Football Skills Camp – Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Football Skills Camp – Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Silly Science – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Kids Cooking Series – Ages 8-12 • $40 • Mon. • 2-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

June 13-17
Extreme Marine – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Taekwon-Do Classes – Ages 10-15 • $40 • Mon.-Fri. • 8:15-9:15 a.m. • Southwood Community Center
Speed & Agility Skills Camp – Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Speed & Agility Skills Camp – Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Digging for Dinosaurs – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Kids Cooking Series – Ages 8-12 • $40 • Mon. • 2-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

June 20-24
Football Skills Camp – Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Football Skills Camp – Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Nature Detectives – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Tue.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Tue.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Extraordinary Sites – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Tue.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

June 27-July 1

Outdoor Wilderness Camp – Ages 7-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Basketball Skills Camp – Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Basketball Skills Camp – Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

July 5-8
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Tue.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Tue.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Superhero Week – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Tue.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

July 11-15
Digging for Dinosaurs – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break • Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Extreme Marine – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Having Fun with Balloon Art – Ages 8-12 • $55 • Mon.-Fri. • 1:30-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Kids Cooking Series – Ages 8-12 • $40 • Mon. • 2-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

July 18-22
Outdoor Wilderness Camp – Ages 7-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
People of the Past – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Kids Cooking Series – Ages 8-12 • $40 • Mon. • 2-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

July 25-29
Reptile Roundup – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break – Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Galaxy Quest – Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Kids Cooking Series – Ages 8-12 • $40 • Mon. • 2-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

The camps have no residency requirements, but limited spots are available. Register online, by phone at 979-764-3486, or stop by our Central Park office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Full-day camp registration is in-person at the Lincoln Recreation Center.

For more information, visit cstx.gov/camps or call 979-764-3486.

We can’t wait to bring fun back to summer!

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Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 16 years, the last eight as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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