17 extraordinary sports and activity camps to keep your kids active and engaged this summer

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

With summer approaching, it’s time to start planning outdoor adventures and other riveting ways to keep your kids active and engaged.

But where do you start?

The College Station Parks & Recreation Department can help with 17 diverse summer camps to fill your youngster’s days with loads of fun. The camps are designed for ages 3 and up.

Here’s the schedule:


Full-Day Camps

MAY 30-JUNE 23
Session I • Ages 6-15 • $63 Resident/$76 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JULY 5-JULY 28
Session II • Ages 6-15 • $63 Resident/$76 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center


Mini Camps

JUNE 5-9
Survival Camp • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Football Skills Camp • Ages 3-5 • $37 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Football Skills Camp • Ages 6-13 • $37 • 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. • Gary Halter Nature Center
The Skin I’m In • Ages 10-18 • $150 • Mon.-Fri. • 12:30-2:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
A Bug’s Life • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Global Food Tour Cooking Class • Ages 8-12 • $200 • Mon.-Fri • 3-5 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JUNE 12-16
Extreme Marine • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Speed & Agility Skills Camp • Ages 3-5 • $37 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Speed & Agility Skills Camp • Ages 6-13 • $37 • 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. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Digging for Dinosaurs • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Having Fun With Balloon Art • Ages 8-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • 1:30-4 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JUNE 19-23
Amazing Animals • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Football Skills Camp • Ages 3-5 • $37 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Football Skills Camp • Ages 6-13 • $37 • 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. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Silly Science • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center

JUNE 26-30
Survival Camp • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Basketball Skills Camp • Ages 3-5 • $37 • Mon.-Fri. • 9-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Basketball Skills Camp • Ages 6-13 • $37 • 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. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Winged Wonders • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center

JULY 10-14
Myths & Fantasy • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Let’s Click Photography • Ages 8-18 • $150 • Mon.-Thu. • 9-11 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Nature Center Lunch Break • Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Silly Science • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Baking Sweet Treats • Ages 8-15 • $200 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-5 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JULY 17-21
Myths & Fantasy • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break • Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Winged Wonders • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center

JULY 24-28
Amazing Animals • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break • Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
A Bug’s Life • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center

JULY 31-AUG. 4
Extreme Marine • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Nature Center Lunch Break • Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • 12-1 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center
Digging for Dinosaurs • Ages 7-12 • $100 • Mon.-Fri. • 1-5 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center


Register for classes online or call 979-764-3468. You can also signup at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The camps have no residency requirements, but limited spots are available.

Full-day camp registration is in-person at the Lincoln Recreation Center.

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

About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 18 years, the last 10 as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.