GISH PICKS!

Alrighty, dear GISH PICKS reader! Time to get ready for summer!

I know it seems daunting and life is too busy to figure out your kids’ summer schedule, but doncha worry: I’m here to help! I have researched and included information on almost 200 camps in THE SUMMER BOOK®: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, which you can purchase from these fine retailers: Barnes & Noble; Blue Willow Bookshop; Brazos Bookstore; British Isles; Cactus Music; Children's Museum of Houston; Fundamentally Toys; Kaboom Books in the Heights; The Motherhood Center; River Oaks Bookstore; and Second Baptist Church. You can also purchase the book online directly from me which will get it to you in approximately 2 days from order date.

ALSO: If you need a speaker to come to your group and talk about ideas for summertime fun, call me at 713.482.7065 and let’s talk. I’m ready to share the joys of summer!

And now -- check out these summer camps endorsed by GISH PICKS…

QUICK LINKS:

French Alliance
Houston Center for Photography
Raising the Bar
Stages Repertory Theatre

Coach Wade's Sports Camp


Coach Wade's Sports Camp
713.864.8872
June 4-July 27 (1 week sessions)
9am-3pm
5-12 year olds
$180/week

If your child likes excitement, a variety of sports, and both competitive and non competitive games, then this is the camp for them! Sports played include kickball, soccer, football, hockey, baseball relays, jump rope, scooters, dodge ball, homerun derby, gaga and much more. Kids can take a break from the team activities by playing Xbox Connect in the games room so no matter what their interest, there is bound to be something for your child to enjoy during the camp day. All camps take place at the Shlenker School, 5600 N. Braeswood Boulevard.

French Alliance


Children's French Language Camp
French Alliance
713.521.1121
June 4-21 and July 9-26
9:30am-noon
4-15 year olds
$350/three-week session

The French Alliance’s children’s program immerses children ages 4-15 in the French language, allowing them to learn in a natural way, through visual, kinetic and auditive experiences. The Alliance is a nonprofit founded in 1923 to promote French language and culture and French/American friendships.

Houston Center for Photography


HCP Summer Camps
Houston Center for Photography
713.529.4755
June 29-August 3
10am-3pm
13-16 years old (divided into two groups)
$215 HCP members/$270 General public

Learn the fundamentals of photography, camera operations and photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom in a fun non-competitive environment. Each individual camp will teach the fundamentals of digital photography while specializing in a specific photographic field; choose from landscape, fashion, documentation or portrait photography. Students are encouraged to use their imagination to fine-tune their creative vision.

Xplorations Summer Camps


Xplorations Summer Camps
Houston Museum of Natural Science
713.639.4651
June 4-August 17
10am-3pm (early and late care offered)
Cost varies

With more sensational science than ever before, a summer of education and adventure is happening during the Xplorations Summer Science Adventures! These week-long, hands-on science summer camps featuring science activities for children ages 6-12 and will be held at the main Houston Museum of Natural Science location in Hermann Park and at HMNS Sugar Land

Kinderspiel Summer Camp


Kinderspiel Summer Camp
German Language Center
713.524.0346
June 11-August 10
8:30am-1:30pm, extended day from 1:30-5:30pm
is available
3-7 years old
$190/regular hours and $280/extended day

Kinderspiel, the German-English Dual Language Immersion Program in the Montrose area, fills nine weeks with fun and hands-on activities. Session topics include: Gardening, Art Camp, Pirates, Grüffelo, All About Bees, The Very Quiet Cricket, Shapes Are Everywhere, Recycling is Easy and Fun. Enrollment has been extended to April 25th. ENROLL NOW!

Raising the Bar


Summer 2012 Classes in the Galleria Area
Raising the Bar
832.661.5407
June 18-August 16 (weekly sessions)
9am-noon and 1-4pm
9-14 years old
$165-$200/week

We've GROWN! Raising the Bar now has over 125 classes to offer kids, both "academic" and "just for fun". Our summer lineup includes CSI Houston, Vet Tech, Jr., Greek Mythology, Photography, Math/Science/Writing classes, Yoga, Hip Hop Dance, Duct Tape Creations, Photoshop and Keyboard Classes, Organization/Study Skills, and MORE!

Stages Repertory Theatre


Middle School Young Actors Conservatory
Stages Repertory Theatre
713.527.0220 x 223
June 11-22
9am-1pm-middle school (early drop off is available)
9am-5pm-high school (early drop off is available)
11-14 years old
$400

The Young Actors Conservatory (YAC) is a unique summer intensive at Stages Repertory Theatre that offers conservatory-style training for Houston-area middle school students. Led by recognized theatre professionals, YAC master classes encourage participants to explore every facet of dramatic production. Classes are from 9am-1pm, and early drop-off is available for $15/week. For more info, contact Eva at elaporte@stagestheatre.com.


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Sarah Gish
Gish Creative
1940-A Fountainview, PMB 116
Houston, Texas 77057
phone/fax: 713.482.7065

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