Greetings, GISH PICKS reader! Summer is almost over – but not really!!! Don’t fret, I can help you out with my comprehensive guide to over 200 camps listed 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; Christ Church Cathedral Bookstore; 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.

Do you need a speaker to come to your group and talk about ideas for summertime fun? Call me at 713.482.7065 or email me ( and let’s talk. I’m ready to share the joys of summer! And if you are a summer camp director and need help marketing your camps or summer programs, contact me and I can help out.

And now -- check out these summer camps endorsed by GISH PICKS…they still have room in the waning days of summer…


ABC School of Music

Summer Classes
ABC School of Music
Classes are ongoing for all ages
Hours are 10am-9pm daily
Class prices vary

Kids who want to rock are very happy at ABC School of Music because they have happily turned many into skilled young shredders who are now the envy of all their friends. They'll learn today's rock while also expanding their musical horizons far beyond.

Art Mix Creative Learning Center

“Art Journey Around the World” Summer Camp
Art Mix Creative Learning Center
Through August 24
9am-5pm (there are several schedules to choose from)
3-13 years old
From $30/day to $400/week

Students in Art Mix's 7th Annual “Art Journey Around the World” summer camp will enjoy hours of creative fun as they make masterpieces inspired by artists from all around the world! Students will build their skills as they learn new drawing, painting, sculpting, collage and mixed media techniques each week. Schedules include morning camps from 9am-noon, lunch workshops from noon-2pm, crafternoons from 1-5pm, early care from 8:15-8:45am and more.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Summer Camps
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Through August 10
9am-3pm and 9am-noon
5-12 years old
$325-$265/full day; $180-$140/half day

There are still two weeks left for Summer Camp! Join Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Naturalist teachers for fun-filled week long camps that explore the natural world through active hands-on indoor and outdoor adventures and hikes at this 155-acre nature sanctuary. Themes for the remaining weeks of summer are 'Sensing Nature' and 'Magnificent Mammals'!

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

Kids Camp at the Council
The Center for Recovering Families at
The Council on Alcohol & Drugs

August 9–12
all day
Tuition varies; scholarships available

Kids Camp at The Council, affiliated with The Betty Ford Children’s program, is a four-day prevention and support program designed for children ages 7-12 from families who have struggled, or are still struggling, with substance abuse. Art, games, role-play and fun activities help kids learn to identify and express feelings, develop self-care skills and deepen communication with their family. They learn they are not alone and that other kids and families have similar experiences.

For more about my personal, business, and family enrichment company, Gish Creative, and the services we offer, please click here.
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Sarah Gish
1940-A Fountainview, PMB 116
Houston, Texas 77057
phone/fax: 713.482.7065

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