Vacation Bible School | June 5-9 | Cost is $50 per child
Vacation Bible School is back and bigger than ever! We are so excited for the week of June 5-9 to finally get here and can’t wait to see our super special worship leaders, who are flying in to help us kick-off VBS in our brand new buildings in a very BIG way!
At VBS Hero Central, children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.
Your heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS.
St. Luke’s Day School Summer Camp
2 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) It’s a Zoo Out There! Download brochure here
Every child loves the zoo! Campers will learn all about our animal friends through story time, songs, pretend play, art and exploration. It all adds up to a fun and enriching summer experience!
May 30 – June 2 | Dear Zoo
Come experience life as a zookeeper! We will learn all about animals that live in the zoo as we pretend to feed, clean, and care for them.
June 12 – 23 | Animal Extremes
Let’s explore animals around the world. They can be fast, or slow, big or small. Join us as we learn the differences between some of our zoo friends.
June 26 – July 7 | Let’s Get Wet (no camp Tuesday, 7/4)
Dive into an underwater adventure! Let’s discover animals—sea turtles, fish, sea lions and seals—that live in the sea.
July 10 – 21 | Wild About Prints
No two are alike! There are many different prints and patterns to explore. We’ll discover animals with spots, stripes and beautiful colors.
July 24 – Aug. 4 | Animals that Roar
“Roarrr!” Can you make the sound of an animal that lives in the zoo? Let’s listen while we learn about lions, tigers and bears.
August 7-11 | Zoo Mommies and Babies
Zoo babies are so precious! We will match up the mommies and babies, and see how they are different and how they are the same.
3, 4 or 5 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017)
Adventures in Africa Download brochure here
Join us as we explore the amazing continent of Africa! We’ll discover animals, cultures, stories, songs, and ancient wonders…incorporating our love of art, dramatic play and storytelling into a rich palate of adventure, learning and hands-on fun!
May 30 – June 2 | Passport to Africa
Get your passports ready as we fly halfway around the world to Africa where we will explore the cultures of several African countries.
June 12 – 23 | Safari
Buckle up as we take the scenic route through East Africa where we will see lions, jaguars, giraffes and more!
June 26 – July 7 (no camp Tuesday, 7/4) | Ancient Egypt
What do the Nile River, the Great Pyramids, and mummies have in common? Egypt! Join us as we discover all this fascinating country has to offer!
July 10 – 21 | Folktales
Storytelling is a big tradition around the world. Be ready to listen to some African Folktales and make up a few of our own!
July 24 – Aug. 4 | Madagascar
Let’s set sail to the island of Madagascar where we will learn about some of the world’s most interesting animals.
August 7 – 11 | Jungle Beats
Listen to the sounds and rhythms of Africa and loosen up as we move to the jungle beat!
Program Information and Fees
DAYS*: Monday – Tuesday -or-Wednesday – Thursday – Friday
DAILY HOURS: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
DATES: May 30 – June 2 and June 12 – August 11 | 6 sessions (2 one-week, 4 two-week)
NO CAMP: JUNE 6/5-6/9 (VBS) and JULY 4
Currently Enrolled: NO FEE
Church Members: $10 per session
Non-members: $20 per session
CAMP TUITION FEES:
1-week sessions: (Session 1,6)
2 days/wk (M-TU) $80 per session
3 days/wk (W-F) $120 per session
2-week sessions: (Session 2,3,4,5)
2 days/wk (M-TU) $160 per session
3 days/wk (W-F) $240 per session
*Campers may sign up for M-Tu and / or Wed-Fri; days must be consistent for all sessions.
DEPOSIT is due with application. Deposit includes registration fee (if applicable) and 50% of camp tuition.
DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
(Note: If your child is placed on wait list, your deposit check will be returned)
Old meets new in our Summer Camp Infinity Games!
This year we are expanding on our beloved Minute to Win It tournaments and combining them with popular games, like Jeopardy and Clue, to create fun and wacky team building activities that bring the whole camp together in fun and friendly competition. Games are divided into three categories to peak the interests of all campers: Athletic, Academic and Team Building. Your camper will be on one of our two teams, Alpha or Omega, and at the end of each session a winning team will be chosen and honored with the winning banner and a photo displayed in the entrance for the week to come. The second place team’s counselors will face hilarious and messy consequences! Additionally, individual awards are granted to members of each team.
Summer Camp is for children entering grades 1–6 in the Fall.
Each session campers participate in many different activities including: arts and crafts, swimming (pool on site), games, science, cooking/nutrition, talent show, and gym activities with Coach Jones! Every Friday campers go on a field trip to places like Pirates Bay Waterpark, Typhoon Texas, Putt Putt FunHouse, Incredible Pizza and more! Box lunches are available for purchase Monday-Thursday. Sign up NOW to secure a spot!
Middle School Camp is for children entering 7-8 grade in the Fall.
Everyday campers take field trips to places like: Splashtown, Bayou Wildlife Park, Laserzone, bowling at 300 Houston, I Fly, & more! Campers also participate in at least one community service project per week. Space is very limited, so sign up early to ensure your middle schooler’s summer is full of exciting experiences!
Session 1 May 30-June 2
Session 2 June 5-June 9
Session 3 June 12-16
Session 4 June 19-23
Session 5 June 26-30
Session 6 July 3-7
Session 7 July 10-14
Session 8 July 17-21
Session 9 July 24-28
Session 10 July 31-August 4
*Important Dates: Vacation Bible School will be June 5–9 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. for Groups 1–6 Camp will be closed on Friday, May 29 & July 4.
Registration Fee (per child):
St. Luke’s Member $50
Camp Tuition (per child):
Camp: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $225/session
Early Care : 7-9 a.m. $25/session
After Care : 4:30-6 p.m. $25/session
M.S. Camp Tuition (per child)
Grades 7 & 8
Camp: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $285/session
June 26-30 | July 3-7 | July 10-14 | July 17-21* | July 24-28 | July 31-August 4
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Summer Clubhouse at the St. Luke’s Gethsemane Campus is back! This summer camp is a safe, educational and spiritual place for children of the Sharpstown and Gulfton area to come! These are six wonderful weeks filled with learning activities and fun adventures for children going into kindergarten through fifth grade.The cost $25 per child, per week with a $65 family maximum per week. There are some scholarships available. While at the Summer Clubhouse, the children will have a morning snack and a nutritious lunch. This fee also covers crafts, activities and even a bus pick-up.
We could use help preparing ahead of time like decorating or preparing crafts AND during the program itself like classroom assistants preparing snacks and lunches. If you would like to volunteer or help in any way, please contact Amy Kelley 713-357-4464, firstname.lastname@example.org or Juana Tavico 713-357-4474, email@example.com .
Mosaic Music Camp
*July 17-21 | The third week of Summer Clubhouse
Mosaic Music Camp teaches children the basics of music and how to play instruments in small group settings. The camp culminates in a concert on Friday. Cost is $15 per child, with a maximum of $65 per family.
June 17 | Bubble Fest
A community event for teenagers and children to beat the heat with outdoor bubble fun.
August 19 | Back to School Bash
A community celebration where families can meet representatives from local schools and close the summer with outdoor fun.
Jerry Eckles Music Theater Camp
For the first time in the history of our camp, Bridges Academy will present a one-hour “Junior” version of the hit Broadway musical Annie! The Junior series of musicals feature condensed versions of shows to allow for a shorter production time. Camp will run Monday through Friday over two weeks — June 19-30 — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enrollment is open for students entering grade 2 through graduating seniors. Plenty of roles, lots of great chorus numbers, and a fun opportunity for your child to develop/expand their skills regardless of prior experience. Tuition is $250, with a 10% discount for each additional sibling you enroll. All camp activities will take place in the Rotunda Theater located within the security of our campus at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 3471 Westheimer. Directed by St. Luke’s alum and professional actress Chelsea McCurdy Sarratt. Register here.
July 31-August 4
Children’s Summer Musical (for children entering grades 1-5)
Come to the Table: The Surprise Party composed by and performed with Ken Medema
Ken Medema returns this summer for our children’s musical — one act of his musical “Come To The Table.” The musical is open to children entering 1st through 5th grades. Rehearsals are Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4 from 1:30-5 p.m. Performance is 6 p.m. on Friday, August 4. We will also have a special activity with Ken on Saturday morning August 5, and we will sing in worship with Ken on the morning of Sunday, August 6. Contact Noralyn Carpenter.