Free and Cheap Summer Camps Near Houston

Campers get outdoors and activity at Camp Quillian, a summer camp in Houston. Photo courtesy of Camp Quillian
Campers get outdoors and activity at Camp Quillian, a summer camp in Houston. Photo courtesy of Camp Quillian

It's hard to believe it's already time to make summer plans for your little ones, and one thing every kid looks forward to in summer is going to camp! Summer camp is a chance for kids to have fun while learning new skills and making memories with new friends. Between overnight campsoutdoor campsscience campsdance campsarts camps, and music and theater camps, there is every type of summer camp in Houston—including inexpensive camps for families on a tight budget.

To find a summer camp in Houston that both your kid and your wallet will love, check out this list of cheap or even FREE Houston summer camps that we've rounded up, most of which cost less than $200. Also, keep in mind that many camps offer early bird, multi-week, and sibling discounts, as well as discounts for members, and some even offer scholarships. For more summer and vacation camp ideas, check out our comprehensive camp guide and full directory of camp listings.

Discovery Days at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Innovation Station at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library at Mercer Park - 9:30 AM Pick
Family Storytime & a Craft at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 10:00 AM Pick
Boogie Bash at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children's Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Picnic Science at CMH
The Children's Museum of Houston - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides