As we well know, the school year is coming to an end and Summer 2019 is rapidly approaching. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been busy and waited until the last possible second to decide what your school aged child will do during the long summer vacation. Of course, we have some family vacations planned, she may spend a few days with the grandparents and that kind of thing, but when you’re a working parent chances are you don’t also get several weeks off. So, in order to prevent child boredom (which if you ask my 7-year-old can be dang near lethal), and to partially save your own sanity, you might consider some summer camps to provide some much-needed entertainment and maybe a bit of education too!

We happen to be a part of the NEISD school district and at Bulverde Creek Elementary they do offer a really neat pay-by-the-week camp where they can play outside,  do activities and go on field trips, but here are just a few other local summer camp options around San Antonio that may be worth looking into!

San Antonio Botanical Garden Summer Camp

Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology and botany. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and CHEF Cooking Camp, the Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants and fun!

Camp Dates: June 10th-July 15th

Location: Just Northeast of Downtown

Witte Museum Camp

Spend your Summer at the Witte! From dinos to cowboys, the possibilities for learning are limitless. Find your student’s favorite camp and register today!

Camp Dates: June 3rd-August 9th (No Camp the week of July 4th)

Location: On Broadway Northeast of Downtown

Code4Bots-RobotCoder Camp

STEM camps are fun at Code4Bots! Campers explore all types of robots such as Vehicles, Dinosaurs, Animals and Humanoids to name a few. In our camps, students will: explore visual programming with the award winning Jimu™ and LEGO® software, build robots that use motors, program and utilize different sensors, and develop structural design skills. The learning possibilities are   limitless.

Camp Dates: June-August

Location: North San Antonio/Stone Oak

Palo Alto College Summer Programs

Palo Alto College offers high-quality, affordable, and FUN summer camp options for children ages 5-18! The Kids Summer Camp for children ages 5-12 offers optional mini-camps to enhance the summer camp experience with themed activities in swimming, zoology, robotics, and space exploration. Additional STEM, sports, and theater camps are available for ages 11-18. Register your child today!

Camp Dates: June-August

Location: Southwest of Downtown

Zoo Camp

Get ready for a wild summer! Week long camp themes will appeal to your child’s passion for wildlife and nature. All camp themes include up-close animal encounters, zoo tours, themed activities, fun games and art projects, all set in a nature-based play environment. Campers will be placed in groups based on grade level entering in the fall.

Camp Dates: May-August

Location: North of Downtown at the San Antonio Zoo


Those are just a few of the MANY summer options available in the San Antonio area. If you want a more comprehensive list, check out the Alamo City Mom’s Blog San Antonio Summer Camps Guide!

Hopefully this information helps you busy parents out there, and here is to a fabulously fun and busy Summer 2019!