[dropcap]Some[/dropcap] of a child’s fondest memories may be formed at a summer camp, but it’s often difficult to decide exactly which camp would reap the most benefits for your unique youngster. Whether he or she is interested in outdoor activities, sports, theater, science, math, procuring leadership skills or just enjoying time away from home, Oklahoma teems with summer camp experiences.
Camp Incredible consists of six one-week day camps offering exciting themed classes in Tulsa that combine learning and fun. Students will explore and learn while having incredible summer adventures. Camps are offered at University School or the University of Tulsa for children age 4 to the eighth grade. The camps are coed and will run from June 6 to July 1 and July 11–22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 918.631.5060, email [email protected] or visit utulsa.edu/uschool.
Kanakuk is a premier summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 6–18 in Branson and Lampe, Missouri. Its five overnight camps provide children with age-appropriate, fun, safe, professional outdoor youth camping experiences that grow them spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Kids have fun with friends participating in more than 70 activities, sports and amazing themed parties. Camp Kanakuk’s full-time and summer staffs are committed to their mission to develop dynamic Christian leaders. Sessions run from June 3 to Aug. 11 with one-, two- and four-week options. Learn more about customizing your child’s summer camp experience at gokanakuk.com or by calling 417.266.3000.
Each summer, Monte Cassino offers Camp Monte, a fee-based boutique summer camp retreat in Tulsa. Instructors design camps focused on gross and fine motor skills, theater, dance and much more. Younger kids have pretend play and art activities along with fun cooking and baking classes. Older campers participate in athletics, cheerleading, science and much more. Registration has begun, so availability is limited. Sessions run throughout June and welcome Pre-K through eighth grade students. Go to montecassino.org/campmonte or call 918.746.4190 to register.
Cascia Hall Summer Camps
Cascia Hall Preparatory School will offer summer camps in eight sports, plus engineering, robotics and the performing arts. Camps will be held on the Cascia Hall campus in Tulsa during June and July and will be taught by varsity coaches and school faculty and staff. There will be something for boys and girls of all ages. Students from other schools are welcome to attend. Visit casciahall.com or call 918.746.2600 for more information.
FC Barcelona Soccer Camp
The official FC Barcelona summer soccer camp series returns to Oklahoma City. Boys and girls ages 6-18 from all playing levels are invited to attend. The camp is led by official FCB coaches who will travel to the United States from FCB’s famed La Masia youth soccer academy. The staff focuses on teaching campers the same championship methodology employed by arguably the best club in the world. The camper who displays the most positive values emphasized in camp will receive an FCB jersey signed by the entire first team, including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Registration is limited. The camp runs June 5-9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Hall. Visit fcbarcelona.us or call 1.888.FCB.CAMP for details.
Gilcrease Museum and Zarrow Center’s Summer Art Camp
Gilcrease Museum and Zarrow Center’s Summer art camp is an adventure in art making and fun with eight weeks of morning and afternoon classes to choose from to custom design a special art experience in Tulsa. Gilcrease campers will explore the galleries and gardens. Zarrow Center students will explore the Brady Arts District and participate in fun extra activities. Daily shuttles to Gilcrease will be available for inspirational museum visits. Sessions run June 18-Aug. 11 with 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. and all-day options available. Camps are offered for ages 5-12. Head to gilcrease.org or called 918.596.2752 for details.
Project Sew Summer Camp
The Project Sew Program introduces kids to sewing in a fun group atmosphere. The camp fee of $199 includes printed instructions, fabric kits and supplies; upon completion of camp, each participant will receive a sewing machine valued at $299. Project Sew has classes in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Muskogee for children ages 9-16. Sessions occur June 12-16 and 26-30 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. For further information, call 888.560.3227 or email
Health Zone Summer Challenge
Each themed week at Saint Francis Health Zone Summer Challenge includes swimming, games, indoor and outdoor activites, and creative fun. The camp also has fun field trips and special visitors. Healthy snacks are served daily. Sessions occur June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug 7-11, and camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before- and aftercare are available for additional fees. For more information, visit saintfrancis.com/health-zone, call 918.494.1671 or email [email protected].