Things for Kids to Do in Sharpstown: Summer 2023 Edition

Things for Kids to Do in Sharpstown: Summer 2023 Edition
A quiet June afternoon on Beechnut Street, waiting to be filled with activity

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Want your kids to explore, learn, and make friends this summer? There’s a lot to do right here in Sharpstown: summer day camps, pools, Vacation Bible Schools, LEGO Mania, arts, crafts, and more. In each category below, the options are arranged from cheapest to most expensive. (Hint—most of them are free.)

Enjoy exploring Sharpstown this summer—and don’t forget to enjoy time with your children.

Summer Day Camps

Prestige Learning Institute English Camp

Free camp that includes English language lessons, games, and crafts for children ages 5-12.

June 20-23, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Prestige Learning Institute, 6565 Rookin St

Register online at Call 713-969-8906 for more details.

Houston Parks and Recreation Department Summer Enrichment Program

Children ages 6-13 participate in activities like crafts, health, nutrition, fitness, nature exploration, sports, and bird watching.

$30 per week (but free for qualifying families)

June 5 – August 11

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lansdale Community Center, 8201 Roos Rd

Limited seats. Register online at Call 713-272-3668 for details.

Chinese Community Center Youth Summer Camp

Hands-on learning for children, including interactive, project-based classes in Math, English, Art, Science, PE, and Social Studies. May register for the whole summer or for individual weeks, even after June 5 (if space remains).

Registration: $30 per child

Tuition: $195 per week (if paid by the Friday before enrolled week); $205 per week (if payment made week of enrollment)

Optional Chinese language instruction: additional $40 per week

June 5 – August 25

Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr

Limited seating. Register at Call 713-271-6100 (extension 110) for more details.


Sharpstown Swimming Pool

Free outdoor pool.

June 3 – September 3

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6855-A Harbor Town Dr

No registration required. For more information, check the Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Phase II schedule at To contact the HPARD, call 832-395-7000.

Houston Swim Club Sharpstown

Swimming lessons for children ages 4 months and up (as well as adults).

$20 to $90 per class, in addition to a $50 family registration fee per calendar year

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

8307 Augustine Dr

Register online at For more details, call 713-774-7946 or email

Vacation Bible Schools

University Park Baptist Church VBS

Free games, crafts, music, snacks, and Bible lessons for children ages 4-12. Theme is “Twists & Turns: Following Jesus Changes the Game (Psalm 25:4).”

June 26-30

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

7887 Beechnut St

Register online at Contact Jill Rowan at for more details. Church phone number is 713-774-6353.

Chinese Bible Church VBS

Music, crafts, stories, and games for pre-K to 8th-grade children.

$20 per child

July 10-14, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6025 Sovereign Dr

Register (by June 30) in person or online at Contact 713-988-4940 for more details. Church website is

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church VBS

Vacation Bible School for children in grades 1-5.

$30 per child

June 12-15

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

8200 Roos Rd

Register in person at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church during office hours: Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact 713-774-7475 for more information.

Other Activities

Young Audiences of Houston

Free workshops in visual arts, dance, filmmaking, theater, music, and more. Most are bilingual.

June 9, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St

Limited seats. Register online at (remember to select Bayland Community Center as the location) or register in person at Bayland Community Center. Call 713-274-3240 for more details.

Lego Mania

Children ages 5-10 can explore their engineering skills by playing with LEGO building blocks.

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Houston Public Library Express Southwest, 6400 High Star Dr

Limited seats. Register in person at the library or online at (on the left side, under “Filter by,” click “Location” and select “HPL Express Southwest” from the drop-down menu). Call 832-393-2660 for more details.

Kids Craft, Henna Workshop, Family Storytime, and Magic Show at Walter Branch of Houston Public Library

Walter Neighborhood library offers several free children’s activities.

Kids Craft: children ages 5-10 can create projects to show off at home. The craft theme will be a surprise.

Saturdays, 2:10 PM to 3:00 PM

Henna Workshop with Henna Love Houston: step-by-step henna workshop for tweens and teens, ages 10-18 years.

June 7, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Family Storytime: a Diverse Stories storytime featuring books and activities for everyone in the family.

Wednesdays (starting June 14), 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

The Magic of Lanny Kibbey: fast-paced magic show designed by the Magic Lanny for kids of all ages.

June 15, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Walter Neighborhood Library, 7660 Clarewood Dr

Limited seats. Register in person at library or online at the left side, under “Filter by,” click “Location” and select “Walter Neighborhood Library” from the drop-down menu). Call 832-393-1313 for more details.

Disclaimer: This is not designed to be a comprehensive list of everything to do in Sharpstown this summer, but we want to expand it as much as possible. If we missed anything, please let us know!


Tyess Korsmo, the Sharpener's editor-in-chief, moved to Sharpstown in 2019 to earn his Master of Liberal Arts at HCU, where he now teaches English and history. He also teaches English in a maximum-security prison.

Kace’ Conaway is a legal studies major at Houston Christian University. She has always had a deep love for writing and is grateful for the opportunity to share that love with the Sharpener and its readers. She hopes her work will have a positive impact on campus and in the Sharpstown community.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Tyess Korsmo regularly attends University Park Baptist Church.

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