Things for Kids to Do in Sharpstown: Summer 2024 Edition

Things for Kids to Do in Sharpstown: Summer 2024 Edition
Sharpstown High is about to be as empty as this picture from September 2023 when school gets out this summer...

Updated June 11, 2024

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 25-28, 12-6 pm

Prestige Learning Institute, 6565 Rookin St

Register at http://tiny.cc/PLIEnglishCamp 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 STEM.

$30 per week (but free for qualifying families)

June 10 – August 16

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Two available locations in Sharpstown:

  • Lansdale Community Center, 8201 Roos Rd (713-272-3668)
  • Sharpstown Community Center, 6600 Harbor Town Dr (832-395-7605)

Limited seats. Register online at https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=20&viewMode=list or www.houstonparks.com. For more information, call 832-395-7295 or 832-395-7296.

Chinese Community Center Youth Summer Camp

Hands-on learning for children, including field trips, community service projects, and 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 3 (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)

Daily rate: $50 per day for on-site days. Excludes field trips.

Optional Chinese language instruction: additional $40 per week

June 3 – August 9 (closed July 4th)

Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr

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

Pools

Sharpstown Swimming Pool

Free outdoor pool in Sharpstown Park.

Open May 25 – September 1 in three phases

Phase III: June 8 - September 1

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays—1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

6855-A Harbor Town Dr

No registration required. For more information, check the Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Phase III schedule at houstontx.gov/parks/swimming.html. To contact HPARD, call 832-395-7000. To directly contact Sharpstown Pool, call 713-773-2789.

Houston Swim Club Sharpstown

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

$21 to $95 per class, plus one $55 family registration fee per calendar year

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

8307 Augustine Dr

Register online at houstonswimclub.com/sharpstown. For more details, call 713-774-7946 or email sharpstown@houstonswimclub.com.

Vacation Bible Schools

Sharpstown Baptist Church VBS

Free games, crafts, activities, meals, and Bible lessons for kids and youth in grades K-12. Theme is “Breaker Rock Beach.”

June 10-14

5:30 PM to 8:15 PM

7000 Bellaire Blvd

Parents must register their kids in person at a registration table on the first day. For more details, contact Sharpstown Baptist Church at 713-774-9673 or info@sharpstownbaptist.org.

University Park Baptist Church VBS

Free games, crafts, music, snacks, and Bible lessons for children “ages 4- completed 6th grade.” Theme is “Breaker Rock Beach: ‘Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind’ (Romans 12:2).”

June 17-20

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

7887 Beechnut St

Register online at upbchouston.org/vbs. Contact Matt Noble at matt.noble@upbchouston.org for more details. Church phone number is 713-774-6353.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church VBS

Vacation Bible School for children in grades 1-5.

$30 per child

June 10-14

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

8200 Roos Rd

Register in person at the parish office at St. Francis de Sales Church. For more information, contact Yolanda Salazar at 713-774-7475 or yolandas@sfds-houston.org.

Chinese Bible Church VBS

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

Registration: $30 per child

Activities and lunch: free

July 8-12, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6025 Sovereign Dr

Register (by June 30) in person or online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG7q31o5HE-cRD8sK2OEvjI9u4MG691ezFtMpBzJxptzGjEw/viewform  Contact 713-988-4940 for more details. Church website is en.chinesebiblechurch.org/

Other Activities

Family Fun Afternoons at Bayland Community Center

Activities such as games, including games of giant Connect Four, movies, snacks, artwork, and more.

Fridays, 3:30-6 PM

6400 Bissonnet St.

Register at https://cp4.harriscountytx.gov/Events (select “Bayland Community Center” under “Locations”).

Lego Mania at HPL Express SW

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 calendar.houstonlibrary.org/calendar/events?cid=15272&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=15272&cm=3630&inc=0 (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, Family Storytime, and Family Craft at HPL Walter Branch

Walter Neighborhood library offers several free children’s activities.

Kids Craft: children ages 5-10 can create projects to show off at home (craft theme is a surprise).

Saturdays, 2:10 PM to 3:00 PM

Family Storytime: an indoor storytime “featuring books and activities for everyone in the family.”

Wednesdays, 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Family Craft: interactive crafts designed for the whole family (craft theme is a surprise).

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Walter Neighborhood Library, 7660 Clarewood Dr

Limited seats. Register in person at library or online at calendar.houstonlibrary.org/calendar/events?cid=15272&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=15272&inc=0(on 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.


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

Disclaimer: some of the information in this article may become outdated if events are canceled or rescheduled. Before you go to an event, it's a good idea to confirm the details directly with the host organization.


Authors

Tyess Korsmo, Kace' Conaway, & Rachel Iliev

Tyess Korsmo, editor-in-chief
A North Dakota farm boy, Tyess moved to Sharpstown in 2019 to earn his Master of Liberal Arts at Houston Christian University (formerly Houston Baptist), where he now teaches English and history. He also teaches English for the Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry, located in a maximum-security prison.
Kace’ Conaway, reporter and community engagement specialist
Kace’ 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
Rachel Iliev, reporter
Rachel Iliev is a senior studying Biology and Creative Writing at Baylor University. As a high school senior, she wrote the play Keep Your Head Above the Water, produced by Dirt Dogs Theater Co. She is currently finishing a creative writing thesis.