Summer Camps for Children 


CAMP CHAPELWOOD is a long-time summer tradition for boys and girls ages 5 through 5th grade, and is run by  Joanne BuchwaldCamp Director, along with her enthusiastic staff.  Campers will enjoy a variety of fun and challenging activities such as gymnastics, cooking, dance, crafts and self defense.  Exciting field trips are planned, and special groups are brought in to entertain and educate the campers.  Camp hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m., and Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Children can be registered for one week of camp or as many as they want!  All questions about this camp should be directed to Joanne at 713-465-3467 ext. 160 or     



GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING CAMPBoys and girls ages almost 3 - Kindergarten will enjoy learning basic tumbling skills in this fun, non-competitive camp.  Coach Robbie Hirst of The Tumbling Company, along with his dedicated staff, will encourage little campers through balance exercises, movement games and obstacle courses.  Gymnastics Camp will run four weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11-July 2, with two Sessions to choose from:  Session I is 2:15-3:00 p.m.  Session II is 3:00-3:45 p.m. (and might include 1st grade siblings).  Cost is $115 per child for eight classes.  Children attending Kaleidoscope will be picked up and escorted to the gym.  Questions?  Contact Coach Robbie at 713-866-4822 or


SPANISH CAMP ~ Children ages 2 1/2 - 7 years of age will delight in learning the Spanish language.  Using books, songs, puppets and games, Alma Menn, Spanish Teacher at Chapelwood School, will teach colors, numbers, parts of the body, foods, animals, greetings and more.  Spanish Camp will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, June 11-July 2., in LC 122 from 2:00-3:15 p.m.   Children attending Kaleidoscope or Camp Chapelwood will be picked up and escorted to Spanish.  Cost is $120 per child for four classes.   For more information, contact Alma at


PRINCESS STORYBOOK DANCE CAMP ~  Little ballerinas ages 3 - 5 years old will have a fantastic time in this dance camp, taught by Laura Ely of  Mrs. Laura's Dance Academy.   Each day of camp will include a dance class, stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel and others, crafts and creating a flower garden to dance in.  Camp will be 2:15-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 10-20 in LC 120.  Campers must be potty trained.   Cost is $200 per child for eight classes.   Children attending Kaleidoscope will be picked up and escorted to Dance Camp.  For more information, contact Laura at


ATELIER ART CAMP ~ At this process-based art camp for children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years old, campers will explore a variety of art mediums, such as oil pastels, cardboard, clay, colored charcoal, paints and more!  Taught by Nilda Paredes, Art Teacher at Chapelwood Preschool, this camp encourages children to create and learn while having lots of fun!  Camp will be 2:00-3:30 p.m. in LC 134 on Monday-Thursday, June 24-27 and Monday, July 1.  Cost is $170 for the five classes.  Children attending Kaleidoscope will be picked up and escorted to Art Camp.  For more information, contact Nilda at


PINT SIZED PICASSOS ART CAMPS ~ Children ages K-5th grade will love these creative and imaginative art camps, which focus on a different artist each week.  Experienced instructors from Art & Kustom Kreations will teach little Picassos about painting, collage, sculpture and more, using a variety of mediums and materials, including oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, graphite and markers.  Each week, camp will take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in YB 100-101.  Children attending Camp Chapelwood will be picked up and escorted to Picasso Art Camp.  Cost is $89 per camper per week.  Sessions are:

June 17 - 20 ~ "Who ART Thou" Helen Frankenthaler?

June 24 - 27 ~ "Who ART Thou" Hilma af Klint?

July 8 - 11 ~ "Who ART Thou" Louise Nevelson & Kiel Johnson?

July 15 - 18 ~ "Who ART Thou" Sandy Skoglunh? 

For more details, contact Kelly at kelly@artandkustomkreations



SOCCER CAMPRegistration is open now for boys and girls ages 5 - 12 years old who are looking to develop their technical skills, learn more about the game and have lots of fun!  Jim Spence of Sports Quest offers this Christ-centered camp, which will take place outdoors (or in the gym if weather is bad),  July 29-August 2, 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Children will engage in non-threatening daily competitions that allow them to develop character and leadership skills while learning how to deal with both success and defeat.  Previous playing experience not required.  Campers are grouped according to age and ability.  Cost is $180 per child, and includes a soccer ball, jersey and commemorative gifts.  For more information, contact Jim at or 832-593-7777.  To register:

SPANISH IMMERSION CAMPS ~ This program will provide children ages 5 - 9 years old with a more in-depth approach to the Spanish language, while immersing them in a different culture.   CampS will be taught by Alma Menn, Spanish teacher and native speaker, using puppets, songs and games to increase the children's absorption and understanding of Spanish vocabulary words.  Two week-long Camps will be offered, both in LC 122 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Week #1 will be held Monday-Friday, July 8-12.  Week #2 will be Monday-Friday, July 15-19.  Cost is $200 per child per week.   For questions about Spanish Immersion Camps, contact Alma at


HIP HOP DANCE CAMPS ~ Sweft Washington of the Sweft Feet Companies brings his energy and passion for dancing to these Hip Hop camps for boys and girls ages 6-18.  In this fun and inspirational camp, young dancers will gain life health benefits and learn the importance of staying physically fit, while increasing their confidence and learning hip hop routines.  Camp will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and there are two options to choose from.   Week #1 will be August 5-9, and Week #2 will be August 12-16.  Campers may be signed up for one or both weeks.  Cost is $250 per child/week, and includes light snacks each day.  For more informaton, contact Sweft at


Questions about Summer Camps?  Contact Susan Agnew at


Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

Susan Agnew

Ministry Assistant, Recreation Ministry

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Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

Joanne Buchwald

Motor Teacher, Chapelwood School / Director, Camp Chapelwood

P: (713) 354-4460

When I wear my Sensory Motor Teacher Hat, I challenge children with motor activities that provide experiences that help their bodies develop while sharpening their perception skills and maturing their neurological systems.  Some of the life skills learned in motor class are listening skills, thinking skills, self-control and social growth.

My favorite summer activity

Working at Camp Chapelwood.  As Director this requires me to create and implement programs for elementary age students to learn new skills, develop new interests and develop spiritual awareness.  The best part of this position is that we have a reunion with former students.

My favorite hobbies

Gardening, cooking and reading.

I think children are the happiest when . . .

They are allowed to be active. They learn best when they are doing!

If I could be anyone for a day, I would be . . .

My granddog Bella. She gets to eat, sleep, swim in the lake and play ball all day and have people loving her hourly.

My worst place to be stuck

In a snowstorm in Colorado.  I backed out of a driveway and could not see the dam that was made by a snowplow. I was not even able to open my car door.

My favorite childhood memory

I was an only child so my favorite childhood memories were when I went to friends’ houses and we played board games.

My favorite children’s book

The Little Engine that Could.

The best part of my job

Watching children grow from the seeds planted in preschool, elementary, high school and sometimes college to responsible young adults.

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Cason Sicking

Ministry Director, Recreation and Program Director, Student Ministry, Mercy Street Worship Community

Cason Sicking

Ministry Director, Recreation and Program Director, Student Ministry, Mercy Street Worship Community

P: (713) 354-4416

I plan and execute all youth and adult sports and exercise classes for families in the Spring Branch/Memorial area. Using sports to minister and build relationships with people of all ages.

Something on my bucket list:

Visiting every major league baseball park in America.

My favorite summer activity:

Relaxing by the pool!

My favorite hobbies:

Watching football and collecting football memorabilia is one of my favorite hobbies. Almost anything sports related!

My favorite food:


My favorite scripture:

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for his friends” - John 15:13

The worst place I could get stuck:

The mall or anywhere crowded with people!

What I listen to while I drive:

Podcasts and sports radio

The best part of my job:

The relationships that are formed with youth and their parents is the most rewarding part of my job! Seeing the development of Christian values and leadership skills that are learned through athletics endeavors is so fun!

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