- Parks & Recreation
- Summer Camp
Get ready for another amazing year of Southside Camp! The Parks and Recreation Department has paired up with a committee of parents to help improve summer camp. We will be honoring the longstanding traditions of Southside Place Summer Camp while bringing new activities, more supervision, and general improvements to camp. Unfortunately, Jeff Carrus and Jessica Peoples will not be able to return this summer for camp. We have hired a new Camp Director, Abby Carrol, who is very excited to lead the camp. Jeff will help out in the background to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Abby teaches math at YES Prep in Spring Branch and oversees all programming for the 9th grade. She also worked on the Camp Ozark leadership team so she is very familiar with summer camp programming. We have also hired a new Little Room Lead, Kale Kusler, who is thrilled to be on board. Kale is a kindergarten teacher in Rosenberg and has a lot of activities planned for our young campers this summer. We are still looking to hire an Art Room Lead. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please have them reach out to Andrew Deavers.
This year will be another amazing experience available only to Southside residents! Campers must be season pass holders of the Southside Place Parks Department. If your family is not yet a season pass holder or if you have any other questions about camp, please contact Andrew Deavers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISD dismisses students for summer on May 31st and teachers on June 1st. Summer camp will begin shortly afterwards. This year’s camp will run as follows:
1st Session: Wednesday, June 7th – Friday, June 30th (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm)
2nd Session: Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 28th (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm)
We offer a PRE-SCHOOL (Small Room) camp for 4-6 year olds and a BIG ROOM camp for those 6 years and up. Parents can place their 6 or 7 year old children in the Big Room and request a little extra attention to ensure a smooth transition from the Little Room.
THE PRESCHOOL CAMP for ages 4 to 6 offers lots of supervised fun, including art projects, story time, park visits and plenty of play time! All children attending must be fully potty trained. The Small Room camp runs daily, from 10 am until 4 pm. Campers provide their own lunch. Small Room attendance options are:
5 Days Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
BIG ROOM CAMP is designed for children ages 6 and up. Daily activities include a variety of fast-paced games and arts and crafts. Big Room campers can also use the park, pool, tennis courts, playground, basketball courts, and ball field as mutually agreed upon between parent, camper, and camp staff. The Big Room camp runs daily, from 10 am until 4 pm. Specific counselors are assigned to tend to the younger campers to ensure that they receive the attention and comfort that they need. Campers provide their own lunch. Big Room attendance options are:
5 Days Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm
7th GRADE AND ABOVE: Campers entering 7th grade and above pay a $75 registration fee only. This fee covers the entire summer so your child can come and go as they like.
Guests: Southside Camp is for residents of Southside Place only. If you have an out of town guest staying at your home, they may attend camp with you for up to two weeks. They will need to register and pay either by the week or daily. Guests that are 7th grade and above will be charged a daily drop-in rate of $30 per day. All others are $50 per day. There are no other exceptions.
Daily Drop-Ins and 10-Day Packs: Any registered or pre-registered camper can drop-in for $50 per day. In addition, 10-Day packs are back by popular demand! Buy a pack of 10 one-day passes for $390 (Little Room) or $285 (Big Room) and come to camp the days that you can.
All campers must submit an updated immunization record before attending camp (State Law)
All campers must have a Southside Place City Season Pass and be in good standing.
Children under the age of 10 years must be signed out of camp by a guardian or an adult on parent’s approved list and children that leave camp for any reason are considered checked out of camp.
Campers provide their own lunch, except on Fridays, when they may buy lunch at an additional cost.
Registration will open on Wednesday, March 8th at Catalog - Southside Place, TX (rec1.com)
Click on the orange tab labeled "Summer Camp Registration". Click on one of the options for summer camp then login using the "log in" button inside the blue dialogue box which states "an account is required to register for this program or activity". Do not click on the "sign in" button in the top right.
No child will be admitted into camp without being registered or pre-registered or without having a copy of their immunization record on file. Please submit immunization records via email or hard copy to City Hall.
To register your child, choose dates, complete all requested information, enter medical and emergency information, complete the liability and indemnification form, make payment and drop your child’s immunization records at Southside Place City Hall. REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL ALL FORMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ARE ON FILE AT CITY HALL.
Completed registration is due by Friday, June 2nd. Please be observant of the deadline so that we may plan staffing and programming or a late fee of $25 per child will apply. Small Room & Bridge priority registration will be based on the date the application is received. Questions? Email email@example.com
Refund Policy- There will be no refunds for any reason.