A.D. Players was founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George. In 2017, they moved into their new building on Westheimer in the heart of the Galleria. They produce a full season of Mainstage productions, have a touring unit, and a year long Performing Arts Academy that teaches classes and does performances for ages 5 and up!
A.D. Players is one of Houston’s oldest and largest resident theatre companies, located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria. A.D. Players seeks to produce compelling theatre, from a Christian world-view, that engages a diverse audience.
To find out more about the offerings at A.D. Players check out the website at adplayers.org.
The A.D. Players Performing Theatre Arts Academy provides training for artists of all ages with a primary focus on ages 5-18. The Academy specializes in nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of young artists. Since 1992, the organization has created a range of offerings beyond academy classes and productions; offerings include educational partnerships such as in-school instruction, after-school programs, and workshops.
All classes take place at the Saint Street Studio in Houston. As always, teachers and instructor volunteers are welcome to apply.
A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy: Learn the Craft. Nurture the Artist.
A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps extend from June through August offering a variety of inclusive programming for students ages 5-Young Adult. Promoting arts education, these sessions incorporate the theme “Outdoor Odyssey” to provide an engaging and fun learning experience. Our youngest students will explore various “Creatures of the Wild” while our middle schoolers unravel “Creatures of Mystery.” Intensives for high school students tackle some true-to-life topics in “Forces of Nature” as students present personal monologues and uncover the the power of physicality in telling a story on the stage. Academy Arts for All makes the arts accessible to all populations, employing specifically-designed curriculum to permit those with learning differences the opportunity to express their artistry in front of an audience as well as build confidence, community, and socialization skills. Summer All-Star Musical Productions at the Academy create an experience that may last a lifetime, uniting all aspects of a professional production with engaging material for young actors. Summer Camps at the Academy serve as a foundation for the study of improvisation, theater technique, self- expression, and speech development that assists students in overcoming difficulties with public speaking. Join the Odyssey at the Academy during Summer 2019!
A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps extend from June through August offering a variety of inclusive programming for students ages 5-Young Adult. Promoting arts education, these sessions incorporate the theme “Outdoor Odyssey” to provide an engaging and fun learning experience. Our youngest students will explore various “Creatures of the Wild” while our middle schoolers unravel “Creatures of Mystery.” Intensives for high school students tackle some true-to-life topics in “Forces of Nature” as they present personal monologues and uncover the power of physicality in telling a story on the stage. Academy Arts for All makes the arts accessible to all populations, employing specifically-designed curriculum to permit those with learning differences the opportunity to express their artistry in front of an audience as well as build confidence, community, and socialization skills. Summer All-Star Musical Productions at the Academy create an experience that may last a lifetime, uniting all aspects of a professional production with engaging material for young actors. Summer Camps at the Academy serve as a foundation for the study of improvisation, theatre technique, self- expression, and speech development that assists students in overcoming difficulties with public speaking. Join the Odyssey at the Academy during Summer 2019!
Inspired by one little girl’s battle with brain cancer, Addi’s Faith Foundation was formed in hopes of freeing the world from childhood cancer. By funding critical pediatric research, AFF ensures advancements are made and that less toxic, yet more effective treatments are found. Until the cure is discovered, Addi’s Faith Foundation desires to provide emotional and financial support to parents as they care for their child with cancer. A registered 501(c)3 charity, Addi’s Faith Foundation has distributed over 1.4 million dollars since their inception in 2008.
Alley Theatre’s Play Makers Camps!
Encourage kids to explore their favorite science concepts through theatre.
Imagine a volcano erupting into a dance! Imagine that the hot spots are a group of kids spinning around, and a crater is a statue created by a child and their brand new friends. Imagine your child coming home from camp, using words such as “objective” and “fissure.” Then you are imagining Alley Play Makers.
Alley Play Makers is offered for 1 week during Spring Break and in four 2-week sessions each summer. Campers join their peers for a full rotation of group activities designed to help even the most timid child find the confidence to step onto the stage. Our young actors will learn the basics of theatre skills, including: what it means to work as an ensemble; how to create and live in a character; how to make and stick to bold choices; spatial awareness and creative movement; how to tell a story with the voice and the body; and how to create a beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre and SEL skills while also exploring a STEM topic. We will ignite the imagination of your young creative masterminds, and they will develop performance skills they will use their whole lives.
Each Alley Play Makers session ends with an Open Workshop, which allows you to glimpse into the camp classroom and gives your student the opportunity to show off their new skills. This is not only a chance for young actors to flourish in front of an audience, it’s also our opportunity to include you in an Alley Play Makers celebration of learning.
Play Makers camp allows your child to learn and hone their theatre skills, have fun in a diverse environment, make new friends, and discover ways to shine on and off the stage.
Alley Play Makers Spring Break Camps are from March 11 – 15.
Alley Play Makers Summer Camps are two week camps. Details at alleytheatre.org/playmakers.
1212A Cedar Post Lane, Houston, TX 77055
Alliance Fencing Academy is the largest fencing club in the Great Houston Area with 2 convenient locations. Our coaches are highly trained in the art of Epee, which is one of 3 fencing blades used around the U.S. Fencing is like a physical game of chess so strategy plays a big part in fencing Epee.
The head coach and owner, Andrey Geva is the 2016 and 2020 coach for the US Women’s Epee Team Olympic coach. Andrey had his staff have also trained many fencers who have went on to win International, National and Local events. This takes much dedication to the sport and the students.
Alliance has over 100 Nationally Rated fencers with approx 300 members. As we continue to grow, so do these numbers. Currently we have around 20 fencers that are in some of the Top Rated Colleges and fencing helped them get some athletic scholarships or full rides.
Alliance trains fencers from the age of 5 years and up. We offer group classes, home school classes, private lessons, Off Campus PE Credit along with beginner and advanced Summer and Winter camps.
We invite you to drop by one day and you may catch a glimpse of our Olympic Fencers Courtney and Kelley Hurley training in our Houston location.
Summer Camps 2018
June 4th – 8th 9am – 1pm
July 9th – 13th 9am – 1pm
Jul 30th – Aug 3rd 9am – 1pm
27326 Robinson Rd Suite 110 Conroe Tx 77385
Our winter fencing camps are a great idea for parents looking for their child to get more out of the winter holidays. Renowned instructor Andrey Geva and his highly trained coaching staff provide a fun and exciting setting got kids to learn the fascinating sports of competitive fencing. Our relaxed and comfortable setting ensures your child will grow and mature through peer interaction and validation.
At American Robotics Academy ®, we can provide the guidance and confidence to build simple working robots, as well as the inspiration for more complex robotic inventions.
Held in a friendly, sports-like atmosphere, we focus on team-building, problem-solving, creativity and fun. Students will be working with the widely-known and popular plastic LEGO building blocks, including the more specialized pieces such as axles, gears, beams, wheels, motors, microcomputers, pneumatics and other parts that will enable them to safely create animated and exciting mechanical movements and other effects. We hope to stimulate their imaginations and creativity by encouraging them to explore, experience, and express themselves through our hands-on interactive robotics program.
Our classes teach students to understand “how things work” through hands-on activities that demonstrate the principles of simple and motorized machines. They gain experience with design and problem solving through the use of gears, motors, wheels and axles, pulleys, and remote control devices. Working in age appropriate teams of three, students learn a variety of ways to design a robot to do the things they want it to do. They decide and build, as a team, the best design of their robot for the competition to be held at the end of each class session.
Success stories are written everyday in the many outstanding schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. We educate mind, heart, and spirit. Our students flourish in a network of Catholic schools that include National Blue Ribbon Schools, college prep curriculum, and high graduation rates.
Ardo is a second generation Swiss family company which develops, manufactures and markets premium quality products in the Medical Technology sector. In the heart of Central Switzerland, in Unterägeri, Zug, there is a centre-of-excellence which dedicates the knowledge, passionate commitment and effort of its people to the mother and baby sector, neonatal, suction technology and pressure ulcer management.
We always look for the best solution for you. Ardo focuses on your needs, listens to you and builds a trusting, long-term partnership. Innovative development, and expertise, meticulous production and efficient distribution form the basis of our success.
Excellence is our motivation to address these challenges every day.
Art meets science in the Artist Boat 2018 Eco-Art Camp! Artist Boat Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art. Artist Boat uses Eco-Art as a tool to engage all learners in coastal protection issues. Each session will culminate in the creation of works of art that demonstrate learning objectives.
- STEAM enrichment
- High Quality art projects – clay, painting, modeling
- Camp Sessions limited to 12 students.
- Ages: 5-12 years
- 1/2 or full day sessions
- Sessions: AM (9am – 12pm) and PM (1pm – 4pm)
- Each session is $200 or $175 for two sessions
- Camp weeks: June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 10-14, July 17-24, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 6-10, Aug 13-17
Feeding Frenzy – Adaptations that freak you out as you learn how ocean organisms feed and who they feed! Works on clay and paper mache.
A Whale of a Time – Learn the whale’s tale in the Gulf of Mexico and where the spread whales live and roam! Speak works on canvas and paper
Shark Mania – Get to know sharks up close and personal. Special works on canvas
Sea of Change – Wind, Waves, and Weather lead to climate science and weather predictions! Special works in mobiles and wind chimes.
For more information please call our office 409-770-0722!
Artist Boat | 2627 Ave O, Galveston, TX 77550 | (409) 770-0722
Artist Boat was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness and action. We want everyone who experiences our Gulf Coast to value and protect its natural beauty.
Since our inception over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public art works for campuses and communities; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches; and provided a 1,000+ teachers with professional development and place-based curriculum for the classroom.
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Eco-Art Workshops and Adventures
In-class workshops are interactive and hands-on, while introducing concepts such as non-point source pollution, estuarine and marine ecology, and wetland function. In addition, every student produces his or her own water-color portrait of a native animal from Galveston Bay. During adventures (kayak, walking, or vessel) students participate in hands-on and feet-in instruction via outdoor and experiential learning to explore estuarine ecology, plain-air water coloring, water quality, and paddling safety. Workshops and Adventures are TEKS aligned, utilize S.T.E.A.M. based learning, and provide 6 hours of field lab to your students.
Eco-Art programming personalized for you.
Eco-Art Residencies integrate art and science and are delivered to students as enrichment through after-school programs, summer programs, or during the school year. Each residency results in a work of art that demonstrates the knowledge gained during the residency. The scope, scale, and price of the residencies are customized for the needs of the campus community. Residences, therefore, have culminated in the creation of small take-home projects and large murals, mosaics, and metal sculptures that have become permanent learning legacy installations on campuses throughout the area.
Explore the processes of our ocean with science and art
Art meets science in the Artist Boat Eco-Art Camp Sessions! Artist Boat Eco-Art Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art to beautify yards and homes. Join us for inspirational education. Session themes are offered in which campers will use the scientific method to investigate processes in our ocean. Each camp will culminate in creating works of art that illustrate the knowledge that campers have acquired about our ocean. Camp sessions are designed for children Kindergarten – Sixth Grade (ages 5-12). To learn more about Eco-Art Camp themes and schedules click here >>>
All our public adventures are guided and interpretive via kayak to places on Galveston Bay carefully chosen for their natural significance. All our lead guides are ACA certified kayak instructors and all are professionals with degrees in science or art. Most of our participants are beginners, so every adventure includes all equipment and begins with kayak instruction on land. All participants will be in tandem kayaks. Three and four hour adventures include a plein-air watercolor art experience. Two hour adventures do not include art.
Free Beach Interpretive Tours
Free Interpretive Tours for Beach-goers
The Bucket Brigade, in conjunction with the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, provides free interpretive tours to beach-goers on Galveston Island. The Bucket Brigade’s goal is to increase public understanding of the positive role of sargassum and turbid water in our marine and coastal ecosystems. Bucket Brigade also highlights the impact we can all have on coastal ecosystems through marine debris and pollution, and has the potential to directly impact thousands of visitors including those from far away and right here in the Galveston Bay watershed. To learn more about Bucket Brigade Tours click here >>>
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with AsiaFest, Asia Society Texas Center’s annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!
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Exhibitions will also be FREE.
This summer, children and high school students can create comics, build shadow puppets, design a video game, learn about contemporary China, India, and the Middle East, cook yummy recipes, and put on a play! Asia Society Texas Center will be offering nine sessions of our popular ExploreAsia and Young Leaders Institute (YLI) summer camps for grade school through high school-age students.
ExploreAsia summer camps are five-day, hands-on programs exploring Asian art and culture, for children ages 6 to 12. Through fun, interactive activities and kid-friendly topics, young learners will advance their understanding of the world.
2018 Camp dates:
Monday June 4–Friday, June 8: Video Game Maker with Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Monday, June 18–Friday, June 22: Manga POP!
Monday, June 25 –Friday, June 29: Storytelling Traditions
Monday, July 9–Friday, July 13: Superheroes of Asia
Monday, July 23–Friday, July 27: Shadow Puppetry
Monday, August 6–Friday, August 10: Amazing Asian Eats
Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long program intended to prepare Houston high school students for leadership in a globally interconnected city and world. Throughout the week, students will learn the value of collaboration as they work in teams, researching, debating, and presenting solutions for the challenges facing our world. They will be mentored throughout the week by Asia Society staff and local experts in their respective fields.
Baby Comfort is a small, independent company based in Houston, Texas. The company is owned and operated by Mychelle Cooper and her husband Christopher Cooper, with the product design inspired after the birth of their children.
Since 2014, I have continued to work on developing a suitable organic product that provides a comfortable lounge bed perfect for infants. Baby Comfort provides your infant comfortable lounge and play time in the early stages of critical development. Materials used for the product are from independent companies who share the sames for eco-friendly and organic materials that are safe for the consumer and producers.
Hello my name is Mychelle Cooper and I am the founder of Baby Comfort. I created Baby Comfort because as a new mother I was seeking peace of mind and an assurance of safety while my baby rested. I was concerned about their safety as far as either rolling off the bed or scooting too far to the edge of the bed.
While I enjoyed swaddling my first born, laying him on his back, and ensuring there were no objects around that would be harmful it was helpful when creating my design. There was a broader level of comfort I desired that I sought to create for my little ones which lead to the design of Baby Comfort.
Bayou Bend / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bayou Bend Summer History Camp
DATES: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 22-26
AGES: Ages 9–11 & 11–13
Bayou Bend’s collection of early Americana serves as the jumping-off point for exploring the lives of children in the 1700s and 1800s. During Summer History Camp, 21st-century kids become blacksmiths, write with quill pens, make candles, and play colonial games. The camp’s thoughtful curriculum creates an engaging atmosphere for understanding the past through multiple perspectives, and challenges campers to form opinions based on asking questions and discovery through active participation. Camp weeks are designed for children entering or exiting 5th grade (Level 1) and 6th grade (Level 2). Space is limited, so sign up early!