Wondering what the kids can do this summer? Here is a list of Summer Camps happening all around the Permian Basing this summer! Make sure to sign up early, as most of these have limited space and they fill up quickly! (And we even have a few suggestions for the adults as well!)

COM Aquatics

Pee Wee Camp. Drop-off camp for ages 3-8, 8am-12noon, $30/day, Fridays: June 15th, June 29th, July 13th and July 27th. Register here!

Summer Swim Camps/Mermaid Camps. Students who have completed 1st-6th grade, 12:00-5:00pm, 1 and 2 week sessions starting June 4-July 23rd. Register here! 

Keep Midland Beautiful

Super Kids Club. Kids 6-10 years old, FREE!! Various dates throughout the summer with various crafts, science and education. Register here!

Keep Odessa Beautiful

Planet Troopers. Kids 8-12 years old, FREE! Various dates throughout the summer with lunch, goodie bags and a pool pass! Register here!

Midland Public Libraries

Libraries Rock! Earn points by reading books and attending library events. Logging starts June 2nd-August 4th. Register here!

  • Read to Me Club. Kids 0-4 years!
  • Emergent Readers Club. Kids who can read with help!
  • Readers Club. Kids who can read on their own!
  • Teen Reading Program. Teens aged 13-19!
  • Adult Reading Program. Adults age 18 & up!

Midland Community Theatre

Summer Theatre School. Kids K-9th grade. $64-$160 (dependent on session and membership).  Classes are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12noon. Students participate in theatre, dance, music, and art classes. Register here!

Midland YMCA

Movie Packages. $25/child. Includes movie ticket and snack pack.

  • June 19th       Incredibles 2
  • July 17th        Hotel Transylvania 3
  • August 7th     Christopher Robin

Bowling Package. $100/child. Includes bowling and shoes. June 12th, June 26, July 10th, July 24th and July 31st

Abilene Zoo & Water Park. $60/child. Includes charter bus, zoo admission, train ride and lunch. June 28th.

Caverns of Sonora. $60/child. Includes charter bus, lunch and general admission. June 14th.

Balmorhea. $60/child. Includes charter bus, lunch and general admission. August 9th.

Lubbock Science Spectrum. $60/child. Include charter bus, admission, Omni and lunch. July 12th.

Sports Camps. Variety of camps including soccer, basketball, tumbling and more. Information on registration for all these events can be found here! 

Odessa YMCA

Summer Camps. Ages 6-12 years. Monday-Friday, 1-5pm. 2 Sessions, June 4th-29th and July 9th-August 4th. Art activities such as dancing and crafts help in the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of crafts, swimming, field trips, & sports. Full details and registration links here!

Museum of the Southwest

Family Fridays. Ages 4-12 years. Fridays 10am-2pm. Celebrate different ways artist create art and the methods and materials the use. Crafts and educational opportunities! FREE with membership or paid admission. Get more information here.

  • June 15 – Sculpture
  • June 22 – Photography
  • June 29 – Printmaking
  • July 13 – Action Art
  • July 20 – Mixed Media
  • July 27 – Watercolor

Odessa College

Boot Camp. Ages 16 years and up. $30/person. Get in the best shape of your life! Pre and post fitness assessments included. Register here. 

  • Session I: June 4th-July 30th   Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00am-6:00am
  • Session II: June 4th-July 30th  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Robotics Workshop. Ages 9th and 10th grade. $400/student. Introductions to robotics and VEX robotic construction and programming. Includes lunch. Two sessions available, June 4th-14th and June 18th-28th. Register here.

College for Kids. Ages 10-14 years. $200/student. Science Camp, Ceramic Camp, Culinary Camp, Art and Math Courses, Drone Camps and more. Includes lunch. Four session available, each student picks two courses. Dates and registration information here.

Sports Center Summer Camps. Cost caries depending on course. Ages infant and up. Archery, basketball, Camp Runamuckus, Spanish, Golf, Moves and Dance Grooves, Running Club, Snack Attack, Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis, Zombie Preparedness Training, and Swimming. Find dates and costs here.

The Petroleum Museum

Summer Science Camps. Ages 6 to 12 years.  Topics will include Energy, Astronomy, Geology, and STEM. In all camps, students will engage in age-appropriate experiments, creative activities, and robotic design challenges that are designed to get young minds excited about science! Building a love of science develops patience, perseverance, and communication skills in children. Register here. 

2018 Summer Science Camp Schedule

Event Dates



June 20-22


Wild About Science

June 27-29


To Infinity…and Beyond!

July 9-12


Powered by Science

July 23-26


Rocks & Rockets

Aug 6-9



Steam Sprouts. Ages 4-5 years. $40/members, $50/non-members. Students will tap into their creative, engineering sills to solve real-world problems by engaging in hands-on investigations, building, and tinkering throughout the camp. Register here. 

  • June 6th and 7th,     9:30am-11:00am
  • June 13th and 14th, 9:30am-11:00am

Sibley Nature Center

Secret Agent Scientists. Ages 4th-6th grade.  $70/members, %90 non-members. Science Headquarters needs your help to save animals and habitats! Agents complete a new mission each day using top-secret science gadgets and a nature spy notebook. For your final mission, a Special Agent from Texas Parks and Wildlife will test your skills. You will help this Special Agent trap and band live doves! June 4th-June 7th. Register here.

Arthropod Adventures. Ages 4th-6th grade. $70/members, $90 non-members. Adventure through the alien world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. Adventurers will perform grasshopper dissections, conduct experiments with pillbugs, and even eat some dried insects to better understand these creatures. Adventures will also use insect nets to capture some of the bizarre arthropods that live in West Texas. No live arthropods will be harmed or collected. June 11th-June 14th.  Register Here.

Growing from Nature Day Camps. Ages K-3rd grade.  These camps help kids grow important life skills while playing outdoors. They will grow patience, teamwork, leadership, artistry, and more all while exploring the nature of West Texas!  Snacks are provided. Register Here.

  • Nature Olympics – Wed., July 4 and Fri., July 6
  • On the Trail – Wed., July 11 and Fri., July 13
  • Bird Brains – Wed., July 18 and Fri., July 20
  • Nature Art Day – Wed., July 25 and Fri. July 27
  • Texas Ice-age – Wed., August 1 and Fri., August 3
  • Silent Hunters – Wed., August 8 and Fri., August 10

Tales and Trails. Ages 2-4 years. FREE, recommended $2 donation. Discover the shapes within a flower, the colors on the back of a beetle, the music of the wind and much more. Second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am. More information here.

  • July 10 – Reptiles
  • August 14 – Nature Arts and Crafts at the Midland County Library
  • September 11 – Rainbows
  • October 9 – Gourds
  • November 13 – Sounds of Nature
  • December 11 – Fur, Feathers, and Scales: How animals stay warm