Summer Break 2022

Updated: Jun 30

Explore Harlingen is compiling a list of nearby summer activities for children, such as camps and other special events. Bookmark this page, check it often, and share it with your friends!

Activities Starting in May

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San Benito Belles Dance Clinic

Dates: May 14, 2022

Times: 9 am to 1 pm

Ages: grades pre-K through 8th

Cost: $25

Description: Includes lunch and shirt

Location: San Benito High School gymnasium

Contact: Isabel de la Cruz, 956-361-6500, iagomez@sbcisd.net

Tennis Play Day

Dates: May 28, 2022

Times: 9 am to 12 pm

Ages: children and adults

Cost: free

Description: Free tennis lesson, bouncer, and lunch

Location: HEB Tennis Center at Pendleton Park

Contact: 956-536-7607

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Tennis Camp

Dates: Weekly through the summer beginning May 30, 2022

Times: 9 am to 12 pm, Mondays through Thursdays

Ages: 4-16

Cost: $75 per week

Description: All aspects of the game are covered. Beginners and intermediates are welcome.

Location: HEB Tennis Center at Pendleton Park

Contact: 956-536-7607

Iron Core Gym Kid's Camp

Dates: May 30-July 1, 2022 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; last workout on June 29; pizza party on July 1)

Times: 10 am to 12 pm

Ages: 12-19

Cost: $220

Description: Includes shirt and water; enroll by May 25, 2022

Location: Iron Core Gym, 221 W. Harrison, Harlingen TX 78550

Contact: Register online

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Hawk Tennis Camp

Dates:

  1. May 31 - June 2, 2022 (10 and under)

  2. June 6-9, 2022 (high school/middle school)

  3. June 13-16, 2022 (high school/middle school)

  4. June 20-23, 2022 (10 and under)

  5. June 27-30, 2022 (high school/middle school)

  6. July 4-7, 2022 (high school/middle school)

  7. July 18-21, 2022 (10 and under; high school/middle school)

  8. July 25-28, 2022 (high school/middle school)

Location: Harlingen High School South

Contact: Scan code on the flyer to register.

Parks and Recreation Summer Playground

Registration for Session 1 of The Summer Playground is open. We are proud to be partnering with Austin Elementary, Bonham Elementary, and Travis Elementary this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Mendiola at (956) 245-1222.

Session 1: May 31, 2022 - June 23, 2022

Austin Elementary

Bonham Elementary

Travis Elementary

HCISD Ace Summer Program

Dates: Starts May 31, 2022

Times: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages: grades Kindergarten through 8th

Description: STEM classes, eSports, strength and conditioning, and much more

Location: HCISD campuses

Contact: Register online

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Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp (San Benito)

Dates: June 6 - August 3, 2022

Time: 7:45 am to 5:30 pm

Ages: 6-17

Cost: $60/monthly

Description: STEM activities, sports, arts and crafts, field trips. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Location: 410 North Stookey Road, San Benito, Texas 78586

Contact: Register starting on May 9; visit their website or call 956-399-6442

Junior Zookeeper Camp (Los Fresnos)

Dates:

  1. June 6, 2022, Farm Days

  2. June 7, 2022, Mammals

  3. June 8, 2022, Birds

  4. June 9, 2022, Reptiles/Amphibians

  5. June 10, 2022, Plants and Pollinators

  6. June 13-17, 2022

  7. June 20-24, 2022

Times: 8 am to 3 pm (after care available daily from 3-5 pm for an extra $25)

Ages: 6-13

Cost: $50 per day or $200 for the week

Description: This hands-on summer camp will introduce your child to the wild world of animals as they help staff take care of their collection each day and learn about the animals while doing it.

Location: Fragile Life Animal Park, Los Fresnos TX

Contact: Reserve your child’s space on the Fragile Life Animal Park website.

Big Red’s Camps (San Benito)

Dates and Times:

  1. Preschool Week, June 6-10, 2022 (ages 4-6), 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

  2. Bingo Gardens, June 13-17, 2022 (graduated first grade through graduated sixth grade), 8 am to 5:30 pm

  3. Big Red, June 20-24, 2022 (graduated first grade through graduated sixth grade), 8 am to 5:30 pm

  4. Sam’s Camp, June 27-July 1, 2022 (graduated first grade through graduated sixth grade), 8 am to 5:30 pm

Cost: $150 per week if reserved through April 17; the rate goes up to $170 per week on April 18.

Description: Activities include bazooka ball, animals, swimming, worship, water war, gaga ball, canoeing, skits, bubble soccer, mud pit, and human foosball. Preschool Camp will have a schedule and activities appropriate for preschoolers.

Location: Big Red’s Ranch, San Benito TX

Contact: Reserve your child’s space on the Big Red's Ranch website.

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Camp Rio (Brownsville)

Dates:

  1. RIO 1, June 6-10, 2022

  2. RIO 2, June 13-17, 2022

  3. RIO 3, June 20-24, 2022

  4. RIO 4, July 11-15, 2022

  5. RIO 5, July 18-22, 2022

  6. RIO 6, July 25-29, 2022

Times: 7:45 am to 3:30 pm Ages: 5-14

Cost: $160 if reserved through March 31; the rate goes up to $210 on April 1 ($50 deposit holds your spot; payment plans available)

Description: Breakfast, lunch, and activities such as archery, canoeing, geocaching, yoga, basketball, volleyball, gaga Ball, marksmanship, arts and crafts, wildlife photography, and many others

Location: Camp Rio, Brownsville TX

Contact: Reserve your child’s space on the Camp Rio website.

Youth Summer Sports Camp

Dates:

  1. June 7-10, 2022

  2. June 14-17, 2022

  3. June 21-24, 2022

  4. June 28-July 1, 2022

  5. July 12-15, 2022

  6. July 26-29, 2022

  7. August 2-5, 2022

  8. August 9-12, 2022

Times: 9 am to 1 pm, broken out below:

  • 9 am to 10:15 am Golf

  • 10:15 am to 11:30 am Tennis

  • 11:30 am to 12 noon Lunch

  • 12 noon to 1 pm Fitness

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $175 (members) or $225 (nonmember)

Description: Limited to 12 kids per camp

Location: Harlingen Country Club

Contact: Call 956-412-4100 or email HCC@harlingencc.com for registration forms.

CAMP 83 Alumni Soccer Camp

Dates: June 11, 2022 (boys) and June 12, 2022 (girls)

Time: Full day

Ages: incoming 8th grade to 12th grade

Cost: $30

Description: Come learn from locals currently playing at the collegiate and semi-pro level.

Location: Harlingen High School Mini Stadium

Contact: CAMP 83 on Facebook or call 956-536-6749

Harlingen South’s Mini Cheer Summer Camp

Dates: June 13-16, 2022

Time: 8 am to 12:30 pm

Ages: 5-13

Cost: $75

Description: Cheer, dance, games, and much more. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Location: Harlingen High School South Main Gym

Contact: Register by emailing stephany.bauer@hcisd.org or calling 956-427-3800

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HCISD Summer on Stage

Dates: June 13-30, 2022, Monday through Thursday

Time: 8 am to 2 pm

Ages: incoming Pre-K to incoming 8th grade

Cost: $200

Description: Students will be grouped by age to put on a public musical performance.

Location: HCISD Performing Arts Center, 3217 W. Wilson Road, Harlingen TX 78552

Contact: Register online

Kids Day at Peter Piper Pizza

Dates:

  1. Tuesday, June 14, 2022

  2. Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  3. Tuesday, June 28, 2022

  4. Tuesday, July 5, 2022

  5. Tuesday, July 12, 2022

  6. Tuesday, July 19, 2022

  7. Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Time: 11 am

Description: Fun activities, lunch buffet

Location: Peter Piper Pizza, 306 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen TX

Contact: Peter Piper Pizza, 956-425-3600

Glow Wild!

Dates: June 25, 2022

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $10 per person

Description: Bonfire stories, glow sticks, face painting, and nocturnal anima encounters

Location: Fragile Life Animal Park, Los Fresnos TX

Contact: Fragile Planet Wildlife Park on Facebook

Calvary Baptist Summer Soccer Camp

Dates: June 27-July 1, 2022

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade

Cost: Free

Description: Register at Calvary Baptist Church

Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 1815 N. 7th Street

Contact: 956-425-1800

Activities Starting in July

Monarch Dance Summer Dance Camp

Dates: July 6-8, 2022

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Ages: 2-13

Cost: $80

Description: Learn different styles of dance

Location: Monarch Dance Studios, 888 Morgan

Contact: 956-200-1857

Garden Warrior Wrestling Camp

Dates: July 11-15, 2022

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Ages: 7th-12th grade

Cost: Free

Description: 15 spots available. First come, first serve. ***HCISD WILL NOW OFFER WRESTLING AS A SPORT IN THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR. WRESTLING IS A GREAT SPORT THAT OFFERS ENDLESS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES***

Location: 1206 S. F Street Harlingen, TX 78550

Contact: Message them on Facebook to register

Harlingen High School Volleyball Camp

Dates: July 25-27, 2022

Times:

  1. 9 am to 12 pm (girls incoming 6th-9th grade)

  2. 1 pm to 3 pm (girls incoming 1st-5th grade)

Cost: $30 per person

Description: Deadline to register is June 25, 2022

Location: Harlingen High School gymnasium

Contact: Coach Torres via email, josylnn.torres@hcisd.org. Register here.



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