Category: Camp

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Modern Skirmisher brings unique outdoor supplies to Montgomery County

eff Conlon and Jazz Howard, owners of Modern Skirmisher, display some of their featured survival and outdoors gear.
Jeff Conlon and Jazz Howard, owners of Modern Skirmisher, display some of their featured survival and outdoors gear.

When they met through work in 2010, Jazz Howard and Jeff Conlon realized they had common interests in guns and the outdoors, as well as a problem in a lack of area stores specializing in supplies for their hobbies.

That lead to the creation of their new business, Modern Skirmisher, which launched December 1.

“The whole area around Conroe and The Woodlands lacks options for guns and outdoor gear in a place where people know what they’re talking about,” Howard said. “That’s what we want to be. We want to bring those products and that knowledge into one place.”

Modern Skirmisher is an online store selling outdoor and camping gear such as tents, sleeping bags, water filters and first aid kits, and tactical gear such ammo pouches, helmets and gun-mounted lights. The shop’s mission is to provide this gear both for collectors and enthusiasts and for practical, everyday use. click here for complete story

The Woodlands Honors 5 New Eagle Scouts

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Boy Scouts Troop 772 honored five new Eagle Scouts at a special Court of Honor at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on September 28. The Troop is chartered by The Woodlands United Methodist Church and part of the Tall Timbers District of the Sam Houston Area Council.

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Cheer: TWCA Cheer Coach Jackson looks to strengthen program

The new cheer coach for The Woodlands Christian Academy, Janel Jackson, center, speaks with cheerleaders during a summer camp on July 27 with Presley Wilson, right, and Haley LeBlanc, right, of the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
The new cheer coach for The Woodlands Christian Academy, Janel Jackson, center, speaks with cheerleaders during a summer camp on July 27 with Presley Wilson, right, and Haley LeBlanc, right, of the Universal Cheerleaders Association.

The Woodlands Christian Academy continues retuning its coaching staff with the addition of Janel Jackson as the Warriors new Cheer coach. Jackson will also teach History and Government Economics in addition to coaching.

Jackson has been coaching cheer and dance for over 20 years, and has choreographed routines for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and several nationally ranked high schools and all-star gyms. click here for complete story

Conroe’s old Camp Strake site undergoing makeover as Grand Central Park

For now, the 2,000-acre property formerly and affectionately known as Camp Strake still resembles the Boy Scouts camp site that was among the largest in the region.

Shannon League, with Johnson Development Corp., points out a section of Grand Central Park at the old Camp Strake property Wednesday.
Shannon League, with Johnson Development Corp., points out a section of Grand Central Park at the old Camp Strake property Wednesday.

There are trees and structures that still have to come down and roads that still need to be paved in addition to the few existing trails that will foil into the site’s future use.

Johnson Development Corporation purchased the property in 2013 with plans to build about 350 single-family homes further west on South Loop 336 (called the West Village) and roughly 150 urban living spaces near a marketplace closer to Interstate 45, a town center for shopping and dining near Deer Lake and a business center off the interstate. click here for complete story

The Woodlands hosts 12th Annual Mark Schmid Football Camp

Jackson Blue Brett works on his throwing form during the Mark Schmid Football Camp Wednesday
Jackson Blue Brett works on his throwing form during the Mark Schmid Football Camp Wednesday

Youngsters between grades 5 and 8 have been working their tails off under the Texas sun at the Woodlands High School at the 12th Annual Mark Schmid Football camp.

“I think education of the game is important,” Marc Berger, a camper’s father, “After one full day he’s already picked it up, he’s drawing plays and showing me what he’s supposed to be doing. He’s played baseball for a long time and he definitely has an interest to play football here at the middle school level and possibly beyond. So we decided that this year he would play one year of SCFL.”

The camp is position focused. Campers are allowed to choose a position and they get specific coaching for that position and drills that they can do on their own. click here for complete story and photos

Camp Singalier: the ultimate summer show choir camp

IMG_7732_videoFor entertainers and performers who are kindergarteners all the way up to eighth graders, there is one particular camp to sign up for next summer. This past June, Camp Singalier once again enriched its young campers about show choir, providing a creative, fun and memorable final performance with all their campers. With several activity stations operating throughout the day, campers were able to enjoy crafting, learn dances, sing along with music, fuel up at snack time, as well as play and have fun during recreation time. click here for complete story