HISD Athletics Department kicks off free summer camp; registration still open

HISD Athletics summer camps are in full swing, but registration is still open for students in grades 6-11.

The department will continue to host a variety of summer camps each week throughout the month of June at different HISD athletic facilities to enhance students’ athletic skills while learning about committing to cooperative goals, perseverance, and physical well-being.

“The overall goal of our summer programs is for our students to get better,” said HISD Athletics Director Andre’ Walker. “Parents should bring their kids out because it’s an overall great experience. We have great coaches out there, and the kids are going to improve and get better—athlete or non-athlete.”

Each day offers new and exciting opportunities for students to engage in and stay active during summer break. Students can attend a different camp each day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with activities ranging from swimming, basketball, volleyball, track and field, baseball, softball, football, soccer, golf, and tennis.

“I enjoy coming to summer camp because we get the chance to learn new things and become better athletes,” said Westbury High School senior Caprice Hall. “The coaches are very helpful, and everyone is here to have fun.”

The Athletics Department is also ready to handle the extreme Houston heat and humidity.

“We have plenty of water every day at all of our sites, whether it’s inside or out,” said Walker. “If the city is in a heat advisory, then everyone participates inside. There are accommodations we can make so that our kids can continue to improve, and that’s what we do.”

The last day of summer camp will take place Thursday, June 29.

To register for a camp near you and for more information about the free summer camps, click here.