Summer Camp

Imagine a summer filled with magic shows, ice cream socials, swimming and rock climbing. Camp Quillian 2018 registration opens on April 2! 


For over 55 years, Quillian Center has provided an incredible summer camp experience. Located on Houston's westside, Camp Quillian is the preferred summer camp of the Westchase District. Camp Quillian is an American Camp Association accredited day camp that caters to children between the ages of 5-12, as well as Teen Camp for kids ages 13-14.   Our camp day is from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.  This year we are happy to add half day options for both AM and PM days.  AM half day campers can be dropped off when the doors open, will participate in specialty camps and grand assemblies.  AM campers must be picked up by the conclusion of their lunch time.  PM half day campers can be dropped off at noon, will participate in the facility rotation and special events with their groups and will have the opportunity to swim everyday.  PM campers must be picked up by 6:30 PM, when camp closes. Camp Quillian has many incredible resources to keep children engaged - such as a gymnasium, two swimming pools, indoor climbing wall, game rooms, athletic fields, and a new playground. Programs include indoor and outdoor sports, enrichment classes, arts and crafts, special events, guest speakers, games, VBS, and so much more!

We will update this with 2018 information as soon as we get it all put together.  While you wait, feel free to look at last year's material for reference.


Click Here for the 2017 Parent Handbook

Click Here for a copy of the 2017 Daily Schedule

Click Here for a copy of the 2017 Weekly Calendar of Events

Click Here for the 2017 Weekly Specialty Camp List (Updated 4/3/17)




  Full Day Half Day AM Half Day PM DECATS AM/PM  
Tuition $210/wk $125/wk $125/wk $75/wk $25 Registration late fee begins 12:00am the first day of each session.
Premium Camps $20/$40 $20/$40 N/A N/A Premium camps are specialty camps that have additional fees associated with them
Snack Cards $5.00 N/A $5.00 $5.00 Snack cards are $5 pre-paid cards campers can use to buy from concession stand at snack/swim time.



Do I have to sign up for the whole summer? No. Once registration opens, you can sign up for as many, or as few, weeks of camp that you need.  Each week of camp is designed to be its own experience and campers do not need to have been here previous weeks or summers to feel like they know what's going on.
Will you run out of space if I don't sign up early? No.  We are licensed and prepared for more kids than we have EVER had sign up.  The only downside is that you may not have as many specialty camp options if you wait.
What is a specialty camp? Specialty camps are electives that you choose to help tailor your camper's experience.  Baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, water polo, swimming lessons, dance, tumbling, art, science, and kid city are just a few of the specialty camps we offer.  Each camper will go to one specialty camp for the week(s) that they are here. The selections available for each week of camp are different.  Look at the link above for the specialty camp schedule to see what is available for the weeks your camper will be here.
I see you have a pool, do the campers get to swim? Yes.  Every camper has the option to go swimming everyday at 4 pm.  The pools are closed to the public at this time, and only our campers will be in the pools.
Is my camper safe in the pool? Yes.  Every camper is swim tested the first time they go to the pool.  Campers that pass the swim test get free reign of the pool.  Campers that do not pass the swim test are limited to the roped off shallow end of the big pool or Noah's Ark, depending on their age.  Group 1 campers (5 and 6 year olds) are only allowed to swim in Noah's Ark.  Both pool s are manned by certified lifeguards as well as camp counselors.
Do you serve lunch or do I have to pack it for my camper? Thanks a great partnership with Kidz Grub, we are able to offer a light breakfast and a full lunch to every camper, every day.  This comes at no additional cost.  If your camper has particular dietary needs, or you just want to, of course you can pack a lunch to send with your camper any day.
What is a snack card? Our pools are supported by a concession stand. During snack time (which happens in the outdoor pavilion next to pool) and during swim time, the concession stand is also open to campers.  Snack cards work like prepaid credit cards and are sold in $5 increments.  Once purchased, snack cards are kept in the concession stand so that campers may use them to order drinks and snacks.  Please take advantage of the snack cards and do not send your camper to camp with any cash.
Does my camper have to have a snack card in order to get a snack? No.  Camp provides a snack every afternoon during snack time.  Snack cards are used by campers to get something above and beyond whatever is offered to them by the camp.
How do I drop my camper off each day for camp? Every morning, you'll bring your camper in to the gym and sign them in at the sign-in binder.  Give them a little love as you say good-bye and we'll take it from there.
How do I pick my camper up from camp? Come in to the gym and sign them out at the sign-in/out binder.  Camp administration will ask you for a valid picture ID.  Once we verify who you are, you will get a "camper pick-up card" and we will let you know where to get your camper.  Camper pick-up cards let the camp staff know that you've gone through the appropriate check-out procedure.When you get to your camper, you'll trade your camper pick-up card for your camper
Does my camper need to bring anything with them to camp? Unless your camper is in a specialty camp that they their own sports equipment for, or they plan to go swimming that day, there is no need to bring anything from home. Specifically, items like cell phones, electronics, games, trading cards, etc., will be taken up and held at the main desk in the gym.  Water bottles, specialty camp supplies, special event supplies, and pool necessities, are the only things your camper should ever bring to camp with them.
Can I come visit your facility/camp? Of course! We have an open door policy.  The best time to come by for a visit is Monday thru Friday, any time after 4 pm. Go to the gym and let whoever you see behind the desk know that you're here to talk about camp and take a tour and they'll get you taken care of.  If you can't come by during those times, please feel free to give us a call first so that we can make sure someone is here to help you out.
What if I have a question that hasn't been answered here? Please email Mike (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll be happy to answer any question you may have.  If we see that we're answering the same question repeatedly, we'll add it to the list here.