Spring Break Camps – 2018

Are you looking for a Spring Break camp for your child? Check out the list below and register today.  Spaces are limited. First come, first served.

Sibley Nature Center – “Spirit of West Texas”
Cost: $125 member / $150 non-member
Dates: March 12 – 15th Monday-Thursday
Age: 3rd – 5th Grade
Time: 9AM – 4PM

Description: The Spirit of West Texas is alive and well at Sibley Nature Center.  This camp focuses on a mix of nature, science, and history.  Kids will learn about survival skills from both past and present, how to cook when you don’t have a microwave (or modern grocery store!), make up their own games (who needs iPads for entertainment anyway), and learn how to work together to trade and compromise. Students will learn form the successes and failures of Texans in the 1800s.  Campers follow clues left behind by the Spirit of West Texas leading to a week of spinning wool, cooking over campfires, whittling toys, and learning how Texas History still helps us today.
More information and registration

COM Aquatics
“Spring Break Camps 2018”
Half Day $25
Full Day $40
Half day all week $110
Full day all week $175
Date: March 12 – March 16 (Monday – Friday)
Age: 3-13
Time: Full Day – 8:30am – 3:30pm; includes lunch.
Half-Day – 8:30am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 3:30 pm; lunch not offered

Description: Drop the kids off with us for a day filled with fun gymnastics, rope swing, swimming, diving boards and more!
Register here.
Full payment required at time of registration, there will be no refunds for cancellations. Registration will close when the event is full or by 8:00am starting each day.

Midland Community Theater
“Fine Arts Camp”
Cost: $100 member /$125 non-member
Date: March 12 – March 16 (Monday – Friday)
Age: Grades K-6
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Description: MCT has camps for grades K-6 (sign up is based on grade).  They focus on studying drama, art, puppetry, dance, and music inspired by literature and fine arts.  They create a performance piece for presentation to family and friends on the last day of classes.
Register Here

Midland YMCA
All Sports Mini Camp
Cost: $35 members; $75 non-member
Date: March 12 – March 16 (Monday – Friday)
Age: 5-12
Time: 1pm – 4pm

Description: YMCA All sports mini-camp offer children the opportunity to learn a variety of skills including indoor soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag-football, and water safety and pool games. They place a priority on healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building.

Registration and Information
Call Midland YMCA at 432-682-2551

Permian Playhouse
“Villains: A Wicked Good Camp”
Cost: $150; $125 for each additional sibling.
Date: March 12 – 16, 2018 (Monday – Friday)
Age: Grades 1-6
Registration Form – Bring completed form with you on the first day of camp.

Kidd’s and Canvas Art Camp
“Books and Brushes”  for ages 4 – 5 years old.
Cost: $45/day or $150 for all 4 days
Date: March 12 – 15 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Age: 4-5 * (Children must be potty trained)
Description:Books & Brushes is an Art camp geared for FUN for your little one! Each day we will read a book and have painting activities and crafts based on the book we have read! All necessary supplies will be provided by Kidd’s & Canvas Parties.
Register Online or call 432-312-0273

“It’s All About Fun” for ages 6-13 years old.
Cost: $45/day or $150 for all 4 days
Date: March 12 – 15 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Age: 6-13*
Description:  Campers will get a taste of many different mediums from Painting to Slime making, Mixed Media and more.  Making their break worthwhile, campers create memories, make new friends, and produce artwork they’ll be proud to show off.”
Register Online or call 432-312-0273

Lunch: Children may bring a sack lunch or you may purchase a daily meal ticket for $5 per day.

*Classes will take place simultaneously in separate classrooms. Older siblings are welcome to come in to visit their younger siblings and spend time with each other throughout the day. Lunch is together.

Sockers Camp
“Sockers Spring Break Camp”
Cost: $75/week
Date: March 12 – 15 (Monday – Thursday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Age: 4-13
Description: Learn from the top soccer coaches and players in West Texas! The following basic and advance skills will be taught: Dribbling and foot skills, passing and mobility, receiving and turning, shooting and passing.
Each camper will receive 2 FREE Sockers FC NPSL game tickets!
Register Online

Midland Parks and Recreation
“MLK Adventures”
Cost: $40/week
Date: March 12 – 16 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Age: 6-12
Description: High energy games, movies, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities! For more information please call 432-685-7355.
Registration: Register in person at the Martin Luther King Center located at 2300 Butternut Lane, Midland, TX 79705.

Museum of the Southwest – No drop off camps, however they are providing daily family activities with local community partners.
Come spend it at the Museum! Each day features family-friendly cartoons, an outdoor activity, art and science activities and much more to spark the imagination.
Sample Schedule
10:30 am | Cartoons in the dome
11:15 am | Outdoor movement with local guests
12:00 pm | Storytime for Tots with Keep Midland Beautiful & Food Trucks
12:30 pm | Community Partner Activity
noon – 2 pm | Craft Activity

Be sure to check out the monthly events calendar for other fun activities planned throughout the month for your kids and family.

Visit our Facebook page for other announcements and news that isn’t in our events calendar.

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Permian Basin for Kids and Teens

Permian Kids has received several inquiries over the last few weeks from parents of teenagers searching for quality summer camps, programming, classes, etc.  We recognize there is a big opportunity locally for groups to provide quality camps/programs for teens!

We’ve listed a few camps for teens at the bottom, but we’ve also researched and found places for teens to VOLUNTEER locally.  If they have transportation, a giving heart, and helping hands, this could be a great time to teach your child about serving others and helping those in need.  By giving back to their community, teens can learn lessons in hard work and and skills that may transfer to an academic or work environment.

We welcome (and ask nicely, please and thank you!) more ideas and will do our best to keep this updated as we hear of additional programs for teens (age 13-18).

 First – Start Here

There are many volunteer opportunities in the area.  Please check out Midland Volunteers Connection to find a way to help our community in a way that’s meaningful to you – and others!

Second – Sample of volunteer opportunities

Sibley Nature Center

Sibley Nature Center is looking for High School or College Students to volunteer with our Youth Day Camps in July and August.

West Texas Food Bank

The West Texas Food Bank needs your help to fight hunger! Volunteerism is the heartbeat of the West Texas Food Bank.

Volunteers must be 15 years or older to volunteer at the Food Bank without a parent or guardian. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult at a 1:1 ratio. They require a two-hour volunteering minimum.

Petroleum Museum

Every Tuesday during the month of June, we will be hosting Movie Camp. Each Movie Camp will feature an animated movie, popcorn, and fun activities.  Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the activities throughout the day.  We will have one session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and another from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.  Volunteers may volunteer for one or both sessions.

Museum of the Southwest

Assist families and children with craft, art and science activities!  Great opportunity for family volunteers or Legacy/Texas Scholar students.

Midland Fairhavens

Compassionate childcare assistants support the staff with the Junior life skills sessions on Monday evenings.  An age-driven curriculum is used to help our youngest clients to learn to succeed in school & life!  A kind heart and a dedicated spirit is required – training is provided.

BEWARE!  You will receive an abundance of smiles and hugs from these precious kids!  Age 13+

Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center

We are looking for volunteers to help side walk alongside the horses while therapists conduct their sessions. Hippotherapy, or therapy on horseback, is a physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement.  Hippotherapy literally means  “treatment with the help of the horse.”

Midland Habitat for Humanity

Whether you have never felt the heft of a hammer or you are a master carpenter, Midland Habitat could use your skills building decent affordable homes in Midland.  The Habitat construction crew builds 6 days a week and could always use a couple more hands.

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers to package meals, ten volunteers are needed to package meals for homebound elderly and disabled individuals.  We are looking for permanent people to cover shifts Monday-Friday 8:30-10:45

Mission Agape

Be a Mission Agape Superhero!  Join in helping children and families in need.  They have multiple opportunities to serve in many programs.

Jubilee Center of Midland

We welcome volunteers from many different organizations around Midland including the Midland/Odessa nursing program and Junior League. We are an approved volunteer agency for the Legacy program at Midland College. If you are interested in working with us, we need volunteers every second and fourth Saturday of the month during our food pantries from 9:15-12pm. We could also use help unloading the truck on Friday mornings from 8:30-10:30 before pantry days. During the week, we can always use help gardening, stocking shelves, cleaning and organizing. Contact our director Greg Clark for more information.
**Note – they also have a PAID internship opportunity for high school graduates who can commit to 80 hours.

M.A.R.Y Ministries  (Adult Volunteers)

M.A.R.Y. Ministries is a non-denominational, non-judgmental environment for teen mothers ages 13 through 19. The group’s name stands for “Mothering As Responsible Youth,” and is a play off the name of the Biblical teen mother who gave birth to the son of God. For more information about the program, or to volunteer, please call or text the program assistant Robin Hobbs at 312-7450 or email ministries_mary@yahoo.com.

Midland Reporter-Telegram article 
*We realize this is for adults to volunteer only, but felt it a gift to our local teens themselves and that someone may find a calling to support local teens who need additional support and mentorship.

Third – Camps

Click each link to go directly to their offerings for teens.

Bush Tennis Center

Summer Tennis Programs – Including for Teens

COM Aquatics

Jr. High Swim Camp

Midland Christian School

Pan Camp (music) for grades 5-12

Odessa College

College for Kids – Grades 6-9
(Page 6 of this PDF) Science, Visual Arts, Culinary, Engineering/FAB Lab

Odessa College

Volleyball Camp – Grades 6-7

The Pottery Art Camp

Pottery, art, fun for age 10-15

Midland Community Theater

Summer DAZE Theater fun – Thru Grade 9

Please THANK each of these groups for offering opportunities for our kids locally to participate in quality programs.  The more demand there is from parents requesting quality programming, the more likely there will be for increased camps, classes, etc.



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Permian Kids Calendar “App”

Do you want a quick and easy way to access our huge kids events calendar from your ipad or iphone?

“Download” the events calendar shortcut to your phone and you’ll have instant access to weekly events for your family.

Step 1 – Navigate to our events calendar .

Step 2 – Click the “upload/download” button at the bottom.

Step 3 – Click the “Add to Home Screen” button at the bottom (you may need to scroll to the right).

Step 4 – Type “Permian Kids” in the title.

Step 5 – Enjoy feeling awesome because you have the Permian Kids events calendar available anytime with one tap! Woot! Woot!






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Bynum School

Bynum School

Bynum School located at 8404 West County Road 60 in Midland, TX.  They are currently building a new school site on Avalon Drive in Midland.

Bynum School is the only year-round school in the Permian Basin, public or private, that provides an uninterrupted continuum of services for children and adults who have special needs.

Collaborative programs and services are integrated into educational experiences for children. Collaborations include interactive day camps, family and sibling support projects, speech therapy, physical therapy and music therapy. Bynum School offers individualized, comprehensive programs to meet the needs of each student.

For Preschool – High School and Vocational programs Bynum tuition is approximately $10,000/year.  For Adult Day programs tuition is approximately $11,000/year.  Please check with the school directly for up to date tuition costs as they are subject to change.

In addition to Academic Programs,  Bynum School also offers Music therapy and Speech therapy.  For additional occupational and physical therapy, Bynum School contracts with Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center (MCRC)

Contact Information and Hours can be found here. The direct number to the office is (432) 520-0075

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