Rockhounds Baseball Camp (Midland Rockhounds)

We will group campers with other players of similar age and experience. Each group will rotate through different stations that will cover different aspects of the game. The camper to staff ratio will be approximately 10:1 ensuring that each child will receive individual instruction.

The Odessa Regional Medical Center Sports Medicine/ Midland RockHounds Baseball Camp is a great way for young players to learn the fundamentals of the game and gain confidence in their abilities as they interact with professional athletes.

Camp days will run from Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14th. Cost is $140. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The exception will be the first day when check-in will require you to report at 8:30 a.m. Each day will conclude with a lunch served by the RockHounds staff. In addition, each camper will receive a commemorative t-shirt, a certificate of participation and a free picnic ticket ($17.00 value) to the Wednesday, June 22nd RockHounds game. The cost per camper is $140.00. The Midland RockHounds must receive full payment by the opening of the camp.

Questions? Email

Camp for age 6-14


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

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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Parent/Tot Swim Lessons

Join us in the water for Parent/Tot Swim Lessons!
Sessions run Monday – Thursday.
Parents will remain in the water with their child during the entire swim lesson.

Held in the OC Sports Center Indoor Pool.

Parent/Tot Infant – 2yrs
Registration: $32
June 12th – 15th 6:30PM – 7:00PM
June 26th – 29th 6:30PM – 7:00PM
July 10th – 13th 6:30PM – 7:00PM
July 24th – 27th 6:30PM – 7:00PM

Registering more than 1 child in your household? Call and ask about how you can get a discount!

Questions? Contact the OC Sports Center at 432-335-6348 or email

Junior Achievement – Kindergarten

JA Ourselves introduces students going into or coming out of kindergarten to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with
an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces students to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning, saving, and sharing money.

Summer Swim Camp OR Mermaid Swim Camp (COM Aquatics)

Mermaid Swim Camp – All About Mermaids!
Mermaid Meara will teach you to swim in a mono-fin!
Mermaid Crafts
Ocean Education

Summer Swim Camp 
Indoor swimming & Diving
Rope Swing
Crafts & Experiments

June camps registration available  through Midland College.
Follow the link here

All July/August camps are open for registration at COM Aquatics. You must register in person in the front office or learn to swim office located at 3003 N A street, Midland, TX.

Snack Attack! Summer Camp

Get ready for some good (and GOOD for you!) snacks this summer as our OC Culinary students use fresh ingredients to create fun, and delicious snacks the kids can make at home!

Ages 6 – 10yrs
Session 1: June 12th – 15th 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Session 2: July 10th – 13th 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Registration: $120
Held at the OC Culinary Arts Kitchens

Registering more than 1 child in your household? Call and ask about how you can get a discount!

Questions? Contact the OC Sports Center at 432-335-6348 or email

Kids College (Midland College)

Cost is $45/camp, plus supply fees which range from $5-30/class.

Camp Themes: Too many to list!  If your child is interested in something, Kids College is probably offering a camp for it!

Camps are Monday – Thursday

2017 Camp Courses Offered! 

Homepage with ALL the information you need is here.

Kids’ College is a summer enrichment program for students who will be completing the first through sixth grade this spring. The curriculum has been developed to offer courses for instruction and enhancement rather than for in-depth study. Every year, over 1,000 children participate in Kids’ College. The Kids’ College staff is looking forward to a very successful program of fun and enriching classes.

This year classes will also be offered off campus through COM Aquatics, Inc., Midland Community Theater and new this year, Sibley Nature Center.

At Midland College, three class periods are offered each afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Midland College is closed on Friday. Students can spend an hour and a half or the entire afternoon with us. Classes may be canceled due to lack of enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified so that you can either transfer into another class or be refunded 100%. Kids’ College registration will not be taken by phone. For registration questions, please contact the Community Programs Continuing Education department at 432-685-4518.

Camp Creativity (Michael’s craft Store)

Camp Creativity is 7 weeks of making crafts and having fun for kids ages 3 and up! New crafts each day, facepaint Fridays, new themes each week, and create a camp journal. Themes listed below.

* Parent or guardian must remain on premises

Dates: June 12 – July 28th
Days: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: $5 per day or $12 per week for all 3 days

3001 W Loop 250 N. (Midland Plaza)
Midland, TX 79705-3252
Phone: (432) 522-5212

3827 E 42nd Street (Winwood Town Center)
Odessa, TX 79762-5947
Phone: (432) 362-7590

June 12 – Classic Characters (Micky and Minnie Mouse)
June 19 – Ocean Adventures (Finding Nemo and Dory)
June 26 – Outdoor Fun
July 3 – Winter Wonderland (Frozen, Elsa, Olaf)
July 10 –  Princess and Friend
July 17 – Safari Creatures (Lion Guard)
July 24 – All About Me (Me, Family, and Favorite Things)