Many of the Quirky Mommas live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex which is why it is a natural fit to join up with two of our favorite sites, North Texas Kids and She is Dallas to compile a MASSIVE list of summer camps in the DFW area.
This list of summer camps near Dallas – Ft Worth, Plano, Frisco, Grapevine, Arlington, and the surrounding suburbs – can keep YOUR child busy this summer!
Kids’ Summer Camps around Dallas-Fort Worth:
- Art Camps
- Chinese Immersion
- Dance Camps
- Day camps
- Drama Camps
- Gymnastics Camps
- Horseback Riding Camps
- Just for Girls
- Music Lessons and Camps
- Sports & Fitness Camps
- Science and technology camps
- Swimming Camps & Lessons
- Plus valuable information like Texas Lice Squad
We have over 40 fun-filled choices to make you summer camp planning simpler. Check out the list below or download a printable version by clicking: 2012 Summer Camp Guide pdf
Let’s get started with the BIG list…
Art Camps in Plano and Frisco
Color Me Mine, the Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio – Frisco
Summer Color Me Kids Classes for boys and girls age 6-13 are designed to enhance each child's understanding and appreciation for art while having tons of fun.
Weekly sessions will each have a different theme and cover a variety of painting techniques while completing multiple ceramic projects.
Enroll for a one week session and save 20% on the daily rate!
Visit our website for class schedules and registration.
Camp Directors: Call for information about field trips!
The Artist Within – Plano
2001 Coit Rd # 206
Plano, TX 75075
The Artist Within offers week long themed art classes and camps.
Campers will experience lots of different mediums each week related to the theme. Projects include drawing, painting and sculpture.
Students who want to stay all day from 9:00-3:00 may consider bringing a lunch and signing up for two camps that week.
Hours: 9-11:30 for ages 5-9 or 12:30-3:00 for ages 10 and up
Owner Dawn Petty also offers portfolio classes to help students who want to build their portfolio or want to master techniques that they are already familiar with and know that they love.
Chinese Immersion Summer Camp in Plano
We Connect to China, LLC, and Wang Tao Kung Fu School – Plano
1116 W. Parker, #330, TX 75075
Welcome to the 2012 Chinese Immersion Summer Camp in Plano.
This summer camp combines fun and learning for children from five to fifteen years old.
They offer three classes:
- Chinese language and culture
- Abacus and math skills
- Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts)
These camps are offered in both the mornings and afternoons – Monday through Friday.
Classes are organized by age and skill level. To ensure quality, they accept only thirty applicants.
They also provide before and after camp child-care.
Dance Camps in Dallas, Plano and McKinney
Park Cities Dance / The Dallas Conservatory for the Arts “ Dallas
PARK CITIES DANCE offers summer-long camps, intensives and classes 7 days a week in all forms of dance, musical theatre, TV/Film, and dance fitness for ages 18 months-adult.
They specialize in everything from the absolute beginner through pre-professional.
A dazzling roster of year-round and guest instructors with 12 full weeks of camps (including daily, weekly, monthly and sleep-away) make our state-of-the-art studios a perfect “ cool “ one-stop drop-off for everyone in the family!
Choose form award-winning Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Singing and Acting. Your teachers have worked on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and in TV/Film “ now they're here to teach YOU.
Find out what the buzz is about!
Studio 3 Dance “ Plano
2220 Coit Rd # 440
Plano, TX 75075
Studio 3 Dance will offer (6) Themed Morning Dance Camps from 9:30-12:30 for 3-9 year olds Monday through Thursday:
- arts and crafts
They also offer afternoon workshops from 2-4 pm for:
- Drill Team Prep
- Musical Theater
- Tap and Jazz
- Lyrical and Contemporary
- Technique and Conditioning
The 3 week dance class sessions will run in June and July from 4:00-7:00pm.
All camps, workshop and classes will meet Mon “ Thurs.
Studio 3 will also host a one week Dance Intensive Camp August 6-10 from 10:00-4:00 for the more serious dancer and those interested in competitive teams.
Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory “ McKinney
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069
Come and Dance!
The Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory Summer camps provide a unique opportunity for children to learn the beautiful art of ballet in a classical setting.
Located in downtown McKinney.
Performance at the end of the week:
- Little Dancer's Camp for 5-9 years old
- Ballet Prince and Princess Camp July 16 “ 20, 2012 9:30 “ 11:30 A.M. “ $130.00
- Young Professionals Camp for 8-18 years old
- Summer Ballet Intensive “ July 16 “ 26, 2012 Mon. “ Fri.* 1:00-5:00 P.M. $285.00/$140.00 one week *2nd week Mon “ Thurs.
Day Camps in Grapevine, Plano, Frisco, Arlington, Dallas, Addison, Lewisville & Fort Worth
Adventure Day Camps – Grapevine
Ages 4-13 participate in outdoor recreation:
- target shooting
- nature exploration
- craft projects
- obstacle courses
- rock climbing
- scavenger hunts
- water balloons/guns
- and more!
They also have an inflatable bounce house/water slide as well to enjoy!
Participants can come for a day, week, or all summer.
Discounts available for multiple kids and multiple weeks.
9:00am-4:30pm M-F with extended hours from 7am-6pm.
Adventure Kids Playcare – Frisco & Plano
2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 110
(corner of FM 423 and Eldorado Parkway)
Frisco, TX 75034
Fax “ 972.668.5035
Preston Towne Crossing “ Plano
2432 Preston Road, Suite 320
Plano, TX 75093
You can find out more about all the fun at Adventure Kids Playcare on their website.
Arlington Parks and Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer day camp options including traditional day camps, X-treme Teen Camp and athletic camps.
At these full day camps, campers swim at least once a week and six field trips are planned for the summer.
Specialty camps are offered in the sports of golf and tennis, including a new tennis program focused on children 10 and under.
This year they are also introducing Camp Kitsu, a specialty camp on the banks of Lake Arlington.
Camps are offered in a variety of schedules – weeklong partial day mini camps.
Bright Horizons “ Plano & Dallas
Childcare at Legacy
Dealey Child Care Center at Texas Health Dallas
Summer Camp will be here before you know it.
Give your child the gift of a fantastic summer at Bright Horizons X-Treme Summer Camp.
Experience a world of exploration, entertaining activities, exciting weekly themes and traditional summer fun.
Flexible schedules for children 5 to 10 years old.
Dallas International School “ Dallas
6039 Churchill Way
Dallas, Texas 75230
972 991 6379
Come and explore the world with our Summer Enrichment Camp June 11 to July 20
Your children will have fun
· using their sense of creativity in Ceramics, Robotics, video Production, Art
· discovering world cultures while learning French, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese
· strengthening their mind and body in Karate, Body Motion and Chess
Share their experience by enrolling in an intensive workshop in French, Spanish or Chinese.
Fingerprints Christian Preschool – Frisco
6181 Esther Way, Frisco
Our two-week theme based summer camps will keep your child busy, happy, and smiling all summer long! Camps are designed for children ages 15 months through 5 years old from 8:45am to 2:30pm. Daily snacks provided, but please bring a sack lunch every day.
All camps incorporate a bible lesson:
- Bugs & Butterflies (June 4-15)
- The Cat in the Hat (June 18-29)
- Crazy Wacky Water Camp (July 9-20)
- A Rainbow of Color (July 23-August 3)
- Mystery Camp (August 6-17).
Reading and writing workshops for 4 and 5 year olds are offered in two of our camps to keep their academic skills sharp. Mention you saw this camp in North Texas Kids summer camp list for FREE registration ($50 savings).
They are accepting registration for Summer and Fall 2012 school year.
Greenhill School – Addison
Vicki Truitt, Director of Summer Programs
4141 Spring Valley Road,
Addison, TX 75001
School's Out and Summer's In!
Time to make friends, learn new skills and most important, have FUN!
Our 1 or 2 week camps feature almost any activity you can imagine. There are fun and game camps:
- arts and crafts
- Lego engineering
- cooking classes
- sports of all kinds
There are also traditional courses:
- study skills
- SAT and ACT prep
- private music lessons.
They offer camps and courses from June 4th “ August 17th for boys and girls, ages 3-18.
Call or go to our website to request a catalog.
Kids ˜R ™ Kids of West Allen
1223 North Alma Drive
Allen, Texas 75013
Are you ready to travel through time? Get ready to take a trip in our time machine!
We will visit The Past, The Prehistoric Era, Ancient Civilization, The Explorers, The Wild West, and The Future!
Included in your tuition are two field trips per week, meals/snacks, and classes in fitness, dance, and music!
Watch a video on our Summer Camp Program here: http://bit.ly/yisZwB
Main Event “ Ft Worth, Frisco, Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano
Want to strike it big with your kids this summer?
Send them to Main Event FUN Camp. Campers will enjoy learning bowling FUNdamentals, have a blast playing video games, feast on lunch, and many more fun activities.
Day or week sessions available for purchase online or at a Main Event near you. All sessions are supervised by a trained camp counselor.
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX, 75024
Give your kids ? or grandkids ? a creative, fun and educational experience this summer at SMU-in-Plano. Conveniently located off the Dallas North Tollway near The Shops at Legacy, we offer a variety of one-week enrichment workshops for students entering grades K-12.
Registration opens Tuesday, March 20. Workshops run June 4 “ August 3 and include:
¢ 3D Animation, Digital Gaming & Movie Makers
¢ CSI Forensics, Constructors, Myth Breakers & Rocketry
¢ LEGO ® Car Rally, Goofy Gizmos, Mania & Mindstorms
¢ LEGO ® Friends, Pet-Bots, Battlebots & Imagineering
¢ Allaka ZZam Magic Camp, Cartooning, Drawing & Painting
¢ Reading, Writing, Spelling & Literature Enhancement Skills
¢ Math in the Real World, Algebra, Geometry, PreCalc & Calculus
¢ Think and Speak Up, Mind Your Manners, Social & Study Skills
¢ SAT/ACT Test Preparation, College Preparation & Applications
¢ Extended Day and Lunch Bunch options also available
Open House on Tuesday, April 10, Drop by anytime 4 to 8 pm. Special pricing, food, fun & door prizes
Drama Camps in Frisco, Park Cities, Town North & Frisco
Dallas Summer Musicals “ Frisco, Park Cites, Town North
With locations in Frisco, Town North and Park Cities, theatre professionals teach Broadway-style singing, acting and dancing for ages 7-11 and 12 and up.
Beginners to advanced.
All of our programs end in shows for family and friends.
In June, students are presenting the revue SUMMER SHOW TUNES in Fair Park and in July THE ROCK MUSICALS at the Baker Theatre in Dallas.
A (3) week Teen Theatre Intensive will be July 9-27, M-F, 9am-4pm.
Gymnastics Camps in Frisco
Eagle Gymnastics Academy “ Frisco
6085 Sports Village Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Eagle Gymnastics Academy will be hosting fun filled summer camps starting in June for children 3-14 yrs of age.
With the aid of our qualified staff, your child will learn quality gymnastics as well as play games in our air conditioned facility.
Come and flip with us! Our day camps are filled with many games, gymnastics and fun activities to keep our gymnasts busy and having fun.
All camps are structured, organized and fully supervised to provide a safe and positive environment for your child to learn new skills.
Horseback Riding Camps in Prosper & Bandera
Prospering Farm Summer Camp “ Prosper
101 Equestrian Way
Prosper, TX 75078
Trot your children off to horseback riding camp at Prospering Farm. This summer day camp is all about horses and your child. Your child will learn English style of riding in a safe and positive atmosphere.
We allow your child to learn to ride or improve their riding skills in a safe and positive atmosphere.
Activities include: horseback riding lessons, educational discussion groups regarding the care of the horse and the equipment riding lessons, swimming and arts & crafts.
At the end of every session, there is a camp show for parents and friends to come watch what the children have learned.
We have a low camper to counselor ratio.
We will be offering (8) one week camp sessions this summer.
Prospering Farm teaches lessons year round to all levels of rid ers, children and adults.
We have a great selection of horses and ponies for sale. Prospering Farm boards and trains horses that are already are or that are interested in showing and training.
Sugar and Spice Ranch Camp – Bandera
The Sugar & Spice Ranch with 2 amazing locations to offer guests.
Originally started in Texas, it's all about moms & daughters exclusively experiencing a week of total horsemanship together in a camp atmosphere. Now In Wyoming as well, it's all about the wide open spaces and stepping back in time with the most amazing backdrop. The Wyoming packages are available to all that want to have that once in a lifetime vacation.
To learn more about either location check out our fan page on Facebook Please visit our website for pricing information.
Just for Girls Camps in McKinney
Made of Sugar and Spice “ McKinney
Join us for our 8th year of FABULOUS & FUN summer camps.
Returning by popular demand is our Signature (4) day Princess & Diva Rock Star camp and (1) day Fancy Nancy Posh Pet & Spa Girl.
Space is limited, camps fill up quickly and we only offer 4 sessions per summer.
Located in historic downtown McKinney; we provide a safe, supervised environment with low ratios of 1:5.
Each camp is packed with quality arts & crafts, dress-up, makeovers, theme inspired activities and much more.
Call or visit our website for dates, pricing, age recommendations & registration form.
Music Lessons and Camps in Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, Southlake, Keller & Plano
Gray School of Music “ Dallas
11661 Preston Rd # 136
Dallas, TX 75230
Summer private lessons offer flexible scheduling so students can schedule lessons around camps and vacations.
Lessons can be scheduled at different times and days for each lesson during the summer. Billing is by the lesson.
All lessons are scheduled and kept on a computer at front desk so parents can call to change lessons as activities come up in the summer.
Summer signup for lessons begins April 16. Parents can schedule lessons any day of the week for lessons from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm in guitar, voice, piano, drums, or violin.
We also offer beginning guitar classes conducted in week long courses for ages 6 “ adults.
Park Cities School of Music “ Dallas
PCSoM invites you to participate in morning or afternoon day camps. Students will have an opportunity to have the hands-on experience of making music. Each camp will conclude with a student concert, as well as a faculty performance. Camps will offer experiences with: piano, viola, violin, fiddle, cello, voice, and composition.
We also have camps for little ones such as Baby, Music and Me (4 months “ 1 year old, with caregiver), Music for Little Mozarts for ages 2-5 years old. Camps start the week of June 4th and run through August 17th.
$35 off from each camp when registered by May 30th, 2012. Siblings receive 35% off the summer camp tuition.
School of Rock – Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney, Southlake
Dallas – 214-363-7625 or [email protected]
Fort Worth – 817-332-7625 or [email protected]
Frisco – 214-872-2878 or [email protected]
McKinney – 214-856-4055 or [email protected]lofrock.com
Southlake/Keller – 682-593-0990 or [email protected]
The School Of Rock offers summer rock music camps for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. With two weeks of daily lessons, workshops and group rehearsals, students, ages 7-18, will have fun and gain confidence as they prepare for their big show, write an original song, participate in a recording session and help produce a music video. Have a 4-6 year old? Contact us about our Kinderockin camp for little rockers! *SIGN UP FOR A 2-WEEK SUMMER CAMP BEFORE MAY 1 AND SAVE 20% ON TUITION!
Science and Technology in Frisco, Plano and many other Dallas-Fort Worth locations
Where Can You Save a City, Explore the World or Discover a Planet?
Let your child's imagination soar while they discover their inner genius at Camp Invention, a weeklong adventure hosted at a school near you. Camp Invention is a summer enrichment program that combines invention, innovation, creativity and ingenuity for students entering grades 1 through 6. Participants might spend their time navigating an island via upcycled ships, learning the power of combining magnetism and electricity, while designing, improving, and analyzing their own inventions in a team setting.
Early and alumni registration discounts are available!
Spaces are limited “ register today!
ROBOTS-4-U “ Dallas, Ft Worth, multiple locations
Our programs and kits teach the basics of S.T.E.M. Using ROBOTS as a hands on tool, our kits and programs allow students to progress at their own speed and learn new skills with every robot built.
New Skills include: Design and building of robots, Physics, such as gears and pulleys, Programming Sensors and how robots and humans interact with their environment. Yes, even a 7 year old can learn to program, we follow a success-based model that encourages students to excel.
Summer camps for Girls and Boys ages 7-17 across DFW metroplex, Monday-Friday.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center – Frisco
Join us for a Swashbuckling Summer of Science!
Sci-Tech Discovery Center is offering week long camps all summer beginning on June 11. Discovery Camps are either half or full-day and are open to students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Embark on an unforgettable adventure in camps such as Ninja Science, Candy Factory, Star Wars Science, Creature Feature, Splash and more.
Camps are $90 for members and $100 for non-members with pre/post childcare available. Registration includes admission to the museum, loads of fun hands-on activities and a camp T-shirt.
Check out our website for weekly camp themes and descriptions.
The Guildhall Academy “ Plano
5232 Tennyson Pkwy., Building #2
Plano, TX 75024
If your students love video games, they will love the Guildhall Academy at SMU.
Join our summer camp at SMU-in-Plano for middle and high school students, where they will learn the arts and sciences of video game development from SMU's renowned faculty from the nation's leading graduate video game development educational program.
The 2012 Guildhall Academy will be held in two sessions: June 4th “ 15th and June 18th “ June 29th.
Tuition for the camp is $1,000 with a $250 deposit ($50 non-refundable) required to hold your seat.
Sports and Fitness Camps across the DFW Metroplex
12100 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230
7910 Collin McKinney Parkway
McKinney, Texas 75070
Summer at Cooper Fitness Center is all about fun and fitness.
Our experienced staff and ideal setting provide a first-class camp experience. Built on the P.L.A.Y.S. ”Play Like A Youth Should philosophy, Cooper summer camps offer kids and teens a non-competitive environment to explore their interests in physical fitness and sports and learn the importance of making healthy choices.
There's something for every child ”fit and fun camps, ages 5-12; sports camps, ages 5-14; athletic development, ages 8-18; and swimming lessons, ages 1-13.
Options vary at the two locations. Cooperize your kids today!
Dr Pepper StarCenter – Euless, Farmers Branch, Frisco and McKinney
Locations in Euless, Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney
Specific Camp Information Coming soon!
Kidokinetics “ Dallas
On Campus of Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley
Register online at: http://www.greenhill.org/podium/default.aspx?t=135007&rc=0
This unique physical fitness and sports exercise program is noncompetitive and designed to build a life-long love of physical activity. Two sports of coach-led sports activities are introduced each day with a final sports, track, and field event.
Sports include football, basketball, soccer, T-Ball, badminton, volleyball, kickball, tennis, and more! The morning also includes one hour of sports art and games. Put fun in your child's fitness program with a Kidokinetics program that follows all guidelines and standards established by the National Association of Sports and Physical Education.
Ages 3-6 years old. 9am-12pm. $165/week. Sessions offered June 11-14, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 16-20, Aug 6-10
PSA “ Plano
6500 Preston Meadow
Plano, TX 75024
Whether you strive to improve your skills, learn a new sport or stimulate your creativity, PSA offers a camp for everyone! Skill-Building Camps, Sport-Specific Camp, Art and Computers.
FlexiPass Camp: FlexiPass camp is like recess all day and includes several different activities, lunch and snack. PSA has your summer covered.
The Soccer Corner – Plano
1820 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75075
Information coming soon!
The Ice – Frisco
2601 Preston Rd, St 1234, Frisco TX 75034
Phone 972 731 9600
email [email protected]
They are also on FB as The Ice at Stonebriar Centre
Beat the heat and cool off at The Ice!!! Chill out in our Summer Camp while learning to skate. Campers will learn ice skating skills, play games, do crafts, and have a blast. For ages 6 and up. Register now for summer camps and classes.
If being a camper doesn’t interest you, take a class and brush up on your skills. We have classes year around for every age and ability level. Stay out of the heat and pick the coolest activity available. Learn to skate, become a figure skater or hockey player in our instructional programs fit just for you. Hockey teams and competitive figure skating are just two of our specialties.
If skating is not your hobby join us for broomball. We rent our facility to have a private group event or 1/4 ice during public sessions. Have a ball with this fun filled game. It’s hockey but play in sneakers with a ball and broom. Call and reserve today!
Want to have the coolest party in town? Book your birthday party here. You can have an ice skating party or play broomball on a 1/4 sheet of ice during public sessions. Party guests will enjoy our party rooms and facility, as well as having a good time skating with their friends.
Check our website for more information at www.stonebriarice.com or call 972 731 9600
Summer Information You Can't Live Without!
Texas Lice Squad
4222 Trinity Mills Rd., Suite 116
Dallas, TX 75298
Penny Warner, RN
When sending your children to camp, make sure they don't bring a few extra friends along to join in the fun.
At The Texas Lice Squad, we can correctly diagnose head lice and get rid of the infestation in only one treatment.
There are no pesticides or chemicals used in our process. As the only lice removal service in Texas owned and operated by a Registered Nurse, we understand your requirement for a safe and effective treatment plan.
Your child is only one phone call away from a lice-free, fun filled summer!
Swimming in multiple Dallas-Fort Worth area locations
AquaFit “ Plano
1400 Summit Ave. D2
Plano, TX. 75074
Hawaiian Falls “ The Colony, Garland, Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco
Ready. Wet. Play! Hawaiian Falls Summer Splash Camps are a great way for your kids to stay cool this summer! Kids, ages 6-14, will enjoy a week-long camp full of cool activities, character building lessons and summer fun. Plus, each Splash Camper gets a 2012 Season Pass!
Bring out the scientist in your child with Camp H2O, exploring the wonders of the earth in a week-long camp full of fun experiments! During Keiki Kamp, kids will have a blast with cool crafts and learning about water safety! For the big kids, ages 12 to 14, our Jr. Life Guard camp will be the ultimate experience as they complete a week-long mini lifeguard program teaching basic lifeguarding plus shadow a real lifeguard!
Hawaiian Falls Splash Camps are safe and fun for your kids and available all summer long! Space is limited so sign up today at hfalls.com!
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