DFW Day Camps for Summer 2011

The Kids will be out of Dallas area schools for the summer.

What are YOU going to do with them?

Dallas Fort Worth Summer Day Camps 2011We found a few HUNDRED Dallas-Fort Worth area Summer Day Camps for kids.   There is bound to be a summer solution for your kids…near you!

The list below is set up by DFW city alphabetically.

ADDISON Summer Day Camps:

Greenhill School – 4141 Spring Valley Road in Addison.   For more information, please call 972-628-5400 or visit the Greenhill School website.

  • Science is Art, Art Is Science – Ages 4-6.   This is the perfect camp for children who enjoy dabbling in art and exploring science. Campers discover the magic of science by exploring Bio-Color paint, creating stickers and color-mixing putty. Students also create with blotter and scraper art, symmetry art, stamping, marbling, and more, all while strengthening fine-motor skills. The creative options are endless!   August 1 – August 5 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $315.
  • Art for the Young Artist – Age 4 – Entering 2nd Grade. In this one-week program, the young artist will be introduced to a wide variety of art materials, and will explore the many possibilities of each. The artists related to the materials will be discussed. Step into the shoes of many famous artists. Picture yourself as a pop artist like Andy Warhol; make your own self-portrait like Van Gogh; or be out of the ordinary like Picasso. The possibilities and joys of art are unique! Art for the Young Artist 1, Ages 4 -6, June 13 – June 17 from 9:00 – 12:00.   Art for the Young Artist 2, Entering K – 2nd Grade, June 6 – June 10 from 12:30 – 3:30. Cost is $185.
  • Art Stars – For students entering K – 2nd Grade. Do you love to draw? If so, then this class will be perfect for you! We will learn basic drawing techniques and create original cartoons and other fun drawings. Proper coloring stroke patterns with crayons, colored pencils, and markers will be demonstrated with lots of opportunity to practice newly learned techniques. This is a great way to learn more about art and the expression of creativity. Camp session options: June 20 – June 24 from 12:30 – 3:30 or June 27 – July 1 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $185.
  • Creative Arts for Kids! – Entering Primer – 2nd Grade. Children will explore a variety of media from clay to chalk to paints “whatever tickles their fancy! Projects encourage imagination and self-expression. Students will be encouraged to think outside the picture frame as they learn fundamentals of painting and mixed media. They will be inspired to use their mind's eye as they develop skills in the use of color, form, design, and shape as they work in both two and three dimensions. No experience is required for this class “just a love of having fun with art. Camp will be held July 25 – July 29 from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $315.
  • Exploring Digital Photography – For students entering 1st – 8th Grade. Students will delight in the world around them as they explore the great outdoors through the lens of a camera. The first and last classes will be held primarily inside, but the other days will be devoted to photographing scenic locations at Greenhill School. Photographing in the company of an instructor expands the students ™ seeing, technical skills, and artistry. They will have a chance to compare their vision with their instructor and other participants as they review one another's images throughout the class. Each child must have a digital camera and be familiar with how to operate it. Exploring Digital Photography 1 – For students entering 1st – 4th Grade. Camp session options: July 5 – July 15 (9 days) from 9:00 – 10:25 for $165 or July 18 – July 29 (2 weeks) from 10:30 – 12:00 for $185. Exploring Digital Photography 2 – For students entering 5th – 8th Grade. Camp session options: July 5 – July 15 (9 days) from 10:30 – 12:00 for $165 or July 18 – July 29 (2 weeks) from 9:00 – 10:25 for $185.
  • Native American Art: Explore & Excite the Past – For students entering K – 2nd Grade. It is time to explore the amazing world of Native Americans through art! This fun and completely new course will have young cultural aficionados putting themselves in the world of the Native American through headdresses, tribal dance shakers, adobe homes, creating a class totem pole, and experiencing some real artifacts! This exciting summer course will leave your child enriched and enchanted. Camp will be held July 11 – July 15 from 12:30 – 3:30. Cost is $185.
  • The Art of Architecture ”and Chairs! – For students entering 9th – 12th Grade. This class provides an opportunity for high-school students to investigate and explore the exciting fields of architecture and design. Students will engage in a series of hands-on, creative problem-solving exercises culminating with the design of a chair. Activities will include sketching and drawing, model making, and working sessions at buildings by two of today's leading architects, Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. Students will tour the Rachofsky House and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Join us for this one-week session as we design, build, and develop an appreciation of the built world around us. Camp will be held June 27 – July 1 from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $315.
  • Guitar Ensemble – For students entering 4th – 12th Grade. The main goal of this class is to develop the skills needed to perform in a group setting. The focus will be musical growth through listening, observation, and hands-on experience. Repertoire will include a variety of music arranged for guitars including classical, jazz, and rock. At the conclusion of the camp students will hold a concert for family and friends. The camp is open to students who have played guitar for more than a year and have had some prior instruction. Students must provide their own guitar.   Camp session options: June 6 – June 17 (2 weeks) from 12:30 – 3:00 for $315 or June 5 – June 15 (9 days) from 12:30 – 3:00 for $285.
  • Stories, Folktales and So much Drama! – For ages 4 – 6. There are so many stories to be told! And who better to tell them than the children who hear them everyday? Our activities will include choosing scenes and acting out folktale favorites. We will learn how to work together as a team and build our skills as actors and actresses, bringing out the true character in all of us! Bring on the drama! Camp will be held June 13 – June 17 from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $315.
  • Castaways of the Caribbean – For students entering 1st – 3rd Grade. Unexpected challenges await young castaways marooned on a chain of Caribbean islands. They must find food and create shelter while dealing with pirates, mermaids, and the unusual and often hilarious island folk. Build acting skills and confidence as you navigate the islands and find a way home. Once you’ve found your way, you will create your own adventure and perform it for family and friends on the last day of camp. All students are involved in the process and work together to create their own stories and improvise their own dialogue. Students will learn about acting techniques, story structure, characterization, and conflict. Let’s put on a show! Camp will be held June 6 – June 17 from 12:30 – 3:30. Cost is $315.
  • Creative movement – For ages 4 – 6. All respond to music and sound in this exciting class as we encourage free movement, self-expression, and imagination. Through the practice of creative movement, children become more aware of how their bodies move, explore concepts of space, time, and effort as they apply to movement, employ creative methods of thinking about movement, and gain confidence in their own movement abilities. These movement skills become useful in a variety of physical activities, including both dance and athletics. Wear loose fitting exercise clothing or dance-class attire with tennis shoes/sneakers or dance shoes. Camp will be held July 5 – July 8 from 12:30 – 3:30. Cost is $150.
  • Hip-Hop J.A.m. Session (Just Add Music) – For students entering K – 6th Grade. Life is always full of excitement if you JUST ADD MUSIC! In this fast-moving, high-energy dance class, you will learn the basics of hip-hop dance and different ways to count music which will then be incorporated into more advanced moves. This class will also enhance social skills, self-awareness, and confidence. At the conclusion of the class, students will demonstrate the techniques they have learned in a performance for family and friends. And remember…life is always full of excitement if you JUST ADD MUSIC and DANCE. Two options: Hip-Hop Dance 1, Entering K – 3rd Grade, July 5 – July 15 from 9:00 – 10:25. Hip-Hop Dance 2, Entering 4th – 6th Grade, July 5 – July 15 from 10:30 – 12:00. Cost is $170.
  • Summer Dance Camp – For students entering 1st – 6th Grade. This class is both a challenge for the skilled dancer and a good introduction to the art of dance for the beginner. It covers the major stage dances including ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. Aspiring school-age dancers explore the techniques and skills of each dance style. The camp will include creative dance activities and improvisation as well as choreography techniques for the advanced dancer.   The class is tailored to individual skill levels and interests. Wear includes dance-class attire and appropriate dance shoes. Camp will be held July 18 – July 22 from 12:30 – 3:30. Cost is $185.
  • All Sports ” Coed – For students ntering 2nd – 7th Grade. This exciting camp provides an opportunity for boys and girls to participate in a variety of sports. Emphasis will be placed on learning the fundamentals and strategies in soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, floor hockey, and much, much more. Players will be grouped by age, gender, and skill level. No student knows too much or too little to enjoy this fun-filled camp that stresses knowledge, skill development, and appreciation of sports. Additionally, we will take field trips to other facilities to challenge our skill levels by swinging at golf balls at the driving range or cooling off watching a sport movie at the local theater. Required equipment: swimsuit and towel. Camp session options: July 5 – July 8 (4 days) from 9:00 – 3:00 for $240 or August 8 – August 12 (1 week) from 9:00 – 3:00 for $300.
  • Baseball ” Boys – For students entering 1st – 7th Grade. Discover the keys to better hitting and fielding in our one-week baseball camp. Players are grouped by age and ability to enable the best possible learning. Former professional players and current Greenhill coaches provide hands-on instruction along with personalized drills, practices, and games. Newly renovated batting cages, pitching machines, and daily games, provide immediate reinforcement of the proper techniques. Additionally, players cool off during the day with a short swim in the indoor swimming pool. Required equipment: glove, cap, bat, swimsuit, and towel. Camp session options: June 20-24 or July 18-22. Each camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Basketball ” Coed – For students entering 3rd – 9th Grade.   Our Basketball Camp is based on a few simple philosophies. We believe young athletes need and enjoy a lot of camp game play. Each camper has three league games per day.   Students need to have a basketball in their hands frequently. Our campers have two sessions of ball handling and dribble-move work daily.   Focused daily instruction on two major fundamentals “rather than scratching the surface with multiple fundamentals “creates more positive results. Young athletes enjoy competition. In addition to game play, our campers participate in an individual skills contest and in a week-long team skills competition.   Awards are given for team league play champions, team skills competitions, contest winners, and special honors and contributions. Required equipment: basketball attire and basketball sneakers. Camp session options: June 27 – July 1 or August 1 – August 5. All camps are from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $190.
  • Boards and Skates ” Coed – For students entering 2nd – 8th Grade. This fast-paced camp focuses on the fun and fundamentals of thrashing, in-line skating, and roller skiing (for the xc skiers). Campers select one or more disciplines to work on, but must provide their own equipment for each. Camp session options: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-July 29, August 1-5. All camps are 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175.
  • Cheerleading ” For girls Entering K – 6th Grade. Experience the fun of cheerleading! Students learn basic cheerleading skills, including motions, jumps, and formations, as well as cheers and chants ¦and yes, a dance. Participants are grouped according to age and ability. The final afternoon is a time for friends and family to see what each camper has learned. Required equipment: tennis shoes, swimsuit, and towel. Camp session options: June 27-July 1 or July 25-29. Each camp runs from 12:30 – 3:00. Cost is $145.
  • Cycling, Beginning ” Coed – For students entering K – 5th Grade. Give your child the joy of riding a bike! This bike camp is for children who are just learning to ride and can't ride without training wheels or assistance from an adult. The camp is designed to teach children to ride independently. Young bike riders will learn the basics of riding and bike safety. Required equipment: bike, bike helmet, water bottle, and sunscreen. A bike lock is recommended if you plan to leave the bike on the school bike rack during the week. Camp session options: June 6-17 ($150), June 20-July 1($150), July 5-15 ($135), July 18-29 ($150), August 1-12 ($150). Each camp runs from 8:00 – 8:45.
  • Cycling, Intermediate ” Coed – For students entering 3rd – 7th Grade. Intermediate cycling features extensive practice cycling in groups. Young riders learn necessary bike skills and safety rules to be capable of riding a bike on an urban trail. Intermediate cycling also raises a child's level of cardio fitness considerably, as the class is almost completely devoted to riding and practicing skills. Required equipment: bike, bike helmet, water bottle, snack, and sunscreen. A bike lock is recommended if you plan to leave the bike on the school bike rack during the week. Camp session options: May 31-June 3 (4 days- $140), June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-July 8 (4 days-$140), July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 1-5, August 8-12. Each camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175, except for two shorter sessions at $140.
  • Cycling, Advanced ” Coed – For students entering 5th – 9th Grade. Advanced cycling is a camp designed to prepare kids for longer recreational rides, bike rallies, and cycling competition. Time will be devoted to cycling technique, thermoregulation, nutrition for endurance, and a lot of miles on the bike! Because of the requirements for space and distance, this camp will utilize the White Rock Trail and White Rock Lake Park Trail System. Required equipment: bike, bike helmet, flat tire kit, two water bottles, sunscreen, and snacks. Cellphone or GPS recommended. Camp meets at the Valley View Park Trailhead (Valley View Lane, east of Hillcrest Road). Camp session options: June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12. Each camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175.
  • Field Hockey ” Girls – For students entering 3rd – 9th Grade. Young athletes will be introduced to the elements of field hockey and learn technical and tactical skills of the game. Sessions will focus on ball skills, small-sided games, and play. Students will be grouped according to age and ability. Required equipment: shin guards, mouth guard, cleats, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel. Camp will be held June 6-10 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $145.
  • Football ” Boys – For students entering Primer – 7th Grade. This exciting camp will cover the fundamentals of football. Players will receive instruction in all aspects of football including passing, rushing, receiving, pass-and-run defense, line play, and blocking. Fundamentals and techniques of each position will be taught and practiced during each session. Various Division I college football players will be in attendance to assist in the progressive teaching of each position. We will have a 7-on-7 passing tournament for all participants and a punt, pass, and kick competition. Participants will be grouped by grade from those entering primer to 7th. Campers will get an inside look at Greenhill football as they prepare for their upcoming seasons. Excitement and enthusiasm are stressed every minute of every session. Camp will be held June 6 – June 10 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175.
  • Geocaching Challenge ” Coed – For students entering 2nd – 7th Grade. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure-hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. This camp is designed as a geocache exploration and fitness adventure. Campers learn to use a GPS to locate hidden caches. The geocaches will combine lessons in physical literacy with awareness of weather and environment, so that the campers gain understanding of how fitness and outdoor exercise improve their health, self-confidence, and well being. Required equipment: GPS or smartphone, running gear, hydration pack, and snacks. Recommended: sunblock, sun-protective clothing, and headwear. Camp session options: June 27 – July 1 or August 1 – August 5. Each camp runs from 12:30 – 3:00. Cost is $150.
  • Iron man Challenge ” Coed – For students entering 5th – 9th Grade. This is a full-day camp that challenges student athletes to complete one of three triathlon distances by accumulating swimming, biking- running miles over the course of the week. Choose Full IM, Half IM or Olympic IM and go for it! This is a great camp for kids who love challenges. We work on training and competition skills, thermoregulation, endurance nutrition, and endurance sports psychology. Required equipment: a complete triathlon training kit, bike, helmet, shoes, clothing, swimsuit, towel, and support gear. Camp session options: June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, August 1-5. Each camp will run from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $375.
  • Karate and Self-Defense ” Coed – For students entering 1st – 6th Grade. Instructors will lead students through a fun-packed program of karate, other martial arts, and self-defense. We provide an exciting camp that safely introduces students to the martial arts and also polishes and expands the skills of those with previous experience. Activities include kicking, striking, and blocking drills, self-defense techniques with a partner, wrestling/ground work and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, history of the martial arts, personal safety tips, discussion about appropriate use of these new skills, and much, much more!   If your son or daughter has wanted to try karate and the martial arts, this is the perfect opportunity to train safely with high-ranking, experienced instructors. Certificates of completion will be awarded on the last day of the camp. Karate uniform available from the instructor on the first day of camp for $25. The uniform is not a requirement. Camp session options: June 27 – July 1 or July 25 – July 29. Each camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $190.
  • Lacrosse ” Boys – For students entering Primer – 8th Grade. Discover the keys to better basic lacrosse skills in our one-week lacrosse camp. Players are grouped by age and ability to enable the best possible learning. Coaches provide hands-on instruction along with personalized drills, practices, and small-sided games. Additionally, players cool off during the day with a short swim in our indoor pool. The goal of the camp is to create a fun, exciting, and supportive environment for your child to improve as an individual and team player. No previous experience is necessary! The emphasis is on making the game fun through a creative schedule. Having fun playing and learning the game leads to increased practice and an accelerated player. Lacrosse, considered to be the fastest game on two feet, combines many of the elements of basketball, soccer, and hockey. Campers should dress each day in a T-shirt, shorts, socks, and outdoor shoes/cleats. Required equipment: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, stick, helmet, gloves, pads, mouth guard, and cup. Limited equipment may be available to borrow from the School. Camp will be held July 25 – July 29 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $145.
  • Lacrosse ” Girls – For students entering 3rd – 12th Grade. Join the Greenhill Girls Lacrosse Camp for five days of fun, fast-paced lacrosse instruction. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced lacrosse player, our camp has something to offer you. The beginning player will benefit from intense stickwork and individual instruction. Experienced lacrosse players will have the opportunity to work with coaches to take their game to the next level. Instruction focuses on skill work and full-field strategies. Open to all levels. Required equipment: sunscreen, stick, goggles, and mouth guard. Optional equipment: gloves and cleats. Limited equipment may be available to borrow from the School. Lacrosse 1, Entering 3rd – 7th Grade, July 11-15 or Lacrosse 2, Entering 8th – 12th Grade, June 27 – July 1. Each camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $145.
  • Comet/Greenhill Soccer ” Coed – For students entering 4th – 8th Grade. Comet Soccer Club and Greenhill School join forces to enhance the level of youth soccer. This camp is designed to elevate each campers ™ knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to reach the next level of soccer. This will be achieved through both individual instruction and competitive game scenarios. Required equipment: outdoor cleats, indoor shoes, shin guards, swimsuit, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, and ball. Camp will be held June 20 – June 24 from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $165.
  • Soccer ” Boys or Girls – For students entering K – 4th Grade. Players of all abilities will be challenged in the technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer. Each day will include individual skills training and small-sided games. The directors believe in the importance of players developing through doing, so activities and games are designed to maximize the amount of touches players get on the ball. One camp day will be dedicated to an all-camp  indoor World Cup, which is always a camper favorite. Each day the campers will finish the hot morning with time in the pool. Every day, please have campers wear indoor shoes (any flat, non-marking athletic shoe) to camp for the skills warm-up in the gym. We will then assist the campers with getting on cleats to go outside. Required equipment: indoor athletic shoes, soccer cleats, shin guards, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel. Camp will be held June 13 – June 17 from 8:30 – 12:00. Cost is $160.
  • Swim-Bike-Run ” Coed – For students entering 1st – 5th Grade. S-B-R camp will build better swimming, biking, and running skills for any student who wants to perform in these activities. In the pool, children will get the repetition needed to solidify what they have learned in lessons. On the bike, students will learn essential bike safety, handling, and group riding skills. Campers will also do a little cross country  running, along with efficiency drills. We also throw in some agility, balance, and core work to help them learn to cross train and maintain multi-sport skills. Children must be able to swim one lap of the pool and ride a bike without training wheels. Required equipment: running gear, swimming gear, water bottle, sunscreen, bike, bike helmet, and towel. A bike lock is recommended if you plan to leave the bike on the school bike rack during the week. Camp session options: May 31 – June 3 (4 days) for $140, June 6 – June 10, June 27 – July 1, July 18 – July 22, August 1 – August 5. All camps run from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175 for one week camp except for first camp which is 4 day camp.
  • Swimming, Recreational ” Coed – For students entering 1st – 8th Grade. After a day at camp, cool down and relax with your friends in our recreational swim program. Our beautiful indoor pool provides the perfect setting for some recreational free-time swimming and playing. This program, designed for fun and aerobic exercise, is offered for eleven weeks in the summer. Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim independently. Required equipment: swimsuit and towel, goggles optional. Camp session options: May 31 – June 3 (4 days) $60; June 6 – June 10 (1 week) $75; June 13 – June 17 (1 week) $75; June 20 – June 24 (1 week) $75; June 27 – July 1 (1 week) $75; July 5 – July 8 (4 days) $60; July 11 – July 15 (1 week) $75; July 18 – July 22 (1 week) $75; July 25 – July 29 (1 week) $75; August 1 – August 5 (1 week) $75;; August 8 – August 12 (1 week) $75. All camps run from 3:15 – 4:00.
  • Water Games ” Coed – For students entering K – 7th Grade. Water games is a half-day afternoon camp, designed for campers to have some fun in the pool and cool off on a hot summer afternoon. We will play a variety of games with teams, relays, balls, and other aquatic equipment. Prerequisite: Students must have completed Intermediate Swimming. Required equipment: swimming gear, towel, and snack. Camp session options: August 1 – August 5 or August 8 – August 12. Each camp runs from 12:30 – 3:00. Cost is $150.

ALLEN area Summer Camps:

Eagle’s Wings Athletics – 104 N. Greenville Avenue in Allen. For more information, please call 972-727-9911 or visit the Eagle’s Wings Athletics website.   The purpose of EWA Summer Adventure Camp is to provide a quality program that encourages kids to set personal goals, challenge themselves and develop good sportsmanship and team work skills while enjoying a fun and active day camp experience. EWA Summer Adventure Camp offers a unique and rewarding program to help children learn to set and achieve goals. Each camper will set their goals based on the list of challenges they receive on the first day of camp. Campers can share their achievement with their family and friends at the Award Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Water Wednesday is back this year! Children ages 3 and older (must be potty trained) are welcome to come to camp. You can choose from 2, 3, 4 or 5-day camps and stay from 8am – Noon (ages 3+), Noon – 4pm (ages 3+), or 8am – 4pm (ages 5+). The choice is yours! We even offer Extended Camp Care from 4pm – 6pm at a reasonable rate.   Registration fee is $20.   You can pay by the session: 1-25 is $22 per session; 26-50 is $20 per session; 51-75 is $18 per session; 76+ is $15 per session.   There is also an option to pay by the week – 1/2 day Monday-Friday is $100 or full day Monday-Friday is $160.   Camp sessions are as follows:

  • It’s a   Zoo In Here – June 6-10
  • Once Upon A Time – June 13-17
  • Wacky Olympics – June 20-24
  • Disney Adventure – June 27-July 1
  • Red, White, and Blue – July 5-8
  • How The West Was Fun – July 11-15
  • Fitness Fun – July 18-22
  • Sports, Sports, Sports – July 25-29
  • Luau – Aug 1-5
  • Music Mania – Aug 8-12
  • Carnival – Aug 15-19

ROBOTS-4-U –     Courtyard Marriott Hotel Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center, 210 East Stacy Road in Allen.     Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys.   90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating.   Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids.   Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs.   Campers bring own lunch and drinks.   Robot KITs and Computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased.   Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 20-24, July 25-29, or Aug 15-19.   Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available.   For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

Summer Camps for Kids in ARLINGTON:

Country Day School of Arlington Montessori Program – 1105 W. Randol Mill Road in Arlington.   Summer program for ages 16 months – Kindergarten.   Throughout all 9 weeks of the summer program, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including arts and craft projects, drama, PE, music, Spanish and Splash Days!   Cost is 5 full days (M – F) 8:15 “ 3:30 $180/week; 5 half days (M – F) 8:15 “ 12:30 (Toddlers 8:15-12:00) $130/week; 4 full days (M – F) 8:15 “ 3:30 $155/week; 4 half days (M – F) 8:15 “ 12:30 (Toddlers 8:15-12:00) $115/week; 3 full days (M,W,F) 8:15 “ 3:30 $125/week; 3 half days (M,W,F) 8:15 “ 12:30 (Toddlers 8:15-12:00) $95/week; 2 full days (T,Th) 8:15 “ 3:30 $90/week; 2 half days (T,Th) 8:15 “ 12:30 (Toddlers 8:15-12:00) $70/week.For more information, please call 817-275-0851 or visit the Country Day School website.

  • Week 1: How The West Was Fun (June 6 – 10) Summer kicks off with a fun-filled week celebrating the joys of summer with a Texas themed twist. Rootin ™ tootin ™ mornings will be spent enjoying the great outdoors with lots of games and adventures. Students will know first-hand how the west was fun! Older students will strap on their chaps and venture out west to Cowtown where they ™ll visit the Fort Worth Stockyards. We're fixin ™ to have some fun now!
  • Week 2: Books Come Alive (June 13 – 17)   Get Loose with Mother Goose  (Toddler & Transitional students) Rhymes are an introduction to children's literature and are found in many cultures throughout the world. Mother Goose verses are classics and excite a young child's auditory mode and help to promote good listening skills, a prerequisite for beginning reading and writing. They are short and filled with action! A true treasure not to be forgotten!   Caldecott Winners  (Primary-First Grade students) Caldecott winners, recognized as the most distinguished American picture books of their time, have a special power to bring stories to life. The art and the text in these books build on each other, together creating a complete story. The students will use Caldecott books across the curriculum (reading, writing, math, science, social studies and art) to explore and experience the illustrations of fascinating characters, interesting events and much more.
  • Week 3: E – I – E – I – O (June 20 – 24) Old MacDonald’s animals will be in the barnyard this week as the students “moo, oink and cock-adoodle-doo” their way through art projects and make stick puppets to retell and sequence literature, sing songs and learn about animal life down on the farm: farm dwellers, farm landscape, farm foods and farm fun! Literature selections, math and language arts activities and more culminating with a Pet Parade!
  • Week 4: Little Chefs (June 27 – July 1) Healthy Choices  (Toddler & Transitional students) Young chefs will enjoy several sensorial experiences while they touch, smell, taste, identify and explore textures of a variety of healthy foods and snacks. They will build their own flower garden with vegetables! Kids in the Kitchen  (Primary-First Grade students) Young chefs will mix and stir their way to heaping helpings of learning skills and reading fun. They will explore the food groups as they prepare healthy foods/snacks related to popular themes and literature. The students will also: follow step-by-step recipes (following directions), observe safe cooking habits, use cooking utensils appropriately (measurement, etc.) and have super fun making and eating their very own specialty culinary creations. (AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 PER CHILD WILL BE NEEDED FOR FOOD SUPPLIES.)
  • Week 5: What Is A Family? (July 5 – 8, Closed Monday, 7/4)   Cultural awareness will be brought to the classroom with activities across the curriculum. The student will take an imaginary trip around the world and experience family life in a number of different countries. Basic information about the family tree will be introduced along with fascinating facts, music and crafts. Families will be invited to share cultural artifacts, clothing, toys, games, etc. from other countries.
  • Week 6: Jungle Mania (July 11 – 15) Monkey Mania  (Toddler & Transitional students) Come read, watch and play with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George. He is a beloved and inquisitive little story book monkey whose travels will help young students explore! Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats  (Primary-First Grade students) The students will examine the characteristics of bats and explore whether bats are birds or mammals. They will classify the two main groups of bats, identify their habitats, diet, defense system, life cycle and much, much more. While doing so, the students will share bat poems and songs, discover bat myths, facts and opinions, create bat games and graphs, sequencing activities, cook up bat treats and more.
  • Week 7: To Infinity & Beyond! (July 18 – 22) The younger students will blast off to explore the sky above Earth’s atmosphere; older students will rocket through the solar system. The sky, sun, light, gravity, moon, stars, constellations, planets, galaxy and space travel will be explored through songs, poetry, finger plays and movement activities, games, arts and crafts, models, story sequencing and experiments. Older students will visit the Planetarium at UTA.
  • Week 8: What's Bugging You? (July 25 – 29) Words like egg, larva, pupa and chrysalis may be used to describe the life cycle of insects that undergo metamorphosis. Symmetry will be used in art projects as the students examine the characteristics of bugs. Literature, songs, rhymes, finger plays and cooking activities will be introduced as the students classify, make connections, compare and contrast, make observations, and explore the habitats, diet, and defense systems of bugs, caterpillars and butterflies.
  • Week 9: Weather Or Not (August 1 – 5) In Texas people say, _”If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes.”_ No matter what the weather is, this classroom weather center will be the perfect climate for students to explore the weather of each season through movement, music, arts and crafts, experiments, solar snacks, math and language activities. First-hand knowledge about the weather will be shared with students from a local meteorologist.

River Legacy – 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd in Arlington. Summer adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world. A variety of weeklong programs in June and July offer children engaging ways to learn about wildlife, ecology and the environment. Age-appropriate curriculums benefit preschool children through 8th grade. All classes feature investigations both inside the Living Science Center and outdoors in the rich resources of River Legacy Parks. Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Children should come dressed for both indoor and outdoor explorations. Children must be fully potty-trained.   Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.   For more information, please call 817-860-6752 or visit the River Legacy website.

  • Scales and Tails – Age 3 years old.   Explore a scaly assortment of the Living Science Center’s cold-blooded creatures that have what it takes to be a reptile.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 or June 27 – July 1; 9:00 –   12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Winged Wonders – Age 3 years old.   What would you do if YOU had wings?   Learn about some of River Legacy’s wonderful winged creatures and the surprising things they can do with THEIR wings.   Camp session options: July 11 – 15 or July 18 – 22; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Animal Sense-Abilities – Age 4 years old.   How does an earthworm hear?   Why do snails wave their eyes around on stalks?     You know how we use our senses – now learn how animals’ senses help them to survive in River Legacy Parks.   Camp session options:   June 20 – 24 or June 27 – July 1; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Hide and Seek – Age 4 years old.   Examine the remarkable escape and defense mechanisms of numerous River Legacy Parks animals as they assume the role of predator or prey.   Camp session options; July 11 – 15 or July 18 – 22; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Wet and Wild – Age 5 years old.   Join in a hands-on exploration of the astounding aquatic adaptations exhibited by the plants and animals dwelling within the watery environments of River Legacy Parks.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 or June 27 – July 1; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Mighty Morphs – Ages 5 years old.   Explore the astonishing transformations of special River Legacy Parks’ animals as they undergo the wondrous process of metamorphosis.   Camp session options: July 11 – 15 or July 18 – 22; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Nature’s Art Box – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade.   Throughout the week, young artists will gather and work with rocks, soil, flowers and vines to create their own natural art materials and original works of art.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 or June 27 – July 1; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Spectacular Spiders – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade.   Young spiderologists will create a Spider Sanctuary and discover the secrets of the Arachnida’s most skillful architects and unusual hunters.   Camp session options: Juy 11 – 15, July 18 – 21, or July 25 – 29; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Hand-on Entomology – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade.   Are all ‘bugs” insects?   Are all insects bugs?   Learn to safely identify, capture, preserve and mount specimens to create your own insect collection.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 or June 27 – July 1; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Texas Predators – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade.   Prowl the woods in search of evidence that predators live in River Legacy Parks. Examine the relationship between predator and prey, and develop an appreciation for the role of both the hunted and the hunter in maintaining the balance of nature.   Camp session options: July 11 – 15 or July 18 – 22; from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175.
  • Nature's Nocturnal Wonders! – For students entering 5th & 6th Grades. Look deeply into the mysteries of the dark to catch a glimpse of the rarely seen nocturnal inhabitants of River Legacy Parks. This evening class includes a Thursday night sleepover featuring a night hike and an upclose look at rescued bats from Bat Conservation International. Class concludes at 8 am Friday morning. Camp will be held June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Focus on Nature – For students entering 5th and 6th grade.   Capture the beauty of the natural world while learning the basics of composition and developing your artistic vision. Share the results of your efforts in a photographic exhibition at the Living Science Center. Camp session options: July 11 – 15 or July 18 – 22 from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 4:00. Cost for one week session is $175 + $10 materials fee.
  • Baseball-ology “ For students entering 7th & 8th Grades. Is there a science to throwing a curveball, sinker and slider? What makes the sweet spot of a bat so sweet? Answer these questions and more in this exciting new class that includes an insider’s visit to the Ballpark. Camp will be held July 26-28 (three day class) from 9:00 – 2:00. Cost is $175.
  • Nature Through a Lens “ For students entering 7th & 8th grades. Compose. Frame. Focus. Zoom. Acquire basic photographic skills or refine your techniques to capture your view of the natural world. Learn the basics of photographic display to share your work. Camp will be held July 25-29 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $175 + $10 material fee.

CARROLLTON Day Camps for Children:

Rosewood Academy – 2117 E. Rosemeade Pwky in Carrollton. Each week, campers ages 5 – 12   jump into action, participating in exciting programs, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing and creative arts, playing a part in group activities, and attending special events.   Campers have the opportunity to expand their horizons during the summer, embarking on new adventures, and having plenty of fun!   Activities include art club, astronomy, field trips, cooking, mad science experiments, drama and performance club, community service projects, Wii, foosball table, media room, library, budding garden, and Friday Splash Days at Celebration Park. Camp sessions are available for the following weeks: June 7 – 10; June 13 – 17; June 20-24; June 27 – July 1; July 5 – 8; July 11 – 15; July 18 – 22; July 25 – 29; Aug 1 – 5; Aug 8 – 12; Aug 15 – 19. Camp hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 3:30 but extended hours are available.   For more information, please call 972-939-6230 or visit the Rosewood Academy website.

COPPELL Summer Camps for Kids:

Aquatic and Recreation Center – 234 East Parkway Blvd. in Coppell. For more information, please call 972-304-7077 or visit the Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center website.

  • Adventures in Art Camp – Ages 5- 13.   Tap into your creative side!   Paint with oils, watercolors, and acrylic paints, draw with charcoals and oil pastels while also learning time-saving techniques, color mixing, composition, and perspective.   Complete 8 different works of art using various mediums that you will be proud to frame and display each week.   All art supplies will be provided.   Camp session options: M-Th June 6 – 9 from 2:00 – 4:45 or M-Th Aug 1 – 4 from 9:00 – 11:45.   Cost is $149.
  • Camp Do-It-All – Ages 6 – 12.   Summer is fun again!   Don’t just sit around the house.   Join us for a summer full of wonder and adventure!   Field trips, crafts, games, sports, and friends will all be a part of the fun!   This camp is available Mon-Fri from 7:00 am – 6:30 pm.   Camp session options: June 6 -10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 1-5, Aug 8-12, Aug 15-19.   Cost is $130.
  • Beginner Golf Camp – Ages 5-12.   This golf course if for youth who want a working knowledge of golf, basic stroke handling, putting concepts, chipping skills, and driving aptitude.   By the end of camp, have the skills and be confident enough with your game to go and practice at a range or on a par 3 course.   Camp will be held Mon – Thur July 15 – 28 from 8:30 – 11:00 am.   Cost is $79.
  • Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camp – Ages 3-16.   Become a dimensional player!   Experience the most popular soccer camp in the country, taught by Challenger’s elite British coaches.   Skill levels and confidence will blossom following a week of individual footwork drills, fundamental technical practices, and coached competitive play – all woven around a central theme of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership delivered with a captivating British twist.   All campers receive soccer ball, camp t-shirt, free gift and end of camp player evaluation.   Camp for ages 3-4 is $82 and will be held Mon-Fri June 25-29 with your choice of either 8:30 – 9:30 am or 6:00 – 7:00 pm.   Camp for ages 5-6 is $98 and will be held Mon-Fri June 25-29 with your choice of either 10:00 – 11:30 am or 7:00 – 8:30 pm.   Camp for ages 7-10 is $131 and will be held Mon-Fri June 25-29 from 8:30 – 11:30am.   Camp for ages 11-16 is $131 and will be held Mon-Fri June 25-29 from 6:00 -9:00pm.
  • Cheer STAR Camp – Ages 5-12.   Be a superSTAR cheerleader!   Focus on motions, jumps, and voice technique, crowd engagement, and teamwork.   There will be a Pep Rally on the last day to showcase the cheers, chants, and dances learned throughout camp.   Participants will received a t-shirt and poms.   Camp will be held M-Th June 25-28 from 9:30 – 12:30.   Cost is $79.
  • Dance STAR Camp – Ages 5-12.   Get your feet moving!   Learn various dance styles as well as the importance of team work and self-pride.   Camp will focus on motions, techniques, rhythm, timing, and projection.   There will be a recital on the last day of camp to showcase each of the dances learned.   Each student will receive a t-shirt and poms.   Camp will be held M-Th June 25-28 from 1:30-4:30.   Cost is $79.
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp – Ages 6-12.   Fishing, kayaking, swimming, and that’s just the start!   Sample the great outdoors in a fun and safe environment.   Enjoy outdoor activities, fun games and creative crafts.   Learn about hiking, camping, outdoor safety, nature and the environment.   Discover new places on two fun field trips each week.   New themes each week!   Camp runs Mon-Fri from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm and cost $139 per week.   Camp session options include June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, or Aug 1-5.
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp Little Explorers – Ages 4-5.   Fishing, kayaking, swimming, and that’s just the start! Sample the great outdoors in a fun and safe environment.   We will fill our week with outdoor activities, fun games and creative crafts.   Learn about camping, outdoor safety, nature and the environment.   Camp will be held from 9:00 – 11:30 and costs $79.   Camp session options include Mon – Thurs June 6-9 or Tues – Fri July 5-8.
  • Splash Camp – Ages 7-12.   Jump in and splash around!   Participate in fun games and physical activities in and out of the pool.   Learn about lifeguarding and much more.   Campers will also have the opportunity to explore other great water parks around the metroplex.   Camp will run Mon – Fri from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm and costs $139.   Camp session options include June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, Aug 8-12.
  • Game Design – Ages 10-17.   Ever wonder how video games are made?   Learn the basics of video game design and basic programming concepts.   Design and produce your own interactive game to share with friends and family.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs June 13-16 from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $175.
  • 3D Game Design – Ages 10-17.   Prerequisite “Game Design” class.   Explore 3D game design.   Create and immerse yourself in a 3D world.   If you are looking to design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home, then you don’t want to miss this course.   Camp will be held Mon – Fri June 27 – July 1 from 1:00 -4:00.   Cost is $170.
  • Fastforward Kids: Fashion Designer – Ages 8-12.   Made for the runway!   Forget dressing up, it’s time to create your own fashion masterpiece.   Learn about design principles including sketching, color and patter ncoordination, costume design and fashion history, while incorporating your own personal style.   No sewing in this class.   Camp will be held June 20-24 from 2:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $99.
  • Fastforward Kids: Camp Barbie – Ages 4-8.   With a little help from Barbie, learn to dress for any occasion, practice good manners, and make new friends.   Also focus on the importance of school work, how to use money, attend social events, cooking tips, art, and much more.   Non-stop activities and fun learning adventures all about self-esteem development. Camp will be held Mon – Fri, June 20 – 24 with two times to choose from – 11:30 – 1:30 or 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   Cost is $99.
  • Fastforward Kids: Lego Logo’s – Ages 8-12.   Calling all future engineers!   Follow technical plans to create robots, traffic lights, race cards, 4×4 trucks, cranes, pulleys, and levers, all while utilizing Legos with touch sensors, motors, lights, and more.   Motivated by fun, creativity and success, the young builder will expand their knowledge of math, science, and technology in an exploratory hands-on environment.   Camp will be held Mon – Fri, June 20 -24 with two times to choose from – 9:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 4:00 pm.   Cost is $99.
  • Fastforward Kids: Jumpstart Kindergarten – Ages 4-6.   Ready, set, READ!   Enjoy fast paced, fun-filled activities directly related to the act of reading.   Develop self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to move forward in the reading experience.   We’ll read about the farm, the circus, the zoo, the jungle, and so much more during interactive reading and game time.   Camp will be held Mon – Fri, June 20 – 24 from 9:00 – 11:00 am.   Cost is $99.
  • Fastforward Kids: Lego Mania – Ages 4-7.   No builder can say ‘lego my Lego’ when engaged in the creative activities of Lego Mania!   Zillions of pieces ensure that there is always enough for everyone.   This innovative program for Lego buffs provides opportunities for imagination and hands-on learning under the guidance of a certified educator.   Check out more than a dozen games, projects, and activities not found in stores.   Camp will be held Mon – Fri June 20 – 24 and cost $99.     Camp session options include 11:30 – 1:30 or 6:30 – 8:30pm.
  • Flag Football Camp – Ages 5-12.   Flag football combines the skills of learning the positions of quarterback, wide receiver, and running back with lots of other fun games centered around football.   Participants will get to have a big Super Bowl style tournament on the last day of camp that will combine competition and good sportsmanship.   All participants receive a free t-shirt.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, July 11 – 14 from 8:00 – 11:00 am.   Cost is $79.
  • Hoop Dance Camp – Ages 13-17.   For the fun and fitness of it!   Kid friendly music is used to set the beat for the camp and get the kids moving.   Decorate and take home your very own custom hoop.   Learn waist hooping, turning in the hoop, off the body passing, the atomic twirl, and many more moves.   Enjoy a swim after your hard workout each day!   Finish off camp with a choreographed hoop number for family and friends.   Camp will be held Mon-Fri June 6-10 from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $125.
  • Teen Camp – Ages 13-18.   Teens unite!   Through a myriad of experiences, such as community services projects, amazing field trips, and skill-building activities, teens will grow throughout the summer.   Increase confidence and courage while working on decision making skills.   Develop values to enhance leadership skills, while increasing self-worth.   Camp will be held Mon-Fri from 7:00 am – 6:30 pm and cost $99/week.   Camp session options: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 1-5.

Coppell Montessori Academy – 136 Fitness Court in Coppell.   Coppell Montessori Academy has a Summer Program that gives the children a break during the day by bringing entertainment to them and providing an extra dose of crafts, music, cooking, painting, organized games and Spanish and still maintain within the framework of Montessori philosophy and work.   The summer program will be held during the months of June and July. The summer program will consist of activities that have been planned to keep the enthusiasm for learning alive in your child all summer long. The children will continue to have Montessori education daily along with art, cooking, music, game mania, art studio, needlepoint and wading pools for the youngest children. Entertainment such as puppet shows, magician, bouncing house, pony rides, train rides, face painting and petting zoo have been scheduled. Schedules will be posted in every classroom door for each respective month.   We welcome children from Montessori and non-Montessori backgrounds. Once you experience the Montessori learning you may want to look at our school year programs for the future.   You are welcome to enroll your children for a period of one month or for a period of two weeks. In this event the tuition will be prorated. Come and visit us for more information.   For more information, please call 972-462-8311 or visit the Coppell Montessori Academy website.

NTA Taekwondo & Sports – 989 W. Sandy Lake Road Ste. 700 in Coppell. Weekly camps include water days, taekwondo skills, climbing wall, bounce houses, video games, art, basketball, plasma cars, and EZ gliders.   Weekly campers will receive a free t-shirt and a Friday afternoon competition with each camper receiving a medal.   Camp runs from June 7 – Aug 20.   Half day hours are 9:00 – 12:00 and Full day hours are 9:00 – 3:00 (includes lunch).   Cost: Daily $50 if registered by 6/1 or $60 after this date.   Weekly Half Day $120 if registered before 6/1 or $130 after this date.   Weekly Full Day $195 if registered before 6/1 or $220 after this date.   For more information, please call 972-471-2333 or visit the NTA Taekwondo & Sports website.

Socrates Center – 989 West Sandy Lake Rd., Suite 200 in Coppell.   Camps are half-day programs and meet Mon-Thurs. Morning camps meet from 9:30 “ 12:00. Afternoon camps meet from 12:30 – 3:00. Cost is $175/camp or 2 or More Camps = $150/camp. All Day Campers must bring his or her own lunch.     For more information, please call 469-774-3103 or visit the Socrates Center website.

  • Creative Writing and Expression – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 13 – 17.
  • Lego Engineering and Motorized Contraptions – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 13 – 17.
  • Scratch 101: Intro to Computer Programming and Animation – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 13-17.
  • Xtreme Robotics – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 13-17.
  • All Things DaVinci – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 20-24.
  • Creative Robotics – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 20 – 24.
  • Lego Engineering and Motorized Contraptions – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 20 – 24.
  • Graphic and Web Design – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 20 – 24.
  • Public Speaking and Communication – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 27 – July 1.
  • Meet the Artists – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 27-July 1.
  • Video Production – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, June 27-July 1.
  • Creative Writing and Expression – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, June 27 – July 1.
  • Wright Brothers – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 11 – 15.
  • Hands On Science – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 11 – 15.
  • Scratch 102: Intro to Computer Programming and Animation – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 11-15.
  • Chemistry for Kids – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 11-15.
  • Lego Robotics for Girls – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 11-15.
  • Spanish Camp – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 18-22.
  • Lego Engineering and Motorized Contraptions – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 18-22.
  • All Things DaVinci – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 18-22.
  • Xtreme Robotics: Advanced Programming – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 18-22.
  • Music Maestros – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 25-29.
  • Passport to Africa – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 25-29.
  • Video Animation: Claymation – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, July 25-29.
  • Lego Engineering and Motorized Contraptions – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, July 25-29.
  • Shakespeare Live – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, Aug 1-5.
  • Creative Robotics – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, Aug 1-5.
  • Scratch 103: Intro to Computer Programming and Animation – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, Aug 1-5.
  • Beginning Electronics and Circuitry – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, Aug 1-5.
  • Animals of the World – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, Aug 8-12.
  • Public Speaking and Communication – Ages 5-7.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, Aug 8-12.
  • Public Speaking and Communication – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 9:30 – 12:00, Aug 8-12.
  • The Art of Argument and Debate – Ages 8+.   Camp will meet 12:30 – 3:00, Aug 8-12.

Wagon Wheel Tennis Center – 950 Creekview Drive in Coppell.   For more information, please call 972-393-5687 or visit the Wagon Wheel Tennis Center website.

  • QuickStart Tennis – Ages 4-5 years. Experience an exciting new play format for learning tennis.   Designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all aspects have been tailored to age and size.   Camp session options: Mondays June 6 – July 18 5:30 – 5:50; Tue/Thur June 7 – June 30 8:00 – 8:30 am; Sat June 11 – July 16 10:30 – 11:00; Mondays July 25 – Aug 29 5:30 – 6:00; Tues/Thurs July 26 – Aug 18 8:00 – 8:30 am; Sat July 30 – Sept 3 10:30 – 11:00.   Cost is $55.
  • QuickStart Tennis II – Ages 4 – 10 years.   Camp session options: Monday June 6 – July 11 5:00 – 5:30; Wednesday June 8 – July 13 8:00 – 8:50; Saturday June 11 – July 16 11:00 – 11:50; Monday July 25 – Aug 29 5:00 – 5:50; Wednesday July 27 – Aug 31 6:00 – 6:50; Saturday July 30 – Sept 3 11:00 – 11:50.   Cost is $65.
  • QuickStart Tennis Camp – Ages 4 – 10 years.   All QuickStart Tennis Camp hours are 9:00 – 12:00.   Camp session options: Mon – Fri July 6 – 10 $89; Mon – Fri June 13 – 17 $89; Mon – Fri June 20 – 24 $89; Mon – Fri June 27 – July 1 $89; Tue – Fri July 5 – 8 $75; Mon – Fri July 11 – 15 $89; Mon – Fri July 18 – 22 $89; Mon – Fri July 25 – 29 $89; Mon – Fri Aug 1 – 5 $89; Mon – Fri Aug 8 – 12 $89.
  • Tennis Camp – Ages 6 – 12.   Have fun and learn tennis!   Develop basic tennis skills, including strokes, serving, scoring and more.   All campers receive a camp t-shirt.   Please bring water bottle and wear athletic clothing and shoes.   All Tennis Camps are Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 12:00.   Camp session options: June 6 – 10, June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24, June 27 – July 1, July 5 – 8, July 11 – 15, July 18 – 22, July 25 – 29, Aug 1 – 5, Aug 8 – 12.

Day Camps in COPPER CANYON:

Art and Nature Camp –   A unique Art Camp where nature is the canvas.   Art and Nature Camp is a small classroom environment held inside a converted barn day school for children ages 5 through 11. It's located in the heart of Copper Canyon, TX at Barnyard Kids Day School. Themed camps are directed by a seasoned, art instructor and will include lesson plans that cover fun art and nature projects using recyclable materials as well as drawing, painting, and sculpting objects and animals found in nature. Students will enjoy a natural environment where they ™ll get to feed barnyard animals for inspiration. There is limited enrollment, so make sure to register early to save your spot!     Family discounts are available.   For more information, please call 214-843-3233 or visit the Art and Nature Camp website.

  • Barnyard Explorers. Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, July 18 – 21 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $130.
  • Our Natural World. Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, July 25th – 28 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $130.
  • Fun With Animals. Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, Aug 1 – 4 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $130.
  • Recycled Art and Papier Mache. Camp will be help Aug 8 – 11 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $130.

DALLAS Summer Camps for Kids:

Ann and Nate Levine Academy Summer Camps “ 18011 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas.   Camps run from June 13th “ August 5th.   For more information, please call them at 972-248-3032 or visit the Levine Academy website.

  • Camp Kochav “Baby & Me caters to campers ages 3-14 months, and Parent & Me is for ages 15-23 months. A fun filled day camp designed for children and their parents/caregivers. Camp Kochav fosters positive feelings and Jewish ideals in a warm, nurturing environment. Weekly activities include: Power Babies, Yoga or Music, and Shabbat Celebration.   Camp meets every Wednesday and Friday.
  • Camp Shemesh “ Ages 12 months “ entering Kindergarten. This camp emphasizes individual growth by providing children with the opportunity to develop positive feelings about themselves and to be a contributing member of a group. Campers develop skills through arts and crafts, water play, sports, science, and other indoor and outdoor activities. Specialty presenters add to the excitement of this summer experience. Campers will have Splash Time twice a week, and will participate in both Havdalah and Shabbat Services, weekly.   Our summer is made up of 3 themes: Under the Sea ,United We Stand and Paleontologist's Playground.   Camp meets from 9:00 “ 1:00 with the option to stay until 4:00.
  • Levine Academy Stallion Weekly Camps – For students entering Kindergarten “ entering 4th grade.   Children may chose from: Discovery Camp where kids will explore science, art and computer; Stallion Cheer Camp where they will develop strength, flexibility, and endurance in a cheer packed atmosphere; Tumbling Camp, a perfect complement to Stallion Cheer Camp, where they will develop confidence in running, standing, forward and backward tumbling; and Sports Camp which will combine Martial Arts instruction and will focus on the etiquette and skills of basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

Camp Renaissance – KB Polk Recreation Center, 6540 Victoria St. in Dallas. Camp Renaissance is a week-long day camp in cooperation with several NFL players and coaches, incorporating a skills program which teaches academics and athletics. The emphasis of this program is on education, the arts, chess, entrepreneurship and sports management. The camp will be held July 9-13. If you know someone who is interested in this program, please contact the Services of Hope office at 214-276-0235 or 214-358-6508 for more information.

Chess Camp – University of Texas at Dallas, UT Dallas School of Management.   Make the right move for your child this summer! Chess develops your child's reading and math ability, critical and analytical thinking skills, and builds character and self-esteem. But don't tell the kids…they think chess is fun! UT Dallas Chess Camp instructors include top-ranked and internationally recognized winners of various collegiate chess tournaments. Camp tuition includes a souvenir T-shirt, a chess board and pieces, trophy, certificate, score book and group photo (snacks and drinks are also provided). Classes are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. Classes are small and have a low student-to-teacher ratio. Camp groups include Beginners, who master the basic rules and fundamentals of chess; Intermediate players, who build on basic chess knowledge with key strategies and ideas; and Advanced players, who sharpen their competitive edge with advanced strategies for tournament play. Enroll your child for multiple weeks and watch their chess skills improve over the summer. Camp session options: June 6-10, June 13-17, July 11-15, or July 18-22.   Choose morning sessions from 9 a.m. – noon or afternoon sessions from 1 – 4 p.m.   Camp is $240 for a half-day session.   UT Dallas faculty, staff, students and alumni receive a $25 discount. Families with two or more campers receive a $25 discount per child.

Dallas Zoo – 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway in Dallas.   Beforecare is available from 8-9am for Summer Camp participants. Pre-registration is required. Beforecare is not available for afternoon sessions of preschool camp. Cost is member $20 per week/$30 non-member. Aftercare is available from 3-6pm for Summer Camp participants. Pre-registration is required. Aftercare is not available for morning sessions of preschool camp. Cost is $50 per week for member/$55 non-member.   For more information, please call 469-554-7300 or visit the Dallas Zoo website.

  • Single Day Camp: Feline Frenzy – Ages PreK-5th graders (Students will be divided into grade appropriate classes). Lions, tigers, and…ocelots! Discover the hidden world of big cats (and some little cats) in this exciting day camp! Camp will be held July 6 from 9:00 – 3:00.   Member $40/non-member $45.
  • Single Day Camp: Bird Brains – Ages PreK-5th graders (Students will be divided into grade appropriate classes). Explore the exciting world of birds and experience some up-close encounters with our feathered friends! Camp will be held July 7 from 9:00 – 3:00.   Member $40/non-member $45.
  • Single Day Camp: That’s Bananas! Primate Explorations – Ages PreK-5th graders (Students will be divided into grade appropriate classes). How do you tell a monkey from an ape? What is a spider monkey’s favorite food? Find out answers to these and more primate questions as we meet many of the Dallas Zoo’s primate residents! Camp will be held July 8 from 9:00 – 3:00. Member $40/non-member $45.
  • Little Howlers – Ages 3-5 years old. Kids discover the senses as they learn about animal communication! This camp includes a day exploring the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Camp session options: June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, August 1-5. Choose morning (8:30 – 11:30) or afternoon session (12:00 – 3:00). Cost is $126 per week for members/$140 for non-members.
  • Discover Africa – Ages 3 to 5 years old. Children get up-close, immersive experiences in the Giants of the Savanna and other African animal habitats. Camp session options: June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12. Choose morning (8:30 – 11:30) or afternoon (12:00 – 3:00).   Cost is $126 per week for members/$140 for non-members.
  • Animal Talk – K-1st grade. Explore the exciting…and noisy…world of animal communication! Find out how animals “talk” to each other, as well as to other species! This camp includes a day at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Camp session options: June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, August 1-5. Each camp will meet 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Animal All Stars – K-1st grade. Children discover who rules the roost in the world of wildlife. meet the animal kingdom’s best of the best at jumping, running, diving, comouflaging, and more. Camp session options:   June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12. Each camp will meet Classes are from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Critter Twitter – 2nd-3rd grade. Take a closer look at how animals communicate with each other – not just through sound. This camp includes a day at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Camp session options: June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, August 1-5. Each camp meets from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Critter Connections – 2nd-3rd grade. See through the eyes of an animal! Connect with creatures by learning how they find food, avoid predators, and raise their families! Camp session options: June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12. Each camp meets from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Call of the Wild – 4th-5th grade. Explore the wild side of animal communication, and discover how animals use all of their senses to “talk” to each other. This camp includes a day at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Camp session options: June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, August 1-5. Each camp meets from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Animal Extremes – 4th-5th grade. It’s a jungle out there! Learn all about the wonderful adaptations that help animals thrive and survive in extreme habitats. Camp session options: June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12. Each camp meets from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $194 per week for members/$215 for non-members.
  • Top Photographer – 6th-8th grade. *Our Most Popular Camp in 2010! This Photo Safari camp for children is hosted by Dallas Zoo’s staff photographer Cathy Burkey. Participants will work in groups to learn the skills of wildlife photography while competing as groups in a fun, reality TV style competition. Participants will create an Animal Photo Safari Journal to be published on the Dallas Zoo's website. This camp also includes a staff supervised sleepover on the Thursday night. Camp participants are provided dinner, as well as breakfast the following morning. Participants must bring their own digital cameras for this camp! Camp session options: July 25-29 or August 1-5. Each camp will meet from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $239 per week for members/$265 for non-members.
  • Zoo By Design: Madagascar – 6th-8th grade. Take a trip to the unique island nation of Madagascar…without leaving Dallas! Campers will meet Zoo experts in the fields of animal care, graphics, facilities, education, and more as they work in a team to develop THEIR ideas of what our Madagascar Zoo exhibit should look like. Campers will provide a special presentation of their projects to parents and Zoo experts on Friday of their camp week. This super-fun camp includes a staff-supervised sleepover on Thursday night. Camp session options: June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, August 8-12. Each camp will meet from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $239 per week for members/$265 for non-members.

Kidville – Preston Royal Village, 6025 Royal Lane, Suite 130 (Northeast corner of Preston & Royal) in Dallas. Camp Kidville offers so many fun things to do and so many new friends to meet! Campers and their counselors visit different classrooms where specialists lead them through all kinds of activities “ gym, arts and crafts, music and hands-on exploration. We provide a snack each day to keep the busy campers energized, and we also have exciting theme days throughout the semester.  For more information, please call 214-378-7777 or visit the Kidville website.

  • Superhero Training Campâ„¢One-Week Specialty Camp – Ages: 3, 4 & 5 years (drop-off) – Get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions while learning to be a superhero! Your heroes get strong and mighty in the gym, and build super-smarts exploring science experiments. Campers design their own super-logos, masks, and more to create the perfect superhero secret identity. Non-stop, action-packed fun for all! (Children are welcome to dress in their favorite Superhero costumes!).   Camp will be held Mon “ Fri, June 13 “ 17 and Aug 22 “ 26 from 9:15 “ 11:15 or Aug 29 “ Sept 2 from 12:30 “ 2:30.
  • Fairy Princess Campâ„¢ One-Week Specialty Camp – Ages: 3, 4 & 5 years (drop-off) – A royally good time for your little princess! Storybook heroines pop off the pages of favorite fairytales and into our camp where girls transform into a different princess each day. First they get an up-do in the salon, then they create the things all princesses need, like their own wands and wings. The girls will dream up a show to share with their loyal subjects (mom and dad) on the last day of camp! (Girls are welcome to dress in their favorite Princess costumes!).   Camps are held Mon “ Fri, June 6-10, Aug 15-19, and Aug 29-Sept 2 from 9:15 “ 11:15.   Cost is $250/week.
  • Camp Kidville “ Ages: 3, 4 & 5 years (drop-off).   Eight week program.   Camp will be held from June 20 “ Aug 12.   Options include Mon/Wed/Fri sessions from 9:15 “ 12:15 for $1585 or Mon “ Fri from 9:15 “ 12:15 for $2640.   Two week camp sessions are also available throughout the summer.

Museum of Nature and Science – Fair Park, Dallas.   For more information, please call 214-428-5555 or visit the MNS website.

  • Little Explorers: Scribbles and Dribbles – Ages 6 months – 35 months-old with their adult companions. You and your little Scribbler will take sensory exploration to a new level during this session's mini master theme. Each week will focus on a nature-inspired painting by a famous artist and create masterpieces together that will send tactile senses into overdrive. This is a self-paced program, exploring different sensory centers. Hear a brief art or nature story at opening circle time. Participate in music and motion at each session closing, exploring a variety of musical instruments. Get ready to scribble, giggle and wiggle, and be sure to dress for a mess!   Cost per eight-week session for members is $100 for parent and one child ($50 for each additional child) or for non-members is $120 for parent and one child ($60 for each additional child).   Camps are 45 minutes long and meet one day a week.   They run from June 13 – August 11 and there are 8 sessions to choose from. Choose Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from either 9:00 – 9:45 or 11:00 – 11:45.
  • Little Explorers: Little Leonardos – Ages 3-4 years with their adult companions. Investigate Leonardo da Vinci and his life not only as a great artist, but as an inventor, engineer, scientist, botanist and mathematician. Create a fabulously fun sculpture, a nature-inspired masterpiece in paint, and explore the process of printmaking inspired by Leonardo's invention drawings and construct your own invention. Explore simple machines past and present and discover how some ancient inventions have been adapted to modern day life. Projects will be cumulative and completed over the eight-week session and brought home on the last day. All Little Leonardos will work along side their adult companion, working in a variety of mixed media. Collect data to prepare a weekly journal on personal science and art discoveries. Dress appropriately; we get messy!   Camp is held every Friday –   June 17, 24, July 1, (no camp July 8) 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12.   Two sessions to choose from: 9:00 – 10:00 or 11:00 – 12:00.Cost per eight-week session for members is $100 for parent and one child ($50 for each additional child) or for non-members is $120 for parent and one child ($60 for each additional child).
  • Discovery Camp, Jr:   Road Trip USA – Ages 3-4 years. Children must be at least 3 years old by June 1, 2011 and potty-trained. Join us on an imaginary road trip, packed with adventure! We ™ll head south, go west, and see the prairies, the mountains and rivers. We ™ll explore nature through animal habitats, people- past and present, historic sights and fun facts! Imagine the places you ™ll see and the roads you ™ll travel! Discover roads that were first made by feet in moccasins then rutted by the wheels of covered wagons and now lined with chrome diners. Join us each week to explore a new place in America as we introduce science concepts through a variety of mixed media, including paint, sculpture and printmaking to complete take home projects. Camps run Mon – Fri from 9:30 – 12:00. Themes and dates are as follows: June 13 – 17: Route 66, June 20 – 24: Pacific Coast Highway, June 27 – July 1: Border to Border Highway, July 11 – July 15: The Great River Road, July 18 – 22: The Oregon Trail, July 25 – 29: The Atlantic Coast Highway, Aug 1 – 5: The Appalachian Trail, Aug 8 – 12: The Great Northern Highway.   Cost is $90/week for members or $105/week for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Dino Detectives – For children entering Kindergarten. Grab a shovel and magnifying glass “ it's a chance for budding scientists to discover dinosaurs! Walk in the footsteps of giant dinosaurs, learn the differences between dinosaur scales and feathers and help paleontologists dig for clues! Camp session option are June 13 – 17; June 27 – July 1; July 18 – July 22; or Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: ˜Sense'sational Science – For children entering Kindergarten. Use your five senses to test myths of animals versus people. Was that an optical illusion? Or are you hearing things? Sniff out the truth and taste the sweetness of victory. Camp session options are June 13 – 17; June 27 – July 1; July 25 – 29; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Camp Castaway – For children entering Kindergarton. Dive in and discover life in the ocean. Explore ocean dwellers that live near the surface and in the mysterious deep. Hoist the sail and man the deck by building ship replicas, and then learn the swashbuckling stories about famous pirates! Camp session options are June13 – 17; July 11 – 15; July 25 – 29; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Creepy Critters – For children entering Kindergarten. Learn about the stinky, the slithery and the sly as we explore nature's most wanted animals. Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 11 – 15; July 25 – 29; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Science Superheroes – For children entering Kindergarten. Superheroes are cool “ and so is science! How does Spiderman compare to spiders and geckos? Find out how professionals perform daring feats like walking across a bed of nails and doing strong man tricks. And, what super  powers do some animals posses? Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 11 – 15; Aug 1 – 5; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Junior Jetsetters – For children entering Kindergarten. No matter where we are in this world, we all revolve around the sun. Learn about other cultures in Rome, Egypt, Antarctica, China and Peru and find out how their lifestyles differ from ours. Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 18 – 22; Aug 1 – 5; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Space Cadets – For children entering Kindergarten. Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience exploring the moon and learning the difference between stars and planets. Plus, make your own Jet Pack  and comet! Camp session options are June 27 – July 1; July 18 -22; Aug 1 – 5. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Paleo Primer – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade. Get the real dirt on fossils! Explore the ice age and how DNA plays a part in identifying dinosaurs. Learn how prehistoric plants have left their mark on the world. Discover the fossils of both while learning about amazing advancements in paleontology. Camp session options are June 13 – 17; July 11 – 15; Aug 1 – 5. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: When Earth Attacks – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade. Outrageous! Explosive, dynamic! The science behind natural disasters is revealed in this camp. Find out how cities are built to sustain natural disasters, and create a mini natural disaster of your own “ a volcano! Camp session options are June 13 – 17; July 11 – 15; Aug 1 – 5. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Science of the High Seas – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade. Become a Piratologist  after studying their history and survival tricks. There's more than just man that matters in manning a pirate ship “ be aware of the sea that lurks beneath. Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 18 – 22; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp:What Matters? – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade. Matter matters, of course. But in what state? Find out through exploring chemistry in hands-on experiments. There might be some fireworks going off in this camp! Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 18 – 22; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Science Superpowers – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade. Do you have X-ray vision? Can you walk on a bed of nails? Do you exhibit super-human strength? Focus on the physics behind these super powers in this camp. Just try not to spontaneously combust with excitement. Camp session options are June 27 – July 1; July 25 – 29; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Crass Critters – For children entering 1st and 2nd grade.   They're slimy, slobbery and smelly “ lots of animals and insects are gross! But fun activities and investigations reveal why there's so much more to these crass critters. Camp session options are June 27 – July 1; July 25 – 29; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: ABC's of Wizardry – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade. Forget what you ™ve learned about wizardry in books, movies and television “ and learn the magic  of science! Concoct potions, experiment with chemistry, then grab a broom and explore flying machines. These wizardry activities are sure to set minds in motion! Camp session options are June 13 – 17; July 11 – 15; Aug 1 – 5. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Gross Anatomy – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade.   Vile, bile and putrid parts “ oh my! Dissection is the name of this game. Get an inside view of a heart, eye and owl pellet. Then, make your own gross matter “ intestines, vomit and snot. Gross! Camp session options are June 13 – 17; July 11 – 15; Aug 1 – 5. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Mysterious Mummies – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade. Unwrap the secrets of this ancient world. There's plenty of science behind the engineering of pyramids and mummification. And, once those ancient hieroglyphics are decoded, the Egyptian secrets will be revealed! Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 18 – 22; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Carnival Physics – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade. Step right up! Carnival rides and games are fast, fun and wildly entertaining. Design and build your own roller coaster model and throw your hands up as you learn about the physics behind drop towers, Frisbees, boomerangs and more! Camp session options are June 20 – 24; July 18 – 22; Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Movie Magic – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade.   You know all the really cool special effects in movies? Of course, but do you know how special effects teams on movie sets create this magic?  You will when you make your own movie, complete with professional sound effects, lighting and other awesome effects. Camp session options are June 27 – July 1; July 22 – 29; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Detective Science – For children entering 3rd and 4th grade. Break out your spy kit; your detective skills are needed. Explore breaking and writing codes, creating a laser beam network and the science of disguise. You ™ll experience the life of a crime scene investigator in Detective Science. Camp session options are June 27 – July 1; July 25 – 29; Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Survivor Science – For children entering 5th and 6th grade. School and life in general can be tough, but imagine life in the wild! Learn survival tips like map reading and compass skills, find out how to stay hydrated and build shelters. Camp session options are June 13 – 17; July 18 – 22. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp:Construction Science – For children entering 5th and 6th grade. Grab your hardhats ¦ we ™ve got work to do! Study structure design and the materials that are used to make structures withstand stress and natural distress. Visit a construction site and meet a real construction crew! Camp session options are June 20 – 24 or July 25 – 29. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Academy of Wizardry – For children entering 5th and 6th grade. Wizardry is magical myth, but there is a lot of science behind all the hocus pocus. Explore DaVinci's flight discoveries by building flying machines. Mix potions, play mathematical games and learn to fly  with concepts of levitation and invisibility. Camp session options are June 27 – July 1 or Aug 8 – 12. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Junkyard Science – For children entering 5th and 6th grade. One man's trash is another man's treasure. See how commonly discarded items can create energy, power machines and even make music! Camp session options are July 11 – 15 or Aug 15 – 19. Camp is from 9:30 – 3:00. Cost is $185 for members or $210 for non-members.
  • Discovery Camp: Robotics – For children entering 5th and 6th grade. Make a robot and take it for many extraordinary test drives while you're here! Local engineering students will help you create a robot that will perform mission-based robotic challenges. Additional costs apply. Camp runs from Aug 1 – 5. Cost for members is $200 or $260 for non-members.

Nasher Sculpture Center – 2001 Flora Street in Dallas. For more information, please call 214-242-5100 or visit the Nasher Sculpture Center website.

  • Summer Institute for Teens –   For students who have completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12.   This week-long program for high school students interested in pursuing careers in museums and the visual arts includes in-depth learning experiences with artworks in the Nasher Collection, sessions with a variety of art-world professionals, including educators, gallerists, conservators and designers, hands-on projects focused on artistic process with practicing, professional artists, and visits to selected museums and galleries. Students must be nominated by teachers. Finalists will be selected by Nasher staff. Please visit the Nasher website for application.   Class will be held June 13-17.   There is no cost for this class.
  • Destination Dallas: Summer Architecture Workshop – Open to students entering grades 9 “ 12. Join architect and educator Peter Goldstein, AIA, for a week-long workshop exploring some of the most talked-about and innovative structures in Dallas. Participants will visit buildings designed by a host of the world's leading architects including Pritzker Prize Laureates Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Norman Foster, Thom Mayne and I. M. Pei. Lunches and Supplies Included. Classes will take place June 20-24 from 9:00-3:00. Cost is $250.
  • NasherKids Camps – This summer, the Nasher is excited to offer two new camps for early elementary-age children. Campers will discover the history behind sculptures in the Nasher collection and the methods and materials used by artists through stories, games and hands-on art projects. Camp for students who have completed 1st or 2nd grade will be held Monday, June 27 “ Friday, July 1 from 9 am “ 12 noon, daily. Camp for students who have completed 3rd or 4th grade will be held on Monday, July 11 “ Friday, July 15 from 9 am “ 12 noon, daily.

ROBOTS-4-U – Dallas/Park Cities Hilton, 5954 Luther Lane in Dallas.   Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot KITs and Computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: July 18-22 or Aug 8-12. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

Texas Discovery Gardens –   3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Dallas.   Join us as we dig into compost, find wildlife friends, and make crafts, bird houses, and more. Texas Discovery Gardens summer camps are all about the great outdoors! Our programs are both educational and exciting for kids.   Multi-session and multi-sibling discounts are available.   For more information, please call 214-428-7476 or visit the Texas Discovery Garden website.

  • Backyard Buddies “ Ages 4-5 or 6-8. Discover more about our animal friends that live in a garden. Each day, we ™ll go on a safari to discover new creatures and learn how they help our garden grow. Make animal crafts, read stories and even make homes for our new wildlife friends in this animal-focused week! Camp will be held July 11 “ 15 from 9:30 “ 3:00.   Cost is $200 or $175 for Texas Discovery Garden members.
  • Garden Scientists “ Ages 4-5 or 6-8.   Our garden is the perfect place for a budding mad scientist! Discover stinky bugs, pioneer plants used as medicine, and poisonous butterflies! Learn how plants grow, how they attract pollinators, and how they even help some bugs out.   Camp will be held July 18 “ 22 from 9:30 “ 3:00.   Cost is $200 or $175 for Texas Discovery Garden members.
  • Urban Investigators “ Ages 4-5 or 6-8.   Explore your urban habitat! Be surprised at how much life there is in your backyard! We will dig deep into a compost pile and explore soil life, leaving no stone unturned on our quest to see how our own habitat works.   Camp will be held July 25 – 29 from 9:30 “ 3:00.   Cost is $200 or $175 for Texas Discovery Garden members.

Trinity River Audubon Center – 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way in Dallas. Experience summer fun and learning at TRAC. Our summer camps are like no other. Nestled in the Great Trinity Forest, we offer a 120-acre outdoor classroom and a state-of-the-art nature center along the Trinity River, just eight minutes from downtown Dallas. At TRAC Summer Camp, your children will be outside, enjoying hands-on learning and exploring the wonders of nature. We ™ll hike, study wildlife, learn outdoor skills, create nature art, and explore prairie, forest, and wetlands while learning more about our amazing north Texas home. Our experienced and caring educators will nurture your child's love of nature, while having lots of fun in the great outdoors.   For more information, please call 214-309-5812 or visit the Trinity River Audubon Center website.

  • Animal Trackers – For ages 5-6.   Hop, fly, and crawl your way to Animal Trackers Camp where acting like an animal is encouraged! Come explore and discover the amazing animals that live right here in our own backyard. Feel the soft fur of a mammal, taste an edible insect, make a bird feeder, and meet our live Texas animal ambassadors. Don't let this camp slither away, join today! Includes a camp T-shirt and snacks every day. *Campers bring a sack lunch daily. Session 1: June 20-24, Session 2: June 27-July 1. Cost is $198 for members, $220 for non-members.
  • Texas Eco-Rangers – For ages 7-9.   Texas is an amazing natural place. We ™ll explore the plants and animals of our state and specifically the unbelievable animals that live right here in our north Texas backyards. We ™ll hike, nature journal, watch birds, explore our pond life, create nature art, canoe and set up a camp site. And, we ™ll meet native Texas animals up close and personal. Includes a camp T-shirt and snacks every day. *Campers bring a sack lunch daily. Session 1; June 20-24, Session 2: June 17-July 1, Session 3: July 18-22. Cost is $198 for members or $220 for non-members.
  • Adventure Trekkers – For ages 10-12.   Are you ready for some adventure this summer? Hike on down for our Adventure Trekkers Camp. Learn outdoor survival skills. Make a survival shelter. Go fishing and birding. Come hike and backpack four miles of trails, orienteer and geo-cache using compass and GPS, and nature journal. Build a campfire and set-up tents. Paddle the ponds in a kayak or canoe. Includes a camp T-shirt and snacks every day. *Campers bring a sack lunch daily. Camp will be held July 18-22. Cost is $198 for members or $220 for non-members.

DESOTO Day Camps Summer 2011:

The Canterbury Episcopal School – 1708 N Westmoreland Rd in Desoto.   For more information, please call 972-572-7200 or visit the Canterbury Episcopal School website.

  • Chess Champions in the Making “ Entering 3rd “ 12th grade.   Learn how to set up the board, move your pieces, know a checkmate when you see one, strategies for winning, and tournament rules.   Camp will be held June 13 “ 16 from 9:00 “ 12:00.  Cost is $100.    
  • Making Microsoft Fun “ Entering 4th “ 6th grade.   Make your publications the best possible with ease using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.   Camp will be held June 13-16 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Hip-Hop/Human Video Camp “ Entering 3rd “ 6th grade.   Beginner or Advanced?   We have it all for you!   Hip-hop, break combination, human video, and character building.   Bring a water bottle.    Camp will be held June 14 “ 16 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Checkmate:   Advanced Chess “ Entering 3rd “ 12th grade.   Join us for some of the more advanced techniques of chess.   A perfect follow-up to Chess Champions in the Making.   Camp will be held June 20 “ 23 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.Hip-Hop/Human Video Camp “ Entering Kindergarten “ 2nd grade.   Beginner or Advanced?   We have it all for you!   Hip-hop, break combination, human video, and character building.   Bring a water bottle.   Camp will be held June 14 “ 16 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Body, Mind & Voice:An Acting Adventure “ Entering 3rd “ 12th grade. Be a part of every aspect of the theatre!   Learn more about how to be a star on the stage and what it takes to make a production work behind the scenes.   Camp will be held June 20 “ 23 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.
  • America's Next Great Author ”Creative Writing Workshop “ Entering 4th “ 6th grade.   Get a behind-the-scenes look at the writing industry. Learn how to write for different media (novels, movies, television series, video games, comic books and picture books) and how to think visually, use realistic dialogue and explore point of view.   Camp will be held from June 27 “ 30 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Great Dimensions of Art: 2D & 3D “ Entering 3rd “ 6th grade.   Study color drawing, black and white drawing, sculpture with terra cotta and porcelain, and throwing on the potter's wheel. $15 supply fee.   Camp will be held June 27 “ 30 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.Website Wonders: Build your Own Website “ Entering 4th “ 6th grade.   Have you ever wanted to know how to create your own website?   This is your opportunity to learn all the language to make your website fabulous!   Camp will be held July 11 “ 14 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Cheer  Camp “ Entering Kindergarten “ 6th grade.   Jumps, chants, cheers, motions, technique, and a pap rally!   You will cheer for joy with all the new moves you will conquer.   Wear tennis shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt.   Bring a water bottle.   Camp will be held from July 11 “ 13 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.Boys and Girls Basketball Camp “ Entering 1st “ 8th grade.   After competing in the Final Four, the Cougars are ready to share some techniques to help you be ready to compete with the best.   Camp will be held from June 27 “ 30 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.
  • Girls Volleyball Camp “ Entering 4th “ 8th grade.   The State Champions are here to get you ready for Cougar volleyball ”develop new techniques and improve your skills.   Camp will be held July 18 “ 21 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Cost is $100.Girls Volleyball Camp “ Entering 9th “ 12th grade.   These Cougars ARE the state champions and have the rings to prove it!   Now they are willing to share with you what it takes to   be champs!   Camp will be held July 18 “ 21 from 1:00 “ 4:00.   Cost is $100.

FLOWER MOUND Summer Camps for Kids:

Color Me Mine – 6100 Long Prairie Rd, Ste 800 in Flower Mound.   Color Me Mine Art Camps give kids unique opportunities to paint, mosaic & create art. Camps also include games, movies, and adventure! CMM Camp Counselors teach art techniques that kids can use for a lifetime. Whether your child has a gift, an interest or absolutely no art skills at all, CMM Art Camps are fun & innovative.   Camps are for children ages 6+. Summer Camps begin June 14. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided by Color Me Mine. Camps are held from 9:00 – 3:00. Cost is $60/single day, $145/3-day week, or $195/5-day week. For more information, please call 972-899-9911 or visit the Color Me Mine website.

  • Texas Camp (June 14-16)   Tue 14: Paint a Texas Bowl, Wed 15: All about horses, Thurs 16: Design your own cowboy boot
  • Exotic Places (June 21st-23)   Tues 21: Holland tulip plate, Wed 22: African wildlife designs, Thurs 23: Chinese bowls with chopsticks
  • Jewelry Camp (June 28-30) Tues 28: Jewelry boxes, Wed 29: Bead necklaces, Thurs 30: Jewelry holder for all of your beads
  • BFF Camp (July 5-7) Tues 5: BFF Handprint Plate, Wed 6: BFF Hanging tiles, Thurs 7: BFF Picture frames
  • Flower Power (July 12-14)   Tues 12: Sunflower handprint plate, Wed 13: Flower pots and vases, Thurs 14: Mosaic flower mirror
  • Mosaic and Collage (July 19-21)   Tues 19: Mosaic picture frames,Wed 20: Paint stained glass designs, Thurs 21: Mosaic plaques for your room
  • Fairy Tale Camp (July 26-28) Tues 26: Three Little Pigs (Piggy Banks), Wed 27: Hansel & Gretel (Gingerbread house), Thurs 28: Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Converse or High Heel Vase)
  • Movie Camp (August 1-5) Mon 1: Gnomeo & Juliet (Paint a gnome), Tues 2: Shrek (Draw & paint Shrek plates), Wed 3: Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Wizard hats), Thurs 4: Up! (Balloon plates), Fri 5: Monsters vs. Aliens (Create your own alien)
  • Splish! Splash! (August 9-11)   Tues 11: Bubble Machine, Wed 12: Whale Bank, Thurs 13: Sea Turtles
  • School of Rock (August 16-18) Tues 16: Guitar Bank, Wed 17: Mosaic music notes, Thurs 18: Personal record plates

Community Activity Center “ 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound.   For more information, please call 972-874-7275 or visit the CAC website.

  • Preschool Mini Camp – Ages 4-5 years.   Step into a ball of energy as preschool campers enter a camp filled with arts and crafts, swimming, sports, and so much more!   All campers must be able to handle their own bathroom needs.   Campers are responsible to bring their own snack.   Camp will be held T/Th, June 14 – July 7 or July 12 – Aug 4 from 8:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $90 for members or $99 for non-members.
  • Summer Day Camp “ Ages 6-10 years.   Come join us for week long sessions of Summer Day Camp at the CAC.   Each session is highlighted by a field trip in the Metroplex area.   Campers play games, participate in arts and crafts, and swim.   Week long camps are available starting on June 13th and ending the week of Aug 15.   Different themes each week.   Camp runs from 7:00 am “ 6:00 pm. Cost is $150/week for CAC members or $165/week for non-members.
  • Adventure Camp “ For children entering 6th – 9th grades.   Having trouble keeping your middle schooler busy this summer?   Campers entering 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades take daily field trips all across the Metroplex area.   Activities include paintball, laser tag, rockwall climbing, and more.   Close-toed shoes required.   Camps are one week long each and start from June 13th through the week starting Aug 15.   Cost is $185/week for CAC members or $204/week for non-members.
  • Dodgeball Camp “ Ages 6-12.   This camp is an ultra-popular program that includes several versions of Dodgeball.   This includes games for players who want to have fun and stay active!   We do not use traditional “playground” balls, but special safer dodgeballs.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, June 13 – 16 or Aug 8 – 11 from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members.
  • Flag Football Camp – Ages 5-12.   Join us for an action packed week of skills clinics and flag football programs.   Players learn passing and receiving as well as defensive coverage.   Players will spend time learning and designing their own plays, routes, and become familiar with football formations.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, June 13 – 16 or Jun 27 – 30 from 8:30 – 11:30.   Cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members.
  • Golf Camp – Ages 6 – 12 years.   This golf camp is designed to give you maximum time with a club in hand.   We take the time to work with irons, build self-confidence, and help you move forward with your golf abilities.     Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, July 25 – 28 from 8:30 – 11:30.
  • Adventures in Art Camp – Ages 5 – 13 years.   Children will love completing amazing works of art on canvas using water colors, acrylics, oils, pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels.   Students must wear an old t-shirt every day.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, 3 sessions to choose from:   June 20 – 23, July 18 – 21, or Aug 8 – 11 from 2:00 – 4:45.   Cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members plus there is a $60 supply fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
  • Basketball Camp – Ages 5-12 years.   This is a fun camp designed for players of all skills and abilities and is one of the best basketball programs for elementary ages.   The program is based on fundamentals including dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding.   We will utilize drills and games to reinforce skills being taught.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, June 20 – 23 or Aug 1 – 4 from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members.
  • Speed Agility Camp – Ages 5-12 years.   This camp features a fun but tough curriculum developed by the training coaches at Bowmen Sports.   All drills are age appropriate.   We teach proper technique and coach with positive reinforcement.   Improve your speed and over all conditioning for the next level of play.   Take home your 5-10-5 agility and 40 yard time on a certificate.   Camp will be held Mon – Thurs, Aug 1 – 4 from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members.
  • Art Camp – Ages 6 -10 years.   Abrakadoodle Camps are designed for enjoyment and learning.   Come and explore artists and techniques in the Abrakadoodle Art Camp.   We will paint, sculpt, and explore several mediums during the camp.   Camp will be held Tues – Thurs, 3 sessions to choose from: Jun 28 – 30, July 19 – 21, or Aug 9 – 11 from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $79 for members or $87 for non-members.

Explorations Preparatory School – 1501 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound.   Summer camp programs for ages K – 5th grade.   For more information, please call 972-539-0601 or visit the Explorations website.

  • Under the Deep Blue Sea – The World of Oceans.   Camp will be held in the mornings, June 13 – 17.
  • Kitchen Science – The Chemistry of Cooking.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, June 13 – 17.
  • Blast Off! Discover the Science of Space.   Camp will be held in the mornings, June 20 – 24.
  • Treasure Hunt – In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, June 20 – 24 .
  • Forces in Action – Understanding and Creating Simple Machines.   Camp will be held in the mornings, June 27 – July 1.
  • Go Green! The Science of Conservation.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, June 27 – July 1.
  • All Shook Up! Earthquakes, Volcanoes and other Natural Disasters.   Camp will be held in the mornings, July 11 – 15.
  • Time Bandits! Travel in time from the Big Apple to the Last Frontier.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, July 11 – 15.
  • Body Quest – Explore the Human Body.   Camp will be held in the mornings, July 18 – 22.
  • Eureka! Unearthing Earth’s Geological Treasures.   Camp will be held in the afternoons,   July 18 – 22.
  • Ancient Cultures – Digging Up History.   Camp will be held in the mornings, July 25 – 29.
  • Journey to the Environments of the World.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, July 25 – 29.
  • Art/French – Learn to Paint and Speak like Auguste Renoir.   Camp will be held in the mornings, Aug 1 – 5.
  • Think, Dream, Invent! Become an Inventor.   Camp will be held in the afternoons, Aug 1 – 5.

Footlights Dance Studio – 601 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 101 in Flower Mound.   For more information, please call 972-355-8100 or visit the Footlights website.

  • Musical Theater Camp –   Ages 6 – 10 or 11 and up.   This is our most popular camp! It incorporates acting, singing, set building and costumes. We make our own props, the Arts and Crafts  way! We work on vocal technique, go on a field trip, have snacks, and create our own show! See below for special show times.   Camp for ages 6 – 10 will be July 18 – 21 from 9:30 – 2:30 with show on July 22 at 3:00.   Camp for ages 11 and up will be July 25 – 28 from 9:30 – 2:30 with show at 2:50 on July 28.   Cost is $179.
  • Royal Dance Camp –   Ages 3 – 5 or 5-7. Hear ye! Hear ye! All Princes and Princesses!   Come dance with us in this Royal themed dance camp! This camp will include Ballet and Tap, as well as Tumbling, Jazz, and Musical Theater (depending on the age group)! Refreshments will be provided and we will be doing Arts and Crafts!   Camp will be held June 20 – 23 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $89.
  • Dolly Dance Camp – Ages 3-5 or 5-7.   Bring Your Dolly to Dance! Bring your favorite doll, and come dance with us in this Dolly themed dance camp! This camp will include Ballet and Tap, as well as Tumbling, Jazz, and Musical Theater (depending on the age group). We will also make arts and crafts such as matching tutus for dolly and dancer! This camp also includes refreshments.   Camp will be held Aug 1 – 4 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $89.
  • Drill Team Camp – Ages 12+.   Drill Team style dance, focusing on kicks, flexibility, splits, and much more!   This class is excellent if you are planning to try out for a drill team in the future, just made a team, or just want the great workout and technique!   Camp will be held July 18 – 21 from 2:30 – 4:30.   Cost is $99.

Karate For Life – 2608 Long Prairie Rd, #201 in Flower Mound.   For more information , please call 972-899-0202 or visit the Karate for Life website.

  • Karate Camp – Ages 7-16.   This camp is filled with action-packed fun karate training including weapons.   Improve your skills and stride toward your next belt.   The camps are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:30 each day.   Camp 1: June 21-23, all ranks.   Camp 2: July 26-28, all ranks.   Camp Black Belt: July 12-14 (must be red/black and above).   Cost is $150, additional family members $120.
  • Jedi Camp – Ages 6 and up.   No prior martial arts training required, just the desire to become a Jedi Knight.   The camps are filled with action-packed fun training, foam weapon (sabre) included.   The camps are 10:00 – 12:30 each day.   May the force be with you!   Jedi Camp 1: Thursday, June 16.   Jedi Camp 2: Tuesday, July 19th.   Cost $55, additional family members $49.

Win Kids – 3000 Waketon Road, Flower Mound.   WinKids offers four different styles of summer camps “ WinCamps, Win Kids Go Camps, Extended Day Sports Camp, and Performing Arts Camps.   For more information, please call 972-355-9988 or visit the WinKids website.

1. WinCamps: Two-day, 3-hours each day themed camps for ages 2 ½ -10. Camps include gym time, games, skits, demonstrations, obstacle courses, crafts and snack time with occasional visits to the backyard for petting zoos, bounce houses or special exhibits.   WinCamps cost $65 and additional discounts are given for multiple camps.

  • Kritter Kids Win Kids has searched far and wide to discover what kids want to know about pets, vets, and the planet's funniest animals! Animals create a fun camp of games and activities kids love! A visit with some real animals and their friends will make this a special experience.    Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Mon/Wed, June 13 & 15 or Tues/Thurs, June 14 & 16 from 9:00 am “ 12:00.     Camp for ages 5 and up will be held Mon/Wed, June 13 & 15 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Beach Party Hey Dude, get ready for some awesome beach party fun! Bring your sunglasses and your beach towel for some radical wave riding action! Your Lifeguards are gonna make sure you have lots of fun playing Beach Volleyball, Coconut Soccer, Beach Bowling and a Seashell Scavenger Hunt.   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 is held on Mon/Wed, June 20 & 22 or Tues/Thurs, June 21 & 23 from 9:00 am “ 12:00.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held Mon/Wed, June 20 & 22 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Splash! Back by very popular demand, this wet-land adventure combines good old-fashioned backyard water games with high-energy fun in the gym! Bring a towel and a change of clothes!   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held Mon/Wed, June 27 & 29 or Tues/Thurs, June 28 & 30 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Mon/Wed, June 27 & 29 from 12:15-3:15.
  • Canine Kids Man's Best Friend brings this adorable theme to life with a visit from some real cuddly, little doggies! This will be a big dose of doggie love without the responsibility of owning one! The Win Kids Doggie Whisperer will have your little pups minding in no time. Treats included!   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Wed, July 6 or Tues/Thurs, July 5 & 7 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Wed, July 6 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Princess Party Once Upon a Time in a castle there was a Fairy Princess who learned to dance like a beautiful angel. A Princess for the day, she had many adventures, storybook experiences, Princess-like Games, beautiful music, Dancing and a Princess craft. Please dress in any princess attire you wish!   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Mon/Wed, July 11 & 13 or Tues/Thurs, July 12 & 14 from 9:00 “ 12:00.
  • Police and Fire Calling all police and fire cadets! The sirens are a blazing and it is time to brush up on our police and fire education through the amazing Police Boot Camp Course and the Win Kids ™ Fireman Training Course. We ™ll have a Stranger Danger  and 911 safety talk presented in a kid-friendly way, as well as have a visit and presentation by our local Police and Fire department.   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Mon/Wed, July 18 & 20 or Tues/Thurs, July 19 & 21 from 9:00 “ 12:00.
  • Pony Luv This real live Western adventure is fix ™in to bring Cowboys and Cowgirls together to brush, pet, water and ride some professionally trained and handled miniature Shetland Ponies in the Win Kids backyard. Saddle up for some real western gym fun! Rodeo style barrel race ™in, barnyard galloping relays, stick horse round-up, and western dancing for kids! Yee Ha!   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Mon/Wed, July 25 & 27 or Tues/Thurs, July 26 & 28 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Mon/Wed, July 25 & 27 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Imagination Station Imaginations soar at this celebration of art! We will help them discover and express their unique talents through a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, crafts, collage and more. We will take a break  with fitness and fun in the gym with some ObstaCool Courses to re-energize our creativity, then jump back in to hands-on sidewalk chalk art and messy color mixing fun! Additional Art Supply Fee of $6 required.   Camp for ages 2 ½ – 5 will be held on Mon/Wed, Aug 15 & 17 or Tues/Thurs, Aug 16 & 18 from 9:00 “ 12:00.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held Mon/Wed, Aug 15 & 17 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • P's & Q's Good manners make a big difference! We know how to make them fun and memorable for children. The Golden Rules of life are taught in a kid-friendly way with rhymes and activities that make being respectful and considerate fun! Build self-confidence and learn about the 10 Rules for polite children. Table manners, eye contact and handshakes, trust and respect, cell phones, friends, social skills, sleepovers, bullying and other important skills will be covered in this two day entertaining camp.   Children “ Please follow the Dress Code on day two. Thank you!   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Mon/Wed, June 20 & 22 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Glamour Girl Party Let's get this Party started! Girls, we are rolling out the Red Carpet for the Grammy's Best Dressed Fashion Show.   Each V.I.P will receive a total fun makeover,  glamorous up-do and a Diva or Pop Star costume with accessories to wear.   These glamorous Pop Stars will get to sing karaoke and dance to their favorite songs with lights, camera, and action!      Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Mon/Wed, July 11 & 13 from 12:15 “ 3:15.
  • Gladiator Challenge Our Gladiator Coaches will pump up your kids with strength and agility while we take pride in physical fitness and host this fun tournament style camp.   Camp for ages 5 and up will be held on Mon/Wed, July 18 & 20 from 12:15 “ 3:15.

2. Win Kids GoCamps!  – One-day themed field trips to DFW's best places for children! Guided by our most experienced camp staff and coaches, these focused, select daytime activity camps take the kids to the action and immerse them in themed activities of their choice for a real camp day to remember! Transportation is provided – All GoCampers get dropped off and picked up at Win Kids.

  • Horsemanship Camp – Ages 5 “ 12.   For the Love of Horses! Win Kids takes a lucky group of horse lovers to meet, greet and love on some real western heroes! Bucky, Zach, Sugar, Moose and Cody and other horses are all waiting to be brushed and groomed by your camper.   We will feed and water the horses, learn to lead (walk) them in the round pen and even get to tack up and ride (behind a lead rope). These friendly horses are used to getting lots of treats and lots of love! When we are done with the horses, we ™ll head back to Win Kids for some hors ™in around the gym! Lazy 8 Riding: June 24, 2011, 9:00a.m. “1:00p.m. Equibasics: July 22, 2011, 9:00a.m. “1:00p.m. Cost: $50 per child (limit of 20 campers) Bring: Boots or solid shoes, jeans or similar, hat & sun screen.
  • Roller Skating and Gymnastics Party – Ages 5 “ 12. Watch out ¦Win Kids are going to take over Skate Town! It's gonna be a party! The ultimate fun Roller Skating and Gymnastics party experience with two full hours of roller skating for beginners and up.   Camp will be held July 15, 2011 from 9:00 am “ 1:00 pm.   Cost is $50 + $5 camp shirt required.
  • The Super Bowl of Bowling and Game Fun! Ages 6 “ 12.   This extreme fun package showcase for kids starts at Win Kids with friends jumping into the Win Kids bus and heading off to Main Event for hours of weatherproof excitement. From funny nick names to bumper pads, speed balls, to hundreds of Arcade games and exciting moments, this will be a day to remember!   Camp will be held June 17, 2011 from 9:00 am “ 1:00 pm.   Cost is $50 + $5 camp shirt required.
  • Win Song Studios – Ages 6 “ 12. This camp day is a dream come true for all those future American Idols dreaming of becoming a recording artist. Each camper will select a song and experience what it feels like to be a Pop or Rock Artist working on an album in a recording studio.  Vocal coaches will help with song selection, pitch, melody and overall performance to make you sound your best!   Our goal for the day is to complete a one hit CD with you as the Star! The camp includes vocal practice, musical instrument experimentation and practice on overall show personality and stage performance.   Camp is held on July 8, 2011 from 9:00 am “ 1:00 pm.   Cost is $50.
  • Pilot Knoll Creek Adventure – Ages 6 “ 12.   Win Kids Adventures presents a voyage through the wilds of Copper Canyon, through the trails, down the Pilot Knoll Creek and back to base camp. Campers gear up to hunt rocks and gather driftwood, leaving base camp on the trail and dropping large rubber boats into the creek that feeds Lake Lewisville. Board these voyagers with excitement and experienced guides to arrive at an island  for picnicking in the backwoods of suburbia. Using Walkie Talkies and wearing camouflage, our mission will be a safe and fun journey for boys and girls!   Camp is held on July 15, 2011 from 10:00 am “ 7:00 pm.   Cost is $99.   Picnic lunch is provided or bring your own.   Bring/wear optional camouflage attire, shorts, cap or hat, sunscreen, old trail shoes.   Life jackets are provided for shallow creek boat paddle.
  • Splash Extreme “ Lakeside Adventures – Ages 6 “ 12. This full-day camp is for kids wanting a fun, well-supervised day at the lake. Our mature, experienced coaches take safety and outdoor fun seriously with beach games, swimming, boating and inner tubing (optional), wading and floating, trail hikes, driftwood hunting, a picnic and other kid-friendly lakeside adventures.   Safety is our top priority!   Boys Only camp will be held July 29, 2011.   Girls Only camp will be held August 5, 2011.   Camp times 10:00 am “ 7:00 pm.   Cost is $99.   Camp Location: Pilot Knoll Park on Lake Lewisville (pickup & drop-off at Win Kids).   Picnic Lunch is provided (or bring a sack lunch). Wear or bring: Swim suit, cap or hat, sun screen, towel, athletic or old trail shoes, water shoes and swim /sun shirt (optional but recommended), change of clothes, bag for personal items, and a lifejacket. Lifejackets are provided for those without one and are MANDATORY.

3. Extended Day Sports Camps –   Ages 5-12.   This is a special group of campers that spend the extended day with us and participate in full hour-long gymnastics classes every day as a replacement for weekly lessons, open swimming time, outdoor sports and games, a sack lunch (parent provided), special guests, open gym time and lots of time have fun and make friends!   Camp is held Monday “ Friday, 9:00 am “ 3:00 pm all summer long.   Cost is $189/week.

4. Performing Arts Camps – Dance, Cheer and specialty camps designed to get children excited about Performing Arts. Limited enrollment “ Held in the Dance Rooms and Win Kids Theater. Ages 2 1/2 and Up.

  • Tiny Tutus – Ages 3 “ 6.   Your little one will be a dancing princess for two days! Held in the Dance Rooms, this camp will be full of beautiful music, ballet, costumes, games and dance activities (not a gymnastics camp).   Camp is held on Tues/Thurs, June 21 & 23 from 9:00 “ 12:00.
  • Hip Hop House Party – Ages 6 & up.   Hey DJ ¦these boyz and girlz are gonna bust out with some ˜slammin ™ style from the hottest hip hop scenes! Hip Hop Pros break down the moves and show you how with their personally choreographed, step-by-step, kid-friendly routines!   Camp will be held on Tues/Thurs, July 5 & 7 from 9:00 “ 12:00.
  • Cheer Stars Prep Camp Ages 4 “ 10.   Current and future cheer stars will shine at this two-day, fun cheerleading clinic hosted by Cheer Coaches and current High School Cheerleaders! Activities include tumbling, jump clinic, cheers, chants, short routine and plenty of spirit! (Bring sneakers, Cheer Certificate upon completion).   Camp will be held Tues/Thurs, July 19 & 21 from 9:00 “ 12:00.
  • Rock Star Dance – Ages 6 & up.   The ultimate DIVA event where everyone is a Rockstar! Hot outfits, make-up, ballet, funk and rock ™in the runway in a red carpet fashion show. No autographs please.   Camp will be held on Tues/Thurs, August 2 & 4 from 9:00 “ 12:00.

Summer Camps in FORT WORTH for Children:

BRIT – Botanical Research Institute of Texas – For more information, please call

  • Full Day Camp – In the full-day program, campers’ days begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each of four days (Monday through Thursday). Mornings are spent in “GROW” – part of the Green Thumb Club – where campers engage in fun, educational activities in the Children’s Vegetable Garden and Tropical Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. At noon, campers rest and recharge with lunches they have brought from home. Afternoon activities begin at 12:30 p.m. in Camp BRIT where campers are challenged to think like scientists in exploring their natural environment through active play and inquiry learning. Members of either BRIT or the Fort Worth Botanical Society receive a 10% discount off standard registration fees.   Camp for children entering grades 3-5: June 20-23. Camp for children entering grades 6-8: June 27-30. Cost is $180 for members or $200 for non-members.
  • Morning Camp – Mornings are spent in “GROW” – part of the Green Thumb Club at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden – where campers engage in fun, educational activities. Each day, campers will experience tasting fresh veggies from the Children’s Vegetable Garden or fruits from the Tropical Conservatory. Be prepared to get dirty and then soaked outside at the Garden. Those who enjoy the outdoors today become the conservation leaders of tomorrow. GROW! begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. each of four days (Monday through Thursday), with time to eat lunch brought from home. Members of the Fort Worth Botanical Society receive a 10% discount off standard registration fees. Camp for children entering grades 3-5: June 20-23. Camp for children entering grades 6-8: June 27-30. Cost is $90 for members and $100 for non-members.
  • Afternoon Camp – Children will be challenged to think like a scientist as they explore their natural environment through active play and inquiry learning. Campers will interact with scientists at BRIT and be inspired by their fascinating research work both locally and internationally. Camp BRIT begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each of four days (Monday through Thursday). Members of BRIT receive a 10% discount off standard registration fees. Camp for children entering grades 3-5: June 20-23. Camp for children entering grades 6-8: June 27-30. Cost is $90 for members or $100 for non-members.

Camp Casa – Casa Manana, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth. Ages 8 – 14.   Camp Casa is a place for students of all skill levels to come and participate in professional training of the performing arts. It is a place for the beginner to come, develop and have fun, as well as a place for the advanced to come and hone their theatrical craft.   Camp Casa will produce Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods Jr.   Camp dates are Mon – Fri, June 20 – July 10 from 9:00 – 5:30.   Performances will be Friday, July 8 at 7:00pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2:00pm for Cast A and Saturday, July 9 at 7:00pm and Sunday, July 10 at 2:00pm.   For more information, please call 817-332-2272 or visit the Casa Manana website.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – 1600 Gendy Street in Fort Worth. For more information, please call 817-255-9300 or visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History website.

  • Out in the Country – Ages 3 or 4 (must be potty-trained). In the country, 3-year-olds will experience life on a farm. They will discover the wonders of plants and animals found in the garden and barnyard. Four-year-old children will pretend to venture out into the country woods to learn how insects, reptiles and mammals depend on living trees and hollow logs for food, shelter and protection.   Session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Native America – Ages 3 or 4 (must be potty-trained). Playing games, grinding corn and visiting an authentic tipi will help 3-year-olds learn what it was like to be a child in a Native American village long ago. Buffalo, deer and jackrabbits will add to the excitement of this time in history. The culture,animals and natural environments of the Native Americans of Texas will come alive through the use of the Museum's science specimens and historical artifacts.   Session options: Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00. Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Down by the Sea – Ages 3, 4 or 5 (must be potty-trained). Three-year-old children learn about the wonderful sea life of the Texas Gulf Coast. They will meet gulls, hermit crabs, sea turtles and flounder and discover each creature’s unique features. Four year-old children will investigate the seashore and its strange animals such as sand dollars, sea stars and crabs. They will discover the special adaptations that allow sharks and whales to live in the deep. They will meet the funny pelican and find out about its interesting feeding habits. Five-year-old children will learn about shore birds, shells, fiddler crabs, anemones, seals, jellyfish, sea turtles and life in the tide pools.   Session options: Mon – Thurs Aug 1 – 4 from 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs Aug 8 – 11 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • A World of Art – Entering grades 2 or 3.   Many countries have art that represents something specific to their culture and people.   This class will explore and replicate several of these projects and delve into the stories behind the art.  2nd grade session options: Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00 or Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00.   3rd grade session options: Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Beetles to Butterflies – Entering kindergarten or grade 1.   Whether they are hopping, flying, buzzing or crawling, you will learn to recognize some of the most common insects in your backyard. Find out which ones live in families, and learn about their life cycles, behavior and more. Kindergarten session options: Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 10:00 – 12:00.   1st grade session options: Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 10:00 – 12:00; or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 1:00 – 3:00. Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Creative Nation – Entering grades 4, 5 or 6.   Are you the creative type? Of course you are!   Learn how to tap into your talents through a variety of artistic projects. Different media and styles of expression will be introduced.   4th/5th grade session options: Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 10:00 – 12:00; or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 10:00 – 12:00.   5th/6th grade session options: Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Desert Dwellers – Entering kindergarten or grade 1.   Take a look at the many kinds of plants and animals that dwell in the desert and learn about their special features that help them exist in the harsh environment.   Kindergarten session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs June 20-23 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 10:00 – 12:00; or Tues – Fri July 5-8 from 1:00 – 3:00.   1st grade session options: Mon-Thurs June 13-16 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon-Thurs June 20 -23 from 10:00 12:00; Mon-Thurs June 27 – 30 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Tues – Fri July 5-8.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Flight Lab – Entering grades 2, 3, 4 or 5.   What makes an airplane fly? How does a balloon float in the air? What keeps a space ship in orbit?   Learn about the basic principles of flight and aerodynamics and discover how airplanes, helicopters, gliders and parachutes work.   2nd grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs June 27 –   30 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 10:00 – 12:00.   3rd grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 1:00 – 3:00.   4th/5th grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Head to Toe – Entering kindergarten or grade 1.   This class will feature some real heart-pounding, spine-tingling science. Find out about your body’s miles of blood vessels, hundreds of bones and muscles, and all the other hundreds of parts inside your skin.   Kindergarten session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs 6/27 – 30 from 1:00 – 3:00; Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 1:00 – 3:00.   1st grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 10:00 – 12:00; Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Junior Entomologists – Entering grades 2 or 3. Lepidoptera and Coleoptera are strange words for such everyday creatures as insects. Learn about the various orders of these winged creatures and examine the Museum's scientific specimens.   2nd grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 10:00 – 12:00; Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 1:00 – 3:00.   3rd grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 fom 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 1:00 – 3:00; Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Science Spectacular – Entering grades 3, 4 or 5. Get your hands on science! Each day will feature a science topic such as light, magnets, air, static electricity and sound.   3rd grade session: Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 1:00 – 3:00. 4th/5th grade session options: Mon – Thurs June 20 – 23 from 10:00 – 12:00 or Mon – Thurs June 27 – 30 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Travelers of the Plains – Entering kindergarten or grade 1. Follow the Plains Indians in their travels as they search for buffalo and set up camp. Learn about the shelter, clothing, food, art and games of these unique nomads, as well as the animals they encountered in their travels.   Kindergarten session options: Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 10:00 – 12:00 or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 1:00 – 3:00.   1st grade session options: Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Volts and Jolts – Entering grades 4 or 5. Investigate electricity through experimentation with batteries, bulbs, wires, hand-crank generators and motors. Learn about electrical circuits and conductive materials and how magnets are related to electricity.   Session options: Mon – Thurs June 13 – 16 from 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.
  • Weather Wise – Entering grades 2 or 3. Different types of clouds, heavy storms, furious tornadoes and sunny days are just some of the many faces of weather. Learn what makes the weather, how we measure it, and how it's predicted.   2nd grade session options: Tues – Fri July 5 – 8 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 10:00   – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 1:00 – 3:00.   3rd grade session options: Tues – Fri July 5- 8 from 1:00 – 3:00; Mon – Thurs July 11 – 14 from 10:00 – 12:00; Mon – Thurs July 18 – 21 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Mon – Thurs July 25 – 28 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150/4-day session.

Fort Worth Zoo – 1989 Colonial Parkway in Fort Worth.   Summer Zoo Camp offers unique activities for children ages 3 to sixth grade to explore wildlife inside the Zoo and in the classroom. Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered all summer from June 13 to August 19 (excluding the week of July 4). Camps run Monday through Friday and include a Summer Zoo Camp T-shirt, guided Zoo tours, Wild Wonders animal presentations, keeper chats, snacks, craft activities and more. Summer Zoo Camp is offered in morning and afternoon sessions for children ages 3 to second grade and all-day sessions for third through sixth graders. Students will spend a considerable time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed every day for the elements.   For more information, please call 817-759-7555 or visit the Fort Worth Zoo website.

  • Parents & Pups – Ages 3-4 (must be potty-trained). Parents are important at home and in the animal kingdom. Learn how some of the wildest creatures keep their little ones safe. Camp session options: July 11-15, August 8-12, or August 15-19. Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Up High, Down Low – Ages 3-4 (must be potty-trained).   From the tops of trees to underground, from the skies above to the seas below, learn about the animals that don’t see us eye to eye.   Camp session options: June 13-17 or July 18-22. Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Forest Friends – Ages 3-4 (must be potty-trained).   From the Amazon to Texas’ wild outdoors, animals of all shapes and sizes are friends of the forest.   Camp session options: June 20-24 or July 25-29.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Runners, Jumpers, & Climbers – Ages 3-4 (must be potty-trained).   Can you run as fast as a lion, jump as far as a kangaroo or climb as high as a monkey? You’ll be impressed by the moves of our world-class animal athletes.   Camp sessions options: June 27-July 1 or August 1-5.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Junior Zookeeper – For students entering Kindergarten.   Is your little one wild enough to learn the life of a zookeeper? Find out some of the tricks of our trade.   Camp session options: July 18-22 or August 15-19.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Extreme Environments – For students entering Kindergarten.   From the polar caps to the barren deserts, creatures that live in crazy climates have fantastic features.   Camp session options: June 13-17 or August 1-5.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Animal Abodes – For students entering Kindergarten.Humans aren’t the only ones that have houses. Learn how different critters make their house a home. Camp session options: June 20-24 or August 8-12.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Outdoor Explorer – For students entering Kindergarten.If your little one is wild about the wilderness, they’ll love being out and about, exploring the wild in the Zoo and the world around them. Camp will be held July 11-15.   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.
  • Social Networking – For students entering 1st-2nd grade.   Birds have been tweeting and gorillas have been friending long before computers came along. Learn how animals keep their social networks intact.   Camp session options:   June 13-17 (PM), July 11-15 (AM), July 25-29 (PM), August 1-5 (AM), August 15-19 (PM).Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members.     1st & 2nd graders can sign up for both an morning & afternoon class and attend all day. These students will need to bring their own lunch daily.
  • Aquatic Adventures – For students entering 1st-2nd grade.From the shore to the bottom of the ocean, animals have a variety of ways of living in their watery residences. Camp session options: June 13-17 (AM), July 11-15 (PM), July 25-29 (AM), August 1-5 (PM), August 15-19 (AM).   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members. 1st & 2nd graders can sign up for both an morning & afternoon class and attend all day. These students will need to bring their own lunch daily.
  • Foraging for Food – For students entering 1st-2nd grade.Whether an animal eats plants, meat or both, finding food is an important part of every animal’s day. Learn which animal has the wildest lunch around. Camp session options: June 20-24 (AM), June 27-July 1 (PM), July 18-22 (AM), July 25-29 (PM), August 8-12 (AM).   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members. 1st & 2nd graders can sign up for both an morning & afternoon class and attend all day. These students will need to bring their own lunch daily.
  • Hide & Sneak – For students entering 1st-2nd grade.You may be good at hiding when it comes to bath time, but our animals are good at hiding all year long. Learn how camouflage comes in all shapes and colors. Camp session options: June 20-24 (PM), June 27-July 1 (AM), July 18-22 (PM), July 25-29 (AM), August 8-12 (PM).   Camp times available: Monday-Friday Mornings: 9:00 – 12:00 for $165 for members/$175 for non-members or Monday-Friday Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 for $145 for members/$155 for non-members. 1st & 2nd graders can sign up for both an morning & afternoon class and attend all day. These students will need to bring their own lunch daily.
  • Protect & Preserve – For students entering 3rd and 4th grade.   Defense may win championships, but animal defenses are invaluable for survival. Find out how animals stay protected worldwide. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 27-July 1, August 1-5, or August 15-19. Monday-Friday All Day: 9:00 – 4:00. Cost is $195 members/$205 non-members. This includes Thursday Adventure Night with pizza dinner and evening Zoo activities.
  • Sense-ational Critters – For students entering 3rd and 4th grade.   See how your five senses stack up to eyes, ears and noses of animals all around the world. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 13-17, July 11-15, or August 8-12. Monday-Friday All Day: 9:00 – 4:00. Cost is $195 members/$205 non-members. This includes Thursday Adventure Night with pizza dinner and evening Zoo activities.
  • World’s Most Dangerous Animals – For students entering 3rd and 4th grade.   From sharks to rhinos, danger can lurk around every corner of the earth. Discover what makes these animals so powerful. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 20-24 or July 18-22. Monday-Friday All Day: 9:00 – 4:00. Cost is $195 members/$205 non-members. This includes Thursday Adventure Night with pizza dinner and evening Zoo activities.
  • Summer in the Savannah – For students entering 3rd and 4th grade.   Get ready for big adventures when you see some of the world’s biggest creatures on their home turf. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 27-July 1 or July 25-29. Monday-Friday All Day: 9:00 – 4:00. Cost is $195 members/$205 non-members. This includes Thursday Adventure Night with pizza dinner and evening Zoo activities.
  • Animal Myth Busters – For students entering 5th & 6th Grade. If you’ve seen elephants fly or turtles that know martial arts, you might benefit from a lesson in animal myths. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: July 11-15, August 8-12, or August 15-19. Monday-Friday All Day: 9 a.m. to 4:00. Cost is $205 members/$215 non-members. Includes Thursday overnight.
  • Predator-Prey Pressures – For students entering 5th & 6th Grade. Animals around the world are constantly playing a high-stakes game of tag. Learn how each side copes with the other’s tricks. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 13-17 or July 18-22. Monday-Friday All Day: 9 a.m. to 4:00. Cost is $205 members/$215 non-members. Includes Thursday overnight.
  • Citizen Scientist – For students entering 5th & 6th Grade. Learn about conservation efforts taking place at the Fort Worth Zoo and around the world, and ways you can participate! Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 20-24 or July 25-29. Monday-Friday All Day: 9 a.m. to 4:00. Cost is $205 members/$215 non-members. Includes Thursday overnight.
  • Tremendous Trainers – For students entering 5th & 6th Grade. You may be able to teach your dog a trick or two, but how do you train an elephant? Learn how the Zoo trains animals big and small. Students bring their own lunch daily. Camp session options: June 27-July 1 or August 1-5. Monday-Friday All Day: 9 a.m. to 4:00. Cost is $205 members/$215 non-members. Includes Thursday overnight.
  • Zoo Careers Camp is designed for high school students entering ninth through 12th grades who are interested in zoological sciences, wildlife conservation and animal-related careers. During this five-day resident camp, participants will learn about animal care, husbandry, maintenance and training and accompany animal staff on daily schedules, participate in animal care activities and attend presentations given by the Zoo staff. Zoo Careers Camp is offered in three sessions: June 12 – 17, July 17 – 22 and July 31-5. Each session is $750 for non-members and $700 for members, and includes housing, all meals, activities, camp materials and a T-shirt.

Main Event – 4801 Citylake Blvd E. in Fort Worth. Summer Fun Bowling Camp is available for ages 8 – 15. Camp will include Bowling FUNdamentals and bowling play (shoes included), lunch with a drink, video game play, and a cool t-shirt. Camp session options: June 13 – 17, July 11 – 15, or Aug 15 – 19. Each camp is from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $17.99 per day. For more information, please call 817-292-5555 or visit the Main Event website.

FRISCO Day Camps:

Main Event – 9375 Dallas Parkway in Frisco. Summer Fun Bowling Camp is available for ages 8 – 15. Camp will include Bowling FUNdamentals and bowling play (shoes included), lunch with a drink, video game play, and a cool t-shirt. Camp session options: June 13 – 17, July 11 – 15, or Aug 15 – 19. Each camp is from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $17.99 per day. For more information, please call 469-362-7227 or visit the Main Event website.

ROBOTS-4-U – Frisco Conference Center, Embassy Terrace, 7600 John Q.Hammons Drive in Frisco. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot KITs and Computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 6-10, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, or Aug 15-19. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center –   8004 N. Dallas Pkwy in Frisco.   Camps are available for ages 5-7 and 8-11.   Camp costs:   Half Day Camp is $85 for members or $95 for non-members. Full Day Camp is $170 for members and $190 for non-members.   For more information, please call 972-546-3050 or visit the Sci-Tech Discovery Center website.

  • Blast Off!– Ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 11.   From blasting off to exploring the surface of the moon, our campers will train to be young astronauts and will work as a team to perform a space mission simulation at the end of the week.   Camp session options for ages 5-7: June 20 – 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 or July 18 – 22 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Camp session options for ages 8 – 11: June 20 – 24 from 10:00 – 12:00 or July 18 – 22 from 1:00 – 3:00.
  • Grossology– Ages 8 – 11. Come join us as we explore the impolite science of digestion, smelly gases, boogers, and why our feet stink!   Camp session options: June 13 – 17 from 10:00 – 12:00 or June 27 – July 1 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Under the Sea– Ages 5 – 7. Discover the world of water, coral, different plants and animals that live in the depths, and even make models of underwater volcanoes.   Camp session options: June 27 – July 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 or July 25 – 29 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Tinkering Toys– Ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 11.   Everyone loves toys and we will discover the science behind many different types of them! We ™ll explore flying toys, space toys, cars and rollercoasters, electronics, and we ™ll even break the rules and disassemble some toys! We ™ll get to explore how toys work and how we can give them a different purpose!   Camp session options for ages 5 – 7: June 13 – 17 from 10:00 – 12:00 or July 25 – 29 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Camp session options for ages 8 – 11:   June 13 – 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 or July 25 – 29 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Sensational Senses– Ages 5 – 7.   Each day of this camp we will be exploring one of our five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell in depth. We ™ll make models of an eye, musical instruments, and fruit caviar within our scientific explorations.   Camp session options: June 13 – 17 from 1:00 – 3:00; July 11 – 15 from 10:00 – 12:00; or Aug 1 – 5 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Future Engineers– Ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 11.We will spend time on different engineering fields throughout the week. We will build tall towers, strong bridges, and structurally sound buildings that will withstand an earthquake (pretend of course).   Camp session options for ages 5 – 7: June 27 – July 1 from 10:00 – 12:00 or Aug 1 – 5 from 1:00 – 3:00.   Camp session options for ages 8 – 11: June 27 – July 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Aug 1 – 5 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Survivor Week– Ages 8 – 11.   Join one of our Sci-Tech tribes and learn how to survive in the wild. We ™ll practice using a compass, orienteering, night time navigation, basic first aid, along with basic survival skills like finding food, shelter, and water sources.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 from 1:00 – 3:00; July 25 – 29 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Aug 8 – 12 from 10:00 – 12:00.
  • Anatomy Academy– Ages 5 – 7.   Campers learn basic anatomy of our body using a large model of a digestive system, components of our circulatory system, and make organ aprons to show what we learn.   Camp session options: June 20 – 24 from 10:00 – 12:00; July 18 – 22 from 1:00 – 3:00; or Aug 8 – 12 from 1:00 – 3:00.
  • Discovering DaVinci– Ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 11. We will explore some of DaVinci's famed masterpieces and inventions and campers will be create their own versions of both art and science.   Camp session options for ages 5 – 7: July 11 – 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Aug 8 – 12 from 10:00 – 12:00.   Camp session options for ages 8 – 11: July 11 – 15 from 10:00 – 12:00 or Aug 8 – 12 from 1:00 – 3:00.
  • Magical Sciences– Ages 8 – 11. Do you want to explore the science behind the magic of the Harry Potter world? If so, this camp is for you! We ™ll attend Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures classes and even learn and play Quidditch! Join us for a fun filled time with magical sciences!   Camp session options: July 11 – 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 or Aug 1 – 5 from 1:00 – 3:00.

GARLAND Summer Camp:

ROBOTS-4-U – Garland Special Events Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard in Garland. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot KITs and Computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 6-10 or June 27-July 1. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

Summer Camps for Kids in GRAND PRAIRIE:

Bowles Life Center – 2750 Graham St. in Grand Prairie. Summer Camp programs are available for ages 5-12 & 13-15. Come for weekly field trips, swimming, games & sports. Lunch is provided.   Cost is $80/week ($10 required to reserve spot). Must also have a Bowles Youth Membership for $5.   Financial aid and teen volunteer opportunities are available.   For more information, please call 972.237.PLAY(7529) or visit the Bowles Life Center website.

Dalworth Recreation Center – 2012 Spikes Street in Grand Prairie. For ages 5-12. This 11 week summer long daily program consists of games, field trips, swimming, and arts/craft activities all summer long. Campers receive two snacks per day and take field trips to different destinations each week. Camp Pre-Registration is $20 “ this includes holding your child’s spot in camp for entire summer and camp T-shirt. Payments for camp are due on the Friday proceeding the upcoming week. All parents must attend a mandatory Parent Orientation setup by each center. Cost is $80/week.   For more information, please call 972-264-7670 or visit the Dalworth Recreation Center website.

GRAPEVINE Kids’ Day Camp:

Main Event – 407 W. State Hwy 114 in Grapevine.   Summer Fun Bowling Camp is available for ages 8 – 15.   Camp will include Bowling FUNdamentals and bowling play (shoes included), lunch with a drink, video game play, and a cool t-shirt.   Camp session options: June 13 – 17, July 11 – 15, or Aug 15 – 19.   Each camp is from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.   Cost is $17.99 per day.   For more information, please call 817-416-1111 or visit the Main Event website.

Summer Camps for Kids in HASLET:

Destiny Christian Academy – 10200 FM 156 (Blue Mound Rd. & Hwy. 287) in Haslet. This summer enrichment program offers a diverse selection of age-appropriate classes for children and teenagers from 5 through 14 years of age for one, amazing week this summer: JUNE 6 TO 13. Children can enroll in academic, arts and crafts, science and technology, and fine arts classes. Courses are taught by experienced and motivated faculty who encourage and challenge students in an atmosphere that supports inquiry and exploration. The program offers classes Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., from 12:30-3:30 p.m., or all-day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 6 to the 13th. Morning session is $75. Afternoon session is $75. (Yes, for the whole week!) Or $150 for all day 9 to 3:30.     Classes offered include: Learn with Legos!, Make It, Take It!, Weird Science, Cooking, Hip Hop, Ballet, Mad Scientist, Biblical Architecture (build 3D model of the Temple, the New Jerusalem, Noah’s Ark), Beginning Portuguese, Fun with Spanish, Drama, Chemistry, Story Hour, Scrapbooking, Music in Motion, and Art.     For more information, please call 817.382.2DCA (2322) or visit the Destiny Christian Academy website.

HIGHLAND VILLAGE Summer Camps for Kids:

EXCITE! Gym and Cheer – 2225 Highland Village Rd. in Highland Village.Camp Season starts June 13th and Ends August 19th 2011!   Available Monday – Friday *No camps Monday July 4th and Friday July 29th. All camp participants must be members of Excite! and have all enrollment paperwork completed. The prorated summer membership rate is $10 Single, $20 Family.   For more information, please call 972-874-8500 or visit the Excite website.

  • Splash Camp –   Ages 3 (potty trained) -12.   Spray it, splash in it and slide in it! Huge inflatable waterslide, water gun games, shaving cream wars or sunbathing beauties time. Pack a lunch, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, sun-block, water shoes and shades.   Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 with the following weeks to choose from: 6/20 – 6/24, 7/5 – 7/8, 7/18 – 7/22, 8/1 – 8/5.   Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Survivor/Fear Factor Camp – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12.   Fort making, group challenges, real survivor like games, smores cooking and fear factor fun! Bring a change of clothes & tennis shoes. Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from June 13-17. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Excite! At State Fair – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12. Learn to make cotton candy and grilled dogs western style. Become a cowpoke and pet farm friendly animals. Learn barrel racing lessons from a real cowboy. The camp will end with our very own Excite! bucking bronco ride! Wear tennis shoes and your cowboy hat!   Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from June 27-July 1. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Come On Baby Let’s Twist – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12.   Giant Inflatable Twister Game, human form games to include sumo wrestling, human bowling, jousting fun and twist up some taffy too! Wear clothes free of buttons and buckles or items that could puncture an inflatable. Don't forget socks and your game face. Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from July 11-15. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Gladiator Girls and Boys – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12. Speed training, relays and huge climbing wall and outdoor obstacle course created just for camp and gladiator face painting for game play! Wear comfortable cool clothing for running and climbing, swim suit underneath. Don't forget your towel.   Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from July 25-28. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Magical Days at Excite – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12.   Magic trick show! Create your own disappearing acts and mysterious activities and games. Fly through the air with our exciting spotting belt lift! Wear dark comfortable clothing to help you disappear better.   Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from Aug 8 – 12. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Safety Thrill Week – Ages 3 (potty trained) -12. Policeman & Fire Truck visit. Stranger safety and sound the siren. Fireman rescue games and pictures.   Bicycle safety course (bring your own or borrow our hot wheels). Community project focus this week, making community leaders of tomorrow. Bring your bicycle, helmet and tennis shoes.   Pack a lunch. Camp takes place from 9:30 – 1:00 from Aug 15-19. Cost is $28 each per day – Buy TWO for the same family and save $5 OFF ONE Camp or $80 a Month (must Choose the same day of the week).
  • Gymnastics Camp – Ages 4-12 (boys & girls). We’ll have you turned upside-down with gymnastics fun! You’ll learn new skills, get stronger, work on all competitive events and jump on the trampoline and tumble track. Prizes will be given for best camper of the week, best attitude, and most improved! Dress in a leotard or fitting shorts and top. Girls wear hair pulled back please. Mondays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Tumble and Trampoline Camp – Ages 4-12 (boys & girls). A very active camp for girls and boys! This camp will have you bouncing with fun and learning amazing skills. Learn how to enjoy your backyard trampoline safely! Dress in a leotard or fitting shorts and top. Girls wear hair pulled back please. Tuesdays 10:00am -12:00pm, Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Cheer Camp – Ages 5-12 (girls). Excite! Cheer Camp is designed to introduce girls ages 5-12 into the fun and EXCITE!ng world of cheerleading. You will learn cheers, chants, stunts, tumbling, jumps and a dance. Whether you have never cheered before or have been doing it for years, you will enjoy this Cheerific Camp! Wear comfortable clothing, no jeans or belt buckles. Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Princess Camp – Ages 3 (potty trained) to 9 years (girls). It is every little girls dream to be a princess. Your princesses will be pampered with a hair up do and mini make over then walk the catwalk and show off her Princess Duo! Bring your favorite princess dress up cloths. Please label all your belongings. Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Hip Hop Co-Ed Camp – Ages 6-11 (boys & girls). Break your way through the freshest and newest steps and styles of Hip Hop! Impress your family and friends with your new dance skills! Wear comfortable clothing, no jeans or belt buckles. Mondays 1:00pm – 3:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Rock Dance – Ages 5-12 (boys & girls). Come dressed up like a rock star, learn how to dance and perform to Justin Beiber, Selana Gomes, Demi Lovato, And Miley Cyrus! Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • All-Around Dance Camp – Ages 3-6 (boys or girls). The Dance Camp that focuses on it all! Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. A great way to decide which one is your favorite. Wear dance attire and bring ballet, jazz, sneakers, and tap shoes if you have them! Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • Drill Team Camp – Ages 11 and up (girls). Are you currently in drill team or considering trying out for drill team in the future? Keep up your skills over the summer – camp works on Drill Team technique including turns, leaps, and kicks and intense conditioning for abs and arms! Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!
  • All About Excite! Camp – Ages 4 and up (boys & girls).   Trampoline, Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics, Conditioning and Cardio. Every day of the week a different experience!   Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00.   Cost is $18 each camp per day. Buy TWO for the same family and SAVE $5 OFF ONE Camp!

IRVING Summer Activities for Kids:

Kinwest Montessori Academy – 1009 Kinwest Parkway in Irving. Kinwest Montessori Academy has a Summer Program that gives the children a break during the day by bringing entertainment to them and providing an extra dose of crafts, music, cooking, painting, organized games and Spanish and still maintain within the framework of Montessori philosophy and work.   Our summer program will be held during the months of June and July. The summer program will consist of activities that have been planned to keep the enthusiasm for learning alive in your child all summer long. The children will continue to have Montessori education daily along with art, cooking, music, gamemania, art studio, needlepoint and wading pools for the youngest children. Entertainment such as puppet shows, magician, bouncing house, pony rides, train rides, face painting and petting zoo have been scheduled. Schedules will be posted in every classroom door for each respective month. We welcome children from Montessori and non-Montessori backgrounds. Once you experience the Montessori learning you may want to look at our school year programs for the future. You are welcome to enroll your children for a period of one month or for a period of two weeks.   For more information, please call 972-401-8311 or visit the Kinwest Montessori Academy website.

LEWISVILLE Summer Day Camps:

Circle of Sciences – 2150 S. Edmonds Lane in Lewisville.   For more information, please call 972-459-2959 or visit the Circle of Sciences website.

  • Summer Camp – An experience you will never forget!   See wonders of the universe right here in your own backyard.   We cover all tops of science and math including rocks, animals, human body, vegetable gardening, chemistry, physics, roller coasters, robotics, technology, logic, numbers and counting, measurement and many more!   Camps meet for 4 days, Monday – Thursday from 1:30 – 4:00 and cost $95.00.   Dates for camp depend on age of child as follows: Grades Pre K – K meet June 13-16;   Grades 1st -2nd meet June 20-23 or July 25-28; Grades 3rd-4th meet June 27-30 or Aug 1-4; Grades 5th-6th meet July 11-14 or Aug 8-11; Grades 7th-8th meet July 18-21.
  • Summer School – 4th-6th grade.   Let’s worth smarter not harder!   This program is designed to keep your scholastic skills sharp while learning through hands-on activities and projects.   Summer School at COS includes language arts, reading, writing, and mathematics.   Keep the wheels turning with a daily dose of first-rate learning to challenge your mind.   Classes meet June 13-August 11, Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 – 12:00 – pick one, two, or three days.   Cost is $75 per week or $25 per day.
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT/THEA Preparation – For 9th – 12th grades.   Meets Fridays 1:30-3:00, June 17-Aug 12.   Cost is $50 per session or $40 per session for full summer enrollment.
  • Algebra Classes – For entering 8th and 9th grades.   Meets Fridays 9:30 – 11:00, June 17-Aug 12.   Cost is $80 per month.
  • Writing Classes – For 7th and 8th grades.   Meets Fridays 11:30 – 12:30 from June 17-Aug 12.   Cost is $60 per month.

First United Methodist Church of Lewisville –   907 West Main Street in Lewisville.   Summer Fun Camps are open to children 2 years old to kindergarten.   Summer Camp classes require a one-time registration fee of $10.00 per child. Classes meet 9:00-1:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs. Children must be 2 as of June 1st. The cost for each week is $45.00. All children must be toilet trained (exception for those who are in the 2 year old class). Children will be provided with a snack, but must bring a lunch with a drink.   Camp session options include: Going to the Beach: July 12, 13 & 14; Let’s Go Camping: July 26, 27 & 28; I’m an Artist: August 2, 3, & 4.   For more information, please call 972-436-2533 or visit the First United Methodist Church of Lewisville website.

Main Event – 2070 S. Stemmons Fwy in Lewisville. Summer Fun Bowling Camp is available for ages 8 – 15. Camp will include Bowling FUNdamentals and bowling play (shoes included), lunch with a drink, video game play, and a cool t-shirt. Camp session options: June 13 – 17, July 11 – 15, or Aug 15 – 19. Each camp is from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $17.99 per day. For more information, please call 972-459-7770 or visit the Main Event website.

ROBOTS-4-U – Hampton Inn & Suites, 2650 Lake Vista Drive in Lewisville. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot kits and computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: July 11-15, or Aug 15-19. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

McKINNEY Summer Children’s Activities and Day Camps:

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – 1 Nature Place in McKinney. For more information, please call 972-562-5566 or visit the Heard Museum website.

  • Camp Vampire Bat – Ages 5-9 years. Learn the truth about bats and other misunderstood animals,   discover amazing ways animals can explore their world, make your own special potion like your favorite wizard, explore what lives in the wetlands, play exciting eco-games, and more.   There are 3 sessions to choose from:   June 13 ”17 or June 27 ”July 1 or July 18 ”22 from 9:30 ”2:30.   Cost is $210 for members or $235 for non-members.
  • Camp Barn Owl – Ages 5-9 years.   Get to know owls and other nocturnal animals, discover how some animals have their own GPS-like systems, solve a Land Scene Investigation, see what lurks in Bullfrog Pond, explore uses of native plants, play exciting eco-games, and much more.   There are 3 sessions to chose from: June 20 ”24 or July 11 ”15 or July 25 ”29.   Cost is $210 for members or $235 for non-members.
  • Eco-Explorers – Ages 10-12.   Learn to Leave No Trace and explore with a map and compass, keep a nature journal, discover geocaching, use microscopes to identify aquatic critters, and play eco-games. These are just some of the adventures planned!   There are 3 sessions to choose from: June 13 ”17 or June 27 ”July 1 or July 18 ”22.   Cost is $210 for members or $235 for non-members.
  • Audubon Naturalist Art Camp –   Ages 6-12 years.   Young artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to draw directly from nature and live animals. Art supplies included.   Camp will be held August 1-5 or 8-12 from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $160 for members or $185 for non-members.
  • Animal Adventure Camp 1 – Ages 10 – 14.   Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them.   Camp will be held July 18 – 22 or July 25 – 29 from 9:30 – 2:30.   Cost is $260 for members or $285 for non-members.
  • Animal Adventure Camp 2 – Ages 10 – 14.   Want more? Continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Must have attended Camp 1 to register.   Camp will be held Aug 1 – 5 from 9:30 – 2:30. Cost is $260 for members or $285 for non-members.

ROBOTS-4-U – Best Western McKinney Inn and Suites, 480 Wilson Creek Blvd in McKinney. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot Kits and Computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 20-24, July 11-15, or Aug 1-5. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

The Little Gym of McKinney – 5261 McKinney Ranch Pkwy, #100 in McKinney. Camps available for ages 3 – 8 years old. Each camp offers interactive themes which add a dash of imagination to their play. Like Coastal Cowabunga  and Ice Cave Pirate Adventure.  Your child will never get bored as they experience something new and exciting each day. Our expert instructors fill each three-hour camp day with fitness and fun. Obstacle courses challenge them. Arts and crafts engage them. And group activities, snack time and special events give them time to interact and build their social skills “ all in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. Camps are available to members and non-members alike. They are quite popular, so call quickly to reserve your child's spot.   For more information, please call 214-723-7891 or visit the Little Gym of McKinney website.

  • Wild West – Camp session options: Tues May 24, Thurs May 26, or Fri May 27 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Jolly Rogers Hidden Treasure – Camp session options: Tues May 31, Thurs June 2, or Fri June 3 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Whales, Sharks, and Mermaids – Camp session options: Tues June 7, Thurs June 9, or Fri June 10 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Who’s Your Hero? – Camp session options: Tues June 14, Thurs June 16, or Fri June 17 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Adventures of T-Rex and Puff – Camp session options: Tues June 21, Thurs June 23, or Fri June 24 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Fantasy Castle – Camp session options: Tues June 28, Thurs June 30, or Fri July 1 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Time Travelers – Camp session options: Tues July 5, Thurs July 7, or Fri July 8 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Coastal Cowabunga! – Camp session options: Tues July 12, Thurs July 14, or Fri July 15 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Sports Spectacular – Camp session options: Tues July 19, Thurs July 21, or Fri July 22 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Guppies to Puppies – Camp session options: Tues July 26, Thurs July 28, or Fri July 29 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Ninjas Hideout – Camp session options: Tues Aug 2, Thurs Aug 4, or Fri Aug 5 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Cheerleading – Camp session options: Tues Aug 9, Thurs Aug 11, or Fri Aug 12 from 1:00 – 4:00.
  • Super Safari – Camp session options: Tues Aug 16, Thurs Aug 18, or Fri Aug 19 from 1:00 – 4:00.

Summer Camps in North Richland Hills:

Language and Enrichment Center – Located at My Bilingual Place, 3808 Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills.   For more information, please call 817-841-2829 or visit the My Bilingual Place website.

  • Sing, Dance, Clap Your Hands – For grades 2 and up.   Join us for 2 hours of high energy musical fun. We’ll have a blast singing fantastic songs, moving our feet to the beat and using our bodies as percussion instruments. At the end of the week we’ll be able to give a short performance and show friends and family what we’ve learned. Camp will be held June 13-16 from 10:00-12:00. Cost: $75.
  • Musical Workshop – For grade 3 and up.   Working together we will pick a subject, write a short script then add appropriate music to have our own Bilingual Place mini-musical! While using our creative ideas and energy, we will learn the basics of acting, script-writing choreography and staging. At the end of the week, we’ll have a short performance to showcase our talent. Camp will be held June 13-16 from 1:00-3:00. Cost: $75.
  • Full Immersion Spanish – For ages 7-11.   Join us for 2 hours of full immersion and fun! Your children will be totally immersed in the language and warmth of the latin american culture. We will learn vocabulary, play games, listen to stories in Spanish, learn songs and have a blast, ALL IN SPANISH! Camp will be held June 13-16 from 10:00-12:00. Cost: $75.
  • Sizzling Science – For ages 7-10.   From making your own paper to fireless  fireworks, Sizzling Science is loads of hands-on fun! Join in the adventure as we explore chemistry through a variety of experiments and activities. A $5 supply fee is due to the teacher on the first day of class. Camp will be held June 13-16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $75, plus $5.00 for materials.
  • Super Science – For ages 10-12.   What do trading cards and the periodic table of elements have in common? We will answer this question, make popcorn kernels dance and learn how to make a smoke bomb. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe! Come and see how fun and chemistry go together in this Super Science learning adventure. A $7 supply fee is due to the instructor the first day of class. Camp will be held June 13-16 from 1:00-3:00. Cost: $75, plus $5.00 for materials.

NORTHLAKE Summer Camp:

Grand Prix Stables – 1871 FM 407 in Northlake (15 minutes from Fort Worth).     There will be multiple sessions each running a week long. The camps will be geared towards ages 5-12 with campers divided into age groups. Each day, campers will groom and tack horses and have riding time. Riding instruction will be in the English Riding style. However, we do have a number of Western saddles if campers prefer. Focus will be on equitation as the most effective way to ride and will stress proper use of hands, legs, and body position. We have a variety of wonderful horses and ponies that know their job and are used to working with children. Campers will learn safe handling of horses, horse care, feeding, and grooming; ride at the walk and trot. Canter work will be included if appropriate; participate in horse-related arts & crafts, games, and contests; watch professional riders train, ride, and jump horses; paint and bath horses; learn horse terminology including colors, heights, markings, body parts, and riding styles. Campers will receive a T-shirt and End-of-Week Party. Camp session options: June 7 – 11, June 14 – 18, June 21 – 25, July 12 – 16, July 19 – 23, and July 26 – 30.     For more information, please call 940-294-2526 or visit the Grand Prix Stables website.

Summer Activities and Day Camps in PLANO:

Genesis Theatre – 3100 Independence Parkway in Plano. This summer, let the spotlight shine on you! Welcome to the newest, high quality, children's theatre in North Texas! We have exciting summer acting camps and full length productions for students ages 6-18 led by a professional staff with unequaled experience. We provide each student with the training they need to be successful on the stage and in life because theatre is more than being onstage; it is a vehicle for learning responsibility, cooperation, and self-confidence. Come begin your journey at The Genesis Theatre!   One and two week camps are available from $180 and up.   Financial aid is available for qualifying families.   For more information, please call 214-232-9823 or visit the Genesis Theatre website.

  • 2 Week Intensive Teen Musical Theatre Camp – Grades 6 and up.   Intermediate – Advanced.   Includes morning master classes: Guys and Dolls, July 5-17.
  • 2 Week Musical Theatre Camp – Beginner to Intermediate.   The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist, June 6-19.
  • 1 Week Acting Production – Beginner to Intermediate.   I Hate Shakespeare, Aug 15-19.
  • 1 Week Junior Drama Camp – Afternoons.   Includes Junie B! Junie B!, Little Red, Got Glee?, A Wicked Tale.
  • 1 Week Beginners Camp – Mornings.   Seuss Landing, Imagination Station, It’s a Jungle Out There, Wonderful World of Oz.
  • 1 Week Film Classes – Hogwarts, The Movie, A Zombie Prom, Acting for the Camera 101.

Heritage Farmstead Museum – 1900 West 15th Street in Plano.   Summer has never been this much fun!! Join us for one or all of our week long camps this summer. We will be exploring the creek and learning about pioneer life on the farm.   All Camps are Monday thru Friday from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Cost is $175 a week or $40.00 per day.   For more information, please call 972-881-0140 or visit the Heritage Farmstead Museum website.

  • Creek Camp – June 6 – 10; June 13 – 17; July 11 – 15; or August 8 – 12
  • Curator Camp – June 20 “ 24, 2011
  • Pioneer Camp – June 27 – July 1, 2011 and July 25 – July 29, 2011

Main Event – 3941 Central Expressway in Plano. Summer Fun Bowling Camp is available for ages 8 – 15. Camp will include Bowling FUNdamentals and bowling play (shoes included), lunch with a drink, video game play, and a cool t-shirt. Camp session options: June 13 – 17, July 11 – 15, or Aug 15 – 19. Each camp is from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $17.99 per day. For more information, please call 972-881-8181 or visit the Main Event website.

PFamily Arts Academy – 4017 Preston Rd, LakeSide Market in Plano.   For more information, please call 972-378-1234 or visit the PFamilyArts Academy website.

  • Comprehensive Theatre Camp – Ages 7-10, ages 11-18. Our most popular camp! Acting, Dancing, Singing, Improv, Stage Combat, Stage Makeup, Theatre Games, Mime, Costuming, Lighting, Set Design and much more with our Academy faculty, area Actors and guest Broadway stars. Performance will be “State Fair” and take place on Friday, July 1. Camp will be held June 13-July 1 from 9:00 – 1:00 for ages 7-10 and from 9:00 – 4:00 for ages 11-18. Cost is $495 for ages 7-10 and $950 for ages 11-18.
  • Visual Art Intensive – Ages 4-6 and 7-10. Come explore the beauty of art and artistic styles through drawing, painting, clay molding and more, all through the unique perspectives of the great artists of history ranging from Picasso to Monet! Concluding with an Open House Reception in our Gallery. Camp will be held July 11-15 and August 1-5. Camp hours for ages 4-6 are 9:30 – 1:00 and cost is $215. Camp for ages 7-10 and 11-18 will be held 9:30 – 4:00 and costs $395. There is also a $40 supply fee.
  • Princesses & Pirates – Ages 4-6 and 7-9. Music Theatre camp where you ™ll sing, dance and act as the classic princesses and pirates from the stage and screen. Concluding with a Showcase Performance in our Theatre. Camp will be held July 25-29. Ages 4-6 will meet from 9:30 – 1:00 and ages 7-9 will meet from 9:30 – 4:00. Cost for ages 4-6 is $215 and for ages 7-9 $395.
  • Disney Dancing! – Ages 4-6 and 7-9. Camp full of sing and dance to some of the classic Disney tunes from Broadway, screen and your favorite pop stars. Concluding with a showcase performance in our Theatre. Camp will be held Aug 8-12 from 9:30 – 1:00 for ages 4-6 or from 9:30 – 4:00 for ages 7-9. Cost is $215 for ages 4-6 and $395 for ages 7-9.

ROBOTS-4-U – Plano Center at Jupiter and Spring Creek, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot kits and computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 13-17, July 11-15, or Aug 1-5. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

ScreenFX Academy – 6505 West Park Blvd, Suite 155 in Plano.   SCREENFX ACADEMY ® provides one-week summer camps for those who wish to learn the arts of acting and filmmaking for broadcast and film. Students, ages 7 -18, will improve their self confidence and develop their creative thinking skills as they learn in a fun and high-tech atmosphere, all about the world of broadcast and film. SCREENFX ACADEMY ® combines cutting-edge techniques with cutting-edge technology! Our teachers and coaches, all working professionals themselves, work to create a fun and exciting experience with emphasis on immersive learning ¦ putting learners in front of and behind the camera right away. SCREENFX ACADEMY ® helps learners to “get noticed” by exposing them to the production of a working television show aired weekly beginning in the fall of 2011. This show, “Behind the Screens” is produced and cast by the students themselves while working alongside television and filmmaking professionals. Students attending summer camps will be involved in the production of “Summer Camp Experience 2011” to be aired throughout the year.       Early Drop-off (7:30 am) and Late Pick-up (6:00 pm) available for $10 per day. Ask about our group and sibling discounts!   For more information, please call 972-473-2760 or visit the ScreenFX website.

  • On-Camera Acting & Auditioning Basics – Ages 7-11, 12-16. Whether you want to act or just build your self confidence, this camp is for you! You will learn how to develop characters, break down a script, how costumes fit the scene and much more! You’ll practice auditioning and learn tips from a director’s point of view. Camp includes a short audition video that you can add to your actor’s reel or just post online for friends and family! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held June 13 – 17, from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Basics to Improv & Monologues – Ages 7-11, 12-16. What do Improv and Monologues have to do with each other? Plenty! It is from Improvised scenes that great characters develop. This is exactly how many of the characters on Saturday Night Live are born! Learn the basics of improv and character development to develop new characters and learn how to write and deliver monologues for your new found characters! Loose fitting clothes and tennis shoes are recommended as you will be moving around a lot! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held June 20-24 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • TV Commercials & Short Scenes – Ages 7-11, 12-16. Commercial actors must be able to deliver a character in thirty seconds or less, with whatever material is given to them. Acting for commercials requires some unique skills not always taught in acting classes. Learn how to think of commercials as mini-plays, with an objective, a motivation, and a purpose, resulting in a product that shows your personality effectively and effortlessly! Camp includes the production of one commercial that you can add to your actor’s reel or just post online for friends and family! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held June 27-July 1 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Bible-Based Sketches – Ages 7-11, 12-16. Learn to perform skits for IMAG and small group delivery, based on various Bible stories while learning concepts such as delivering lines, what makes a great skit, how hair and makeup can help to illustrate a character and more. Learn to illustrate stories and to bring examples to life in a persuasive and thought-provoking way in support of messages and as an unexpected attention getter. Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held July 05-8 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Glee Club for Actors – Ages 7-11, 12-16. You don’t have to be a teenager or a glee club member “ or even be able to carry a tune – to attend our Glee Club Camp! Learn to dance and sing, lip-sync if necessary, to two popular songs! Learn acting skills such as blocking and delivering a great one-liner ¦one that ultimately bursts into singing and dancing! Camp includes video of your Glee Club that you can post online for friends and family!   Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held July 11-15, 2011 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • On-Camera Acting & Auditioning Basics (repeat) – Ages 7-11, 12-16. Whether you want to act or just build your self confidence, this camp is for you! You will learn how to develop characters, break down a script, how costumes fit the scene and much more! You’ll practice auditioning and learn tips from a director’s point of view. Camp includes a short audition video that you can add to your actor’s reel or just post online for friends and family!   Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held July 18-22 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Basics to Improv & Monologues (repeat) – Ages 7-11, 12-16. What do Improv and Monologues have to do with each other? Plenty! It is from Improvised scenes that great characters develop. This is exactly how many of the characters on Saturday Night Live are born! Learn the basics of improv and character development to develop new characters and learn how to write and deliver monologues for your new found characters! Loose fitting clothes and tennis shoes are recommended as you will be moving around a lot! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held July 25-29 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Glee Club for Actors (repeat) – Ages 7-11, 12-16. You don’t have to be a teenager or a glee club member “ or even be able to carry a tune – to attend our Glee Club Camp! Learn to dance and sing, lip-sync if necessary, to two popular songs! Learn acting skills such as blocking and delivering a great one-liner ¦one that ultimately bursts into singing and dancing! Camp includes video of your Glee Club that you can post online for friends and family! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held August 1-5 from 9:00 am “ 3:30 pm. Cost is $450.
  • TV Commercials & Short Scenes (repeat) – Ages 7-11, 12-16. Commercial actors must be able to deliver a character in thirty seconds or less, with whatever material is given to them. Acting for commercials requires some unique skills not always taught in acting classes. Learn how to think of commercials as mini-plays, with an objective, a motivation, and a purpose, resulting in a product that shows your personality effectively and effortlessly! Camp includes the production of one commercial that you can add to your actor’s reel or just post online for friends and family! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held August 08-12 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost is $450.
  • Crafting Your Demo Reel – Ages 7-11, 12-16. If you’re going to be an actor, you have to have a Demo Reel! It is the primary “video advertisement” you have in order to get work. Spend a week learning skills such as perfecting your slate, choosing monologues, what makes a great reel and what do you do with it once it’s finished. Camp includes a short video that you can add to your actor’s reel or just post online for friends and family! Prerequisite: No experience necessary. Camp will be held August 15-19 from 9:00 “3:30. Cost $450.

Summer Day Camps in PROSPER for kids:

Eagle’s Wings Athletics – 101 Dylan Dr, Ste C in Prosper. For more information, please call 972-347-5540 or visit the Eagle’s Wings Athletics website.   The purpose of EWA Summer Adventure Camp is to provide a quality program that encourages kids to set personal goals, challenge themselves and develop good sportsmanship and team work skills while enjoying a fun and active day camp experience. EWA Summer Adventure Camp offers a unique and rewarding program to help children learn to set and achieve goals. Each camper will set their goals based on the list of challenges they receive on the first day of camp. Campers can share their achievement with their family and friends at the Award Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Water Wednesday is back this year! Children ages 3 and older (must be potty trained) are welcome to come to camp. You can choose from 2, 3, 4 or 5-day camps and stay from 8am – Noon (ages 3+), Noon – 4pm (ages 3+), or 8am – 4pm (ages 5+). The choice is yours! We even offer Extended Camp Care from 4pm – 6pm at a reasonable rate.   Registration fee is $20.   You can pay by the session: 1-25 is $22 per session; 26-50 is $20 per session; 51-75 is $18 per session; 76+ is $15 per session.   There is also an option to pay by the week – 1/2 day Monday-Friday is $100 or full day Monday-Friday is $160.   Camp sessions are as follows:

  • It’s a   Zoo In Here – June 6-10
  • Once Upon A Time – June 13-17
  • Wacky Olympics – June 20-24
  • Disney Adventure – June 27-July 1
  • Red, White, and Blue – July 5-8
  • How The West Was Fun – July 11-15
  • Fitness Fun – July 18-22
  • Sports, Sports, Sports – July 25-29
  • Luau – Aug 1-5
  • Music Mania – Aug 8-12
  • Carnival – Aug 15-19

SOUTHLAKE Summer Day Camps:

Art House – 631 East Southlake Boulevard Suite C in Southlake.   Get ready for the the adventure, the drama, and the fun! This summer, artists will develop their technical skills and explore their imaginations. Draw, paint, sculpt & collage with us as we take a trip out west, across the sea, to a magic kingdom, enchanted forest, or into deep space. Understand art mediums and hone your technical drawing, painting, and sculpture skills. Studio Art House camps are a great way to make new art friends! Students enjoy learning new techniques to express their creative ideas and proudly finish artworks to take home.   For more information, please call 817-416-4278 or visit the Art House website.

  • Way Out West – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Draw, paint, sculpt and collage as we head Way Out West. Students will discover the lines, shapes, textures, and gorgeous colors of the desert landscape and its inhabitants. Pastels, paints, paper mache, and clay mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, June 6-10 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • In the City – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. In the City we will draw, paint, sculpt and collage. We will learn from the art and culture of the great museums, get into the hustle and the bustle, eat hot dogs for breakfast and never sleep! Charcoal, ink, paint, wire, collage and clay mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, June 6-10 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Drama Kings & Queens – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Explore castles and courts as you draw, paint, sculpt & collage. Students will design and construct an original puppet, put on a dramatic puppet play, make scenery, backdrop paintings, and more! Fabric, wood, paints, clay, and drawing mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, June 13 – 17 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Space the Final Frontier – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Space…the Final Frontier. Experience the magic of space shuttle travel through deep space as we try out art materials and learn techniques. Students will draw, paint, sculpt and collage as they make awesome projects about space, planets, the sky, UFOs, and the stories of the constellations.   Camp will be held M-F, June 13- 17 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Little Dog Two Drawing – Age 4-12. Learn drawing techniques as we explore the unique eccentricities of the little dog. From Dorothy’s Toto to countless celebrity chihuahuas, these little mights are packed with character. Students can bring in a picture of their dog or work from our library of images to draw a realistic and a stylized little dog diptych.   Camp will be held Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Great Voyages at Sea – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Ahoy there matey! Draw, paint, sculpt, and collage, but by all means don’t walk the plank! Students will use a variety of art mediums as we encounter mermaids, pirates, and all the spectacles of the deep blue sea.   Camp will be held M-F, June 20 – 24 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Forests & Fairylands – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Camp will be held M-F, June 20 – 24 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Paint on Canvas – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn color mixing and brush techniques we work step-by-step together through a beautiful painting. We will learn how to keep our palettes useful, clean and care for our brushes, and think creatively and critically as artists.   Camp will be held Mon, June 27 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Summer Camp Two-Day: Cartoon Drawing & Sculpture – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Create an original character to sculpt and draw in a classic three-frame comic strip. We will learn cartooning techniques and have fun bringing our funny friends to life in 3D.   Camp will be held Mon/Tues, June 27-28 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $75.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Kansas Tornado Mobile – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Hold on to your hats and your little dogs too. We will make a twister mobile with flying objects, inspired by the Kansas tornado in Wizard of Oz. Use mixed sculpture materials to learn how to work with wire, cardboard, clay, adhesives, and knots.   Camp will be held on Tues, June 28 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Summer Fun T Shirt – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Express your summer spirit on an awesome t-shirt of your own design. We will use painting, dying, and printing techniques to really make a splash!   Camp will be held Wed June 29 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Summer Camp Two-Day: Animal Drawing & Sculpture – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Bring in a picture of your pet or find your favorite animal in our library. We will learn to look and draw then sculpt an awesome miniature of an animal of your choice.   Camp will be held Wed/Th, June 29-30 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $75.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: No Place Like Home Drawing – Ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Students will love getting technical as they render their own homes in mixed drawing media. Use perspective and rulers, drafting materials, and texture rubbing to recreate your dreamy home inside and out. Bring in a picture of your house or Grandma’s to add all your unique details.   Camp will be held Thurs, June 30 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Hot Air Balloon Sculpture – Ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Use geometry, creativity, and all the colors in the rainbow to create a beautiful paper hot air balloon and basket to ride in. Fill it with friends and provisions for a fun ride over the rainbow!   Camp will be held Friday, July 1 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Watercolor for Tweens – Ages 9 and up. Learn traditional and contemporary watercolor techniques and paint a small study as well as an original large composition.   Camp will be held Friday, July 1 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $40.
  • Painting Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different water-based painting mediums: tempera, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. Students will learn brushcare, use and techniques as well as what paints and surfaces like canvas, paper, or wood, to use for what effect. Style study pieces and original creative artworks will be painted. Students may take this camp twice, practicing the techniques again but creating new paintings.   Camp will be held M-F, July 11-15 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Drawing Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different drawing mediums, tools, and techniques. Students will work with special drawing pencils and erasers, charcoals, pastels, and inks. We will look at drawing styles of great artists, work from still life, memory and our imaginations. We will learn drawing techniques like shading and blending to finish awesome artworks.   Camp will be held M-F, July 11 – 15 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Dream Catcher Sculpture – Ages 4 – 12. Protect yourself from unwanted trips to Oz with this traditional Native American dreamcatcher. Older students will learn the knot to weave the intricate web, while younger students will enjoy wrapping the ring in colors and textures and adorning with feathers and colorful beads.   Camp will be held Saturday, July 16 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different sculpture mediums, techniques and tools as you create your own 3D artworks. Students will work in paper mache, wire, wood, polymer and earth clay mediums. We will learn how to translate our drawings and ideas into 3D form and when to use what medium. Students will finish a large sculpture and several small sculptures throughout the week. Students may repeat this camp and not get bored.   Camp will be held M-F, July 18-22 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Great Voyages at Sea – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Ahoy there matey! Draw, paint, sculpt, and collage, but by all means don’t walk the plank! Students will use a variety of art mediums as we encounter mermaids, pirates, and all the spectacles of the deep blue sea.   Camp will be held M-F, from July 18- 22 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Forests & Fairylands – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Explore the magic of the woods and the deep Black Forest. We will draw, paint, sculpt and collage as we encounter gnomes, deer, critters, fairies, and maybe even a prince or two. Fabric, wire, wood, paints, drawing mediums, and clay mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, July 25-29 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Way Out West – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Draw, paint, sculpt and collage as we head Way Out West. Students will discover the lines, shapes, textures, and gorgeous colors of the desert landscape and its inhabitants. Pastels, paints, paper mache, and clay mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, July 25-29 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Paint a Summer Fun T-Shirt – Ages 4-12. Students will design and paint a fun summer t-shirt!   Camp will be held Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • In the City – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. In the City we will draw, paint, sculpt and collage. We will learn from the art and culture of the great museums, get into the hustle and the bustle, eat hot dogs for breakfast and never sleep! Charcoal, ink, paint, wire, collage and clay mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 1 – 5 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Drama Kings & Queens – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Explore castles and courts as you draw, paint, sculpt & collage. Students will design and construct an original puppet, put on a dramatic puppet play, make scenery, backdrop paintings, and more! Fabric, wood, paints, clay, and drawing mediums will be used.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 1-5 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: Field of Poppies Landscape Painting on Canvas – Ages 4-12. Use layers of color, brushwork, and other painting techniques to create a gorgeous field of clovers on an 8×10 canvas.   Camp will be held on Saturday Aug 6 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Space the Final Frontier – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Space…the Final Frontier. Experience the magic of space shuttle travel through deep space as we try out art materials and learn techniques. Students will draw, paint, sculpt and collage as they make awesome projects about space, planets, the sky, UFOs, and the stories of the constellations.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 8-12 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Painting Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different water-based painting mediums: tempera, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. Students will learn brushcare, use and techniques as well as what paints and surfaces like canvas, paper, or wood, to use for what effect. Style study pieces and original creative artworks will be painted. Students may take this camp twice, practicing the techniques again but creating new paintings.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 8-12 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.
  • Summer Camp One-Day: No Place Like Home Perspective Drawing – Ages 4-12. Students will love getting technical as they render their own homes in mixed drawing media. Use rulers, drafting materials, and texture rubbing to recreate your dreamy home inside and out.   Optional: bring a photo of the outside of your house to draw from. Camp will be held Saturday, Aug 13 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $40.
  • Drawing Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different drawing mediums, tools, and techniques. Students will work with special drawing pencils and erasers, charcoals, pastels, and inks. We will look at drawing styles of great artists, work from still life, memory and our imaginations. We will learn drawing techniques like shading and blending to finish awesome artworks.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 15-19 from 9:00 – 12:00. Cost is $150.
  • Sculpture Techniques – Ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn the different sculpture mediums, techniques and tools as you create your own 3D artworks. Students will work in paper mache, wire, wood, polymer and earth clay mediums. We will learn how to translate our drawings and ideas into 3D form and when to use what medium. Students will finish a large sculpture and several small sculptures throughout the week. Students may repeat this camp and not get bored.   Camp will be held M-F, Aug 15-19 from 1:00 – 4:00. Cost is $150.

THE COLONY Day Camp for Kids:

ROBOTS-4-U – Comfort Suites, 4796 Memorial Drive in The Colony. Ages 7 – 17, girls and boys. 90% Hands on Individual Design, building and creating. Instructors approximately 1 for every 9-11 kids. Individuals will grouped to their own level. Age 7 to 8 (beginner) will build 2-4 structures. “ Beginner will build 2-4 structures, up to 5 robots. Age 9 to 13 (beginners to intermediate) will build & program 6-10 robots. Age 14 to 17 (intermediate) will build, program & test 7 to 10 robots, including custom designs. Campers bring own lunch and drinks. Robot kits and computers are loaned to campers to suit camper's level and age. Kits can be purchased. Camp will be held Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 3:00. Starting at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, friends and family are invited to see the last robot that was build on Friday. This is typically a creation of the campers own design, combining the design, building, programming and Robotics technology used during the week. Camp session options: June 13-17 or July 25-29. Cost is $274.95, sibling discounts available. For more information, please call 972-782-2503 or visit the Robots 4-U website.

Day Camps for Kids in WYLIE:

Education Inside Out -808 S. Ballard Ste 160 in Wylie. The School of Optimal Growth will hold a summer academy beginning the week of June 13 and ending the week of July 25 for ages 6 1/2 – 11 years old.   Bring your child for four hours a day, five days a week for seven weeks for summer learning as well as fun in theater arts.   For more information, please call 214-769-7382, email more2educ8@gmail.com or visit the Education Inside Out website.

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Happy Summer!

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