Summer Activities for Kids in Collin County has been scouring the Dallas-Fort-Worth Metroplex to find summer activities for children.   Luckily there are TONS of options for summer family fun in DFW.   Here is what we have found for the areas in and around Collin County.   The list is long, but I am sure I missed some of the great things that Collin County has to offer.   If you know of anything I missed, please add it to the comments below or email me the information at and I will continue to update!


*drum roll*

Let’s bring on the summer fun:

Abrakadoodle – Remarkable Art Education – classes and camps – Multiple locations in/close to Collin County including Coppell, Carrollton, Farmer's Branch, North Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, and Allen –

Adventure Day Camps – ages 4 to 13 – family campouts, summer day camps, special events and classes

Adventure Kids Playcare – Weekly themed summer camps at all locations – June 8 to August 17 – ages 2 1/2 and up – Monday through Friday 10-2 – drop-in care also available

Art-A-Rama – Summer Camps at Plano location Austin Ranch – trail rides – Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm – starting at $30 – located near Grapevine Mills Mall – call 817-410-6860 for information

Boomer’s Summer Camp by Boomerangs Party and Play – 3 days a week 9 to 2 pm – ages 5 to 10 – featuring Mad Science – activities include: Unlimited Jump, Mad Science Projects, Arts & Crafts, Magicians, Puppeteers, Police Officers, Fire Department and many more – Multiple in/near Collin County locations including Flower Mound, Plano and Hurst locations

Bounce U – Create and Bounce Program – complete program for young artists – multiple locations

Canyons Rock Climbing – Summer camps – ages 6 to 16 – weekly morning or afternoon sessions Capricorn Equestrian Center – Summer Horse Camp for ages 6 through 14 – sessions June 8 through August 17 – Sachse, TX

Castle Montessori Schools – ages 18 months to 9 years – “Magical School Bus” summer adventures – field trips to: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, The Children’s Theater, Elm Fork Nature Preserve and many more

Children’s Courtyard – summer care and camps – ages 0 through school age – themed activities, events and field trips: Storybook Summer for preschoolers, Rock ‘n Roll Summer for School age children – multiple locations throughout the metroplex including McKinney and Plano

Color Me Mine – Summer Color Me Kids Classes for kids ages 6-12 (weekly sessions June 15-August 7)

Drama Kids International – Collin County for kids ages 3-17 to build confidence, speaking and acting skills.

Frisco Athletic Network -LoneStar Volleyball Academy grades 1-8, LoneStar Speed, Agility, Quickness Training, Frisco Youth Volleyball League grades 1-12,

Heard Summer Camps – Nature Summer Camps (June 8 – August 7) at McKinney’s Heard Museum

Hilton DFW Lakes Summer Camps – ages 5-18 – Tennis and weekly themed camps: extreme sports, splash, western, creature feature – swimming, horseback riding, karate, arts and crafts, team building, sports and general recreation games – for registration and information call 817-410-6828 or email Jonathan Shaw at

It’s a Sensory World – summer camps – gym for ages 12 months to 12 years – venue for home treatment PT/OT programs – preschool prep classes for children with special needs

Kreative Kidz Partyz – Weekly summer camps

Mad Science – hands-on Science Summer Camps – ages 3 to 12 – weekly themed camps: Earth, Bubbles, Super Sleuth, Rocket Ride to Space, Robot Mania – 12 locations in Denton, Collin and Dallas Counties

Mathnasium – Summer Camps – kids have fun and get ahead for the next year – tutoring and camps (grades 2-6: June 15-July 10 @ 9 to 3 and grades 7-8: July 20-August 14 @ 10-2)

Musical Theatre Institute – ages 7 to 18 – Your Broadway Connection Summer Camp – Instructors have Broadway, National Tour, Recording, and Premier Theatre credits – Broadway Prep:   Ages 13-18, July 27-August 7; Wonder Years:   Ages 7-12, July 27-August 7

NexGym Summer Camps – Beat the heat with indoor interactive playground for ages 5-14

Pottery Barn Kids – book club – every Tuesday from 11 – 11:30

Power Kids Sports & Fitness – summer camps – ages 3 to 12 – sessions available June 1 through August 21

Prestonwood Christian Academy – Summers at Prestonwood – summer courses and camps for all ages in Academics, Arts, Enrichment and Sports

Prospering Farm – Day camp in the country – ages 7 through 13 – horseback riding, crafts, swimming, and a weekly horse show

PSA – SummerFest SportsCamps at both Plano PSA locations

Revelation Dance Studio – Weekly hip hop camps – full or 1/2 day, weekly themed camps, summer intensives

Robots 4 U – camps during June, July and August – boys and girls ages 7-17 – 9:00 to 3:00 with extended care available – Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, North Dallas, Preston Hollow and Park Cities

Rover Dramawerks – Summer Camps in Plano and Richardson – June 15 through August 21

SoccerTots – summer classes – ages 18 months to 10 years – Child Physical Development Program – Over 80 fun games and activities – 19 indoor facilities

Spanish Schoolhouse – multiple locations in/near Collin County: Allen/McKinney, Castle Hills, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Southlake, North Dallas and The Woodlands – summer Spanish immersion summer camps – ages 3 to 10 – art, music, games, science, cooking all in Spanish

SMU – Summer at SMU – classes geared at fun:   Lego car rally, Grossology 101, Computer Animation, Lego Digital Construction, Exploring History with American Dolls, Kids in the Kitchen, Academic Enhancement and Rock’n Roller Coasters – SMU’s Plano Campus

Studio 3 Dance – Summer dance classes, summer themed morning camps, summer dance workshops – for ages 2 1/2 and up

The Artist Within – Allow your child to experience the wide world of art – Summer camps

The Peanut Gallery – summer camps – infants through school age – Programs include: Baby Signs, Zoo-phonics, Math their Way, Fun with Fitness, Gymnastics, Kindergarten Club, Computers, Spanish, and music

Under the Umbrella – Summer Skills Camps – services include speech, occcupational and physical therapy – Dynamic Therapy – Services for Children with Special needs


  1. I live in N Plano. My grandchildren are visiting me mid July. 2yr 9mo and 5yr old (5 in Aug_). I am looking for things that will engage them and provide lots of fun. I found a few things listed above like Bounce U and Boom Rang, but the summer camps have long commitment weeks. I also found a pony riding place that may be good. any suggestions for Plano, Allen or even McKinney would be fine.
    Thank you. This site is fabulous.

  2. Hi there! I noticed that you are doing research on day camps in Collin County! We offer a day camp for kids 5-15. I would love to be included on your list.
    Please contact me with any questions.
    214 667 5600

  3. I am nannying this summer for two children. The oldest, a boy, going into fourth grade, and the youngest, a girl, who is three going on four. I keep them Monday-Thursday! I needed some ideas of activities locally to have a fun summer! I want them both to have a good time! Thanks!

  4. I was searching for activities for my teen daughter, and realized that maybe I should inform your readers about the summer academy at Optimum Growth in Wylie, Tx. We will be mixing summer learning/ the fun of theater arts. Our focus group is ages 6.5-11 years of age.
    For more information send an email to


    Tikisha Michelle
    Education InsideOut

  5. I’m looking for day camps to send my 6 year old son this summer that are close to Plano, Richardson, or Garland.

  6. Hello there!

    Great article!… Noticed you were missing music!
    Summer is a great time to try a new instrument or new music class. Students can decide if they want to continue with music study in the Fall, and get a jump-start on learning.
    We offer piano, guitar, singing and Rock and Roll Camps!! or 214.436.4058 if you have any questions!

  7. Cynthia Padilla says:

    Calling all young fashionista’s: ‘FASHION CAMP’ SMU-in-Legacy is wait- listed every summer! Here’s the 2011 line up:

    June 6-10, ˜Fashion Sketching ™
    June 13-17, ˜Sewing Studio ™
    June 20-24, ˜Fashion Design ™
    June 27-July 1, ˜Studio Arts: Drawing & Painting ™
    July 11-15, ˜Fashion Sketching ™
    July 18-22, ˜Fashion Design ™
    July 25-29, ˜Sewing Studio ™

    Register: SMU-in-Legacy 5236 Tennyson Prkwy, Plano, TX. 75024. Additional information at Summer Youth Program office 214-768-5437 or

  8. Hi Holly,
    Your page is really attractive and easy to use. I’ll be back for sure.

    Here are some more 2011 summer camps in Collin County:

    Irish Dance Camp
    Ages 7+
    July 19-21, 10-11:15AM (FRISCO)
    July 26-28, 10-11:15AM (PLANO)

    These short camps are designed to expose children to the fun and energy of Irish dancing, with continuation in the fall at both locations.

    The instructor is Internationally Certified with the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland.

    The cost is only $60 per student, and we give family and referral discounts, so bring a friend! (Bring 3 and dance for free!)
    214-734-1035 call or text

  9. Hi,
    I just went through ur site and u hv some very nice info on summer camps…
    I am looking for some summer camps near Addison and Richardson area for swimming, gymnastic,soccer and arts and craft
    My son is 8.5 and my daughter is 5.5.

  10. There is definately a great deal to find out about this issue.
    I love all of the points you’ve made.

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