Last Saturday between 11 and 2 the Flower Mound Library was overflowing with summer excitement. It was the library’s annual Summer Fun Showcase where local businesses present to eager parents and kids what they have to offer to keep children entertained this summer.
I had never attended this event before so I was very surprised to pull into the library parking lot at 11:15 and find it FULL. Unfortunately mother nature was pretending it was winter this day because there were bounce houses and other outdoor activities available…but very lonely in the windy 32 degree air.
Inside was much more pleasant with booths lining the library hall and conference room. I tried to pick up information from everyone, but if I missed some, please leave a comment below and I will add it.
Here are the summer activities/classes/camps I found for kids:
Abrakadoodle – Remarkable Art Education – classes and camps – Multiple locations in/around Collin & Denton Counties including Coppell, Carrollton, Farmer's Branch, Flower Mound, Lewisville, North Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, and Allen
Actors Conservatory Theatre – productions and ACT Summer Camps – grades 1 through 6 – weekly camps include “Who’s behind the Mask?”, “Party with a Puppet”, “Theatre of Trash” and “Whose Line is it? It’s Mine!” – Summer production of THE KING AND I July 10-19 with auditions on May 23, 2009
Applewood Learning Center – themed summer camps and programs that include story time, games, learning activities, crafts and snacks – ages: infants up to age 10 – morning, afternoon, all day and extended day sessions available
Art House – classes and camps – ages 6 and up – camps include: The Land Before Time, Walk like an Egyptian, Back to the Future, Summer of Love, Oil Painting-Impressionist Landscape, Fly Me to Florence 1455, Passport to Paris 1888, Cartooning-American vs. Japan, Fashion Design-Design and Sew American Girl Clothes, Fashion Design-American Designers, and more – weekly half day camps
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 – Flower Mound, Plano and Hurst locations
CAC – Flower Mound – aquatic program – ages 6 months through adult – multi-level swimming classes, WSI, Lifeguard, Jr. Lifeguard, Aquatic Boot Camp, Kid’s Night Out, Scuba, Dive-in Movies
CAC – Flower Mound – childcare classes – ages 11 through adult – American Red Cross Kid Care Babysitting Class, VBAC, Baby Care Basics, Lamaze Childbirth Education
CAC – Flower Mound – Martial Arts Programs – ages 3 to adult – Lil’ Red Tiger Pre-School, Red Tiger Karate for Juniors, Red Tiger Karate for Adults
CAC – Flower Mound – Music and Art Classes – ages newborn through adult – Kindermusik, Young Rembrandts, Basic Guitar, Ballet/Tap
CAC – Flower Mound – Summer Camps – ages 4 to 13 (check sessions) – Summer Adventure Camp, Garden Art Camp, Summer Day Camp with field trips, Rocket Science Camp including Early Learning, Simple Machines, Science & Technology and Beginning Robotics
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 Lewisville and Flower Mound
Color Me Mine – Summer camps and classes – ages 6 and up – each camp is 9 to 4 with provided snack – camps from June through August – themes include: Fun in the Sun, Birthday Plate, Name Plaque, BFF Plate, Texas, Nature, Christmas in July, Movie Day, Princess for a Week, Bible, Alien and Space and Back to School – Flower Mound location
Cross Training Martial Arts – summer classes – traditional martial arts program: Taekwondo, Hapkido and T’ai Chai – children and adults
Dance Reflections – classes and camps – ages 3 to adult – Ballet, Creative Movement, Tap and Ballet w/ Intro to Jazz, Mini Hip Hop, Beginner/Intermediate/Just for Teens Hip Hop, and other teen-only classes
Explorations Preparatory School – Summer Science Camps – grades 1 through 5 – Weekly themed camps that include: Solar Science, Diggin’ Dirt, Oozing and Glowing Worlds, Go Green, Getting Physical, World of Ponds – morning, afternoon or both – June 15 to July 30
Excite Gym – classes and summer day camps – ages 2 and up – Flower Mound and Highland Village locations – flexible times – themed camps include: splash days, Wall-E Week, Olympics Days, Trampoline Camp, Sweet Treats Days, Sweet and Sassy Days or Sports Week, Kung Fu Days, Small Fry Camp, gymnastics and dance camps
Faith Lutheran Day School – Let’s Get Buggy summer camp – ages 3 through 2nd grade – June 22 to 26
Flower Mound Library Book Bingo! – ages teen through adults – Choose from a wide variety of listed books and cross off squares as you read them – prizes!
Flower Mound Library Summer Reading Program – pick up a reading log beginning June 4 and keep track of your reading time. Receive rewards for every 7 days that you read at least 20 minutes a day!
Flower Mound Library Story Time – continues through the summer with programs for ages 0 through family – check out schedule for details
Flower Mound Library Theater on Thursdays – afternoon events for readers – ages 4 (FIRM) and up – shows are at 2 pm and 3:15 pm – tickets are required for admission – FREE – tickets are first come/first serve starting at 9 am the day of the show – there will be activities in the library for kids under 4 to do with their parents during the show
Flower Mound Library Wild About Wednesdays – Wednesday night at 7 pm family story time – check the schedule for age recommendations and program announcements
FMHS Drill Team Rosettes Mini Dance Camp – K through 8th grade – June 15 through June 19th – Contact Michelle Adams for more information: (972) 724-7808
FM Jaguars Baseball Camp – ages 6 to 14 – weekly camps for different age groups – June 15 to 19
Flower Mound Taekwondo – classes – ages 4 to adult – Flower Mound location
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 [email protected]
Kidz Art – summer art classes – ages 6 through 12- located in Highland Village – Certified Art Instructor/Small Classes – Contact Cindy Hodge: 972-317-2080 or 214-636-5833
Kindermusik – summer classes – ages newborn to 7 – Flower Mound and Bartonville locations – classes include: busy days, Marvelous Me, Let’s Play, Jazz Kitchen and Giggles
Lewisville Parks and Recreation Summer Tennis – day camps – Jr. Beginner Tennis & Swim Camp, Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Camp, Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis & Swim Camp, Pee Wee Tennis Camp, Adult Beginner & Advanced Beginner Tennis Clinics
Lewisville YMCA – Camp Yipiyuk & Camp Tikihama – weekly themed day camps – ages 4 to 16 – games, swimming, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, archery, bb guns, field trips and competitions – June 8 through August 17 – contact Greater Lewisville Family YMCA at 972-539-9622
Lewisville YMCA – Summer Aquatics & Sports – swimming lessons, teams and Lifeguard Classes – ages 6 months through adult – baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, mini-multi sports, lacrosse, FIT girls, volleyball, small fry and buddy sports – ages 3 through 8th grade – Contact Greater Lewisville Family YMCA at 972-539-9622
LISD – Science Camps – ages 5 to 12 (depending on session) – Weekly themed camps morning or afternoon sessions – Themes include: Rocket Ride to Space, Earth, bubbles, Super Sleuth, Oceans Away 1 and 2, Metamorphosis, Going Buggy, Fun Fossils, Science in the Forest, Robot Mania and Welcome to the Garden
LISD – Music Camps – ages 4 to 12 – Weekly themed camps morning or afternoon sessions – Dough-Re-Mi and Boomwackers
LISD – Drama Camps – ages 6 to 14 – Weekly themed camps – Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Blame it on the Wolf, Kids Komedy Show and Merely Monologues
LISD – Art Camps – ages 5 to 13 – Weekly themed camps – Adventures in Art, Masters Pastel Art Workshop, Drawing and Reading with Eric Carle, Discover Polymer Clay, Austrailian Summer Art Workshop, Mastering Multimedia Workshop, Junior Monster Cartoon Workshop, Cub Scouts Art Badge, Junior Girl Scouts Art Badge
LISD – Lego Camps – ages 5 to 14 – Weekly sessions – Lego Mania, Lego Logo, Lego Science Explorers, Lego Robotics
LISD – Game Camps – ages 5-16 – Game Builder video Game Creation Camp, USA Chess Camp, TGA Golf Camp
LISD – Cooking Camp – ages 4-7 – Camp Kids Cook – morning or afternoon sessions
LISD – Photography Camp – ages 6 to 8 – Fred’s Photo Camp
LISD – School help – Kindergarten Prep, Reading and Writing Skills, Me, My Friends, Munchie Math Time and Read NOW!
LISD – Charm School – ages 4 to 11 – Twi-lite Retreats, Charming Children, Model Bootcamp, Manners Bootcamp
LISD – Fashion Camps – ages 5 and up – Model Makeover, Summer Camp with Barbie, Fashion Designer
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
Marcus Marauder Tennis Camp – ages 6 to 17 – 1/2 day camps with coaches from Marcus – for more information call Coach Langdon at 817-481-2726
Marcus Marquettes Summer Dance Camp – hosted by Alice Dack – grades 1 through 8 – check out website for details and dates
MOMS Club – Connect with other at-home moms in Flower Mound North, Flower Mound South, Flower Mound Southwest and Lewisville- monthly meetings, weekend family activities, age specific playgroups, service projects, socialize, connect – CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS INCLUDED
Music Conservatory of Texas – summer music lessons – private or group lessons – try a new instrument – beginners to advanced – located in Parker Square, Flower Mound
Reading Friends – Summer Enrichment Day Camps – ages 2 through 8 – Lewisville location – camps include: developmental camp, primary and preK camp, Elementary Camp, with weekly themes such as Bugs, Fun with Bubbles, Let’s Cook, Summer is here, Under the Sea, Flowers and Feathers, Bats, Recycling, On the Farm and many more
Skyhawks Camps – Sports day camps – ages 3 to 15 – basketball, flag football, baseball, mini hawk, beginning golf, volleyball – Flower Mound location: Community Activity Center (CAC)
Spanish Schoolhouse – multiple locations in/near Denton County including the NEW Flower Mound location – summer Spanish immersion summer camps – ages 3 to 10 – art, music, games, science, cooking all in Spanish
Studio B Performing Arts Center – classes, workshops, performance opportunities and camps – ages 4 and up – located in Highland Village – Upcoming shows: Alice in Wonderland, Pirates!, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical 2 – Summer camps: E-I-E-I-Opps!, Sweeney Todd, 101 Dalmations, Pirates!
Turning Pointe Dance Studio – classes and camps – located across from Lantana in Bartonville Town Center – ages 3 to 12 – themed camps: Disney, Pop Star, Music Video, Create your own, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern
Wild About Flower Mound – FREE family event – April 17 & 18: Friday 5 to 10 pm and Saturday 10 to 10 pm – Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound – live entertainment, business expo, concessions, Kid’s Zone, stick horse rodeo, environmental fair, auto show, arts and crafts vendors, wild about animals – Featuring: Emerald City and Le Freak – presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound
Young Rembrandts – summer classes and workshops – ages 3 1/2 to 13 – classes: preschool drawing, elementary drawing, cartooning – workshops: Art and Reading with Eric Carle, Australian Summer Art, Junior Under the Sea, Masters Pastel – Lewisville and Flower Mound locations
YMCA Camp Classen – located in between Dallas and Oklahoma City – sleep over camp – ages 8 through family – growing. spirit. mind. body. for life.
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce – Dallas – sleep over camp – ages 7 through 16 – To deliver exceptional outdoor programs that inspire, build, and strengthen relationships with God, His creation and each other.
Burbmom.net is also working on a comprehensive summer activity list for children in both Denton and Collin Counties. All these will be listed in addition to others we have found. If you know of someone that needs to be included in that list, please email me at [email protected]