Burbmom.net 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 Denton County.   The list is long, but I am sure I missed some of the great things that Denton County has to offer.   If you know of anything I missed, please add it to the comments below or email me the information at ho***@bu*****.net and I will continue to update! *drum roll*rhett-water-park Let’s bring on the summer fun: Abrakadoodle – Remarkable Art Education – classes and camps – Multiple locations in/close to Denton County including Coppell, Flower Mound, and Lewisville Argyle Young Writers – Various camps from June 27 to August 14 covering topics:   Villainous Viewpoints, Fairy Tale Plots, and Mythologies – grades 3 through 7 – instructor is author Misa Ramirez 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 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 – Multiple in/near Denton County locations including 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 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 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 Coppell Montessori Academy – Summer activities – Daily Dose of Montessori, Calisthenics, Water Mania, Art Studio, Greenhouse, Music, Train Ride, Spanish Classes, Tea Time, Wild About Books, Board Game Mania, Puzzle Mania, Magic Shows and Story Telling Cornerstone Learning Centers – Ultimate Summer Adventure Camp and Vacation Bible Week – care and curriculum for ages 6 weeks to third grade 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 Discover & Share – camps for grades K-5th – Discover: Green thumb gardening, music melodies and art application; Learn: Spanish, Chinese; Share: Interactive Story Time, Dance/Movement and Cooking – Choose your own adventure day camp – call 972-304-1818 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 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 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 Story Time – continues through the summer with programs for ages 0 through family – check out schedule for details 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 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 FM Boys and Girls Soccer Camp – grades 1 to 8 – located at Flower Mound High School – three weekly morning camps – for information email do****@li**.net or ja*******@li**.net 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 Footlights Dance Studio – summer classes and camps – Flower Mound location 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 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 jo***********@hi****.com 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 – 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 Liberty Christian School – Summertime at Liberty – ages 4 to 13 – June 8 through July 31st – full-scale summer program:   preschool and lower school camps available – sports, physical fitness, computer, arts and crafts, and other activities to fit the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental needs of your child – Argyle location 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 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 Soccer Camps by Bobby Moffat – Denton County locations in Lewisville and The Colony for boys and girls 4-16 years old. Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch -exotic animal care, outdoor survival, games, art projects, restraint and handling, first aid, conservation and more.   Summer Safari (June 8-12 with optional overnight on the 11th) for ages 8-10 and Wild Encounters (June 15-19 with optional overnight on the 18th) for ages 11-13. 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) 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 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! 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 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 WinKids – summer classes and camps – themed camps, martial arts, swimming, dance, gymnastics, sports and music 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



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  1. Elm Fork Education Center in the UNT Environmental Science building offers morning science camps (mostly outdoors) and extended day options as well. There is a pond where they explore critters as well as many other options. Reasonably priced, and open to the public during certain hours if “camp” isn’t what you are looking for, but rather an afternoon activity. The camps for kids 2nd-8th grade.

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  3. I have an 8 year old boy and a 14 year old girl. I am looking for a camp or activities to keep them both busy that is free or cheap. Any suggestions? $165 a week per kid is just out of control.

    1. Hi Tanja, if there is a camp on the She Is Dallas list that looks like something your children would enjoy, I would recommend calling them to see if they offer sibling discounts. Another option is checking out a local YMCA or community recreation center. Many of them have some fun summer camp programs.

  4. Great information. My son is 13 and we have the hardest time find things for him to due during the summer while my husband and I work.

  5. Don’t think you have this on there…the Denton Water Works swim park does free story time every Friday at 10am in the summer. It’s fun for toddlers and it’s free! 🙂

  6. Awesome list. Thanks!

    For my 3 boys, there will be lots of soccer and for the first time LEARNING.

    I found an excellent e-learning site called http://www.BigIQkids.com that is offering a 3 month summer special for $29.99 that includes all their K-7 programs.

    My kids think it is the GREATEST and are so happy to be online . I’m one happy mom and am excited the boys are having fun practicing spelling words and learning vocabulary, math and US geography. Club Penguin good bye!

  7. This is a great list! Thank you. Other additions? Michael’s classes, movie madness at Rave and Studio Movie Grill, Denton library events and Natatorium, Barnes And Noble story times. Plus the Highland Village water retreat infront of B&N.

  8. Thank you for posting this! We are about to move to the area and know very little about it. I have been scouring the Internet for activities for my prescholler, and this is the by far the most comprehensive list of options I have seen.

    I plan to look into several of these possibilities.