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2014 Guide to DFW Summer Camps and Kids Activities

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North Texas Kids 2014 Guide to DFW Summer Camps & Kids Activities

12th Annual Guide to Summer Camps

and Kids Activities

Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Grapevine or Arlington, North Texas Kids can help you find the perfect summer camps for your child.

There are several summer camp programs in North Texas to choose from, where your children can make new friends, learn a new skill and engage their creativity and imagination! Make it even more fun by organizing a group of your child’s friends to attend the same camp at the same time.

Our Summer Camps and Kids Activities Guide is broken down into categories so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Click on one of the links below to start your search.

We’ll be adding new ones periodically so be sure to check back!

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Color Me Mine

Classes offered at Frisco & Flower Mound Locations

Flower Mound:

Summer Color Me Kids Classes for boys and girls age 6-13 are designed to enhance each child’s understanding and appreciation for art while having tons of fun!

Weekly sessions will each have a different theme and cover a variety of painting techniques while completing multiple ceramic projects.

paint pottery frisco

Enroll for a one week session and save 20% on the daily rate! Visit our website for class schedules and registration. Camp Directors: Call for information about field trips!


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Party Pals Summer Camps - North Texas Kids Summer Camps GuideParty Pals

Contact:  Trish Delacruz

We have two camps: Camps are located at the Frisco Discovery Center 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.

Musical Animals
June 9-13, 1PM-4PM; $160
Aug 18-22, 1PM-4PM; $160

Campers from PreK-6th grade will stuff three 15″ stuffed animals and take them on a geographical, musical adventure “around the world” as they learn about various musical instruments, genres, and culture. The week’s activities include games, dress-up, and a talent show.

Artsy Animals
June 23-27,9AM-12PM; $160
Aug 4-8, 9AM-12PM; $160

Campers from PreK-6th grade will stuff three 15″ stuffed animals and take them on a creative adventure as they learn about various types of art including mosaics, sculpture, painting on canvas…and music! Lots of hands-on activities and opportunities for self-expression.

Parents can either go to and register on the site through the online form or they can email us at: and we can send them a form.


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Arthur Murray Dance Studio logoArthur Murray Dance Studio

4949 Bryant Irvin Rd. North
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-732-3111

Give your child a head start to becoming a confident, well-mannered, and respectful individual through ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray. It is never too early to start developing key social skills your child will need to become a successful adult . Dancing is a fun way to build discipline, maintain proper boundaries with peers, and develop coordination. The instruction you receive at Arthur Murray will plant the seeds to open doors later: public speaking, acting, faster development in athletics, interviewing for colleges and jobs, and so much more. Please contact Arthur Murray at 817 732 3111 for further details.

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Epicenter for the Arts

2100 Greenbriar Dr.
Southlake, TX 76092
Epicenter for the Arts has something for EVERYONE! Camps are available in dance, musical theater, acting, art and more! There will be a variety of themed camps such as Royal Ball, All BOYS Hip Hop, Art from the Heart, Triple Threat Performance labs, Music camps and Weekly Technique classes! Camps are offered from June 23-Aug 10th for Ages 3-professional age performing artists! WE ARE DFW’s Premier training facility for the aspiring performing artist! Mention North Texas Kids when you register and receive 10% off your first camp!

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Frisco Dance Force - North Texas Kids - Kickstart 2014 Special FeatureFrisco Dance Force

3221 Preston Rd.  #3
Frisco, TX. 75034
Phone- 972-712-6829


Frisco Dance Force has a variety of camps for preschool age, primary, youth, and teens! We offer summer classes and camps like Pre K Princess Camp, Dance Intensives for all levels, Video Diva Dance Camp, and a Summer Dance Production with a performance at the end of the week.  We also offer dance classes for ages and levels in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, drill, dance teams, ballet companies, and Adult dance and Fitness. With a second location in the Town of Prosper you can find a summer camp or class near you!

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Gotta Dance

3131 Custer Road Suite #195 Plano 75075
972.769.0017 (office) 972.769.9325 (fax)

Summer is the perfect time to discover dance! We specialize in progressive, fun classes for children, teens and adults! We offer the finest classes in ballet, tap, jazz and modern taught by teachers with a passion for dance! Pointe, variations and dance fusion classes available for advanced dancers too! Try our Princess Dance Camp for ages 3 to 7! Monday through Thursday 9am to noon. Each day features a different Princess! Dance, story time, arts and crafts. Come join the fun!

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Dallas International School – Dallas

6039 Churchill Way
Dallas, Texas 75230
972 991 6379

Get International!

The International Summer Enrichment Camp at Dallas International School is a unique opportunity for children and adults to live an enriching experience combining languages such as French, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and ESL with a diversity of activities including Creative arts, Chess, Ceramics, Robotics, Tennis, Origami, and many more. Open to children (ages 3 and up), teenagers and adults, our camps are offered from June 9 through July 18.  Lunch is included for children enrolled full day.  Call us for more information!

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Greenhill School

Vicki Truitt, Director of Summer Programs
4141 Spring Valley Road,
Addison, TX 75001

School’s Out and Summer’s In! Time to make friends, learn new skills and most important, have FUN! Our 1 or 2 week camps feature almost any activity you can imagine.  There are fun and game camps like swimming, arts and crafts, Lego engineering, cooking classes, sports of all kinds, or more traditional courses like study skills, writing, science, reading, math, SAT and ACT prep, and private music lessons. We offer camps and courses from June 2 through August 15, 2014 for boys and girls, ages 3-18. Call or go to our website to request a catalog.

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Kids ‘R’ Kids

Find a Kids ‘R’ Kids location near you by visiting

Now Registering For Summer Camp!

Camp Nature Kids is an unforgettable ten-week odyssey that transforms campers—preschool through 12 years old—into miniature scientists, explorers and adventurers.

Here are some of the following camp activities:

  • Nature Rocks: Campers utilize their five senses to probe dirt, mud, plants, and animals.
  • Bugs and Slugs: Campers investigate insects and bugs.
  • Wild About Wildlife: Campers discover animals in their habitats.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Campers explore exotic ecosystems.


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North Texas Kids Summer Camps Guide - Kinder Care Learning Center Summer CampsKindercare Learning Center

6525 Custer Road
Plano, TX 75023
Fax: 972-618-5993

If your kids are looking something fun and exciting to do during the lazy days of summer, then enroll now in our summer camps at KinderCare! We’ve got crazy creature adventures with Animal Antics Camp. Explore archeology in our own backyard with Dig Ancient Egypt Camp. We’re not afraid to get some paint on us at our Art Expo Camp and then wash it off at our Splish, Splash Camp. To top it all off, learn how to survive in the woods with Wilderness 101 Camp. Contact a center near you! Locations in Plano, Allen and Richardson.

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summer camps at SMU in PlanoSMU-in-Plano

5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX, 75024

Expand your horizons with SMU Summer Youth
Join us this summer for more than 30 new programs, plus many popular favorites for students entering K-12th grade.

  • Video games, apps and animation
  • Visual arts in a variety of media
  • STEM camps to stretch the imagination
  • LEGO ® projects of all shapes and sizes
  • Academic programs in math and language arts
  • Special opportunities designed for high school students.

Design your own games using different tools and technologies. Explore science, technology and robotics. Learn drawing, painting and cartooning frompracticing artists. Leap into the world of multimedia design. Learn something new at SMU this summer!

Who should attend: Students entering K–12th grade
When: Weekly workshops June 9–August 8 Extended day available
Location: SMU-in-Plano 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Contact Us: 972-473-3412


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Eagle Gymnastics Academy

6085 Sports Village Road
Frisco, TX 75034

Eagle Gymnastics Academy will be hosting fun filled summer camps starting in June for children 3 – 14 years of age
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Prospering Farm

101 Equestrian Way
Prosper, TX 75078


Trot your children off to horseback riding camp at Prospering Farm. This summer day camp is all about horses and your child. Your child will learn English style of riding in a safe and positive atmosphere. We allow your child to learn to ride or improve their riding skills in a safe and positive atmosphere. Activities include: horseback riding lessons, educational discussion groups regarding the care of the horse and the equipment riding lessons, swimming and arts & crafts. At the end of every session, there is a camp show for parents and friends to come watch what the children have learned. We have a low camper to counselor ratio. We will be offering (4) one week camp sessions this summer. Prospering Farm teaches lessons year round to all levels of rid¬ers, children and adults. We have a great selection of horses and ponies for sale. Prospering Farm boards and trains horses that are interested in showing and training.

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River Ranch Educational Charities at Storybook Ranch

3701. S. Custer Rd. McKinney, TX 75070

Horse & Youth Camp
12 Awesome Weeks to Choose From
March 10-14, June 9, August 22
(2 Summer weeks are FREE for special Buckaroos!)

All level riders welcome, ages 6-12, Horseback Riding Daily along with Equine
Education Stations, Nature Games, Craft Projects & Water Activities
$350/week, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm ($80/day for drop-ins),
Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up Options Available


River Ranch Educational Charities is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit charity providing scholarships and donations to the underprivileged and those with special needs.

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Trinity River Farm

8375 Randol Mill Rd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76011
Contact person: Julie Amendola

Trinity River Farm offers summer horse camps for kids ages 7-17. We teach English riding in a fun-filled, relaxed atmosphere. All campers receive daily riding instruction and participate in a variety of fun and educational activities that is all about horses, safety, and their care. Campers ride daily, and participate in many fun activities including arts & crafts projects, trail riding, and teaching demonstrations. Our covered arena and giant shade trees allow campers to have fun and still beat the heat. We are a working farm, with horses and ponies of all sizes and a full array of farm animals.

The camp schedule runs June 9 through August 8, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost of the camp is $400.00/week.

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Arts & Technology Institute - North Texas Kids Summer CampsArts and Technology Institute

4681 Ohio Dr. Ste 108
Frisco, TX 75035

Is your child an artist? Is your child a designer? An engineer or an animator? Summer 2014 is the perfect time to find out. This summer, Arts and Technology Institute presents a one-of –a kind experience for the kids ages 6-16.  Choose from Game Design, Robotics, Movie Making, Animation, 3D Modeling and more. Half-day or Full-day sessions are available. Space is limited.

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Camp Invention

Toll Free: 800.968.4332

Let your child be a part of something BIG at this summer- Only at Camp Invention! Coming to local schools this summer, Camp Invention will enhance your child’s education through fun, hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun! The nationally-acclaimed program inspires creative, inventive thinking and allows children to solve problems together. Throughout the five-day adventure, participants take part in activities such as constructing an epic, insect-themed pinball machine and dismantling broken devices. They will go home each day with newly acquired 21st century life skills and unique approaches to everyday challenges. Discounts available and spaces are limited, so register today!

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Club Scientific

Summer Camps located in Dallas, Richardson, & Addison!
214-530-5979 (phone)


Club Scientific believes that, science cannot simply be read about, it must be experienced. Our summer camps introduce children, ages 4-13, to the mysteries of science through engaging, make-and-take experiments. With 20 unique camps to choose from, there is a camp designed for every child’s interests!

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pirate summer campsSci-Tech Discovery Center

8004 North Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Contact: Alysha Herrera

With 11 weeks of discovery and 9 exciting themes, Sci-Tech’s Mind Stretching Fun® Summer Camps return! All programs are taught by professional educators who combine hands-on activities with engaging information, geared towards inspiring campers to learn & love STEM! Available week-long themes include:

  • Science of Deduction
  • Robotics
  • Dream, Design, Do (an engineering camp)
  • Crash & Boom (chemistry + physics)
  • Mother Nature Attacks
  • Space Flight Explorers
  • Math Maniacs
  • Can You Dig It?
  • Wild Worlds

Pick YOUR child’s favorite theme and get more info.

Camps are 9am-4pm with extended care available from 8am-5pm. Max 20 students per group (1:10 ratio). Sci-Tech is a nut-free, BYO lunch site.

North Texas Kids is giving away a FREE week of summer camp at Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Click here to get details and enter the giveaway for ONE WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP at Sci-Tech!

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 Adventure Landing

17717 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252


Adventure Landing is The Place to Play! Stay cool during the summer and get splashed in our Bumper Boats! Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Courses, take a swing at our Batting Cages, twist and turn on our Go-Karts, aim to score in our Laser Tag Arena or perfect your gaming skills in our Mega Arcade. Plus, you can make your very own stuffed-animal friend at The Teddy Bear Factory! Adventure Landing is affordable family fun…so close to home!

Spend your summer at Adventure Landing! We specialize in group outings and offer affordable packages suited to any group or summer camp. A group outing event in our adventure filled environment is a great way to unwind and socialize. You’ll discover Adventure Landing offers sensational, thrilling attractions and a wide variety of entertainment. Take advantage of exclusive rentals, teambuilding programs and discounted group rates. Packages start as low as $9.99 per person! Visit our website for package details and special offers!

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North Texas Kids 2014 DFW Summer Camps Guide - Baylor Golf AcademyThe Baylor Golf Academy
Contact: Greg Priest (254) 709-4634

The Baylor Golf Academy Overnight Camp is designed to develop junior golfers of all abilities and skill levels. Campers will receive basic and advanced instruction that is required to excel on the collegiate level.

Who can attend: Boys and Girls, Ages 10-18
Cost: Resident Camper – $1000
Day Camper: $750

Camp Cost: Includes all instruction, green fees, practice balls, evening activities, room, and board. The day camper fee includes all of the above except room and breakfast. Campers will also enjoy the use of the V1 swing analysis and the use of the Trackman launch monitor during the week.

Camp Size: The camp will be limited to the first 40 campers. Campers will be organized by age and skill level for more effective learning.

Course & Practice Facility: Twin Rivers Golf Club – designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, Twin Rivers boasts a variety of features including elevation changes, dense wooded areas and several lakes and rivers.

Bill & Roberta Bailey Golf Center – the home of Baylor’s men’s and women’s golf teams which houses an indoor practice area, complete with state-of-the-art video equipment for analyzing player’s swings.

Camp Staff: The camp is directed by Greg Priest, who will be assisted by the Baylor coaching staff, collegiate coaches, high school coaches, and current and former Baylor players. All coaches and counselors are experienced at working with young players and will provide attendees with outstanding instruction in a serious but fun learning environment.
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Dallas Sidekicks Summer Camp
or call 214.710.4240


The Dallas Sidekicks are excited to offer instructional camps this summer to further ignite a passion for soccer in DFW and advance both the indoor and outdoor games. The camps will feature instruction from your favorite current and former Dallas Sidekicks players and coaches.

Camp curriculum is designed for ages 5-12 and is centered around the fundamentals of passing, controlling, dribbling, shooting, heading and defending. All skills are then emphasized in small scrimmages. Autograph sessions are performed at the end of each day as the Sidekicks players rotate from camp to camp. Pit your skills against the Sidekicks themselves as you scrimmage against them on the last day of camp!

Sidekicks camps are $160 for the five-day session. Campers will receive a t-shirt, soccer ball, and autographs from Sidekicks players. Campers may also sign-up a buddy for the camp and both participants will receive a $10 discount on the camp fee.

To register for a Sidekicks Soccer Camp online, click on this link:

Download Sidekicks summer camp schedule

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Explore Horizons Tutoring - North Texas Kids - Kickstart 2014 Special FeatureExplore Horizons

5505, Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: (817) 656-4180

At Explore Horizons’ summer camps, our mission is to develop the academic potential of children over the long summer break in a way that is engaging and motivational.

Children build skills in math, reading and writing and receive a full diagnostic assessment. Our courses map to the Texas State Standards and challenge children beyond the school curriculum where appropriate.

Our tutors get to know each child as an individual. Whether they are finding school challenging or at the top of the class, children will be inspired to learn new skills and develop increased levels of confidence for success in the new school year.

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