Summer Camps and Kids Activities Guide for 2013
11th 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.
Summer Camps – Search by Category
ARTS & CRAFTS CAMPS
Color Me Mine
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.
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!
The Artist Within
The Artist Within offers week long themed art classes and camps. Campers will experience lots of different mediums each week related to the theme. Projects include drawing, painting and sculpture. Students who want to stay all day from 9:00-3:00 may consider bringing a lunch and signing up for two camps that week.
Hours: 9-11:30 for ages 5-9 or 12:30-3:00 for ages 10 and up
Owner Dawn Petty also offers portfolio classes to help students who want to build their portfolio or want to master techniques that they are already familiar with and know that they love.
Kreative Kidz Partyz
Kreative Kidz Partyz specializes in magical birthdays. We use our parties as inspiration for our themed summer camps for both boys and girls. Our camps are half days (10am-2pm) filled with fun crafts, dress up, stories, dances and more!! Whether, your little hero wants to save the world as a super hero or your little princesses wants to rule her kingdom with pretty handmade crowns, we offer magic and fun for each of the 3-day sessions. Each session is $125 with a supply fee of $15.
DANCE / PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS
3131 Custer Road Suite #195 Plano 75075
Lone Star Circus School Summer Camp
Kids, here’s your chance to runaway with the circus for a week. Discover the thrill of becoming a circus star! And, it is a great way to make new friends! We inspire campers to discover their unique sense of creative expression by providing opportunities to reach new potentials and expand skills. LONE STAR CIRCUS SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP is a day-camp experience designed to introduce children at any level of physical development and skill the excitement of circus arts including aerial silks, aerial ring, trapeze, juggling, contortion, tight rope, rolla bolla, trampoline, hand balancing and balancing.
LONE STAR CIRCUS SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP is for children ages five to 16. For more information or reservations, please call 214/206-1449 or visit www.lonestarcircus.org.
Park Cities Dance / The Dallas Conservatory
Seay Child Care Center | (972) 981-8330
Experience a fun-filled, traditional summer day camp in an educational setting with Bright Horizons. Our X-Treme Summer Fun program for 2013 is designed around the interests of school-age kids, with a focus on technology, sports and fitness, and even a That Kid’s Got Talent Show! Snacks and meals are included in the weekly camp rate, and our long hours offer parents flexibility. Visit our convenient Plano locations at Texas Health Presbyterian and JCPenney headquarters at Legacy.
Dallas International School – Dallas
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:
Math and many more!
Open to children (ages 3 and up), teenagers and adults, our camps are offered from June 10 through July 19. Lunch is included for children enrolled full day. Call us for more information!
Vicki Truitt, Director of Summer Programs
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 3 through August 16, 2013 for boys and girls, ages 3-18. Call or go to our website to request a catalog.
Kids ‘R’ Kids
Get ready for a summer camp experience you’ll never forget as we explore, examine, create, share, and have a blast in a variety of extraordinary clubs!
Techno Club – Campers learn new concepts about technology.
Action Club – Campers will have a blast learning about reusing, renewing, and recycling.
CSI: Camp Scene Investigators – There are many mysteries (unexplained things) in the world.
Culture Club – Hop aboard as we take imaginary trips to exotic lands to explore.
Studio Club – Campers will explore several kinds of studio art!
Here’s a sneak peak at summer camp fun at Kids-R-Kids
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Give your kids or grandkids a creative, fun and educational experience this summer at SMU-in-Plano. Conveniently located off the Dallas North Tollway, we offer more than 60 one-week enrichment workshops for students entering grades 1-12.
Workshops run June 10 – August 9 and include:
- 3D Animation, Digital Gaming, Movie Makers & Fab-Lab
- CSI Forensics, Myth Breakers, Rockets & Flight
- LEGO® Car Rally, Goofy Gizmos, Battlestorm & Mindstorm
- LEGO® Architects, Mosaix, Friends & Pet-Bots
- Cartooning, Drawing, Painting & Fashion Sketching
- Math, Reading, Writing, Spelling & Literature Enhancement Skills
- Think and Speak Up, Mind Your Manners, Social & Study Skills
- SAT/ACT Test Preparation, College Planning & Applications
- Allaka Zzam Magic Camp, Puppetry, Music & More
- “Extended Day” options also available
1501 Gaylord Trail
Take a short trip to BIG summer fun at Gaylord Texan, the grandest resort destination in the Lone Star State! Nestled within our impressive four-and-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens under glass, our 10th annual SummerFest event features fun family entertainment, unique culinary programs, DreamWorks Animation character activities, and exciting play at our 10-acre outdoor pool & lazy river playground – Paradise Springs! From adult cooking classes, Texas art tours, and Friday Night Firework shows to DreamWorks Dragons Adventure Camps and Madagascar Crack-A-Lackin Cook-Ins, there is an itinerary full of activities for all ages to enjoy!
Eagle Gymnastics Academy
6085 Sports Village Road
Eagle Gymnastics Academy will be hosting fun filled summer camps starting in June for children 3 – 14 years of age
HORSEBACK RIDING CAMPS
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 (6) one week camp sessions this summer. Prospering Farm teaches lessons year round to all levels of riders, 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.
River Ranch Educational Charities at Storybrook Ranch
Storybook Ranch, home of River Ranch Educational Charities, is a 501(c)3 charity, horseback riding and event facility offering a wide variety of services and event options. We offer Scholarships to the Special Needs and Underprivileged communities as well as other nonprofits. For the general public, we specialize in Horse Camps, Trail rides, Horseback riding lessons, children & adult parties, weddings, corporate events, family reunions, picnics, High School Bonfires and Proms plus Seasonal Events like Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza, The Great Pumpkin Patch and our Haunted Ghost Ranch! There’s some fun for everyone!
JUST FOR GIRLS CAMPS
Made of Sugar and Spice
Join us for our 9th year of FABULOUS & FUN summer camps. Returning by popular demand is our Signature (4) day Princess & Diva Rock Star camp and (1) day Fancy Nancy Posh Pet & Spa Girl. Space is limited, camps fill up quickly and we only offer 4 sessions per summer. Located in historic downtown McKinney; we provide a safe, supervised environment with low ratios of 1:5. Each camp is packed with quality arts & crafts, dress-up, makeovers, theme inspired activities and much more. Call or visit our website for dates, pricing, age recommendations & registration form.
We Connect to China, LLC, and Wang Tao Kung Fu School
Welcome to the 2013 Chinese Immersion Summer Camp in Plano! This summer camp combines fun and learning for children from five to twelve years old. In addition to Chinese language, we also incorporate practicing abacus and math skills and Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts). We can also provide before and after camp child-care if requested. To ensure quality, we accept only up to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp starts from June 17 to August 17 in Plano. For more information, please visit, http://www.connecttochina.net/SummerCamp.html or call 214-208-4434.
Adventure Day Camps
Ages 4-13 participate in outdoor recreation such as archery, target shooting, kayaking, fishing, nature exploration, craft projects, obstacle courses, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, swimming, water balloons/guns, and more! We have an inflatable bounce house/water slide as well to enjoy! Come for a day, week, or all summer – discounts available for multiple kids and multiple weeks. 9:00am-4:30pm M-F with extended hours from 7am-6pm.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Register for a Heard Summer Nature Camp and give your child the gift of an early connection to nature. Camp Tortoise and Camp Coatimundi (ages 5-12) feature opportunities to investigate nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter Animal Ambassadors, and study nature-themed topics. In Nature Art Camp (ages 6-12), young artists will follow in the footsteps of Audubon and Money with unique opportunities to draw directly from nature. Keeper Camp (ages 10-14) allows children to experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with Heard Animal Ambassadors. Register by April 1 and receive a $25 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate (limit one per household/family).
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAMPS
Arts and Technology Institute
Is your child an artist? Is your child a designer? An engineer or an animator? Summer 2013 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. Do you have a teenager who thinks he is too old for summer camps? Send him/her to one of our Teen Only Camps in 3D Animation – the best educational and fun experience one could wish for. Half-day or Full-day sessions are available. Space is limited.
Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its week long summer program! Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed in fun-filled, exciting, hands-on activities. Throughout the week, children work together to solve real-world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating a Duck Chucking Device or learning about games played around the globe, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems! Discounts are available and space is limited, so register today! For more information, call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.
iD Tech Camps – Summer Tech Fun!
Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for college and future careers! Ages 7-17 build iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies, robots, websites, and more. Weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60+ universities nationwide including Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Trinity, the University of Houston, St. Edward’s University, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Students engage in personalized curriculum with a small group of peers (guaranteed 8:1 ratio) to optimize learning and social experiences. Learn firsthand how you can develop interests into so much more. Also 2-week, Teen-only Academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Sci-Tech Summer Discovery Camps are filled with “Mind-Stretching Fun” meant to inspire and engage young learners with hands-on STEM learning. Participants range from PreK-5th grade. Themes include space exploration, survival skills, superheroes & more! Sci-Tech camps feature special guests, team challenges, interactive games and experiments. All sessions have a 1:10 adult/student ratio, with a maximum of 20 kids per class. These 5-day experiences can be AM (9am-12pm), PM (1pm-4pm) or both. Extended care for working parents is available. Camps run from June 15-August 16 and all take place at our center. Week-long, half-day registrations are $115/camper (member discounts are available).
Sci-Tech Summer Camp Themes: Anatomy Attack, Challenge: Green!, Space Flight Explorers, Quest for the Best, Science of Deduction, C.I.A. : Cooks in Action, M4th M4n14cs, Courageous Kids
SPORTS & FITNESS CAMPS
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!
Dr Pepper StarCenter
Be cool this summer and spend it on the ice at an ice skating camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter McKinney at Craig Ranch facility. Fully supervised. On ice group class, off ice class, practice time and off ice activities for beginner skaters thru Freestyle 1 level. Ages 5-12 years old
Choose from June 25-27, July 30-Aug 1, Aug 13-15 Tuesday-Thursday, Camp runs 12:30-4:15pm
$25/day or $65 for 3 days
Summer Stars Hockey Camp for ages 4-8 year girls and boys
Choose from June 10-June 14, June 17-June 21, July 15-19, July 22-26 Monday-Friday, Camp runs 8:30-4:15pm
Children with their own equipment camp is $289/week. Children needing to borrow equipment camp is $299/week
*multi week discounted to $264/week
Plano Sports Authority
6500 Preston Meadow
The Ice at Stonebriar
Beat the heat and cool off at The Ice!!! Chill out in our Summer Camp while learning to skate. Campers will learn ice skating skills, play games, do crafts, and have a blast. For ages 6 and up. Register now for summer camps and classes.
If being a camper doesn’t interest you, take a class and brush up on your skills. We have classes year around for every age and ability level. Stay out of the heat and pick the coolest activity available. Learn to skate, become a figure skater or hockey player in our instructional programs fit just for you. Hockey teams and competitive figure skating are just two of our specialties. If skating is not your hobby join us for broomball.
AquaFit – Plano
Mimi Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Learn to Swim Program – ** Sign up for 2 sessions at save $10
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — (6) 30 minute Lessons. 2 week program for $99
Times: 11:30am, 12:10, 12:50, 4:00, 4:40, 6:25, 7:00pm
Session 1: June 11-20
Session 2: June 25-July 11
Session 3: July 16-25
Session 4: July 30-Aug 8
Session 5: Aug 13-Aug 22
Saturday & Sunday — (6) 30 minute lessons. 3 week program for $99
Times: 1:30, 2:10, 2:50pm
Session 1: July 13-28
Session 2: Aug 3-18
Saturday ONLY — (6) 30 minute lessons. 6 week program for $99. Times: 10:00, 10:40, 11:20. July 13-August 17
Wednesday ONLY — (6) 30 minute lessons. 6 week program for $99. Time: 5:15pm. July 17-August 21
Adult/Child Class (6 months-2 1/2 years)—(6) 30 minute lessons. 6 week program for $99. Sat at 11:15. July 13-Aug 17
Hawaiian Falls Summer Splash Camps are a great way for your kids to stay cool this summer! Kids, ages 6-12 will enjoy Camp H20, a week-long camp full of cool activities, character building lessons and summer fun. For older kids, ages 11-14, our Junior Lifeguard Camp will provide all the necessary tools to become a future lifeguard. Each Splash Camper gets a 2013 Season Pass, daily lunch during camp and t-shirt.
Hawaiian Falls Splash Camps are safe and fun for your kids and available all summer long! Space is limited so sign up today at hfalls.com!