Summer Camps and Kids Activities in North Texas (2018)

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DFW Summer Camps and Kids Activities

Making new friends, working on fun projects or learning a new skill, that’s what summer camp is all about and we’ve put together a list summer programs in North Texas where your child can do all this and more! Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Grapevine or Arlington, North Texas Kids can help you find the perfect summer camp!

Our featured 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! Want to list your summer camp? Email us for rates and information.

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DFW Summer Camps - Paint My Pottery Willowbend - North Texas KidsPaint My Pottery in The Shops @ Willowbend

6121 W. Park Blvd.
B127 Plano TX 75093

Facebook: @paintmypotterywillowbend

At one of Paint My Pottery’s half-day art camps kids will create multiple pieces of art using many mediums: pottery wheel, clay sculpture, ceramic glazing, mosaics, glass fusing, and more. They will learn a variety of techniques, to acquire skills that develop confidence, in an atmosphere that fosters curiosity and cooperation. Info: 1pm-4:30pm daily $190/weekly session; $50 deposit to register-balance due 1st day of camp session. Early registration $150/week paid in full by May 31st. Camp size limited – Camp instructors include certified teachers, teaching students, experienced artists and art interns.

Camp1: June 4-8; Camp2: June 25-29; Camp3: July 9-13; Camp4: July 16-20; Camp5 :July 23-27; Session6: August 6-10

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Brookhaven College Youth Programs

Brookhaven College’s summer youth program is back by popular demand – a program that’s packed with fun-filled courses that make learning an adventure.  Four sessions are offered, and each features a different set of classes for different age groups.  Dates are: July 6-10 (theater; digital photography; fun with physics); July 13-17 (“Just Add Water”; SAT/ACT preparation; creative writing; future leaders); July 20-24 (theater; cake decorating; creative writing for mysteries, science fiction, Manga or horror); and July 27-31 (super hero cartooning; creative writing/short stories; math and writing workshop – for middle schoolers only; digital photography using Photoshop; future leaders; and fun with physics).   Website

Camp Connections

Camp Connections is the perfect place to play in Plano for the summer and create lifelong memories. Camp will thrill your children’s creativity through arts and crafts, energize them with engaging outdoor games, and challenge them with multimedia styled activities. Discover different weekly themes throughout the summer to keep even the pickiest of tastes exploring new possibilities. Ages 6-11. Website

City of Farmers Branch

Summer Funshine Program: ages 6-12; field trips, swimming, character development, community services, arts and crafts, educational classes, fitness programs, reading time and more. Teen Camp (leadership program): ages 13-15; activities include assisting at the Animal Adoption Center and volunteering projects at parks. Special Summer Camps: ages 5-18; programs at the community rec center include art, dance, gymnastics, soccer, teen police and fire, and music. Website

City of Frisco

Activities include writing workshops, jewelry making, art, magic, sewing, athletics, swimming and more. Ages 6-15. Check website for details and registration information. Website

City of Richardson

A variety of camp options for ages 5 – 15 from June through August. Program offerings include indoor activities, swimming, field trips and more. Cost is $100 – $140 per week. Check website for details and registration information. Website

The Dallas Zoo and The Children’s Aquarium


The Dallas Zoo and The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park offers exciting interactive programs for children. Programs are designed to engage both mind and body in hands-on, original activities that can be experienced nowhere else. Sign up to start on an unforgettable adventure! Summer camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Spring Break camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature: tours through the Zoo, outdoor play and activities, themed arts and crafts, and close-up animal encounters. BeforeCamp and AfterCamp are available at both the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for most week-long and single-day camps for an additional fee. Website


Frontiers of Flight Museum

Explore the universe, learn the basics of flight, program a robot! Five-day camps, June 11 – August 3. For 1st to 10th graders. Website

Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens summer camps are all about the great outdoors! Join us as we find wildlife friends, dig into gardening, make crafts, play in nature, and more. We’re bringing back favorite camps and introducing new options for ages 3 to 5th Grade. Half Day, Full Day and Weeklong camps are available, with before/aftercare options. Website

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Lone Star Circus School

Kids, here’s your chance to runaway with the circus for a week. Discover the thrill of becoming a circus star and 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 Camps 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, rolla bolla, tightrope, clowning and balancing. Circus camp is for children ages five to 15. Camp sessions & fees: June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15 and August 1-4 (four one-week sessions), 9:00 AM – Noon, $50 per day or $225 per child for the entire week. For more information or reservations, please call 214/206-1449, visit or email us.

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Camp Just Imagine

Camp Just Imagine is a weeklong musical theater day-camp designed for students entering second through sixth grade. Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, dance, and sing with the ensemble, and create a theatrical world by designing props, sets, and costumes. Aligned with a strong curriculum and show directors who are passionate about young students learning the art of musical theater, you will be amazed at what these students can accomplish in five short days. Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Extended hours are available. Website

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Irving Arts Center Summer Camps

3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

For more than 25 years, Irving Arts Center’s summer art program has provided opportunities for kids to experience a wide variety of art disciplines through hands-on learning from professional instructors. Participants develop skill, self-confidence and an appreciation of lifelong learning.

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Kids Who Care

Kids from across Texas, the US, and abroad come to Kids Who Care’s unique musical theatre camps. By creating a summer performance experience for young artists, in a professional venue, kids are exposed to the real life process of musical theatre. From the audition to opening night, KWC creates a powerful, life-changing experience. Website

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Cimarron Youth Camp

Camp Cimarron is a Monday-Friday program located at Bob Woodruff Park-South (BWS), offering a wide range of outdoor recreation activities for children. The camp provides opportunities to learn about the natural environment through fun nature hikes and environmental education activities including fishing, crafts, games, swimming, and other activities.Website

Camp Langston

Camp Langston is a traditional children’s summer camp for boys and girls located in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, 1 ½ hours east of Dallas. Since 1951, Camp Langston has been about fun, friends and new adventures. From horseback riding and sports to arts and crafts and waterfront activities there is something for everyone. Friends, Fun and New Adventures! Website

Dove Creek Camp

Summer just got more awesome! The shores of Grapevine Lake will be your child’s adventure of lifetime full of watersports, wilderness skills, camp games, archery and so much more! Dove Creek Day Camp offers the experience of overnight camp without the hassle of packing for a full week. Website

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pirate summer campsSci-Tech Discovery Center

Sci-Tech Discovery Center
8004 N Dallas Pkwy
Frisco TX 75034
Sloane Pielli Email
Facebook: @SciTechDiscoveryCenter
Instagram: @scitechdiscovery
Twitter: @SciTechDC

Step into our crime lab and dabble with the science of art. Tinker with technology, mix up chemical reactions and get hands-on with wildlife. Our science camps are geared for children entering 1st-8th grades, with a different STEM focus each week. Everything from reptiles, robots, reactions and more. Older kids can sign up for one of our Maker Space camps. Learn to wield tools safely, build go-karts for race day, construct and fortify castles for siege or build a better bowling ball roller coaster. Mondays-Fridays all summer long! Rates start at $250/wk.

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Richardson HS Volleyball Camp

Campers are first divided by grade, then according to skill level after the 1st session. All skills and concepts are covered, including passing/serve receive, setting, attacking, blocking and defensive/offensive systems. Come and get prepared for your junior high or high school season. Grades 2-9; cost is $180. Website

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North Texas locations include Allen and The Colony

Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. The program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our Golf Teaching Professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Sign up on our website.


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