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Each spring, GuideLive rounds up dozens of day camps and classes in D-FW to help parents plan a fun summer for the kids while they are out of school. 

Scroll through more than 160 camps in nine categories -- or click on keys words below to hop to the section you are most interested in:

Day Camps

Academic Support

Arts & Crafts

Dance

Museums

Music

Special Needs

Sports & Fitness

Theater, Film & Video

When you find the perfect fit, simply follow the link to the camp website where you can find even more info and register your child. Here's to happy camping.

Day Camps

Adventures in TV Land

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano.

When: June 25-28. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $195.

Description: Children can have fun re-creating the antics from shows like Cupcake Wars, Mythbusters and Project MC2.

Contact: 972-836-8597.

Website: cranialogix.com/registration.

Alcuin School Summer Camp

Ages: 3-14.

Where: 6144 Churchill Way, Dallas.

When: June 4-July 13. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with half-day options.

Cost: $180-$420.

Description: Themed camps for kids that include art, ballet, chess, cooking, coding, drones, field trips, karate, Lego, magic, medical school, Minecraft, parkour, Pokémon, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), sewing, sports, theater, tumbling and more.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-239-1745.

Website: alcuinschool.org/page/ school-life/alcuin-summer.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas Summer Enrichment

Ages: 6-18.

Where: 4804 Worth St., Dallas; 4440 Brown St., Dallas; 2907 Linfield Road, Dallas; 4869 Gus Thomasson Road, Mesquite; 1000 Enterprise Drive, Grand Prairie.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $45.

Description: Kids and teens participate in academic enrichment activities, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided each day.

Contact: 214-821-2950.

Website: bgcdallas.org

Brookhaven College Youth Camps

Ages: 7-14.

Where: Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch.

When: July 2-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $160-$200.

Description: Super Hero Cartooning, Cake Decorating, Creative Writing, Digital Photography and Finding Your Inner Hero for Girls are among the half-day camps offered.

Contact: 972-860-4600.

Website: brookhavencollege.edu

Camp BRIT

Ages: 4-10.

Where: Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth.

When: June 11-July 12. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 a.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $90-$250.

Description: Dig in, get dirty and explore outdoor fun at three nature-themed camps at the research center next to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Contact: 817-332-4441.

Website: brit.org/camps/summer-camps

Camp Cedar Hill

Ages: 6-11.

Where: Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, 1206 W. FM1382, Cedar Hill.

When: May 29-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $120.

Description: A typical day may include outdoor exploration on the nature trail, crafts, games, learning about animals and conducting science experiments. Other experiences may include special guests and off-site trips to the pool.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 469-526-1980.

Website: dogwoodcanyon.audubon.org/summercamp

Camp Cimarron

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Bob Woodward Park South, 3840 E. Park Blvd., Plano.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or until 5:20 p.m.

Cost: $95-$129.

Description: Campers go on nature hikes, fish, do crafts, play games, swim and enjoy other outdoor activities. Drop-off and pickup will be at Carpenter Park Rec Center, 6701 Coit Road, Plano, and children will ride a shuttle bus to the campsite.

Contact: 972-941-7250 or 972-941-5414.

Website: plano.gov/2730/summer-camps

Camp Dayspring

Ages: Entering grades 1-5.

Where: Drop-off and pickup at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 18-22, July 9-13, July 23-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Cost: $275.

Description: Campers travel each day to Rock Creek Ranch in McKinney for outdoor fun including archery, swimming, crafts, team games and more. Bus departs from the church at 9 a.m. and returns at 3:45 p.m.

Contact: 214-860-1500.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun

Camp Fort Worth

Ages: 5-13.

Where: 18 community centers across Fort Worth. Check the website for locations.

When: June 11-Aug. 10. Nine-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $270 (requires community center membership).

Description: Kids will take part in creative and challenging activities and excursions.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Website: fortworthtexas.gov/camp

Camp GISD

Ages: Garland ISD students entering grades 1-5.

Where: Sam Houston Middle School, 2232 Sussex Drive, Garland.

When: July 9-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $80.

Description: Engaging and creative sessions focus on STEM activities, art, reading, sports, recreation and other options.

Registration deadline: April 27.

Contact: 972-487-3217.

Website: garlandisd.net/node/309

Camp Go

Ages: Entering grades 2-7.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 25-29. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $260.

Description: Campers will visit attractions around the area and take part in other fun activities each day.

Contact: 214-860-1500.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun

Camp Success

Ages: Entering grades K-5.

Where: Choices Leadership Academy, 18106 Marsh Lane, Dallas.

When: June 11-July 27. Seven-week session, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $325.

Description: Build learning skills in a program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, math, creative arts and fitness and includes Friday adventure field trips.

Registration deadline: May 21.

Before- or after-care: After.

Contact: 972-662-0665.

Website: choicesleadership.org

Canterbury Episcopal School Summer Camp

Ages: Pre-K-grade 6.

Where: 1708 N. Westmoreland Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $125 by April 13, then $150.

Description: Themed weeks include hands-on activities, splash day and fun projects.

Contact: 972-572-7200.

Website: thecanterburyschool.org

Chess Camp

Ages: 7-14.

Where: University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson.

When: June 11-22, July 16-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $245-$265.

Description: Classes are grouped by ability, age and instructor assessment and are led by top-ranked, internationally recognized winners of collegiate chess tournaments. Tuition includes a T-shirt, chess board and pieces, trophy, certificate, score book and group photo. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-883-4899.

Website: utdallas.edu/chess/summer-camps

CirqueFit Circus and Aerial Arts Camp

Ages: 6-18.

Where: CirqueFit, 2712 S. Rigsbee Drive, Plano.

When: June 4-8, July 9-13, July 23-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $275-$395.

Description: Campers experience the thrill of flight and discover their inner circus performer with acrobatics, juggling and more. Fun and enriching for all levels of fitness. No prior experience needed.

Contact: 469-463-6900.

Website: cirquefit.net 

City of McKinney Apex Summer Camp

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road, McKinney.

When: June 11-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $280.

Description: The aquatic center is offering summer camps each week with games, crafts and field trips reflecting the weekly theme.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-547-2739.

Website: mckinneytexas.org/1315/apex-centre.

Club SciKidz Dallas

Ages: Pre-K-entering grade 7.

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal School, 11110 Midway Road, Dallas; Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd., Dallas; Trinity Christian Academy, 17001 Addison Road, Addison.

When: June 18-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $199-$285.

Description: Science day camp offers 25 themes to choose from in Extreme Science, Film Making and Effects, Robotics and Engineering, Video Game Design, and Programming and Apps.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-530-5979.

Website: clubscikidzdallas.com

Coding With Drones

Ages: 14-17.

Where: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

When: June 18-29. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; register online.

Description: Students will construct and program drones to fly and learn about drone careers.

Contact: 972-860-7800.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/ce

Creative Camps

Ages: 5-18.

Where: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.

When: June 4-29. One- and two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $225-$495.

Description: Texas Center for Arts + Academics offers themed camps that will stretch kids' creative skills. Campers will have fun with writing, science, math, making items from recycled materials and more in the two-week Deserted Island and Zombie Survival camps. Choose from one to four weeks of Creative Time-Travelers Camp, which focuses on a different ancient era each week.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 817-766-2390.

Website: texasartsacademics.com 

Cybersecurity Defense

Ages: 14-17.

Where: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

When: June 11-29. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; register online.

Description: Students will learn about safe online behavior and the principles of cybersecurity.

Contact: 972-860-7800.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/ce 

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps

Ages: 3-entering grade 7.

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with half-day and mini-camp options for younger children (K and pre-K).

Cost: $110-$360.

Description: Themed camps offer hands-on explorations in nature and STEM activities designed to spark children's imaginations and inspire environmental stewardship. Options include Little Critters, Cool Science Explorations, Adventure Camp, SciQuest, SciQuest Jr. and more.

Before- or after-care: After, for select camps.

Contact: 214-515-6540.

Website: dallasarboretum.org 

Dallas Park and Recreation Center Camps

Ages: 5-12.

Where: 41 rec centers across Dallas. See website for locations.

When: June 11-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $60, may vary by location. In-person registration starts April 7; online registration opens April 9.

Description: Camps focus on physical and educational activities such as arts-and-crafts classes, sports clinics, fitness sessions, cultural and enrichment classes, games and field trips.

Website: dallasparks.org/178/summer-camps 

Dallas Zoo Wild Adventures Camps

Ages: 3-18.

Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas; Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, 1462 First Ave., Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with single-day and half-day options for pre-K.

Cost: $135-$265.

Description: The Dallas Zoo and the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park offer interactive camps for kids including Animals in the Spotlight, Camp H20 at the Aquarium, Keeper Camp and more. Specialty options include Coding Camp, which combines zoo adventures with hands-on tech, and Top Photographer for aspiring nature photographers.

Before- and after-care: Both.

Contact: 469-554-7300.

Website: dallaszoo.com 

Digital Leadership University

Ages: Garland ISD students entering grades 1-5.

Where: Sam Houston Middle School, 2232 Sussex Drive, Garland.

When: July 9-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free to qualifying students.

Description: Students get an up-close look at what technology can do in the classroom, from coding to digital citizenship training and gaming.

Registration deadline: April 27.

Contact: 972-487-3217.

Website: garlandisd.net/content/digital-leadership-university 

Discover Summer Camps

Ages: 3-18.

Where: Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Road, Dallas.

When: May 30-Aug. 18. One-week sessions; days and times vary by camp type and age group.

Cost: $100-$400.

Description: More than 100 camps and programs are offered in arts, adventure, sports, STEM and academics.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-353-5854.

Website: esdallas.org/summercamp 

Discovery Days

Ages: Garland ISD students entering grades 6-8.

Where: Austin Middle School, 1125 Beverly Drive, Garland.

When: July 9-26. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free to qualifying students.

Description: Middle school enrichment program includes hands-on sessions and field trips around the Dallas area to learn about emerging technologies and other learning opportunities.

Registration deadline: April 27.

Contact: 972-487-3217.

Website: garlandisd.net/content/discovery-days

Good Shepherd Episcopal School Summer Program

Ages: Entering pre-K-grade 8.

Where: 11110 Midway Road, Dallas.

When: May 29-Aug. 3. One- and two-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150-$350.

Description: This program is designed to inspire a love of learning. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), academic, sports and enrichment camps and classes are designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-357-1610.

Website: gsesdallas.org/summer 

iD Tech Camp

Ages: 7-17.

Where: Southern Methodist University, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas; Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth; University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson; Westlake Academy, 2600 Ottinger Road, Westlake.

When: June 4-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (3 p.m. on Friday).

Cost: $879-$1,279.

Description: Code a mobile app. Design your own video game. Produce a viral video. More than 30 courses are offered for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers and more.

Contact: 1-888-709-8324.

Website: idtech.com/tech-camps 

J Summer Camps

Ages: 2-15.

Where: Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 10. Three-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. for age 2 to pre-K.

Cost: $1,086-$1,548.

Description: Rock this summer with seven camps that will keep kids engaged and enchanted. Choose traditional day camp or specialty camps in gymnastics, sports, tennis, performing arts or teen travel. Daily swimming/water play is a highlight. Open to all faiths.

Before- or after-care: Both, for K-grade 6.

Contact: 214-239-7125.

Website: jccdallas.com/camps

Kids Kamp

Ages: 4-6; preschool only.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: July 30-Aug. 3. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $260.

Description: Campers will visit attractions around the area and take part in other fun activities each day.

Contact: 214-860-1500.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun 

Kidventure Camp

Ages: 3-18.

Where: All Saints Catholic School, 7777 Osage Plaza Parkway, Dallas; Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco; Kessler School, 1215 Turner Ave., Dallas; Redeemer Lutheran School, 7611 Park Lane, Dallas; St. Patrick Catholic School, 9635 Ferndale, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $225-$250.

Description: Campers will play sports and games and do yoga, art, science projects and more in a safe environment.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-303-9789.

Website: kidventure.com/dallas-summer-camp

The Knight School Summer Chess Camps

Ages: 3-12.

Where: Care Church, 1504 E. Campbell Road, Richardson.

When: July 23-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9-11 a.m. (ages 3-5) and noon-2 p.m. (ages 6-12).

Cost: $130-$150.

Description: The Knight School presents chess classes for two age groups. The Little Genius session for preschoolers is a kid-centered chess class with fun activities. Summer chess camp for older children features game instruction and fast chess clock play in a lighthearted environment.

Registration deadline: July 16.

Contact: 205-541-2729.

Website: theknightschool.com

Lakehill Summer Camps

Ages: 5-18.

Where: Lakehill Preparatory School, 2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with half-day options available.

Cost: $240-$315.

Description: Affordable teacher-led summer camps. Mix and match camps to create the perfect summer.

Before- and after-care: Both, free.

Contact: 214-826-2931.

Website: lakehillprep.org/summer-camps 

Life Skills Academy

Ages: 12-18.

Where: Cottonwood Creek Church, 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen.

When: July 16-27. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $400.

Description: Kids can learn important life skills in critical thinking, financial literacy, household maintenance, career options and more.

Contact: 214-620-5652.

Website: LSA1.com 

Life Time Fitness Camp

Ages: 5-13.

Where: Life Time Fitness, 5602 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland.

When: May 28-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: $185-$200.

Description: Themed camps include dress-up days, field trips, games and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) challenges.

Contact: 972-202-8251.

Website: lifetimefitness.com/garland 

LLELA Summer Camp

Ages: 7-12.

Where: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville.

When: June 11-29. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Three-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) option also available.

Cost: $150-$200.

Description: Take a trail walk, paddle a kayak, do the chores at a real log cabin, go fishing and have other adventures in the wild of the nature preserve.

Before- or after-care: After.

Contact: 972-219-3550.

Website: llela.org 

Lone Star Circus Summer Camps

Ages: 6-15.

Where: Inwood Soccer Center, 14801 Inwood, Addison.

When: June 18-22, July 9-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon; until 4 p.m. week of July 9.

Cost: $225-$290.

Description: Children of all skill levels can experience the excitement of circus arts, including aerial silks, trapeze, juggling, contortion, rola bola, tightrope, clowning and balancing. A performance for parents is scheduled on the final day of each camp.

Contact: 214-206-1449.

Website: lonestarcircus.org/camps 

Mobile Virtual Reality Camp

Ages: 14-17.

Where: Cedar Valley College campuses at 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster; and 207 N. Cannady Drive, Cedar Hill.

When: July 9-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; register online.

Description: Students learn the basics of game programming, scripting and the development of 3-D games and character design.

Contact: 972-860-7800.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/ce.

Mountain View College Summer Youth Classes

Ages: 5-17.

Where: 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 16. Session length, days and hours vary by class.

Cost: $40-$140. Registration opens April 23.

Description: The college offers a variety of classes including reading, writing and math camps, ballet, tennis, swimming, comics and more.

Contact: 214-860-8835.

Website: mountainviewcollege.edu/cd/ce/pages/ default.aspx. Summer youth classes catalog will be online April 13.

Parish Summer

Ages: 3-18.

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas.

When: May 29-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with half-day option also available.

Cost: $185-$450.

Description: Specialty and traditional day camps are offered for different age groups. Specialty camps include arts, sports, academics, chess, theater and many more.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-852-8752.

Website: parishsummer.org 

Pinnacle Prep Summer Camp

Ages: Entering K-grade 8.

Where: Pinnacle Prep, 1310 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville.

When: June 11-July 13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with half-day options also available.

Cost: $175-$300.

Description: Themed STEM camps include Space Explorers, CSI Detective, Candy Chemistry, Coding. Instruction in writing and public speaking are also offered.

Contact: 940-453-5887.

Website: pinnacleprepschool.com 

Spanish Schoolhouse Camp

Ages: 3-8.

Where: Spanish Schoolhouse, 6065 Esther Way, Frisco. Check website for 10 additional locations in D-FW.

When: June 4-July 27. Two-week sessions, weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with two- to five-day options.

Cost: $182-$364.

Description: Campers are immersed in the Spanish language as they take part in hands-on activities related to each camp: Eco Kids, Treasures of the Rainforest, Goal (soccer camp) and Adventures in Time.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-618-2500.

Website: spanishschoolhouse.com 

Starwood Academy of Frisco Summer Camp

Ages: 6-15.

Where: 3443 Lebanon Road, Frisco.

When: June 1-July 31. One-month sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $1,285.

Description: Themed summer camps at the new Frisco campus include cooking, sports, drama and art.

Contact: 972-712-8080.

Website: starwoodmontessori.com 

STEM Science Summer Camp

Ages: 7-14 (entering grades 1-8).

Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $300.

Description: Explore a science theme each week, from robots to roller coasters, with interactive activities and experiments.

Contact: 972-546-3050.

Website: mindstretchingfun.org 

Summer at St. John's

Ages: 4-14.

Where: St. John's Episcopal School, 848 Harter Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and/or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $180-$450.

Description: St. John's offers a broad range of choices including arts, musical theater, community service, sports, robotics, Lego and fun-themed camps. New for 2018 are Drone Flight Academy, Vet Camp, Paw Patrol and Build Your Own Computer Camp.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-328-9131, ext. 224.

Website: stjohnsschool.org/summer 

Summer at the Science Center

Ages: 3-entering grade 8.

Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington.

When: June 11-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9 a.m.- noon.

Cost: $185-$255.

Description: From Outdoor Adventure Camps to interactive, engaging hands-on classes, summer at River Legacy Living Science Center is naturally fun. Weeklong programs investigate the wildlife, ecology and environment of River Legacy Park.

Contact: 817-860-6752.

Website: riverlegacy.org/summer-classes 

Summer Camps at Studio Bella

Ages: 3-12.

Where: 1450 Old Gate Lane, Dallas (at White Rock United Methodist Church); Hexter Elementary, 9720 Waterview Road, Dallas; Sanger Elementary, 8410 San Leandro Drive, Dallas.

When: May 29-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and/or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150-$225.

Description: Creative and playful camps are offered in art, science, technology, architecture, math, engineering, sewing, pottery, cooking, sports and more.

Before- or after-care: Both, at Old Gate Lane location only.

Contact: 469-878-8056.

Website: studiobellaforkids.com 

Summer Enrichment Camp

Ages: 3-17.

Where: Dallas International School, 6039 Churchill Way, Dallas.

When: June 11-July 20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with half-day options available.

Cost: $160-$300.

Description: Enrichment camp offers activities in language, art, sports, science, technology and chess.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 469-375-6109.

Website: dallasinternationalschool.org

Summer Programs at Northaven

Ages: 2-7.

Where: Northaven Co-operative Preschool, 11211 Preston Road, Dallas.

When: May 29-June 28. One-day sessions, Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., until 12:30 p.m. for age 2.

Cost: $35, plus $35 one-time enrollment fee.

Description: Each class is a mixture of play-based activities, crafts, music and stories guided by preschool teachers. Outdoor activities may include sand and water play.

Contact: 214-236-4868 or 214-691-7666.

Website: northavencoop.com 

TCU Summer Camp

Ages: Entering grades 1-12.

Where: Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth.

When: June 4-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $199-$598.

Description: Kids can experience learning and fun on a college campus with a focus on STEM activities. Combine half-day camps to create a full day. Among the options are Lego camps, creative writing, drones, holography and Photoshop, CSI Forensics and more.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 817-257-7132.

Website: lifelong.tcu.edu 

Teens Outreach and Adventure

Ages: 14-16.

Where: Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center, 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano.

When: June 25-29, July 30-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $125.

Description: Teens participate in community service projects, socialize with peers and learn leadership skills while having fun.

Contact: 972-941-5414.

Website: plano.gov/2730/summer-camps 

Texas Discovery Gardens Earth Explorers Camps

Ages: 3-14.

Where: Texas Discovery Gardens (inside Fair Park), 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 17. Single-day and one-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 or 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $20-$210

Description: Campers explore the wonders of nature in one-day or one-week themed camps with daily access to the new Eco Discovery Adventure and Natural Playscape, the butterfly house and snake exhibit.

Before- and after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-428-7476, ext. 343.

Website: txdg.org/camps 

UTD Coding Camps

Ages: 7-18.

Where: University of Texas at Dallas ECSS Building, 838 Franklyn Jenifer Drive, Richardson.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150-$300.

Description: Fifteen to 20 coding camps are offered every week during 11 weeks of summer, starting from half-day camps for elementary kids to advanced-level coding in commercial programming languages for high school students. Popular camps are repeated throughout the summer.

Contact: 972-357-6893; csk12@utdallas.edu.

Website: utdallas.edu/k12/summer 

VEX Robotics Camp

Ages: Garland ISD students entering grades 6-8.

Where: Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center, 4885 N. Bush Turnpike, Garland.

When: June 18-22. One-week session, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $50.

Description: Middle school students design and construct a working robot using teamwork and innovation.

Registration deadline: April 27.

Contact: 972-487-3217.

Website: garlandisd.net/content/vex-robotics-camp 

Wonders of Water

Ages: 5-12.

Where: Camp Tonkawa Outdoor Learning Center, 1036 County Road 203, Collinsville.

When: July 7, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $35.

Description: Spend a day connecting with nature, exploring weather, the water cycle and animals such as turtles, frogs and fish. Activities include crafts, songs, games and canoeing. Parents are welcome to stay with younger children. Camp Tonkawa is on a 35-acre wildlife refuge, about one hour north of Dallas.

Registration deadline: June 15.

Contact: 940-440-8382.

Website: camptonkawa.org 

Your Summer to Shine

Ages: 2-entering grade 6.

Where: The Westwood School, 14340 Proton Road, Dallas.

When: June 5-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $200-$275.

Description: Camps are tailored to preschool and elementary students, with a different theme each week. Daily activities may include art projects, games and cooking. There is a special guest each week, a Friday pizza party and Splash Day.

Registration deadline: May 30.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-239-8598.

Website: westwoodschool.org/summer

Black Girls Code

Ages: Girls 14-17.

Where: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

When: July 23-27. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free; register online.

Description: Introduction to programming and tech designed for teen girls.

Contact: 972-860-7800.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/CE 

Bringing Math to Life

Ages: 14-17.

Where: Cedar Valley College Center at Cedar Hill, 207 N. Cannady Drive, Cedar Hill.

When: July 9-20. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; register online.

Description: Students will be immersed in the critical thinking required for the highest levels of math.

Contact: 972-860-7800.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/CE 

Camp 43

Ages: Students graduating from high school in 2018-2020.

Where: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas (on the SMU campus).

When: June 20-22. Three-day session, Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost: Free, with accepted application.

Description: Twenty-five students will be chosen to participate in this summer camp, which focuses on leadership and decision-making skills. A highlight of Camp 43 is a real-time simulation in which students play the roles of members of the president's administration and collaborate to resolve a crisis. Lunch, snacks and a formal Friday-evening dinner are provided.

Registration deadline: April 13.

Contact: 214-346-1650.

Website: georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu 

Coding Camps

Ages: 6-17.

Where: University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-days 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. also offered.

Cost: $150-$300.

Description: More than 100 coding camps are offered on the UTD campus for different age groups, from Explore Coding Tools for 6- to 7-year-olds to database and game programming for teens.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-357-6893; csk12@utdallas.edu.

Website: utdallas.edu/k12/summe

ESL Summer Intensive English Classes

Ages: 4-18.

Where: English Advantage, 3401 Custer Road, Plano.

When: June 11-29, July 9-27. Three-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $1,100; $1,500.

Description: Children can learn English in a fun atmosphere with age-appropriate activities such as storytelling, role playing, singing and more.

Registration deadline: April 30.

Contact: 972-312-8660.

Website: englishadvantagellc.com

Future Focus Camp

Ages: Entering grades 11-12.

Where: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, 1800 N. Lamar St., Dallas.

When: June 11-22. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free, with accepted application.

Description: 60 Dallas ISD students will explore college and career paths, participate in mock interviews, learn about résumé-building and visit six corporate offices in D-FW.

Application deadline: April 27.

Contact: 214-978-0032.

Website: unitedwaydallas.org/uwmd/futurefocuscamp

Pipelines and Pathways STEM Boot Camp

Ages: Boys 14-18.

Where: June 11-15: Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center, 1515 W. Belt Line Road, Cedar Hill; June 18-22: Cedar Valley College Center at Cedar Hill, 207 N. Cannady Drive, Cedar Hill; June 25-29: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

When: June 11-29. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Description: Boot Camp is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Predominantly Black Institutions program, designed to increase the academic success of African-American male students through immersion in science, technology, engineering and math.

Contact: 972-860-8019.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu/P2

Read to Succeed

Ages: Entering K-grade 1.

Where: Callier Center, 1966 Inwood Road, Dallas.

When: May 30-July 18. Eight-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Cost: $700 plus $75 enrollment fee.

Description: Led by a licensed speech-language pathologist, the program is designed to improve literacy skills for children. Lessons introduce a reading skill and strategy while implementing phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Contact: 214-905-3135.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps 

SAT Summer Institute at TCU

Ages: Entering grades 9-12.

Where: Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth.

When: June 25-28, July 16-19, July 30-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $499.

Description: Intensive test prep program includes a review of the exam materials, a study plan and strategies for succeeding on standardized tests.

Contact: 817-257-7132.

Website: lifelong.tcu.edu 

Adventures in Art Camps

Ages: 5-13.

Where: Various rec centers and schools in Allen, Flower Mound, Frisco, Carrollton, Highland Park, McKinney, Plano, The Colony, Sachse and Wylie. See website for details.

When: June 11-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon or 2-5 p.m.

Cost: $120-$150.

Description: Robert Garden School of Art presents fine-art camps that focus on teaching realistic painting, brush loading, perspective and color theory. Students will complete eight landscapes using watercolors, heavy and light acrylics, charcoals and oil pastels.

Contact: 214-755-2681.

Website: robertgardenart.com 

Art Camps at J's

Ages: 5-18.

Where: J's Art Studio, 17630 Davenport Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $200.

Description: Children and teens explore clay, sculpture and painting in themed art camps. Art Skills and Teen Workshops introduce young artists to various media such as drawing and sewing.

Contact: 972-931-1933.

Website: jsartstudio.com 

Craft Guild of Dallas Young Artists Camp

Ages: 5-18.

Where: 3410 Midcourt Road, Carrollton.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $225-$285.

Description: Young artists can get creative with pottery, throwing on the wheel, painting, drawing, glass projects, metalsmithing and other traditional arts in morning and afternoon classes.

Contact: 972-490-0303.

Website: craftguildofdallas.org 

Nature Art Camp

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

When: July 16-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $160-$185.

Description: Young artists create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. A different medium will be explored each day.

Contact: 972-562-5566.

Website: heardmuseum.org/camps

Outdoor Art Camp

Ages: Entering grades 2-4.

Where: Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas (in Fair Park).

When: July 30-Aug. 3. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $210.

Description: Children explore artistic methods as they re-create what they see in the garden. A field trip to the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park is included.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-428-7476, ext. 343.

Website: texasdiscoverygardens.org/camps 

Studio Arts Camps and Classes

Ages: 6-18.

Where: 10051 Shoreview, Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. for camps. Art classes meet weekly throughout the summer; times and days vary by subject.

Cost: $225 for camps; check website for art class prices.

Description: Weeklong camps guide children through art-making activities that encourage creativity and problem-solving. Art classes for teens explore new concepts using a variety of professional art materials.

Contact: studioartsregistrar@gmail.com.

Website: studioartsdallas.com

Summer Art Camps and Classes for Kids and Teens

Ages: 6-17.

Where: Visual Expressions Creative Arts School, 1425 N. U.S. Highway 67, Cedar Hill.

When: Camps -- June 4-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Classes -- May 14-Sept. 15. Six-week sessions meet once a week; days and times vary. One-day workshops also offered. See website for details.

Cost: $15-$140.

Description: Kids and teens, grouped by age, can have fun exploringtechniques and media in a variety of art camps. Projects include fused glass, drawing, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, pottery, encaustics and more. Supplies are included.

Contact: 972-293-1117.

Website: veartgallery.com

University of Dallas Summer Art Academy

Ages: Entering grade 7 through 2018 high school graduates.

Where: 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving.

When: June 11-15. One-week session, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $395.

Description: Student artists are immersed in the language and technique of making art by working in media including ceramics, printmaking and drawing.

Registration deadline: June 1.

Contact: 972-721-5106.

Website: udallas.edu/artacademy 

Visual Arts Camp

Ages: 8-18.

Where: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.

When: June 4-15 (ages 12-18); June 18-29 (ages 8-11). Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $495.

Description: Texas Center for Arts + Academics offers two age-specific camps in which students explore technique, theory and art history with skilled, certified educators.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 817-766-2390.

Website: texasartsacademics.com 

 Dance

Ballet Camps

Ages: 3-18.

Where: RBR Muzik Studio, 3248 Skyway Circle N., Irving.

When: June 11-29. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $115 until May 31, then $150.

Description: Pre-ballet camp for ages 3-7, beginner ballet for ages 8-11 and teen ballet for ages 12-18.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-446-5225.

Website: rbrmuzik.com/summer-camp 

Ballet Dance Camp

Ages: 7-9.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: June 18-22. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $150.

Description: Young ballerinas with previous training will study the ballet arts.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com 

Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop

Ages: 10-18.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: July 9-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $310; $475 for both sessions.

Description: A workshop designed to challenge intermediate- to advanced-level dancers with three to six years of ballet experience.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com

Broadway Bound

Ages: 7-11.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: July 23-27. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $150.

Description: Fun class for dancers interested in musical theater that teaches Broadway-style theater, song and dance. Previous dance experience required.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com

Dallas Black Dance Academy Summer Enrichment: Mind and Motion

Ages: 9-16.

Where: Dallas Black Dance Academy, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas.

When: June 4-22. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $350 before May 15, then $400.

Description: Dancers with previous training receive instruction in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and African dance from professional dancers. The program includes weekly guest speakers. All students will take part in a final performance demonstrating the techniques they have learned.

Contact: 214-871-2376, ext. 101.

Website: dbdt.com

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Dance Academy

Ages: 6-16.

Where: The Star, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco; AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington.

When: June 3-Aug. 17. Single-day sessions for ages 3-6, 9 a.m.-noon; three-day camps for ages 6-16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $200-$275. Early bird pricing until May 1.

Description: A fun dance and cheer program gives campers the chance to learn from members of the renowned cheerleading squad.

Contact: 972-497-4366.

Website: dallascowboys.com/academy

Dancing Angels Christian Dance Camps

Ages: 3-entering grade 7.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 25-28, July 9-12, July 23-26, Aug. 6-9. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $165.

Description: From ballet to hip-hop and all dance styles in between, campers learn to dance in a Christian environment.

Contact: 214-987-9400.

Website: dancingangels.com

Discovery Dance Camp

Ages: 3-6.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: June 18-22, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $100.

Description: Themed camp introduces young dancers to music and rhythm and includes daily art projects.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com

Half-Day Ballet Intensive

Ages: 10-13.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: July 30-Aug. 3. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $200.

Description: Workshop focuses on pointe and pre-pointe. For experienced dancers only.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com

Jazz and Tap Intensive

Ages: 8-18.

Where: Dallas Ballet Center, 8530 Abrams Road, Dallas.

When: June 25-29. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $250.

Description: Dancers with previous jazz training improve skills in jazz, tap, musical theater, hip-hop, lyrical, audition prep and choreography.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com 

Mavs Dance Camp

Ages: 6-18.

Where: Mavs Practice Facility, 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas; Life Time Fitness, 971 State Highway 121, Allen; Life Time Fitness, 7100 Preston Road, Plano; Life Time Athletic, 5910 N. Central Expressway, Dallas.

When: June 18-20 (Plano), June 25-27 (Allen), July 9-11, 23-25 (Dallas). Three-day sessions, Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $195.

Description: Children of all skill levels receive dance instruction from the Dallas Mavericks Dancers. Camps emphasize self-confidence, technique, fitness and fun.

Contact: 214-747-6287.

Website: mavs.com/community/basketballacademy/dancecamp

Texas Dance Conservatory: Fill Your Summer With Dance

Ages: 3-19.

Where: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.

When: June 18-29, Aug. 6-10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $115-$325.

Description: Explore creative movement and develop skills in a wide range of summer intensives, master classes and themed camps for all ages and skill levels.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 817-717-4544.

Website: texasdanceconservatory.org

Art Camp and Art Study

Ages: 4-17.

Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth.

When: May 29-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday (except Memorial Day)-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., until noon for pre-K, until 3 p.m. for Art Study.

Cost: $120-$250.

Description: Art campers explore art and architecture in the galleries and on the grounds, then spend time in the studio working with artists to create their own art. Camp concludes with a reception and art show with family and friends. Art Study, for ages 14-17, is a week of creative thinking and art-making with a skilled artist as guide.

Contact: 817-738-9215.

Website: themodern.org

Destination Dallas

Ages: Completed grades 9-12 in 2018.

Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas.

When: July 18-20. One-day sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free. Applicants must be selected to participate.

Description: Explore the art and architecture of downtown Dallas, then create and share your design with art experts. Visit the website for an application, which must be submitted online or by mail.

Registration deadline: May 31.

Contact: 214-242-5170.

Website: nashersculpturecenter.org

Discovery Camps

Ages: Pre-K-entering grade 6.

Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 Field St., Dallas; the Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road, Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 17. Mostly one-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or half-days 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $250-$385.

Description: Themed camps offer hands-on exploration and activities in science, tech, engineering and math. Camps include Little Paleontologists, Mission to Mars, Zombie Survival, Jurassic Journey and more.

Before- or after-care: Both, except for pre-K.

Contact: 214-428-5555, ext. 8.

Website: perotmuseum.org

Frontiers of Flight Museum Summer Camps

Ages: 6-16 (entering grades 1-10).

Where: 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $275.

Description: Kids learn about flight, explore the solar system at the museum's

portable planetarium and take field trips in a variety of STEM-based camps, grouped by age.

Before- or after-care: After.

Contact: 214-699-4619.

Website: flightmuseum.com/fofm-summer-camp

Heard Summer Nature Camps

Ages: 5-12.

Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

When: June 18-29, July 9-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $235.

Description: Register for Camp Cougar or Camp Egret and discover the wonders of nature at the Heard's 289-acre sanctuary. Encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics and more.

Contact: 972-562-5566.

Website: heardmuseum.org/camps

Keeper Camp

Ages: 10-15.

Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

When: June 11-15, July 23-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $285.

Description: Go behind the scenes and experience hands-on adventure with education and exhibit animals. Learn about the Heard's animals and what it takes to properly care for them.

Contact: 972-562-5566.

Website: heardmuseum.org/camps

Kids' Mini Camps

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

When: July 3, 5 and 6. One-day sessions, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $20.

Description: Spend a day exploring the museum and 289-acre nature preserve. Each mini camp has a different theme.

Contact: 972-562-5566.

Website: heardmuseum.org/camps

NasherKids Camp

Ages: Entering grades 2-6.

Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas.

When: June 11-15. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $150.

Description: Children with an interest in design spend a week at the Nasher completing a different project each day.

Registration deadline: May 18.

Contact: 214-242-5170.

Website: nashersculpturecenter.org

Nasher Summer Institute for Teens

Ages: Completed grades 9-12 in 2018.

Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas.

When: June 25-29. One-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free. Applicants must be teacher-nominated and selected to participate.

Description: Students who love art can learn about many aspects of the art world during a week working with artists and other art professionals.

Registration deadline: April 9.

Contact: 214-242-5184.

Website: nashersculpturecenter.org

Pioneer Camp/Creek Camp

Ages: 6-12.

Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano.

When: Pioneer Camp: June 11-15, July 9-13. Creek Camp: June 25-29, July 23-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $200.

Description: Campers experience old-fashioned fun on the farmstead in two camps that feature activities such as caring for farm animals, vintage games, hands-on historical demos, water games and creek walks.

Before- or after-care: After.

Contact: 972-881-0140.

Website: heritagefarmstead.org/summer-camps

Summer Camps at the DMA

Ages: 4-12.

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas.

When: June 4-29, July 9-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $210.

Description: Art camps have something for just about every creative kid. Themed camps will spark children's imaginations with mixed media, fashion, drawing, painting, design and more. They'll explore galleries and create their own masterpieces.

Contact: 214-922-1394.

Website: dma.org

East Dallas Children's Music Summer Camps and Classes

Ages: Infants-7.

Where: 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas (inside Wilshire Baptist Church).

When: Classes -- July-August. Four-week sessions, once a week for 30-45 min. (Mondays or Tuesdays in July, Wednesdays or Thursdays in August).  Camps -- July 9-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.

Cost: $90-$102.

Description: Musikgarten classes for babies and toddlers, with a parent or caregiver, include singing, dancing and patterning activities. Camps for older children feature songs, games, art activities, ensembles and drumming.

Contact: 214-324-2224.

Website: eastdallaschildrensmusic.com

Fine Arts Worship Camp

Ages: 3-13.

Where: Spring Valley United Methodist Church, 7700 Spring Valley, Dallas.

When: June 4-8. One-week session, Monday-Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $45-$120.

Description: Campers explore fine arts and rehearse a musical that will be performed for parents on the last day of camp.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-233-7671.

Website: svumc.org

Girls Rock Fort Worth

Ages: 8-11.

Where: Hill School, 4817 Odessa Ave., Fort Worth.

When: July 9-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday concert noon-4 p.m.

Cost: $350.

Description: Girls Rock aims to empower girls through music. Campers learn to play an instrument, form a band, write an original song and attend hands-on workshops. Friends and family are invited for an end-of-camp performance.

Registration deadline: June 9.

Contact: 817-202-7873.

Website: girlsrockfw.org

Intro to Keyboard Camp

Ages: 6 1/2 -8.

Where: 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas (inside Wilshire Baptist Church).

When: July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug. 6-10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m. (week of July 9), 10 a.m.-noon (week of July 23) or 3-5 p.m. (week of Aug. 6).

Cost: $175-$200.

Description: Kids have fun exploring the piano in a camp presented by East Dallas Children's Music. Campers can learn about the keyboard, experience rhythm and tonal patterns, improvise, drum, play in ensembles, play and sing songs.

Contact: 214-324-2224.

Website:  eastdallaschildrensmusic.com

Music Camps

Ages: 5-13.

Where: RBR Muzik Studio, 3248 Skyway Circle N., Irving.

When: June 4-15. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $115 until May 31, then $150.

Description: Camps offered in string, keyboard and Sing Disney, with a showcase for parents at the end of each week.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-446-5225.

Website: rbrmuzik.com

Opera Funatics Camps

Ages: Entering grades 3-12.

Where: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.

When: June 18-29. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $495.

Description: Texas Center for Arts + Academics and Fort Worth Opera present an interactive summer intensive camp that includes coaching sessions and appearances by FWO staff members. Younger students will learn the chorus from the children's opera Hansel and Gretel. Older students will select an opera piece and receive one-on-one coaching from the FWO's principal pianist.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 817-766-2390.

Website: texasartsacademics.com

Park Cities School of Music Camps

Ages: 6 months-18.

Where: 7979 Inwood Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday mostly 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Baby and toddler camps are Monday-Friday for 45 minutes and for one hour, 15 minutes. Pop Star Plus camp is Monday-Saturday.

Cost: $115-$400.

Description: Themed music camps for all ages offer instruction in a variety of instruments, singing, movement and stage presence. Choices include Instruments Explorers, Princess and Superhero Camp, Rock Star, iPad Camp and Cabaret Workshop.

Contact: 214-455-1477.

Website: parkcitiesschoolofmusic.com

Summer Singing Camp

Ages: Entering grades 4-8.

Where: Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas.

When: June 11-15. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $125; free to students in a school, church or community choir.

Description: Learn to sing and perform with the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas. Students will sing, study music theory and explore instruments. Camp closes with a free concert for friends and family.

Contact: 214-965-0491.

Registration deadline: June 4.

Website: thechildrenschorus.org

University of Dallas Summer Music Academy

Ages: Entering grade 7-2018 high school graduate.

Where: University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving.

When: June 11-15. One-week session, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $395.

Description: String, piano and voice students work with music department faculty in private sessions, master classes, theory classes and ensembles.

Registration deadline: June 1.

Contact: 972-721-5079.

Website: udallas.edu/musicacademy

Angel Camp

Ages: 5-18.

Where: J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, 1210 N. Goliad St., Rockwall.

When: June 4-July 20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free, but space is limited.

Description: Children with physical and intellectual challenges can take part in typical day camp activities including archery, shooting, crafts, swimming, canoeing, group games and field trips. Each session is limited to 20 campers, who are closely supervised by a trained staff.

Contact: 972-772-9622.

Website: ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca/angel_camp

Blue Pegasus Players

Ages: 8-18.

Where: Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas.

When: June 11-15 for ages 13-18; one-week session, Monday-Friday 2-4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 for ages 8-12; one-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $125.

Description: Sensory-friendly theater camp is designed for students with autism, Asperger's syndrome, Down syndrome and other sensory-processing and special needs. Kids can act, sing, create a play, tell jokes and more in classes led by Dallas Children's Theater professionals. Campers will present a showcase for family and friends at the end of the week.

Contact: 214-978-0110, ext. 138.

Website: dct.org

Camp Can Do

Ages: 6-12.

Where: YMCA Camp Carter, 6200 Sand Springs Road, Fort Worth.

When: June 18-22. One-week session, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free. Apply online.

Description: Blind or visually impaired kids can enjoy camp fun such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, skeet shooting and riflery. With the help of trained staff and volunteers, Camp Can Do provides a nearly 1:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

Contact: 817-738-9241.

Website: campcarter.org/other-camps/camp-can-do

Camp Interact

Ages: Entering grades 2-7.

Where: Callier Center, 2895 Facilities Way, Richardson.

When: Aug. 6-10. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $500, plus $75 enrollment fee.

Description: A fun, therapeutic day camp for children with social difficulties. Children may have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorder and/or mild language impairment.

Contact: 214-905-3121.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

Camp New Horizons North and South

Ages: 5-12.

Where: North -- Cross Creek Ranch, 3406 Dublin Road, Parker; June 4-8. South -- Southern Cross Ranch, 1800 W. Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas; June 18-22.

When: June 4-22. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $135; scholarships available.

Description: Children with diabetes can take part in outdoor fun including sports, swimming, games and crafts, as well as learn about diabetes management. Activities are supervised by health professionals experienced in diabetes care and by trained volunteers. Camp concludes on Friday with a field day and family picnic.

Contact: 972-255-6900, ext. 6097.

Website: diabetes.org/camps

Camp Talk A'Lot

Ages: 3-5.

Where: Callier Center, 2895 Facilities Way, Richardson.

When: June 4-July 11. Six-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $700, plus $75 enrollment fee.

Description: A group language therapy program for preschoolers that uses fun, thematic activities each week designed to increase language skills. Children will also practice social communication with peers. Session is led by a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Contact: 972-883-3636.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

H.E.R.O.E.S. Summer Camp

Ages: 3-adult.

Where: First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson.

When: June 18-July 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $450.

Description: Students with disabilities take part in community-based learning and integration activities that include field trips to swim, watch a movie, take part in a paint party, zip line, visit the zoo and more.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: info@heroesdfw.org.

Website: heroesdfw.org/programs/summer-day-camps

Special Education Coding Camps

Ages: 9-18.

Where: University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson.

When: June 25-29, July 23-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $300.

Description: The Department of Computer Science offers summer coding camps for special-needs students. There will be a dedicated instructor for each child, and a parent or responsible adult is welcome to stay during the session.

Contact: 972-357-6893; csk12@utdallas.edu.

Website: utdallas.edu/k12/summer

Speech Buddies

Ages: 3-6.

Where: Callier Center, 1966 Inwood Road, Dallas.

When: May 30-July 18. Eight-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-10 a.m.

Cost: $700, plus $75 enrollment fee.

Description: Led by a licensed speech-language pathologist, the program is designed to help children who have difficulty being understood because of speech and who may have a diagnosis of apraxia, severe articulation or phonological disorders.

Contact: 214-905-3135.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

Summer Language Intervention Camp for Kids (SLICK)

Ages: Entering grades 2-7.

Where: Callier Center, 2895 Facilities Way, Richardson.

When: June 11-July 18. Six-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $700, plus $75 enrollment fee.

Description: Intensive language therapy program for children with language and learning disorders. Led by a licensed speech-language pathologist, activities focus on listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary, summarizing and problem-solving.

Contact: 972-883-3608.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

Summer Listening Camp -- Cochlear Implant

Ages: 4-11.

Where: Cross Creek Ranch, 3406 Dublin Road, Parker.

When: July 23-27. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Friday.

Cost: $250.

Description: Fun-filled summer camp for children with cochlear implants. Campers receive listening and speech-language therapy from the Callier Center's licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Daily activities include arts and crafts, music, dance, bounce house slides and obstacle courses. Camp ends with a family fun day.

Contact: 214-905-3139.

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

All-Star Basketball Camp

Ages: Entering grades 1-7.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 18-22, July 9-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon week of July 16.

Cost: $150.

Description: Young players can learn fundamentals and improve skills in ball handling, passing and shooting. Basketball included.

Contact: 214-860-1570 or 214-860-1692.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun

BDB Champions Summer Camp

Ages: Entering grades 2-8.

Where: Fretz Park Recreation Center, 6950 Belt Line Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Drop-in option available.

Cost: $120; $40 drop-in per day. Register in person at Fretz Park.

Description: Campers work on basketball skills and drills and enjoy pizza and prizes on Friday.

Contact: 214-670-6203.

Website: bdbchampions.com

Brookhaven Country Club Tennis and Swim Camp

Ages: 6-10.

Where: 3332 Golfing Green Drive, Dallas.

When: June 11-29, July 9-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $310.

Description: A fun-filled tennis camp for beginner- to intermediate-level players teaches fundamentals of the game through creative drills, games and activities. The camp also includes supervised swimming and recreation time.

Contact: 972-241-5961.

Website: clubcorp.com

City of Plano Sports Camps

Ages: 10-16

Where: Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center, 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano.

When: June 4-29, July 9-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $145.

Description: Campers will have fun experiencing a variety of sports and activities, along with a visit to the pool.

Contact: 972-941-5414.

Website: plano.gov/2730/summer-camps

Colonial Equestrian Center English Horseback Riding Camp

Ages: 6-18.

Where: 2213 County Road 447, Princeton.

When: June 11-July 6. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., until 2 p.m. for Beginner Camp July 2-6.

Cost: $350-$385.

Description: Students receive riding lessons daily, learn about horse care, play games and do crafts. The camp offers small groups of six or less, with plenty of individual attention and instruction.

Contact: 972-734-2087.

Website: colonialequestrian.com

Cooper Fit and Fun Day Camps

Ages: 5-13.

Where: Cooper Fitness Center, 12100 Preston Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for Kids Camp; 2:30-4 p.m. for Splash Camp.

Cost: $215-$260.

Description: Youth Camp, for ages 8-13, is an action-packed camp that allows kids to try different sports and activities. Kids Camp, for ages 5-7, introduces younger campers to soccer, volleyball and tennis. Children also play games and learn about fitness and nutrition. Half-day campers can add on Splash Camp to make it a full day.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-233-4832.

Website: cooperyouth.com/dallas

Dallas Cowboys Football Academy

Ages: Entering grades 2-12.

Where: The Star, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco; AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington.

When: June 25-Aug. 17. Three-day sessions, Monday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Friday or Sunday-Tuesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $275-$300.

Description: The football camp with the Dallas Cowboys offers three days of noncontact football and skill instruction with former NFL players and coaching staff, along with a flag football tournament.

Contact: 972-497-4272; twheatley@dallascowboys.net

Website: dallascowboys.com/camps

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp

Ages: 8-18.

Where: 20 locations across D-FW.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $250.

Description: Basketball players of all skill levels receive instruction from the Mavs camp staff. Boys and girls, grouped by age, work on skills and drills with a focus on cooperation, teamwork and fun.

Contact: 214-747-6287.

Website: mavs.com/community/basketballacademy

Dodgeball Camp

Ages: Entering grades 2-7.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 11-15, July 16-20, Aug. 6-10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150.

Description: Boys and girls will play different versions of the classic game and work on skills in throwing, dodging, catching and strategy.

Contact: 214-860-1570 or 214-860-1692.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun

Full-Day Junior Golf Camp

Ages: 10-17.

Where: Luna Vista Golf Course, 11223 Luna Road, Dallas.

When: June 11-14, June 25-28. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $295.

Description: The camp covers the techniques of the swing and short game, with practical application on the course. Learn about course management, trouble shots, golf course basics, rules and etiquette.

Contact: 972-418-1042.

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Half-Day Junior Golf Camp

Ages: 7-17.

Where: Luna Vista Golf Course, 11223 Luna Road, Dallas.

When: June 4-8, June 18-22, July 9-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $195.

Description: The camp covers all aspects of the game and includes playing time. Golfers can learn techniques of the swing and short game, rules and etiquette.

Contact: 972-418-1042.

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Heritage Hill Equestrian Center Riding Camp

Ages: 7-13.

Where: 8882 County Road 392, Princeton.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $250.

Description: Campers enjoy English or Western riding lessons, trail rides, games on horseback and cookouts. Lessons on horse care, grooming and equipment are included. The camp ends with a Friday-afternoon horse show.

Contact: 972-734-9800.

Website: heritagehillstables.com

Hoopsters Basketball Camp

Ages: Entering grades 1-2.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.

When: June 18-22, July 9-13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $150.

Description: Younger boys and girls who love basketball can learn and improve basic skills and fundamentals, with a focus on dribbling, passing and shooting. Activities include drills, scrimmages and fun contests. Basketball included.

Contact: 214-860-1570 or 214-860-1692.

Website: pcbc.org/summerfun

Horsemanship Day Camp

Ages: 8-18.

Where: Camp Tonkawa Outdoor Learning Center, 1036 County Road 203, Collinsville.

When: June 30, July 28, Aug. 11. One-day sessions, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $50

Description: Spend a fun day learning all about horses at Camp Tonkawa, a 35-acre wildlife refuge, about one hour north of Dallas. Learn to halter, lead, tie and ride.

Contact: 940-440-8382.

Website: camptonkawa.org

Jesuit Summer Learn-to-Row Camp

Ages: 13-18.

Where: Sam S. Leake Boathouse, 2920 White Rock Road, Dallas.

When: July 9-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $200.

Description: Jesuit Crew's Learn-to-Row Camp is an introduction to the sport of rowing. Learn in a fun, professional, no-pressure environment.

Contact: 972-387-8700, ext. 318.

Website: rangerrowing.com

Junior Golf Play Days

Ages: 10-17.

Where: Luna Vista Golf Course, 11223 Luna Road, Dallas.

When: June 15, 29; July 6; Aug. 13, 15, 17, 20. One-day sessions, 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $60; includes grounds fee.

Description: Play and learn about golf course management, rules, etiquette, speed of play, trouble shots and preparing for tournament play.

Contact: 972-418-1042.

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Kids Karate Camp

Ages: 5-12.

Where: Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense, 2114 Kidwell, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $349.

Description: Train safely in karate and other martial arts with high-ranking, experienced instructors. Children are divided in each activity by age and ability.

Contact: 214-351-5367.

Website: dallaskenpo.com

Learn to Swim Lessons

Ages: Infants-age 12.

Where: NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave., North Richland Hills.

When: June 4-Aug. 9. Two-week sessions, Monday-Thursday for 45 minutes at various times between 8:30 a.m. and 7:10 p.m.

Cost: $44-$84.

Description: Safety is the priority in swim classes for all ages and abilities.

Contact: 817-427-6600.

Website: nrhcentre.com

Merriwood Ranch Summer Riding Camp

Ages: Girls 6-12.

Where: 2110 Miller Road, Garland.

When: June 4-July 13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $450.

Description: The girls' camp includes two English riding lessons each day and activities that teach horse care, plus crafts and games. Parents are invited to watch a riding demonstration Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Contact: 972-278-9810.

Website: merriwoodranch.com

NTPGA Summer Golf Camps

Ages: 6-12.

Where: More than 15 golf courses across D-FW. Check website for locations.

When: June 4-July 13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $275.

Description: The camps, presented by the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, introduce kids to the game of golf. They include instruction by PGA pros and a custom-fit set of clubs.

Contact: 214-420-7421.

Website: ntpgajuniorgolf.com

Pee Wee Junior Golf Camp

Ages: 5-7.

Where: Luna Vista Golf Course, 11223 Luna Road, Dallas.

When: June 5-7, June 19-21. One-week sessions, Tuesday-Thursday 1-2 p.m.

Cost: $150.

Description: Lessons in the fundamentals of the game include equipment, techniques of the swing and short game, rules, safety and etiquette.

Contact: 972-418-1042.

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Prospering Farm Equestrian Riding Camp

Ages: 7-13.

Where: 101 Equestrian Way, Prosper.

When: June 4-29, July 16-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $400.

Description: Activities include English horseback riding lessons, discussions on the care of horses and equipment, swimming, and arts and crafts. Parents are invited to a horse show on Friday.

Contact: 972-346-3236.

Website: prosperingfarm.com

T Bar M Tennis Camp

Ages: 3-18.

Where: T Bar M Raquet Club, 6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas.

When: May 29-Aug. 17. One-week sessions,mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 9-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $100-$500.

Description: The tennis camps are designed for all ages and skill levels, with a focus on personal tennis development and fun.

Contact: 972-233-4444.

Website: tbarmtennis.com

Tennis, Swim and Sports Camp

Ages: 4-16.

Where: Fretz Tennis Center, 6998 Belt Line Road, Dallas; McKinney Tennis Center, 3253 Alma Road, McKinney.

When: June 4-Aug. 27. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with half-day, mini camp and drop-in options.

Cost: $99-$199; drop-in $20-$48 per day.

Description: Full- and half-day tennis camps include swim time, other sports and activities appropriate to the age group and time constraints.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-670-6622 (Fretz); 972-547-2012 (McKinney).

Website: fretztennis.org mckinneytennis.org

Texas Rangers All Skills Camp

Ages: 7-12.

Where: Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark, 1201 Nolan Ryan Expressway, Arlington.

When: June 25-29, July 2-6 (except July 4), July 30-Aug. 3. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $205-$255.

Description: Players receive instruction and practice and develop skills in all aspects of the game. Camps include scrimmages, various competitions and learning how to have fun playing baseball. Campers provide their own equipment.

Contact: youthballpark@texasrangers.com.

Website: mlb.com/rangers/fans/camps-clinics

Texas Rangers Development Camps

Ages: 9-12.

Where: Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark, 1201 Nolan Ryan Expressway, Arlington.

When: June 11-22, July 9-13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $255-$485.

Description: Competitive players who have ballplaying experience work to improve their mechanics and their mental and physical fundamentals. Includes skills work in hitting, fielding, throwing, bunting, base running and more. Campers provide their own equipment.

Contact: youthballpark@texasrangers.com.

Website: mlb.com/rangers/fans/camps-clinics

Texas Rangers Rookie Ball Camp

Ages: 5-6.

Where: Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark, 1201 Nolan Ryan Expressway, Arlington.

When: June 4-8, July 16-20, Aug. 6-10. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $235.

Description: Young baseball players can become familiar with the fundamentals of the game including hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. Campers provide their own equipment.

Contact: youthballpark@texasrangers.com.

Website: mlb.com/rangers/fans/camps-clinics

Alice in Wonderland

Ages: Entering grades 5-12.

Where: Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas.

When: July 2-July 28.
Rehearsals -- July 2-20, Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays, July 7-21, 9:30 a.m.-1 or 3 p.m. Tech Week -- July 23-26, Monday-Thursday 3-8 p.m. Performances -- July 27 at 7:30 p.m., July 28 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $450.

Description: Students will explore all aspects of musical theater production. Auditions will take place during the first days of rehearsal, and all children will be cast in a role.

Contact: 214-978-0110.

Website: dct.org

Breitling Youth Theater Camps

Ages: 4-16.

Where: 303 Main St., Garland.

When: June 11-Aug. 24. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (until 6:30 p.m. on Friday for performance).

Cost: $260.

Description: Campers learn musical numbers and scenes from favorite shows and put on a show for parents on Friday. Each week features a different show such as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Snow White, The Little Mermaid and more.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-658-3915.

Website: actingforchildren.org

Drama Camp

Ages: 5-13.

Where: RBR Muzik Studio, 3248 Skyway Circle N., Irving.

When: June 11-15. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $115 until May 31, then $150.

Description: Campers spend a fun week putting together a show for a special end-of-camp showcase for parents.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-446-5225.

Website: rbrmuzik.com

Drama Kids International Summer Camps

Ages: 4-12.

Where: Locations in Dallas, Denton, Mesquite, Murphy, Richardson, Rockwall and Rowlett. Check website for details.

When: June 11-July 20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday, mostly 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with some half-day options.

Cost: $158-$240.

Description: Themed camps get kids involved in theater games, crafts and other fun activities. Children will rehearse a play and perform for friends and family on the final day of camp.

Contact: 972-363-2369.

Website: dramakids.com/tx3

Film Acting and Filmmaking Camps

Ages: 7-17.

Where: KD Studio, 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 10. One- and two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 2-6 p.m.

Cost: $350-$595.

Description: A variety of acting camps for kids with little or no previous acting experience are offered. Students practice age-appropriate monologues, scenes, commercials and improvisation using exercises and audition techniques designed by KD's faculty of professionals. In Filmmaking Camp, ages 12-17 collaborate to create a short film.

Contact: 214-638-0484.

Website: kdstudio.com/classes-workshops

Guys and Dolls Jr.

Ages: 7-18.

Where: Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: Teen Camp -- June 4-23. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (weeks 1 and 2), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (week 3), with June 23 performance (time to be determined). Ages 7-11 -- June 11-23. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Saturday performances (time to be determined).

Cost: $195-$395.

Description: Kids rehearse and perform an adaptation of the Broadway musical.

Contact: 972-690-5029.

Website: rcttheatre.com

Improv Camp

Ages: Entering grades K-8.

Where: Dallas Comedy House Training Center, 3015 Main St., Dallas.

When: June 18-22, July 16-20. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $275.

Description: A fun introduction to improvisational comedy builds stage presence and confidence and teaches teamwork. Children, grouped by age, will learn to be creative and tap into their imaginations in a fun and supportive environment.

Before- or after-care: Yes.

Contact: 214-741-4448.

Website: dallascomedyhouse.com/kids

Junior Players Discover Shakespeare Camp

Ages: Entering grades 7-9.

Where: Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 E. Grand Ave., Dallas; McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.

When: June 25-July 6. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 1-4:30 p.m. (until 4 p.m. in McKinney).

Cost: Free; R.S.V.P. on website.

Description: Students study Shakespearean text, language and acting techniques in preparation for a public performance.

Contact: 214-526-4076.

Website: juniorplayers.org

Junior Players Discover Theater Camp

Ages: 7-14.

Where: Held at dozens of recreation centers, libraries and community locations across the area. See website for details.

When: June 11-29, July 9-Aug. 10. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. (times vary by location). Festival of Plays: June 22, 5-7 p.m.; June 23, 10 a.m.-noon; July 20, 5-7 p.m.; July 21, 10 a.m.-noon.

Cost: Free; R.S.V.P. on website.

Description: Campers learn about theater arts and rehearse a play to perform at a Festival of Plays (location to be determined).

Contact: 214-526-4076.

Website: juniorplayers.org

North Texas Performing Arts Camps

Ages: 5-13.

Where: Various locations in Dallas, Fairview, Frisco and Plano. See website for details.

When: June 4-Aug. 17. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or half-days 9 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $195-$350.

Description: Young artists learn theater skills and star in an end-of-camp showcase for family and friends on Friday.

Contact: 972-422-2575.

Website: northtexasperformingarts.org/summer

Playmakers

Ages: 8-16.

Where: Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison.

When: June 18-30. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; performance on Saturday (time to be determined).

Cost: $500.

Description: WaterTower Theatre's re-imagined summer theater program is designed for students interested in developing a deeper enjoyment of theater arts. Led by theater professionals, young storytellers will collaborate to create an original theater piece inspired by the fairy tale Pinocchio. Playmakers concludes with a performance of the new piece for family and friends.

Registration deadline: June 7.

Contact: 972-450-6277.

Website: watertowertheatre.org

Princess and the Pea Camp

Ages: 7-11.

Where: Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: July 16-28. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Saturday performances (times to be determined).

Cost: $195.

Description: Children rehearse and perform a musical based on the fairy tale.

Contact: 972-690-5029.

Website: rcttheatre.com

Shakespeare Dallas Summer Camps

Ages: Entering grades 2-12.

Where: Covenant School of Dallas, 7300 Valley View Lane, Dallas. Performances at Samuell Grand Park's amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas.

When: All The World's a Stage/The Play's the Thing -- June 4-15. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. What Dreams May Come/Midsummer Madness -- July 9-13. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $200-$350.

Description: Students, grouped by age, explore Shakespeare's works in performance camps presented by Shakespeare Dallas. Camps focus on acting, movement, vocal work, stage combat and improvisation. Camps conclude with a final day performance at Samuell Grand Park's amphitheater prior to a Shakespeare in the Park show.

Contact: 214-559-2778.

Website: shakespearedallas.org/summer-camps

Showbiz Summer and Teen Conservatory

Ages: 3 1/2-18.

Where: Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas.

When: May 29-Aug. 10. One- and two-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday with some four-day workshops, full days and half-days. Class times vary by selection and age group.

Cost: $75-$550.

Description: Dallas Children's Theater professionals lead classes for teens, elementary and pre-K children. Choices include musical theater, acting, tech, moviemaking, comedy and more. Kids appear in a showcase at the end of each session.

Before- or after-care: After.

Contact: 214-978-0110.

Website: dct.org

SummerStage

Ages: 9-12.

Where: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas.

When: June 4-Aug. 3. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $350.

Description: Students work with Dallas Theater Center's professional artists and educators to put on a show. Choose a morning of musical theater, an afternoon of acting or stay all day for both.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-252-3918.

Website: dallastheatercenter.org/summerstage

SummerStage Teen Training

Ages: 13-18.

Where: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas.

When: June 11-29 -- Musical Theater Intensive. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-27 -- Playwriting. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon. July 9-27 -- Acting Intensive. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $510-$550.

Description: Teens can sharpen their theater skills working with Dallas Theater Center's professional artists and educators.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-252-3918.

Website: dallastheatercenter.org/summerstage

13 the Musical Teen Camp

Ages: 12-18.

Where: Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: July 9-28. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (week 1), 1-3:30 p.m. (weeks 2 and 3), with a Saturday performance on July 28 (time to be determined).

Cost: $395.

Description: Teens rehearse and perform a coming-of-age musical.

Contact: 972-690-5029.

Website: rcttheatre.com

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