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Each spring, Guide rounds up day camps and classes to help parents plan a super summer for the kids while they are out of school. Some summer programs may have different schedules around Memorial Day or July Fourth; please call ahead to check how individual camps and classes handle holiday scheduling. Some programs may offer discounts based on early registration, financial need or other factors. Of course, parents should research summer programs to find the best fit. No matter what camp you choose, do your homework to make sure it's safe and well-run.  

Scroll through more than 100 camps in nine categories. 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

Academy for Lifelong Learning

Ages: Entering K-grade 8

Where: University Park Elementary School, 3505 Amherst Ave., Dallas.

When: June 3-27. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday, half- or full-day options determined by class selection.

Cost: $165-$485

Description: Summer classes offer students an opportunity to have fun while learning in a creative, inspiring and stimulating environment. Presented by Highland Park ISD.

Contact: 214-780-3380

Website: hpisd.org

Adulting Skills

Ages: 11-18

Where: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas; Cottonwood Creek Church, 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen; Imagine International Academy of North Texas, 2860 Virginia Parkway, McKinney.

When: June 10-21, July 8-19, July 29-Aug. 9. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 2-4 p.m., 1-4 p.m. June 10-21.

Cost: $400

Description: Course focuses on nonacademic life skills such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, financial literacy, career selection, household maintenance and others.

Contact: 214-620-5652

Website: lsa1.com

Alcuin Summer

Ages: 3-14

Where: Alcuin School, 6144 Churchill Way, Dallas.

When: June 3-July 12. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with half-day options.

Cost: $190-$300

Description: STEAM and other themed camps include art, bike riding, cooking, coding, dance, dodgeball, drones, improv, music, Spanish, sports and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-239-1745

Website: alcuinschool.org

Babysitter's Training Bootcamp

Ages: 11-15.

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 15-16, July 6-7, Aug. 3-4. Two-day sessions, Saturday-Sunday 10 am.-4 p.m.

Cost: $135-$139. Registration opens May 4 (May 6 for nonresidents of Plano).

Description: Complete this course to earn certification in American Red Cross Babysitter's Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR.

Contact: 972-769-4404.

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec

Brain Boost Summer Camp

Ages: 10 and older

Where: Brain Performance Institute, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas.

When: June 24-28, July 29-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Single-day option is also available.

Cost: $80 per day, $400 per week

Description: Half-day camp offers hands-on, minds-on activities for kids to explore how food, fitness, function, stress, technology and social skills are all pieces in the brain health puzzle.

Contact: 972-883-3400

Website: brainhealth.utdallas.edu/programs

Brookhaven College Summer Youth Program

Ages: 7-14

Where: 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch

When: July 1-26. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m.; some classes meet for one or three days only.

Cost: $30-$200

Description: Small, hands-on classes are offered in art, leadership, creative writing, photography, floral design and culinary arts.

Contact: 972-860-4600

Website: brookhavencollege.edu

Camp Cedar Hill

Ages: 6-11

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

When: May 28-July 26. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $125

Description: Embark on nature hikes and field trips, explore with science, and enjoy crafts and play time.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 469-526-1980

Website: dogwood.audubon.org

Camp Cimarron

Ages: 6-12

Where: Bob Woodruff Park South Pavilion, 3840 E. Park Blvd., Plano.

When: June 3-28, July 8-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $115

Description: Campers go on nature hikes, fish, do crafts, play games, swim and enjoy other outdoor activities. A shuttle bus from Carpenter Park Rec Center (6701 Coit Road, Plano) will take campers to and from the campsite.

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 972-941-5402

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

Camp Fort Worth

Ages: 5-13

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

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

Cost: $270, $35 for single week. Registration requires community center membership.

Description: Campers take part in creative and challenging activities and excursions.

Before- or after-care: Both

Website: fortworthtexas.gov/camp

Camp Millionaire

Ages: 9-15

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreational Center, 5801 Parker Road, Plano; Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Lane, Frisco.

When: June 17-21 (Plano only), July 15-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon (Plano) and 5-8 p.m. (Frisco).

Cost: $169

Description: Students play an interactive game that teaches the principles of money management and investing. Presented by the Smart Money Academy.

Contact: 940-268-0670, 972-769-4404

Website: thesmartmoneyacademy.com

Camp on the Lake

Ages: 6-13

Where: 709 Highland Village Road, Highland Village

When: May 28-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: $216-$270

Description: Waterfront day camp on Lewisville Lake offers horseback riding, archery, crafts, water activities, nature hikes and games. Shuttle service is available each day from YMCAs in Coppell, Cross Timbers, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and Dallas.

Contact: msmitham@ymcadallas.org

Website: ymcadallas.org

Chess Camp

Ages: 7-14

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

When: June 10-14, July 15-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $260.

Description: Classes are grouped by ability, age and instructor assessment and are led by top-ranked, internationally recognized winners of collegiate chess tournaments.

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 3-7, July 22-26. 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 through 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 Plano STEM Camps

Ages: 5-12

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

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

Cost: $125-$169

Description: A full range of science, technology, engineering and math programs is offered, including Lego WeDo Robotics, Wonderful World of Wizards, Future Vet, Mad Science, Minecraft Lego, Superhero Engineering and more.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

Club SciKidz

Ages: 4-13

Where: Dallas: Good Shepherd Episcopal School, 11110 Midway Road; Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road; the Winston School, 5707 Royal Lane. Addison: Trinity Christian Academy, 17001 Addison Road.

When: June 17-28, July 8-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $245-$295

Description: Choose from a variety of themed science and tech camps such as Video Game Factory, Jr. Meteorologist, Paleo, Emergency Vet and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-530-5979

Website: clubscikidzdallas.com

Collin County Adventure Camp

Ages: 5-13.

Where: 1180 W. Houston St., Anna.

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $215.

Description: YMCA-sponsored outdoor day camp features hiking, canoeing, fishing, archery, climbing wall, challenge course, team building, zip lining and other adventures. Each camp week promotes a different theme, and every day will include pool time, games, lunch and afternoon snack. Bus transportation is offered from the YMCAs in McKinney, Plano, Frisco and from Princeton.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 469-586-3280

Website: collincountyadventurecamp.org

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps

Ages: 4-entering grade 7

Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

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

Cost: $250-$385

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

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

Contact: 214-515-6540

Website: dallasarboretum.org

Dallas Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Ages: 5-12

Where: 41 rec centers across Dallas. 

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $60, may vary by location. In-person registration starts April 6; online registration opens April 8.

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

Website: dallasparks.org/178/summer-camps

Dallas Zoo Wild Adventure Camps

Ages: Pre-K-entering grade 8

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

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with single-day and half-day options for younger campers.

Cost: $135-$220; $40-$45 for single-day camps

Description: Interactive camps at the Dallas Zoo feature tours, games, arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters. Options include Junior Zoologist, Prehistoric Palooza, Keeper Camp, Camp H20 at the Children's Aquarium and more.

Before- and after-care: Both

Contact: 469-554-7300

Website: dallaszoo.com

Elementary Summer Camp

Ages: 6-15

Where: Starwood Academy, 3443 Lebanon Road, Frisco.

When: June 3-July 31. Two-week or one-month sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Two or three single-day sessions are also offered (full-day or half-day).

Cost: $375-$1,150

Description: Students concentrate on academics in the morning. Afternoon activities may include art, athletics, drama, STEM experiences and field trips.

Contact: 972-885-8585

Website: starwoodschools.com

Enrichment Chess Camp

Ages: 6-13

Where: Fieldhouse USA, 6155 Sports Village Road, Frisco.

When: June 3-14, July 8-12, July 22-26, Aug. 5-9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $245-$275

Description: Instruction in chess, STEM skills and sportsmanship is open to students of all skill levels. Tournament play starts on Wednesday of each camp week.

Contact: 972-591-3001

Website: enrichmentchess.com

Good Shepherd Episcopal Summer Program

Ages: 1-entering grade 8

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal School, 11110 Midway Road, Dallas.

When: May 28-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150-$450

Description: Half- and full-day academic, sports and enrichment camps and classes are offered.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-357-1610

Website: gsesdallas.org/summer

The Great Outdoors

Ages: 18 months-6

Where: Starwood Montessori, 6600 Lebanon Road, Frisco; Starwood Academy, 3443 Lebanon Road, Frisco.

When: June 3-July 31. Two-week or one-month sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-noon; two- and three-day sessions are also available.

Cost: $375-$1,150

Description: Themed summer camps focus on nature and the North Texas ecosystem with fun opportunities for young explorers and scientists.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-885-8585

Website: starwoodschools.com

Greenhill School Summer Camps and Classes

Ages: 3-entering grade 12

Where: 4141 Spring Valley Road, Addison.

When: May 28-Aug. 9. Mostly one-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $159-$610.

Description: Sports, enrichment and STEM camps and classes, as well as for-credit courses, are offered throughout the summer.

Before- or after-care: Both, starting week of June 3 for ages 3 through grade 8.

Contact: 972-628-5400

Website: greenhill.org/summer

iD Tech Camp

Ages: 7-19

Where: Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas; 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 10-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (until 3 or 4 p.m. on Fridays).

Cost: From $829

Description: More than 30 courses are offered for aspiring programmers, app developers, game designers, videographers and more. A typical day also includes recreational activities.

Contact: 888-709-8324, 1-408-871-3700

Website: idtech.com/tech-camps

International Summer Enrichment Camp

Ages: 3-17

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

When: June 10-July 19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $180-$350

Description: Campers can customize their curriculum by combining language arts in Chinese, French, Spanish, ESL or Arabic with sports, technology and creative arts. Students enrolled in language programs are required to attend a minimum of three weeks.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-991-6379

Website: dallasinternationalschool.org

J Camp

Ages: 2-15

Where: Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas.

When: June 11-Aug. 9. Three-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (until 12:45 p.m. for Camp Simchah). Individual weeks also available.

Cost: $1,086-$2,682

Description: Spread over 13 acres, the JCC campus is the site of a variety of summer camps including gymnastics, performing arts, tennis, sports, teen travel, specialty camps, and classic Camp Simchah and Camp Chai.

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

Contact: 214-739-2737

Website: jccdallas.org/camp

Kidventure Camp

Ages: 3-entering grade 9

Where: In Dallas: All Saints Catholic School, 7777 Osage Plaza Parkway; Kessler School, 1215 Turner Ave.; Redeemer Lutheran School, 7611 Park Lane; St. Patrick Catholic School, 9635 Ferndale. Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco; St. Mark Catholic School, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano.

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

Cost: $235-$275

Description: Campers will play sports and games and take part in creative arts, science demos and other activities that promote fun, learning and personal development.

Contact: 214-303-9789

Website: kidventure.com

The Knight School Summer Chess Camps

Ages: 6-12

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

When: July 1-3. Three-day session, Monday-Wednesday 1-4 p.m., or 9 a.m.-noon for Girls Chess Camp.

Cost: $150

Description: Energy-filled afternoon chess class features daily chess play, tactics and puzzlers with prizes. Also available: Pink Geniuses Girls Summer Chess Camp focuses on strategy and positive competition in a friendly, girls-only environment.

Registration deadline: June 21

Contact: 205-541-2729, delaurence@theknightschool.com

Website: theknightschool.com

Lakehill Summer Camps

Ages: 5-18

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

When: June 3-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with half-day options.

Cost: $275-$375

Description: Lakehill offers quality, teacher-led summer camps at an affordable price. Mix and match camps to create the perfect summer for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12.

Before- or after-care: Both, free.

Contact: 214-826-2931

Website: lakehillprep.org/summer-camps

Lone Star Circus Camp

Ages: 6-15

Where: Inwood Soccer Center, 14801 Inwood Road, Addison.

When: June 10-28, July 8-19, Aug. 12-16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $290

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

Contact: 214-728-5573

Website: lonestarcircus.org/camps

Love Is My SuperPower

Ages: 5-12

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Road, Dallas.

When: June 17-21. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $175

Description: Superhero Training Academy camp inspires children to love others and do good in the world. Activities include music, movement, yoga, singing, storytelling, games and superhero costumes.

Contact: 972-866-9988

Website: loveismysuperpower.com

Model Citizen Fashion Camp

Ages: Entering grades 5-9

When: June 3-7, June 24-28. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m. (week of June 3) and 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (week of June 24).

Where: The Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road, Dallas.

Cost: $279-$378, plus $50 application fee

Description: Girls and boys will learn the basics of runway modeling as they model, style and produce their own fashion shows. Graduation includes runway shows for friends and family.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-356-1294

Website: harrietkellygibbe.com/model-citizen

PSA Summer Camps

Ages: 5-14

Where: PSA1, 6500 Preston Meadow, Plano.

When: May 28-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. One-day to all summer options also available.

Cost: $175 per week. 

Description: Have fun with sports, robotics, computers, chess, arts and crafts, STEM and other summer enrichment camps.

Before- or after-care: Both.

Contact: 972-208-5437

Website: psaplano.org

Science Camp

Ages: Entering grades K-5

Where: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano.

When: July 15-19. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $125

Description: Campers will watch science come to life with daily experiments that are fun and exciting.

Contact: 972-380-8001

Website: standrewumc.org

Sci-Tech STEM Camps

Ages: Entering grades 1-8

Where: Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco.

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

Cost: $180-$315

Before- or after-care: Both

Description: Kids explore the fascinating world of science through hands-on activities led by experienced teachers.

Contact: 972-546-3050

Website: mindstretchingfun.org

Spanish Schoolhouse

Ages: 3-8

Where: 12 locations in Dallas-Fort Worth area.

When: June 3-Aug. 2. One- and two-week sessions, weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (option to attend from two to five days per week).

Cost: $94-$502

Description: Children are immersed in the Spanish language in a variety of themed camps such as art, science, cooking, sports and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-618-2500

Website: spanishschoolhouse.com

Spark Summer Camp

Ages: Entering grade 2 and older

Where: Spark, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas (in the sub-basement of South Side on Lamar).

When: June 10-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with single-day drop-in option.

Cost: $250, $55 single day

Description: Each week is a creative adventure in the indoor play-and-create space. Activities include art, science, games and fun on the 6,000-square-foot Climb, Crawl, Slide sculpture.

Before- and after-care: Both.

Contact: 214-421-7727

Website: sparkdallas.org/camps

STREAM Summer Camp

Ages: 5-12

Where: Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center, 8701 Greenmound Ave., Dallas.

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $40-$100

Description: Dallas Park and Recreation camp is designed to get kids excited about science, technology, recreation, engineering, arts and math with field trips, creative arts and fitness activities.

Contact: 214-670-0945

Website: dallasparks.org

Studio Bella Summer Camps

Ages: 3-12

Where: White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Old Gate Lane, Dallas; Cochran Chapel, 9027 Midway Road, Dallas.

When: June 3-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Afternoon camps available only at White Rock UMC location.

Cost: $200-$250

Description: Studio Bella STEAM and theme-based camps are hands-on, creative and fun. Pre-K camps, for ages 3-5, include Paw Patrol, Painting, "Baby Shark" and more. Camps for older children include Fortnite Fever, Lego,Fab Fashionista, Slime Camp and Robotics.

Before- or after-care: After, at White Rock UMC.

Contact: 469-878-8056.

Website: studiobellaforkids.com

Summer at St. John's

Ages: 4-14

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

When: June 3-July 26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $190-$425

Description: Choose from more than 160 half- and full-day camps exploring art, athletics, robotics, technology, themed fun and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-328-9131, ext. 132

Website: stjohnsschool.org/summer

Summer at the Science Center

Ages: 3-grade 8

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

When: June 10-July 26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (until noon for ages 3-4).

Cost: $200-$275

Description: Weeklong programs investigate the wildlife, ecology and environment of River Legacy Parks and provide children with engaging hands-on experiences.

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 817-860-6752

Website: riverlegacy.org/summer-classes

Summer Critter Camp

Ages: 8-11

Where: Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas; Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center, 8411 Stacy Road, McKinney.

When: June 10-21 (Dallas), July 8-19 (McKinney). One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $295

Description: SPCA of Texas hosts a fun week that includes play time with shelter dogs and cats, making treats and crafts for the animals, games and team building. Campers will also learn about animal welfare and how to spot and report animal abuse.

Contact: education@spca.org

Website: spca.org/crittercamp

Summer Programs at Northaven

Ages: 2-7

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

When: May 28-June 20. One-day sessions, Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., until 12:30 p.m. for age 2.

Cost: $35 per day, plus $35 one-time enrollment fee

Description: Each class is a mixture of indoor and outdoor play-based activities such as crafts, music, movement, cooking and stories guided by preschool teachers.

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

Website: northavencoop.com

Summer Zoo Camp

Ages: 3-entering grade 5

Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth.

When: June 3-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon for ages 3-4.

Cost: $200-$285

Description: Children take part in a variety of themed animal adventures each week including zoo tours, animal encounters and crafts.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 817-759-7555

Website: fortworthzoo.org/summer-zoo-camp

TCU Summer Camp

Ages: Entering grades 1-12

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

When: June 3-Aug. 8. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $199-$1,098

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 more than 80 options are Lego camps; creative writing; 3-D animation; photography, holography and Photoshop; CSI Forensics; and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 817-257-7132

Website: lifelong.tcu.edu/summer

Teen Outreach and Adventure Camp

Ages: 14-16

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

When: June 10-28, July 8-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $135

Description: Teens participate in community service projects, experience a college tour, socialize with peers and learn leadership skills.

Contact: 972-941-5402

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

Texas Center for Arts + Academics Summer Camps

Ages: 3-19

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

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

Cost: $230-$495

Description: Fine-arts camps include dance intensives, visual arts, opera and creative arts camps.

Registration deadline: May 31

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 817-924-1482

Website: artsacademics.org

Texas Discovery Gardens Earth Explorers Camps

Ages: 3-entering grade 8

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

When: June 10-Aug. 16. 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 nature camps.

Before- and after-care: Both

Contact: 214-428-7476, ext. 343

Website: txdg.org/camps

UT Dallas Coding Camps

Ages: 7-18

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

When: May 28-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $150-$300

Description: More than 200 affordable coding camps are offered during 12 weeks of summer, starting from half-day camps for elementary kids to advanced-level coding in commercial programming languages for high school students. Cyber Security camps also are available. Popular camps are repeated throughout the summer.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-924-2148; csk12@utdallas.edu

Website: utdallas.edu/k12/summer

What's Your SELfie? Leadership Camp

Ages: Entering grades 5-9

When: June 10-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Where: The Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road, Dallas.

Cost: $378, plus $50 application fee

Description: Camp cultivates respect, leadership and self-confidence with a focus on responsible decision making, goal setting and self-management.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-356-1294

Website: harrietkellygibbe.com/model-citizen

WorkChops STEM Summer Camps

Ages: 4-14

Where: WorkChops Makerspace, 3122 Swiss Ave., Dallas.

When: June 3-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $375

Description: Summer camp series offers a different theme each session. Options include "Think Like a Chemist," "Art Meets Science," "Think Like Leonardo da Vinci" and more.

Contact: 214-799-7537

Website: workchops.org/summer

Your Summer to Shine

Ages: 3-entering grade 6

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

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

Cost: $100-$275

Description: Summer camps are designed to boost children's creativity, confidence and talent. Daily schedules may include art, games and cooking, with Friday pizza and splash days.

Before- or after-care: Both

Registration deadline: May 1 for $50 early bird discount.

Contact: 972-239-8598

Website: westwoodschool.org/summer

ACADEMIC SUPPORT


ACT/SAT Institute at TCU

Ages: Entering grades 9-12.

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

When: June 3-6, June 24-27, July 8-18, Aug. 5-8. 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/summer

Camp Pursuit

Ages: 4-14

Where: Locations in Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Flower Mound, McKinney and Prosper.

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

Cost: $150-$400

Description: Students build their own curriculum by choosing their favorite STEAM topics from the course catalog.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 1-877-678-7671

Website: numindsenrichment.com/cp

Camp Success STEAM Adventure

Ages: Entering grades K-6

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

When: June 10-July 26. Seven-week session, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $430

Description: Build learning skills in a program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, creative arts and math. Activities include designing a video game, robotics, digital animation, coding, field trips and more.

Registration deadline: May 20

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 972-662-0665

Website: choicesleadership.org

Future Focus Camp

Ages: Entering grades 11-12

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

When: June 10-21. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free, with accepted application.

Description: 60 Dallas-area students will explore college and career paths in a two-week session presented by United Way. Campers will take part in mock interviews, learn about résumé-building, and visit a college campus and corporate offices in D-FW.

Application deadline: May 20

Contact: 214-978-0032

Website: unitedwaydallas.org

The Handwriting Clinic Summer Camps

Ages: 4-18.

Where: 1771 International Parkway, Richardson.

When: June 3-Aug. 15. Two-week sessions, Monday-Thursday, mostly for one hour.

Cost: $325-$600.

Description: Handwriting and fine motor skills camps for preschoolers to teens include Keyboarding, Writing Literacy, Scribbles to Shapes, Kids Beginning Print, Sensory Motor Print and Cursive Camp.

Contact: 972-633-1974.

Website: thehandwritingclinic.com

LanGo Summer Language Camps

Ages: 3-18

Where: LanGo Institute, 11346 Emerald St., Dallas.

When: June 3-July 26. One- and two-week sessions; days vary by selection with half-day, full-day and evening options.

Cost: $150-$375

Description: Campers will discover, learn and speak a new language through immersion learning, conversation practice, hands-on activities and fun projects. Language options include English, Spanish, Korean, French, Chinese and German.

Contact: 469-888-9150

Website: langoinstitute.com

Lyle Engineering Camps at SMU

Ages: Entering grades 6-10 (see website for overnight camps for grades 11-12).

Where: Innovation Gymnasium on the first floor of Caruth Hall, 3145 Dyer St., Dallas (on the SMU campus).

When: June 10-14 (grades 7-8), July 22-26 (grades 9-10), July 29-Aug. 2 (grades 6-7). One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $200-$400

Description: Students are immersed in engineering and computer science through hands-on activities and projects in camps presented by SMU's Lyle School of Engineering: Introduction to Engineering and Crime Scene Investigation for middle school students and Advanced Engineering for high school students. Lyle engineering students participate as mentors.

Contact: 214-768-2070

Website: smu.edu/lyle

STEM 4 All

Ages: 5-14

Where: Frederick Douglass Human Services and Justice Center, 616 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas.

When: June 3-28. Four-week session, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $250, plus $150 registration.

Description: Camp focuses on leadership and communications skills, and hands-on experiences with STEM and robotics technology.

Contact: 469-546-5348.

Website: 2trq.com/stem-summer-camp

Summer Reading Camp

Ages: Entering grades K-5

Where: Booktown, 2223 Singleton Blvd., Dallas.

When: June 10-July 18. Six-week session, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $50.

Description: Readers 2 Leaders hosts a program to help students stay on the learning track while school is out. In addition to reading, camp includes field trips, meals and other activities. To qualify, children must live in or attend school in West Dallas.

Contact: 214-905-0095.

Website: readers2leaders.org/summer-camp

ARTS & CRAFTS

Abrakadoodle Camps

Ages: 3-12

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-17. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday (with two Monday-Wednesday camps) 9 a.m.-11 a.m., or until noon, and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $89-$159

Description: Art camps challenge kids to build their own unique structures, creatures and games. Options include Museum Magical Mystery, World Travel 3D Art, Space Art STEAM Camp and more.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

Adventures in Art Camp

Ages: 5-13

Where: Various rec centers and schools throughout D-FW. See website for details.

When: June 3-Aug. 8. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9-11:45 a.m. and 2-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $120-$200

Description: Robert Garden School of Art presents fine-arts camps in which young artists receive instruction in painting, brush loading, perspective and color theory. Eight landscapes will be created using watercolors, 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 3-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $205

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, sewing, painting and sculpture.

Contact: 972-931-1933

Website: jsartstudio.com

Artful Explorations

Ages: 6-13

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 3-13, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 22-25, Aug. 5-8. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $75-$79

Description: Build artistic skills while creating paintings in different media such as oils, acrylic, watercolors, pastels and charcoal.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps 

Art Rocks Summer Art Camps

Ages: 4-16

Where: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving.

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with half-day and mini-camp options.

Cost: $75-$210

Description: A variety of art camps will feature mind-expanding musical adventures, geological explorations and unique experiences in visual arts, theater, music and more.

Contact: 972-252-2787

Website: irvingartscenter.com

Art Stop's Art Is Reel

Ages: 4-12

Where: Art Stop Inc., 6053 Sherry Lane, Dallas.

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Three-day mini camps offered Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22 (times to be determined).

Cost: $150-$190

Description: Young artists work in clay, papier-mâché and paint on canvas in art immersion camps that take inspiration from children's movies.

Contact: 214-265-8334

Website: artstopinc.com

Breitling Art Camp

Ages: 2-15

Where: 303 Main St., Garland.

When: July 8-12. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $140-$150

Description: Children study painting techniques with an elementary art teacher and work in different media.

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 972-658-3915

Website: actingforchildren.org

Cartoon Characters Drawing Camp

Ages: 5-12.

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 10-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1:30-4 p.m.

Cost: $149-$153.

Description: Learn the basics of cartooning and create your own cartoon characters.

Contact: 972-769-4404.

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps 

Craft Guild of Dallas Young Artists Camp

Ages: 5-18

Where: 3410 Midcourt Road, Carrollton.

When: June 10-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $225-$285

Description: Get creative with pottery, throwing on the wheel, painting, drawing, glass projects, metalsmithing and other traditional arts. Morning, afternoon and all-day classes are offered.

Contact: 972-490-0303

Website: craftguildofdallas.org

Createria Summer Art Camp

Ages: 3-15

Where: Createria Studios, 509 W. Bethel Road, Coppell.

When: June 3-Aug 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday for two hours per day. Some camps offer a one-day rate.

Cost: $35-$170

Description: Themed art camps with flexible scheduling include Famous Artists Works, 3D Camp, National Parks and more.

Contact: 972-745-9200

Website: createriastudios.com

Studio Arts Dallas Summer Camps and Classes

Ages: 6-18

Where: 10051 Shoreview Road, Dallas.

When: June 10-Aug. 2. 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; $295 for classes.

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. Options include wheel and hand-built clay, drawing and painting (reality, fantasy, spirit animal), illustration, portfolio prep and support for high school and college-bound students.

Contact: studioartsregistrar@gmail.com.

Website: studioartsdallas.com

Summer Art Academy

Ages: 6-17

Where: Art on the Square, 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie.

When: June 17-21. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9-11 a.m. (for ages 6-12) and 1-3 p.m. (for ages 13-17).

Cost: $175

Description: Ellis County Art Association offers traditional fine-art instruction in painting, drawing and sculpture.

Registration deadline: June 10

Contact: 972-937-3414

Website: elliscountyart.net

Summer Art and Cooking Camps

Ages: 3-10

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

When: Art Play -- May 29-June 19. One-day sessions, Wednesdays 1-3 p.m; Cooking Camps -- May 31-June 21. Two-day sessions, Mondays and Fridays 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Garden Gifts -- June 24-28. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Beach Days -- July 1-3. Three-day session, Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Christmas in July -- July 8-12. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $25-$250

Description: Kids will complete art projects and a fun cooking activity each day of camp. Art Play Wednesday is a one-day session of art-making projects.

Contact: 214-691-7666

Website: northavencoop.com

Summertime Sewing

Ages: 8-16

When: June 10-13 (llama crafts), June 24-27 (Harry Potter theme). One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $125-$130. Registration opens May 1.

Description: Create cute items such as stuffed animals, pillows and more in themed sewing camps. Bring your own sewing machine.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

3D World Traveler

Ages: 3-5

When: July 15-18. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $75

Description: Draw and paint 3-D works of art inspired by cultures from around the world.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

Top Photographer

Ages: Entering grades 6-8

Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas.

When: June 17-28. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with supervised sleepover on Thursday; camp ends after lunch on Friday.

Cost: $265

Description: Using digital cameras, campers get an introduction to the basics of wildlife photography. Bring your own cameras and USB cables.

Before- and after-care: Both, except on Friday.

Contact: 469-554-7300

Website: dallaszoo.com

University of Dallas Summer Art Academy

Ages: Entering grades 7-12

Where: Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas campus, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving.

When: June 10-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $395

Description: Students work in a variety of media as they spend a week immersed in the language and techniques of art making. Online application and recommendation form required.

Registration deadline: May 1

Contact: 972-721-5319

Website: udallas.edu/travel/artacademy

DANCE

Breitling Performing Arts Dance Camp

Ages: 3-15

Where: 303 Main St., Garland.

When: July 22-26. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $150

Description: Children work on flexibility, balance, beginning ballet and more. Intermediate to advanced students will learn a dance routine.

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 972-658-3915

Website: actingforchildren.org

Dallas Ballet Center Dance Camps

Ages: 3-18

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

When: June 17-28, July 8-Aug. 2. One-week sessons, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $110-$350

Description: Classes and workshops are offered for varying ages and skill levels in ballet, jazz and tap. For ages 3-6, Discovery Dance Camp offers a fun introduction to creative movement with music and arts-and-crafts activities.

Contact: 214-348-3224

Website: dallasballetcenter.com

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Summer Enrichment Program

Ages: 9-16

Where: DBDT Studios, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas.

When: June 3-21. Three-week session, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $375-$425

Description: Students with previous dance experience train in ballet, modern, jazz and African dance techniques with professional dancers of the DBDT. The program also includes guest speakers who will address mental health issues.

Contact: 214-871-2376, ext. 101

Website: dbdt.com/academy/summer-enrichment

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. 7. Two- and three-day sessions, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (days vary by session).

Cost: $275

Description: A fun dance and cheer program gives campers the chance to learn from current members of the renowned cheerleading squad. Instruction in technical cheer skills and self-esteem is offered. Extra perks include appearances by current Dallas Cowboys player(s) and official DCC poms.

Contact: 972-497-4230, camps@dallascowboys.net

Website: dallascowboys.com/fans/dcc-youth-camp

The Dance Movement Summer Dance Camps

Ages: 3-18

Where: The Dance Movement, 10301 Custer Road, Plano.

When: Camps -- June 17-July 25. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday noon-3 or 4 p.m.; Workshops -- June 17-July 26. Three-week sessions, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday (times vary), with Friday performances on July 5 and July 26 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $130-$160.

Description: Four-day summer dance camps and three-week workshops include JoJo's Pop Star Camp, Princess Camp, YouTube Dance Challenge, and a hip-hop workshop that culminates in a glow-in-the-dark dance showcase.

Contact: 214-509-9000

Website: thedancemovement.com/summer

Little Miss DCC

Ages: 3-6

Where: DCC Studio at The Star, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco.

When: June 9, June 21, June 30, July 14. Single-day sessions, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $200

Description: Dance and cheer program for little girls includes instruction from current Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, official DCC poms and a tour of Cowboys World Headquarters for parents.

Contact: 972-497-4230, camps@dallascowboys.net

Website: dallascowboys.com/fans/youth-academies

Princess/Superhero Dance Combo Camp

Ages: 2-8

Where: Lakewood Conservatory, 7328 Gaston Ave., Dallas.

When: July 8-12. One-week session, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon (until 11 a.m. for ages 2-4), with option of one to five days of camp.

Cost: $40 per day

Description: Children dance, wear costumes and take part in superhero/princess games and songs. On Friday, campers put on a dress-up performance for friends and family.

Contact: 903-390-1712, 214-843-2060

Website: lakewoodconservatory.com/camps.html

Texas Ballet Theater Summer Dance Classes

Ages: 3-18

Where: 670 N. Coit Road, Richardson; 1540 Mall Circle, Fort Worth.

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday; times vary by class selection.

Cost: $150-$275

Description: Class themes for young dancers include Fancy Nancy, The Sleeping Beauty and more. Junior and senior intensives are also available.

Contact: 214-377-8576; 817-763-0207

Website: texasballettheater.org/summer-program

MUSIC

Breitling Performing Arts Music Camp

Ages: 2-15

Where: 303 Main St., Garland.

When: July 15-19. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $75-$150

Description: Children are introduced to various instruments and basic music theory. Each child will receive his or her own recorder.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-658-3915

Website: actingforchildren.org

Class Voice

Ages: 6-14

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: July 15-18. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $119

Description: Learn to sing for the stage. Vocalists will practice master breathing techniques, phonetics and articulation, and will present a showcase on the final day of the session.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

Girls Rock Dallas

Ages: 8-17.

Where: Dallas Lutheran School, 8494 Stults Road, Dallas.

When: July 22-27. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with Saturday showcase noon-4 p.m.

Cost: $350; financial assistance available.

Description: Girls learn to play instruments, form bands and write original songs to perform in the Saturday showcase. During the week, campers attend life-skills and technical workshops.

Contact: 817-296-9504.

Website: girlsrockdallas.org

Girls Rock Fort Worth

Ages: 8-17

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

When: July 8-13. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with Saturday showcase noon-5 p.m.

Cost: $350; financial assistance available

Description: Girls and gender- nonconforming youth learn to play instruments, form bands and write original songs to perform in a Saturday showcase. During the week, campers attend empowering workshops.

Contact: 817-202-7873

Website: girlsrockfw.org

Musikgarten Intro to Keyboard Camp

Ages: 6 years 9 months-8 years 6 months

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

When: June 24-28, July 8-19, July 29-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon (week of June 24), 3-5 p.m. (week of July 8), 1-3 p.m. (weeks of July 15 and July 29).

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, sing and enjoy their first keyboard books.

Contact: 214-324-2224

Website: eastdallaschildrensmusic.com

Musikgarten Music Summer Fun

Ages: Infants-age 7

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

When: Camps -- June 24-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.; Classes -- June 12-Aug. 8. Four-week sessions meet weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays for 30 to 45 minutes.

Cost: $80-$90

Description: Musikgarten classes for babies, todders and 3- and 4-year-olds accompanied by parent or caregiver include singing, dancing and instrument playing. Camps for older children feature songs, games, art activities, ensembles and drumming.

Contact: 214-324-2224

Website: eastdallaschildrensmusic.com

Summer Singing Camp

Ages: Entering grades 3-8

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

When: June 10-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Free, but registration is limited

Description: A week of choral music instruction with the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas culminates with a free concert for family and friends.

Contact: 214-965-0491

Website: thechildrenschorus.org

University of Dallas Summer Music Academy

Ages: Entering grade 7-2019 high school graduate

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

When: June 10-14. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 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. Online application and recommendation required.

Contact: 972-721-5079

Website: udallas.edu/musicacademy

SPECIAL NEEDS

Adapted FlowRider

Ages: 7 and older

Where: Jack Carter Park Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano.

When: June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23. One-day sessions, 9:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $25. Registration opens May 4.

Description: Kids with special needs can experience the pool's FlowRider surf machine. Must be at least 42 inches tall to try bodyboarding and 48 inches tall to qualify for a stand-up ride.

Contact: 972-769-4325

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec/home

Blue Pegasus Players

Ages: 8-18

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

When: June 3-7 (ages 13-18), July 29-Aug. 2 (ages 8-12). One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon (June) and 2-4 p.m. (July-August).

Cost: $125

Description: Sensory-friendly theater camps are designed for students with autism, Down syndrome or other sensory processing challenges. Children act, sing, create a play, tell jokes and present a show on the last class day.

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: July 8-12. 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 activities such as hiking, swimming and canoeing. With the support of trained staff and volunteers, Camp Can Do provides a nearly 1:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

Contact: 817-738-9241

Website: campcarter.org

Camp Interact

Ages: Entering grades 2-6

Where: Callier Center, 2895 Facilities Way, Richardson.

When: Aug. 5-9. 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 such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorder and/or mild language impairment.

Contact: 214-905-3121

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

Camp New Horizons

Ages: 5-17

Where: Cross Creek Ranch, 3406 Dublin Road, Parker; Southern Cross Ranch, 1800 W. Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas.

When: June 3-7 (Parker), June 17-21 (Dallas). One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $130 for ages 5-12; fee is waived for teens 13-17. Scholarships available.

Description: Children and teens with diabetes can take part in outdoor 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 American Diabetes Association volunteers. Camp concludes on Friday with a field day and family picnic.

Contact: 972-392-1181, ext. 6097

Website: diabetes.org/camps

Coding Camps

Ages: 9-18

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

When: One-week sessions (dates to be determined), Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $300

Description: Summer coding camps for special-needs students provide a dedicated instructor for each child. Parents should email the director at jeyv@utdallas.edu with your child's needs. Once approved, you will be given instructions for registration.

Contact: 972-883-4241

Website: utdallas.edu/k12/summer

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

Ages: 3-19

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

When: June 17-July 26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $450

Description: Children and teens with disabilities take part in community-based learning and integration activities that include field trips, team-building and social skills training. Campers, divided by age and level of support required, are facilitated by certified educators, staff and volunteers.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: info@heroesdfw.org

Website: heroesdfw.org 

Read to Succeed

Ages: Pre-K-entering grade 4

Where: Callier Center, 1966 Inwood Road, Dallas.

When: May 23-July 18. Eight-week session, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. (for pre-K and K) and 10-11 a.m. (for grades 1-4)

Cost: $750, plus $75 enrollment fee

Description: Led by a speech-language pathologist, the program is designed to improve reading skills for children who have been identified as at risk in the area of literacy. These students also may have been diagnosed with a language disorder or speech sound disorder.

Contact: 214-905-3603

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 10-July 17. Six-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $700, plus $75 enrollment fee

Description: Intensive therapy program for children with language and learning disorders is 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 22-26. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday until 2 p.m.

Cost: $250

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

Contact: 214-905-3139

Website: utdallas.edu/calliercenter/camps

SPORTS & FITNESS

Advanced Basketball

Ages: 8-13

When: July 8-11. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $99. Registration opens May 1

Description: Sharpen all-around skills through games, competitions and tournaments.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

Brookhaven Tennis and Swim Camp

Ages: 6-10

Where: Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Dallas.

When: June 10-28, July 8-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $310

Description: Fun-filled tennis camp for beginner- to intermediate-level players teaches fundamentals of tennis through creative drills, games and activities. Camp also includes supervised recreational swim time.

Contact: 972-241-5961

Website: clubcorp.com

Colonial Equestrian Center Horseback Riding Camp

Ages: 6-18

Where: 2213 County Road 447, Princeton.

When: June 3-28. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., until 2 p.m. week of June 17.

Cost: $375-$400

Description: English riding camp includes daily riding, horse care and stable management lessons. There is also time for swimming, water games and crafts. Small camp sizes (seven riders or fewer) allow plenty of individual attention and instruction.

Contact: 972-734-2087

Website: colonialequestrian.com

Cooper Fit and Fun Day Camps

Ages: 5 (by Sept. 1)-13

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

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for ages 5-7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-13, with half-day option also available.

Cost: $195-$265

Description: Two camps for ages 5-7 and 8-13 offer a mix of sports, physically active games, and daily fitness and nutrition lessons. Add-on options include Splash Camp, lunch and extended care.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-341-3201

Website: cooperyouth.com/dallas

Courts of McKinney Summer Tennis Camps

Ages: 4-15

Where: 3253 Alma Road, McKinney.

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; half-day camps also offered.

Cost: $99-$285

Description: Camps include tennis-related drills, game play and stroke-specific activities.

Contact: 972-547-2012

Website: mckinneytennis.org

Dallas Cowboys Football Academy Youth Camps

Ages: Entering grades 1-6

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

When: June 3-Aug. 7. Three-day sessions; days vary by session, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $275-$300

Description: Individualized on-field coaching from former NFL players and lessons in teamwork, dedication and character from current Dallas Cowboys give campers an educational and memorable experience.

Contact: 972-497-4230.

Website: dallascowboys.com/fans/youth-academies

Dallas Mavericks Summer Hoop Camp

Ages: 7-18

Where: More than 20 locations in D-FW. 

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

Cost: $275

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

FC Dallas Camp

Ages: 6-16

Where: Toyota Soccer Center, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco.

When: June 3- Aug. 8. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon (until 3:30 p.m. for advanced-level camps).

Cost: $160-$310

Description: Young athletes interested in improving soccer skills and learning proper technique can train alongside the pros at Toyota Stadium in three Player Development camps for different skill levels.

Contact: 469-365-0021, cclarke@fcdallas.com

Website: fcdallascamps.com

Fencing Camp for Beginners

Ages: 7 and older

Where: 2640 Old Denton Road, Carrollton.

When: June 10-14, July 8-12, Aug. 5-9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $250

Description: Learn fundamentals of fencing with the International Fencers Alliance of Dallas and, by end of camp, begin bouting.

Contact: 214-669-9592

Website: ifafencers.com

FlowRider

Ages: 7 and older

Where: Jack Carter Park Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano.

When: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. One-day sessions, 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $25. Registration opens on May 4.

Description: Learn to ride the big waves on the FlowRider surf machine. Try bodyboarding (must be at least 42 inches tall) and qualify to stand-up ride (minimum 48 inches tall).

Contact: 972-769-4325

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec/home

Full Day and Play Junior Golf Camp

Ages: 10-17

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

When: June 4-7, June 10-13, June 24-27. One-week sessions, Tuesday-Friday and Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $295

Description: Junior golfers with some experience receive 24 hours of professional instruction in basic technique, course management, rules and etiquette. Practice balls, green fees, refreshments, lunch and prizes are included.

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 17-21, July 8-26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $195

Description: Junior golfers receive more than 17 hours of professional instruction in basic techniques of the swing and short game with practical application on the course. Includes practice balls, green fees, refreshments and prizes.

Contact: 972-418-1042

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Heritage Hill Equestrian Center Riding Camp

Ages: 7-13

Where: 8882 County Road 392, Princeton.

When: May 28-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $260

Description: Camps include instruction in English and Western riding, trail rides, games on horseback and cookouts. Riders will also learn about horse care, grooming and equipment. Camp ends with a Friday afternoon horse show.

Contact: 972-734-9800

Website: heritagehillstables.com/camps

Highland Park Tennis Academy

Ages: 5-12

Where: Seay Tennis Center, 4120 Glenwick Lane, Dallas.

When: June 3-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $225

Description: Daily schedule features indoor tennis instruction for 90 minutes, followed by a snack break and indoor pool and activity time until noon.

Contact: 214-780-4032

Website: hpisd.org

Junior Golf Course Management Play Days

Ages: 10-17

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

When: June 14, June 29, Aug. 14, Aug. 16, Aug. 19. One-day sessions, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $60

Description: Junior golfers work on trouble shots and preparing for tournament play. The session includes instruction in course management, rules, etiquette and speed of play. Green fee included.

Contact: 972-418-1042

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Karate Summer Ninja Camp

Ages: 5-12

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

When: May 28-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $85 per day, $349 per week

Description: Students interested in martial arts can train safely with high-ranking, experienced instructors. Children are divided in each activity by age and ability.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-351-5367

Website: dallaskenpo.com

Life Time Summer Camp

Ages: 5-12

Where: Life Time Fitness, 3100 Churchill Drive, Flower Mound; and 7100 Preston Road, Plano.

When: May 27-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday mostly 8 a.m.-6 p.m. with some half-day and hourly options.

Cost: $80-$245

Description: Themed fitness camps focus on a new lesson plan each week, including elements such as character development, weekly warrior challenges, community connections, a daily "Cool Down" reading, and STEAM activities, with an emphasis on healthy living.

Before- or after-care: Before

Contact: 972-956-5251 (Flower Mound); 972-202-8151 or 972-202-8119 (Plano)

Website: lifetime.life/kids-family-fun/camps.html

Merriwood Ranch Summer Riding Camp

Ages: Girls 6-12

Where: 2110 E. Miller Road, Garland.

When: June 3-28, July 8-12. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $450

Description: Daily activities include two English riding lessons, general horse care instruction, games and crafts. Parents are invited to a riding demonstration on the last day of camp.

Contact: 972-278-9810

Website: merriwoodranch.com

Ninja Nation Summer Camps

Ages: 5-12

Where: 7140 Dena Drive, Frisco.

When: June 3-7, July 15-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $450

Description: During a fun week of Ninja obstacle course training, campers get obstacle instruction from pros and take part in camp games and team-building exercises.

Contact: 214-937-4942

Website: ninjanation.com

Pee-Wee Golf Camp

Ages: 5-7

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

When: June 17-19, Monday-Wednesday 1-2 p.m.; July 1-2, Monday-Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. Two- and three-day sessions.

Cost: $150

Description: Young golfers receive three hours of professional instruction in basics of the game with an emphasis on safety, etiquette and fun. Includes practice balls, refreshments and prizes.

Contact: 972-418-1042

Website: golfinstituteschools.com

Preschool Swimming

Ages: 3-5

Where: Jack Carter Park Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano; Plano Aquatic Center, 2301 Westside Drive, Plano.

When: June 3-20, July 8-Aug. 1. Two-week sessions, Mondays and Thursdays, 30-minute classes at various times.

Cost: $75-$79. Registration opens May 4.

Description: Children will practice floating, front and back crawl, and elementary backstroke.

Contact: 972-769-4325

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec/home

Prospering Farm Equestrian Riding Camp

Ages: 7-13

Where: 101 Equestrian Way, Prosper.

When: June 3-28, July 15-26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $400

Description: Equestrian camp includes English horse 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

PSA Sports Camps

Ages: 5-13

Where: PSA1, 6500 Preston Meadow, Plano.

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Single days also available.

Cost: $45-$132

Description: Sports camps for all skill levels in volleyball, basketball, seven-on-seven football, cheer and more. Full- or half-day FlexiPass gives children plenty of options with games or activities that rotate every 30-40 minutes.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-208-5437

Website: psaplano.org

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Ages: Infant-15

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

When: Two-week sessions, mostly Monday-Thursday; class times vary.

Cost: $56-$100. Registration opens on April 15.

Description: Children, divided by age groups, can take swim lessons with certified Red Cross instructors.

Contact: 817-427-6600

Website: nrhcentre.com/learn-to-swim

Sports and Adventure Camp

Ages: 10-16

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

When: June 3-28, July 8-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $145

Description: Campers can experience a variety of sports and activities, along with a visit to the pool.

Contact: 972-941-5402

Website: plano.gov/3390

T Bar M Tennis Camp

Ages: 3-14

Where: T Bar M Racquet Club, 6060 Dilbeck, Dallas.

When: May 28-Aug. 16. One-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $325-$495

Description: Tennis instruction camps are designed for all ages and skill levels. Add-ons include pool time and swim lessons for some age groups.

Contact: 972-385-3611

Website: tbarmtennis.com 

Texas Rangers Camps

Ages: 5-12

Where: Globe Life Park, 1201 Nolan Ryan Expressway, Arlington.

When: June 3-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m., until noon for All-Skills Camp.

Cost: $235-$255

Description: Young players can learn fundamentals of the game in Rookie Ball Camp. More advanced players can develop skills in all aspects of the game in the All-Skills Camp.

Contact: youthballpark@texasrangers.com

Website: mlb.com/rangers 

Youth Aquatic Conditioning

Ages: 8-15

Where: Plano Aquatic Center, 2301 Westside Drive, Plano.

When: June 3, June 17, July 8, July 22. One-day sessions, 11:15 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $49-$54.

Description: Swimming workout for those with ARC Level IV certificate or skills. Great for kids planning to qualify for swim teams.

Contact: 972-769-4325

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec/home

THEATER, FILM & VIDEO

Acting for TV/Film and Filmmaking

Ages: 7-17

Where: Dallas Young Actors Studio, 11496 Luna Road, Dallas.

When: June 17-July 26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $250-$695

Description: Kids can enjoy learning about and performing for TV comedy, drama, commercials and improvisation and presenting an end-of-week live sitcom, film or showcase. Filmmaking students experience all aspects of production in Dallas Young Actors Studio's award-winning program.

Contact: 972-401-2090

Website: dallasyas.com

Acting 2.0

Ages: 6-14

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 10-13. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $119-$123

Description: Students explore the fundamentals of drama through auditions, scene work and monologues, then work together to put on a show.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps

'Alice in Wonderland'

Ages: 8-12

Where: Promenade Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: June 10-22. 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 Lewis Carroll classic. Presented by Repertory Company Theatre.

Contact: 972-690-5029

Website: rcttheatre.com

ArtCentre Theatre Camps

Ages: Entering grades K-12

Where: 1400 Summit Ave., Plano.

When: May 27-Aug. 2. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with weekend performances following the final Friday of each camp.

Cost: $400; $350 if you sign up for free membership.

Description: Every child will be assigned a role on the first day of camp; no auditions. Theater camps are Anne of Green Gables (May 27-June 7), The Wizard of Oz (June 10-21), A Midsummer Night's Dream (June 24-July 5), The Sound of Music (July 8-19) and Saturday Night Disco Fever (July 22-Aug. 2).

Contact: 214-810-3228

Website: artcentretheatre.com

Breitling Youth Theater Camps

Ages: 3-15

Where: 303 Main St., Garland.

When: June 3-Aug. 9. One- and two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $75-$499

Description: Campers learn musical numbers and scenes from favorite theater productions in full- and half-day musical-theater camps. Each child will have a role in an end-of-camp show for parents. Choices include The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Disney and more.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 972-658-3915

Website: actingforchildren.org

Broadway Star

Ages: 6-12

When: June 10-13. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $125. Registration opens May 1.

Description: Campers will collaborate with peers to write a script, design costumes, choreograph dances and direct the show.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

Camp Shakespeare

Ages: Entering grades 2-12

Where: Bishop Dunne Catholic School, 3900 Rugged Drive, Dallas; Genesis Children's Theatre, 3100 Independence Parkway, Plano.

When: June 17-July 19. One- and two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Performance date and time to be determined.

Cost: $215-$350

Description: Shakespeare Dallas offers six performance camps in two locations. Students will study the Bard, receive stage instruction and prepare for a final public performance at Shakespeare in the Park.

Before- or after-care: Both, at Bishop Dunne campus only.

Contact: 214-559-2778

Website: shakespearedallas.org/summer-camps

Drama Kids International Summer Camps

Ages: 6-12

Where: Locations in Argyle, Dallas, Highland Village, Mesquite, Murphy, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett. Check website for details.

When: June 10-July 19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $158-$249

Description: Themed camps get kids involved in theater games, crafts and other 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

Improv Camp for Kids

Ages: 5-13

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

When: June 17-21, July 22-26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $275

Description: Kids practice the fundamentals of comedy improvisation to develop stage presence, communication skills, self-confidence and teamwork.

Before- or after-care: Both

Contact: 214-741-4448

Website: dallascomedyhouse.com/kids

'Into the Woods, Jr.'

Ages: Entering grades 5-12

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

When: July 1-27. Four-week session. Rehearsals: July 1-19, Monday-Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (no rehearsals July 4-6). Tech Week: July 22-25, Monday-Thursday 3-8 p.m. Performances: July 26 at 7:30 p.m., July 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $500

Description: Children explore the magic of musical theater in a production directed by DCT director of musical theater K. Doug Miller. Auditions take place during the first days of rehearsal. All students will receive roles in the production.

Before- or after-care: After

Contact: 214-978-0110

Website: dct.org

Intro to Stage Make-up

Ages: 8-14

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 17-20. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $119-$123

Description: Campers practice the basics of stage makeup and transform their faces into different characters each day.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps 

Kid News Channel

Ages: 6-12

When: May 28-30. Three-day session, Tuesday-Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $75. Registration opens May 1.

Description: Kids can learn to report on weather, sports and more, then put on a news segment for friends and family.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

Kids n' Comedy

Ages: 7-14

Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Road, Plano.

When: June 24-27. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $119-$123

Description: Children practice stand-up, improv and sketch comedy and present a showcase on the last day of camp.

Contact: 972-769-4404

Website: plano.gov/3390/summer-camps  

Lights, Camera, Action

Ages: 7-17

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

When: June 10-Aug. 9. One- and two-week sessions, Monday-Friday 2-6 p.m.

Cost: $350-$595

Description: In acting camps, students practice age-appropriate monologues, scenes, commercials and improv using exercises and 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

'Mamma Mia' Teen Camp

Ages: 12-18

Where: Promenade Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: June 5-22. Three-week session. Week 1: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Weeks 2-3: Monday-Friday 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday performance on June 22 (time to be determined).

Cost: $395

Description: Campers rehearse and perform a musical based on the hits of pop group ABBA. Presented by Repertory Company Theatre.

Contact: 972-690-5029

Website: rcttheatre.com

'Matilda the Musical' Camps

Ages: 8-18

Where: Promenade Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: July 8-27 for ages 13-18. Three-week session, Monday-Friday. Week 1: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Weeks 2-3: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Saturday performance on July 27 (time to be determined)

 July 15-27 for ages 8-12. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday performance on July 27 (time to be determined).

Cost: $195-$395.

Description: Campers rehearse and perform a musical based on the story by Roald Dahl. Presented by Repertory Company Theatre.

Contact: 972-690-5029

Website: rcttheatre.com

PlayMakers

Ages: 8-16

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

When: June 17-29. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., performances on June 28 and June 29 (times to be determined).

Cost: $500 (scholarships available)

Description: In WaterTower Theatre's summer program, young storytellers utilize theater skills to create an original theater piece inspired by a fairy tale. PlayMakers concludes with a performance for family and friends.

Registration deadline: June 7

Contact: 972-450-6277

Website: watertowertheatre.org

Showbiz Summer and Teen Conservatory

Ages: 3 years, 6 months-18

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

When: May 28-Aug. 9. One- and two-week sessions, mostly Monday-Friday with some three- and four-day workshops; full days and half-days. Class times vary by session and age group.

Cost: $85-$550

Description: Dallas Children's Theater professionals lead classes for teens and elementary and pre-K students. Choices include musical theater, acting, tech, moviemaking, comedy, improv 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

Summer Showtunes

Ages: 10-13

Where: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas.

When: July 8-20. Two-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Saturday performance on July 20 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $250

Description: Campers work on acting, singing and dancing skills with theater professionals from Westside Players Academy. A final showcase is performed featuring show tunes from popular Broadway productions.

Registration deadline: July 5

Contact: 214-526-7291

Website: westsideplayersdallas.org

Teatro Dallas Summer Theater Camp

Ages: 6-12

Where: 1230 River Bend Drive, Dallas.

When: June 3-28. Four-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $325

Description: Students engage in physical and vocal exercises, learn about stage movement and timing, play theatrical games and create scenes based on their own stories. At the end of camp, kids will present a public performance.

Contact: 214-689-6492

Website: teatrodallas.org/camps

Teen Comedy Camp

Ages: 14-18

When: July 22-28. One-week session, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Stomping Ground Comedy Theater, 1350 Manufacturing St., Suite 109, Dallas.

Cost: Free, if accepted. Go here to fill out the application and submit by July 15.

Description: Teens will learn the basics of improv comedy, explore characters and physicality, create scenes and stories from scratch, and learn to find humor in the world around them,  all in a supportive and safe environment with experienced Stomping Ground staff. Breakfast and lunch is included.

Contact: 214-794-8718

Website: stompinggroundcomedy.org

U-Tube Fever

Ages: 6-12

When: June 24-27. One-week session, Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Where: Wylie Recreation Center, 300 Country Club Road, Building 200, Wylie.

Cost: $120. Registration opens May 1.

Description: Campers design their own video channel, select topics, write scripts, rehearse and perform for family and friends.

Contact: 972-516-6360

Website: apm.activecommunities.com/wylie

'Xanadu Jr.' Teen Camp

Ages: 12-18

Where: Promenade Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson.

When: Aug. 5-24. Three-week session, Monday-Friday with Saturday performance on Aug. 24 (times to be determined).

Cost: $395

Description: Campers rehearse and perform a musical. Presented by Repertory Company Theatre.

Contact: 972-690-5029

Website: rcttheatre.com

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