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DFW Summer Camps


Summer camps help your child develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends and discover new interests. DFW has many different types of camps to offer: academic, sports-related, arts/music, adventure camps and more. Talk to the kids to find out their interests and everyone wins.

1. Active Learning's Computer Enrichment Camps

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Active Learning Services operates chess camps (thru USA Chess), Gamebuilder Video Game creation camps, Scratch Animation Creation camps, and other enrichment programs designed to stimulate creative thinking, improve logic and memory skills and give children "thinking alternatives" to sports camps and other summer camps and enrichment programs.

USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. They grew from one camp in Dallas in 1997 to more than 100 camps across the United States. They also teach chess in over 65 school chess programs in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Washington DC.

For more info: 281-257-0078 or toll free 1-888-652-4377.

2. Bounce U

Create and Bounce is an art camp for children that combines exciting art projects with structured physical activities. Children can work on different fun arts and crafts projects each day from canvas painting to clay. With its unique blend of upbeat exercises and dedicated time for painting and projects. Create and Bounce offers an experience that's healthy, mentally engaging and seriously fun.

Where: Bounce U, 3050 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007.972-939-5000 or 2532 Summit, Plano, TX. 972-422-3399

3. Camp Casa

Camp Casa is a place for students of all skill levels to come and participate in professional training of the performing arts. It is a place for the beginner to come, develop and have fun as well as a place for the advanced to come and hone their theatrical craft. In addition to rehearsing and producing a full-length show, campers will take classes in acting, music and dance.

Show: Guys and Dolls Jr.
Camp dates: June 10 - 28
Camp performance dates: June 28 - 30
Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Ages: 8-14
Camp cost: $900
Use offer code DOLLS50 to save $50 before April 15th

Casa Mañana Theatre is located in the heart of the Cultural District at 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

4. Camp Summit

Camp Summit is a residential or “sleep away” camp for children and adults with disabilities. With weeklong camp sessions, weekend sessions and respite days, campers are offered a wide variety of traditional camp activities in a barrier-free environment.

Contact info: E-mail: camp@campsummittx.org or 972-484-8900.

5. CERT Summer Camp for Teens

Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a partnership between the Dallas Office of Emergency Management and El Centro College to offer teenagers basic instruction and hands-on training in CERT skills. This course will prepare you for emergencies and potential disasters in your home, school, or community. A CERT kit will be provided for all enrolled students. Students will meet at El Centro College except for 6/21 when the class will meet at Dolphin Road Fire Rescue Training Center.


Camp times are Monday through Saturday, June 16th to June 21st from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Cost is $50.

An orientation for parents and teens is set for Saturday, May 24 at El Centro at 9:00 a.m. in Room A543.

Attendees may register online or at the Parents Orientation. Online registration info is here: http://www.dallascert.com/

6. Creative Soul School of Modern Music

Rock Camp: a mix of everything packed into an exciting weeklong session. Students will learn how to play in a band, write original songs and perform live in front of family and friends. Students will receive instruction in guitar, voice, drums, piano or bass. No prior experience necessary. Enrollment open to students ages 8-18 years.  

Mini Camp: a half-day program that allow students to experience something new. From Musical Theatre to Drum Workshop, there’s a camp for every student. Performance held at the end of every camp.

Creative Soul School of Modern Music, 5633 Watauga Rd., Watauga, Texas 76148. 817-485-7464

7. Crú Capaill Academy of Irish Dance

Want to learn to dance like they do in "Riverdance" or "Lord of the Dance"? Learn how at Irish dance school in the Lakewood area is offering classes this summer with an additional location in North Dallas and summer camps in August.

Katie Crowley, TCRG, Director, Crú Capaill Academy of Irish Dance, 847-208-5593

8. Dallas Arboretum

Cool camps for 3-12 year-olds at one of the most beautiful spots in Dallas. Half-day camps, Survivor Camp, Lone Star Adventure Camp, Little Critters. Discounts for Arboretum members.

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX. 972-515-6500

9. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Fantasy Camp

What: Train and learn from the  most renowned cheerleading squad ever. Focus on having fun and meeting new friends while learning exciting choreography and dancing from warm-ups to dance routines to team spirit, motivation and self-confidence.

Open: to all girls between the ages of 7 and 18.

Info: Call 972-556-9900.

10. Dallas Museum of Art

Register early because camps fill quickly. All supplies are provided. Summer Art Camp participants will be exposed to works of art and related artistic techniques through interactive gallery and studio experiences. Each week culminates in an art exhibition or performance for friends and family.

Toddler Art: (2-3)
Arturo's Art and Me: (3-5)
Homeschool class
Family Workshops
Center for Creative Connections Tech Lab

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. 214-922-1200

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