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Collin County’s 2017 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide

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CCMB SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

While it doesn’t seem like it, summer is quickly approaching! And believe it or not, many schools and businesses are already prepared for when you ask that question, “What are we going to do this summer?”  Summer Camp information has been released and many places are already accepting registration forms and applications. 

To help you out, Collin County Moms Blog is thrilled to launch an in-depth guide to local summer camps for children of all ages. 

Below you will find details on FEATURED summer camps happening around Collin County. These are businesses CCMB has personally partnered with before and can give our approval on, but if you need more, we have a comprehensive Guide by City just a click away!

We hope this will serve as your ultimate, one-stop resource on how to get your children registered for a summer full of fun! 

Want to jump straight to available camps by city? Click Here.

 

Need Ideas for Spring Break Camps?

Check out our Guide to Collin County Spring Break Camps!

West Plano:
6095 Chapel Hill Rd., Plano 75093

McKinney:
5151 S. Custer Rd., McKinney 75070

Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) offers the highest-quality infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten, before and after school, holiday and summer camp programs for ages six weeks to 13 years old. Children’s Learning Adventure’s STEAM-based curriculum ensures daily exposure to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through a multiple learning environments approach. In addition to a primary homeroom, CLA provides daily small group instruction in specialty classrooms to provide authentic learning activities. Students will apply the knowledge they learned in homeroom in specialty classrooms, such as practicing math skills by measuring ingredients in a culinary class.

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School of Dallas: 
11110 Midway Rd., Dallas 75229

Highland Park Presbyterian Church:
3821 University Blvd., Dallas 75205

Trinity Christian Academy:
1700 Addison Rd., Addison 75001

Does your child have a genuine interest in how things work, what things are made of, and how science works in the real world? If so, our exciting science camps will be the PERFECT fit! Our summer day camps introduce children entering grades PK-7 to the mysteries of science through hands-on interactive make-and-take projects and experiments. All of our lessons meet or exceed the National Science Standards. By attending our camps, your child will receive a gift that lasts a lifetime!

Camps operate Monday-Friday (9am-4pm) with optional before/after care, during the weeks of:

  • June 19, June 26
  • July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

EXPLORE HORIZONS

Here at Explore Horizons we want to be your partner in making the summer a time for academic growth, rather than regression. We provide personalized enrichment and tutoring in math, reading and writing for children in pre-k through 8th grade of all abilities. Our unique environment, flexible scheduling, and interactive workshops make us a great place to be during the summer and beyond!

Schedule your FREE in person Assessment today to find out how Explore Horizons can develop the fearless learner in your child.

Frisco:
5404 Preston Road #106, Frisco 75034

Plano:
6921 Independence Pkwy. #100, Plano 75023

Garland:
5129 N. Garland Ave., Garland 75040

KIDVENTURE

Kidventure

Voted ‘Texas’ Favorite Camp’ for 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.

Camp Frisco at Frisco Athletic Center

Camp All Saints at All Saints Catholic School in Plano

CAMP INVENTION

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Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, week long summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork.

Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration or LocCamp2017 after 3/21 to save $15 on registration.

VARIOUS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS ACROSS THE METROPLEX

ALCUIN SCHOOL

Join us for an amazing summer of fun under the sun!
Wide selection of awesome camps and classes - Age 3 through 12th Grade
Starting June 5-July 14

• Half-Day and Full-day options
• Week-by-week programming
• Before-and-after care

Cheer; Chess; Coding; Computer Programming; Dance; Field Trips; Fine Arts; Film; LEGO; MineCraft®; Montessori Classes; Robotics; Sports; Space Explorers; Tumbling; TV Production and so much more!

6144 Churchill Way, Dallas 75230

BISHOP LYNCH HIGH SCHOOL

Bishop Lynch

Whether it’s in academics, fine arts or athletics, one word is synonymous with all three at Bishop Lynch – EXCELLENCE. At Bishop Lynch High School, students are provided a first-rate, well-rounded education combined with an exciting and inspiring campus life.

This summer, Bishop Lynch is expanding its summer camps program to not only offer top-notch athletic camps, but a number of fine arts and academic camp opportunities as well, to grades K-8.

9750 Ferguson Rd., Dallas 75228

J SUMMER CAMPS

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J Summer Camps is the ultimate destination for s’more summer fun! For over 75 years, J Camps offer a nurturing, safe and magical experience for youth campers of all ages, Our camps include Chai (traditional camp), Simchah (pre-school ages), Gymnastics, Sports, Tennis, Performing Arts and Teen Travel. Register by session or by the week. We are open to the entire community.

Camps operate Monday-Friday (6/12 to 8/11) with extended care and bus service available.

7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas 75230

DESTINATION SCIENCE

Since 2000 DS kids have been experiencing “Aha!” moments of understanding, creativity and curiosity while engineering, building and experimenting with astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Enroll now in all 4 camps for best savings!

Dallas: Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Rd, Dallas 75229
Frisco: St Phillips Episcopal School of Frisco, 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco 75034
Grapevine: Compass Christian Church, 4201 Pool Rd, Grapevine 76051
Keller: Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy, 1308 Whitley Rd, Keller 76248
Plano: John Paul II High School, 900 Cost Rd, Plano 75024
Plano: SMU Summer Youth Program, 5236 Tennyson Pkwy Plano 75024

DALLAS ZOO

Wild Adventures Camps at the Dallas Zoo are packed with Zoo tours, games, crafts, and animal encounters unique to each camp’s theme. Campers can explore a wide range of topics, including: animal behavior, zooarchaeology, photography, and zoo careers in age appropriate classes. Designed for kids in PreK through Grade 12, with weeklong and single-day options available from June through August. Camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day with BeforeCamp and AfterCamp care available. Themes, pricing, and registration are available at DallasZoo.com.

650 R.L. Thornton Fwy., Dallas 75203

EMLER SWIM SCHOOL

Summer Daily lessons are Monday through Friday for 2 weeks, ages 3 and up. These classes will start on May 22nd and run every two weeks throughout the entire summer, ending the week of August 18th. The cost is $249.30 for 10 lessons. After your first set of dailies, for each additional dailies camp you register for, you will receive $25 off the cost of tuition!

Sachse:
5250 Highway 78, Suite 980 Sachse 75048

Plano:
4621 West Park Blvd, Suite 104 Plano 75093

McKinney:
6051 Alma Dr. McKinney 75070

Frisco:
7151 Preston Road, Suite 321 Frisco 75034

Allen:
909 W. Stacy Road, Allen 75013

Dallas:
11909 Preston Road, Suite 1422, Dallas 75230

HEARD SCIENCE MUSEUM & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more. 

1 Nature Place, McKinney 75069

NTPGA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION

To introduce kids to the game of golf, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation teams up with local golf courses and facilities to conduct week-long summer golf camps.  Kids learn full swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, bunker play, rules, etiquette and safety. The cost of each camp is $275, which includes PGA Professional supervised instruction, custom fit clubs, tees and golf balls and FREE golf course access to select 9-hole courses throughout the summer. Camps are open to kids 6-12 years old and take place at multiple courses Monday -Friday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) during five weeks throughout the summer: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30 and July 10-14.

McKINNEY:
El Dorado Country Club

EAST PLANO:
The Courses at Watters Creek

WEST PLANO:
The Clubs at Prestonwood (Hills)

RICHARDSON:
Sherrill Park Golf Course

THE COLONY:
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Kids Camp is an affordable way for families to watch great films together during the summer. Choose your own ticket price – $1, $3 or $5 – and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance. 100% of ticket sales are donated to local nonprofits working to make our community a better place.

Kids Camp screenings are All Ages – please check drafthouse.com for local policies. Excessive noise is not permitted, however our regular No Talking/Phones Policy is very lax in our Kids Camps.

100 South Central Expressway #14 , Richardson 75080
1005 South Lamar , Dallas 75215

SPCA OF TEXAS

SPCA of Texas Critter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 8-11 to learn about important values such as kindness and love. Activities include guest speakers and games as well as opportunities to learn more about the SPCA of Texas and issues in animal welfare.

8411 Stacy Road, McKinney 75070

Guide to Summer Camps By City

 

Overnight Camps

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas :: This summer, give your girl the opportunity to camp #LikeAGirlScout! At Girl Scout summer camp, she’ll face her fears and try new things, explore the great outdoors, build up her problem-solving skills, and make a lifetime of memories with great friends. 

T Bar M Camps :: Camp is one of the most lasting, rewarding experiences parents can give their children. At T Bar M, it builds self-esteem and gives kids a sense of independence all while growing their faith. From overnight camp for 1st through 11th graders, to Day Camp for K-5th graders, we love to give campers and families the experience of their lives.

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes :: YMCA Camp Twin Lakes offers week-long and mini overnight summer camp. Join the YMCA for 6 weeks of Full Overnight Camp in 2017. Kids ages 8-16 y/o. New Cabins have bathrooms and A/C, experienced counselors, nutritious meals & new friends. All the activities you love and a whole lot more!

 

ALLEN

Camp Invention :: Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, week long summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration or LocCamp2017 after 3/21 to save $15 on registration.

Creme de la Creme :: Programs include theme based weekly activities; varies per location. For students 5-12 years old

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp :: Combining excellent coaching and a proven program focused on each camper, Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun! June Only.

Dallas Sidekicks :: Camp curriculum is designed for ages 5-12 and is centered around the fundamentals of passing, controlling, dribbling, shooting, heading and defending. 

Emler Swim School :: Summer Daily lessons are Monday through Friday for 2 weeks, ages 3 and up. These classes will start on May 22nd and run every two weeks throughout the entire summer, ending the week of August 18th. The cost is $249.30 for 10 lessons. After your first set of dailies, for each additional dailies camp you register for, you will receive $25 off the cost of tuition!

 

FRISCO

7 Notes Yamaha Music :: 7 Notes incorporates a variety of daily activities to help students learn guitar or piano! These two week sessions run June-August. For ages 6-12 years.

Adventure Kids Playcare

Creme de la Creme

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders :: Dance Academy. 6 weeks available betewen June – August.  

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp :: Combining excellent coaching and a proven program focused on each camper, Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun! July only. 

Dallas Stars :: Summer Camps utilize the latest techniques and systems focused on individual player development. Our goal is to educate, assist and develop players in a station-based format that keeps players focused, entertained and passionate about what they are learning, therefore turning their potential into excellence. June Only.

Destination Science :: Hey Kids! Build a robot, create a Mars Rover, explore the science behind roller coasters, solve a mystery, build & demolish mechanical contraptions, design a Mars colony, discover in our mad chemistry lab & more. Early Bird Savings! Enroll by 2/15/17 & Save $70/week!

Emler Swim School :: Summer Daily lessons are Monday through Friday for 2 weeks, ages 3 and up. These classes will start on May 22nd and run every two weeks throughout the entire summer, ending the week of August 18th. The cost is $249.30 for 10 lessons. After your first set of dailies, for each additional dailies camp you register for, you will receive $25 off the cost of tuition!

Explore Horizons :: Here at Explore Horizons we want to be your partner in making the summer a time for academic growth, rather than regression. We provide personalized enrichment and tutoring in math, reading and writing for children in pre-k through 8th grade of all abilities. Our unique environment, flexible scheduling, and interactive workshops make us a great place to be during the summer and beyond!

Kidventure :: Voted ‘Texas’ Favorite Camp’ for 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.

School of Rock :: Our performance-based camps incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! We group our students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of our instructors we will get the kids stage-ready and, on the last day of camp, we do a performance for friends and family!

 

McKINNEY

Chestnut Square Historic Village :: Each camp begins with de-modernization: putting away cell phones and electronics, dressing up, and taking a class photo. Pioneer-era games, crafts, cooking, and history provide our campers with a new perspective and a lot of summer fun.July & August. Ages 6-12 

Children’s Learning Adventure – McKinney :: Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) offers the highest-quality infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten, before and after school, holiday and summer camp programs for ages six weeks to 13 years old. Children’s Learning Adventure’s STEAM-based curriculum ensures daily exposure to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through a multiple learning environments approach. In addition to a primary homeroom, CLA provides daily small group instruction in specialty classrooms to provide authentic learning activities. Students will apply the knowledge they learned in homeroom in specialty classrooms, such as practicing math skills by measuring ingredients in a culinary class.

Dallas Stars :: Summer Camps utilize the latest techniques and systems focused on individual player development. Our goal is to educate, assist and develop players in a station-based format that keeps players focused, entertained and passionate about what they are learning, therefore turning their potential into excellence. Weeks in June/July/August Only.

Emler Swim School :: Summer Daily lessons are Monday through Friday for 2 weeks, ages 3 and up. These classes will start on May 22nd and run every two weeks throughout the entire summer, ending the week of August 18th. The cost is $249.30 for 10 lessons. After your first set of dailies, for each additional dailies camp you register for, you will receive $25 off the cost of tuition!

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary :: The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more. 

North Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation :: To introduce kids to the game of golf, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation teams up with local golf courses and facilities to conduct week-long summer golf camps.  Kids learn full swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, bunker play, rules, etiquette and safety.

School of Rock :: Our performance-based camps incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! We group our students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of our instructors we will get the kids stage-ready and, on the last day of camp, we do a performance for friends and family!

SPCA of Texas :: SPCA of Texas Critter Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 8-11 to learn about important values such as kindness and love. Activities include guest speakers and games as well as opportunities to learn more about the SPCA of Texas and issues in animal welfare. Sessions i June, July, and August. For ages 8-11.

 

 

PLANO

Adventure Kids Playcare

Children’s Learning Adventure – McKinney :: Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) offers the highest-quality infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten, before and after school, holiday and summer camp programs for ages six weeks to 13 years old. Children’s Learning Adventure’s STEAM-based curriculum ensures daily exposure to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through a multiple learning environments approach. In addition to a primary homeroom, CLA provides daily small group instruction in specialty classrooms to provide authentic learning activities. Students will apply the knowledge they learned in homeroom in specialty classrooms, such as practicing math skills by measuring ingredients in a culinary class.

Creme de la Creme

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp :: Combining excellent coaching and a proven program focused on each camper, Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun! July only.

Dallas Stars :: Summer Camps utilize the latest techniques and systems focused on individual player development. Our goal is to educate, assist and develop players in a station-based format that keeps players focused, entertained and passionate about what they are learning, therefore turning their potential into excellence. July Only.

Destination Science :: Hey Kids! Build a robot, create a Mars Rover, explore the science behind roller coasters, solve a mystery, build & demolish mechanical contraptions, design a Mars colony, discover in our mad chemistry lab & more. Early Bird Savings! Enroll by 2/15/17 & Save $70/week!

Emler Swim School :: Summer Daily lessons are Monday through Friday for 2 weeks, ages 3 and up. These classes will start on May 22nd and run every two weeks throughout the entire summer, ending the week of August 18th. The cost is $249.30 for 10 lessons. After your first set of dailies, for each additional dailies camp you register for, you will receive $25 off the cost of tuition!

Explore Horizons :: Here at Explore Horizons we want to be your partner in making the summer a time for academic growth, rather than regression. We provide personalized enrichment and tutoring in math, reading and writing for children in pre-k through 8th grade of all abilities. Our unique environment, flexible scheduling, and interactive workshops make us a great place to be during the summer and beyond!

Heritage Farmstead Museum :: The Heritage Farmstead Museum hosts camps designed to engage and keep your children learning through the summer! There are different sessions for Creek and Pioneer camps in June, July, and August. Camps last Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, with after camp care available. For ages 6-12

Kidventure :: Voted ‘Texas’ Favorite Camp’ for 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.

North Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation :: To introduce kids to the game of golf, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation teams up with local golf courses and facilities to conduct week-long summer golf camps.  Kids learn full swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, bunker play, rules, etiquette and safety.

Safari Run

School of Rock :: Our performance-based camps incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! We group our students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of our instructors we will get the kids stage-ready and, on the last day of camp, we do a performance for friends and family!

 

THE COLONY

Camp Invention :: Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, week long summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration or LocCamp2017 after 3/21 to save $15 on registration.

North Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation :: To introduce kids to the game of golf, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation teams up with local golf courses and facilities to conduct week-long summer golf camps.  Kids learn full swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, bunker play, rules, etiquette and safety.

 

WYLIE

Camp Invention :: Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, week long summer adventure awaits with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century skills. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Use promo code LocCamp17 by 3/20 to save $25 on registration or LocCamp2017 after 3/21 to save $15 on registration.

School of Rock :: Our performance-based camps incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! We group our students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of our instructors we will get the kids stage-ready and, on the last day of camp, we do a performance for friends and family!

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