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Top Summer Camps in Dallas

Published Jan 22, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Summertime is fast approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite camps choices in Dallas.

Every summer, our kids have a blast at summer camp getting to know a new group of friends, and learning about all the fun activities.  Whether it's arts & crafts, STEM learning, outdoor wilderness camps, or performing arts, ChatterBlock has you covered with our complete Summer Camps Directory.  This directory is continually being updated as businesses post their camp info and schedules, so don't forget to keep checking back!

STEM and Academic Camps

iD Tech Camps

Got a tech-savvy kid? A great camp to consider this summer is iD Tech camps. iD Tech is a leader in summer STEM education programs for students ages 6–18.

Kickstart your kid's future in STEM with over 50 cutting-edge courses. From coding and game development to robotics and design, students will build in-demand skills and innovate like a pro with industry-standard tech tools.

Their camps are inclusive & offer fun learning environments where students are empowered with the skills they need to reimagine our tech-driven world.

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Arts Camps

Dallas Museum of Art

Grab your paintbrush and your test tubes as we mix art and science together through creative experiments in the studio-lab. Each day you'll think like a scientist and create as artists to make out-of-this-world space paintings, beautiful bird collages, nature-inspired drawings, robot sculptures, and so much more. Learn more.

Robert Garden School of Art

Finally an art camp that teaches fine art and creative thinking instead of simple crafts!

In this 4 day class your artist will complete 8 masterpieces using 5 different mediums; painting with heavy acrylic, light acrylic, watercolors and drawing with charcoal and pastels.

Kid Art Dallas

Kid Art Dallas teach the skills required to draw, paint, sculpt, and work in mixed and 3D media, but along the way they also teach art appreciation and history, socialization, focus, and communication skills. Learn more.

Sports Camps

Dallas Stars Little Rookies

The Dallas Stars Little Rookies and Jr. Rookies programs are free 4-week trial hockey camps open to kids ages 4-8 and 8-12. Designed by National Hockey League NHL Hall of Famer Mike Modano, these camps are an easy way for kids to get on the ice and fall in love with the game. Learn more.

Dallas Equestrian Centre

Dallas Equestrian Center is the premier equestrian facility in the Dallas area. Uniquely located in the heart of North Dallas, Dallas Equestrian is dedicated to serving riders of all skill levels from advanced competition to intermediate training to first-time beginners. Learn more.

Advantage Basketball Camps

Advantage Basketball Camps are consistently rated as one of the top basketball ball-handling camps in the nation. You'll learn all the tricks and moves you've seen in the college hoops and made by the NBA professional players. You'll be the star player on the team, dribbling and ball-handling past defenders through the key for a sweet layup and the victory!

Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness

Campers will laugh, climb and challenge themselves in a supervised environment. Activities include top-rope climbing, bouldering, tag traverse, blindfolded climbing, and more. Knowledgeable staff teach campers basic climbing safety and how to move confidently on the climbing walls.

Ahn's Tae Kwon Do

The energetic atmosphere of Ahn's TKD Plano and Dallas studios are designed to instill discipline of the mind, body, and spirit, and build a philosophy of life that will foster a moral character from which society will benefit. Contact studios directly for class schedules.

Variety Camps

Alcuin Summer Camp

Alcuin School’s 12-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in North Texas and offers the perfect setting for a safe and vibrant learning experience. The classrooms are individual communities providing an interactive academic environment that reinforces the love of learning through Montessori and International Baccalaureate principles. Learn more.

DIS Summer Enrichment Camp

The DIS Summer Enrichment Camp is a 6-week program that provides your child with the opportunity to explore languages, arts, sports, and technology. Campers may enroll 1/2-day or full day for any combination of activities. They will be placed based on their age and level in groups of 10-15. For full day campers, lunch is provided at no extra cost

Parish Summer

Parish Summer offers over 300 camps for all ages and interests, including all day camps, STEM Classes, Dance, Golf, Photography, Academic Enrichment, Musical Theatre, Volleyball, Sewing, Basketball, Web Design, Cooking, Coding, LEGO Robotics, Music Lessons, Yoga and more! Camps are open to the public and available all summer long.

Sky Ranch

Summer Camp features exciting activities infused with character-building strategies, counselors that are incredible Godly role models, and an intentional plan - the Sky Ranch Life Map - that takes kids from being consumers of God’s word to participants in God's plan.

Park Cities Speech, Language & Learning Center

The Center is a private pediatric and adolescent clinic committed to improving the lives of individuals with communication deficits and language based learning challenges. Summer camps include Reading to Learn, Study Skills/Time Management, Book Club, Written Language, and Back to School Refreshed.

Lone Star Circus School 

Been dreaming of running away to join the circus? Lone Star Circus School makes it easy to join the circus without leaving home. Lone Star Circus School offers recreational and professional circus training for children and adults in traditional circus arts including the aerial silks/tissu, trapeze, Spanish web, aerial ring, hula hoops, contortion, acrobatics, Rolla Bola, tight rope and more.

Lone Star Circus also offers after-school circus training programs for children at numerous Dallas area schools including the Dallas International School and Southern Methodist University. Learn more.

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps are designed for children entering preschool to 10th grade. Campers will delve into the natural world and expand on their surroundings through the lens of environmental stewardship. Using STEM practices, campers will practice problem solving and critical thinking skills and develop a greater sense of exploration and adventure. Experienced teachers will guide campers through indoor and outdoor activities, games and challenges.

Overnight Camps

Pine Cove

Get ready for the loudest, funniest, and most impactful week of your summer! At Pine Cove, campers jump high, dance silly, adventure big, and learn all about Jesus Christ. From awesome activities and exciting theme nights to deep relationships and outdoor adventures, you’ll find that Pine Cove is no ordinary summer camp. Join us in Texas or South Carolina and see why we’re Christ‑centered, others‑focused, and seriously fun! Learn more.

Camp Olympia

Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is a private, overnight Texas Summer Camp with a boys camp and girls camp for ages 6-16. It is a classic kids summer camp in Texas, offering two-week and three-week sessions for 7-16 year old campers and one-week sessions for 6-9 year old campers. Our beautiful location on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas is the perfect setting for FUN, SUN, and ADVENTURE. Learn more.

Ascend Camp and Retreat

Ascend will continue to offer essential elements that challenge the body and the mind through recreational activities such as All-Terrain Vehicle experiences, Archery/Archery Tag, Basketball, Bubble Soccer, Challenge Course, Disc Golf, Flag Football, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, Paintball, Swimming, Team Building, Tetherball, Volleyball, and so much more! Learn more.

Science Camps

Club SciKidz

Club SciKidz Dallas is the best place under the sun for extraordinary summers! Spark your child’s love of science this summer by enrolling them in fun and engaging science day camps. With 23 exciting themed camps for children ages 4-12, your child is sure to have an unforgettable experience as they do hands-on activities and learn how science is used in everyday life. Learn more.

Design Connect Create!

Design Connect Create! is an immersive hands-on experience for every student to explore and have fun with physics. Students form a deep understanding and build confidence to move forward and persist in STEM. Labs, female guest speakers, interactive problem solving and engineering challenges fill action packed days. Learn more.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Exciting new adventures await at Perot Museum Discovery Camp this Summer! Each week will focus on a different science topic that incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math skills. Full and half day camps are offered, with before and after care available.

Campers from Kindergarten to 6th grade will be divided in age-appropriate groups.

Explore Horizons Enrichment & Tutoring

Explore Horizons' mission is to develop the academic potential of children over the summer break in an engaging & motivational way. Children will avoid the academic regression that can occur over the long break from school. Enthusiastic staff, an engaging curriculum, and vibrant atmosphere will inspire your child to learn new skills and develop increased levels of confidence for success in the next school year!

If you didn’t find an awesome summer camp from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore.

Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.

Happy summer everyone. 

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