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2017 Guide to Summer Camps

Disclosure :: The “2017 Guide to Summer Camps” is brought to you by the Fort Worth Moms Blog and the many camp sponsors listed in this post. Thank you to our sponsors who made this guide possible! 

Summertime is right around the corner; that means it is time to plan fun activities for your kiddos. We have put together a great list of summer camps for all ages, stages, and interest levels. From sports to art to computer to nature, Fort Worth Moms Blog is sure to have something listed that will appeal to your child. We hope this is a helpful resource as you make summer plans for your family! 

Wondering if your child is ready for overnight camp? Check out ‘Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?‘ on our blog. 

Camp Champions

The Camp Champions Advantage: Campers succeed in college, career, and life (while having the time of their lives with counselor-heroes). Camp Champions is a traditional, residential summer camp in the ideal location on Lake LBJ in Marble Falls, Texas and provides the perfect place to spend a summer! 

Dates: June 4 – August 12: Two and three week sessions

iD Tech Camps

Beginning in 1999, iD Tech, a family company, began reinventing “camp” for the 21st century. Today, it is #1 in summer tech education, with 150+ locations nationwide and an expansive lineup of courses in coding, game design, app development, film, and more. At the TCU, UTD, SMU, and Westlake Academy camps, kids and teens build valuable STEM skills in inspiring, collegiate settings. Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of eight students per instructor and use the best products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Unlock your child’s limitless potential and help him or her gain a competitive edge for college and beyond!

Dates: June 5 – August 4

Kids Who Care Musical Theatre Camps

Kids from across Texas, the U.S., and abroad come to Kids Who Care’s unique musical theatre camps. By creating a summer performance experience for young artists in a professional venue, kids are exposed to the real life process of musical theatre. From the audition to opening night, Kids Who Care summer camps create powerful, life-changing experiences for ages 4 – 18. 

Dates: One, two, and three week camps from June 6 – July 20

Kimbell Summer Camps

Look, listen, move, create, and collaborate! The Kimbell is calling all art and music lovers (ages 6–12) for a fun-filled week exploring how artists of all kinds inspire each another. Each afternoon, campers will learn how great European masters like Picasso, Matisse, Klee, and Kandinsky found inspiration in other art forms like music, dance, and poetry. Guest performers and daily studio-art projects in different media will inspire connections with early 20th century art movements and individual creativity. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition “A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection.” Visit the website or call 817 – 332 – 8451, ext. 351 for more information. 

Dates: Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21 or July 24 – 28

NTPGA Junior Golf Foundation Summer Camps

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. This summer, it will be conducting 69 camps at 15 locations across DFW. The cost of each camp is $275, which includes PGA professional instruction, custom fit clubs, tees and golf balls, and FREE golf course access to select courses throughout the summer. All camps are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dates: Week long camps running June 5 – July 10

River Legacy's Summer at the Science Center

River Legacy Living Science Center has a variety of weeklong summer classes in June and July that are sure to beat those summertime boredom blues (and your students may even learn something too)! Age-appropriate classes for preschoolers to elementary students explore wildlife, science, ecology, and the environment.

Outdoor Adventure Camps for grades K-6 provide tons of outdoor fun all in the setting of the best classroom on Earth – NATURE! A NEW Extreme Outdoor Adventure for grades 7th and 8th will have your students kayaking, hiking, and spending the night at the Science Center with a cooked campfire meal.

Dates: Weeklong camps June 12-30 and July 10-28

Sports Broadcasting Camp

Have you ever dreamed of calling a last second game winning shot? Well now is your chance. Boys and girls ages 10-18 can learn from the pros at sports broadcasting camp. Make sports anchor, reporting, and play-by-play tapes. Host your own sports talk radio and PTI style shows. Meet sports broadcasting celebrities. Participate in sports trivia contests, and much more!

Dates: June 19 – 23

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, T Bar M loves to give campers and families the experience of their lives.

Dates: Ten week-long sessions throughout the summer starting May 28

YMCA Camp Carter

Situated on 350 acres along the Trinity River, you’d never guess that YMCA Camp Carter is just minutes from downtown Fort Worth, with easy access to I-820 or I-30. Once here, campers play, enjoy meeting new friends, and build deep bonds. Activities like archery, team building, canoeing, swimming, and even horseback riding are just an adventure away! Overnight camp is for ages 7-16, with weekly sessions running from Sunday afternoon until Friday evening. Cabins are climate controlled with lots of supervision with well-trained staff. Day camp is also available Monday – Friday for ages 5-12.

Dates: June 4 – August 18

Texas Ballet Theater School

Ballet Basics introduces ages 3-6 to the fundamentals of ballet with crafts, storytime, and choreography to correlate with the week’s theme (“Beauty & the Beast,” “Carnival of the Animals,” and “Stars & Stripes”). Young Dancer Intensive and Junior Intensive develops aspiring artists ages 7-13 with classes including ballet, modern, and jazz.

Dates: June 12 – July 21

TCU Summer Camps

Summer at TCU is full of fun, learning, and more fun! Camps and programs are geared toward youth entering 1st – 12th grade. Combine half-day camps to make a full day of it at TCU! Register for the grade entering Fall 2017. Camps fill early, so get your spots now!

Dates: June 5 – August 4

Sabine Creek Ranch

Looking for the best summer experience for your child who has completed kindergarten – 5th grade? Sabine Creek Day Camp is the perfect solution! Your child will experience the very best of what we have to offer: crazy games, swimming, archery, crafts, ropes course, and tons of outdoor fun. Register now!

Dates: July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, and July 24 – 28


Dig in, get dirty, and experience outdoor fun at Camp BRIT! Camp BRIT takes your child outdoors for fun, stimulating learning about the natural world.

Dates: June 12 – 15, June 19 – 22, June 26 – 29, July 10 – 13

Fort Worth Boat Club

Fort Worth Boat Club

Fort Worth Boat Club offers sailing and adventure camps for ages 4 – 18. Activities include sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing. Sign up for some fun in the sun!

Dates: June 5 – July 28

Van Grow

Van Grow: Art Studio for Kids is offering 12 weeks of both all day and half day ART camps. Dates, details, and registration all on its website!


Dates: June – August

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