Your Guide to the Best Summer Camps Ideas for Collin County

Your Guide to the Best Summer Camps

Summer camps headerLooking for Summer Camps for the kids?

Summer will be here before you know it in Collin County and Plano, TX. We all know that kids get easily bored and it’s best to keep them busy. We have put together a great guide with some awesome choices with all different types of camps.  We have a camp to suit every kiddo! Whether you’re looking for half day, full day or something in between.

Here are some options for Summer Camps for Kids and some great offers too! Book in soon and enjoy your summer knowing your kids are having fun. We have some Exclusive Offers too.

We know you are looking for those Summer Camps nearby!

Plano Moms lists these Summer Camps as a service for our readers. Some Camps in this Guide have paid for a listing, but most get one for free. We encourage you to check each Camp out for yourself before purchasing.

Check out this Podcast episode where we chat through the options! 

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YMCA Summer Camp
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YMCA Day Camp & Tech-Camp

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***UPDATE*** We will be following ALL of our Emergency Childcare Rules, and still implementing social distancing as well as all of our precautionary measures. We will be operating all as licensed childcare centers through the state, and we are not going with the state ratios; instead, we will be doing a 1:10. All parents can go to www.ymcadallas.org/summer to register. Assumptions: New Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm No Field Trips off-site, but we will have ON-Site presentors; Swimming at locations w/ pool 1:10 ratios, capacities vary by location. Most locations have a limited capacity of 45, with the exception of Plano, which is 140, and McKinney which is 80. Pricing: online, by camp ALL camps will include Coding Camp options for all ages, included in the price, presented by Rex Programming Academy!   June 1st Openings North Dallas Area- Holy Cross Downtown Dallas Area- T. B. Pickens YMCA 4th floor (SWIM) Grand Prairie- GP Family YMCA (SWIM) Plano-Chase Oaks Legacy Campus (School Age) South Dallas Area- Park South (SWIM)   June 8th Openings Richardson Area- Hickman Elementary School (GISD) Rowlett Area- Pearson Elementary School (GISD) Pleasant Grove Area- Cristo Rey College Prep Lake Highlands Area- Mt. Zion Church Coppell –Site #1 @ Town Center Elementary School Age Camp  (SWIM) Coppell – Site #1 @ Town Center Elementary PreK camp   (SWIM) Coppell – Site #2 @ Canyon Ranch Elementary Plano-Chase Oaks Legacy Campus (ADD PreK Day Camp, Teen Day Camp) MCK Area- Chase Oaks Fairview Campus     Join the Adventure and register for a YMCA Summer Day Camp today. Locations and prices vary. Tech-camp add-ons available in select locations. All camps include healthy snacks, field trips, swimming, an official Day Camp T-shirt, and fun, weekly-themed activities in the areas of arts/culture, culinary arts, STEM, and more! Early Drop off at 7AM and Late Pick up at 6:30PM included in cost. Financial Assistance available, sibling discounts, and more. Inquire today!
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Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Camps

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Cooking
7200 Independence Parkway Suite 238, 75025
When school is closed, we are open! ***UPDATE*** We’ve just added two more weeks of online camp for summer and will continue to add them as needed.  The themes are: Baking 101, Around the World, Cupcakes & Cookies and Cooking Science. Of course, we will continue to offer small group camps in our kitchen as well. From single day to week-long camps, our kitchen is always active with a camp on school holidays and all summer long. These camps are great opportunities for budding chefs to show their full potential and break out into the culinary scene while whipping up batches of fun. Younger children focus on kitchen basics like mixing, measuring, tasting and safety while having fun in the kitchen. Each day we make both sweet and savory recipes. Older chefs learn more independence in the kitchen as we focus on advanced techniques, challenges, blind taste tests and more. We look forward to welcoming you to our kitchen this summer! Also offering at Home Cooking Club The week of online camp runs Monday to Friday. We'll be sharing the same amazing culinary entertainment you'd get if you were in our Kitchen, except you can be in your jammies (no judgement here). Each day we will make delicious recipes and play kitchen games. Get ready for some kitchen fun -- this will be the highlight of your week!   Ingredients are included and pick up is Sunday before the camp week starts from 3pm-5pm at our kitchen.    May 25th Monday - Friday: Baking 101 June 1st Monday - Friday: Around the World   9am-10:30am for ages 6-10 12pm-2pm for ages 11-16 Here is the LINK to all of our upcoming camps.  
Destination Science Summer Camps
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STEM or STEAM
Messiah Lutheran School, 1308 Whitley Road, Keller, TX
Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Rd, 75229
John Paul II High School, 900 Coit Rd, 75075
***UPDATE*** In person camps cancelled, see below for Virtual Camps. DS Live Online Science Summer Camps Destination Science is excited to offer 4 all new online STEM topics each week starting July 6, 2020 through August & beyond to help engage your kids. Join your Destination Science teacher LIVE online Monday- Friday for 2 full hours of hands-on STEM fun.  Each camper will receive: KIT: Science supply kit designed for your topic of choice with accompanying Google slide deck walking kids through each day of learning. TEACHER: Connect LIVE with your Destination Science teacher with our Zoom link. LEARNING: Kids explore STEM science through games, challenges, building, and fun. SCHEDULE: LIVE for 2 hours per day starting at both 9:30am & 1:30pm (PT & CT). VIDEOS: The fun continues with pre-recorded step by step video guides designed to assist your child with an additional 30 minutes/day of project building at their pace. CONNECTIONS: Kids keep the same staff and campmates all week to build true connections with old and new friends. Fees: $200/wk, Enroll by 6/30/20 & Save $50! (vouchers accepted)   For over 20 years, Destination Science has proudly focused on STEM learning through science-based activities. Our camp is a great place to experience fun, hands-on science during the summer to encourage year-round learning! Three science stations daily, plus games, life skills, spirit days, friendships, rallies and all the fun of camp! 2020 Camp Themes Playspace Engineering & Spy-Tech Camp Construct a solar powered playground & use Science Detective skills to solve a mystery. Galactic Space Training Camp Create your own millennium Starship and motorized Droid to complete space challenges. Robot Island & Movie Makers Camp Make motorized Bots to conquer challenges & uncover the science behind making animated movies. STEAM Inventors & Anti-Gravity Racers Camp Invent using a S.T.E.A.M. machine & explore physics with your own Anti-Gravity Racer. Locations Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Colleyville, Keller, Coppell & Flowermound.
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Camp Willow Bend

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Adventure and Multi-variety
3900 W Park Blvd, 75075
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Camp Fern Summer Camp
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Camp Fern

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Sleepaway or Overnight
1046 Camp Rd, 75672
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Paint MY Pottery Summer ARTcamp

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Arts and Crafts
6121 W Park Blvd B127, 75093
Summer...a time for play! Join us for the COOLEST summer ARTcamp around!!!This summer we're serving up some fresh fun @ camp! Our week-long, half-day camps are filled with non-stop fine art projects. Campers will create multiple pieces of art using many mediums: pottery wheel, clay sculpture, ceramic glazing, mosaics, glass fusing, souvenir tie-dye t-shirt, & more. They will learn a variety of techniques, to acquire skills that develop confidence, in an atmosphere that fosters curiosity and cooperation. Camp size limited. Camp instructors include certified teachers, teaching students, experienced artists and art interns. Scheduled weekly from June 1st to August 7th Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm (no camp July 4th week-see website for mini camps) ***VIRTUAL CAMP DETAILS COMING SOON*** $225/weekly session, $50 deposit to register-balance due 1st day of camp session. Early Registration $185/week - must be paid in full by May 1st.
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North Texas Performing Arts Theatre Camps

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Music & Performing Arts
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, 75093
302 Town Place, 75069
6500 Preston Road, Suite 101, 75034
Join us for our incredible theatre camps where you can transform into a superhero, a princess, or your favorite storybook character! Our morning, afternoon and full-day camps bring your favorite childhood stories to life on stage, while two-week productions are perfect for the experienced student who wants to participate in a full-length production! With learning opportunities for ages 5 to 18, there’s a spot for everyone to learn from our professional directors, actors, and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A. So pick your week (or weeks) and sign up today! ***UPDATE*** Camps opening June 1 VIRTUAL Theatre Explorers - Ages 7-14 Price – $175 (AM Session – 9 AM-Noon) Come explore the creation of live theatre in our new THEATRE EXPLORERS virtual Summer Camp.  Students will learn the art of bringing stories to life as they create original short plays based on familiar characters. At the end of the week, they will virtually present a reading of their new play, and demonstrate the skills they learned in writing, acting and making simple props to help tell their story. Led by professional theatre and art educators, these camps are great for beginners in theatre as well as those looking to expand their experience. Sign up today and become a THEATRE EXPLORER at NTPA!VIRTUAL One-Week Production - Ages 10-18 Price – $199 (PM Session – 1-5 PM) One-week virtual productions are perfect for the experienced student who wants to participate in a major production this summer! All the excitement of a full length production crammed into one crazy fun weeks! Students will audition the first day of rehearsal, and each week will culminate in a live performance of the production via Zoom.
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Infinite Bounds Gymnastics Camps

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Gymnastics
1901 Preston Park Blvd, 75093
Summer Gymnastics Camp at Infinite Bounds!  Come in and burn some energy, make friends, learn gymnastics, play crazy games and of course, have lot's of fun!  You can choose one day/two days or all 5 days!  You can choose - 9 am to 2 pm or 9 am to 5 pm with an early drop off at 8 am.  Infinite Bounds gymnastics has served Plano for over 28 years and loves every minute!  Walk-ins welcome or you can go to www.infinitebounds.com and download a form to bring in. Infinite Bounds Gymnastics...doin' the body good!
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Cooking camps with My French Recipe, Oh oui!

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Cooking
My French Recipe Kitchen, 3033 W Parker Road #203, Plano 75023
Dallas International School, 6039 Churchill Way, 75230
Greenhill School, 4141 Spring Valley Rd, 75001
***UPDATE*** June camps cancelled, check back for July camps. Bonjour French Cuisine! Your Petits Chefs will have lot of fun learning the basics of cooking: Scaling, mixing, kneading, baking, stirring, piping, and the best part, TASTING! Let's travel through France and prepare the iconic French dishes: From moist Madeleines, to Quiche Lorraine, Croissants, and even French baguette. These will have no more secret for your kids! They will leave with their own creations and feel very proud of themselves. This sounds like a good program for the summer, oui? Enroll now for a fun summer with My French Recipe!
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Club SciKidz Dallas

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STEM or STEAM
7801 Alma Dr Ste 105-324, Plano, 75025
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KC Adventure Camp!

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Faith-based
3301 Preston Rd, 75093
We have a great summer program that include splash days, field days, themed events, and fun activities with science! June 8th-July 30th, 2020 Pricing: $160/week  $640/month 9 am - 2 pm
Primrose Summer Camp
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Primrose School of Frisco West Summer Adventure...

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Adventure and Multi-variety
333 W. Lebanon Rd, 75036
☀️Now Enrolling for Summer! ☀️ Dream it. Plan it. Make it happen. 👨‍🔧🧑‍🎨👨‍🍳👩‍🎤🧑‍🚀👸 At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, Kindergarten(5yrs) through 5th Grade(11yrs) children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast! Ready for the BEST summer? Call us at 214.469.1381 or email director@primrosefriscowest.com to schedule a FaceTime tour with our leadership team, or to get your child registered. Hours 7 am - 6 pm and daily drop ins!
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Primrose School of Plano at Preston Meadow Summ...

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Adventure and Multi-variety
5801 Coit Rd., 75093
☀️ Now Enrolling for Summer Camp! ☀️ Dream it. Plan it. Make it happen. 👨‍🔧🧑‍🎨👨‍🍳👩‍🎤🧑‍🚀👸 At Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club, Kindergarten(5yrs) through 5th Grade(11yrs) children become engineers, artists, explorers and more as they discover the joys of design thinking, a fun and innovative way to learn. Engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities await as children unlock new ways of thinking—all while having a blast! Ready for the BEST summer? Call us at 972-964-6826 or email director@primroseplanoprestonmeadow.com to schedule a FaceTime tour with our leadership team, or to get your child registered. Hours 7 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday. Also available for daily drop in.
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STEM SUMMER Camps at Sci-Tech Discovery Center

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STEM or STEAM
8004 North Dallas Parkway Suite 100, 75034
***UPDATE***Summer Day Camps at Sci-Tech No Summer is Complete Without Camp and Our Day Camps Are Returning June 15 The museum and our summer camps have been updated with new policies and procedures that follow recommended CDC, American Camp Association, Open Texas, and City of Frisco guidelines to ensure safe and healthy summers for everyone.  This may include fewer slots for camp classes to increase social distancing,  curbside drop-offs, closing the museum to the general public during camp hours, as well as increased sanitation, face coverings for staff, and daily temperature screenings. Camps offered June 15th-August 7th. Our STEM Camps introduce kids entering 1st-4th grade to science and technology in the world around them. They can explore physics and engineering. It’s all fun and games until it gets messy… then it’s AWESOME! Starting at $275. Our MAKER camps are ideal for kids entering 5th-8th grade who love to tinker, disassemble, invent and create. Campers can use hand tools for big wooden builds, learn to code, assemble circuitry, and engineer mechanical devices. Starting at $285.   Our STEM Camps introduce kids to science and technology in the world around them. They can explore physics and engineering. It’s all fun and games until it gets messy… then it’s AWESOME! Our MAKER camps are ideal for kids who love to tinker, disassemble, invent and create. Campers can use hand tools for big wooden builds, learn to code, assemble circuitry, and engineer mechanical devices. STEM Campers Entering 1st-2nd Grade Next Fall STEM Campers Entering 3rd-4th Grade Next Fall MAKER Campers Entering 5th-8th Grade in the Fall Weekdays 9:00AM – 4:00PM Early (8am) and Late (5pm) hour programming available Starting at $275
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Critter Camp

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Adventure and Multi-variety
7422 County Road 466, Princeton, Texas 75407
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Vision Martial Arts Summer Adventure Camps

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Athletics and Sports
3019 W 15th Street, 75075
***UPDATE*** We will be starting camps on June 15th with themed weeks and as much social distancing as possible . Sign up links are through our website or ActivityHero.com For Kids! • Karate class each day • Earn a white belt & Break a board • Different theme each week o Nerf Wars, Legos, Ninjas, o Rank Advancement, and more! • Field Trips • Special Guests • Snacks, games & crafts For Parents! • Extended hours (8:00-5:30pm) for a nominal fee • Watch your child be transformed o Respectful o Focused on tasks o Self-Disciplined o Confidence to succeed at any challenge VMAC will provide MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS, crafts, games, snacks, some field trips, and Friday pizza lunch for campers. Sign up for all 9 weeks and only pay for 6
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AR Workshop Frisco - Summer Art Camps

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Arts and Crafts
3231 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 13, 75034
Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This afternoon session camp is $190 per registrant, and runs from Monday-Thursday from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Camp projects vary weekly. Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! We also offer an optional Friday half-day camp, check our calendar to register! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks. AR Workshop Frisco   also have some great projects which Kids can do from home.
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Music Summer Camp @ MINT!

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Music & Performing Arts
4747 Ohio Drive, 75035
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PowerKids Sports & Fitness

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Athletics and Sports
19009 Preston Rd #208, 75252
POWERKIDS SUMMER 2020 PowerKids thrives on change because we love a good challenge. We have created a brand new way to experience the energy, passion, and purpose of PowerKids Sports & Fitness and their accomplished team. Each of our coaches has a new and unique fitness experience to share with your family that reflects their own personality and skill expertise, with social distancing in mind. See summer PowerCamp and PlayDate options below PowerKids PlayDate - Curbside or In Studio Choose from sports, tumbling, or ANY style workout and receive 1 hour of a customized experience for your kids or whole family. Choose Curbside and our well-trained coaches will bring the sanitized equipment to your home, or an outdoor space of your choice. Choose In Studio and get full use of our sanitized equipment and a coach of your very own.   Two fun ways to enjoy a private, safe environment for your children to be active!  All Ages!!  Beginning July 8. Hours available starting at 1pm. Monday through Friday. Register by email only. info@powerkidssportsandfitness.com  ​ CURBSIDE $80 per hour, immediate family only OR $270 for 4 one-hour sessions - a $50 discount   IN STUDIO $60 per hour, immediate family only PowerCamp - In Studio Our same, exciting camp experience but exclusive to an "older" crowd with more space involved. Each week will be loaded with circuit-style activities like ping pong, foosball, trampoline, sports skills, tumbling, strength, games & goal setting with social distancing as the top priority!  *Minimum of 6 & maximum of 12 children per camp ​ Ages 7+ $175 per week ​ Available Dates: June 8 - 12 FULL June 15 - 19 June 22 - 26 June 29 - July 3 More July dates coming soon!! ​ Available Times:  1 PM - 4 PM ​ SPACES WILL FILL UP FAST!! BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR WEEKS! BOOK NOW www.powerkidssportsandfitness.com  PowerCamp - At Home Host a small camp in your own backyard or outdoor space of your choice.  We bring the party to you!  Sports, games, crafts, music & high-energy activities with social distancing as the top priority. Structured swimming & water activities available if the host has a pool and campers are strong swimmers. Registration is only available by email. Info@powerkidssportsandfitness.com   *Minimum 6 & maximum of 10 children per camp week.   ​ ALL ages $175 per child per week ​ Available Dates: June 8 - 12 FULL June 15 - 19 FULL June 22 - 26 June 29 - July 3 More July dates coming soon! ​ Available Times: 9 AM - 12 PM 
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Lone Star Circus Summer Camp

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Music & Performing Arts
14801 Inwood Rd, 75001
Kids, here’s your chance to run away with the circus for a week. Discover the thrill of becoming a circus star! It is a great way to make new friends! We inspire campers to discover their unique sense of creative expression by providing opportunities to reach new potentials and expand skills. Lone Star Circus camps are a day-camp experience designed to introduce children at any level of physical development and skill the excitement of circus arts including aerial silks, aerial ring, trapeze, juggling, contortion, rolla bola and balancing. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-registered basis. Spot is guaranteed once full payment has been received. Camp is limited to 25 campers per session.

2 thoughts on “Your Guide to the Best Summer Camps”

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    Hi Abbie,

    You are indeed a super mom for having these different types of summer camp for kids. Do your kids always attend summer camps? What is their favorite? I am curious since I have 2 kids as well which they love summer camp a lot especially sports or martial arts summer camp.

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