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Summer Camps for Kids under the age of 6

How to find Camps for the Youngest Kids

It’s not always easy to find Summer Care and fun camps for Kids who are not at Grade School yet. They need a smaller environment and have specific needs that only some Camps can provide.

So we set about finding those Summer Camps nearby.

More: Our Full Summer Camp Guide and Year-round Camp Ideas

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Summer Camps for Toddlers 2+

For working parents, Summer Camps are a great option to use when Preschools, Childcare centers or in-home carers, or an employed Nanny are on vacation.

However, for young children, not all Summer Camps are available options or are suitable for toddler-aged boys and girls.

In our Summer Camp Guide, we have an easy way to search through according to Age to see which Camps have Summer Camp options for our Younger Kids.

Toddler Summer Camps

The daytime needs of our younger Kids are different from the older ones, as they might need Naps, Breaks, and a combination of activities in a safe and smaller environment with closer supervision.

Around Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and our surrounding cities, there are some great options for younger campers.

Studio 3 Dance

Studio 3 Dance invites you to join them for a summer activity of movement, imagination, and a whole lot of fun!

They offer:

  • Traditional 3-week dance class sessions in June and July + NEW….Fam Jam Hip Hop for the entire family ages 5+, Ballroom Kids for ages 7+ & Little Limelight musical theater for ages 3+
  • 1 day-themed preschool camps
  • 3 day-themed preschool & elementary camps
  • 3-day Candlelight Ballet workshop and performance – Ages 5+
  • OKLA 1-day Dance Intensive- ages 8+
  • Workshop and audition classes for 2024-25 elite company teams – ages 8+

Registration opens March 1st!

Studio 3 Dance Camps

Dallas International School

The DIS Summer Enrichment Camp is a 6-week program open to all and designed to provide campers with the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities in a safe and caring environment.

Their camp is designed to give campers ages 3 to 17 experiential learning activities and a chance to explore a wide range of interests in a safe and caring environment.

Campers may enroll in a full or half-day program for any combination of activities they choose. For example, a child may sign up for a morning of French camp and an afternoon of cooking or art workshop. 

Small activity groups of 8 to 10 students are created based on age and skills.  

Students who stay with them for the whole day are automatically signed up for lunch at no additional cost.  

From 12:00 to 12:30 a monitored lunch is provided at no additional charge for students who stay with them during the whole day.

Their extended day option allows parents to drop off their children as early as 7:30 am and pick them up as late as 6:00 pm.

During those hours, parents have the option of signing up their children for special activities such as one-on-one piano lessons or art workshops.

The camps for their younger students (up to age 10) are offered at the Churchill campus while the ones for older students (ages 11 and up) are offered at their Waterview campus

A shuttle service will be available for families with students on both campuses.

* The DIS Summer Enrichment Camp is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all.  Our campus is a nut-sensitive and peanut-free environment

  • Morning camps: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon camps: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

From 12:00 to 12:30 a monitored lunch is provided at no additional charge for students who attend the full-day program.

  • Before camp care*: 7:30-9:00
  • After camp care*: 3:30-6:00

*Before and after camp care is offered for an additional fee. 

Learning Cube Academy

Learning Cube Academy’s Summer Camp is designed to provide children with a fun and enriching experience that will help them learn and grow. With a variety of themed camps to choose from, there’s something for every child’s interests. Whether your child is a nature enthusiast, a budding scientist, or a creative artist, they’ll find a camp that’s perfect for them.

Here’s a peek at what you can expect at Learning Cube Academy’s Summer Camp

Themed camps: Choose from a variety of themed camps, such as Nature Nerds, Super Scientists, Princesses and Superheroes, Crafty Campers, Fitness Fanatics, and Circus Clowns. Each camp is designed to provide children with hands-on learning experiences that are both fun and educational.

Small class sizes: With small class sizes, your child will receive personalized attention from their experienced and caring staff. This ensures that they get the most out of their camp experience.
Safe and secure environment: Learning Cube Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children.

Their camp facilities are well-maintained and supervised, and our staff is trained in child safety procedures.

Flexible scheduling: They offer a variety of camp schedules to fit your needs. Choose from full-day or half-day camps, and weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

Learning Cube Academy’s Summer Camp is more than just a place for kids to have fun. It’s an opportunity for them to learn new things, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

The following list provides ideas for toddler summer programs in and around Plano.

  • Studio 3 Dance
  • Dallas International School
  • Learning Cube Academy
  • Camp Conner Safe Swim Program
  • Pebblecreek Montessori
  • The Dallas Conservatory
  • Kids Garden Club
  • Emler Swim School of Plano
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal
  • Apple Creek Preschool
  • My Gym Frisco
  • Fingerprints Christian Preschool
  • Wonderland Montessori McKinney
  • Camp Gan Israel – Plano’s Jewish Day Camp
  • Kidstrong
  • Gotta Dance Plano
  • Plano Day School
  • It’s a Sensory World
  • Goldfish – Summer Jump Start Clinics
  • Alpha Omega Gymnastics
  • Ann & Nate Levine Academy

Summer Camps for 4 Year Olds and Preschoolers

For ages 4 and above, the options do open up as they are a little more independent and able to mix with slightly older kids more easily.

Greenhill School

Summer on the Hill registration opens on February 6, 2024, at 9:00 am!

Their 11-week season from May 28 to August 9 offers activity camps like biking, arts and crafts, Lego, engineering, themed camps, chess, sports of all kinds, and academic camps like math, reading, and computer design.

They offer morning, afternoon, and full-day options that allow you to customize your summer!

Many campers select a morning camp, stay for lunch, and then attend an afternoon camp.  

They also offer early morning and late afternoon extended day.

Campers ages 4 – 18 or entering Pre-K – Grade 12 are welcome. They’re located in Addison on the corner of Midway Road and Spring Valley.

YMCA Day Camps

Summer Day Camps are about discovering new talents, trying new activities, and making lasting memories.

They believe in the power of learning through play; therefore, Campers’ days will be filled with weekly theme-based enrichment activities, nature/outdoor learning, time for creative and performing arts, improvisation games, fitness/conditioning, community service projects, global diversity efforts, off-site field trips, swimming/water games, leadership opportunities, and so much more!

Club SciKidz Dallas

Club SciKidz Dallas is the area leader in “STEAM” summer day camps for children ages 4-13 with 12 locations in Dallas, Plano, Garland, Lewisville, Prosper, and Wylie.

With 39 unique camp themes, such as chemistry, veterinary medicine, robotics, video game design, paleontology, and more, they truly have something for every child in your family!

Each camper completes 20 hands-on activities during their week at Club SciKidz Dallas.

They also incorporate team-building activities and outdoor game time to create a fun, fast-paced day that will fly by for your camper. 

Camp offerings, hours, pricing, and availability will vary by location. 

Most locations operate Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, with optional extended care available starting at 8AM and ending at 5:30PM.  See their website for our complete schedule, FAQ’s, and online registration. 

Sessions always fill fast, so don’t hesitate to register!

Kidventure Summer Camp

Since 1994, families have made Kidventure the summer day camp of choice for their children. Because Kidventure is more than just a summer of fun, it’s a summer of opportunity.

That opportunity is one to grow in confidence, create friendships, and be a part of something special. And now, that’s needed more than ever.

With several locations to choose from and ages 3-12 yrs. old, there simply is not a more memorable, rewarding, and convenient camp option anywhere.

Kidventure provides summer day camp programs and seasonal camps at a number of outstanding locations around the DFW area, including Camps in KesslerCamps in Preston HollowCamps in Lake HighlandsCamps in Little ElmCamps in Highland VillageCamps in Plano, and Camps in Arlington!

Texas Dynamix Summer Camp

What to expect at Summer Camp:
Their camp will run on a 15-20 minute rotating schedule so the kids never get bored.

Some of the activities the kids will be doing include themed games, open gym time, gymnastics instruction, crafts, bounce houses, trampolines, fort building, and water bounce houses outside!

Each week is a different theme with special events/games/crafts to go along with that theme.

They’ll also be having special guests like The Creature Teacher, Spiderman, Fire Department, Impact America, and more!

Field Trips at Texas Dynamix Summer Camp

We have field trips at Texas Dynamix Summer Camp!

These field trips are optional and are an additional cost, (must be enrolled in the camp day associated with the field trip).

All field trip payments must be made by Monday 5 pm, the week of the field trip. Some field trips have limited spots so make sure you register right away.

Texas Dynamix Summer Camp

Apex Centre McKinney

Weekly Day camps for kids aged 5 – 12. 

8 am – 5 pm.

Flour Power Cooking Studios

For kids aged 5 -12.

Calling all budding chefs and culinary adventurers!  Get ready to stir up some fun at Flour Power Cooking Studios Summer Camps!

Their summer camps are the perfect blend of learning and laughter, where young chefs can explore the art of cooking in a supportive and engaging environment.

With themes like Wizardly Kitchen and Cook Like and Influencer to Cake My Day, they have something for everyone!  Each day is a new culinary journey filled with hands on activities an delicious discoveries.

Join Flour Power for a summer filled with food, friends, and fantastic memories at Flour Power Cooking Studios.  Reserve your spot today and let the culinary adventure begin!

Shelton School

Shelton Summer Camps

Shelton School offers academic and enrichment courses, the Scholars program, speech courses, and sports camps for Students in Early Childhood through 12th grade. 

More Options for Pre-schoolers

  • Studio 3 Dance
  • Greenhill School
  • YMCA Day Camps
  • Club Sci Kidz Dallas
  • Kidventure
  • Dallas International School
  • Texas Dynamix
  • Learning Cube Academy
  • Eagle Gymnastics
  • Camp Conner Safe Swim Program
  • Pebblecreek Montessori
  • The Dallas Conservatory
  • Kids Garden Club
  • Children’s Courtyard
  • River Legacy Living Science Center
  • Emler Swim School of Plano
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School
  • Texas Ballet Theater School
  • Apple Creek Private Preschool
  • and many more!

Vacation Bible School

While Vacation Bible School options usually offer limited time, many are either free to attend or are offered for a very nominal weekly fee by the Church that hosts it. Usually, the hours are limited – maybe 2-3 hours per day.

We have more Vacation Bible School options to check out. Still updating for 2024.

We know you are looking for those Summer Camps nearby!

We hope you find something you love. Tell us about the choice you make.