Summer Camps for Teens and Tweens - Plano Moms

Summer Camps for Tweens and Teens & Overnight Camps

Summer Camps from 7th Grade and Up

You may not want your older Kiddo to stay home this Summer and complain they are bored. We scanned our huge Guide and picked out our favorites for Camps which take Kids in 7th Grade and higher. We have Summer Camps for Teens of every type! Whether you’re looking for half day, full day or something in between. We’re always asked which are the best art summer camps near me? Well, review our list below!

Here are some options for Summer Camps in Texas and some great offers too! Book in soon and enjoy your summer knowing your kids are having fun. You’ll find many camps in Plano, TX for Middle School Kids and higher, some with weekly field trips and others with outdoor activities.

Summer camps for Teens

Day Camps

North Texas Performing Arts

Join them for incredible theatre camps where your child can transform into a superhero, a princess, or their favorite storybook character! Their 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 their professional directors, actors, and singers who have worked everywhere from Broadway to L.A. So pick your week (or weeks) and sign up today!

Camp Hours: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Earliest Drop off: 8.30 am

Latest Pick-up: 5.30 pm

Price: $50 – $400

Offer for Plano Moms: Get 50% off your first camp at NTPA! Just use the code PLANOMOMS at checkout. Valid for new NTPA students only. Can not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Expires 8/31/20.

NTPA Mary Poppins Grace Raber and Brad Weatherford

Music Institute of North Texas

Up to 12th grade

Exceptional Music Education with a Fun Twist! Summer Camp @ MINT offers a wide choices of camps for 3 year old through High School Students. Options includes Musical Discoveries Instrument Sampler Half Day Camp, and may combine with Chess Camp to make a full day. Intro to Violin, Piano, Drum, Guitar is a great opportunity to try out the instruments during the summer! Your singers will enjoy Broadway, Pop Song, and Movie Song Camps! Intermediate level camps and Private lessons for may instrument options are available! All Camp teachers are university-trained, degreed musicians. Come join the fun and explore the exciting world of music!

Camp Hours: Camp Hours Varies, Regular Session Hours are Monday – Friday 1 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm. 

Price: $150 – $400

Discount for Plano Moms readers: Free Registration Fee, Code: PLANOMOMS Must Register Before June 30, 2020


YMCA Day Camps

Up to 6th grade (12 years old)

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 7 AM and Late Pick up at 6:30 PM included in cost. Financial Assistance available, sibling discounts, and more. Inquire today!


Taste Buds Kitchen

Up to 10th grade.

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.

Online Camps also available.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Price: $50 – $250

Discount for Plano Moms readers: 10MOMS for $10 off expires 7/31/2020


PSL Chess Summer Camp Program

Up to 12th grade

Join the PSL Chess Summer Warriors for rigorous and intensive training as we become successful commanders of the boards! Tested methods, proven strategies and principled tactics. Open to grades 1-12 of all skill levels. The “Art of War” combined with fun mini games and special activities.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 12 pm

Price: $200 – $250

Discount for Plano Moms readers: Plano Moms code will be BOOTCAMP15 for 15% off. Day Rate for Drop in dates is $60.


Club Sci-Kidz Dallas

Up to 7th grade

Club SciKidz Dallas offers 28 different themed day camps for kids ages 4-13 in Dallas, Addison, & Plano! Come join us for a week of FUN and education!

Virtual Camps coming soon!

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Price: $250 – $300 (Multi-session and Multi-sibling discounts are automatically applied during our checkout process.)


Vision Martial Arts Center

Up to 7th grade

Vision Martial Arts Adventure Camps offer a karate class each day, kids can earn a white belt & break a board. There is a different theme each week – Nerf Wars, Legos, Ninjas. Field trips, special guests, snacks, games and crafts. Extended hours offered for a nominal fee.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 3 pm

Earliest Drop off: 8 am

Latest Pick-up: 5.30 pm

Price: $250 per week


AR Workshop Frisco

Up to 9th grade.

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! 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! 

Camp Hours: Monday to Thursday 1.30 pm – 4 pm

Price: $190

Offer: $15 off for Plano Moms. code “planomoms”


Sci-Tech Discovery Camps

Up to 8th grade.

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.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Price: Starting at $285.


Lone Star Circus

Up to 9th grade.

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.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Price: $300.


Other ideas for teens:

  • Step Stool Chef
  • CYT Dallas Theater 
  • RCT Musical Theater
  • Camp Conner Safe Swimmer Program
  • Write On Creative Writing
  • Outcry Youth Theatre
  • Chefsville
  • Fencing Institute of Texas
  • iCode
  • North Texas Chess Academy
  • PGA Junior Golf
  • School of Rock
  • Texas Ski Ranch
  • iDTech Camps
  • UTD Cyber Defense Camps
  • UT Dallas Coding Camp
  • It’s a Sensory World
  • Code Wizards HQ
  • Fusion Academy

Overnight or Sleepaway Camps

Sky Ranch

Up to 12th Grade

Sky Ranch is one of North America’s leading Christian camping organizations, with locations in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, offering programs year round. Sky Ranch exists to provide people with a positive, recreational, fun, and memorable experience while being exposed to the truths of the Word of God.

Price: Day Camp $1,050 – $1,250

Offer: “2020PLANOMOMSBLOG” $100 off camp for NEW campers. Applies to Sky 1-4, Morph, Quest (Van) and Young Riders sessions 1-11 for 2020. Expiration: Only available for the Summer of 2020

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Camp Fern

Up to 11th grade

Set amidst the rolling hills and tall pines, on a private lake in East Texas, Camp Fern is a residential summer camp for children ages 6 to 16. Founded on Christian beliefs, Camp Fern embraces God’s gifts, grace, and love; it values the importance of putting our faith into practice in a rich array of activities including horseback riding, nature, crafts, and ropes to name a few! Camp Fern strives to enrich the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social lives of all its campers. It is a smaller camp with the goal of building solid relationships and experiences. It is still owned and operated by the founding family, now in its fourth generation. Your child will be very busy, very engaged, and very fulfilled! Limited enrollment; call or schedule a visit to learn more about this unique East Texas gem!

Price: from $1,500


YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

Up to 11th grade.

Experience Overnight Camp in the heart of Hill Country just minutes from Austin.  Camp Twin Lakes is THE popular Camp in Cedar Park. Situated on 55 acres of park land featuring 2 lakes, the Wet Willie Water Slide, canoeing, kayaking, swim beach, Aqua Park, pools, archery range, paintball field, sports complex, covered pavilions and 3 indoor lodges. Our themed camps have the power to change the course of a summer and help kids develop in positive ways. We provide a safe, supportive and fun environment filled with new activities every day — all in the great outdoors.

Price: from $550 – $800


Some other Ideas for Overnight Camps:

  • Collin County Adventure Camp
  • Camp Summit
  • Camp Carter
  • Camp Coyote
  • Camp Eagle
  • Camp Kiowa
  • Greene Family Camp
  • Camp Twin Lakes
  • Camp Walden
  • Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Allaso Ranch
  • Camp Champions
  • Camp Classen
  • Camp Copass
  • Camp Grady Spruce
  • Camp of the Heart for Girls
  • Camp His Way
  • Camp La Llanada
  • Camp Langston
  • Camp Lonehollow
  • Camp Olympia
  • Camp Stewart for Boys
  • Lions Camp
  • T Bar M Camp
  • Texas Ski Ranch

And so many more! We know you are looking for those Summer Camps nearby! If you’d like to download your own E-Guide, you can do that too!

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