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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.

More: Our Huge Guide to Things to Do with Teens

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.

More: Where are the best Camps for Kids Near Me?

Summer camps for Teens

North Texas Performing Arts

Theatre camps are a great way for children to explore literature in a fun and creative way. Kids will transform into a superhero, a princess, or their favorite storybook character as they bring popular stories to life on stage at North Texas Performing Arts exciting theatre summer programs! With summer 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.

Week-long camps are available in half-day and full-day options for ages 5-14 and two-week productions are available for all ages, K-12! Each one-week camp has a different theme based on popular children’s stories like Descendants, Frozen, and Harry Potter. There are a dozen options for two-week productions, and there’s truly something for all ages, from Frozen Kids to Legally Blonde JR to Band Geeks!

Plus, it’s the perfect time to try out a theatre program at NTPA, because new students get 50% off their first camp or production! Programs are available at NTPA’s Plano, Fairview, Frisco and Dallas locations all summer long.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Earliest Drop off: 9 am

Latest Pick-up: 5 pm

Price: $250 – $450

NTPA Mary Poppins Grace Raber and Brad Weatherford

YMCA Day Camps

YMCA Day Camps offer:

• Weekly Themed Indoor & Outdoor

Activities

• Weekly Off-Site Field Trips or On-Site

Presenters

• Free T-Shirt for every camper

• Novel Engineering & STEM

• Global Learning

• Arts and Crafts

• Health and Wellness

• Archery at select locations

• Swimming at most locations

• 2 Meals and a Snack at select locations

– all other locations provide 2 Snacks

Up to 7th grade.

Ages: 4-12 years, varies by location

Hours: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, M-F*

Price per week: varies by location ($100 – $200)


Club Sci-Kidz Dallas

Up to 7th grade

Club SciKidz Dallas offers 35 different themed “STEAM” day camps for children ages 4-13 at eleven locations in Plano, Prosper, Dallas, Lewisville, and Garland. Their camps operate Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm with optional extended care available (8am-5:30pm); and are super exciting, challenging, and appealing to all kids!  Camps sell out early each year, so don’t delay in registering.

Price: $250 – $350 (Multi-session and Multi-sibling discounts are automatically applied during our checkout process.)

Club Sci Kidz

Lone Star Circus

Up to 10th 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!

They 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.

Lone Star Circus Summer Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (extended hours 8.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Price: $400


Dallas International School – Summer Enrichment Camp

Suitable for all students through 12th grade.

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. Our 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 enrolled in a full-day program are automatically signed up for lunch at no additional cost.  

Our 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 Dallas Conservatory

Up to 12th grade.

Color your summer with creativity, fun, and arts enrichment with Camps, Classes, and Intensives at The Dallas Conservatory in Dallas, Frisco, and Castle Hills! Whether it’s for a shining starlet or a b-boy in training – or YOU in a range of adult options – we have something for students of all ages and skill levels.

Acro | Acting | Ballet | Boy Zone | Contemporary | Fitness | Hip Hop | Jazz | Modern | Mommy + Me | Musical Theatre | Singing | Tap | Tumbling

The Dallas Conservatory is DFW’s most highly awarded performing arts school!


Camp Huawni

Up to 11th grade.

Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Camp Huawni is a traditional, throwback summer camp for boys and girls. We’ve crafted exceptional summers since 1965, cultivating an environment where friendships and creativity thrive. We want Camp Huawni to be a second home for your camper. Our desire is for your child to leave our gates knowing their true significance and purpose. Our goal is to love your kids for who they truly are. We want to be a second home that will remind your kids who they are when they forget.

We are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and our private waterfront. When our campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, their friendships and creativity thrive. We believe that your child is significant and one-of-a-kind throughout the history of time. We also believe that they have a purpose that can change the world. We hear over and over from our Huawni families that their kids come to camp and discover the truest version of themselves.


Genesis Children’s Theatre

Up to 12th grade.

Genesis is committed to providing each student with the skills to be successful on stage and in life.

This is a program that puts the lives of the students above all else. We walk through challenges WITH our students and are never too busy to have conversations about life off the stage.

This philosophy coupled with exciting programming and a staff with unequaled experience has allowed Genesis to grow to its current reach of over 400 families and earned Genesis the title of “Best Children’s Theatre in Plano” for three years in a row.

Genesis Childrens Theatre only single casts shows. Tuition at Genesis Childrens Theatre includes all costumes.  There is not a requirement to purchase a block of tickets to performances.

Cost – $350 – $450


Camp Gan Israel

Summer Camp

Up to 7th grade.

Camp Gan Israel, is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of Jewish Day Camps in the world.

Camp Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine. It is a comprehensive program that includes field trips, swimming, sports, creativity, crafts and more. Campers of all ages enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vibrant atmosphere. At Camp Gan Izzy, your child will experience a rich and wholesome summer of fun and excitement that will give him or her memories to last the whole year.

Camp Highlights

  • Swimming twice a week at Tom Muehlenbeck, Jack Carter and Frisco’s water park.
  • Our own splash zone with water slides and mini pools.
  • Two field trips per week.
  • CGI Pro: Our elective program where campers can choose from a range of workshops and activities run by experienced instructors, allowing them to develop new skills and explore their interests.
  • Weekly shows
  • After-hour camp activities and meet-ups
  • Full-time security guard
  • Jewish-themed activities (ex. Shabbat candle making, challah baking, etc.)
  • Weekly Shabbat Party

Price $250 – $300 per week


Artivity Central

Up to 11th grade.

Art campers will be inspired by past and present artists and have the opportunity to create original artworks in a variety of mediums – drawing, painting, fiber arts, clay and found objects. Each day campers will learn new art techniques and with each – art making adventure!

The 5 day (Mon – Fri) camps are available in the morning and afternoon. 

Morning camps are designed for 5 – 8 years. 2 hours daily. $155 including supplies.

Afternoon camps are designed for 9 – 12 years. 3 hours daily. $235 including supplies.

Please bring a nut free snack daily and refillable water bottle. 

Camps will need a minimum of 5 campers to confirm camp. 7 max.

Teen Camps for 13 – 16 year olds. July 10 – July 14 9 am – 12 pm. Cost $235 including supplies.


Apex Center McKinney

Summer Camp

Weekly Summer Camps • May 30 – August 8 • Ages 5-12

Mon-Fri • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Pricing Varies
* Before Care: 7-8 a.m. + $20/ After Care: 5-6 p.m. + $20

WEEK | DATE  | THEME

Week 1| May 30-June 2 – No camp on May 29 | Animal Lovers

Week 2| June 5-June 9 | Disco Days

Week 3| June 12-June 16 |Earth, Wind & Water

Week 4| June 19-June 23 + Rough Riders Game June 20|Play Ball

Week 5| June 26-June 30 |Myths & Legends

Week 6| July 3-July 7 –  No camp on July 4 | Shoot for Stars

Week 7| July 10-July 14 |Wacky Wardrobe

Week 8| July 17-July 21) |Wild West

Week 9| July 24-July 28 + Trip to the Movies on July 25 |Lights, Camera, Action

Week 10| July 31-August 4 |Great Outdoors

Cost – $200 – $400 per week


Kidventure Summer Camp

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.

Programs: Discoverers (ages 3-5) and Explorers (entering 1st-5th grade)

Summer 2023 Camp Dates:

  • Session 1 (June 5-9)
  • Session 2 (June 12-16)
  • Session 3 (June 20-23)
  • Session 4 (June 26-30)
  • Session 5 (July 3-7)
  • Session 6 (July 10-14)
  • Session 7 (July 17-21)
  • Session 8 (July 24-28)
  • Session 9 (July 31-August 4)

Summer 2023 Camp Locations:

  • Camp All Saints @ All Saints Catholic School (7777 Osage Plz Ct, Dallas, TX 75252)
  • Camp Highland Village @ DoubleTree Ranch Park (310 Highland Village Rd, Highland Village, TX 75077)
  • Camp Kessler @ The Kessler School (1822 W 10th St, Dallas, TX 75208)
  • Camp Little Elm @ The Rec at The Lakefront (303 Main St, Little Elm, TX 75068)
  • Camp Preston Hollow @ Our Redeemer Lutheran School (7611 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75225)
  • Camp St. Mark @ St. Mark Catholic School (1201 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075)
  • Camp St. Patrick @ St. Patrick Catholic School (9635 Ferndale Rd, Dallas, TX 75238)
  • Camp Viridian @ Viridian Lakeview Event & Conference Center (1200 Viridian Park Ln, Arlington, TX 76005)

Other ideas for Teens/Tweens:

  • Rising Aviation High School
  • Write On Creative Writing Camps
  • Sky Ranch
  • AR Workshop Frisco
  • Art Center Theater of Plano
  • Rockstars of Tomorrow Frisco
  • Player2Player
  • Performance Indoor Training
  • A Joyful Mess Art Studio
  • Outcry Youth Theatre
  • WOOT Yoga
  • TCU Summer Camp
  • River Legacy Living Science Center
  • Ready Set Debate Summer Camps
  • Irving Arts Center Summer Art & Theatre Camps
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School
  • CJ’s Legacy Ranch
  • Sherwood Forest Summer Camp
  • Gotta Dance Plano

Overnight or Sleepaway Camps

Camp Huawni

Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Camp Huawni is a traditional, throwback summer camp for boys and girls. We’ve crafted exceptional summers since 1965, cultivating an environment where friendships and creativity thrive. We want Camp Huawni to be a second home for your camper. Our desire is for your child to leave our gates knowing their true significance and purpose. Our goal is to love your kids for who they truly are. We want to be a second home that will remind your kids who they are when they forget.

We are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and our own private waterfront. When our campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, their friendships and creativity thrive. We believe that your child is significant and one-of-a-kind throughout the history of time. We also believe that they have a purpose that can change the world. We hear over and over from our Huawni families that their kids come to camp and discover the truest version of themselves.


Some other Ideas for Overnight Camps:

  • Sky Ranch
  • Camp Balcones Springs
  • Camp El Tesoro
  • Pine Cove
  • New Life Ranch
  • Oklahoma Awesome Adventures
  • Texas 4-H Camp
  • Mt Lebanon
  • Kanakuk Camp
  • Girl Scouts of North East Texas
  • Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls
  • Camp Fern
  • YMCA Camp Twin Lakes
  • Collin County Adventure Camp
  • Camp Carter
  • Camp Eagle
  • Greene Family Camp
  • Camp Walden
  • Lone Star Leadership Academy
  • Allaso Ranch
  • Camp Young Judaea Texas
  • Camp Classen
  • Camp Copass
  • Camp Grady Spruce
  • Camp of the Heart for Girls
  • Camp His Way
  • Camp La Llanada
  • 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!

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echo sun

Monday 15th of May 2023

Can I still register for summer camp? 14 years old,

Abbie

Monday 15th of May 2023

Yes, although many camps will be filling up fast during May. Some may have spots, so be sure to reach out to them directly.