Skip to Content

Summer Camps for Teens and Tweens & Overnight Camps

Summer Camps for Teens 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 that take Kids in 7th Grade and higher.

We have Summer Camps for Teens of every type! Whether you’re looking for a 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 for Teens 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

Up to 12th grade.

Learning doesn’t have to stop just because it’s summertime! Theatre camps are a great way for youth to explore literature in a fun and creative way.

Led by their team of professional directors, students will transform into their favorite characters and learn essential life skills (known as the NTPA 10 Characters) as they bring popular stories to life on stage.

With summer learning opportunities for ages 5 to 18, there’s a spot for everyone in their upcoming camps or productions.

Week-long camps are available in half-day and full-day options for ages 5-14 and two-week productions are available for all grades, 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 Hair.

Plus, it’s the perfect time to try out a theatre program at NTPA, because new students get 25% off their first camp or production.

Programs are available at NTPA’s Plano, Fairview, Frisco, Dallas, and Southlake locations all summer long.

Camp Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Earliest Drop off: 9 am

The latest Pick-up: is 5 pm

Price: $295 – $455

NTPA Mary Poppins Grace Raber and Brad Weatherford

Club Sci-Kidz Dallas

Up to 7th grade.

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 MANY 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 9 am-4 pm, with optional extended care available starting at 8 am and ending at 5:30 pm. 

Price: $285 – $385 (Multi-session and Multi-sibling discounts are automatically applied during our checkout process.)

Club Sci Kidz

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.

This 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. 

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.


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. They’ve crafted exceptional summers since 1965, cultivating an environment where friendships and creativity thrive. They want Camp Huawni to be a second home for your camper.

Their desire is for your child to leave their gates knowing their true significance and purpose. Their goal is to love your kids for who they truly are. They want to be a second home that will remind your kids who they are when they forget.

They are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and their private waterfront. When campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, their friendships and creativity thrive. They believe that your child is significant and one-of-a-kind throughout the history of time. They also believe that they have a purpose that can change the world.

They hear over and over from our Huawni families that their kids come to camp and discover the truest version of themselves.


Kidventure Summer Camp

Overnight Camps for kids aged 8 – 16. And day camps for kids aged 3-12.

Being a part of Overnight Camp is more than just an adventure; it’s a life experience. The opportunity to climb to new heights, paddle a river, fly through the air, and do it all with your new best friends is unlike any adventure.

Now, more than ever, our kids need camp. Camp allows our kids to build real friendships, gain confidence, become more independent, and dream big. This is the real power of Kidventure Overnight Camp. Join Kidventure for the summer of 2024.

Ages 8 – 12 6 or 9-day camps

Ages 13 – 16 9 day camps


Camp Champions

Up to 12th grade.

Camp Champions has created a tradition of excellence since 1967. This beautiful camp on Lake LBJ offers the fantastic activities and best-trained counselors that you expect from a top overnight summer camp.

However, it is the developmental focus on building strong kids that most differentiates Camp Champions from other top camps in Texas.

Camp Champions specializes in two and three-week sessions where they create a loving community and encourage every camper to discover the best versions of themselves. Camp Champions also operates tech-free, which creates an important break from phones and screens. 


Greenhill School

Up to 12th grade.

Summer on the Hill registration opens on February 6, 2024! Their 11-week season from May 28-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 days.

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


Studio 3 Dance

Up to 12th grade.

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

They will 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+
Studio3 Dance

Texas Dynamix Gymnastics

Up to 9th grade.

What to expect at Summer Camp:
The 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 will also be having special guests like The Creature Teacher, Spiderman, Fire Department, Impact America, and more!

Texas Dynamix Summer Camp

Flour Power Cooking Studios

Up to 7th grade.

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

These 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, 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 and delicious discoveries.

Join them 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!


The 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. 


Dallas United Crew – Learn to Row Camp

The camp is open for athletes 11 – 18 years old (as of the start of camp), who will be entering grades 6 – 12.

The Learn to Row camps are focused on teaching fundamental movements of the rowing stroke in a fun and engaging atmosphere.


Creator Camp

Are you looking for a summer experience that offers more than just fun, but also fuels your child’s creativity, critical thinking, and tech skills? Look no further than Creator Camp, right here in Plano!

Ages: 6-13.


Lone Star Circus

Lone Star Circus Camp

The camp is open to kids ages 6-15 and is available regardless of circus skill set.

Lone Star Circus camps are a day-camp experience designed to introduce children at any level of physical development and skill to the excitement of circus arts including aerial silks, aerial ring, trapeze, juggling, contortion, rolla bola and balancing.


UTD Chess Camp

Classes are for kids ages 8-17.

Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Kids are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. UT Dallas Chess Camp will attempt to group friends and relatives upon request.


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
  • YMCA of Dallas

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. They’ve crafted exceptional summers since 1965, cultivating an environment where friendships and creativity thrive.

They want Camp Huawni to be a second home for your camper. Their desire is for your child to leave their gates knowing their true significance and purpose.

Their goal is to love your kids for who they truly are. They want to be a second home that will remind your kids who they are when they forget.

They are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and their private waterfront. When campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, their friendships and creativity thrive. They believe that your child is significant and one-of-a-kind throughout the history of time. They also believe that they have a purpose that can change the world.

They hear over and over from their Huawni families that their kids come to camp and discover the truest version of themselves.


Camp Champions

Camp Champions has created a tradition of excellence since 1967. This beautiful camp on Lake LBJ offers the fantastic activities and best-trained counselors that you expect from a top overnight summer camp.

However, it is their developmental focus on building strong kids that most differentiates Camp Champions from other top camps in Texas. Camp Champions specializes in two and three-week sessions where they create a loving community and encourage every camper to discover the best versions of themselves.

Camp Champions also operates tech-free, which creates an important break from phones and screens. 


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!



Author

  • Mel

    Hi! I'm Mel. I moved to Dallas with my husband and 3 kids from Sydney, Australia at the end of 2013. When I'm not on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering on my oldest son, my family loves to get out and explore all that Texas and the USA have to offer. We love road trips and camping and all things travel and get away as often as we can. I keep busy with volunteering at my kids' schools and in my community and love working with Plano Moms!

    View all posts

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.