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Summer Camps with Drop In and Extended Hours

Summer Camps that allow Daily Drop-in

Summer camps that offer daily drop-in service are a special kind of lifeline to parents with full-time work obligations and flexible schedules alike.

Summer Camps for Kids

This roundup of summer camps that let you pay per day is a sampling of the diverse offerings available in Plano, TX, and around Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and surrounding areas.

Find more summer camps in our Annual Summer Camp Guide or year-round drop-in daycares nearby.

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

Which are the best Drop in Summer Camps?

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Summer 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!

For kids aged preschool through 6th grade.

Bricks Bots & Beakers

For over 10 years, B3 has been creating meaningful opportunities for children to experience a full range of STEAM activities through camps and classes.

They have over 20 different themes to choose from to suit your child’s interests. Over 25 academically oriented hands-on STEAM activities each week.

Camps to choose from:

  • 5 Days of STEAM
  • ArKIDtecture Super Structures
  • Entomology Bugs!
  • Epic Engineering Disasters
  • Fairy Tale Engineering
  • Frozen STEAM
  • Future Doctor
  • Future Vet
  • Gross Out Chemistry
  • Jurassic Jamboree
  • Lego Engineering
  • Minecraft STEAM Mania
  • Rainbow STEAM
  • Science Detectives
  • Space Explorers
  • STEAM Adventures with Jack and Anne
  • STEAM Inventors
  • SuperHero STEAM
  • Think Like an Engineer
  • Wizards Potions
  • Zany Zoology

They offer camps in 7 different locations in Plano, Allen, Prosper and Dallas.
Both half and full-day options are available.
Before and after Care and daily drop-ins are available at some locations.

For kids in grades K – 5.

Texas Dynamix Gymnastics

What to expect at Summer Camp:
This 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!

For kids preschool to 9th grade.

Texas Dynamix Summer Camp

Apex Centre McKinney

Weekly Day camps for kids aged 5 – 12. 

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Spark Dallas Summer Camp

Get ready to ignite your camper’s creativity with SPARK! Dallas Weekly Summer Camps – the ultimate art adventure! SPARK! Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to SPARK creativity inherent in all children.

Gem Centers

TWO amazing summer camp options – Summer Fusion Camp and STEM Camp starting May 28th.

Flexibility is the key – Choose the camp and weeks that fit your family’s holiday schedule.

Special Plano Moms Discounted rates: starting at $174 per week.

  1. Summer Fusion Camp blends learning with play, ensuring every day is filled with excitement and discovery.
  2. STEM Camp: From robotics and coding to hands-on experiments and challenges, our STEM camp offers a dynamic learning environment where curiosity thrives.

Other Options we love:

  • Children’s Learning Adventure
  • i9
  • Pipe & Palette
  • Richwoods Academy
  • Frisco School of Music & Performing Arts
  • My Gym Frisco
  • ASI Gymnastics Plano
  • AR Workshop
  • Canyons Rock Climbing
  • Lone Star Circus
  • Fieldhouse Texas
  • Alpha Omega Gymnastics
  • Levine Academy

Summer Camps with Extended Hours

For those Moms (and Dads) who need to work a full day and are unable to be available to pick up or drop off for half-day camps, extended-hour options are a necessity during the Summer. Additional fees may apply.

We have some great picks for you that offer early drop-offs and late pick-ups.

  • Camp Willow Bend – 7 am – 6.15 pm
  • Club SciKidz Dallas – 8 am – 5.30 pm
  • Dallas International School – 7.30 am – 6 pm
  • YMCA Day Camps – 7 am – 6 pm
  • Bricks, Bots & Beakers – 8.30 am – 6 pm (Plano Spring Creek location and McKinney location)
  • Kidventure – 8 am – 6 pm
  • Greenhill School 7.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Texas Dynamix Gymnastics 8 am – 6 pm
  • The Shelton School 8.15 am – 5.30 pm
  • Flour Power offers late pick ups for full day camps in Frisco and Allen
  • SPARK – 8 am – 5 pm

Which options are you planning to book for your Kids this Summer?