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Summer Camps 2017

Springtime is the time to start thinking about summer. I typically schedule our summers with a mix of Full weeks of Day Camps and a few days or even a Week of Family Time or Staycation (we all plan the week & become tourists in the Metroplex). I also plan vacations out of state or even overseas. How do you manage the summer for your family?

Most camps start registration in March, and some are offering early bird deals, so it’s time to research and come up with a plan. We have gathered the most popular questions moms ask before choosing Camps for their kids. Typically, they include:

What is different about your camp to others of the same kind?

What times and days/dates do you offer?

Do you supply snacks, drinks or lunch and if not, what should my child bring?

Where are your camps located?

Will my child be indoor or outdoor? (Texan heat can be a concern, as is a lack of fresh air!)

Who will be looking after my child? Are they licensed? Do they have CPR/First Aid Skills?

What age groups do you take?

What does a typical day look like?

Our Facebook group is full of moms swapping ideas, so here is a list of some of our favorites, by type:



Camp options including a focus on creativity & imagination and Becoming an Inventor and STEAM Education incorporating Science & an emphasis on Art!

Ages 6-8 and 9-12

Invention Kids camp:

6/26-6/29, 9am – 12, at Hunters Glen Baptist Church, 4001 Custer Rd, Plano

8/7 – 8/10, 9am – 12, at Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Rd, Plano

$150 per week.

Kaleidoscope Kids camp:

6/19-6/23, 9am – 12, at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 North Dallas Tollway, Frisco

7/24-7/28, 9am – 12, at Gideon Reading and Math Center, 6205 Coit Rd, Ste 164, Plano

$185 per week.


Special Offer for Plano Moms: Book by April 30th and receive $10 off each camp.

The Project Camp

A STEM Camp with a heavy focus on engineering & art. Project based learning on the engineering design process with presentation skills too!

Ages – entering 1st- 4th grade project ‘Bird Brains’ and incoming 4th-6th grade ‘Engineering Art Structures’

1 week only – July 17-21

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, 601 Accent Dr, Plano 75075

Kumon Plano Shepard

1501 Preston Rd, Ste #825, Plano

Consider 3pm-7pm tuition over the Summer!

Special for Plano Moms: 50% off Reading Registration


Main Event Entertainment, Plano

3941 Central Expy, Plano 75023

8:30am-1pm, ages 8-15

Bowling, Video games, laser tag battles & more

Lunch with entrée, drink and cookie

Up to 5 weeks availability this Summer!

Powerkids Sports and Fitness

19009 Preston Rd, Suite 208, Dallas 75252 (just South of George Bush Turnpike)

9am-2pm, ages 3+

Traditional sports, optional tumbling, yoga and acro yoga

$45 per day for 1st child, $40 for each additional child per day

Jun 12 – Aug 18

 Obstacle Warrior Kids

Inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior, kids can challenge themselves on a variety of obstacles, in an indoor, cool environment! Dodgeball is an option too!

Dallas: 4610 McEwen Rd, Farmers Branch.

McKinney: 448 N. Custer Rd, Ste A, McKinney

Starting at $8 per hour, age 2-5, $10 per hour 5+

$4 for X-treme Zone Access for ages 12+

Jungle Joes

Open play in their indoor structure, games, creating crafts, playing sports, educational experiments and booktime!

Frisco: 7447 Hillcrest Rd #104, Frisco

For the week: 9am – 12, or 1pm-4pm $150

All day: 9am – 4pm $190

Special Offer for Plano Moms: Sign up before April 30th & get $15 off Camps or Punch Cards (not valid for 1 day drop offs)


School of Rock

1501 Preston Rd, Ste 550, Plano 75093

Spend your Summer learning music – workshops, clinic & private instruction. Learn the nuts and bolts of live performance, studio/band rehearsal, instruction & clinics with music professionals & lots of fun!

Mon-Thurs 9am – 3pm

Friday 9am-12noon, followed by a concert!

$439.20 (regularly $549)

June 5th – Aug 18th

Ages 7-17

Special Offer for Plano Moms: 20% off if you enroll before April 30th!

Studio 3 Dance

Park West Plaza, 2220 Coit Rd #440, Plano 75075

Dance classes for Age 18 months+ June 6-July 26th

Camp themes include Fairytale, Hip hop/Jazz, Broadway, Alice in Wonderland Ballet, Dance Intensive and Snow Queen Ballet

Half day mix and match Fairytale $35 each; Other camps full week, prices start at $175 per week

Ages 3+

Shine Performing Arts Studio

2999 W.15th Street, Plano 75075

ages 5-18

Half-day camps – one week

$100 per week (half the price of many drama camps in Plano). There are different camps for kids ages 5-18. Kids learn several scenes from a play/musical and play theater games, learn about improv, public speaking skills, self-confidence, and more.

For ages 8-18, Intensive major productions are performed (High School Musical 2 & Into the Woods). 2-week rehearsals from 9.00-3.00


Tom Muehlenbeck Center, Plano

age 3-12

Art lessons, games, music and more… Great themes like Yummy Art, Great Big Messy, Paws, Claws and Hooves and ArtBlast STEAM Camps!

9am-12noon, $155




Sports, Art, Science, Field Trips & more..

Camp Frisco – 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco 75035

Camp All Saints – 7777 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252

Camp Preston Hollow @ORLS – 7611 Park Lane, Dallas 75225

Camp St. Patrick – 9535 Ferndale, Dallas 75238

Camp Kessler – 1215 Turner Ave, Dallas 75208

Ages 3-12

Main Camp 9-3.30, with early drop/late pick up


2787 Preston Rd, Ste 1190, Frisco 75034

Ages 6-12

Full-day camps: 2 hour rotations of STEM/Art/Chess/Music (Composing/Private lessons) with Kids’ yoga to enhance concentration

June 19-Aug 18

$625 per 2-week session, 9am-4pm

The Ark Preschool

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Plano 75075

Age 4 months-7 years.

3- or 4-day camps, Art, Games, Science, Literature, Campfire & more, ranging from The Great Outdoors, Trot, Zoom or Choo-Choo, Pirates Ahoy to Do you have a Cow and Let’s Pretend

3 day camps T/W/Th 9am-2pm $110

4 day camps M/T/W/Th 9am-2pm $140

RH Montessori

5221 Village Creek Dr, Plano 75093

Age 18 months-4th grade

Full time (7am-6.30) & Part time

Weekly themes include Lego’s, Let’s go to the Beach, Dino’s and More, Steam, When I grow up! Field trips for Elementary age – include Bowling, Roller Skating, Movies, ASI Gym and more.

Call to book 972-250-1406 or visit


Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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