Guide to Summer Camps

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Disclaimer :: The “Guide to Summer Camps” is brought to you by Fort Worth Moms and the many camp sponsors listed in this post. Thank you to our partners who made this guide possible! 

Summer camps for 2020 are unusual to say the least. This guide normally publishes during February because all camp plans and registrations start filling up early spring. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans of all varieties were put on hold. Now, summer camps have the green light. If you are looking for options for your kiddos, then check the list below. We are THANKFUL for your support during this pandemic and THANKFUL for the support of our partners who’ve helped us keep the lights on.

Fort Worth Moms (FWM) put together a great list of summer camps for all ages, stages, and interest levels. From sports to art, and from computer to nature, you’re sure to find something listed that will appeal to your child. We hope this is a helpful resource as you make summer plans for your family! 

Wondering if overnight camp is too much for your kiddo? Check out “Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp.” And while kiddo is waiting to head off to summer camp, hunt for cicadas together, or teach a new responsibility or two.

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All Saints' Episcopal School SummerYou

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SummerYou is an 11-week summer program facilitated by, and on the campus of, All Saints’ Episcopal School. The 144-acre campus in west Fort Worth is the perfect habitat for exploration, adventure, and curiosity. With more than 200 camps to choose from, your family won’t be riding the boredom train. 

SummerYou options include, but are not limited to, extended day options, Friday field trips, 25+ sports camps, 16 business camps, five courses for credit, nine art camps, 10 wet Wednesdays, seven dance camps, 56 STEAM camps, and endless summer fun! 

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro

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Your child is ready! Your child is ready to hike a new trail, splash in a pool, sing his or her heart out, kayak down the river, build new skills, and make lifelong friends. Your child is ready for a summer at Camp El Tesoro! This overnight camp in Granbury, Texas is for boys and girls ages six to 16. Age-appropriate activities develop confidence in each camper while building new skills and making friends in the outdoors. See for yourself what makes El Tesoro a special place! Check out a free camp preview. Check out the website for available dates and details.

Camp Fire Summer Day Camps

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Camp Fire Summer Day Camp is your child’s passport to summer adventure. This summer, campers will travel the globe making special stops at each of the seven continents and spend time exploring Texas and our own backyards in North Texas.
Your child will discover the world one adventure at a time as he or she explores continents and cultures, learn what it means to be a global citizen, implement STEM concepts, and decide how to lead the way from his or her corner of the world. Free field trips, reading initiatives, onsite enrichment activities, and special guests will round out this summer’s adventure. Come for a week or all summer!

Camp Olympia

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Camp Olympia is an ACA-accredited, private, overnight Texas summer camp for boys and girls ages six to 16 offering one-week, two-week, and three-week camp sessions. A Texas summer camp tradition, Camp Olympia has given campers a fun, caring environment where they can grow in body, mind, and spirit for more than 50 summers. Nestled right on the shores of Lake Livingston, Camp Olympia has the perfect location for campers to spend their summer and create life-long memories. Campers can choose from over 45 different activities, ranging from wake boarding to golf to horseback riding. The summer camp experience at Camp Olympia is like no other.

Fort Wonder Summer Camps

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Engage in unique learning experiences, create lifelong memories, and spark new friendships at Fort Wonder Summer Camps! With an exceptional team of professional educators and counselors, day camps feature educational adventures that follow a fantastic weekly narrative, while the half-day specialty camps provide campers with an opportunity to engage in their favorite educational topics and spark new interests. And new this year, the Wonder Games camps are the ultimate multi-sport experience, complete with special themes, unique competitions, and awesome awards!

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

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Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect, home-based option for students ages 7-19 seeking the collaborative spirit of its on-campus programs. Structured, weeklong sessions with two hours of live instruction per day plus two hours of self-paced project development. Curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. Five students max per instructor, blending personalized learning and team interaction. Save $100 with code TOGETHER as long as social distancing is in effect. 

Keystone Science School Summer Camp

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Experience the Rocky Mountains of Colorado through traditional overnight camps or the excitement and adventure of traveling expeditions. Campers will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. Since 1976, this beautiful, 23-acre campus has been nestled in the mountains along the Continental Divide and serves the perfect basecamp for a summer full of adventure and new friends. 

River Legacy's Summer at the Science Center

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Summer adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world. A variety of weeklong programs in June and July offer children engaging ways to learn about wildlife, ecology, and the environment. Age-appropriate curriculums for preschool children through 8th grade. All classes feature investigations both inside the Living Science Center and outdoors in the rich resources of River Legacy Parks. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Children should come dressed for both indoor and outdoor explorations. Closed-toe shoes and socks are strongly recommended.

Rogue Brick Summer Camps

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At Rogue Brick get ready for a fun, unplugged, creative outlet, but also master building without instructions!

Morning Camps will be for 5 – 8 year olds and geared towards exploring different LEGO themes each day. (9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.)

Afternoon Camps will be for 8 – 16 year olds and focused on specific building techniques and themes. See website for camp structure and themes. (1:00 -5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.)

Price for camps is $100 for summer pass members, and $160 for non-members. Limit ten students per camp with a $20 deposit required to hold your spot(s) and is due one week before camp.

Summer to Discover Camp at The Children's Courtyard

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Make this summer exceptional. Enjoy a wide variety of weekly themed experiences (exploring interesting subjects such as science, art, animals, history, fitness, world cultures, and games), engaging activities, fun field trips, and healthy meals and snacks. Choose your favorite weekly camp themes, or spend the whole summer here. Plus, campers get a new t-shirt, water bottle, and backpack for all their summer adventures! Sounds great, right? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up now for our Summer to Discover Camp, only at The Children’s Courtyard®. Call 877.701.4908 or visit ChildrensCourtyard.com/summer to learn more and find your local school.

Sur la Table

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Treat young chefs to an unforgettable experience! Five days of hands-on fun making their favorite foods. Each day, kids (age seven to 11) and teens (age 12 to 17) put on an apron and cook delicious recipes from scratch. With several options to choose from including bakeshop and chef school, the all-new summer series will help your child become a more creative and confident cook.

YMCA of Fort Worth Day Camps

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Summer is right around the corner, and we know our Y day campers and parents are eager to get outside and enjoy their best summer ever after a really challenging spring. We’ve modified our camp plans to ensure a safe and fun experience for every child. As always, the safety of our participants is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from the CDC and the American Camping Association to ensure that our kids can get outside, safely connect with each other and have a fun summer to remember. While this summer may look different, we are still planning to offer a day camp experience that includes many of our camper’s favorite activities at various locations around Fort Worth. Click the link below to learn more or register online. Financial assistance is available for all YMCA programs.

Play Studio Play Camp

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Play Studio Play Camp offers campers play-packed mornings of discovery and exploration. Participants will work with a variety of unique, open-ended materials to express their creativity, test their ideas, and problem solve. Campers spend time creating art, tinkering, building, and exploring our outdoor space. 

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

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YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is an overnight and day camp minutes north of Austin. It provides an environment for campers to explore, play, and make lifelong friends — all in the great outdoors! Camps available throughout June and July. 

Creative Arts Camps

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Creative Arts Camps — Get creative this summer! Quality training in visual art, theatre, choir, and dance. Appropriate for new or seasoned artists. Visit website for all camp details and specific dates June through August.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve spent months researching camp options, a few of the above have had recent changes and no longer offer in person camps. If parents need that and not virtual camps for which you’ll have to help your child, please be aware that’s a possibility, even at River Legacy.

    • Thank you so much for letting us know! We’ve reached out to all of the camps listed and are working diligently to get the information as up-to-date as possible.

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