2022 Guide to Summer Camps

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Disclaimer :: The “2022 Guide to Summer Camps” is brought to you by Fort Worth Moms (FWM) and the many camp sponsors listed in this post. Thank you to our partners who made this guide possible! 

2022 Summer Camps Guide

It is time to plan fun, summer activities for your kiddos. This guide is a great list of summer camps for all ages, stages, and interest levels. From sports to art to computer to nature, Fort Worth Moms (FWM) is sure to have something listed that will appeal to your child. We hope this is a helpful resource as you make summer plans for your family! 

We need to take a moment to THANK our wonderful sponsors, Camp Champions, Camp Fire , Camp Olympia, Game On, KidzToPros, Play Studio, River Legacy, and YMCA Camp Carter. Because of our partners, FWM has been able to come through on the other side of this, bringing guides and resources to mothers in Tarrant County and beyond.

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.

To learn more about a specific summer camp listed in this article, simply click each camp name below. At the end of the guide, you will also find camps listed by category. Click on the category of interest to find an alphabetical listing. Happy camping!

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Camp Champions

Camp Champion

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 (and tech-free!) community, and encourage every camper to discover the best versions of themselves. The camp operated COVID-free in 2020 and 2021. Check out the website to learn more.

Camp Fire El Tesoro

Camp Fire First Texas

Camp El Tesoro is an overnight camp for boys and girls, ages six to 16. This camp will encourage you to achieve whatever you set your mind to, whether it’s archery, canoeing, horseback riding, nature studies, dance, or something else! Sure, it’ll be fun, but you’ll also make friends and find magic in yourself. See what makes El Tesoro a special place at a FREE camp preview. Details online.

Camp Olympia

Camp Olympia

Meet Texas’ favorite summer camp! With one, two, and three week sessions and more than 45 activity choices, Camp Olympia is the ultimate overnight camp experience for boys and girls ages six to 16. Located 95 miles north of Houston, Camp Olympia provides the perfect setting for fun and adventure along Lake Livingston in the Pineywoods. Campers make friends and gain independence, while building teamwork and leadership skills through a customized camp experience and counselor mentorship. Join Camp Olympia families from around the world who have created lasting summer memories for more than 50 years.

Game On

Game On

Game On offers full-day and half-day camps year-round! The multi-sport camps and sport specific camps are designed to provide optimal fun for all ages and skill levels. Check out the multi-sport camp for a full day of sports. Sport specific camps, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse, help broaden your child’s knowledge of the game and master skills. Plus, check out facility partners Red Stitch Sports for baseball and softball camps, or APEC for strength, speed, and agility camps! Visit the website for more information and to register.  

KidzToPros

KidzToPros

With multiple locations in North Texas, KidzToPros is bringing the best in STEM, arts, and sports summer camps to Fort Worth! Kids ages four to 14 can build new skills, friendships, and interests as they engage in hands-on learning led by expert instructors. Choose from popular options like Play It All Sports, LEGO Robotics, digital or performing arts, and more! Get ready for a summer of skill-building, problem-solving, and memory making with KidzToPros. Camp options available from June through August. Save $50 with code FWM-50!

Play Studio

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Summer Play Camp at Play Studio is designed to be an open-ended, child-led play experience for children ages three to eight. Children spend their days exploring the outdoor art and tinkering areas and natural playground. While using the water pump, playing in the dry creek bed, and building with the large loose parts, children will learn and develop through open-ended play. Each day offers unique art, sensory, and science activities, so come dressed to get messy! The camp is comprised of 12 weekly sessions, Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 26. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with half-day and full-day options. Sibling discounts available.

River Legacy Living Science Center

Summer Classes at River Legacy Living Science Center

Summer classes at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world and how they play a part within it. A variety of programs offer an interactive, engaging way to learn about wildlife, ecology, and the environment, with classes ranging from preschool to eighth grade. Enroll in exciting classes like Extreme Outdoor Adventures, Animal Care 101, and Dinosaurs Unearthed! Online registration opens February 14, 2022.

YMCA Camp Carter

YMCA Camp Carter

Situated on 360 acres along the Trinity River, you’d never guess that YMCA Camp Carter is just minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Once there, kids get to discover all the wonders of the outdoors while making friends and forming memories that will last a lifetime. Activities include archery, canoeing, high and low ropes, swimming, horseback riding, and more. The YMCA will offer both day and overnight camp for summer 2022. Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Camp Carter!

Art and Soul Studio :: Fort Worth :: This camp is held weekly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is open to ages four through 12. Students work individually and in groups in varying mediums, such as painting, drawing, collage, and more.

Art Castle Studio :: Hurst :: This camp features a weekly theme, and varies in morning and afternoon sessions. Camp themes include digital art, anime, fantasy, drawing, clay, and more.

Art Smart Summer Camp :: Arlington :: Fun camp starting in June for ages six to eleven. Includes instruction in drawing, sculpture, caricatures, watercolor, and more. Activities also include fun games and snacks!

Art Wheel Studio :: Plano, Roanoke :: A camp for ages five and up that allows students to learn a variety of art techniques and media, taught through the European method.

Catalyst Create Arts :: Arlington :: Catalyst Creative Arts hosts summer camps for ages five through 12 (with an exception of week three, which is for ages 12+). Activities include pottery wheel, glass, marbling, self-portraits, and more.

Cowtown Kids Art Studio :: Fort Worth :: This fun camp for ages three to ten has a variety of morning and afternoon session camps, running from June to mid-July. Camp activities includes painting, collage, drawing, 3D, and more.

Kidcreate Studio :: Mansfield :: Kidcreate offers a variety of weekly summer camps around a variety of art techniques for ages five through 12.

Lindsay’s Art Cart :: Aledo, Arlington :: This half-day art camp for students in kindergarten through seventh grade is held weekly during the month of June.  Students will have experience and teaching in a variety of mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic, chalk, clay, and more.

MYT Art Studio and Gallery :: Fort Worth :: This half-day camp open is to kids and teens and introduces students to illustration, contemporary drawing, art history, design concept, and more. Also includes field trips to local art museums.

Texas Center for Arts and Academics :: Fort Worth :: Here’s an art camp for ages eight through 18, held June 27 – July 1. Students work on two-and-three dimensional techniques, and work on creating and defining their personal art forms and creativity. Camp ends with an art show of pieces for parents to view.

Board and Brie :: Ronoake :: Board and Brie offers private classes for kids of any ages! Kids will have a blast learning how to pick and pair foods for a yummy board just for them.

Cake Carousel :: Richardson :: Decorating and baking classes perfect for your little one’s sweet tooth!

Central Market Kids Camp :: Fort Worth :: In person classes are back, safe and ready to be enjoyed by all!

Chefsville :: Rowlett :: Chefsville promotes family togetherness while teaching nutrition and safety.

Sur la Table :: Southlake :: Sur la Table is offering cooking camps for two age groups this summer! The kids series is ages seven to eleven years, and the teen series is ages 12 to 17.

Taste Buds Kitchen :: Southlake :: Single session camps and week long camps are available for kids two to eight years old.

Young Chefs Academy :: Fort Worth :: Culinary skills, self confidence, and creativity is on the menu this summer for camps ages four and up.

Arthur’s Kids :: Fort Worth :: Encourage confidence and poise while conditioning the mind and body at this dance program for kids.
 
Margo Dean :: Fort Worth :: This formal dance school offers a summer program for the most serious of dancers. The school has been around for more than 60 years and emphasis excellent training in a congenial atmosphere. 
 
Ballet Center of Fort Worth :: Fort Worth :: This dance studio offers a complete curriculum in classical ballet. It’s designed for children ages 10 and older. Dancers will work on ballet, pointe, variation, classical repertoire, modern, and jazz.
 
Texas Dance Conservatory :: Fort Worth :: This week-long intensive camp is for dancers ages eight to 18. It focuses on technique and creative development in ballet, jazz, and master classes.
 
Dance Connection :: Fort Worth and Granbury :: This studio offers “princess camp” for young dancers ages four to seven. Kids will participate in dancing, tea parties, story time, and have a “royal ball.”
 
Studio One Dance Center :: Fort Worth :: Studio One offers several classes for babies, toddlers, and kids up to 18 years old. Classes include ballet, jazz, contemporary, and more! 
 
Rejoice Dance Studio :: Fort Worth :: This summer camp is designed for dancers of all levels. Classes include ballet, jazz, and intensive ballet.

ABA Summer Camp :: Frisco/Plano :: The Behavior Exchange hosts an annual summer camp for kids with autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, developmental delays, and other special needs. This camp spans ten weeks, and focuses on behavior and social skills, one-on-one therapy, and more.  

Adventure Day Camps :: Colleyville :: This outdoor camp is open to ages four to 13 years, and offers a variety of activities with an emphasis on learning and exploring nature. Activities include fishing, archery, nature walks, a splash pad, and more. 

Boat Club Summer Sailing Camps :: Fort Worth :: Kids ages four to seven can learn to sail, and older kids (ages eight to 18) can enjoy a variety of beginner to intermediate programs at this camp, including competitive racing and an ad venture camp. Check the site for details and dates. 

Bob Jones Nature Center :: Southlake :: Treat your kids to an educational nature experience this summer with the Pollination Station (for kids ages three to five), or the Wilderness Survival Camp (for kids ages six to eleven). Check the site for dates, cost, and details. 

Camp Anothen :: Mansfield :: This outdoor ministry-focused camp offers camp options for ages 3 through 8th grade. Campers have the opportunity to make new friends, swim, explore nature and more.

Camp BRIT :: Fort Worth :: Have a child who loves gardening or the outdoors? Check out CAMP BRIT, a day camp hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Take a peek at the site for camp dates and themes. There’s something for kids of all ages!  

Camp Carter ::  Fort Worth :: This outdoor camp is offered to ages five to 12 years, as well as a teen camp for ages 13 to 15. The daily schedule is built around character enriching activities and outdoor fun.

Camp Epic :: Grand Prairie :: Open to ages five to 12 years, all activities are held at the The Epic and include swimming, games, arts and crafts and more.

Camp Fire :: Aledo, Fort Worth :: This day camp experience offers both indoor and outdoor enrichment and educational activities to keep your child engaged all summer. The day camp is open to ages four to 13 years old.

Camp Mania :: Southlake :: Camp is offered weekly throughout the summer for kids ages five to eleven years, with structured play, field trips, arts and crafts, and more.

Camp Summit :: Paradise :: Camp Summit is a 100 percent, barrier-free camp for kids of all ages who have differences and disabilities. Cost is based on household income. Although not in Fort Worth, this camp can accommodate children who need high levels of support and offer them a priceless traditional camp experience. 

Camp Skylark :: Cedar Hill, Allen, Plano, Irving and Venus :: Camp Skylark is open to kids entering grades first to sixth grades, and creates activities around physical activity, education, and making new friends. Each week has a different theme to create fun and cater to all interests. 

Camp Thurman :: Arlington :: This ministry-focused camp has day options for ages four to eleven, and a night camp experience for students entering seventh to ninth grades. All activities are held outdoors and include swimming, challenge courses, zip lines, GaGa ball, and more.

Collin County Adventure Camp :: Anna :: Ready for an immersive experience in the country? Check out this adventure camp, location on more than 400 acres in Anna, Texas! Both day camp and overnight camp options are available for kids of all ages. 

Echo Education :: Austin/Georgetown/Waco :: These excursion-themed programs offer kids a rich educational experience in science, STEM, and Texas history. Check out the website for available programs.

Explorium :: Denton :: This children’s museum offers annual summer camps for kids, ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Check their website for upcoming details on the 2022 summer camps.

Fort Worth Zoo :: Fort Worth :: No Limits is a specific week of Summer Zoo Camp held to welcome children with autism who have higher levels of support. The Fort Worth Zoo is the only zoo in Texas designated a Certified Autism Center, and generally, any week of camp would be a great fit, but No Limits goes above and beyond traditional supports.

Heard Museum Nature Camp :: McKinney :: Let your kids explore the wild outdoors this summer! School-aged kids are invited experience a week of nature-themed adventures in one of many summer camp options at Heard Museum’s 289-acre sanctuary. Check the website for dates and details.  

Heritage Farmstead Summer Camps :: Plano :: Step back in time this summer and experience life on a homestead! Choose a Pioneer Camp or Creek camp, and have your campers pack their bags for a five day adventure at this historical farm. 

Kidz to Pros :: DFW :: Kidz to Pros offers day camp experiences for kids of all ages! Camp opportunities include everything from robotics and coding, to sports, performing arts, and design workshops. Check out the website to find a location near you.

Summer You at All Saints :: Fort Worth :: Here’s a summer program run on the All Saints’ campus in west Fort Worth. It offers a variety of fun activities from robot building to yoga. Although open for all children, this is another camp that captures the interests of many autistic kiddos.

YMCA Day Camps :: Metroplex-wide :: YMCAs across the metroplex offer day camp options for school-age children. Activities are held indoors and outdoors, and activities and field trips vary by location.

Actors Conservatory Theatre :: Lewisville :: Summer 2022 camp TBA.
 
The Artisan Center Theatre Academy ::  Hurst :: This camp offers a variety of shows, depending on age and skill level. Older kids will perform Godspell, while younger kids will show off their talents in Lion King Jr and Beauty and the Beast Jr.
 
Casa Manana :: Fort Worth :: Camp Casa Jr, for ages four to eight, focuses on a variety of themes and skills, such as musicality, self- confidence, and stage presence. Kids ages eight to 14 put on a full-stage performance of Madagascar Jr.
 
Kids Who Care :: Fort Worth :: Campers ages eight to 18 can choose from directing, performance, film, or technical theatre. No audition is required and campers will have performances at the end of the session.
 
On Set Acting :: Keller :: This studio offers several performance opportunities for ages six and up. Campers focus on vocal performance, TV/film acting, or musical theatre.
 
Upright Theatre Co :: Euless :: Older campers can choose to be in a production camp where they will perform Snow White or The Jungle Book. Younger kids have theme camps to sharpen acting and movement skills. Themes include Peppa Pig, Bluey, and Encanto.
 
Creative Soul Music School :: Keller, Watauga, Fort Worth, Southlake :: For ages three to 16 years, the campers will hone their performance skills, learning about on-stage styles and experiencing the teamwork required to be in a band. 
 
Fort Worth Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts :: Fort Worth :: This piano camp is for kids entering second to fifth grades. Students will take group piano lessons and music theory class, as well as focus on a composer of the day. 
 
KETOS Creative Academy:: Fort Worth :: This local music academy offers everything from lessons in voice, guitar, piano, drums, bass, and ukulele to classes in graphic and web design, audio recording and production, video, and more.
 

Kids Who Care :: Fort Worth :: Although not specifically for autism, Kids Who Care is a musical theater that embraces kids with differences. The camp would be a welcome environment for ages four to 18 who need mild support. Check out the website for more information or to register. 

        

 
Master the Music :: North Richland Hills :: Young musicians can choose from piano, chamber music, or composition camps. They must be entering first to 12th grades. 
 
Music Junkies :: Fort Worth :: Music Junkies Summer Showcase is for kids eight years and older. Campers will focus on performance, songwriting, and recording.
 
Pandemonium Music :: Keller and Southlake :: This rockstar camp groups kids into bands that will perform a concert at the end of the week. This camp is suited for kids ages six to 17 years, though information for ages two to five is coming soon!
 
School of Rock :: Fort Worth, Southlake/Keller, Flower Mound :: There are many options for kids ages three to 18 years at this rock music-centered camp. Campers can focus on classic rock, 90s rock, and more. They are sure to gain some priceless performance skills. 
 
Stage Notes Music :: Keller and Colleyville :: Campers ages five to eleven years will enjoy focusing on an instrument of their choice, ending each day with an art project. 
 
TCU Summer Music Institute :: Fort Worth :: Suited for older kids who have at least two years of experience, TCU offers camps and workshops for many instruments and vocalists, as well as one dedicated to Star Wars and the music of John Williams. 
 
UNT College of Music :: Denton :: Mostly geared toward high school aged kids, UNT has many summer camp and workshop options, such as choral conducting, marching band, and jazz combo. 
 
UTA Department of Music :: Arlington :: High School aged kids with music experience can choose from several camps, such as jazz, strings, choir, or marching band. 
 
 

Camp Champions :: Marble Falls :: Camp Champions offers over 50 device-free activities for kids of all ages, including archery, sand volleyball, ninja courses, swimming, rocking climbing, and so much more! See site for full details. 

Camp Fire El Tesoro :: Fort Worth :: This camp has been serving families in the Fort Worth area for more than 100 years! Kids ages six to 16 will enjoy hiking, ziplining, swimming, and so much more at this overnight summer camp.

Camp Summit ::  Paradise :: This one-of-a-kind camp emphasizes every child’s abilities, rather than disabilities, and welcomes kids (and adults) with physical challenges, developmental delays, and sensory impairments. Traditional camp activities are adapted to each camper by trained and caring staff. See website for details, dates, and more.   

Collin County Adventure Camp :: Anna :: Ready for an immersive experience in the country? Check out this adventure camp, location on more than 400 acres in Anna, Texas! Both day camp and overnight camp options are available for kids of all ages. 

Elijah’s Retreat :: Jacksonville :: Elijah’s Retreat is a low-cost family retreat in East Texas where families who have autistic children can come and be in nature, create memories together, and be completely accepted.

Adrenaline Taekwondo Ninja Camps :: Ninja Camp is a week-long summer camp dedicated to young ninjas, ages five to twelve. Campers will enjoy fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, outdoor games, a water day, and more! Camps run early June through early August.  

Benbrook Stables Summer Horse Camp :: Benbrook :: Saddle up your young riders and send them off to Benbrook Stables for a one-day, two-day, or five-day riding camp! Kids will learn everything from horse grooming, safety, and feeding to how to ride with an English and Western saddle, and even bareback. Camps run from the first week of June through the end of July. 

Game On Sports Camp :: Fort Worth :: Check out Game On for a multi sports summer camp adventure this summer! Geared for ages six to thirteen, this camp offers full-day and half-day options and lots of sport specific camps.  

iCanShine :: Fort Worth :: iCanShine is an organization that teaches individuals with a wide variety of challenges to swim, dance, and ride a two-wheel bike. This year it is hosting a one-week iCanBike camp sponsored by Cook Children’s June 6-11.

The Little Gym Summer Camps :: Fort Worth (Southwest) :: Help your littles beat the heat this summer at The Little Gym! Camps include age-appropriate adventures for kids ages three to eight, and six to twelve. See website for cost, dates, and full details. 

Nike Junior Golf Camp :: Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine+ :: Treat your young golfer to the Nike Junior Golf Camp! With multiple locations throughout north Texas, this summer camp offers a variety of opportunities for kids as young as five years old. See the site for more details.

Sokol Gymnastics Summer Sports Camps :: Fort Worth :: Camps open the first week of June! Kids ages six to 16 are invited to participate. Cost is $165 per week.  

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps :: TCU :: Have a seven to 18-year old who loves tennis? Take a look at this four-week summer camp at the TCU campus in Fort Worth! Camp sessions begin May 31 and run through early July. See website for dates and registration costs. 

Camp Invention :: Several Fort Worth locations :: Check out this summer STEM camp, geared for kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Camp Invention hosts more than 1,000 camps in all fifty states! Check the website to find a camp in your area.

Destination Science :: Dallas:: Got a kid who loves science? Check out this science day camp! Kids ages five to eleven years will enjoy the hands on learning and fun. Multiple camps are available in the Dallas area; check the website to find a location near you. 

Play-well TEKnologies :: Fort Worth/Mansfield :: Here’s a Lego-inspired engineering summer camp for kids ages kindergarten through eighth grade. Camps run June through July. Check the website for details and locations. 

Kidz to Pros :: DFW :: Kidz to Pros offers day camp experiences for kids of all ages! Camp opportunities include everything from robotics and coding, to sports, performing arts, and design workshops. Check out the website to find a location near you. 

Art

Art and Soul Studio :: Fort Worth :: This camp is held weekly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is open to ages four through 12. Students work individually and in groups in varying mediums, such as painting, drawing, collage, and more.

Art Castle Studio :: Hurst :: This camp features a weekly theme, and varies in morning and afternoon sessions. Camp themes include digital art, anime, fantasy, drawing, clay, and more.

Art Smart Summer Camp :: Arlington :: Fun camp starting in June for ages six to eleven. Includes instruction in drawing, sculpture, caricatures, watercolor, and more. Activities also include fun games and snacks!

Art Wheel Studio :: Plano, Roanoke :: A camp for ages five and up that allows students to learn a variety of art techniques and media, taught through the European method.

Catalyst Create Arts :: Arlington :: Catalyst Creative Arts hosts summer camps for ages five through 12 (with an exception of week three, which is for ages 12+). Activities include pottery wheel, glass, marbling, self-portraits, and more.

Cowtown Kids Art Studio :: Fort Worth :: This fun camp for ages three to ten has a variety of morning and afternoon session camps, running from June to mid-July. Camp activities includes painting, collage, drawing, 3D, and more.

Kidcreate Studio :: Mansfield :: Kidcreate offers a variety of weekly summer camps around a variety of art techniques for ages five through 12.

Lindsay’s Art Cart :: Aledo, Arlington :: This half-day art camp for students in kindergarten through seventh grade is held weekly during the month of June.  Students will have experience and teaching in a variety of mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic, chalk, clay, and more.

MYT Art Studio and Gallery :: Fort Worth :: This half-day camp open is to kids and teens and introduces students to illustration, contemporary drawing, art history, design concept, and more. Also includes field trips to local art museums.

Texas Center for Arts and Academics :: Fort Worth :: Here’s an art camp for ages eight through 18, held June 27 – July 1. Students work on two-and-three dimensional techniques, and work on creating and defining their personal art forms and creativity. Camp ends with an art show of pieces for parents to view.

Cooking

Board and Brie :: Ronoake :: Board and Brie offers private classes for kids of any ages! Kids will have a blast learning how to pick and pair foods for a yummy board just for them.

Cake Carousel :: Richardson :: Decorating and baking classes perfect for your little one’s sweet tooth!

Central Market Kids Camp :: Fort Worth :: In person classes are back, safe and ready to be enjoyed by all!

Chefsville :: Rowlett :: Chefsville promotes family togetherness while teaching nutrition and safety.

Sur la Table :: Southlake :: Sur la Table is offering cooking camps for two age groups this summer! The kids series is ages seven to eleven years, and the teen series is ages 12 to 17.

Taste Buds Kitchen :: Southlake :: Single session camps and week long camps are available for kids two to eight years old.

Young Chefs Academy :: Fort Worth :: Culinary skills, self confidence, and creativity is on the menu this summer for camps ages four and up.

Dance
Arthur’s Kids :: Fort Worth :: Encourage confidence and poise while conditioning the mind and body at this dance program for kids.
 
Margo Dean :: Fort Worth :: This formal dance school offers a summer program for the most serious of dancers. The school has been around for more than 60 years and emphasis excellent training in a congenial atmosphere. 
 
Ballet Center of Fort Worth :: Fort Worth :: This dance studio offers a complete curriculum in classical ballet. It’s designed for children ages 10 and older. Dancers will work on ballet, pointe, variation, classical repertoire, modern, and jazz.
 
Texas Dance Conservatory :: Fort Worth :: This week-long intensive camp is for dancers ages eight to 18. It focuses on technique and creative development in ballet, jazz, and master classes.
 
Dance Connection :: Fort Worth and Granbury :: This studio offers “princess camp” for young dancers ages four to seven. Kids will participate in dancing, tea parties, story time, and have a “royal ball.”
 
Studio One Dance Center :: Fort Worth :: Studio One offers several classes for babies, toddlers, and kids up to 18 years old. Classes include ballet, jazz, contemporary, and more! 
 
Rejoice Dance Studio :: Fort Worth :: This summer camp is designed for dancers of all levels. Classes include ballet, jazz, and intensive ballet.
Day Camps

ABA Summer Camp :: Frisco/Plano :: The Behavior Exchange hosts an annual summer camp for kids with autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, developmental delays, and other special needs. This camp spans ten weeks, and focuses on behavior and social skills, one-on-one therapy, and more.  

Adventure Day Camps :: Colleyville :: This outdoor camp is open to ages four to 13 years, and offers a variety of activities with an emphasis on learning and exploring nature. Activities include fishing, archery, nature walks, a splash pad, and more. 

Boat Club Summer Sailing Camps :: Fort Worth :: Kids ages four to seven can learn to sail, and older kids (ages eight to 18) can enjoy a variety of beginner to intermediate programs at this camp, including competitive racing and an ad venture camp. Check the site for details and dates. 

Bob Jones Nature Center :: Southlake :: Treat your kids to an educational nature experience this summer with the Pollination Station (for kids ages three to five), or the Wilderness Survival Camp (for kids ages six to eleven). Check the site for dates, cost, and details. 

Camp Anothen :: Mansfield :: This outdoor ministry-focused camp offers camp options for ages 3 through 8th grade. Campers have the opportunity to make new friends, swim, explore nature and more.

Camp BRIT :: Fort Worth :: Have a child who loves gardening or the outdoors? Check out CAMP BRIT, a day camp hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Take a peek at the site for camp dates and themes. There’s something for kids of all ages!  

Camp Carter ::  Fort Worth :: This outdoor camp is offered to ages five to 12 years, as well as a teen camp for ages 13 to 15. The daily schedule is built around character enriching activities and outdoor fun.

Camp Epic :: Grand Prairie :: Open to ages five to 12 years, all activities are held at the The Epic and include swimming, games, arts and crafts and more.

Camp Fire :: Aledo, Fort Worth :: This day camp experience offers both indoor and outdoor enrichment and educational activities to keep your child engaged all summer. The day camp is open to ages four to 13 years old.

Camp Mania :: Southlake :: Camp is offered weekly throughout the summer for kids ages five to eleven years, with structured play, field trips, arts and crafts, and more.

Camp Summit :: Paradise :: Camp Summit is a 100 percent, barrier-free camp for kids of all ages who have differences and disabilities. Cost is based on household income. Although not in Fort Worth, this camp can accommodate children who need high levels of support and offer them a priceless traditional camp experience. 

Camp Skylark :: Cedar Hill, Allen, Plano, Irving and Venus :: Camp Skylark is open to kids entering grades first to sixth grades, and creates activities around physical activity, education, and making new friends. Each week has a different theme to create fun and cater to all interests. 

Camp Thurman :: Arlington :: This ministry-focused camp has day options for ages four to eleven, and a night camp experience for students entering seventh to ninth grades. All activities are held outdoors and include swimming, challenge courses, zip lines, GaGa ball, and more.

Collin County Adventure Camp :: Anna :: Ready for an immersive experience in the country? Check out this adventure camp, location on more than 400 acres in Anna, Texas! Both day camp and overnight camp options are available for kids of all ages. 

Echo Education :: Austin/Georgetown/Waco :: These excursion-themed programs offer kids a rich educational experience in science, STEM, and Texas history. Check out the website for available programs.

Explorium :: Denton :: This children’s museum offers annual summer camps for kids, ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Check their website for upcoming details on the 2022 summer camps.

Fort Worth Zoo :: Fort Worth :: No Limits is a specific week of Summer Zoo Camp held to welcome children with autism who have higher levels of support. The Fort Worth Zoo is the only zoo in Texas designated a Certified Autism Center, and generally, any week of camp would be a great fit, but No Limits goes above and beyond traditional supports.

Heard Museum Nature Camp :: McKinney :: Let your kids explore the wild outdoors this summer! School-aged kids are invited experience a week of nature-themed adventures in one of many summer camp options at Heard Museum’s 289-acre sanctuary. Check the website for dates and details.  

Heritage Farmstead Summer Camps :: Plano :: Step back in time this summer and experience life on a homestead! Choose a Pioneer Camp or Creek camp, and have your campers pack their bags for a five day adventure at this historical farm. 

Kidz to Pros :: DFW :: Kidz to Pros offers day camp experiences for kids of all ages! Camp opportunities include everything from robotics and coding, to sports, performing arts, and design workshops. Check out the website to find a location near you.

Summer You at All Saints :: Fort Worth :: Here’s a summer program run on the All Saints’ campus in west Fort Worth. It offers a variety of fun activities from robot building to yoga. Although open for all children, this is another camp that captures the interests of many autistic kiddos.

YMCA Day Camps :: Metroplex-wide :: YMCAs across the metroplex offer day camp options for school-age children. Activities are held indoors and outdoors, and activities and field trips vary by location.

Drama
Actors Conservatory Theatre :: Lewisville :: Summer 2022 camp TBA.
 
The Artisan Center Theatre Academy ::  Hurst :: This camp offers a variety of shows, depending on age and skill level. Older kids will perform Godspell, while younger kids will show off their talents in Lion King Jr and Beauty and the Beast Jr.
 
Casa Manana :: Fort Worth :: Camp Casa Jr, for ages four to eight, focuses on a variety of themes and skills, such as musicality, self- confidence, and stage presence. Kids ages eight to 14 put on a full-stage performance of Madagascar Jr.
 
Kids Who Care :: Fort Worth :: Campers ages eight to 18 can choose from directing, performance, film, or technical theatre. No audition is required and campers will have performances at the end of the session.
 
On Set Acting :: Keller :: This studio offers several performance opportunities for ages six and up. Campers focus on vocal performance, TV/film acting, or musical theatre.
 
Upright Theatre Co :: Euless :: Older campers can choose to be in a production camp where they will perform Snow White or The Jungle Book. Younger kids have theme camps to sharpen acting and movement skills. Themes include Peppa Pig, Bluey, and Encanto.
 
Music
Creative Soul Music School :: Keller, Watauga, Fort Worth, Southlake :: For ages three to 16 years, the campers will hone their performance skills, learning about on-stage styles and experiencing the teamwork required to be in a band. 
 
Fort Worth Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts :: Fort Worth :: This piano camp is for kids entering second to fifth grades. Students will take group piano lessons and music theory class, as well as focus on a composer of the day. 
 
KETOS Creative Academy:: Fort Worth :: This local music academy offers everything from lessons in voice, guitar, piano, drums, bass, and ukulele to classes in graphic and web design, audio recording and production, video, and more.
 

Kids Who Care :: Fort Worth :: Although not specifically for autism, Kids Who Care is a musical theater that embraces kids with differences. The camp would be a welcome environment for ages four to 18 who need mild support. Check out the website for more information or to register. 

        

 
Master the Music :: North Richland Hills :: Young musicians can choose from piano, chamber music, or composition camps. They must be entering first to 12th grades. 
 
Music Junkies :: Fort Worth :: Music Junkies Summer Showcase is for kids eight years and older. Campers will focus on performance, songwriting, and recording.
 
Pandemonium Music :: Keller and Southlake :: This rockstar camp groups kids into bands that will perform a concert at the end of the week. This camp is suited for kids ages six to 17 years, though information for ages two to five is coming soon!
 
School of Rock :: Fort Worth, Southlake/Keller, Flower Mound :: There are many options for kids ages three to 18 years at this rock music-centered camp. Campers can focus on classic rock, 90s rock, and more. They are sure to gain some priceless performance skills. 
 
Stage Notes Music :: Keller and Colleyville :: Campers ages five to eleven years will enjoy focusing on an instrument of their choice, ending each day with an art project. 
 
TCU Summer Music Institute :: Fort Worth :: Suited for older kids who have at least two years of experience, TCU offers camps and workshops for many instruments and vocalists, as well as one dedicated to Star Wars and the music of John Williams. 
 
UNT College of Music :: Denton :: Mostly geared toward high school aged kids, UNT has many summer camp and workshop options, such as choral conducting, marching band, and jazz combo. 
 
UTA Department of Music :: Arlington :: High School aged kids with music experience can choose from several camps, such as jazz, strings, choir, or marching band. 
 
 
Overnight Camps

Camp Champions :: Marble Falls :: Camp Champions offers over 50 device-free activities for kids of all ages, including archery, sand volleyball, ninja courses, swimming, rocking climbing, and so much more! See site for full details. 

Camp Fire El Tesoro :: Fort Worth :: This camp has been serving families in the Fort Worth area for more than 100 years! Kids ages six to 16 will enjoy hiking, ziplining, swimming, and so much more at this overnight summer camp.

Camp Summit ::  Paradise :: This one-of-a-kind camp emphasizes every child’s abilities, rather than disabilities, and welcomes kids (and adults) with physical challenges, developmental delays, and sensory impairments. Traditional camp activities are adapted to each camper by trained and caring staff. See website for details, dates, and more.   

Collin County Adventure Camp :: Anna :: Ready for an immersive experience in the country? Check out this adventure camp, location on more than 400 acres in Anna, Texas! Both day camp and overnight camp options are available for kids of all ages. 

Elijah’s Retreat :: Jacksonville :: Elijah’s Retreat is a low-cost family retreat in East Texas where families who have autistic children can come and be in nature, create memories together, and be completely accepted.

Sports

Adrenaline Taekwondo Ninja Camps :: Ninja Camp is a week-long summer camp dedicated to young ninjas, ages five to twelve. Campers will enjoy fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, outdoor games, a water day, and more! Camps run early June through early August.  

Benbrook Stables Summer Horse Camp :: Benbrook :: Saddle up your young riders and send them off to Benbrook Stables for a one-day, two-day, or five-day riding camp! Kids will learn everything from horse grooming, safety, and feeding to how to ride with an English and Western saddle, and even bareback. Camps run from the first week of June through the end of July. 

Game On Sports Camp :: Fort Worth :: Check out Game On for a multi sports summer camp adventure this summer! Geared for ages six to thirteen, this camp offers full-day and half-day options and lots of sport specific camps.  

iCanShine :: Fort Worth :: iCanShine is an organization that teaches individuals with a wide variety of challenges to swim, dance, and ride a two-wheel bike. This year it is hosting a one-week iCanBike camp sponsored by Cook Children’s June 6-11.

The Little Gym Summer Camps :: Fort Worth (Southwest) :: Help your littles beat the heat this summer at The Little Gym! Camps include age-appropriate adventures for kids ages three to eight, and six to twelve. See website for cost, dates, and full details. 

Nike Junior Golf Camp :: Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine+ :: Treat your young golfer to the Nike Junior Golf Camp! With multiple locations throughout north Texas, this summer camp offers a variety of opportunities for kids as young as five years old. See the site for more details.

Sokol Gymnastics Summer Sports Camps :: Fort Worth :: Camps open the first week of June! Kids ages six to 16 are invited to participate. Cost is $165 per week.  

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps :: TCU :: Have a seven to 18-year old who loves tennis? Take a look at this four-week summer camp at the TCU campus in Fort Worth! Camp sessions begin May 31 and run through early July. See website for dates and registration costs. 

STEM

Camp Invention :: Several Fort Worth locations :: Check out this summer STEM camp, geared for kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Camp Invention hosts more than 1,000 camps in all fifty states! Check the website to find a camp in your area.

Destination Science :: Dallas:: Got a kid who loves science? Check out this science day camp! Kids ages five to eleven years will enjoy the hands on learning and fun. Multiple camps are available in the Dallas area; check the website to find a location near you. 

Play-well TEKnologies :: Fort Worth/Mansfield :: Here’s a Lego-inspired engineering summer camp for kids ages kindergarten through eighth grade. Camps run June through July. Check the website for details and locations. 

Kidz to Pros :: DFW :: Kidz to Pros offers day camp experiences for kids of all ages! Camp opportunities include everything from robotics and coding, to sports, performing arts, and design workshops. Check out the website to find a location near you. 

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