With summer in full swing and activities continuing to open, most summer camps are back in business! Whether it's a day camp or a week-long sleep-away camp, we've rounded up some of the best in Texas, perfect for your kids to make summer memories that will last a lifetime!

Updated June 2023


photo courtesy of Camp Summit

A quick 1 hour and 15 minute roadtrip will bring you to the great wide space of Camp Summit! It's a camp for those with disabilities, ages 6 and up, with no upper age limit. They offer programming not only during the summer but all year round! Their summer weeks are divided up by age group to allow campers to make friends with their peers. Campers can enjoy fun outdoor activities like archery, fishing, and swimming, plus indoor activities to beat the heat like arts and crafts!

Paradise | Directions

 

CAMP BALCONES SPRINGS

Camp Balcones Springs is a VBS where campers can make new friends and try out so many activities! If it's a Major Day, campers will be able to do sailing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and so much more. And on Minor Days, campers will be able to go zip-lining, rock-climbing, and swimming with their cabin mates - ending the day in their air-conditioned cabin and with chef-prepared meals!

Marble Falls | Directions
 

CAMP CHAMPIONS

Camp Champions is an overnight summer camp with endless amounts of fun activities, over 50 to be exact! From waterskiing to rock climbing, sports to fine arts, and kayaking to archery, there is something new to explore for campers every day. Camp Champions is also a tech-free environment, so campers can fully take in the beautiful sunsets on the lake, be present in conversations with new friends, and look back on all of the fun they've had!

Marble Falls | Directions
 

CAMP HUAWNI

Camp Huawni

photo courtesy of Camp Huawni

Camp Huawni is a coed summer camp located on 600+ acres in the Piney Woods of East Texas! They are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and their own private waterfront. Campers are unplugged from their phones and immersed in nature, giving them the opportunity to cultivate their friendships and creativity here! Camp Huawni caps out at 100 girl campers and 70 boy campers, so be sure to enroll asap!

Timpson | Directions

 

CAMP LONGHORN

Camp Longhorn rests on the shores of Inks Lake and is an overnight camp like no other! Campers get to have fun-filled days, gain confidence in themselves with fun challenges, and forge lifelong friendships. At Camp Longhorn, campers are scheduled to get a daily dose of 10 fun-filled land and water activities – from archery and pickleball to water skiing and sailing! 
Burnet | Directions
 

CAMP OLYMPIA

Camp Olympia

photo courtesy of Camp Olympia

Nestled upon the piney woods, Camp Olympia is an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-16! Campers can choose their own adventure with activities ranging from wakeboarding and horseback riding to rope courses and golf. They provide the perfect setting for fun and adventure along the beautiful shores of Lake Livingston. Campers will make friends and gain independence while building teamwork and leadership skills through the customized camp experience and counselor mentorship that Camp Olympia always delivers! 

Trinity | Directions
 

CAMP OZARK

Each summer over 7,000 kids, ages 7-17, choose to spend a session or more at Camp Ozark! With over 400 acres of forested terrain to explore and more than 150 activities to participate in during their 10-week camping season, there is never a dull moment at this camp! Campers can go on an adventure canoeing and kayaking, explore their creative side with digital photography and ceramics, and so much more. 

Houston | Directions
 

CAMP THURMAN

Camp Thurman

photo courtesy of Camp Thurman

Camp Thurman is a nonprofit ministry-minded day and night camp for grades K-6. They offer a large variety of exciting outdoor activities with each camp. Their location is a 'sanctuary in a city,' as they are located on 14 acres of trees with rope elements, pools, and many other outdoor activities!

Pantego | Directions

 

Club SciKidz is every STEM kid's dream! They offer day camps with a variety of fun activities including Minecraft, Lego robotics, a video game factory, coding, science creations, and so much more! Camps are broken into Pre-k-Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grades, and 4th-7th grades, so campers will be able to be grouped with their peers to have the best summer camp experience.

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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Join the Dallas Museum of Art for Summer Art Camp! The DMA has exciting themes and events for campers from ages 6-12 to discover and explore their inner artist. Campers will dive into the art of doodle and drawing, story-making, sculpture-building, abstract painting, and so much more! 

Trinity | Directions
 

photo courtesy of Frontier of Flight Museum

Weeklong summer camps at Frontier of Flight Museum feature educational tours, games, creative projects, investigations, and more, for kids entering grades 1-10. They host aviation and space-themed camps, so kids can choose to explore one or both! They also have a virtual option for camp, so no one is left out.

Dallas | Directions

 

GIRLS INC.

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas offers exciting summer programs for girls in 1st-8th grades to inspire them to be strong, smart, and bold! In their all-girl, pro-girl environment, campers will make new friends and participate in activities around topics such as STEM, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, leadership, and more! Campers will have a blast as they gain valuable skills, build community, and learn to lead!

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JCC DALLAS

Between their eight camp programs, campers at JCC Dallas will be able to find the summer experience that's perfect for them! They have a sports camp, a tennis camp, and a gymnastics camp, perfect for those that want to stay active and keep practicing! JCC has Camp Simchah that's for preschoolers, and Camp Chai that's a day camp for grades K-6. For the older campers, they have Camp StarPower and StarQuest, where campers get to put on and participate in an original theater production! Finally, they have Teen Travel Camp, where campers will travel around the state and country making new friends along the way!

North Dallas | Directions
 

photo courtesy of Pine Cove

Pine Cove is a VBS and overnight camp for 2nd – 12th graders that offers a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, wakeboarding, and zip-lining! Their theme nights are always the most anticipated and exciting part of the camp, as well as their most notable Blob! One of us grew up going to camp here and highly recommends it!

Tyler | Directions

 

PEROT MUSEUM

Gear up for a summer of adventure and fun with eight different science-themed camps to choose from at the Perot Museum! With weeks like Culinary Chemistry and Cosmic Curiosities, there's so much excitement to be anticipated for Perot's science explorers. Campers from grades K-4 will also have the opportunity to experience the Museum’s exhibit halls and Perot's latest exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar!

Victory Park | Directions
 

Here, your Pre-K - 8th-grade kids can get hands-on and minds-on summer classes and explore the natural world! Each of the interactive classes offers lessons about wildlife, ecology, and the environment in the great state of Texas. Campers that can't seem to get enough of the great outdoors would definitely enjoy going to River Legacy Living!

Arlington | Directions

 

photo courtesy of Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch is a Christian day and summer camp for grades K-12 in Texas and Colorado. They have a large variety of outdoor activities from zip lining to horseback riding and kayaking! Their over 30 activities are sure to create lasting memories for your campers!

Van | Directions

 

Spanish World School is an elementary school that offers week-long on-campus summer camps for a Spanish immersion environment! The camps are for 1st - 5th graders and include art, sport, academic activities, and more! 

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photo courtesy of The Craft Guild

The Craft Guild is a non-profit dedicated to instructing arts and crafts! They offer classes for drawing and painting, bookbinding, metal smithing, glass making, pottery, and more! They also offer smaller classes for age groups 5-7, 8-12, 13-18-year-olds, and large group classes for 8-18-year-olds. 

Carrolton | Directions

 

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

The Dallas Arboretum camps are designed for students entering grades 1st-6th. All weeks are themed and created to provide campers with daily hands-on investigations and garden explorations that will spark their imagination in STEM and nature! They integrate critical thinking, problem-solving skills and develop a sense of exploration and adventure for campers! Have them discover how to become a backyard gardener, how our food gets from the farm to the plate, and more! 

White Rock | Directions
 

YMCA

At the Y, campers can choose to discover overnight, day, or specialty camps! Campers have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Y Camps serve ages 4-16, making the Y the perfect place for all students and campers to enjoy their summer!

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