Dallas Summer Camps

Dallas Summer Camps

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Dallas Summer Camps for 2023

The Dallas area is home to some of the country’s best summer camps for kids of all ages. From educational STEM camps to traditional summer camps packed with classic activities like canoeing and archery, there are summer camps in Dallas across a wide range of categories including  STEM, Arts, Sports, Language, Theater and more. The 2023 slate of local summer camps is better than ever before!

Our Dallas summer camp guide gives a complete rundown of the top discounted, cheap, and free options to keep your kids engaged and you less stressed. Our comprehensive guide covers key information such as Summer Camp Type, Location, Dates, Timings and Cost and allows parents to do a quick comparison across all the summer camps in and around the Dallas area.

Editor’s Note: The team tries its best to bring you the latest information, however this information from the Camp organizers is subject to change. As always, please verify directly with the Camp organizers.

TOP PICK FOR DALLAS SUMMER CAMPS 2023 So Far (List will continue to be updated)

1. Steve & Kate’s Camps

Summer Camps Dallas | Steve & Kate’s Camps

From May 29-August 4, children ages 4 to 12 years old will create their own summer camp experience by participating in the activities they love– from moviemaking to sports, coding and sewing. 

Steve & Kate’s Camp was founded on the belief that trusting a child helps them build their self-confidence and teaches them to use their own judgment. As a result, Steve & Kate’s enables kids to express themselves freely. The counselors not only advocate, but celebrate children discovering and expressing their true selves by creating an enriching environment and providing a space where children feel included and safe. 

Dallas campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, dance, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They will decide what they want to do and for how long.

Steve & Kate’s Camp operates a flexible day-pass system where families can sign up for one day or multiple weeks at a time, attend without advanced notice, cancel at any time should plans change, and receive an automatic refund for any unused days at the end of the summer. 

Book a spot for your kids at Steve & Kate’s Camp TODAY!!!

Editor’s Note: The Summer Camps listed below are from our 2022 Guide. We will be updating the information as it becomes available! 

Top Pick is a program that offers the best value, is the most well run and consistently receives strong positive reviews. Our Top Pick is also offering a discount for DFWOnBudget readers!

1. STEM, Arts & Sports Camps in Dallas at KidzToPros

KidztoPros Summer Camps in Houston

Camp Type: STEM, Arts, Sports

Looking for ways to keep your kids engaged and learning this summer? KidzToPros is bringing the best in STEM, Arts and Sports Summer Camps to the Dallas – Fort Worth area! Our summer camps provide a great way for students  ages 4-14 to  build new skills, make lasting friendships and find new interests as they learn from expert instructors.

Want your kids to stay physically active? Try a  popular option like Play It All Sports! Looking for ways to teach them STEM skills while you’re at work? Go with a kid favorite like Minecraft Coding & Game Design or  LEGO Robotics. If your student enjoys the arts, choose an option like KidzToPros’ Anime & Cartooning, Improv Comedy or 3D Modeling.

The options are almost limitless! Check out our Summer Camps and more at www.KidzToPros.com. Save $50 when you use the code LMDF-50 at checkout!

Locations: Camp Locations in the Dallas area
Dates: Various camps from June to Aug 2022
Cost: Varies. Save $50 when you use the code LMDF-50 at checkout!

Contact: Dora Lokvenec
Phone: (877) 202-1554
Email: dora.lokvenec@kidztopros.com




Save $50 on KidzToPros when you use the code LMDF-50 at checkout!


2. Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University

Elite University Summer Camp Horseback Riding

Camp Type: Sports, STEM, Arts

Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the families of Richmond and Garland in Dallas, Texas. Elite University Summer Camps provides innovative summer camp programming with STEM Camps, Athletic Camps, Outdoor Camps, Culinary and Mixed Media Arts. At Elite U there is something for everyone!

Locations: 10503 Forest Ln. Ste 144, Dallas, TX 75243
Dates: Various dates starting from June 13, 2022 – August 12, 2022
Cost: Varies.

Contact: Jere Fernandez
Phone: (832) 350 – 6194



Register TODAY at Elite University Summer Camps! 

3. Summer Bike Camps for Kids Ages 2 – 12 with Pedalheads

Pedalheads Associates Teaching Kid to Ride

Camp Type: Sports, Outdoor

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike? New to Dallas this year, Pedalheads offers learn-to-ride bike camps for kids 3-12. They’re best known for helping kids take their training wheels off and ride safely on the road! Since 1995, they’ve taught over 500,000 kids all over North America how to ride with confidence.

Helping even the most tentative of kids, they focus on safety, fun, and skills. More than anything, they want to build confidence and a love of biking within their campers! For those with kids already riding independently on two wheels, Pedalheads also offers advanced levels that focus on road riding skills and safety.

University Park and North Dallas between May 31, 2022 – August 12, 2022!

Locations: University Park and North Dallas
Dates: May 31, 2022 – August 12, 2022!
Cost: Varies


Register TODAY with Pedalheads Summer Camps! 

4. Kids and Teens Summer Series at Sur La Table

Sur La Table Summer Camps in Houston

Type: Culinary

Kids and Teens Summer Series by Sur La Table calls on all young chefs to get ready for five fun-filled days of cooking, learning, and laughter at the Sur La Table kitchens.

The classes will be small and hands-on allowing for plenty of mixing, prepping and cooking. The instructors are both talented chefs and teachers, and they will make sure that everyone has a great time. Young cooks will explore menus full of exciting discoveries, from how to prepare favorite dishes to new twists on classic desserts.

Students receive a certificate of completion, a free apron (colors may vary) and a coupon good for 10% off an in-store purchase while class is in session!

Location: 3 locations in the Dallas area as given below

  1. Knox District- 4525 Cole Avenue Suite 190, Dallas Knox District, TX, 75205
  2. Preston Royal- 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas Preston Royal, TX, 75230
  3. Park Village- 1151 E. Southlake Boulevard Suite 340, Southlake, TX, 76092

Dates: Various 4-day and 5-day camps between May 31st and August 19. Classes are usually 2 to 2.5 hours.
Cost: Varies

Email: customerservice@surlatable.com
Phone: 317-559-2041




Learn more and book today at Sur La Table 





Type: Arts, Sports

Description: There are multiple YMCA locations in and around DFW offering summer fun for kids! These camps are for kids aged 3 – 16 years old with hands-on learning, splash activities, fun in the sun, leadership skills, arts and crafts, and much more. Camps run from June through August with prices varying widely. You can also apply for financial assistance!

Age: 3-16

Locations: Multiple locations around DFW – Day Camp Locations

Contact: Official Website

Dates: May 31 – August 4, 2022

Time: Varies by type of camp. Typically Monday-Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm for Day Camps

Cost: Varies by type of camp



Type: Arts

Description: Multiple art areas such as Ceramics, Comic Book Creation, Printmaking, Ceramic Glazing and Animation. In-person summer camps start in June! As of right now, summer camps will be limited capacity, but hopefully, as more and more people are vaccinated, more in-person spots will open. However, the virtual option for summer camps will remain since many  may not be ready to venture out just yet.

Age: 5–18

Location: 2101 West Clarendon Drive, Dallas, Texas 75208

Contact: Phone: 214.434.1092 Email: colormeempowered@gmail.com

Dates: June 6 – July 29, 2022

Time: Varies by class. Typically 3 hour classes from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: Varies but typically $135




Type: Arts

Description: Summer Art Camps have something for every creative kid. Spend a week in the Museum exploring galleries, making new friends, working in the studio, and creating amazing art in weeklong camps. Grab your paintbrush and your test tubes as we mix art and science together through creative experiments in our studio-lab. Each day we’ll think like a scientist and create as artists to make out-of-this-world space paintings, beautiful bird collages, nature-inspired drawings, robot sculptures, and so much more. Results of our investigations will be phenomenal!

Age: 4-12

Location: 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201

Contact: Official Website

Dates: June 6 – August 1, Week long camps, Monday – Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m. Full day options available.

Cost: DMA Members $205 | Public $240



Type: Arts

Description: J’s Art Studio offers exciting week long media camps designed as an introductory class to strengthen your artistic technique and skill. Monday through Friday. These classes are small, self-paced regular studio classes. All supplies are included (paints, canvases, clay, etc.). Multiple classes are offered including Kids CampsSewingArt SkillsTeen Workshops and Teen & Adult Classes

Age: 5-19

Location: 17630 Davenport Road #102, Dallas, TX 75252

Contact: Loretta Zierhut Santos, Mail@jsartstudio.com

(972) 931-1933

Dates: Jun 06 – Aug 12, 2022

Time: Monday-Friday Various 2-3 hour slots between 9:30am – 4:00pm

Cost: Varies



Type: STEM, Educational

Description: iD Tech is the world’s top STEM summer camp program, with 400,000 alumni over 20 years, and 150 campus locations including SMU, TCU, The University of Texas at Dallas, Stanford, and NYU.

iD Tech’s summer camps give kids from 7-19 years old the opportunity to learn coding, video game design, Minecraft modding, 3D character design and printing, robot engineering, AI and machine learning, and so much more!

There are full-week, all-day, and overnight summer camps available. Campers will learn important, in-demand skills that set them up for future success. Small class sizes (max of 10) ensure students benefit from personalized learning at their own particular pace.

Save $75 on registration when you download their online brochure!

Locations: Multiple DFW locations (SMUThe University of Texas at DallasTCU)

Contact: info@iDTech.com, WebsiteFacebook

Dates: June-August, 2022

Cost: Varies



Type: Academics

Description: This language-focused school has two separate campuses to provide intensive fun and linguistics for kids aged 2 -17 years old! You can choose from language immersion camps; Build Your Own Toy, Mystery Solvers, animations, and much more. Camps will include outside play time and lunch {for full day campers only, snacks not provided}. Camps are full day or half day, with before-and-after school care available. Prices range from $150 – $300 per child. Sessions run from June 8 through July 17. For those looking for language immersion, this is one of the best camps in Dallas!

Ages: 3-17


Contact: Official Website

Dates: June 13 – July 22, 2022

TimeTimes for the On-Campus Program

Morning Camps: 9:00-12:00   (drop-off starts at 8:30am)

Afternoon Camps: 12:30-3:30 pm (drop-off starts at 12:15)

Before Camp Care: 7:30-9:00

After Camp Care/Activities: 3:30-6:00

After Camp Activities:  between 3:30 and 6:00 pm

Times for the Online Program

Morning Camps: 9:00-12:00   for all ages

Afternoon Camps: 5 years old and up:    1:00-3:00 pm

Cost: Varies



Type: Academics

Description: For kids in Pre-Kindergarten through 7th Grade, this STEM-focused camp offers camp classes on Engineering, Robotics, Mine craft Coding, Meteorology, Vet camps, and much more. Camps are full-day for one week each. Enroll in multiple sessions and save $10, enroll multiple siblings and save $5 for each additional campers! Camps are $295 each.

Locations: Highland Park, North Dallas, Preston Hollow, and more to come

Contact: Official Website

Dates: Multiple

Time: Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm

Half-Day Summer Camp 9:00am-1:00pm

Cost: Full day week camps are $325.00 per week

Half-Day Summer Camp $275 per week




Type: Academic

Description: Online coding camps for 2022 Summer. We will reassess the situation as we get close to the summer. If the situation drastically improves in the next few months & UT Dallas administration decides to allow in-person camps at the campus, we will add a set of in-person camps and provide an option for “registered” campers to transfer to in-person camps.

Morning camps will run 10am-1pm and afternoon camps will run 2-5pm. We have also expanded the # of weeks for the summer camps since every ISD seems to have bit different schedule. For example, summer break starts for Frisco ISD students very early (May 22), whereas Dallas ISD schools will likely start late, around September 2nd week. Also, we do get students all the way from East Coast to West Coast! So, we have decided to run 15 weeks of coding camps!!

Age: 2nd grade onwards

Location: 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Contact: events.circuitree.com/UTD or utd.link/reg

Dates: June 6 – August 5, 2022

Time: Multiple slots between 10:00am to 5:00pm including full day options

Cost: Advance registration fee is $300 for one-week full-day camp, $150 for one-week half-day camp ($75 for very young kids’ short camps).



Type: Academic

Description: STEM Camps introduce kids to science and technology in the world around them. They can explore chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. It’s all fun and games until it gets messy… then it’s AWESOME! MAKER camps are ideal for kids who love to tinker, disassemble, invent and create. Campers can use hand tools to build with wood, learn to code, assemble circuitry, and engineer mechanical devices.

Camp Options

  • 1st-2nd graders STEM camp
  • 3rd-4th graders STEM camp
  • 5th-8th graders MAKER camp

Locations: 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034

Contact: Austin Ng (469-896-2188 x 104)

Dates: June 6 – August 12, 2022

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Monday-Friday


  • STEM CAMPS – $350 for Members & $400 for Non-Members
  • MAKER CAMPS – $350 for Members & $400 for Non-Members



Type: Sports

Description: Spend the summer on the shores of Lake Grapevine with 50 camp options including archery, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and more. Some camps involve indoor activities like tech skills, coding, and game development. Sign up for a full week for $150 – $250. Plus, you can save with discounts for multiple siblings and weeks! Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with before and after care available. Kids will need to bring their own lunch, drink, and snacks. One of the cheapest summer camps in Dallas area!

Ages: Varies

Locations: 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine TX 76051, United States

Contact: Official Website

Dates: May 31- August 12, 2022

Time: Varies by camp, various slots between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Cost: Varies by camp, typically $150-$250 per week



Type: Sports

Description: Trinity Valley School offers summer camps and classes to everyone! You don’t need to be a student there to take advantage of their awesome programs. Camps are divided by age and interest for kids as young as Pre-Kindergarten up to 12th grade. Program activities include baking, Mini Med School, Advanced Robotics, Baseball, Legos, board games, and much more. They have one-day, full week, full-day, and half-day options with before-and-after camp care available. Bring your own lunch. Prices vary widely but all camp options are below $300! COVID-19 Policy

Ages: 3-18

Locations: 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051, United States

Contact: Official Website

Dates: May 31-July 29, 2022

Time: Varies

Cost: Summer tuition is paid online by credit card. Payment plans will be available for families and these plans are accessed through the registration system.



Type: Sports

Description: We’re excited to provide this 5 day youth camp in Dallas, Texas that focuses on giving your little baller the essential drills and instruction to build a foundation on how to play the game of basketball. Learn the necessary warm up, dribbling, passing, footwork, finishing moves & foundational shooting drills all while having FUN. Ball is not life. We’ll also talk to the kids about gratitude, attitude, kindness, success, etc. We’re pleased to announce that we have arranged for Tasheba Butler to come to Dallas, Texas to run a 3-day skill development camp. This is a youth and middle school camp for players looking to develop better scoring moves and better ball handling and playmaking ability.

You improve your scoring, ball handling, shooting, passing, athleticism, footwork, decision-making, and 1 on 1 moves to take your game to the next level. Develop high-level scoring moves that will keep defenders off-balance and give yourself the advantage no matter where you are on the floor.

This intensive camp teaches you the pillars to becoming a complete offensive player who can score at will against even the tightest defenses. Whether you’re looking to dominate the competition or simply make the team, this camp will take your game to the next level before next season starts. This specialized 3-day camp will give you the drills and instruction you need to become a top-flight shooter who stands out from the competition. Go into season ready to increase your shooting percentage and range with better mechanics and more confidence in your shot. These are the secrets perfected by the world’s greatest shooters, and now they’re yours as part of the 3-day intensive Shooting & Offensive Skills Camp.

Age: Grade K to Grade 12

Locations: Dallas, Duncanville, Fort Worth, Addison, Lake Dallas, & Tyler

Contact: Dustin Pierson

Dates: April 1 – August 4, 2022

Time: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $195 – $300



Type: Sports

Description: Enjoy an incredible week of tennis this summer at the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps at SMU in the heart of Dallas. Our first summer of camp was an incredible success with more than 300 kids being hosted on campus and 2022 promises to be even better. The camp will offer young players a chance to train at one of the premier tennis facilities in the world under the direction of SMU coaches Grant Chen (Head Men’s Coach) and Jeff Nevolo (Head Women’s Coach). The SMU camp is the perfect preparation for young players who are looking to get more involved with playing tennis. Each camper receives personal attention, advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work, and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment. Campers are broken up into small instructional groups with a tailored program for the needs of each level of player. If you are into tennis, this is one of the most well-regarded summer camps in Dallas and surrounding areas.

Age: 7-18

Locations: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205

Dates: July 11 – July 31, 2022


  • Full Day Option: 9am – 4pm daily
  • Half Day Option: 9am – Noon daily
  • High School Camp: 9am – 4pm First Day / 9am – 12pm Second day


  • Full Day Option – $690 per week
  • Half Day Option – $490 per week
  • High School Camp – $300 per weekend



Type: Arts, Sports, Academics

Description: This local private school offers K-12 options focusing on art, sports, academics, adventure, and more! Check out Survival Skills, Summer Reading, Techie Skills, Culinary classes, Pottery, Photography, Sports, Summer Credit, and other great options. Each camp is one week long for at least three days, running from May through August with various hours. Pricing ranges from $130 to $400+ with extended day options for an extra fee.

Ages: Multiple options – 3 years through Grade 12

Location: ESD’s campus which is at the intersection of Midway and Merrell Road, just south of Royal Lane: 4100 Merrell Rd, Dallas, TX 75229, United States


Mike Schneider
Director of Summer Programs

Dates: Weekly camps from May 31 – August 5, 2022

Time: Multiple slots running from 9 am to 3 pm depending on the choice of the camp

Cost: Varies



Type: Multi-discipline

Description: We’re excited to welcome Girl Scouts back to camp this summer! After the year we’ve had, girls need to be outdoors, together, with new friends, facing new adventures. Camp will look different this year, and there are many ways to camp the Girl Scout Way! Multiple options for camps including ResidentSTEM DayOut of the Box and Day/Twilight

Locations: Camp Bette Perot (Palestine), Camp Gambill (Paris), Camp Rocky Point, (Denison) and The STEM Center of Excellence (Dallas)

Contact: Lisa Kuhn

Dates: Multiple 5 day long sessions between June 12 – Aug 5, 2022

Time: Varies by camp usually 9 am – 5 pm

Cost: Varies by camp, most are at $520



Type: Academics

Description: Students engage in morning athletics followed by afternoon academic core classes and electives. Courses include subjects such as Agriculture, Black History & Culture, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Etiquette & Presentation, Writing, Poetry & Critical Thought, Mathematics, ISEE Exam Preparation and more!

Location: 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX 75241

Contacts: Courtney Craig

Dates: Session I: June 13 – July 1, 2022

Session II: July 6 – July 22, 2022

Time: Varies

Cost: $500



Type: Technology

Description: 5 day camp for High School kids. 2 field trips, 5 sessions, fun activities, team building, snacks, lunches & drinks! Interact with UTD ITS students & Faculty. App & Web Development, Programming, Analytics, Cyber security.

Location: 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Contacts: Dr. Dawn Owens

Date: June 16-21, 2022

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Cost: $275



Types: Technology

Description: Learn what it takes to build your own video game worlds. Design and build your own games from start to finish using drag-and-drop programming with Tynker. Build 2D game worlds, design your own animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music, and program your own game logic. At the end of the week, show of your own original games and play them with friends and family.

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down games, side rollers and physics based games. Students build a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day.

Location:  University of Texas at Arlington, 701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX 76019

Contacts: Kristin Unger


Time:  8 -9 AM (Drop off)   5-6 PM (Pick up)

Cost: $690 per camp



Type: Medicine

Description: We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school/middle school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. We offer a variety of workshops related to molecular medicine – Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical Bioinformatics, Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Emerging Pathogenic Viruses, and Biomedical Research – that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of disease. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on modern drug development and the emergence of the era of personalized medicine. To conclude most workshops, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene or molecular process of their choice.

Location: Texas Christian University in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

 Contacts: Ryan Holzer

Date: June 19 –  July 23, 2022

Time: 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday with some weekend activities


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