2019 Camp Guide: Spring break and summer camps in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Campers will face hands-on projects to encourage them to embrace engineering and bring several different areas of science to life.

Campers will face hands-on projects to encourage them to embrace engineering and bring several different areas of science to life.

With school breaks on the horizon, now is a good time for parents to consider some fun camp options for their children.

Here is a noncomprehensive list of spring and summer camps taking place in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.


Spring break camps









D-Bat Baseball and
Softball Camp
D-Bat’s spring break camp runs young players through clinics on hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing in baseball and softball. Ages 6-12. March 11-15. $250

D-Bat DFW, 2870 Market Loop, Southlake
817-251-4902
www.dbatdfw.com






Mad Science camps
Mad Science camps use technology to engage campers and help them learn to build robots and write code. Ages 6-9, 8-12. March 11-15. $180 (REC members), $190 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






Plant to Plate Camp
Students will experience the process of growing and making food. Ages 4-16. March 11-15. $245 (ages 4-8), $275 (ages 9-16)

Taste Buds Kitchen, 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake
817-488-0538
www.tastebudskitchen.com/southlake/kids-cooking-camps/






Play-Well Super Hero camps
These  Lego camps teach basic engineering with projects that show the mechanics of gears and connected systems.  Ages 5-7, 8-12. March 11-15. $165

Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyvile
214-676-6336
www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com






The REC’s Spring Break Camp
Activities at this camp include swimming in the indoor aquatic center, games in the gym and use of the turf field. Ages 7-12. March 11-15. $115 (REC members), $120 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






Spring Break Camp Mania
This camp features structured games, free play, arts and crafts, and field trips. Before and after care is also available.  Ages 5-11. March 11-15. $141 (Southlake residents), $176 (nonresidents)

Durham Intermediate School, 801 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake
817-748-8019
www.experiencesouthlaketexas.com/353/camp-mania






Summit Spring Break Camp
Campers will experience team-building activities while receiving climbing instruction.
Ages 6 and up. March 11-15. $199

Summit Grapevine,1040 Mustang Drive, Grapevine
817-421-3888
www.summitgyms.com






Volleyball Camp
This all-skills volleyball camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game with a variety of drills for individual skill levels. Ages 7-13.
March 11-13. $100

Heritage Middle School, 5300 Heritage Ave., Colleyville
817-503-1180
www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com






Volleyball Serving Clinic
This camp is designed to break down the fundamentals of serving during a volleyball game. Ages 7-13. March 14-15. $40

Heritage Middle School, 5300 Heritage Ave., Colleyville
817-503-1180
www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com





Summer camps








Academic


Brainopolis STEAM camps
Using coding tools, anatomy and physics, campers will learn tools to help them achieve success. These camps offer the opportunity to recreate the floating bus from Fortnite in the Fortnite Gliding camp, create animated shorts in the Start a YouTube Animation Channel Camp and perform a guided shark specimen dissection in Sharkology Camp. Ages 6-11. June 17-21, July 22-27. $130-$135

Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyvile
214-676-6336
www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com






Destination Science camps
Campers will face hands-on projects to encourage them to embrace engineering and bring several different areas of science to life. Camps include Rocket Space Science, Robot Challengers and more. Ages 5-11. Various camps are held June 24-Aug. 2. $239

Colleyville Elementary School, 5911 Pleasant Run Road, Colleyville
888-909-2822
www.destinationscience.org






Play-Well Lego camps
Play-Well’s Lego camps cover the ins and outs of engineering using popular Lego figures such as ninjas and Jedi. Campers are instructed by experts on how to build projects that demonstrate inertia, motion, gears and architecture while creating worlds of entertainment and education. Ages 5-12. June 10-14, Aug. 5-9. $164

Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville
214-676-6336
www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com






Taste Buds Kitchen camps
Taste Buds Kitchen introduces students to the art of cooking both on the town and in the kitchen. All sessions tour different restaurants, vendors or markets; host Q&As with foodie experts; and hold cooking classes back at the Taste Buds Kitchen. Campers will be able to learn about food ingredients and their journey from the garden to the kitchen. Ages 4-16. Various camps held weekdays June 3-Aug. 16. $245-$275, day prices available

Taste Buds Kitchen, 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake
817-488-0538
www.tastebudskitchen.com/southlake/kids-cooking-camps





Arts


Art Camp
Students learn to mix colors, work with watercolors and acrylic paints as a group directed by an instructor in this camp. Campers get to paint subjects such as flowers, landscape and animals through both drawing and painting. Ages 6-12. June 17-21. July 22-26. $140 (REC members), $150 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






Colorful Critters and Character Creation camp
Students learn pastel drawing and texturing techniques to create bees, frogs, owls and more artistic creatures filled with detail. Campers will also learn the basics of cartooning and creating their own characters. Ages 6-11.
July 15-19. $150

Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville
817-426-0492
www.youngremembrandts.com






Creative Soul Music School Summer Music Camps
Creative Soul Music School’s Summer Music Camps host a summer rock camp to teach students about what it is like to be in a band. Children will write a song with their new band, make a music video and learn onstage performing styles. Ages 7-16.
June 17-21,  July 15-19. $349

Creative Soul Music School, 280 Commerce St., Ste. 195, Southlake
817-764-1074
www.creativesoulmusic.com/summer-music-camp






OontzKids DJ Academy
OontzKids DJ Academy teaches kids about music history and music theory, introduces them to professional DJing equipment, and breaks down techniques like sampling and mixing. Campers perform a set in front of the class. Ages 8 and up. Various camps held June 3-Aug. 16. $269

Creative Soul Music School, 280 Commerce St., Ste. 195, Southlake
817-773-6584
www.oontzkids.com






Day Camps


Adventure Day Camps
Campers will participate in a host of activities, such as fishing, swimming, geocaching, kayaking, archery, painting and more.
Ages 4-13. Various camps are held weekdays May 20-Aug. 16. $230

McPherson Park, 240 W. McDonwell School Road, Colleyville
972-338-5437
www.adventuredaycamps.com






Dove Creek Day Camp
Children get to experience adventures such as water sports, wilderness skills, camp games and archery, along with the recently added Altitude H20 water trampoline park. Ages 5-12. Camps held every weekday June 3-Aug. 9. $250

Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






The REC Excursion Camp
Students are taken on different adventures each day, with parents or guardians dropping campers at the location of the excursion, which include Top Golf, kayaking, paddle boarding, summit climbing and Main Event. Ages 9-16. June 17-21, July 22-26. $185 (REC members), $195 (nonmembers)

Locations vary as scheduled
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






The REC Summer Camp
Campers are led in planned activities by The REC staff. Twice a month campers will be able to go off-site on a field trip, and on weeks when field trips are not scheduled, events such as snow cones, magic shows and camp cookouts will be offered as well as use of the indoor aquatic center.
Ages 7-12. June 3-28, July 1-26, July 29-Aug. 16. $500 (REC members), $510 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






The REC Teen Camp
With an aim to mold young adults into leaders, teens are placed on teams to complete one community service project a week. Campers will work to establish teamwork, character and community spirit. Campers will receive a letter of appreciation for the community service hours they complete.
Ages 13-16. Various camps held weekdays June 3-Aug. 9. $190 (REC members), $200 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine,1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com





Sports


D-Bat Baseball and Softball Camp
D-Bat’s summer camps get young baseball and softball players in shape, running them through clinics on hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing. When not training physically, the camp quizzes children on the games themselves, pushing campers to perform their best. Ages 6-12. Multiple camps held weekdays from June 3-Aug.16. $250

D-Bat DFW, 2870 Market Loop, Southlake
817-251-4902
www.dbatdfw.com






Jo-Ann’s Little Dancers Ballet/Tap Dance Camp
Dancers can choose from a variety of themed dance camps that will incorporate arts and crafts as well as teach techniques to students. Camps include Hawaiian Hullabaloo; Butterfly Princess Dance Camp; and Ooooh, La La Paris Dance Camp. Ages 3-6, 6-12. June 10-14, July 8-12. $130 (REC members), $140 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine,1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






Soccer Sparks Camp
Participants learn and develop the fundamentals, as well as the more advanced skills of soccer. Campers are led by coaches through a variety of drills, games and training sessions, with a focus on respecting other players and enjoyment of the sport. Campers receive a free T-shirt. Ages 6-8, 9-12. June 17-20, July 15-19. $80 (REC members), $90 (nonmembers)

The REC of Grapevine,1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
817-410-3450
www.gograpevine.com






Southlake Gymnastics Camp
Young gymnasts can participate in organized games while learning gymnastic elements. Ages 3-12. Weekly June 3-Aug. 19. $30 (morning sessions), $60 (all-day classes)

Southlake Gymnastics Academy, 280 Commerce St., Ste. 150, Southlake
817-912-1263
www.southlakegym.net






Southlake Summer Camp
Spicar’s Martial Arts will offer several themed camps in which children will learn basic karate moves as well as learn about teamwork and discipline.
Ages 5-12. Various camps held weekdays June 3-Aug. 16. $289

Spicar’s Martial Arts, 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. B, Southlake
469-444-0246
www.southlakesummercamp.com


By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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