2019 Camp Guide: Summer camps in McKinney

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There are various summer camps taking place in McKinney ranging from academics to sports. Here is a noncomprehensive list of summer camps taking place in 2019.

Academic

Coding Studio

This camp gives attendees an inside look at coding, and participants will be able to create virtual apps and write their own programs.
Ages 6-12. June 24-27. $120 (residents), $125 (nonresidents)
McKinney Community Center
2001 S. Central Expressway
972-547-2690
www.mckinneytexas.org

Robotics-Battle Bots

In this camp attendees will work in small groups to design, build and program their own robots that they can enter into the battle bot competition at the end of camp.
Ages 9-15. Aug. 5-8. $145 (residents), $150 (nonresidents)
McKinney Community Center
2001 S. Central Expressway
972-547-2690
www.mckinneytexas.org

Youth Career Exploration Camp

At the camp children are introduced to jobs in emergency response. The camp guides students in the classroom and in the field, showing them all sides of the fast-paced jobs. Camps are limited to 12 people.
Ages 12-15. June 17-21 and
June 24-28. $25 (residents),
$40 (nonresidents)
McKinney Wysong Central Fire Station (Station No. 1)
301 N. McDonald St.
972-547-2850
www.mckinneyfire.org

Arts

Jump into Arts Studios camp

Jump Into Arts Studios offers six camps for all ages and artistic styles. Participants learn artistic skills, such as pottery, sculpture, painting, sketching, printmaking and tie-dye.
Ages 7-16. Camps run weekly from June 10-July 26. $330 prior to April 1, $355 on or after April 1
Jump Into Arts Studios
708 N. Church St.
214-937-9153
www.jumpintoart.com

Made of Sugar & Spice Camps

Made of Sugar & Spice camp themes include “Unicorns & Rainbows,” “Once Upon A Time Princess Camp,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Rock Star Camp” and “Under the Sea Camp.” Activities include crafts, dress up and more. Registration begins March 1.
Ages vary by camp. June 24-27 (princess), July 15-18 (rock star), July 22-25 (under the sea), July 29-Aug. 1 (unicorn). $125 (each)
Made of Sugar and Spice
207 N. Kentucky St.
972-693-6141
www.madeofsugarandspice.com

Made of Sugar & Spice Day Camps

One-day camps include “Pampered Pet Paw-ty,” “Sugar & Sparkle Spa” and “Let’s Go Glamping.” Activities include crafts, dress up and more. Registration begins March 1.
Ages vary by camp. June 28 (pampered pet), July 19 (spa), July 26 (glamping). $50
Made of Sugar and Spice
207 N. Kentucky St.
972-693-6141
www.madeofsugarandspice.com

Wine & Design McKinney
Summer Camps

Camps feature a variety of different themes, including travel, animals, sea life, America, Harry Potter and space. Attendees create art and learn new artistic techniques.
Ages 5-12. Camps run weekly from June 3-Aug. 16. $150 (per week), $35 (per day)
Wine & Design McKinney
2107 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 106
469-907-1195
www.wineanddesign.com

Day Camps

Boys Will Be Boys Week

At this camp boys take field trips every day of the week to places such as Whirlyball, Pinstack, Aqua Indoor Surfing and Dave & Buster’s.
Ages 10-11. June 24-28. $171 (resident), $182 (nonresident)
Gabe Nesbitt Park Athletic Offices 3141 Alma Road
972-547-2686
www.mckinneytexas.org

Critter Camp

Attendees learn about kindness and love while also learning about appropriate animal care. Activities include guest speakers, games, playing with and reading to dogs and cats, crafts, learning how to spot animal abuse and more.
Ages 8-11. July 8-12, 15-19. $295 (per week)
Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center 8411 Stacy Road
www.spca.org/crittercamp

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Week

Attendees at this all-girls camp take field trips every day of the week to places such as Aqua Indoor Surfing, Hawaiian Falls and Dave & Buster’s.
Ages 10-11. July 8-12. $171 (resident), $182 (nonresident)
Gabe Nesbitt Park Athletic Offices 3141 Alma Road
972-547-2686
www.mckinneytexas.org

Heard Museum Nature Camps

These camps feature opportunities for children to learn about nature while encountering animal ambassadors and investigating nature-themed topics. Preregistration is required.
Ages 6-15 (varies by camp). Dates to be announced. Cost varies.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
972-562-5566
www.heardmuseum.org/camps

Prairie Adventure Camp

At camp attendees participate and learn how people lived in the past by watching blacksmiths; tasting homemade ice cream and pies; and watching how soap, candles and rugs are made.
Ages 7-13. Dates vary. $100 (per camp)
Chestnut Square Historic Village 315 S. Chestnut St.
972-562-8790
www.chestnutsquare.org

Sink or Swim

Attendees participate in activities such as water wars, swimming and a group field trip to Hawaiian Falls.
Ages 7-12. June 17-22. $125 (resident), $130 (nonresident)
Old Settlers Recreation Center
1201 E. Louisiana St.
972-562-8310
www.mckinneytexas.org

Summer Camp at the Apex Centre

The Apex Centre has a variety of camps with different themes ranging from sports and cartoons to Hollywood and food. Field trips to Adventure Landing and Hurricane Harbor are included.
Ages 5-12. Camps run weekly from June 3-Aug. 14. $200 (members), $280 (nonmembers)
Apex Centre
3003 Alma Road
972-547-2739
www.mckinneytexas.org

Sports

Basketball Tech

Participants of this basketball clinic practice dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding through drills and scrimmages.
Ages 6-12. June 3-6, July 15-18. $90 (resident), $92 (nonresident)
McKinney Community Center
2001 S. Central Expressway
972-547-2690
www.mckinneytexas.org

Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Summer Camp

Campers will swim, take on-site field trips, jump in a bounce house and play sports. Sports include tennis, basketball, indoor rock climbing and knockerball.
Ages 2-4 (pee wee camp, half day only), 5-11. June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and July 1-5 (camp will not be held July 4), 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-Aug. 2. $28 (half day, member), $33 (half day, nonmember), $55 (per day, member), $65 (full day, nonmember), $225 (per week, member), $280 (per week, nonmember)
Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa
7910 Collin McKinney Parkway
214-383-1030
www.craigranchfitness.com

Dodgeball Camp

Attendees will get to play classic dodgeball and several other versions of the game.
Ages 6-12. June 17-20, Aug. 5-8. $90 (resident), $92 (nonresident)
McKinney Community Center
2001 S. Central Expressway
972-547-2690
www.mckinneytexas.org

Fencing Camp

Attendees learn the basics of fencing as well as participate in offensive and defensive drills and games. Equipment is included, and participants must wear pants and tennis shoes. This camp is offered for children and adults.
Ages 6 and older (adults included). July 29-Aug. 1. $150 (resident), $155 (nonresident)
McKinney Community Center
2001 S. Central Expressway
972-547-2690
www.mckinneytexas.org

Zenith Summer Camp 2019

This camp includes gymnastics; arts and crafts; and fitness programs, such as tumbling and trampolines.
Ages 5-14. June 3-Aug. 16. $35 (per day)
Zenith Gymnastics
4260 Eldorado Parkway
214-592-0662
www.zenithgym.com

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include additional summer camps. 

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  1. I have found that picking the right summer camp takes a lot of work…at least to do it right. I run Swift Nature Camp http://SNC.camp and over the years I have seen many parents make a wrong choice. So put the time in upfront not to be disappointed by your Childs experience. Summer camp can be so much more than just daycare.

  2. lonnie Lorenz

    be sure to spend time picking the right summer camp for your child. I run Swift Nature Camp http://SNC.camp and over the years I have seen children fail at camp because parents did not do the research to ensure success for their child. Put the time in now and you will see the power the right camp can offer.

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Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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