31 activities for kids: A list of spring and summer camps in Plano

A camp hosted by Outcry Theatre is one of dozens of spring and summer camps offered in Plano this year. (Courtesy Outcry Theatre)
A camp hosted by Outcry Theatre is one of dozens of spring and summer camps offered in Plano this year. (Courtesy Outcry Theatre)

A camp hosted by Outcry Theatre is one of dozens of spring and summer camps offered in Plano this year. (Courtesy Outcry Theatre)

Whether their kids are looking to spend some time outdoors, hone their athletic skills or study up over the break, parents searching for summer camps have a variety to choose from in Plano. This list is noncomprehensive.

Spring break camps


1. Adventure Kids Playcare

March 9-13

Ages 3-12 | $60 per day

4817 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 830

972-612-5400


https://web.adventurekidsplaycare.com

This full-day camp includes various activities, such as cooking, problem-solving, art, crafts and business-building.

2. Bricks Bots & Beakers Spring Break Camp

March 9-13

Grades K-5 | $155-$300

2011 W. Spring Creek Parkway

512-522-0988

www.bricksbotsbeakers.com

Students can enroll in hands-on STEAM classes to learn about basic science and engineering concepts. Classes include Lego Engineering and Gross Out Chemistry.

3. Infinite Bounds

March 9-13

Ages 4-13 | $40 per day

1901 Preston Park Blvd.

972-491-1916

www.infinitebounds.com

This spring break camp will include tumbling, gymnastics, time on the trampolines, taekwondo and cheerleading as well as arts and crafts.

4. Outdoor Spring Break Camp

March 9-13

Ages 6-12 | $125

5901 Los Rios Blvd.

972-941-7250

www.planoparks.org

This outdoor camp, hosted by Plano Parks and Recreation, will include hikes through Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, kayaking, archery and more.

5. Pipe & Palette

March 9-13

Ages 5-12 | $50-$125 per day; $225-$562.50 weekly half-day or full-day

1012 E. 15th St.

214-501-2314

www.pipeandpalette.com

Pipe & Palette in downtown Plano will hold spring break camps, where attendees will work on painting on canvases, drawing animals and creating with paper mache. Art subjects will follow the theme of Fairies and Dragons.

6. Plano Children’s Theatre

March 9-13

Ages 5-11 | $40-$80

6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. B216

972-422-2575

www.northtexasperformingarts.org/camps

Children can attend morning, afternoon or full-day camps at the North Texas Performing Arts location at The Shops at Willow Bend. Children will learn about the visual arts, including crafts, such as painting, sculpture and more.

7. Plano Sports Authority

March 9-13

Ages 5-13 | $45 per day

6500 Preston Meadow Drive

972-208-5437

www.psaplano.org

Children can enroll in PSA’s FlexiPass program, which includes sports, such as basketball and volleyball, soccer, baseball, martial arts and dance as well as nonathletic activities.

8. World Olympic Gymnastics Academy

March 9-13

Ages 3 and up | $40 half-day; $50 full-day

1937 W. Parker Road

972-985-9292

www.woga.net

Attendees will experience gymnastics through a combination of tumbling, work on the trampoline, arts and crafts and more. The camp is at the Plano World Olympic Gymnastics Academy.

Summer camps



Academic


9. Animation Technology Camp

July 13-17

Grades 7-8 | $150

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway

972-548-6790

www.collin.edu/community/summercamps.html

This Collin College camp will teach students about the 3D animation pipeline and the 12 principles of animation. Campers will also learn the four step process of 3D animation.

10. Brick Bots & Beakers Summer Camp

Dates: TBD

Grades K-5 | $155-$300

2011 W. Spring Creek Parkway

512-522-0988

www.bricksbotsbeakers.com

Students can enroll in half-day and full-day hands-on STEAM classes to learn about basic science and engineering concepts. Classes include Lego Engineering and Gross Out Chemistry.

11. Club SciKidz

June 15-Aug. 7

Pre-K-seventh grade | $295

7801 Alma Drive, Ste. 105

214-530-5979

www.clubscikidzdallas.com

This camp offers 28 science themes for kids to take part in, including MineCraft Game Design, American Girl STEAM, Jr. Surgeon and Robot Engineer. Certified teachers and college students teach Club SciKidz classes.

12. Destination Science

June 8-July 24

Ages 5-11 | $239 in February; price rises each month

John Paul II High School, 900 Coit Road

888-909-2822

www.destinationscience.org

Destination Science has four types of classes available for kids, including STEAM Inventors and Anti-Gravity Racers, Robot Island and Movie Makers Camp, Playspace Engineering and Spy-Tech Camp and Galactic Space Training Camp. Classes rotate each week.

Arts


13. Outcry Theatre

June 1-July 31

Ages 5-18 | $125-250

1915 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 120

972-836-7206

www.outcrytheatre.com

These camps include learning about acting, production, behind-the-scenes work and a sword-fighting class. “Adventures in Space” and “The Jungle Book” are among the productions that students will have a chance to work on.

14. Photography Camp

June 15-19; Jun 22-26

Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12 | $150

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway

972-516-5028

https://www.collin.edu/community/summercamps.html

This Collin College Camp will explore the art of studio portraits, basic photography software and will make their own photographic prints. Camp costs include supplies campers will need, such as a camera.

15. Pipe & Palette

June 8-Aug. 7

Ages 5-12 | $50-$125 per day; $225-$562.50 for weekly half-day or full-day.

1012 E. 15th St.

214-501-2314

www.pipeandpalette.com

Pipe & Palette in downtown Plano is hosting camps throughout the summer, where attendees will work on drawing, painting, watercoloring, sculpture and painting pottery.

16. North Texas Performing Arts

June 1-Aug. 7

Ages 5-13 | $225-$400

6121 W. Park Blvd. Ste. B216

972-422-2575

www.northtexasperformingarts.org/camps

The North Texas Performing Arts will host a variety of half- and full-day camp options this summer. Half-day options include Art and Drama, Exploring Theater and Two-Week Productions. Full-day production participants will work on shows based on and inspired by “The Wonderful World of Oz,” “Annie,” “Harry Potter” and more from week to week.

17. School of Rock

June 1-Aug. 7

Ages 7-18 | $495

1501 Preston Road, Ste. 550

469-567-3962

https://locations.schoolofrock.com/plano

This comprehensive camp provides workshops, clinics and private instruction for attendees. Students will learn about live performance, studio and band rehearsal, interact with other young musicians and learn about rock ’n’ roll music.

18. Texas All-Star Jazz Camp

July 13-17

Ages 13 and up | $325

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway

972-516-5076

www.collin.edu/department/music/jazz/jazzcamp.html

Hosted by Collin College, the Texas jazz camp will offer daily workshops for musicians to learn about big band and small group jazz. The guest artist for this summer is saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe.

Day Camps


19. Camp Cimarron

June 1-Aug. 7

Ages 6-12 | $115

3840 E. Park Blvd.

972-941-7250

www.planoparks.org

This weekly day camp hosted by the city at Bob Woodruff Park South offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities for children, where campers will learn about nature through hikes, fishing, crafts, games and swimming.

20. Camp Connections

June 1-Aug. 7

Ages 6-11 | $89

1200 Mill Valley Road; 6701 Coit Road; 5801 Parker Road

972-769-4234

www.planoparks.org

This weekly day camp, hosted by the city of Plano, will include a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts, outdoor games, swimming and more. Parents are asked to pack a lunch and drink for their children each day. Campers have the option of attending at Liberty Park, Carpenter Park, or Tom Muehlenbeck Center.

21. Camp St. Mark

June 1-July 31

Ages 3-5, Grades 1-5 | $240

St. Mark Catholic School

1201 Alma Dr, Plano

214.303.9789

www.kidventure.com

Kidventure will have nine sessions of summer camps, each with activities that focus on creativity, physical activity, exploration and reflection. Camps will also include rock walls, archery and field trips for older age groups.

22. Creek Camp

July 6-31

Ages 6-12 | $225

1900 W. 15th St.

972-881-0140

www.heritagefarmstead.org/summer-camps

This Heritage Farmstead Museum camp focuses on outdoor activities for campers, where they will take daily trips down the creek, explore plant and animal life, and learn about the ecosystem. There will also be a variety of water games.

23. YMCA Plano

June 1-Aug. 6

Ages 5-12 | $149 members; $181 non members

3300 McDermott Road

214-705-9459

www.ymcadallas.org

YMCA Plano will hold summer camps with weekly themes, field trips and swimming, culinary arts, STEM activities and more.

Other


24. Vacation Cooking Camp with My French Recipe

June 1-July 24

Ages 6 and up | $240

3033 W. Parker Road, Ste. 203

469-605-4151

www.myfrenchrecipe.com

Cooking classes from My French Recipe Cooking School are offered in the morning. Children learn from French and European menus and then prepare ingredients, with a new dish each day.

25. Pioneer Camp

June 1-16

Ages 6-12 | $225

1900 W. 15th St.

972-881-0140

www.heritagefarmstead.org/summer-camps

This Heritage Farmstead Museum camp gives children the chance to care for the farm’s sheep, chickens, goats and more. Campers will also receive hands-on outdoor cooking training and play a variety of outdoor games, including water relays and bucket brigade.

26. KidStrong West Plano

Dates: June 1-July 31

Ages: 3-8

Cost: $40-$50 per day, $175-$225 per week

6101 Windhaven Parkway, Plano

469-991-6101

www.kidstrong.com/camps

This camp will include KidStrong brain, physical and character development training as well as challenges, games and crafts. The camp also focuses on confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills and good sportsmanship.

Sports


27. Collin Summer Dance Festival 2020

July 6-10

14 and up | $125 before or on May 1

2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Dance Studio AA146

972-881-5830

www.collin.edu/finearts

This camp is designed for beginning and advanced dancers. Camp classes at the Collin College camp may include Yoga for Dancers, Pilates Mat Work, Body Conditioning and Dance Improvisation, among others.

28. Infinite Bounds

Ages 4-13

1901 Preston Park Blvd.

972-491-1916

www.infinitebounds.com/camps

Campers will play a variety of games and learn gymnastic techniques. Campers will also spend time working on arts and crafts and will also have free time. More information will become available later this spring.

29. Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Dates: June 1-July 31

Ages 5-14

Cost: $219

2300 McDermott Road, Ste. 500

972-747-7300

www.masterchangsdallas.com

Kids will learn taekwondo, attend a field trip, create art projects, learn a little bit of the Korean language and take part in team building games at Master Chang’s summer camps. Parents are asked to pack a lunch and two snacks from Mon.-Thu. Children do not need previous martial arts experience.

30. Plano Sports Authority Summer Camps

All Summer

Ages 5-13 | $45 per day

6500 Preston Meadow Drive

972-208-5437

www.psaplano.org

Children can enroll in PSA’s FlexiPass program, which includes sports, such as basketball and volleyball, soccer, baseball, martial arts and dance, as well as non-athletic activities.

31. World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Camps

June 1-Aug. 7

$40 half-day; $50 full-day; $5 extra for walk-ins

1937 W. Parker Road

972-985-9292

www.woga.net

Attendees will participate in a combination of tumbling and work on the trampoline in the gym as well as time for arts and crafts. The program is hosted by the Frisco-based World Olympic Gymnastics Academy at its Plano location.

Correction: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of a camp's name.
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By Liesbeth Powers

Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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