GUIDE: Here is where parents can send their child to camp in Richardson

City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Camps offer activities for children ages 5-15, including sports, arts and crafts, field trips and more. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Camps offer activities for children ages 5-15, including sports, arts and crafts, field trips and more. (Courtesy city of Richardson)

City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Camps offer activities for children ages 5-15, including sports, arts and crafts, field trips and more. (Courtesy city of Richardson)

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Participants at The Knight School Chess Camp learn chess tactics and play for prizes. (Courtesy The Knight School)
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The church offers half-day camps for children ages 1-13 that focus on sports, science, dance and more. (Courtesy Linda Grigsby)
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The Texas Ballet Theater offers one- or two-week-long summer dance class programs to children and teens ages 3-18. (Courtesy Texas Ballet Theater)
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Communication disorders graduate student Karen Brackett helps 7-year-old Bonnie Choate with phonics skills at the Read to Succeed camp at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. (Courtesy UT Dallas)
Parents searching for spring break and summer camps have a variety to choose from in the Richardson area. This list is not comprehensive.

Brazilian Top Team camps

July 13-17

$100

Brazilian Top Team North Dallas, 670 N. Coit Road, Ste. 2373


214-498-7437

www.bttnorthdallas.com

This camp is open to children ages 7-15. Activities include No Gi jiujitsu, self-defense classes and team-building games. Registration opens March 1.

Camp Sa-Que-Sippi

June 1-Aug. 14

$134 (members), $165 (nonmembers)

Richardson Family YMCA, 821 Custer Road

972-231-3424

www.ymcadallas.org

This day camp is open to children ages 5-12 and includes weekly field trips and swim time. Registration is now open.

Carpe Diem Private Preschool summer camps

May 25-Aug. 14

$250 per week

Carpe Diem Private Preschool, 271 Renner Parkway

972-362-8470

www.carpediempreschool.com

Weeklong camps are open to children in kindergarten to 12 years old. Programs focus on the arts, humanities, sciences and more.

City of Richardson Parks & Recreation Sizzlin’ Summer Day Camp Program

June 8-Aug. 7

$100-$150 per week

Heights Recreation Center, 711 W. Arapaho Road

972-744-7881

www.cor.net/departments/parks-recreation/summer-camps

These camps offer activities for children ages 5-15, including sports, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Registration opens March 2.

Drama Kids International Camp Hollywood

June 29-July 3

$165

Sweet Firefly Ice Cream Parlor

2701 Custer Parkway

972-363-2369

www.dramakids.com

This half-day camp is open to children ages 6-12. Participants develop creative thinking styles and important life skills. Registration is now open.

First Baptist Richardson summer camps

June 1-July 30

Up to $290 per child

First Baptist Richardson

1001 N. Central Expressway

972-235-5296

www.fbrichardson.org

These camps are open to children ages nine months to 12 years old. Programs include summer play days, cheer camp, sports camp and AMX, a free camp that features Bible story-focused activities. The church also hosts Camp in the City, a day camp offered through Pine Cove.

First United Methodist Church Richardson summer camps

June 1-Aug. 6

$25-$140

First United Methodist Church Richardson

503 N. Central Expressway

972-235-8385

www.fumcr.com

The church offers half-day camps for children ages 1-13 that focus on sports, science, dance and more. Registration opens March 1.

The Handwriting Clinic Summer Camps

June 8-Aug. 13

$300-$600

The Handwriting Clinic

1771 International Parkway, Ste. 101

972-633-1974

www.thehandwritingclinic.com

Two-week camps are held throughout the summer. Registration is now open.

The Heights Church summer camps

June 2-5, July 27-30

Free (VBS); $105 (sports camp)

The Heights Church

201 W. Renner Road

972-238-7243

www.theheights.org/summer

The church offers a free, half-day Vacation Bible School camp for children entering first grade through sixth grade and a half-day sports camp for children entering kindergarten through 12 years old. Registration opens March 5 for VBS. Sports camp registration is now open. Holiday Camp at the YMCA

March 16-20

$30-$35 per day

Richardson Family YMCA, 821 Custer Road

972-231-3424

www.ymcadallas.org/holidaycamp

Spring break camps at the YMCA are geared toward healthy physical activity. Registration is now open.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Summer Camp

June 15-July 24

$475 per week (scholarships available)

First United Methodist Church Richardson

503 N. Central Expressway

972-663-5853

www.heroesdfw.org

The six-week program is offered to children and adults ages 3 and older. Campers will participate in therapies, including yoga, and music and speech therapy.

iD Tech Camp

June 8-July 24

$879-$1,329

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 W. Campbell Road

888-709-8324

www.idtech.com/tech-camps

These weeklong camps are open to participants ages 7-17. Campers can enroll in over 30 innovative courses, such as one on how to code a mobile app.

Kaleidoscope 360

March 9-13

June 1-Aug. 7

$200

Kids R Kids Learning Academy

3521 North Star Road

972-235-5437

www.kidsrkids.com/richardson

Preschool- to elementary-age children can enroll in these themed camps. Registration is now open.

The Knight School Summer Chess Camps

June 29-July 3, July 20-24

$200 per child

CARE Church

1504 E. Campbell Road

205-541-2729

www.theknightschool.com

These half-day camps are open to children ages 6-12 and allow participants to learn chess tactics and play for prizes. Registration is now open.

Legendary Black Belt Academy summer camps

May 25-Aug. 14

$147 per week (base rate)

Legendary Black Belt Academy

1980 Nantucket Drive, Ste. 108

469-347-2494

www.legendaryblackbeltacademy.com

These weeklong camps are open to children ages 5-12 and include martial arts, parkour and more. Registration is now open

Music So Simple summer camps

June 1-26

$200-$275

Music So Simple

1144 N. Plano Road

469-778-2121

www.musicsosimple.com

These weeklong, half-day camps are open to first through seventh graders. Participants choose from programs that focus on music theory and performance. Registration is now open.

Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling Camps

March 16-20

May 26-Aug. 14

$25-$200

Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling, 1144 N. Plano Road, Ste. 104

972-907-2248

www.firstgymnastics.com

Camps are open to children age 3 and older and include gymnastics and tumbling instruction and games. Registration is now open.

Quiggly’s Clayhouse camps

March 9-12, 16-19; May 25-Aug. 19

$45-$200 per child

972-234-2644

www.quigglys.com

Campers age 5 and older participate in projects ranging from pottery painting to mosaics to glass fusion. Registration is now open.

Real Madrid Soccer Camp Dallas

June 8-12

$449 (before Feb. 29), $499 (March 1-on)

The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road

954-510-3344

www.rmfsoccercampsusa.com

These camps offer specialized soccer training for children ages 6-14. Registration is now open.

Repertory Community Theater summer camps

June 8-Aug. 29

$195-$395 per session

RCT Driegert Theater, 770 N. Coit Road

972-690-5029

www.rcttheatre.com/workshops-classes-camps

The camp offers sessions for ages 8-12 and teens. Campers learn the different aspects of putting on a show before performing at the end of the camp. Registration is now open.

Summer Adventure Club

May 26-Aug. 14

$280

Primrose School of North Richardson at Lookout, 2425 N. Plano Road

469-514-2670

www.primroseschools.com

Campers ages 6-12 engage in engineering design challenges, experiments and themed activities. Registration is now open.

Summer Adventure Club

May 26-Aug. 13

Cost TBD

Primrose School at Richardson, 1100 Jonsson Blvd.

972-479-9888

www.primroserichardson.com

This camp is open to children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Activities include cooking, sports, theater, engineering, deep sea adventures, field trips and weekly splash days. Registration is now open.

Sylvan EDGE Camps

June 8-July 24

$149-$349

Sylvan Learning of West Richardson

1333 W. Campbell Road

469-277-6557

www.sylvanlearning.com/westrichardsontx

Weeklong camps introduce science, technology, engineering and math concepts through activities, such as building robots or designing video games. Programs are open to children ages 6-12 and include both half- and full-day options. Registration is now open.

Texas Ballet Theater summer dance classes

June 8-Aug. 7

$215-$825 per program

Texas Ballet Theater

300 N. Coit Road, Ste. 231

214-377-8576

www.texasballettheater.org/summer-program

The Texas Ballet Theater offers one- or two-week-long summer dance class programs to children and teens ages 3-18.

Toby’s School of Dance summer camps

June 15-27, July 6-25

Cost TBD

Toby’s School of Dance

635 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 224

972-235-0514

www.tobysdance.com/summer

These camps are open to children ages 3-18 and include ballet, tap and tumbling classes. Registration opens April 1.

The University of Texas at Dallas summer camps

Dates vary

$100-$2,500 per camp

UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road

www.utdallas.edu

UT Dallas offers summer programs for children and teens ages 5-18. Registration deadlines vary.

Windmill Stables summer camps

June 1-July 17

$250-$450

Windmill Stables, 2029 N. Cliffe

972-238-9820

www.windmillstables.com

English- and Western-style half-day camps are open to beginner and intermediate riders. Registration is now open.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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