Summer day camps in the Dallas area can fill up fast. By planning early for your child's summer vacation, you can ensure there are plenty of engaging options. Before all the best camps are full, check out some of these local day camps for a range of activities for all ages.
And for kids who love animals, apply in person at Operation Kindness for Kamp Kindness, a great introduction to pet care with arts and crafts and a visit from a service animal.
Art camps offer enrichment activities for toddlers to teens. Since many schools have had to cut back on the arts due to budget cuts, art camps can help round out your child's curriculum needs. Try here, here, here and here for camps in and around Dallas.
Drama, dance and music camps
For children who seem in constant need of a stage, or an audience, performance camps give them the chance to express themselves while learning more about the performing arts. Click for drama, drama and opera, and dance camps in or near Dallas.
Nature and outdoor camps
With children spending more time indoors and/or in front of a screen than ever before, outdoor camps help reconnect children with the natural world and can often foster an interest in science. Click here, here, here and here to find out more.
Traditional day and overnight camps teach children respect for nature and skills for working with their peers. A traditional day camp can be a good introduction to camping for young, elementary aged children.