It’s Summer Camp time in the Fort. From Arts to Elephants and every sport imaginable, we have everything covered.
Summer camps in Fort Worth are a fantastic way for kids to have fun and learn new skills during their summer break. These camps offer a wide range of activities that can help children develop confidence, social skills, and independence. From traditional outdoor adventures like hiking and camping to specialized programs in sports, arts, and technology, there’s something for every child’s interests.
Finding the perfect summer camp for your child will create an unforgettable experience and memories that will last forever.
Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp
Send your kids to the ultimate summer camp at the Fort Worth Zoo!
New Zoo adventures await! Campers ages 4 to 10 will hike throughout the Zoo before opening, cool off at Safari Splash, feed giraffes and learn at live animal presentations. Plus, they’ll have all the fun of traditional summer camp with arts & crafts, outdoor games, a field day and friendly competitions to see which team has the best cheer!
Middle School and High School Summer Zoo Camp gives campers special behind-the-scenes access at the Fort Worth Zoo. From mammals and ectotherms to veterinary and nutrition, each session allows campers to focus on their areas of interest as they get up close to their favorite Zoo residents.
Overnight Summer Zoo Camp, for ages 8 to 10, is everything your kids love about the Zoo – after the park closes! Dinner, breakfast, lunch and a Summer Zoo Camp t-shirt are included.
The Fort Worth Zoo wants to ensure that children have the opportunity to attend a week of Summer Zoo Camp regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Click here to learn more about the Zoo Camp Financial Assistance Program, https://www.fortworthzoo.org/zoo-camp-financial-assistance .
For More Zoo Camp Information: https://www.fortworthzoo.org/summer-zoo-camp
Camp Fort Worth 2023
School may be out, but the fun and learning doesn’t have to stop. Enroll your children in Camp Fort Worth and let them discover new skills and friendships.
The Camp Fort Worth program is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5 to 13. Each day promises nonstop fun and excitement.
Dates & Times
June 12-Aug. 11, 2023 (no camp June 19 and July 4, 2023)
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekly with field trips- $85
Molly Deal*- $480
$60 down payment is required. Payment plans are available. All weekly fees must be paid in full the week prior to camp.
*Molly Deal includes all nine-weeks of camp and payment plans must be completed by May 31, 2023
Discounts and scholarships
City of Fort Worth employee discount
Multiple children discount
Scholarships available for those who qualify
Arts Fort Worth is adding free arts workshops in visual and performing arts for ages 5 through 13 at Southwest Community Center and Chisholm Trail Community Center as part of Camp Fort Worth.
For more information: https://fortworthtexas.gov/camp/
Stage West Summer Theatre Camps and Conservatory
The Stage West Education Department provides opportunities for artists of all ages to explore creative instincts and hone theatrical gifts. Expect masterful guidance and transformational content offered in a nurturing collaborative environment. Student performances are guided by the same commitment to excellence that makes Stage West’s mainstage productions so successful.
For teens, ages 13-18 (mature 12 year olds welcome) | The Summer Conservatory is an innovative program offering teenagers a chance to study all aspects of theatre under the mentorship of professional artists.
3-Week Intensive for Ages 13-18 | July 10-28, 2023
Are you on the hunt for an extraordinary and engaging summer program for your kids? Look no further than Stage West, where kids ages 5-16 can take center stage and dive into the world of professional theatre.
Our camps run in June and July 2023, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, with both full-day and half-day options to fit your family’s schedule. Explore the Stage West summer theatre camps today, and let us help them shine on and off the stage!
Education phone line: (682) 231-1668
Art Camp & Art Study at The Modern Art Museum
The most popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 13 and Art Study is for ages 14 to 17.
Online Registration Is In Progress
Art Camp emphasizes learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities. We are especially excited to focus on the exhibition Robert Motherwell: Pure Painting for the 2023 summer season. Distinguished area artists design and lead art activities that encompass everything from artmaking in the traditional sense to interdisciplinary exploration.
Art campers spend time in the galleries and on the grounds exploring the art and architecture, followed by time in the museum studio where they work with two artists each session. The last day of camp ends with a reception and exhibition of the campers’ artwork to celebrate their creative accomplishments with family and friends. Campers make exciting discoveries concerning art, the world, and themselves through Art Camp at the Modern.
Scholarships available: https://mamfw.formstack.com/forms/scholarship_application
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Explore Fossil Rim Wildlife Center’s education programming where we are Teaching What Affects Nature Globally . . . better known as Environmental Engagement with a Texas T.W.A.N.G.
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Get ready to LEARN this summer with classes for all ages! Choose from Museum School summer classes for ages 3 – 6 or from STEM Squad summer classes for ages 7 – 11. Find out more about summer offerings and registration below!
Topgolf Summer Academy
The Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Our low student-to-instructor ratio ensures each junior golfer receives in-depth instruction while he or she develops a winning golf swing.
Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps
Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps, located at Texas Christian University, are dedicated to providing a basketball camp experience that is educational, instructional and fun!
Led by Texas Christian University Men’s Basketball coaches and players, campers will be introduced to the same mechanics and drills used with our collegiate athletes. Our coaches will share their passion for the sport of basketball in a supportive atmosphere with students of all ages and ability levels.
Summer Shakes Camp at TCU
Absolutely no acting experience required to enjoy Summer Shakes at TCU! Theatre TCU offers a two-week, Shakespeare-focused day camp where campers will play fun improv games, learn about the Bard, and work as a team to present a (very) short version of one of his well-loved plays for an audience of friends and family. Certified Theatre teachers and TCU student interns will provide a fun and safe environment for all campers. https://www.campusce.net/tcusummercamps/course/course.aspx?catId=327
TCU Summer Camps (Extended Education)
Choose from STEM, Theatre, Foodie Frogs, Chess Camp, Lego, Music, Reading, Math
TCU Summer Music Camps
The TCU Summer Music Institute provides an intensive, yet fun-filled educational experience through two-, three- and four-day camps and workshops. Middle school, high school, and college-age students participate in a variety of masterclasses, rehearsals, concerts, and recreational activities in a welcoming and supervised environment.
Students have the opportunity to stay on campus, interact with TCU faculty, and experience what it’s like to be a musical Horned Frog.
Please visit this page for additional updates and information.
Summer Arts Camps at Irving Arts Center
From June 12 through August 4, Irving Arts Center offers a variety of fun, thoughtfully-curated educational art experiences for kids and teens, ages 4-16 with 11 unique camps. These hands-on, immersive classes are taught by professional art educators and teaching artists. Participants will learn about a variety of art disciplines, engaging in projects and activities that develop skill sets, self-confidence and an appreciation for lifelong learning.
Additional TCU athletic camps
Additional camps at TCU range from Sonny Dykes Football Camps to tennis, volleyball, golf, soccer, and cheer. Click link and scroll down.
Camp Fire First Texas
Our day and overnight camps inspire boys & girls to let their curiosity be their guide – to nature, their world and what they can accomplish! Age-appropriate activities develop confidence in our campers while they build new skills and make new friends. The wide range of activities create opportunities that show each camper they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Summer Arts Camps with Texas Center for Arts +Academics
For Ages 3-12
Placed in small groups by age, campers will rotate between dance, music, theatre and visual arts each day. With a focus on technical skills, performance/presentation elements, and creativity, each class will open the camper’s eyes to growing in their art. Classes are taught by highly qualified instructors and mirror the curriculum that is offered at Texas School of the Arts, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and all TCA+A afterschool Conservatory programs. Each week is a different program so students can attend more than once for a full summer of fun. Parents will get to show up early on Friday to see a presentation on the skills the campers gained during their week of fun.
Summer Adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center
Summer Camps at the Nature Center provide students with experiential learning opportunities to explore our natural world. A variety of programs offer an interactive, engaging way to learn about wildlife, ecology and the environment with classes ranging from Preschool to 8th Grade.
Camp Casa Jr.
Camp Casa Jr. is a one-week camp for 4-8 year olds! Learn music, dance, drama, and theatre crafts in a fun, no-pressure, creative environment, with classes taught by seasoned theatre and education professionals. Your child will learn creative expression using their voice, body, and imagination. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to attend a final presentation of what has been learned.
JUNE 26 – JULY 16, 2023
Camp Casa is a place for students ages 8-14 of all backgrounds and experience levels to participate in professional arts training. Campers must be 8 years old by June 26 to participate in Camp Casa.
New performers will have fun exploring musical theatre, while all young actors are able to hone their skills under the instruction of professional teachers. In addition to rehearsing and producing a full-length show, campers will take classes in acting, music, and dance. Best of all, every performer will have the opportunity to perform on Casa’s main stage
Kids Who Care Summer Camps
Kids from across Texas, the US, and abroad come to Kids Who Care’s unique musical theatre camps. By creating a summer performance experience for young artists in a professional venue, kids are exposed to the real life process of musical theatre & leadership. From the audition to opening night, KWC creates a powerful, life-changing experience. Camps & classes for all ages and experience levels, from masterclasses with top theatre professionals, to fun camps that require no prior training.4-18 year olds.
Performing Arts Camp: https://kwcperform.org/performing-arts-camp/
International Camp: https://kwcperform.org/international-camp/
Theatre Arlington Summer Camps
Choose from four summer camp opportunities:
Musical Theatre Summer Camp
Musical Theatre Kids I
Play & Pretend Camp
Adventures in Summer Camp
Musical Theatre Kids II
Bass Performance Hall Camps
The Children’s Education Program is thrilled to offer in-person summer camps for students. As always, all Children’s Education Program opportunities are free of charge to participants, made possible by the ongoing support of generous donors and patrons.
Registration is now open for the 2023 Summer Camps!
Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles Summer Classes
Tad-Poles gives students (ages 10 to adult) the opportunity to “Walk Tall” as they dance, do acrobatics, and entertain audiences on stilts. Join our no-pressure workshops to discover the joy of reaching new heights and connecting with cultures around the world whose traditions include stilt dance.
The First Tee
First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.
Kid’s and Teen’s University Camps at UTA
Each summer, UTA offers a wide variety of day and overnight camps featuring everything from athletics to engineering. For more information on a program, please follow the associated link, and you will find contact and registration information for each specific program.
Click on any of the titles below to jump to a particular section of the schedule.
Athletic Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Athletics
Kids & Teen Camps: https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Kids
Music Camps: https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Music
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Camps: https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#STEAM
Day Camps, Night Camps, Away Camps. Camp Thurman is a nonprofit ministry-minded summer camp in Pantego, TX dedicated to sharing God’s love and helping people pursue their identity in Christ since 1969.
Day Camps: https://campthurman.org/day-camp/
Night Camps: https://campthurman.org/night-camp/
Challenge Adventure Program: https://campthurman.org/cap/
YMCA Camp Carter Overnight & Day Camps
Camp at the Y is a time for kids to explore, discover and create in a place that encourages confidence and community. Whether you are interested in day camp, overnight camp, or one of our specialty camps, YMCA Camp Carter offers opportunities for kids to experience new hobbies, interests and adventures while learning what it means to be a good friend and leader.
Day Camp now is offering three different options in our program, all Day camp programs will have an opportunity to canoe, go through a challenge course element and archery while also experiencing camp activities throughout the week. Campers will also have an opportunity to swim in the lake, the pool or do water activities/play in the afternoons as we start getting into the heat of the summer on a rotating basis, each week is subject to availability. Registration is open earlier than before, which gives you more time to sign up for those weeks before the spots fill up for the summer. Day Camp will be offering new opportunities such as laser tag, birthday packages, crew challenges and more!
Traditional: Campers will travel in groups of 1:10 with two groups combined 2:20 to allow for more supervision and give campers an extra set of eyes while in their groups. All campers will be split by age bracket as close as they can be while rotating through different activities, art and more. All camper activities are subject to availability and rotating basis throughout the summer!
Specialty: Campers will focus in on three of the five days specifically on the skill area chosen which allows for a total of 9 class time frames throughout the week while also completing traditional camp activities and following the weekly theme of traditional camp.
Fully Themed: Campers will dawn costumes, make believe and step into fully immersive camps while playing games, art and getting to experience camp activities but in more of an immersive atmosphere through costumes, games and magic. We encourage imagination and look forward to fostering growth and imagination through these camps!
Resident Camp: Is a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend summer camp OVERNIGHT in cabins! Campers are split by age groups or units and sleep in a cabin our ratio is 2 staff to every 10 campers on each side of the cabin. Campers have an opportunity to experience Opening campfire, dinner theater, night zip line and more! Our program is offering brand new tracks or classes throughout the week specific in skill areas, Crew opportunities, Crew maverick leadership program opportunities, dinner dining hall transformations, cabin transformations each week, birthday package, laser tag add on, opportunities to have resident camp counselors from around the world and more.
Lone Star Film Festival Summer Film Camps
High School age students learn the ins and outs of filmmaking as they write, direct, act, produce and edit their very own short film. SESSION I is open to all levels of experience. SESSION II serves as second week for students to hone their skills at filmmaking as they take more ownership in creating a second self-produced short film.