What’s Up Fort Worth wants you and your family to stay healthy and safe. We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for camps this summer and make sure that you are comfortable with how a specific camp of interest is addressing those guidelines. Check camp websites regularly for any updates to camp schedules and/or specific policies and guidelines.

Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp 2020  is the camp of champions! In preparation for the planned 2020 summer games, campers will train all summer to be the best of the best. The Fort Worth Zoo has some of the world’s top animal athletes who are ready to show our campers what it means to be the fastest, strongest, tallest and wildest competitors in the world. This summer, campers will be tasked with a strict training regimen consisting of Zoo hikes, animal encounters, and even team-building games and activities. Send your camper to train with us this summer!   Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

The Fort Worth Zoo’s popular summer camp includes 10 weeks of exciting themed adventures for children ages 3 to fifth grade, featuring wild activities, animal visitors and Zoo excursions. Participants can sign up for any number of weeks they like – one, two or all 10. Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered Monday through Friday all summer.  Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount. 

Registration is online only; no registrations over the phone.

Summer Zoo Camp is offered in morning sessions for children ages 3 to 4 and all-day sessions for those entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Please note that all Summer Zoo Camp participants must be fully toilet-trained and need no assistance when using the restroom. Students will spend a considerable time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed appropriately every day for the elements.

The Fort Worth Zoo offers camps for kids of all ages. Click one of the links below to learn more about camps for middle school and high school students.

Middle School Zoo CampClick Here.

High School Zoo Camp: Click Here.

For More Zoo Camp Information: Click Here.

Camp Fort Worth

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.

Due to COVID-19 the Camp Fort Worth summer program may be affected, please contact your local community center for more information. 

Click Here.

Arts Fifth Ave Summer Playhouse for Kids

Arts Fifth Avenue is offering Summer Playhouses
for students ages 6-12 years old.  Classes include yoga, dance, art, cooking (lunch preparation,) theatre, choir, hand drums & percussion, & more.

Click Here.

Topgolf Summer Academy

Summer Golf Academy, July 6-31!

Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Our low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.

Here are all the details:

  • Half Days 9am-12pm / Five Days (M-F)
  • Age Range: 6-12 years old.
  • Lunch Included daily
  • Topgolf SWAG
  • Certification of Completion

Click Here.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Museum School offers summer classes featuring topics that include natural science, space, dinosaurs, physics and engineering, art, chemistry, and more (class topics vary each summer). Classes will be offered for preschool and school-age students ages 3 through 9. To register for Summer 2020 Museum School for ages 3 through 9, click on the link below to open the class brochure which has complete information about the program including the registration form and instructions. FWMSH notes to be aware that some classes fill before the schedule can be updated.

Learn more here.

Summer 2020 Museum School Brochure:  Click Here.

Summer 2020 Museum School Scholarship Application:  Click Here.

Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Museum Preschool Brochure: Click Here.

Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Museum Preschool Scholarship Application: Click Here.

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.

Click Here.

TCU Fine Arts Summer Camps

(cancelled but check for online alternatives)

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TCU has made the decision to cancel all summer 2020 camps and conferences to ensure adherence to state and local guidelines related to public gatherings and protect the health of all participants.

The Summer Music Institute will refund all paid registrations in full.

At this time, our music camp directors and instructors are evaluating their teaching materials to see if an online option is a viable alternative. SMI plans to announce these virtual camp and workshop options in May. 

Please visit this page for additional updates and information. Click Here.

Jill Kramer TCU Volleyball Camps

TCU head coach Jill Kramer is the first scholarship volleyball student-athlete in the history of TCU who still holds the school records in kills, kills per set and total attacks.

Day Camps and Clinics:  Click Here.

Overnight Camps:  Click Here.

Other TCU athletic camps

Additional camps range from baseball to football and indoor tennis

Click Here.

Camp Fire First Texas

Camp Fire First Texas is currently evaluating the ability to host community-based summer day camps. More information will be available in June. Visit their website for program updates.

Click Here.

Summer Arts Camps with Texas Center for Arts +Academics

Whether your child is new to the world of arts training or is a seasoned art student, your camper will grow and learn and have fun doing it! Highly qualified instructors will guide children toward their full potential as they develop their skills in one or more areas of the arts. Exposure to the arts can help shape children’s views of the world and their place in it, contributing to an arts culture that is self-sustaining, empathetic, and powerful.
Texas Center for Arts & Academics offers Summer Camps for CREATIVE ARTS, VISUAL ARTS, and DANCE INTENSIVE.


Summer Adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center

Summer adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world.


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Camp Casa Jr.

Camp Casa Junior is for campers ages 4 to 8. Campers will learn creative expression using their voice, body and imagination, in a fun, no-pressure environment, with classes taught by seasoned theatre and education professionals! In addition to acting, singing and dancing, campers will also get to make lots of fun theatre crafts to bring home with them at the end of camp! Sessions meet Monday – Friday for three hours each day. At the end of each session, campers perform in a musical for family and friends in the Casa Rehearsal Studios.

Four sessions, from June 1–August 3, for ages 4–8 at Casa Mañana


Camp Casa

Camp Casa is a three-week-long musical theatre summer camp for ages 8 – 14 and open to all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished young professionals. Campers take daily classes in acting, music and dance, and best of all, perform in a fully-produced musical on Casa’s main stage!

June 22–July 12 for kids ages 8–14, campers will perform in “Seussical JR, The Musical”.


Kids Who Care Summer Camps

Kids Who Care Musical Theatre is offering Virtual Musical Theatre Camps this summer for all ages. They run July 6-10, 2020 and be taught live in interactive, small group sessions, with a limit of 12-15 campers per session. Each camp is short by design (45 minutes daily for the youngest campers; one hour daily for all others) and will be filled with active fun, learning and camaraderie.

The Kids Who Care virtual summer camps being offered are:

●      “Mini Camp,” for ages 3-7; 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. sessions

●      Actor’s Studio Camp, for 2nd-5th graders; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

●      Actor’s Studio Camp, for 6th-8th graders; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

●      Improv Studio Camp, for 10th-12th graders; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

●      Intermediate/Advanced Dance, for 5th graders and up; 11:00 a.m. – noon

Get details and register at: https://2020kidswhocarecamps.splashthat.com/

Learn more about Kids Who Care at: www.kidswhocare.org

Theatre Arlington Summer Camp

Theatre Arlington offers 4 one-week Adventures in Theatre Camps!

Adventures in Theatre Camp is a fun camp for students ages 7 – 16 who are new to performing or those who just love a good theatre camp. This year’s camp will offer a comprehensive overview of the performance aspects of theatre, utilizing teachers who specialize in acting, dance and voice.

To keep everyone safe, there will be no live audience performance this year, however, all students will receive a video of their ‘performance’ to take home. (Your camp fee includes this cost!)


Summer Camps at The Kimbell Museum of Art

Kimbell Summer Camps give your child a chance to show their creative side!  Campers engage in group discussions and other group activities focused on the artwork in the museum. The kids will also be able to create their own works of art through sculpting, painting, and drawing.


Summer Art Camp & Art Study at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Initial Plan:  June 1st -July 31st

The Modern’s 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. The Modern’s unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by the permanent collection and current exhibition.  The Modern is also accepting applications from students to join our Art Camp staff this year.


Bass Performance Hall Camps

Performing Arts Fort Worth has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CEP High School All-State Choral and High School Percussion Summer Music Camps. Currently, the CEP Middle School Choral Camp and Theater Tech Camp are both still scheduled to occur in July.


Stage West Summer Theatre Camps

Stage West offers a variety of theatre camps as well as the summer conservatory program. Our summer camps are for ages 8-13 and Stage West’s Summer Conservatory program ages 14-19. 


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.


TCU summer camps

TCU Extended Education has cancelled all in-person summer camps  through July 31 due to the ongoing public health threat posed by COVID-19 and to ensure adherence to state and local guidelines related to public gatherings.

Select programs and summer camps have been moved online which can be found through the link below.  TCU will update the website as new offerings are made and communicate through emails and social media.


Kid’s and Teen’s University Camps at UTA

UTA offers youth camps for all types of activities.

Athletic Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Athletics

Kids & Teen Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Kids

Music Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Music

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Camps:  http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#STEAM

Camp Thurman

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.


YMCA Camp Carter Overnight & Day Camps

The YMCA offers day and overnight camps.


Lone Star Film Festival Summer 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. 


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Camps

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp offers a variety of camps including mini, day, overnight and Badge Camps. Enjoy a few hours, an entire day, or even the night with Fossil Rim and take home lasting memories, as well as a deeper knowledge of nature, endangered species and Fossil Rim’s mission to save them.


Amon Carter Museum for Kids

Getting kids interested in art is easy. Holding their attention in a museum? Well, turns out that’s easy, too.  Check out the Carter’s family activities, events, and amenities designed to encourage art exploration, inspire curiosity, and spark creativity.


GearUp Virtual Camp – American Airlines Museum

With creative thinking and help from our amazing American Airlines team members, we have created a fun, interactive and hands-on camp experience which will keep the “COVID Learning Slide” at bay and will keep feeding your kids’ and teens’ excitement for aviation and STEM.

GearUp Virtual Camp includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peeks, live chats with industry experts, fun activities, and, of course, hands-on engineering challenges.



If you would like your camp included on this list, email events@whatsupfortworth.com.







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