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Summer Camps

Check Out these Local Day Camps and Give Your Tweens and Teens the Chance to Explore, Learn, and Be Enriched This Summer


Nancy Lieberman Summer Basketball Camp 

Join Basketball Hall of Famer, Olympian and former NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach, Nancy Lieberman. Coach Nancy and her exceptional team will provide instruction on how to be champions on and off the court! At these camps, boys and girls, ages 5-17 will gain firsthand insight into what being a champion is all about. Register today—camps fill up fast.

More Info: NancyLiebermanCharities.org


North Texas Performing Arts 

North Texas Performing Arts Summer Camps offer half-day and full-day programs full of performing instruction and creative experiences.

In Art and Drama Camps for students ages 5-9, every student will perform on Friday to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Each week’s theme will involve a variety of visual art projects that could include painting, pottery and cartooning. Performing arts activities include story dramatization, improvisation and theatre games.

In Production Camps for ages 7-12, students focus on theatre games and activities as well as rehearsing a one-act play.

50% off the first camp for new students! Just use code NEW2NTPA at checkout!

More Info: NTPA.org


J’s Art Camp 

J’s Art Camp has been teaching fun, creative art classes in the North Dallas/Richardson/Plano area for over 20 years! They encourage students to explore many different art media while teaching technical skills in acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, drawing, clay, and sculpture, as well as sewing, charcoal, and many others. Experienced, nurturing teachers in small classes help kid and adult artists realize their true creative potential. J’s also organizes art parties and hosts summer camps. Beginner to advanced students welcome.

More Info: jsartstudio.com


Chamberlain School of Ballet 

Chamberlain School of Ballet, celebrating its 40th Anniversary, offers Summer Dance Camps and Workshops for ages 3 and up that include dance, music, video, crafts, nutritious snacks and more.

They have many programs including tap, jazz, modern and contemporary, musical theater dance and choreography. And their professional instructors encourage a love for dance that will last a lifetime.​ FREE registration for new students when you mention Good Life Family magazine.

More Info: ChamberlainSchoolofBallet.com  or 972.985.1374  


Little Medical School

Little Medical School of North Texas has more than 50 camp sessions to choose from with several amazing themes, including medical school, veterinarian school, wilderness medicine and pre-K camps for medical and veterinarian schools.

Their camps bring medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way!  Their method is very interactive through crafts and games to instill lifelong knowledge by learning about organs, bones, poison control, calling 911, First Aid and much more!!  All of their programs are aligned with STEM objectives.

More Info: LittleMedicalSchool.com


Fairhill School

Summer is a time to try new things, sharpen skills, be creative, build confidence, think outside the box and make new friends! Summer at Fairhill (for Fairhill and non-Fairhill students) helps kids develop academic skills in the areas of reading, math, language arts, STEAM, robotics and even study skills. Athletics, Fine Arts and problem solving are also important parts of our summer program. All classes are small, allowing teachers to guide each student.  Whether your child needs a high school credit course or academic assistance, come experience Summer at Fairhill and see why Fairhill is the difference.  More Info: Fairhill.org


TKI Karate 

Texas Karate Institute is the BEST place in Richardson (and Dallas, Plano, Garland, Wylie) to exercise and improve your teen’s body, mind and spirit. Martial Arts Training will make your teen healthier from the inside out.

The experts at TKI Karate help students focus their minds, calm their emotions and relieve their stress.

The discipline of karate training can teach respect for self and others, leading to better relationships and a happier life.

More Info: TexasKarate.com


Fusion Academy

Fusion offers personalized classes, whether your child needs to catch up, wants to get ahead or just wants to try something new. Because classes are one-on-one, there is complete flexibility in scheduling around vacations or even sleeping in. Your teen or tween can choose from classes from art and music to wellness, from test preparation to independent P.E.  There’s truly a class that fits every child’s summer needs.

More Info: FusionAcademy.com


Altitude Trampoline Park

Jump into a summer of fun at Altitude. They will be offering camps Monday-Thursday, 8:30am – 3:00pm the weeks of June 11-14, July 23-27, July 30-August 2 & August 13-16.  Coaches from Fugitive Fitness will run the camps and make sure your kids have a blast, whether on the battle beam, the trapeze, the trampolines or in the foam pit.

More Info: AltitudeRichardson.com, registration begins in April


Explore Horizons

Did you know children and teens can lose up to 15% of their academic abilities over the summer if they don’t keep up with their reading, writing and math skills? On average, students who do not continue learning over the summer can fall two years behind their peers! At Explore Horizons, their unique environment and flexible schedule make their summer workshops the perfect blend of allowing your child to enjoy the summer months while also preventing learning loss. They offer courses for students, ages pre-K to 8th grade.  More Info: Explore-Horizons.com

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