The 11th Annual Camp and Summer Adventure Fair will be held March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Shops At Willow Bend in Plano, TX.
Sponsored by Dallas Child Magazine and benefiting Children’s Medical Center, the event will feature exhibits by camps, summer programs, and sports businesses.
The address is West Park Boulevard at Dallas North Tollway.
You might see reps from the African-American Museum Camp in Dallas at 3536 Grand Avenue at Fair Park across the street from the Music Hall. They may be reached at 214-565-9026. The museum is the only one in the southwest dedicated to the preservation and display of African-American culture, art, and history. Camps are for kids ages six to 12.
Up and coming ice skaters will enjoy America’s Ice Garden Camps in Dallas. Located at 700 North Pearl Street, they may be contacted at 214-720-8080. The facility provides a sheet of ice for camps, skating lessons, broomball, and public skating. Summer camps include a 30-minute daily lesson, 30 minutes of supervised practice, free time for playing video games and having snacks, and two hours of public session time.
Aspiring artists may take part in Art From The Heart camps in Coppell. They are located at 120 S. Denton Tap Road #150 next to Cici’s Pizza. (972-745-0090).
Kids who love the stage will revel in Capers for Kids Camps in Dallas (12306 Park Central Drive). For more details, call 972-661-ARTS. Capers is a creative arts school specializing in drama and visual art classes for children ages three to 18. The camps include class time in drama and art and are designed for specific age groups limited to 14 students. Participants must be potty trained.
The Dallas Arboretum offers a camp program at 8525 Garland Road. With beautiful gardens, plenty of shades, and multiple photo-op spots, a day here is apt to tire out even the most rowdy toddlers. No active sports are allowed and the same goes for tree climbing. Camps are half-day and full day for kids four to 12. The DART bus stops directly in front of the arboretum. For all the details, call 214-515-6500.
For history buffs, there’s Dallas Heritage Village’s camps. Located at 1515 S. Harwood Drive, you may contact them at 214-421-5141. Nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of Dallas, the museum provides visitors a unique experience. Formerly known as Old City Park, Dallas Heritage is a living history facility portraying life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910. Time traveler history camps invite children to explore history with all five senses.
Animal lovers will love the Dallas Zoo camps. Housed at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, their phone number is 214-670-5656. The zoo is divided into three main sections: Wilds of Africa, a 25-acre tract featuring the six major African habitats; ZooNorth which includes BugU, and the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo which offers pony rides, story times, and animal encounters. Children ages three to 13 are invited to attend camp. Parking is $5 per car or ride the DART light rail RED line to the zoo station and walk across the street to the admission gate.
DayJams Rock Music Camp is perfect for the little Eddie Van Halen in your house. You can find them at 18011 Hillcrest Road in Dallas at Ann and Nate Levine Academy. The camp is a day program for beginners and experienced musicians ages nine to 15. The materials fee weekly is $35.00. Applications should be sent to the main office at DayJams, Box 222, Lakeside, CT 06758. Campers who enroll for two to four weeks receive a discount on their tuition ranging from $50 to $150.00. For additional information, call 800-295-5956.