A.A. asks from Frisco, TX on March 11, 2008
Relocating in Summer/looking for Summer Camps
We are relocating to the Dallas area at the end of the school year. We are hoping to move to the Plano/Frisco area and I would love to have some summer camps already set up for my boys. I have a 7 and 4 year old. Does anyone have any good recommendations? The boys have really enjoyed VBS and I would prefer a camp they can both go to.
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Thank you so much for all of the quick and immediate responses! It is refreshing to know there are so many other moms out there willing to help and dealing with the same things I am. I am looking forward to continuing to use everyone as wonderful resources as we relocate back to Texas!
N.M. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
I have two boys also, 11 & 12 yrs old. When they were younger they went to the day camp at YMCA in Plano on Tennyson Dr. It went all day and they canoed, did archery, went swimming, etc. You can sign up by the week.
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J.S. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
my reccomendations are for VBS at Christ UMC in Plano and camp cimmarron/kiddie camp through the city of Plano. I have worked many summers at the latter, and the kids always seem to have a great time in the "great outdoors (aka a large park)."
A.S. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Something to consider for them when they get a few years older is Camp Fern in Marshall, TX, which is NE Texas. Awesome! But I think 7-yo is about the youngest they do. www.campfern.com ###-###-####. My son loved it. After the first summer, he practically lived the year for the next summer when he could go back. He went there for 3 summers when he was 7, 8 and 10. Family-owned and long-established (my grand-mother remembers a friend going there when SHE was a little girl - that would be in the 1930's!). They know what they are doing & how to give a child awesome experiences!!! I think they even have scholarships.
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J.F. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Check out Dallas Child Magazine. They usually have a list of activities and camps for kids of all ages.
K.T. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Check out www.aroundtownkids.com. They have ALL the summer camps posted on their website by city - Frisco, Allen, McKinney and Plano. It is a GREAT website for everything, but I particularly love it for summer camps.
S.G. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Plano Sports Authority is fantastic! My children (now 13 & 11) have gone there for years and LOVE it. Even though my son is very athletic & my daughter is not, there is something fun for both of them. We use the "flexi-pass" option so we can just drop off whenever. Their website, http://www.psaplano.org/ has more info.
C.P. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Welcome home although Atlanta is a great city. VBS at Stonebriar Community Church is June 16-20. They're not registering yet. There's a new art studio open called Kids N' Art that is doing summer camps T-Th for $99 if you sign up by March 31. There's Frisco Gymnastics Center where you can go as many weeks as you want. Pump It Up has camps. You can also look at the website aroundtownkids.com and it will give you a list of all the camps in the area.
Hope this all helps! C.
N.C. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
A. - where in Dallas do you plan to re-locate? I live in East Dallas and can recommend several camps if you live close by.
D.L. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
My 7 year old daughter goes to DeGroot Learning Center in Plano (located near the intersection of Coit and Park). It is a small montessori school, and she has loved it. In the summers, they swim (they have a pool in the back, and the kids participate in both regulated and free swim time), they go bowling, they go roller skating, and at the end of the summer they go to Hurricane Harbor for a day ending with a sleepover. This will be her fourth summer camp there.
It is a great environment - second generation family owned; the teachers are wonderful and everyone seems to have soooo much fun.
They are probably going to start summer camp sign up soon, so you shouldn't have any problems getting your sons in!
P. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Little Harts has 10 summer camps. Here is a link:
L. answers from Dallas on March 12, 2008
Allen ISD has some fantastic summer camps that are run by teachers. I am not sure if Plano ISD or Frisco ISD has them too, maybe someone here can tell you. In any case, Allen is not far from where you are looking to move. (Allen is great too!!)
Allen ISD camps start registering in March/April, so if you are interested, keep an eye on their website.
I have 7 and 4 yo boys as well, and we really enjoyed the camps.