Summer is coming.

Denton County public school students have a little more than a month of school left. Parents and adult guardians are on the hunt for summer fun for children and teens. There’s a summer camp or activity nearby for just about any interest. If your child lives for sports or is itching to learn how to play an instrument, you can find a summer program that fits the bill. Check out our summer fun guide and get ready to register.

General

Preschool Camp

Ages: 3-5

Where: Offered at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St., and Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Memorial Day and July Fourth), in 11 weekly sessions, May 28-Aug. 9.

What: All-day summer program with learning, games, activities and field trips.

Cost: $115 ($105 for four-day weeks during Memorial Day or July Fourth); $5 more for nonresidents. $20 deposit per week.

For more information: Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or go to the Civic Center.

Denton Parks & Recreation camps for elementary students

Camp Exploration for ages 5-11 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.

Camp Voyage for ages 5-12 at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St.

Camp Discovery for ages 5-12 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St.

Camp Quest for ages 5-12 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Memorial Day and July Fourth), in 11 weekly sessions, May 28-Aug. 9.

What: All-day summer camps including field trips, themed activities, arts and crafts, and swimming.

Cost: $125 per week ($110 for four-day weeks during Memorial Day or July Fourth); $5 more for nonresidents. $20 deposit to reserve a session. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis for families qualifying for free or reduced school lunch; apply at the Civic Center.

For more information: Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or go to the Civic Center.

Teen Camp

Ages: 11-15

Where: Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Memorial Day and July Fourth), in 11 weekly sessions, May 28-Aug. 9

What: All-day summer camps with daily trips to Dallas-Fort Worth area attractions.

Cost: $140 per week ($125 for four-day weeks during Memorial Day or July Fourth); $5 more for nonresidents.

For more information: Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-8731 or go to the Civic Center.

Visual arts

Camp SCRAP

Ages: 6 to 11

Where: SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave.

When: June 3-7 (art); June 17-21 (ecology); July 15-19 (art); July 29-Aug. 2 (ecology); August 12-13 (art); Camp sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

What: Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for children who love inventing, making and bringing their creative ideas to life! SCRAP Denton is offering two camp themes this summer for you to choose from (or choose both!) — art and ecology. Each day there will be a fun mix of staff led projects and time for free building.

Summer Camp SCRAP is for children entering first-sixth grade. All summer camp sessions are held at SCRAP Denton in the Education Studio.

Cost: Five-day camp cost is $225 per camper, $185 for siblings. Two-day camp cost is $95 per camper.

For more information: Call 940-808-1611, visit scrapdenton.org or email education@scrapdenton.org.

SCRAP Summer Teen Workshop

Ages: Grades 6-9

Where: SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave.

When: July 8-10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What: SCRAP Denton’s Teen Workshop is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for teens in sixth-ninth grades who enjoy inventing, making and bringing their creative ideas to life!

Each day will include activities that incorporate higher-level skill building and creative expression. Campers will have access to the unique materials at SCRAP Denton for creative reuse crafting.

Cost: $150

For more information: Call 940-808-1611, visit scrapdenton.org or email education@scrapdenton.org.

Miriam Studios Annual Summer Art Camp

Ages: 5-15

Where: 1512 Panhandle St.

When: Ceramic Camps — June 15-18 and July 17-20, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Painting Camps — June 22-25 and July 24-27, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Ceramics camp — This summer students will use a silk screen on clay and slab to build a succulent planter. They will also explore throwing on the wheel.

Painting Drawing Camp — Young artists will do Andy Warhol-style self portraits in acrylic. They will also create mixed media river rock paintings.

Cost: $130 including all supplies. Sibling discount is available.

For more information: Call 940-453-1370, email mmitchellfish@gmail.com or visit Miriam Studios on Facebook.

Fashion design

Recycled Materials Fashion Week

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: June 24-28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Make costumes out of recycled materials and engage in collaborative storytelling. Field trips to Rose Costumes and Denton landfill.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Museums

Bookmaking

Ages: 10-14

Where: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St.

When: June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon

What: In this class, students will find joy in experimenting with different zine and bookbinding techniques. From folding and sewing to drawing and photocopy transfers, this class will explore how books are assembled by hand and each given their own unique style. Throughout the week, students will discuss theme and narrative development to tie the visual and literary art forms together.

Cost: $180 for the public, $170 for members

For more information: Call 940-382-2787, visit dentonarts.com or email education@dentonarts.com.

Art From Nature

Ages: 8-11

Where: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St.

When: June 17-21, 9 a.m. to noon

What: Students will take inspiration from nature in this camp that introduces them to the work of land artist Andy Goldsworthy. Through collaborative and independent projects, students will explore the color wheel and radial balance while shining their artistic voice. Hop on board to discover all the beauty the natural world has to offer.

Cost: $180 for the public, $170 for members

For more information: Call 940-382-2787, visit dentonarts.com or email education@dentonarts.com.

Theater

DCTedu Creativity Camp

Ages: 5-7

Where: Classes meet at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Dress rehearsals and performances move to the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3-14 at the black box

What: Denton Community Theatre offers a camp that will teach little ones movement, character and theater basics using themes based on James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

Cost: $250 for technical theater campers

For more information: Register online at www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com. For more information, call 940-383-1356 between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send an email to daniel.dct.edu@gmail.com.

DCTedu Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Ages: 8-17

Where: Classes meet at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Dress rehearsals and performances move to the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24-July 12 at the black box, then dress rehearsals and performances are July 15-28 at the Campus Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and 2 p.m. on July 28.

What: Denton Community Theatre offers a camp that will prepare performers and technical theater students to produce James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Campers audition, and all performers get a role in the production. Technical Theatre campers will form the backstage crew.

Cost: $450 for performers, $250 for technical theater campers.

For more information: Register online at www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com. For more information, call 940-383-1356 between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send an email to daniel.dct.edu@gmail.com.

Devising Theatre Camp

Ages: Current and incoming high school students

Where: TWU Redbud Theatre Complex

When: June 3-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Performance dates: 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

What: Collectively create a piece of original theatre. Roles are available for actors, technicians and playwrights. The work presented will be created by the students with guidance from TWU Theatre faculty Noah Lelek, Ph.D.

Cost: $175, scholarships available. Registration is March 25-May 10. Limited to 20 students.

For more information: Contact camp director Erica Cole at ecole@dentonisd.org.

Art Is In Music/Drama Camp

Ages: 5-12

Where: Towne North Baptist Church, 526 Hercules Lane

When: June 3-7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Music/Drama Camp is a great way to start this fun-filled summer! Camp days will be filled with music, choreography, acting and fun. By Friday evening, kids will perform an original Broadway-style musical that is biblically based. Registration is now open. There is a limit of 40 spots, so grab one while you can. After you register, an email with further information will be sent to you. Mark your calendars and get pumped for a fun-filled week!

Cost: $50, due first day of camp

For more information: Call 940-565-9218, visit www.tnbcdenton.org or email tnbc.kids@gmail.com.

UNT Theatre Camp

Ages: Grades 6-8

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: June 24-28

What: Students will get experience in improvisation, characterization, pantomiming and other must-know theater techniques. Campers will also enjoy rehearsing fairytale scenes with costumes, props and sets, all leading to a final production for friends and family.

Cost: $499

For more information: Vist http://bit.ly/Friscosummer, email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, or call 940-565-3353.

Dance

TWU Summer Weekly Teen/Adult Dance Classes

Ages: Teens and adults

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: May 6-July 1 on Mondays (except Memorial Day); 6-7 p.m. beginning/intermediate ballet and modern, 7-8 p.m. intermediate/advanced ballet and modern

What: Enjoy a fusion of ballet and modern technique as you learn dynamic choreography to the exciting rhythms of live music. While increasing strength and flexibility, you’ll focus on expressive performance and use of dynamic movement qualities.

Cost: Four weeks $40, eight weeks $70

For more information: Contact Lily Sloan at lsloan@twu.edu.

TWU Creative Dance for Families

Ages: Walking toddler through 3 years old, plus parent

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: May 10-June 8, Fridays, 10:15-11 a.m.

What: Explore rhythm, songs, movement games, gross motor learning and creative play that can be used at home or in future dance classes. To register, pay for one child (parent is free). Siblings in this age range are welcome and will receive a discounted registration.

Cost: Four weeks $40, eight weeks $70

For more information: Contact Lily Sloan at lsloan@twu.edu.

TWU Creative Dance for Preschoolers

Ages: 4-5

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 3-24, Mondays, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

What: Explore the fundamentals of dance through creative and playful skill building activities. This class brings together song, movement and story through developmentally designed activities.

Cost: $40

For more information: Contact Lily Sloan at lsloan@twu.edu.

TWU Elementary Ballet/Modern

Ages: 6-8

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 3-24, Mondays, 5-6 p.m.

What: Learn the fundamentals of ballet barre exercises and vocabulary as well as locomotor modern dance combinations. Through the study of both dance genres, you will broaden your understanding of basic dance concepts. You’ll also learn, create and perform original dance choreography.

Cost: $40

For more information: Contact Lily Sloan at lsloan@twu.edu.

STEM

TWU/AFA Cybercamp

Ages: Entering grades 9-12

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 17-21

What: Participate in fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant to everyday life, building up to an exciting team competition simulating real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals. No previous experience is required.

Cost: Free. Application deadline is May 3.

For more information: Visit the TWU/AFA Cybercamp website.

Under the Sea (with Sharks!)

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: June 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Explore the depths of the ocean through crafts, storytelling and STEM activities. Field trip to SeaQuest Fort Worth.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Rainforest Adventures

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: July 8-12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Learn all about life under the rainforest canopy through hands-on science and art activities. Field trip to Dallas World Aquarium.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Time Travelers

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: July 15-19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Travel through time from ancient civilizations to the future! Explore culture and technology through the ages. Field trip to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Fossil Fun

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Dig into fossils! Field trip to Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Lost in Space!

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: June 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Have an out-of-this-world adventure learning all about the cosmos! Field trips to UNT’s Sky Theater and Explorium.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Growing Up Wild

Ages: Grades 2-4

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 10-14

What: Participants will go on a journey of the WILD just outside their door. Wiggling like a worm, jumping like a grasshopper, or eating like a bird are just the beginning of being WILD in the Elm Fork outdoors.

Cost: $110

Dig-In Time

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 10-14

What: Dig-In Time is an archaeological adventure! As part of an archaeological team the campers will undertake an expedition to uncover the secrets of North Texas’ past. Join us for a Dig-In Time and help uncover and discover the untold stories that lie in the soil!

Cost: $110

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Ages: Grades 2-4

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 17-21

What: Join us on a journey through time as we explore the Geological Time Scale! Participants will discover geological changes over billions of years, and will take a close look at the creatures who walked, flew and swam millions of years ago.

Cost: $110

Game-On

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 17-21

What: Look at the secret science behind athletes’s success. Campers will explore the human body, health, laws of physics and the hows and whys of sporting equipment. Participants will walk away looking at sports in a whole new light.

Cost: $110

Catch a Wave

Ages: Grades 2-4

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 24-28

What: Like a surfer, energy moves from one place to another on or as a wave. Campers will learn how we use our eyes and ears to observe and describe sound and light waves.

Cost: $110

It’s Snot Camp

Ages: Grades 2-8

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: June 24-28

What: It’s the study of all things gross. Snot, frass, farts and more. If you were told not to discuss it at the dinner table we will be exploring it in camp. Not for the queasy or easily offended.

Cost: $110

Innovention

Ages: Grades 2-4

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 8-12

What: An introduction to engineering! Campers will be brainstorming, designing and building a new game or toy, or improving an existing product. In the course of the week, we will also investigate and discover new ways of accomplishing tasks, such as Squish Circuits.

Cost: $110

Critter Camp: Invertebrates

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 8-12

What: Nearly 95% of the known species in the animal kingdom share a defining trait that makes them different than humans, dogs, parrots and snakes: They have no back bone. Sponges, spiders and snails are all animals with no back bone, but do they share any other traits?

Cost: $110

Darwin’s Quest

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 8-12

What: Let your imagination travel through time while you investigate how an organism of your own creation adapts to an ever-changing environment. Each day will be a new challenge to survive. Can you evolve in time?

Cost: $110

Circle of Life

Ages: Grades 2-4

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 15-19

What: Campers will explore the complex connections of living systems. Every activity is designed to be hands-on, allowing campers to create unique projects that they will be able to take home with them.

Cost: $110

Just Beneath the Surface

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 15-19

What: Have you ever wondered what makes a pond, a pond? Campers join us in discovering what’s beneath the surface by examining the water itself and exploring insects, tadpoles, fish, microscopic organisms and more.

Cost: $110

Science of Art

Ages: Grades 3-5

Where: University of North Texas, Elm Fork Education Center

When: July 15-19

What: Knowledge of physics, chemistry and even biology can help an artist better understand and visualize the world they live in. Campers will experience first-hand how artists use science to make art.

Cost: $110

Robots in the Wild

Ages: 7-12

Where: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St, Lewisville

When: June 10-14

What: Full STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) ahead during our outdoor adventure camp. Children will enjoy traditional LLELA summer camp activities like hiking, insect netting, and pond exploration, but also robotics and other indoor STEAM activities during the hot part of the day.

Cost: $225

For more information: Email dmartinez@cityoflewisville.com, call 972-219-3550 or visit www.llela.org/learn/summer-camp.

Aviation Career Education Academy

Ages: Grades 11-12, recent high school graduates

Where: 2301 Horizon Drive, Fort Worth

When: June 10-14

What: The Aviation Career Education Academy gives high schoolers the chance to explore aviation and aerospace careers. Students practice with flight simulators, learn about the mechanics of flight, take field trips to nearby aviation companies and airports and even co-pilot a small airplane with an FAA-certified flight instructor.

The camp is hosted by the University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business and Tarrant County College.

Cost: $350

For more information: Email steve.joiner@unt.edu or visit https://cob.unt.edu/ACE-CAMP.

Future Engineers Summer Camps

Ages: Grades 9-12

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 10-14; July 8-12

What: Young scientists and inventors can explore solar and wind energy, learn 3D printing, try out aluminum sandcasting, test injection molding and build a solar car, among other activities. The camp concludes on Friday with a design day and competition.

Cost: $300

RoboCamp

Ages: Grades 7-12

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: June 17-21

What: RoboCamp introduces students to hardware platforms and software development tools. Students will assemble a multipurpose robot from a kit and then learn to interact with and control various sensors, motors and related components.

Cost: $300

AppCamp

Ages: Grades 7-12

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: June 17-21

What: AppCamp teaches students about Mobile App development for Android devices using AppInventor — a tool developed by Google and supported by MIT. Students will build a number of apps using various sensor technologies found in most smartphones and tablets.

Cost: $300

For more information: Visit https://summercamps.cse.unt.edu/appcamp.php.

Cybersecurity

Ages: Grades 9-12

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 24-28; July 22-26

What: Learn about cybersecurity principles and a wide variety of cybersecurity topics hands-on activities, gamification and other activities.

Cost: $300

Summer Mathematics Institute

Ages: Grades 7-11

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 7-27

What: A fast-paced, intensive program for mathematically talented students. Students can master one year of high school math in less than one month. Classes are six hours a day, plus three hours on Saturdays. Teaches Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Precalculus.

Cost: $2,600. Scholarships available.

Internet of Things camp

Ages: Grades 9-12 and college freshmen

Where: University of North Texas, UNT at Frisco

When: July 8-12 at the University of North Texas; July 15-19 at UNT at Frisco

What: The Internet of Things (IoT) camp will focus on applying programming skills and ideas to design and build a simple IoT application that participants can take home.

Cost: $300

Animation and Game camp

Ages: Grades 7-12

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 15-19

What: Animation and Game camp teaches computer science-related topics with an emphasis on design and programming skills to be applied in virtual world environments. Students will build a virtual world environment that they can access at home and continue to expand.

Cost: $300

Sports Analytics and Management camp

Ages: Grades 8-12

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 29-Aug. 2

What: Participants will learn how to apply data analytics to evaluate player performance, recommend coaching decisions and run a sports business. Topics explored will include statistical analysis, wearable data-collection technologies, data-driven decision making and how those topics are changing the way sports enterprises are run.

Cost: $950

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org or call 940-565-3353.

Explore STEM! Computer Engineering

Ages: 14-22

Where: University of North Texas

When: July 29-Aug. 2

What: This program is designed for students with disabilities who have little to no previous exposure to computer engineering and who have an interest in basic programming and computer hardware.

In order to apply for this program, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS). If you do not have a VR Counselor please contact the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) office near you by referring to the VRS Directory.

Cost: Free, students must apply

For more information: Call 940-565-4000 or email untwise@unt.edu.

Explore STEM! Computer Science

Ages: 14-22

Where: University of North Texas

When: Aug. 5-9

What: Students with visual impairments and other disabilities will have the opportunity to explore basic concepts of coding, to learn about website design and to create and test computer hardware and programs for the internet. This program is designed for students with little to no previous experience in computer science who have an interest in programming and coding. The program will start with basic concepts.

In order to apply for this program, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS). If you do not have a VR Counselor please contact the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) office near you by referring to the VRS Directory.

Cost: Free, students must apply

For more information: Call 940-565-4000 or email untwise@unt.edu.

Maker STEM Camp

Ages: 14-22

Where: 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco

When: Aug. 5-9

What: Students with disabilities will be introduced to STEM skills and learn their practical application as well as have an opportunity for career exposure. Activities include: woodworking, mechanical linkages, electronics, scratch programming and Makey Makey, Arduino. Students take home what they make.

In order to apply for this program, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS). If you do not have a VR Counselor please contact the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) office near you by referring to the VRS Directory.

Cost: Free, students must apply

For more information: Call 940-565-4000 or email untwise@unt.edu.

Sports & Outdoors

TWU Gymnastics 38th Annual Instructional Camp

Ages: Girls 7 and older. Must be at least 8 years old to be a resident camper.

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 8-12

What: Geared toward competitive gymnasts of all levels, this camp provides workouts designed for systematic progression according to individual ability.

Cost: $425 commuter, $540 resident

For more information: Contact head coach Lisa Bowerman at 940-898-2380 or email lbowerman@twu.edu.

TWU Gymnastics 4th Annual High-Performance Camp

Ages: Upper-level competitive girls ages 13-18 (USAG level 8-10 skills)

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 14-16

What: Train at the TWU Gymnastics facility under TWU and USA Gymnastics certified club coaches.

Cost: $300 commuter, $340 resident

For more information: Contact head coach Lisa Bowerman at 940-898-2380 or email lbowerman@twu.edu.

TWU Soccer Elite Camp

Ages: Incoming ninth grade through junior college girls

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 13-15

What: Sharpen your competitive edge and get trained like a college athlete. Sessions will be fast-paced, challenging and fun. Players will work on improving their technical and tactical abilities.

Cost: $100

For more information: Contact head coach Jeff Huebner at 940-898-2374 or email jhuebner@twu.edu.

TWU Volleyball Youth/Mini Camp

Ages: Mini camp girls ages 4-8; youth camp girls ages 9-14

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: July 13-14

What: Learn the fundamentals of volleyball at this commuter camp. Campers must bring their own lunch.

Cost: $100

For more information: Contact head coach Jeff Huebner at 940-898-2374 or email jhuebner@twu.edu.

TWU Volleyball Elite Camp

Ages: Girls grades 8-12

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: July 20-21

What: Get advanced skill training focused on the aspects of each position on the floor — hitters, setters and defensive specialists.

Cost: Commuter — $215 early registration, $230 after June 14. Resident — $250 early registration, $275 after June 14.

For more information: Contact head coach Jeff Huebner at 940-898-2374 or email jhuebner@twu.edu.

Environmental Explorers

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: June 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Find out what makes our North Texas environment unique through outdoor exploration, philosophical inquiry, map-making and other art activities. Field trips to Dallas Zoo and Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Graduate students and professors in art, education and philosophy at UNT worked together to plan this exciting weeklong event.

Cost: $125, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Survival Camp

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Lost in the woods? No problem! This camp will teach you some basic survival skills (how to build a simple shelter, identify harmful and helpful plants, basic first aid, etc.) to hold you over until Superman comes to save the day! Field trip to Clear Creek.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Critter Camp

Ages: 5 and up

Where: The Koan School, 6441 Fishtrap Road

When: Aug. 5-9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

What: Learn what it takes to live and work on a farm, including animal caretaking, and growing and making your own food. Field trip to a local farm.

Cost: $150, plus $25 for extended care.

For more information: Email admin@koanschool.org.

Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp

Ages: 7-12

Where: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St, Lewisville

When: June 10-14

What: Play all day in our 2,600-acre nature preserve during our Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp. Hike, explore the log house, catch insects, learn to kayak and more.

Cost: $175

For more information: Email dmartinez@cityoflewisville.com, call 972-219-3550 or visit www.llela.org/learn/summer-camp.

Half-Day Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp

Ages: 7-12

Where: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St, Lewisville

When: June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Beat the heat with a half-day morning camp. Hike, explore the log house and much more.

Cost: $200

For more information: Email dmartinez@cityoflewisville.com, call 972-219-3550 or visit www.llela.org/learn/summer-camp.

National Cheerleaders Association Leadership Camp

Ages: Grades 9-12

Where: University of North Texas

When: July 25-28

What: Experience team bonding and learn customized pep rally routines and game day competition routines, complete with game day props, megaphones and signs.

Cost: Price varies up to $384

For more information: Email Amy Miller at amiller@varsity.com or visit www.varsity.com/nca/school/camps/locations/tx-unt.

College Readiness

TRIO Upward Bound Summer Program

Ages: Grades 9-12. For students who attend Denton, Ryan, Guyer, Sanger and Decatur high schools

Where: University of North Texas

When: May 28-July 5. First week is online, students start on campus on June 3.

What: A six-week residential summer series that gives high school students a taste of college life. Students take academic classes, receive counseling and participate in various cultural events, field trips and activities.

Cost: Free

For more information: Email untupwardbound@unt.edu or visit https://trio.unt.edu/ub.

Live and Learn Summer Program

Ages: 16-22

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 2-14; June 16-28; July 7-9

What: A two-week summer program for young adults with disabilities interested in vocational planning for their future. Whether their interests lie in entry-level, skilled or professional occupations, this program opens the door to the realities of the adult world of work. The program teaches participants independent living skills, social and recreational skills, and pre-vocational/vocational skills.

In order to apply for this program, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS). If you do not have a VR Counselor please contact the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) office near you by referring to the VRS Directory.

For more information: Call 940-565-4000 or email untwise@unt.edu.

National Hispanic Institute Collegiate World Series

Ages: Grade 11

Where: University of North Texas

When: July 10-14

What: Prepares incoming college freshmen for the emotional ups and downs of adapting to life away from their parents, making large financial investments, managing time effectively, understanding various cultures and lifestyles different from their own, and making critical decisions that eventually chart the course of their life journey. Students also get practice with college admissions, including writing essays, completing resumes and filling out school applications.

College WISE program

Ages: 16-22

Where: University of North Texas

When: July 21-26

What: A one-week summer program for young adults with disabilities interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. An overview of the expectations and demands of college life, both for universities and community colleges, are explored. Participants engage in a variety of activities aimed at demonstrating skills necessary to be successful in higher education, including independent living, social and recreational skills.

In order to apply for this program, participants will need to contact their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor through Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS). If you do not have a VR Counselor please contact the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) office near you by referring to the VRS Directory.

For more information: Call 940-565-4000, email untwise@unt.edu or visit https://wise.unt.edu/content/summer-programs.

Eagle Camp

Ages: Incoming UNT students

Where: Camp Copass

When: Sept. 20-21

What: A two-day, one-night experience created to help new UNT students build relationships, find their fit on campus and learn about the spirit and traditions of UNT.

Music

Guitar Camp

Ages: 10-14

Where: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St.

When: July 22-26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Discover the basics of acoustic guitar — including how to play melodies, bass lines and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn how to read guitar tablature, experiment with improvisation and write original songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Cost: $75 for the public, $65 for members

For more information: Call 940-382-2787, visit dentonarts.com or email education@dentonarts.com.

Guitar Camp

Ages: 6-9

Where: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St.

When: July 22-26, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

What: Discover the basics of acoustic guitar — including how to play melodies, bass lines and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn how to read guitar tablature, experiment with improvisation and write original songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Cost: $75 for the public, $65 for members

For more information: Call 940-382-2787, visit dentonarts.com or email education@dentonarts.com.

Keyboard Percussion Workshop

Ages: Grades 9-12, college and keyboard professionals.

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 10-14

What: A five-day seminar featuring private/group lessons with world class instructors, master classes performances and technique labs focused on all aspects of keyboard percussion performance. Different tracks are available. Participants in the high school track will play in keyboard percussion ensembles directed by workshop faculty. The special jazz vibraphone track will have lessons and master classes on improvisation and vibraphone technique with jazz vibraphonists.

Cost: Prices vary up to $815.

For more information: Call 940-369-7974 or email mark.ford@unt.edu.

Marching Percussion Workshop

Ages: Grades 9-12

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 9-13

What: The Marching Percussion Workshop trains high school percussionists in the tradition of the world-renowned North Texas Drumline.

Cost: Prices vary up to $470.

For more information: Call 940-369-7974 or email mark.ford@unt.edu or raychelataylor@gmail.com.

Drum Major and Student Leadership Camp

Ages: Grades 9-12, college

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 19-22

What: Up to 500 drum majors from across the U.S. are expected for four days of in-depth curriculum on improving technique, clarity and communication.

Cost: Prices vary up to $475.

For more information: Visit info@studentsleading.org.

Summer Harp Masterclass

Ages: All ages, all levels of harpists

Where: University of North Texas

When: Aug. 3

What: A one-day harp immersion event that includes masterclasses and a performance wellness clinic by Dr. Sajid Surve.

For more information: Call Jaymee Haefner at 940-565-3739 or email jaymee.haefner@unt.edu.

UNT Jazz Combo Workshop

Ages: 14 and up

Where: University of North Texas

When: July 7-12

What: Experience the ins and outs of jazz, including improvisation, jazz combo playing, jam sessions, jazz history and more. The camp concludes with a public concert.

Cost: $595

For more information: Email jazzworkshop@unt.edu.

All-State Choir Camp

Ages: Grades 9-12

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 30-July 3

What: Choir students from high schools across Texas improve their musicianship in sight-reading, vocalization, preparing for the college experience as a music major and more.

Cost: Prices vary up to $364

For more information: Email allstatecamp@unt.edu.

UNT Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop

Ages: 14 and up

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 23-28

What: Musicians come together for one intense week. Participants are involved in every aspect of vocal jazz, from solo and ensemble performance to improvisation, pedagogy, songwriting and jazz theory. Educators may attend a daily class devoted to vocal jazz directing, programming and rhythm section. Camp concludes with a jam session to try out improvisation skills and a Friday night concert. Songwriting class offered to those with some proficiency in music theory.

Cost: Prices vary up to $595

For more information: Email jazz@unt.edu.

Flute Fundamentals

Ages: Grades 6-8

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 8-12

What: Workshops to build tone, technique and confidence in performance, competitions and auditions that conclude the week with a concert performance.

Cost: Prices vary up to $950

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

Youth Symphony of Denton Summer Music Camp

Ages: Grades 6-12

Where: First United Methodist Church of Denton

When: July 22-26, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What: Two different levels of orchestra students will practice music to perform the final day of camp. Master clinicians will work with all students. There will also be sessions on rhythm reading, music theory and music history.

Cost: $250, scholarships available

For more information: Call 940-390-5956, visit www.fumc-denton.com/youth-symphony or email youthsymphony@gmail.com.

Life Skills

Camp Confidence

Ages: Grades 6-8

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: June 3-7

What: An interactive experience that encourages students to learn skills that will boost confidence and conquer fears of public speaking. For those students who look forward to a career in front of the camera, we’ll explore all kinds of on-camera tips. The camp will create in class scenarios students might face at school or when they’re with friends.

Cost: $499

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

Everything’s an Argument — The Art of Success

Ages: Grades 6-8

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: June 24-28

What: In this class, participants will use short stories, drama, role play and other tools to find their voice, identify your audience and use effective interviews to land a job, get a date and everything in between.

Cost: $499

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

Writing & Language

TWU Write Site Summer Writing Camp

Ages: Grades 6-12

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

What: Middle school campers will focus on a writing project of choice: creative or academic, including summer assignments. High school campers will produce relevant professional/academic texts: job letter/resume, scholarship or admission essay, or summer assignment. Campers will write in a nurturing and inclusive environment with assistance from faculty, graduate assistants and trained writing consultants. Daily lunches and camp shirt are included.

Cost: $175

For more information: Email jkliman@twu.edu or jenniferphillipsdenney@twu.edu.

TWU Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp

Ages: 3-9

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 3-14; Ages 3-6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and ages 6-9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

What: The camp incorporates individualized speech motor learning and functional communication in play-based activities for children with motor planning challenges. Individual and group sessions are included, as well as daily parent meetings.

Cost: $250

For more information: Call 940-898-2285 or email comsclinic@twu.edu.

TWU Language and Feeding with Friends (LAFF)

Ages: 18 months to 6 years old

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 17-July 26, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

What: Children will play with a variety of food textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake.

Cost: $250, due by June 10

For more information: Call 940-898-2285 or email comsclinic@twu.edu.

TWU Preschool Articulation and Language Services (PALS)

Ages: 3-6

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 17-July 26, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What: Get speech instruction that includes phonological methods, sequential targeting of sounds patterns, phonological awareness activities and literacy-based curriculum.

Cost: $250

For more information: Call 940-898-2285 or email comsclinic@twu.edu.

TWU Preschool Language Camp

Ages: 3-5

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 17-July 26, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.

What: Reinforce and build upon basic speech and language skills.

Cost: $250

For more information: Call 940-898-2285 or email comsclinic@twu.edu.

TWU Tools for Talking

Ages: Grades K-5

Where: Texas Woman’s University

When: June 17-July 26, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

What: This comprehensive therapy experience combines individualized and group activities to improve speech fluency in a fun atmosphere. Parent education sessions will be provided as well as communication with school-based and/or private speech therapists for carryover of new skills.

Cost: $250

For more information: Call 940-898-2285 or email comsclinic@twu.edu.

Short Story Exploration

Ages: Grades 6-8

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 22-26

What: Participants will learn about the major genres by exploring a new kind of short story each day including horror, detective and science fiction. This camp is perfect for readers or aspiring writers who want to learn more about what makes great stories great.

Cost: $299

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

STARTALK program

Ages: High school juniors through college students

Where: University of North Texas

When: June 1-28

What: A free intensive beginning Russian language-immersion course. Funded by the National Security Agency to encourage the teaching of critical-need languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. The non-residential four-week course at UNT, “Welcome to My World,” includes 120 instructional hours in beginning Russian. Students have an opportunity to take a free placement exam at the end of the course and earn three college credit hours.

Cost: Free

American Culture and Communication Camp

Ages: Grades 6-11

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 15-19

What: Offers middle and high school students who are studying English as a second language the opportunity to study and practice English in a university setting through language immersion, social interaction and experiential learning. Participants will practice and improve core English skills as they learn about American culture and communication. Morning classes focus on core English skills including grammar, listening, reading, speaking and pronunciation, and writing. Afternoon classes focus on American culture and oral communication, and on project-based English learning through games, sports, art, film, performance and presentations.

Cost: $499

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

Language Explorer: Real and Sci-Fi Languages

Ages: Grades 6-11

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: July 22-26

What: Become a language tourist and experience the world. Learn about languages and speakers the world over. Participants get to try out the sounds, learn short phrases, and how to write different scripts. Learn about invented languages like Elvish and Yoda-speak, then use language analysis software to create a dictionary and phrasebook of a language they invent.

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

Language Explorer: Dialects and Fingerprints

Ages: Grades 6-11

Where: UNT at Frisco

When: Aug. 5-9

What: Travel the nation by hearing and learning about dialects of American English! Do linguistic fieldwork on language dialects and how people feel about Texas speech. Discover what language can reveal about a speaker, use acoustic software to analyze speech, and become a forensic linguist to solve who said it and who done it!

For more information: Email trussell@pdi.org or tspecht@pdi.org, call 940-565-3353 or visit http://bit.ly/Friscosummer.

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