Smart fun in the summertime: Middle School
Dare to Discover Summer Camp, Entering Gr. 6-8
This is a one week long summer enrichment camp offering classes for students who enjoy being academically and creatively engaged. Several performance-based and hands-on classes are offered. The camp culminates with a family open house including demonstrations, project displays and performances by participants. The Middle School Camp will be held July 9-12 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at McLean Middle School. There is also an Elementary School Camp offered in the mornings. Registration forms and additional information can be found here. Registration forms are due by June 28, 2017.
VanGrow Studio of the Arts
Art classes and art camps for ages 2-18 www.vangrowstudio.com
Amon Carter Museum
Family-friendly activities www.cartermuseum.org
Kimbell Art Museum
Free drop-in programs and art camps for ages 6-12 www.kimbellart.org 817.332.8451
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Art camps for 4-13 and 14-17 www.themodern.org/summer-art-camp-and-study-modern-2018 817.738.9215
Kids Who Care Summer Camps
June Musical Theatre Intensive: Producing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" June 10-24/Auditions May 19, 2018, $900. Contact: 817-737-2164
July International Camp: Producing "Choices" July 8-29, $900. Contact: 817-737-KIDS
Camp Casa '18
Producing "Once Upon a Mattress"
Dates: June 25-July 15, 2018; Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. $1,100 Contact: 817.332.KIDS
TCU Horned Frog All-State Choir Camp
July 15-18 [Purple Camp]; July 18-21 [White Camp] Contact: 817.257.7232
University of Texas at Arlington
August 1-4, 2018
Camp Coordinator: Mason Barlow
Camp Coordinator: Dr. Karen Kenaston-French
University of North Texas
Camp Coordinator: Jessica Napoles
Camp Clinician: Dr. Allen Hightower
Camp Clinician: Dr. Clell Wright
HEALTH AND P.E.
Pack a healthy lunch, invite your family or friends, and walk or bike to a local park for a picnic. Take a Frisbee or jump rope. Visit a city park and challenge your friends to a game.
Bike or hike along the Trinity Trail Over 40 miles of trails!
Visit one of the city’s three aquatic centers
Grab a bathing suit and a towel and check out the newly reopened Forest Park Pool, or the Marine Park Pool or the Sycamore Spray Ground. Check website for location, prices, and hours.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: UNIVERSITY CAMPS
TCU Percussion Camp, June 7-8, 2018 / Flute Workshop, June 27-28, 2018 / Saxophone Workshop, June 11-12, 2018 / Summer Harp Workshop, June 6-8, 2018 / Band Camp, June 22-23, 2018 / Summer Clarinet Workshop, June 25-26, 2018 / Summer Trombone Workshop, July 26-27, 2018 / Summer String Workshop, July 23-25, 2018
Jazz Combo Workshop, July 9-13, 2018 / Keyboard Percussion Symposium, June 11-15, 2018 / 18th Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp, June 19-22, 2018 / 31st Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass, June 18-22, 2018 / String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-10), June 11-15, 2018 / 15th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program, June 1-June 8, 2018 / Summer String Institute Session I, July 15-21, 2018/ Summer String Institute Session II July 22-29, 2018 / Summer Harp Masterclass, August 4, 2018 / Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass, June 15-17, 2018 / ClarEssentials High School Clarinet Workshop, June 26-30, 2018 / Vocal Jazz Workshop, June 25-29, 2018
Summer Jazz Combo Workshop, July 8-13, 2018 / Summer Strings Combo, July 15-20, 2018 / Summer Concert Band Camp, June 10-14, 2018 / Summer Marching Band Camp, June 17-21, 2018 / Honors Horn Camp, July 20-25, 2018
Tarleton State University Junior High Band Camp (Grades 7th thru 9th), June 10th-13th, 2018
Southern Methodist University Institute for Young Pianists, July 14-20, 2018
LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES
Login to your school’s library catalog and access Follett eBooks and TumbleBooks!
Read library books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!
Participate in Fort Worth’s citywide summer reading and activities and become eligible to win great prizes!
Texas Library Association encourages reading at all ages with lists for children, teens, and adults.
The Fort Worth Herd
Ask the drivers how they measure horns! Try measuring horn circumference and calculate the diameter. How many cattle are in the herd? What is the average distance between the cattle horns?
Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze
Over 54,000 square feet of pathways challenge you to compete against the clock. How fast was your time? Who was the slowest? What is the difference between the slowest and fastest person to complete the maze?
College for Kids at Tarrant County College
College for Kids is a 3-week summer enrichment program for children in 1st - 8th grades. Courses and faculty challenge students through inquiry and exploration.
Field trips and Apple Camp are two great ways to get kids thinking, learning, and creating!
Think Through Math (Use your FWISD login.)
Don’t lose it, use it! Practice your math skills over the summer.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Did you know that over half of the nation’s currency is produced in Fort Worth? How many bills are printed at one time by each machine? How can you “break the code” on paper money to determine where the money was printed? Take a self-guided tour through an enclosed walkway and see where billions of dollars are printed. Special Craftsmanship Demonstrations June 20-23 and July 25-28.
Ready to have some math fun? Need a little help in understanding a concept? This website gives assistance through videos and interactive math practice.
CR Smith Museum
Practice hand-on activities at Saturday at the Smith or take a self-guided tour for a museum scavenger hunt. Learn about earthquakes and tsunamis through fun activities like the “Quake Karaoke” platform, build a structure and launch it in the “Tsunami Tank,” beat the clock in the “Puzzled Earth” plate tectonic puzzle and many other fun activities!
CR Smith Museum Aviation Camp
A great opportunity for your child to experience an adventure into the world of aviation! Meet aviation specialists, tour facilities, perform experiments, and learn what it takes to be an aviator. Camps are available for grades 3-9.
CR Smith Museum Field Trips
Take advantage of inexpensive opportunities that focus on the historic, interactive, and hands-on exhibits. Opportunities include programs that are self-guided, hands-on, and focus on STEM concepts.
Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, Texas
Record all the animals you see and talk about why each one looks different from the others.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Draw and label as many plants as you can. Group them by their features like size or color
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Enjoy the newly renovated Omni Theater and Noble Planetarium.
YMCA Summer Camp at Camp Carter
Fort Worth Zoo
List the carnivores and herbivores that you see!
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Saturdays at BRIT, Camp BRIT, Bella’s Story Time
Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility • 817.231.4000
Amon Carter Museum • 817.738.1933
Texas Civil War Museum • 817.246.2323
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History • 817.255.9300
Fort Worth Aviation Museum • 855.733.8627
Kimbell Art Museum Kimbell Kids Drop in Studio 12 and younger Limited to 20 students + one adult per student 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.; Wearable Art - June 16, June 30, July 7, July 28; Boogie-Woogie with Mondrian – August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25.
Modern Art Museum
Tours in Spanish the first Sunday of every month. Tours available in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and American Sign Language if requested 2 weeks in advance.
Fort Worth Public Library
Bilingual Story Time (Spanish and English) offered at every branch. See individual branch for specific time and day of the week.