Smart fun in the summertime: Middle School

  • ADVANCED ACADEMICS

    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.


    ART

    VanGrow Studio of the Arts
    Art classes and art camps for ages 2-18  www.vangrowstudio.com 
    817.348.0505 

    Amon Carter Museum
    Family-friendly activities   www.cartermuseum.org
    817.989.5030

    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


    CHORAL MUSIC

    Bass Hall Middle School Camp
    July 30-August 2, 2018 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Student Concert on the Bass Hall stage August 3. Lunch is served beginning at noon.  
    Questions: 817.212.4330 education@basshall.com

    UNT Middle School/Junior High Choir Camp
    July 11-14, 2018, Jessica Napolos, Camp Coordinator. 
    Questions: 940.369.7203
    MLChoirCamp@unt.edu

    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
    Email: choircamp@uta.edu
    Camp Coordinator: Dr. Karen Kenaston-French 

    University of North Texas
    June 27-30
    Contact: 940.369.7203
    Camp Coordinator: Jessica Napoles
    Camp Clinician: Dr. Allen Hightower

    Hardin-Simmons University
    June 24-June28
    Contact: 325.670.1415
    Email: Choircamp@hsutx.edu
    Camp Clinician: Dr. Clell Wright


    HEALTH AND P.E.

    Get outside
    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.

    Contact the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Clayton or City of Fort Worth Don’t forget your sunscreen!

    Bike or hike along the Trinity Trail Over 40 miles of trails!

    Visit Fort Worth’s Nature Center and Refuge
    Take hikes, look for birds and other wildlife, and see the baby buffaloes.
    www.naturecenterfriends.org

    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

    UNT
    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 

    UTA
    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

    @yourlibrary
    Login to your school’s library catalog and access Follett eBooks and TumbleBooks!

    OverDrive
    Read library books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

    WorthReading #wr365
    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.


    MATH

    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. ž

    Apple Store
    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.

    Khan Academy
    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.


    READING

    FWISD Summer Reading List

    Fort Worth Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Summer Reading Activities from ReadWriteThink

    About.com Teen Reading Lists

    International Reading Association Reading Choices List


    SCIENCE

    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.
    817.255.9300

    River Legacy Park

    YMCA Summer Camp at Camp Carter
    817.738.9241

    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
    817.332.4441

    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

    Camp Invention

    Destination Science

    Camp Fort Worth


    SOCIAL STUDIES

    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


    WORLD LANGUAGES

    Kimbell Art Museum Kimbell Kids Drop in Studio 12 and younger ž 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.