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 from July 15-18 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at Western Hills Elementary 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 27, 2019.


    VanGrow Studio of the Arts
    Art classes and art camps for ages 5-18 

    Kimbell Art Museum
    Free drop-in programs and art camps for ages 6-12    817.332.8451

    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
    For questions, please call 817.840.2121


    Bass Hall Middle School Camp
    July 29-August 2 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free of charge to FWISD Middle School students. Music packet included. Lunch and snacks provided. Free transportation for FWISD. Student concert on Bass Hall Stage, August 2. 
    Contact Information: 817.212.4330

    Kids Who Care 

    June 17-30 Musical Theatre Intensive- Auditions: June 1 $750

    June 10-15 Mini Camp – Ages 4-7 $295

    June 10-15 Actors Studio-1st-5th Grade $295

    June 10-15 Actors Studio-Grades 6-9 $295

    Contact information: 817.737.KIDS


    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, or City of Fort Worth about opportunities. 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.

    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.




    Percussion Camp

    June 7-8, 2019


    Flute Workshop

    June 24-25, 2019


    Saxophone Workshop

    June 26-27, 2019


    Harp Workshop

    June 10-12, 2019


    Band Camp

    June 21-22, 2019


    Clarinet Workshop

    June 10-11, 2019


    String Workshop

    July 22-24, 2019


    Jazz Combo Workshop

    July 7–July 12, 2019


    19th Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

    June 18–June 21, 2019


    32st Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

    June 17-21, 2019


    String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-10)

    June 10–June 14, 2019


    15th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program

    May 24-31, 2019


    Summer String Institute Session I

    July 14–July 21, 2019


    Summer String Institute Session II

    July 21–July 28, 2019


    Summer Harp Masterclass

    August 3, 2019


    Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass

    June 14-16, 2019 (Adv. Only)


    Vocal Jazz Workshop

    June 23–June 28, 2019


    Summer Jazz Combo Workshop

    July 7-12, 2019


    Summer Strings Camp

    July 14-19, 2019


    Summer Concert Band Camp

    June 9-13, 2019


    Summer Marching Band Camp

    June 16-20, 2019


    Honors Horn Camp

    July 19-24, 2019

    Tarleton State University


    June 9th - 13th, 2019

    Southern Methodist University

    Institute for Young Pianists

    July 7-13, 2019



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

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

    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. ž

    Apple Store
    Field trips and Apple Camp are two great ways to get kids thinking, learning, and creating!

    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
    The CR Smith Museum completed a significant remodel in the summer of 2018. In its new configuration, the museum explains the inner workings of airline operations and showcases the people who run American Airlines everyday. Brand new interactive exhibits and a rare 1940 Douglas DC-3 airliner that is accessible to visitors. In addition, the museum’s 4K digital theater features Why I Fly, a short film that shares the inspirational stories of some of American Airlines’ tea members.



    FWISD Summer Reading List

    Fort Worth Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Summer Reading Activities from ReadWriteThink Teen Reading Lists

    International Reading Association Reading Choices List


    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.

    River Legacy Park

    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

    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

    Camp Invention

    Destination Science

    Camp Fort Worth


    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




    Jun 7 - Jun 21 (1 – 4 pm)



    June 29 (6-9 pm)


    Family Festival / Fiesta de la Familia at the Kimbell


    Sunday, July 21 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

    Piano Pavilion


    All ages


    Light, Color, Monet! / Luz, Color, Monet!

    Celebrate the art of Claude Monet and National Ice Cream Day at the Kimbell! Enjoy the sweet pleasures of a favorite summertime treat and paintings by one of the world’s most beloved artists. Highlights will include art making, gallery explorations, live performances, face painting, and free ice cream.                                                                                                                                                                           

    *Includes waived admission to the special exhibition Monet: The Late Years.


    2019 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp

    “Become a Gong Fu Panda”

    By the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas



    In Chinese, Gong Fu (功夫) doesn't only mean Kung Fu, but also means skills and talents.

    Do you want your children to learn some real Gong Fu?

    Enroll them in the Become a Gong Fu Panda – 2019 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp, offered by the Confucius Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas.

    This three-week camp for children 6 years and older will focus on building Chinese language skills and developing specific talents in Calligraphy, painting, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, folk dances, and crafts.

    Daily immersion language classes and fun activities will enable your children to learn fast while having great fun!


    Greet and Open House:

    Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:00pm - 7:30pm in JO 4.614, parents can meet, greet and communicate with each other for carpools and other help-out. There will be a Q & A session as well.

    Camp Time:

    June 10th – June 28th, 2019. Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Closing Ceremony and Show Day:

    Friday, June 28, 2019, at 2:00pm in Jonsson Performance Hall, campers will show and display what they have learned in the camp. Certificates and awards will be presented. Parents and friends are invited.

    Camp Location:

    Camp is held in Eric Jonsson Academic Center (JO), at The University of Texas at Dallas.
    (see campus map)


    $250/one week
    $450/two weeks
    $650/three weeks
    Campers can sign up for one week, two weeks or three weeks. The content of each week will be different and progress week by week. The camp cost includes a camp T-shirt, a pizza lunch on Friday and daily photos of the campers. A discount has already been applied if two or three weeks are selected. For a sibling registration discount please contact the camp director. Campers bring their own lunch boxes.


    Find more information at:



    Tours by language are subject to availability and must be requested 2 weeks in advance.  Tours are available in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Turkish.



    Fort Worth Sister Cities International

    Junior International Leadership Academy, July 8-July 12

    Join this dynamic summer leadership program specifically designed for middle school students completing grades 6-8. The Jr. International Leadership Academy (JILA) students will meet and interact with other Fort Worth middle school students as well as university students from our sister cities while studying international cultures in a creative, fun, and educational environment. The program will encourage students to explore and focus on current issues as they gain essential leadership and communication skills through cross-cultural activities such as art, music and language



    Fort Worth Sister Cities