Smart fun in the summertime: High School

  • ART

    VanGrow Studio of the Arts
    Art classes and art camps for ages 2-18

    Amon Carter Museum
    Family-friendly activities   

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

    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
    Art camps for ages 4-13 and 14-17   817.738.9215


    TCU Horned Fron All-State Choir Camp
    [Purple Camp] July 15-18, [White Camp] July 18-21 ž 817.257.7232

    University of Texas at Arlington
    August 1-4, 2018
    Camp Coordinator: Mason Barlow
    Camp Coordinator: Dr. Karen Kenaston-French

    UNT All-State Choir Camp
    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
    Camp Clinician: Dr. Clell Wright

    Kids Who Care Summer Musical Theatre Camps
    June Musical Theatre Intensive: Producing "Joseph and the Amazing Techniclolor Dreamcoat" June 10-24/Auditions: May 19, 2018, $900. Contact: 817.737.2164
    July International Camp: Producing "Choices" July 8-29 Ages 1st-12th grades, $900.  Contact: 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, 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.

    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, 2018 / Flute Workshop, June 27-28, 2018 / Saxophone Workshop, June 11-12, 2018 / Summer Harp Workshop, June 6-8, 2018 / Band Camp, June 18-21, 2018 / Summer Clarinet Workshop, June 25-26, 2018 / Summer Trombone Camp, July 26-27, 2018 / Summer String Workshop, July 23-25, 2018

    Jazz Double Bass Workshop, June 18-22, 2018 / Jazz Combo Workshop, July 9-13, 2018 / Marching Band Camp, June 21-24, 2018 / Marching Percussion Camp, June 10-14, 2018 / Keyboard Percussion Symposium, June 11-15, 2018 / 18th Annual Beginners and Intermediate String 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 1-8, 2018 / Summer String Institute 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 Camp, July 15 - 20, 2018 / All-State String Workshop, Fall 2018-Date TBA / 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
    High School Band Camp, June 16-19, 2018

    Southern Methodist University
    Institute for Young Pianists, July 14-20, 2018

    Fort Worth ISD
    Percussion Camp at Bass Hall, June 11-15, 2018


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

    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.


    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 26-29 and July 24-27.

    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!

    Bass Hall
    Take a tour of Bass Hall and discover the architectural geometry used to create the hall. Try to identify as many examples of geometry as possible during the tour.

    Central Market Cooking School


    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


    Perot Museum of Nature and Science • 214.428.5555

    Monnig Meteorite Museum • 817.257.6277

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History • 817.255.9300

    Dallas World Aquarium • 214.720.2224

    River Legacy Park • 817.860.6752

    Camp Carter • 817.738.9241

    Fossil Rim • 254.897.2960

    Fort Worth Botanic Gardens • 817.392.5510

    Botanical Research Institute of Texas  • 817.332.4441
    Green Revolution is a year-round environmental leadership platform focused on increasing environmental stewardship and E-STEM skills of students in the 6th-12th grades. Students, or Agents of Change, investigate their world to identify, design, and implement creative solutions to improve human health and sustainability of the environment. Participants gain real-world knowledge that equips them for leadership in the job market of tomorrow.

    Texas Tech University
    Ideal Camps Choose a focus from a variety of science areas such as the environment or women in science.

    Baylor’s University for Young People (UYP)
    Summer enrichment program with science emphasis available.

    The Health Museum
    Challenges and Solutions in Medicine in the 21st Century Explore medical-related career paths and deepen your understanding of medical sciences.

    Tarrant County College Youth Programs: Science and Math Academy of Research and Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Camp
    Various STEM camps. Scholarships provided.

    Texas Wesleyan University TexPREP

    Texas Christian University


    Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility • 817.231.4000

    Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza • 214.747.6660

    National Archives and Records Administration in Fort Worth • 817.831.5620

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History • 817.255.9300

    Fort Worth Aviation Museum • 855.733.8627


    Casa Mañana
    Ages 8-14, June 25-July 15
    3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116 ž 817.332.2272

    Texas Ballet Theatre School
    Summer Intensive
    1540 Mall Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76116 ž 817.763.0207

    Stage West
    Offers a variety of acting camps as well as the summer conservatory program. Now enrolling for summer camps ages 7-18 summer conservatory program ages 14-22. Contact education director Andrea Gonzales at to register for any summer offering or call 817.784.9378 for additional information.

    Artes De La Rosa • 817.624.8333
    Youth program in arts education specializing in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and visual arts for children in 3rd to 12th grade. Free for families that qualify. June 4-June 22, 12:30 -5:30 p.m. Open registration March 21st – May 31st.


    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.