Smart fun in the summertime: High School

  • ART

    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 All-State Choir Camp 
    June 10-13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free of charge to FWISD High School Choristers. All State Music packet provided. Free transportation for FWISD. Student concert, June 13, 12:00 p.m. Contact information: 817.212.4330,

    TCU All-State Choir Camp 
    Purple Camp: July 14-17, White Camp: July 17-20 817.257.5411

    UNT All-State Choir Camp 
    June 30-July 3, Contact Information: 940.369.7936,

    Kids Who Care

    June 10-15, 2019 Actor’s Studio: Grades 10-12  $295

    June 17-30, 2019 Musical Theater Intensive: Grades 1-12  $750: Auditions June1

    Contact Information: 817.737.KIDS (5437)


    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 6-8, 2019


    Band Camp high school

    June 17-20, 2019


    Clarinet Workshop

    June 10-11, 2019


    String Workshop

    July 23-25, 2019


    Jazz Double Bass Workshop

    June 17–21, 2019


    Jazz Combo Workshop

    July 7-12, 2019


    Marching Percussion Camp

    June 9–13, 2019


    Keyboard Percussion Symposium 

    June 10–June 14, 2019


    19th Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

    June 18–June 21, 2019


    32nd Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

    June 17-21, 2019


    String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-10)

    June 10–14, 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



    Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass

    June 14-16, 2019


    Vocal Jazz Workshop

    June 23–June 28, 2019


    Summer Jazz Combo Workshop

    July 7-12, 2019


    Summer Strings Camp

    July 14-19, 2019


    All-State String Workshop

    Fall 2019 (Date TBA)


    Summer Concert Band Camp

    June 09-13, 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

    Norman, Oklahoma

    Great Plains Saxophone Workshop

    June 25-29, 2019

    Fort Worth ISD

    Percussion Camp at Bass Hall

    June 10-14, 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.


    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. 

    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.

    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 24-July 14
    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 at to register for any summer offering or call 817.554.3613 for additional information.

    Artes De La Rosa • 
    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 3-June 21, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Open registration through June 3. For questions, please call 817.624.8333 or contact





    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.




    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.


    UTA Department of Modern Languages

    The 2019 STARTALK UTA Intensive Russian Program (funded by NSA), Let’s Travel to Russia

    This is a four-week (120 instructional hours) program for 11th-12th graders and undergraduate students with no prior knowledge of Russian, or at a low novice level.

    All program activities, including tuition, textbooks, other learning materials, and lunches, are free to students.

    Upon successful completion of the program, students wishing to continue their Russian studies at UTA will be eligible to earn up to eight university credit hours through the university placement test. This test will incur no personal expense on the part of the student. This gives students the opportunity to become part of the UTA language learning community.

    Admission preference will be given to applicants with high academic performance and those who plan to continue Russian studies after the program.


    • Program dates: July 1-July 27, 2019
    • Times: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM
    • Final ceremony: Saturday, July 27
    • Location: Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington, Hammond Hall, 701 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX 76019

    Application deadline: May 15, 2019.

    All applicants will be informed of acceptance no later than May 30, 2019. The number of program participants is limited to 30 students.

    Apply here:

    ***If application deadline has passed, but you are interested in the program, please email the program director to see if any spots became available at the last moment.

    For more information, contact: Dr. Iya Price, Program Director:


    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!

    Camp Groups:

    Group A: age range 6 - 8
    Group B: age range 9 - 11
    Group C: age range 12 - 17

    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: