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Staff that manage the care for your kids have been doing so for a combined 100+ years. We are committed to serving Denton kids.


After school childcare + Kids' Rock

  • After School Childcare, Grades K-5
    After School ChildCare, Grades K-5

    ​For more information, call (940) 349-8730.

    Denton Parks and Rec offers affordable after school care with extended hours. Each day of school, students are picked up from school and transported to one of our recreation centers for an array of activities and tutorial time. All drivers are City employees and have completed a training course in defensive driving.

    We offer a variety of activities including intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, rock climbing, "Brainy Bowl," bounce houses, skating, and more. Students also have homework or tutorial time and snack time. 

    Online registration is now available for after school child care.

    • Aug. 15-May 21, 2020
    • Every school day, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Monthly fee, $165
    • Parents Manual

    Transportation is provided to the following recreation centers from the schools listed below. Students must be picked up by 6:30 p.m. from the corresponding center.

    After School Action Sites (ASAS):

    • Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan, Denton Classical
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center: Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Rivera, Stephens
    • North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson
  • Kids' Day Off | DISD In-Service and Holidays
    Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher work day, we've got you covered! We jam-pack each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun, enriching activities and field trips. 

    Kids must be dropped of by 9 a.m. each day and need to pack drinks, snacks, and a lunch. The fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation. Preregistration is required two days prior to each date to avoid cancellations due to a lack of minimum enrollment. Register online.
    Upcoming Dates:
    Dec. 20 | Dec. 23 | Dec. 24 | Dec. 26 | Dec. 27 | Dec. 30 | Dec. 31 | Jan. 2 | Jan. 3 | Jan. 6
    • $30 per student, per day at Denton Civic Center
    • Field trip fees are included in the fee
    • 7 a.m. drop-off and 6 p.m. pick-up

Preschools + Preschool Camps
  • North Lakes Part-Time Preschool
    Licensed by the Texas Dept. Family and Protective Services. Students will learn, laugh, and grow in a safe, fun, and caring environment. Instructors teach numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and occasional field trips. Students must be potty trained and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks daily.
    Admission requires a deposit equal to one week's tuition. North Lakes Preschool is located in the North Lakes Annex at 1117 Riney Rd. For more information, call (940) 349-8287.

    Enrollment is limited to 12 students, ages 3 to 5.

    5 days, $380 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
    3 days, $260 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri.
    2 days, $180 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tues., Thurs. 
  • Full-Time Licensed Preschools, ages 3-5
    Full-time Preschools
    Denton Parks and Rec Preschools are a safe environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, motor skill development, and creativity. We teach literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology using the Mother Goose Time curriculum.

    Our students also experience and learn social responsibility fostered through a variety of games, center-based activities, and field trips.We are committed to high standards of care and are therefore licensed by the Texas Dept. Family and Protective Services. We are also a Child Care Management Service program of the Texas Workforce Commission dedicated to help eligible parents with the cost of child care. 

    Tuition is $460 per month, and admission requires one month tuition at the time of registration. Students must be potty trained and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

    Denia Preschool
    1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285

    MLK Jr. Preschool
    1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575
    MLK Preschool Handbook (PDF)
  • Preschool Camp
    The all-day summer camp is great for kids in preschool! Licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and taught using the Mother Goose Time curriculum. 

    Monday-Friday | 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | $115/week
    Denia Rec Center and MLK Jr. Rec Center

    Learn more and register here. 
Half Day Camps
  • Aquatic Explorer Camp
    Dive into the splashiest camp of the summer!
    Ages 7-14 | 1-4 p.m. | $85/week

    Camp is weekly in June and July at the Denton Natatorium. Enriching activities will be planned, with plenty of water fun mixed in. Each week is a new theme, with new adventures to enjoy. Apply online.
  • Karate, Language, and Fashion
    Red Tiger Karate, ages 6-12

    A summer ninja camp for all levels. Campers practice with safe ninja weapons like nunchucks while improving coordination and confidence. 
    June 17-20 | 1-3 p.m. | $60

    UNT Language Explorer, grades 6-11

    Campers are taught by UNT professors and will learn about constructing new languages while writing in various scripts like Hindi and Chinese.
    June 3-7 | 7 a.m.-6 p.m. | $215

    Fashionista Camp, ages 8-13

    Create, design, sew, and model dream outfits in this camp! Campers will learn about the basics of construction and will work with sewing machines. 
    July 8-12 | 9 a.m.-noon | $55
    July 15-19 | 9 a.m.-noon | $55

  • Outdoor Specialty Camps
    Junior Master Naturalist, ages 6-11

    Kids will explore nature, create, craft, hike, and journal with certified Elm Fork Master Naturalists. 
    June 3-7 | 9 a.m.-noon | $65 

    Junior Master Gardner, ages 6-11

    Kids will explore the world of gardening with certified Denton County Master Gardeners. 
    July 22-26 | 9 a.m.-noon | $65 

    Girl Scout Outdoor Adventure, grades 4-8

    All girls are welcome in these camps! Girls in 4th and 5th grade will earn Eco Camper and Outdoor Art badges, and girls in 6th through 8th grade will earn Archery and Outdoor Art badges.
    June 10-14 | $150 

    Teen Outdoor Adventure, ages 11-16

    The zombie apocalypse is coming! Teens will learn survival skills like archery and fishing while also getting to rock climb, kayak and more. 
    July 8-12 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $130 

    Possum Kingdom Cabin Camping, ages 12-16

    Enjoy a traditional camping experience at Camp Grady Spruce! Campers will sleep in cabins and enjoy horseback riding, archery, fishing and more.
    July 29-Aug. 1 | all day | $199

  • Sport Camps
    Elementary Tennis Camp, ages 5-10
    Middle School Tennis Camp, ages 11-13 
    High School Tennis Camp, ages 14-18

    Tennis camps are great for all levels. Pros will work the campers through needed basics, while introducing more advanced play and playing for points for more advanced players. Schedule and more information found through links above. Match Play camp session available for Middle School and High School ages. 

    Skyhawks Skateboard Camp, ages 6+

    Weekly | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | $75

    Skyhawks Multi-Sports Camp, ages 7-12

    Weeks alternate between practicing a variety of sports and focusing on just one. Single sport weeks include football and volleyball. No previous experience required. 
    Weekly | $129

    Jr. Golf Academy Camp, ages 7-15

    All ages and experiences welcome. Taught by certified pros. 
    9 a.m.-noon | $200

  • STEM Camps
    Engineering for Kids, ages 6-12

    Proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. There are six weekly sessions through July and August with themes like Coding and Gaming, Minecraft EDU Medieval, Forensic Investigators, and more! 

    Camp Invention, ages 5-11

    Nationally recognized summer program  focused on creativity, innovation, real world problem solving, and the spirit of invention. Camp is led by DISD science teachers. 
    June 24-28 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $215

    Youth Tech Inc., ages 6-17

    Dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities for students with a passion to explore the edge of their imagination with cutting edge software. Seven weekly sessions are through June and July and offer different focuses like Video Game Design, iCode, Animation, and more. Different topics are for different age ranges.

All-Day Summer Camps
teen summer campS
  • All-Day Teen Camp, ages 11-15
    Each day begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at Denton Civic Center. For camp specific questions, call (940) 349-8731.
    Registration Details

    Parent Manual
    Fees include all activities and field trips. There must be a minimum of 20 campers per week.

    The first session must be paid in full upon registration. The $20 deposit (applied to fee) is required for all reserved sessions. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable; credits or refunds are not provided for days missed. For sessions paid in full, a one-week notice must be given to receive credit toward another session. Teens need to bring a sack lunch, a snack, and drinks each day.

    To view a complete list of field trips and to register, visit CivicRec.


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321 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201
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(940) 349-7275


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