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Camps & Childcare

Welcome to your One Stop Shop for Summer Camp! 
All-day camps require in-person registration, all others offer online registration. For assistance, email or call (940) 349-7275.

All-Day Camps, Ages 3½-12
  • All-Day Camp Fees, Registration, and Schedules
    Unless otherwise noted, campers need to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Field trips fees are included. The camp fee includes field trips, themed activities, arts, crafts, and swimming. Nonresidents add $5 per session/week.

    All-Day Camp Week 4 Schedules
    Little Campers, ages 3½-6
    Camp Voyage, ages 5-12
    Super Kids, ages 6-12
    Camp Exploration, ages 5-11
    King’s Kids Camp, ages 5-12
    Teen Camp, ages 11-15

    Weekly Sessions
    7 a.m. drop-off, 6 p.m. pick-up
    Week 1, June 5-9
    Week 2, June 12-16
    Week 3, June 19-23
    Week 4, June 26-30
    Week 5, July 3-7
    Week 6, July 10-14
    Week 7, July 17-21
    Week 8, July 24-28
    Week 9, July 31-Aug 4
    Week 10, Aug 7-11

    Registration Details
    $120 per week; S5 is $105 due to the July 4 holiday.
    The first session must be paid in full upon registration. A $10 deposit is required for all other reserved sessions and will be applied to the fee. 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.

    Snacks and Lunch
    Regardless of being registered for the free lunch program, kids must bring two snacks a drink each day. The free lunch program is available on non-field trip days, June 12-Aug 11.
  • All-Day Camp Ages and Locations
    Licensed by the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, kids will enjoy a safe, summer camp atmosphere. Themed activities include field trips, swimming, games, crafts, songs, inflatables, dance, story time, and karaoke. Kids must be potty trained. Parents Handbook

    McMath Middle School
    Week 1    Calling All Campers; Playstreet Museum
    Week 2    Safari Madness; Frank Buck Zoo
    Week 3    Wet & Wild; FC Spray Ground & The Coop
    Week 4    Hawaiian Hullabaloo; Rainforest Cafe/Sea Life
    Week 5    Fairy Tale Fun; Chuck E Cheese/Movie
    Week 6    Going Green; Sci-Tech Discovery/LE Beard Park
    Week 7    Above & Beyond; Planetarium/Braum’s
    Week 8    Team Spirit; Main Event
    Week 9    Sunshine Fun Time; Cici’s/Safari Run
    Week 10  Paradise; Altitude Trampoline Park/Bonkers
    Registration Form | Parents Handbook

    Denia Rec Center
    Week 1    Kayak Attack
    Week 2    Jump Start
    Week 3    Angler & Archers
    Week 4    Beach Break
    Week 5    EnviroKids
    Week 6    Sportastic
    Week 7    Water World
    Week 8    Fuzzy Friends
    Week 9    Legopalozza
    Week 10  Best of the Best
    Parents Handbook

    McMath Middle School
    Week 1    Silly Camp Celebration; Pinstack
    Week 2    Up, Up, & Away; Cosmic Jump/Allen Station Park
    Week 3    Aloha Summer!; Hawaiian Falls Roanoke
    Week 4    Xtreme Sports; Main Event
    Week 5    America the Beautiful; The Star/Bahama Bucks
    Week 6    Wild, Wild West; Urban Air Trampoline Park
    Week 7    Movie Madness; Chuck E. Cheese/Movie
    Week 8    The Mighty Jungle; Rain Forest Café/Safari Run
    Week 9    Super Hero Adventures; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    Week 10  Animal Planet; Cici’sPizza/Legoland/Going Bonkers
    Parents Handbook

    Denton Civic Center
    Week 1    Blast Off!; Amazing Jakes
    Week 2    Splash into Summer; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    Week 3    Summer Wonderland; Main Event
    Week 4    Game-a-Rama; Pinstack
    Week 5    Stars and Stripes; NRH20
    Week 6    Movie Mania; Studio Movie Grill/Nickelmania
    Week 7    Knight and Shining Summer; Medieval Times
    Week 8    Extreme Heights; Altitude Trampoline/Braum’s
    Week 9    FunFest; Dave & Busters
    Week 10  Tropical Paradise; Hawaiian Falls Roanoke 
    Registration Form | Parents Handbook

    MLK Jr. Rec Center
    Week 1    All About the Zoo; Dallas Zoo
    Week 2    Exploration; Perot Museum
    Week 3    Fear Factor; Ripley's Believe it or Not
    Week 4    Water Wars; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    Week 5    Fun & Fitness; Main Event
    Week 6    Time Travelers; Dallas Museum of Art
    Week 7    Holleywood Week; Movie/Bahama Bucks
    Week 8    Space Invaders; Dallas Planetarium
    Week 9    Wilderness 101; Fort Worth Zoo
    Week 10  Finale of Fun; Sandy Lake Amusement Park
  • Free Summer Camp Qualifications
    FREE Summer Camp allocations

    Families are limited to a maximum of two full priced summer camp scholarships. 

    Super Kids, ages 6-12 @ McMath, 23
    Camp Exploration, ages 5-11 @ Denton Civic Center, 15
    Kings Kids, ages 5-12 @ MLK Jr. Rec Center, 5
    Camp Voyage, ages 5-12 @ Denia Rec Center, 5
    Little Campers, ages 3½-6 @ Denton Civic Center, 4
    Teen Camp, ages 11-15 @ Denton Civic Center, 4

    Summary of Qualifications for Enrollment; No Exceptions
    To qualify, your household must fall under one the following income levels. Click here to view income levels. 

    All households must provide the following documents:

    • A birth certificate with original seal for each child
    • If legal guardian, legal documentation showing guardianship
    • A 2016 completed single or joint tax return with supportive documents (i.e. W-2 or other proof of income) and child must be listed as a dependent on tax return
    • Proof of residency in City of Denton (electric bill and driver’s license must match)
    • Four (4) most recent check stubs for each person in household for all jobs 
    • If received, proof of the following types of income from any household member:child support, adoption subsidy, alimony, SSI, Social Security, Veteran’sAdministration benefits, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, and any other retirement or disability benefits
    • If one the of the parents is residing in another country, current proof of residency of country, 4 current pay stubs, and 2016 tax return if country of residency requires.    

    Two-parent households, including parents not living in same household, must both meet at least one of the following documented requirements:
    • Currently working at least 30-40 hours per week                  
    • Proof of attending an educational program (i.e. paid tuition receipt & class schedule) and registered as a full time student for the entire summer. 

    Single-parent households must meet at least one of the following documented requirements:
    • Currently working at least 30-40 hours per week
    • Proof of attending an educational program (i.e. paid tuition receipt & class schedule) and registered as a full time student for the entire summer. 

    Single-parent households must provide the following documents if pertains to your current situation:
    • A birth certificate for the child with original seal that lists you as the only parent
    • Documentation that you are divorced or separated and you must have documented proof from the attorney general’s office that you are not receiving child support
    • A death certificate if other parent is deceased
    • If parent is currently incarcerated, documented proof of the dates of incarceration
STEM Specialty and Computer Camps, ages 4-17
  • Camp Invention, ages 6-11
    Denia Rec Center
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    $199 per week

    Camp Invention is taught by DISD science teachers with the help of leadership interns from UNT’s prestigious Texas Academy of Math and Science.

    Camp Invention is a nationally recognized program that fosters 21st century competencies by presenting real-world challenges that promote the direct application of critical thinking and communication skills. STEM concepts are explored via hands-on, creative problem solving activities and project-based learning through interdisciplinary modules. Kids will design prototypes and be curious about their world through the dynamic lens of innovation and entrepreneurship. Register three weeks in advance of camp start date.

    Register Online:
    June 19-23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    July 17-21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Engineering for Kids, ages 6-12
    MLK Jr. Rec Center
    $130 per student, per week
    Laptops and software will be provided.

    Medieval Times with Minecraft
    June 26-29; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m -noon
    July 17-20; Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
    $130 per student, per week
    Minecraft EDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of Minecraft EDU is Redstone, which is Minecraft EDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone. Laptops and software will be provided. One-time $20 licensing fee.

    3D Printing: Super Hero Creations
    July 10-13; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m -noon
    $130 per student
    Students will take their Super Hero design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D. In our 3D Printing program, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Super Hero creation to life! One-time $20 licensing fee.

    Get Wired with Makey Makey Invention Kit Camp
    July 17-20; Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
    $130 per student
    Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century that turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment.

    MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

    3D Printing: Minecraft Creations
    June 19-22; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m -noon
    $130 per student
    Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D. In our 3D Printing program, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! One-time $20 licensing fee.

    Electronic Game Design
    July 10-13; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m -noon
    $130 per student
    Kids use Clickteam Fusion 2® to create their own video game from start to finish. We will use the engineering design process to create storyboard that will outline the rules of play and characters for our game based on the basic rules of racing. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to like with programming. At the end of the program, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game.

    LEGO® Robotics Rescue Robots, ages 10-14
    June 26-29; Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
    $130 per student
    During the Robotics Rescue Robots program, students design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets using LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ EV3 sets. Robots to the Rescue!

    LEGO® WeDo™​​ Robotics Rescue Robots, ages 5-9
    June 26-29; Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
    $130 per student
    This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Students build various wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

    Forensic Investigators​, ages 6-12
    June 19-22; Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
    $130 per student
    Kids will embark on a new journey to decipher clues and biological codes, trace evidence, and use forensic techniques to help identify the perpetrator. One-time $30 supply fee.
  • FastForward Kids, ages 4-12
    Denton Civic Center

    Wheels, Wings, and Motorized Things
    Ages 4-7
    July 31-Aug. 4; Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.
    Ages 8-12
    July 31-Aug. 4; Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    $100 per student
    We bring young technicians into a creative engineering enviroment with “Zillions” of hands on pieces this innovative program offers unseen NEW games, projects and activities led by a certified educator. Your child will use and develop their critical thinking skills to construct dinosaurs, rockets, castles, airplanes, forts, cars, and more. Older builders will expand knowledge of math, science and technology in an exploratory hands-on cooperative environment the is age specific.

    Ultimate Survival, ages 7-12
    July 31-Aug, 4; Monday-Friday, 2-4 p.m.
    $100 per student
    During survival situations, the four basic needs, become shelter, water, fire, and food. By introducing basic techniques, enlisted kids will learn how to purify water, leave no trace camping, signal for help, wilderness navigation, search for edible food, first aid, set up shelter and even learn Army chants! Wrapped in games and outdoor adventure, unique challenges await! 
  • Play-Well Teknologies, ages 5-12
    Denia Rec Center
    $179 per student, per week

    Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during our free-play periods. Our camps keep the pace fast and the action going with LEGO® Bricks, games and more to ensure kids will have plenty of LEGO® fun! Bricks 4 Kidz staff are screened previous to employment and provide friendly, qualified guidance for your children.

    Bat League: Heroes and Villains
    June 19-23; 9 a.m.-noon

    A Pirate’s Tale
    June 19-23, 1-3 p.m.

    Cars: Remote Control Mania
    July 10-14, ; 9 a.m.-noon

    Minion Madness
    July 10-14, 1-3 p.m.
  • Youth Tech Computer Camps, ages 10-17
    Youth Tech, ages 10-17
    MLK Jr. Rec Center
    Laptops and software will be provided. Ten class participant minimum. 

    Computer Animation
    June 5-8, 9 a.m.-noon
    $160 per student
    In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize award winning animation software and guides students through the development of several unique animation projects. Students will create fun interactive animations that they can share with the world.

    Video Game Design
    June 5-8, 1-4 p.m.
    July 3-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (no class July 4)
    $175 per student, per week
    This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development . Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family.

    The Gaming Academy
    July 3-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    $325 per student
    The gaming academy is an all day course for students who love games. During this course students will be immersed into the world of 2D and 3D game design. The gaming academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design and 3D Game Design courses. The course offers students a variety of hands on experience designing and building their very own games. This is an all day course. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

    3D Game Design
    July 6-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    $165 per student
    Video Game Design is suggested prior to taking this course. This class offers and interactive look at the world of 3D Game Design. This awesome 3D video game design course offers the chance for students to create and immerse themselves in a 3D world. If you are looking to design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home, then you don't want to miss this course.

    iGame Creator
    July 24-27, 10 a.m.-noon
    $120 per student
    Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games.

    Movie Makers
    July 24-27, 1-4 p.m.
    $155 per student
    This hands-on, interactive course will instruct students on the world of digital video design and production. Students will learn concepts that will help them become an effective director of digital video projects. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to create their very own music video.

    July 31-Aug. 3,  10 a.m.-noon
    $120 per student
    This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming

    Web Studio
    July 31-Aug. 3, 1-4 p.m.
    $165 per student
    This class is a combination of our animation and web design classes. In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students will not only create fun interactive animations but will learn the basics of web design and how to publish their animations to share with the world. This course is perfect for students with a big imagination.
Teen Camp and Summer Adventures, ages 11-16
  • 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

    $130 per session; $110 for the week of July 4.
    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 $10 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.
    Weekly Sessions, Themes, and Field Trips

    June 5-9; Ripping into Summer
    Flight Deck, Skateland, Free Play Arcade, Hawaiian Falls, TC, Amazing Jake’s, Bounce U, Sandy Lake Amusement Park

    June 12-16; Summerpalooza
    Bahama Beach, Top Golf, Burgers Lake, Dave & Busters, WhirlyBall, Jack Carter Poo

    June 19-23; Adventure Awaits
    Sci-Tech Discovery Ctr, 6th Floor Museum, Rockwood Go-karts, Frisco Roughriders Game, Hard Rock Café, Go Ape

    June 26-30; Colossal Conquest
    Cosmic Jump, Medieval Times, Hawaiian Falls-Roanoke, Main Event, Waterworks, Round 1

    July 3-7; Rockin & Rolling
    Pinstack, Itz Family Fun Center, Obstacle Warrior Kids, Speedzone, Cici’s Pizza, Video Game Museum

    July 10-14; Fun Frenzy
    Cosmic Jump, Mountasia, NRH20, Route 377 Go-Karts, Dr. Pepper Center, Dyno Rock

    July 17-21; Mayhem & More
    The Star in Frisco, Rainforest Aquatic Ctr, Nickelmania, Studio Movie Grill, Old Red Museum, The Zone, Goin Bonkers, Wetzone, Urban Air Trampoline Park

    July 24-28; Crazy Craze
    Alley Cats, Group Dynamix, Skatium, Hawaiian Falls-Mansfield, Jump Mania, Movies 8, Nickelrama, Fort Worth Zoo, Spaghetti Warehouse

    July 31-Aug. 4; Summer Spectacular
    Hawaiian Falls- Garland, DFW Paintball, Legoland, Rainforest Café,  Laserworld, Paint My Pottery, Bobby V’s, Skatetown

    Aug. 7-11; Splash and Dash
    Celebration Station, Ross Perot Museum, Strikz, Laserquest, Double Dave’s Pizza, Tornado Terry’s, Hawaiian Falls-The Colony

  • Teen Adventure Camps, ages 12-16
    summer teen ADVENTURES

    All supplies are provided; experience is not required. Each camp begins with an introduction to the activity and progresses in difficulty during the week. Taught by ACA assessed and Red Cross Lifeguard certified staff. Each week includes field trips to practice at multiple locations.

    All adventures will start and finish at Denia Rec Center. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and wear appropriate outdoor clothing including closed-toe shoes. For adventure specific questions, call (940) 349-7784.

    Kayaking and Archery
    July 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $105 per teen

    Archery and Rock Climbing
    Au. 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  
    $105 per teen
  • Twisted Teens Aerial Intensive, ages 10-17
    Aerial classes make great extra-curricular activities! Teens will build strength, flexibility, stamina, and have a blast, regardless of fitness level. We care about safety and take the utmost care in teaching aerial skills. 

    Our training starts kids low to the ground and as they demonstrate maturity and strength, are allowed to take skills higher into the air, but only when ready. Sessions will end with a friends and family showcase. Register by July 9; July 10-23 add $15.

    Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 1-3pm
    Denia Rec Center
Sports Camps, ages 4+
  • Skateboard Camps
    Perfect for ALL LEVEL skateboarders! 
    Learn the basics of skateboarding, or take skills to the next level. Instruction is adapted to each skaters ability. A skateboard and helmet are required. Camp will not meet if any inclement weather occurs and Friday will serve as a make-up day. The fee includes a T-shirt.

    Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    Skate Works Park
    $75 per person
    June 5-8 | June 12-15 | June 19-22 | July 10-13 | July 17-20 | July 24-27
  • Tennis Camps
    summer Tennis Camps, all ages
    Click here for a complete list of dates and times. Multiple-sized junior racquets are available for use. Kids need to bring a snack and drink each day and wear sunscreen. Kids will receive a tennis prize.
    Players will learn the basics, including strokes, grips, and footwork combining fun and 
    fundamentals by using a "skill of the day” format.

    Weekly Camp
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9-10 a.m.
    $66 per week

    June 5-9 | June 12-16 | June 19-23 | June 26-30 | July 10-14 | July 17-21 | July 24-28 | July 31-Aug. 4 | Aug. 7-11
    Players will learn the basics, including strokes, grips, and footwork combining fun and fundamentals by using a “skill of the day” format. 

    Weekly Camp
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9-10:30 a.m.
    $89 per week
    June 5-9 June 12-16 | June 19-23 | June 26-30 | July 10-14 July 17-21 | July 24-28 | July 31-Aug. 4 | Aug. 7-11

    Saturday Camp
    June 10-July 29; 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    $129 per week

    Half-Day Camp
    In addition to strokes, grips, and footwork, players will get singles and doubles play, ball machine practice, and a Friday pizza party.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-noon
    $139 per week
    June 12-16 | June 26-30 | July 10-14 | July 31-Aug. 4
    Beginner players will learn the basics and intermediate players will begin playing and keeping score. Racquets are available for use.

    Weekly Camp
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9-10:30 a.m.
    $89 per week
    June 5-9 June 12-16 | June 19-23 June 26-30 July 10-14 July 17-21 July 24-28 July 31-Aug. 4 | Aug. 7-11

    Saturday Camp
    June 10-July 29; 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    $129 per week

    Half-Day Camp
    Also includes singles and doubles play, ball machine practice, and a Friday pizza party.

    \Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-noon
    $139 per week
    June 12-16 | June 26-30 | July 10-14 | July 31-Aug. 4
    Advanced Camps, Jr. High/High School
    For Jr. high players, or younger players with extensive tournament experience. High school for grades 9-12. Attend weekly, all summer, or go one or two days a week. No makeup dates for daily or all-summer options. 

    Camp Days and Times
    Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. 

    Weekly Camp; select week to register online
    $89 per week
    June 5-8 June 12-15 | June 19-22 June 26-29 July 10-13 July 17-20 July 24-27 July 31-Aug. 3

    Daily Camp Option
    10 classes, Monday-Thursday; $159 per player
    20 classes, Monday-Thursday; $289 per player

    All-Summer Option
    Monday-Thursday, June 5-Aug. 3
    $399 per player
  • Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball Camps
    Jr. Golf Academy Camp, ages 7-15
    Taught by experienced PGA Golf Pros, this golf camp teaches fundamentals and techniques necessary for any golfer. Brush up on skills and learn some new ones. The fee includes snacks, drinks, and a T-shirt. $240 per week

    North Lakes Driving Range
    Monday-Thurday, 9 a.m.-noon
    June 12-15 | July 10-13 | July 24-27 | Aug. 7-10
    Sports Camp, ages 5-14
    These camps are great for both the beginner looking to gain a basic understanding of the sport and the veteran wanting to improve. Camp will not meet if any inclement weather occurs and Friday will serve as a make-up day.

    Soccer Camp, ages 5-8
    Denia Soccer Field
    Monday-Thurday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    June 12-15 | July 10-13

    Volleyball Camp, ages 7-12
    North Lakes Rec Center
    Monday-Thurday, 1-4 p.m.

    June 19-22, ages 7-9,
    July 17-20, ages 10-12 
Award-Winning Aquatic Camps, ages 7-12
  • Aquatic Explorer Camp, ages 7-14
    Aquatic Explorer Camp
    Denton NAT and Water Works Park
    Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.
    $85 per week

    Quick Registration Links
    June 5-9, Underwater Adventure
    June 12-16, What Goes Up
    June 19-23, Sail Away
    June 26-30, Polo Mania
    July 10-14, Adventures of the Seven Seas
    July 17-21, Sports: Just Add Water
    July 24-28, Make A Splash
    July 31-Aug 4, The Amazing Race

    Weekly Themes and Descriptions

    June 5-9 – Underwater Adventure
    Jellyfish, Sting Rays, and Hammerheads oh my! This is a once in a lifetime adventure where you will learn to snorkel, strike it rich with pirate friends and do your best to avoid the sharks!

    June 12-16  – What Goes Up, Must Come Down
    Ever wanted to get a look inside Isaac Newton’s head? Join us for a week of crazy experiments in and out of the water as we explore why what goes up must come down!

    June 19-23 – Sail Away
    ALL ABOARD!!!! Come be the captain of your very own vessel. Learn how to construct your own sailboat, become a great fisherman, and guide yourself along the rapids of the pool in a kayak.

    June 26-30  – Polo Mania
    Our team is down one player and we need you! Come learn the rules of polo, perfect your game in a kayak as well as an inner tube, and help your team become the tournament champions! 

    July 10-14 - Adventures of the Seven Seas
    Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me! Start your adventure of the 7 seas by learning to kayak with the pirates, making maps, learning how to tie knots, and building your very own boat to take to the races.

    July 17-21  – Sports: Just Add Water
    Blue… 42… set … splash! Do you love playing sports? Join us this week to learn how to play all of your favorites in the water. We’re going to hit it out of the park; the waterpark that is.

    July 24-28  – Make A Splash
    Splish – Splash… Come make a splash, show us your best dive, and build the tallest sand castle. Then prepare for a sea adventure and learn marine survival as well as sun, water, and beach safety.

    July 31-Aug 4 – The Amazing Race
    Get ready, get set, go! Use and find hidden clues, navigate around the water park, and become the first to cross the finish line.
  • Kayak Camps, ages 8+

    Great camps for kids who want to stay cool while having fun. Parents are welcome to make the experience a memory by pairing up in Intro to Paddling and Kayak Roll Camps. All camps are at Denton NAT and Water Works Park unless otherwise noted. For camp specific questions, call (940) 349-8800.


    In this course, participants will learn safety skills,basic boat orientation, and stroke technique. Fun for the whole family, participants will use kayaks to practice basic river maneuvers in a controlled environment. Kayaks, personal floatation devices, and paddles are provided. $60 per person.

    Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    June 5-8 | June 12-15 | June 19-22 | July 10-13 | July 17-20


    In this course, participants will expand their knowledge of paddling through the addition of rolling a kayak. Skills presented will include wet exits, hip snaps, bracing, and paddle rolling. $60 per person.

    Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    June 26-29 | July 24-27

  • Swim Camp, ages 6+
    Dolphins Swim Camp
    This camp focuses on similar activities found on a traditional swim team. Kids will participate in wacky relay races, stroke clinics, learn and play water polo, and more. Kids must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted. $45 per person.

    Civic Center Pool
    Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m.
    July 18-Aug. 3
Jr. Master Naturalist and Jr. Master Gardner, ages 6-11
  • Art and Drama Camps
    Young Rembrandts, ages 6+
    North Lakes Rec Center
    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; 2-4 p.m.
    $84 per camp

    Apps and Video Game Art
    June 21-23
    Art is all around us, including on phones and online! Join us for a workshop mimicking the amazing imagery of apps and video games!  Kids will learn illustration and coloring techniques inspired by popular video games. Artwork is inspired by pixel block characters, plants, zombies and classic apps and games. 

    World of Dinosaurs Pastel Drawing
    July 19-21
    Travel back in time to the land of the lost. Kids will learn to use pastels to create impressive and frame-worthy art. We'll draw and color different dinosaurs in varying artistic styles ranging from realism, graphic, and cartoon. Perfect for boys or girls who love the ancient world of big lizards!

    Performing Arts Camp,  ages 5-10
    Denia Rec Center
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    $50 per week

    This mini-camp breaks down the fundamentals of theater by teaching kids the tools needed to create their very own play! We will specialize in the writing of an original production and guide their vision toward a 15 minute performance for all to enjoy. Kids will be divided into age groups: 5-7 and 8-10.

    June 5-9; performance at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9.
    July 24-28; performance  at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 28.
  • Jr. Master Naturalist and Jr. Master Gardner
    Texas Agri Life Mini-Camps, ages 6-11
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    Global Spheres, 7801 South I-35 E, Corinth, TX
    $65 per week

    Junior Master Naturalist
    June 26-30
    Register by June 16.

    Kids will explore nature, create, craft, hike, and journal with certified Elm Fork Master Naturalists. Each day, we will study local habitats: woodlands, wetlands, prairies, ponds, and rivers, and urban areas! Kids must bring snacks, water, and wear closed toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

    Junior Master Gardner
    July 10-14
    Register by June 30

    Kids will explore the world of gardening with certified Denton County Master Gardeners.  Each day, we will study a different aspect of backyard gardening through horticultural and environmental science activities.  Kids must bring snacks, water, and wear closed toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen and insect repellent. 
  • Half-Day Camps, Ages 3-5
    the perfect transition into camp for little ones!
    Half-Day Camp, ages 3-5
    Denton Civic Center
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    $75 per week; campers must be potty trained.

    Little Rookies Sports & Fitness
    June 12-16
    Rookies will experience track and field, karate, baseball, tennis, lacrosse, basketball, golf, T-ball, soccer, fitness activities, and more. Each child will receive a sports kits and shirt.

    Little Scientists
    June 19-23
    Your mad scientist will dabble hands on in the science behind magnets, air, water, and more!

    Superhero Adventures
    June 26-30
    In an ordinary world of mortals, kids will be SUPER and SOAR using stories, crafts, games, and activities. Costumes are welcome!

    Knight and Princess Camp
    July 10-14
    Kids will transcend into princesses and knights through stories, activities, games, and crafts. Costumes are welcome!

    Under the Big Top
    July 17-21
    When all else fails, join the circus! We’ll clown around with carnival games, juggling, face painting, spin art, magic, and much more.

Preschool & After School Care

  • Licensed Preschools, ages 3-5
    Full-time and Part-time Preschools
    Our peschools are designed to nurture the whole child and provide support needed for social, emotional and intellectual growth. Students will learn, laugh, and grow in a safe and fun environment. Teachers use the Mother Goose Time curriculum to promote numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and field trips.

    The preschools are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and a Child Care Management Services (CCMS) vendor. Students must be potty trained, and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks each day.
    Full Time Preschools, ages 3-5
    Tuition is $400 per month, and admission requires an $85 deposit and a $25 annual supply fee. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per preschool. 

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

    MLK Preschool
    1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575
    MLK Preschool Handbook (PDF)

    North Lakes Part-Time Preschool
    At North Lakes Part-Time Preschool, students will learn skills that prepare them for a school environment, such as directions, counting, recognizing numbers, the alphabet, sharing, and arts and crafts. 

    Admission requires a deposit equal to one month's tuition and an annual $25 supply fee. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class. North Lakes Preschool is located in the North Lakes Annex at 1117 Riney Rd. For more information and to enroll, call (940) 349-8287.

    Ages 3-4
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    $125 per month

    Ages 4-5
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    $175 per month
  • After School Child Care

    City of 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.

    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.

    • Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan
    • MLK Jr. Rec Center: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens
    • North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson

    For more information, call (940) 349-8731.

  • Kids' Day Off and DISD In-Service Child Care
    Next Date: June 2

    We provide fun, supervised activities and field trips on school holidays and in-service days for kids in grades K-6. Kids must bring snacks and a lunch.

    Register at least two days prior to each holiday or in-service day. Call (940) 349-PARK to determine space availability and field trips. Drop off and pick up is 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Denton Civic Center.

    Cost is $30 per child per day.


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321 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201
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