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Camps & Childcare

We operate with high standards of care and employ experienced staff who help foster youth development in safe and caring environments that include spring break camps, summer camps, preschools, and after school care. Our customer service staff are here to help, call (940) 349-7275.

  • All-Day Summer Camps, ages 3½-12

    Unless otherwise noted, campers need to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Field trips fees are included. 

    Weekly Sessions
    7 a.m. drop-off, 6 p.m. pick-up
    S1, June 5-9
    S2, June 12-16
    S3, June 19-23
    S4, June 26-30
    S5, July 3-7
    S6, July 10-14
    S7, July 17-21
    S8, July 24-28
    S9, July 31-Aug 4
    S10, Aug 7-11

    Registration Details
    $120 per week; S5 is $105 due to the July 4 holiday.
    Camp fee includes field trips, themed activities, arts, crafts, and swimming. Nonresidents add $5 per session. 

    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.

    Little Campers, ages 3½-6 

    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, inflatables,songs and dance, story time, and karaoke. Kids must be potty trained.

    Location, Themes, and Field Trips
    McMath Middle School
    S1    Calling All Campers; Playstreet Museum
    S2    Safari Madness; Frank Buck Zoo
    S3    Wet & Wild; FC Spray Ground & The Coop
    S4    Hawaiian Hullabaloo; Rainforest Cafe/Sea Life
    S5    Fairy Tale Fun; Chuck E Cheese/Movie
    S6    Going Green; Sci-Tech Discovery/LE Beard Park
    S7    Above & Beyond; Planetarium/Braum’s
    S8    Team Spirit; Main Event
    S9    Sunshine Fun Time; Cici’s/Safari Run
    S10  Paradise; Altitude Trampoline Park/Bonkers

    Camp Voyage, ages 5-12

    Location and Field Trips
    Denia Rec Center
    S1    Kayak Attack
    S2    Jump Start
    S3    Angler & Archers
    S4    Beach Break
    S5    EnviroKids
    S6    Sportastic
    S7    Water World
    S8    Fuzzy Friends
    S9    Legopalozza
    S10  Best of the Best

    Super Kids, ages 6-12

    Location and Field Trips
    McMath Middle School
    S1    Silly Camp Celebration; Pinstack
    S2    Up, Up, & Away; Cosmic Jump/Allen Station Park
    S3    Aloha Summer!; Hawaiian Falls Roanoke
    S4    Xtreme Sports; Main Event
    S5    America the Beautiful; The Star/Bahama Bucks
    S6    Wild, Wild West; Urban Air Trampoline Park
    S7    Movie Madness; Chuck E. Cheese/Movie
    S8    The Mighty Jungle; Rain Forest Café/Safari Run
    S9    Super Hero Adventures; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    S10  Animal Planet; Cici’sPizza/Legoland/Going Bonkers

    Camp Exploration, ages 5-11

    Location and Field Trips
    Denton Civic Center
    S1    Blast Off!; Amazing Jakes
    S2    Splash into Summer; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    S3    Summer Wonderland; Main Event
    S4    Game-a-Rama; Pinstack
    S5    Stars and Stripes; NRH20
    S6    Movie Mania; Studio Movie Grill/Nickelmania
    S7    Knight and Shining Summer; Medieval Times
    S8    Extreme Heights; Altitude Trampoline/Braum’s
    S9    FunFest; Dave & Busters
    S10  Tropical Paradise; Hawaiian Falls Roanoke 

    King’s Kids Camp, ages 5-12

    Location and Field Trips
    MLK Jr. Rec Center
    S1    All About the Zoo; Dallas Zoo
    S2    Exploration; Perot Museum
    S3    Fear Factor; Ripley's Believe it or Not
    S4    Water Wars; Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
    S5    Fun & Fitness; Main Event
    S6    Time Travelers; Dallas Museum of Art
    S7    Holleywood Week; Movie/Bahama Bucks
    S8    Space Invaders; Dallas Planetarium
    S9    Wilderness 101; Fort Worth Zoo
    S10  Finale of Fun; Sandy Lake Amusement Park

  • Summer Teen Camps and Adventures, Ages 12-16
    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. No experience is needed, just a desire to be outside and have fun. 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. 

    All supplies are provided; experience is not required. With the purchase of a rec pass teens can be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as closing. No direct supervision until scheduled time of activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the dates below.

    For adventure specific questions, call (940) 349-7784.

    Kayaking and Rock Climbing
    June 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $105; register here

    Kayaking and Archery
    July 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    $105; register here

    Archery and Rock Climbing
    Au. 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  
    $105; register here
    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
    $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 and Themes
    June 5-9; Ripping into Summer    
    June 12-16; Summerpalooza
    June 19-23; Adventure Awaits
    June 26-30; Colossal Conquest
    July 3-7; Rockin & Rolling
    July 10-14; Fun Frenzy
    July 17-21; Mayhem & More
    July 24-28; Crazy Craze
    July 31-Aug 4; Summer Spectacular
    Aug 7-11; Splash and Dash

  • Summer Specialty Camps, 4-17
    Half-Day Camps, ages 3-5
    Denton Civic Center
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    $75 per week; campers must be potty trained.

    June 12-16;​ Little Rookies Sports & Fitness
    June 19-23; Little Scientists
    June 26-30; Superhero Adventures
    July 10-14; Knight and Princess Camp
    July 17-21; Under the Big Top

    Young Rembrandts Art
    North Lakes Rec Center, ages 6+
    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; $84 per camp

    June 21-23; Apps and Video Game Art
    July 19-21; World of Dinosaurs Pastel Drawing

    Performing Arts Camp,  ages 5-10
    Denia Rec Center, $50 per week
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    Kids will be divided into age groups; 5-7 and 8-10.

    June 5-9: register here
    July 24-28: register here

    Texas Agri Life Mini-Camps, ages 6-11
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon; $65 per week
    Global Spheres, 7801 south I-35 E, Corinth, TX.

    June 26-30; Junior Master Naturalist
    July 17-21; Junior Master Gardner

    Aquatic Explorer Camp, ages 7-14
    Denton NAT and Water Works Park
    Monday-Friday, 1-4pm. $85 per week

    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

    BRICKS4KIDZ, ages 5-13
    Denia Rec Center; $179 per week
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - noon​

    June 19-23; Bat League: Heroes and Villains
    July 10-14; Cars: Remote Control Mania
    BRICKS4KIDZ, ages 5-13
    Denia Rec Center; $179 per week
    Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m.

    June 19-23; A Pirate’s Tale
    July 10-14; Minion Madness
  • Summer Sports Camps
    We fill up fast, don't wait until June to start planning your summer. Here's a peek!
  • Licensed Preschools

    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, ages 3-5

    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, 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.

    • Hours: every school day, 2:45 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Monthly fee, $160
    • Fall registration begins July 24

    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
    Spring 2017 Dates: April 14, April 17, and 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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