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Frisco Summer Camps: Top 5 Kids Camps in 2024

Choosing the best Frisco summer camps for your children can be overwhelming, I know. 

Each year, I spend hours trying to achieve the perfect balance of adventure, academic, athletic, and plain old fun camps for my daughter. It can be especially hard to do without breaking the bank. Not to mention trying to leave some time for impromptu playdates, a pop-up lemonade stand, or a family vacation. 

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be you because I’ve used our personal experience to filter through websites and brochures for you! In my research, I’ve found the top five best Frisco summer camps you should look into:

YMCA Frisco Summer Camps

Four children play an outdoor rope game at summer camp.

With three locations throughout the city of Frisco, YMCA Frisco Summer Camps offer kids in grades K-7 the opportunity to discover new talents, try new activities, and make lasting memories. 

Campers’ days start with opening ceremonies and end with closing ceremonies, both filled with skits, games, and songs to build a sense of welcome and belonging. The remainder of their days are packed with enrichment curricula like STEM projects, culinary and performing arts activities, nature and outdoor learning, creative crafts, games and puzzles, fitness courses, water sports, community service projects, character development, and so much more!  

Weekly themes and corresponding field trips are often the highlight of kids’ camp experience. Check out the list of experiences – like The Perot Museum and KidZania – and see what sparks interest for your child. Doing this can help you narrow down what weeks they should attend.

YMCA Frisco Summer Camp locations include: 

  • Camp Caddo (West Frisco) 
  • Camp Discovery Y (Northwest Frisco/Little Elm)
  • Camp Lobos (Southwest Frisco)

Camp Play Frisco

Several children plahing in a pool, getting splashed at summer camp.

Another great option that will keep kids cool and entertained this summer is Camp Play at the Frisco Athletic Center. Camp Play allows children to explore different hobbies and interests in a safe, fun, and social environment. Focused on just that, PLAY, Camp Play offers both structured and unstructured activities for kids ages 6-11, including sports, games, arts, crafts, and team-building. 

Campers will also spend three days splashing in the Treehouse splash pad, racing down the Preston Plunge mat slide, and floating on the Lazy River at the Frisco Athletic Center Waterpark. In addition, they will venture out on one field trip per week to places like Legoland, a Roughriders baseball game, or the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, a 289-acre nature preserve and museum that is one of my daughter’s favorite spots to visit. It’s not unheard of for the Dallas Zoo to bring in animals to educate with or for Synergy Sports, a prominent sports management company, to host a basketball skills workshop.  

This camp definitely provides a wide range of activities, so every child can find something they love to do. After a day at Camp Play, your kids will be wiped out and ready for an early bedtime—that is if they can stop talking about their epic camp experience long enough to close their eyes! 

Camp on the Lake

Kayaks await campers on the shores of a Texas summer camp for kids.

You don’t need to send your kids away to an expensive overnight camp for them to experience traditional summer camp activities like archery, boating, canoeing, or field games…just send them to the YMCA’s Camp on the Lake

A premier waterfront day camp located on Lake Lewisville, Camp on the Lake provides a secure environment where kids have fun and make new friends while taking part in supervised activities.  

Young campers ages 6-8 will gain a sense of security and community while participating in structured activities such as archery, swimming, boating, canoeing, nature exploration, and field games. Experienced explorers ages 9-13 will find that Camp on the Lake is less “one size fits all” than they might be used to, allowing campers to spend as much time as possible doing the activities they love. 

Always a favorite, attendees even have the opportunity to learn to sail on Lake Lewisville in youth sailing dinghies. Kids who attend Camp on the Lake often come back year after year because it has so much to offer!

Rockstars of Tomorrow

Young girl singing and performering as a rock star at camp.

If you’re looking for the perfect place for your budding musician to find their groove or for your experienced rocker to unleash their inner tunes, look no further than Rockstars of Tomorrow

With three different camps available, musicians of all types can find a place to grow in the music they love. Adventure Music Camp is aimed at beginners and offers an introduction to rock band instruments like guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and even the mic.  

For those who want to stay behind the scenes, Music Production Camp offers campers an opportunity to write, record, and produce their favorite music.  

Finally, aspiring songwriters will unleash their inner artist at SongWriting Camp, where campers will have the chance to explore their unique style and create original songs that showcase their talent. 

Get ready to rock out and make some noise at this ultimate summer music camp!

Art of Problem Solving Academy Frisco

For your more academic child or one who may need additional help in a particular curriculum area, Art of Problem Solving Academy offers math, science, and writing camps for students in grades 1–12.  

Writing camp topics vary by skill level, but they all focus on writing elements such as creative writing, language/grammar, academic essays, and more.  

AoPS math camps provide a variety of math-related games and critical thinking skills in a collaborative, hands-on learning environment. Middle and high schoolers can even participate in various levels of math competitions, testing their most advanced mathematical knowledge in both individual and team contests.  

For older elementary students, Waves and Sounds Science camp builds interest in and a foundation for future physics classes. 

Regardless of their curriculum focus, students will build a problem-solving foundation, master concepts, and prepare themselves for the next grade level in a collaborative and hands-on environment.

Flour Power Cooking Studios

Children cook and prepare dough together.

Flour Power Cooking Studios offers a variety of exciting camps designed to ignite and stoke a passion for cooking in every child, from beginning bakers to advanced chefs. Campers ages 5-12 and of every ability level will learn cooking skills that will last them a lifetime. Really, is there a better life skill to have than cooking?!  

Offering a combination of interactive cooking activities and educational components, Flour Power camps teach campers about nutrition and food safety in addition to kitchen techniques and basic cooking skills. Both half-day and full-day camps are available, all with a different focus or theme, such as international cuisine, baking, chocolate, food trucks, restaurant favorites, and more. Campers will also compete in friendly cooking competitions and collaborate to develop new recipe creations.  

After your kiddo spends a week at Flour Power, you may end up with someone to help relieve your household cooking load!

Final Thoughts: Frisco Summer Camps

Frisco, Texas, offers so many summer camps to fit every interest, budget size and schedule. My personal preference is to balance out my daughter’s summer with a mix of academic, sports, and adventure-style camps. For instance, you could choose some fun in the sun one week followed by a more mellow indoor option the next. Or, have your child pick one or two while you select the others. 

Most importantly, consider your child’s personality and level of comfort in being away from home when deciding on which camps they’ll attend. 

Whichever Frisco summer camp y’all choose, I hope their summer is filled with fun adventures, contagious laughter, and lifelong memories.

1 thought on “Frisco Summer Camps: Top 5 Kids Camps in 2024”

  1. Thank you, Amy Troutman, for the valuable information. Your blog was excellent -so clear and concise. This information will definitely help our family in deciding which camps to attend.
    Have you written any other blogs that would be beneficial to our family, topics like education, health, nutrition, tips for blended families, etc?

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