Photo By Geoff Petrulis

Photo By Geoff Petrulis

Summer is approaching and it is time to start making plans. How are you going to entertain those kiddos? As much as you love having them hang around the house all day when school is out, it is important to find something fun and maybe even a little educational for them to do. There are so many places to choose from in this wonderful city of ours that making a choice like this might not be as easy as it sounds. Here are a few great summer camps and workshops to send your kids to this summer.

Fencing Institute Of Texas
11482 Luna Road
Suite 100
Dallas, TX  75234
(972) 444-8498

Get your son or daughter involved in something new and creative. Fencing is a safe, competitive sport offering aerobic fitness, leg strength and endurance. It also will increase your child’s flexibility and coordination. What could be more fun for a teenager than getting a sword put in his hand and being allowed to play with it? These camps and workshops are geared towards beginners and intermediate youth fencers from ages 10 to 17 years old. If you are interested, there is a free introductory class on Friday evenings. Call for more information.
ID Tech Camp
Southern Methodist University
iD Tech Camps
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX  75205
(888) 709-8324

Southern Methodist University is sponsoring a technology based summer camp this year. Your teen will learn video game design, video editing, programming, robotics and much more. They use only the best brand names, such as Adobe and Apple, and offer a very small child to teacher ratio. Technology is growing at uncontainable rates, leaving those who don’t learn how to properly use it in the dark. Help your teen been one of the leaders in this age of technology. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Sign up early and receive a special $50 off enrollment.Related: Summer Camps Teach Kids How To Create Apps
Sky Ranch
24657 County Road 448
Van, TX 75790
(877) 215-7725
www.skyranch.orgSky Ranch has something for everyone. Teens have a few different programs to choose from. Among the activities included are campfires, crafts, swimming, water slides, laser tag, paintball and more.  Give your kiddos the opportunity to meet new people and share new experiences. So, check out what’s going on at the ranch and register early. Spaces will not last long.
Summer Fun Camps
Main Even USA
9375 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX  75033
(469) 362-7227

Best Summer Camps Or Workshops For Teens In DFW (Credit, Judy Serrano)

When they say summer fun camps, they’re not kidding. What teenager wouldn’t want to be sent to camp to play games. With bowling, video games, laser tag and more, your child will have the time of his or her life. Lunch and a camp T-shirt are included. You may have trouble getting them to want to come home. So make your child’s day and show them how important they are. Make them the main event this summer.

Related: Teens Are Wired … And, Yes, It’s OK

Camp St. Pius
3030 Gus Thomasson Road
Dallas, TX  75228
(214) 303-9789

Best Summer Camps Or Workshops For Kids In DFW (Credit, Judy Serrano)

Kidventure has many camps to choose from for all ages. LEADS is their teen program, which focuses on leadership, athletics and community service. Included in this camp adventure are weekly community service projects, guest speakers, field trips, and environmental education. Building character and growing responsibility is important for any child. So sign up your kiddo today and don’t be left out of all the fun.

Judy Serrano is a freelance writer covering all things DFW. Her work can be found on