Summer Camp Options for North Texans

A lot of kids will head to camp when summer break arrives and DFWChild Magazine says STEM-based, creative and nature camps are what kids and parents are looking for in a camp this year.

Here's a list of a few in North Texas.

SPARK! in Dallas will launch its first year of summer camp. It offers visual arts, music, video production, sculpture, silk screening and much more to help "spark" your child's imagination. Spark is a day camp for ages 7-10 and 11-14. Each session is four days and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions range from $160 to $199.

Kids can go behind the scenes at American Airlines with the C.R. Smith Eagle Aviation Camp. Kids perform science experiments, tour facilities and learn what it takes to be an aviator. Sessions for children from third to sixth grade are available.

The Fort Worth Zoo's camp is 10 weeks of adventure. Your kids can sign up for as many weeks as they like. Members get a 10 percent discount on camps. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon for 3- and 4-year-old kids and cost $180. Sessions for kindergarten through fifth-grade students go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $235.

The Dallas Zoo has summer camp for kids of all ages, from kindergartners to high schoolers. Students can go for a week or just for a day. Members who want a week-long camp will pay $200. Non-members will pay $220.

The River Legacy Camp in Arlington is for kindergartners to eighth graders and it focuses on nature. One of the camps is a week-long class in the evenings where kids can go out on nature hikes and see nocturnal animals. Children should go dressed for indoor and outdoor explorations. Sessions range from $185 to $255.

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