As temperatures start to rise in our city, one thing is certain: Summer is almost here. And that means it’s time to start thinking about activities to do after the school year ends.

Many organizations in our neighborhood are open and offering summer day camps for children interested in a variety of activities. Here’s a list of places to consider:

  • Aaron Family JCC

The JCC has three sessions of J camps this summer. Session One is June 7-25, Session Two is June 28-July 16, and Session Three is July 19-Aug. 6.

Camps, which are for kids in several age groups, are offered in a variety of activities, including sports, tennis, gymnastics, and musical theater and performing arts. There is even a camp that takes participants to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

More information about the J camps can be found here.

The JCC is located at 7900 Northaven Road. 

  • Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas is offering several weeklong summer camps from June until August for kids of all ages. The store, which celebrated its grand opening in April, has options for people interested in music, video games, storytelling and more.

The store is located in Preston Forest Village at 11661 Preston Road, Suite 250. 

  • Kids Garden Club

Kids Garden Club is hosting We Dig Camp this summer, beginning in May and lasting until the beginning of September. Each of the 15 weeks has a different theme, ranging from bugs and plants to space odyssey.

Camps are available for kids ages 18 months through 6 years old. They are offered either every day, two days a week or three days a week for either 2.5 hours or four hours.

Kids Garden Club is located at 11661 Preston Road, Suite 150. More information about the camps can be found here.

  • Kidventure Preston Hollow

Kidventure offers the Discoverers camp for kids ages 3-5 and the Explorers camp for those entering first through fifth grade.

Each of the camps includes a variety of activities: arts and crafts, sports and games, guest speakers and science activities, and a reflection time with yoga, writing or discussion.

Camps last a full week. Each day begins at 8 a.m. and ends in the afternoon.

Kidventure is set at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 7611 Park Lane. For more information about the camp, go here. Register here

  • Preston Hollow Dance

If the performing arts are more your style, check out the summer camp offerings at Preston Hollow Dance. The studio is holding camps in June and July for kids ages 4-14.

Styles include hip hop, princess ballet and Broadway dance featuring Hamilton, and other activities included in the camps are movie-watching, crafts and games.

For more information about pricing and attire, click here.

Preston Hollow Dance is located at 3720 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 205.

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