2022 Camp Guide: Here are 37 options for children in McKinney

Weekly nature camps are offered at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. (Courtesy Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary)

McKinney parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options. This list is not comprehensive.

1. 3D Design and Print

Kids can build 3D models online and see them come to life on 3D printers.

Ages 8-14

May 23-27, June 20-24, July 25-29

$225 (half-day)

Code Ninjas

3241 S. Custer Road, McKinney

469-631-7272

www.codeninjas.com

2. Apex Center Summer Camps

These 10 week-long summer camps offer a different theme each week, from Under the Sea and Once Upon a Time Movies to Wacky Wardrobes and Teams Challenge.

Ages 5-12

May 30-Aug. 5

$250 (weekly) with early drop care or late pickup available for $20 more

Apex Centre

3003 Alma Road, McKinney

972-547-2739

www.apexcentre.org/camps

3. Arts & Crafts Camp

Kids will be encouraged to spend their creative energy in the arts through various projects.

Ages 6-12

June 13-17

$80 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

4. Adventures in Art Camp

Kids will create eight different projects involving flowers, animals and plants.

Ages 5-13

June 6-9, July 11-14, Aug. 1-4

$65 to register (half-day), $65 (to instructor for supplies)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

5. Baseball Camp

This camp will showcase the basics of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running.

Ages 7-12

July 5-8, Aug. 1-4

$149 (half-day)

Mouzon Ball Fields

1307 Greenville St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

6. Be A Better Babysitter with CPR Camp

Any Day CPR Training LLC will teach campers how to take care of an infant, including picking up, diapering, bottle feeding, burping and swaddling. They will also learn about getting their venture started by creating fliers and business cards. Campers will earn a two-year CPR/AED/First Aid certification as well as a babysitter trained certificate. Lunch is provided.

Ages 12-16

10 am -5 pm June 14

$160

Comfort Inn & Suites Frisco-Plano

4220 Preston Road, Frisco

214-617-1188

https://shortlink.cprenroll.com/OvmzbVJbWz

7. Become a YouTuber

Kids will learn the skills they need to create a successful YouTube channel.

Ages 8-14

June 13-17, June 27-July 1, July 25-29

$225 (half-day)

Code Ninjas, 3241 S. Custer Road, McKinney

469-631-7272

www.codeninjas.com

8. Bowmen Sports Basketball Tech

This camp will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding for players of all skills and abilities.

Ages 6-12

June 13-16, July 18-21

$90 (resident), $95 (nonresident) (half-day)

Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKInney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

9. Bowmen Sports Dodgeball

This camp focuses on teamwork, fun and exercise through various games of dodgeball.

Ages 6-12

June 20-23

$90 (resident), $95 (nonresident) (half-day)

Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

10. CPR/AED/First Aid Camp

Any Day CPR Training LLC will teach camps about doing compressions and breaths, using an automated external defibrillator and offering basic first aid such as bandaging a wound or applying a splint. Each participant will create a first aid kit and earn their two-year CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Lunch is provided.

Ages 12-16

10- am-3 pm June 21

$85

Comfort Inn & Suites Frisco-Plano

4220 Preston Road, Frisco

214-617-1188

https://shortlink.cprenroll.com/k2xpfq884U

11. Crafts and Cooking Youth Camp

Kids will learn the basics of cooking creatively.

Ages 7-12

July 18-21

$75 (resident), $80 (nonresident) (half-day)

Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

12. Creative Arts Camp

Campers will learn about acting, dance, music and art and put their skills to use during a final day showcase.

Ages 6-12

June 27-July 1

$80 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

13. Cruisin the Jungle/Super Hero Academy

During the morning session, kids will go on a jungle safari with different animal models they can build. In the afternoon session, campers can make a team of superheroes with Legos.

Ages 7-12

July 18-22

$175 (half-day), $250 (full-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney 972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

14. Dude Camp

Campers will learn to build social skills and leadership through outdoor activities and team exercises.

Ages 6-12

July 25-29

$80 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

15. Finance Camp

Campers will be introduced to the stock market and learn about investment in an engaging environment.

Ages 10-13

June 20-24

$175 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

16. Flag Football Camp

Campers will learn the basics of passing, catching and defense.

Ages 7-12

June 27-30

$149 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Park

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

17. Games Around the World Camp

Kids will learn how different cultures in different parts of the world play board, athletic and video games.

Ages 7-12

June 20-23

$75 (resident), $80 (nonresident) (half-day)

Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

18. Game On/Movie Mashup Camp

During the morning, kids will be able to make Lego models of their favorite video games. In the afternoon, they can made movie-themed models.

Ages 7-12

June 20-24

$175 (half-day), $250 (full-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

19. Glamp Camp

This will teach camps about social etiquette and building self-confidence through fun activities such as tea parties.

Ages 6-12

July 11-15

$80 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

20. Heard Summer Nature Camps

Campers will learn about nature while encountering animal ambassadors and investigate nature-themed topics.

Ages 5-15

June 13-July 28

$170-$295 (weeklong camps), $18-$22 (mini camps)

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Nature Place, McKinney

972-562-5566

www.heardmuseum.org/camps

21. iCode McKinney Camps

Learn about game design, robotics, drones, virtual reality, engineering, 3D printing, arts, Minecraft and Roblox in weekly hands-on camps.

Ages 6 and up

May 23-Aug. 5

$249 per week (half-day), $399 per week (full-day)

iCode McKinney

5100 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 108, McKinney

469-712-7500

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22. Intro to Roblox Development

Campers will learn the basics of game-building with Roblox.

Ages 5-7, 8-14

May 30-June 3 (ages 8-14 only), June 20-24 (ages 5-7 only), June 27-July 1, July 18-22

$225 (half-day)

Code Ninjas

3241 S. Custer Road, McKinney

469-631-7272

www.codeninjas.com

23. Jedis vs. Jedis. Ninjas/Brick Racers Camp

Inspired by Ninjago and Star Wars, this camp will let kids experience realistic models and have light-saber fights and zip line races.

Ages 7-12

May 30-June 3

$175 (half-day), $250 (full-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

24. Jump Into Art Camp

Campers will receive hands-on art instruction from a variety of artists and learn the basics of pottery, pop art and other styles.

Ages 6-16

June 6-Aug. 12

$170 (mini camp), $206 (clay camp), $314 (full-day)

Jump Into Art Studios

404 N. Church St., McKinney

214-937-9153

www.jumpintoart.com

25. Learn How to DJ Summer Camp

Kids will learn the basics of being a DJ, including blending and mixing tracks.

Ages 8-14

June 27-30, July 18-21

$125 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

26. Math Camp

Campers will grow their math skills using interactive games.

Ages 11-13

June 20-24

$175 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

27. Mini Hawk Multi-Sport

This multi-sport camp helps children to further their interests in baseball, basketball and soccer.

Ages 4-6

June 6-9, July 5-8, Aug. 1-4

$149 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center Outdoor Futsal Court

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

Mouzon Ball Fields

1307 Greenville St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

28. Modding with Minecraft

Campers learn how to make unique modifications in Minecraft.

Ages 8-14

May 23-27, July 11-15, Aug. 1-5

$225 (half-day)

Code Ninjas

3241 S. Custer Road, McKinney

469-631-7272

www.codeninjas.com

29. Science Explorers Camp

Campers will be able to build a hypothesis and test their ideas with fun experiments.

Ages 7-12

June 6-9

$75 (resident), $80 (nonresident) (half-day)

Recreation Center at Towne Lake

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

30. Skyhawks Basketball Camp

This camp is for intermediate basketball players who will grow their skills to become more advanced players.

Ages 7-12

June 6-9, July 25-28

$149 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

31. Skyhawks Track & Field

This camp will introduce athletes to different competitive areas within the sport through interactive exercises.

Ages 7-12

June 20-23

$149 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Park

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

32. Soccer Camp

This camp will introduce kids to the fundamentals of soccer.

Ages 7-12

June 6-9, July 11-14

$149

Old Settler’s Recreation Center Outdoor Futsal Court

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

33. Superhero vs. Supervillain Science Summer Camp

Kids will learn to use science and become a superhero.

Ages 5-10

June 27-30, July 18-21

$125 (half-day)

Old Settler’s Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

34. Theater Camp

Professional actors will teach kids the basics of theater acting and help them put on a show at the end of camp.

Ages 7-14

June 13-25, July 11-22

Free (half-day)

Old Settlers Recreation Center (June session)

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

Recreation Center at Towne Lake (July session)

2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney

972-542-5014

www.mckinneytexas.org

35. Triumph Sports Camp at Christ Fellowship

Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel. This camp in partnership with Christ Fellowship offers daily Bible lessons and memory verses along with basketball, soccer, flag football and more.

Ages 4-10

July 11-14

$100 (before June 1), $110 (after June 1)

Christ Fellowship

2801 Orchid Drive, McKinney

​972-547-7000

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36. Vacation Bible School at Christ Fellowship

This camp is full of crafts, singing, dancing and snacks while kids learn about Jesus.

Ages: Pre-elementary and elementary

July 18-21

Free

Christ Fellowship

2801 Orchid Drive, McKinney

972-547-7000

https://cfhome.org/vbs

37. Volleyball Camp

Designed for beginning and intermediate players, this camp will focus on all aspects of the game.

Ages 7-12

June 13-16, July 18-21

$149 (half-day)

Old Settlers Recreation Center

1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

972-542-5014

​​www.mckinneytexas.org

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