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Conquer Boredom this Spring Break: A DFW Camp Guide for Adventurous Kids!

Spring break bursts onto the scene like a Texas bluebonnet bloom, beckoning kids away from screens and into the vibrant DFW Metroplex. But with a dizzying array of camps, parents face the ultimate challenge: picking the perfect adventure for their little explorers. Fear not, weary warriors! This guide spotlights the best outdoor, overnight, and competitive camps for boys and girls across the DFW landscape, ensuring unforgettable memories (and maybe a nap or two).

Nature Ninjas:

  • Camp Grady Spruce:¬†Nestled in the Ouachita National Forest,¬†Camp Grady Spruce ignites a love for nature through horseback riding,¬†canoeing,¬†and campfire singalongs.¬†Overnight and week-long options cater to ages 6-17,¬†fostering independence and environmental awareness.
  • Trinity River Project: Let your child become a river steward at the Trinity River Project’s Day camps.¬†Kids ages 6-12 explore the wonders of the Trinity River through kayaking,¬†fishing,¬†and educational activities,¬†learning to protect this vital ecosystem.
  • Earth & Sky Nature Camps: Escape the city sprawl at Earth & Sky’s Day camps in Frisco and Plano.¬†Campers ages 3-10 discover the magic of the natural world through bug hunts,¬†nature crafts,¬†and sensory exploration.

Overnight Expeditions:

  • Camp Olympia: This legendary camp near Glen Rose offers boys and girls ages 7-16 a classic camp experience with swimming, archery, and horseback riding. Campers build lasting friendships and learn valuable life skills in a fun and supportive environment.

  • Hidden Pines Ranch: Tucked away in the Hill Country, Hidden Pines Ranch welcomes girls ages 7-16 for week-long adventures in horsemanship, rock climbing, and wilderness survival. This all-girls haven fosters confidence, resilience, and a deep connection with nature.

  • Lone Star Ranch: Saddle up for an authentic Texas ranch experience at Lone Star Ranch in Decatur. Co-ed camps for ages 7-17 offer horseback riding, cattle drives, and campouts under the starry Texas sky.

Competitive Edge:

  • Dallas Stars Summer Hockey School: Hone your slap shot at the Dallas Stars Summer Hockey School. Camps are offered for all ages and skill levels, providing expert instruction from NHL coaches and the chance to skate on the ice at the American Airlines Center.

  • Texas A&M Soccer Camps: Elevate your footwork at Texas A&M’s elite soccer camps held at various DFW locations. Renowned coaches train boys and girls ages 8-18, focusing on individual skill development and teamwork in a competitive environment.

  • Carrollton Aquatics Center Swim Camp: Make a splash at the Carrollton Aquatics Center Swim Camp. Campers ages 5-18 receive expert coaching, improve their strokes, and gain valuable competition experience in a supportive and fun atmosphere.