Seasonal & Summer Camps in Plano

2024 PLANO SUMMER REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN

Since 1994, families have made Kidventure the summer day camp of choice for their children. Because Kidventure is more than just a summer of fun, it’s a summer of opportunity. That opportunity is one to grow in confidence, create friendships, and be a part of something special. And now, that’s needed more than ever. With several locations to choose from and ages 3-12 yrs. old, there simply is not a more memorable, rewarding, and convenient camp option anywhere.

KIDVENTURE 2024 STARTS

Kidventure provides summer day camp and seasonal camp programs at a number of outstanding locations around the DFW area, including camps in and near Plano!

WATCH AND LEARN

Below are a series of Livestream Presentations we hosted this Spring. Each focuses on a particular camp program or aspect of Kidventure Summer Camps. We hope they provide you with the opportunity to learn more about Kidventure.

Summer Camp 2024

Since 1994, families have made Kidventure the summer day camp of choice for their children. Because Kidventure is more than just a summer of fun, it’s a summer of opportunity. That opportunity is one to grow in confidence, create friendships, and be a part of something special. And now, that’s needed more than ever. With several locations to choose from and ages 3-12 yrs. old, there simply is not a more memorable, rewarding, and convenient camp option anywhere.

  • Summer 2024: June 3-August 9, 2024
  • Choose from Several Camp Sessions at Each Location
  • Each Camp Session is Monday-Friday 8 AM-3 PM
  • Camp Tuition: $360-380 per week. Discounts available
  • Add-On Available including Lunch, and Post Camp

Select Your Campsite Below for More Details!

PLANO SUMMER DAY CAMP LOCATIONS

Kidventure provides several campsite locations in and around the DFW area. To learn all about your specific campsite, simply click on the drop-down box or the location below for all your campsite information. You may also register from that selection as well.

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PLANO 2024 DAY CAMP PROGRAMS

For every stage in a camper’s life, there is a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. Each Plano Day Camp program provides each age group with its custom curriculum, unique camp activities, and dedicated camp team designed to bring out the very best camp experience for every child. Explore yours below…

Discoverer Day Camp

  • Ages 3-5 Years Old
  • 1 to 6 Ratio
  • All Adult Team
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Explorer Day Camp

  • Entering 1st-5th Grade
  • 1 to 10 Ratio
  • All Adult Team
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Leads Day Camp

  • Entering 6th-9th Grade
  • 1 to 10 Ratio
  • All Adult Team
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ACCOLADES FROM PLANO PARENTS

Attending summer camp in Plano should be about amazing games and sports, taking new adventures, and getting as wet as possible. But camp should be more. Camp is this incredible opportunity to build self-confidence, to teach responsibility, and to instill courage. For us, camp has always been about character. We simply design our camps to help grow your kids and provide the greatest opportunity for just being great.

CAMP ACTIVITIES WITH PURPOSE

At Kidventure, we don’t just run a summer camp, we provide a unique curriculum designed to promote learning, discovery, fitness, and confidence. Everything we do at camp is intended to create an outcome. Our Campers participate in a wide variety of activities that are age-appropriate, fun, and intentional. Below are just a few:

Kidventure was founded with the goal of providing a safe, fun, and caring environment for every camper. After 30 years of camping, our philosophy remains the same. A summer camp where happy memories last all year long. An enthusiastic and dedicated staff is our greatest asset. Each season we assemble an outstanding group of mature and motivated counselors. Their common goal is to make each summer a fun and rewarding experience for every camper. We are proud that so many of our staff return year after year to make this goal a reality.

WATCH AND LEARN ABOUT KIDVENTURE

This Spring, we conducted a series of live streams to educate our families about the Kidventure programs. The recorded versions of these live streams are now accessible below for viewing.

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PLANO SUMMER CAMPS 2024

Session 1 (June 3-7)

  • Theme: Respect – Jurassic 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 2 (June 10-14)

  • Theme: Friendship – Space 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 3 (June 17-21)*

  • Theme: Kindness – Construction 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390
  • *(off Juneteenth)

Session 4 (June 24-28)

  • Theme: Honesty – KV Barnyard
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 5 (July 1-5)*

  • Theme: Gratitude – Ninjas vs. Wild 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390
  • *(off 4th of July)

Session 6 (July 8-12)

  • Theme: Grit – KV Draft 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 7 (July 15-19)

  • Theme: Courage – Trio of Heroes 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 8 (July 22-26)

  • Theme: Confidence – Safari Disco
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Session 9 (July 29-Aug. 2)

  • Theme: Leadership – Kid President 
  • Programs & Pricing:
    • Discoverers – $360
    • Explorers – $360
    • Leads – $390

Check your camp location to see if your site is hosting Discoverers and/or Explorers.

  • Discoverers: 3-5 Yrs (must be fully potty trained at the time of camp.)
  • Explorers: Currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • LEADS: Entering 6th graders to 9th grade

Check your camp location to see if your site is hosting Discoverers, Explorers, and Leads.

  • Discoverers: 3-5 Yrs (must be fully potty trained at the time of camp.)
  • Explorers: Currently in Kindergarten through 5th Grade
  • LEADS: Entering 6th grade to 9th grade

Camp Day Details

  • Curbside Drop Off: Starts at 7:45 am
  • Regular Camp: 8 am – 3 pm
  • Curbside Pick Up: 3 pm-3:15 pm

Check your camp location to see if your site is hosting Discoverers, Explorers, and/or LEADS.

Deposits

At the time of registration, a $100 deposit* will be charged for each session of camp. Deposits apply toward your camper(s) tuition. All deposits are non-refundable after April 30th, 2024.

Session Payments

When you register for camp sessions, you can pay for your sessions in full at the time of registration or enroll in our payment plans. Our payment plans are set up as automatic billing payments for your convenience. If you select this option, you will pay the $100 deposit for each camper and session you selected at checkout and then you will be automatically billed your remaining balance(s) 10 days prior to each session starting.

Sample Payment Plan – June 3 – June 7

  • $100 deposit due at the time of registration
  • remaining tuition auto-billed May 24th

Deposits are non-refundable after April 30th, 2024. Please review our complete Refund and Billing Policy here.

5 REASONS KIDVENTURE IS ‘SO MUCH MORE’

1. We’re More Than Camp
We believe camp isn’t just an opportunity to have fun but a chance to grow strong in knowing you can do anything, be anything, and do so with great character. We have always believed our ultimate goal is to help raise great kids. We simply choose to do it through the magic of camp

2. Quality Of Your Counselor
There is nothing more important than the quality, experience, and motivation of your kid’s camp counselor. It is the most important reason your child will experience camp to its fullest potential. We pride ourselves on providing the best camp staff anywhere. Here are a few reasons:

  • All adult team. Most are Certified Teachers and Education Majors
  • Must have a driving desire to make a difference in the world
  • All possess a fanatical amount of spirit & energy
  • All CPR/First Aid certifications for Infant, Child, and Adult
  • All complete state-approved Sexual Abuse Prevention course
  • Every team member goes through annual criminal background and sex offender registry checks. Yearly.

3. Low Ratios Mean More Attention
The more counselors with your child, the more rewarding and safer your camp experience.

  • Discovers Ages 3-5: 1:6 Ratio
  • Explorers Ages 6-12: 1:10 Ratio
  • Leads Ages 11-14: 1:10 Ratio

4. Experience Matters
With over 30 years of summer camp experience, 30 campsites statewide, and thousands of kids and families attending our camps, we’ve learned a thing or two about camp. The most important thing we’ve learned is that you never stop improving what you are doing.

5. Serving You Is What We Live For
Our goal is to serve your entire family. We believe the best opportunity to help raise happy and healthy kids is to do it together.

NEED HELP? WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Human:
(214) 303.9789

Email Us:
[email protected]

Our Office Address:
Kidventure Camps Dallas
3330 Keller Springs Rd, Suite 230,
Carrollton, TX 75006

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Day Camp FAQs

Yes! Kidventure is a licensed Youth Camps Program under the Texas Department of State Health Services. Our programs undergo an annual inspection to ensure that we are meeting the minimum state standards for operating day and overnight camps.

Kidventure has three different programs based on age. The Discoverer Program is for children ages 3-5 years who are entering Preschool through Kindergarten. Children must be fully potty-trained to be eligible for enrollment at Kidventure. Other programs include Explorers (for children entering 1st-5th grade) and Leads (for children entering 6th-9th grade, Houston only).

Yes. Kidventure’s licensure as a Youth Camp Program does not permit our staff to provide regular changing services to children. If your child has an accident at camp, our staff will ensure that your child is clean and changed into new clothes as soon as possible and will communicate the incident to you. Our staff will do their best to prevent your child from having accidents at camp by scheduling regular restroom breaks and encouraging them to go. If your child is unable to use the restroom independently and/or has multiple accidents during the week, Kidventure may not be a good fit for your child at this time.

We have welcomed several campers with special needs at Kidventure! Generally, as long as our staff is able to maintain the safety of your child and other campers, and your child’s experience is a positive one, then the camp should be a good fit. The best way we can support your child is through open and frequent communication with you. If there are strategies used at home or at school to support your child’s needs, please let us know so we can provide consistent care at camp. Our office and director/manager at camp are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have during the summer.

You are also more than welcome to contact your city’s Kidventure office if you would like to discuss your child’s specific needs to determine if camp is a good fit.

Discoverers are our youngest campers ranging in age from 3 to 5 years and are fully potty-trained. This program runs at a ratio of 1:6 and rotates between activities every 30 minutes. Discoverers have the opportunity for daily Chill Time, where they either nap or participate in low activities in the afternoon, and weekly Kv Lives, where we bring the field trip to the campers! Discoverers are able to learn, grow, and play with their peers through an age-appropriate curriculum based on the CDC’s developmental milestones.

Explorers are our campers entering 1st through 5th grade. Explorers are further divided into groups based on their age and development. This program runs at a ratio of 1:10 and rotates between activities every 45 minutes. Explorers participate in archery tag, team building, rock climbing, and field trips every week. Our dynamic curriculum encourages Explorers to try new things, make new friends, and grow by collaborating with their peers and facing challenges that test their problem-solving abilities.

Leads are our campers entering 6th through 9th grade. Leads are further divided into groups based on their age and development. This program runs at a ratio of 1:10 and rotates between activities every 45 minutes. Leads campers participate in archery tag, team building, rock climbing, and field trips every week. Additionally, Leads also participate in a community service project and receive a certificate for their hours. Our curriculum encourages Leads to challenge themselves, become positive leaders, and learn the importance of service through dynamic activities that build strong character and foster healthy friendships.

You are also more than welcome to contact your city’s Kidventure office if you would like to discuss your child’s specific needs to determine if camp is a good fit.

Yes! Every Thursday before camp, your family will receive the Camp Newsletter for the following week. Your Camp Newsletter will include information about what your child needs to bring, where to find the designated carline area for drop off and pick up, and highlighted activities for the week.

We will also be sharing information and photos of camp through the Kidventure App, which you can download here (Apple) or here (Android) .

On the first day of camp (every Monday morning), you will enter the designated carline area for drop off. Kidventure directional signs will be placed around the facility to point you to where to go. Each site will run this line slightly differently, so be sure to check your Camp Newsletter for your site’s specifics. During this process, you will meet your Kidventure Site Director, who will verify your add-ons, collect your child’s medication (if needed), and provide you with your family pick-up number. A Kidventure staff member will then escort your child from your vehicle to the camp entrance.

Note: If you have questions or would like to discuss anything prior to camp, please contact the Kidventure office. If needed, we will work with you to arrange a time to meet the Site Director and/or Camps Manager outside of carline.

Regular drop off (starts at 7:45 a.m.) and pick up (3:00-3:15 p.m.) will operate via carline. At drop-off, a Kidventure staff member will sign your camper in before escorting them from your vehicle to the camp entrance. At pick-up, you will need to present your family pick-up number in order to retrieve your camper. A Kidventure staff member will escort your child from the camp entrance to your vehicle and buckle them in. (Note: If you would to buckle your child into their car seat yourself, please exit the carline and pull into a parking space so that carline may continue efficiently.)

Post Camp (3:15-6:00 p.m.) will run a separate process depending on the site. Be sure to check your Camp Newsletter for your site’s specifics. Typically, you will pull up to the designated camp entrance in your vehicle and text the number on the whiteboard. A Kidventure staff member will answer and verify your family pick-up number. Once that is complete, they will escort your child outside to your vehicle.

At Kidventure, we focus on 4 Cornerstones to help promote a well-rounded camper: Creativity, Exploration, Physical Activity, and Reflection. Every activity, game, and event we schedule focuses on one or more of these areas. Depending on the program, you can expect your camper to rotate between activities every 30-45 minutes and engage in age-appropriate activities, including centers, art, camp games, and self-reflection. Throughout the week, Leads will participate in archery tag, rock climbing, service projects, and field trips; Explorers will participate in archery tag, team building activities, rock climbing, and field trips; and Discoverers will participate in archery tag, rock climbing, and Kv Live (where we bring the field trip to site!).

No way! Each week, campers will have new activities to participate in, but you can expect them to be similar in overarching concepts aligned with our 4 Cornerstones (Creativity, Exploration, Physical Activity, and Reflection).

Kidventure is proud to provide a technology-free campus. All cell phones and other electronics must be kept off and put away in a bag, or preferably, left at home! If your child chooses to wear a smartwatch at camp, they may only use their device to check the time and passively record their fitness.

Note: Kidventure is not responsible for any lost or stolen items at camp.

Kidventure camp shirts are required daily as we make our way off-site (Explorers and Leads only). This keeps our campers safe by allowing us to quickly identify Kidventure campers in public spaces. Shirts are also required to be worn during the rest of the week since we are not always the only program at the facility.

Discoverer shirts are Blue, Explorer shirts are Red, and Leads shirts are Navy.

Kidventure provides an optional catered lunch if you would like to add that to your child’s registration. Otherwise, Kidventure will provide your child with one snack during the camp day and one additional snack if they attend post-camp. See Menus Below:
Houston Lunch Menu
Austin Lunch Menu
DFW Lunch Menu

When registering your child, there is a field for allergies. Please list any allergies they have, including food and if an Epi-Pen will be coming to camp with them. This information will be provided to the Camp Director and your child’s counselors. During lunchtime, we have an allergy table where we will ask any camper with severe food allergies to sit. Campers who do not have allergies are welcome to sit at the allergy table as well, however, all lunches will be checked by staff to ensure there are no allergens present.

We also provide a daily snack for all campers. If you do not wish your child to be offered/receive a snack from us, please contact your local Kidventure office or camp staff and let us know.

When registering your child, please list any allergies and/or special needs in their respective sections. Please be as detailed as possible so we are able to accommodate your child’s needs to the best of our ability. We will contact you before camp if we have any questions.

If your child needs to take medication during the camp day, please fill out a medical dosage form and bring it to camp with you (please hand it to a staff member during drop off, not in your child’s bag). Your Camp Director will review the dosage form and make sure the medication is given to your child per your instructions. All medications must be in their original containers, and match what is written on the dosage form.

If your child requires an Epi-Pen or Inhaler, please also include those on your medical dosage form. Your child’s counselor will carry their Epi-Pen or Inhaler with them throughout the camp day to ensure the medication follows your child. Please hand these to a staff member during drop-off, and not left in your child’s bag.

Please contact your local Kidventure office to ask specific questions and provide more information on your child’s medical condition.

Note: Our staff is not trained to administer insulin or Diazepam for seizures.

Where we have pools and swim programs, we have systems and protocols set in place to do so safely. We assume no child knows how to swim. The first day of swimming each week will involve a swim test for each camper, returning campers will also participate in the swim test each new week. If a camper passes the swim test, they are given a wristband color that allows them to have access to all open zones of the pool. If a camper does not pass the swim test, they are given a wristband color that restricts them to shallow areas of the pool and splash areas. Any camper who does not pass the swim test and wants to be in the shallow area will be given a life jacket to wear as an extra safety precaution. Lifeguards are placed in addition to the camp staff to ensure the safety of our campers.

All Field Trips:

Field trips are one of the most popular camp activities during the week for Explorers and Leads campers (Discoverers Do Not Field Trip). Each trip is selected for its safety and value to our campers. As a parent, there is a certain nervousness that comes with all field trips. We understand this at Kidventure. This is why we treat all of our field trips with the greatest respect and why safety is at the forefront of all that we do.

  1. Campers travel on full-size buses. Due to the weight and tonnage of the buses, we believe it is one of the safest ways to move our kids. Most of our buses have restrooms on board and all of them have seatbelts throughout.
  2. Anytime we move our kids we have several safety protocols in place. First, we have a great counselor-to-camper ratio at 1:10 for our Explorers. Second, we have a counselor in the front of the line and a counselor in the back of the line This allows us to make sure our kids stay in the line and with the group. Third, before we move anywhere, we count our kids to make sure we have everyone. With this in mind, the first thing we do when we get off the busses is line up and count before we go inside. On top of our 1:10 ratio, we bring in extra staff to help facilitate the field trip.
  3. Our field trips are always organized and orderly. We set up rotations throughout the trip that our groups rotate to. Campers are not allowed to go wherever they want. Campers must stay with their group and they move through the trip on a schedule.

Swimming Field Trips: Out of all of our field trips swimming trips are certainly the one that causes the most concern for our families. To be honest, it should. Any time you have swimming and water involved there is an added risk. Done right, it is fun and very safe. We want you to ask the hard questions and be comfortable with our procedures and protocols. After 30 years, we have systems in place that keep our campers and your kids safe and allow them to have fun. Here are a few examples for of what we do in addition to the procedures listed above.

  1. Arriving – When we get to the water park, the first thing we do in the park is go to a large pavilion and put our stuff down. This serves as a home base for us during our trip. Towels, sunscreen, and shoes will all be left here. Next, we go over the rules as a group and expectations.
  2. Life Jackets – Kidventure understands that campers have different swimming abilities. Upon request or when necessary, Kidventure will ensure that your camper wears a life jacket when in the water. Each city and water park may have different procedures for life jackets depending on the park and rotations scheduled. (Please contact your local office for specific details. Also, note certain rides do not permit the use of a life jacket.)
  3. Rotations – Like any field trip we utilize different rotations for our trips to water parks. Each group will rotate and stay together throughout the trip. Some typical rotations and procedures that Kidventure has done in the past are listed below. (Please note that each city’s rotations may vary. Please get in touch with your local office for more specific details)
  4. The Wave Pool – In the wave pool all Explorer campers are required to wear a life jacket. LEADS campers will have life jackets as needed or by request. Counselors make an imaginary box in the wave pool along one side of the pool. Counselors stand in one of the corners of the box and all campers must stay within the box (boundaries) that are set by the counselors. The age and height of the campers will dictate how deep the campers are allowed to go. If the waves crash over the heads of the campers we will back up until everyone’s feet can touch the ground. Typically we do not go beyond the 3ft mark.
  5. Water Structure – Life jackets are not available. Most water structures are giant splash pads with big play structures of various climbing levels, a big water tower, and a bucket that waterfalls over the structure when filled. Campers can go down several slides apart from the structure; however, all slides end in a tub of water at the end of the slide. Water underneath the structure is typically about 12” deep and campers are not allowed to lay down in the water. They may sit but not lay.
  6. Activity Pool – Life jackets available. The activity pool is very much like a large backyard pool with various structures to climb on and across the pool. The depth of the water depends on the activity offered.
  7. Lazy River – Leads campers only, Life jackets available. When going around the river, the group stays together throughout the entire river. Counselors are spread out at the front, middle, and back of the group to maintain supervision. Where permissible, all the campers will use tubes to float around the river.
  8. Slides – Life jackets are not available. If time permits, some campers may have an opportunity to go on larger slides. Campers must meet the height requirement for the attraction. Two counselors will lead the group to the top of the slide. One counselor will go down first and collect the campers at the bottom of the slide. The second counselor will go down last after all campers have gone down the slide. All slides end in a tub of water at the end.
  9. Restrooms, Water, Re-apply sunscreen – This is a dedicated time for our kids to stay hydrated while catching some shade under the pavilion, re-apply sunscreen, and use the restroom.
  10. Lifeguards – our staff is here to oversee and keep your kids safe. On top of all the supervision we provide, we then have all of the lifeguards in the water park working to keep extra eyes on the water and safety of all.
  11. Leaving – At the end of rotations, we all gather back in the pavilion to dry off, gather our belongings, count, and head towards the buses to load and return home.

The most important part of your child’s camp experience is their camp counselors and directors. We pride ourselves on having the highest standards and requirements for camp staff anywhere. Here are a few of those qualifications:

  • We are an all-adult team (18+).
  • Everyone is first aid and Cpr certified and receives training in abuse prevention.
  • Everyone goes through a yearly National Background Check.
  • Everyone is in uniform.
  • Everyone has extensive training in safety, special needs, and behavior management.
  • Most of our staff are certified teachers, coaches, or education students.

Before Summer: Since we partner with different host facilities to provide camp, we would need to find a day and time that works best for the host facility, your family, and a Kidventure coordinator in order to give you a tour of the site. Please contact your city’s Kidventure office to inquire further about touring the facility before summer.

During Summer: If you would like to see camp in action, we would need to coordinate a day and time that works best for your family and one of our Kidventure directors or managers (i.e., sometime after morning drop-off once campers have settled in). Please contact your city’s Kidventure office to inquire further about touring the facility during the camp season.

Camper groups are based on age. We try our best to accommodate buddy requests, but there are some factors that may prevent us from accommodating requests. These may include age gaps (i.e. a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old will not be put in the same group) and enrollment numbers/group sizes. Please note that campers may not be in the same individual counselor group, but may be in the same rotating group and complete activities together.

Yes. Kidventure’s licensure as a Youth Camp Program requires that we maintain a record of each camper’s immunizations. A signed exemption affidavit must be provided otherwise.

While some of our camps take place at private schools and churches, Kidventure is not religiously affiliated and does not participate in religious activities at camp.

Please contact your city’s Kidventure office to get in touch with our team, and a customer service representative would be more than happy to discuss your questions or concerns. If further resolution is needed, our customer service team will contact the Site Director and/or Camps Manager for more information regarding specific incidents. The customer service representative will then either follow up with you or have the Site Director and/or Camps Manager contact you.

Austin
Phone: 512.263.8992
Email: [email protected]

DFW
Phone: 214.303.9789
Email: [email protected]

Houston
Phone: 713.960.8989
Email: [email protected]

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