We're gathering parent recommendations for academic summer camps near Dallas where kids can study a language, explore creative writing and reading, learn to play a better game of chess, get a head start on the new school year, and much more. There's a lot to learn this summer!

Tell us about any favorite educational summer camps around Dallas that your family has tried and loved! Post a comment below to add your review to a camp that's already on our list, or submit a new recommendation for another one that we should consider adding.

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    Ready Set Resources - Debate Camps

     (1393.1 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 10-16

    Stephanie W.:  For the child who loves to debate or is looking for a future in the courtroom, allow them to hone those skills in debate camp! Kids will learn the basics and more of debate- research techniques, rebuttals, and enjoy sparring sessions about current events. They'll participate in fun, engaging activities all while bettering their abilities on the debate floor!

    UT Dallas - Online Chess Camp

     (1398.1 mi)

    1 week, half day


    Age 8-17

    Stephanie W.:   UT Dallas Chess Camp isn't only fun, it encourages strategic thinking over the summer and promotes social skills as well! Campers will be divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.

    Dallas International School - Summer Enrichment Programs

     (1398.2 mi)

    1 week, half day/full day


    Age 3-17

    Lisa R:   The Dallas International School offers a variety of camps that mix academics and fun! Camps include an arts and crafts workshop entirely conducted in French, cooking camps, chess camp, dance, art, music, math, and several language camps.

    Sylvan Learning of Dallas & Highland Park - Academic Camps

     (1401.3 mi)

    Grades PreK-9

    Lisa R:  Sylvan Learning Center offers summer camp that ensure your child's reading, writing, and math skills stay sharp over the summer. Classes here use the latest teaching methods, engaging learning games and a fun rewards system to keep kids motivated. Age-appropriate camp options include Early Reading, stress-reducing Study Skills, Fit4Algebra, and Writing.

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