Wednesday, October 5, 2022

That’s A Wrap on Summer Camp Mania 2022

The kids are back in school, but it wasn’t long ago that they were living their best lives at Summer Camp Mania!

Summer Camp Mania 2022 is officially in the books, but we wanted to take the time to showcase some of the highlights from the summer. With nine weeks of structured programming, Camp Mania returned with a bang this year.

Throughout the summer, we had 873 enthusiastic campers enrolled. These campers enjoyed a fantastic summer filled with incredible field trips, fun guest performances, friendly competitions, and much more!

Let’s take a look at some of this year’s highlights:

  • 9 Field trips including Medieval Times, Hawaiian Falls, Crayola Experience, and Alley Cats Hurst
  • Movie Mondays featuring beloved Disney films
  • Swim days every Friday at Champions Club with pizza and a shaved ice treat!
  • Weekly inflatables
  • Flag Football and Dodgeball competitions
  • Moana Hula performance
  • Petting Zoo!
  • Creature Teacher
  • A magician who made a kid float in mid-air!
  • Craft time to make magic potions, homemade play dough, slime, tie-dye shirts, and dot painting
  • Epic water gun and balloon fights with the staff
  • Over 900 hours of volunteer service from Junior Camp Counselors

Putting together a structured day camp that is both fun, educational, and unique is no easy feat; however, our Programs team rose to the challenge. Take a look at what some satisfied parents had to say:

“Very happy, my kids loved this camp! We’re new to the area so tried several out and they want to do this most of the summer next year. Convenient, reasonably priced and so fun. Thank you!”

“Staff was great and kids had a lot of fun. Much needed time during the day.”

Kids are happy. Variety of activities is nice, and excellent value for the money.”

“Amazing staff and such awesome activities and field trips!!!! I wish I had signed up for more than just one week this year!!!”

“My son had so much fun! Thanks for making his experience amazing!”

“My girls always have a blast!! Fun activities and really cool field trips!”

This summer will be one to remember. Not only did participants make friendships and life-long memories, but our staff developed professionally with each passing week. We can’t wait to go back to the drawing board and start planning an even better summer experience for next year.

If you can’t wait another year to return to Camp Mania, sign up for one of our upcoming Day Break or Holiday Break Camp Mania opportunities!

 

Seniors’ July Trips: Dinosaurs, Art, and Theater, Oh My!

Summer is in full swing in Southlake and the entire town is bustling with activity. The Southlake Senior Activity Center is no exception with three adventure-filled trips scheduled for July.

Planning and accompanying our Seniors on local field trips is a staff highlight at the Senior Center. July’s Senior trips have something for everyone—from resident dino-philes, art buffs, or musical theater connoisseurs!

The Dinosaur Company
Wednesday, July 6 at 10:00 AM

Visit the only animatronic dinosaur factory in the US. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the creature workshop and animatronic exhibit in the City of Allen. The Dinosaur Company is a leader in the development and design of animatronic technology. See the amazing world of dinosaurs come to life. Register here.

The Music Man at Theater Denton
Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Revisit Meredith Wilson’s infamous Golden Age musical about a traveling conman who falls in love with a witty librarian in the stubborn town of Rivercity, Iowa. Sing along to Broadway classics such as “76 Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” and “’Til There Was You.” Enjoy a wonderful weekend matinee performance with friends. Register here.

Kimble Art Museum
Wednesday, July 27 at 9:30 AM

Art lovers assemble and join us as we explore The Language of Beauty in African Art special exhibit at the Kimble Art Museum in Fort Worth. This world-class art museum curates the most cutting-edge exhibits and brings them to life for a DFW audience. This exhibit illustrates sub-Saharan concepts of beauty through a unique exploration of language, objects, and visual arts. Register here.

Explore the DFW Metroplex with us! See you at the Southlake Senior Activity Center!

Field Trips are Back at The Senior Activity Center

It’s a brand-new year full of brand-new world-class experiences at the Senior Activity Center!

Southlake Senior Activity Center members are in for a treat this month. Field trips are back, and the Senior Center staff have been busy planning exciting and educational excursions for January. We have two opportunities to visit Dallas museums together this month because we know our members are adamant life-long learners!

Dallas Museum of Art: Wednesday, January 19 from 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Senior Center staff invites members to join them for an afternoon of art appreciation. This downtown Dallas staple boasts a collection of more than 24,000 objects dating from the third millennium BC to the present day! We will also be attending the Van Gogh and the Olive Groves exhibit.

Registration for this outing is $15.00. Members must bring additional money for lunch. Register here.

Dallas Holocaust Museum: Friday, January 28 from 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum tells the story of the Holocaust, the emergence of international human rights following the war, and the development of human and civil rights in America. Join us as we explore this critical moment in human history.

All museum guests must wear face masks for the duration of their visit, and groups are asked to social distance at least six feet apart from anyone not in their group while inside.

Registration for this outing is $14.00. Members must bring additional money for lunch at Corner Bakery. Register here.

We hope you will join us on one or both of these trips. We are excited to bring back field trips as we continue creating life-long memories for our members. A huge thank you to The Southlake Senior Funding, Inc. for partially funding these excursions.

Look out for more outings in the coming months!