Thursday, June 17, 2021

Keep Calm and Boogie On: Register for DJ School Today!

Does your child know the perfect song for every situation? If so, DJ School is the place for them!

Summer is right around the corner, and you may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained in an exciting and educational way. If you have a music-lover in your family, then look no further than DJ School. This half-day summer program will teach your child the basics of being a DJ.

Learn the tips and tricks of the hottest DJs around. In this camp, your child will learn how to beat match, mix and blend on professional DJ equipment across multiple genres of music. Scratch out having a boring summer and hit repeat on making this summer the best one yet!

We are offering two exciting half-day summer camp options this year:

It’s Elementary! DJ School 101
Who: Emerging DJs aged 6-10 years old
Where: Champions Club Hall of Fame Classrooms
When: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The BEAT Program
Who: Mix-masters 11- 14 years old
Where: Champions Club Hall of Fame Classrooms
When: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.

No prior experience is needed. Don’t miss a beat this summer. Register today!

July Summer Camps: STEM, Entertainment and Fine Arts

You can register for all of our camps online or in person at Champions Club (285 Shady Oaks Drive).

Popular camps fill quickly, so be sure to register early. Camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled start date will be canceled.

Comic Creators
July 8 – 12 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

Calling all heroes! With the help of a camera and 8Bit staff, you can be the star of your very own comic book! Instructors will guide campers through setting up a story, taking photos and editing them to create an awesome comic that’s 100% unique. Students will take home a digital copy of their comic at the end of camp and receive a physical book the following week.

Fusion Gaming
July 8 – 12 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

This camp utilizes Clickteam’s Multimedia Fusion 2 to create a single in-depth coding class where students build and take home a completed three-level game. Students will design, code and learn alterable values while creating and tracking character health, item count, audio sound effects and more.

Pirates and Pastels: Full Day and Half Day Camps
July 8 – 12 | Ages 5–12 | Learn more & register

Come ACT UP and DRAW with Drama Kids and Young Rembrandts! This unique camp offers something for every creative kid: drama and public speaking activities, pirate drawings, ocean pastels, crafts and games, a parent performance and more. Who knew we could pack so much fun into just one week!?

Fortnite Gliding
July 15–19 | Ages 7–13 | Learn more & register

In this creative programming camp based on the apocalyptic survival game, campers will use the scratch coding tool to recreate the floating bus, aerostatic balloon and glider effect. The kids will trace their own digital images, design the landing terrain and use coding to animate the flying and landing scenes. This camp does not include any destruction or violence. Kids are welcome to bring their own electronics to play during breaks!

NASA Space Explorers
July 15 – 18 | Ages 6–10 | Learn more & register

Blast off with knowledge of flight! This camp is an exciting study on rockets. Campers build their own rockets and planes, experiment with propulsion systems and even launch and recover rockets. Each day campers create amazing things to take home.

LEGO Animation
July 15 – 19 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

Kids get to create their very own stop motion animation in this creative camp! Build your sets, create voice-overs and edit stills to bring your movie to life. Students work in groups to write a script and begin building. At the end of camp, we’ll share your movie on 8Bit’s YouTube channel.

Web Developer
July 15 – 19 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

Web Developer gives kids first-hand experience as a professional web designer. Given 10 client profiles to choose from, students will interview their client to evaluate their needs, wants and current website situation. Students must then design a few templates then build the final website using Weebly EDU. Students will take home a portfolio of their work at the end of camp.

Boost Engineers
July 22–26 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

In this camp, students will learn how to use LEGO BOOST to solve various challenges and test their creativity. Whether we’re building a rover to explore far off planets or a robot to assist humans here on Earth, we’ll have a blast learning the true power of robotics!

Wizards and Muggles Engineering
July 22 – 26 | Ages 5–12 | Learn more & register

Bricks4Kidz campers will experience engineering fun as they build magical motorized models that remind them of their favorite wizard, Harry Potter. Campers will also have a blast creating take-home crafts, experimenting with science in our “potions” class, playing Hogwarts style games like Quidditch and making new wizard and muggle friends. This class is filled with STEM-enriched excitement that all wizards and muggles are sure to love!

Chess Wizards Camp
July 22–26 | Ages 6–12 | Learn more & register

Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes. Students will improve their chess skills, meet new friends and work out their most powerful muscle—their brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy and puzzle folder. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!

Minecraft Societies
July 22 – 26 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

We challenge students to discover teamwork, exercise their ingenuity and enhance their social and problem-solving skills while learning about the pillars that make a great society. Students start in a harsh environment and discover what it takes to survive as an outpost. From there, students vote on what they would like their city to focus on: security, education, healthcare, public works and more.

Minecraft Architect
July 29 – August 2 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

This popular camp teaches basic mathematics through Minecraft EDU. Students will first learn how to read and write blueprints. Before getting on Minecraft, each student must calculate his or her building material and submit a building proposal that outlines the cost of the structure. Working independently within a group, students must coordinate and work with a class budget while dealing with market variables. Students will take home a portfolio of their work at the end of camp.

Adventures in Art Camp
July 29–August 1 | Ages 6–12 | Learn more & register

Under the guidance of certified Robert Garden School of Art instructors, your young artist will complete eight works of art featuring realistic landscapes, seascapes, animals, still life and more. Students learn fundamentals of painting, perspective, color theory and composition using watercolor, acrylic and oil paints as well as oil pastels, pencils and charcoal. All art supplies are provided.

Fusion Gaming: Junior
July 29 – August 2 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

In this introductory coding camp, kids will code a pre-made game while learning the basics of level design. Each camper will then make a short video about his or her experience. Students will take their games home and can share their video through the 8Bit YouTube channel. This is the perfect camp for novice programmers!

Junior Robotics
July 29 – August 2 | Ages 7–13 | Learn more & register

This camp mixes the challenge of computer programming with the sheer fun of building with LEGO bricks. Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, LEGO WEDO provides an introduction to the world of computer programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a tech-based marketplace. This action-packed robotics session teaches real-life skills through real-kid fun!

If you have questions about any of our camps, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Say Hello to Summer in Southlake’s June Youth Camps

Summer’s almost here, and we can’t wait to kick it off with some exciting camps for all ages and interests. Our campers will be flying drones, programming robots, designing video games, learning to paint and so much more. You definitely won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

You can register online or in person at Champions Club (285 Shady Oaks Drive). Popular camps fill quickly, so be sure to register early. Camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled start date will be canceled.

Fusion Gaming: Junior
June 3–7 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

In this introductory coding camp, kids will code a pre-made game while learning the basics of level design. Each camper will then make a short video about his or her experience. Students will take their games home and can share their video through the 8Bit YouTube channel. This is the perfect camp for novice programmers!

Minecraft Architect
June 3–7 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

This popular camp teaches basic mathematics through Minecraft EDU. Students will learn how to read and write blueprints, calculate their building materials and submit a building proposal that outlines the cost of their structure. Working independently within a group, students must coordinate and work with a class budget while dealing with market variables.

Dodgeball Camp
June 10–13 | Ages 8–12 | Learn more & register

Our ultra-popular program includes several versions of dodgeball. The emphasis is on fun, teamwork and exercise. We will play many different versions of the classic game using the new coated foam balls. These balls are safe and perfect for fun indoor play! Groups are divided based on ages.

Skyhawks Sports Sampler Camp
June 10–14 | Ages 6–12 | Learn more & register

Looking for an exciting sports camp but can’t choose just one sport? Skyhawks Sports Sampler Camp has you covered! This unique camp combines multiple sports for a fun-filled week of lessons, scrimmages, team activities and more. Athletes will walk away with an understanding of several new sports along with vital life skills like respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

My First STEM Lab
June 17–21 | Ages 3–5 | Learn more & register

This camp teaches young children to see the world around them in a totally new way. Campers will learn how to create codes to pass secret messages, explore ways they can help protect the planet, discover how to eat like different animals and learn about space.

Toy Makers
June 17–21 | Ages 6–11 | Learn more & register

In this camp, future entrepreneurs will create toy prototypes and learn about cost, price, vendors, customers, profit and sales as they start their very own business. We’ll also teach kids how to navigate the ever-changing world of small businesses through real-world scenarios.

Chess Wizards Camp
June 17–21 | Ages 6–12 | Learn more & register

Chess Wizards Camp offers challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes for players of all skill levels. Students will improve their chess skills, meet new friends and work out their most powerful muscle—their brain!

Little Medical School Summer Camp
June 17–21 | Ages 6–10 | Learn more & register

This camp teaches children about medicine, science and the importance of health in an entertaining and exciting way. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts and games, campers will learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use and even how to tie knots like a real surgeon.

TGA Premier Junior Golf Camp
June 17–21 | Ages 5–12 | Learn more & register

TGA Premier Junior Golf Camp is a perfect fit for any child looking to learn the game of golf or sharpen his or her skills. Golf skills will be taught and developed through a combination of physical activities and academic lessons. Every student will receive a hat, ball and TGA student handbook.

Introduction to Competitive Cheerleading Camp
June 24–28 | Ages 5–12 | Learn more & register

Get in the spirit with TGA Cheerleading Camp! Campers participate in station-based activities that develop tumbling, stunting, choreography, motions, jumps and performance skills in every lesson. TGA coaches follow proper stunt progression and spotting protocol to ensure
a safe and fun environment that incorporates academics and life skills.

Volleyball Camp
June 24–27 | Ages 7–12 | Learn more & register

Bowmen Volleyball Camp is designed for new players who are learning the game as well as experienced players who are gearing up for more competitive play. Drills, games and individual instruction are used to build fundamental skills including serving, passing, setting and hitting. Players will have the opportunity to practice their skills in game situations during the camp tournament.

Drones and Aviation
June 24–28 | Ages 8–13 | Learn more & register

Soar the skies in this aviation adventure! Kids will participate in missions to fly drones and create take-home models of flying objects including a motorized helicopter, plane, parachute, UFO and spaceship. We’ll also learn about FAA rules, drone flying safety, aerodynamics, self-driven planes and other inventions that impact the future of aviation.

Adventures in Art Camp
June 24–27 | Ages 6–11 | Learn more & register

Under the guidance of certified Robert Garden School of Art instructors, your young artist will complete eight works of art featuring realistic landscapes, seascapes, animals, still life and more. Students learn fundamentals of painting, perspective, color theory and composition using watercolor, acrylic and oil paints as well as oil pastels, pencils and charcoal. All art supplies are provided.

Little Veterinarian Summer Camp
June 24–28 | Ages 6–10 | Learn more & register

In this camp, kids will adopt their own stuffed dog and learn how to assess a dog from head to tail as well as the basics of dog care, immunizations and how to treat a laceration. They will also learn about the importance of checking and monitoring dogs for ticks—just like a real veterinarian!

For more information, contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Register Now for Southlake’s August Youth Camps

School’s still out for summer, so make the most of the rest of your break with our August youth camps!

Southlake Parks and Recreation’s youth camps are just what you need to beat the back-to-school blues. Check out the cool camps we’re offering this August:

Minecraft Architects
Date: August 6 – 10  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.  Ages: 8 – 15  Cost: $175
This camp is designed to spark creative thinking, develop spatial visualization skills and improve math proficiency using the popular video game Minecraft. Kids will work as a team to build structures that meet specific guidelines while taking environmental features into consideration. They’ll also have to use advanced problem-solving skills to defeat the real-world challenges of limited resources and time. Click here to register.

Minecraft Societies
Date: August 6–10  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Ages: 8 – 14  Cost: $175
Minecraft Societies challenges kids to use teamwork, ingenuity and problem-solving skills as they learn about the pillars that make a great society. Campers start in a harsh environment and discover what it takes to start out as an outpost. From there, they’ll vote on what they would like their city to focus on: security, education, healthcare and public works. At the end of camp, team interviews and a video flyby of their city will be posted on 8Bit’s site! Click here to register.

Dodgeball Camp
Date: August 13 – 16  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.  Ages: 7 – 12  Cost: $95
In our ultra-popular program, kids have the opportunity to learn and play several versions of dodgeball. The emphasis is on fun, teamwork and exercise. We will play many different versions of the classic game using new coated foam balls, which are perfect for safe and FUN play! Groups are divided based on ages. Please bring a snack and gym shoes. Click here to register.

Thymio Robotics: Visual Programming
Date: August 13 – 17  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Ages: 5 – 7  Cost: $185
In our most popular camp for young engineers, kids learn robotics and basic coding skills as they customize the behavior of our Thymio robots using touch controls and infrared sensors. By the end of the week, each camper will have turned his or her robot into a living, moving creature with a unique personality! Click here to register.

Digital Game Development
Date: August 13 – 17  Time: 1–4 p.m.  Ages: 7 – 10  Cost: $185
Create amazing digital games using the pro-quality Clickteam Fusion platform. Campers develop the logical flow of their game then create a unique digital environment complete with animated characters, custom backgrounds and sound effects. This camp is a fun and engaging way to explore one of the hottest new sectors of the tech industry! Click here to register.

You can register for all of these camps online here or in person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). Popular camps fill quickly, so be sure to register early! Camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements the Wednesday prior to their scheduled start date will be canceled.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at 817-748-8019.

Cowboys Youth Football Academy Coming to Southlake

Have a football star who would like to train with the Dallas Cowboys? Sign them up for the Cowboys Youth Football Academy in Southlake July 18-20.

The Cowboys Youth Summer Camp is open for kids in second through eighth grade. Kids will learn skills and drills from former NFL players and coaching staff focusing on running, throwing, catching, kicking, and defense so they can play like the pros. The camp is guaranteed to be a fun-filled and exclusive appearance intended for players of all skill levels. Participants will also receive two bowl-seat tickets to a Dallas Cowboys pre-season game at AT&T Stadium along with official Cowboys Summer camp merchandise.

The camp will take place at North Park fields July 18 – 20 from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Use Promo-code: SOUTHLAKE for an early bird special only at the camp in Southlake

Go to www.dallascowboys.com/academy for more information.

 

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Summer 2013 Southlake Scene is Live!

The Southlake Scene Summer 2013 online magazine is live! It’s time to get out the calendars and plan for the exciting programs and events this summer in Southlake. We have many opportunities for everyone in the family to find something they can enjoy.

In this new issue, you can explore upcoming special events, summer camps, athletic leagues, wellness programs, outdoor activities, educational classes and much more! Be sure to also check out the Library, Senior Activity Center, Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and Tennis Center  programs as well. Where can you locate the Southlake Scene? View the newest edition with a click of a button! You can print the Southlake Scene if you prefer a in-hand copy or view the virtual magazine online.

Register online or at the Community Services Office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210, Southlake, TX 76092. For more information about upcoming programs and events, please call (817) 748-8019.