Sunday, July 3, 2022

A Day in the Life at Camp Mania

Summer Camp Mania is the place to be if you’re a kid spending your summer in Southlake!

Camp is well-underway, and the kiddos are having a great time. Since parents don’t get the opportunity to shadow their kiddos during the day, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share the incredible schedules our campers enjoy! No two days are alike, and every week has a unique theme to set the tone for the activities we do.

A Day in the Life of a Camp Mania Camper:

7:30- 9:00 AM

Campers wake up bright and early to make it on time for the first activity. Structured activities begin at 9:00 AM, but parents can start dropping off their kiddos starting at 8:30 AM. This is a time for free play and socialization!

9:00- 9:30 AM 

Welcome to the Opening Ceremony. This is the perfect time to orient campers and prepare them for the day ahead! It wouldn’t be camp without singing some camp songs, reciting the camp creed, and going over the expectations for the day.

9:30- 10:00 AM

Time for a quick huddle/ ice breaker game! Camp favorites include the Human Knot, Freeze Dance, and Telephone!

10:00- 11:00 AM

Fun in the sun! It’s time for some outdoor playtime! Depending on the day we could be playing games or cooling off with waterslides!

11:00 -12:00 PM

Lunch! Time to take a break from all the activity and enjoy a delicious home-packed lunch! This is also the best time to talk with friends.

12:00- 1:00 PM

Time to hit the gym! This is the time of day to work on team building and friendly competition with crowd-favorites like volleyball and Powerball. On Fridays, we enjoy splashing in the water at the Champions Club Aquatics Center.

1:00- 2:00 PM

Time to get creative! During this hour, Campers break up into their groups to enjoy a fun craft or STEM activity. The highlight is always taking these crafts home to share with mom and dad!

2:00- 2:30 PM

Snack Time! All that playing and creating sure works up an appetite. Snack time is always a welcome break in a day full of fun.

2:30- 4:00 PM

Time for more incredible activities! Each day is different, but there is something for everyone! On Monday’s we watch movies, Tuesdays we have inflatables, Wednesdays are field trip days, Thursdays we have guest performances, and Fridays end the week with delicious Kona Ice!

4:00-4:30 PM 

Camper Choice. After a busy day of scheduled activities, campers get to decide how to spend their final 30 minutes.

4:30- 5:30

Check- Out. Time to say goodbye to our friends and Camp Counselors and get ready to do it all over again!

Every day is an adventure at Camp Mania!

There’s Still Time to Register Your Kids for Summer Programs!

It’s summertime in Southlake and the heat is intense! If you are still looking for ways to keep your kiddos busy and entertained this summer, it’s not too late to register for some of our incredible half-day camps at Champions Club!

July is just around the corner, and the new month brings new opportunities to enjoy the hot summer break indoors. Our Programs and Champions Club staff are ready to give your kiddos a summer they won’t forget with innovative programs and half-day camps for every interest under the Texas sun.

Here’s just a few examples of our exciting programs that still have some spaces open:

Adventures in Science Club

Discover the wonder of science by doing hands-on experiments and projects that you get to take home! In this week-long session, kids will learn all about gears and pulleys, how things work together, and how to use their hands to build different types of engineering machines. Register here:

Club Metro

Southlake’s premier Adaptive Recreation program, Club Metro, is hitting the field for an awesome afternoon of sports! Participants will meet to celebrate the summer season by playing different sporting activities! Hurry up to register, spots are filling up fast!

DJ School 101

Do want to learn how to be a DJ? Join our half-day summer camp program where we teach you the basics of being a DJ. We will beat, match, mix and blend on professional DJ equipment, across multiple genres of music. DJ gear is provided during instruction. Don’t miss it!

Mindful Ballet Dance Camp

In these one-hour weekly camps, students will learn the proper technique and placement in this foundational genre. Dancers will also experience the classroom as a laboratory that explores self-narrative, thought patterns, and emotions.

DRESS CODE: Girls – Any color leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers. Boys – Black tights or athletic shorts, white shirt, ballet slippers. Register today!

Plan out the rest of your summer and claim your spot today!

Are you ready for Summer? Registration Opens April 1

Are you ready for summer? The warm weather is just a precursor of what is to come, and it’s the perfect time to make summer plans for your kiddos.

Summer is one of our favorite seasons in the Community Services Department due to the large variety of community programming opportunities we offer. Nothing makes us happier than providing world-class experiences for you and your family! Are you ready to start scheduling your summer social calendar? Claim your spot early.

Here’s a sneak-peak at some of the fun programs we have in store:

  • Adult Outdoor Education
  • Adventures of Science Club
  • Basketball Skills Academy
  • Basketball Tech Camp
  • Club Metro
  • Community Hikes
  • Dodgeball Camp
  • Flag Football Camp
  • Forest Preschool Fridays
  • DJ School 101
  • Mindful Ballet
  • Outer Space Art Camp
  • Science Club
  • Summer Basketball League
  • Summer Camp Mania
  • Summer Cross Timbers Nature Camp
  • And so much more!

Summer registration opens for Southlake residents on April 1 and on April 15 for non-residents. You can preview all summer offerings here.

Homeschool PE 101 Summer Sessions

PE 101 is a classic 90-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun learning environment. June classes begin Wednesday, June 12 and July sessions begin Wednesday, July 10.

This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.

Summer Sessions

June 12 – 26
July 10 – 24

Classes Meet: Wednesdays; 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Champions Club Member Fee: $48
Non-Member Fee: $60
Ages: 7 – 12

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

Build Your Basketball Skills in Southlake’s Summer Basketball Academy

Summer Basketball Academy is a skills-based program designed to help beginner and intermediate players strengthen their game in a supportive learning environment.

These fun classes get young players ready for more competitive play by helping them master fundamental basketball skills such as ball handling, passing and shooting. We offer four levels so classes can be tailored to players’ specific needs and goals. Click a session below to register online!

Summer 2019 Sessions

June 3 – 24
July 8 – 29
August 5 – 26

Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 5–7)

Classes Meet: Mondays; 5:00 – 6:00pm
Champions Club Member Fee: $48
Non-Member Fee: $62

Levels 3 & 4 (Ages 8–12)

Classes Meet: Mondays; 6:00 – 7:00pm
Champions Club Member Fee: $64
Non-Member: $80

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

The 2018 Southlake Scene Summer Issue Is Live!

Whether you’re looking for summer athletics, cool new classes or exciting camps for kids, the Southlake Scene is your family’s guide to summer fun.

Grab your calendar and get ready for summer—the 2018 Southlake Scene summer issue is live! In addition to our popular returning camps, programs and events, this issue has some exciting new additions that you won’t want to miss out on. Here are just a few highlights of the cool activities we’re offering to keep you and your family entertained all summer long:

Summer Youth Camp Highlights

  • Summer Camp Mania & Teen Scene
  • Video Game Game Design & Minecraft Camps
  • Robotics, Lego & Hands-On Science Camps
  • Wild About Weather Camp – NEW!
  • Southlake Spy Academy (Southlake Library’s Summer Reading Program)
  • Natural Discovery Camps at Bob Jones Nature Center

Summer Athletics Highlights

  • 3v3 Coast to Coast Basketball League Powered by Under Armour
  • Youth Volleyball & Basketball Leagues (Teams & Individuals)
  • Basketball & Volleyball Camps for All Ages & Skill Levels
  • Soccer Camps & Programs for Ages 3-10
  • Jiu Jitsu (Ages 5-18)

Summer Adult Program Highlights

  • College Financial Planning
  • Mother & Daughter Self-Defense
  • Group Fitness Classes

Free Summer Events

Plus so much more! Be sure to check out the summer issue of the Southlake Scene for more ways to make the most of your summer.

You can register for classes online or in-person at the Community Services Office at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. For more information, please call 817-748-8019.

Southlake Parks and Recreation Launching New Registration Software, CSI

Summer is almost here! That means it’s time to start registering for all the great things Southlake Parks and Recreation has planned. In preparation for the opening of The Marq Southlake Champions Club in summer of 2018, Parks and Recreation is changing registration software. The new software, CSI, will replace the current registration software, Active Network, and will go live Monday, April 3.

When participants go to register for programs they will notice the website looks a little different. Now, instead of having to search for an activity, you will be able to select a category to begin the search process.

One important transition note to keep in mind: All users will have to create a new account. Account information will NOT carry over from Active Network.

What does this mean for me?

Before actually registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a new account. Because CSI will also be used once Champions Club is fully operational, it will look like you are registering for a membership. Don’t worry, when you are asked to select your membership type, simply select the “Patron” membership and Parks and Recreation as the site. This will allow you to register as you normally would.

You will need to create your new account before you are able to register for summer programs like Camp Mania or Basketball, to name a few. Parents, when you are completing the account registration, be sure to list yourself as the “main member” on the account. Other family members, like spouses and children, will become “sub-members” on the account.

We understand change can sometime be confusing. We’re here to help! You can find step-by-step instructions to help you set up you new CSI account at SouthlakeParksandRec.com or you can call us at (817) 748-8019.