Saturday, September 19, 2020

August Summer Camps

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.

Animakers Factory
August 5–9 | Ages 6–11 | Learn more & register

Join our group of creators and inventors as we use motors, cables, batteries, buzzers, propellers and other materials to create our own toys. Instructors will teach campers how to apply principles of friction, speed, simple machines and gear assembly to invent things that they can play with for the rest of the summer. If you’ve got a creative kiddo with a passion for making things, this is the camp for you!

Artificial Intelligence
August 5–9 | Ages 6–13 | Learn more & register

Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it, and this camp gives kids a hands-on look at how it works. Kids will create a heart pacemaker model, code a heart monitor simulator, program a digital car that memorizes where obstacles are and even program a digital robot that asks people questions and learns from the answers. We’ll also learn about Watson and other AI tools and discuss their influence on robotics.

3D Printing Camp
August 5–9 | Ages 10–12 | Learn more & register

Introduce your child to the miracle of 3D printing technology! Campers will develop an understanding of how 3D printers work and learn the fundamentals of 3D printing to design and create their own amazing objects, both in teams and individually. Each camper takes home a project at the end of the camp.

Dodgeball Camp
August 12–15 | 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.

Basketball Tech Camp
August 12–15 | Ages 8–12 | Learn more & register

Basketball Tech Camp is perfect for players who are looking for a serious and fun basketball experience. In addition to helping players improve their individual dribbling, passing and shooting skills, we also emphasize team concepts to put all of the pieces together. Part of each class will be devoted to scrimmages.

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

 

Become a Chess Wizard in Southlake’s November Chess Camp

Chess is more than just a fun and challenging game—it’s also a great workout for your brain! Southlake’s November Chess Wizards camp begins Tuesday, November 6.

Chess offers a number of benefits for children. According to Parents Magazine, the strategic nature of chess helps children refine their critical thinking and decision-making skills. It’s also been proven to have positive effects on visual memory, attention span and spatial-reasoning ability.

Chess Wizards is a premier chess camp that provides fun, accessible and challenging chess lessons to kids ages 6–16. As students learn the fundamentals of the game, they will also develop important skills that will help them throughout their lives: how to use logic to make strategic decisions, how to win graciously and how to accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship.

All skill levels are welcome, and students will be divided into appropriate groups according to their chess experience. At the end of camp, each student will have had the opportunity to participate in a mini chess tournament.

November Chess Wizards Camp

Session Dates: November 6 – 27* (3 classes)
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
*No class on November 20.

If you would like more information about Chess Wizards, call 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.

Beat the Heat with Southlake’s July Youth Camps

North Texas will be feeling the heat this July, but Southlake Parks and Recreation is keeping things cool with summer camps for kids of all ages.

Whether you have a little artist who wants to paint a masterpiece or a future programmer who wants to build a one-of-a-kind video game, we’ve got you covered. Check out all of the awesome camps we’re offering this July!

Athletics & Recreation

Beginner Basketball Camp
Date: July 9 – 12  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this all-skills camp, players ages 5–7 will master dribbling, passing and other basketball basics through various drills and scrimmages. Cost: $98. Click here to register.

TGA Premier Jr. Golf Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
This all-skills camp helps golfers ages 6–16 build confidence while improving their game. All equipment is provided. Cost: $225. Click here to register.

Volleyball Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
In this all-skills camp, players ages 8–16 will hone their volleyball skills in fun games, drills and scrimmages. Cost: $99. Click here to register.

Basketball Tech Camp
Date: July 23 – 26  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All levels and abilities are welcome in this more advanced and competitive basketball camp for ages 6–12. Cost: $98. Click here to register.

Tennis Camps
The Southlake Tennis Center offers a variety of camps throughout the summer.
Click here to learn more and register.

Arts & Education

Glamour Girls
Date: July 9 – 13  Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructors will teach kids ages 5–12 how to make their very own beauty products, from shimmery lip balm to fizzy bath bombs. Cost: $150. Click here to register.

Lego Brixology Engineers
Date: July 9 – 13  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Future engineers ages 6–10 will build Lego projects inspired by a variety of engineering fields: mechanical, aerospace, bioengineering and more! Cost: $165. Click here to register.

Digital Game Development
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Campers ages 7–10 will create their own video game complete with animated characters, custom backgrounds and cool sound effects. Cost: $185. Click here to register.

Chess Wizards Summer Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Chess Wizards is a premier chess education camp that teaches players ages 5–14 strategy as well as sportsmanship. Cost: $200. Click here to register.

Wild About Weather
Date: July 23 – 26  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fox 4’s Chief Meteorologist Dan Henry will lead campers ages 7–11 as they perform experiments and deliver their own weather reports. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Designing Dolls
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this camp, kids ages 5–12 will learn how to make a one-of-a-kind doll. Campers will design the hair, paint the face and even sew the clothing! Cost: $150. Click here to register.

Fusion Gaming
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
In this in-depth coding class, kids ages 8–14 will design and code a complex 3-level game with unique characters, sound effects and more. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Fusion Gaming Junior
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this introductory course, campers ages 5–7 will strengthen their computer skills by coding their very own game using basic game design. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Lego Animation
Date: July 30 – August 3  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This camp teaches kids ages 8–14 how to build sets, record voiceovers and edit stills for their own stop-motion animation movie. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Adventures in Art Camp
Date: July 30 – August 2  Time: 2 – 4:45 p.m.
Artists ages 6–13 will create masterpieces in multiple mediums while learning fine art principles. All supplies are provided. Cost: $150. Click here to register.

You can register for all of these camps online 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 two business days 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.