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Get ready for an unforgettable summer of creativity in Wichita Falls! There are tons of camps available for kids and teens to unleash their creativity, from painting and sculpture to dynamic STEAM activities and messy science experiments! Read on to find the perfect fit for your family.

Have a camp to add to our list? Email info@wichitafallsarts.org!

Vernon College – Century City Campus 🎨

Vernon College’s Kids Camp has plenty of activities available to nurture your child’s imagination and artistic talents!

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Vernon College – Century City Campus
4105 Maplewood
Wichita Falls, TX
Phone: 940-696-8752 ext. 3213
Kids College website


Drawing Club

Venture into a world of artistic adventure with our Drawing Club – a haven for budding young artists eager to explore their creativity and sharpen their drawing skills. From adorable animals like corgis to iconic characters like Baby Yoda and even fearsome dinosaurs like the T-Rex, our club promises a world of imagination and discovery. Our club offers a diverse range of drawing subjects, ensuring that every session is a new and exciting journey!

June 11-13 • Ages 6-11 • 8AM-10AM • $60
June 25-27 • Ages 6-11 • 10AM-12PM • $60
July 9-11 • Ages 6-11 • 8AM-10AM • $60
July 23-25 • Ages 6-11 • 10AM-12PM • $60


Ice Tye-Die

Say goodbye to boring, monochrome clothing and say hello to the exciting art of tie-dye, where every twist and turn of the fabric will yield a unique burst of color! Our tie-dye camp is a kaleidoscope of fun, offering your child a chance to unleash their imagination and create wearable masterpieces. Our instructor will guide your child through the tie-dye process, from selecting colors and patterns to learning different techniques. They’ll learn the art of folding, twisting, and binding fabric to create stunning designs that reflect their individual style and personality.

June 3-6 • Ages 6 & up • 2PM-4PM • $75
June 17-20 • Ages 6 & up • 2PM-4PM • $75
July 1-3 • Ages 6 & up • 2PM-4PM • $75
July 15-18 • Ages 6 & up • 2PM-4PM • $75


Sew Happy Together: Hand Embroidery Camp

Watch as your child stitches their way to a world of imagination and wonder! In our hand embroidery camp, children will learn the basics from how to thread a needle to learning about the different types of stitches. With each stitch, they’ll enhance their fine motor skills and weave colorful threads into beautiful patterns!

June 11-13 • Ages 9-13 • 10AM-12PM • $80
June 25-27 • Ages 9-13 • 8AM-10AM • $80
July 9-11 • Ages 9-13 • 10AM-12PM • $80
July 23-25 • Ages 9-13 • 8AM-10AM • $80


Urban Artwork: Mural Painting Camp

Are you seeking to nurture your child’s imagination and artistic talents? Look no further! Our art mural-making class offers a unique opportunity for your child to explore their creativity while learning valuable skills in a supportive and engaging environment. Led by talented local artist, Zac Nguyen-Moore, watch as your child’s imagination comes to life on a grand scale. Our class will encourage them to think outside the box and express themselves through vibrant colors and bold designs while learning the power of collaboration as they work together to plan, design, and execute their mural projects.

June 10-18 • Ages 8 & up • 10AM-12PM • $75


Junk Journals

In our Junk Journaling class, your child will bring their imagination to life on the pages of their very own junk journal! From vintage magazine clippings to old greeting cards, they’ll learn how to repurpose everyday items into beautiful works of art that they can keep and show off to their friends!

June 11-13 • Ages 8-12 • 8AM-10AM • $60
June 25-27 • Ages 8-12 • 8AM-10AM • $60
July 9-11 • Ages 8-12 • 8AM-10AM • $60
July 23-25 • Ages 8-12 • 8AM-10AM • $60


River Bend Nature Center 🔬

Join in on all the bold activities and make new friends as you explore nature and science at Camp River Bend! All camps involve exploration of the trail and exhibits.

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River Bend Nature Center
2200 3rd Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Website
940-767-0843


Nature Rangers: June 3-7
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Ages: 4-11
Cost: $100 Members and $110 for Non-Members per child per camp

Gear up and join the ranks for a wild adventure with us at RBNC! Campers will participate in a diverse range of projects and activities, such as examining animal tracks, exploring our nature trail, and learning about different Texas native species. Nature Rangers will have the opportunity to meet some of River Bend’s residents and critters, along with learning about life in the great outdoors!


Roar and Explore: June 17-2
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Ages: 4-11
Cost: $100 Members and $110 for Non-Members per child per camp

Calling all junior paleontologists! Stomp and roar like a dinosaur with us by enjoying a variety of activities, from unearthing dinosaur bones to learning about the behaviors and habits of these prehistoric creatures. Campers will explore different kinds of scaly friends that lived in Texas millions of years ago and create their own fossil prints and tracks! 


Wild About Wildlife: July 8-12
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Ages: 4-11
Cost: $100 Members and $110 for Non-Members per child per camp

Crawl, slither, and leap with the critters and wildlife at RBNC! Campers will engage with all different kinds of animals and environments at River Bend during this exciting journey. Get wild with us by dissecting owl pellets and learning about animal anatomy and behavior. Don’t miss out on howling with your fellow animal enthusiasts!


Science Adventures: July 22-26
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Ages: 4-11
Cost: $100 for Members and $110 for Non-Members per child per camp

Step into our electrifying and mind-blowing lab of science exploration! Investigate the wonders of the natural world with fun experiments, innovation, and learning about the physical sciences. Campers will get to research a mixture of topics, from biology to chemistry to geology. Get ready for hands-on experimentation, and a splash of creativity!


The Arts Council 🎨

The Arts Council will offer a variety of engaging and creative camps for young artists of different age groups and skill levels. All classes will be held at the Kemp Center for the Arts.

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Kemp Center for the Arts
1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX  76301
Website
940-767-2787

Art Lab
June 17-20, August 5-9
Ages: 5 – 9
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Cost: $90 per week (all supplies included)

July 15-19, July 29-August 2
Ages: 10-14
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Cost: $90 (all supplies included)

Young artists will have fun exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, and more!  


Anime Camp 1 – Beginner to Intermediate
July 8-12
Ages: 9-17
10 a.m. to noon
Cost: $110 (all supplies included)

Learn character design, facial expressions, and how to draw the body proportions of anime characters. There will also be a dedicated section of the lesson for giving kid-friendly anime recommendations. Students will also learn about the history of anime and how it fits into the broader Japanese culture, including sampling many Japanese treats!  


Anime Camp 2 – Intermediate to Advanced
July 8-12
Ages: 12-17
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $110 (all supplies included)

The afternoon anime camp is for students who already have a basic foundation in sketching and drawing in the anime style.  However, if you have any questions about camper readiness, please get in touch with us.  This camp is very flexible in its learning style. Students will continue to work on their drawing skills, (including anatomy, sketching, coloring and inking) while learning how to develop original characters and being to plan out storylines.  Students will also learn about the history of anime and how it fits into the broader Japanese culture, including sampling many Japanese treats!



Backdoor Theatre 🎭

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Backdoor Theatre
501 Indiana
Wichita Falls, TX  76301
Website
940-322-5000

Creative Play Camp: July 15-19
Ages: 6-8
9AM – Noon
Cost: $73.50/camper

Backdoor’s Creative Play Camp offers a unique opportunity for young minds to explore the joys of creative expression in the welcoming embrace of the theatre! From storytelling to character exploration, our campers will embark on thrilling journeys through the power of imagination.


Summer Theatre Academy: June 17– June 29
Performance: Saturday, June 29
Ages: 8 to 13
9 AM – Noon, Monday-Friday
Cost: $130/student

The Summer Theatre Academy at Backdoor Theatre provides two weeks of fun and learning! Your child will gain valuable theatre skills, confidence, self-esteem, and a love of creativity through theatre games, acting, and performance. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform this show in just 10 days!


Crashworks STEAM Maker Space 🚀

Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math with an exciting lineup of experiences designed to ignite curiosity and creativity in young minds.

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Crashworks
900 Indiana Avenue
Wichita Falls, 76301
Website
940-264-7836

Ooey Gooey Camp: May 27-31
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Ages 5-10, 11+
Cost: $81-$150/camper

From oobleck and slime to elephant toothpaste and paint pours, we’ll learn the science behind your favorite chemical reactions while making ooey gooey messes in this hands-on camp! Prepare to get dirty; dress for the mess!


Camp Carnival: June 3-7
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$150/per camper depending on time selected

Step right up and join us for an exhilarating journey through the world of STEAM at this Carnival-themed camp! Designed to spark curiosity and ignite imagination, your child will have a thrilling blend of hands-on activities and games alongside creative challenges inspired by the excitement and wonder of the carnival, including building OUR OWN carnival games! End the week with a giant carnival themed party where campers will show off their creations!


Board Game Bonanza: June 10-14
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$150/per camper depending on time selected

Immerse yourself in a world of tabletop excitement and friendly competition! Campers will have fun not only playing both classic and more obscure board games, but creating their own! They’ll bring their ideas to life as they design their own prototype game, craft custom game pieces, and create their own board! Sprinkle in some life size game play with campers as the pawns, and it’s sure to be an unforgettable week!


Nailed It! Creative Camp: June 17-21
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$150/per camper depending on time selected

Inspired by the ever popular tv show “Nailed It”, campers will spend the week recreating famous works of art, engineering, and architecture. Step into a world of imagination, creativity, and fun at Nailed It! Creative Camp, where you can unleash your inner artist and master crafter in a series of exciting and hilarious challenges inspired by the hit TV show, Nailed It! Designed for campers of all ages and skill levels, this camp offers a unique blend of crafting challenges, DIY projects, and creative competitions that will leave you feeling inspired and entertained. Battle to be the best of worst!


Survivor Adventure Camp: June 24-28
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$150/per camper depending on time selected

Get ready to outwit, outplay, and outlast as you embark on the ultimate summer camp experience inspired by the hit TV show, Survivor! Designed for adventurous campers seeking excitement and challenge, Survivor Adventure Camp will offer a thrilling blend of survival skills, teamwork challenges, and strategic game play that will put your skills to the test in our CrashWorks “wilderness”! Campers will be divided into groups by age upon arrival.


Mixed Media: July 1-5
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$150/per camper depending on time selected

Join us as we dive into the many facets of art, using a combination of different materials, techniques, and mediums. Our mixed media camp offers a dynamic and immersive artistic experience where campers will unleash their creativity, expand their artistic horizons, and connect with like-minded peers in a supportive and inspiring environment. Camp will culminate with a Saturday evening Art Auction + Gala with live music and refreshments/hors d’oeuvres where campers will have the opportunity to both show off and SELL their works!


Under the Sea: July 15-19
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $81-$170/per camper depending on time selected

Ages 5-10: Dive into a world of waves and ocean exploration as we embark on an exciting journey beneath the sea! Learn about and create your favorite ocean animals in the makerspace, explore the sciences of the sea in the lab, and more, including a trip up the block to see a real saltwater habitat equipped with SHARKS!

Campers ages 11+ are invited to join us as we embark on marine science exploration, complete ocean engineering challenges, create amazing aquatic themed art, and more.


Lego Lab: July 22-26
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $80-$170/per camper depending on time selected

An exciting adventure into the world of creativity, engineering, and innovation! Designed for aspiring builders and master builders alike, this camp offers a hands-on investigation of the endless possibilities of LEGO bricks and sets, inspiring campers to unleash their imagination and bring their ideas to life.


Out of this World/Mission to Mars: July 29-August 2
Ages 5-10, 11+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Options for noon to 5 p.m. OR 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. available!
Cost: $80-$170/per camper depending on time selected

Prepare for an intergalactic adventure like no other as we blast off into outer space at Out of This World Summer Camp! Designed for young space explorers ages 5-10, this camp offers an exciting journey through the cosmos filled with hands-on activities, interactive learning experiences, and cosmic adventures that will spark imaginations and inspire a love for the final frontier!

Embark on an epic journey to the Red Planet and experience the thrill of the Final Frontier at Mission to Mars! Designed for aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts ages 11 and above, this camp offers an immersive and hands-on adventure through the challenges and excitement of planning and executing a mission to Mars.


Youth Symphony Orchestra 🎻

Summer Strings Camp: July 29-August 2
August 2: Evening Performance
For Beginning to Intermediate players
Location: Kemp Center for the Arts
Cost: $100-$130
Camp is open to ANY string musician in the area.

YSO welcomes all beginner and intermediate strings students and looks forward to serving everyone with fun and challenging music education opportunities.

Scholarships available!  For other payment options or to request financial assistance, contact the YSO office 940-228-7893 or exec@wfyouthsymphony.org.


Wichita Falls Museum of Art 🖼️

Print Palooza! Printmaking Summer Camp: July 15-19
Ages 12 to 18
12:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $25

Print Palooza! is a 5-day intensive printmaking teen (ages 12-18) summer camp. The Wichita Falls Museum of Art’s mission is to collect American artworks on paper, therefore, we love printmaking! Each day the participants will be introduced to a different printmaking media. At the end of the week, an exhibition of the work the students created will be displayed. Print Palooza! is great way to try printmaking at a little to no cost. Scholarships are available upon request.