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Many organizations are hosting camps throughout the summer, so finding one that meets your summer schedule is as easy as A-B-C. Here is a sampling:


The YMCA hosts both summer day camps, as well as specialty camps for families searching for either full-day, all-summer solutions or week-long camps.

This year’s theme is “Blast from the Past,” allowing campers to learn and experience activities from the 1890s to the 2000s. Camps are available at multiple locations metro-wide, so check schedules at
Pricing: varies.


Beginning May 31 and running through Aug. 19, the City Arts Center hosts a variety of day camps that run each weekday. The camps cover several art mediums, including clay, acting, painting, puppetry, video production, photography and more.

Pricing: $120-$150 (T-shirt included). For more information, call 951-0000.

Running June 7 through Aug. 5, children ages 4 to 16 can experience thematic camps at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, from sculptures and painting to photography and movies.
Pricing: $120 members, $130 nonmembers.
Call 236-3100.

Dancers have several camps and classes to choose from at area dance studios and organizations. The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet is hosting a summer intensive from June 13 to July 22. Housing is available for out-of-town students. Visit or call 843-9898.

In Edmond, Dance Phase offers classes in jazz, tap, hip-hop and ballet for students 3 and up, with June and July sessions available.
Pricing: starting at $45 per class.
Call 478-3464.


Science Museum Oklahoma asks “Did You Ever?” at its six weekly educational camps beginning June 20 and running through July 29. Themes include movies,
bugs, space and more.
Pricing: $200 for members, $235 for nonmembers
(includes daily lunch and a T-shirt), plus a 10 percent discount if you
register for two or more camps.
Call 602-3760.

discoveries can be made all summer long at the Oklahoma City Zoo with
half-day June, July and August camp options, running Tuesdays-Fridays.

Pricing: $90 for members, $100 nonmembers. Call 425-0218.

and crafts, hands-on ag lessons and games are on tap at Harn
Homestead’s Territorial Fun Day Camp, held June 13-17.
Pricing: $40 per
day or $125 for the week (snacks provided).
Call 235-4058.

in kindergarten through sixth grade can enjoy an old-fashioned summer
camp at the Orr Family Farm with two Tuesday-Friday sessions to choose
from: June 14-17 or July 11-15. Camp includes hayrides, pony rides,
fishing, mining for gemstones, making rope, soap and butter and even a
pedal car derby.
Pricing: $160 (lunch and T-shirt provided).

USA and the Heart of Oklahoma Council presents the 2011 Camp DaKaNi, an
Oklahoma tradition for kids and teens since 1956. Students do not have
to be a member of Campfire USA to attend. Mini-sessions and full
sessions are available, beginning in June. For a complete schedule and
locations of the various camps, visit Pricing: varies.


Kids can be a part of
the exciting NBA action with Thunder youth basketball camps in six
sessions, June through August. The camps are open to boys and girls ages
5 to 16 and focus on basketball fundamentals.
Pricing: $225 per session
($180 for season-ticket holders and Kids Club members).

Got a footballer on your hands? The
Old Spice Adrian Peterson Football Camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 is
set for June 23-24 at the University of Oklahoma intramural fields in
Pricing: $199 (T-shirt included).

Malena Lott

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