(This blog post is a compilation of information gathered by the Visit McKinney team, CheckOut DFW's Rachel Driskell, and Realtor Kelly Rudiger.) 

It's hard to believe it's almost summer and the kids will be out of school soon. There is plenty for them to do to avoid boredom right here in McKinney! There are so many great options available, something for all interests all summer long. Check out:

Chestnut Square Prairie Adventure Campers making ice creamChestnut Square Heritage Village

Kinds taking part in Chestnut Square's Prairie Adventure Camp will step back in time to learn about the way early settlers to McKinney lived. Each day begins with the campers de-modernizing and taking a class photo. All campers are encouraged to bring a snack such as apples, oranges, crackers, pretzels, etc. Four camps are offered with two sessions available per camp and cost $100-125 per child per session. These camps are perfect for kids aged 7-14.

315 S. Chestnut St., 469-625-9002


Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Sanctuary

Do you have a kid who loves science and/or nature? Outdoor experiences are a childhood treasure. Heard is dedicated to bringing nature and people together and they offer excellent experiences designed for children. Summer nature camps start at $220 and offer some exciting outdoor-themed adventures. 

1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566


Jump Into Art Studios

Boy and girl holding paintings of butterfliesHave an art enthusiast? There's nothing better than creating something that is yours, with pride. Jump Into Art offers summer camps themed around slowing down, enjoying the moment, and self-expression. There are different camp lengths and range in cost from $170-$314. 

404 North Church Street, 214-937-9153


Ovation Academy

Ovation Academy of Performing Arts provides full immersion, home school, and community outreach programs focused on the performing arts. They offer a variety of summer camps for kids. From June 6 through the first week of August, a host of plays and musicals will be practiced by camp goers and then performed in front of an audience.

404 Power House St., 214-856-4513


YMCA, McKinney Family

The YMCA is an affordable option for families, and often bases membership fees and scholarships on financial need. The YMCA also offers summer camps built around educational and fun themes. 

300 Ridge Road, 972-529-2559

Other summer camp opportunities include: