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Parents: Check Out Summer Camps for Kids at DCCCD


For immediate release — May 3, 2012

(DALLAS) — When the final bell rings to signal the end of classes for kids across Dallas County this spring, that bell also reminds parents it's time to find ways to keep their children busy during the hot summer months. Several campuses of the Dallas County Community College District offer the perfect solutions to those summertime needs for camp, classes and fun.

Brookhaven College

Summer camp at Brookhaven College courses are designed to meet the needs of children ages 5 to 17. Offerings include classes in animation, cooking and culinary arts, creative writing, drawing and sculpture, fashion design, junior entrepreneurship, music (vocal and instrumental), personal enrichment, photography, science, self-defense, theater and acting, and visual communications. Ages vary, based on course content. Listings and online registration are available at Have a question? Call (972) 860-4600 or email Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.

Cedar Valley College

Learning doesn't stop because it's summertime at Cedar Valley College. CVC's "Fun While Learning" program offers classes in art, cooking, dance, theater, mathematics, technology and business ownership in June and July. June courses for children ages 7 to 12 include art, dance and theater, held Monday through Thursday from June 4-28; cooking will be held  on Saturdays from June 9-30. Times vary, based on the course. CVC Fun While Learning courses for older students include Algebra I for grades 7, 8 and 9 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, July 9-20, or Algebra II for grades 9, 10 and 11 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, July 23 to Aug. 3. 

Two four-week technology camps will give older students, ages 14 to 17, hands-on experience working with projects on biodiesel race cars (Hot Bio Bots) or rockets (Aero Hot Rocs). The camps are scheduled from July 9 to Aug. 3 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 5 p.m. during those same dates. Young business-minded students ages 12 to 16 can sign up to learn how they can run their own businesses. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, plus Saturday, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from June 18-22. Spaces are limited for all camps. For information, cost and registration, call (972) 860-2995. Cedar Valley College is located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.

Eastfield College

Children can be Olympic swimmers, rock stars or famous actors and artists — with help from Eastfield College this summer. Group classes in guitar are available for beginners and up; private instruction also will be offered. Group classes start June 4 and meet in the evening; private classes meet at various times. EFC's Arts and Drama Camp for children ages 5 to 12 will be offered July 9-13. Students can choose from a half-day of arts, a half-day of drama or both, all taught by EFC faculty members.

Youngsters can learn to tickle the ivories during Eastfield's annual Piano Festival, June 18-23. Group classes start June 4 for ages 7 and up; students with all levels of experience are invited to enroll. Summer swimming classes for ages 6 months and older are available, too, and the course is approved by the American Red Cross. For detailed schedules and costs, call (972) 860-7113 or visit Eastfield College is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite.

Mountain View College

Mountain View College will offer FUNtastic educational activities for youths ages 6 to 17. Classes, scheduled Monday through Thursday during summer 2012, include: swimming for water babies, toddlers and beginners, ages 6 to 17; half-day academic camps in mathematics, reading and writing for students who are completing grades 1 through 7; art; guitar for youth; recreation (basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, gymnastics, martial arts and Tae Kwon Do); robot building; magic; pottery; and Spanish.

Have a question? Call (214) 860-8835 for details. To find a complete list of courses, visit

North Lake College

The North Lake College Kids Camp, scheduled Monday through Friday, June 4-29, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for youngsters ages 6 to 12. Camp classes include "Fun, Wacky Sports and Games"; "Make Your Own Video"; "Tricks with Math"; "Crazy/Fun with Science"; and "Awesome Art Projects." The cost is $150. For more information or registration, call the NLC continuing education office at (972) 273-3360 or visit North Lake College is located at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.

Richland College

For the technology-minded student, Richland College offers two summer camps this year: Robots-4-U and the 2012 STEM Camp (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Robots-4-U, for students ages 7-17, is held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three sessions are available: June 4-8, July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17; the cost is $299 for the one-week camp. The Robots-4-U camps provide hands-on learning and daily robotic challenges, including dynamic art. Campers will have fun as they learn about basic programming, robotics and science. For information, call (972) 782-2503 or visit

Richland's STEM Camp is offered to students ages 14-17 who are interested in STEM career paths; participants must be U.S. citizens or documented residents. Two sessions are offered: Camp A, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 13-26; or Camp B, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 11-24. Early registration is $275 (by May 15 for Camp A and by June 18 for Camp B); after those dates, registration is $300 for either session. Enrollment is limited to 80 students per session. The purpose of Richland's STEM Camp is to provide students with an introduction to the variety of careers and occupations in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During each two-week camp, participants will explore career options such as aerospace engineering, computer science engineering, manufacturing technology, engineering technology, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, Web design and multimedia, and CAD/CAM manufacturing. For more information or registration, contact either Teresa Lynd at (972) 238-3797 or; or Jocyln Hanson at (214) 890-3849 or  

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

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