Your Local Guide to Summer Events, Camps, VBS, and What To Do Around Town When The Weather Heats Up

There’s a lot to keep you and your family busy this summer here in Burleson, Crowley and Joshua. Check out the entire list below or download a PDF that’s perfect size for printing and posting on the ‘fridge so you can refer to it all summer long.


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Alsbury Baptist Church VBS — “Everest”

June 28-July 2
Ages: 4yo-6th grade
For more information, call 817-295-0134.

Art Barn Studio

Check out the website for all the information for Summer Camps — or call 817-426-3232.

Artistic Motion Dance Academy ✪

1420 E. Renfro St. Burleson, TX 76028

Tiny Hip Hop Camp
July 29-30, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages 5 and up
Camp fee: $60 each

Frozen Ballet Camp
June 15-16, 5:00-6:30 pm
June 15-16, 10:00-11:30 am
July 13-14, 10:00-11:30 am
Ages 3-7 yrs
Camp fee: $60 each

Ballet Intensive
Study and learn with numerous teachers! (technique, pointe, dance history, variations, etiquette)
June 22-25, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Ages 7 and up
Camp fee: $160

Jazz/Hip Hop/Technique Intensive
July 6-9, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Ages 7 and up
Camp fee: $160

Broadway-Bound Camp
July 20-23, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Ages 7 and up
Camp fee: $160

For more information, call 817-575-7785.

Burleson Church of Christ ✪
VBS — “The Wonderful Wisdom of God”

June 21-24
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Ages: 3yo-5yo and K-6th grade
For more information, call 817-295-2233.

BISD Summer Camps

We have just listed a few of the camps. All camps are on-line at

Centennial Lady Spartan
Basketball Camps
June 15-19, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Incoming 1st-9th graders
Cost: $65

Centennial Basketball Camp
July 13-16 and July 21-24
Grades 1-3 (8:30-11:30)
Grades 4-7 (1:00-4:30)
Cost: $65

Burleson Elk Baseball Camp
June-15th-18th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1st-9th grades
Cost: 65$

Burleson Elk/Lady Elk Soccer Camp
July 7-9, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
1st-9th grades. Cost: $65

Centennial Spartan Tennis Camp
June 8-12th
Grades 3-12
Check for different times

Burleson Lady Elk Softball Camp
June-22-25th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
1st-9th grades. Cost: $65

Burleson Public Library
Summer Reading Program

June 1-July 31

Read! Read whatever you like. It doesn’t have to be books you check out from us or books from a specific reading list. If you can read it, it counts! Keep track of your progress online. Check in with our library staff to update your progress and claim your rewards! For more information, call 817-426-9207

Burleson Recreation Center

The one-stop shop for all summer camps for kids. Weekly camps that include Lego, Bootcamps, Barbie and so many more. Field trips every Tuesday to a different place. Check out their website at

Burleson United Methodist Church VBS — ”Workshop of Wonders”

Imagine and Build with God!
July 21-July 25
For more information, call 817-295-1166

Cana Church — VBS

June 14-June 18
4yo-5th grade

City of Burleson ✪
Fourth of July Celebration

Chisenhall Fields kicks off this free event with a 7:30 pm Independence Day Celebration Concert followed by an amazing fireworks show. Bring your lawn chairs.

City of Burleson presents ✪
“Hot Sounds of Summer” Concert Series at Old Town

The free 90 minute concerts take place on the City’s Stage, set up in Old Town in front of City Hall. Come early and get some great food at the restaurants in Old Town or bring a picnic and lawn chairs!
May 29: Reagan James
June 5: JD Monson
June 12: ESCAPE
June 19: Buddy Whittington
June 26: Le Freak

City of Crowley Movies in the Park

Bicentennial Park
Friday nights in June enjoy movie night in Bicentennial Park! Come and watch a movie under the stars. Please see movie schedule and movie rating on the city’s website for more information.

June 5: Big Hero 6
June 12: Annie
June 19: Alexander & The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
June 26: Million Dollar Arm

City of Crowley Celebration of Freedom

July 11, 2015
Bicentennial Park
This grand event is to express gratitude and support for the US military and their families.The activities include a parade in the morning and then the afternoon in Bicentennial Park featuring musical entertainment, a variety of food, arts & crafts vendors, a baby contest and more!. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over the park. For more information, call 817-297-2201

Crowley Lions Community Open House Luncheon

June 10, 12:00pm

Compass Bank Heritage Room in Crowley
586 East FM 1187

Dr. Bill Seabert of Seabert Eye Care in Crowley will be giving an informative presentation on vision and the eyes. Lunch is free to all. RSVP is a MUST! Call Suzanna Powell at 817-996-7000 or email by Monday, June 8 to reserve your spot.

Crowley Public Library
The 2015 Summer Reading Program

Begins Wednesday, June 10 at 10am
This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Summer Reading begins when school lets out and ends with a bang on August 5. Children’s programs are at 10 AM on Wednesday morning and Teen Programs are at 2:00pm. For more information, call The Crowley Public Library at 817-297-6707

Crowley Recreation Center
Summer Camp Field Trips*

June 8-12: Splash Station
June 15-19: Main Event
June 22-26: Rangers Ballpark
June 29-July 3: Pirates Cove
July 6-10: Ft Worth Zoo
July 13-17: Ft Worth Museum
July 20-24: Splash Station
July 27-31: Buffalo Nickel
Aug 3-7: Rollerland West
Aug 10-14: Dinosaur World
Aug 17-21: Pirates Cove

* Field Trip Locations/Days are subject to change.

Drop-in days are available; notice to attend a field trip must be made by Friday the week prior to your child attending. Field trip spots are limited and are filled with reservations first, then drop-ins. Drop-in fees are $30 per day ($35 for field trip days). A one-time $25 registration fee per child is required with application; this also applies to drop in days only. This fee includes a camp t-shirt to be worn on field trips.

All fees are due no later than pick up on the first day of the week the child attends camp.

Crowley United Methodist Church VBS

July 13-July 16
3yo-5th grade
For more information, call 817-297-1485.

See It! Be It! Lead it!
K-6th Fine Arts Camp

hosted by Bess Race Elementary

June 15-19, 2015

Get up and get moving for some fun-filled activities at the Third Annual Fine Arts Camp. The camp is open to all CISD students currently in grades K-6th, and will be hosted by Bess Race Elementary. Each participant will attend a total of 6 classes per day: Art, Percussion, Music/Choir, and Theater will be for all students with a morning choice between cheer and video/photo and an afternoon choice between dance and computer applications. Free breakfast will be served 7:30AM-8:00AM and a free lunch will be provided 12:30pm- 1:00pm; a packed lunch is acceptable. Each camper will receive a T-shirt to wear during camp.

Children may be picked up between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Registration must be submitted online by May 29, 2015, or in person at the administration building. If registering after May 29, 2015 a $ 20.00 late fee will be applied. Enroll online through the district webpage at

First Baptist Church of Burleson VBS — Journey Off the Map

August 3-6, 6:00-8:45pm
Pre-K-6th grade

VBS takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him. For more information, call 817-295-2222.

First Baptist Church of Crowley VBS — Journey off the Map

July 26-30, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

For more information, call 817-297-4347

Frances Lea “Every Girl is a Princess” Dance Camp

Make your princess feel like a princess at our annual Summer dance camps! Each camp is $125.00 for the week including a unique princess performance, a commemorative FLDC t-shirt, and a special princess craft! Just $25.00 reserves your spot!

Summer Intensive for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
June 16-July 23
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Get special training in Ballet Technique, Turns/Leaps and Lyrical. $250.00 For the 6 Week Course (35 hours of dance). For more information, call 817-263-7888.

Ft Worth First Church of the Nazarene VBS — “Heaven’s Kitchen”

June 22-June 26
Ages 4yo-6th grade
For more information, call 817-297-7003 or visit

Graceview Baptist Church VBS — Medieval Times

June 8-11, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Ages: 4yo-5th

Hidden Creek Golf Course

Every week in June
8:00 am-9:30 am
$75 per week
Call 817-447-4444 for more information.

Home Depot Kid Workshop

1st Saturday of the month
All ages are welcome!
For more information, call 817-447-6602.

Joshua Splash Pad in the Park

May 22, Splash Pad in the Park opens! Bring the kids and let them have a “splash!” Great Summer fun!

KAMP – Kids with ASD
(Autism Spectrum Disorder) Making Progress*
Summer Schedule and KAMP

First Baptist Church Crowley
Tuesdays and Wednesdays during Summer
Cost: $45.00 per week (includes a $15.00 non-refundable deposit per week)
Reserve your child’s spot at

June 16-17: Animals
June 23-24: Plant and Grow
June 30-31: Explore
July 7-8: Super Heroes
July 14-15: Artists
July 21-22: Weather
August 4-5: Chefs
August 10, 11, 12, 13: KAMP

*Open to kids with ASD and siblings

Lucas Gymnastics ✪
Gymnastic Camps for Girls and Boys

Summer Camp dates:
June 15th-18th
July 13th-16th
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
$120.00 / week

A t-shirt will be given to each camper. A 10% discount is applied to both camps if both are attended.

The Little Gym of Burleson ✪
Summer Camps

Starting in June and going all summer. Check out their website to see which one your little one would like.

3-8yrs old
10am-1pm, Mon-Wed
For more information, visit

Michaels Kids Club

Every Saturday during Summer
Kids enjoy a craft class from 10am-12pm.
Cost: $2. Call the store for more details.

Painting with a Twist ✪
Summer Camp

June 8-12 and June 22-26

If your kids love to paint, color, or do crafts, then bring them to their afternoon kids camp every weekday afternoon! $25 discounted painting classes with a kid’s snack provided. No alcohol allowed at these classes, but parents are encouraged to paint with their kids! For more information, call 817-487-5071 or visit

Pathway Church ✪
Summer Camp “Camp WOW”

July 26th-31st
Completed 3rd-12th

Slip and Slide Inflatables, Climbing Wall, Eurobungee, Skits, Spirit Stick, and more. For more information, visit

Performers Unlimited Gym

Begins June 8, 2015
Summer Swim and Gym Camp and Classes
Full Day and Half Day 2 hour classes.
Includes: Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving Lessons.
USAG Registration Fee: $50.00. Register Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:30pm
Activity Fee: $50, reserves your child’s place in camp. For more information, call Performers at 817-295-7621.

Peter Piper Pizza

Every Tuesday from June 9th – August 11
3.99 per kid

Premier Movie Theater – Wacky Wednesday Movies

$1.00 (pre-releases)
Advance ticket purchase recommended.
For more information, call 817-426-8395 or visit

Ryan YMCA Summer Camp

June 8-August 20, 2015
(Closed August 21)

Ages: 5-12
Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm

The YMCA offers a summer day camp program to keep children active and having fun all summer long. Day campers enjoy a variety of age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, field trips and weekly visits to the Ryan Family YMCA water park.

YMCA Day Camp provides campers with theme-based activities that teach YMCA core values. Children spend time indoors and outdoors as camp staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day including camp crafts, group games, skits, songs, sports, swimming twice a week at the Ryan Family YMCA waterpark and weekly off-site field trips.

Southern Oaks Junior Clinics

Ages 6-14
June 22nd-25th, 9 am-11 am
July 20th-23rd, 9 am-11 am
Cost of the program: $140

Each participant will receive 6 hours of golf instruction (2hrs per day), a sleeve of golf balls, and a bag of golf tees. Snack breaks will be provided daily between lessons. The student will experience two golfing activities each day. These segments last 45 minutes followed by a break between activities. During our 20 minute break, the child will be provided information on the rules and etiquette of the game. Call for more information. 817-426-2400

The Tumble Club ✪
Summer Cheer Camp

June 22-25
July 13-16
August 10-13

$85. Includes a T-shirt.



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