Summer Camps

Texas Woman's University students lead summer campers in music therapy in Denton.

Looking for educational and fun activities for your children this summer? Texas Woman's University provides a variety of camps for local children of all ages. Dance and theatre, writing, science and technology, sports and speech round out the offerings on the university's Denton campus.

Arts and Sciences Camps

Summer Weekly Teen/Adult Dance Classes: May 6-July 1
Mondays (No class Memorial Day)
6-7 p.m.: Beginning/intermediate ballet and modern
7-8 p.m.: Intermediate/advanced ballet and modern
Cost: 4 weeks - $40 / 8 weeks - $70
More information: Contact Lily Sloan at

Enjoy a fusion of ballet and modern technique as you learn dynamic choreography to the exciting rhythms of live music. While increasing strength and flexibility, you'll focus on expressive performance and use of dynamic movement qualities.


Creative Dance for Families: May 10-June 28
Fridays, 10:15-11 a.m.
Ages: Walking toddler through 3 years old, plus parent
Cost: 4 weeks - $40 / 8 weeks - $70
More information: Contact Lily Sloan at

Explore rhythm, songs, movement games, gross motor learning and creative play that can be used at home or in future dance classes. To register, pay for one child (parent is free). Siblings in this age range are welcome and will receive a discounted registration.


Creative Dance for Preschoolers: June 3-24
9:45-10:30 a.m.: Ages 3-4
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Ages 4-5
Cost: $40
More information: Contact Lily Sloan at

Explore the fundamentals of dance through creative and playful skill-building activities. This class brings together song, movement and story through developmentally designed activities.


Elementary Ballet/Modern: June 3-24
Mondays, 5-6 p.m.
Ages: 6-8 (Entering 1st through 3rd grade in Fall 2019)
Cost: $40
More information: Contact Lily Sloan at

Learn the fundamentals of ballet barre exercises and vocabulary as well as locomotor modern dance combinations. Through the study of both dance genres, you will broaden your understanding of basic dance concepts. You'll also learn, create and perform original dance choreography. 


TWU/AFA Cybercamp: June 17-21
Ages: Entering grades 9-12 in the Fall 2019 semester
Cost: Free
Application deadline: May 3
More information: Visit the TWU/AFA CyberCamp website

Participate in fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant to everyday life, building up to an exciting team competition simulating real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals. No previous experience is required.


Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp–World Cuisine: June 17-20
Ages: 7-15
Cost: $375
Registration is limited to 30 children.
More information: Visit the Nutrition & Food Sciences website

Campers will learn culinary nutrition practices while cooking healthy versions of food from around the world. In addition, each day will include physical activities on TWU’s Denton campus. Closed toe shoes are required. Each camper will receive the 2019 SNCC World Cuisine cookbook, an apron and kitchen utensils. Campers who have attended SNCC two or more previous years will receive an advanced camp experience.


Pioneer Digital Days Summer Camp: June 26-28
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Children's Workshop
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Family/Parent Workshop
Ages: 5-8
Registration open to TWU students (degree-seeking or not)
More information: Contact Nancy Anderson at

Children will construct digital stories, critically navigate e-books and applications, and engage in "maker spaces" and robotics design. Families will learn how to be safe online, protect identities and evaluate applications. Children do not need to bring devices to participate.This is a unique practicum and research opportunity for TWU graduate students.


Write Site Summer Writing Camp, July 8-12
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6-12
Cost: $175
More information: Email or

Middle school campers will focus on a writing project of choice: creative or academic, including summer assignments. High school campers will produce relevant professional/academic texts: job letter/resume, scholarship or admission essay, or summer assignment. Campers will write in a nurturing and inclusive environment with assistance from faculty, graduate assistants and trained writing consultants. Daily lunches and camp shirt are included.


TWU Pioneer All-State Choir Camp: August 1-3, 2019
(Pre-Camp Large School Area Audition Session - July 31, 2019)
Cost: $125, additional options available
Ages: Grades 9-12
More information: Visit or email

The Pioneer Choir Camp prepares Texas high school singers from large and small schools for a successful all-state audition process. Our goal is to teach vocal technique and musical interpretation in conjunction with the all-state repertoire. We also provide private voice lessons and breakout sessions designed to match individual needs and interests.

Speech, Language and Hearing Camps

Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp: June 3-14 (weekdays only)
8:30-11:30 a.m.: Ages 3-6
12:30-3:30 p.m.: Ages 6-9
Cost: $250
More information: Call 940-898-2285 or email

The camp incorporates individualized speech motor learning and functional communication in play-based activities for children with motor planning challenges. Individual and group sessions are included, as well as daily parent meetings.


Language and Feeding with Friends (LAFF): June 17-July 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 months to 6 years old
Cost: $250 (Camp fee due by June 10)
More information: Call 940-898-2285 or email

Children will play with a variety of food textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake.


Preschool Articulation and Language Services (PALS): June 17-July 26
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-10:15 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: 3-6
More information: Call 940-898-2285 or email

Get speech instruction that includes phonological methods, sequential targeting of sounds patterns, phonological awareness activities and literacy-based curriculum.


Preschool Language Camp: June 17-July 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: 3-5
More information: Call 940-898-2285 or email

Reinforce and build upon basic speech and language skills.


Tools for Talking: June 17-July 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: Grades K-5
More information: Call 940-898-2285 or email

This comprehensive therapy experience combines individualized and group activities to improve speech fluency in a fun atmosphere. Parent education sessions will be provided as well as communication with school-based and/or private speech therapists for carryover of new skills.

Sports Camps

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TWU Gymnastics 38th Annual Instructional Camp: June 8-12
Cost: $425 commuter; $540 resident
Ages: Girls age 7 and older. Must be at least 8 years old to be a resident camper
More information: Contact head coach Lisa Bowerman at 940-898-2380 or

Geared toward competitive gymnasts of all levels, this camp provides workouts designed for systematic progression according to individual ability.


TWU Gymnastics 4th Annual High-Performance Camp: June 14-16
Cost: $300 commuter; $340 resident
Ages: Upper-level competitive girls ages 13-18 (USAG level 8-10 skills)
More information: Contact head coach Lisa Bowerman at 940-898-2380 or

Train at the TWU Gymnastics facility under TWU and USA Gymnastics certified club coaches.


TWU Soccer Elite Camp: June 13-15
Cost: $235 commuter; $280 resident
Ages: Incoming 9th grade through junior college girls

Sharpen your competitive edge and get trained like a college athlete. Sessions will be fast-paced, challenging and fun. Players will work on improving their technical and tactical abilities.


TWU Volleyball Youth/Mini Camp: July 13-14
Cost: $100
Ages: Mini Camp girls ages 4-8; Youth Camp girls ages 9-14
More information: Contact head coach Jeff Huebner at 940-898-2374 or

Learn the fundamentals of volleyball at this commuter camp. Campers must bring their own lunch.


TWU Volleyball Elite Camp: July 20-21
Cost: Commuter - $215 early registration, $230 after June 14; Resident - $250 early registration, $275 after June 14.
Ages: Girls grades 8-12
More information: Contact head coach Jeff Huebner at 940-898-2374 or

Get advanced skill training focused on the aspects of each position on the floor -hitters, setters and defensive specialists.


TWU Basketball Camp: June 17-20
9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Day Camp (boys & girls grades K-3)
1-4 p.m.: Fundamentals Day Camp (boys & girls grades 4-8_
Cost: $125 per camp
More information: Contact assistant coach Jake Stevens at 940-898-2621 or


TWU Basketball Elite Camp: August 9
Cost: $75 (10% discount for 3 or more from same high school or club team)
Ages: Girls grades 9-12
More information: Contact assistant coach Jake Stevens at 940-898-2621 or


TWU Softball Youth Day Camp: June 10-14
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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TWU Softball Team Camp: June 17-18
Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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