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School district offers summer enrichment camps and programs

by | Jun 10, 2015 | Education

Want to prevent your kids from the “summer slide?” Well, the Wylie school district is ready to help out. They have compiled a list of summer enrichment and recreational camps offered this summer for children.

  • Alpha Best at Smith and Watkins Elementary

Alpha Best is offering a summer day camp for students in grades K-6 at Smith Elementary and Watkins Elementary. The camp runs June 8 to August 7. Contact Laura Appolito at 972-668-0640 for more information.

Birmingham Summer Library Hours

Birmingham Elementary will hold summer hours where participants can check out books, play games, enjoy story time, book talks and more. Hours are Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.,June 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 8, 15, 22 and 29, and August 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Shelley Salcido for more information at [email protected] or 972-429-3236.

Camp Invention 


Camp Invention is an opportunity for students learn about machines in a fun and hands on way. Participants will take apart machines, build and compete in a freestyle-racing cart and will prototype their own video game story. Camp Invention will be held at Smith Elementary, 2221 FM 1378, June 15 – June 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions call 800-968-4332 or go to campinvention.org.

  • Golf Camp 

  • Woodbridge Golf Club is offering a summer golf camp Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. for children 6 to 14 years old. Cost is $110 a month. For additional information contact Eric Easter at [email protected] or 214-442-0459.
  • McMillan Summer Library Hours

McMillan Junior High will hold summer hours enabling visitors to check out books, use computers, play games, enjoy book talks and more. Hours are Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. June 17 and 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., July 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 3 p.m., and August 5 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Shelley Salcido for more information at [email protected] or 972-429-3236.

Pirate Performance Camps 


A Pirate Performance Camp is being offered to future Wylie High students. The Youth Performance Course program is designed to improve coordination, confidence and athletic ability for future Wylie High

School athletes. The camp is held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. June 15 to July 23 at the Wylie High School indoor complex. The cost is $125. For additional information call 214-383-4444 or email [email protected].

Raider Nation Camp of Champs

Wylie East is offering camps over the summer volleyball, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, softball, football, baseball, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf and wrestling. All camps are $75, except for golf, which is $85. Online registration is available at wylieisd.net. Registration ends Tuesday the week before the camp begins. For information on start up days contact camp director Brad Phelps at 972-429-3150 ext. 6375 or email [email protected]

Reader Theatre Enrichment

A reader Theatre Enrichment camp is being offered for incoming 1st to 4th graders from July 27 to 30. The camp will be held at Smith Elementary Library 2221 FM 1378. There will be two sessions offered Mondays to Thursdays, session 1, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the second session will be 1 to 4 p.m.

A special performance for parents will be presented the last hour of each session on Thursday. Cost is $100 per session if paid before July 1, $125 after July 1. Snack will be provided at each session. Please contact Carrie Lindsey at [email protected] for questions.

  • TCU Summer Reading 

  • Summer Reading classes will be taught in Garland and Dallas for those entering kindergarten to 11th For more information on times and locations call 1-800-903-0162.
  • Virtual Summer Reading

VSR is a voluntary summer reading program where Wylie ISD 5th and 6th graders read e-books from the Wylie ISD collection and submit reviews of the books they read. Any Wylie student who has completed 5th or 6th grade can join. Visit the VSR Blog and click “Join the Fun!!” to participate. There are 56 prizes available for participants including books and gift cards valuing up to $50 and a Grand Prize. Reviews will be accepted from May 12 through August 7. Prizes will be delivered to the student’s school once school starts.

WEHS Strength and Conditioning 


The six-week strength and conditioning camp is offered at Wylie East High School from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday to Thursday, June 15 to August 6 for boys in 7th to 12th grade. Cost is $120. For questions contact Joe Lepsis at 972-429-3196 or [email protected]

WHS Strength and Conditioning Camp

The camp will begin on Monday, June 15th and end July 30th. Camps are held Monday through Thursday. Session 1 will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for male athletes grades 9 to 12). Session 2 will be from 10 to 12 p.m. for female athletes grades 9 to 12 and incoming 7th and 8th boys and girls. Two payment options are available. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

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