If you are looking for something for the kids to do this summer here are a few of the weekly camps and activities going on in Texarkana this summer.

Ages 5-12
Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5610 Richmond Road, Texarkana, TX 75503

Minton's Sportsplex has been a staple of the Texarkana area for many years and offers a summer program full of athletic-based activities. Minton’s offers full-time summer care for kids packed with cheer, basketball, volleyball, softball, swimming, soccer, football and basketball. Enrollment is open to children six weeks of age to 12 years. Program hours are between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two snacks and lunch are provided. Call (903) 838-4697 for additional information.

Ages 6 - 14
June 17- August 2 (Closed July 1-5)
Monday - Friday, 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Various Locations

The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation offers a six-week camp for $100 per child full of fun, arts and crafts, curriculum, sports, games and much more. The camp is offered at both the Southwest Center and the Beverly Community Center. The camp is not in session the week of July 1-5. Registration is open between April 1 and May 31. Call (903) 798-3978 for additional information.

Ages 3 - 12
June 10-July 26 (Closed July 1-5)
Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5501 N. State Line Ave. Texarkana, TX 75503

This weekly program offers different themes each week. Registration deadline is May 22. After May 22, a fee of $25 is added. Cost is $135 per child per week. Call (903) 793-5554 for more information or visit stjamesdayschool.org.

Ages 5 - 10
Weekly sessions begin June 11 and end August 23
1 Country Club Lane, Texarkana, AR 71854

Camp includes tennis, golf, swimming with lunch and a snack. They offers club member and non-club member rates. For more information, call (903) 244-4061 or visit www.tcctennis.com. See the session dates below:

  • Session 1 - June   10-13
  • Session 2 - June 24-27
  • Session 3 - July 8-11
  • Session 4 - July 15-18
  • Session 5 - July 22-25
  • Session 6 - August 5-8
  • Session 7 - August 19-22

Grades 2 - 9
June 16-19 and June 23-26
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.
2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599

Kid's College celebrates 20 years of offering a wide range of summer fun! This year for the first time there are two age levels of programming. Registration begins May 6 for mail-in and online applications, and May 10 for walk-in registration. Pricing is $60 or less. Call (903) 832-5565 ext. 3270 for additional information. Forms are available online at www.texarkanacollege.edu.

Programming for Kid's College is for children who have finished second grade to sixth grade and includes more than 20 classes. A few favorites include cake decorating, cheerleading, digital scrapbooking, lego-robotics, magic-"Abracadabra," pottery, Taekwondo, twirling, sign language and the wonders of the weather. Pick up a brochure for the full list with detailed descriptions.

For the older children, there are the Early College Prep Academy classes. These are open to seventh, eighth and ninth graders. There are more than 20 class­es to choose from in the curriculum. Top­ics for classes include aviation, Glam It Up, virtual welding tech, drill Team, Movie Madness - Fear the Comput­er!, Slam Poetry and more.


Grades 1-12 + College Freshmen
June 19 - 29
2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599
Texarkana College Stillwell Humanities Building

Bring on the drama in this summer camp! Students will be introduced to and practice acting, movement and music. This program is open to children entering grades first through college freshman. Tuition is $100 per child for first to sixth grade and $150 per child between seventh grade and college freshmen. For any questions contact (903) 832-5565 ext. 3360. Forms are available online at www.texrep.org.

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