Beat the Heat with Southlake’s July Youth Camps

North Texas will be feeling the heat this July, but Southlake Parks and Recreation is keeping things cool with summer camps for kids of all ages.

Whether you have a little artist who wants to paint a masterpiece or a future programmer who wants to build a one-of-a-kind video game, we’ve got you covered. Check out all of the awesome camps we’re offering this July!

Athletics & Recreation

Beginner Basketball Camp
Date: July 9 – 12  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this all-skills camp, players ages 5–7 will master dribbling, passing and other basketball basics through various drills and scrimmages. Cost: $98. Click here to register.

TGA Premier Jr. Golf Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
This all-skills camp helps golfers ages 6–16 build confidence while improving their game. All equipment is provided. Cost: $225. Click here to register.

Volleyball Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
In this all-skills camp, players ages 8–16 will hone their volleyball skills in fun games, drills and scrimmages. Cost: $99. Click here to register.

Basketball Tech Camp
Date: July 23 – 26  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All levels and abilities are welcome in this more advanced and competitive basketball camp for ages 6–12. Cost: $98. Click here to register.

Tennis Camps
The Southlake Tennis Center offers a variety of camps throughout the summer.
Click here to learn more and register.

Arts & Education

Glamour Girls
Date: July 9 – 13  Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructors will teach kids ages 5–12 how to make their very own beauty products, from shimmery lip balm to fizzy bath bombs. Cost: $150. Click here to register.

Lego Brixology Engineers
Date: July 9 – 13  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Future engineers ages 6–10 will build Lego projects inspired by a variety of engineering fields: mechanical, aerospace, bioengineering and more! Cost: $165. Click here to register.

Digital Game Development
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Campers ages 7–10 will create their own video game complete with animated characters, custom backgrounds and cool sound effects. Cost: $185. Click here to register.

Chess Wizards Summer Camp
Date: July 16 – 20  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Chess Wizards is a premier chess education camp that teaches players ages 5–14 strategy as well as sportsmanship. Cost: $200. Click here to register.

Wild About Weather
Date: July 23 – 26  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fox 4’s Chief Meteorologist Dan Henry will lead campers ages 7–11 as they perform experiments and deliver their own weather reports. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Designing Dolls
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this camp, kids ages 5–12 will learn how to make a one-of-a-kind doll. Campers will design the hair, paint the face and even sew the clothing! Cost: $150. Click here to register.

Fusion Gaming
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
In this in-depth coding class, kids ages 8–14 will design and code a complex 3-level game with unique characters, sound effects and more. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Fusion Gaming Junior
Date: July 23 – 27  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this introductory course, campers ages 5–7 will strengthen their computer skills by coding their very own game using basic game design. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Lego Animation
Date: July 30 – August 3  Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This camp teaches kids ages 8–14 how to build sets, record voiceovers and edit stills for their own stop-motion animation movie. Cost: $175. Click here to register.

Adventures in Art Camp
Date: July 30 – August 2  Time: 2 – 4:45 p.m.
Artists ages 6–13 will create masterpieces in multiple mediums while learning fine art principles. All supplies are provided. Cost: $150. Click here to register.

You can register for all of these camps online or in person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). Popular camps fill quickly, so be sure to register early! Camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled start date will be canceled.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at 817-748-8019.

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Get Creative and Learn Something New in Southlake’s Summer Youth Programs

Our summer programs give kids of all ages the opportunity to unleash their creativity, make new friends and have a blast while school’s out.

Kreative Kids

Imagine the fun your little artist will have creating his or her own masterpieces! Crafts include Father’s Day gifts, birdhouse bird feeders, Fourth of July placemats, Mason jar vases and more.

Dates: June 11 – July 1
Time: Mondays, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Registration: $75
Ages: 4–8
Click here to register

Lil’ Chefs

Lil’ Chefs is a hands-on, creative class where chefs-in-training will learn to mix, measure, decorate and taste. Recipes include beach cupcakes, firecracker cookies, pirate party snacks, octopus hot dogs, pizza quesadillas, summer fun shakes and much more!

Dates: June 11 – July 1
Time: Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: $75
Ages: 4–8
Click here to register

Youth Safety Tools

This class teaches kids how to be observant of their surroundings and make wise, safe decisions. Kids ages 7-12 will learn how to stay safe while walking to school, interacting with strangers, dealing with bullies and so much more. We’ll even cover best practices in technology, from using the internet and social media to identifying programs that are bad for your devices.

Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $59
Ages: 7–12
Click here to register

You can register for all of these programs online or in person at Southlake Town Hall (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

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Southlake’s Youth Leadership honored for their S.K.I.L.’s

Yesterday evening on May 17, City leaders, Carroll Independent School District trustees, local business leaders and parents gathered to recognize this past year’s youth leadership graduates at the 3rd Annual S.K.I.L. (Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership) Awards Reception.

The reception has been a way to honor these student leaders’ success during the academic year and recognize all of those that have contributed to the program, and this year was no different. Southlake Mayor Laura Hill expressed her gratitude to all of the students for their commitment to the program and the value of good leadership.

The reception provided an opportunity for parents to meet with all the contributors to the program and what role they provided. “Without the contributions of the school district, the City, the Chamber of Commerce and all of our business partners, this program would not be possible,” said Daniel Cortez, the City of Southlake staff liaison to the program.

The evening reception concluded with the Southlake Chamber of Commerce giving special recognition to S.K.I.L. student Logan Reid who demonstrated a positive attitude and tremendous growth in her leadership skills over the last year and was awarded a scholarship towards her college education.

The youth leadership program, created in partnership between the City of Southlake, the Carroll Independent School District and the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, will continue into its 4th year beginning in the Fall of 2018 when the next generation of S.K.I.L. students enter their junior year at Carroll Senior High School.

You can learn more about the S.K.I.L. program and how you can contribute here.

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Youth Advisory Committee NRH Dog Show

Event date: May 6, 2018
Event Time: 01:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Location:
7804 Davis Boulevard
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Description:
Do you think you have the cutest puppy or that your dog can do the best trick? The North Richland Hills Youth Advisory Committee will be hosting a dog show on Sunday May 6th at 2:00 PM. Events include: Best Costume, Best Small Dog (25 lbs. and under), Best Big Dog (over 25 lbs.), Best Groomed, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy
-Peoples Choice, and Best in Show (includes winner of each category). All proceeds from the show will benefit the NRH Animal Adoption and Rescue Center.

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City of Southlake Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Youth of the Year Award

Annually, the City of Southlake sponsors the Youth of the Year Award presented at the Southlake Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.

This award recognizes outstanding teens who have made a difference in our community. The City traditionally receives exceptional nominations for young residents of Southlake demonstrating their commitment to our community. If you know a teen (ages 12-18) who deserves recognition for their outstanding role in the community, please nominate them by Friday, May 11 for this prestigious honor. Nomination forms can be found here.

Last year’s Youth of the Year Award recipient was an extraordinary young lady named Carlee Miller. Ms. Miller completed over 1,600 hours of volunteer service throughout her high school career. She dedicated significant time to the Best Buddies program, partnering with a student and supporting her buddy at Miracle League. She also volunteered to teach dance at two dance studios and served as a mentor at the Emerald Belles Summer Youth Camps. She also interned for the Carroll Education Foundation for two summers and participated in the PALS program. She managed to accomplish all this while also being a National Merit Commended Scholar and graduating summa cum laude. Carlee is an example of what our community promotes: academic excellence, community service and kindness.

We are looking forward to hearing how other youth residents of Southlake have made an impact on the community this year! If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the City at 817-748-8019 or ctucker@ci.southlake.tx.us.

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Help local youth develop into Rising Stars

Enrollment is open for the annual Rising Stars Youth Leadership Academy. The deadline to enroll is May 25 for the summer program, which runs June 12-Aug. 14.

Rising Stars provides youth ages 13-18 with exposure to area businesses, agencies and civic groups to provide them with a positive perspective on what their future can hold.

The program is meant to increase educational competence, physical and social development, and increase life skills. The program also exposes participants to a variety of professional fields, to help further their interests and provide them with guidance on how to succeed at those jobs.

Tuition is $15 per student. Apply online.

To learn more, visit the Rising Stars webpage or contact Daphne Brookins at 817-392-5784.

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Children’s Book Illustrator Leads Youth Art Class at the Library

Kids ages 6-10 years can learn the art of illustration from children’s book illustrator, Betsy Lewin.

Award-winning children’s book illustrator Betsy Lewin, whose most notable books are Click, Clack; Moo Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor Book 2005) and Duck for President (New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books 2005) will visit the Southlake Public Library next week, Thursday March 8th, to teach illustration to children ages 6-10 years.

This class is free and will be held on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall. Registration is not required.

Contact the Library at 817-748-8243 with any questions.

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Spring Youth Basketball Registration Ends March 23, 2018

Southlake Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for our teams-only spring basketball league. Both boys and girls are invited to join this fun and competitive league!

The spring season will run April 7 – May 12 with registration closing Friday, March 23, 2018. This league fills up quickly, so register soon to secure your child’s spot!

In this teams-only league, players sign up as a team and compete in an eight-game season against other pre-formed teams. Coaches are given the freedom to manage their team with no minimum playing rules. Teams must provide their own coaches and uniforms. The cost for enrollment is $360 per team, and players must register under their coach’s name.

Spring Youth Basketball Important Dates

Registration Closes: March 23
Season Dates: April 7 – May 12
Coaches Meeting: March 27
Practice Begins: Week of April 2
League Tournament: Week of May 14

You can register your child online or in person at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. Please call 817-748-8019 for more information.

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Southlake’s Spring Youth Programs Help Kids Have Fun While Learning New Skills

City of Southlake’s spring youth programs are designed to develop children’s minds and bodies, giving them the tools, knowledge and confidence they need to be successful.

Our experienced instructors make learning new subjects and skills fun and engaging for kids of all ages. Register today to secure your child’s spot in one of our upcoming youth programs!

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness

Child practicing mindfulnessMindfulness for Kids uses evidence-based practices to teach children how to calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness will be taught through a variety of kind-friendly modalities, including breath, yoga, art and music. Yoga and guided breathing practices will be included in every class. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how to “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. Children are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. To register, click on the desired session below.

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Sessions
January 22 – February 19
March 5 – April 9
April 23 – May 21

Classes meet every Monday from 6PM to 7PM.

Babysitting Certification Class (Ages 10-16)

Kids taking a babysitting classDoes your child want to babysit over the summer? This comprehensive Babysitting Certification Class will ensure that he or she is prepared to provide a safe and fun environment for children of all ages. Topics covered include:

  • Basic first aid
  • Choking prevention
  • Fire and emergency procedures
  • Planning age-appropriate activities

At the conclusion of the class, all participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate by demonstrating their mastery of the content. To register, click on the desired class below.

Babysitting Certification Class Schedule
Saturday, February 17 (10AM – 1PM)
Saturday, April 21 (10AM – 1PM)

Youth Safety Tools (Ages 7-12)

This class is designed to teach children how to be observant of their surroundings and make wise, safe decisions. Kids ages 7-12 will learn how to stay safe while walking to school, dealing with strangers, handling bullies and so much more. We’ll even cover best practices in technology, from using the internet and social media to identifying programs that are bad for your devices. To register, click on the desired class below.

Youth Safety Tools Class Schedule
Saturday, January 20 (10AM – 1PM)
Saturday, March 10 (10AM – 1PM)

Register for these and other Southlake youth programs online or in person at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. If you have any questions, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

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Registration Is Now Open for Spring Youth Volleyball and Flag Football

Register now to secure your child’s spot in one of City of Southlake’s spring youth athletic programs, including youth volleyball and Under the Lights flag football.

Spring Youth Volleyball

Join the City of Southlake in this recreational youth volleyball league designed for girls ages 6-12. Jerseys will be provided and a set rotation will be utilized to ensure all players receive equal playing time. All teams will play an 8-game season plus playoffs. All players must register as individuals (no teams). Girl serving volleyball in Southlake youth volleyball league

Registration Closes: February 23, 2018
Coaches Meeting: March 6, 2018
Practice Begins: Week of March 19
Season Dates: March 24 – May 5
League Tournament: Week of May 7

Register for spring youth volleyball online or in person at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210.

Under the Lights Youth Flag Football

City of Southlake is proud to partner with Under Armour for our spring 2018 youth flag football program, Under the Lights. Under the Lights is a co-ed league for 1st through 8th graders. There will be 8 regular season games in a 6 vs. 6 format. Practice is held one hour before each game, which is great for kids who play multiple sports!Kids high five after a good game of flag football

Registration Closes: February 16, 2018
Season Dates: March 22 – May 18
1st – 6th Grade Games: Fridays 5PM – 9PM
K, 7th and 8th Grade Games: Thursdays 5PM – 9PM
League Tournament: May 23 & May 24

Register for Under the Lights at www.UAFlag.com. Registration closes on February 16, 2018, with limited late registration available.

If you have any questions about our spring youth athletic programs, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

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