7 Camps and More Fun Things to Do in McAllen this Summer!

Things to do in McAllen

Not sure what fun things to do in McAllen, Texas? Check out the ultimate list of McAllen parks and centers hosting city-wide camps this summer! Being bored is not an option this summer! If you see your family sitting at home daily, it’s time to go out and find an adventure.

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Lark Community Center – Hawaiian Adventure Camp

This adventure camp is available July 11 – 22 or July 25 – August 5. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts and science experiments and will get to experience different types of sports indoors and outdoors. They are even presenting an education turtle show and exhibit! Kids 5 to 12 years welcome!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Palm View Community Center – Cheer and Dance, and Teen Time!

At Palm View Community Center, there are many fun things to do in McAllen! You can learn ballet courses, soccer skills, basketball, tae kwon do, kitchen skills, and family yoga! This center is also offering two camps:

Cheer and Dance

Learn different cheers and chants or the latest jazz and hip-hop moves!

  • Kids 6 – 12 years old
  • Camp available July 11 – 22, or July 25 – August 5.
  • Monday to Friday 8 AM to 12 PM.

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Teen Time

Teens have the chance to try different activities, art, sporks, quick-cooking, and field trips with kids their age!

  • Teens 12 – 16 years old
  • Camp available July 11 – 22, or July 25 – August 5.
  • Monday to Friday 1 PM to 5 PM.

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Las Palmas Community Center – Sports Explosion and Summer Theatre

If your kid loves sports or the theatre, Las Palmas is the place for your outgoing kiddo! These programs are available July 11 – July 22 or July 25 – August 5.

  • At Sports Explosion Camp, your kid will learn team skills while playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, and table tennis. Kids 6 – 13 years are welcome! Camp is Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Summer Theatre is available June 6 – August 5, Monday to Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Kids 8 – 15 are welcome!
  • End of Summer Camp is August 8 – 12 and August 15 – 19. Kids will participate in sports, dancing, and arts and crafts.

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McAllen Parks and Recreation – TAAF Summer Tennis Team

Flex your swerve all summer long with the Summer Tennis Team at the McAllen High School Tennis Courts.

  • Classes are held from June 11 – to July 22.
  • Kids 4 – 14 years old are welcome.
  • Morning classes are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • Evening classes Monday to Thursday 6 PM – 7:45 PM.

McAllen Youth Baseball Complex – Baseball and Softball Mini Camps.

Located at the League of Champions Field, your child can learn the basic skills for throwing, pitching, and running bases on July 15. These camps are available for kids 5 – 18 years old.

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Quinta Mazatlan – Nature Discovery Camps

Not sure what to do in McAllen, Tx? Try these half-day camps led by naturalists share knowledge of science, nature, and animals! There are indoor and outdoor adventures, games, art, and mini explorations.

Held Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. These Discovery Camps include:

  • Camp TALON
  • Junior Botanist
  • Wildlife Scientist
  • Grow with the Flow
  • Wonders of Wildlife
  • Naturalist Academy
  • Nature art and Artists

Explore More Fun Things to do in McAllen

Are you looking for more things to do in McAllen? McAllen is always buzzing with things to do. Whether that be live music, markets, or downtown events – you can find it all on our event calendar.

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