Summer Youth

Summer Youth Program


2017 registration is open now

There are four easy ways to register:



Click here to browse and register. 


Call our office at 972-473-3412. 


Complete our printable registration form and return to:
SMU Summer Youth Program
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX 75024


Complete our printable registration form and return to:


General Registration Policies

Click here to download a printable version of these policies and guidelines.

Visit our FAQ Page for other useful information.

  • Grade-level requirements for each workshop are given in terms of the grade the student will be entering in the fall. Grade-level requirements are firm, and exceptions cannot be made.
  • For Kindergarten-level workshops, all students must be 5 years old on or before June 1.
  • Workshops are limited in size, and spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to secure a space in your desired workshop(s) and avoid disappointment. Workshops are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Registration generally is available until 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday before a workshop begins. Online registration is encouraged.
  • Payment in full is required to finalize registration.  We do not offer payment plans or partial payment options.
  • We accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), along with checks made payable to the SMU Summer Youth Programs.
  • Instructors do not accept enrollment fees nor walk-in students who are not officially registered.
  • Discounts may not be combined with any other promotion and may not be used retroactively. Discounts are subtracted from the regular registration fee.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation message via email.
  • Before the beginning of each workshop, you will receive an email with check-in and classroom location information, additional supplies (if required), and other details to help your child prepare for camp. Directional signs to our classrooms also are posted in the lobby for easy reference.
  • Each child receives one (1) free t-shirt each summer.
  • SMU reserves the right to substitute instructors, change workshop locations, cancel workshops, adjust curricula or schedule, or limit enrollment.

Authorization & Liability Release Form

  • The Authorization & Liability Release Form should be submitted in advance of the first workshop in which the child is enrolled.
  • Please complete one copy of the form per child each summer.
  • We prefer that you submit this for via email to, but you also may fax a printed copy to 972-473-3449 or mail (in advance) to:

Summer Youth Program
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX 75024

  • Please note that the Summer Youth office must have this form on file on the first day of a child's first workshop.
  • If other arrangements can't be made, you may bring the completed form to your child’s instructor on the first day of the workshop.

Cancellation, Refund, and Transfer Policies

Should SMU cancel a workshop, you will be notified in advance and full fees will be refunded. If you have a situation that prevents your child(ren) from participating in the course for which they are registered, we will gladly assist you. Partial refund and transfer options are available to students before the first day of the course.

  • No refunds are permitted after a workshop begins.
  • No refunds are permitted due to absences from part or all of a workshop.
  • No refunds are permitted in the event that SMU must cancel individual sessions of a workshop due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances beyond our control.

We happily provide the following options:

Before class begins:

  • You may request a refund. Refund requests must be made no later than 12 noon on the Monday prior to the start of a workshop (one week in advance) after which time no refunds will be issued. If you choose to cancel your registration, a $25 processing fee per workshop will be withheld from your refund.
  • Students may transfer to another summer youth workshop free of charge.
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place free of charge.

After class begins:

  • Students may transfer to another summer youth workshop free of charge.
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place free of charge.

Important Information

The SMU Summer Youth Program is not licensed by the state of Texas as a child-care facility, day-care center, or licensed before-school or after-school program or that offers child-care services. We are an educational facility that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) offering short term summer enrichment programs where children receive direct instruction in a single expertise or proficiency.  Please consult your HR department for clarification and further information about our program’s eligibility as a provider for reimbursement programs prior to enrolling.

Were you part of our camp experience and need tax information? SMU's Taxpayer Identification Number is 75-0800689 and is provided for information purposes only. Each taxpayer should consult his or her tax advisor when determining whether the amount paid qualifies for any tax credits.