Summer Youth

Summer Youth Program


2017 registration is open now. 
Registration for each week closes at 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Thursday.


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 our 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.
  • SMU reserves the right to substitute instructors, change workshop locations, cancel workshops, adjust curricula or schedule, or limit enrollment.
  • 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.
  • Each child receives one (1) free t-shirt each summer.

Cancellation, Refund and Transfer Policies

We understand that issues may arise. Please alert us as soon as possible if you need to cancel, so that we can assist you with other arrangements. 
Please Note:

  • Should SMU cancel an entire workshop, we will notify you in advance and will refund you in full.
  • 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.
  • No refunds are permitted due to student absences from part or all of a workshop. 

Several options are available if you cancel before the workshop 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 course.
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place

If you cancel after class begins:

  • Students may transfer to another summer youth course.
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place. 
  • No refunds will be issued

Authorization & Liability Release Form

The Summer Youth Program office must have an Authorization and Liability Release Form on file for every child, on or before the first day of his/her first workshop.
This form will provide our camp nurse with information related to your child’s health to provide safe, informed care should the need arise.  

  • Please complete one copy of the form per child each summer.
  • We prefer that you submit this form in advance by email to
  • You also may fax a printed copy to 972-473-3449 or mail to:

Summer Youth Program
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Suite 220 - 222
Plano, TX 75024

  • If you cannot make other arrangements, bring the completed form on your first day of camp. 
  • The form also includes space for you to share any other information concerning your child (e.g., special characteristics or learning style) that might help us provide him/her with the best possible experience in camp. 

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.