SMU summer camps provide skills, experience – and fun!

The camps provide skills, experience – and fun!. See the list of contacts for information about the camps for summer 2018.

Summer Camp

Summer CampDALLAS (SMU) – SMU is scheduling summer 2018 camps for kids and teens at the main campus in Dallas and SMU-in Plano. Start dates range from early June through early August, depending on the camp. Check camp websites for more information.


Explore weekly workshops in app design, drone and robotic engineering, visual arts, problem solving, language arts, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. 

Ages: Students entering grades K-12
Dates: June 4th - August 3rd 
Where: SMU-in-Plano campus, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano
To learn more: 972-473-3412 / /  



The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers a variety of summer camp programs for students ranging from rising 6th through rising 12 graders.  The facilities, staff, and curriculum are all unique to the Lyle School of Engineering.  Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on, interactive team projects.  Registration opens March 1, 2018.

Topic: Crime Scene Investigation

Ages: Rising 6th & 7th Grade students
Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Main Campus, Dallas
To learn more: Middle School: 

Middle School: Introduction to Engineering

Ages: Rising 7th & 8th Grade students
Date: June 11 - 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Main Campus, Dallas

High School: Advanced Engineering

Ages: Rising 9th & 10th Grade students
Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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High School: Engineering Design Experience

Ages: Rising 11th & 12th Grade students
Date: Females, June 11 - 15, 2018 (Residential)
Date: Males June 18 - 22, 2018 (Residential)
Where: Lyle School of Engineering, SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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Meadows Academy for Young Artists (MAYA) A range of studio workshops gives aspiring high school art students the opportunity for intensive work in art in 2-D, 3-D and digital media. Explore new areas and enhance your portfolio!

Ages: Entering grades 11, 12, first year of college
Dates: July 9-20 (two sessions)
Where: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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Hilltop Sports Camp

Each summer, SMU's Department of Recreational Sports offers Hilltop Sports Camp. The main focus of our camp is to provide a variety of opportunities, both conventional and non-conventional, for kids to maintain healthy and active lifestyles during the summer.  Hilltop is a day camp with weekly sessions beginning in June, 2018.

Ages: Children entering 2nd through 6th grade

     Session 1 June 4th - 8th
     Session 2 June 11th - 15th
     Session 3 June 18th - 22nd
     Session 4 June 25th - 29th

 Where: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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Football Camps

Campers will be evaluated by each coach based upon their testing and demonstrated ability during the drill period of the camp.

Ages: TBD
Dates: TBD
Where: TBD
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Boys’ Basketball Camps

The SMU Basketball School provides boys with a competitive and educational experience. Campers will run through Division I drills designed to develop skills, vision and competency. The goal is to teach all aspects of the game and how to play "Mustang-style" basketball. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals including: passing, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense and teamwork.

Ages: Half Day: Boys, rising grades K – 2; Full Day: Boys grades 3-8
Dates:  June 11-14, June 18-21 and June 25-28, 2018
Location: Moody Coliseum, SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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Girls’ Basketball Camps

Ages: TBD
Dates: TBD
Location: SMU Main Campus, Dallas


Girls’ Soccer Camps

The SMU Girls Soccer Camp accepts players of all levels who have a desire to improve and develop their talents. Every camper receives instruction that not only lets them improve during the week, but also shows them how to practice and improve after camp is over. Each of our campers receives individual and group instruction designed to meet her specific needs and capabilities. Camps sessions range from half day to full day and overnight.

Ages: 5-15
Dates: April, June and July 2018
Location: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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Boys’ Soccer Camps

Offers instruction to players of all levels through both individual and group instruction. Special attention will be placed on technique and skill development. Camp sessions include half day, full day and overnight, including college prep.

Ages: Boys, ages 5 to 18
Dates: June and July 2018
Where: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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SMU Equestrian College Preparatory Camp

Ages: TBD

Dates: May 5-6

Where: Dallas Equestrian Center;  8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231

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SMU Mustang Swim Camps

Our goal is for you to have fun while training hard and learning from the best. The SMU camp offers one of the lowest camper to coach/counselor ratios of elite camps in the country, allowing the campers a unique opportunity to get individual attention from Olympic coaches, Olympic medalists, and NCAA All-Americans.

Ages: Only swimmers ages 10-17 are eligible for overnight camp registration. Swimmers under the age of 10 are eligible for day camp registration only. Swimmers under the age of 9 are not eligible to participate.
Dates: June 3-7 and 10-14
Where: Swimming and Diving: Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center Barr-McMillion Natatorium, 5550 SMU Boulevard, Dallas
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SMU Tennis Camps

SMU will be using both indoor and outdoor courts at our state of the art Tennis stadium, allowing the children to stay fresh even when the Texas heat arrives! Beginning students and advanced will be taught according to their level and no level.

Ages: All ages (half day, mornings); ages 12-18 only (half day afternoons); all ages (full day)
Dates: TBD
Location: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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SMU Volleyball Camps

SMU Volleyball camps are open to all girls of all skill levels.

Ages:  6th through12th grades
     CAMP I         Skills Session Day Camp                    July 9-10, 2018
     CAMP II        Junior High Commuter Camp            July 11-13, 2018
     CAMP III       Position Training Commuter/Residential Camp        July 16-18, 2018
Where: SMU Main Campus, Dallas
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