With school out but parents at work, there are several options for meals, learning and activities across Fort Worth this summer. The Fort Worth Report has put a guide together.

Missing something? Email education reporter Kristen Barton at kristen.barton@fortworthreport.org to get your camp or other event added.

Summer meals

Fort Worth ISD is offering free breakfast and lunch to children 18 or younger this summer. Meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday through July 21.

The meals do not require any enrollment in a summer program. Distribution times vary by campus, for times click here or text 304-304, or call the Fort Worth ISD Child Nutrition Department at (817) 814-3540 or (817) 814-3500. Meals will be available at:

Summer learning

Fort Worth ISD is offering more than 25 different programs for summer school on various campuses. Those programs include regular summer school, bilingual summer learning, career and technical education, enrichment and special education.

  • The elementary school programs are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 6-30. 
  • The middle school summer programs are from 7:55 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 6-30.
  • High school summer programs begin at 7 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 13-July 21.

For more information, click here.

Fort Worth Public Library

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge through the public library gives students and families a chance to earn prizes by reading. The program runs through August 27. Register online here.

The library will have special guest readers for storytimes during the summer.

Camp Fort Worth

The city’s Camp Fort Worth program offers creative activities for students 5 to 13. The camp is from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 13 and ending August 12. The camp will be closed on June 20 and July 4.

For registration information, click here.

Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County has summer programs at various branches. Registration is open and can be completed online here.

Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo has several camp options for children and teenagers of various ages. For registration information, click here.

YMCA

The YMCA offers both day and overnight camps for children in the summer. The camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, reading, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and field trips.

For more information, click here.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

The Fort Worth Museum School offers summer curriculum for children 3 to 6 on a variety of topics including space and dinosaurs.

For more information, click here.

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County will host its The Whole Girl Summer Camp 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 21-23 for girls in sixth through 12th grade. 

The girls will learn about self care, self awareness and self esteem with group discussions and guest speakers. For registration information, click here.


Kristen Barton is an education reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at kristen.barton@fortworthreport.org. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Kristen Barton

Kristen Barton is an education reporter for the Fort Worth Report. She has previous experience in education reporting for her hometown paper, the Longview News-Journal and her college paper, The Daily...