Academic camps provide summer enrichment


We know you are all excited to have your students home for the summer, but do you have activities planned? We have compiled a list of area summer camps to help keep your students engaged, active, and happy throughout the summer. 

Summertime in Longview means something different for every student. Some go on vacation, some visit out-of-state family members, and then there are others who go to camp. The Longview area is full of summer activities for kids with a variety of interests—including academics.

You’re sure to find an academic camp on this list that will fit your kid’s interests. Whether it’s music, dance, science, or math—we’ve got some great options. The one aspect they all have in common is that they make learning super fun.

Longview Public Library Summer Reading program

Sign up for Summer Reading Club and Adult Summer Reading Club! Help us beat our signup goals for the year and celebrate "All Together Now!" Share reading. Share kindness. There's still a bit of time before the official SRC starts (June 5), and it helps to get registered early so you're prepped and ready! Summer Reading Club kicks off with a party on the library’s Eastman Plaza on Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Summer Reading Club is FREE to the public and registration is open online, at the library, and continues throughout the program.

Kids/Teens (ages 0 -17):
Guardians, sign your kids and teens up online using Beanstack and keep track of their reading goals and logging in one place! You can also sign them up in person at the children's department desk, and request a paper log to keep track of reading goals old school style! When SRC officially starts on June 5, kids can earn weekly prizes for reading!

Get all the sign up details on our website:  LongviewTexas.Gov/SRC

Adults (ages 18+):
Sign up online using Beanstack and you can keep track of your reading logs, and automatically submit for weekly raffles when ASRC starts!

You're also welcome to come sign up at the library front desk during business hours.

Adults who get registered for ASRC May 1 - June 2 can come in and claim a FREE goodie bag with summer treats for getting signed up! There's a limited amount, first come, first serve. Some of them might have an extra treat in them (*cough-giftcard-cough*).

More info and details: LongviewTexas.Gov/ASRC

Longview WOW Museum Learning Labs

Longview WOW Museum is hosting Learning Labs throughout June and July. Cost will vary depending on the learning lab. Learning lab sessions include; frog & worm dissection, cookie decorating, gross chemistry, shark & sea star dissection, space lab, donut making, and pie making. Scholarships are available. Registration:

Longview Arboretum and Nature Center

We are proud to announce our Summer Science sessions will begin May 30th! Over a five-week period, we will host 20 amazing classes designed to enlighten kids (ages 5-10) about the natural world and inspire them to be lifelong stewards of our planet Earth. Each day, students will have two different classes. Every class builds upon the previous one, culminating in a rich and memorable learning experience…all while having lots of fun!

Each class is built around a nature-themed curriculum, and includes:

  • An inspired, interactive lesson                
  • A hands-on, quality craft
  • All day admission to the Arboretum for both parent and student

Classes meet in the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center classrooms from 9-11:30AM on the selected dates. Classes are $30 each day per student. Class sizes are limited to 12 children and public registration will begin March 20th!  


LETU Academic Camps

LeTourneau University has camps designed for children going into Kindergarten through the 12th grade. We offer a wide variety of FUN and educational topics for kids to enjoy. 

Online registration will open March 1st, 2023.

Online registration will open March 1st, 2023.



  • Camp Times: Half-day, 8AM-noon or 1-5PM.
  • Check-in at the Glaske Engineering Building: After 7:30AM or 12:30PM
  • Check-out at the Glaske Engineering Building: Noon for half-day morning camps, 5PM for half-day afternoon camps.
  • Camper's grade: the grade campers will be entering as of September 1, 2023.
  • Snacks for each academic camp session will be available daily and are included in the cost of each camp. For all-day campers, lunch will be available for a cost of $50 for the week. For a small fee of $10 campers can bring their own lunch each day. Campers will be supervised during this time by camp staff.

View Camp Schedule and Descriptions


Kilgore College summer fun and learning

Kilgore College will host several summer camps for children and youth beginning in June.  Camps include computer science, basketball, football, softball, music, acting, twirling and dance.

Rangerette Summer Camps:

Rangerette Hopeful ONLY Intensive for high school seniors/college-age dancers:

  • DATE: June 10, 2023 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • COST: $150 per participant. Payment options are cash or credit card ONLY at the door. 
  • This workshop will provide individual instruction and critiques to those prospective high school seniors and/or college-age Rangerette Hopefuls trying out for the 84th and 85th Rangerette lines.

Rangerette High School Summer Dance camps provide the best opportunity to learn what it's like to be a Kilgore College Rangerette. Instruction is provided by current and former Rangerettes. Participants learn about the history of the organization, how to dance and perform like a Rangerette, and the importance of discipline, hard work and dedication. Net profits are used to fund Rangerette scholarships and assist in the sponsorship of Rangerette Revels and travel opportunities.

  • High School Session 1: 9th - College*, June 11-14, 2023
  • High School Session 2: 9th - College*, June 15-18, 2023
  • MORE INFO: Visit

*Grade level is defined as the grade a student is entering in fall of next school year.

Computer & Information Technology Summer Camps:

This summer (2023), Kilgore College will offer three CIT camps.

Click below for more information or to register:

Hacking with ZeroCell:

  • When: July 10-14, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Ages: 8th grade to 12th grade
  • Cost: $125

Coding Camp:

  • When: July 10-14, 2023, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8th grade to 12th grade
  • Cost: $160

Esports Streaming Media Camp (Session 1):

  • When: July 17-21, 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ages: 5th grade to 7th grade
  • Cost: $250

Esports Streaming Media Camp (Session 2):

  • When: July 24-28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ages: 5th grade to 7th grade
  • Cost: $250

MORE INFO: Click here for more information on the CIT Summer Camps.

Tops in Twirling Camps:

KC Fire Academy 'Feel the Heat' Summer Camp:

  • When: July 10-13, 2023 (Mon-Thurs), 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day
  • Check-In: July 10 from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center (220) N. Henderson Blvd. in Kilgore
  • Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grades
  • Cost: $65
  • More info: Email Julie Webb at or call (903) 988-3762.

Texas Shakespeare Festival High School Acting Workshop:

Immerse yourself in the life of a professional actor as you train with the Texas Shakespeare Festival Company during the 2023 season. This workshop is designed for students who are serious about taking their work to the next level and seeing what life as a professional actor is really like. The workshop culminates in a showcase performance for family and friends. Please note that for 2023 only, this will be a day camp due to dorm renovations on the Kilgore College campus.

  • When: July 15-23, 2023
  • Ages: High school students
  • Cost: $650
  • More info: For more information, click here.

Music Machine Sacred Music Camp:

A one-week inter-denominational sacred music summer camp for children who have completed Kindergarten-6th grades.

  • When: Aug. 7-12, 2023 (Mon-Sat)
  • About: A one-week inter-denominational sacred music summer camp for children
  • Ages: Students who have completed K-6th grade
  • Where: Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center (Kilgore campus)
  • Cost: Early Registration is May 10 - June 17: $175/camper; Late Registration is June 20 - July 8: $190/camper.  A $10 discount for first additional sibling from the same family and $5 for each additional sibling (i.e. $175 for the first child; $165 for the second child; $160 for the third child, etc.)
  • More info: (903) 983-8146

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