All professional athletes had to start somewhere. Who knows where the next Dak Prescott, Luka Doncic or Serena Williams might be?

Could they be getting ready to take part in a summer sports camp?

For years, sports camps for youths have been growing in popularity. And now that the world is bouncing back – somewhat – from COVID-19, more and more youngsters are finding their way onto the fields and into gyms to hone their skills, or just to have fun and interact with others their own age.

Whatever the reason, sports camps are a great opportunity for a youth to have a great time during the summer away from school. And the camps often come with some pretty neat prizes, such as a T-shirt. Of course, you’ll have to check to see if whatever camp you are interested in does offer such goodies – but they all offer loads of fun and a chance to improve at a sport you like.

Here’s a list of sports camps in the area. If you’re school district isn’t on here, it doesn’t mean they aren’t offering anything. Check with them, or just look into the ones listed. Chances are there’s a camp for you.

**DeSoto ISD**

**Baseball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 9:30 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 1-6/1-3:30 p.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $90

Contact: david.mcghee@desotoisd.org

**Tennis (ages 4-17)**

Dates: June 13-18

Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 6:30-8 p.m., Friday; 9-11 a.m., Saturday

Cost: $75

Contact: babygotbackhand2@gmail.com or 469-855-5709

**Soccer (ages 5-16)**

Dates: Session I, June 20-23/Session II, June 27-30

Times: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: $60

Contact: edgar.guerra@desotoisd.org

**Grand Prairie ISD**

https://www.gpisd.org/Page/17640

**Grand Prairie High**

**Baseball (incoming grades 8-12)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: TBA

Cost: Free

**Boys basketball (incoming grades 6-12)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $25

**Football (check for grades)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $25

**Girls basketball (incoming grades 6-12)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 10 a.m.-noon

Cost: $25

**Volleyball (incoming grades 6-12)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 8-11 a.m.

Cost: $25

**Softball (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: June 1-2

Times: 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $40, $30 for children of GPISD staff

**South Grand Prairie**

**Co-ed soccer (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Softball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m. for incoming grades 1-5/11 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 6-9

Cost: $85

**Baseball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for incoming grades 1-6/1-3:30 p.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $75 before June 1, $85 after

**Girls basketball (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-noon

Cost: $85

**Girls basketball (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: June 7-10

Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon

Cost: $85

**Boys basketball (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon

Cost: $85

**Volleyball (incoming grades 3-9)**

Dates: July 25-28

Times: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: $75

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**Mansfield ISD**

For incoming grades 1-9, unless otherwise specified

**Mansfield High**

**Boys basketball**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8:30-noon

Cost: $80

**Girls basketball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-noon

Cost: $80

**Tennis (ages 5-14)**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-noon

Cost: $80

**Volleyball**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8:30-noon

Cost:$80

**Baseball**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Softball**

Dates: June 20-23

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Lake Ridge**

Baseball

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: $80

**Girls basketball**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon

Cost: $80

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $80

**Co-ed Soccer**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-11:30

Cost: $70

**Volleyball (incoming grades K-6)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8-11

Cost: $70

**Tennis (incoming grades 6-9)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Volleyball (incoming grades 7-9)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $70

**Football**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: $80

**Legacy**

**Football**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Volleyball**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8-11:30 a.m. for grades 3-6/noon-3:30 p.m. for grades 7-9

Cost: $80

**Girls basketball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Baseball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Co-ed soccer**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 20-23

Times: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $80

**Summit**

**Girls basketball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: $60

**Football**

Dates: June 13-15

Times: 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: $50

**Baseball**

Dates: June 20-23

Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Volleyball**

Dates: June 20-22

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $65

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 20-22

Times: 1-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $50

**Timberview**

**Girls basketball**

Dates: May 31-June 2

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Volleyball**

Dates: June 13-15

Times: 8-11 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Baseball**

Dates: June 20-23

Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Football**

Dates: June 27-29

Times: 8-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 27-30

Times: 8-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $80

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**Midlothian ISD**

https://midlothianisd.store.rankone.com/camp/list

**Midlothian and Midlothian Heritage**

**Track and field throwers (incoming grades 5-12)**

Date: June 11

Times: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $35

**Midlothian High**

**Football (incoming grades 1-6)**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Girls basketball (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 1-3

Times: 9 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 6-9/1-4 p.m. for incoming grades 1-5

Cost: $75

**Baseball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 9 -11 a.m. for incoming grades 1-5/12:30-2:30 p.m. for incoming grades 6-9

Cost: $75

**Co-ed soccer**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8-10:30 a.m. for incoming grades K-5/11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for incoming grades 6-9

Cost: $75

**Softball (incoming grades K-6)**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Boys and girls wrestling**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 7-9 a.m. for incoming grades 1-6/9-11 a.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $75

**Volleyball**

Dates: July 18-20

Times: 8-11 a.m. for incoming grades 3-6/noon-3 p.m. for incoming grades 7-8

Cost: $75

**Volleyball freshmen**

Dates: July 26-28

Times: 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Football (incoming grades 7-9)**

Dates: July 25-28

Times: 8-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $75

**Midlothian Heritage**

**Football**

Dates: May 31-June 3

Times: 8-10 a.m. for incoming grades 7-9/6-8 p.m. for incoming grades 1-6

Cost: $75

**Boys basketball**

Dates: June 1-3

Times: 9-11 a.m. for incoming grades 7-9/1-3 p.m. for incoming grades 1-6

Cost: $60

**Softball**

Dates: June 1-3

Times: 10 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 1-6/1:30-3:30 p.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $60

**Boys soccer (incoming grades 1-6)**

Dates: June 1-3

Times: 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $60

**Baseball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 9-11 a.m. for incoming grades 2-7/1-3 p.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $75

**Volleyball**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8:30-11 a.m. for incoming grades 7-9/1-3 p.m. for incoming grades 1-6

Cost: $75

**Girls soccer**

Dates: June 6-9

Times: 8-10 a.m. for incoming grades 6-8:30 p.m. for incoming grades 6-9

Cost: $75

**Girls basketball**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m. for incoming grades 1-6/1-3:30 p.m. for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $75

**Boys soccer (incoming grades 7-9)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $75

**Tennis**

Dates: July 11-14

Times: 8-10 a.m. for incoming grades 1-6/10 a.m.-noon for incoming grades 7-9

Cost: $75

**Red Oak ISD**

https://www.redoakisd.org/athletics

**Baseball (incoming grades 1-8)**

Dates: July 6-8

Times: 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $60 before June 15/$70 after

**Soccer**

Dates: June 6-8

Times: 7:30-10 a.m.

Cost: $75/$55 sibling discount

**Tennis (incoming grades 1-9)**

Dates: Sessions I and II June 6-8/Sessions III and IV June 13-15

Times: Sessions I and III 9-11 a.m./Sessions II and IV 5-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $75

**Volleyball (seventh grade beginners)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $65 through June 3/$75 after

**Volleyball (eighth grade intermediate)**

Dates: June 13-16

Times: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $65 through June 3/$75 after

**Volleyball (grades 6-below)**

Dates: July 18-21

Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $65 through July 8/$75 after

**Volleyball (freshmen)**

Dates: July 18-21

Times: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $65 through July 8/$75 after