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Summertime Activities
Looking for summertime activities for your kids? The City of DeSoto has a lot to offer:

At the library:

DeSoto Teen Empowerment Summit - May 31- workshop topics include work ethics, resume writing, interview skills, professionalism, and much more. The week long summit concludes with a teen job fair featuring local businesses. You must register and space is limited! For more information call Ms. Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.  

The Desoto Public Library Teen Volunteer Program is looking for teen volunteers who are at least 13 years old for its Teen Summer Volunteer Program. The Teen Summer Volunteer Program is a 5 week program that provides teens with confidence-building volunteer   experience, practical job skills, customer and public service experience and an introduction to possible careers in libraries. Teens can volunteer at the library by assisting at the check-out desk, shelving library materials, assisting with the Summer Reading Club Program, tutoring children ages 6-9 in reading, or joining our Teen Techie Program that assists teens in learning a variety of new computer technologies. The TSVP begins June 17. Interested teens may apply for the program May 1 - May 25. Teens may apply online at For more information call Ms. Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.

The Desoto Public Library Making my Summer Count programs for teens - Various workshops and programs beginning June 18 through July 17. Visit to find details.

Children's story times and other activities 

From the police department:

G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Summer Program | Junior High Students | Free

At the Parks and Recreation Department: 

Summertime on Beltline | June 16 - August 7 | Ages 13-17
Get ready for an action packed program to keep teens engaged in summer fun with all traditional summer camp activities. Lunch is provided. Desoto ISD students only, please. $10 Recreation pass required. Mon - Thurs 1 -7 pm, Friday 1-6 pm.

Junior Players Discover Theater Summer Camp
Free | June 16 - 27 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration begins May 1st | Ages 7-14
Junior Players Discover Theater is a free two-week summer theater camp that meets every day, Monday - Friday for two hours. Children ages 7-14 are eligible to participate and classes are limited to 25 students. Campers will learn basic drama techniques and use them to perform a small skit at our Festival of Plays. Click here for more information.

Tausha Mills "Jumping 2 Give" Basketball Camp
June 16 - 20 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | $99 | ages 5 - 17
Campers will develop all of their basketball skills-shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, self-discipline, perseverance, work ethic and defense. The "Jumping 2 Give" Kids Basketball Camp immerses youth in the sport, giving youth the kind of focused, intensive training that is essential to improvement. Over the course of the 4-hour camp, youth self-confidence will grow along with skills and overall appreciation of the game. For more information please contact 214-586-4776.

First Start Sports (Soccer, Track & Field, Basketball and T-ball)
June 25 - July 16 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | $20 for all four sessions | Ages 3 -5
During each session, preschoolers will learn the basic skills for a specific sport. This is a great way for participants to develop their motor skills and gain an understanding of basic sport fundamentals. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged. The sports will be offered on the following days: June 25-Soccer | July 2-Track & Field | July 9-Basketball | July 16-T-Ball

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp
June 30 - July 4 | $240 | 9 am - 4 pm

Young basketball players of all skill levels learn the game from the best camp coaching staff in Texas. Our professional coaches are handpicked for their basketball knowledge and ability to work well with kids. Combining excellent coaching and a proven program focused on each camper, Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp delivers valuable lessons and plenty of fun! For more information please call 214-747-MAVS or click here to register online.

Ultimate Cheer and Fitness Cheerleading Camp
July 14 - July 18 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $65 | ages 5-16

Ultimate Cheer and Fitness cheer camps will promote the fun of cheerleading in a positive Christian environment while teaching life-long social skills and morals such as character, responsibility, discipline, respect and hard work. Age range is 5-12 and space is limited to 10 girls per class. For more information please contact 903-399-8445 or visit

Swim lessons at Moseley Pool
Sessions begin June 16 | Four sessions to choose from | $50 per session for more information

Classes at the Rec Center
Karate, Ballet, Hip Hop and Lyrical Dance, and much more! 

Youth Athletics 

Other events
Hip Hop Summit, 4th of July Fireworks, Creekfest, and more. for details.