Summer activities in West Dallas

By Oscar Saravia - July 1, 2021

West Dallas

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What can children and teens do in West Dallas this summer? Dallas Free Press created a round-up of summer camps and activities, with each one included on our neighborhood resource map below.

Voice of Hope

Who: Middle school students 

When: June and July (through July 31)

Where: Voice of Hope, 4120 Gentry Drive, 75212

What: SOAR Summer Camp

Cost: $600

To enroll: Visit the Voice of Hope website, select the camp option and fill out the application by June 21

Contact: 214.631.7877 or info@voiceofhope.org

Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Who: Youth 

When: June 21-July 31

How: Virtual Monday-Thursday, family day on Fridays

Where: Wesley Rankin Community Center, 3100 Crossman Ave., 75212

What: Summer Explorers camp (includes meals) 

Cost: $25 for the summer

To enroll: Visit the building or the Wesley Rankin Community Center website

Contact: 214.742.6674

Brother Bill’s Helping Hands and Mercy Street

Who: Elementary students 

When: June and July 

Where: Mercy Street Sports Complex, 2303 Bickers St., 75212

What: Soccer, Bible, ballet, cheer, STEM, art, music, acting

Suggested donation: $10 per student 

To enroll: Visit the Brother Bill’s Helping Hand summer camp website

Contact: 214.638.2196

Texas Rangers Youth Academy

Who: Ages 7-18 (depends on camp)

When: June, July and early August

Where: Mercy Street Sports Complex, 2303 Bickers St., 75212

What: Baseball and softball, science of baseball (limited capacity)

Cost: Free 

To enroll: Visit the Texas Rangers Youth Academy website

Contact: lwyatt@texasrangers.com or call 817-533-1659

Anita Martinez Recreation Center

Who: All ages 

When: June-Aug. 31

Where: Anita Martinez Recreation Center. 3212 N Winnetka Ave, Dallas, TX 75212

What: Soccer clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Volleyball pick-up games on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Limited capacity. 

Cost: Free 

Contact: 214-670-7773

Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center

Who: kids, youth, adults 

When: Soccer clinics run until July 15. Boxing and taekwondo runs throughout the year

Where: Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center. 3114 Clymer St., 75212

What: Soccer clinics, boxing and taekwondo

Cost: Soccer clinics are free. Boxing is $20 for youth and $25 for adults. General taekwondo is $40 

Contact: Visit the Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center website or call 214.670.6188

Late Friday Night Recreation Program for Teens

Who: 13-17 year-olds

When: Every Friday starting June 25, 7-10 p.m. 

Where: Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center. 3114 Clymer St., 75212

What: Structured activities like sports games, fitness, tech and arts 

Cost: Free 

Contact:  Visit the Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center website or call 214.6706188

Leadership Intensive Program by Mercy Street

Who: 9th-12th grade students connected to West Dallas 

When: June 21-Aug. 8

Where: Mercy Street. 3801 Holystone St Dallas, TX 75212

What: Programs focused on Christian leadership, social and emotional health, and marketplace skills

Cost: Free 

Contact: Jonathan Lyon at 214.771.2533 or visit Mercy Street’s website


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