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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

From the Parks Department: 

Summertime on Beltline | June 13 | August 5 | 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 17 - 28 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration begins May 4th | 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.

Dallas Mavericks Hoop Camp | July 1-5 | $240 | 9 am - 4 pm
For more information please call 214-747-MAVS

Funtime Live | Every Friday Night | 3rd through 8th grades | $10
Fun Time Live provides a social atmosphere for boys and girls in grades three through eight. Admission is $10 per child and concessions are provided. If you would like more information on special guests and activities please call 214-492-9279 or visit www.planetkidz.orgClick here for activity schedule.

Swim lessons at Moseley Pool
Sessions begin June 10 | 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.