American Robotics Academy aims to excite, inspire and motivate children about the importance of robotics technology. Our hands-on classes offer an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering design, helping children understand “how things work.” Held in a friendly, sports-like atmosphere, students work in age-appropriate teams and learn how to design, build and test remote-controlled miniature robots. We use simple, motorized machines – all made from LEGO® bricks! – to demonstrate mechanical movements and other effects.
In its 7th year, ART + Academy offers half-day camps with a perfect balance between fun and instruction. Our camps are perfect for young artists seeking to improve their drawing and painting skills. Come and select from a variety of themed art camps for all ages and interests!
Cultural Adventure Starts Here! Dive in with engaging camps exploring a range of themes including leadership, cultural awareness, expressive art, introductory coding, and environmental responsibility. Sessions include: Game Master, Art & Mindfulness, Tall Tales & Traditions, Preserving History, Green Team, Counselors in Training and Asian Adoptee Camp. Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm with early and late drop off/pick up available. One-week camps: $112.50 – $275; two-week camps: $247.50 – $300. Financial aid available.
The Austin Chamber Music Workshop offers a fun, challenging, and motivational environment where you can create new sounds, play within small ensembles, and explore music with new friends. The multi-week music workshop in July offers a division for all ages and all instruments are welcome! Work with local and world-class musicians and participate in classes like percussion ensemble, improvisation and composition. Make music a part of your summer!
Summer Film Camp is all about storytelling. Aspiring filmmakers ages 9-18 are encouraged to find and tell their own stories. Then industry professionals teach them how to turn those stories into their very own films. Campers also participate in panel discussions with major Hollywood writers, producers, and directors. Finally, to finish it all with a bang, completed films will premiere at the Summer Film Camp Showcase at Galaxy Highland on Sunday, August 6th.
Come join us on an exciting adventure as we explore The Great Outdoors. In June, we will unravel mysteries and become Nature Detectives; we will learn all about the three Rs as we work towards Keeping Austin Green; and then we’ll head outdoors and have Fun in the Sun. In July, we will learn all about Wacky Weather, we’ll explore various ways we grow with the world around us in Watch Us Grow, and finally we’ll have fun with water as we Make a Splash.
Fun and creative workshops inspire and instruct kids and teens in the crafts of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Our supportive, exciting learning environment builds writing skills and confidence. Our teaching artists are professional writers based in Austin. Campers publish and share their work at the end of camp. We have locations across Austin throughout the summer. Also offering Spring Break Workshops and Summer Book Crush.
AYC Summer Camps teach children the love of sailing in a safe and fun environment! Our Junior Sailing Camp is a week long program for kids ages 8-16 and our PB&J Sailing Series caters to ages 4-10 on Saturday mornings. Both camps cover sailing basics, such as rigging, docking, and boathandling, with Junior Sailing Camp expanding on these into windsurfing and racing. Please call if you have any questions about which camp is best for your sailor!
Our summer program philosophy is to get your child excited about nature and science through using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom and it is an opportunity for your child to take risks, try new activities and to make new friends who have similar interests. Kids will meet live animals, conduct science experiments, play games and create crafts related to specific biology and environmental science themes.
Imagine, Dance, Discover and Play at Ballet Austin this Summer! Broadway musicals, dancing elephants, enchanted forests and magical kingdoms are found in these summer’s camps for kids.
Fun-filled technology education programs for children ages 6-14 in junior robotics using Lego® WeDo®, coding and programming using Game Maker, Scratch and Kodu Game Lab, stop animation movie making, electronics and programming with Raspberry Pi, and Minecraft Engineering. Children obtain a variety of technical skills and build competence and confidence while having a GREAT time during our programs. Friendly and knowledgeable teachers provide kids with an entertaining, hands-on, educational experience.
Cub Scouts (boys ages 7-10) enjoy outdoor fun at Day Camp including BB gun shooting, archery, swimming and sports plus world culture-themed games, activities and food. Boys don’t have to be a registered member of Scouting to take part (but we’d love to sign you up!) 11 different locations and times, including some evening/twilight hours.
This basketball camp is run by former UT player Brandy Perryman, who still holds the team record for free-throw shooting! The camp is a four-day shooting-intense session mirrored after the camps that Perryman attended as a child. All camps include 32 hours of instruction, with individualized drills and competitors.
Camp Agape provides a free grief support program for children. We incorporate the use of art, music, equine assisted therapy, and play therapy activities in a FUN and nurturing summer camp setting to assist them in their time of sorrow. We address the needs of the whole child from their emotional health, physical fitness, and spiritual aspects of the healing process. Our faith based therapeutic program provides Hope and Healing in their time of loss.
The Camp Champions Advantage: our campers succeed in college, career, and life (while having the time of their lives with our counselor-heroes). Since 1967 we have been partnering with parents to cultivate important life skills for children. Champions is a traditional, residential summer camp in the ideal location on Lake LBJ. Featuring 40+ activities from cooking at our outdoor kitchen to waterskiing and horseback riding, it’s the perfect place to spend a summer!
Since 1971, Camp Doublecreek has been Austin’s premier summer day camp for children aged 4-14. We keep our campers challenged, encouraged and inspired, as they engage in a variety of age appropriate activities, including: horseback riding, archery, swimming, arts & crafts, mini golf, gun safety, paintball, laser tag, climbing wall, ropes course, and much more! With free transportation from 13 different pick up points ranging from South Austin to Cedar Park, we keep things convenient for you and a blast for campers.
Spend your summer break on the beautiful campus of Concordia University Texas! Conveniently located near the junction of FM 2222 and RM 620, Concordia has fun-filled camps for every interest, including but not limited to fine arts, science, and sports. This year, Concordia will be offering two new additional options: Arts and Science both with Outdoor Leadership. Our Sports Camps led by our university coaches and players are offered in: Baseball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer and Basketball
The Contemporary Austin Art School at beautiful Laguna Gloria provides almost 300 exceptional young artists’ classes June-August with art skills, vocabulary, cool materials, and projects to take home.
Join us for an incredible Summer Camp experience!
*Exciting, new theme-based units such as “Awesome Austin,” “Master Chef,” “Hawaiian Luau” and “A Congo Adventure”!
*Fun-filled days with activities every child enjoys including team games, movies, creative arts and weekly science & cooking projects! *Weekly field trips to exciting places such as the Bob Bullock IMAX, Peter Pan Mini Golf and The Johnson City Exotic Zoo Exotic Resort Zoo!
*In-house special events such as Bumper Boata, Kona Ice and Games 2 U!
*Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs such as the Sports Club, Music & Dance Club, Art Club and Cheerleading Club!
Explore the ancient art of metal working in one or all three of our week long summer camps including, The Torch, Metal Casting, or Drawing,Sawing and Etching. We provide a safe and creative environment where kids have the opportunity to learn metalsmithing techniques using copper, brass and silver. Camp is led by professional artists and under their guidance students will make sculptural jewelry pieces and are encouraged to develop their own design skills.
This summer, have your kids join the Esther’s Follies School of Comedy. Starting in June, Austin’s longest-running comedy revue will be offering special summer camp sessions to kids 8-16. These week-long intensives, taught by the talented cast of Esther’s, will teach kids and teens the art of tomfoolery. Students will learn how to sing, dance, the fundamentals of sketch comedy and improv.
Extend-A-Care for Kids’ Summer Day Camp is the place to keep your children physically active and engaged in learning activities while they make new friends and have new experiences. Throughout the summer your child will experience a variety of enriching activities such as basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, arts & crafts, cooking, painting and much more!
Imagine a place where both the timid and adventuresome discover they can master things they never dreamt they could do. That is Fantastic Magic Camp, where kids experience magic every day. Fantastic Magic Camp has been teaching life skills and confidence through magic, juggling, and puppets to kids in Austin, TX, since 1993. Every day is filled with fun, laughter and lots of surprises. Kids discover their unique inner magic through leaning magic tricks and enjoy robust physical activity and games in an inclusive environment. Each day, campers make friends and learn to care for each other.
Finally! A summer school that won’t take away your summer fun! At Fusion, all classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows us to personalize curriculum and schedule around your family’s summer plans or vacations without worrying about when classes fit in. Whatever you’re looking for this summer, Fusion has you covered; catch up, get ahead, or try something new. Both academic and fun classes available!
We are proud to offer multiple day and resident camps with a wide variety of programming and camping options. Campers may attend sessions that cater to their special interests, or try something completely new! Choose from making a movie, building a robot, exploring myths and legends, horseback riding, and much more.
Girls Empowerment Network’s summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls entering grades 4-8. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during weeklong sessions that are designed to help girls feel more confident as they navigate girlhood. Girls will gain new skills, new friendships and a new sense of self! Camp dates and themes for 2017:
We are one of the only motorcycle camps in the country. Our staff is highly trained to get your child riding safely. We supply Honda motorcycles with all the gear. Resort like camp with pool. Specialized training and drills with activities on the ranch. Children need to be able to ride a bicycle and we can do the rest. It is every child’s dream to ride a motorcycle and we make dreams come true. Register early to reserve your place. Shuttle locations from North Austin Schools, Downtown Metro Train and Georgetown
Imagine a world where superheroes are real, pirates are friendly and every little girl is a princess. Grab your passport and join Jeremiah Frog as he embarks on an adventure through space and time. Camp Jump! offers 1-week half, full and extended day opportunities for children to explore their imaginations through theme-based curriculum featuring gymnastics, art exploration, dramatic play, yoga, music, and dance. Voted Austin Family Magazine's Most Fun Camp 3 times. Find out why!
Kids With Pens offers week-long creative writing camps led by published YA author Carolyn Cohagan. Each day includes innovative writing prompts and lessons on the fundamentals of storytelling. Campers craft stories, poems, and plays, and this summer we’re offering a NEW graphic novel class. All campers will be published on the Kids With Pens blog, allowing them to brag to their friends that they are published authors! Ages 8-12 & 10-14.
kidsActing offers a wide variety of popular summer camp options in over 15 Austin area locations that give kids between the ages of 4 and 18 an opportunity to try musicals, comedy, show choir, stage combat, and more. Choose week-long classes or multi-week sessions that culminate in a full production performance – lights, sounds, costumes, action! There is something to channel the creativity in every child! kidsActing has been an Austin institution for over 35 years!
Welcome to Kidventure. For over 23 years, we have chosen to make a real difference in the lives of kids. Named ‘Best Summer Camp’ three years in a row, we offer both Day and Overnight options for kids of all ages. Alongside the most dedicated and passionate team of counselors, your child will not only enjoy the time of his or her life, but be learn the kind of lessons that will serve them the rest of their lives. Choose from four Austin area campsites.
Named Texas’ Best Overnight Camp for 3 years in a row, Kidventure’s Overnight Camps has been an experience like none other. Now, we’ve expanded our offerings and will be serving our families and their kids from ages 8 to 18. Because the greatest lessons we learn at overnight camp are the ones we take with us for the rest of our lives. Welcome to Kidventure. Choose from Safari (ages 8-12), Echo (ages 13-16), and Apex (ages 17-18).
The K-MAC Sports Camp will give invaluable training and hands-on experience for youngsters wanting to learn about sports broadcasting. The K-MAC Sports staff, with over 100 years of combined broadcast experience, will give each camper personalized guidance on getting into and advancing a career in sports broadcasting. Campers will be provided lunch, water, a camp T-shirt, and a video/audio file for their use.
Using LEGO® bricks students learn how to build and program a robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze, hit or pitch a ball, play mini golf, and more. Campers will build a new project each day, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. Then they will take what they have learned to design their own thrills and challenges.
Half and Full day camps are available to U5 –U 12 boys and girls of all skill levels at the eight Lonestar Soccer locations from South Austin to Williamson County. A typical day will include skill targeted drills, tactical practices, speed and agility training, and a World Cup tournament. See website for more information- lonestar-sc.com
Mad Science camps are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week. We use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of projects. 9 different camp themes are available including robots, rockets, spy academy, grossology, camp eureka and more! Mad Science has camp locations all over town. Register now: Pay Later!
Campers ages 5 to 15 discover the great outdoors at scenic McKinney Roughs Nature Park through exploration and recreation. Activities such as river rafting and zip lining are available to campers, as well as uncovering the native plant and animal species in the area. A convenient shuttle is available for all full-day camps just minutes from Austin.
Make lifelong memories with the Paramount Theatre! Full-day one week and two week camp sessions, including acting, singing, dancing, comedy, song writing and even robotics! Camps culminate in either a performance or sharing on one of our historic stages. Now offering sessions in North and South Austin!
Horses, Horses, Horses. Our horse centered
weekly camps include Daily English riding
lessons, Daily horse care lessons and a Weekly
camp Horse Show. Afternoon rides take place
in our covered arena, with some afternoons
scheduled as cool-off time in the swimming
pool. Campers with prior riding experience
work on building their skills, while those new to
horses learn the basics of horsemanship taught
by experienced, professional instructors. Rio
Vista Farm offers year round top quality lessons
and training for all levels of riders on horses
or ponies. We offer instruction from beginner
riders to those competing across the nation.
Start your child’s riding adventure today.
Our day camps include 5 great days of climbing at Austin’s awesome area climbing destinations. This camp is 2 days at the Austin Greenbelt, as well as Reimer’s Ranch and 1 day at the great Enchanted Rock. The Enchanted Rock trip also includes going through the really neat cave and climbing. If adventure is what you’re looking for then you’ve found the right camp.
Warrior's Way Trainer
AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
AMGA SPI Certified
The Austin Rowing Club welcomes all middle school and high school students for a week of FUN on the water! Daily sessions include a variety of kayaking, small boat rowing, basic rowing technique, nature walks and lots of fun on the lake! Come on down this summer to learn more about rowing on Lade Bird Lake. The Austin Rowing Club also welcomes all athletes to join the ARC Coaches for a week to try the #1 College Recruited sport! Young athletes will learn the basic rowing technique, spend time in a variety of boats and gain knowledge about racing and training in the fastest growing sport. Join us this summer to test your fitness and gain new skills!
Our Rock & Roll Summer camps hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys, culminating in an awesome live rock show on the final day! We have camps for ages 6 – 18 of all skill levels – from beginners through to more advanced rockers. Enroll before April 1, and you will receive 25% off any summer camp tuition! Use coupon code SORSTATESMAN2017 on our website or call us.
The ultimate day camp experience in Austin for Toddlers to 10th Graders. JCamps offer a rewarding and classic summer camp experience on our lush 40-acre campground in Northwest Austin. With a program full of fun, adventure and excitement, JCamps promote self-confidence and exploration, creativity, positive values and a strong sense of connection to the community.
Campers will be transported back in time.
They experience creating useful tools, learn
new skills and participate in performance art
that was essential in the Renaissance. GREEN
campers (who have never attended our camp)
and all Sea Dragons (age 7-9) will follow the
Path of the Scholar where they learn a bit of
everything. VETERAN CAMPERS – who have
already attended at least one session – can
continue following the Path of the Scholar, or
if they are age 10+ they may select a specialist
path – receiving intensive instruction in weekly
specialist classes. NEW CAMPERS attending
multiple weeks follow the Path of the Scholar
their first week and then choose (at the time
of booking) to continue as a Scholar or to
specialize for subsequent week (s). Sleeping
options include choosing the castle or “rough
it” in an air conditioned pavilion tent.
Calling all youngsters ages 6 and up who want to run away to the circus! Kids fly high on the Silks, Trapeze and more at Sky Candy Circus Sky Camps! Our highly trained and experienced teachers will show your kids how to soar on aerial apparatuses and excel in circus skills including juggling, hooping, tumbling, and more. The circus and performing arts are a great path to developing confidence, strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness.
Going to Soccer Camp? The Soccer Corner is the soccer store for all your soccer equipment and apparel needs! Our missions is to offer the best products and services that inspire soccer players to elevate their game and play with passion and confidence. The Soccer Corner strives to provide the best shopping experience for the community and the national soccer fan.
Join Soccer Shots for a funfilled week playing the world’s greatest game! Camp includes individual soccer skill development through creative and imaginative play, arts and crafts, and lots of fun! Half-day (3-5) and full-day (K-2nd; includes pool time!) options available.
Take advantage of our half-day or full-day camps (early arrival and aftercare supervision is available). Want to try flying a drone? Test your outdoor survival skills? Improve your football throw? Create your own digital story? Star in a musical performance? Invite your friends, our camps are open to ages 4-18!
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School announces a variety of summer camp experiences for all young artists. All Camps are hosted on the beautiful St. Stephen’s campus offering inspirational views from the hills of West Austin. Our state of the art facilities are perfect for those interested in photography, improvisational acting, singing, playing in a band, directing, producing or movie making. 24 hour security ensures peace of mind for all parents during your child’s camp experience.
Stepping Stone School continues providing academic enrichment over the summer with a research-based curriculum. This year’s focus takes an in-depth look at the pioneers and explorers who have discovered places and ideas that have shaped our world. Through this unique and innovative summer camp, children will develop a meaningful understanding of the impact of exploration and they’ll feel empowered to become the pioneers of the future.
At Summer Spark day camps, located in downtown Austin and Westlake, your children come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem solving challenges. With packed schedules, powerful media everywhere, and performance pressure on schools, we believe that a fundamental component of a strong foundation is missing in the lives of many children today. The ability to tackle a problem with no set solution – to think creatively and flexibly, to struggle, fail, and try again, to test, revise, and reiterate. At Summer Spark, we strive to fill this gap. We are all about physical experiments, purposeful tinkering, messy construction. Creativity Unplugged.
TexARTS will also continue to offer the popular series of youth summer performing and visual arts camps and a variety of programming for children and teens of all levels. This year’s lineup includes TexARTS annual Summer Musical Theatre Academy production of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. (June 5 – 25), the youth acting intensive THE CINDERELLA CHRONICLES (June 26 – July 7), CHARLOTTE’S WEB (July 17 – 28), and a dance technique intensive (August 7 – 11). Registration is now opened for TexARTS annual Summer Musical Theatre Academy production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
Since 1987, the Aquatic Science Adventure Camps at Texas State University have provided children ages 9-15 the chance to experience being a real scientist for a week! Featuring all kinds of hands-on and challenging activities related to water and the environment such as wild caving, river rafting, scuba diving, a ropes course, and so much more - there’s no better way to get your kids out in nature this summer!
This summer, give your kids a combination of Learning and Adventure. During their week stay, activities include: Learning about water quality, wildlife, birds, and plants; Identifying stars; Shooting Archery, Fishing, Aging a Tree, Kayaking, and Low Ropes to build self-esteem through Teamwork. This camp combines STEM learning in the outdoors with traditional camp activities. Not only is it FUN, they will be better prepared for the upcoming school year.
The Pines Catholic Camp is the premiere Catholic camping experience in the Southwest! We host a traditional summer camp experience for 2nd-12th graders where campers choose their activities, which include our ropes course, our lake activities, sports, and more. We are authentically Catholic, and we also host Mass, adoration, men’s and women’s sessions, and more. We have staff, speakers, and musicians from all over the country waiting to spend a week with you!
Thinkery Camps spark curiosity and inspire creative learning through hands-on, inquiry-led exploration and discovery. Each weeklong camp provides an innovative, safe and inspiring environment for campers to expand their problem-solving potential—and have a whole lot of fun. Become a robotics ringmaster, a Renaissance-era apprentice and more at one of our six STEAM- or robotics-themed summer camps, hosted at four locations across Austin. Now, no matter where you live, there’s a convenient Thinkery Camp nearby!
Camp Trinity and Tornado Athletic Camps are open to children entering grades K-8. We have 25 camp offerings sure to spark interest and engage the adventurous. Morning, afternoon, and full-day programs utilize our wooded 21 acre campus in Westlake Hills, close to downtown Austin. June 5-9 and June 12-16 include a Friday fun Splash Bash. Our top-notch Athletic skills camps continue July 10-14, July 24-27, and August 7-11.
UMLAUF Summer Art Camps offer extraordinary adventures in a natural oasis, expanding children’s creativity and appreciation for art and design through the exploration of modern and traditional media. UMLAUF Summer Art Camps are designed for students who have completed K-5th grades. All art supplies and special camp T-shirt included. Camps are 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM. Half day & full day camps available. Early drop off & late pick-up available.
The Longhorn Girls Basketball Camp
is designed to inspire campers to set
goals that will enable them to find
success on and off the basketball court.
Individual skill development, competitive
games, informative instruction, and
great facilities all serve to equip each
camper to become a better basketball
player. No matter what your skill level or
age, we have a camp for you! We are
expecting another fun summer full of
campers that are willing to work toward
their goals! Hook ‘Em Horns!
Discover Intelligent Fun with week-long half or full day camps. We have over 28 camp varieties in Spanish, Art, Science & Technology and more! Whether your kid is an artist, explorer, adventurer, scientist, or likes to learn / practice Spanish; YPW Camps has a camp to suit your needs.
Have a blast at ZACH Theatre’s Summer camps! Now with a North Location, ZACH’s summer camps are a great way for students to build confidence, creativity and collaboration, all while learning skills in acting, singing, dancing and more! Check our our awesome collaboration camps with Sky Candy Airiel Arts Studio and Austin Film Festival. We also have performance opportunities for student grade 4 and above.