By Nicole Villalpando
Kids, what do you want to do this summer? It might seem like it’s months away, but now is the time to ask that question and figure out your summer camp schedule.
Today, we offer a choose-your-own-adventure guide to summer camp with just some of the offerings that might fit your kids’ personalities. Find more possibilities at campguide.austin360.com.
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI PICASSO?
Check out these art camps.
Austin Art Garage
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extra care available at 9 a.m. and until 6 p.m., one-week camps, June 4-17
Where: 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202
Cost: $269 a week
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Ages: Kindergarteners through fifth-graders
When: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., or full-day camps, June 11-July 27
Where: 605 Robert E. Lee Road
Cost: $185 a week
Dougherty Art Center
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in two-week sessions, June 11-Aug. 3. Before camp and after camp care available.
Where: Dougherty Art Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road
Cost: $432 for two weeks, $50 additional for before camp and $50 for after camp hours
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI ISAAC NEWTON?
Check out these science camps.
Austin Science & Nature Center
Ages: 4-11 (half-day for ages 4-5; full-day for ages 5-11)
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for full-day in one- or two-week sessions, June 11-Aug. 17. Extended care available beginning at 7:15 a.m. and until 6 p.m.
Where: 2389 Stratford Drive
Cost: $200 standard price for one week, $150 for half-day camp, $250 for a camp with campouts
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for part-day pre-kindergarten-kindergarten sessions. Extended care beginning at 8 a.m. and going until 5:30 p.m. for $50, but not available at National Instruments. One-week sessions June 4-Aug. 17.
Where: The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.; National Instruments, 11500 N. MoPac Blvd.; Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd.; International School of Texas, 4402 Hudson Bend Road; Emergent Academy, 1044 Liberty Park Drive.
Cost: $365 a week for first-graders through fifth-graders, $385 a week pre-kindergarten and kindergarten full-day, $80 off for part-day.
When: 9 a.m. to noon, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; early drop-off at 8 and late pickup until 6 available, June 4-Aug. 17.
Where: Various locations throughout Central Texas
Costs: $160-$385 a week
Ages: Fourth through eighth grades
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weeklong camps, June 4-July 27
Where: 1400 W. Anderson Lane
Cost: $350 a week
When:9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly June 11-Aug. 17
Where: 10808 Rawhide Trail
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI MIA HAMM OR JORDAN SPIETH?
Check out these sports camps.
University of Texas Athletic Camps
Ages: First grade through high school
When: Various dates and times depending on sports, with some day camps as well as overnight camps
Where: University of Texas facilities
Cost: $300-$1,000-plus a week
Crenshaw Athletic Club
Ages: 5 1/2 to 10
When: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in three-week sessions; dates to be determined, but tentatively starting June 4, June 25, July 16 and Aug. 6 (two weeks).
Where: 5000 Fairview Drive
Cost: $720-$750 for each three-week session
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI GARY CLARK JR.?
Check out these music camps.
Mother Falcon Music Lab
When: July 9-14, July 16-21
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 1112 W. 31st St.
Cost: $425 a week
School of Rock
When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekly June 4-Aug. 17
Where: 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 138
Cost: $550 a week
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI ROBERT RODRIGUEZ?
Check out this film camp.
Austin Film Festival
When: Various time blocks 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 11-July 27
Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth St.
Cost: $195-$390 a week
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY?
Check out these acting camps.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5-Aug. 25
Where: Various locations
Cost: Beginning at $335 for one-week sessions
Camp Paramount/Story Wranglers
Ages: Grade 1-10
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with care available at 8 a.m. and until 5 p.m., June 4-Aug. 10. Two-week camps with performance at the Paramount Theatre on the last day; Story Wrangles also write their script.
Where: Baldwin Elementary School, Murchison Middle School, Trinity Episcopal School and Maplewood Elementary School
Cost: $650 for two weeks
Ages: 3 1/2 through high school
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended care available, weeklong camps, June 4-Aug. 16
Where: 1510 Toomey Road and 12129 RM 620 N.
Cost: $255-$350 a week
Fantastic Magic Camp
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with optional extended stay from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., two-week camps, June 4-Aug. 17
Where: 7500 Woodrow Ave.
Cost: $590 for two weeks
IS YOUR CHILD THE NEXT OPRAH WINFREY?
Check out these leadership skill-building camps.
Camp GEN from Girls Empowerment Network
Ages: Third through eighth grades
When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 18-22 or July 16-20
Where: 901 Trinity St.
Cost: $330 a week
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Ages: Kindergarten through high school
When: Various one-week day camps, one-week overnight camps and one-day STEM camps, June 4-Aug. 23
Where: Zilker Cabin in Zilker Park; Camp Texlake in Pace Bend Park; Camp Kachina in Belton; and Kodosky Service Center, 12012 Park Thirty-Five Circle
Cost: $195-$395 for a one-week camp
Boy Scouts of America Capital Area Council
Ages: First grade through high school
When/Where: Cub Scout (elementary school-age) day camps at various times and locations throughout Central Texas in June; TechLab STEAM Day Camp for boys and girls at Anderson High School in June and July; Boy Scout Camp at Lost Pines Scout Reservation in Bastrop, weekly June 10-July 28.
Information: Cub Scout Day Camp (cubsummercamp.org), TechLab (techlab.camp), Boy Scout Summer Camp (lpsr.org)
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT?
Check out these building and engineering camps.
Ages: Kindergartners through sixth grade
When: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with extended hours to 6 p.m. available, one-week camps, June 4-Aug. 10.
Where: Various locations
Snapology Austin Lego/robotics camps
When: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or stay for both sessions. Extended hours at some locations, various dates, May 29-Aug. 13.
Where: Austin Christian Fellowship, 6401 River Place Blvd.; Circle C Community Center, 7817 La Crosse Blvd.; Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive; Snapology Austin Discovery Center, 1910 Fort View Road; West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd.
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI MICHAEL DELL?
Check out these computer camps.
Coding with Kids
When: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 4-Aug. 10
Where: Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Lakeway and Westlake locations
Cost: $279-$329 for half-day; $489-$549 for full-day
Digital Media Academy
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weeklong camps and two-week camps, June 4-July 20.
Where: University of Texas
Cost: $645-$1,750, plus extra for overnight
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI MARTHA STEWART?
Check out these cooking or farming camps.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weeklong camps in June, with care available before and after
Where: 8310 Canoga Ave.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or 3 to 7 p.m. weeklong camps, June 4-Aug. 17
Where: 81706 East 38 1/2 St.
Cost: $325 a week
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI BEAR GRYLLS?
Check out this adventure camp.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekly June 11-Aug. 10
Where: 1884 Texas 71, Cedar Creek; shuttle available from Lake Austin Boulevard
IS YOUR CHILD A MINI SHAUN WHITE?
Check out these thrill-seeking camps.
Rock About Climbing Adventures
Ages: 9 and older
When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with a longer day on Fridays, one-week camps, June 4-Aug. 3
Where: Austin Greenbelt, 755 S. Capitol of Texas Highway
Iron Horse Country Ranch Motorcycle Ranch
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekly day camps, June 11-Aug. 24, and overnight camps
Where: Shuttle pickup from downtown, Georgetown, Cedar Park and Steiner Ranch to camp 18 miles north of Austin
Cost: $740 day camp, $1,380 overnight camp
(aerial dancing and circus camps)
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3
Where: 507 Calles St.
Cost: $400 a week
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE WELL-ROUNDED?
Here are some camps that give kids a typical summer camp experience with crafts, games, swimming and more.
Camp Double Creek
When: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. one-week camps, May 30-Aug. 17
Where: 800 Double Creek Drive, Round Rock; 13 bus pickup spots around Austin
Cost: $355 a week
Extend-a-Care For Kids
When: 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. one-week camps, June 4-Aug. 10
Where: Various elementary schools throughout Austin and Hays County
YMCA Summer Day Camp
When: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29-Aug. 22
Where: Various locations including schools and YMCA centers
Ages: 3-12 for day camps; 8-18 for overnight camps
When: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 a.m., with extra care available at 7 a.m. and until 6 p.m., weeklong day camps, June 4-Aug. 10
Where: Barton Creek Elementary; Club at Sweetwater; Community Center at Rough Hollow; overnight camps in Hunt, Rocksprings and Lower Pecos River
Cost: $255 for day camps
Contact Nicole Villalpando at 512-912-5900.