Austin, TX – Our comprehensive guide to kid summer camps in Austin and Central Texas will help you get your kids outdoors for some fun in the sun, engaging in the activities they love, and making new friends that they’ll remember for a lifetime. There’s something for everyone this summer—choose from camps such as art, sports, music, and dance.
Summer Camps In Austin:
Art Summer Camps
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6001 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
The Austin School of Fashion offers fashion design programs taught by instructors with undergraduate or master’s degrees in design. This art and fashion camp offer different level summer classes such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced fashion classes.
Campers will learn the basic principles of fashion illustration, vocabulary, and proportion. They will also learn how to work on sewing machines where they design and produce items such as aprons, backpacks, and sundresses. At the end of the week, the fashionistas will participate in a fashion show to spotlight their designs.
Virtual and in-person classes
Badgerdog summer camp is a writing workshop for 3rd through 12th graders. These workshops help students explore poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting by working closely with a professional writer.
At the end of the summer, all the students get to have their work published. This year, Badgerdog will also be hosting virtual summer camp classes. Students will be able to read, write, and share their stories during hour-and-a-half classes five days a week.
This year, all of Bake Austin’s summer classes will be virtual. You will receive a shopping list and recipes for the sweet treats that your kid(s) will be making. Even with virtual classes, Bake Austin will empower your young bakers and chefs to feel comfortable in the kitchen!
They offer a variety of different cooking classes such as cake, cookie, cupcake, pasta, candy classes, and more! Bake Austin not only teaches adults and kids how to bake and decorate but also provides Austin with delicious, creative, one-of-a-kind cakes!
8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
Camp Roadrunner will be an in-person summer camp that lasts eight weeks for children in 1st through 7th grades. Your children will learn about different eco-friendly activities each week and participate in fun activities such as circus arts, cooking, and painting.
Camp Roadrunner wants to encourage all their students to express themselves, be creative, and create an atmosphere that’s friendly and fun to learn. Each week, all campers will be receiving a uniquely made tie-dye t-shirt!
This summer, Digital Media Academy is going virtual and offers more than 200 different applied technology education courses to foster creative learning and in a collaborative environment.
Some of the courses you can sign your teen or child up include digital storytelling, music production, game development, creative design computer science + Al, and business and entrepreneurship.
816 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626
If your kid likes to express themselves through art, then go to Georgetown Art Center summer camps. You’ll use a variety of different mediums like paints, graphite, and pastels to create your own, original images. They’ll also learn about warm and cool colors, and complementary colors.
Their new skills will be great when they go home because they can continue designing and printing artwork that pops right off the page, including realistic paintings, logo designs, stationery, faces, and more!
11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202, Austin, TX 78736
The Art Garage is passionate about creating a space for children to experience art in a positive, encouraging, and engaging environment. Their summer camps are all led by art teachers, art students, and degreed artists who are all talented and focused on pouring their love for art.
Your children will be excited to explore popular art themes, art mediums, art history, art techniques, and other awesome art projects.
Virtual and in-person classes
The Art School at Laguna Gloria will help foster your children’s creativity. They have classes that encourage campers to explore their technical and visual skills while working on class projects. Some of the courses they offer are painting, drawing, wheel throwing (pottery), photography, Photoshop, collage, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, jewelry, glass, and metal.
Most summer camp courses will be online, but there will be a small amount of in-studio courses available with limited capacity.
Virtual and in-person classes
Young Rembrandts will be offering in-person and virtual classes for the summer of 2021. They have a passion for art and working with children. This camp wants to teach their campers how to make the best art possible.
Young Rembrandts teaches drawing skills and learning skills to help your children in the long run with classroom skills. Young Rembrandts believes that drawing is a fundamental skill of the visual arts that can (and should) be learned by all children.
Educational Summer Camps
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12310 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78750
Austin Children’s Academy offers amazing, week-long summer camp programs ages 4 through 18 designed to cultivate the skills of a global citizen who can self-regulate, create, think critically, collaborate, communicate, and lead.
They have a variety of different classes including Java and HTML coding, brain busters and puzzles, geography, painting, and fashion. With small classes of 10-12 campers, students collaborate in an interactive learning environment with their dedicated professional instructors.
4001 Adelphi Lane Austin, TX 78727
This year, Austin International School is partnering with Kidz to Pros. Together, they will provide campers with activities that work both the mind and the body through STEM, arts, and sports. This bilingual camp will take your child on an active adventure, experiencing original games, sports, creative movement, cooking, and arts and crafts.
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This year’s summer camp theme at the Bluebonnet School is “Passport to Adventure”. During week one, campers will explore ancient African kingdoms, fables, art, and food. During week two, campers will explore the lives and habitats of penguins, polar bears, and seals.
During week three, campers will turn into explorers and discover medieval China. Campers will explore wildlife in Australia, such as kangaroos, platypus, and koala bears during week four. Week five teaches campers about Europe and the arts. In the sixth and final week, campers will explore the architecture of various landmarks in different countries and compare them.
Camp Invention’s campers will explore with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity—and this year they have created an all-new program!
This program is designed to build essential STEM skills and reading abilities. Campers will have so much fun with the hands-on activities that they won’t even realize they are learning!
3901 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Camp Trinity is offering a variety of different summer camps for your child to explore. You can also customize your child’s camp experience with half-day and full-day options for kids entering grades K-8.
They offer two different kinds of camps. One is an adventure and theme camp, and the other is a sports camp. At the sports camp, students will hone their craft in a fun, competitive, team-building environment.
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At Country Home summer camps, campers will spend their days participating in activities that keep them busy and creative. Campers will be able to choose a special interest club and go on field trips to swim, skate, bowl, and watch movies. They also have a reading program with built-in academic exercises, hands-on learning, and exploration into the world of science, math, computers, languages, and arts.
This year, summer camp at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy will be virtual. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun for both new and experienced campers. All of their camp counselors are well-trained and are subject to background checks to ensure you can rest easy while your child is having a great time!
They will offer games of different backgrounds and complexity, that way anyone can sit down and play. Games will include Dungeons Dragons, Blood Bowl, Battletech, and Warhammer 40,000.
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
At Game Worlds summer camps, their award-winning STEM education program will turn campers’ passion for video games into a love for building them. They teach skills including programming, art, design, audio design, and business development.
Each week, campers will have a new theme to explore and build around and will be able to present their game concept at the end of the week for critique.
3000 S. IH 35 Suite 400, Austin, TX 78704
CampGEN is an all-girls camp for girls in grades 3rd and 8th. Their week-long camps will help campers with their self-efficiency and ability to succeed. Their goal is to ignite the power in girls and teach them the skills to believe in themselves and to never give up on their dreams. Girls who join CampGEN will gain new skills, new friendships, and a new sense of self.
1400 W Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757
(512) 916-4775 ext. 33
Girlstart summer camp is a summer camp to help empower girls in STEM education programs in America and to cultivate a culture where risks, curiosity, and creativity are encouraged. These camps are for campers in 4th through 8th grade. This summer, Danielle Dinderman, and Karla Desatnik will be leading the program, helping campers learn about science and natural phenomena.
13291 Pond Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78750
What better way than to spend summer camp with your dog? At Hearts and Paws summer camp, campers from ages 7 to 9 and 9 to 16 years will be able to have the opportunity to care for and train their dogs! They will have the opportunity to instruct their dog, teach them skills, and problem solve. All of these activities will help strengthen their relationship with their dogs.
At Kidventure, there are many different kinds of camps to choose from. They offer day camps and night camps with a multitude of activities. Campers will be able to dream big and find joy in life. Each week, there is a different theme and unique curriculum. Some of these activities include sports, art projects, awards and challenges, teamwork, and community building.
Virtual and in-person classes
This year, Learning Fun 101 has joined forces with 4Reelz School of Film to offer campers a new and improved summer camp learning experience. These classes will also be held virtually or in-person.
They offer classes that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, math, music, and entrepreneurship. All of these programs will challenge and engage campers with hands-on experience (even virtually)!
Live the Language Spanish Immersion Camp will be going virtual this summer. They offer a variety of Spanish immersion camps for campers from ages 5 to 12. They give their campers the proper tools to explore and speak the Spanish language through different activities such as cooking, singing, stories, games, performances, and writing.
By the end of their summer program, campers will be able to feel confident in speaking Spanish and be more knowledgeable of the culture.
Virtual and in-person classes
Mad Science will be offering virtual and in-person classes this summer. If you decide to be keeping your child in virtual summer camp classes, Mad Science will be sending you a supply package.
Their programs are elementary-based science concepts for kids in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade and are hands-on learning experiences and demonstrations. Science is meant to spark learning, and Mad Science guarantees that!
At Moolah U, campers get to have real-life money experiences that will teach them how money works, develop money skills, learn what is capable of money, and learn how to be responsible with it through a weekly program. On Mondays, campers will get to work with real Austin Business leaders. On Tuesdays, campers will pitch an idea just like the show Shark Tank.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, campers will be assigned a business role and learn the different jobs in the business industry. Finally, on Fridays, campers will receive a ceremony that will celebrate all of their accomplishments.
2206 Prather Ln, Austin, TX 78704
Summer programs help Ann Richards’ students learn, stay active, and have fun! This year, Ann Richards is offering volleyball and basketball camps. They encourage all of their students to at least attend one of their summer enrichment programs. These programs will help keep students active and encourage community building.
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St. Andrew’s family offers camps full of fun and friendship for aspiring artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, chess enthusiasts, and cooks. Students from St. Andrews and youth from across Austin are welcome. This camp allows students and athletes to expand their knowledge, abilities, and skills in education, athletics, and the arts.
Neuron Garage is a summer camp based in Austin that helps your kids face challenges through hands-on activities. Their summer camp programs use recycled materials to help campers think creatively with others and respond to different issues and challenges. Using recycled materials will help campers think of ways to build a bigger and brighter future.
5530 Killingsworth Lane Pflugerville, TX 78660
The Inside Outside School gives their campers the chance to enjoy childhood by learning about the world using tools. These tools include classes about nature, academics, electives, and community work.
The Inside Outside School wants to make sure that their summer camp programs encourage their campers how to think, appreciate themselves, and feel empowered when they make choices in their life.
1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
Thinkery will be holding in-person summer camps and allows their campers to expand their problem-solving skills while having lots of fun. Campers in Pre-K through 5th grade will be able to develop critical thinking skills with other campers in a collaborative space. The program is immersive, interactive, and designed to keep campers exploring and learning.
YPW Spanish Immersion Camp allows campers to register for one week or the entire summer session. Campers will participate in a full immersion experience and don’t need to have any prior language experience.
Learning a second language will benefit your child with better problem-solving skills and become more creative. Campers will participate in activities such as games, art projects, field trips, and more.
Music Summer Camps
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Austin Chamber Music Center’s summer camp for middle school and high school students is going virtual this year (with the potential for chamber coaching opportunities). Their summer workshops are open to all instruments of choice and teach campers creativity, collaboration, and leadership.
By the end of the summer session, campers will have expanded their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of music.
This year, Longhorn Music Camp will be going virtual but will still provide student musicians from across Texas the opportunity to learn from the Butler School of Music. They offer several different middle school and high school student programs to help create a positive musical and social environment. As part of the Longhorn Music Camp, students will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians from across Texas.
This year at Orpheus Academy of Music, classes will be held virtually once a week. Campers of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to learn different genres and instruments of music without any previous music lessons.
At Rock Camp USA, each session is two weeks long and provides music lessons and experiences to beginner campers and experienced campers. Based on your level of music skills, campers are placed into three groups; the Opening Acts, the Headliner Band, and the Antimatter Garage.
Each group gets to at least record a video or song in front of a live audience or studio. Because of the campers’ experience in The Antimatter Garage group, they will have the opportunity to perform live at Antone’s.
2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 138 Austin, TX 78757
School of Rock provides a comprehensive camp experience to campers 6 through 18 years old interested in playing guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. These camps are designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a fun and creative environment.
They offer a variety of camps for campers with different skill sets, and campers will have the opportunity to perform live.
601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Texas State’s Band camps allow students to perform and have time to participate in extracurricular activities. University professors and band directors make the camp unique and a wonderful learning experience. Also, numerous scholarships are available to concert band campers.
Outdoor Summer Camps
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Austin Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of summer programs, including nature camps, culture and art camps, therapeutic camps, and community recreation camps. Their camps are for children 5 through 12 years old, and some facilities provide preschool and teen programs.
Their goal is to provide children with exciting experiences through structured recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. Please keep in mind that campers are entered into their program through a lottery system.
775 Camp Rd, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Camp Champions makes sure that their campers leave making new friends and as a champion. To make sure campers are feeling great, Camp Champions only hires the best counselors from around the world. Campers will have a variety of different activities to participate in, including waterskiing, horseback riding, sports, crafts, rock climbing, and archery.
800 Double Creek Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664
Camp Doublecreek is a day camp for children aged 4 through 14 years old where they teach campers to work together to accomplish goals. They have many activities, including swimming, horseback riding, all kinds of sports, miniature golf, baby animals, a vegetable garden, arts and crafts, archery, tennis, tumbling, a playground, and many other fun games and activities.
Camp Doublecreek goes above and beyond to make sure they provide a safe and caring environment for campers’ ultimate summer experience!.
4045 N Farm to Market 1486, Montgomery, TX 77356
Camp Lantern Creek is a unique all-girls sleep-away summer camp where girls can find their voice, take risks, and love nature. Unlike a traditional summer camp, Camp Lantern Creek provides a wide range of activities.
Some of these activities include how to change a tire, building a fire, use a drill, singing, drama and theater, dance routines, basketball, volleyball, soccer, canoeing, archery, and swimming.
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At Camp Longhorn, campers will gain confidence, create lifelong friendships, and most of all, have fun all day. They make sure to challenge campers to try different activities, from trolleys to water skiing.
Campers will also learn the importance of working with others, responsibility, and realize each campers’ uniqueness. It comes as no surprise that campers come back year after year.
140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
Cibolo Nature Center offers different summer programs such as nature camps, art camps, and trailblazers camps for children from the ages of 5 to 12 years old. The programs foster teamwork and respect for other campers.
Camp activities include games, crafts, songs, and special guests. This Austin summer camp gives campers the skills to appreciate the environment around them. Parents are also invited to join campers for a celebration picnic at the end of camp.
121 Pickle Rd #100, Austin, TX 78704
Summer camps at Crux Climbing Center are affordable and help in a top-notch training facility where campers will be able to explore their skills in rock climbing in a safe environment. Campers will make new friends, build confidence, and leave camp as a better rock climber than when they first arrived.
Earth Native Wilderness School is an outdoor nature camp where kids get the opportunity to explore, connect, and learn. Their program will tap into the minds of a child and what their passions are, creating a camp that will help them connect and find adventure with nature.
At El Ranchito camp, campers will have the opportunity to live outdoors, learn all about the natural world, and have the time of their lives. El Ranchito offers three sessions of Nature Discovery Camp for 4th through 9th graders and a Conservation Corps session for 10th through 12th graders.
There are so many activities to participate in, such as hiking, swimming in creeks, riding horses, eating unbelievably delicious food, singing around the campfire, watching shooting stars, and sleeping in tents.
2430 TX-39, Hunt, TX 78024
Heart O’ the Hills Camp is for girls ages 6-16 and is located on the Guadalupe River at South Fork. Campers will learn personal growth through self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, individual identity, and challenges. All campers are encouraged to take horseback riding, Red Cross swimming instruction, and field sports.
4909 Lone Man Mountain Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
Hunters Chase Farms is a fully equipped equestrian facility, complete with two riding arenas, a mini x-country course, pastures, and numerous trails to ride on. There are many activities to participate in, such as learning to ride and care for a horse, grooming a mini horse, donkey, goat, cow, swimming, hanging out with friends, and painting. Hunters Chase Farms offers both Day Camps and Overnight Camps each summer.
9100 FM 243, Bertram, TX 78605
Iron Horse Country Ranch offers a motocross summer camp like no other. The camp is for campers around the age of 8 to 15. Their children’s rider program will make it easy for new campers to learn how to ride and build confidence. The ranch is also a great place to explore, train, fish, and swim.
P.O. Box 2285, 10200 Alta Vista Road, Keller, TX 76244
Lone Star Leadership Academy is an overnight summer camp offered for 5th through 7th-grade students in the Austin and San Antonio area. Campers will be able to explore different sites in Texas in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston areas. Campers will also learn to gain self-confidence, independence and make new friends.
300 Belgian Street, Gilmer, Texas 75645
M&M Ranch is a family-owned and operated horse camp close to Georgetown, Texas. Whether an experienced rider or not, they provide summer camps that will help campers build his or her confidence.
Campers will be taught barrels, poles, lots of horsemanship, and much more! M&M Ranch offers three different summer camps, including day camps for boys and girls, beginner to intermediate girls overnight camps, and intermediate and advanced girls overnight camps.
5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd Austin, TX 78723</em
Parkour and Play Camp is where campers will learn to move fluidly over obstacles using jumps, rolls, flips, and spins. It’s a great way for campers to build their strength, agility, awareness, and confidence. Whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced camper, Parkour and Play will have something for everyone. Games campers will be playing include Capture the Flag, Kickball, and Slackline.
1000 Fallwell Lane, Del Valle, TX 78617
Rio Vista Farm is offering a summer horseback riding camp for girls and boys ages 7 to 16. The summer camp will be a safe and fun learning experience, and there will be groups divided into different skill levels.
Campers are assigned their horse for the week and learn to be responsible for their horse’s daily care, grooming, and well-being. Campers will get to ride horses, engage in arts and crafts, games, and take field trips.
1102 Elm Lane Marble Falls, TX 78654
Rock-About is a summer camp for kids 9 and up. Their camps are a great way for campers to get outside and help them build positive interactions with other campers as they work together.
Their day camps include 5 days of climbing at different Texas locations such as Enchanted Rock, the Austin Greenbelt, and Reimer’s Ranch.
100 Flite Acres Road Wimberley, TX 78676
Rocky River Ranch is a summer camp in Wimberley that offers three different programs. These programs have different session lengths and a variety of different activities for campers to participate in. Their camps will offer a sense of accomplishment, independence, and plenty of memories that will last forever.
At Rocky River Ranch, campers will be able to hang out with friends, laugh, sing and sit around campfires.
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Round Rock Parks and Recreation offer various camps for children ages 5 through 12 years old and teens 13 through 21 years old. Their Adaptive Camp is a camp for youth and teens with disabilities.
They also have a Counselor in Training Camp, a weekly program where teens will learn to be leaders and future counselors. These camps are where campers will go on weekly field trips and swimming and to various parks around the area and develop new skills and refine existing talents in basketball, soccer, skateboarding, tennis, and volleyball.
1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650
At Sherwood Forest Summer Camp, campers will travel back into Medieval Times in a 23-acre medieval village. Campers will be able to create tools and learn skills that were used in the medieval era. They will also spend the night in the Sherwood Castle or the Merry Folks’ Pavilions. Because campers are “traveling back in time,” electronic devices will not be available.
8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
Summergarden is a summer camp led by Waldorf graduates that provide children from ages 4 to 5-years-old space to let their imaginations unfold. There are many activities to participate in, including arts and crafts, swimming, games, and stories. Summergarden is the perfect camp for your children to experience childhood and fun.
2225 Andrew Zilker Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Sunshine Camp is a camp where campers are encouraged to use their education and healthy living skills to help them learn accountability, integrity, accessibility, intention, community, and caring. At Sunshine Camp, they want campers to dream big and see what’s possible for their futures.
4829 Switch Willo, Austin, TX 78727
At Camp Switch Willo, campers of all ages and abilities will appreciate horses and the sport of riding. They provide a relaxed and supportive learning environment and focus on the safety of riding horses. They want every camper to know what it’s like to have their horse or pony and provide that experience in a world-class training facility.
PO Box 92034, Austin, TX 78709
(512) 771-3188 or (512) 968-9950
Wet & Wild is an adventure summer camp for campers ages 6 to 15 years old. Campers will have the opportunity to splash in rivers and creeks, jump into swimming holes, tube down crystal clear rivers, play games under trees, go bowling, skating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and rope-swinging. Wet & Wild camp will give campers a memorable and magic-filled summer.
Special Needs Summer Camps
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The Austin Center For Grief & Loss will be providing 2 different virtual programs for children this summer. Their Playroom program is a virtual space where children ages 5 to 7 and their parents can participate in activities including singing, cooking, arts and crafts, creative writing, and more.
They also have Children’s Bereavement Groups that are for children in elementary, middle, and high school who have experienced losing a loved one. It is a space where trained volunteers (supervised by a licensed clinician) will help campers talk through their thoughts and feelings.
Camp Grey Dove is a week-long summer camp where children who have siblings with cancer can meet other campers who are going through the same experience as they are. It allows them to make new friends and take a break from all the stress.
This year, Camp Grey Dove will be going virtual. Campers will receive a box with a t-shirt, materials, snacks, and a schedule full of activities.
Camp Periwinkle will be going virtual this year. They are revamping their most popular activities and making them virtual-friendly. Some of these activities include Build a Fort, Minute To Win It, having time to talk to friends, and arts and crafts sessions. Campers will also get a box of supplies filled with arts and crafts materials and a camp t-shirt.
Virtual and in-person classes
Spark Learning is offering virtual and in-person classes this summer. They use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to help with campers’ language and social skills, academic and self-help skills, communication, behavior, and play skills.
Spark Learning welcomes children of all ages and with a variety of special needs, including autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD, and other developmental delays.
1963 FM 1586, Gonzales, Tx. 78629
At Texas Elks Camp, children will learn life skills through challenging and entertaining activities such as bowling, music, indoor rock climbing, sports, swimming, and arts and crafts. There are also award ceremonies every week to help inspire campers.
Spiritual Summer Camps
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104 Balcones Springs Drive Marble Falls, TX 78654
At Camp Balcones Springs, campers will be spending lots of quality time together, making new friends, and exploring how having fun and making friendships can have a spiritual impact on their life.
3835 FM 2342, Burnet, TX 78611
Camp Buckner is nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and offers a variety of cabins for campers of all ages. They also offer college students the opportunity to be role models for young campers and teach them how to create their relationship with Christ. They want to make sure they provide a life-changing experience for their campers.
6424 Hackberry Rd, Rocksprings, TX 78880
Camp Eagle provides adventure activities and fun in a way where campers can grow and learn. They will be able to zip down a zip line, rock climb, learn safety skills, develop confidence and learn communication skills.
Campers will also build meaningful relationships, create unforgettable memories and dive into the world of God. Camp Eagle offers one-week or two-week camps with different activities for campers with different skill levels.
6716 E FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Camp Peniel is a summer and weekend camp in the Hill Country where campers will participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, riding horses, and zip-lining. The Christ-centered camps will provide life-changing experiences and create strong new friendships and relationships.
121 Camp Young Judaea Dr, Wimberley, Texas 78676
At Camp Judaea, campers will be able to gain knowledge through different activities, including athletics, water sports, creative arts, Judaica, and outdoor adventures. The camps are created to be a safe environment for Jewish campers of diverse backgrounds where they can make new memories and support each other. Camp Judaea will make campers appreciate their Jewish spiritual and cultural heritage.
PO Box 9000, Tyler, TX 75711
At Camp Pine Cove, campers will be able to have the best experience of their lives. They offer exciting night themes, create deep relationships with other campers, and will be able to participate in lots of outdoor adventures. Campers will be able to dance, jump, dream big and learn all about Jesus Christ.
7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
Shalom Austin summer camps offer an enriching and unique summer camp experience on their lush 40-acre campground in Northwest Austin for Jewish and non-Jewish heritage campers. With a program full of fun, adventure, and excitement, JCamps promote self-confidence, individuality, creativity, strong character, and a sense of connection to the community. Their summer camps range from toddler camps to teen camps.
3610 River Road New Braunfels, TX 78132
For over 50 years, Slumber Falls Camp has provided summer camps to children ages 6 to 18-years-old on their beautiful Guadalupe River facility. Their 20-acre property has large cypress and cedar trees, an Indian mound, fossils, and of course, the river.
At Camp Slumber Falls, their goal is to touch the lives of children with the love of God and make sure to spread this message to a wide variety of groups of all ages.
2549 State Highway 46 W, New Braunfels, TX 78132
T Bar M Camps have spread the word of Jesus Christ for over 30 years through exciting and enthusiastic summer camp programs. From overnight camps to day camps in New Braunfels, T Bar M Camp will teach campers the power of play, sports, and healing through relationships.
Sports Summer Camps
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6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd. Austin, TX 78738
Austin Tennis Academy is a group of coaches, players, and parents dedicated to pursuing excellence in tennis, academics, and character. Take advantage of the Austin Tennis Academy’s tennis camps this summer to help your children learn more about tennis and improve their skills. Their camps will help improve your child’s physical, mental, technical, and tactical performance levels.
Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a 4-day shooting intensive basketball camp that is upbeat and a positive experience for Austin area youth. They develop campers to their fullest potential by giving campers self-esteem, team concepts, self-discipline. An average camper shoots over 1,000 shots over 4 days at BPSC!
2805 Bee Caves Rd. #405 Austin, TX 78746
Champions Westlake has offered friendly and attentive coaching that promotes confidence for campers for over 20 years. They make sure to create a fun and safe environment for campers to learn new skills and life lessons.
The camp environment is supportive, encouraging, and fosters respect and discipline. Campers will not only succeed as athletes but also as individuals.
2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757
(512) 252-8500, ext. 9
Chaparral Ice is offering two different summer camp programs for children ages 5 to 13-years-old. Camp Avalanche offers a wide variety of activities both on and off the ice, while Camp de Champs offers building figure skating skills and techniques through daily skating and goals. They make sure that campers of all skating levels are having fun in a safe environment.
11400 Concordia University Dr. Austin, TX 78726
Concordia University summer camps offer basketball, soccer, and softball, and volleyball for boys and girls. Their sports camps consist of learning the fundamentals of the game and applying techniques to improve skills while playing.
Their basketball camps offer a chance for campers to learn in a competitive environment by running through drills and playing competitive games with a focus on improving fundamentals.
1800 Clover Ln, Cedar Park, TX 78613
High Hopes Sports and Afterschool is a full-day summer camp for all ages that combines multi-sport instruction, dynamic group games, and classic camp activities. They make sure to foster a positive environment for campers to build character and big lifelong friendships.
At Jump Gymnastics, they offer a curriculum that is beneficial to help your child succeed through curriculum-driven classes, conceptual skills, and progression tracking. Campers will embrace having fun, being energetic, using their imagination, and developing learning skills in a playful environment.
3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212 Austin, TX 78746
Life Ki-Do Karate Camp will help campers ages 5 through 12-years-old gain confidence and happiness through martial arts drills and games. There will also be a ninja obstacle course, padded nunchucks and swords, and snack time.
Campers will learn breathing techniques that will help them focus and get rid of anxiety, tools for confidence, make friendships, and learn team-building.
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Is your child a fan of the Round Rock Express? Sign them up for the Round Rock Express baseball camp!
Knowledgeable and experienced coaches will be teaching campers the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Camps range in ages and will be offering different opportunities based on skill level.
1541 West Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703
Texas Rowing Center offers weekly water sports camps on Lady Bird Lake throughout the entire summer for elementary, middle, and high school students. Their elementary school camps focus on watersport adventures and fun. Middle school camps focus on rowing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, and swimming. The high school camps focus on introducing the sport of rowing and developing rowing skills. Their summer camps provide campers with an amazing, active experience.
1314 Exposition Blvd Austin, TX 78703
WAYA Preschool offers summer camp programs that are fun and educational experiences. Campers will stay engaged with different themes that will help them understand the lessons.
Some of the themes include Imagination Station, the Symphony of 5 Senses, and Fun In The Sun! Every week, campers will be able to participate in art-making, cooking, music classes, and more.
At Camp Twin Lakes, campers will be able to try new things, make new friends, and have an amazing and safe summer camp experience. They have night camp and day camp options. There are so many activities to participate in, including water and land activities.
Theater and Dance Summer Camps
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3267 Bee Cave Rd #139, Austin, TX 78746
Alisa’s Dance Company offers dance summer camps that will turn campers into artists, teach dancers how to pay attention to the details, and give them positive encouragement. They offer classes of different age groups and teach ballet techniques and classical training. The classes are taught by the best in the industry and inspire campers to love and practice the art of dance.
Virtual and in-person classes
Austin Film Festival is offering a variety of virtual and in-person summer camps for campers ages 9 through 18-years-old. Their one-week summer camp will allow campers to practice screenwriting, making films, editing, and writing scripts for video games. They will be teaching campers everything they need to know to get behind the camera and turn their ideas into real movies.
207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Austin Scottish Rite Theater offers different week-long summer camp options, including an Actors Up! weeklong camp and a Puppets Up! week-long camp.
The Actors Up! camp will allow campers to learn improv, movement, and performance. At the end of the week, they will be able to video stream their performance.For the Puppets Up! camp, campers will learn how to use different styles of puppets and will also be able to video stream their performance.
Virtual and in-person classes
Ballet Austin is offering virtual and in-person summer classes for campers ages 18 months to 10-years-old. Their Academy Remote Learning class will provide encouragement and guidance to campers, even while learning virtually. Their J Outdoor Pavillion class will give in-person lessons and feedback to campers outside and under the shade.
The Carver Museum is offering an Arts and Culture Summer Discovery Online Program for campers ages 5 to 12-years-old where they will be able to explore the Intergalactic Planetary and The Force of Nature.
Instruction hours will be from 9 am to 3 pm with breaks for lunch and breakout rooms. Campers will be learning how to enjoy themselves and how to uplift others based on art and culture.
11530 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
Dance By Carly is offering loads of different summer classes that are a great way for new dancers to experience what dance is all about. Returning students will also have the opportunity to join these classes to improve their skills and techniques.
Each week, camps have specific themes, including Tumbling Tik Tokers, Peace, Love & Remix, Welcome to the Jungle, and more!
11150 Research Blvd, #107 Austin, TX 78759
Dancers Workshop summer camps are half-day camps for campers of all ages and dance levels. They’ve rebranded and reimaged all of their camps and have come up with new ideas and themes for their classes.
They are offering many different camps, including Princess Camp, Mermaid Camp, Fantasy Fairy Camp, Wee-Hop Camp, Diversity Intensive Camp, Ovation Ballet Intensive Camp. All camps have the option to add on an After Party Camp, where campers will have the opportunity to learn about hip-hop and jazz dance.
Virtual and in-person classes
Excused Absence offers summer camps where campers will be able to learn, create, and collaborate. This year, they will be offering online classes, outdoor classes, and even hybrid classes for campers.
Their classes are taught by Austin’s most experienced and respected comedians and give campers the chance to work on their comedy projects. Campers will be guided by staff, make new friends, and have lots of fun.
7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
Fantastic Magic Camp is a summer day camp for campers ages 5 through 12-years-old where campers will learn magic, juggling, puppets, art skills, and circus skills. At the end of the day, campers will watch a show hosted by a magician, juggler, clown, or puppeteer.
Campers will discover a new love for magic and embrace the uniqueness that comes with magic.
Virtual and in-person classes
In the Hideout Camps, kids learn the basics of improv, storytelling, and stagecraft mostly through playing games. Every day campers will play games, create stories, perform scenes, and make crafts. On the final day, your kids will show off their amazing new skills in a performance for friends and family.
2826 Real St, Austin, TX 78722
kidsActing camps are designed to create a trusting and connected team, encouraging kids to stretch outside of their comfort zone safely, and experience creativity in a tactile and enjoyable way.
Their summer lineup includes full-scale productions camps, triple-threat musical camps, adventures in acting camps, Glee! Show Choir camps, and creative kids camps. kidsActing gives your child a summer filled with lifelong memories, friends, and fun.
Paramount’s Theatre Camp is going virtual this summer. Campers will be able to sing, dance, act, create props and perform all while on Zoom. They will also be offering a new camp this year called Summer Songwriting Workshop, where middle school and high school campers have the chance to show off their theatre skills.
Summer camps at ZACH Theatre will give campers the skills to image, lift spirits and engage the community. Their summer camps are for campers who are wanting to be actors, ready to start their training, create their own characters, build an ensemble and use their voices. Campers will have so much fun exploring the skills and techniques that are needed to become an actor.