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Austin Summer Camps Guide | Kids Summer Camps Around Austin

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Looking for Austin summer camps for kids? Use our comprehensive guide to kids summer camps in Central Texas to find the perfect ones for the kiddos in your family. Don’t let the kids stay in all summer, get them outdoors for some fun in the sun. From art to sports, music to dance, there’s something for everyone this summer.

Summer Camps in Austin:

Art Summer Camps

Austin School of Fashion Design Camp
6001 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 323-0633
Austin School of Fashion offers programs and professional classes in fashion design, all taught by instructors with undergraduate or master’s degrees in design. They offer different level summer classes such as beginner, intermediate and advanced fashion classes. At the beginner level, kids learn the basic principles of fashion illustration, vocabulary, proportion, intro to sewing, make a wallet, make an apron and much more! Intermediate level classes will make their own backpack, handbag with magnetic closure, a wallet for dad, a bathing suit cover-up and much more! Advanced classes will sew and make their own sundress, romper, and much more!

Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
Multiple Locations
(512) 542-0076
Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp offers a fun and immersive writing experience for kids and teens (rising 3rd-12th graders). Professional writers lead their two-week workshops and explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. Their lessons are creative, surprising, and engaging, and introduce campers to the techniques writers use to communicate ideas clearly and powerfully on the page. Campers will not only grow their confidence as writers, but they will also enjoy the freedom to explore the ideas that matter to them most, no matter how wild and unusual.

Bake Austin Summer Camp
1706 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722
(512) 997-8277
All of Bake Austin’s summer camps are hands-on classes. They are designed to inspire and 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 cake decorate, they also provide Austin with delicious, creative, one of a kind cakes!

Camp Cloth Pocket
501 N Lamar Blvd #101A, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 524-5684
The Cloth Pocket offers summer classes for tweens and teens who already have basic sewing skills down and want to jump into the world of garment making! They’ll learn to work with patterns, learn essential woven garment construction techniques, choose their own fabrics to express their unique point of view, and create clothes they will be proud to wear. They’ll also make a range of cool projects to use in your everyday life like zip pouches, tool or pencil cases, cross body or mini messenger bags, and hip packs!

Camp Roadrunner
8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
(512) 288-5942
Camp Roadrunner provides different activities every week from circus arts to cooking and painting! You can choose from their eight weekly sessions or choose to go to all their sessions! Their goal is to encourage self-expression, creativity, and opportunities to learn in a friendly atmosphere for campers in 1st through 7th grade! The best part is that all campers get a unique tie-dye T-shirt each week!

Creative Side
321 W. Ben White Blvd, Suite #204
(512) 799-0731
Creative Side’s goal is to provide a comfortable, fun, professional and creatively inspiring studio space where anyone can learn, begin and build a skill set and career in the ever-expanding craft of jewelry crafting and metalsmithing! With over 75 courses a semester, students from all over the world come to immerse themselves in the studio and get hands-on with instructors!

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    • Digital Media Academy
      University of Texas campus
      (512) 471-3434
      Thousands of students have taken Digital Media Academy’s amazing STEM courses to learn new skills and to be creative in a collaborative environment. Students will spend their week learning about game design, filmmaking, robotics, 3D printing, animation and more! Students will also get an opportunity to explore the university as well as participate in fun and engaging group activities while making new friends from all over the world!
    • Dougherty Art School
      1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 974-4040
      The Dougherty Arts Center is an award-winning cultural arts center that offers a variety of visual, performing and digital art experiences. They offer fun and creative camps where young artists can discover their imagination through visual and performing arts! Their goal is to provide an organized and accommodating environment where campers are encouraged to experiment and develop their own ideas! They also offer art classes for teens and adults!
    • Georgetown Art Center Summer Camp
      816 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626
      (512) 930-2583
      If you like to express yourself 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. You’ll also learn about warm and cool colors, complementary colors and more! Your new skills will be great when you go home because you can continue designing and printing your own artwork that pops right off the page, including realistic paintings, logo designs, stationery, faces and more!
    • Patricia’s Table
      1510 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78731
      (512) 434-9100
      Expand your child’s mind and taste buds this summer with Patricia’s Table’s deliciously fun week-long cooking camps. Each week we offer new camps featuring seasonal recipes. Chefs will make two to three recipes (always one savory and one sweet) daily from scratch! Younger chefs will focus on kitchen basics while older chefs will learn more advanced culinary techniques. Games, challenges, and crafts will be incorporated to spice up each camp. Their professional team of culinary instructors and assistants will help create a memorable experience for your chef!
    • The Art Garage
      11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202, Austin, TX 78736
      (512) 852-9900
      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 lead 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 awesome art projects!
    • The Art School at Laguna Gloria
      3809 W. 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
      (512) 323-6380
      The Art School at Laguna Gloria’s goal is to foster your creativity, enhance your visual awareness, and improve your technical skills in your chosen medium! Their classes encourage students to explore new grounds while working on class projects and will help them increase their interactions with other students and teachers! They offer classes in painting, drawing, wheel throwing (pottery), photography, Photoshop, collage, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, jewelry, glass, metal, and more! They have classes for children ages four through adult!

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    • The Dirty Easel
      514 Dandridge Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      (512) 553-6188
      The Dirty Easel wants children from kindergarten to 3rd grade to grow their creative potential by bringing art, theater, and music! Children will strengthen their natural creativity through projects that stimulate and inspire their curiosity and imagination. They also prepare them for the creative thinking skills that are important in 21st-century jobs.
    • Young Rembrandts
      Multiple locations
      (847) 742-6966
      Young Rembrandts has a passion for art and children. They bring excellence to every aspect of our daily interactions. Guided by their personal integrity and respect for the individual child, they communicate with understanding, realizing our highest calling is to cultivate the human spirit! Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom. Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can (and should) be learned by all children!

Educational Summer Camps

    • Austin Children’s Academy
      12310 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78750
      (512) 331-2075
      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, fashion and more! With small classes of 10-12 campers, students collaborate in an interactive learning environment with their dedicated professional instructors.
    • Austin International School
      4001 Adelphi Lane Austin, TX 78727
      (512) 331-7806
      Austin International School’s goal is to provide camps with themes that are engaging and energizing that will get children practicing their French, Spanish, and English language skills in a fun and fresh way. They will take your child on an active adventure, experiencing original games, sports, creative movement, cooking, and arts and crafts!
    • Bits, Bytes and Bots
      Multiple locations
      (512) 415-4120
      Bits, Bytes & Bots has joined Coding with Kids to spread STEAM education through fun and engaging curriculum. This merging of minds will also allow both teams to learn new practices from each other, strengthening Coding with Kids’ presence and abilities in the region. Bits, Bytes & Bots offers a variety of classes including robotics, junior robotics, stop-motion animated movie making, game creation, Scratch programming, Kodu Game Lab programming and Minecraft® to provide a fun, learning environment!

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    • Bluebonnet School
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      The Bluebonnet School summer camp is filled with fun brain-stretching activities with a focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) and is designed to strengthen a child’s skills in these specialty areas. They will also solve mysteries, go on field trips, create an invention, plan and cook a meal, build tools, set up experiments and build unique structures! Children in Kindergarten through 4th grade will explore these six very exciting topics during their two weeks at camp, each providing a unique environment of scientific inquiry.
    • Camp Fun Brain
      Multiple locations
      (512) 619-0935
      At Camp Fun Brain, their primary focus is reading taught by certified teachers. They believe that a solid foundation in reading gives kids a leg up in anything they want to accomplish, enjoy, or become in life. Their approach in reading feels a lot like creative play all while weaving STEAM based activities into their readings. Campers will have fun learning at Camp Fun Brain and will want to come back next year!
    • Camp Indigo
      1006 S 8th St, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 476-8884
      At Camp Indigo, children will learn to build social-emotional skills through focusing on compassion and respect and inspire hearts young and old through its unique, week-long summer camp program in Austin. Entering its 18th year, this heartfelt summer camp offers exciting and creative opportunities for children ages 4-12 to express themselves, explore their world, and celebrate the magic of childhood. Activities include rhythm games, Life Kido, yoga, mural painting, gardening, interactive drumming, improv, self-portraits, journal-making, cooperative games, songwriting, and more!
    • Camp Invention
      Multiple locations
      (800) 968-4332
      Camp Invention’s campers will explore with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity. There are multiple programs you can choose from like building and launching your own Optibot, know how to work in animal shelters, design home filled gadgets and explore what it’s like to be a physicist, engineer, and entrepreneur! At the end of the program, each camper will bring home two personalized robots!
    • Camp Trinity
      3901 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 472-9525
      Camp Trinity is offering a variety of different summer camps like STEAM, theme, adventure, design, sports and more! You can also customize your child’s camp experience with half-day and full-day options for kids entering grades K-8. Their athletic camps include boys basketball, girls basketball, co-ed volleyball, and girls volleyball and are packed with skills training and competition. Under the leadership of experienced coaches, athletes can hone their craft in a fun, competitive, team-building environment!
    • Country Home Learning Center
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      Country Home Summer Camp includes kids’ choice special interest clubs, regularly scheduled field trips to swimming, skating, bowling, and movies, as well as field trips to a wide variety of exciting local destinations! Their reward-based reading program encourages academic exercises, and each area encompasses unique opportunities for “hands-on” learning and fun exploration into the world of science, math, computers, language development, dramatic and creative arts! Your children will spend fun-filled days participating in activities that stimulate their creativity and spur their imagination!

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    • Dragon’s Lair Board Game Camp
      2438 W Anderson Ln b1, Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 454-2399
      Each year, Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy strives to make amazing memories for kids both new and experienced in the camps they feature. 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 Demo Board Games of different backgrounds and complexity for anybody to sit down and play, from Ticket to Ride to Catan, King of Tokyo to Forbidden Island, and Patchwork to Powergrid!
    • Extend-A-Care For Kids
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      Extend-A-Care’s 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. Their program focuses on the whole child experience with activities for physical activity, social-emotional learning, creativity, voice and choice, enrichment and provides an environment to allow children to have positive social experiences! Your child will also experience a variety of enriching activities such as basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, arts & crafts, cooking, painting and much more!
    • Game Worlds Summer Camp
      5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
      (512) 609-0052
      Game Worlds Summer Camps are for children 10 through 18 to learn to make their own video games and software in a fun and exciting environment! They teach skills including programming, art, design, audio design, and business development. At Game Worlds Summer Camps students will enjoy working with game and software developers to create their own games and apps!
    • GENAustin
      3000 S. IH 35 Suite 400, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 808-4044
      CampGEN serves girls in grades entering 3rd-8th, and its mission is to ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable! CampGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during two week-long sessions that are designed to ignite the power in girls and teach them skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. Girls who join CampGEN will gain new skills, new friendships, and a new sense of self!
    • Girlstart Summer Camp
      1400 W Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 916-4775 ext. 33
      Girlstart’s camps serve 4th-5th grade and 6th-8th grade girls simultaneously during the summer by empowering them in science, technology, engineering, and math. Recently recognized by Change the Equation as one of four exemplary STEM education programs in America, Girlstart’s Summer Camp programs have consistently received national recognition. Girlstart cultivates a culture where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected!
    • Hearts and Paws
      13291 Pond Springs Rd, Austin ,TX 78750
      (512) 249-7255
      Hearts and Paws summer camps for kids ages 7-9 and 9-16 years and dogs is an incredible way to get your kids involved in caring for and training your canine family members. Hearts and Paws creates an atmosphere to strengthen the relationships with their dog, instruct and impart skills, encourage creativity, problem solve and more! Activities are held in spacious indoor, air-conditioned training areas as well as a large, outdoor agility field.

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    • IQuest
      5145 Ranch Rd 620 N F-110, Austin, TX 78732
      (512) 537-7664
      IQuest is an enrichment center offering school care with homework help, enrichment and academic classes and tutoring. With their MindQuest program, you can know that your kids are in a safe and secure environment. Your child will get access to different enrichment and academic classes such as math, reading, writing, grammar, Singapore math, Mandarin, Spanish, French, programming, art and more! They also offer these classes as drop-in options. Also, their team of certified teachers and qualified instructors offer to tutor in math and language arts!
    • Kidventure
      Multiple locations
      (512) 263-8992
      At Kidventure, they have created the kind of opportunities that will equip kids with the tools to dream big, take on the world, and provide them with the understanding that life should be fun and meaningful. They offer day camps and night camps with so many activities that will make your kids want to come back every year! Kidventure is an amazing opportunity that teaches kids to be confident, to be brave, to be independent and caring! Kidventure has been running summer camps for 22 years and were voted ‘Texas’ Favorite Camp’ in 2014 and 2015, so they know how to camp!
    • Learning Fun 101
      Multiple locations
      (512) 740-3024
      Learning Fun 101 will challenge your children with authentic, hands-on explorations involving STEM programs all while having fun! Using the LEGO® educational robotics system, children will be able to find out how a robot works. This software enables children to build and program robots to do what they want, whereby students intuitively use the simple ‘drag and drop’ icons to form their code.
    • Live the Language Spanish Immersion Camp
      2840 Gettysburg Dr. Austin TX 78745
      (512) 762-4907
      Live the Language offers a variety of Spanish immersion camps for ages 5 to 12, and each camp is customized to your child’s level of Spanish. Give your children the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Spanish language by living the language by practicing yoga, cooking, singing popular songs, read stories, play games, perform, and write! Their camps put vocabulary and key phrases in real context, making Spanish relevant, practical, and fun!
    • Mad Science
      P.O. Box 92701 Austin, TX 78709
      (512) 892-1143
      Mad Science makes it their mission to spark imaginative learning! They are the leading science enrichment provider for children in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Mad Science presents elementary science concepts to kids in a way that makes sense to them, with hands-on experiments and eye-catching demonstrations. Kids actually get to do science, not just hear about it!

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    • MoolahU
      Multiple locations
      (512) 443-8851
      At Moolah U, kids get real-life, real-money experiences that allow them to build a fundamental understanding of how money works, develop readiness skills, and experience themselves as capable, responsible leaders who can accomplish whatever they choose! They also get to create a start-up business, make and sell a real product and they get to keep the profits! Your children can have fun at camp while gaining life-changing skills!
    • My Time Kids Academy Summer Camps
      3698 Ranch Road 620 South, Suite 103 & 104, Austin, TX 78738
      (512) 925-5915
      My Time Kids Academy’s mission is to offer preschool and early elementary programs that create healthy bodies and minds through playing, exploring, discovering, creating, and moving! Their summer camp curriculum is specially designed to stimulate your child’s innate desire to move, explore, learn, and have fun! They even offer Spanish, Mandarin, art, gardening, gymnastics, and music lessons at no additional charge! My Time Kids is a place where your child can simply be a child; a place where self-esteem, imagination, self-awareness, and social bonds are formed.
    • Our Little Stars Camp
      2206 Prather Ln, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 414-3236
      Summer programs help Ann Richards’ students learn, stay active, and have fun! Even though the summer months quickly get packed with trips, stay-away camps and other obligations, Ann Richards encourages all of their students to attend at least one summer enrichment program. There will be two weeks of summer fun, from hiking Austin, making short films, creating your very own books or graphic novels, making art with robots, creating your own cake masterpieces, sports, and so much more!
    • Snapology Austin
      1910 Fort View Rd., Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 368-9090
      Snapology Austin summer camps provide a fun and safe environment for children ages 4 through 14 to learn math, science, technology, engineering, art and literacy concepts using LEGO bricks and other building tools. They offer Scratch programming, robotics, animation, and STEM-based programs as well as Star Wars, Disney, and other themed favorites. Your child will learn, create, and innovate while having a blast!
    • Summer at St. Andrew’s
      1112 W. 31st Street Austin, TX 78705 and 5901 Southwest Parkway Austin, TX 78735
      Multiple phone numbers
      St. Andrew’s family offers camps full of fun and friendship for aspiring artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, chess enthusiasts, cooks and more! Students from St. Andrews and youth from across Austin are welcome! This camp gives students and athletes the opportunity to expand their knowledge, abilities, and skills in education, athletics, and the arts.
    • Summer Spark
      1900 Bluebonnet Lane Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 593-5393
      At Summer Spark day camps, your children come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem-solving challenges. Each week they feature different challenges that provide the opportunity to boost the 3Cs; creative problem solving, collaboration, and confidence. They are all about physical experiments, purposeful tinkering, getting creative, and messy construction all while being unplugged.
    • Summer Wonders
      3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78756
      (512) 206-4070
      Summer Wonders allows students to explore diverse subjects in a challenging, creative environment through an integrative, hands-on, non-traditional approach. Children will participate in activities involving science, math, art, drama, social studies, literature, and economics. In the past years, international students, children from other states, and some children from Texas cities outside Austin enrolled in this amazing camp! Reason being is because they have won five years in a row for the “Best Summer Camp” in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll!
    • SuperCamp
      1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
      (800) 228-5327
      SuperCamp’s academic curriculum provides students from middle school to college with valuable age and grade-specific learning skills that benefit them in all subject areas. SuperCamp focuses on the whole individual. Many learning models concentrate on instructional design, often neglecting factors that influence the quality of learning. Their Quantum Learning system has been in active use in K-12 schools across the United States for over 25 years. Globally, it has impacted the lives of millions of students!
    • The Inside Outside School
      5530 Killingsworth Lane Pflugerville, TX 78660
      (512) 251-1109
      The Inside Outside School offers children the opportunity to enjoy an enchanting childhood as they learn about the world and acquire the tools of learning that they need to explore the world through relevant coursework of nature, academics, electives and community work. They are committed to an approach that supports how to think rather than what to think, appreciate individuality, be positive, and feel empowered through choice.

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    • Thinkery Camps
      1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
      (512) 469-6200
      Thinkery Camp programs provide a creative, safe and challenging environment for campers to expand their problem-solving potential while having a whole lot of fun! Pre-K through 5th-grade campers engage in playful learning experiences and develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment. Campers will be able to answer their questions of “how” and “why” through immersive, interactive learning experiences designed to keep them exploring, creating and moving.
    • YPW Camp
      8014 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78731
      (512) 401-3174
      YPW Spanish Immersion Camp offers the perfect balance of education, creativity, and fun! Campers can register for one week or the entire summer session! Their Spanish day camp provides a full immersion experience, which means everything is in Spanish! (No prior language experience necessary.) Because your child is learning a second language, they will have better problem-solving abilities, better reasoning skills, and be more creative. Your children will engage in multiple activities such as games, songs, relay races, art projects, hands-on learning, field trips and more!

Music Summer Camps

    • Austin Chamber Music Center Workshop
      2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712
      (512) 454-0026
      Austin Chamber Music Center is dedicated to serving your children by expanding their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance. Their summer workshop is open to all instruments that spark creativity, encourages collaboration, inspires practice, instills leadership, and demands fun!
    • Austin Girls’ Choir
      6420 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
      (512) 345-4030
      This program is open to singers age 8-16, beginner to advanced. Cost is $350 per child for girls not already enrolled in Austin Girls’ Choir. No audition is required, but a brief placement session will occur at the start of camp to include girls in skill-appropriate groups. The music menu ranges from pop and jazz to light classics! Instruction includes vocal skills, note reading, essential harmony and fun songs with simple choreography. Guest artists will do one-hour sessions on various types of singing styles. Other camp activities will include stage presentation, arts and crafts, and a few surprises! An end-of-camp concert the girls will proudly share their accomplishments with friends and family!
    • Capital Music Center
      6101 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 458-1933
      Capital Music Center offers piano, and drum lessons for children 5-18 years old; inexperienced and experienced. Learn about the piano and keyboard basics, play fun songs and gain the group ensemble experience; like being in a band! Or expand your musical skills by taking more advanced music classes. To help students get to the next level, students use an in-home helper called the Roland Music Tutor, which helps them learn to play faster and better.
    • Lone Star School of Music
      Multiple locations
      (512) 712-5187
      Lone Star School of Music’s summer camp is a fun, educational, summer music program for boys and girls, ages 5 through 15. Campers get to try a variety of musical instruments, meet other young musicians, and perform in a musical group setting on stage like they’re in a real band! They also get to practice writing songs, compose music, make setlists, receive vocal coaching and build teams.
    • Longhorn Music Camps
      1 University Station E3100 Austin, TX 78712
      (512) 232-2080
      Longhorn Music Camp provides an opportunity for thousands of young musicians from across Texas and the nation to experience the level of instruction offered at the Butler School of Music. They offer programs for singers and instrumentalists in middle school and high school to create a positive musical and social environment. Students also get the opportunity to learn from some of the finest music educators from across the state.
    • Orpheus Academy of Music
      3918-C Far West Blvd, Austin, TX 78731
      (512) 231-8999
      Orpheus Academy of Music provides music camps for children of all ages and abilities. They offer deep and wonderful experiences by learning all the different genres and instruments of music. The best part is that some camps, like Broadway, World Music and Choir do not require prior music lesson experience while others do require it!
    • Rock Camp USA
      2428-B West Ben White & 13945 Highway 183 North
      (512) 476-9912
      Rock Camp USA offers unique music lessons and experiences to beginners and experienced musicians. There are three groups based on your level of music skills called the Opening Acts, the Headliner Band and the Antimatter Garage. The Opening Acts get to perform live and be recorded on video in front of a live audience, the Headliner Band gets to record two of their songs in a studio and Antimatter Garage gets to perform live in one of Austin’s most popular venue, Antones!

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    • School of Rock
      2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 138 Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 670-2360
      School of Rock provides a comprehensive camp experience that is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Their camps cater to children six through eighteen years old of all skill levels. They use Rock ‘n Roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys, and at the end of the day get to perform live!
    • Texas Classical Guitar Camp
      6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 659-7912
      The Texas Classical Guitar Camp is a fun and inspiring music camp for young guitarists of ages 8 through 18. Guitarists from around the country come together to learn from masters of the instrument by participating in guitar orchestras, master classes, private lessons, seminars and attending faculty and guest artist performances on the grounds of St. Stephen’s School Campus! Campers stay in the St. Stephen’s Dormitories with all meals provided in the school cafeteria. They will also be able to enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, soccer, basketball and plenty of time to bond and make new friends!
    • Texas State Band Camps
      601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
      (512) 254-3399
      Texas State’s Band camps give students the opportunity 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

    • Austin Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      Whether you’re looking for active play, outdoor adventure, strategic games, or cultural activities, Austin Parks and Recreation has it all! They offer a wide variety of summer programs 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. There are numerous activities your children can participate in, including sports, swimming, hiking, geocaching, painting, performance, dance and more!
    • Bear Creek Stables
      A13017 Bob Johnson Ln, Manchaca, TX 78652
      (512) 282-0250
      Bear Creek Stables offers Children’s Day Camps throughout the year for children from 7 to 16 years old. Because horses are fascinating, a horse camp is one of the best sources of growth, self-confidence, and fun available to a young person. Bear Creek provides the opportunity to make new friends and valuable learning experiences that are useful for many years to come!
    • Camp Champions
      775 Camp Rd, Marble Falls, TX 78654
      (830) 598-2571
      Camp Champions mission is to help every camper grow into the champion they are intended to be. Each year, they spend five months recruiting the best counselors from around the world to make sure that your children have the best role models. From waterskiing to horseback riding, sports to crafts, climbing walls to archery; they have over 40 activities to participate in. Camp activities teach new skills and hone past ones. Campers will build friendships centered around kindness and authenticity and have fun without relying on technology!
    • Camp Doublecreek
      800 Double Creek Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664
      (512) 255-3661
      Camp Doublecreek is a day camp for children aged 4 through 14 years old. Their goal is to teach your children to work together to accomplish goals, be a positive influence, touch other lives not just at camp but everywhere, put others first and love unconditionally! 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 provides a safe and caring environment for your child’s ultimate summer experience!
    • Camp Lantern Creek
      4045 N Farm to Market 1486, Montgomery, TX 77356
      (936) 597-8225
      Tucked away on 100 acres in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas, Camp Lantern Creek is a unique girls sleep away summer camp that was created so girls can find their voices, create their art, try new things, take risks, be cheered on whether they succeed or fail, get dirty, push boundaries, love nature and so much more! They’ve thrown out the traditional rules for what summer camp should be and developed unexpected, wide-ranging activities with a common theme: fostering creative thinking and self-confidence in girls. Some of these activities include our one-of-a-kind Rosie Riveters, where girls learn to change a tire, build a fire, use a drill and so much more; Singers, Spotlight and Stage Crew, where campers take part in a cappella style singing, drama and theater, set-building, prop and costume-making and more; Steppers, where campers learn choreographed dance routines to today’s hottest tunes; our athletics Sporty Girl offerings including basketball, volleyball, soccer and gaga; our Studio 1, Knit Whits and Hello Dolly arts and crafts, doll-making and knitting classes; plus canoeing, archery, swimming, ropes course and more!

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    • Camp Longhorn
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      Kids have fun all day, gain confidence in themselves, and forge lifelong friendships as they eat, sleep and play together, returning summer after summer! Camp Longhorn challenges kids to try different things from blobs and trolleys to water skiing and rope courses. Campers learn the importance of responsibility and teamwork, but they also realize that it is each person’s unique contribution that makes Camp the great place that it is, year after year!
    • Camp on the Move
      A4105 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749
      (512) 658-6285
      Camp on the Move hosts a field trip a day and emphasizes the importance of staying active during summer. Their goal is to provide a unique and spectacular experience for campers. They will present the ultimate adventure in summer camps by employing the best teachers and staff and providing service to their community. Hot days and a cool summer are what to expect at Camp on the Move, the best summer camp adventure!
    • Camp Wildflower
      4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
      (512) 232-0100
      At Camp Wildflower, children become conservationists, botanists, horticulturists, citizen scientists and ecologists as they explore native plants and the environment! Activities will include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor explorations, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts. They know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Wildflower Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery!
    • Cibolo Nature Center and Farm
      140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006
      (830) 249-4616
      Cibolo Nature Center and Farm camp fosters teamwork and mutual respect for one another. Camp activities seek to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the environment in school-age children from 5 to 12 years old. There are many traditional camp activities such as games, crafts, skits, silly songs and special guests! The best part is that parents are invited to a celebration picnic where campers present what they’ve learned at the end of camp!
    • Cornerstone Farm
      12245 Old Farm to Market Rd 1431, Leander, TX 78641
      (512) 914-8407
      Cornerstone Farms is a full-service summer camp that offers horseback lessons for all ages and levels on safe, skilled horses designed for both beginners and experienced riders. Campers learn basic horsemanship, grooming and daily care along with veterinary care and show preparation. Activities include daily riding lessons, arts and crafts, afternoon trail and bareback rides, lunch and snacks in their air-conditioned lounge and much more! Parents are invited at the end of each week to watch the campers ride and take pictures and videos.
    • Crux Crushers Camp
      121 Pickle Rd #100, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 931-3911
      Get ready for the most exciting weeks at Crux Climbing Center! Crux Crushers Camps will provide an affordable, top-notch training facility that will enrich campers with a safe environment to explore their skills in rock climbing while making new friends and building confidence. On top of it all, campers will participate in yoga, crafts, and fun games! At the end of camp, campers will leave with better rock climbing skills than when they first came!
    • Earth Native Wilderness School
      137 Woodview Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602
      (512) 299-8870
      Join Earth Native Wilderness School day and overnight summer camps for a summer of nature and fun! Their unique outdoor nature camps get kids outside exploring, connecting, and learning in an old-school style (aka before the TV had 400 channels). Earth Native taps into innate child’s passions to inspire learning and outdoor play that leads to adventure and deep long term connections to the outdoors. Your kids will definitely have a blast!

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    • El Ranchito Camp
      Ranchito Drive, Austin, TX 78744
      (512) 710-8368-8368
      At El Ranchito camp you’ll live outdoors, learn all about the natural world, and have the time of your life. 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, eat unbelievably delicious food, sing around the campfire, watch for shooting stars, sleep in tents, and more!
    • Epic Adventures
      3300 Bee Caves Rd #650, Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 417-6127
      Epic Adventure’s mission is to provide high-quality adventure programs for young adults led by well-trained, motivated, and experienced role models. They strive to have their alumni reflect upon their time with EPIC Adventures as a defining moment in their lives giving them purpose and direction. They offer a few different summer camps including teen camps, homeschool and group camps, and service camps!
    • Heart O’ the Hills Camp
      2430 TX-39, Hunt, TX 78024
      (844) 325-3395
      Heart O’ the Hills Camp is for girls ages 6-16 and is located on the Guadalupe River’s beautiful South Fork, the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Campers attain personal growth through intangibles–self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, individual identity, and dealing with challenges. Meals are served family style dining, and a tradition of etiquette prevails. Enrollment is limited to 165 girls per session; campers and counselors come from many countries, and all across the U.S. Activities are fun and instruction-oriented, with all campers encouraged to take horseback riding, Red Cross swimming instruction, and field sports, then rounding out schedules from a list of more than 40 electives–traditional, plus unusual!
    • Hunters Chase Farms
      4909 Lone Man Mountain Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
      (512) 842-2246
      Hunters Chase Farms is a fully equipped equestrian facility, complete with two riding arenas, a mini x-country course, pastures, and lots of 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 and cow, splash around in a swimming pool, hang out with friends and paint! Hunters Chase Farms offers both day camps and overnight camps each summer!
    • Iron Horse Country Ranch
      9100 FM 243, Bertram, TX 78605
      512) 917-5733
      Iron Horse Country Ranch welcomes children ages 8 to 15 to experience a real summer camp. Riding inspires children like no other activity, and their highly developed children’s rider program makes it easy for new riders to build confidence quickly! You will not find a more excited and happy boy or girl. It is an experience they will not soon forget! Their ranch is a great place for kids to explore while riding and their drills and training plans help all riders learn motocross and advance so they can come for a week or more every summer. They also have fishing, swimming and a recreation center for downtime, they will never want to leave!!
    • LCRA Summer Camp
      3700 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX 78703
      512) 473–3200
      LCRA Summer Camp has over three different camps based on age and activities. Tonkawa camp is for kids 5 to 6 years old and will have the opportunity to swim, climb the rock wall, and participate in a camp-wide field day! Comanche camp (kids 7 to 8 years old) and Caddo camp (kids 9 to 12 years old) will have the opportunity to swim, experience select high elements on the challenge course and raft the Colorado River or Lake Bastrop!
    • Lone Star Leadership Academy
      P.O. Box 2285, 10200 Alta Vista Road, Keller, TX 76244
      (817) 562-4957
      Lone Star Leadership Academies are overnight camps offered throughout the summer for outstanding 4th through 8th graders. Campers have the opportunity to explore significant sites in Texas’ three largest metropolitan areas with other outstanding students! During the camps, your children with travel to Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Galveston for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas sites. Your kids will also gain self-confidence and independence, and develop new friendships with other high-achieving students from across the state.
    • Mini Horse Camp
      18320 Hamilton Pool Rd, Austin, TX 78738
      (512) 264-2383
      Little Buckaroo Ranch Mini Horse Camp offers children, ages 3 to 6 years old, an authentic Texas ranch experience in the Hill Country just west of Austin. Toss scratch to the chickens, gather fresh farm eggs, feed the goats and horses, groom a miniature horse, ride a pony, participate in art activities, play games, learn the wrangler’s vocabulary and more! You’ll also get to learn about how horses need a safe environment that will not overwhelm them, even the smallest buckaroos at camp!
    • M&M Ranch Horseback Riding Summer Camp
      300 Belgian Street, Gilmer, Texas 75645
      (903) 224-5340
      M&M Ranch is a family owned and operated horse camp close to Georgetown, Texas. Whether your child is a novice or an experienced rider, they provide summer camps that will help your child build his or her confidence. They teach barrels, poles, lots of horsemanship and much more! They offer three different kinds of summer camps, including day camps for boys and girls, beginner to intermediate girls overnight camps and intermediate and advanced girl’s overnight camp!
    • NLand’s Summer Surf Camp
      4836 E Hwy 71, Del Valle, TX 78617
      (512) 806-1900
      NLand Surf Park is the only inland surfing destination in North America with waves for beginners to pros! They even offer world-class coaching with an accelerated learning curve! So give your kids an epic summer and a lifelong skill, with NLand’s Summer Surf Camp! Their camp is a week-long day camp filled with fun, activity, adventure and of course, tons of surfing! NLand Summer Surf Camp is the closest thing to being by the beach and surfing in the ocean!

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    • Parkour and Play Camp
      5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd Austin, TX 78723
      (512) 585-5874
      Parkour and Play Camp is a great way to build strength, agility, awareness, and confidence! While efficiency is important, this practice also inspires self-expression. Campers will learn to move fluidly over obstacles using jumps, rolls, flips, and spins. They’ll have fun while practicing a wide range of skills from basic, for those who are just beginning, to highly advanced, for those looking for more challenge. Campers will also play lots of games, like Capture the Flag, kickball, slackline, stand acrobatics, and more! At the end of the day, they’ll hit the pool, water slides, and pirate ship to cool off!
    • Rio Vista
      1000 Fallwell Lane, Del Valle, TX 78617
      (512) 247-2303
      Rio Vista Farm and Tackshop is offering a summer horseback riding camp by creating safe and fun summer learning experience. They know how to keep horse crazy kids happy and busy all summer long! Campers are assigned their own horse for the week and learn to be responsible for the daily care, grooming and well being of “their horse.” Campers will get to ride horses, engage in arts and crafts, games, take field trips and more!
    • Rock-About Climbing Adventures
      1102 Elm Lane Marble Falls, TX 78654
      (512) 415-0804
      Rock-About believes climbing young can help kids grow and become great adults. Their Austin summer camps are a great way to get your kids outside in a safe way. Rock climbing builds positive interactions with others as well as teaches them to work together as a team. They offer many kids’ summer climbing camps, but only kids aged nine and up are allowed for this camp. Day camps include five great days of climbing at Texas locations. With two days at the Austin Greenbelt, two days at Reimer’s Ranch, and one day at the great Enchanted Rock. The Enchanted Rock trip also includes going through the neat cave and climbing!
    • Rocky River Ranch
      100 Flite Acres Road Wimberley, TX 78676
      (512) 847-2513
      Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country in Wimberley, Rocky River Ranch is a residential summer camp offering three different session lengths and a wide variety of activities. While enriching your daughter’s childhood with a sense of accomplishment and independence, Rocky River Ranch will also offer her a treasure of wonderful memories she will carry for a lifetime; of friends, laughter, songs, and campfires! The perfect summer is waiting for your daughter at Rocky River filled with challenging activities lots of fun!
    • Round Rock Parks and Recreation Camps
      Multiple locations
      Multiple phone numbers
      Round Rock Parks and Recreation offers a variety of different camps for everyone. Their Adaptive Camp is a camp for youth and teens with disabilities. They also have a Counselor in Training Camp which is a weekly program where teens will learn to be leaders and future counselors! These camps are where campers will go on weekly field trips, as well as swimming and to various parks around the area and develop new skills and refine existing talents in basketball, soccer, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball and more!
    • Sherwood Forest Summer Camp
      1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650
      (512) 222-6680
      Sherwood Forest Summer Camp will give campers the opportunity to be transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies, and a simpler way of life! Campers will work with their hands in a 23-acre medieval village to create useful tools and learn skills that were essential to daily living in the medieval era! The best part is that no modern entertainment devices will be available. Campers will even have the option of sleeping in Sherwood Castle or in one of the Merry Folks’ Pavilions!
    • Summergarden
      8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
      (512) 288-5942
      Summergarden provides children 4 to 5 years old with a nurturing environment that allows their imagination to unfold! Their camp is led by Waldorf graduates who are enthusiastic about all the fun that summer may bring. There are many activities including swimming, crafts, circle games, and story time! The natural hill country setting is the ideal place for children to experience a Texas summer. The majority of your children’s’ day is spent outside on a playground! They strive to provide a world where children can experience the wonder of childhood!
    • Sunshine Camp
      2225 Andrew Zilker Rd, Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 472-8107
      Sunshine Camp enriches the community by encouraging and facilitating the power to succeed through education and healthy living. Their vision and mission are to provide numerous possibilities for Austin’s youth. They will teach your children the true meanings of accountability, integrity, accessibility, intention, community, caring, and learning through multiple activities. Sunshine wants your children to dream big and look above and beyond!
    • Switch Willo Stable
      4829 Switch Willo, Austin, TX 78727
      (512) 920-BARN
      At Camp Switch Willo, they strive to instill an appreciation for horses and the sport of riding in each child. They always welcome riders of all ages and abilities and educate riders in a relaxed, supportive learning environment, with an emphasis on safety. Whether your child has never been around a horse before or is already an experienced rider, Switch Willo first-class training professionals will develop and improve your child’s riding skills! Their goal at Camp Switch Willo is to give every camper the experience of having their own horse or pony for the week that they attend camp.
    • Tri-Star Farm
      5700 U.S. 79, Hutto, TX 78634
      (512) 775-7978
      At Tri-Star Farm, their mission is to bring their love for horses into the hearts of both new and developing riders, to help grow a fresh and insatiable hunger for the equine arts in riders, and to encourage each rider to independence and balance! They instill the foundational elements of harmony, function, and form in the rider’s instinct so that the rider can grow independently of the trainer and in perfect harmony with the horse! Tri-Star Farm believes that the horse is a reflection of those qualities that we wish to develop in your selves!

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    • Wet and Wild Adventure Camp
      PO Box 92034, Austin, TX 78709
      (512) 771-3188 or (512) 968-9950
      Wet and Wild is a unique adventure camp for children ages 6 to 15 years old. At Wet and Wild, they relish the natural environment, connect children with nature, and utilize the wealth of opportunities in Central Texas by exploring many unique and exciting locations! Campers will get a memorable, magic-filled summer of their dreams: splashing in rivers and creeks, jumping into swimming holes, tubing down crystal clear rivers, playing games under the trees, bowling, skating, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and rope-swinging!

Special Needs Camps

    • Bilinguistics Summer Camp
      1505 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756
      (512) 480-9573
      Improve your child’s speech and language skills this summer by taking summer courses at Bilinguistics Austin. Bilinguistics Austin offers individual speech therapy that provides great opportunities to learn new skills and speech therapy groups that provide a comfortable, social environment! Your child will love the art, music, games, and storybooks that are incorporated into therapy!
    • Camp CAMP
      515 Skyline Drive Center Point, TX 78010
      (830) 634-2267
      Camp CAMP is six days and five nights long for children and adults, aged 5 to 50 years, with a variety of special needs, and their siblings. Camp CAMP has activities like canoeing on the Guadalupe River, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking! They modify summer camp activities to include everyone, regardless of the severity of the camper’s physical or developmental needs.
    • Camp Periwinkle
      3400 Bissonnet, Suite 185, Houston, Texas 77005
      (713) 807-0191
      Camp Periwinkle (part of The Periwinkle Foundation) is a week-long summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings from Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Their mission is to positively change the lives of children, young adults, and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. They provide a safe, emotionally healing and fantastic adventure to give every camper the opportunity to grow in independence and self-esteem. Activities include swimming, horseback riding, archery, arts, and crafts, exploring nature, sports, ropes course, biking, wheelchair basketball, fishing, giant swing, dances and much more!
    • Camp Red Bird
      2413 Greenlawn Pkwy, Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 472-7878
      The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is hosting the only camp of its kind in Austin. Camp Red Bird is a bereavement summer day camp for children ages 6-12 that have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. It is a safe place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, learn that it is okay to grieve and to understand that they are not alone. It is a place where they can feel ‘normal’ because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them. Camp Red Bird engages children in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, crafts, nature-based experiences, yoga, and movement to help process feelings of grief. Children who attend camp learn to develop healthy coping skills in a safe and supportive environment. Camp Red Bird is led by a licensed therapist as well as trained camp counselors. The curriculum is overseen by a team of grief and loss professionals.
    • Spark Learning Summer Camp
      2517 Enfield Road,Austin, Texas 78703
      (512) 900-1425
      Spark Learning uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to develop and improve your child’s: language, social skills, academic skills, communication, self-help skills, behavior regulation, and play skills. They understand that each child’s needs are different, which is why all therapy is individualized. They welcome children of all ages with a wide variety of special needs including autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD, and other developmental delays.

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    • Texas Elks Camp
      1963 FM 1586, Gonzales, Tx. 78629
      (830) 875-2425
      At Texas Elks Camp, the number one rule is to have fun! Children will learn valuable life skills through a variety of challenging and entertaining activities such as bowling, music, indoor rock climbing, sports, swimming and arts and crafts. To make camp even more memorable, teachers decided to have award ceremonies every week for things that students did that were special and inspiring! (Children who meet criteria are able to attend at no cost).
    • Texas Lions Camp
      P.O. Box 290247 Kerrville, TX 78029
      (830) 896-8500
      Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes, and cancer from the State of Texas; regardless of race, religion or national creed. Their goal is to provide children with the opportunity to experience their maximum potential and improve their own self-esteem. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions!
    • VSA Arts of Texas
      3710 Cedar St #7, Austin, TX 78705
      (512) 454-9912
      The VSA Arts of Texas curriculum offers a variety of classes and events designed to support young adults with disabilities in their transition from school to work, social culture and their community. It also serves artists around the state who, in addition to the regular challenges faced by artists starting their careers, face unique challenges of their own.

Spiritual Summer Camps

    • Camp Balcones Springs
      104 Balcones Springs Drive Marble Falls, TX 78654
      (830) 693-2267
      At Camp Balcones Springs their mission is to change lives for the better through fun, relationships, and spiritual impact. It is unlike any fun your children will have anywhere else! Experience the excitement of Camp Balcones to its fullest by investing quality time to build into each other and truly getting to know those around them. In the end, they’ll make connections that will last a lifetime and become all that God created them to be!
    • Camp Buckner
      3835 FM 2342, Burnet, TX 78611
      (512) 756-7540
      Camp Buckner provides life-changing camp experiences for children, adults, families, and organizations. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Camp Buckner offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of any group, whether young or old, large or small! They offer flexible and individualized lodging in air-conditioned cabins, and hotels with a rustic charm and modern conveniences. As a division of Buckner International, a global ministry to at-risk and orphan children and families, Camp Buckner provides a life-changing camp experience for children living in Buckner foster care statewide. It also provides a Summer Staff Program for college-aged students to serve youth and grow in their relationship with Christ.
    • Camp Eagle
      6424 Hackberry Rd, Rocksprings, TX 78880
      (830) 683-3219
      Camp Buckner provides life-changing camp experiences for children, adults, families, and organizations. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Camp Buckner offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of any group, whether young or old, large or small! They offer flexible and individualized lodging in air-conditioned cabins, and hotels with a rustic charm and modern conveniences. As a division of Buckner International, a global ministry to at-risk and orphan children and families, Camp Buckner provides a life-changing camp experience for children living in Buckner foster care statewide. It also provides a Summer Staff Program for college-aged students to serve youth and grow in their relationship with Christ.
    • Camp Erin Central Texas
      4107 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
      (512) 342-4700
      Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and especially to learn that they are not alone!
    • Camp Grey Dove
      6207 Sheridan Avenue, Austin, TX 78723
      (512) 454-3743
      Camp Grey Dove is a week-long overnight summer camp which allows siblings to process their emotions when a family member is diagnosed with cancer. They will learn coping skills while fostering fun and friendship in a summer camp setting. This camp is specifically designed for siblings of children who have had cancer, and are ages 7 through 14. Their affected siblings may have cancer, be in remission, or have passed away.
    • Camp Peniel
      6716 E FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654
      (830) 693-2182
      Camp Peniel’s mission is to bring people to a face to face relationship with God through Christ-centered adventures. Be prepared for adventure on 382 acres of the beautiful hill country and participate in activities such as swimming in their spring-fed lake, hiking, riding horses, or challenge themselves on the zip-line! They believe that every week of camp should be a life-changing experience because of the extremely fun experience and the rock-solid Bible training received.
    • Camp Young Judaea
      121 Camp Young Judaea Dr, Wimberley, Texas 78676
      (713) 723-8354
      At Camp Young Judaea, their goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and healthy environment where campers from a diverse range of Jewish backgrounds! Campers will be able to gain knowledge and have success in a full range of activities including athletics, waterfront, creative arts, Judaica, outdoor adventure and more! Have fun, make friends and enjoy unforgettable memories within an accepting, supportive and well-supervised community that will make you appreciate and value your Jewish spiritual and cultural heritage even more!
    • Jewish Community Center Summer Camp
      7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
      (512) 735-8000
      Jewish Community Center camps offer an enriching and unique summer camp experience on their lush 40-acre campground in Northwest Austin. With a program full of fun, adventure and excitement, Jewish Community Center camps 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, so there are camps for everyone!

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    • Pine Cove
      PO Box 9000, Tyler, TX 75711
      (877) 474-6326
      Get ready for the loudest, funniest, and the most impactful week of your summer! Pine Cove hosts a full summer of fun-filled, life-changing experiences that hosts nearly 30,000 children, youth, and families! Campers get to jump high, dance silly, adventure big, and learn all about Jesus Christ. From awesome activities and exciting theme nights to deep relationships and outdoor adventures, you’ll find that Pine Cove is no ordinary summer camp!
    • Slumber Falls Camp
      3610 River Road New Braunfels, TX 78132
      (830) 625-2212
      Slumber Falls Camp is a twenty-acre facility nestled along the Guadalupe River which has provided summer camp to children ages 6-18 for 50+ years! Cedar trees dominate the property, and cypress trees are also found along the river. Discover an Indian mound and with numerous fossils known as Fossil Flats. The facility is used by a wide variety of groups from all over Texas during most weekends of the year! Their goal is to touch the lives of children with the love of God for all creation.
    • T Bar M Camps
      2549 State Highway 46 W, New Braunfels, TX 78132
      (830) 620-4263
      For over thirty-five years, T Bar M Camps have faithfully ministered to campers and families with the gospel of Jesus Christ through an exciting, enthusiastic, and encouraging camp experience. From overnight camps for 1st through 11th graders, to day camps for K-5th graders, T Bar M Camp teaches campers about relationships through the power of play, the value of sports and the healing benefits of nature!

Sports Summer Camps

    • Austin Tennis Academy
      6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd. Austin, TX 78738
      (512) 276-2271
      Austin Tennis Academy is a group of coaches, players, and parents dedicated to pursuing excellence in tennis, academics, and character. So take advantage of the Austin Tennis Academy’s tennis camps this summer to help your children progress at a rapid rate. Their camps are designed to provide the greatest development of your child’s physical, mental, technical, and tactical performance levels!
    • Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp
      Multiple locations
      (512) 799-8891
      Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a 4-day shooting intense basketball camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid. He has taken those camps with his combined playing experience and created an upbeat, positive experience for Austin area youth. They take great pride in developing campers to their fullest potential and do this by providing a positive, upbeat experience that provides positive competition while promoting self-esteem, team concepts, self-discipline, and most importantly FUN! An average camper shoots over 1,000 shots over four days at BPSC!

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    • Champion Gymnastics Camp
      2805 Bee Caves Rd. #405 Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 426-1990
      For over 20 years, Champions Westlake has been providing instruction through friendly and attentive coaching that promotes confidence. They are dedicated to creating a safe, fun and nurturing environment where students not only conquer new skills but learn valuable life lessons. Campers train in an atmosphere of support and encouragement that fosters confidence, respect, and discipline. Their goal is to help campers experience success not only as athletes but also as individuals!
    • Chaparral Ice Summer Camps
      2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757
      (512) 252-8500, ext. 9
      Chaparral Ice is a family-owned business that seeks to share their passion for ice skating with the Austin community. Their mission is to promote ice skating by offering a fun, safe, and service-oriented destination for skaters of all levels! There are two camps available; Camp Avalanche offering a varied range of activities both on and off the ice and Camp de Champs focusing on building figure skating skill and technique through daily goals and twice-daily skating lessons!
    • Concordia University Sports Camps
      11400 Concordia University Dr. Austin, TX 78726
      (512) 313-3000
      Concordia University summer camps will offer baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball for boys and girls. Their baseball camps will consist of learning the fundamentals of the game and applying techniques to improves skills on the diamond. Each camper will have a chance to gain experience in fielding, throwing and hitting! Their basketball offers a chance for campers to learn in a competitive environment by running through drills and playing competitive games with a focus on improving fundamentals!
    • Crossfit Kids Camp
      6205 Burnet Rd # A, Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 507-6450
      Your kids will work with the ten general skills of physical preparedness (cardio, respiratory, endurance, stamina, gymnastics, strength, power, speed, accuracy, coordination, balance, and agility) in a fun learning environment! Crossfit will cover the benefits of proper nutrition, what it means to live a healthy and active lifestyle, play games and be active! Your tuition for camp will include four camp days, a CrossFit central camp t-shirt, a jump rope, a fitness journal, a wristband and one healthy snack per day will be provided as well as plenty of fluids!!
    • Golf In Schools Summer Camp
      13530 US-183 #102, Austin, TX 78750
      (512) 767-5566
      Golf in Schools Camps are a terrific way for kids to receive in-depth training in golf swing fundamentals, rules, and etiquette, as well as participate in fun contests and games! Camps are an extension of their in-school curriculum and are perfect for first-time students, as well as Golf in Schools alumni. Golf in Schools provides all of the equipment during camps, and students are only required to show up and have fun!
    • High Hopes Sports and Afterschool Camp
      1800 Clover Ln, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      (512) 259-7545
      High Hopes Sports and Afterschool is an extension of High Point Fellowship providing the community a positive nurturing environment for children of all ages to enjoy summer camp, after school and league sports. Their summer camp is a full day of fun! Our unique program combines multi-sport instruction, dynamic group games, and classic camp activities. Our counselors foster a positive environment where kids build character and a life-long love of fitness!
    • Jump Gymnastics Summer Camp
      Multiple locations
      (512) 593-6226
      At Jump, gymnastics instruction is limited to two very distinct styles, fun, energetic or strict and disciplined! THey’ve created a combined curriculum offering the most beneficial aspects of each style to help your child succeed. Their structured, curriculum-driven classes embrace the concepts of skill deconstruction and progression tracking. Their curriculum also embraces the fun, energetic playfulness that keeps children begging to come back again and again! Their summer classes provide a path for their imaginations to run wild and dissolves the frustrating and often tedious job of learning skills into a playful adventure!

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    • Life Ki-Do Karate Camp
      3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212 Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 327-2900
      Life Ki-Do Karate Camp will help your child (ages 5 to 12) find happiness and confidence from within themselves rather than looking to others for validation and self-worth. In addition to martial arts drills and games, the camp includes a ninja obstacle course, padded nunchucks and swords, and snack/free time in which campers can choose between a variety of activities! Your children will have tons of fun while learning breathing techniques for focus and anxiety, tools for inner confidence, friendship skills, and team building.
    • Round Rock Express Baseball Camps
      3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
      (512) 238-2234
      The Round Rock Express baseball camps offer big league quality instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and softball from knowledgeable and experienced coaches. Baseball and softball camps range in ages and offer opportunities for all skill levels! At the end of this camp, your child will be a complete ballplayer with physical skill sets, leadership, and mental skills!
    • Rock Climbing Summer Camp
      Multiple locations
      (512) 416-9299
      Austin Rock Gym is Austin’s only dedicated rock climbing company and offers the most comprehensive climbing lessons and services available! They love teaching climbing and providing solid instruction to further their mission of crafting climbers. Their summer camps include indoor rock climbing to help promotes confidence, coordination and balance, muscle development, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and much more in a safe, supportive, and fun environment!
    • Scubaland Adventures Summer Camp
      1001 W. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 623-9410
      Scubaland Adventures is Austin’s largest and oldest PADI 5 Star Dive Center. They offer the most professional and well rounded SCUBA summer camp in the Austin area. Campers will have the opportunity to earn their PADI Junior Open Water certification! Your camp fee includes SCUBA gear rental, rental wetsuit, entry fee into Windy Point, a pizza party on Wednesday, a T-shirt, a certification card and of course fun! Whether you want to learn to scuba dive, enhance your current certificate with additional training, or become a Scuba Instructor, Scubaland will help you reach your goal!
    • Texas Rowing Center Camps
      1541 West Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703
      (512) 467-7799
      Their mission at the Texas Rowing Center is to provide enjoyable paddling and rowing to everyone who wants to participate, regardless of experience or ability! They offer weekly water sports camps throughout the summer for elementary, middle, and high school students on beautiful Lady Bird Lake. High School Camps focus on introducing the sport of rowing and developing rowing skills. Middle School Camps focus on rowing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, hiking, and swimming. Elementary School Camps focus on having fun and watersport adventures.
    • Traditional Martial Arts Academy Summer Camp
      4220 S Lamar Blvd #400, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 535-4404
      This summer, give your child a week of martial arts! Children will receive daily instruction that introduces them to the adventure of martial arts through the use of Nunchaku (commonly called “nunchucks”) and Monkey Kung Fu. Their camp is good for both beginner and experienced children. There is no sparring in this class. Each day will end with fun free time in Hoppin’ House, the indoor inflatable playground!

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    • University of Texas Sports Camps
      UT Campus
      (512) 471-3434
      The University of Texas offers a variety of camps for players of all ages and ability levels. Their camps are positively impacting every young athlete that they encounter. UT offers a strong coach to player ratio which allows campers to receive personalized instruction from some of the top instructors in the sport they choose. UT provides the perfect camps for players to develop their skills and a love for their favorite sports! Sports camps include baseball, basketball, soccer, diving, cheer, football, golf, rowing and much more!
    • WAYA Summer Camps
      1314 Exposition Blvd Austin, TX 78703
      (512) 473-2528
      WAYA Preschool offers summer programs filled with fun and educational experiences under their caring teachers. To make your children more engaged, they created themes to help them understand the teacher’s lessons even more like imagination station, the symphony of 5 senses and fun in the sun!. Every week your children will participate in activities including different sports, art, cooking, music class, a special guest and splash day!
    • YMCA Camp Twin Lakes
      204 E Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      (512) 322-9622
      Camp Twin Lakes will help your children quickly realize that Twin Lakes is a place where they belong and can be themselves. Your children will be able to try new things, make new friends, be a part of something great and will have an amazing experience all in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment! Featuring a wide variety of both water and land activities, Camp Twin Lakes has something to excite everyone!

Theatre and Dance Summer Camps

    • Alisa’s Dance Academy
      3267 Bee Caves Rd #139, Austin, TX 78746
      Multiple phone numbers
      Alisa’s Dance Company’s dance summer camps are programs designed to cultivate strong well-trained artists and offer positive encouragement with relentless attention to detail. They offer multiple classes with multiple age groups in ballet technique, studies en pointe, variations, pilates, partnering, and conditioning to provide a strong foundation in classical training! Their mission is to bring together some of the industry’s most excellent instructors and choreographers to help inspire and educate dance students, and you’ll definitely get that at Alisa’s Dance Company!
    • Austin Film Festival: Summer Film Camp
      301 E 8th St Austin, TX 78701
      (512) 478-4795
      Summer Film Camp offers a variety of fun, enriching day camps for boys and girls ages 9 through 18. They will provide campers with the venue, the equipment, the instructors, and the team they need to create their very own short films! They teach campers everything they need to know to get behind the camera and turn their ideas into real movies. All finished films premiere at the Summer Film Camp showcase at Galaxy Highland Theatre! Students will also participate in inspirational panel discussions with visiting guest speakers like Steve Mims, Caroline Thompson, Robert Mark Kamen, and Justin Marks!
    • Austin Scottish Rite Theater Camp
      207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
      (512) 472-5436
      Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s summer camps offer a week-long exploration of performance topics. They deliver vibrant, adventurous and imaginative arts programming and educational opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities! Their mission is to share and preserve the historic Masonic facility, serving the greater community through high quality performing arts, educational programs, and events. At week’s end, campers present a showcase performance on the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater stage!
    • Ballet Austin Summer Camps
      501 W. 3rd Street Austin, TX 78701
      (512) 501-8704
      Summer is a great time for pre-teens and teens to have fun learning something new or taking dance to the next level! Ballet Austin offers many opportunities for pre-teens and teens during the summer to dance their hearts out! They will be offering classes such as The Broadway Experience, Pilates Reformer, Beginning Ballet Workshop, Introductory Hip Hop and Intro to Lyrical Dance Workshop!
    • Camp One World
      7701 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746
      (512) 330-9500
      One World is excited to announce their 2019 summer theatrical camp, “Gulliver’s Travels” presented by Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT). With his shipwrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! While transporting from world to world, under the control of the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, arrogant Horse Leaders of the foolish Yahoos, larger-than-life royalty (in more ways than one) and robots; all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of Gulliver’s Travels will take you out-of-this-world!
    • Carver Museum Youth Camps
      1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702
      (512) 974-4926
      Join kids from all over Austin this summer as they explore the possibilities of the performing arts. Students will not only have a great summer; they will also walk away from their camp having achieved a greater sense of self, poise, and confidence! Broadway Bound focuses on movement, voice, and the discipline it takes to pull off a successful performance! Another camp they offer is Youth Arts Safari, which will allow students to use their imaginations to create artworks, play the drums, and dance!
    • Creative Action Summer Camps
      2921 East 17th Street, Building B, Austin, TX 78702
      (512) 442-8773
      Creative Action’s mission is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of children. Through interactive classroom performances and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional teaching artists will inspire your children to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders! Their programs are so good that they won “Best Camp” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2017 poll! Your children will become successful adults who contribute to their communities and thrive in their careers and relationships after taking this summer camp!
    • Dance by Carly
      11530 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
      (512) 383-5714
      Dance by Carly is proud to offer dance camps and intensives throughout the summer! Summer Dance Camps are a great way for new dancers to experience what dance classes are all about. It also allows returning students to have fun, and improve their skill and technique throughout the summer. Each camp has a specifically designed curriculum to tackle the specific theme and style of dance of the week. From “Happily Ever After” to “Shipwrecked” themes for younger, beginner dancers, to drill team and jazz/ballet/hip hop intensives for more experienced dancers; we offer a variety of camps for kids and teens of all ages. Come join the fun!

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    • Dancers Workshop Summer Camps
      11150 Research Blvd, #107 Austin, TX 78759
      (512) 349-7197
      Dancers Workshop has continued to offer students the highest quality technical training available in dance. Along with excellent technique, teachers strive to instill the love of dance as students mature both mentally and physically. Their summer camp classes are for dancers with experience and are a great way to get a glimpse of Dancers Workshop’s structure of their traditional year-long classes!
    • Excused Absence Youth Comedy Camp
      4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
      (512) 809-0017
      Excused Absence Teen Camps provide a concentrated dose of funny for young comics of all levels. Taught by some of Austin’s most experienced and respected comics, their camps are a positive, creative way to hone your kids’ comedy chops while making friends and having fun! Your children will have the opportunity to collaborate with other campers and staff on original projects. They’ll have time to connect with friends, check in on projects, settle into the space, expand on focus projects or just having a good time with friends under the guidance of their staff!
    • Fantastic Magic Camp
      7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
      (512) 988-3045
      Fantastic Magic Camp is a fully inclusive day camp for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Campers will have fun learning magic, juggling, puppets and a host of varied circus and variety arts skills! The day ends with a show by a magician, juggler, clown, puppeteer, ventriloquist, and storyteller! Your kids will discover their unique inner magic through learning magic tricks by being surrounded by magicians who recognize and embrace that uniqueness!
    • Hideout Theatre Improv Summer Camp
      617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
      (512) 443-3688
      In the Hideout Camps, kids learn the basics of improv, storytelling, and stagecraft mostly through playing games (because you learn better when you are having fun)! Every day they play games, create stories, perform scenes, do crafts and generally have a blast. On the final day, your kids will show off their amazing new skills in a performance for friends and family! This camp is so fun that most kids come back year after year!
    • kidsActing Summer Camps
      2826 Real St, Austin, TX 78722
      (512) 836-5437
      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 line up 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 life long memories, friends, and fun!
    • Paramount Theatre Camp Story Wranglers
      713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
      (512) 472-5470
      In this fun and fast-paced 2-week musical theatre camp, campers will perform Broadway-style musical numbers and iconic pop hits on the historic Paramount Stage! Campers will not only be preparing for their dynamic final performance, but they will also receive training in voice, acting, dance, and production from professionally trained theatre artists. Inspired by our hugely popular in-school Paramount Story Wranglers program, campers will explore story-writing, songwriting, costume and prop design, as well as acting, to create a new, thrilling, hilarious, weird, poignant, SNL-style, you-name-it production. This camp will not only challenge campers to be creative writers but will challenge them to bring their stories to life!
    • Slavin Nadal School of Ballet Summer Camps
      5525 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
      (512) 371-1213
      Slavin Nadal School of Ballet summer camps provides students with the highest quality training, whether younger children are being introduced to classical ballet for the first time, or older students with experience. With a foundation in Russian technique, they aim to refine your children’s skills with the many movement qualities that are necessary for the development of strong and expressive dancers! Unveil new discoveries, and create valuable connections in the dance community at Slavin Nadal School of Ballet!
    • Stunt Ranch Summer Camp
      13317 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78737
      (512) 843-3867
      Stunt Ranch is an ever-evolving venue for corporate team-building, media and promotional events, performances, STEM education and action training fun! In one week, Stunt Camp teaches boys and girls, ages 8 to 15, the secrets behind movie stunts and special effects. Your children will experience falling into an airbag and repelling, making smoke and safe explosions, stage make-up and choreographed fighting, and dozens of other movie stunt skills! The fun and learning are nonstop, action-packed and full of adventure and exposes campers to career options they may have never thought of!
    • Tapestry Dance Company Summer Camp
      4544 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745
      (512) 474-9846
      Tapestry Dance Company is a nonprofit organization and is North America’s only full-time professional tap dance company! Whether starting as a beginner or on their pre-professional track, their programs are aimed at increasing self-confidence and self-expression. Their mission is to guide and provide the tools necessary for students to become dancers in the truest sense. Through dance, students share themselves with their families and their communities!

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    • ZACH Theatre Summer Camps
      1510 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704
      (512) 476-0541
      A vibrant and innovative performing arts organization, ZACH creates intimate professional theatre that ignites the imagination, lifts the spirit and engages the community. Find your spotlight on the Topfer Stage, audition for one of ZACH’s summer shows or learn film acting and make a movie in one week! Students will learn the skills required of a musical theatre ensemble, act, sing, and dance while learning famous Broadway material! These exciting camps are for actors who are ready to dive into their training, create characters, build an ensemble, and use their voice to project and articulate while having a lot of fun exploring skills and technique!

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