2016 Summer Camps Guide

Northwest Austin Summer Camp Guide 2016

Northwest Austin Summer Camp Guide 2016

Our annual Summer Camp Guide includes camps that will appeal to any child’s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Northwest Austin area or have pickup and drop-off locations in the area.


Abacus Brain Gym
9090 Jollyville Road, Ste. 107
512-775-0454 • www.abacusbraingym.com
Ages: kindergarten-sixth grades
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $175-$295 per week
Children are empowered with a mental math foundation, math strategies and brain games.

Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi Lane
512-542-0076 • www.austinlibrary.org
Ages: third-12th grades
Dates: June 13-July 1, July 11-29
Cost: $450 per session
Workshops allow children to work with mentors to explore, experiment, imagine and create new written works for publication. Idea generation, editing and publication are also topics.

Bits, Bytes & Bots Computer Adventures
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive
512-415-4120 • http://austintx.bitsbytesbots.com
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $295 per week
Courses include movie-making, computer game creation, “Minecraft,” Scratch programming, Kodu Game Lab and robotics.

Bluebonnet STEAM Day Camp
Bluebonnet School of Canyon Creek, 10321 Boulder Lane
512-219-5100 • www.bluebonnetschool.com
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $245 per week
The camp focuses on children’s wonder, inquiry, experimentation and problem-solving skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math activities.

Game Worlds Camp
Austin Community College Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road
512-609-0052 • www.gameworldscamp.com
Ages: 10-18
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $500-$600 per week
Campers learn skills to create their own video games as well as programming, design, audio engineering and art skills.

1400 W. Anderson Lane
512-916-4775 • www.girlstart.org
Ages: fourth-eighth grades
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: $300 per week
Camps include hands-on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, activities as well as relevant technology and collaborative team-building.

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Lego Robotics Camp
Multiple locations
512-740-3024 • www.learningfun101.com
Ages: kindergarten-seventh grades
Dates: June 6-Aug. 17
Cost: $180-$415 per week
Students will explore programming with Lego robotics and engineering, create Lego structures with Lego Master Builder Academy and discover the world of technology with Lego Animation or Story Builder.

Mad Science of Austin
Multiple locations
512-892-1143 • www.austin.madscience.org
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 8-Aug. 21
Cost: $170-$280 per week
Science-themed camps include hands-on educational activities using all five senses to spark imagination and curiosity.

Microsoft STEM summer camps
The Microsoft Store at The Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 104
512-582-6500 • www.microsoftstore.com/austin[email protected]
Ages: 8-13
Dates: June 2-Aug. 29
Cost: free
Topics include coding and video game design.

Moolah U
Pok-E-Jo’s, 2121 W. Parmer Lane
512-258-4676 • www.moolahu.com
Ages: 7-16
Dates: July 11-15, Aug. 1-5, 8-12
Cost: $300 per week, plus cost of lunch
Campers will start a business, make real money, learn to use money wisely, and develop leadership and personal accountability skills.

Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy
11782 Jollyville Road, Ste. 201
512-588-2359 • www.phoenixaviation.org
Ages: first-eighth grades
Dates: July 11-15, 18-22, Aug. 1-5
Cost: $350 per week
Camps focus on developing student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, along with critical-thinking and life skills through hands-on, experiential learning using aviation and technology.

Robotics Summer Camp
Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive
Ages: fifth-11th grade
Dates: July 18-21, 25-28
Cost: $250 per week, $275 after April 1
Campers use creative problem-solving and hands-on learning while working with the Anderson High School Robotics Team.

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The Scholar Ship
6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 390
512-382-7543 • www.thescholarship.rocks
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 13-Aug.26
Cost: $225 per week
Each week the camp focuses on a new area of science and helps campers work toward mastery of the subject by week’s end.

Summer Coding Program
Ages: 10-15
Dates: Jun 20 - June 30
Cost: $299 for whole program
Students attend live teacher-led online coding classes and learn to make websites using HTML/CSS as well as learn JavaScript to create interactive sites.

Arts & performance

Abrakadoodle’s Camp Build It
Rainbow Station at Austin, 11651 W. Parmer Lane, Cedar Park
512-337-7017 • www.abrakadoodle.com/tx-austin-register
Ages: 5-12
Dates: July 25-28
Cost: $169 per week
Children work with a variety of tools and materials to build sculptures, structures and games. Campers learn collaboration as well as individual skills.

Art+ Academy
8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 118
512-415-8267 • www.artplusacademy.com
Ages: 5-17
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $190 per week
Young artists can improve their drawing and painting skills. Classes are available for different age groups.

Art Amoré
6507 Jester Blvd., Ste. 107
512-983-7022 • www.artamoreaustin.com
Ages: 4-16
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $190 per week
Camps focus on creativity using art, mysteries and tinkering.

Austin Children’s Theater
TRU Dance Project,10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 113
512-927-6633 • www.actpresents.org
Ages: 6-13
Dates: June 13-Aug. 10
Cost: $197.50 per week
Campers will be involved in theater, storytelling, art, and music and performance classes. Campers hone their acting skills or present their artwork in a gallery.

The Dirty Easel Fine Arts Camps
@Arthouse Austin, 11505 Anderson Mill Road
512-553-6188 • www.thedirtyeasel.com/special-events/kids-camps
Ages: 4-8
Dates: June 13-July 15
Cost: $240 per week
The camp combines art, theater and music as children explore their creativity.

Ek Creations Pottery Studio
13466 Gent Drive
512-797-6580  • www.ekcreations.net
Ages: 6 and older
Dates: June 20-24, July 25-29, Aug. 8-12
Cost: $195 per week
Campers learn about slip-cast ceramics, hand-building, wheel-thrown clay and glazing.

Fantastic Magic Camp
7500 Woodrow Ave.
512-988-3045 • www.magiccamp.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $275 one week, $550 two weeks
Children learn life skills and confidence through magic, juggling and puppets.

Joyce Willett School of Dance
12687 Research Blvd.
512-335-0013 • www.jwsd.net
Ages: 3-13
Dates: June 13-Aug. 12
Cost: $200 per week
Themed dance camps include styles such as ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop.

kidsActing Studio
Multiple locations
512-836-5437 • www.kidsactingstudio.com
Ages: 4-15
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26
Cost: $235-$335 per week
Musical and acting camps include “Annie,” “Club Glee,” “Jungle Book,” “Peter Pan” and “Star Wars.”

KidsDance summer camps
11150 Research Blvd., Ste. 107
512-349-7197 • www.dancersworkshopaustin.com
Ages: 2-10
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $200-$345 per week
Camps offer daily classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz and musical theater leading up to a weekly performance. More experienced dancers should register for summer intensives in ballet, jazz or hip-hop.

Le Studio
9070 Research Blvd., Ste. 105
512-373-2812 • www.lestudiodoor.com
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 13-Aug. 12
Cost: $185-$400 per week
Camps include dance- and ballet-intensive camps for students of all levels.

Marmalade Skies
13450 Research Blvd., Ste. 229
512-695-1694 • www.marmaladeskiesaustin.com
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grade
Dates: June 13-Aug. 12
Cost: $180-$360 per week
Hands-on activities include crafting, fine arts, theme-based art projects and 3-D crafting. The week culminates in an art show for parents.

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School of Rock
2525 Anderson Lane, Ste. 138
512-670-2360 • www.austin.schoolofrock.com
Ages: 6-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $550 (one week), $1,100 (two weeks)
Camps use rock ‘n’ roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards, and beginner- to advanced-level camps are available. Camps conclude with a live show.

General camps

Anderson Mill Limited District
11500 El Salido Parkway
512-258-4104 • www.amld.org
Ages: 5-15
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12 (day camp), June 13-July 15 (adventure camp)
Cost: $175-$190 (day camp), $240 (adventure camp)
The day camp is located at the district’s community center, which has a pool, tennis courts, volleyball court and playground. The adventure camp includes field trips, such as excursions to Schlitterbahn Water Park and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Asian American Resource Center camps
8401 Cameron Road
512-974-1700 • www.austintexas.gov/aarc
Ages: 5-10 (youth camp), 13-17 (teen camp)
Dates: June 13-Aug. 5
Cost: $225-$300 (two weeks)
Campers explore various Asian storytelling mediums, including oral, written word, music, theater and puppetry while crafting personal stories. In the teen camp, adoptees from Asia will engage in leadership and identity-building activities.

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Camp Doublecreek
Various drop-off/pickup locations
512-255-3661 • www.campdoublecreek.com
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $310-$325 per week
The activity-based day camp includes team-building games, swimming, a variety of sports, arts and crafts, horseback riding and dancing.

Camp Fire
Walnut Creek Baptist Church, 12062 N. Lamar Blvd.
512-349-2111 • www.camp-fire.org
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $275 per session, plus $25 registration fee per family
Each week features a nature or science theme in addition to field trips, swimming, hiking, games, experiments, crafts and other activities.

Camp Jump
Jump Gymnastics, 2117 W. Anderson Lane
512-593-6226 • www.jumpgymnastics.com
Ages: 3-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $220-$350 per week
The theme-based camps include a variety of activities, such as gymnastics, yoga, arts and crafts, and games.

Camp on the Move
Arboretum duck pond, 10000 Research Blvd. (drop-off/pickup location)
512-658-6285 • www.camponthemove.com
Ages: 8-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $315-$380 per week
Campers will travel throughout Austin, San Antonio and Arlington visiting locations such as Schlitterbahn, Hawaiian Falls, SeaWorld and GattiTown.

Country Home Learning Center Summer Camp
13120 N. US 183
512-331-1441 • www.countryhomelearningcenter.com
Ages: kindergarten-13
Dates: June 4-Aug. 19
Cost: $198 (per week)
The summer day camp includes weekly field trips, special events and special-interest clubs.

Hyde Park Baptist Church Quarries Camp
11400 N. MoPac
512-241-0233 • www.quarriesrec.org/camps
Ages: kindergarten-sixth grade
Dates: May 31-July 29
Cost: $125-$275 per week
Activities include day trips such as trips to Hawaiian Falls, lake activities, go-karts, a rock wall and a game room.

Pickfair Youth Summer Camp
Pickfair Community Center, 10904 Pickfair Drive
512-401-8119 • www.austintexas.gov/department/pickfair-community-center
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $94 (Austin residents), $132 (nonresidents) per week
Camps have a different theme each week with activities such as arts and crafts, games, swimming, and field trips for rock climbing and bowling.

Spicewood Country School and Camp
6102 Spicewood Springs Road
512-346-2992 • www.spicewoodcountry.com
Ages: 3 1/2-10 1/2
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $615-$745 for two-week session
Activities include swim lessons, sports, games, horseback riding, music, fishing and an overnight campout.

Triumphant Love Lutheran Church’s Camp Hope
9508 Great Hills Trail
Ages: 4-12
Dates: July 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
Cost: $100 (one week), $250 (three weeks)
This religious camp focuses on a different lesson each week.

Wet & Wild Adventure Camp
Balcones District Park, 12017 Amherst Drive (drop-off/pickup location)
512-771-3188 • www.wetwildcamp.com
Ages: 6-15
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $350 per week
Activities in the field trip-based day camp include visits to water parks, amusement parks, daily swimming, tubing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

YMCA camps
Multiple locations
512-236-9622 • www.austinymca.org
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $170-$200 (members), $205-$235 (nonmembers)
Activities include swimming, games, crafts and field trips to places such as The Thinkery. The Trailblazer camp includes field trips for activities such as rock climbing, wakeboarding, hiking, paintball and laser tag.


Aim and Focus Karate
8516 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 100
512-257-8552  • www.aimandfocus.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $175 (existing students), $200 (new students) per week
The high-energy camp is centered on martial arts with other field trips and activities to improve focus, discipline and self-esteem.

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp
Multiple locations
512-799-8891 • www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com
Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 11
Cost: $225 per week before May 31, $245 after May 31
The basketball camp for boys and girls includes game competition, intensive drills and lectures.

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British Soccer Camps
Multiple locations
512-416-7705 • www.challengersports.com
Ages: 3-12
Dates: June 20-July 22
Cost: $120 (ages 3-5), $160 (ages 6-12)
A team of British soccer coaches trains children to develop success on the field, inspire confidence and build self-esteem.

Capital Gymnastics
6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 430
512-219-9930 • www.capgym.com
Ages: 3-9
Dates: June 7-Aug. 18
Cost: $80 per week before March 31, $90 per week after March 31
Activities include instructional gymnastics, gym time, games, and arts and crafts. The camp meets Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Club Pup Summer Camp
Hearts & Paws, 13291 Pond Springs Road
512-249-7255 • www.heartsandpaws.com
Ages: 6-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $315-$415 (one week), $805 (two weeks)
Campers will train their own dogs or a rescue dog to learn agility, tricks and manners through games.

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Golf In Schools camp
Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
512-767-5566 • www.golfinschoolsusa.com/austin-tx
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $185 (per week)
Children receive training in golf swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette, and teamwork. Camps are open to new and experienced players.

Lonestar Premier Soccer Camps
Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
512-331-0438 • www.lonestar-sc.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 13-17, July 11-15
Cost: $225 (five-day camp)
Each day includes individual footwork drills, technical drills, tactical practices, coached scrimmages, speed and agility training, and a daily World Cup tournament.

Martial arts camps
One World Karate, 9029 Research Blvd., Ste. 100
512-791-9327 • www.1worldkarate.com
Ages: 4-18
Dates: June 13-July 15
Cost: $120 per week
Camps are geared for children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome and incorporate martial arts to improve skills.

MVP Baseball Camp
Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
512-413-8541 • www.leaguelineup.com/mvpbaseball
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 6-July 21
Cost: $170 per week
Activities include hitting, throwing, fielding, base running, conditioning and teamwork.

One Soccer Camp
Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
805-845-6801 • www.onesoccerschools.com
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $100-$349
Day camps are tailored for goalies or field players and offered for children of various ages and skill levels to improve technical and tactical soccer skills.

Switch Willo Stables
4829 Switch Willo Road
512-920-0554 • www.switchwillo.com
Ages: 5-15
Dates: May 30-Aug. 19
Cost: $350 per week
Children learn the basics of horseback riding, including grooming, tacking, and bathing horses and ponies. Each week ends with a horse show for parents and awards for campers.

YES! Youth Fitness camps
YES! Youth Fitness and Sports Performance, 13530 N. US 183, Ste. 102
512-872-4242 • www.yesaustintx.com
Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $200 per week
Camps include a focus on interactive games, sports training, developing fitness skills, and a girls-only fitness and sports training camp.

This list is not comprehensive. If your camp was not included, email [email protected] to be added to our online list.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.