Here's a non-comprehensive listing of summer camps in Central Austin

Our annual guide includes camps that will appeal to nearly any childu2019s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Central Austin area or have pickup/drop-off sites in the area.

Our annual guide includes camps that will appeal to nearly any childu2019s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Central Austin area or have pickup/drop-off sites in the area.

Our annual guide includes camps that will appeal to nearly any child’s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Central Austin area or have pickup/drop-off sites in the area.






2017 Summer Camp Guide







Asian American Resource Center summer camps


Camp sessions teach participants how to become counselors, computer programmers, artists, storytellers and archivists.


8401 Cameron Road, Austin
512-974-1700
www.austintexas.gov/aarcaarc@austintexas.gov
AGES: 5-16
DATES: June 12-Aug. 4
COST: $112.50-$300



Bake Austin summer camps


Children of all experience levels learn how to make cupcakes, candy, sugar paste sculptures and other baking skills.


1706 E. 38th 1/2 St., Austin
512-997-8277
www.bakeaustin.combakeaustin@gmail.com
AGES: 8-16
DATES: June 5-July 28
COST: $300-$325



Bits, Bytes & Bots Computer Adventures


This technology-focused camp teaches robotics, programming, stop-motion movie-making, game creation and various “Minecraft” modifications.


Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin
Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin
512-415-4120
http://austintx.bitsbytesbots.com
AGES: 6-14
DATES: June 5-Aug. 11
COST: $295/week



Bricks 4 Kidz camps


Campers use Lego bricks to build motorized models, play Lego games and create crafts.


Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin
512-388-9003
www.creativebrickbuilders.com
AGES: 5-14
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $149-$189



campGEN


Campers participate in interactive workshops during weeklong sessions that are designed to help girls feel more confident as they navigate girlhood.


Girls Empowerment Network, 901 Trinity St., Austin
512-808-4044, ext. 104
www.girlsempowermentnetwork.org
AGES: third-eighth grade
DATES: June 26-30, July 10-14, 24-28
COST: $325



Creative Action summer camps


Full-day camps encourage creativity, courageousness, critical thinking and confidence in a variety of activities, such as filmmaking, writing, dancing and singing.


Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th St., Bldg. B
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6800 Woodrow Ave., Austin
St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin (ages 11-14)
512-442-8773, ext. 107
www.creativeaction.org
AGES: 5-14
DATES: June 12-July 28 (ages 5-10), June 19-30 (ages 11-14)
COST: $285 (ages 5-10), $510 (ages 11-14)




2017 Summer Camp Guide Learning Fun 101: Engineering,
Programming and Robotics with LEGO Bricks[/caption]

Learning Fun 101: Engineering, Programming and Robotics with LEGO Bricks


Campers explore programming robotics and engineering with Lego educational kits.


Charles Johnson House, 404 Atlanta St., Austin
Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane
Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Ste. 101, Austin
512-740-3024
www.learningfun101.com
AGES: 4-14
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $129-$420



Mad Science of Austin camp


Campers design and build a variety of hands-on science projects using an inquiry-based technique.


Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin
Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart lane, Austin
O. Henry Middle School, 2610 W. 10th St., Austin
512-892-1143
www.austin.madscience.org • info@madscienceaustin.com
AGES: 4-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $170-$375



Our Little Stars camp


Led and coordinated by 10 Girl Scouts of Central Texas-trained high school students, the camp consists of hands-on activities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.


Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, 2206 Prather Lane, Austin
512-414-3340
www.annrichardsschool.org/campus-life/summer-programs/
AGES: elementary school
DATES: June 12-15
COST: $75



Patricia’s Table


Games, challenges, crafts and gardening are incorporated into hands-on cooking camps combining culinary techniques, locally grown foods and fresh flavors.


1510 W. 35th St., Austin
512-434-9100
www.patriciastable.com
AGES: 3-14
DATES: May 22-Aug. 25
COST: $280-$360




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Snapology Austin camps


Campers use Lego bricks to learn math, science, technology, engineering, art and literacy concepts.


Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin
West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin
512-368-9090
http://austin.snapology.com
AGES: 4-14
DATES: May 31-Aug. 26
COST: $110-$180



St. Andrew’s Episcopal School


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School offers a multi-week camp program with focus areas such as athletics, fine arts, science, math and technology.


1112 W. 31st St., Austin
512-299-9861
www.sasaustin.org/summer
AGES: 4-18
DATES: May 30-June 24
COST: $150-$400



Summer Spark


Campers engage in creative problem-solving challenges, such as physical experiments, purposeful tinkering and messy construction.


Headwaters School, 801 Rio Grande St., Austin
512-593-5393
www.summerspark.com
AGES: first-sixth grade
DATES: June 12-Aug. 25
COST: $350/week



Summer Wonders


Creative, nontraditional classes are taught on a variety of subjects using hands-on teaching strategies that aim to inspire creative thinking.


ACE Academy, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin
512-206-4070
www.summerwonders.org
AGES: prekindergarten-eighth grade
DATES: June 19-30, July 10-21, July 24-Aug. 4
COST: $475-$800 (rates rise after April 1)



Thinkery summer camps


Campers expand their problem-solving skills or perform mental and physical challenges to stimulate creativity in weeklong camps.


Meredith Learning Lab, 1830 Simond Ave.
Magellan International School, 7938 Northern Blvd.
512-469-6200
www.thinkeryaustin.orginfo@thinkeryaustin.org
AGES: prekindergarten-fifth grade
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $325-$380



Young Rembrandts


Camps center on an array of drawing workshops that include fashion, video games, cartoons and pastels.


The Toybrary, 2001 Justin Lane
512-795-4753
www.youngrembrandts.com
AGES: 5-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 19
COST: $95-$300







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Austin Chamber Music Center workshop


Young musicians play within small ensembles during these workshops instructed by local professional musicians.


University of Texas at Austin, Sarah & Ernest Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive
512-454-7562
www.austinchambermusic.org/summer-workshop
AGES: 7-18
DATES: July 5-22
COST: $275-$900




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Summer Film Camp[/caption]

Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp


Campers of all experience levels can learn how to write, direct, animate and edit short films.


St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth St.
512-478-4795
www.austinfilmfestival.com/yfp/summercamp
yfpcoordinator@austinfilmfestival.com
AGES: 9-18
DATES: June 5-July 28
COST: $195-$390



Austin School of Fashion Design


Camps cater to various experience levels in sewing and fashion illustration.


6001 Burnet Road
512-323-0633
www.austinschooloffashiondesign.com
AGES: 8-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 11
COST: $195 (half day), $380 (full day)



Balance Dance Studios


Campers dance, make arts and crafts and participate in themed activities, such as dinosaur adventures and princess parties.


4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Bldgs. 200-300
512-215-8727
www.balancedancestudios.com
AGES: 2-5 (half day), 6-11 (full day)
DATES: June 12-July 21, July 31-Aug. 11
COST: $225 (half day), $350 (full day)



Ballet Austin


Campers can dance, discover, imagine and play in a creative and playful environment. Several camps end with a presentation for parents.


Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. Third St.
512-501-8704
https://balletaustin.org/family/kids-camps
AGES: 4-10
DATES: June 5-15, Aug. 7-19
COST: $225-$250




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Dance Discovery Summer Camps


Activities for weeklong camps include storytime ballet, jazz, hip-hop and gymnastics. Each camp ends with a show.


7729 Burnet Road, Austin
512-419-7611
www.dancediscovery.com
AGES: 3-13
DATES: June 12-Aug. 18
COST: $170



Fantastic Magic Camp


Campers are taught life skills and confidence through magic. Campers learn how to juggle and use puppets, among other tricks.


7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin
www.magiccamp.competer@magiccamp.com
AGES: 5-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 25
COST: $295 (one week), $590 (two weeks)



Game Worlds summer camp


Campers learn skills to create their own video games as well as programming, design, audio engineering and art skills.


Austin Community College Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin
512-609-0052
www.gameworldscamp.com • aandrew@gameworldscamp.com
AGES: 9-18
DATES: June 5-Aug. 19
COST: $500-$650




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Griffin School summer camp


Campers can play in a rock band with other young musicians, produce a live radio show that will air throughout Austin or make art in various media.


5001 Evans Ave.
512-454-5797
http://griffinschool.org/arts/summer-camps-2
AGES: sixth-ninth grades
DATES: June 5-July 28
COST: $275




2017 Summer Camp Guide Hideout Theatre Improv
summer camps[/caption]

Hideout Theatre Improv summer camps


Students learn the basics of improv, storytelling and stage acting through games, stories and scene performances.


617 Congress Ave., Austin
512-443-3688
www.hideouttheatre.com/improv-for-kids/summercamp
AGES: 5-18
DATES: June 12-Aug. 4
COST: $215-$305



Joshua's Stage


Campers with a wide range of special needs engage in fine arts activities, including theater arts, improv,  dance, digital photography, and arts and crafts.

Capitol School of Austin, 2011 W. Koenig Lane, Austin (grades K-5)
ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin (grades 6-8)
512-825-2744
https://joshuasstage.org/summer-camps/
joshua.levy@joshuasstage.org
AGES: kindergarten-eighth grade
DATES: May 29-June 22 (grades K-5), July 10-July 14 (grades 6-8)
COST: $250-$425

kidsActing Studio


Multiple camps and locations specialize in musicals, acting or full-scale productions. Camps range from one to multiple weeks.


Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin;
Center Stage, 2826 Real St., Austin;
Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.;
Go Dance Studios, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Bldg. 3, Ste. 530, Austin;
Headwaters School Studio, 804 Rio Grande St., Austin;
Magellan School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin
512-836-5437
www.kidsactingstudio.com
AGES: 4-18
DATES: June 5-Aug. 25
COST: $235-$335



Move Your Tale—Improv for Youth


Camps, each featuring a different theme, allow campers to improvise characters and stories in comedic performances.


ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin
ColdTowne Conservatory, 6929 Airport Blvd. Ste. 131, Austin
512-809-0017
www.moveyourtale.com
AGES: 4-18
DATES: June 12-Aug. 11
COST: $165-$295




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Orpheus Academy of Music


Young singers, violinists, guitarists and other instrumentalists hone their craft at Orpheus’ camps.


3918-C Far West Blvd., Austin
www.orpheusacademy.com
AGES: 4-14
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $345



Paramount Theatre Summer Camps


One- and two-week performing arts camps take place throughout the summer.


Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin
Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin
512-692-0526
www.austintheatre.org/camps
AGES: first-10th grades
DATES: June 5-Aug. 11
COST: $400-$650




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Rock & Roll summer camps


Campers play rock guitar, bass, drums and keys in addition to singing. The camp ends in a live show.


School of Rock, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 138, Austin
512-670-2360
www.austin.schoolofrock.comaustin@schoolofrock.com
AGES: 6-18
DATES: June 4-Aug. 18:
COST: $275-$1,100



Smudge Studios


Campers learn about film and television techniques while also creating their own projects.


500 W. 38th St., Austin
512-777-1742
www.smudgestudiosaustin.com • smudgestudiosaustin@gmail.com
AGES: 5-11
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $250 (per session) and $500 (all day)




2017 Summer Camp Guide Summer @ Austin Public[/caption]

Summer @ Austin Public


Campers learn about film and television techniques while also creating their own projects.


Austin Public, 1143 Northwestern Ave., Austin
512-478-8600
www.austinfilm.org
AGES: 9-18
DATES: June 12-Aug. 4
COST: $295-$345



UT Film and Media camps


Students learn filmmaking, animation, screenwriting, GarageBand and video game design.


The University of Texas Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504 Whitis Ave., Bldgs. A & B, Austin
512-471-6617
https://rtf.utexas.edu/camps
AGES: 7-18
DATES: June 5-Aug. 11
COST: $245-$1,150



Youth Summer Film Camp



Students work with experienced filmmakers and animators to produce their own films by the end of each course.


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin • 512-236-8877
www.austinfilmschool.org
AGES: 9-17
DATES: June 12-24 (ages 9-12), July 10-21 (ages 13-18)
COST: $395



ZACH Theatre Acting Camps


Each week students learn how to sing, dance, act and improvise while learning to be more confident.


1510 Toomey Road, Austin
512-476-0594, ext. 236
www.zachtheatre.org/education
AGES: 3 1/2-18
DATES: June 5-Aug. 17
COST: $195-$350







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Chaparral Ice Center Summer Camp


Campers take daily ice-skating lessons or take part in a general sports camp with emphases on skating and swimming.


2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 400, Austin
512-656-6182
www.chaparralice.com
AGES: 6-14
DATES: June 5-Aug. 19
COST: $290



Extend-A-Care for Kids


Weeklong sessions include sports, cooking, games, puzzles, literacy, and arts and crafts.


Barton Hills Elementary School, 2108 Barton Hills Drive, Austin
Metz Elementary School, 84 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St., Austin
512-472-9402
www.eackids.org • Twitter: @eacatx
AGES: 3-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 11
COST: $185/week



Golf in Schools summer camp


Campers learn the skills, rules and etiquette of golf from a skilled trainer through a curriculum intended to make the training fun.


Butler Park Pitch N’ Putt, 201 Lee Barton Drive, Austin;
West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin
512-767-5566
www.golfinschoolsusa.com
AGES: 4-11
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $185




2017 Summer Camp Guide Jump Gymnastics
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Jump Gymnastics summer camp


Camp participants are encouraged to use their imaginations in these theme-based camps featuring gymnastics, art exploration, interactive centers, yoga, music and dance.


2117 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
2919 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-593-6226
www.jumpgymnastics.com • info@jumpgymnastics.com
AGES: 2-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $220-$350



Monkey Kung Fu & Nunchucks and Grappling summer camps


Camp participants learn monkey kung fu and how to use nunchucks, with all participants receiving a pair of foam nunchucks. A grappling camp offers self-defense instruction drawing from wrestling and JiuJitsu. No previous experience is necessary.


Traditional Martial Arts Academy, 4220 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 400, Austin
512-525-4404
www.traditionalmartialartsacademy.comadmin@traditionalmartialartsacademy.com
AGES: 6-12
DATES: June 5-9 (monkey kung fu and nunchucks), Aug. 14-18 (grappling)
COST: $230



Rock-About Climbing Adventures


Five-day camps entail rock climbing at various area locations, including the Austin Greenbelt, Reimer’s Ranch and Enchanted Rock.


3755 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin
512-415-0804
www.rock-about.com/kids-camps
AGES: 9-18
DATES: June 5-Aug.4
COST: $399



Wet & Wild Adventure Camp


Each week of the field trip camp offers a daily stop to a different water park, amusement park or swimming hole, allowing campers to choose the locations that most appeal to them.


2008 Enfield Road, Austin
512-771-3188
www.wetwildcamp.com
AGES: 6-15
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18







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Austin Eco Bilingual School


Campers ranging from Spanish learners to fluent speakers take part in this language immersion camp with activities such as singing, dancing, and arts and crafts.


North Austin Campus, 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 601, Austin
512-299-5732
www.austinbilingualschool.com
AGES: 2-12
DATES: June 5-Aug. 18
COST: $180-$300




2017 Summer Camp Guide Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp[/caption]

Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp


Campers write prose and poetry in creative writing workshops organized by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.


The Griffin School, 5001 Evans Ave., Austin
Headwaters School, 801 Rio Grande St., Austin
Our Lady’s Maronite Catholic Church, 1320 E. 51st St., Austin;
Girls’ School of Austin, 2007 McCall Road, Austin
512-542-0076
www.austinlibrary.org
AGES: third-12th grades
DATES: June 12-30, July 17-Aug. 4
COST: $200-$475




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Camp Vámonos


Campers engage in free play, healthy activities and daily outings while being spoken to in Spanish and English.


6919 Reese Lane, Austin
512-453-8382
www.campvamonos.com
AGES: 5-11
DATES: June 5-23, July 10-Aug. 18
COST: $175-$185



Mariposas Spanish School for Kids camps


Guatemala-themed camps teach Spanish through outdoor games and cultural activities.


Hyde Park Montessori, 4108 Avenue H, Austin
512-653-7369
www.mariposasspanish.com
AGES: 3-8
DATES: June 5-16
COST: $280-$645




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Young Peoples Workshops camps


In full- and half-day weeklong sessions, campers learn art, Spanish, science and technology.


8014 Mesa Drive, Austin
512-401-3174
www.ypwkids.com
AGES: 3-10
DATES: June 1-Aug. 16
COST: $200-$285


This list is not comprehensive. If your camp was not included, email ctanews@communityimpact.com to be added to our online list.

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By JJ Velasquez

The Central Austin editor since 2016, JJ covers city government and other topics of community interest—when he's not editing the work of his prolific writers. He began his tenure at Community Impact Newspaper as the reporter for its San Marcos | Buda | Kyle edition covering local government and public education. The Laredo, Texas native is also a web developer whose mission is to make the internet a friendly place for finding objective and engaging news content.


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