Families looking for summer camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Central Austin area. This list is not comprehensive.

1. All Saints' Episcopal Day School has an 8-week summer program packed with hands-on exploration and learning activities for young children.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • Dates: May 30-July 21
  • Cost: $600-$695 per two-week sessions
  • 209 West 27th Street, Austin
  • 512-472-8866
  • www.allsaintseds.org
2. ATX Ballers Summer Basketball Camp coaches will teach the fundamentals of basketball. All skill levels are accepted, and players are grouped together by age and skill level.
  • Grades: pre-K-eighth
  • Dates: June 5-Aug. 10
  • Cost: $160-$300 per week
  • 1201 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin
  • 512-230-8965
  • www.atxballers.com
3. ATX Kids Club promotes exploration and self-confidence through educational and health-minded urban adventures.
  • Ages: 4-12
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 18
  • Cost: $425 per week
  • Locations vary; multiple pickup spots available
  • 512-234-5437
  • www.atxkidsclub.org
4. Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp offers campers a summer of creativity, collaboration and fun. Camps are hands-on and last one week each with workshops in the arts of screenwriting, filmmaking, editing, stop-motion animation and more.5. Austin School of Film offers award-winning camps in film and animation.
  • Grades: second-12th
  • Dates: May 29-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $395-695 per week
  • 2200 Tillery St., Austin
  • 512-236-8877
  • www.austinfilmschool.org
6. Austin Parks and Recreation Summer Camp offers an opportunity to experience visual and performing arts, culture and history; celebrate Austin’s diversity; and build community. Camps include playground, therapeutic, nature, recreation and arts.7. Austin Playhouse offers weeklong programs in which campers explore their creativity through theater games and create an original production with the guidance of Austin Playhouse professionals.8. Badgerdog Creative Writing campers work with professional writers to explore poetry, fiction, nonfiction and playwriting. All three-week campers will have their work published in an anthology.9. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area will offer the 2022 Great Futures Summer Camp. Attendees will explore culture, history and people of the world through hands-on and age-appropriate science, techology, engineering and math; arts; healthy lifestyles; and character and leadership activities.
  • Ages: 5-18
  • Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
  • Cost: price varies; scholarship opportunities available
  • Various locations in Austin
  • 512-444-7199
  • www.bgcaustin.org
10. Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a four-day intense basketball shooting camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid.11. Camp Latinitas will host four camps for girls and nonbinary students in design, entrepreneurship and leadership, health and self-image, and video games.
  • Age: 9-14
  • Dates: June 26-July 28
  • Cost: $325 per week
  • 1023 Springdale, Bldg. B, Ste. 2C, Austin
  • 512-900-0304
  • www.latinitasmagazine.org
12. Camp Jump from Jump Gymnastics offers gymnastics, arts and crafts, games, special guests, open play and zen time. Camps are available with themes such as robotics, space and Jurassic journey.
  • Ages: 3-10
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $225-$375 per week
  • 2117 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
  • 512-593-6226
  • www.jump-austin.com
13. Camp ¡Vámonos! offers campers the chance to play with loose parts, bake goods, make arts and crafts, go on outings to the pool and around town using public transit, watch classic movies, play classic board games, and make new friends.
  • Ages: 5-11
  • Dates: May 29-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $210 per week
  • 6919 Reese Lane, Austin
  • 512-770-7789
  • www.campvamonos.com
14. Camp Wildflower offers campers an immersive experience in nature focused on natural science, technology, engineering, arts and math. It includes hikes, plant labs, nature-based arts and crafts.
  • Grades: second-fifth
  • Dates: June 5-June 29
  • Cost: $450-$500 per week
  • 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin
  • 512-232-0100
  • www.wildflower.org/camp
15. Challenger International Soccer Camp offers participants a chance to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and learn from industry experts. The curriculum was updated in 2022.
  • Ages 3-14
  • Dates: June 20-24; July 25-29
  • Cost: $120 (tiny tykes); $160 (half day) per week
  • 3025 Crosscreek Drive, Austin
  • 512-371-3655
  • www.challengersports.com
16. Chaparral Ice offers two summer camps. Camp Avalanche includes skating lessons, park play, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Quest ATX wakeboard park. Campers at Camp de Champs focuses on improving figure skating skills.
  • Ages 5-13
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $270-$450
  • 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
  • 512-252-8500
  • www.chaparralice.com
17. Club SciKidz offers dozens of themed camps including astronomy, veterinary medicine, stop motion animation and American Doll.18. Crayola Imagine Arts Academy offers problem-solving activities with art and helps foster creativity and critical thinking. Activities include sculpting, illustrating, painting and textile artistry.19. CodeWizardsHQ Summer Camps and Classes offers virtual coding opportunities, including interactive learning in small groups and projects. One-week camps use Minecraft and Roblox to teach real-world programming skills. In three-week accelerated classes, students learn Python, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Scratch and Java.20. Creative Action Summer Camp offers hands-on learning, exploration, personal growth, and both indoor and outdoor activities alongside professional teaching artists.
  • Ages: 5-11
  • Dates: June 5-July 28
  • Cost: $395 (one week), $775 (two weeks)
  • Various Austin locations, including 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin
  • 512-442-8773
  • www.creativeaction.org/programs
21. Dance Discovery hosts themed camps, including with “Encanto” and “Harry Potter.” Campers learn about ballet, jazz, hip-hop and set design.
  • Ages: 3-9
  • Dates: June 20-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $275 per week
  • 7729 Burnet Road, Austin
  • 512-419-7611
  • www.austin-dance.org
22. ESTEAM Learning Labs provides hands-on learning opportunities, including Lego robotics, coding, comic book creating, animation, drones, forensic science and more.23. Fantastic Magic Camp teaches life skills and confidence through magic, juggling and puppets.
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Dates: May 30-July 17
  • Cost: $390 per week
  • 7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin
  • 512-988-3045
  • www.magiccamp.com
24. First Tee features fun and challenging golf activities. Camps are structured around First Tee’s life skills-based curriculum, which introduces and reinforces values and skills inherent in the game of golf.25. Griffin School offers three weeklong camps for architecture, music performance and game design.26. Idea Lab Kids is a science, technology, engineering, art and math camp that allows students to complete projects using their design skills.27. iCode Austin will host weekly camps that explore mechanical engineering, digital design, programming and other tech-related skills.
  • Ages: 6-14
  • Dates: May 29-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $499-$599 per week
  • 4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Bldg. K, Ste. 200, Austin
  • 512-308-3721
  • www.icodeschool.com/austin113
28. Immersion German Summer Camp for Kids from German-Texan Heritage Society offers weeklong camps based on learning through arts and crafts, theater, games and more. Older students pick thematic topics to explore, such as sports and video games.29. Shalom Austin JCamps welcomes campers of all backgrounds and interests to join in JCamps’ traditions, such as singalongs, and play tennis and swim.
  • Ages: 3 years-ninth grade
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 17
  • Cost: $450 (members), $500 (nonmembers) per week; $850 (members), $900 (nonmembers) for two weeks
  • 7300 Hart Lane, Austin
  • 512-735-8050
  • www.shalomaustin.org/camp
30. KidsActing offers children a summer filled with fun and friends through dance, art and more.31. KidStrong Brain + Body camps focus on brain, physical and social-emotional development. Camps reinforce developmental skills, such as confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills and good sportsmanship through a variety of engaging activities.32. Kidventure offers both overnight and day camps designed to help build the social, emotional and physical lives of children.
  • Ages: 3-16; varies by camp
  • Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
  • Cost: starting at $340 per week
  • Various locations
  • 512-263-8992
  • www.kidventure.com
33. Mad Science offers hands-on science activities. Campers explore science through STEM-based explorations and games.34. Mariposas Spanish Immersion Summer Camp, also known as Camp Peru, will help children by practicing and improving their Spanish skills while learning about Peru through games, stories, activities, music, dance and art.35. McKinney Roughs Nature Park Summer Camps offers campers archery, science exploration, river rafting, crafting and more on 1,100 acres of pine forests and box canyons.
  • Ages: 5-14
  • Dates: June 12-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $275 per week
  • Pick up at Lower Colorado River Authority Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin
  • LCRA Dalchau Service Center: 3505 Montopolis Drive, Austin
  • 512-303-5073
  • www.lcra.org/parks/summer-camps
36. Neuron Garage gives campers a chance to repurpose their recycling to solve engineering challenges while collaborating with peers. Each week will present a new challenge to keep engagement high.
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $425 per week
  • Various locations including
  • 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin
  • 512-593-5393
  • www.neurongarage.com
37. Paragon Prep offers 10 weeks of academic, specialty and sports camps.
  • Ages: 3 years old-9th grade
  • Dates: May 29-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $350 per week
  • 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin
  • 512-459-5040
  • www.paragonprep.com
38. Paramount Summer Camps allows families to choose among three summer camps that encourage young people to explore acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, production design, songwriting and performance. Students will perform at the Paramount Theatre on their final day.
  • Ages: 6-16
  • Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $800 per two-week session; scholarships available
  • 719 Congress Ave., Austin; 5005 Caswell Ave.; 3908 Ave. B, Austin
  • 512-692-0526
  • www.austintheatre.org/camps
39. Rock-About Climbing Adventures offers outdoor climbing in Austin for all levels. Campers will spend two days on the Greenbelt and three days at Reimers Ranch.40. School of Rock summer camps are for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals. Session themes include Rock 101 and 80s movie classics.
  • Ages: 5-18
  • Dates: weekly June 5-Aug. 12
  • Cost: TBD
  • 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 138, Austin
  • 512-670-2360
  • www.schoolofrock.com
41. Snapology offers full-day camps for children to create with Lego-inspired building toys and participate in engineering and robotics activities.42. Sportball Camp offers half-day weeklong camps where children learn eight different sports with indoor and outdoor options.
  • Ages: 3-11
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $160-$260 per week
  • First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin
  • 512-407-8814
  • www.sportball.us
43. Summer Wonders with the support of ACE Academy offers hands-on learning opportunities for the naturally curious.
  • Ages: 5-13
  • Dates: June 5-July 21
  • Cost: $350-$650 per week
  • ACE Academy, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin
  • 512-348-6576
  • www.summerwonders.com
44. Thinkery camps use STEAM concepts through collaborative games and activities, growing children’s creative problem-solving skills and exploration. Themes include Animal Adventures, Bio-Building, Think Community and Story-tech-ing.45. Tiny Saber Camp will focus on age-appropriate STEAM activities and help children with intentional developmental tasks to achieve pre-K classroom readiness and familiarity with classroom structure. This camp will be an introduction to the school experience.46. The University of Texas Computer Science Summer Academies offers a variety of free and tuition-based summer academies for high school students through the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas.47. UT Radio-Television-Film Media Camps at The University of Texas offers summer media production programs for youth of various ages, such as filmmaking, screenwriting, animation and GarageBand sound editing.48. Waterloo Swim School Summer Camps offer two half-day swim camps in the summer months. The Swim Safety camp focuses on water safety and awareness, including open water and survival swimming.49. Wet & Wild Adventure Camp provides students water- and swimming-related outings daily, including trips to swimming pools, water parks, amusement parks, swimming holes, lakes and rivers.
  • Ages: 9-15
  • Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $400-$540 per week
  • Drop-off/pickup locations: 2008 Enfield Road, Austin; 6100 Westcreek Drive, Austin
  • 512-771-3188
  • www.wetwildcamp.com
50. Young Rembrandts will offer half-day themed drawing, cartooning and pastels workshops as well as full-day art and cooking classes.51. Zach Theatre summer camps teach acting, creative drama, dance, film, improv and musical theater with full-day options. Zach Theatre is a skills-based acting and musical theater serving Austin for over 90 years.