Camps in the Southwest Austin area offer activities ranging from arts and crafts to outdoor sports and educational field trips.


Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
Eight locations including The Austin Waldorf School
8700 S. View Road, Austin
Ages: grades 3-12
Dates: June 6-24, June 13-July 1, July 11-29
Cost: $450 per three-week session
Participants work with a professional writer and write original poetry and prose during the half-day, three-week camp.

Bricks 4 Kidz ATX camp
Rooster Springs Elementary School
1001 Belterra Drive
Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 13-Aug. 5
Cost: $179 per week
Campers participate in hands-on learning programs using Lego bricks, motors and remote controls and go home with a customized Lego minifigure and name tag at the end of each camp session. The half-day camp sessions run Monday through Friday.

Kids Quest summer camp
The Little Gym
4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. E-150
Ages: 3-8
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $35 per day (members), $45 per day (nonmembers), $155 per week (members), $205 per week (nonmembers)
The Little Gym focuses on helping children with programs designed to build motor skills while fostering enhanced emotional, intellectual and social skills. Camps each week last from Monday to Thursday and have a variety of themes including superheroes, movies and extreme sports.

Mad Science camps
Southwest Mad Science office
6120 W. Hwy. 290
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $170 per week for half days, $280 per week for full days
Camps offered at Mad Science feature in-class discovery and exploration, indoor and outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of scientific principles.

Regents Summer Camps
Regents School of Austin campus
3230 Travis Country Circle
Ages: grades K-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 11
Cost: $80-$200 per week
Activities for campers include meeting new friends and developing academic, athletic and artistic skills at Regents’ 60 fine arts and athletics camps.

Snapology Austin Lego/Robotics camps
Circle C Community Center, 7817 LaCrosse Ave.;
Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W. Hwy. 290
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 8-Aug. 15
Cost: $135-$180 per week
Twelve weeklong camps feature themes including “Star Wars,” “Minecraft” and “Disney.” Camps include Lego robotics, Scratch programming and engineering.

‘Vamos a un viaje al Safari’ Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
Austin Eco Bilingual School, 8707 Mountain Crest Drive
Ages: 2-11
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $180 per week for half days, $300 per week for full days
Weeklong Spanish-immersion camps teach children about a variety of subjects including recycling, nutrition, and arts and crafts. Older campers will go on weekly field trips.


The Art Garage summer art camps
The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Stes. 202-204
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $259 per week
he Art Garage offers weeklong day camps with themes including rainbows, “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter.” Activities include drawing, painting, pastels, ceramics and tie-dye.


Ballet Southwest Academy summer program
Ballet Southwest Academy LLC
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 101
Ages: 8-18
Dates: July 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $40-$60 per week
The ballet program features weeklong intensive classes that range from beginning to advanced techniques and beginning to advanced pointe work.

Cafe Monet summer art camps
Cafe Monet Westgate
4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 560
Ages: 6 and older
Dates: June 20-Aug. 12
Cost: $175 per week (half day), $400 per week (full day)
Children learn pottery basics and paint their own pieces. Three types of weeklong camps include craft, clay and robotics projects.

D’Ette & Co. Dancers camps
D’Ette & Co. Dancers, 1807 Slaughter Lane, Ste. 325
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 13-Aug. 1
Cost: $178-$225 per week
The dance company offers a variety of camps for different age groups with themes such as “Finding Dory” and “Everything Disney” as well as summer classes and a summer intensive program teaching styles including ballet, tap and jazz, and hip-hop.

Drum Camp for Beginners
Oak Hill Drum Studio, 7003 Pinto Cove
Ages: 9 and older
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26
Cost: $350 for 5-day private camp sessions or $110 for single-day camp session
Campers can choose drumset or school band percussion and learn music theory fundamentals, basic rock beats and fills, and how to play popular rock and pop music or a snare drum solo. No experience is necessary.

Escuelita Art-es Inc. camps
Escuelita Art-es Inc., 6100 Parkwood Drive
Ages: 3-7
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $775 for three-week session, $975 for four-week session
Monthlong themed camps include “Bollywood”; “Survival Skills”; “All Things Faeries”; “L’il Foodie” and “Crystals, Potions and Wands.” The final session lasts three weeks. Camps feature instruction in dance, yoga, theater, art, tumbling and sign language.

kidsActing camps
Sixteen locations including Balance Dance Studio, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd.; LifeAustin, 8901 Hwy. 71; Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W. Hwy. 290; Dripping Springs United Methodist Church, 28900 RR 12
Ages: 5-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $335 per week for full-day camps
Weeklong camps for young performers bring movies including “Annie,” “Cinderella,” “Grease” and “Tangled” to the stage. Other camp offerings include Star Wars trilogy camp, wizardry and Club Glee show choir camp.

Premiere Dance Center camps
Premiere Dance Center, 9217 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 140
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 13-July 29
Cost: $175-$275 per week
Premiere offers a multitude of weeklong dance camps for varying ages and levels. Daily themes such as “Beach Day” or “Princess Day” are offered for the campers ages 3-7. Intensives are offered for experienced dancers looking for inspiration and challenge. Each camp will include a variety of dance styles and classes.

Rock Camp USA
Austin School of Music, 2428-B W. Ben White Blvd.
Ages: 8-19
Dates: June 13-25 and July 18-30
Cost: $470-$550 per session
Now in its 20th year, Rock Camp USA features intensive, performance-oriented instruction given by professional musicians. Participants record a CD in a studio. Each camp is two weeks long and culminates with a live performance in front of hundreds of people.

Sacred Arts Studio summer art camps
Sacred Arts Studio
6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 305
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 20-Aug. 19
Cost: $230 per week
Attendees make their own art projects at themed weeklong camps for two age groups, ages 4-7 and 8-14. Daily activities include three hours of art. Space is limited to 15 artists per camp with one teacher for every five campers.

Young Metalsmiths summer camps
Creative Side Jewelry Academy
321 W. Ben White Blvd., Ste. 204
Ages: 10-15
Dates: June 20-July 22
Cost: $345 for one week of camp or
$645 for two weeks
Two weeklong summer camps focus on metal jewelry fabrication, which includes skills such as soldering, hammering, sawing and stone-setting.

Young Rembrandts summer camps
Various locations, including Rooster Springs Elementary School, 1001 Belterra Drive; Circle C Community Center, 7817 LaCrosse Ave.
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 13-Aug. 10
Cost: $75-$120 per week
With themes such as Pirate Drawing Workshop; Monsters, Creatures and Creeps; and Ocean Life, weeklong summer camps teach children how to illustrate scenes using cartoon and realistic drawing techniques and materials such as pastels.

ZACH Theatre camps
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road
512-476-0594, ext. 236
Ages: 3 1/2-grade 12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $195-$310 per week
Camps teach students skills in the performing arts with themes including Dr. Seuss and “Hairspray.” In Topfer Revue: Mary Poppins camp, students in sixth grade and above can perform on the Topfer Stage.


Abiding Love Lutheran Children’s Center summer camp
Abiding Love Lutheran Children’s Center
7210 Brush Country Road
Ages: grades K-3
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $205 per week
The church offers a camp program that runs throughout the summer featuring new themes and arts and crafts each week.

guide-note-3Camp Bethany
Bethany Lutheran Church
3701 W. Slaughter Lane
Ages: grades K-9
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $117-$200 per week
Nine weeklong summer camps aim to offer a safe place for youth to have fun and grow in their relationship with Christ. Certain weeks of camp feature Snapology of Austin, Mad Science of Austin and Games2U programming. Extended care is available at no extra cost. 

Camp Fire summer camps
8601 S. First St.
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $300 per week
Campers swim, hike, perform experiments, make crafts and go on weekly local field trips in nature- and science-themed camps.

Camp on the Move
Pickup at Sunset Valley Elementary School playground
3204 1/2 Jones Road
Ages: 8-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $315-$380 per week
The field trip-based day camp picks up participants and visits different places each day in buses and vans. Camp attendees go to Schlitterbahn on Mondays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are theme days. Campers go to Hawaiian Falls or Splashtown San Antonio on Wednesdays and to GattiTown and the movies on Fridays.

F.I.T. Kids Summer Camp
Bannockburn Christian Academy
7100 Brodie Lane
Ages: 4 to grade 5
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $200 per week
The nine-week Friends In Truth program includes several one-week camps with themes such as “Outer Space,” “Animal Friends” and “Christmas In July.” Members of Bannockburn Baptist Church and current academy students are eligible to attend.

Hindu Family Camp
Radha Madhav Dham
400 Barsana Road
Ages: 3 and older
Dates: June 25–July 9
Cost: Free
Families come together to learn about Hindu philosophy through interactive learning sessions and participate in yoga, dance, performance, sports and service projects.


2016 Lonestar Premier Soccer Camp
Twelve locations including SoccerZone South Austin, 9501 Manchaca Road; Austin Sports Academy Southwest, 275 Lotus Circle; Slaughter Creek Park, 6301 W. Slaughter Lane
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: $225 per week
Lonestar Soccer Club hosts half-day camps that include skill-targeted drills, practice games, speed and agility training, three-on-three scrimmages and a World Cup tournament.

All-Star Sports Summer Camp
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $179 per week for half day or $279 per week for full day
Weekly half-day and full-day five-day camps promote teamwork and sportsmanship through healthy competition via sports and active games.  

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Austin Boxing Babes Girls Summer Camp
Austin Boxing Babes
2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 210
Ages: 10-17
Dates: June 13-July 1
Cost: $180 for one-week camp, $280 for two weeks
One-week camps for girls focus on boxing fitness, confidence-building and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers meet three days each week from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to practice boxing and martial arts techniques with certified martial arts instructors.

Austin Premier Academy Soccer Camp
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: 5-15
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $179 per week for half-day camps, $279 per week for full-day camps
Coaches Nelson Mata and Abel Huerta teach students soccer with an emphasis on sportsmanship, respect and leadership.

Camp Jump
Jump Gymnastics Austin
2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 205
Ages: 3-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $220-$350 per week
Jump Gymnastics Austin offers weeklong, theme-based curriculum combining gymnastics, yoga, music, art, science and games to give every camper an experience that increases confidence and encourages physical activity.

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: 5-16 (British Soccer Camp), 8-16 (TetraBrazil)
Dates: July 11-Aug. 12
Cost: $179 for half-day camps, $279 full day per week
British soccer coaches help campers work on foot skills, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play, and TetraBrazil camp teaches campers ball control, foot skills and other Brazilian soccer moves.

Coach Collier Basketball Camp
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: grades 1-8
Dates: June 20-Aug. 12
Cost: $179 per week
Celester Collier, Bowie High School head basketball coach, leads six weeks of basketball camps for students during the morning as well as the afternoon.

HALO Footwork & Finishing Camp
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: 5-15
Dates: June 20-Aug. 5
Cost: $179 per week
Weeklong half-day camps led by ESPN’s Ahmad Brooks and HALO After-School Coordinator Frank Munoz focus on student athletes’ footwork—balance, quickness and strength—and finishing—confidence, effort and skill.

Jeff Ables Football Camp
SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road
Ages: grades 3-6
Dates: June 10-July 1
Cost: $179 per week
Jeff Ables, head football coach at Bowie High School, leads an indoor football camp for student athletes.

SWA Summer CampJunior Triathlon Training Camps
Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy
5513 Southwest Parkway
Ages: 7-14
Dates: June 6-Aug. 20
Cost: $100 per week or $450 whole session
Coaches will teach fundamental and advanced skills required for each triathlon discipline while developing fitness, character, a love for the sport and healthy habits. Athletes will experience a team environment and participate in group workouts with swimming, biking and running. They will also have the chance to race in local Kids Triathlons during the summer.

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts Summer Camps 2016
Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill
6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 307
Ages: 7-13
Dates: June 13-Aug. 12
Cost: $205 per camp
Several 20-hour camps will teach forms, basic kicks, punches, self-defense techniques, board breaking and tumbling falls. The focus will be on discipline and respect, and the students will learn basic Korean language, terminology and history.

Life Time Super Summer Camps
Life Time Fitness
7101 S. MoPac
Ages: 5-12
Dates: May 30-Aug. 19
Cost: $195-$250 per week
The 24-hour fitness center offers 12 one-week camps featuring rock climbing, swimming, water slides, gym games, crafts and off-site field trips. The Life Time Fitness child center includes a maze, basketball court, age-appropriate computer games and other activities.

Mu Sool Won Martial Arts of South Austin camps
Mu Sool Won Martial Arts of South Austin
1901 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 121.
Ages: 5-15
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $185 per week
Students in several weeklong half-day camps can learn traditional Korean mu sool won skills including hand striking, kicking, grappling, acrobatics and self-defense.

Nunchaku and Monkey Kung Fu camp
Traditional Martial Arts Academy
4220 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 400
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 13-17, July 18-22
Cost: $200 per week (before April 1) $230 per week (after April 1)
Learn monkey kung fu and how to use nunchaku, with all participants receiving a pair of foam nunchaku. No previous experience is necessary.

Quest ATX
Quest ATX wakeboard park
10815 FM 1625
Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26
Cost: $250-$395 per week
During weeklong camp sessions, attendees will learn to wakeboard, kneeboard and water-ski. No equipment or experience is necessary.

Texas Power Athletics camps
Texas Power Athletics
130 Ralph Ablanedo Drive, Bldg. 5
Ages: 4-18
Dates: June 6-Aug. 12
Cost: $80-$275
The business offers a variety of summer camps, including tumbling camp, jump camp and some specialty clinics, as well as a camp featuring cheerleading world champion Josh Boatwright.

This is not a comprehensive list of summer camps offered in the Southwest Austin area. If your camp was not included, email us at [email protected].