Here a guide to summer camps around South Austin in 2018

Creative Brick Builders camp is only one of the many summer camps offered around South Austin this summer.

Creative Brick Builders camp is only one of the many summer camps offered around South Austin this summer.

The South Austin area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps. This list is not comprehensive.


Academic









Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
Participants work with a professional writer to write original poetry and prose during the half-day two-week camp.

Ages: incoming grades 3-12
Dates: June 4-15, July 23- Aug. 4
Cost: $400 per two-week session

First Baptist Church Oak Hill
6907 Convict Hill Road, Austin
512-542-0076
www.austinlibrary.org






Coding with Kids
Coding with Kids offers a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, summer camps. Camps feature game development, Minecraft modding and robotics.

Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 4- Aug. 10
Cost: $299-$549 per week

A. Circle C Community Center
7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin
B. Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 Hwy. 290, Austin
512-415-4120
www.codingwithkids.com







Creative Brick Builders camp
The camps offers Lego building activities using motorized project kits and original lesson plans. Students complete a new building challenge each day and will work individually and in teams or groups. Half-day camps run as weekly sessions, each with a different theme and activities. Some locations have lunch and after-care options to extend the camp day.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 11-Aug. 3
Cost: $179 per week

Rooster Springs Elementary School
1001 Belterra Drive, Austin
512-388-9003
www.creativebrickbuilders.com






Kids Quest summer camp
The Little Gym camp incorporates gymnastics, free play and games each week from Tuesday to Friday and includes themes such as “Superheroes,” “Movies” and “Extreme Sports.” Customers who buy four days of camp will receive a fifth day free.

Ages: 3-12
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $35 per day (members), $40 per day (nonmembers)

The Little Gym
4301 W. William Cannon Drive,
Ste. E-150, Austin
512-899-3456
www.tlgaustin.com







Little Stars camp
Led and coordinated by selected and trained high school students, the girls-only camp consists of hands-on activities in STEM fields.

Ages: grades 3-5
Dates: June 11-14
Cost: $75

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders 2206 Prather Lane, Austin
512-414-3340
www.annrichardsschool.org






Mad Science camps
Camps run each week and feature in-class discovery and exploration, games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of scientific principles.

Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $180 per week for half day camps; $290 per week for full day camps

Southwest Mad Science office
6120 W. Hwy. 290, Austin
512-892-1143
www.austin.madscience.org






Moolah U camp
During weeklong, full-day sessions campers develop a business idea and marketing plan, analyze expenses and potential profit, deliver a good or service, and determine how to invest the profits before pitching their idea to get a loan for their supplies

Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Cost: $340 per week

A. La Madeleine
5493 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley
B. Mandola’s Italian Market
4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. E-1, Austin
C. St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin
D. Serranos Cocina Y Cantina
5030 W. Hwy. 290, Austin

512-443-8851
www.moolahu.com






Regents summer camps
Activities for campers include meeting new friends and developing academic, athletic and artistic skills at Regents’ 60 fine arts and athletics camps.

Ages: grades K-12
Dates: May 29-Aug. 16
Cost: $185-$400

Regents School of Austin campus
3230 Travis Country Circle, Austin
512-899-8095
www.regentsschool.com/summercamp






Snapology Austin LEGO and robotics camps
Twelve weeklong camps feature themes including “Star Wars” and “Disney.” Camps include Lego robotics, scratch programming and engineering.

Ages: 4-14
Dates: May 29-Aug. 17
Cost: $70-$185 per week

A. Circle C Community Center
7817 LaCrosse Ave., Austin
B. Snapology Austin Discovery Center
1910 Fortview Road, Austin
512-368-9090
https://austin.snapology.com






Spanish Immersion summer camp
Campers learn about different countries and cultures every week and fill out a passport of activities. Weekly themes enhance Spanish language skills and help children apply these skills to real life scenarios. Field trips are hosted for children age 4 and older.

Ages: 2-12
Dates: June 3-Aug. 16
Cost: $180 for half day camps; $300 for full day camps

Austin Eco Bilingual School
8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin
512-299-5731
www.austinbilingualschool.com






Summer Spark program
The full-day creative problem-solving camp is designed to shift a child’s mindset to embrace problem solving and the setbacks along the path to success. Each week, campers build with recycled materials, collaborate, discuss strategies, process setbacks and build confidence while finding solutions to presented problems.

Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 4-Aug. 10
Cost: $375 per week plus $75 per week for extended hours

Austin Eco Bilingual School
8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin
512-299-573
www.austinbilingualschool.com





Arts









The Art Garage summer art camps
The Art Garage offers weeklong themed day camps, including “Comic Books,” “Unicorns,” “Emoji Art” and “Dragons.” Activities range from drawing to pottery and tie-dye. This year the traveling art camp Van-a-gogh-go will also be offered to ages 11-16.

Ages: 4-16
Dates: May 31-Aug. 17
Cost: $269 per week; $445-$485 per week for Van-a-gogh-go

The Art Garage
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202, Austin
512-852-9900
www.theartgarageaustin.com






Ballet Southwest Academy summer program
The ballet program features weeklong intensive classes that range from beginning to advanced techniques and beginning to advanced point work.

Ages: 8-18
Dates: June 13-July 20
Cost: $35-$55 per week

Ballet Southwest Academy
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 101, Austin
512-288-8282
www.balletsouthwestacademy.com






D’Ette & Co. Dancers camps
The dance company offers a variety of camps for different age groups with themes from “Princesses” to “Hip-Hop,” as well as summer classes and a summer intensive program teaching dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop.

Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 12-July 31
Cost: $125-$225 per week

D’Ette & Co. Dancers
12110 Manchaca Road, Ste. 200, Austin
512-292-3772
www.dettedancers.com






Drum Camp for Beginners
Campers choose drumset or school-band percussion and learn music fundamentals, basic rock beats and how to play popular music or a snare-drum solo. Each camp is a private, two-hour one-on-one training session. No experience is necessary.

Ages: age 9 and older
Dates: June 6-Aug. 26
Cost: $350 for five-day camp sessions,
$110 for a single-day camp session

Oak Hill Drum Studio
7003 Pinto Cove, Austin
512-964-6778
www.oakhilldrumstudio.com






Escuelita Art-es Inc. camps
Monthlong themed camps include “Survival Skills,” “All Things Faeries,” “Li’l Foodie,” and “Crystals, Potions and Wands.” The final session lasts three weeks. Camps feature instruction in dance, yoga, theater, art, tumbling and sign language.

Ages: 4-8
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $300 for one-week sessions; $825 for three-week sessions; $1,100 for four-week sessions

Escuelita Art-es Inc.
6100 Parkwood Drive, Austin
512-965-3604
www.escuelitaart-es.com






kidsActing camp
Multiple camps at 16 Austin locations specialize in musicals and acting, with themes including “School of Rock” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Ages: 4-19
Dates: June 4-Aug. 24
Cost: $235 per week for half-day camps, $335 for full-day camps

A. Balance Dance Studio
4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
B. Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 W. Hwy. 290, Austin
C. Dripping Springs United Methodist Church 28900 RR 12, Dripping Springs
512-836-5437
www.kidsactingstudio.com






Premiere Dance Center camps
Weeklong dance camps for campers ages 3-8 feature daily themes such as “Beach Day” or “Princess Day.” Intensives are offered for experienced dancers looking for inspiration and a challenge. Each camp will include a variety of dance styles and classes.

Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 11-Aug. 3
Cost: $175-$275 per week

Premiere Dance Center
9217 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 140, Austin
512-301-7475
www.premieredancecentertx.com






Rock Camp USA
The music camp 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.

Ages: 8-19
Dates: June 12-2, July 9-21
Cost: $470-$850 per camp

Austin School of Music
2428-B W. Ben White Blvd., Austin
512-476-7666
www.rockcampusa.com






Sacred Arts Studio summer camps
Attendees make their own art projects at themed weeklong camps for two age groups, ages 5-7 and 8-14. Daily activities include three hours of art. Space is limited.

Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 20-Aug. 19
Cost: $230 per week

Sacred Arts Studio
6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 305, Austin
512-584-8061
www.sacredartsstudioandgallery.com







Squishy Banana Studios camp
Campers experience the full filmmaking experience from writing a script to film editing by creating music videos and action or thriller movies.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 18-Aug. 10
Cost: $265 per week

Clayton Elementary School
7525 La Crosse Avenue, Austin
817-797-1685
www.squishybananastudios.com







Young Metalsmiths summer camps
Students increase fine motor skills while learning to make sculptural jewelry pieces during weeklong camps taught by professional artists and educators. Campers will learn sawing, soldering, riveting, filing, etching, hammering and much more, and will create multiple pieces throughout the week. End-of-the-week art shows will be held.

Ages: 10-15
Dates: June 11-July 20
Cost: $385 per week

Creative Side Jewelry Academy
321 W. Ben White Blvd., Ste. 204, Austin
512-799-0731
www.creativeside.org






Young Rembrandts drawing workshops
Half-day drawing, cartooning and pastels workshops feature themes titled “World of Dinosaurs,” “Fashion, Faces, and Flowers” and “Favorite Apps and Video Games.”

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 19-Aug. 18
Cost: $115-$160

A. Rooster Springs Elementary School
1001 Belterra Drive, Austin
B. Circle C Community Center
7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin
512-795-4753
www.youngrembrandts.com






ZACH Theatre camps
Camps teach students skills in the performing arts with themes including “Dr. Seuss,” “Acting and Scene Study,” “Hairspray.” In Topfer Revue: Mary Poppins camp, students in sixth grade and above can perform on the Topfer Stage.

Ages: 3 and a half-12th grade
Dates: June 6-Aug. 18
Cost: $195-$310 per week

ZACH Theatre
510 Toomey Road, Austin
512-476-0594, ext. 236
www.zachtheatre.org/education





General









Abiding Love Lutheran Children’s Center summer camp
The church offers a camp program that runs throughout the summer featuring new themes and arts and crafts each week.

Ages: grades K-3
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $205 per week

Abiding Love Lutheran Children’s Center
7210 Brush Country Road, Austin
512-892-2777
www.abidinglove.org






Austin Waldorf School summer programs
Summergarden and Camp Roadrunner offers area children a variety of activities for the summer including swimming, crafts, cooking, storytime and more.

Ages: grades K-3
Dates: June 6-Aug. 19
Cost: $205 per week

Austin Waldorf School
8700 S. View Road, Austin
512-288-5942
www.austinwaldorf.org






Camp Bethany
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 American Ninja Warrior, the Amazing Race, Mad Science of Austin and Games2U programming. Extended care is available at no extra cost.

Ages: grades K-9
Dates: June 4-Aug. 13
Cost: $125-$200 per week

Bethany Lutheran Church
3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin
512-292-8778
www.bethanyaustin.com






Camp on the Move
Campers will travel throughout Austin, San Antonio and Arlington to visit locations such as Schlitterbahn twice a week, Typhoon Texas, K1 Speed, Six Flags over Texas, Great Wolf Lodge and much more.

Ages: 8-14
Dates: June 4-Aug. 10
Cost: $350-$385 per week

Pickup and drop-off at H-E-B parking lot,
701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin
512-658-6285
www.camponthemove.com







Camp Wildflower
Children become conservationists, botanists, citizen scientists and ecologists as they explore native plants and the environment. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor explorations and learning sessions.

Ages: grades pre-K-5
Dates: June 4- July 27
Cost: $155-$200 per week

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin
512-232-0100
www.wildflower.org






Saber summer camp
A variety of camps will be available all summer with both morning and afternoon options for children of all ages. Specialty camps include basketball, volleyball, chess, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM; Just Imagine Theater, and much more.

Ages: grades K-8
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Cost: $175-$300 per week

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School
2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin
512-327-7755
www.sgs-austin.org





Sports










All-Star Sports camp
Campers develop athletic skills by learning and playing various sports. Teamwork and sportsmanship are promoted through competition.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $189-$289 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






Austin Boxing Babes Girls Summer Camp
Campers develop athletic skills by learning and playing various sports. Teamwork and sportsmanship are promoted through competition.

Ages: 5-13
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $189-$289 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






Austin Premier Academy soccer camp
Through half-day sessions, coaches Nelson Mata and Abel Huerta teach students soccer fundamentals with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship and respect.

Ages: 5-15
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $189-$289 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






Camp JUMP!
Jump Gymnastics offers weeklong, theme-based curriculum combining gymnastics, yoga, music, art, science and games.

Ages: 3-10
Dates: June 4-Aug. 17
Cost: $220-$350 per week

Jump Gymnastics Austin
2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 205, Austin
512-593-6226
www.jumpgymnastics.com






Challenger Sports British & TetraBrazil soccer camps
Soccer coaches help campers work on foot skills, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play, and the TetraBrazil camp teaches campers ball control, foot skills and other Brazilian soccer moves.

Ages: 6-16 (British Soccer camp) and 8-16 (TetraBrazil camp)
Dates: July 9-Aug. 10
Cost: $189-$289

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-416-7705
www.challengersports.com






Coach Celester Collier basketball camp
Celester Collier, Bowie High School head basketball coach, leads six weeks of basketball camps to develop skills such as dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting.

Ages: grades 1-8
Dates: June 18-Aug. 10
Cost: $189 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






Coach Jeff Ables skills camp

Jeff Ables, head football coach at Bowie High School, and offensive coordinator Ty Branyon teach football skills through seven-on-seven drills and scrimmages.

Ages: grades 3-6
Dates: June 4-29
Cost: $189 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin

512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






HALO footwork and
finishing camp

Weeklong camps led by ESPN’s Ahmad Brooks and HALO after-school coordinator Frank Munoz focus on footwork—balance, quickness, strength—and finishing—confidence, effort and skill.

Ages: age 6 and older
Dates: June 18-Aug. 3
Cost: $189-$279 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com






Junior Triathlon Training camps
Coaches will teach fundamental and advanced skills required for each triathlon discipline while developing fitness, character, a love for the sport and healthy habits.

Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 6-Aug. 20
Cost: $100 per week

Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy
5513 Southwest Parkway, Austin
512-276-2324
www.aasa-atx.com






Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts summer camps
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.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 11-Aug. 10
Cost: $195-$215 per camp

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill
6001 W. William Cannon Drive,  Ste. 307, Austin
512-899-8710
www.kswoakhill.com






Liverpool soccer camp
Coach Patrick Miller leads the camp which focuses on speed, footwork, ball handling and shooting.

Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 11-Aug. 17
Cost: $150-$325

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.liverpoolfcamerica-ctx.com






U.K. Elite Soccer camp
The program tackles player development issues and provides relevant coaching.

Ages: 5-14
Dates: June 11-15
Cost: $150-$250 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
844-893-1200
www.ukelite.com






U.K. International Soccer camp
The camp focuses on developing players and providing tools to reach their goals on and off the field.

Ages: 4-12
Dates: July 3-7
Cost: $175-$299 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
888-857-6222
www.uksocca.com






Wayside Schools sports camp
Children will learn the basics of soccer and basketball and play active games. Lunch is provided.

Ages: grades K-5
Dates: June 4-8
Cost: $120 per week

Wayside: Eden Park Academy
6215 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-358-1800
www.waysideschools.org






World Wide Soccer camp
Soccer curriculum includes core technique development, small-sided games coaching and a weeklong World Cup tournament.

Ages: 6-16
Dates: July 16-20
Cost: $165-$240 per week

SoccerZone South Austin
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244
www.liverpoolfcamerica-ctx.com






YMCA summer day camps
Campers make friends while learning about diversity and building self confidence, independence and creativity.

Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 5-Aug. 23
Cost: $110-$250 per week, plus $30 registration fee

Southwest Family Branch
6219 Oakclaire Drive, Austin
512-891-9622
www.austinymca.org


By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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