Summer Camp Guide: Choices, options for Georgetown parents

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Georgetown Palace Theatre (Courtesy Georgetown Palace Theatre)
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Check out our list of Gerorgetown-area summer camps for children. This list is comprehensive:

Acrotex Gymnastics

Gymnastics-based camp with open gym time, games, trampolines, inflatables and fun. Campers are asked to bring sack lunch, drink, snack and a water bottle and to wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

Ages: 4-14

Dates: Daily from May 31-Aug. 17

Cost: $35 per day or $160 per wek

3100 IH-35 Frontage Road, Georgetown

512-863-5437

www.acrotex.com/georgetown-gym/

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp

BPSC is a 4-day shooting intense basketball camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid. He has taken those camps with his combined playing experience at UT and created an upbeat, positive experience for Austin area youth. All camps include 32 hours of instruction, which is approximately the same amount of time as a month of practice in Middle School or a full season of a youth league.

Ages: 7-16

Dates: June 6-9

Cost: $249 before May 31, $269 starting June 1

1003 N. Austin Avenue, Georgetown

512-799-8891

www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com

Christ Lutheran Church Day Camp

Cross Trails Ministry brings summer camp to your community!! Day camp is designed as a 7 hour program & includes an on-site Day Camp Director, specially-trained & energetic college-age staff, daily music/games/crafts, souvenir T-shirt & water bottle for each camper, and an end-of-camp celebration for campers & their families!

Ages: Completed K-5

Dates: July 11-15

Cost: $75

510 Luther Drive, Georgetown

512-863-2844

https://clcgtn.org/youth

Code Ninjas

Each camp is one week long for half-day (Morning camps: 9 a.m.-noon, Afternoon camps: 1–4 p.m.). The camps blend fun and skill development in a focused environment. The specific focus for each camp is on our website and there is a button to request more information for each camp. Our most popular camps will be How to become a YouTuber, Modding Minecraft, and Intro to Roblox Development.

Ages: 8-15

Dates: Weekly, May 30-Aug. 5

Cost: $225-$250

4853 Williams Drive, Ste. 103, Georgetown

737-253-8995

www.codeninjas.com/tx-georgetown/camps

Community Montessori School: Animal Adventures

Join us for a summer full of animal fun! Whether on land or sea, in the sky or underground, we'll learn about a variety of animals that inhabit the planet with us. Get your magnifying glass and binoculars ready, you'll never know what you'll see.

Ages: 1-12

Dates: June 6-July 1 and July 5-July 29

Cost $1,200 with additional fees for early and aftercare.

500 Pleasant Valley Drive, Georgetown

512-863-7920

https://community-montessori.org/

Community Montessori School: Fire & Wire

Ms. Randie will start the week with an introduction to basic tools including specialty pliers, hammers, resin, and molds. Then it's time to jump in and get creative! We'll explore different wire wrapping techniques that result in beautiful rings, pendants, figurines, and more. Campers will also have full access to our laser cutter for wood, leather, paper and acrylic projects or they can try their hand at hammering and metal stamping, cutting metals, or identifying gemstones.

Ages: 10-16

Dates: June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Cost: $350

500 Pleasant Valley Drive, Georgetown

512-863-7922

https://community-montessori.org/

Community Montessori School: Popular Mechanics

Have you ever seen a project on instructables.com and said, “I want to build this”? Well, this is your chance. Mr. Charlie will help guide students' ideas into reality. We can explore Arduino, Micro-bits, Legos, and programming with the addition of using a laser cutter and 3D printer to make something magical. We offer two levels of support: Level 1—Mr. Charlie can offer a pre-engineered project with customizable pieces that will guarantee project completion at the end (example: a bluetooth gaming controller). Level 2—Bring your own idea and Mr. Charlie can provide support along the way, understanding that it may take more time to complete at home.

Ages: 10-15

Dates: June 13-17

Cost: $350

500 Pleasant Valley Drive, Georgetown

512-863-7921

https://community-montessori.org/

Cordovan Art School Camps

Creative kids of all ages and skill levels can attend over 40 themed camps. Campers will use mixed media materials of all kinds. Camps include half-day and full-day options.

Ages: 5-16

Dates: May 31-Aug. 19

Cost: $60-$479

816 S. Main Street, Georgetown

512-275-4040

https://cordovanartschool.com/

Dance Empower

From two-week theater and dance camps that culminate in a friends-and-family performance to one-day sessions and three-day dance and princess and mermaid camps, Dance Empower offers options for those as young as 3 1/2. There are also one-day intermediate and advanced dance sessions and dance-specific camps.

Ages: 3-16

Dates: various camps starting June 10-Aug. 18

Cost: $50-$250

71 Wildwood Drive, Ste. 203, Georgetown

512-677-9182

www.danceempower.com

Dolce Music Camp Tours

Dolce Summer Camps give new students an introduction to music beginning each morning at 9 a.m. with a half-hour rhythm foundation followed by three class electives, 45 minutes each, ending at noon for half-day tours. We offer experienced students class electives such as Bell Choir, Chamber Music Intensive, Folk Rock or Praise Band highlighting basic improvisation and performance training. The Chamber Music Intensive is an elective for our intermediate and advanced students requiring a private teacher referral.

Ages: 5-18

Dates: Weeks of June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18

Cost: $175- $295

1221 Leander Road, Georgetown

512-591-7833

http://dolcesmusic.com/

Georgetown Palace Theatre Summer Camp

When school is out, our curtain goes up! From June 6th through August 14th, incoming 1st-12th graders can come to the Georgetown Palace Theatre to participate in camps focusing on musical theatre, dance, acting, improv and more, all led by performing arts professionals. Young performers in every camp will experience the rush of rehearsing and performing a fully produced show! No previous experience needed!

Ages: 6-17

Dates: June 6-19; June 20-July 3; July 5-17; July 18-31; Aug. 1-14

Cost: $495 per 2-week session (multi-camp discount or sibling discount available)

206 W. Second St., Georgetown

512-763-4532

http://www.georgetownpalace.com/camps/

Journey Gymnastics Adventure Camp

With free extended care, low counselor-to-campers ratio, and affordable rates, Journey Gymnastics Adventure Camp is the perfect way to keep those summertime boredom blues away. Each week, campers entering first-sixth grade will bounce and tumble in gymnastics class, run obstacle courses in Ninja Zone, explore the hill country on multiple field trips, splash in all the local pools and waterparks, and make new friends along the way.

Grades: Entering grades first-sixth

Dates: Weekly starting May 31-Aug. 8

Cost: $250-$350

2524 Shell Road, Georgetown

512-864-1334

https://journeygymtx.com/

Performing Arts Studio, "Aladdin"

Take a trip on a magic carpet ride with our "Aladdin" full-day summer camp! Explore a whole new world from a fantastic point of view. Campers will learn choreography, audition for roles, design and create background set. At the end of camp they will perform a full dance production with costumes, lighting, and props for families to enjoy. Performance will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Ages: 7-13

Dates: July 11-15

Cost: $275

900 N. Austin Ave. Ste. 123, Georgetown

512-863-2750

www.pasgtown.com

Performing Arts Studio, "Cruella"

Come join us for a week as we explore the world of London fashion through dance in "Cruella." Campers will learn choreography, audition for roles, design and create background set. At the end of camp they will perform a full dance production with costumes, lighting, and props for families to enjoy. Performance will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Ages: 7-14

Dates: July 25-19

Cost: $275

900 N. Austin Ave. Ste. 123, Georgetown

512-863-2751

www.pasgtown.com

Performing Arts Studio, "Fairytale Friends"

Enjoy a magical week filled with fairies, unicorns, and mermaids. Be transported to mystical lands with dancing, arts, crafts, games, and snacks, including special guest appearances. Parents are invited to attend a short performance at noon on Friday. Dress-up and costumes are encouraged throughout camp.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: July 18-22

Cost: $165

900 N. Austin Ave. Ste. 123, Georgetown

512-863-2753

www.pasgtown.com

www.pasgtown.com

Performing Arts Studio, "Princess Party"

Calling all princesses to the magical studio of PAS. Dance to your favorite music that will sweep you to a gorgeous palace ball. Enjoy a week filled with dance, crafts, art, games, and snacks, including special guest appearances. Parents are invited to attend a short performance at noon on Friday. Dress up and costumes are encouraged throughout camp.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: July 5-9

Cost: $165

900 N. Austin Ave. Ste. 123, Georgetown

512-863-2752

www.pasgtown.com

Performing Arts Studio, "Super Heroes"

Our most heroic camp celebrating the inner superhero in all of us. Soar to the heights of the skyline and fight crime with new and old friends! This camp is filled with dancing, arts, crafts, snacks, and games and will include visits from a local superhero. Parents are invited to attend a short performance at noon on Friday. Dress up and costumes are encouraged throughout camp.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: Aug. 1-5

Cost: $165

900 N. Austin Ave. Ste. 123, Georgetown

512-863-2754

www.pasgtown.com

Summer Explorers Camp: Around the World

Join us to take a trip around the world to discover the cultures and founding families that helped settle Williamson County. Crafts, games, art projects, stories, and experiences give students the chance to explore local history. Lunch and snacks provided!

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grades

Dates: July 25-29

Cost: $30-$150, aftercare $80

717 South Austin Ave., Georgetown

512-943-1671

http://www.williamsonmuseum.org/

Summer Explorers Camp: Wild West

This week-long camp is full of hands-on learning about the history of cowboys and the history of the Chisholm Trail. Crafts, games, art projects, stories, and experiences give students the chance to learn and sharpen their cowboy skills. Lunch and snacks provided!

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grades

Dates: July 18-22

Cost: $30-$150, aftercare $80

716 South Austin Ave, Georgetown

512-943-1670

http://www.williamsonmuseum.org/

Vacation Liberty School of Georgetown

Take a fun adventure back to the 1700s. Meet some of the courageous and brilliant patriots who were there and learn about the founding of America. Get out your stars and stripes and come join our celebration.

Ages: 7-12

Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15

Cost: $40 for first child, $30 each additional

1601 FM 971, Georgetown

https://gtlibertyschool.com/wp/

Vacation Liberty School of Georgetown

Take a fun adventure back to the 1700s. Meet some of the courageous and brilliant patriots who were there and learn about the founding of America. Get out your stars and stripes and come join our celebration.

Ages: 12-18

Dates: Aug. 1-5

Cost: $40 for first child, $30 each additional

1601 FM 971, Georgetown

https://gtlibertyschool.com/wp/

PARKS AND REC

The city of Georgetown offers a variety of camps from May 31-Aug.12 in nearly 20 categories.

Costs range from $100-$225 with residents of Georgetown receiving a discount.

512-930-3595

https://parks.georgetown.org/camp/

GENERAL CAMPS

Adaptive Camps

Adventure Camps

Art Camp

Battle Bots
Camp Goodwater

Extreme LEGO Maker

Hip Hop Dance Camp

Junior Fire Academy

Movie Making

Sticky Fingers Cooking Camps

Twirling Camp

You-Tubers Unite

SPORTS CAMPS
Athletic Skills Camp

Football Skills Camp

Junior Tennis Academy

Track & Field Camp

Soccer Camp
Tennis Camp

Volleyball Camps


By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.