Whether their kids are looking to spend some time outdoors, hone their athletic skills or study up over the break, parents searching for summer camps have a variety to choose from in the Central Austin area.

This list is not comprehensive. Cost is weekly unless otherwise noted.


1. Asian American Resource Center

Ages: 6-10

Dates: June 15-Aug. 7

Cost: $200 (residents), $215 (nonresidents)

8401 Cameron Road



These weekly camps explore different themes while sharing a focus on mindfulness and creative expression through movement, sound, play and crafts of Asia.

2. ATX Kids Club

Ages: 4-15

Dates: May 26-Aug. 28

Cost: $325; financial assistance available

Mobile camp with drop-off and pickup locations around Austin



This mobile camp offers educational field trips with an additional focus on health and fitness. Weekly themes include nature, the arts, Texas and diversity. Campers explore Austin via Capital Metro.

3. Austin Bat Cave

Ages: 11-15

Dates: July 13-17

Cost: $1,300; need-based scholarships available

St. Edward’s University

3001 Congress Ave.



This weeklong, overnight writing retreat for young authors is dedicated to fiction, poetry and autobiographical storytelling. Campers will participate in daily creative writing workshops taught by local writers, guest speakers and educators while experiencing the lifestyle of a university campus.

4. Bake Austin

Ages: 8-16

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $350

1706 E. 38th 1/2 St.



Bake Austin offers hands-on camps that empower kids to enjoy cooking and baking.

5. Beeline Market

Ages: 3-14

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $300-$365

1510 W. 35th St.


This commercial testing kitchen for kids hosts weeklong, half-day cooking camps. Enrollees will make two to three recipes each day from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.

6. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

Ages: 4-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: call for pricing, scholarships available

Home Club at the Sheth Family Campus

6648 Ed Bluestein Blvd.



Camps are designed to keep kids learning, active and engaged throughout the summer break. Each week will explore different core areas, from competitive sports to fine arts to engineering.

7. The Code Galaxy

Ages: 5-14

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $79-$99

Headwaters School

807 Rio Grande St.



These day camps help children get started with coding or dive deep into a topic they love. Focuses include app design, game development and robotics.

8. Coding with Kids

Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 8

Cost: $299-$479

Various locations



Coding with Kids offers a variety of camps focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Specific programs include Minecraft modding and game development.

9. Esteam Learning Lab

Ages: 5-14

Dates: June 1-5, Aug. 3-14

Cost: $400

Dell Jewish Community Campus

7300 Hart Lane



Individual camp options include Lego activities across science, technology, engineering, technology, art and math; video production for aspiring YouTube creators; engineering and coding; and comic book creation and game design.

10. German Texas Heritage Society

Ages: 3-13

Dates: June 22-26, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $300

507 E. 10th St.



These total immersion German-language summer camps offer themed learning in the morning and activities such as arts and crafts, theater and games in the afternoon.

11. Girls Empowerment Network

Ages: 8-14

Dates: June 15-19, July 13-17

Cost: $330

First Baptist Church of Austin

901 Trinity St.

512-808-4044, ext. 104


During two weeklong sessions, girls learn about igniting the power in themselves and helping others find theirs, too, while making new friends, participating in workshops and working on an advocacy project.

12. Kirby Hall School

Ages: 3-14

Dates: May 25-29, June 8-19, and June 29-July 3

Cost: $250-$410

306 W. 29th St.

512-474-1770, ext. 0


Options include an arts camp; a crafting and baking camp; an art portfolio prep camp; a science, technology, engineering, art and math camp; and a miniature horse camp featuring rescued animals.

13. Latinitas

Ages: 9-14

Dates: July 6-31

Cost: $200

Springdale General

1023 Springdale Road



Girls interested in media and technology learn about filmmaking, cultural arts, health and wellness, and technology—while making friends and meeting mentors.

14. Little Stars Camp

Ages: 8-11

Dates: June 8-11

Cost: $125

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

2206 Prather Lane



Campers experience leadership, team building and lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through fun activities led by current Ann Richards high school students.

15. Mad Science of Austin

a. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

1112 W. 31st St.

b. UT Elementary Charter School

2200 E. Sixth St.

c. JCC Austin

7300 Hart Lane

d. Magellan International School

7938 Great Northern Blvd.

Ages: 4-12

Dates: May 26-Aug. 14

Cost: $180-$325



Interactive, engaging programs help campers learn to love science and explore its different fields.

16. My Coding Place

3616 Far West Blvd., Ste. 109

Ages: 7-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $499



Campers learn the art of computer programming with programs covering 11 different STEM topics.

17. Neuron Garage

Ages: 5-12

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $390-$450

a. Magellan International School

7938 Great Northern Blvd.

b. Odyssey School

4407 Red River St.

c. Headwaters School

801 Rio Grande St.

d. San Juan Diego High School

2512 S. First St.



Campers build with recycled materials to solve weekly engineering challenges, such as building a roller-coaster for a marble or fortifying cardboard castles against invasions.

18. Shalom Austin

Ages: 1-16

Dates: June 1-Aug. 20

Cost: $252-$1,350 (members), $352-$1,450 (non-members); with early and extended care options

7300 Hart Lane



Subjects of the JCamps at Shalom Austin’s 40-acre campus in the Northwest Hills neighborhood vary from sports to creative arts to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

19. Snapology Austin

Ages: 4-12

Dates: May 26-Aug. 14

Cost: $250

a. Trinity Church of Austin

4001 Speedway

b. West Austin Youth Association

1314 Exposition Blvd.

c. Snapology Austin Discovery Center

1910 Fort View Road



In a fun and safe environment, campers learn math, science, technology, engineering, art and literacy concepts using Lego bricks and other building tools.

20. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Ages: 4-18

Dates: June 1-July 10

Cost: $225-$325 (half day), $425-$500 (full day)

1112 W. 31st St.



This multiweek camp program offers focus areas such as athletics, fine arts, science, math and technology.

21. Starbase Austin

Ages: 10-11

Dates: Inquire at your local school district

Cost: Free for eligible participants

Camp Mabry

2200 W. 35th St.



Starbase is a Department of Defense program in partnership local school districts and education institutions that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Campers work with design software and 3D printers.

22. Summer Wonders

Ages: 3-14

Dates: June 8-July 31

Cost: $570-$1,050

ACE Academy

3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.

512-206-4070, ext. 1


This award-winning day camp is back for its 21st year, offering a variety of classes designed to stimulate bright and inquisitive young minds.

23. Thinkery

Ages: 4-12

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $270-$350 (members), $305-$385 (nonmembers)

a. Meredith Learning Lab

1830 Simond Ave.

b. Silicon Labs

400 W. Cesar Chavez St.



Campers engage in playful, hands-on learning activities, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

24. UTeach Outreach

Ages: 8-16

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $550

Painter Hall, The University of Texas

103 W. 24th St.



These camps focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students master concepts, explore campus, interact with industry professionals, tour research labs, and visit on-campus museums and recreational facilities.

25. UT School of Design and Creative Technologies

Ages: 14-18

Dates: June 1-5 and 8-26, July 6-10

Cost: $649-$1,499

a. Art Building

2301 San Jacinto Blvd.

b. Fine Arts Building

2301 Trinity St.



These camps are designed and taught by faculty at The University of Texas and offer high school students a chance to learn about game design, graphic design and animation.


26. Austin Film Festival

Ages: 9-18

Dates: June 8-July 31

Cost: $250 (half day), $410 (full day)

First Baptist Church

901 Trinity St.




Young filmmakers are surrounded by like-minded collaborators and guided by professional instructors as they engage in screenwriting, filmmaking and claymation classes.

27. Austin Film Society

Ages: 9-17

Dates: June 8-Aug. 7

Cost: $355

Austin Public

1143 Northwestern Ave.



Campers work with local filmmakers and experience the magic of filmmaking at the Austin Film Society’s facility at Austin Public.

28. Austin School of Fashion

Ages: 8-12

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $420 (half day), $599 (full day); sibling discounts available

6001 Burnet Road



Campers will learn the basic principles of fashion illustration and sewing before finishing projects, such as making their own wallets, aprons and jumpsuits.

29. Austin School of Film

Ages: 7-17

Dates: June-July

Cost: $685; scholarships, payment plans and discounts available2200 Tillery St., Ste. A



These award-winning camps lay the foundation for students to learn, connect and create within film, animation and creative technology. Campers will develop and complete two to four projects over the course of two weeks.

30. Balance Dance Studios

Ages: 3-10

Dates: June 8-July 31

Cost: $225 (half day), $350 (full day)

4554 S. Lamar Blvd., Bldg. 300



Campers can enroll in half-day preschool camps—with themes such as superheroes, dinosaurs and princesses—or full-day camps for older dancers with a focus on acrobatic dance training.

31. Creative Action

Ages: 5-11

Dates: July 1-July 31

Cost: $300; financial aid is available

a. Koenig Lane Christian Church

908 Old Koenig Lane

b. Creative Action

1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3

512-442-8773, ext. 107


Creative Action offers fun, engaging and arts-based summer camps led by experienced staff. Campers envision and create their own films, perform on stage and explore visual art in a safe, supportive learning environment.

32. Dance Discovery

Ages: 3-13

Dates: July 13-24, Aug. 10-14

Cost: $245; discounts available

7729 Burnet Road



These weekly camps include themes such as storytime ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, and set and prop design. Each camp wraps up with a final show.

33. Fantastic Magic Camp

Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 10-18

Cost: $325

Journey Imperfect Faith Community

7500 Woodrow Ave.



This camp teaches life skills and confidence through magic, juggling and puppets.

34. Film Kids

Ages: 10-13

Dates: June 1-12, 22-26, July 13-24

Cost: $360

Rosedale Baptist Church

4400 Maybelle Ave.



Campers explore their creativity with a week of hands-on filmmaking, during which they will pitch ideas and participate in every aspect of making their idea come to life.

35. Game Worlds

Ages: 8-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $550-$650

Austin Community College

5930 Middle Fiskville Road



Taught by real-life game developers, this camp gives students the chance to build confidence as coders, artists, storytellers and musicians as they bring their dream game to life.

36. Griffin School

Ages: 11-15

Dates: June 8-26

Cost: $275

5001 Evans Ave.



Weekly camps are led by Griffin School instructors and local artists. Focus areas include art, coding, comics, sewing and fashion, music performance and music production.

37. Hideout Theatre Improv

Ages: 5-17

Dates: June-August

Cost: $330

617 Congress Ave.




Campers play games and have fun while learning how to jump on stage and create something awesome from nothing.

38. kidsActing Studio

Ages: 4-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 28

Cost: $255 (half day), $355 (full day)

Various locations



Campers choose their own adventure, from singing and dancing to acting. Options include weekly camps and full-scale musical and play productions across ten themes.

39. Move Your Tale—Improv for Youth

Ages: 4-18

Dates: June 1-26, July 6-10, 20-31, Aug. 3-7Cost: $185 (half day), $295 (full day); with extended care options

ColdTowne Theater

4803 Airport Blvd.



These comedy camps are open to children of all levels and are taught by experienced local performers.

40. Orpheus Academy of Music

Ages: 4-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 3

Cost: $371

3918-C Far West Blvd.



These camps provide an enriching experience for children of all ages and abilities, from the complete beginner to the advanced student. Camps include an end-of-the-week performance and are led by experienced teachers.

41. Paramount Theatre

Ages: 6-16

Dates: June 1-19, July 13-Aug. 7

Cost: $750

a. Ridgetop Elementary School

5005 Caswell Ave.

b. Maplewood Elementary School

3808 Maplewood Ave.

c. Magellan International School

7938 Great Northern Blvd.



These award-winning camps encourage children and young adults to explore acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, production design and performance. Each camp features a final show at the Paramount or Stateside theatre.

42. School of Rock Austin

Ages: 6-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $275-$550

2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 138



These one-week camps are designed to teach rock band-related skills to musicians of all experience levels. Each camp culminates with a live rock show.

43. Sew Much More

Ages: 9-14

Dates: June 15-19, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $279

3010 W. Anderson Lane



These camps offer an introduction to hand sewing, sewing machines and cutting out patterns. Each month offers two projects.

44. Smudge Studios Art Camp

Ages: 4-11

Dates: June 1-Aug. 10

Cost: $325

500 W. 38th St.



Campers explore several mediums through a variety of projects and finish each day with water playtime.

45. Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Ages: 5-11

Dates: June 8-26, July 6-24

Cost: $185 (half day), $370 (full day); discount for museum members

605 Azie Morton Road

512-445-5582, ext. 101


This camp offers kids an opportunity to explore the intersection of art and nature, with a focus on green and eco art. Campers will leave with a greater appreciation for art as activism and art in the environment.

46. UT Radio-Television-Film Media

Ages: 6-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 7

Cost: $375-$1,150

The University of Texas Jesse H. Jones Communication Center

2504 Whitis Ave., Bldgs. A and B



The UT department of radio, television and film offers summer media production programs that focus on filmmaking, screenwriting, animation, garageband and video game production.

47. Young Rembrandts

Ages: 6-12

Dates: July 27-31, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $135-$400

a. JCC Austin

7300 Hart Lane

b. Magellan International School

7938 Great Northern Blvd.



Young Rembrandts offers two week-long camps, one a workshop on medieval-themed drawing and the other an Olympic-themed cartooning class.

48. ZACH Theatre

Ages: 3-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 12

Cost: $200-$350

1510 Toomey Road

512-476-0594, ext. 265


Camps are available for a variety of age groups. Themes include acting out familiar stories, Broadway shows and workshops.

Sports & recreation

49. ATX Ballers

Ages: 6-12

Dates: June-August

Cost: $100-$230

Austin Achieve Public School

7424 E. Hwy. 290



This series of basketball camps provides skills-intensive lessons that help campers of all experience levels develop fundamental skills and help prepare them for greater in-game success.

50. Chaparral Ice Center

Ages: 4-13

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $150-$315

2525 W. Anderson Lane



The coolest camps in town teach children to ice skate amid off-ice activities, which include conditioning exercises, arts and crafts, and field trips.

51. Extend-A-Care YMCA

Ages: 4-14

Dates: May 26-Aug. 7

Cost: $205-$275, plus $30 registration fee and $15 deposit; financial assistance available

Various locations



Extend-A-Care and the local YMCA have partnered to offer a variety of full-day camps with weekly field trips and pool visits. The weekly themed curriculum focuses on skills and character development.

52. Golf in Schools

Ages: 5-12

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $185 (half day), $350 (full day); discounts available

a. Butler Park Pitch N’ Putt

201 Lee Barton Drive

b. West Austin Youth Association

1314 Exposition Blvd.



These camps offer children in-depth training in golf swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette. The program provides all the equipment.

53. Jump Gymnastics

Ages: 3-10

Dates: June 1-Aug. 21

Cost: $245 (half day), $295 (full day); early drop-off option

2117 W. Anderson Lane



Camp Jump offers weekly theme-based programs featuring gymnastics, art exploration, dramatic play, yoga, music and dance.

54. Rock-About Climbing Adventures

Ages: 9-18

Dates: June 1-Aug. 3

Cost: $399

3755 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.



These climbing camps encourage safety and fun for young climbers. Each week, campers climb at the Austin Greenbelt, Reimer’s Ranch and Enchanted Rock.

55. Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Ages: 8-13

Dates: June 8-12, Aug. 3-7

Cost: $275-$299

4220 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 400



Campers will learn martial arts fundamentals—including nunchucks and Brazilian jiujitsu—in a safe environment with experienced teachers.

56. Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Ages: 9-15

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $420

Drop-off: West Enfield Park

2008 Enfield Road

Pickup: Austin High School

1715 Cesar Chavez St.



This camp offers a different field trip each day—to water parks, amusement parks, swimming holes and other sites.

Writing & language

57. Austin Eco Bilingual School

Ages: 2-9

Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Cost: $180-$230

North Austin Campus

2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 601



This year’s camp theme is Circus Around the World and provides campers with an opportunity to learn in a fun and exciting environment where they will be immersed in the Spanish language.

58. Badgerdog Creative Writing

Ages: 8-18

Dates: June 1-July 31

Cost: $385-$485

Various locations 1112 W. 31st St.



Campers work closely with a professional writer and have the opportunity to see their work published or performed at these writing workshops organized by the Austin Public Library Foundation.

59. Camp Vámanos

Ages: 5-11

Dates: June 1-26, July 13-Aug. 14

Cost: $185 (returning families),

$195 (new families)

6919 Reese Lane



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

60. Mariposas Spanish School for Kids

Ages: 2-8

Dates: June 1-12, Aug. 3-14

Cost: $285-$385

Upbring School of Arts and Sciences

3407 Red River St.



Campers learn Spanish through interactive cultural activities, art, music and traditional games.

61. Young Peoples Workshop

Ages: 3-10

Dates: June 1-Aug. 14

Cost: $310

YPW Spanish Immersion School

8014 Mesa Drive



At weeklong half- or full-day camps, kids engage in intelligent fun and can pursue their interests, whether they be art, adventuring, science or learning Spanish.