2014 Summer Camps Guide


ARTS CAMPS


12th Annual Austin Film Festival Summer Film Camp

Summer Film Camp, presented by Austin Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Program, returns in June for its annual program of weeklong classes including Filmmaking 101, Claymation and Script to Screen.

Ages 9–18. June 9—Aug. 1. $180–$195 per week for ages 9–12, $345–$390 per week for ages 13–18. St. Austin Catholic School, 1911 San Antonio St. 512-478-4795

www.austinfilmfestival.com

The Art Garage camps

The Art Garage offers weeklong themed day camps, including Austin Hipster, Fairyland Art Camp, and Sculpture & Glass Art. Activities range from drawing, painting and pastels to pottery, ceramics and tie-dye.

Ages 5–14. June 9–Aug. 22. $200–$275 per week. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Stes. 202–204. 512-852-9900

www.theartgarageaustin.com

The Biscuit Brothers Fine Arts Farm camp

Children can explore arts including music, theater and dance at weeklong camps with pirate, '60s and Movie Magic themes.

Grades kindergarten–fifth. June 9–Aug. 18. $250 per week. The Biscuit Brothers Fine Arts Farm, 6036 W. Hwy. 290. 512-291-6371

www.biscuitbrothers.com

Cafe Monet Summer Art Camps

Children can learn pottery basics and paint their own pieces. Three types of weeklong camps—clay, painting and mixed media—run all summer.

Age 6 and older. June 23–Aug. 15. $175 per week. Cafe Monet Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 560. 512-892-3200

www.cafemonet.org

Creative Action camps

Attendees participate in hands-on, collaborative opportunities for students to stretch their imaginations and use the skills they learn to create original works. Each week is a different theme and ends with a performance for friends and family.

Ages 5–13. July 14–Aug. 8. $275 per week. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3525 Bee Caves Road. 512-442-8773, ext. 107

www.creativeaction.org/camps

D'Ette & Co. Dancers camps

The dance company offers a variety of camps for different age groups with themes such as "Frozen" and "Diva Camp" as well as summer classes and a summer intensive program teaching styles including ballet, tap and jazz.

Ages 3–18. June 9–July 25. $120–$200 per week. D'Ette & Co. Dancers, 1807 Slaughter Lane, Ste. 325. 512-292-3772

www.dettedancers.com

Drum Set Camp for beginners

At Oak Hill Drum Studio camps each week, participants learn music fundamentals, basic rock beats, fills and can play along to popular rock and pop music in one week. No experience is necessary.

Age 9 and older. May 19–Sept. 13. $350 per week or $100 per day. Oak Hill Drum Studio, 7003 Pinto Cove. 512-964-6778

www.oakhilldrumstudio.com

Escuelita Art-Es Inc. camps

Weeklong themed camps for different age groups include Bollywood, '70s and Dr. Seuss. Camps feature instruction in dance, yoga, theater, art, tumbling and sign language.

Ages 3–11. June 2–Aug. 1. $300 per week. Escuelita Art-es Inc., 6100 Parkwood Drive. 512-965-3604

www.escuelitaart-es.com

kidsActing Camp

Weeklong, full-day camps for young performers bring plays such as "Cinderella," "Frozen," and "Star Wars" to the stage.

Ages 4–18. June 9–Aug. 22. $225–$325 per week. Several locations, including Balance Dance Studio, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd.; Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W. Hwy. 290.; and Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails Blvd. 512-836-5437

www.kidsactingstudio.com

Lone Star School of Music summer program

Camps at the Lone Star School of Music offer music lessons in an atmosphere conducive to the learning and sharing of music. The program includes several one-week camps that teach children to play instruments, as well as rock camp, in which students write their own music and perform in a rock show.

Ages 6–16. June 9—Aug. 1. $239–$395 per week. Lone Star School Of Music, 4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. B-260, and 12010 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 130. 512-712-5187

www.lonestarschoolofmusic.com

Rock Camp USA

Now in its 18th 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.

Ages 8–19. June 16–Aug. 3. $470–$550 per two weeks. Austin School of Music, 2428-B W. Ben White Blvd. 512-476-7666

www.rockcampusa.com

Sacred Arts Studio and Gallery camps

Attendees make their own art projects at themed weeklong camps for two age groups, ages 4–7 and 8–12. Daily activities include two hours of art and one hour of art-related games with prizes. Space is limited to 12 artists per camp.

Ages 4–12. June 16–Aug. 15. $145–$185 per week. Sacred Arts Studio and Gallery, 6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 305. 512-584-8061

www.sacredartsstudioandgallery.com

Tapestry Dance Company camps

Camps are offered for various age groups and styles of dance, ranging from beginning ballet camps for ages 4–8 to senior intensive camps.

Ages 4–18. June 16–Aug. 16. $360 per week. Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails Blvd. 512-474-9846

www.tapestry.org

ZACH Theatre camps

The performing arts school at ZACH Theatre provides opportunities to explore, develop, apply and refine expression through performance. Themed camps include Triwizard Tournament and Half-Blood Heroes. Theater skills camps for grades 3–8 teach fundamental acting skills. Preprofessional camps are available for grades 4–12.

Ages 3 1/2–18. June 9–Aug. 21. $90–$325 per week, $600 for five-week rehearsal camp. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. 512-476-0594, ext. 236

www.zachtheatre.org

SPORTS


All-Star Sports Summer Camp

Children can develop athletic skills weekly by playing sports including soccer, basketball, flag football, dodgeball, capture the flag and pickleball.

Ages 6–14. June 9–Aug 22. $179 per week for half days or $279 per week for full day. SoccerZone South Austin, 9501 Manchaca Road. 512-280-2244

www.allstarsportscamp.org

Brazil 2014 World Cup Soccer Camp

Lonestar Soccer Club hosts half- and full-day camps that include skill-targeted drills, practice games, speed and agility training, three-on-three scrimmages and a World Cup tournament.

Ages 5–12. June 9–July 25. $175–$275 per week. Eight locations including SoccerZone South, 5716 Hwy 290 West, Ste. 212. 512-336-5425

www.lonestar-sc.com

Jump Gymnastics Summer Camp

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.

Ages 3–12. June 9–Aug. 22. $200–$360 per week. Jump Gymnastics Austin, 2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 205. 512-593-6226

www.jumpgymnastics.com

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts camps

Four one-week summer camps teach the martial art of kuk sool won, which incorporates elements including low stances, kicking, breaking wooden boards and self-defense.

Ages 6–12. June 23–Aug. 8. $175–$199 per week. Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill, 6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 307. 512-899-8710

www.kswoakhill.com

Mu Sool Won Martial Arts of South Austin camps

Students in several weeklong half-day camps can learn traditional Korean mu sool won skills including hand striking, kicking, grappling, acrobatics and self-defense.

Ages 5–15. June 9–Aug. 18. $185 per week. Mu Sool Won Martial Arts of South Austin, 1901 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 121.

512-299-1873

www.mswsouthaustin.com

SoccerZone South Austin sports camps

Coach Celester Collier teaches basketball camp, and Coach Jeff Ables teaches a football camp. Basketball camp is for grades 1–8, and football camp is for grades 3–8.

Ages vary. Football is June 9–July 4, basketball is June 16–Aug. 22. $179 per week. SoccerZone South Austin, 9501 Manchaca Road. 512-280-2244

www.soccerzonesouthaustin.com

EDUCATIONAL


Badgerdog Creative Writing Camp

Participants work with a professional writer and write original poetry and prose during the half-day, three-week camp.

Grades 3–12. June 9–Aug. 8. $450 per three-week session. Six locations including The Austin Waldorf School, 8700 S. View Road. 512-542-0076

www.austinlibrary.org

Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center camp

Campers participate in hands-on learning programs using Lego bricks, motors and remote controls and go home with a customized Lego minifigure or a special Lego accessory pack at the end of each camp session.

Ages 5–13. June 2–Aug. 15. $139 for four-day camps, $169–$179 for five-day camps. Circle C Community Center, 7817 La Crosse Ave. 512-388-9003

www.bricks4kidz.com/atx

Camp Explorations

With a curriculum focused on issues that affect the Earth and the environment, Camp Explorations helps children learn about science, nature, creative art and music. Weeklong camps have themes such as performing arts, chefs and superheroes.

Ages 3–6. June 2–Aug. 22. $275 per week. Bright Horizons Family Center, 6111 Davis Lane. 512-301-9449

www.brighthorizons.com/oakhill

Future Leaders & Innovators Summer Camp

This year's camp theme is "Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead" and features biweekly themes on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Lesson plans include experiments, cooking, field trips, chess tournaments, sports and the Young Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists project.

Ages 5–13. June 2–Aug. 22. $600 per month. Several locations including Stepping Stone School, 9405 Brodie Lane. 512-459-0258

www.steppingstoneschool.com

Girlstart Summer Camps

Weeklong science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, programs are offered for girls. Camps combine formal and informal educational strategies with STEM curriculum.

Grades 4–8. June 9–Aug. 1. $300 per week. Girlstart STEM Center, 1400 W. Anderson Lane. 512-916-4775

www.girlstart.org

Grade Power Learning summer programs

Summer programs for different student age groups include Little Readers Academy, Math Camp, Summer Study Skills Workshop and a GPA 5.0 SAT Prep Class.

Ages 3–18. July 14–Aug. 17. $200–$899 per month. Grade Power Learning, 4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. B220. 512-892-7323

www.gradepowerlearning.com

The Greenwood School camp

The private school offers several weeklong summer camps featuring activities including art, gardening, water play, yoga and sculpting.

Age 4–9. June 2–Aug. 29. $81–$251 per week. The Greenwood School, 8319 Haskel Drive. 512-394-9171

www.greenwoodschool.net

Growin' Together camps

Several one-week Growin' Together day camps feature hands-on activities related to theater, geology and agriculture.

Ages 5–12. June 16–July 26. $249 per week. EcoSchool campus, 4105 Manchaca Road. 512-537-0955

www.growintogether.org

Jardn de Nios Interlingua Summer Camp

One-week 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.

Ages 2–11. June 4–Aug. 15. $175 per week for half days, $275 per week for full days. Jardn de Nios Interlingua, 8707 Mountain Crest Drive. 512-299-5731

www.austinbilingualschool.com

KidSensations camps

KidSensations offers occupational therapy treatment, which focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. Three weeklong morning camps feature activities including print handwriting, cursive handwriting, and social skills and self-regulation.

Ages 5–10. June 16–Aug. 8. $150–$200 per week. KidSensations, 2301 Riddle Road. 512-233-4000, ext. 2

www.kidsensations.com

Knitting Nest Kids Stitch Clinics

On Monday mornings and afternoons, participants can learn knitting and crocheting skills to make potholders, scarves and hats.

Ages 10–18. June 9–July 28. $50 per month. The Knitting Nest, 8708 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 570. 512-291-8866

www.theknittingnestaustin.com

Mad Science camps

Camps at Mad Science offer in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of scientific principles.

Ages 4–12. June 2–Aug. 22. $160 per week for half days, $260 per week for full days. Southwest Mad Science Office (Oak Hill), 6120 W. Hwy 290; Southwest Lake Pointe Clubhouse, 11700 Sonoma Drive; Sweetwater Clubhouse, 5348 Pedernales Summit Parkway. 512-892-1143

www.austin.madscience.org

The PREP School camp

Part-time and full-time camps for different age groups feature special visitors and themes such as field trips, beach days, puppet shows, special visitors, luau days and karaoke.

Ages 1–12. June 2–Aug. 22. $800–$1,250 per month. The Preparatory School of Dripping Springs, 12610 Nutty Brown Road. 512-288-7737

www.theprepschools.com

Snapology of Austin camp

Twelve weeklong camps feature themes including robotics, animation, engineering, "Minecraft," "Star Wars" and scientists.

Ages 5–14. June 9–Aug. 22. $150–$175 per week. Snapology of Austin, Circle C Community Center, 7817 LaCrosse Ave. 512-368-9090

www.austin.snapology.com

RECREATIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS


Camp Bethany

Six one-week Bible study camps teach children about Scripture. Children play games and participate in sports, music and the arts.

Ages 6–12. June 9–Aug. 11. $140 per week. Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane. 512-292-8778

www.blcms.org

Camp on the Move

The field-trip-based day camp picks up participants and visits different places each day in charter buses and vans. Camp attendees go to Schlitterbahn twice per week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are theme days, and attendees go to GattiTown and the movies on Fridays.

Ages 7–14. June 9–Aug. 8. $295–$365 per week. Pickup at Sunset Valley Elementary School playground, 3204 1/2 Jones Road. 512-658-6285

www.camponthemove.com

Camp Roadrunner

Eight weeklong themed sessions offer a variety of recreational activities, including theater, field trips, swimming and hands-on art projects in a Hill Country setting.

Ages 4–12. June 15–Aug. 8. $250 per week. Austin Waldorf School, 8700 S. View Road. 512-288-5942

www.austinwaldorf.org/summercamp

Dittmar Recreation Center Camp

Ten themed one-week camps offer enrichment, crafts, swimming, active play and educational field trips. Youth camp is for ages 5–10, and teen camp is for ages 11–14.

Ages 5–14. June 16–Aug. 22. $130 per week. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road. 512-974-6090

www.austintexas.gov/department/dittmar-recreation-center

Dream of Hopes Ranch Inc. Summer Camp

The camp and Special Olympics facility serves children and adults with special needs.

Age 8 and older. June 9–Aug. 15. $200 per week. Dream of Hopes Ranch Inc., 4515 Keota Drive. 512-791-0160

www.dreamofhopesranch.org

Hindu Family Camp

Families come together to learn about Hindu philosophy through interactive learning sessions and participate in yoga, dance, stage performance, sports, service projects and more.

Ages 7–18. June 28–July 12. $100 per week. Radha Madhav Dham, 400 Barsana Road. 512-288-7180, ext. 323

www.radhamadhavdham.org/youthcamp

Oak Hill United Methodist Church camps

A variety of summer camps are offered including Cub Camp for preschoolers and a music and drama camp, or MAD Camp. Care is offered for camp participants who need all-day care.

Age 4–eighth grade. June 16–Aug. 8. $45–$75 per session. Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W. Hwy. 290. 512-288-3836

www.oakhillumc.org

Regents Summer Camps

Activities include meeting new friends and developing athletic and artistic skills at Regents' 35 weeklong fine arts and athletics camps.

Grades K–12. June 2–Aug. 14. $70–$175 per week. Regents School of Austin campus, 3230 Travis Country Circle. 512-899-9563

www.regentsschool.com/summercamp

The Summer Circuit camp

Local child care, preschool, and after-school center Xplor Circle C offers recreational weeklong camps with themes including "X Files," "Invent Tomorrow" and "Movers & Shakers."

Ages 5–13. June 6–Aug. 22. $175 per week. Xplor Circle C, 5915 La Crosse Ave. 512-288-0061

www.xplortoday.com

Texas Power Athletics camps

The business offers several weeklong summer camps with themes including Safari Fun, Adventures with Science, Nature Time and Wild Wild West.

Ages 5–13. June 9–Aug. 15. $275. Texas Power Athletics, 130 Ralph Ablanedo Drive. 512-284-9211

www.txpa.net

YMCA of Austin Summer Camps

At YMCA day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity.

Ages 4–14. June 9–Aug. 22. $160–$215 per week. Theme Camp at Baranoff Elementary School, 12009 Buckingham Gate; Theme Camp at Cowan Elementary School, 2817 Kentish Drive; Adventure Camp at Bailey Middle School, 4020 Lost Oasis Hollow; Kinder Camp at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W. Hwy. 290; Sports Camp at Fulmore Middle School, 201 E. Mary St. 512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org


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