Summer is just around the corner so start planning now with our annual camp guide

Our annual guide includes camps that will appeal to nearly any childu2019s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Central Austin area or have pickup/drop-off sites in the area.

Our annual guide includes camps that will appeal to nearly any childu2019s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Central Austin area or have pickup/drop-off sites in the area.

Our annual Summer Camp Guide includes camps that will appeal to any child’s interest, such as writing and science, arts and music, or outdoor activities and sports. Camps listed are located in the Northwest Austin area or have pickup and drop-off locations in the area. This guide is not comprehensive.




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Abacus Brain Gym


Children can gain a mental math foundation with math strategies and brain games. Free trial classes are available to try out the camp before signing up.

8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 124
512-775-0454 • www.abacusbraingym.com
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 12-Aug. 11
Cost: $175-$295 per week

Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp


Workshops allow children to work with mentors to explore, experiment, imagine and create new written works for publication. Idea generation, editing and publication are also topics.

Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi Lane
512-542-0076 • www.austinlibrary.org
Ages: third-12th grades
Dates: June 5-Aug. 4
Cost: $150-$475 per session

Bits, Bytes & Bots Computer Adventures


Courses include movie-making, computer game creation, “Minecraft,” Scratch programming, Kodu Game Lab, robotics and Raspberry Pi to learn programming.

Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive
512-415-4120 • http://austintx.bitsbytesbots.com
Ages: 6-14
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $295 per week

Bluebonnet STEAM Day Camp


Children participate in activities based in science, technology, engineering, art and math. They also go on field trips and experience other activities on the soccer field, water play and outdoor spaces.

Bluebonnet School of Canyon Creek, 10321 Boulder Lane
512-219-5100 • www.bluebonnetschool.com
Ages: kindergarten-fourth grade
Dates: June 5-Aug. 24
Cost: $249 per week

Game Worlds Camp


Campers learn skills from professional game developers to create their own video games as well as programming, design, audio engineering and art skills.

Austin Community College Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road
512-609-0052 • www.gameworldscamp.com
Ages: 9-18
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $650 per week

Girlstart


Camps include hands-on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, activities as well as relevant technology and collaborative team-building.

1400 W. Anderson Lane
512-916-4775 • www.girlstart.org
Ages: fourth-eighth grades
Dates: June 5-July 28
Cost: $325 per week

Lego Robotics Camp


Students will explore programming with Lego Robotics & Engineering, create Lego structures with Lego Master Builders or Architecture, and discover new technology with Lego Animation or Story Builders.

Multiple locations
512-740-3024 • www.learningfun101.com
Ages: kindergarten-seventh grade
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $149 (half day), $420 (full day) per week

MadScienceMad Science of Austin


Science-themed camps include hands-on educational activities using all five senses to spark imagination and curiosity. Extended-day options are available.

Multiple locations
512-892-1143 • www.austin.madscience.org
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $180 (half day) or $290 (full day) per week]

Moolah U


Campers will start a business, make real money, learn to use money wisely, and develop leadership and personal accountability skills.

Blackfinn Ameripub, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace
512-443-8851 • www.moolahu.com
Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 12-16, July 10-14, July 30-Aug. 4, Aug. 14-18
Cost: $300 per week plus cost of lunch

Phoenix Arising


Weeklong Challenger camps offer stimulating and interactive team-based activities. Campers complete daily challenges designed to build life skills and STEM competencies.

11782 Jollyville Road, Ste. 201
512-588-2359 • www.phoenixaviation.org
Ages: second-eighth grades
Dates: June 12-16, 19-23, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4
Cost: $395 per week

The Scholar Ship


Each week the camp focuses on a new area of science and helps campers work toward mastery of the subject by week’s end.

6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 390
512-382-7543 • www.thescholarship.rocks
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug.11
Cost: $275 per week

Summer Coding Program


Students attend live teacher-led online coding classes and learn to make websites using HTML/CSS as well as learn JavaScript and Python to create interactive sites, animations and games.

512-426-9566 • www.codewizardshq.com/summer-program
Ages: 10-17
Dates: June 12-Aug. 16
Cost: $299 for two-week program

WhizBizKids


The interactive camp helps children and teens start a business, learn about money and gain skills in leadership. Campers can come away with confidence and keep their profits.

Multiple locations
512-699-2720 • http://whizbizkids.com
Dates: June 26-Aug. 18
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $325 per camp plus daily venue lunch




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Art+ AcademyArt + Academy


Young artists can improve their drawing and painting skills. Classes include a variety of themes and are available for many ages and interests.

8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 118
512-701-8070 • www.artplusacademy.com
Ages: 5-17
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $220 per week

ArtAmoreArt Amoré


Camps focus on creativity using art, science, mystery and tinkering. Six-hour weekly excursions are also available to explore art throughout Austin.

6507 Jester Blvd., Ste. 107
512-983-7022 • www.artamoreaustin.com
Ages: 4-16
Dates: June 12-Aug. 18
Cost: $240 (camps), $500 (excursions) per week

Austin Children’s Theater


Campers will be involved in theater, storytelling, art, and music and performance classes. Campers hone their acting skills or present their artwork in a gallery.


Austin City Ballet, 10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 113
512-927-6633 • www.actpresents.org
Ages: 6-10
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $197.50-$345 per week



The Dirty Easel Fine Arts Camps


The camps combine art, theater and music as children explore their creativity through projects designed to stimulate and inspire their imagination. Camps also prepare children for creative thinking skills required in 21st-century jobs.

Kid’s Kitchen, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park
512-553-6188 • www.thedirtyeasel.com/kids-camps
Ages: 4-8
Dates: June 5-9, 26-30
Cost: $215 (through April 2), $240 (after April 2) per week

Ek Creations Pottery Studio


Campers learn about slip-cast ceramics, hand-building, wheel-thrown clay and glazing.

13466 Gent Drive
512-797-6580  • www.ekcreations.net
Ages: 6 and older
Dates: June 19-23, July 10-14, Aug. 7-11
Cost: $195 per week

Fantastic Magic Camp


Children learn life skills and confidence through magic, juggling and puppets.

Journey IFC, 7500 Woodrow Ave.
512-988-3045 • www.magiccamp.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 25
Cost: $295 one week, $590 two weeks

Joyce Willett School of Dance


Themed dance camps explore activities, such as ballet, jazz, tumbling, musical theater, hip-hop, dance games, crafts, dress-up, dance routines and karaoke.

12687 Research Blvd. • 512-633-6213 • www.jwsd.net
Ages: 4-12
Dates: June 12-Aug. 11
Cost: $200 per week

KidsActingkidsActing Studio


Musical and acting camps include “Little Mermaid,” “Legally Blond,” “Tangled,” “Aloha Moana” and “Star Wars.”

Dancers Workshop, 11150 Research Blvd., Ste. 107
512-836-5437 • www.kidsactingstudio.com
Ages: 4-15
Dates: June 5-Aug. 25
Cost: $235 (half day), $335 (full day) per week

KidsDance summer camps


Camps offer daily classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz and musical theater leading up to a weekly performance. More experienced dancers should register for summer intensives in ballet, jazz or hip-hop.

Dancers Workshop, 11150 Research Blvd., Ste. 107
512-349-7197 • www.dancersworkshopaustin.com
Ages: 3-10
Dates: June 19-Aug. 18
Cost: $200 (half day), $345 (full day) per week

Le Studio


Camps include dance- and ballet-intensive camps for students of all levels.


8311 Shoal Creek Blvd.
512-373-2812 • www.lestudiodoor.com
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 12-Aug. 17
Cost: $185-$400 per week



Marmalade Skies


Hands-on activities include crafting, fine arts, theme-based art projects and 3-D crafting. The week culminates in an art show for parents.

13450 Research Blvd., Ste. 229
512-695-1694 • www.marmaladeskiesaustin.com
Ages: kindergarten-fifth grade
Dates: TBD
Cost: $180-$360 per week

School of Rock


Camps use rock ‘n’ roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards, and beginner- to advanced-level camps are available. Camps conclude with a live show.

2525 Anderson Lane, Ste. 138
512-670-2360 • www.austin.schoolofrock.com
Ages: 6-18
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $275 (half day), $550 (full day) per week, $1,100 two weeks

YoungRembrandtsYoung Rembrandts ATX


Workshops are available in drawing, cartooning or pastels to allow children to create themed works of art, from fashion and video games to horses and dinosaurs.

Deer Park Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Road
512-795-4753 • www.youngrembrandts.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 19
Cost: $95-$300 per week




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Anderson Mill Limited District


The day camp is located at the district’s community center, which has a pool, tennis courts, a volleyball court and a playground.

11500 El Salido Parkway
512-258-4104 • www.amld.org
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $175-$190 per week

AsianAmericanCenterAsian American Resource Center


Campers explore various themes, including leadership, cultural awareness, introductory coding, expressive art and environmental responsibility. One- and two-week sessions include Counselors in Training, Preserving History, Art and Mindfulness and Asian Adoptee Camp.

8401 Cameron Road
512-974-1700 • www.austintexas.gov/aarc
Ages: 5-10 (youth camp), 13-17 (teen camp)
Dates: June 12-Aug. 4
Cost: $113-$275 one week, $248-$300 two weeks

Camp Doublecreek


The activity-based day camp includes team-building games, swimming, a variety of sports, arts and crafts, horseback riding, dancing, a ropes challenge course, paintball and laser tag.

Various drop-off/pickup locations
512-255-3661 • www.campdoublecreek.com
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $335 per week

Camp Fire


Each week features a nature or science theme with activities, including swimming, hiking, games, experiments, crafts and other activities.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park, 1600 City Park Road
512-349-2111 • www.camp-fire.org
Ages: 6-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $300 per week plus $25 registration fee

CampJumpCamp Jump


The theme-based camps include a variety of activities, such as gymnastics, interactive centers, yoga, arts and crafts, games, music and dance.

Jump Gymnastics, 2117 W. Anderson Lane
512-593-6226 • www.jumpgymnastics.com
Ages: 3-10
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $220-$350 per week

Camp on the Move


Campers travel throughout Austin, San Antonio and Arlington visiting locations such as Schlitterbahn, Typhoon Texas, K1 Speed and Six Flags.

Arboretum duck pond, 10000 Research Blvd. (drop-off/pickup location)
512-658-6285 • www.camponthemove.com
Ages: 8-14
Dates: June 5-Aug. 11
Cost: $325-$545 per week

Casa de Ninos Montessori


Activities include sports and fitness, arts and crafts, cooking, outdoor adventure and water days.

13584 Pond Springs Road
512-331-3874 • www.casadeninosmontessori.com
Ages: 2-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $165-$190 per week

Club Z


Activities include a variety of field trips, arts and crafts, sports, theater, indoor games, gymnastics, and a movie lounge.

12741 N. US 183, Ste. 200
512-219-0700 • www.zsclubhouse.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 25
Cost: $142 per week plus $75 registration (additional costs for field trips)

Country Home Learning Center Summer Camp


Activities include team games, movies, creative arts, and weekly science and cooking projects as well as field trips.


13120 N. US 183
512-331-1441 • www.countryhomelearningcenter.com
Ages: kindergarten-13
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $198 per week



Hyde Park Baptist Church Quarries Camp


Activities include day trips, such as trips to Typhoon Texas, lake activities, go-karts, a rock wall and games.

11400 N. MoPac
512-241-0233 • www.quarriesrec.org/camps
Ages: kindergarten-sixth grade
Dates: May 30-Aug. 4
Cost: $180-$280 per week

Pickfair Youth Summer Camp


Camps have a different theme each week with activities such as arts and crafts, games, swimming, and field trips for rock climbing and bowling.

Pickfair Community Center, 10904 Pickfair Drive
512-974-1320 • www.austintexas.gov
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 12-Aug. 18
Cost: $94 (residents), $132 (nonresidents) per week

Spicewood Country School and Camp


Activities include swim lessons, sports, games, horseback riding, music and an overnight campout.

6102 Spicewood Springs Road
512-346-2992 • www.spicewoodcountry.com
Ages: 3 1/2-10 1/2
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $645-$780 for two-week session

Triumphant Love Lutheran Church’s Camp Hope


The religious camp focuses on a different lesson each week.

9508 Great Hills Trail
512-346-5683 •  www.tllc.org
Ages: 4-12
Dates: July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
Cost: $125 per week, $100 per sibling

Wet & Wild Adventure Camp


Activities in the field trip-based day camp include visits to water parks, amusement parks, daily swimming, tubing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Balcones District Park, 12017 Amherst Drive (drop-off/pickup location)
512-771-3188 • www.wetwildcamp.com
Ages: 6-15
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $360 per week

YMCA camps


Activities include swimming, games, crafts and field trips to places such as The Thinkery. The Trailblazer camp includes field trips for rock climbing, wakeboarding, hiking, paintball and laser tag.

Multiple locations
512-236-9622 • www.austinymca.org
Ages: 4-14
Dates: June 5-Aug. 23
Cost: $175-$205 (members), $210-$240 (nonmembers) per week




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Aim and Focus Karate


The high-energy camp is centered on martial arts with other field trips and activities to improve focus, discipline and self-esteem.

8516 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 100
512-257-8552  • www.aimandfocus.com
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $175 (existing students), $200 (new students) per week

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp


The basketball camp for boys and girls includes game competition, intensive drills and lectures.

Multiple locations
512-799-8891 • www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com
Ages: 7-16
Dates: June 12-Aug. 10
Cost: $225 (before May 31), $245 (after May 31) per week

British Soccer Camps


A team of British soccer coaches trains children to develop success on the field, inspire confidence and build self-esteem.

Multiple locations
512-416-7705 • www.challengersports.com
Ages: 3-16
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $120-$160  per week

Club Pup Summer Camp


Campers train their own dogs or a rescue dog to learn agility, tricks and manners through games.


Hearts & Paws, 13291 Pond Springs Road
512-249-7255 • www.heartsandpaws.com
Ages: 6-16
Dates: June 5-Aug. 7
Cost: $315 (half day), $415 (full day) per week, $805 (two weeks)



Golf In Schools camp


Children receive training in golf swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette, and teamwork. Camps are open to new and experienced players.

The Golf School, 13530 US 183
512-767-5566 • www.golfinschoolsusa.com
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 5-Aug. 18
Cost: $200 (morning only), $475 (full day) per week

Lonestar Elite Technical Clinics


Camps are geared toward higher-skill soccer players and include programs such as Junior Academy, Club/Select and Division One with a focus on the positions of striker, midfielder and goalkeeper.

Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
512-331-0438 • www.lonestar-sc.com
Ages: 5-18
Dates: June 5-8, July 17-20
Cost: $225 per four-day camp

Martial arts camps


Camps are geared for children with special needs and incorporate martial arts to improve skills.

One World Karate, 9029 Research Blvd., Ste. 100
512-791-9327 • www.1worldkarate.com
Ages: 4-18
Dates: June 13-July 15
Cost: $120 per week

MVP Baseball Camp


Activities include hitting, throwing, fielding, base running, conditioning and teamwork.

Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
512-413-8541 • www.leaguelineup.com/mvpbaseball
Ages: 5-12
Dates: June 12-15, June 19-22
Cost: $170 per week

One Soccer Camp


Day camps are tailored for goalies or field players and offered for children of various ages and skill levels to improve technical and tactical soccer skills.

Town & Country Optimist Club, 9100 Meadowheath Drive
805-845-6801 • www.onesoccerschools.com
Ages: 3-18
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $100-$349

SwitchWilloSwitch Willo Stables


Children learn the basics of horseback riding, including grooming, tacking, and bathing horses and ponies. Each week ends with a horse show for parents and awards for campers.

4829 Switch Willo Road
512-920-0554 • www.switchwillo.com
Ages: 5-15
Dates: May 29-Aug. 18
Cost: $375 per week

Tiger Rock Martial Arts


The business offers daily and weekly martial arts camps and field trip.


12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 109
512-918-8025 • www.northaustinmaf.com
Ages: 4-12
Dates: May 29-Aug. 25
Cost: $99-$229 per week


This list is not comprehensive. If your camp was not included, email [email protected] to be added to our online list.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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