2020 CAMP GUIDE: 33 summer options in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Courtesy Penfold Theatre
Courtesy Penfold Theatre

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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 Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area. This list is not comprehensive.


Camp Hatch House

Camp Hatch House offers themed activities that focus on classroom skills, such as writing, reading and math, with themes changing weekly. Camp highlights include field trips and guest visitors. First through fifth grade. May 25-Aug. 21.

7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $200

Hatch House School

3087 FM 1431, Round Rock



Camp Invention: Elevate

Camp Invention: Elevate is a hands-on STEM camp centered around environmental challenges. Kindergarten through sixth grade. May 26-29 (Cactus Ranch Elementary School), June 8-12 (Highland Park Elementary School), June 22-25 (Teravista Elementary School), July 13-16 (Hutto Middle School). 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $250

Cactus Ranch Elementary School

2901 Goldenoak Circle, Round Rock

Highland Park Elementary School

428 Kingston Lacy Boulevard, Pflugerville

Hutto Middle School

1005 Exchange Boulevard, Hutto

Teravista Elementary School

4419 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock



Code Ninjas Summer Camps

Code Ninjas allows campers to explore different science and technology-based camps, including Minecraft Create, Game Builder’s Club, Code Drones, RoboPro and Jr STEM Camp for children between the ages of 5 and 7. Ages 5-14. June 1-Aug. 14 (weekly camps). 8:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-4 p.m. (half-day); 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (full-day). $215-$265 (half-day), $399-$449 (full-day), varies by class and location

Code Ninjas Round Rock

4500 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 104, Round Rock



Code Ninjas Pflugerville

2100 Autumn Slate Drive, Ste. 100, Pflugerville



CodeWizardsHQ Online Summer Coding Program

CodeWizardsHQ is a remote coding program that offers online coding lessons for children and teenagers taught by a certified coding teacher. The curriculum offers lessons in Scratch, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Java. Ages 8-18. June 8-25, July 6-23, Aug. 3-20. Mon.-Thu., one hour daily. Three payments of $149



Fun 2 Learn Code

Fun 2 Learn Code offers several technology-based classes, including introduction to coding, video game design, Python, app development and Minecraft. Class offerings vary depending on the age of campers. Ages 7-16. May 26-Aug. 14. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half day); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full day). $150-$275, depending on camp and length of day

Fun 2 Learn Code

416 Chisholm Valley Drive, Round Rock



Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio

Mad Science allows campers to design, create and build hands-on science activities and features 11 different science camp themes, including design, robots, rockets, spy academy and more. Ages 4-12. May 26-Aug. 14. Times TBD. $180-$325

Round Rock locations TBD



Round Rock ISD Summer Camps

From sports and theater to engineering and coding, Round Rock ISD offers more than 100 summer camps for children to explore. Kindergarten through twelfth grade. June 1-July 30 (weekly camps). 9 a.m.-noon (half day); 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (full day). $129-$260 a week (K-8, half day); $263-$352 a week (K-8, full day); $185-$799 a week (9-12)

Herrington Elementary School, 2850 Paloma Lake Blvd, Round Rock

Pearson Ranch Middle School, 8901 Pearson Ranch Rd, Austin

Grisham Middle School, 10805 School House Ln, Austin



STEM Mornings with Mathnasium of East Round Rock

Mathnasium of East Round Rock offers half-day weekly summer camps where campers can explore drone use, learning activities, team-based challenges and a variety of games. Kindergarten through eighth grade. May 26-29; June 22-26; July 13-17, 27-31; Aug. 17-19. 8:30 a.m.-noon. $150 a week (before March 31)

Mathnasium of East Round Rock

4500 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 130, Round Rock



Texas State University, Central Texas Writing Project, Young Writers’ Camp

Texas State University’s Round Rock campus will offer a young writers camp with the help of the Central Texas Writing Project, offering creative writing workshops to area students. Second through 12th grade. June 8-12, 15-19 (one-week programs); June 8-19 (two-week program). 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., (half day). $150 (per week)

Texas State University-Round Rock

1555 University Blvd., Round Rock



Pony Pals Summer Camp

At Pony Pals Summer Camp, each camper will be assigned a miniature horse to help train and play with. The camp focuses on instruction involving safety around horses, grooming, feeding, caring for horses and how to lead them through obstacle courses. Age 6 and older. June 1-July 31. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $195 (per week)

Northwind Stable

1355 CR 105, Hutto



Arts & performance

Camp Creative: Art & Theatre

Penfold Theatre and Round Rock ISD have partnered to help students explore art and theater through day sessions. Morning sessions focus on introductions to acting, technical theater skills, costume creation and warmup exercises, while afternoon sessions include activities on set design and backdrops and group painting projects. A performance will be held on the last morning of the camp. Third through seventh grade. July 6-9 (session 1), July 20-23 (session 2). 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $290

Locations TBD (multiple campuses in RRISD)



Ceramic Lodge Summer Camps

Ceramic Lodge offers crafty projects at its summer camp sessions, including ceramic painting, canvas painting, clay hand-building, glass fusing and metal stamping, among others. Age 5 and older. June 1-Aug. 14. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $30 (per day), $135 (per week)

Ceramic Lodge

18 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock



Cordovan Art School Art Camps

Campers will have a selection of programs to choose from, including theater, urban art, anime, watercolor, oil, drawing and sculpture art media, as well as themed camps such as Mario, Harry Potter and Princesses and Pirates. Ages 5-16. May 26-Aug. 19. 9 a.m.-noon (half day), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full day). $199 and $40 supply fee (half day), $319 and $80 supply fee (full day)

Cordovan Art School

3810 Gattis School Road, Ste. 108,

Round Rock



DuoQuest Camp with Penfold Theatre

DuoQuest Camp is a two-in-one package that includes theater-focused instructional classes in the morning and classic day camp activities in the afternoon, such as arts and crafts, sports, swimming and group games. Ages 5-12. Aug. 3-7. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $160

Heritage Carriage House

910 Heritage Center Circle, Round Rock



E.S.T.E.A.M. Learning Labs

E.S.T.E.A.M. Learning Labs offers programs in robotics, coding, engineering, video game design, cooking, art and design, acting, e-sports and filmmaking, among others. Camp offerings vary depending on the age of campers. Ages 5-17. June 1-Aug. 14. 9 a.m.-noon (half day), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full day). $235 (half day), $385 (full day)

E.S.T.E.A.M Academy Round Rock

12 Lake Drive, Round Rock



Greater Austin Dance Academy

Greater Austin Dance Academy offers half- and full-day themed production camps. Summer productions include “Frozen Kids,” “Aladdin Kids” and “13 the Musical.” Ages 3-18. June 1-Aug. 14. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half-day sessions); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full-day sessions). $155 (half day), $475 (two-week production camp)

Greater Austin Dance Academy

2641 Forest Creek Drive, Round Rock



Imagine Arts Academy of Austin & San Antonio

Imagine Arts Academy features three different art camp themes for campers, including Wild World, World of Design and Artist Passport. Campers will design, create and participate in hands-on art activities. Ages 4-12. May 26-Aug. 14. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half day); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full day). $180-$325

Round Rock locations TBD



kidsActing Studio

Learn how to sing, dance and act at kidsActing Studio, which features full-scale musical and theatrical play productions set to more than 10 themes throughout 15 locations in the Greater Austin area. Ages 4-18. June-August. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (half), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full). Costs vary depending on location

Dance Elements

1010 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Ste. 400, Pflugerville



The Dance Spot

900 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock



Lonestar Dance Camp

Campers will dance, sing, act, play games and participate in obstacle courses based on the week’s theme, ranging from Frozen 2 to Magical Rainbow Unicorns. Ages 3-11, depending on camp. June 15-Aug. 7. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (half day); 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full day). Camp lengths vary depending on theme. $175-$250 (depending on camp)

Lonestar Dance Center

2606 W. Pecan St., Ste. 212, Pflugerville



Penfold Players Camp

Budding performers learn to create costumes, sets and props; basic acting techniques; and how to memorize lines. Campers will perform a show at the end of the week. Ages 9-13. July 27-31. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half day); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (full day). $140 (half day), $255 (full day)

Allen R. Baca Senior Center

301 W. Bagdad Ave., Ste. 2, Round Rock



Premier Music Academy

Premier Music Academy offers year-round private music lessons, monthly open mic nights and early child music education called Musikgarten. All ages are invited. $135 a month (private lessons), $95 a month (Musikgarten)

Premier Music Academy

1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Ste. 116,

Round Rock



City camps


Activities include games, science projects, arts and crafts, swimming and more. Dates, times and prices to be determined.

Locations TBD




Activities include games, swimming, crafts, science projects and more. Dates, times and cost to be determined.

Locations TBD



Round Rock

Activities include games, sports, crafts and swimming. Dates, times and cost to be determined.

Locations vary by camp




D-BAT Austin Baseball & Softball Skills Camp

D-BAT Austin Summer Camps are skills-based camps that teach young players the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Players of all experience levels will work to improve their hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and baserunning skills. Daily quizzes will focus on teaching campers details about the game. Ages 5-12. June 8-12, 22-26; July 6-10, 13-17, 27-31; Aug. 3-7. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $75-$250

D-BAT Austin

3813 Helios Way, Ste. 240, Pflugerville



Forest Creek Junior Golf Camp

Each four-day program offers three hours of instruction each day and includes range balls, clubs, professional instruction, games and contests. Ages 7-17. June 1-4, 22-25; July 20-23; Aug. 3-6. 9 a.m.-noon. $199, not including tax

Forest Creek Golf Club

99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock



The Little Gym of Round Rock

Day camps at The Little Gym include physical activities, games, arts and crafts and themed adventures for campers, held indoors at the facility. Campers ages 3-12 are invited. June 15-Aug. 7. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half day). Camps start at $30 per session

The Little Gym of Round Rock

3203 S. I-35, Round Rock



Maldonado ATA Martial Arts Summer Camp

Maldonado ATA Martial Arts will offer four specialty camps this summer, featuring super hero, space and pirate themes. Each camp offers martial arts training, indoor and outdoor activities, reading and crafts related to the camp theme. Ages 4-13, varies by camp. June 8-July 31. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:30-4:30 p.m. (half day); 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (full day). $139 (per child, half day); $229 (per child, full day)

Maldonado ATA Martial Arts

4500 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 126,

Round Rock



Ninja Warrior Camps at Rise Martial Arts

Rise Martial Arts offers six themed camps for children, including weapon camps, sword camp, bully defense and a rank advancement camp. Kindergarten through sixth grade. June 1-5 (all weapons), June 8-12 (sword camp), June 22-26 (bully defense), July 13-17 (all weapons), July 27-31 (sword camp), Aug. 3-7 (rank advancement camp). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $199

Rise Martial Arts

15806 Windermere Drive, Bldg. B, Pflugerville



Round Rock Express Baseball and Softball Camps

Half-day baseball camps focus on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing and fielding. Full-day and overnight camps teach advanced skills and theory. Softball camps are half days that focus on defensive and offensive fundamentals. Ages 6-12 (half day baseball, softball), 8-14 (full day baseball, overnight). June 15-July 30. 9 a.m.-noon (half day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (full day). $225-$525, depending on camp

Dell Diamond

3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock



Tumbles Half Day Summer Camp

Tumbles of Round Rock offers weekly themed camps that include gym activities, obstacle courses and art projects. Themes included are gymnastics, ninja warrior, outer space, circus, sports and dinosaurs, among others. Ages 3-9. June 8-Aug. 14. 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. (half day). $175 per five days (members); $200 per five days (non-members)

Tumbles of Round Rock

2711 La Frontera Blvd., Ste. 110, Round Rock



Worldwide Wonder Camp

Worldwide Wonder Camp is a licensed day care facility that offers cultural immersion and outings to several local places such as Foodie Kids, Quarry Splash, Reunion Ranch and Rock N River, among others. Ages 5-12. May 28-Aug. 14.Times TBD. $136 a week

Pflugerville Martial Arts Academy

2700 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville

512-522-3912, ext. 703


YMCA Camp Round Rock

Camp Round Rock includes team sports, swimming, and theme-based activities that help promote independence and problem-solving skills. The majority of the camp day will be held outside. Ages 5-12. May 26-Aug. 19. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $140-$175 (full member), $175-$195 (community member).

YMCA Camp Round Rock

1500 N. Mays St., Round Rock




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