Parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle area. This list is not comprehensive.

San Marcos

1. Athletic Training Summer Camp: Be prepared for emergencies at this camp that specializes in athletic training and emergency care skills offered by athletic training faculty and staff at Texas State University. Campers will go over how to recognize and care for certain athletic-related injuries.2. Aquatic Investigators Camp: Campers who take part in the Aquatic Investigators Camp will have the chance to learn laboratory skills and meet with professionals in the aquatic science field.3. Autism Camp: This Texas State University camp specializes in those with autism. Camp activities will be tailored to help improve motor and social skills through a variety of activities, including animal and music therapy, arts and crafts, swimming, games, and more.4. Boys and Girls Club of South Central Texas: Campers will be able to participate in activities such as field trips and swim days at the Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp. Each week will have a different theme, such as Earth Week or Technology Week, with applicable activities.
  • Grades: pre-K-5
  • Dates: May 30-July 28
  • Cost: $150 per week
  • 400 Uhland Road, San Marcos
  • 512-805-3000

5. Coach Z Basketball Camps: Held at Texas State University, the Coach Z Basketball Camps are led by university basketball coaches and staff for kids to work on their skills. The camp is open to girls and boys.6. Discovery Camp: The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Discovery Camp with themed weeks full of exploring and adventures. Campers will be able to conduct experiments, build things, work as a team and more.
  • Ages: 5-10
  • Dates: June 12-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $150 per week (San Marcos residents), $175 per week (nonresidents)
  • 801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos
  • [email protected]
7. Discovery Day Camp: The Discovery Day Camp through Texas State University will allow children to take part in an engineering project and learn about macroinvertebrates, such as snails and worms.
  • Ages: 7-9 (Aug. 9), 9-12 (Aug. 8), 12-14 (Aug. 7)
  • Dates: Aug. 7-9
  • Cost: $60 per day
  • 220 E. Sessom Drive, San Marcos
  • 512-245-6176
8. Honors Summer Math Camp: The Honors Math Camp at Texas State University is an intensive, immersive experience for high school students to develop skills in mathematics that are applicable to other areas, such as science and engineering.

9. Junior Summer Math Camp: The Texas State University College of Science & Engineering Mathworks Department will host math camps this summer targeted toward different age groups at different levels. The junior summer math camp is day only and designed to help nurture campers’ mathematical abilities.

10. Junior Summer Residential Math Camp: This math camp is catered to middle school students interested in developing their math skills. Students at this camp will be taught by university professors and will also have study group sessions and time for nonmath activities.

11. Sean Huiet Volleyball Camps: Aspiring and experienced volleyball players will have the opportunity to work with current and former Texas State University volleyball players through different sessions. Camps are split up by ages with dates focused for skills and others more oriented toward team building and strategy.

12. Steve Holeman Soccer Camps: Campers will participate in half- or full-day soccer camps at the Bobcat Soccer Complex. They will train with Texas State coaches and players with side or full games at the end of each day.13. Steven Trout Baseball Camps: Held at the Bobcat Ballpark, this summer camp is perfect for those interested in baseball. Campers will work with Texas State baseball coaches and student-athletes to learn more about baseball and work on hand-eye coordination.14. Summer Fun: The city of San Marcos will host its annual Summer Fun camp full of games, crafts, field trips and themed dress-up days. The location for the camps is undetermined but will be held at a San Marcos CISD facility.
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Dates: June 12-Aug. 4
  • Cost: $40 per week (San Marcos residents), $63 per week (nonresidents)
  • Location: TBD
  • [email protected]
15. Texas State University String Camp: The Texas State University School of Music’s annual camp will give students the opportunity to work with experienced musicians within the department’s faculty. Campers will have rehearsal in the mornings and afternoons paired with their choice of elective, such as Improv for Strings and Instrumental Techniques.16. Texas State University Theatre Camp: The Texas State University Theatre Camp is designed for high school students who are interested in seeking a degree in theater. Campers will participate in master classes taught by faculty, host performances, and work with costumes and scene designs.Buda

17. Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp: This camp is designed for elementary and middle school kids to learn the basics of basketball in a team environment.18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre Camp: Campers will spend a week at the Inspired Minds Art Center developing their confidence and acting skills that culminate in a performance for friends and family.19. Encanto Musical Theatre Camp: Campers will get the chance to step into the world of the movie “Encanto” and learn the songs and dances to go along with crafts and theater design projects at this Inspired Minds Art Center camp.20. Ladybird Montessori: The Ladybird Montessori Nature School Summer Camp will offer a range of learning opportunities about farming, caring for animals, pottery, painting, fossils and more.21. Rock Band Camp: This camp is designed for those who have always wanted to be a rock star. Campers will have the opportunity to learn a new instrument; rehearse songs; and end the two-week camp with a concert fitted with stage lights, laser lights and a fog machine.22. Shakespeare Theatre Camp: Learn about William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan life with this Shakespeare Theatre Camp, which will include dancing, sword fighting, music and more.23. STEAM Camp: Take a trip this summer without stepping foot outside of Buda at the Inspired Minds Art Center Art & Culture STEAM Camp. There will be a different continent to explore each week, including Africa, Europe and Asia. Campers will be split up into groups to do science projects and art projects using a variety of mediums.Kyle

24. Code Ninjas: Code Ninjas in Kyle will host a range of camps this summer for kids with an interest in technology, 3D modeling, robotics and more. Campers also have options for coding through Code Your Own Arcade and Code Your Own Robot in Minecraft with introductory to more advanced camps. Other camps include Introduction to Roblox Development as well as the next step, Next Level Roblox Development for continued education.
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Dates: June 5-July 21
  • Cost: $225 per week
  • 844 Kohlers Crossing, Ste. 250, Kyle
  • 512-862-2633
25. Kids Dance Center: The Kids Dance Center in Kyle will host a variety of weekly camps this summer, each with a different theme, such as SuperHero Camp and Party in the USA Camp. Campers will get the chance to learn new dances, partake in arts and crafts, play games, and more. Campers are encouraged to bring an extra set of clothes for water activities.
  • Ages: 5-11
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
  • Cost: $225 per week
  • 305 Rocking M. Road, Ste. A, Kyle
  • 512-593-8813
26. Kyle Summer Camp: The Kyle Parks and Recreation Department will host an eight-week summer camp at Wallace Middle School. Campers will visit local and regional attractions such as Lake Kyle and Austin Park N Pizza for fishing, pizza parties, hiking and other activities. Supplies needed for daily activities will be provided; however, only snacks will be provided and not breakfast nor lunch.27. Rocking Horse Academy: Campers at Rocking Horse Academy’s summer camp will have the chance to participate in a variety of themed activities, which vary each week, including a week dedicated to learning about animals and an end-of-summer fiesta. Activities at the camp include a field trip and a swim day.