Families looking for summer camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs area. This list is not comprehensive.

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1 Academic Summer Camp is designed to sharpen skills and keep campers’ brains engaged ahead of the upcoming school year.

Grades: kindergarten-eighth

Dates: July 24-28

Cost: $275 per week

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2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin

512-327-7755

www.sgs-austin.org

2 All-Star Sports Camp Trained coaches and mentors lead students through soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, board games and other activities at both SoccerZone locations. Each camp ends with a splash day.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: May 29-Aug. 18

Cost: $225-$350 per week

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9501 Menchaca Road, Austin

512-280-2244

www.allstarsportscamp.org

3 ART + Academy offers themed camps for young artists to take their drawing and painting skills to the next level.

Ages: 5-17

Dates: June 5-Aug. 11

Cost: $180-$355 per week

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5424 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 110, Austin

512-812-8070

www.artplusacademy.com

4 The Art Garage offers instruction for young artists who will explore more than 10 art mediums each week while making friends and creating art.

Ages: 5-15

Dates: May 26-Aug. 11

Cost: $239-$359 per week

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11190 Circle Drive, Austin

512-852-9900

www.theartgarageaustin.com

5 ATX Ballers Summer Basketball Camp will provide coaches who will teach the fundamentals of basketball, including skills development, games and scrimmages—depending on age level. All skill levels are accepted, and players are grouped together by age and skill level.

Grades: pre-K-eighth grade

Dates: June 5-Aug. 10

Cost: $160-$300 per week

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1201 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin

512-230-8965

www.atxballers.com

6 Austin Eco Bilingual School is a nature play-based learning experience school offering Spanish immersion camp.

Ages: 2-10

Dates: June 1-Aug. 25

Cost: $220-350 per week

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8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin

512-299-5731

www.austinbilingualschool.com

7 Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp offers campers a summer of creativity, collaboration and fun. Camps are hands-on and last one week each with workshops in the arts of screenwriting, filmmaking, editing, stop-motion animation and more.

Ages: 9-18

Dates: June 5-July 28

Cost: $200-$450 per week

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First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity St., Austin

512-478-4795

www.austinfilmfestival.com

/summer-camps-and-classes

8 Austin Parks and Recreation Summer Camp offers an opportunity to experience visual and performing arts, culture and history; celebrate Austin’s diversity; and build community. Camps include playground, therapeutic, nature, recreation and arts.

Ages: 5-15 years

Dates: The dates, times and costs vary by location and program type and are listed on the website.

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Locations vary

www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation

9 Austin Waldorf School will host two all-day summer camps and two half-day summer camps for arts and athletics at its 30 acre campus in the hill country.

Ages: 3-5, 6-17

Dates: June 12-Aug. 4

Cost: $280- $425 per week

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8700 South View Rd., Austin

512-288-5942

www.austinwaldorf.org

10 Badgerdog Creative Writing Camp has operated for over 10 years and offers writing workshops for third to 12th-graders. Campers work with professional writers to explore poetry, fiction, nonfiction and playwriting. Campers will read, write and share their work. At the end of the summer, all three-week campers will have their work published in one of two produced anthologies: Rise for elementary-age writers and Emerge for middle and high school writers.

Grades: third-12th

Dates: June 5-23 and July 10-28

Cost: $400-$575 per session

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Locations vary

512-542-0076

www.austinlibrary.org/creative-writing-camp

11 Bee Cave Art Camp expert instructors teach painting, drawing, ceramics and cooking through projects. Every week, the camp holds a kids art show to display their creations.

Ages: 5-11

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11

Cost: $210 (half day), $510 (full day)

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12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. T125, Bee Cave

512-522-9467

www.beecavearts.eventbrite.com

12 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area will offer the 2022 Great Futures Summer Camp. Attendees will explore culture, history and people of the world through hands-on and age-appropriate science, technology, engineering and mathematics, arts, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership activities.

Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: price varies; scholarship opportunities available

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Various locations in Austin

512-444-7199

www.bgcaustin.org

13 Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a four-day intense basketball shooting camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid.

Ages: 7-17

Dates: May 31-June 1

Cost: $260 per week through May 3, $285 through June 1

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Various Austin area locations

512-799-8891

www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com

14 Camp Headwaters offerings range from enriching play for the youngest campers to thematic weeks, field trips and adventure camps for older campers.

Ages: 3-14

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $350-$500 per week

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Various locations

512-623-5419

www.headwaters.org/camp

15 Camp Wildflower offers campers an immersive experience in nature focused on natural science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The camp held at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center includes hikes, plant labs and nature-based arts and crafts.

Grades: second-fifth

Dates: June 5-June 29

Cost: $450-$500 per week

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4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin

512-232-0100

www.wildflower.org/camp

16 Crayola Imagine Arts Academy offers problem-solving activities with art and helps foster creativity and critical thinking. Activities include sculpting, illustrating, painting and textile artistry.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11

Cost: $200-$450 per week

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Locations vary

512-892-1143

www.austin.imagineartsacademy.com

17 Creative Action Summer Camp offers hands-on learning, exploration, personal growth, and both indoor and outdoor activities alongside professional teaching artists.

Ages: 5-11

Dates: June 5-July 28

Cost: $395 (one week), $775 (two weeks)

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Various Austin locations, including

Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin

512-442-8773

www.creativeaction.org/programs

18 Creator Camps offers campers the chance to learn how to make movies. Campers will receive hands-on media classes in everything from filmmaking and animation to YouTube production. In addition, campers will learn about AI, Roblox game development and Minecraft modding.

Ages: 6-13

Dates: June 12-July 28

Cost: $175-$250

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2500 Wimberly Ln., Austin

713-417-9025

www.creatorcamp.org

19 Cordovan Art School offers themed camps, including anime, super heroes, fantasy art, pottery, video game art and more.

Ages: 5-16

Dates: May 30-Aug. 18

Cost: $270-$540 per week

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9217 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 140, Austin

512-531-9353

www.cordovanartschool.com

20 Girls’ Boxing Summer Camp at Austin Women’s Boxing Club focuses on boxing fitness, confidence building, and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers will practice real boxing techniques with certified instructors.

Ages: 10-17

Dates: June 13-Aug. 3

Cost: $175 per week

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2919 Menchaca Road, Ste. 210, Austin

737-202-0008

www.austinwomensboxingclub.com

21 iCode Austin will host weekly camps that explore mechanical engineering, digital design, programming and other tech-related skills.

Ages: 6-14

Dates: May 19-Aug. 4

Cost: $499-$599 per week

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4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Bldg. K,

Ste. 200, Austin

512-308-3721

www.icodeschool.com/austin113

22 Idea Lab Kids is a science, technology, engineering, art and math camp that allows students to complete projects using their design skills.

Ages: 5-13

Dates: May 31-Aug. 12

Costs: $375-$413 per week

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Main campus: 8620 Burnet Road, Austin;

Satellite campus: St. Austin Catholic School, 800 Herndon Lane, Austin

512-494-6744

www.idealabkids.com/locations/austin

23 Kidventure offers both overnight and day camps designed to help build the social, emotional and physical lives of children.

Ages: 3-16; varies by camp

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: Starting at $340 per week

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Various locations

512-263-8992

www.kidventure.com

24 KidStrong Brain + Body camps focus on brain, physical and social-emotional development through sports and art.

Ages: 4-9

Dates: May 22-Aug. 11

Cost: $249 per week

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9900 S I-35 Frontage Rd. Bldg F. Ste. 950, Austin

512-596-2648

www.Kidstrong.com/academy

25 Mad Science offers hands-on science activities. Campers explore science through STEM-based explorations and games.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11

Cost: $200-$450 per week

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Locations vary

512-892-1143

www.austin.madscience.org

26 Mariposas Spanish Immersion Summer Camp, also known as Camp Peru, will help children by practicing and improving their Spanish skills while learning about Peru through games, stories, activities, music, dance and art.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: May 30-June 9

Cost: $330-$355 per week

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8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin

512-299-5731

www.austinbilingualschool.com

27 McKinney Roughs Nature Park offers campers archery, science exploration, river rafting, crafting and more on 1,100 acres of pine forests and box canyons.

Ages: 5-14

Dates: June 12-Aug. 4

Cost: $275 per week

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Pick up at Lower Colorado River Authority Headquarters: 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin

LCRA Dalchau Service Center: 3505 Montopolis Drive, Austin

512-303-5073

www.lcra.org/camps

28 Neuron Garage gives campers a chance to repurpose their recycling to solve engineering challenges while collaborating with peers. Each week will present a new challenge to keep engagement high.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: June 5-Aug. 11

Cost: $425 per week

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Multiple locations including: 4100 Menchaca Road, Austin

9607 Brodie Lane, Austin

512-593-5393

www.neurongarage.com

29 Oak Hill Drum Studio will offer drum set boot camp for beginners. Campers learn music fundamentals with private, hands-on training with a professional instructor.

Ages: 9 and up

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $150-$595 per week

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7003 Pinto Cove, Austin

512-964-6778

www.austindrumlessons.com

30 Paramount Summer Camps allow families to choose among three summer camps—Camp Paramount, Camp Story Wranglers and Summer Songwriting Workshop—which encourage young people to explore acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, production design, songwriting and performance. Students will perform at the Paramount Theatre on their final day.

Ages: 6-16

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $800 per 2-week session. Scholarships available

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Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Caves Road;

Ridgetop Elementary School, 5005 Caswell Ave.; Baker School, 3908 Ave. B, Austin

512-692-0526

www.austintheatre.org/camps

31 Rock-About Climbing Adventures offers one week of outdoor climbing in Austin for all levels. Campers will spend two days on the Greenbelt and three days at Reimers Ranch.

Ages: 9-18

Dates: June 5-Aug. 11

Cost: $449 per week

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Locations vary

https://rock-about.com/climbing-courses

/kids-climbing-camp/

32 Snapology offers full-day camps for children to create with LEGO-inspired building toys and participate in engineering and robotics activities.

Ages: 4-14

Dates: May 30-Aug. 18

Cost: $275-$450 per week

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Various locations

512-368-9090

www.austin.snapology.com

33 Sportball camps teach baseball, volleyball, football, hockey, wiffle ball, board games, tennis and golf. Trained coaches and mentors break down games into fundamentals and encourage teamwork.

Ages: 3-11

Dates: May 20-Aug. 11

Cost: $160-$260 per week

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First Various locations

512-407-8814

www.sportball.us

34 Squishy Banana Studios Film Camp offers children a chance to create a music video, action/adventure or suspense/thriller move from start to finish. Campers get the filmmaking experience from writing a script to acting, filming and editing a new short film each week.

Ages: kindergarten-eighth grade

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $345-$375 per week

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11800 Johnny Weismuller Lane, Austin

512-256-4662

www.squishybananastudios.com

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35 Steve & Kate’s Camp allows campers to pick and choose which camp activities—including sports, sewing, baking and more—on their own schedule throughout the day.

Ages: kindergarten-eighth grade

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $105 per day, $2,730 summer pass

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3207 W Slaughter Ln., Austin

737-270-7686

www.steveandkatescamp.com/austin

36 STEAM Summer Camp Camp will provide campers challenges to grow their imagination and creativity, build confidence, and learn important lessons about perseverance and resilience.

Grade: pre-K to fourth grade

Dates: June 5-July 17

Cost: $295 per week

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2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin

512-327-7755

www.sge-austin.org

37 Thinkery camps use STEAM concepts through collaborative games and activities, growing children’s creative problem-solving skills and exploration. This year’s themes include Animal Adventures, Bio-Building, Think Community and Story-tech-ing. The Thinkery is a children's museum in Austin.

Grades: pre-K-fifth

Dates: June 5-Aug. 4

Cost: $385-$425 per week

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1830 Simond Ave., Austin

512-469-6201

www.thinkeryaustin.org/camps

38 Tiny Saber Camp will focus on age-appropriate STEAM activities and help children with intentional developmental tasks to achieve pre-K classroom readiness and familiarity with classroom structure. This camp will be an introduction to the school experience.

Ages: 3

Dates: June 5-July 24

Cost: $295 per week

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2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin

512-327-7755

www.sgs-austin.org/student-life/

summer-program

39 The University of Texas Computer Science Summer Academies offers a variety of free and tuition-based summer academies. Through group projects, lectures and other educational and entertaining activities, students get real-world experience learning computer science.

Ages: ninth-12th grade

Dates: June 4-July 29

Cost: varies

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2317 Speedway, Austin

512-471-9517

bit.ly/utcs-academies

40 UT Radio-Television-Film Media Camps at The University of Texas offers summer media production programs for youth of various ages, such as filmmaking, screenwriting, animation, GarageBand sound editing and sketch comedy writing.

Ages: 6-18

Dates: TBD

Cost: varies

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504 Whitis Ave., Bldgs. A and B, Austin

512-471-6617

www.rtf.utexas.edu/camps

41 Wet & Wild Adventure Camp provides students water- and swimming-related outings daily, including trips to swimming pools, water parks, amusement parks, lakes and rivers. Kids also go bowling, skating, climbing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Ages: 9-15

Dates: May 30-Aug. 11

Cost: $400-$540 per week

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Drop-off/pickup locations: 2008 Enfield Road, Austin; 6100 Westcreek Drive, Austin

512-771-3188

www.wetwildcamp.com

42 Zach Theatre summer camps teaching acting, creative drama, dance, film, improv and musical theater are available with full-day options. Zach Theatre is a skills-based acting and musical theater serving Austin for over 90 years.

Grades: kindergarten-12th

Dates: May 30-Aug. 10

Cost: $275-$350 per week

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202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-476-0541