Parents looking for summer camps for their kids have a number of options to choose from in the Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs areas, including virtual options. Listings are accurate as of press time, but information is subject to change.


1. ATX Kids Club offers its annual mobile camp of educational field trips with an additional focus on health and fitness. Campers are supervised as they explore Austin via Capital Metro transportation services with weekly themes including nature, the arts, Texas and diversity. Financial assistance is available as are extended care options.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 27

Ages: 4-12

Cost: $375 per week

Mobile camp with drop-off and pickup locations around Austin


2. Austin Eco Bilingual School Spanish immersion camps are based on an adventure book about travels across the world. At the camp, students are “fully immersed” in the Spanish language and are exposed to new phrases and vocabulary through cooking, art, dancing and music. The camp is split into 11 one-week sessions. Part-time and full-time camps are offered.


Dates: May 28-Aug. 20

Ages: 2-8

Cost: $180-$320 per week

Austin Eco Bilingual School

8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin


3. Badgerdog Creative Writing workshops allow children to work with writers to explore, experiment, imagine and create new written works for publication. Camps are currently scheduled to be virtual, and access to Zoom and Google Drive is required. In-person summer camp workshops may be added at a later date.


Dates: June 7-25; June 28-July 2; July 5-9; July 12-30; Aug. 2-6

Ages: Grades 2-12

Cost: $125-$300


4. Mad Science and Crayola Imagine Arts Academy camps have multiple locations across the Austin area. Programs are designed to include exciting hands-on science and art activities for children as campers become junior scientists or artists and experience a variety of adventures.

In-person and virtual

Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Ages: 5-12

Cost: Starts at $18 virtual and $58 in-person per day

Multiple locations


5. Neuron Garage offers weekly engineering camps that give children a chance to use recycled materials to build structures such as roller coasters for marbles and cardboard castles while being supervised and led virtually. Neuron Garage is looking at possible options for an in-person camp this summer as well, although representatives said those details are not yet available as of press time.


Dates: June-August

Ages: 7-12

Cost: $150 per week


6. Snapology Austin Lego and robotics camps offer programs in which campers use Lego building bricks to explore STEAM and literary concepts while also learning social skills.


Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Ages: 4-12

Cost: $250-$395 per week

A. Circle C Community Center

7817 LaCrosse Ave., Austin

B. Snapology Austin Discovery Center

1910 Fortview Road, Austin


7. St. Gabriel’s Catholic School will hold its annual summer camps offering sessions in a variety of areas with subjects and programs varying through the summer. Campers work in the school’s d.lab for Making, a collaborative space that promotes experiential learning with an emphasis on innovation, solution-seeking and collaboration.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 23

Ages: 3-14

Cost: $150-$300 per week

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin


8. The University of Texas UTeach Outreach camps focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Campers master concepts and virtually explore campus, interact with industry professionals and see research labs.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 6

Ages: 8-16

Cost: $550


Arts & performance

9. Art + Academy offers programs where young artists can improve their drawing and painting skills. Classes aim to balance fun with expert instruction to improve a camper’s skills.


Dates: June 1-Aug. 13

Ages: 5-17

Cost: $136-$320 per week

Art + Academy

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


10. The Art Garage splits campers into programs based on age group, offering projects in artistic mediums and themes, from Hogwarts to galaxy week. Currently scheduled for in-person camps, plans are still being developed for a possible virtual option as well.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

Ages: 5-13

Cost: $329 per week

The Art Garage

11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202, Austin


11. Austin Film Festival campers take classes and workshops in screenwriting, filmmaking, editing and video game writing. Campers make their own short films and animations with the support of AFF’s venue, equipment and instruction. Camps are available in person or via Zoom.

In-person and virtual

Ages: 9-18

Dates: June 7-July 30

Cost: $125-$410

First Baptist Church

901 Trinity St., Austin


12. Austin School of Film summer camps offer hands-on learning experiences in film, animation and creative media. This year, campers receive a box of tools and supplies at their homes to participate in activities and receive free trials for relevant software.


Dates: June-July

Ages: 8-16

Cost: $680, discounts for early registrants


13. Bake Austin’s Kids Culinary School offers hands-on baking activities that empower kids to learn life skills with weeklong virtual camps.


Dates: June 7-Aug.6

Ages: 8-16

Cost: $250 per week


14. Balance Dance Studios offers half-day preschool camps—with themes such as superheroes, dinosaurs and princesses—or full-day camps for older dancers with a focus on acrobatic dance training.


Dates: June 7-July 23

Ages: 3-10

Cost: $225-$375 per week

4554 S. Lamar Blvd., Bldg. 300, Austin


15. Cordovan Art School campers learn from artist-educators and create works of art in various mediums, such as clay, painting, drawing, sculpture, anime and drama.


Dates: May 26-Aug. 19

Ages: 5-16

Cost: $107-$449 per week (supply fee additional)

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


16. kidsActing Studio this year is offering single and multiple-week camps. Each camp ends with performances for friends and family. The camp plans to have 16 total locations this summer across the area, and details of others in South Austin are still being organized.


Dates: May 31-Aug. 13

Ages: 4-18

Cost: $265-$365 per week

A. Dripping Springs United Methodist Church

28600 RR 12, Dripping Springs

B. Balance Dance Studios

4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin


17. Oak Hill Drum Studio will again be offering its Beginners Drum Boot Camp this year. Campers receive one-on-one lessons and learn to play on the drumset for two hours each day during weeklong camps, while mini camps are twice a week. Camps are held each week from June-August at the drum studio, and a virtual camp option is also available.

In-person and virtual

Dates: June-August

Ages: 9 and up

Cost: $395 for week, $125 for mini camps

Oak Hill Drum Studio

7003 Pinto Cove, Austin


18. One World Theatre campers spend a week auditioning, rehearsing and ultimately performing in a full-scale production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Official dates have not been announced yet.


Dates offered: TBD

Ages: 5-15

Cost: $240

One World Theatre

7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin

512-330-9500, ext.130

19. Premiere Dance Center offers week-long camps with daily dance themes and lessons on a variety of dance styles. Dance intensives are also offered to more experienced dancers.


Dates: June 14-Aug. 6

Ages: 3-18

Cost: $200-$325 per week

Premiere Dance Center

13834 Sawyer Ranch Road, Dripping Springs


20. The Sated Sheep will offer it’s Let’s Go Crafting camp this year, teaching knitting and crochet, while campers learn to make pom poms and tassels. Students are given supplies for crafts, and classes are limited to eight campers each.


Dates: June 7-11, July 12-16, Aug. 2-6

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $135

The Sated Sheep

100 Commons Road, Ste. 5, Dripping Springs


21. Squishy Banana Studios campers learn about filmmaking—including writing scripts, acting, filming and editing— and create their own short films and movies during weeklong sessions.


Dates: June 14- Aug. 9

Grades: kindergarten-6th grade

Cost: $295-$395 per week

11530 Menchaca Road, Austin


22. At Umlauf Sculpture Garden, children learn from teaching artists to creatively engage with Umlauf Sculpture garden through “STEAM-style” learning. Campers create interactive nature and art projects.


Ages: kindergarten-5th grade

Dates: June 7-July 23

Cost: $200 (half day), $380 (full day)

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Azie Morton Road


23. The University of Texas Radio-Television-Film Media professors, media professionals and advanced graduate students teach kids about filmmaking, video game design, animation and more. Campers learn to create content with other creative kids.


Ages: 8-adult

Dates: June-August (Dates TBA)

Cost: Varies

The University of Texas Jesse H. Jones Communication Center

2504 Whitis Ave., Bldgs. A and B


24. ZACH Theatre will run reduced-capacity, socially distant weekly camps. The local theatre has offered these performing arts camps for children for more than 30 years.


Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 7-Aug. 18

Cost: $275-$320 per week

ZACH Theatre

A. 1510 Toomey Road, Austin

B. 14010 US 183, Ste. 540, Austin

512-476-0594, ext. 265


25. Code Wizards HQ hosts virtual camps that are split into three-week sessions. Campers are taught by teachers to code using live online communications and tools.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 19

Ages: grades 3-12

Cost: $149 per week


26. Coding with Kids offers various camps with one-to-three hour sessions per day with subjects including game development, robotics and electronics, computer modding and Minecraft building. Camps are currently scheduled to be held virtually this summer.


Dates: June-August

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $129-$219 per week


27. The University of Texas Computer Science Summer Academies hosted by UT’s Computer Science Department offers five summer academies for youth interested in a hands-on computer science experience. Two camps are at no cost to selected applicants, and three are tuition-based.


Ages: 14-18

Cost: Free for application-based, $799 for tuition-based

28. The University of Texas Design Camps, held virtually this summer, are taught by university faculty members online, with lessons including web game design, graphic and branding design, product sketching, and 3-D prototyping and animation.


Dates: June 7-July 2

Ages: grades 9-12

Cost: $549

Sports & outdoor activities

29. All-Star Sports Camp athletes learn teamwork and sportsmanship from a staff of coaches while participating in various games, sports and athletic activities. The camp offers full and half-day rates.


Dates: June 4-Aug. 20

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $199-$299 per week

SoccerZone South Austin

9501 Menchaca Road, Austin


30. ATX Ballers camp athletes focus on either basketball of soccer. Coaches provide lessons to campers that develop fundamentals and prepare athletes for games. The camps offer full and half-day rates, and run Monday through Thursday.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

Ages: grades pre-K-12

Cost: $120-$250 per day

Austin Oaks Church gymnasium

4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd., Austin


31. Better Than Yesterday and Home Court Austin organize a youth basketball camp that teaches basketball and life skills to campers.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 11

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $175

Home Court Training Center

12701 Lowden Lane, Bldg. 401, Austin


32. Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp Inc. campers play basketball and learn how to correctly shoot a basket while practicing team concepts.


Dates: June 28-July 1

Ages: 7-16

Cost: $240 per week

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

3000 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin


33. Jump Gymnastics’ Camp Jump program offers theme-based camps including a variety of activities, such as gymnastics, interactive centers, yoga, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Extended aftercare and early drop-off are also available for an additional cost.


Dates: June 7- Aug. 13

Ages: 3-10

Cost: $265-$470 per week

6800 West Gate Blvd., Ste. 111, Austin


34. The Little Gym in South Austin’s camp program includes hours a day participating in “quests” built around a weekly theme. Activities include gymnastics, games, and arts and crafts. Specific dates for programs and details are still being determined.


Dates: June-August

Ages: 3-8

Cost: $30-$35 per half day

The Little Gym

2716 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. E-150, Austin


35. RED Arena offers its annual Horse Camp again this year. An inclusive summer camp for children with disabilities, campers of all experience levels are invited to participate in trail rides, games and crafts while learning about horse care and teamwork. A health screening is required in order to attend. Camps are held each week in June through August.


Dates: June-August

Ages: 5-15

Cost: $600 per week

1601 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs


36. Rock About Climbing Adventures hosts climbing camps that encourage safety and fun for young climbers. Each week, campers climb at the Austin Greenbelt, Reimer’s Ranch and Enchanted Rock.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

Ages: 9-18

Cost: $399 per week

3755 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin


37. Wet & Wild Camp provides field trips, taking children on daily trips to swim at local pools, lakes, rivers or water parks. Campers are dropped off by parents each day at 7:30 a.m., and parent pickup is at 5:30 p.m. from various locations across Austin, including near the corner of MoPac and West Hwy. 290.


Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

Ages: 6-15

Cost: $400-$480 per week

Drop-off and pickup available at the corner of MoPac and West Hwy. 290 in South Austin