Here's where you can send your kid to summer camp in Southwest Austin

Young Metalsmiths summer camps

Young Metalsmiths summer camps

Summer break gives students a chance to transition into campers and experience all the region has to offer. The camps listed here provide opportunities for children to hone athleticism, learn a new skill or participate in outdoor activities.


Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
Participants work with a professional writer and write original poetry and prose during the half-day, three-week camp.

First Baptist Church Oak Hill,
6907 Convict Hill Road, Austin
512-542-0076 •
June 12-30 • Incoming grades 3-12
$475 per three-week session

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Creative Brick Builders camp
The camp features a variety of themes and building activities, motorized project kits and original lesson plans. Students complete a new motorized building challenge each day. Each half-day camp features crafts, Lego games and creative building.

Rooster Springs Elementary School,
1001 Belterra Drive, Austin
512-388-9003 •
June 19-Aug. 4 • Grades K-7
$189 per week

‘Las aventuras de Chico alrededor del mundo’ Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
Campers will “travel” together to different countries every week through stories about Chico Paquito and his traveling adventures. Weekly themes will enhance Spanish language skills, helping children apply these skills to real-life scenarios. Field trips will be hosted for children age 4 and older.

Austin Eco Bilingual School,
8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 2-12
$180 for half days, $300 for full days

Little Stars Camp
Sixty elementary-age girls from Austin ISD will be invited to participate in hands-on, STEM-related activities led and coordinated by high school students trained by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Interested students can apply online.

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders,
2206 Prather Lane, Austin
512-414-3340 •
June 12-15 • Grades 3-8
$75 for four full days

Mad Science camps
Camps run each week Monday through Friday and feature in-class discovery and exploration; indoor and outdoor games and physical activities; and hands-on applications of scientific principles.

Southwest Mad Science office,
6120 W. Hwy. 290, Austin
512-892-1143 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 4-12
$180 per week for half days, $290 per week for full days

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Moolah U camp
During weeklong, full-day sessions, campers develop a business idea and marketing plan; create a product; and give a business pitch to get a loan for their supplies. Campers are taught how money works and develop life skills while having fun.

La Madeleine,
5493 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley
512-443-8851 •
July 10-14, Aug. 7-11 • Ages 7-16
$300 per week

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Snapology Austin Lego/Robotics camps
Twelve weeklong camps feature themes including “Star Wars” and Disney. Camps include Lego robotics, Scratch programming and engineering.

Circle C Community Center,
7817 LaCrosse Ave., Austin
Gateway Hill Country Church,
14121 W. Hwy. 290, Austin
512-368-9090 •
May 30-Aug. 18 • Ages 4-14
$105-$180 per week

Arts & Performance

The Art Garage summer art camps
The Art Garage offers weeklong themed day camps, including “Under the Sea,” Pokemon, Disney, and “Candyland.” Activities range from drawing to ceramics. This year the traveling art camp Van-a-gogh-go will be offered to ages 11-16.

The Art Garage,
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202, Austin
512-852-9900 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 4-16
$269 per week, $445-$465 per week for Van-a-gogh-go

Ballet Southwest Academy summer
The ballet program features weeklong intensive classes that range from beginning to advanced techniques and beginning to advanced pointe.

Ballet Southwest Academy LLC,
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 101, Austin

June 13-July 20 • Ages 8-18
$35-$55 per week

D’Ette & Co. Dancers camps
The dance company offers a variety of camps for different age groups with themes from “Princesses” to “Hip Hop” as well as summer classes and a summer intensive program teaching styles such as ballet, tap and jazz, and hip-hop.

D’Ette & Co. Dancers,
12110 Manchaca Road, Ste. 200, Austin
June 12-July 31 • Ages 3-18
$125-$225 per week

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Drum Camp for Beginners
Campers can choose drumset or school band percussion and learn music theory fundamentals, basic rock beats and fills, and how to play popular rock and pop music or a snare drum solo. Each camp is a private, two-hour one-on-one training session. No experience is necessary.

Oak Hill Drum Studio,
7003 Pinto Cove, Austin
512-964-6778 •
June 6-Aug. 26 • Ages 9 and older
$350 for five-day camp sessions, $110 for single-day camp session

Escuelita Art-es Inc. camps
Monthlong themed camps include “Bollywood”; “Survival Skills”; “All Things Faeries”; “Li’l Foodie”; and “Crystals, Potions and Wands.” The final session lasts three weeks. Camps feature instruction in dance, yoga, theater, art, tumbling and sign language.

Escuelita Art-es Inc.,
6100 Parkwood Drive, Austin
512-965-3604 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 4-8
$300 for one-week session, $825 for three-week session, $1,100 for four-week session

kidsActing Camp
Singing, dancing and acting camps include themes such as “Little Mermaid,” “Legally Blond,” “Tangled,” “Aloha Moana” and “Star Wars.”

Eighteen locations including:

Balance Dance Studio,
4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

8901 Hwy. 71, Austin, Austin

Oak Hill United Methodist Church,
7815 W. Hwy. 290, Austin

Dripping Springs United Methodist Church,
28900 RR 12, Dripping Springs

512-836-5437 •
June 5-Aug. 25 • Ages 5-16
$335 per week for full-day camps

Premiere Dance Center camps
Weeklong dance camps for campers ages 3-8 feature daily themes, such as “Beach Day” or “Princess Day.” Intensives are offered for older, more experienced dancers looking for inspiration and a challenge. Each camp will include a variety of dance styles and classes.

Premiere Dance Center, 9217 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 140, Austin
512-301-7475 •
June 12-Aug. 4 • Ages 3-18
$175-$275 per week

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Squishy Banana Studios filmmaking camp
Campers can learn life skills, such as responsibility and time management, through writing a script, making a storyboard, acting, directing, producing and editing their own short film over the course of one week of half-day sessions.

Squishy Banana Studios,
11800 Johnny Weismuller Lane, Austin
817-797-1685 •
June 5-Aug. 4 • Ages 5-13
$235 per week

Young Metalsmiths summer camps
Students will increase fine motor skills while learning to make sculptural jewelry pieces during weeklong camps taught by professional artists and educators. Campers will learn sawing, soldering, riveting, filing, etching, hammering and more, and they will create multiple pieces throughout the week. End-of-the-week art shows will be held.

Creative Side Jewelry Academy,
321 W. Ben White Blvd., Ste. 204, Austin
512-799-0731 •
June 19-Aug. 11•  Ages 10-15
$345 per week

Young Rembrandts drawing workshops
Half-day themed drawing, cartooning and pastels workshops will feature themes such as “World of Dinosaurs”; “Fashion, Faces, and Flowers”; and “Favorite Apps and Video Games.” A full list of camps can be found on the website.

Various locations, including:

Rooster Springs Elementary School,
1001 Belterra Drive, Austin

Circle C Community Center,
7817 LaCrosse Ave., Austin

June 19-Aug. 18 • Ages 5-13


Camp on the Move
Campers will travel throughout Austin, San Antonio and Arlington visiting locations such as Schlitterbahn twice a week, Typhoon Texas, K1 Speed, Six Flags, Great Wolf Lodge and more.

Pickup and drop-off at Sunset Valley Elementary School playground,
3204 1/2 Jones Road, Austin
512-658-6285 •
June 5-Aug. 11 • Ages 8-14
$325-$385 per week

Onion Creek Club summer camps
Campers at the Onion Creek Club can choose from a variety of half and full day camps including activities such as swimming, golf, tennis, cooking classes, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, and more. A Maker Kids Lab camp will also be offered where kids can participate in STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) projects. Lunch is included with every camp.

Onion Creek Club,
2510 Onion Creek Pkwy., Austin
June 5-Aug. 18 Ages 3-13

$120-$275 per week (prices vary based on membership)

Weddle Training Stables Summer Camp
Full-day camps include a wide variety of activities such as horse rides, games on horses, and visits from local veterinarians and farriers. Afternoon swimming and arts and crafts are also offered. Campers will learn hands-on horse care and barn life.

Weddle Training Stables
124126 FM 1826, Austin
June 26-July 7 • Ages 7 and up

$500 per week

YMCA day camps
At YMCA day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity. Clayton Elementary School will host a Y Kinder Camp for ages 4-5, offering field trips, games, crafts, and books; and a Y Theme Camp for ages 5-12, which will incorporate swimming, games, arts and crafts and field trips centered around a new theme each week, including "Island in the Sun," "Time Traveler," "Sharks ‘n Minnows," "Superheroes," "Olympiad," and more.

Clayton Elementary,
7525 La Crosse Ave., Austin
512-322-9622 •
June 5-Aug. 23   Ages 4-12
$110-$250 per week, plus $30 registration fee


All-Star Sports Camp
Campers develop athletic skills by learning and playing various sports and participating in other activities. Teamwork and sportsmanship is promoted through healthy competition.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 5-13
$179 per week for half-day camps, $279 per week for full-day camps

Austin Boxing Babes girls summer camp
This camp for girls focuses on boxing fitness, confidence-building and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers meet three days each week from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to practice boxing and martial arts techniques with certified martial arts instructors.

Austin Boxing Babes,
2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 210, Austin
512-695-9650 •
June 5-June 30 • Ages 12-18
$195 for one-week camp, $375 for two weeks

Austin Premier Academy soccer camp
Through half-day sessions, Coaches Nelson Mata and Abel Huerta teach students soccer with an emphasis on sportsmanship, respect and leadership.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 5-14
$179 per week

Jump Gymnastics Austin offers weeklong, theme-based curriculum combining gymnastics, yoga, music, art, science and games intended to give campers an experience that increases confidence and encourages physical activity.

Jump Gymnastics Austin,
2919 Manchaca Road, Ste. 205, Austin
512-593-6226 •
June 5-Aug. 18 • Ages 3-12
$220-$350 per week

Challenger Sports British & Tetra Brazil Soccer Camps
British soccer coaches help campers work on foot skills, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play, and TetraBrazil camp teaches campers ball control, foot skills and other Brazilian soccer moves.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-416-7705 •
July 10-14 and Aug. 7-1 (British soccer), July 24-28 (Tetra Brazil) • Ages 5-16 (British soccer), 8-16 (TetraBrazil)
$149-$279 per session

Coach Celester Collier Basketball Camp
Celester Collier, Bowie High School head basketball coach, leads six weeks of basketball camps to develop skills such as dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
June 19-Aug. 11 • Grades 1-8
$179 per week

Coach Jeff Ables Skills Camp
Jeff Ables, head football coach at Bowie High School, and Offensive Coordinator Ty Branyon teach football skills through seven-on-seven drills and scrimmages.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road
512-280-2244 •
June 5-July 30 • Grades 3-6
$179 per week

HALO Footwork & Finishing Camp
Weeklong, full-day camps led by ESPN’s Ahmad Brooks and HALO After-School Coordinator Frank Munoz focus on footwork—balance, quickness and strength—and finishing—confidence, effort and skill.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
June 19-Aug. 4 • Ages 5-13
$279 per week

Kids Quest summer camp
The Little Gym camps incorporate gymnastics, free play and games each week from Tuesday to Friday and include themes such as superheroes, movies and extreme sports. Customers who buy four days of camp will receive a fifth day free.

The Little Gym,
4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. E-150, Austin
512-899-3456 •
June 6-Aug. 18 • Ages 3-10
$35 per day (members), $40 per day (nonmembers)

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts
Summer Camps 2017
Several 20-hour camps will teach forms, basic kicks, punches, self-defense techniques, board breaking and tumbling falls. The focus will be on discipline and respect, and the students will learn basic Korean language, terminology and history.

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill, 6001 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 307, Austin
512-899-8710 •
June 19-Aug. 18 • Ages 7-12
$195-$215 per camp

Liverpool Soccer Camp
Coach Patrick Miller leads Central Texas’ fastest-growing youth soccer club and focuses on speed, footwork, ball handling and shooting.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
June 12-Aug. 18 • Ages 6-14
$150-$325 per week

World Wide Soccer camp
World Wide Soccer curriculum includes core technique development, small-sided games, coaching and a weeklong World Cup tournament.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
July 17-21 • Ages 6-16
$240 per week

U.K. International Soccer camp
The U.K. International Soccer camp focuses on the development of the whole player, providing campers the tools to reach their goals on and off the field.

SoccerZone South Austin,
9501 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-280-2244 •
July 3-7 • Ages 5-14
$175 per week for half-day sessions, $275 per week for full-day sessions

This list is not comprehensive. To submit your camp for online publication, email swanews@

By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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