2018 summer camp guide for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos

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The San Marcos, Buda and Kyle area is home to a variety of summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Parents can choose from academic, day, overnight and sports camps. This list is not comprehensive.

ACADEMIC

Aquatic Science Adventure Camp

The Aquatic Science Adventure Camp at Texas State University has been a science summer camp in Central Texas for 30 years. Campers learn about aquatic biology, chemistry, geology and ecology and participate in scuba diving, river rafting and a ropes course.
The camp is geared toward children ages 9-15.

Dates: June 3-Aug. 3.
Cost: $349 (five-day camp), $699 (six-day overnight camp)

Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos

512-245-3541

www.eardc.txstate.edu/camp.html

Future Aerospace-engineers & Mathematicians Academy camps

El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Texas State University partner on the summer camps, which are funded through a grant from NASA. Campers learn problem-solving skills through algebraic and engineering ideas. Transportation is provided to the camps. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, but lunch will also be available through SMCISD. There is an application process, and not all students who apply will be accepted to the camps. Registration closes March 23. The camp is geared toward children ages 9-14.

Dates: July 16-21 (fourth grade), July 16-21 (fifth grade), July 23-26 (sixth-eighth grade)
Cost: free for SMCISD students

El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St., San Marcos (fourth-fifth grade) Goodnight Middle School, 1301 Hwy. 123, San Marcos (sixth-eighth grade)

512-245-7802

www.txstate.edu/fama/

Mathworks Junior Summer Camp San Marcos

The Mathworks Junior Summer Camp engages students of all math backgrounds in hands-on activities and discovery learning. Students learn pre-algebra and algebraic concepts in fun ways while also building teamwork skills. The camps are geared toward children entering third through eighth grade.

Dates: June 4-15, 8 a.m.-noon
Cost: $400. Financial need scholarships are available.

San Marcos High School, 2601 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos

512-245-3439

www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps

Young Writers Camp at
Texas State University

Camps inspire creative thinking and writing. Teachers with the Central Texas Writing Project guide the students through various writing styles and methods of self-expression. Camps are available to children ages 6-18 years old, and all writing skill levels are welcomed.

Dates: June 18-28, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (ages 6-10); 1-4:15 p.m. (ages 11-13 and 14-18); registration deadline is May 28
Cost: $250 per child or $225 per child for siblings

Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos

512-245-3680

www.hr.txstate.edu/worklife/familyfriendly.html

ARTS

San Marcos Dance Studio
Summer Camps

Children explore a range of dance styles, including hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz. These themed children’s camps—such as the “Moana” camp or “Descendants” camp—include a full dance class, snack time, crafts and games. Each week’s camp is a different theme and ends with a performance for guests. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend.

Dates: Weekly camps will be held from June-August. Check the website for dates for specific camps.
Cost: $150 per camp

San Marcos Dance Studio, 1405 N. Bishop St., San Marcos

512-588-2006

www.sanmarcosdancestudio.com

Summer Theater Conservatory

Campers spend two weeks singing, dancing and acting as they learn the craft of theater and prepare for a full production on the last night of the camp.  The camp is geared toward children age 7 and older.

Dates: July 30-Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m; registration deadline is July 1
Cost: $575 (before April 15), $700 (after April 15)

Texas State University School of Music, 601 University Dr. San Marcos

512-971-8050

www.theaterplaceplus.com

The Happy Painter Summer Camp

The Happy Painter allows campers to embrace their creative side creating crafts with either multimedia tools or clay. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
The camp is geared toward children ages 6-11.

Dates and times: June 18-22 and 25-29, July 16-20 and 23-27
Cost: $160 per week or $40 per day

145 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos • 512-805-2800

www.thehappypaintersm.wixsite.com/thpsmtx

DISCOVERY

City of San Marcos Discovery Camps

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department offers nine themed weeks of exploring, adventure and discovery. Lunch is provided by San Marcos CISD. The weekly camp fee includes field trips to various locations, two trips to the San Marcos Discovery Center and a trip to the Rio Vista pool.
The camp is geared toward children ages 5-10.

Dates: weekly from June 11-Aug 10, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; registration begins April 2 (residents), April 23 (nonresidents)
Cost: $150 per week (residents), $175 (nonresidents)

Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 MLK Drive, San Marcos

512-393-8400

www.sanmarcostx.gov/discoverycamp

City of San Marcos Quest

City of San Marcos Quest

The Quest camp offers campers an opportunity to discover San Marcos  and surrounding cities through field trips to destinations in and out of San Marcos. Destinations include parks, zoos and museums. The camp is sponsored by the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department. Lunch is provided by San Marcos CISD. The camp is for ages 5-10 years up.

Dates: July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $115 (resident), $130 (nonresident)

San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, San  Marcos

512-393-8400

www.sanmarcostx.gov/1187/camp-quest

San Marcos River Quest

Campers of all skill levels paddle for 86 miles down the San Marcos River to Gonzales, Texas, as part of the Epic Adventure Summer Camp San Marcos River Quest. After paddling 10-20 miles a day, campers rest along the river and prepare a campsite along the river. All meals, lodging, and major gear is provided. The camp designed for ages 13-17.

Dates: June 16-23
Cost: $975

Olympic Outdoor Center, 602 N. I-35, San Marcos

512-417-6127

www.myepicadventures.com

YMCA Summer Theme and
Adventure Camps

Campers in each camp participate in various daily activities, including organized games, arts and craft projects, field trips and swimming through different themes. Previous field trips have included Jumpoline, the Austin Aquarium,  McKinney Falls State Park, Wonder World Park, South Austin Rock Gym and Enchanted Rock. Both camps encourage teamwork, discipline, faith and leadership. The camp is geared toward children ages 5-13.

Dates: June 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29; July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10, 13-17, 20-22. Times vary by camp.
Cost: $145 (YMCA of Austin members during week of July 4), $175 (nonmembers during week of July 4), $178 (YMCA of Austin members all other weeks), $213 (nonmembers all other weeks)

Carpenter Hill Elementary, School, 4410  RR 967

Buda and Negley Elementary, 5940 McNaughton, Kyle

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org/programs/summer-day-camp

GENERAL

Camp Ole

Campers participate in a variety of art and reading activities as well as other exercises designed to strengthen their minds and bodies. Children also learn about Hispanic culture and heritage. The camp is geared toward children ages 5-12.

Dates: TBD
Cost: free

El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St., San Marcos

512-878-0640

www.sanmarcoscentro.org

City of San Marcos Summer Fun Program

Games and activities are combined into an eight-week recreational program. Campers take off-site field trips once a week. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
The camp is for children ages 7-14 and younger children who have completed first grade.

Dates: Weekly from June 11-Aug. 10 (except July 9-13), 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; registration begins April 3 (residents), April 24
(nonresidents)
Cost: $32 (per week for residents), $50 (per week for nonresidents), $250 (entire program for residents), $395 (entire program for nonresidents)

Location: TBD

512-393-8400

www.sanmarcostx.gov/1025/summer-fun

Extend-A-Care for Kids

Weekly sessions include softball, basketball, soccer, field trips, swimming, cooking, games and puzzles, literacy activities, and arts and crafts. Campers attend one to two swim trips per week, one field trip each week and participate in sports camps in the morning. This year’s theme is “Around the World in 50 Days.”The camp is geared toward children ages 5-12.

Dates: June 4–Aug. 17. Registration deadline: May 4 (June 4-8, 11-15 camps), May 18 (June 18-22, June 25-29 camps), June 1 (July 2-3, 5-6, 9-13 camps), June 15 (July 16-20, 23-27 camps), June 29 (July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10), July 13 (Aug. 13-17). 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $190 (per week for first child), $180 (for additional children)

Buda Elementary School, 300 N. San Marcos St., Buda

Kyle Elementary School, 500 Blanco St., Kyle

512-472-9402

www.eackids.org

Texas State University Autism Summer Camp

Children read, create crafts, play games and take age-appropriate field trips during the weeklong camp. There is no camp July 4.
The camp is geared toward children ages 4-5 who have not yet attended
kindergarten.

Dates: June 11-15, 18-22, 25-29; July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10, 13-17, 20-22
Cost: $145 (YMCA of Austin members during week of July 4), $175 (nonmembers during week of July 4), $178 (YMCA of Austin members all other weeks), $213 (nonmembers all other weeks)

Hays Communities YMCA, 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org/branches/hays-communities-ymca

YMCA Kinder Camp

Children read, create crafts, play games and take age-appropriate field trips during the weeklong camp. There is no camp July 4.
The camp is geared toward children ages 4-5 who have not yet attended
kindergarten.

Dates: June 11-15, 18-22, 25-29; July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Aug. 3; Aug. 6-10, 13-17, 20-22
Cost: $145 (YMCA of Austin members during week of July 4), $175 (nonmembers during week of July 4), $178 (YMCA of Austin members all other weeks), $213 (nonmembers all other weeks)

Hays Communities YMCA, 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org/branches/hays-communities-ymca

SPORTS

All-Star Sports Camp

The camp promotes teamwork and sportsmanship through healthy competition via sports and active games and encourages children to discover new talents and refine natural abilities. The camp is geared toward children ages 5-13.

Dates: June 4-Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $189 per week (half-day camp), $289 per week (full-day camp). Sibling and multi-week discounts are available.

SoccerZone South Austin, 9501 Manchaca Road, Austin

512-280-2244

www.allstarsportscamp.org

Bobcat Athletics sports camps

Texas State University hosts camps throughout the summer with focuses on baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, soccer and volleyball.

Dates: varies by camp
Cost: varies by camp
Location: varies by camp

254-855-5744 (baseball),  512-245-6019 (women’s basketball), 512-245-2587 (football),512-245-3383 (soccer), 512-245-3707(softball), 512-245-3832 (volleyball)

www.txstatebobcats.com/sports/2010/7/27/GEN_0727104955.aspx?tab=campsclinics

Challenger Sports British
Soccer Camps

With programs for different age groups, the curricula includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play. The camp is geared toward children ages 5-16.

Dates: June 18-22, 25-29; July 23-27
Cost: $89-$168

Hays Youth Soccer Complex, 100 Hays Youth Drive, Buda (June 18-22) Gregg Clarke Fields
1500 W. Center St., Kyle (June 25-29)

Hays Communities YMCA, 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda (June 25-29, July 23-27)

512-416-7705

www.challengersports.com

Danny Kaspar Basketball Camp

This fundamental-oriented camp emphasizes shooting, passing, ball handling and movement without the ball through a blend of drills, games and contests. Lunch is provided for students in second-ninth grades.

Dates: Aug. 6-9
Cost: $255 (full day) $140 (morning or afternoon)

Strahan Coliseum, 700 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos

512-245-3832

www.dannykasparbasketballcamps.com

Sterling Hunter Summer Camp

Beat the summer heat under the Sterling Hunter Summer Camp’s covered riding arena. Campers will have daily private riding lessons, learn horse-keeping and grooming techniques and do horse-themed arts and crafts. The camp is for children ages 6-16.

Dates: June 18-22 and July 9-13, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m.
Cost: $325 (June 18-22) and $350
(July 9-13)

Sterling Hunter Jumpers Riding Stable, 13304 Wright Road, Buda

512-673-7476 or 512-779-4794

www.sterlinghj.com

Strength and Speed Athletic Training Camps

Campers will do strength, running mechanics, acceleration, agility and speed development training to become better athletes. The camp is for ages 12-18.

Dates: June 4-29 and July 2-30
Cost: $250 per four-week program

2626 Hunter Road, Ste. 105, San Marcos

512-216-0748

www.str8training.com

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Starlight Williams
Starlight Williams joined Community Impact Newspaper July 2017 after graduating Loyola University New Orleans. She spent her time covering city government, education and business news in the Buda and Kyle area. Starlight moved on from Community Impact July 2018.
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