Summer break gives students a chance to transition into campers and experience all the region has to offer. Camps provide opportunities to hone athleticism, learn a new skill or participate in outdoor activities. This guide features nearly 50 summer camps available at art schools, churches, day cares, preschools, sports facilities and other locations throughout Austin, Cedar Park and Leander.
Bits, Bytes & Bots
Camps include programs in making movies, game creation, programming and coding, electronics, robotics and modifying “Minecraft.” Camps will take place June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30 and July 5-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4 at Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park. Camps will be from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. Camps cost $295 for five-day camps for morning or afternoon sessions. Three-day camps from July 5-7, which run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., are $345 with discounts available for early registration or additional siblings before March 24.
Summit Christian Academy, 2121 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Leander ISD academic camps
Leander ISD will host educational camps for students during the summer, though subjects are still to be determined. All camps are open to students within LISD, and some camps are open to students outside of the district. Dates, times, costs and locations are still to be determined.
Learning Cycle Tutors summer SAT/ACT courses
The courses offer guided SAT/ACT instruction via provided Kaplan Review materials by qualified, advanced-degree tutors. Courses are from 6-8 p.m. twice a week June 5-28 and from 7-9 p.m. twice a week July 10-Aug. 2. The cost per course is $600, and the course is open to incoming 10th- through 12th-grade students.
T-Werx Coworking, 1320 Arrow Point Drive, Ste. 501, Cedar Park
Mathnasium of Cedar Park camps
Mathnasium will be offering two kinds of camps this summer. Chess camp is open to participants ages 6-14 and will feature National Chess Master Paul Chaplin. These camps aim to offer students an immersive, fun and structured hybrid chess learning environment. The camp will be June 5-9, 19-23, July 10-14 and Aug. 7-11. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and the cost is $245 per week. Mathnasium is also offering Math and Lego Computer Programming camps for participants age 8 and older. These camps will be offered June 12-16, 26-30, July 17-21, 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 14-18 and 21-25. The hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and the cost starts at $299 per week.
Children and teens can learn about money, how to start a business and gain skills in leadership at interactive, five-day camps at businesses around the Greater Northwest Austin area. Campers will manage their own business throughout the week and have the chance to learn how to use resources wisely and grow their money. Students get to earn and keep real profits. Camps are open to participants ages 8-18. The five-day camps are from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on June 26-Aug. 18. The cost is $325 per camp plus daily lunch.
IHOP, 11654 US 183, Austin
Pok-e-Jo’s, 2121 W. Parmer Lane, Austin
Baby Acapulco, 9505 Stonelake Blvd., Austin
High 5 Lakeway, 1502 S. RM 620, Lakeway
Teachers lead the campers through hands-on learning, including Lego robotics, outdoor science and scientific phenomena. Campers receive water bottles, T-shirts and take-home science activities. The camp is open to age 4-fifth-grade graduates. The four-day camps run July 11-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $180 per camp.
Peace Lutheran Church, 10625 N. RM 620, Austin
Arts & Performance
ART+ Academy camps
In its seventh year, ART + Academy offers half-day drawing and painting camps. Young artists looking to improve drawing and painting skills can choose from classes such as “Making Awesome Art with Paper,” “Painting 101,” “Let’s Draw Cats and Felines” and “Secrets of Drawing.” There is a maximum of 16 students per camp. The camp is open to children ages 5-17 and includes morning camps from 9 a.m.-noon and afternoon camps from 2-5 p.m. June 5-Aug. 11. The cost is $192 per week plus a $28 supply fee.
ART + Academy Cedar Park, 3621 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 700, Cedar Park
Avery Ranch Dance Discovery
Camp instructors teach ballet, drama, stories, jazz, gymnastics, yoga, musical theater and hip-hop. Each weekly camp is based on a movie, such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Matilda,” “Maleficent,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “101 Dalmatians” and “The Little Mermaid.” Ages vary by camp, but children ages 3-11 can participate throughout the summer. The five-day camps are from June 19-Aug. 11, and camps are from 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The cost for the camps is $150 until April 1. After April 1, the cost increases to $170. There is also a $50 deposit fee.
Avery Ranch Dance Discovery, 10526 W. Parmer Lane, Bldg. 5, Ste. 505, Cedar Park
Center Stage Dance Studio camps
Camps include dance intensives as well as training in cheerleading and musical theater. Musical theater camp for age 7 and older is from June 19-23. A princess-themed camp for ages 4-8 is July 10-14, and a Hawaiian-themed camp for the same age range will be from July 17-21. There also is a drill team camp for age 9 and older July 24-28. All camps are from 9 a.m.-noon and cost $150 per week. The studio also offers summer intensive courses for varying age ranges July 10-26.
Center Stage Dance Studio, 1602 S. West Drive, Leander
Creative Spirit Summer Workshops
The Creative Spirit Workshops focus on the elements and principles of design that make up the fundamentals required to create visual art and design. Each concept studied will include an art production activity. Students will take notes, collect ideas, brainstorm and participate in class discussions and critiques. The workshops are open to participants ages 8-13, and the camps run June 5-July 26. The hours are 9 a.m.- noon, and the cost is $125 for three days. There are discounts available for those students who attend multiple camps during the summer.
The Studio Cedar Park, 400 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park
Sew True Studio camps
The summer camps offer a creative space for students to be introduced to the fundamentals of hand and machine stitching. Students will build on their skills by choosing projects to complete within their abilities, and all supplies are included in the tuition rates. The camp is open to participants ages 8 -13 and runs from June through August. Dates, hours and costs are TBD.
The Studio Cedar Park, 400 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park
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Little Actors Theater Camp
Campers participate in a space-themed theater camp taught by Cedar Park High School theater students who train campers in acting, character development, costumes, dance, improvisation, rehearsals and set design. The program is open to students in kindergarten to those entering sixth grade. The camp is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 5-8. It ends with a free performance June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Students must bring their own sack lunches during the camp. The cost is $145 before May 11 and $165 between May 11-26.
Cedar Park High School South Performing Arts Center, 2150 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Muv Dance and Fitness Camps
Muv Dance and Fitness Camps include ballet, dance team and an intensive course as well as Mini Muvers for children in kindergarten through third grade. Muv intensive sessions are for students in fourth grade and older and are from 9 a.m.-noon June 5-8. The standard Mini Muvers course is from 9 a.m.-noon June 19-22 and July 10-13. Ballet Boot Camp is from 1-5 p.m. for fourth graders and older, and three sessions are offered June 12-15, 19-22 and July 10-13. Dance Team Boot Camp, for students in sixth grade and older, is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-22, 26-29 and July 10-13. The hours change to 9 a.m.-noon for July 31-Aug. 3 with a reduced tuition. Costs range from $160-$285.
Muv Dance and Fitness, 2051 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. S, Cedar Park
Northwest Spanish School camps
The summer program operates Monday through Friday in two-week terms, and summer activities offered at the camp include sportball, art, Spanish, gymnastics, splash day, music and science. The program runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12-Aug. 4. There are two sessions each day from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Students who are enrolled in both sessions will have time for lunch and to rest. Registration until April 15 is $145, and the cost increases to $205 after April 15.
Northwest Spanish School, 12101 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 201. Cedar Park
Perfect Square Learning Math and Chess Summer Camp
The program includes full or half-day sessions and weeklong camps for high-achieving students entering first through fifth grade. Perfect Square Learning is intended to meet the needs of gifted and high-achieving students in Austin and surrounding cities, and camps are tailored to every child’s unique academic needs. Sessions are July 17-21 for students entering third through fifth grade and are offered in half-day segments from 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. or all day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 2 is July 24-28 for students entering first through third grade and is only offered from 9 a.m.-noon. The half-day camp is $175 per child, and the full-day camp is $300 per child.
Summit Christian Academy, 2121 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
The Dirty Easel Fine Arts Camps
The Dirty Easel Fine Arts Camps bring art, theater and music together to let children strengthen their creativity. Christiane Michaelis, owner of The Dirty Easel and a certified music and theater teacher, will lead all of the camps. Children will play, explore, and learn at both the indoor and outdoor camps. The camps will take place June 5-9 and June 26-30 at Kids Kitchen from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Children entering kindergarten through third grade are invited. Camps cost $240 per week.
Kids Kitchen, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park
During the camps, youths can participate in activities that help them grow as young authors. The camps aim to have children leave with a new appreciation and love of writing. There will be five half-day sessions from June 12-30, and camps are for students going into the fourth through eighth grades. Morning camps are from 9 a.m.-noon, and afternoon sessions are 1:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per child and includes all supplies, daily snacks and a T-shirt.
Think...Imagine...Write, 444 Moorhen Cove, Leander
Velocity Music Academy camps
The camps teach beginner-level courses on musical instruments, such as guitar, piano and violin, as well as themes such as dance, jazz, rock, singing and songwriting. There are three levels of the program available for children. Preschool Piano Camp, available for ages 4-6, is from June 5-9 and July 31-Aug. 4. The five-day camp is from 9-11:30 a.m., and the cost is $120 plus a $25 fee for materials. Beginning Piano Camp is from June 12-16, July 17-21 and Aug. 7-11. The five-day camp is from 9 a.m.-noon and is for students age 6 and older. The cost is $170 plus a $15 fee for materials. The Music Sampler Camp is from 9 a.m.-noon June 26-30. This camp is open to students age 5 and older. The course covers guitar, violin, voice, drums and piano. The cost is $170. Beginning Guitar Camp is from 9 a.m.-noon June 19-23. The cost is $170. Play Piano by Ear is from 10 a.m.-noon July 10-14 and costs $170. This course is open to students age 9 and older. Students need to have a general knowledge of how to play the piano. Broadway Camp is July 10-14 and 17-21. These classes meet for three days and are available to students age 7 and older. The camp is from 1-2:30 p.m. and costs $170. Beginning violin camp is from 1-3 p.m. July 11 and 13, as well as July 18 and 20. The program is open to students age 5 and older, and the cost is $170. Instrument rental is required for this course. Roadtrip USA will be hosted July 24-28 and costs $170. Students age 6 and older are invited, and the program will walk students through the history of music in the United States.
Velocity Music Academy, 2301 S. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 200, Cedar Park
4Reelz School of Film camps
4Reelz School of Film is offering two summer camps in Cedar Park this summer that cover the art of making comic books and videography using the stop-motion technique. “Stop (Motion!) Lego Time” is from 9 a.m.-noon and allows students to work in pairs to create a short story, draw it out, and build it with Legos, and then they will bring it to life on film. During each session students will choose a themed Lego kit and use those kits to create their own movie, complete with sound effects and music. “Comic Book Creation” is from 1-4 p.m. and will explore the history and lore of traditional comic books and card games. Students will then create their own hero and tell their unique stories. This class will be a combination of writing and drawing, and it aims to challenge the students to share their vision through both words and images. Both classes are for students ages 6-13 and will be June 26-30 and July 24-28. The cost is $235 per course.
Shenandoah Church, 3003 Blue Ridge Drive, Cedar Park
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Austin Dog Alliance camps
All About Puppies and All About Dogs camps include pet lessons, games and crafts. Bring Your Dog to Camp allows participants to bring their own dogs—or borrow one from the organization—and learn about dog training, dog games and veterinary care. Agility camps and Advanced Dog Sports camps emphasize dog training and tricks. Children with high-functioning autism can participate in separate All About Dogs camps. Camps are split by ages: All About Puppies, ages 5-6; All About Dogs and All About Dogs—Autism, ages 7-9; Bring Your Dog to Camp, ages 9-14; Dog Sports Camp—Advanced, ages 10-15; and Agility Camp, ages 11-15. Austin Dog Alliance has four-day camps running June 5-Aug. 10, and times and prices vary by camp.
Austin Dog Alliance, 1321 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
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Bluebonnet STEAM Day Camp
Camp instruction at the Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park emphasizes science, technology, engineering, art and math, and campers will also take field trips to various locations. Camps will include outdoor activities and elementary-school-teacher curriculum, and meals and snacks are included in the cost. The camp is open to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The program is from 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. and the five-day camps run June 5-Aug. 24. The cost is $249 per week.
Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park, 3420 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park
The Brainery camps
Stepping Stone School hosts a program, “Pioneers and Explorers,” that teaches campers about people whose discoveries changed the world, along with their adventures and contributions to mankind. Each camp focuses on a different theme, ranging from flight pioneers to future explorers. The five-day camps are June 5-Aug. 18, and the program is open to children ages 5-13 and lasts from 6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. The camp costs $195 per week or $636 per month.
Stepping Stone School, 225 Block House Drive, Leander
Summit Christian Academy offers 10 weeks of camps, and parents can enroll their children in as many weeks as they choose. The camps include field trips and faith-based activities. Camps are open to participants ages 6-12 and are five-day camps from May 30-July 31. Each program is from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and the cost ranges from $150-$205 per week, plus a $35 registration fee. Sibling discounts are also available.
Summit Christian Academy, 2121 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
The Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department hosts Camp Timberwolf, a day camp that is recreational in nature and is not licensed by the state as a certified day care program. The camp offers a variety of activities, such as sports, games, environmental outings, movies, and arts and crafts. The summer day camp will include a field trip each Friday and swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The camp is open to participants ages 5-12, and the five-day camps run June 5-Aug. 25. The hours are 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Camps cost $120 a week for Cedar Park residents and $180 a week for nonresidents. Location varies by camp.
Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park
Children’s Lighthouse camps
The campers at Children’s Lighthouse participate in summer travel-themed activities such as field trips as well as cooking and swimming classes. Camps are weekly from June 5-Aug. 18. Participants in kindergarten-fifth grade are invited, and the camp runs from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The camp cost is $195 a week for full-time campers, plus $100 to cover all of the field trips.
Children’s Lighthouse, 1801 Bagdad Road, Cedar Park
Cornerstone Farm camps
Cornerstone Farm campers are taught daily horse-riding lessons and take trail rides as well as learn how to clean, groom, bridle and saddle their horses. Afternoon activities include indoor arts and crafts, and parents are invited at the end of each week to watch the campers ride. The camp is open to participants ages 6-15, and campers are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The five-day camp runs June 5-July 28, times run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and early drop-off and extended care options are available. The camp costs $400 per week.
Cornerstone Farm, 12245 Old FM 2243, Leander
Crystal Challenges camps
Children take three field trips each week and complete daily math and reading assignments to earn prizes. Campers also participate in activities, such as art and science projects, face painting, cooking, treasure and scavenger hunts, and swimming. The program is open to participants ages 5-12 years old, and the five-day camps are from June 5-Aug. 25. The hours are 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m., and the cost is $195 per week.
Crystal Challenges, 1509 Rhapsody Ridge, Cedar Park
Equine Rehabilitation of Central Texas camps
ERCT rehabilitates rescued horses and provides a therapeutic riding program called Hopeful Hearts. The organization offers a horse boot camp, in which children with disabilities and their siblings can ride horses each day and also participate in art and music activities. Camps are June 19-22 and divided into morning—9 a.m.-noon—and afternoon—1-4 p.m.—sessions. Younger participants work in the morning. Check during registration for age ranges. The cost is $300.
Equine Rehabilitation of Central Texas,17000 Trails End Cove, Leander
The Goddard School, Cedar Park
The Goddard School’s summer camp curriculum teaches STEAM subjects—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics—through daily experiences. Camp lessons include monthly themes. The program is open to students who have completed kindergarten through the fifth grade and costs $219 per week. The five-day camps run from June 5-Aug. 25 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. There also are weekly field trips, visitors, and swimming or splash pad days. Mini-camps are also included each week, and there are also part-time camp options available.
The Goddard School, Leander
Camp lessons include monthly themes, such as drama and theater, astronomy and spies, all incorporating STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The program is open to students who range from infants-9 years old, and there are five-day camps from June 5-Aug. 25. The hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost varies per camp.
The Goddard School, 1730 Union St., Leander
High Hopes Sport and After School
High Hopes offers camps that include a variety of athletic activities as well as field trips. The program combines multi-sport instruction, group games and camp activities. Camps are from June 5-Aug. 25 for participants ages 5-12. The program runs from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The cost for full-time camps is $210 per week and $135 for part-time. A half day is $35, and a full day is $49. There is a $50 registration fee.
High Hopes Sport and After School, 1800 Clover Lane, Cedar Park
Kiddie Academy of Cedar Park camps
Campers participate in activities such as singing, dancing, math, music, science and water play. Meals and field trips are provided. Weekly camps run June 5-Aug. 25 for ages 2-12. The camp is from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and costs range from $235-$260.
Kiddie Academy of Cedar Park, 1602 Medical Parkway, Cedar Park
Kids Kitchen camps
Kids Kitchen is a cooking school serving children of all ages with classes, workshops and camps to promote food education and creativity in the kitchen. Summer camp themes are designed to spark a child’s curiosity and interest in the preparation and enjoyment of healthy foods. The program is open to age 4 and older. The camps run June 5-Aug. 10, and times and the theme change depending on the program. Hours are either 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Four-day camps cost $230 per week, and five-day camps cost $260 per week.
Kitchen House, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy
During the 10-week summer camp series, each child can experience art and cooking, engineering and community service, and more. Each week has its own theme, and the program is open to participants ages 5-12. The Cedar Park camps also include three field trips per week. Five-day camps are June 5-Aug. 18 from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The cost is $210 a week plus a $95 registration fee for the Avery Ranch location, and $175 a week plus a $100 registration fee for the Cedar Park location. Sibling discounts are also available.
Leander Parks and Recreation Department camps
Jedi Engineering is open to participants ages 5-6. Campers can explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using Lego materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. The camp is from 9 a.m.-noon and costs $155. There also is a Jedi Master Engineering program for participants ages 7-12. Campers can discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion and build projects using Lego materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses and other complex machines. The program is from 1-4 p.m. and costs $155. Both Jedi courses run June 12-16. The department also is offering a Junior Golf Camp for ages 5-9. The camp is June 19-23, and it provides professional instruction in full swings, short game, putting, rules, etiquette and safety. The camp is offered from 8-10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both courses cost $125. There also is a camp for those age 10 older. This camp is from July 17-21 and is from 8-10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $125 per camp. Camp Curiosity is for ages 7-12 and is from June 26-July 28. The five-day camps intend to teach students to “see” beyond the obvious, experiment and be creative. Collaboration and inspiration will be accomplished through individual and team efforts with instruction from artist and enrichment Instructor Jennifer Jones. Half-day camps are available from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. at $100, or full-day camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and cost $185. Before and after care is available for an additional fee. The location is TBD. There are also two Minecraft Engineering camps from Aug. 7-11. Participants ages 5-6 will meet from 9 a.m.-noon to create “Minecraft” objects out of Lego materials. Participants ages 7-12 will meet from 1-4 p.m. for similar activities. The cost for either camp is $155.
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Learning Fun 101 camps
In each day of the camp students learn how to use Lego bricks to build and program new projects, such as robots that can sing, dance, navigate mazes, and hit or pitch balls. Camp is open to participants going into kindergarten through seventh grade, and weekly camps are offered June 5-Aug. 11. Location, time and costs vary by camp session.
Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Road, Austin
Shenandoah Baptist Church, 3003 Blue Ridge Drive, Cedar Park
Primrose School at Vista Ridge camps
The school’s camps include weekly themes such as science, movies and summer fun. Field trips are planned each week. The five-day camps are from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. June 5-Aug. 25. The camp is open to students in kindergarten-fifth grade, and the cost is $270 per week.
Twin Lakes Family YMCA camps
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes attendees can participate in dozens of activities, such as archery, basketball, hiking, kayaking, ropes courses, soccer and swimming. A related program offers the same activities with support for campers with special needs. Specialty camps offer activities such as cooking, dance, first aid and sports. Kinder camps offer summer learning for younger campers. Excursion camps offer outdoor activities and field trips to parks, museums and other attractions. The camps run June 5-Aug. 18 from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For the Twin Lakes outdoor adventure program, participants entering kindergarten through ninth grade can attend, and the cost is $220 a week for nonmembers and $188 for members. Ages vary by camp. For excursions, the cost is $167 for nonmembers and $157 for members. Children in kindergarten-sixth grade can sign up. For the kinder camps, the hours are 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and the cost is $160 for nonmembers and $110 for members. Specialty camps are from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and cost $160 for nonmembers and $110 for members. Overnight camp is also available, and age ranges and costs vary. There is a $15 charge with all registrations.
Twin Lakes Family YMCA, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park; school sites TBD (excursion camps only)
All-Star Sports Camps
The camps promote teamwork and sportsmanship through healthy competition via sports and active games. Teaching children basic skills and game rules are intended to allow every child the chance to discover new talents and push themselves to refine their natural abilities. Children learn basic sports skills and rules, healthful competition and talent development. The program is open to participants ages 5-14, and the five-day camps run June 5-Aug. 18. A full-day camp is from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $289 per week. The half-day camp is either 8:30 a.m.-noon or 1-4:30 p.m. and costs $189 per week. Discounts are available for siblings or multiple weeks.
SoccerZone Lakeline, 920 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park
Austin Volleyball Academy camps
The academy offers indoor and beach technical skills camps from June 12-Aug. 18 in which students will learn the basic and elite skills of indoor and beach volleyball. Participants ages 9-17 can attend the academy, and the costs range from $60-$300 depending on the camp. Times vary by camp.
Hill Country Indoor, 13875 Bee Cave Parkway, Austin
Westlake Athletic and Community Center, 4300 Westbank Drive, West Lake Hill
Hyde Park High School, 11400 N. Mopac, Austin
Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp
BPSC is a four-day basketball camp that include 32 hours of instruction, which is approximately the same amount of time as a month of practice in middle school or a full season of a youth league. Daily team competitions are the highlight of the week, intended to allow children to be a part of a team with no pressure and have fun. To promote self-esteem and self-discipline, BPSC includes individualized drills and competitions throughout the camp. Camps may be hosted out of the West Austin Youth Association, Anderson High School, Clay Madsen Recreation Center, Gorzycki Middle School, Round Rock High School, Brentwood Christian School, Murchison Middle School, Cedar Park Recreation Center or Brushy Creek Community Center facilities, depending the camp. Sessions run June 12-Aug. 10 and are open to students ages 7-16. The daily schedule is from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Cost is $225 until May 31, $245 after May 31.
Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park
British Soccer camps
The camps teach soccer according to British rules. Instructors teach foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, coached scrimmages and tournament play. Campers also learn game values, such as respect and responsibility. The program is open to children ages 5-16 and includes several sessions: June 5-9, July 17-21 and Aug. 14-18. Full-day camps are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and half-day camps are from 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m. There also is a 5:30-8:30 p.m. session available in Leander. Location and cost vary by camp.
Instructors teach sportsmanship, self-confidence and skills with activities including field trips, games, healthy eating, math, movies, nunchaku training, taekwondo and Zumba. Classes are open to participants ages 6-12, and the five-day camps run June 5-Aug. 25. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and the costs range from $150-$175 for the full-day camps. Half-day costs are flexible.
HK Taekwondo, 200 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. C-2, Cedar Park
Junior Golf camps
Professional instructors teach golf basics such as full swings, short games, putting, game rules, etiquette and safety. The camps include daily games, prizes, snacks and drinks. On Thursday the camp includes on-course instruction and a scramble. Golfers of varying abilities and skill levels are invited. The age 9 and younger camp will be June 12-15, and the age 10 and older camp will be July 17-20. The hours are from 8-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m, and the cost is $125. A 1-3 p.m. camp may become available.
Crystal Falls Golf Course, 3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
Leander ISD athletics camps
School instructors host camps that cover a variety of outdoor activities and skill levels, including baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. Some camps offer strength training and training for boys and girls athletic teams. The four-day camps are from June 6-29 and July 10-Aug. 10. Location, hours and cost vary by camp, and kindergarteners through12th-grade students can participate.
Leander Youth Soccer clinics
Leander Youth Soccer will host two clinics this summer for those interested in learning the basics of soccer plus some extra skills. The British Soccer Camp is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Drive, Leander, from June 12-16. The Tetra Brazil camp will be Aug. 7-11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the same location. Prices range from $110-$160.
Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Drive, Leander
Peak Performance Training Center
Full- and part-time camps are available for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Full-time Camp XPlor and Camp NSanity include martial arts; jiujitsu; and strength, speed, conditioning or wrestling training. Teen XTreme includes daily activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, laser tag and field trips to venues such as Main Event, Canopy Tours and Six Flags. Teenage Girls Self-Defense Camp, Anti-Bully Camps and Professional Sports Camp for girls and boys in sixth through 12th grade are also available. The weeklong camps run for 12 weeks from June 5-Aug. 21. Full-time camps run from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and part-time camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Costs vary by session.
Peak Performance Training Center, 500 Brushy Creek Road, Ste. 504, Cedar Park
Premier Athletic Complex camps
Basketball, volleyball and futsal camps teach fundamental skills for each game. Youth futsal camp is open to ages 5-8 for half day camps from 8-11:30 a.m. and ages 9-14 years old for the full day camo from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The camps will be June 5-6. The cost for the half-day camp is $150, and the full-day price is $300. Volleyball camps are open to students in third through ninth grade. Camps are from June 12-Aug. 10 for various age and skill levels. All camps feature a focus on fundamentals and proper technique as well as contests and games. Camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, although start times do vary by camp session, as does cost. Basketball camps are open to first through 12th graders. Camps run June-5-Aug. 3, and times and age groups vary by camp. All camps feature a focus on fundamentals and proper technique as well as contests and games. The cost varies by session.
Premier Athletic Complex, 8220 Toll 183A, Leander
PrimeTime Cheer camps
Camp instructors teach techniques such as body control and correct tumbling form at three-day and two-day tumble workshop for athletes of all levels and age 6 and older. Camps will take place June 12-14, July 10-12 and Aug. 7-8 from 9 a.m.-noon. Camps cost $75 for two-day camps and $108 for three-day camps.
PrimeTime Cheer, 11701 W. Old FM 2243, Ste. A, Leander
Rockhold Karate camps
Themed camps include fencing with Lightsabers from “Star Wars,” archery introduction and sword fighting. Dates are still to be determined, though the camps will run from 1-3 p.m. The camps are for ages 8-17, and camps cost $125-$150.
Rockhold Karate, 1075 N. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 104, Cedar Park
TetraBrazil Soccer Camp
TetraBrazil camp teaches the game of soccer according to Brazilian rules. Instructors teach game tactics as well as the culture of Brazilian soccer. The program is for participants ages 8-16 and runs from 8:30-11 a.m. Aug. 7-11. The cost is $157, and the location is TBD.
UK International Soccer camps
The weeklong camps provide customized soccer coaching and education programs. Established in 1990, UK International has become one of the largest providers of soccer instruction in the U.S. Camps run June 19-Aug. 4 for ages 4-8 and cost $95-$275.
Brushy Creek Sports Park, 2310 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park
SoccerZone Lakeline, 920 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park
Vortex Sports Center camps
Campers study a variety of traditional and acrobatic martial arts, play laser tag, take field trips and learn character development. The camps are open to ages 12-16 and run for 10 weeks from June 5-Aug. 26. The camps run from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Vortex Sports Center, 10210 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Ste. C, Leander
Zero Gravity Gymnastics and Cheer
Gymnastics camps teach campers to practice on gymnastics equipment, climb rocks, bounce on trampolines and tumble. Camps also include arts and crafts. The program is open to boys and girls age 5 and older, and the five-day camps run from June 5-Aug. 18. The camp is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for full-time campers and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for part-time participants. The cost is $225 for full-time and $170 for part-time camps plus a $15 registration fee and a $50 non-refundable deposit.
Zero Gravity Gymnastics and Cheer, 2041 S. US 183, Leander
This list is not comprehensive.