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Summer, a magical season for a kid. Looking for a fun summer pastime for your children? A positive place to keep them happy and engaged in learning new skills? The Central Austin 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. The camps included in this brochure are a few of our favorites.

Bluebonnet School (Ages 6-11) Indoor and outdoor play and instruction abound at these camps featuring water fun, field trips, learning, sports, and specialized activities on demand. www.bluebonnetschool.com Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park 3420 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park | (512) 331-9009 Bluebonnet School of Canyon Creek 10321 Boulder Ln., Austin | (512) 219-5100 Camp Balcones Camp Fire’s Summer Stem Camp (Ages 6-12)

Campers the opportunity to hike, swim, learn archery, and discover nature. Each week features a different STEM theme including Week of Wings, Camping 101, Shark Week, and more. Emma Long Park, 1600 City Park Rd., Austin (512) 346-1831 | www.camp-fire.org

Traditional Camps

Camp Champions (Ages 6-17) Since 1967 campers here have become more independent; made friends; developed social skills; explored athletic, artistic and outdoor activities; and had fun in the process. 775 Camp Rd., Marble Falls | (830) 598-2571 | www.campchampions.com

(Ages 5-12) A combination of standard games and untraditional activities, this summer camp has everything you could want for summertime fun – from coding to dancing and crafts of Asia. 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin | (512) 974-1700 | www.austintexas.gov/aarc

Camp Indigo (Ages 4-12) Help your kids find their inner creative spirit through nature hikes, dance, drama, and yoga, while learning confidence, communication, and respect for themselves and others. Whole Life Learning Center, 10801 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin (512) 476-8884 | www.amalafoundation.org

Austin Children’s Academy (Ages 4-18)

Camp on the Move (Ages 8-14)

Asian American Resource Center

Science, fashion, art, writing, food, archaeology, and more. 12310 Ranch Rd. 620 N, Austin | (512) 643-6281 www.austinchildrensacademy.org

Austin Parks & Recreation Camps (Ages 4-17) All manner of camps that incorporate sports, hiking, art, dance, theatre, and much more. Go online to find one that’s right for your kid. Various locations, see website for details. www.austintexas.gov/summercamp

Austin Sunshine Camp

(Ages 8-11 & 12-15) FREE! The Young Men’s Business League conducts this free camp offering a well-rounded experience, including swimming, crafts, and other outdoor activities for selected kids. Parents must apply for admission. 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd., Austin (512) 472-8107 | www.sunshinecamps.org

Every day’s a field trip – at Camp on the Move not a week goes by without trips to Schlitterbahn and Typhoon Texas, plus stops for ziplining, go-karting, and more. Charter buses wired to screen movies ensure minimal fidgeting en route. See website for drop off location. (512) 658-6285 | www.camponthemove.com

Camp Trinity (Ages 6-14)

Camp subjects ranging from engineering and theatre to courses about Hogwarts and Jedi Training Camp! Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Caves Rd., Austin (512) 472-9525 | www.austintrinity.org/summer

City Of Austin’s Summer Playground Program (Ages 5-12)

This Austin Parks & Rec program staffs parks all over town with camp counselors eager to play all day – all you have to do is drop in. They’ve got board games, arts & crafts, nature activities, sports, water games, cookouts, and even field trips on some days. See website for the park nearest you. (512) 974-3922 www.austintexas.gov/department/summer-playgrounds-program

Country Home Learning Center (Ages 5-13)

Keep the kids on the go with field trips to go swimming, skating, bowling, and the movies as well as a special field trips to exciting local destinations. CHLC also offers a wide array creative art, science, and more. Various locations, see website for details.. www.countryhomelearningcenter.com

Earth Native Wilderness School (Ages 3.5-16) Turn off the TV and have some old school fun at Earth Native Wilderness School where your kids can learn all about the natural world of Central Texas through exploration and games. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy., Austin (512) 243-1643 | www.earthnativeschool.com/summer-camps

El Ranchito Camp (Ages 9-18)

An overnight camp specifically created for children from low-income families, this is a great chance for your child to get the traditional summer camp experience, complete with swimming, horseback riding, and campfires. Shield Ranch, 16037 Hamilton Pool Rd., Austin (512) 263-2237 | www.elranchito.org

EPIC Adventures (Ages 13-17) This camp forgoes all the usual trappings of cabins and cafeterias for tents and campfires. Sleep under the stars after a day of biking, climbing, rafting, caving, and/or backpacking. P.O. Box #500, San Marcos | (512) 417-6127 www.myepicadventures.com GENaustin (Ages 9-15) Girls Only Educate and empower girls to be better individuals and friends. Through fun activities like yoga, art, and writing the girls learn valuable stress management, self-compassion, and self-love skills. 901 Trinity St., Austin | (512) 808-4044 | www.genaustin.org Girlstart Summer Camp (Ages 9-15) Girls Only

Girls are encouraged to explore the various fields within STEM through fun and empowering activities. Choose one of the week long camps and learn about science, math, and technology with room to have fun and channel your favorite superheroes! 1400 W. Anderson, Austin | (512) 916-4775 | www.girlstart.org

High Hopes Sports And Afterschool Camp (Ages 5-12)

Kids and teens take part in the classic camp experience with dynamic group activities, sports, and games while also taking part in ministry and spiritual growth alongside their peers and Christian counselors. choose from full-week, three-day, or daily sessions. 1800 Clover Ln., Cedar Park | (512) 259-7545 | www.hhsports.org

Inside Outside School (Ages 5-12)

The Inside Outside School inundates kids with crafts, games, art, music, cooking, and even a few farm animals. Long story short? Your kids won’t be bored at these camps. 5530 Killingsworth Ln., Pflugerville | (512) 251-1109 www.insideoutsideschool.org

Jcc Summer Camps (Ages 2-15)

Kids can take their pick from dozens of fun activities offered at the Jewish Community Center with no shortage of arts, crafts, sports, field trips, swimming, and then some. Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Ln., Austin (512) 735-8000 | www.shalomaustin.org/camps

Extend-A-Care For Kids (Ages 3-12)

Keep your kids mentally and physically active all summer with a wellrounded, diverse program including cooking, crafts, reading, nature walks, and more. With this year’s theme, “Around the World in 50 Days,” kids will learn all about different customs, crafts, and cuisine around the world. Various locations, see website for details. www.eackids.org

Round Rock Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps (Ages 4-12)

a variety of full day summer camps for you to choose from to help you have fun in the summer sun! Activities include field trips, swimming, group games, arts and crafts, cooking and more! Various locations, see website for details. | (512) 218-5400 https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/ recreation/summer-camps/

Saber Summer Camp (Ages 3-14) Kids get the opportunity to explore their passions by participating in a wide variety of camp options. Sports camps, STEAM and academic camps, and fine arts camps. A different learning opportunity each week. 2500 Wimberley Ln., Austin | (512) 327-7755 | www.sgs-austin.org/summercamp Wet & Wild Adventure Camp (Ages 6-15) Every

day is a new adventure: kayaking, tubing, biking, bowling, ropeswinging, laser tag, rock climbing, and more. Most weeks feature a trip to a nearby premier water park with three pickup locations in town. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 771-3188 | www.wetwildcamp.com

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes (Ages 5-16) This is the classic summer camp vibe: swimming, hiking, sports, and making friends. Overnight and day camps all summer long. Camp Twin Lakes, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park (512) 257-0709 | https://ymcagwc.org/locations/ymca-camp-twin-lakes/ YPW Camps (Ages 3-12)

Whether your kid is a linguist, artist, explorer, adventurer, scientist, or likes to learn/practice Spanish, YPW has a camp to suit your needs. Various locations, see website for details. www.ypwkids.com

Special Therapeutic Camps Camp Erin Central Texas (Ages 6-17) FREE!

Three days of swimming, hiking, hayrides, and more, intertwined with therapeutic components for children who have recently lost someone to death. This environment, deep in the Texas Hill Country and provided by the good folks of Hospice Austin, gives kids a chance to learn about grief and healing among peers. John Knox Ranch, outside Wimberley | (512) 342-4700 www.hospiceaustin.org

Camp Grey Dove (Ages 7-14)

Kids with siblings who have been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to feel sad, guilty, or even jealous. At Camp Grey Dove, they can learn to manage their emotions and learn skills to cope while meeting friends who are going through a similar experience. Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, 19051 FM2484, Killeen | (254) 554-5555 www.anybabycan.org/camp-grey-dove-2

Fun Brain (Ages 5-10)

Have fun while sharpening your reading skills with instruction by hand-picked local elementary school teachers on a variety of genres. AHB Community School, 4001 Speedway, Austin Whole Life Learning Center, 10801 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin (512) 619-0935 | www.campfunbrain.com

Georgetown Lego Robotics Camps

(Multiple Programs for ages ranging: 5-14) Explore the exciting world of Lego robotics. Campers will learn engineering skills while working with these timeless building blocks to create something special. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown https://georgetownparks.perfectmind.com/23301/Activities/ BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?widgetId=faf6ab28ea80-46e4-a4d3-2c3c5c297931&calendarId=7c4091aa-9711-4d5fb94e-1ce0e3620d2c&singleCalendarWidget=True

IQuest (Ages 5-18)

Academic Focus Camps

Reading, History, Science, & Technology Bricks 4 Kidz camps (Ages: 5-12)

Campers complete creative and technical building challenges using Legos according to different themes. Upbring School of Arts and Sciences, 3407 Red River St., Austin (512) 388-9003 | www.creativebrickbuilders.com

Coding With Kids (Ages: 5-18)

Provides a variety of STEM-based programs with curricula designed to drive engagement and learning outcomes. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin St. Andrews Episcopal School, 1112 W. 31st St., Austin (512) 415-4120 | www.codingwithkids.com

If your kids love learning, they won’t be bored at IQuest Summer Camp. With a wide variety of advanced subjects, IQuest offers classes in robotics, beginner Mandarin or French, programming and more. 5145 Ranch Rd. 620 N., Austin | (512) 537-7664 | www.iquestaustin.com

Lone Star Leadership Academy (Ages 9-14)

Gifted students develop their leadership skills while learning about the history and present of the great state of Texas through visits to museums and other historic sites. 16000 RR 12, Wimberley | (817) 562-4957 | www.educationinaction.org

Mad Science of Austin Camp (Ages: 4-12) Science-themed camps include hands-on educational activities using all five senses to spark imagination and curiosity. Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin Upbring School of Arts & Sciences, 3407 Red River St., Austin Hyde Park Baptist School, 3901 Speedway, Austin JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin (512) 892-1143 | www.austin.madscience.org Our Little Stars Camp

(Ages: girls entering third-fifth grade) Led and coordinated by selected and trained high school students, the camp consists of hands-on activities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, 2206 Prather Ln, Austin (512) 414-3340 | www.annrichardsschool.org/campus-life/summer-programs/

Pioneers & Explorers At Stepping Stone School (Ages 5-13)

Become pioneers and explorers adventuring through time and space. Platinum Learning for Life curriculum, with science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics principles and projects incorporated throughout the week. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 459-0258 | www.steppingstoneschool.com

Snapology Austin Camps (Ages: 4-14) Campers use Lego bricks to learn math, science, technology, engineering, art and literacy concepts. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Dr., Austin West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin Snapology Austin Discovery Center, 1910 Fort View Rd., Austin (512) 368-9090 | https://austin.snapology.com

Summer Spark (Ages: kindergarten-sixth grade) Campers engage in creative problem-solving challenges such as physical experiments, purposeful tinkering and messy construction. Headwaters School, River Campus, 801 Rio Grande St., Austin Creek Campus, 9607 Brodie Lane, Austin Zilker Elementary School,1900 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin (512) 593-5393 | www.summerspark.com Summer Wonders (Ages: prekindergarten-eighth grade) Creative, nontraditional classes are taught using hands-on teaching strategies that aim to inspire creative thinking. ACE Academy, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin (512) 206-4070 | summerwonders.org Thinkery Camps (Pre-K through fifth grade)

Day camps focusing on math, science, engineering, and nature with an emphasis on fun. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond, Austin (512) 469-6200 | https://thinkeryaustin.org/camp/

UT Pre-College Summer Discovery

High schoolers are invited to get a taste of college life at this threeweek day or overnight camp complete with faculty-taught classes, meetings with students and admissions officers, and more. University of Texas, 727 E. Dean Keeton, Austin (512) 471-3434 | www.summerdiscovery.com/u-texas-austin

Creative Arts Camps

Theatre, Gardening, Culinary and Creative Skill Building Georgetown Summer Art Camps

(Multiple Programs for ages ranging: 5-12) Explore different places of the world through painting, printmaking, collage, storytelling and more! Children should wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind being stained. Pull long hair back off the face. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown https://georgetownparks.perfectmind.com/23301/Activities/ BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?widgetId=faf6ab28ea80-46e4-a4d3-2c3c5c297931&calendarId=7c4091aa-9711-4d5fb94e-1ce0e3620d2c&singleCalendarWidget=True

Austin Chamber Music Center workshop (Ages: 7-18)

Young musicians play within small ensembles during workshops instructed by professional musicians. University of Texas, Sarah & Ernest Butler School of Music 2406 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin (512) 454-7562 | www.austinchambermusic.org/summer-workshop

Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp (Ages: 9-18)

Campers of all experience levels learn how to write, direct, animate and edit their own short films. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth St., Austin (512) 478-4795 | www.austinfilmfestival.com/yfp/ summercamp

Austin School of Fashion Design (Ages: 8-12)

Camps cater to various experience levels in sewing and fashion illustration. 6001 Burnet Rd., Austin | (512) 323-0633 www.austinschooloffashiondesign.com

Bake Austin Summer Camps (Ages: 6-16)

Children of all experience levels learn how to make cookies, cake, candy, pasta and even literary-inspired dishes, such as Treacle Tart from the Harry Potter series in the Books & Baking program. 1706 E. 38th 1/2 St., Austin | (512) 997-8277| www.bakeaustin.com

Camp Cloth Pocket Sewing Camps

(Ages: 8-17) Campers learn how to use a sewing machine, read patterns and learn designing basics as they work on garments, quilting and accessories. No experience needed. The Cloth Pocket, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 101A, Austin (512) 920-4020 | www.theclothpocket.com

Camp Time At The Carver (Ages 6-17) Students will learn music, voice, and dance skills and put on a fulllength musical at the end of summer. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, Austin | (512) 974-4926 | www.austintexas.gov

KAMP (Ages 4-11)

Camp Wildflower (Ages 6-11)

kidsActing Studio (Ages: 4-18)

Fantastic Magic Camp (Ages: 5-12) Campers are taught life skills and confidence through magic as they learn how to juggle and use puppets, among other tricks. 7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin (512) 988-3045 | www.magiccamp.com

Paramount Theatre Camp Story Wranglers (Ages: third grade through eighth grade)

Future conservationists, botanists, horticulturists, and ecologists can choose from several themed, week-long camps on the grounds of the Wildflower Center. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, Austin (512) 232-0100 | www.wildflower.org/camp


Explore creativity in music, art, drama, movement, and more under religious and biblical guidance at this week-long summer camp. Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin (512) 465-8383 | www.hpbc.org/cdc-summer

Over 150 camps in 16 locations specialize in musicals, acting or full-scale productions. Camps range from one to multiple weeks and culminate in performances for friends and family. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 836-5437 | www.kidsactingstudio.com

Students explore story-writing, acting, songwriting, costume and prop design, then perform at the Paramount Theatre on the last day of camp. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 692-0526 | www.austintheatre.org/camps

(Ages 8-16) Campers get to choose from a wide variety of themed camps to join including Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic Camp, and more. Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy, 2438 W. Anderson, Austin (512) 454-2399 | www.dlair.net/austin

Patricia’s Table (Ages: 3-14)

Escuelita Art-Es Inc. (Ages 4-8)

School of Rock Summer Camps (Ages: 6-18) Young musicians learn guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals, and the camp ends in a live show. 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin | (512) 643-6170 www.austin.schoolofrock.com

Bilingual instructors guide campers through various themed camps that include dance, music, theatre, art, yoga, sign language, and more. 6100 Parkwood, Oak Hill | (512) 965-3604 | www.escuelitaart-es.com

Excused Absence Youth Comedy Camps

(Ages 4-18) A week-long improv, sketch, and stand-up camps throughout the summer. Each camp has a specific focus and includes a public performance at ColdTowne’s all-ages show. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, Austin (512) 814-8696 | www.coldtownetheater.com

Game Worlds Summer Camp (Ages: 8-18)

Campers learn skills to create their own video games as well as programming, design, audio engineering and art skills. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 609-0052 | www.gameworldscamp.com

Hideout Theatre Improv Summer Camps (Ages: 5-18) Students learn the basics of improv, storytelling and stage acting through games, stories and scene performances. 617 Congress Ave., Austin | (512) 443-3688 www.hideouttheatre.com/improv-for-kids/summercamp

Games, challenges, crafts and gardening are incorporated into handson cooking camps combining culinary techniques, locally grown foods and fresh flavors. 1510 W. 35th St., Austin | (512) 434-9100 | www.patriciastable.com

SHERWOOD FOREST CAMP (Ages 7-15) Learn archery, blacksmithing, leatherworking, swordplay, and other Renaissance activities, and spend the night in an air-conditioned castle. In other words, the kids get the whole times-of-yore experience. Choose from three six-night sessions, or send your kid to all three! Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade (512) 222-6680 | sherwoodforestfaire.com Young Rembrandts (Ages: 6-12)

Camps offer an array of drawing workshops that include mixed-media, art history and a variety of styles, from cartooning to pastels. JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin (512) 735-8000 | www.youngrembrandts.com

Sports Camps

Chaparral Ice Center Summer Camp

(Ages: 5-14) Campers take twice-daily ice-skating lessons or take part in a general sports camp with an emphasis on skating, outdoor recreation and swimming. 2525 W. Anderson Ln., Austin | (512) 252-8500 | www.chaparralice.com

Crossfit Kids Camps (Ages: 11-15)

Campers learn the fundamental tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through fun challenges, relays and games. Central, 6205 Burnet Rd., Austin Downtown, 410 Pressler St., Austin (512) 507-6450 | www.crossfitcentral.com

Golf in Schools Summer Camp (Ages: 4-13) Campers learn the skills, rules and etiquette of golf from a skilled trainer in week-long sessions designed to make the training fun. Butler Park Pitch N’ Putt, 201 Lee Barton Dr., Austin West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin (512) 767-5566 | www.golfinschools.com Iron Horse Country Ranch (Ages 8-15)

It’s the motorcycle summer camp for kids. This dirt-bike camp has shuttles from North Austin and even Downtown Austin Metro. They supply the dirt bikes, safety gear, and the training. Just show up! A pool, a rec center, and a lake for fishing for down time. 9100 E. FM 243, Bertram | (512) 917-5733 www.ironhorsecountry.com

Jump Gymnastics Summer Camp (Ages: 3-12) Theme-based camps feature gymnastics, art exploration, interactive centers, yoga, music and dance. North Austin, 2117 W. Anderson Ln., Austin South Austin, 2919 Manchaca Rd., Austin (512) 593-6226 | www.jumpgymnastics.com

M&M Ranch Horseback Riding Summer Camps 2018 (Ages 9-16)

Offering Overnight & Day Camps. Riding camps are individually based, so if you are just a beginner or have been riding for years we teach according to where you are. We teach advance speed events, outside hauling welcome. M&M Horse Ranch, outside of Georgetown https://mmhorseranch.com

Rock-About Climbing Adventures (Ages: 9-18) Five-day camps entail rock climbing at various area locations, including the Austin Greenbelt, Reimer’s Ranch and Enchanted Rock. Various locations, see website for details. (512) 415-0804 | www.rock-about.com/kids-camps

Round Rock Express Baseball Camps

(Ages 6+) Participants will receive instruction in all fundamentals of the game of baseball. The Round Rock Express baseball camps offer big-league quality instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and softball. Express baseball and softball camps range in ages and offer opportunities for all skill levels. Providing high-level baseball and softball instruction from knowledgeable and experienced coaches. Express camps aim to develop the complete ballplayer by not only focusing on the physical skill sets, but leadership and mental skills as well. The Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock (512) 238-2250 | http://www.milb.com/content/page. jsp?ymd=20100225&content_id=8143372&sid=t102&vkey=team3

Traditional Martial Arts Academy Summer Camps (Ages: 6-14)

The Nunchaku and Monkey Kung Fu camp introduces children to martial arts. Warrior Girls Camp is a girls-only martial arts camp that trains girls to sharpen their minds and be leaders in their communities. 4220 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 400, Austin (512) 535-4404 | www.traditionalmartialartsacademy.com

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