ABRAKADOODLE CREATIVE ART CAMPS
These camps are offered at Leander's Apple Blossom Center for Discovery and include art lessons, music, games, crafts, and special activities. Ages 5-12.
June 5-July 28.
3500 CR 175, Leander, 512/337-7017.
AMANDA LEE JONES ART STUDIO
Classes are limited to six students, so you can be sure the little ones are getting instruction tailored to their needs. Ages 8-18.
June 27-Aug. 26.
$30 per 90-minute class.
Weeklong camps and specialty workshops mixing art and science show kids the diverse world of visual art. Ages 4-15.
June 12-Aug. 18.
6507 Jester Blvd. #107, 512/983-7022.
A variety of camps including pottery, jewelry, tie-dye, art history, and drawing fuel the inner artist. Camps have themes including Disney
, Horse Lovers, Harry Potter
, and others. Ages 4-13.
June 5-Aug. 18.
11190 Circle Dr. #202, 512/852-9900.
Turn junk into art, mold clay into a masterpiece, and generally explore your creative side at this weekly camp. Ages 5-11
Smudge Studios, 500 W. 38th, 512/777-1742.
$250, half day; $500, full day.
Half-day camps balance fun and instruction for young artists seeking to improve their drawing and painting skills. Select from a variety of themed art camps for all ages and interests. Two different locations are offered, with camps in both Cedar Park and Northwest Austin, which means double the course options and double the creativity for your child. Ages 5-17.
June 5-Aug. 11.
Kids are encouraged to nurture their inner artist and express themselves with the help of award-winning instructors at one of these weeklong day camps. Extended care available after camp each day. Ages 5-10
Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi Ln..
AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC
If your child has already been playing an instrument for a year, this is chance to hone those skills over the summer and learn to compose at the same time! Ages 7-18
Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr, 512/454-7562.
BAND AID SCHOOL OF MUSIC
One summer is all it takes to turn your singer, guitarist, bass player, drummer, or keyboardist into a band member ready for the stage or their own video. Kids will do more than just cover classic rock tunes, they'll learn to compose their own jams. Beginners and experienced players are invited. Ages 4-18.
June 5-Aug. 11.
Band Aid School of Music; 2309 Thornton, Studio E; 4214 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/730-0592.
BEAD IT SUMMER CAMP!
Does your kiddo like making custom jewelry, masks, and other shiny articles? Well, they better if you send them to this crafts-focused half-day camp! Ages 6-15.
June 15-Aug. 11.
2058 S. Lamar Blvd., 512/693-2323.
BIBLIOGRAPHIA SUMMER CAMP
Campers will all have the opportunity to screen print, explore visual art, performance art, and make music as well as enjoy a healthy amount of outdoor time with some time in the sun and a couple of splash days. Ages 2.5-fifth grade.
1507 Wilshire Blvd., 803/728-4190.
CAPITAL CITY GUITAR CAMP
Does your child have fingers meant for strumming? This weeklong summer camp sounds like the answer! Perfect for both beginning and intermediate guitar players, students have the opportunity to learn from masters of the craft, record their own album, and put on a concert of their own work at the end of the week. Ages 7-16.
Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill, 417/300-4078.
CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ART SCHOOL
With hundreds of classes, the budding artist in the family will surely find something that gets the creative juices flowing. They offer everything from art safaris and dinosaur sculptures to Photoshop and flying clay on Laguna Gloria's 14 lakeside acres. Feeling jealous of your child? Adult classes are also available on a wide variety of topics. Ages 4-18.
June 5-Aug. 18.
The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 512/323-6380.
CREATIVE ACTION SUMMER CAMP
The camps offer an environment where teens reflect on their world and experiences through their art. Alongside pro artists, campers will gain hands-on experience with professional-grade equipment as they move, write, and compose through hip-hop culture; create, shoot, direct and star in films; or create visual art across various mediums. Ages 11-14.
Weeklong, half-day camps bring out the artist in your kid with three camps including mosaics, painting, and dioramas. Ages 7-16.
June 13-July 29.
4410 Maybelle, 512/796-0719.
DIRTY EASEL KIDS' CAMP
Don't be fooled by the name; this camp offers much more than just art on easels. Have your kid explore their creativity through art, theatre, and music. Ages 5-9
1514 Dandridge, Cedar Park, 512/553-6188.
EASTSIDE MUSIC SUMMER CAMP
It's an immersive two-week program where campers join bands with kids of similar ages and interests and learn to play songs in a fun, creative, and supportive environment. In addition to private and group music instruction, campers participate in a broad range of activities including recording a demo in a professional studio and designing a band website. Camp culminates in a rock show at a local venue. Ages 8-18.
Session one: June 12-23; session two: July 10-21.
Eastside Music School, 501 N. I-35 #107, 512/777-1444.
$650 half day, $1150 full day.
GERMAN IMMERSION CAMP
Learn German this summer at the German Texan Heritage Society's two-week immersion camp. Ages 3-14.
June 12-July 21.
507 E. 10th St., 512/467-4569.
GIRLS ROCK CAMP
This one empowers girls with the DIY spirit. Campers learn to do it themselves: play instruments, form bands, and write songs. They also learn the history of women who rock, as well as DJing, blogging, and more. It all ends with a bang as campers rock out live for a cheering crowd. Ages 8-17.
IMAGINE THAT ART SPACE
A cornucopia of artistic media awaits your kiddo at the Imagine That Art Space camps, including photography, painting, and fashion. Ages 3-15.
June 5-Aug. 11.
2110-B White Horse Trail, 512/429-2437.
IVY ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Make sure your budding musician doesn't lose momentum at this camp teaching string, piano, chamber music, percussion, guitar, and more.
June 12-Aug. 4.
9801 Anderson Mill Rd. #206, 512/777-5127.
LONE STAR SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Put the twang and bang into the summer with weeklong sessions for future superstars. Guitarists, keyboardists, vocalists, and drummers are placed in bands based on their ages and abilities. Ages 5-15.
Locations in Southwest Austin, Dripping Springs, and West Lake Hills, 512/712-5187.
MINDFULNESS FOR TEENS: SUMMER DAY CAMP
This camp strives to help teens navigate today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world. Activities will include calming exercises, stress-relieving artwork, eco-mindfulness, Tai Chi, meditation, awareness of negative thought patterns, and gratitude practices. Ages 13-18.
4900 Mueller Blvd., 512/451-0272.
ORPHEUS ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Singers, violinists, guitar amateurs and prodigies, and other young instrumentalists can begin their musical journey or hone their craft at one of several camps this academy offers. Ages 4-16.
June 5-Aug. 18.
3918-C Far West Blvd., 512/231-8999.
Turn your kid's penchant for hitting things into something constructive as the instructors introduce new drummers and guide experienced percussionists to beat nirvana. Ages 10-15
ROCK CAMP USA
offers performance-oriented instruction and lets kids pick their own material to play. Campers have two weeks to form bands, rehearse, record a CD, and play live with an audience at the end of their journey. Ages 8-19.
June 12-24 and July 24-Aug. 4.
Austin School of Music, 2428-B W. Ben White; 13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/476-7666.
Make your kid the triple threat they always wanted to be with this camp that adapts the award-winning Wee Sing educational music program. Ages 4-12
Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee StRound Rock, 512/763-7228.
SONGBIRD RISING STRING CAMP
Using the Suzuki method, children will learn violin, viola, cello, and bass in a creative and supportive environment. Ages 6-11.
June 19-30 & July 10-21.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/751-0541.
The Groundwork Music Project hosts the younger kids in the morning and the preteens in the afternoon for some uke and singing lessons. Ages 7-14.
Promiseland Church, 1504 E. 51st, 512/669-2028.
$295 until April 15th; $395 after.
Half-day camps are available to get your kids familiar with the tools and skills needed to work with metal and make your own wearable art. The fully equipped studio will have the little crafters working alongside professionals. Ages 10-15
June 19-23, July 24-28, and Aug. 7-11.
Creative Side Academy of Austin, 321 W. Ben White #204, 512/799-0731.
YOUNG REMBRANDTS ATX DRAWING, CARTOONING & PASTELS WORKSHOPS
Bring out your kid's inner artiste
in these half-day workshops dedicated to all kinds of drawing. Your child chooses what type of subjects they want to learn to draw and brings home a portfolio of artwork in the end. Ages 5-12.
June 5-Aug. 11.