Summer Camps 2022
Summer Camp
Get your summer camp listed in our Summer Camp Guide! To submit your camp, please use this form. Find our Summer Camp listing in print on stands Feb. 25.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many summer camps are altering their plans. Please check individual camps' websites for the latest information.
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 General Camps

ACE ACADEMY SUMMER WONDERS The award-winning summer program returns with camps involving STEM, history and civics, outdoor adventures, fine arts, theatre, and more. Ages 5-14. June 6-July 22. $500-1,100. 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.. summerwonders.org
ATX KIDS CLUB With a focus on urban literacy and local culture, ATX Kids Club inspires campers to experience the rich diversity of Austin by taking daily adventures on Cap Metro. Subjects explored include nature, art, diversity, and careers, and the camp emphasizes fitness and healthy eating. Ages 4-12. May 31-Aug. 19. $375. Six drop-off/pickup locations in Austin. atxkidsclub.org
Austin Parks & Recreation Camps AUSTIN PARKS & RECREATION CAMPS Austin Parks and Recreation provides accessible, diverse, and inclusive summer camps, and now offers early registration for community participants who qualify for financial aid, adaptive, and inclusion support programs. Choose from therapeutic, cultural & arts, nature, and community recreation camps. Ages 5-15. June 6-Aug.12. Citywide, and virtual. austintexas.gov/summercamp
Camp Balcones Springs CAMP BALCONES SPRINGS CBS's mission is to change lives for the better through fun, relationships, and spiritual impact. Passionate and caring counselors help kids develop confidence, perseverance, leadership, and teamwork with a variety of activities. Ages 6-17. June 5-Aug. 6. $1,850-4,450. 104 Balcones Springs Dr., Marble Falls. campiscool.com
Camp Champions CAMP CHAMPIONS With the top-notch facility and staff of a premier overnight camp, this camp is distinguished by its developmental focus on building strong kids. Campers enjoy activities like rock-climbing, crafting, archery, and waterskiing while building lasting friendships. Ages 6-17. June 5-Aug. 13. $2,025-$7,375 (one to five weeks). 775 Camp Rd., Marble Falls. campchampions.com
Camp Doublecreek CAMP DOUBLECREEK Offering a variety of exciting activities, including swimming, archery, a climbing wall, arts & crafts, sports, and games to keep kids busy. Horseback riding available for an extra fee. Ages 4-14. May 31-Aug. 12. $435. 800 Doublecreek Dr., Round Rock. campdoublecreek.com
Camp Eagle CAMP EAGLE Camp Eagle brings the Gospel to life through adventure in the Hill Country, right on the Nueces River. Activities include ziplining, a super-swing, fun at the Nueces Canyon Water Park, and more. Ages 6-17. June 5-July 30. $800-900. 6424 Hackberry Rd., Rocksprings. campeagle.org
Camp Half-Blood Austin CAMP HALF-BLOOD AUSTIN Join the fight where they've brought the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Rick Riordan Presents books to life every summer for over 15 years. Campers complete live action quests: fighting monsters, supporting each other, and saving the day with a different unique story each session. Ages 9-18. June 6-July 29. $747. 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.. camphalfbloodaustin.org
Camp Headwaters CAMP HEADWATERS Three locations around town provide summer fun for all ages, with enriching play for young ones and thematic weeks, field trips, and adventure camps for older ones, all designed to inspire kids to be peacemakers, advocates, creators, and thinkers. Ages 3-18. July 6-Aug. 5. $300-350. Headwaters School, 6305 Menchaca Rd.; 801 Rio Grande; 9607 Brodie. headwaters.org/camp
Camp Latinitas CAMP LATINITAS Latinitas camps are where art, expression, technology and advocacy intersect. Girls and nonbinary students with a desire to innovate and express themselves in fun, creative ways through media and technology are invited to learn about filmmaking, technology, cultural arts, health and wellness,and more – all while making friends and meeting interesting, inspiring mentors from a variety of backgrounds. Virtual and in-person camps available. Ages 9-14. June 27-July 29. $50-200. Latinitas HQ or online. latinitasonline.org
Camp Trinity & Tornado Athletic Skills Clinics CAMP TRINITY & TORNADO ATHLETIC SKILLS CLINICS Make friends and have summer fun on a 21-acre campus in West Lake Hills, just 5 miles from Downtown. A variety of themed, discovery, and art camps are sure to spark creativity and engage the adventurous. Athletes entering grades 3-8 can sharpen athletic skills in top-notch basketball, volleyball, and soccer skills clinics. Ages 5-13. June 6-Aug. 10. $225-260. Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Caves Rd. austintrinity.org/summer
Camp Vamonos! CAMP VAMONOS! Kids enjoy a summer day like their grandparents did: exploring, creating arts & crafts, playing board games, watching classic movies, baking goodies, and devising elaborate play scenarios with friends, old and new, in a backyard filled with messy, creative fun. Ages 5-11. May 30-Aug. 12. $200. 6919 Reese. campvamonos.com
DRAGON'S LAIR Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy offers several fun ways to while away the summer, including Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer 40,000, Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, and painting miniatures. Spots are limited, so reserve your camper's place soon! Ages 7-18. June 13-Aug. 12. $300-375. Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, 2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1, 512/454-2399. dlair.net/austin/2022-summer-camps
Elite University ELITE UNIVERSITY At Elite U, choose from a bevy of day camps offering a wide range of activities, including fencing, water sports, LEGO robotics, culinary arts, and mixed-media art. Ages 4-12. June 6-Aug. 5. $450-500. St. Luke's on the Lake, 5600 RR 620 N.. elitesummercamps.com
Extend-a-Care YMCA EXTEND-A-CARE YMCA From preschool and kinder camps to themed and sports camps, kids have an opportunity to stay physically active, build independence, explore creativity, and make friends in a safe, fun, and enriching environment that parents can trust. Ages 4-13. May 31-Aug. 5. $225. Multiple locations. eacymca.org
Figment Creative Labs FIGMENT CREATIVE LABS Dress for mess, because kiddos will be making art, exploring STEAM, and hanging with furry friends including chickens, goats, and bunnies. They'll dig in the garden to learn about nature, get creative in the art studio, and more. Ages 4-12. June 6-Aug. 5. $375. 7809 Brodie. figmentcreativelabs.com
Great Futures GREAT FUTURES Boys & Girls Clubs camps offer a variety of high-quality programs designed to keep kids learning, active, and engaged. Programs revolve around STEM, fine arts, academic success, and healthy life skills. ­Ages 5-18. June 6-Aug. 12. 6648 Ed Bluestein. bgcaustin.org/summercamp
KIDVENTURE DAY CAMP With five locations in the Austin area, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to grow, gain confidence, and make memories and new friends. Ages 3-12. June 6-Aug. 12. Various locations. kidventure.com/austin-summer-camp
Kidventure Overnight Camp KIDVENTURE OVERNIGHT CAMP Kids will build relationships, learn new skills, and gain confidence at one of three overnight camp adventures. Ages 8-16. July 11-Aug. 9. $1450-1850. Various locations in Hunt and Rocksprings. kidventure.com/overnight-camps
Sherwood Forest Camp SHERWOOD FOREST CAMP 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. Ages 7-16. July 3-30. $949. Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade, 512/222-8570. sherwoodforestsummercamp.com
Steve & Kate's Camp STEVE & KATE'S CAMP Kids take chances and take charge at a camp where they are given tools and gentle guidance to help them teach themselves. Activities include sewing, stop-motion animation, music, performing arts, crafts, breadmaking, and more. Ages 4-12. June 6-July 29. $99/day or $2,475 for Summer Pass. Parkside Community Montessori School, 3207 W. Slaughter. steveandkatescamp.com/austin
Summergarden and Camp Roadrunner SUMMERGARDEN AND CAMP ROADRUNNER From swimming, crafts, and circle time for the younger Summergarden campers to circus arts, obstacle courses, and cooking for older members of Camp Roadrunner, this camp has a wide range of entertaining activities and fun learning opportunities in a beautiful Hill Country setting. Ages 3-12. June 13-Aug. 5. $375. Austin Waldorf School, 8702 South View, 512/288-5942. austinwaldorf.org/programs/summer-camp
The Millennium Summer Day Camp THE MILLENNIUM SUMMER DAY CAMP Everything you need to make your child's summer memorable and fun, including a new drone-flying instruction course, arts & crafts, roller-skating, bowling, exercise, and nutritious meals, with themes like Greek mythology and nature. Ages 5-12. June 1-30. $25/day; $220/summer. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/472-6932. millenniumaustin.com
Wet & Wild Adventure Camp WET & WILD ADVENTURE CAMP Every day is a new adventure: Daily field trips take campers to the water at different locations each day, such as water parks, amusement parks, swimming holes, rivers, and lakes. Ages 9-15. May 31-Aug. 12. $400-430. Two pickup/drop-off locations: 2008 Enfield & 6100 Westcreek. wetwildcamp.com
YMCA CAMP TWIN LAKES The focus is on accomplishment and belonging while building positive character traits and values. All this is achieved through a wide range of activities like archery, arts & crafts, urban farming, canoeing, and lots more. Ages 5-16. May 31-Aug. 16. $220-800. Camp Twin Lakes, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park. ymcactx.org
YMCA of the Rockies YMCA OF THE ROCKIES For campers looking for a bit more adventure and an escape from the Texas heat, Camp Chief Ouray in the Colorado Rockies offers programs that build confidence, independence, and resilience. Meet people from all over the world and enjoy a life-changing experience. Ages 7-17. June 5-Aug. 13. $400-1,300. Camp Chief Ouray, Granby, Colorado. campchiefouray.org

 Art & Music Camps

ART + ACADEMY With online or in-person options, captivating art camps cater to all ages and interests, balancing fun with expert instruction. Young artists can select from a variety of engaging and inspiring themed camps that will take their art skills to the next level. Ages 5-17. June 6-Aug. 5. $179-330. 9300 Anderson Mill; 2300 Lohmans Spur #190; 3621 E. Whitestone Blvd. #700, Cedar Park; 5424 U.S. Hwy. 290 W. #110. artplusacademy.com
Art Amore ART AMORE Creative kids get messy and create masterpieces with professional art supplies at themed half-day studio camps and unique full-day excursion camps that take them to favorite artistic sites around town. Ages 5 and up. June 6-Aug. 5. $350-590. 6507 Jester Blvd. #107. artamoreaustin.com
Austin Artery AUSTIN ARTERY Kids are encouraged to nurture their inner artist and express themselves with the help of award-winning instructors, and can explore themes like fiber arts, animals, clay, manga and anime, and more. Ages 5-12. June 6-Jul. 22. $360-450. Locations in Hyde Park & South Austin. theaustinartery.com
Austin Chamber Music Summer Workshop AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER WORKSHOP This multi-week chamber music camp runs simultaneously with the Austin Chamber Music Festival in July, providing opportunities for musicians of all ages. Activities include chamber music, chamber orchestra, composition, improvisation, percussion ensemble, and rhythmic classes in addition to coaching and master classes with renowned international touring artists. Ages 7 and up. July 7-23. $65-950. Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman, 512/454-7562. austinchambermusic.org/summer
Austin Soundwaves Summer Strings Camp AUSTIN SOUNDWAVES SUMMER STRINGS CAMP Two programs are available for different levels of strings experience: Head Start is for beginners or students with up to one year of experience, with the goal being an ability to read music and develop some basic playing skills. The Academy Program is for students with 2+ years of experience and will focus on performing diverse repertoire, exploring improvisation, composition, advanced techniques, and new skills. Ages 11-18. July 18-22. $200. St. Mary's Cathedral, 203 E. 10th, 512/476-6182. austinsoundwaves.org
Band Aid School of Music BAND AID SCHOOL OF MUSIC At Little Rock Stars and beginner and advanced Rock Band camps, campers will learn an instrument in a group of peers, hone their musicianship, collaborate with other young musicians, write songs, and even play a show at a real venue. Ages 4-18. June 6-Aug. 19. $275-599. 2309-G Thornton; 4214 Capital of TX Hwy. N. bandaidschoolofmusic.com
Cordovan Art School CORDOVAN ART SCHOOL Creative kids get into the art zone at over 40 themed camps, including theatre, video game art, anime, tech, space art, sea life, and so much more – even camps with live animals. Over 5,000 kids attended the award-winning camps last year. Ages 5-16. May 31-Aug. 19. $200-450. Locations in Northwest & Southwest Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Cedar Park. cordovanartschool.com
Creative Action CREATIVE ACTION Campers will explore visual arts, move to music, invent and create, and act out storybook adventures at these interactive camps. Younger ones have their pick of several one-week camps, older ones can dive a bit deeper into artistic challenges at two-week camps where they'll work closely with professional artists to develop new creative skills. Ages 5-11. June 6-July 29. $425-800. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.; Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf; Creative Action Building, 1023 Springdale, Bldg 3; Ridgetop Elementary, 5005 Caswell. creativeaction.org
Franklin Music Academy FRANKLIN MUSIC ACADEMY Kids with little to no experience can learn guitar songs and play music with others at the beginner group class, and there are also private lessons for kids to fast-track their experience in piano, drums, bass guitar, guitar, or ukulele. All campers will play in a concert for families at summer's end. Ages 7-12. June-July. $80/month. 9717 Nightjar. franklinmusicacademy.com/summer-camp
ILLUMINE CHOIRS Young singers will learn sight-reading, music theory, and Dalcroze eurhythmics, culminating in a concert at the end of the week. Ages 5-17. Aug. 1-5. $300. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa, 512/345-8866. illuminechoirs.org/summer2022
Imagine Arts Academy IMAGINE ARTS ACADEMY Unleash your child's creativity at camps that encourage problem-solving and real-world learning. Your child will become an artist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on adventures based on different themes, such as cultural awareness or animals and conservation. Ages 5-12. All summer. Virtual and at various locations. austin.imagineartsacademy.com
Joshua's Stage JOSHUA'S STAGE The premier enrichment program for kids with a wide range of special needs provides activities like arts & crafts, theatre arts, improv, music, dance, photography, and more, put on by a caring and qualified team with a 1:3 instructor to participant ratio. Camp weeks end with an original play showcase. Ages 6-11. June 6-July 29. $375-3000. Capitol School of Austin, 2011 W. Koenig. joshuasstage.org
MBPT Summer Music & Recording Workshop MBPT SUMMER MUSIC & RECORDING WORKSHOP High schoolers will learn about music and sound production at a professional studio from a vocational point of view, gaining insight into job opportunities in the field and learning how to record and produce songs, including music for film, television, and radio. Ages 15-18. May 23-27. $50. ACC Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Campus Dr.. austincc.edu/mbpt
Orpheus Academy of Music ORPHEUS ACADEMY OF MUSIC An enriching experience for children of all ages and abilities, culminating in an end-of-week performance so students can impress their families and friends with everything they've learned about music. Ages 4-9. June 13-Aug. 5. $245-360. 3918-C Far West Blvd.; 3109 Kenai Dr. #10. orpheusacademy.com/summercamps.html

 Theatre/Dance Camps

Balance Dance Studios BALANCE DANCE STUDIOS Calling all dancers! Options abound for tiny dancers to experts, from half-day camps to summer intensives. Themes include "Under the Sea," Moana, and circus fun. Ages 3-18. June 7-July 30. $175-420. 4544 S. Lamar. balancedancestudios.com/summer
Excused Absence Comedy Camps EXCUSED ABSENCE COMEDY CAMPS At outdoor and indoor improv camps, kids learn to listen and support one another, to take creative leaps, and to discover with friends. Each camp includes improv games and exercises tailored to the age and interests of the group and culminates in a performance for friends and family. Ages 5-18. June 6-Aug. 12. $145-295. Indoor camps: Fallout Theater, 616 Lavaca; outdoor camps in Windsor Park. excusedabsence.com
FANTASTIC MAGIC CAMP Each day includes classes in magic, juggling, puppetry, and other variety arts, as well as a live magic show by some of Austin's best professional magicians. Campers learn basic magic skills and secrets and experience the joy that comes from a trick well performed. Ages 5-12. May 31-Aug. 12. $280-695. 7500 Woodrow; 13609 N. 1-35. magiccamp.com
KidsActing KIDSACTING Austin’s longest-running theatre camp provides in-person and virtual sessions at 15+ locations this summer. Weeklong camp themes include Encanto, Spider-Verse, Moana, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and end with a fabulous mini revue for family and friends. Multi-week camps Frankenstein and Legally Blonde end with four performances of the full production. Ages 4-18. May 30-Aug. 12. $235-385. Multiple locations. kidsactingstudio.com
Lonestar Dance Center LONESTAR DANCE CENTER Campers can choose from a variety of workshops and fun themed dance camps including ballet, TikTok, rainbow unicorns, Encanto, Sing 2, Disney, Minecraft, and more. Crafts, play, music, and memory-making with new friends are par for the course. Ages 3-12. June 13-Aug. 5. $150-250. Lonestar Dance Center, 2606 W. Pecan St. #212, Pflugerville. lonestardance.com/camps
Paramount Performing Arts Camps PARAMOUNT PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS Paramount's legendary camps are back in person, with camps taking place at locations across Austin and final performances being held at the beautiful, historic Paramount and Stateside theatres. Choose from Camp Paramount (musical theatre for 1st-10th graders), Camp Story Wranglers (creative writing, design, and more for 3rd-8th graders), or the Summer Songwriting Workshop for 7th-10th graders. Ages 6-16. June 6-Aug. 5. $750-800. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/692-0526. austintheatre.org/camps
Sky Camp SKY CAMP Does your kid want to run away and join the circus? Now they can! Kids are invited to come fly, juggle, tumble, and play as they explore the fun and challenging world of the circus arts, gaining strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence. Ages 6-18. June 6-Aug. 5. $225-500. 1023 Springdale, Bldg. 8-A. skycandyaustin.com
Synergy Dance Studio SYNERGY DANCE STUDIO An enjoyable and creative dance experience for all ages, with themed camps for youngsters based on their fave movie musicals and pop stars, and intensives in ballet, hip-hop, and more for the older students. Ages 3-18. May 23-Aug. 6. $225-500. Synergy Dance Studio, 3425 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-4130. synergydancestudio.com
The Vortex Summer Youth Theatre THE VORTEX SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE A highly competitive program seeks youth for positions with a select ensemble including actors, musicians, technicians, understudies, and production assistants. The award-winning tuition-free program culminates in a full production of Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, presented to the public over two weekends. Ages 13-17. May 31-Aug. 6. Free. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282. vortexrep.org

 Instructional Camps

AFF FILM CAMP Join Austin Film Festival for a summer of creativity, collaboration, and fun with hands-on classes and workshops in the arts of screenwriting, filmmaking, claymation, video game writing, and more. Both virtual and in-person classes are available. Ages 9-18. June 6-July 29. $150-450. Virtual or on-site. austinfilmfestival.com
Ascension Seton Health Sciences Camp ASCENSION SETON HEALTH SCIENCES CAMP The ultimate camp experience for middle and high school students with a dream of becoming a health care professional. Ages 13-18. June 6-Aug. 4. $500. 1400 N. I-35, in Downtown Austin. seton.org/cec
ASPIRE LEARNING CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM A balance of learning and fun for children with diverse learning needs and their siblings or peers with traditional learning needs. With a fun new theme each week, participants will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a structured environment focused on developing each child’s social repertoire. More intensive, ABA-based therapeutic services also available. Ages 2-12 (primarily; all ages welcome to apply). June 6-Aug. 12. $450 and up. ASPIRE Learning Center, 2525 Wallingwood, Bldg. 14 #150. aspireaustin.com/summer-program
Austin Tinkering School AUSTIN TINKERING SCHOOL Campers start out with shop safety and tool training and in the course of one fun-filled action-packed week, the kids will learn new skills, participate in lively tinkering challenges, work on personal building projects, and collaborate on one big build, along with other fun hands-on activities and learning experiences. Ages 5-10. May 30-June 17. $425. Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/579-6169. austintinkeringschool.com
Austin Zoo Summer Camp AUSTIN ZOO SUMMER CAMP Youngsters will get an educational wildlife experience with live animal presentations, science activities, games, craft time, zookeeper chats, and much more, centered on four different themes. Professional naturalists and educators lead small class groups for a roaring good time. Ages 6-12. June 6-Aug. 12. $300-325. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trl., 512/288-1490. austinzoo.org
Badgerdog Creative Writing Camp BADGERDOG CREATIVE WRITING CAMP These fun and challenging writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of reading, writing, and sharing their original work during virtual or in-person camps lasting one to three weeks. Ages 7-17. June 6-Aug. 12. $150-525. Virtual and at six Austin locations. austinlibrary.org
Bake Austin BAKE AUSTIN Chef Pascal guides campers through the creation of dinners, desserts, and more using ingredient lists, recipes, and tool lists sent prior to the virtual sessions. Because it's virtual, siblings attend free, and the whole family can enjoy the delicious results. Ages 8-17. May 30-Aug. 12. $225; $250 after March 1. Single-day classes also available. Virtual. bakeaustin.com
Camp EDMO CAMP EDMO At EDMO, science and songs go together, art complements design, and coding builds friendships. Getting messy and making mistakes are celebrated. Ages 4-17. June 6-Aug. 5. $200/week and up. Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Dr.; St. Ignatius Martyr School, 120 W. Oltorf; the Rise School, 4800 Manor Rd. edmo.org/austin
Club SciKidz Austin CLUB SCIKIDZ AUSTIN There's something for every kid with over 60 STEAM camps with themes including astronomy, meteorology, veterinary medicine, robotics, chemistry, American Dolls, Harry Potter, and so many more. Days begin with science demos and continue with outdoor activities and classes that bring out every child's natural scientist. Use code ATXPARENT for a $10 discount. Ages 4-15. June 27-July 29. $329. The Upbring School, 3407 Red River. austin.clubscikidz.com
Code Galaxy CODE GALAXY Kids develop programming skills through courses in Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, Python, web development, and more, and all camps are 100% virtual with flexible times for both parents and students. Use code SPECIAL2CAMPS to get 20% off the cost of a second camp. Ages 6-17. July 6-Aug. 5. Virtual. thecodegalaxy.com
Earth Native Wilderness School EARTH NATIVE WILDERNESS SCHOOL Kids can turn off the TV and have some old-school fun learning all about the natural world of Central Texas through exploration and games. Expert naturalist instructors teach lasting skills and how to make the most of the outdoors, and a variety of day camps offer epic adventures and wildlife discovery at three locations, including a new one in Georgetown. Older kids get into some survival techniques at the overnight camp in Bastrop. Ages 3½-16. May 30-Aug. 12. $375, day camp; $695, overnight camp. Earth Native campus, 137 Woodview Ln., Bastrop; McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.; Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243, Georgetown. earthnativeschool.com/summer-camps
Eco-Explorer Camp ECO-EXPLORER CAMP Campers will enjoy community building games and activities, water-play activities, eating veggies and fruits from the gardens, exploring the Colorado River on hiking trails, creating nature art, learning wilderness skills, and hanging out with the resident chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Ages 6-14. June 13-July 1. $275/week; $525 for two weeks. Austin Discovery School, 9303 FM 969. tinyurl.com/ADSEcoCamp22
El Buen’s Summer Camp EL BUEN’S SUMMER CAMP Bilingual (English and Spanish) camps are designed for elementary and junior high youth, with two monthlong sessions in June and July. The camps aim to boost academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; build social and emotional skills; and explore careers through hands-on activities.Ages 6-14. June 6-July 28. $25. El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue, 512/439-8900. elbuen.org
Game Worlds GAME WORLDS Real-world game developers guide kids through a crash course in how games are made and help students bring their visions to life through practical skills such as digital art, audio engineering, programming, design, testing, writing, and business presentation. Students leave with a playable game they’ve created themselves, which they will pitch to a panel of professional developers. Cost includes healthy catered lunches and a pizza party. Ages 8-18. May 30-Aug. 12. $675. Game Worlds, 7950 Anderson Square #109. gameworldscamp.com
Girlstart Summer Camps GIRLSTART SUMMER CAMPS All camps include a balance of hands-on STEM activities, relevant technology, collaborative team building, and informal camp fun. Ages 9-14. June 6-July 29. $400. Girlstart STEM Center, 1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775. girlstart.org/our-programs/summer-camp
Idea Lab Kids IDEA LAB KIDS The award-winning STEM camp offers a wide selection of high-energy day camps focusing on science, engineering, cooking, art, and technology. Half-day and full-day experiences available. Ages 5-12. May 30-Aug. 8. $405. 8620 Burnet Rd.. austin.idealabkids.com
iKids U IKIDS U Theme-based camps provide interactive fun and hands-on learning with low student-to-staff ratios. Full-day camps include academic enrichment, fine arts, and STEAM activities every morning, with crafts, cooking, recreation, and more after lunch. Themes include world exploration, the Wild West, history, and more. Ages 3-12. June 6-Aug. 4. $330. 7005 Northledge. ikidsu.com
Iron Horse Country Ranch IRON HORSE COUNTRY RANCH It’s the motorcycle summer camp for kids. They supply the dirt bikes, safety gear, and training, and campers enjoy non-bike fun as well, like swimming, games, fireworks, and s'mores. Ages 8-13. June 13-July 22. $1,890. 9100 E. FM 243, Bertram. ironhorsecountry.com
Mad Science MAD SCIENCE Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience various hands-on adventures. Children will design, create, build, and assemble a variety of interesting projects, as well as getting outdoor playtime and physical activity. Ages 4-12. All summer. Cost varies. Virtual and at various locations. austin.madscience.org
Moolah U Startup Business Camp MOOLAH U STARTUP BUSINESS CAMP Young people will take their ideas from dreams to reality, starting a real business that makes real money in just one week. Small-group cohorts are led by trained course instructors and mentors including investors, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. Ages 8-16. June 20-July 22. $275. Online. moolahu.com
Natureversity NATUREVERSITY Get off the screens and into the wild places this summer to explore the world of survival-based skills, crafts, challenges, games, projects, and more. River exploration, animal tracking, firemaking, fort building, knife carving, archery, and fishing are just a few offerings at these exciting outdoor survival camps. Ages 5-12. June 6-Aug. 12. $375. Circle Acres, 400 Grove. natureversity.org
Neuron Garage NEURON GARAGE Interactive, hands-on engineering challenges with recycled materials allow kids to be creative and discover their potential. They'll develop a growth mindset and tap into their own genius while developing friendships. Ages 5-12. June 6-Aug. 12. $340-390. Eight locations in Austin. neurongarage.com
Rio Vista Farm Summer Camp RIO VISTA FARM SUMMER CAMP Campers learn the basics of English riding and horse care through hands-on experience. Responsibility is taught through the care and riding of “their” horse for the week in preparation for the weekly horse show, and equine games and crafts round out the experience. Ages 7-16. May 30-Aug. 12. $435-450. 1000 Fallwell Ln., Del Valle. riovistafarm.net/camp
Saber Summer Camp SABER SUMMER CAMP At a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind makerspace, campers get experiential STEAM education with an emphasis on innovation, solution-seeking, and collaboration. Campers will face new and different challenges to solve while growing in imagination and creativity, building confidence, and learning important lessons about perseverance and resilience. Ages 5-14. June 6-July 22. $275-295. St. Gabriel's Catholic School, 2500 Wimberly Ln.. sgs-austin.org
Shutter Bugs SHUTTER BUGS Creative kids get a summer full of photography and a smorgasbord of stimulation in small groups focused on an array of projects: still life, field trips, photo walks, Polaroids, portraits, double exposures, collage, macrophotography, and various art-related projects to learn the technique and craft of using a camera. Camps conclude with a small group show. Ages 7-16. May 30-Aug. 5. $400. 2311-D Thornton. shutterbugsatx.com
Squishy Banana Studios Film Camp SQUISHY BANANA STUDIOS FILM CAMP Create an epic music video, action/adventure, or suspense/thriller movie completely from start to finish! Campers get the full filmmaking experience, from writing a script to acting, filming, and editing a new short film each week. Ages 5-14. June 6-Aug. 12. $325. 11800 Johnny Weismuller Ln.. squishybananastudios.com
Start-Up Kids Club START-UP KIDS CLUB A week full of games, 3D printing, business, and fun awaits at the Make Yourself Entrepreneur + 3D Printing Camp. Students will learn firsthand entrepreneurial basics and how to design models in CAD and then print them using a 3D printer. These camps are fun and interactive while secretly teaching your child 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, communication, SEL, and more. Ages 8-14. June 13-Aug. 8. $225. Capital Factory, 701 Brazos; Genesis PC, 1507 Wilshire. startupkidsclub.com/workshops-camps-1
UT COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMER ACADEMIES The UT-Austin Department of Computer Science offers a variety of very distinct summer academies for high school students, designed to intrigue students with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem-solving through unique hands-on experiences. Virtual camps are available. Ages 14-18. June 5-July 29. $799-2,500; some free options available. Online or at UT-Austin campus, 2317 Speedway. cs.utexas.edu
Westlake Chinese Academy Cooking and Arts WESTLAKE CHINESE ACADEMY COOKING AND ARTS Camp activities include language learning, cooking lessons, a daily creek swim, and arts such as calligraphy, watercolor, paper cutting, origami, and traditional music. Ages 4-14. June 6-July 22. $368. Westlake Chinese Academy, 6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.. westlakechineseacademy.org/camp

 Sports Camps

All-Star Sports Camp ALL-STAR SPORTS CAMP Campers learn teamwork and sportsmanship through a variety of fun team-based games and activities including soccer, basketball, kickball, capture the flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Half-day and full-day options are available for anything from one to five days a week. Ages 5-12. June 4-Aug. 13. $49-320. SoccerZone South, 9501 Menchaca Rd.; Lakeline, 920 Old Mill Rd.. allstarsportscamp.org
ATX Ballers Basketball Camps ATX BALLERS BASKETBALL CAMPS ATX Ballers’ expert coaches provide high-quality, energetic basketball instruction to players in their specific grade-level groups. All levels of basketball experience are welcome; are you ready to become a baller this summer? Ages 4-18. June 6-Aug. 11. $120-275. Multiple locations. atxballers.com
AUSTIN BOULDERING PROJECT A full week of bouldering fun with plenty of climbing and social time. Whether your child is an experienced climber or brand new to bouldering, they will have a blast with expert ABP instructors leading the way. Kids will learn basic climbing techniques and terminology and play games both on and off the wall. Ages 4-12. May 30-August 12. $340-375. ABP Springdale & Westgate, 979 Springdale; 4477 S. Lamar. austinboulderingproject.com/youth
Austin Ninjas AUSTIN NINJAS Kids will run obstacle courses, play games, and have fun training with real contestants from the hit NBC show American Ninja Warrior. Ages 5-12. Note: camps are now full but there is a waitlist. May 31-Aug. 12. $350. 6001 W. Parmer #430; 200 Buttercup Creek, Ste. 107-A, Cedar Park. austinninjas.com
BRANDY PERRYMAN SHOOTING CAMP This basketball camp is designed for all players and focuses on shooting skills. Attendees will get a season's worth of training (and fun) in each four-day session with expert instructors. Ages 7-16. June 6-Aug. 4. $249. Various locations. bperrymanshootingcamp.com
BUTLER JUNIOR GOLF CAMP Butler is a great place to learn and love the game of golf, and kids can start early with junior summer golf camps. Small coed sessions are grouped by age and experience, and each young golfer gets individualized instruction led by expert golfers. Ages 6-11. June 6-July 20. $360. Butler Pitch & Putt, 201 Lee Barton, 512/477-4430. butlerpitchandputt.com
Girls' Boxing Summer Camp GIRLS' BOXING SUMMER CAMP This fun-filled, empowering camp for girls focuses on boxing fitness, confidence-building, and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers will practice real boxing techniques with certified instructors. Ages 10-17. June 6-July 22. $175. Austin Women's Boxing Club, 2919 Menchaca Rd. #210. austinwomensboxingclub.com
Jump! Gymnastics JUMP! GYMNASTICS Imagine a world where superheroes are real, pirates are friendly, and every little girl is a princess. Grab your passport and join Jeremiah Frog as he embarks on an adventure like no other. Camp Jump! offers weeklong half-, full-, and extended-day opportunities for children to explore their imaginations through a theme-based curriculum featuring gymnastics, art exploration, interactive centers, social integration, dramatic play, yoga, music, and dance. Ages 3-10. May 31-Aug. 12. $300-350. 2117 W. Anderson; 6800 West Gate #111. jump-austin.com
Parkour and Play Camp PARKOUR AND PLAY CAMP Campers will learn parkour skills and play games such as capture the flag, acroyoga, kickball, soccer, frisbee, every kind of tag and dodgeball known to humankind, and more. Then they can cool off at the on-site pool with water slides and fountains. Ages 7-14. June 20-24. $275. East Communities YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein. parkourandplay.com
Rock-About Climbing Adventures ROCK-ABOUT CLIMBING ADVENTURES Does your kid prefer summer activities that are somewhat on the rough and tough side? Consider this five-day rock-climbing program, where campers will learn to work as a team as they scamper up stony surfaces at the Greenbelt, Reimer's Ranch, and Enchanted Rock. Ages 9-18. June 6-Aug. 12. $399. 3755 Capital of TX Hwy. S. rock-about.com

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