Summer Camps 2020
Summer Camp
Get your summer camp listed in our 2020 Summer Camp Guide! To submit your camp, please use this form.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many summer camps are altering their plans. Please check individual camps' websites for the latest information.
Here are the CDC guidelines for reopening and hosting camps.
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 General Camps

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. Contact them for more details as camp will be run a bit differently for 2020. Visit their website for their COVID-19 policies and procedures. Ages 4-12. May 26-Aug. 21. $325. Drop-off/pickup locations at Garrison Park, Rendon Park, Eastwoods Park, Brentwood Park, and Mueller Park. www.atxkidsclub.org
Austin Dog Alliance AUSTIN DOG ALLIANCE Can your little one not get enough of man's best friend? Austin Dog Alliance lets your kid spend the summer in a puppy panic, learning about dogs and dog care alongside the family canine. Classes via Zoom. June 1-Aug. 6. $125. 1321 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park. www.austindogalliance.org/summer-camp
AUSTIN PARKS & RECREATION CAMPS The city is refunding all camp registrants and offering camps of 16-24 kids at 20 locations around town for free. They've pushed their opening date back a month to train staff and prepare facilities to comply with the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines. Registration processes will be released in June. Starting July 6. 512/974-6700. www.austintexas.gov/parks
AUSTIN SUNSHINE CAMP is Homemade Sunshine this year – four two-week sessions emphasizing creativity and fun in virtual “cabins” for ages 6-15. Registration is free, and if you live in the Austin area, you can get a craft pack with all of the craft supplies for the session. June 8-Aug. 7. Free. 512/472-8107. www.sunshinecamps.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin Great Futures BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AUSTIN GREAT FUTURES Boys & Girls Clubs summer camps offer a variety of high-quality programs designed to keep kids learning, active, and engaged throughout the summer. Programs revolve around STEAM, fine arts, academic success, and healthy life skills. ­All Fees will be waived for the month of June and they will be offering shuttle bus service to accommodate members from their other Club locations. BGCAA follows all CDC health guidelines and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and club families ­Ages 5-18. June 1-Aug. 14. 6648 Ed Bluestein. www.bgcaustin.org
Camp Balcones CAMP BALCONES Explore, learn, and grow with Camp Balcones - Camp Fire's Virtual Summer Camp is Austin’s premier urban nature and science day camp that sparks curiosity and inspires learning while preventing summer learning loss. Each week features a nature or science theme in addition to crafts, activities to complete at home, creative expression, and other fun-filled activities. Ages 6-12. June 8-July 26. $150. 512/349-2111. www.camp-fire.org
Camp Champions CAMP CHAMPIONS 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. Ages 5-17. June 7-Aug. 8. $1,895-7,750 (1, 2, and 3 week sessions available). 775 Camp Rd., Marble Falls. www.campchampions.com
CAMP HEADWATERS Get your “passports” ready for a worldwide adventure, as Camp Headwaters takes a journey around the Earth. Steeped in art, natural science, geography, and cultural study, kids will explore the wondrous world in which we live! They will be staying attuned to local trends and mandates. Ages 3-5. June 3-Aug. 2. $275 per week. Headwaters School, 6305 Manchaca Rd. www.headwaters.org/camp
Camp Trinity CAMP TRINITY Camp experiences will be virtual with a duration of 60-90 minutes each day. These experiences are less expensive, and while unable to meet in person, the camps are a great way for kids to reconnect with friends and explore their interests, like art or mindfulness. Ages 4-13. June 1- Aug. 7. $100-$150. 512/472-9525. www.austintrinity.org/summer
Extend-a-Care YMCA EXTEND-A-CARE YMCA Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing kids are in a safe and enriching place. At Extend-A-Care YMCA day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation. At various locations at Austin schools and Y facilities: All camp locations are currently full. To learn about wait list options, visit www.eacymca.org Ages 4-12. June 15-Aug. 7. $195. Various locations at Austin elementary schools. www.eackids.org
Figment Creative Labs FIGMENT CREATIVE LABS Figment Creative Labs make this summer a fun filled and creative one! They've put together some awesome at-home Zoom camps for kids. Take-home supplies and instructions will encourage creative exploration at your kids own pace. Each class will be capped at 15 kids per week to insure that each child receives support and guidance from Ms. Amber and their fellow campers. Ages 3-14. June 8-Aug. 7. $55-70. 7809 Brodie. www.figmentcreativelabs.com
GIRLSTART Girlstart is excited to offer their new Summer Camp at Home experience! The health of their camp community continues to be a top priority and Girlstart created Summer Camp at Home for girls to be brave, creative, and curious as they engage in fun, hands-on STEM activities, explore different careers, and get inspired by pioneering women in STEM from wherever they are this summer. Ages 9-15. June 8-July 31. $195. 512/916-4775. www.girlstart.org
Iron Horse Country Ranch IRON HORSE COUNTRY RANCH It’s the motorcycle summer camp for kids. This dirt-bike camp has various shuttle pickup/drop-off locations, and they supply the dirt bikes, safety gear, and training. Just show up! Conversions in camp have been made to accommodate mandates for COVID-19. Ages 8-15. June 1-July 17. $760-1,585. 9100 E. FM 243, Bertram. www.ironhorsecountry.com
Latinitas Summer Camp LATINITAS SUMMER CAMP Do you have a girl that is curious about STEM, design, civic engagement, or personal and global health? With our online camps, they can learn about fashion and tech, how to make a movie, tips for living a healthy life, and other fun stuff! Austin's original bilingual STEM program for girls! Girls ages 9-14. Jun. 6-July 31, 10am-noon or 1-3pm. $50. 512/900-0304. www.latinitasmagazine.org
Neuron Garage NEURON GARAGE Campers can join the virtual Neuron Garage community, from any location, for full or half-day programs led by trained guides. Interactive, hands-on engineering challenges with recycled materials allow kids to be creative and discover their potential. Ages 7-12. June 1-July 3. Full day: $195/wk; half day: $195 for a two week program. 512/593-5393. www.neurongarage.com
PIONEER FARMS TOURS Take a small-group tour with reservation, Mondays through Wednesdays, and tours without reservation Thursdays through Sundays. Special rates available for summer camp groups interested in nature or history. Social distancing and other COVID-19 rules will be followed. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., 512/837-1215. www.pioneerfarms.org
Thinkery Camps THINKERY CAMPS Austin's children's museum offers day camps focusing on math, science, engineering, and nature with an emphasis on fun, which is kinda this place's M.O. In-person camps are canceled for the first two weeks, through June 12, and they will assess beyond that. Meanwhile, they’ve instituted Thinkery Camp at Home: “a pre-packaged camp kit including supplies and instructions (in English and Spanish) for 10 STEAM activities that can be done at home,” including access to their online learning platform. Pre-K through fifth grade. June 1-Aug. 14. $135. Various locations. www.thinkeryaustin.org/camp
YMCA CAMP TWIN LAKES This is the classic summer camp vibe: swimming, hiking, sports, and making friends. Overnight and day camps all summer long with themes like medieval week and beach week. There's also a variety of add-on activities, such as baseball, cheer, and more. Ages 5-16. June 1-Aug. 14. $200-749. Camp Twin Lakes, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park. www.ymcagwc.org

 Art & Music Camps

Art Garage ART GARAGE The Art Garage is passionate about providing a positive environment for kids to explore their creativity. They will be bringing that environment into your homes with their Online Summer Sessions! Supplies are picked up the week prior and items to be fired are dropped off back at the Art Garage the Friday or Saturday after camp is complete for that week. Your student will just need a solid internet connection, a spot where they can make art, and they will take care of the rest. Ages 5-14. Jun. 1- Aug. 14. $329. 11190 Circle Dr. #202. www.theartgarageaustin.com
Art+ Academy ART+ ACADEMY 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. They will also be offering virtual summer camps. Ages 5-17. June 10-July 31. $245. Three locations: NW Austin, Cedar Park, and SW Austin. www.artclassesaustin.com/summer-camps
Atelier Dojo ATELIER DOJO The professional arts academy was founded by four female artists. These summer classes are online. They are running four remote open studios each week for young, aspiring artists to practice figure drawing, still life drawing, self-portraits, painting fundamentals, and more. Ages 13-18. June 3-7; July 15-19; July 29-Aug. 2. $5 registration fee. www.atelierdojo.com
Austin Artery AUSTIN ARTERY Kids are encouraged to nurture their inner artist and express themselves with the help of award-winning instructors. Camps have been moved to an online learning model via Zoom for this summer. Ages 5-11. June 1- July 31. $89. www.theaustinartery.com
AUSTIN CREATIVE ART CENTER Unleash your creativity from home in an online art session. They are offering virtual, live classes in real time. Their purpose is to bring the ACAC experience to you at your home. Class size is limited to make sure each student has time with instructors and classmates. Forty minute sessions start at 3pm. Ages 5 and up. June 1-Aug. 21. $35-165. Austin Creative Art Center, 1605 W. Sixth. www.austincreativeartcenter.org
CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ART SCHOOL While they've not yet able to resume on-site classes at the Art School, they've added nearly 100 more live, online classes this summer, beginning between late May and the end of June. Classes for kids, teens, and adults in drawing, painting, ceramics, and more, taught by our wonderful Art School faculty in real time. $99-209. The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 512/323-6380. www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
Cordovan Art School CORDOVAN ART SCHOOL From pottery to painting and everything in between, your child is sure to create a masterpiece using a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, graphite, and more. Class sizes will be reduced and strict government safety guidelines will be in place. $25 off any camp, expires June 30 Ages 5-16. May 26-July 24. $239-449. Locations in Northwest & Southwest Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Cedar Park. www.cordovanartschool.com
LONE STAR SCHOOL OF MUSIC Put the twang and bang into the summer with online sessions for future superstars. Guitarists, keyboardists, vocalists, and drummers are placed in bands based on their ages and abilities. Ages 5-15. June 3-Aug. 2. $230-340. 512/712-5187. www.lonestarschoolofmusic.com
Orpheus Academy of Music ORPHEUS ACADEMY OF MUSIC An enriching experience for children of all ages and abilities in Austin and Cedar Park. Camps for the complete beginner just discovering their love of music, and camps for the advanced student looking to expand their skills with exciting experiences in chamber music and composition. Camps include an end-of-week performance so that students can impress their parents with everything they've learned. Ages 4-18. June 1-Aug. 14. $336 ($35 registration fee). 3918-C Far West Blvd.. www.orpheusacademy.com
SONGBIRD RISING STRING CAMP Using the Suzuki method, children will learn violin, viola, cello, and bass in a creative and supportive online environment. Ages 6-11. June 15-26 & July 6-17. $650. 512/751-0541. www.songbirdrising.com

 Theatre/Dance Camps

AERIAL CREATION CAMP Courses safely teach kids how to take to the air and dance using harnesses, silks, and more. Courses culminate with a show for parents and friends. They will be teaching small group classes to allow for social distancing and time to clean equipment between students. They will conduct temperature checks at the door, provide hand sanitizer stations around the studio, and encourage everyone to wear a face covering. Ages 8-14. June 3-14 & July 8-19. $250 per week. Blue Lapis Light, 10331 Old Manchaca Rd. www.bluelapislight.org
BE YOU AT DANZVERSITY Danzversity promotes creativity and positivity through dance, online from your home. Students are encouraged to dance to the rhythms of their own heartbeat. Each week has a different theme. Ages 5-11. June 17-July 26. $100-120. 512/520-9119. www.danzversity.com
DANCE DISCOVERY CAMP Get kids in touch with the body with Virtual Zoom sessions. Dance, jazz, hip-hop, theatre, tumbling, ballet, and more keep the limbs active with one of these themed weeks. Ages 3-12. June 29-Aug. 14. $92 for first camp, $80 for additional camps. 512/419-7611. www.austin-dance.org
FANTASTIC MAGIC CAMP One- and two-week sessions give kids magic instruction from the pros. What could be better to satisfy the bug for trickery and illusion? Prepare for puppetry, ventriloquism, storytelling, and, of course, magic. They have made arrangements to adhere to or exceed the state’s recommended COVID-19 guidelines. Ages 5-12. June 1-Aug. 14. $325 ($650, for two-week camp). Journey IFC, 7500 Woodrow. www.magiccamp.com
KidsActing KIDSACTING KidsActing has announced a new online learning platform called kidsActing Connected that has courses for students in all aspects of performing arts from stage and film acting, storytelling, dance, singing, even broadcast journalism. They will be offering online only camps in the month of June with the potential to offer both online and in-person classes in the months of July and August. Interested students can check out their full online camp schedule here: https://www.kidsactingstudio.com/kidsactingconnected Ages 4-19. May 27-Aug. 23. $125-195. 512/836-5437. www.kidsactingstudio.com
MONSOON DANCE SUMMER CAMP Each session has a unique theme from Bollywood Stars to Wakanda Warriors, and much more. Their instructors work on cultivating and nurturing student's interests in dance, theatre, language, arts & crafts. Weeklong camps are structured with unique cultural themes to make our campers globally aware citizens of the world. Every camp concludes with a mini-showcase on the fifth day (Friday at 3:30pm) for presentation of our campers learning and skill development via Zoom. June 1-12. $65. 13376 N. Research #505. www.monsoondance.com
Paramount Education Camps PARAMOUNT EDUCATION CAMPS Camps are going digital via Zoom! Kids are invited to partake in one two courses: Camp Paramount and Camp Story Wranglers. These two-week, daylong sessions are taught by Paramount professionals and include a professionally edited performance video of the campers. June 15-July 17. $550. www.austintheatre.org/camps
Synergy Dance Studio Camps SYNERGY DANCE STUDIO CAMPS The focus will be on getting kids to move to the music, but there will be various art projects for when the feet get tired. Does your kid already know a step ball change from a shuffle ball change? Then one of the studio's intensives might be more their speed. Some virtual themed classes will also be offered to coordinate with their camps at a discounted price, $15/class for the themes Frozen, Descendants, Trolls, JoJo Siwa and Disney. Ages 3-18. May 26-Aug. 7. $15/Virtual class $156-285 In Studio. Synergy Dance Studio, 3425 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-4130. www.synergydancestudio.com
ZACH THEATRE CAMPS The venerable South Austin theatre’s camps will be virtual through June, as they were this spring; they’re waiting to see about later in the summer. $185-350. 1510 Toomey; 14010 Hwy. 183 #540. www.zachtheatre.org/education

 Instructional Camps

AFF FILM CAMP Austin Film Festival is excited to launch their Virtual Film Camp Classes for the Summer of 2020! Designed for the young filmmaker stuck at home, these classes will provide a fun and instructional creative outlet for your young storyteller. Whether a novice or advanced filmmaker, these classes are sure to take your camper’s filmmaking skills to the next level! Ages 9-18. June 1-July 31. $125-180. 512/478-4795. austinfilmfestival.com
American Robotics Academy AMERICAN ROBOTICS ACADEMY Online courses teach little builders how things work. They can help students continue learning at home by providing a safe, vetted, and fun classroom experience, led by highly qualified teachers. Let them help you to customize your child’s learning. Ages 6-13. June 1-July 24. $90. Various locations. www.roboticsacademy.com
Austin Spanish Academy Immersion Camp AUSTIN SPANISH ACADEMY IMMERSION CAMP Drop your kids into an engaging environment where learning Spanish and about other cultures is always enhanced by fun and interactive activities. Meeting online via Zoom Monday through Friday, 10-11:30am, where they will have instructor-led online interactive content and activities, as well as presentations delivered by their very distinguished guests. All with focus on building students Spanish vocabulary and communication skills. Ages 5-12. June 8-26. $180. www.austinspanishacademy.co
BADGERDOG CREATIVE WRITING CAMP Each online workshop will meet daily, Monday-Friday, for an hour and a half to read, write, and share together via Zoom. These workshops will be capped at eight students per workshop. Campers will also use Google Drive to upload their work and receive feedback from their teaching artist as they move through the editing and revision process. Ages 7-17. June 1-Aug. 14. $125-320. 512/542-0076. www.austinlibrary.org
Bake Austin BAKE AUSTIN A new virtual cooking experience that offers you everything you know and love about Bake Austin from the comfort of your home. Plus online enhancements including printable materials, video tutorials, online recipes, and more. Kids afraid to get messy knead not apply. Ages 8-16. June 1-July 27. $200. 1706 E. 38th½. www.bakeaustin.com
BEELINE MARKET Expand your child’s mind and taste buds this summer with deliciously fun weeklong cooking camps. Chefs will make two to three recipes daily from scratch. Games, challenges, and crafts will be incorporated to spice up each camp, and a professional team of culinary instructors and assistants will help create a memorable experience for your young chef. Camp size will be limited to eight students with additional health and safety guidelines to comply with the CDC and state of Texas regulations. Ages 3-14. June 15-Aug. 14. $345-365. 1510 W. 35th. www.beelinefoods.com
Blue Valley Fly Fishing Camp BLUE VALLEY FLY FISHING CAMP Built in Austin, and now with a second location in Dallas, Blue Valley Fly Fishing shares co-founders Conner Allen and Walt Horton's passion of fly fishing with the world. Their mission is get kids outdoors through the art of fly fishing, and Blue Valley's youth camps combine guiding, lessons, and fun, making it the premier fly fishing camp in Texas. Through all they do, the ultimate goal is to show others God's creation through the lens they view it. Ages: elementary and middle school. June 8-11, June 15-18; additional dates TBA. $400. Sportsman's Finest Fly Shop, 12434 Bee Caves Rd.. www.bluevalleyflyfishing.com
CodeWizardsHQ Live Online Coding Summer Program CODEWIZARDSHQ LIVE ONLINE CODING SUMMER PROGRAM CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding school for kids and teens, with fun and effective live, online coding classes designed to give students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. Students learn Python, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Scratch, Java & more. Ages 8-18. June 8-25, July 6-23, and Aug. 3-20. $447. Online. www.codewizardshq.com/summer
Coding With Kids CODING WITH KIDS Online classes to help your kids learn coding with fun game development projects! They have over two years of experience in online education and have taught more than 40,000 students. Their class offerings include Little Coders, Minecraft, Python, Intro to C# and more! Ages 5-18. June 1-Aug. 8. $119 - $269. www.codingwithkids.com
DEF INCLUDE () A free summer program for middle school and high school girls. def include() was started by high schoolers who saw a disproportionate number of women in their computer science classes and wanted to change that. The program is split up into three virtual events that are 1-2 weeks each: Crash Course on Python, Advanced Concepts in Python, and Machine Learning in Python. The intention of the program is to provide opportunities for women to program together beyond the beginner level, though the program is beginner-friendly. Laptops are available to those who need them. Ages 12-17. June 13-21, June 27-July 12, July 25-Aug. 9. Free. www.defineinclude.com
Foodie Kids Summer Camps FOODIE KIDS SUMMER CAMPS If your child likes eating food, maybe they'll love making food! These summer camps will teach your kid about healthy food options alongside the science and joy of the kitchen. Each week offers an exciting theme, from Cake Wars to French and Italian to Allergy-Friendly Week and more. Camps will be held with a limited number of students and stringent safety guidelines to keep campers and staff safe. Ages 4-14. June 1-Aug. 7. $325. Foodie Kids, 3818 Far West Blvd. #107. www.foodie-kids.com
Future Set Tech Camp FUTURE SET TECH CAMP These online camps held via Zoom cover all aspects of tech from video game design, computer science, Minecraft modding, digital video, web design, and more. Ages 8-15. June 1-July 10. $120. 361/360-1345. www.futuresetcamp.com
Game Worlds GAME WORLDS Make your own video game from top to bottom: programming, art, design, audio, and business. With four digital camp sessions to choose from students will get a host of new experience working with real world game developers. All software is included, as well as optional laptop and equipment rental for the week, for a small fee. Ages 8-18. July 20- Aug. 14. $400. ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville. www.gameworldscamp.com
GIRLS WITH PENS Don't let the website name fool you, this online summer camp is for everybody regardless of gender. After all, anyone could be inspired to write their next great poem, play, story, or even graphic novel with teacher and author Carolyn Cohagan's help (among other instructors). Ages 8-16. June 29-July 31. $275. 1211 Maple. www.girlswithpens.org
iD Tech Camps ID TECH CAMPS Bring home the magic of camp with Virtual Tech Camps. They're the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project. Ages 7-18. June-Aug. $399. 888/709-8324. www.idtech.com
Imagine Arts Academy IMAGINE ARTS ACADEMY Imagine Arts Academy camps are designed with exciting, fun art activities. Your child will become an artist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on adventures. Instructors use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build, and assemble a variety of interesting projects based on three different themes, including Wild World, World of Design, and Artist's Passport! Ages 5-12. June 1-Aug. 14. $18-325. Various Locations, 512/892-1143. www.imagineartsacademy.com
LEARN2CODE Students from top-tier universities (MIT/CMU and the like) will teach coding to your kids in a live online learning environment. The Python programming camp is open to students in grade 5 or above, and Java programming camp is open to students in grade 7 or above. June 15-July 17. $269. Online courses. www.learn2code.live/camps
Live the Language Spanish Immersion LIVE THE LANGUAGE SPANISH IMMERSION These online camps are for the beginner to intermediate Spanish speaker. Draw, sing, act, and learn just like other camps, but do it in Spanish. Camp consists of an interactive immersion experience, 9-10:30am, Monday-Friday for two weeks, with the option of another 90-minute experience for an additional fee. Ages 5-12. June 1-Aug. 14. $200-395. 512/762-4907. www.livethelanguage.org
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. Eleven different camp themes are available including robots, rockets, spies, yuckology, invention and more! Various locations as well as virtual options with supplies delivered to your door. Ages 5-12. June 1-Aug. 14. $180-325. 512/892-1143. austin.madscience.org
MY CODING PLACE Summer is the perfect time to learn valuable skills at My Coding Place, a hub for topics in tech. Campers will learn about Game Development, Mobile, Web, Robots, Graphics, Keyboarding, and more. Camps will be offered in one of two formats: virtual half-days and MCP studio full-days with precautions to ensure safety. They are limiting enrollment to eight students and not leaving the studio. Ages 7-18. June 1-Aug. 14. $499 full day/$249 virtual half day. 3616 Far West Blvd. #109. www.mycodingplace.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. Arts & crafts and lunchtime is spent in the air-conditioned lounge. There's a weekly camp horse show on parents' day. They also offer virtual themed classes to coordinate with their camps at a discounted price. Fifteen dollars per class with themes like Frozen, Descendants, Trolls, JoJo Siwa, and Disney.Ages 7-16. June 1-Aug. 14. $375 weekly; $420 with van service from Westlake. 1000 Fallwell Ln., Del Valle. www.riovistafarm.net
THE NOBELITY PROJECT SUMMER CAMP SAFARI! The Nobelity Project hosts this online summer camp with award-winning conservation partners in East Africa and North America. Each week focuses on a critical and beautiful species, with host Turk Pipkin welcoming some of the world's leading conservationists as his guests. Tuesdays in June, 8:30-9:30am. Free. www.nobelity.org
UT ROBOTICS CAMP With this online camp, you’ll work with exciting technology, build a robot with ROS and Gazebo, and learn about artificial intelligence and its applications. You’ll learn to program with C++, hear from faculty and industry who are inventing the future, and meet other like-minded students who want to change the world one byte at a time. No prior programming knowledge is necessary. July 20-24. $750. Gates Dell Building, 2317 Speedway, UT campus. login.cs.utexas.edu
VIRTUAL SPANISH CAMP FOR KIDS Designed to be a positive, relaxed, and high-energy way for students to start learning Spanish or improve on previous knowledge via engaging activities, videos, games, music, art, and culture in an immersion environment. The limit of eight students per session gives students opportunities to participate and practice speaking and listening skills. Students will receive a vocabulary list, homework, and supplementary study resources after each class. Friday sessions focus on culture and food, and students will learn how to prepare a typical Spanish or Mexican dish. Ages: rising 5th-9th graders. $225. Online via the Language House. www.languagehouseatx.com
Westlake Chinese Academy Chinese Arts and Cooking WESTLAKE CHINESE ACADEMY CHINESE ARTS AND COOKING Providing various online summer programs for beginners and advanced students. Programs aim to improve students' conversational skills. Campers learn arts such as watercolor, calligraphy, paper cutting, origami, and traditional music instruments. Students also learn to cook Chinese dishes such as dumplings, green onion pancakes, sweet & sour barbecue ribs, egg rolls, fried bread sticks, and a lot more. Ages 4-14. June 15- July 31. $129-195. Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Red Bud Trail, 737/247-1533. www.westlakechineseacademy.org/camp
Wicked Workshop Youth Architecture Program WICKED WORKSHOP YOUTH ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM This Virtual Camp provides curriculum based on authentic, reality-based projects that foster independent thinking, self-directed learning, exploration, and creativity. This camp cultivates collaboration and civic awareness by tackling “wicked problems” such as environmental health or inadequate housing using a hands-on approach to explore multiple materials and drawing techniques each day. June 1-Aug. 6. $230-375. www.wickedworkshop.org

 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. Additional safety and cleaning procedures will be implemented. Ages 5-12. June 1-Aug. 14. $199/week (half day); $299/week (full day). SoccerZone South, 9501 Menchaca Rd.; Lakeline, 920 Old Mill Rd.. www.allstarsportscamp.org
Austin Boxing Babes AUSTIN BOXING BABES This fun-filled camp focuses on boxing fitness, confidence-building, and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers will practice real boxing techniques with certified instructors. This camp has been adapted for CDC guidelines allowing for social distancing: Workshops are capped at eight participants and will take place outside with heavy bags spaced 10 feet apart. Girls age 10-17. June 15-19 and July 13-17. $135. 2919 Menchaca Rd. #210. www.austinboxingbabes.com
BRANDY PERRYMAN SHOOTING CAMP This four-day basketball camp is designed for youthful players to focus on their shooting skills. A season's worth of practice is crammed into each session. They will have smaller attendance and many more accommodations. They are also offering one-on-one lessons. BPSC is currently working with all of their facilities to adhere to the COVID-19 state and local guidelines as well as following CDC guidelines for summer camps. Ages 7-16. June 8-Aug. 6. $260 ($235, early bird). Various locations. www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com
CRUX CLIMBING CAMP Get ready for the most exciting weeks at Crux Climbing Center! Crux Climbing Camp will provide youth with a safe environment to explore their skills in rock climbing, while making new friends and building confidence. They have reduced the size of their camps to 12, planned activities that will allow for social distancing, and everyone will be required to wear a mask! Ages 6-12. June 15-Aug.14. $225-350. 121 Pickle Rd. #100. www.cruxcc.com
EXPRESS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CAMPS Learn the fundamentals or perfect your abilities on the diamond and take your baseball and softball skills to the next level from knowledgeable and experienced coaches. Camps will be limited to ensure quality instruction as well as follow social distancing guidelines as outlined by the state of Texas. June 1-Aug. 6. $250-400. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255. www.expresscamps.com
FIRST TEE OF GREATER AUSTIN GOLF CAMP First Tee is offering more camps than ever before, with full- and half-day options. All camps are structured around the organization's life skills curriculum and core values, and campers will all receive a one-year membership to Harvey Penick Golf Campus. Ages 5-17. June 8-Aug. 21. $130-525. Harvey Penick Golf Campus, 5501 Ed Bluestein, 512/926-1100. www.firstteeaustin.org/summer-camp
Jump! Gymnastics JUMP! GYMNASTICS Keep the kids active mentally and physically as they explore art, gymnastics, music, dance, and more with themes ranging from princesses to pirates. They have been working diligently to reformat their camps and acquire all supplies needed to exceed COVID-19 guidelines for gyms and childcare businesses. Ages 3-10. June 1- Aug. 29. $230-280. 2117 W. Anderson; 2919 Manchaca Rd. #205. www.jump-austin.com
Life Ki-do Karate Camp LIFE KI-DO KARATE CAMP Martial arts, yoga, theatre, art, and more: Camps are online with a solid two-hour morning time block to keep kids occupied, active & happy! Ages 5-10. June 1-19. $140. Life Ki-do, 3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212, 512/327-2900. www.lifekido.com/karate-camp
LONESTAR SOCCER CLUB Lonestar soccer camps provide one of the best ways to keep your player active, healthy, and engaged in soccer throughout the year in a fun, individually focused curriculum that develops soccer skills, builds social skills, and creates lasting memories for all players. Both indoor and outdoor available. Ages 5-15. June 1-Aug. 14. $137.50 - $162.50. Various locations; see details online. www.lonestar-sc.com
Rock-About Climbing Adventures ROCK-ABOUT CLIMBING ADVENTURES Does your kid prefer summer activities that are somewhat on the rough and tough side? You should consider this five-day rock-climbing program, where campers will scamper up stony surfaces in Austin, Reimer's Ranch, and Enchanted Rock. All under adult supervision, naturally. Ages 9-18. June 1-Aug. 7. $399. 3755 Capital of TX Hwy. S. www.rock-about.com/courses/kids-camps

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