2018 Austin Family Current Magazine Camp Guide

DAY CAMPS

 

American Robotics

Learn to design, build and test remote-controlled miniature robots. We use simple, motorized machines—all made from LEGO bricks—to demonstrate mechanical movements and other effects.

Austin metro area

512-844-2722

www.roboticsacademy.com

Ages 6 – 17

 

Austin Film Festival

Rocking workshops that teach, inspire and help kids and young adults create their own fabulous, funny, thought-provoking, heart-breaking, award-winning (you never know) short films.

301 E. 8th St., Austin

512-478-4795

www.austinfilmfestival.com/yfp/summercamp

Ages 9 – 18

 

Austin Girls Choir

Austin Girls Choir camps include instruction on vocal skills, note reading, basic harmony and fun songs, with simple choreography.

Austin

512-453-0884

www.girlschoir.com

Ages 8 – 16

 

Austin Nature and Science Center

Programs for children in an environmentally education-based curriculum. From nature studying, hiking and crafts to caving and stone tool making in older classes.

2389 Stratford Dr., Austin

512-974-3880

www.austintexas.gov/ansc

Ages 4 – 13

 

Austin Zoo

Our summer program philosophy is designed to get your child excited about nature and science, using Austin Zoo as an outdoor living classroom.

10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin

512-288-1490

www.austinzoo.org

Ages 5 – 13

 

Badgerdog Creative Writing Camp

Creative writing instruction led by professional writers for all skill levels in a fun but challenging environment. All campers become published authors.

Several locations in Austin

512-542-0076

www.austinlibrary.org

Grades 3rd – 12th

 

Camp Avalanche at Chaparral Ice Center

Our campers fill their days swimming, going to the park, going on field trips, doing arts and crafts and—of course, ice skating!

2525 W. Anderson Ln. #400, Austin

512-252-8500 x160

www.chaparralice.com

Ages 5 – 14

 

Camp Bow Wow

We’ve got it all for your dog. Camper cams, training, one-on-one snuggles and play time available.

Austin N 512-670-2275

Austin SW 512-264-9663

Georgetown/Hutto 512-423-2196

Cedar Park 512-670-2275

www.campbowwow.com/austin

 

Camp de Champs at Chaparral Ice Center

Offering 11 weeks of figure and hockey skating instruction. Campers get two lessons daily, public skate time, off-ice training, arts and crafts and a Thursday recital.

255 W. Anderson Ln. #400, Austin

512-252-8500 x 160

www.chaparralice.com

Ages 5 – 14

 

Camp Doublecreek

Since 1971, Doublecreek is an activity-based day camp in Round Rock with free transportation from 12 locations for campers.

800 Doublecreek Dr., Round Rock

512-255-3661

www.campdoublecreek.com

Ages 4 – 14

 

Capital Gymnastics Summer Fun

Camp sessions, classes and clinics all summer long…Gymnastics, healthy and exciting activities, field trips, sports, swimming and much more. (Activities vary by location.)

Pflugerville 512-251-2439

Round Rock 512-244-4999

Cedar Park 512-259-9995

www.capgym.com

Ages 3 and up

 

Coding with Kids/Bits, Bytes & Bots

Game development from Scratch to Minecraft modding, our STEM-focused camps are a fun, creative way to develop real 21st century skills. Imagine. Code. Play!

Multiple locations

www.codingwithkids.com

Ages 5 – 16

 

Country Home Learning Center

Join us for an incredible summer camp experience, featuring child approved special events, exciting weekly field trips and kids’ choice special interest clubs.

6900 Escarpment Blvd., Austin

512-288-8220

13120 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., Austin

512-331-1441

www.countryhomelearningcenter.com

Ages 5 – 13

 

Creative Brick Builders

Creative playtime, with lots of new and vintage LEGO parts, sets and mini figures.

512-388-9003

www.creativebrickbuilders.com

Ages 5 – 13

 

Dance Discovery

Various themed camps include story time ballet, jazz, hip hop, gymnastics, musical theatre and drama-set design. Each camp week ends with a great show!

Central Austin 512-419-7611

Avery Ranch 512-658-2996

www.dancediscovery.com

www.averyranchdance.com

Ages 3 – 14

 

Extend-a-Care for Kids Summer Day Camp

Weekly sessions consisting of sports, field trips, swimming, cooking, games and puzzles, reading, arts and crafts and more. Weekly themes are based on children’s literature.

Locations in AISD, DVISD and HCISD

512-472-9402

www.eackids.org

Ages 3 – 12

 

Fantastic Magic Camp

Kids discover their unique inner magic through learning magic tricks. Campers are surrounded by people both young and old who recognize and embrace that uniqueness.

Locations throughout Austin

512-988-3045

www.magiccamp.com

Ages 5 – 12

 

Fun2Learn Code

Half-day and full-day computer programming camps, including Minecraft Mods in Java, Scratch programming, Python, video game design, web development, robotics, circuits and stop motion animation.

Round Rock and Austin

512-900-8380

www.fun2learncode.com

Ages 7 and up

 

Girls Empowerment Network-campGEN

Participate in fun, interactive workshops during weeklong sessions designed to help girls feel more confident as they navigate girlhood. Girls gain new skills, friendships and a sense of self.

901 Trinity St., Austin

512-808-4044 x104

www.genaustin.org

Ages 4 – 8th grade

 

Girlstart Summer Camp

The programs achieve consistent positive outcomes by combining formal and informal educational strategies with challenging and relevant STEM curriculum.

1400 W. Anderson Ln., Austin

512-916-4775

www.girlstart.org

Grades 4th – 8th

 

Heartsong

Join us spring and summer for our Music Together classes for children and their caregivers.

2700 W. Anderson Ln., Austin

512-371-9506

www.heartsongmusic.net

Ages up to 9 yrs

 

iD Tech Camp

iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer STEM program for ages 7-18 held at 150 prestigious universities.

UT Austin, Rice, St Edward’s and Trinity Universities

www.idtech.com

1-888-709-8324

Ages 7 – 18

 

Iron Horse Country Motorcycle Camp

Come enjoy the fun at this bike camp. Motorcycle and safety gear provided. Pool.

Locations throughout Austin

512-917-5733

www.ironhorsecountry.com

Ages 8 – 15

 

Jump! Gymnastics

Voted Austin Family Magazine’s Most Fun Camp in 2011, 2014, 2015. Theme-based gymnastics, games, activities, arts and crafts keep kids coming back.

2911 Manchaca Rd., Austin

2117 Anderson Ln., Austin

512-593-6226

www.jump–austin.com

Ages 3 – 10

 

Kiddie Academy CampVentures

The CampVentures program and curriculum feature themed events, activities and trips. From preschool to elementary school, children enjoy playing developmentally appropriate games.

Pflugerville 512-989-7777

Round Rock 512-270-9988

www.kiddieacademy.com

Ages 2 – 12

 

KidsActing Summer Camps

These award-winning camps feature full-scale musical or play productions. Camps for ages 4 – 8 are an intro to the performing arts.

16 locations in Austin metro

512-836-5437

www.kidsactingstudio.com

Ages 3 – 19

 

Kidventure

Camp Rough Hollow, Camp Sweetwater, Camp Westlake. These are communities with summer programs rooted in adventure, learning and growth.

512-263-8992

www.kidventure.com

Ages 3 – 12

 

Leyla y la Ballena Spanish Immersion

Children join together to bring the story “Leyla y la Ballena” to life. Every week is dedicated to a theme, taught in an enthusiastic, fun-filled environment.

8707 Mountain Crest Dr., Austin

2700 W. Anderson Ln., Austin

107 Ranch Rd. 620 S., Lakeway

512-299-5731

512-299-5732

512-466-2409

www.austinbilingualschool.com

Ages 2 – 11

 

Mad Science

Mad Science camps are filled with exciting, fun, hands-on science activities. Children become junior

scientists for the week and experience a variety of science adventures.

Locations in Austin metro

512-892-1143

www.austin.madscience.org

Ages 4 – 12

 

Maker Tales

This bilingual, literacy-inspired makerspace lets kids experience hands-on exploration in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).

7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin

512-585-5456

www.tinkerteachers.com

Ages 5 – 12

 

McKinney Roughs Nature Camp

Explore the outdoors and learn about wilderness skills and native plants and animals. Older campers enjoy swimming, a challenge course and raft trips.

1884 Hwy. 71 W., Cedar Creek

512-303-5073

www.lcra.org/naturecamp

Ages 5 – 15

 

Moolah U

Kids learn how to make and appreciate money by starting their own businesses.

Locations throughout Austin

512-443-8851

www.moolahu.com

Ages 8 – 15

 

Nitro Swim

Campers receive the highest quality swim lessons—non-competitive and competitive—around.

Cedar Park/Round Rock

and Bee Cave

512-259-7999

www.nitroswim.com

Ages 6 months and up

 

One World Summer Camp – The Princess and the Pea

Campers go from auditions to opening night. Camp runs Jul. 30 to Aug. 3 with a performance on Aug. 4. Program by Missoula Children’s Theatre.

7701 Bee Cave Rd., Austin

512-32WORLD

www.oneworldtheatre.org

Ages 5 – 15

 

Orpheus Academy Summer Music Camps

Creative camps for kids offering world music, introduction to piano, violin, guitar and Broadway musicals. Voted Best Place for Music Lessons 2015, 2016.

3918-C Far West Blvd., Austin

512-333-1115

www.orpheusacademy.com

Ages 4 – 16

 

Paramount Theatre Summer Camps

Performing arts camps with sessions throughout Austin. All campers will be featured in a final performance on stage at the historic Paramount Theatre.

Central and South Austin, Bee Caves and Far West

512-692-0526

www.austintheatre.org/camps

Grades 1st – 10th

 

Play-well TEKnologies Camp

LEGO®-Inspired Engineering Camps. Dream It. Build It. Wreck It. Repeat.

Locations in Austin metro area

www.play-well.org

512-757-4371

Ages K – 8

 

Rio Vista Farm

Austin’s originator of English riding camps. Daily lessons taught by pro trainers, lots of horse time/care, arts and crafts, plus swimming for hotter afternoons. Friday shows for parents.

13013 Fallwell Ln., Del Valle

512-247-2302

www.riovistafarm.net

Ages 7 – 16

 

Schlitterbahn

Enjoy water fun and resort accommodations at the hottest, coolest place in Texas.

New Braunfels

855-246-0273

www.schlitterbahn.com

All ages

 

Spicewood Country Camp

Nine shady acres in northwest Austin with animals, music, swimming, crafts, sports and horseback riding.

6102 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin

512-346-2992

www.spicewoodcountry.com

Ages 3½ – 10

 

Stepping Stone School

Join us for our summer break camp. Limited space available. Visit our website for full details.

17 locations in Austin metro

512-459-0258

www.steppingstoneschool.com

Ages 5 – 13

 

 

Sunrise Neighborhood Youth Program

Throughout the summer, campers will be entertained by STEM challenges, team building games, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, field trips and much more.

4430 Manchaca Rd., Austin

512-444-3326

www.sunriseaustin.org

Grades pre-K to middle school

 

Switch Willo Stables

Riders learn in a relaxed, supportive environment, emphasizing safety in a tree shaded ring. Campers groom, tack and bathe a pony selected just for them.

4829 Switch Willo Rd., Austin

512-920-0554

www.switchwillo.com/camp

All ages and skill levels

 

Synergy Dance

Dance camps include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, also included are tumbling, theatre, crafts and a performance on Fridays. Dance intensives for beginner to advanced. Tuesday, May 30- Friday, August 11

2314 Bee Cave Rd. #C1, Austin

512-327-4130

www.synergydancestudio.com

Ages 3 – 18

 

Texas Rowing Center

Texas Rowing Center offers weekly summer camps on Lady Bird Lake for elementary, middle- and high-school students. Camps include rowing, kayaking, canoeing and standup paddling.

1541 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin

512-467-7799

www.texasrowingcenter.com

Grades 3rd – 12th

 

The Baron’s Men Summer Workshop

Students will have an opportunity to experience the world of William Shakespeare and Elizabethan stagecraft tradition that the Baron’s Men is well known for.

7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr., Austin

512-417-2795

www.thebaronsmen.org

Ages 9 – 16

 

Tumble Tech

Cheerleading, gymnastics, Parkour or free running, our mission is to not only grow athletes to their greatest potential, but to value parents and acknowledge their support.

1301 Toro Grande,

Cedar Park

512-717-5040

www.tumble-tech.com

Ages 3 – 14

 

Twin Lakes YMCA Summer Camp

YMCA Twin Lakes located minutes north of Austin. We provide an environment for campers to explore, play and make lifelong friends—all in the great outdoors.

04 E. Little Elm Trl.,

Cedar Park

512-250-9622 option 6

Ages 5 – 14

 

White Fences Equestrian Center

Camps are an excellent way to teach responsibility, make new friends and learn about teamwork, all in a safe environment!

10908 Jones Rd., Manor

512-865-8281

www.whitefencesaustin.com

Ages 6 – 17

 

YMCA of Austin Summer Day Camp

Safe and enriching summer day camps. Enjoy field trips, swimming, games and more in a character rich environment with the YMCA of Austin.

22 locations in Travis,

Hays and Bastrop counties

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org

Ages 4 – 14

 

YMCA of Greater Williamson County

Whether it’s through swimming, arts and crafts, field trips or sports, or through various outdoor/indoor adventure activities, Y Summer Camp allows kids to be kids and make lasting memories.

Branch and School Locations across Williamson County

www.ymcagwc.org

512-246-9622

Ages 3 – 14

 

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

 

Camp Lantern Creek for Girls

A unique girls’ sleep-away summer camp created so girls can create art, find their voice, try new skills, be cheered on, get dirty, push boundaries, love nature and more.

4045 N. FM 1486, Montgomery

936-597-8225

www.camplanterncreek.com

Girls ages 7 – 17

 

Camp Stewart for Boys

Low-tech, wholesome fun and growth through 70-plus activities. Ragsdale family owned, operated. Outstanding role model counselors, worldwide enrollment, home-style cooking. North Fork Guadalupe River.

612 FM 1340, Hunt

830-238-4670

www.campstewart.com

Boys ages 6 – 16

 

Heart o’ the Hills for Girls

Care-free, all-girls atmosphere, Guadalupe River, AC. Family-style dining. Worldwide enrollment, personable. More than 40 activities. Ragsdale family owned and operated.

2430 Hwy 39, Hunt

830-238-4650

www.hohcamp.com

Girls ages 6 – 16

 

Kidventure

Our camp mission is simple: provide kids with the opportunities to learn important life lessons through adventure, teamwork and just pure fun!

Locations vary by camp

512-263-8992

www.kidventure.com

Safari: Ages 8 – 12 in Hunt, TX

Echo: Ages 13 – 16 in Rocksprings, TX

Apex: Ages 17 – 18 on the Pecos River

 

Marine Military Academy

Work hard, play hard. Every day, your son will participate in challenging military activities and sports that build his fitness, confidence and drive.

320 Iwo Jima Blvd., Harlingen, TX

956-423-6006

www.mma-tx.org/summer-camp

Boys ages 11 – 18

 

Sherwood Forest Faire

Our summer camp brings the skills and trades of the Middle Ages back to life. All activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village.

Near Austin

512-222-8570

www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

Ages 7 – 15

 

Sugar & Spice Ranch Camp

Bonding mothers and daughters through horses. Campers “own”

horses for a week and do everything

together as a team. All-inclusive week-long sessions, a great way to reconnect.

Bandera, TX

830-460-8487

www.texashorsecamps.com

Ages 5 and up

 

Texas Adventure Camp

Don’t think of coming to this “Outback” adventure camp unless you’re looking for an action-packed, exciting week of fun and challenges.

325 Mission Valley Rd.,

New Braunfels

830-625-9105

www.newktennis.com/outback-texas-adventure-camp

Ages 9 – 16

 

YMCA Twin Lakes Overnight Camp

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes camp minutes north of Austin. We provide an environment for campers to explore, play and make lifelong friends—all in great outdoors.

204 E. Little Elm Tr., Cedar Park

512-250-9622 option 6

www.ymcagwc.org/twinlakes

Ages 6 – 16

 

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS

 

Camp in Motion

Kids with mild to moderate cerebral palsy, or other similar neurological diagnoses, who have reasonable use of at least one arm and can follow directions.

Dell Children’s Adaptive Sports

Camp in Partnership with the YMCA of Austin

512-891-9622

www.dellchildrens.net/camp-in-motion

Ages 5 – 21

 

Inquiring Minds

A multi-disciplinary, innovative and dynamic program for gifted students to explore diverse subjects through an integrated, hands–on approach.

Austin

512-203-4540

www.inquiringminds-austin.org

Ages 5 – 12

 

Joshua’s Stage

A creative outlet for exceptional individuals. Theatre, arts, dance, digital photography and film making.

Austin

512-825-2744

www.joshuasstage.org/summer-camps

Ages 3 – 18

 

Summer Wonders

ACE Academy’s summer camp for gifted students. We inspire enthusiasm and motivation for learning taught by a stellar faculty in a challenging, creative environment.

3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin

512-206-4070

www.summerwonders.com

Ages 4 – 13

 

Texas Rowing for All

Provides summer camps (rowing, kayaking, canoeing, SUPs) for kids with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities.

1541 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin

219-781-9870

Ages 8 and up

 

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