WINTER CAMPS

Camp Doublecreek 

Camp Doublecreek, an Austin Family Magazine Readers’ Poll Favorite, is an activity-based day camp for children aged 4-14 since 1971. Offering 30+ exciting outdoor activities including: horseback riding, swimming, a giant water slide, climbing wall, ropes challenge course, archery, sports, arts & crafts, and innovative playground games, there is something for everyone! 

Check website for updates and safety protocols pertaining to COVID-19.

Winter Camp: December 28-30

Spring Break Camp: March 15-19

Summer Camp: June 1-August 13

Phone: (512) 255-3661

https://www.campdoublecreek.com

Country Home Learning Centers Winter Program

We invite our school-aged students to attend special activities planned at Country Home on public school holidays. Students enjoy active, fun-filled days that provide a variety of choices throughout our facility. When permitted, field trips are planned on these days to exciting and educational local attractions.

Ages 5-13

6900 Escarpment Blvd., Austin

512-288-8220

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

512-331-1441

www.countryhomelearningcenter.com

Christmas Break

Dec. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 4

In Person: For Mad Science Red-Hot Robots Winter Break Edition, experiment with different robot designs as you learn what makes a robot work. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home to “live” with you.

 

Virtual: Join Crayola® World of Design.

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars and a futuristic city!

Grades K-5

Locations vary

www.austin.madscience.org

Idea Lab

Nov. 23, 24, 25, 27

Dec. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

Jan. 4

Idea Lab single day camps (in house) are the perfect way to stay engaged with STEM activities during the holidays! Themes will include Minecraft, Cooking, Kinetic Engineering, Coding and more! Join us!

www.austin.idealabkids.com

Rio Vista Farm Winter Break Camp

Session I: Dec. 21-24

Session II: Dec. 28-31

With instruction in English riding lessons and horse care, campers leave with a respect for the hard work, dedication and fun involved in working with horses. Rio Vista is located 10 miles from downtown Austin.

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 7-16

10000 Fallwell Ln., Del Valle

512-247-2303

www.riovistafarm.net

Rock About Climbing

Give the gift of climbing!

Our camps are 5 days of fun with Two Days at the Greenbelt, Two days at Reimers Ranch, and the final day out at Enchanted Rock. This time they won’t have to contend with the heat of the summer, so they’ll enjoy climbing longer throughout the day. We are going to still follow CDC guidelines and want to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Please join us, I know it’ll be a blast.

 

rock-about.com

Stepping Stone Schools 
Spies AND Secret Agents

Dec. 21-Jan. 1

This winter break, we will investigate the mysteries of spies and secret agents. From creating disguises and writing in invisible ink, to studying fingerprints and designing a secret base, students will uncover the hidden truths in the world of espionage. Join us this winter break at The Brainery™ as we explore one of the world’s most enigmatic occupations! Enroll today, spaces are filling up fast!

Ages 5-13

Locations may vary. Families can talk to their campus principal for more information.

512-459-0258

www.steppingstoneschool.com

Switch Willo Holiday Camp

Dec. 26-Jan. 1

The longest-running, family operated horse stable in the Austin area; the only state-certified horse riding camp in the Austin Area and located 15 minutes north of downtown.

Ages 6-13

4829 Switch Willo, Austin

512-920-0554

www.switchwillostable.com

SUMMER CAMP ONLY

Camp Heart O’ Hills (girls only)

Camp Stewart (boys only)

Located on the Guadalupe River near Kerrville, our friendly staff teaches over 40 fun, character-building activities to kids from around the world. Family-owned and operated, our camps have separate locations for boys and girls with the same dates and rates. Enjoy family-style dining and great food. We grow kids better!

Ages 6-16

2430 Hwy. 39, Hunt, TX-girls

830-238-4650

612 FM 1340, Hunt, TX-boys

830-238-4670

www.hohcamp.com

www.campstewart.com

YMCA of Austin

Safe and enriching summer day camps. Enjoy swimming, games and more in character-rich environment with the YMCA of Austin. Watch for details on upcoming summer camp. Check out website now for live and online classes.

Locations in Travis, Hays and
Bastrop counties.

Ages 5-12

Locations in Hays, South Austin,
East Austin, North Austin and Manor

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org/programs

EVENTS AND DESTINATIONS

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Nov. 27-Dec. 18

Ride our hayride to the tree field. We provide a saw for you to cut down your tree. After cutting your tree, the hayride will pick you up and bring you and your tree back to the barn to measure and shake your tree. Family can also enjoy the maze, animals, photo ops and more.
120 Natures Way, Elgin

512-281-5106

www.elginchristmastreefarm.com

Gaylord Texan Resort

Nov. 13-Jan. 3

There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area than gathering your family for holiday fun during Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan. Explore acres of twinkling lights and decorations plus exciting holiday activities, shows and events, from snow tubing and ice skating to our all-new I Love Christmas Movies™ pop-up and Yuletide Bright outdoor light and lantern experiences!
1501 Gaylord Tr., Grapevine, TX

817-778-1000

www.christmasatgaylordtexan.marriott.com

Holiday Bazaar At Treasures Charity

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The store is open with all of the Christmas merchandise in the clothing and furniture stores ~ lots of decorations!   It’s very festive and fun for everyone, not just the thrift store shopper. This benefits Round Rock Serving Center. Volunteer opportunities available.

1099 E. Main St., Round Rock

512-244-2431

www.rrasc.org

Hip Hop Dance Party on the Polar Express

Join Dance Discovery for a FREE Zoom Hip Hop Dance Party on the Polar Express! Wear your favorite Holiday Pajamas!

Friday, Dec. 11th from 4:30-5:15 pm 

Ages 5-9

Call us at 512-419-7611 to reserve your spot

Playland Skate Center Photos with Santa

Dec. 12–13

Dec. 20–Jan. 6

(closed Christmas Eve and Day)

Playland has extended holiday hours for Thanksgiving & Winter Break! Santa Skate Shop will be open on Saturday, Dec 12 & Sunday, Dec 13. Come by and take a picture with Santa while you skate!

Playland provides family-oriented entertainment that entices customers to enjoy our affordable, safe skating environment. We are Austin’s largest skating facility at 27,500 square feet.

8822 McCann Dr., Austin

512-452-1901

www.playlandskatecenter.net

Sugar and Spice Ranch

Nov. 1-Dec 15

Two and three-day family weekends available. Experience what it is like to own your own horses and ranch for the weekend with your family! Our special family sessions run from September through December and are all-inclusive (lodging, all meals and snacks, tack, horses, lessons, etc.). Everyone gets to bunk together as a group in our beautiful bunk room.

884 Rikki Dr., Bandera, TX

830-460-8487

www.texashorsecamps.com/getawaypricing

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