CAMP DOUBLECREEK Dec 20, 21, 27, 28
Camp Doublecreek is Austin’s best day camp, featuring a variety of activities like swimming, archery, horseback riding, rockwall and more. We make sure every camper goes home knowing that someone believes in them. There will be one day camps:
Dec 20 Joe Ray Day Ages 4-12
Dec 21 DC Soccer Camp, Ages 8-14
Dec 27 Winter Dance Camp, Ages 4-12
Dec 28 Advanced Riding Camp, Ages 10-14
We also have spring break camp March 14-18. campdoublecreek.com
Camp Jump! Dec 20-22, Dec 28-30, Jan 3-4
Winter break could be filled with gymnastics, arts and crafts, yoga, sports skills and so much more! Camp Jump! is an action-packed, imaginative, four-time award-winning experience. Come see why. jump-austin.com
COUNTRY HOME LEARNING CENTERS
WINTER CAMP PROGRAM
Country Home’s extremely popular Holiday Camp includes all of our regular activities, our Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs, and special field trips to a wide variety of exciting local destinations. Our Holiday Camp students will have many opportunities to grow—intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Above all, we want each child to have lots of happy, adventure-filled days surrounded by friends!
Open to all school-aged children during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks except for 11/25, 11/26, 12/24, 12/25 and 1/1.
IDEA LAB Nov 22–24, Dec 20–23, Dec 27–31, Jan 3–4
Join us for our awesome STEM camps (voted Best STEM Camps in Austin by the readers of Austin Family magazine) while school is out of session. You can sign up for just one or two days or all of them! Each day will have unique activities for each age group (5-7 years old and 8-12 years old). idealabkids.com/location/austin
NEWK’S OUTBACK TENNIS CAMP,
THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS
Established in 1968 by tennis legend John Newcombe, the Tennis Ranch has evolved into one of the premier tennis destinations in the world. All skill levels are welcome. newktennis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWK’S OUTBACK COLORADO SKI TRIP Dec 17–24, $1350 all inclusive
Join us for a week of fun, great food and new friends. Skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more. All ages welcome. newktennis.com
RIO VISTA FARM WINTER BREAK CAMP
Dec 20-23, First Session
Dec 27-30, Second Session
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. 512-247-2303 riovistafarm.net
Rock-About is the longest-running rock climbing outfit based out of the Central Texas area offering courses for beginners, experienced climbers, groups and Boy and Girl Scout troops
Our guides provide a safe environment in which you can experience hiking, sightseeing, camping, and best of all, climbing. Each guide has years of experience both as a climber and a guide to ensure that you have a fun, memorable experience. rock-about.com
STEPPING STONE SCHOOL WINTER BREAK Dec 20–Jan 4
Winter Break is just around the corner…do you know what your child will be doing? This winter break, we will delve into the immersive world of Lego® where “Everything is Awesome.” Students will use Lego® bricks to learn about the variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) concepts and use daily “Challenge Builds” to expand their imaginations and problem-solving skills. In addition, campers will take part in our exceptional Joy and Mindfulness curriculum, as well as embarking on virtual field journeys over the course of the camp. Kindergarten-5th Grade. Locations throughout Austin metro area.
YMCA WINTER WONDERLAND! Dec 20-23, Dec 27-30, Jan 3-4
Windows will glisten with glittering snowflakes and sparkling ice crystal ornaments, as frosty snowmen and hot-chocolate-sipping students celebrate the magic of the winter season. Wintery science, fake snow and icy art curriculum will be accompanied by theme-related stories and books, including “When This World Was New” by Danilo Figueredo, “Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright, and the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen.” Multiple locations in Travis and Hays counties. More Winter Break information and online registration is available at eacymca.org.
SUMMER CAMP ONLY
CAMP HEART O’ HILLS (girls only) Overnight Camp
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! hohcamp.com
CAMP STEWART (boys only) Overnight Camp
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! campstewart.com
CAMERON PARK ZOO – Waco
Nov 26-Jan 9
Visit Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo’s Wild Lights. A quarter of a million lights will brighten your walk through the zoo and Santa will be visiting until December 22. Tickets on sale now. 254-750-8415 cameronparkzoo.com/specialevents/wild-lights
SUGAR AND SPICE RANCH – BANDERA
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. texashorsecamps.com
JUNIOR LEAGUE 2021 CHRISTMAS AFFAIR DOWNTOWN AUSTIN – DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW
Join us for the event of the season. Market Days plus children’s events including photos with Santa, petting zoo, meeting reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Ice Princesses. Virtual parties available as well. Palmer Events Center. jlaustin.org/events-a-christmas-affair
PLAYLAND SKATE CENTER – NORTH AUSTIN
THANKSGIVING BREAK SKATE
Extended skating sessions available. Great activity for all ages! Check out our website for more details. playlandskatecenter.net
Santa’s Skate Shop
Dec 11, 1-6 p.m., Dec 12, 12-5 p.m.
Admission includes roller skate rental and take your own digital photo with Santa. We charge for all kids, whether they skate or not. Non-skating adults and children under 3 are no charge. playlandskatecenter.net
Winter Break Skate
Dec 20 – Jan 3
Extended skating sessions available. Great activity for all ages. Check out our website for more details. playlandskatecenter.net
New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop
Dec 31, 4 p.m.
Come skate from 12-6 p.m. with a family-friendly balloon drop. Admission includes roller skate rental. playlandskatecenter.net
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT TREASURES CHARITY – ROUND ROCK
Nov 30, 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 rrasc.org