Austin Summer Camp Guide 2016

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 4:40pm.

Austin Summer Camp Guide 2016

For Austin students, the end of the school year is just a few short weeks away! If you're a parent, you may be thinking about where you'd like to send your kids to camp this summer. There are tons of camps for nearly every interest going on this summer in the Austin area. To help you find the perfect camp for your child, we've put together a list of cool summer day and overnight camps in the Austin and Central Texas area. Most of the camps on our list serve a variety of age ranges and grade levels, with fun activities suitable for each age group. We've even included a few camps for children and adults with special needs on our list. Whether your child is into baseball or acting, arts and crafts or rock climbing, you'll find the right camp for their interests in the Austin area.

Check out our Austin Summer Camp Guide below for ideas of where to send your kids this summer.

Camp Name Location / Description Ages / Grade Level
Outdoor/Adventure Camps      
Austin Dog Alliance 1321 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park / Campers learn all about dogs, from types of breeds, pet care, and even agility training. 5-15 Day
Austin Parks and Recreation Various recreation centers in Austin / This year's theme is "Not Your Average...". Campers will explore a different aspect beyond regular knowledge of sports, animals, food, and more. 5-12 Day
Camp on the Move Various drop-off locations in Austin / Campers go on adventures across Central Texas, from Six Flags to Sea World 8-14 Day
Camp Wildflower Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / Campers learn all about botany, horticulture, and nature in a fun camp setting 6-10 Day
Wet and Wild Adventure Camp Various drop-off locations in Austin / Campers take daily field trips to fun locations like Six Flags, Schlitterbahn, and local swimming holes 6-15 Day
Special Needs Camps      
Camp For All Burton, TX / For campers with physical and developmental disabilities (from mild to severe cases), as well as those who are deaf, blind, and/or multi-handicapped and children with cancer. 5-Adult Overnight
Camp Summit Dallas, TX / Traditional camp activities geared towards campers with physical and mental disabilities as well as the deaf and blind 6-adult Overnight
Texas Lions Camp Kerrville, TX / Campers with physical disabilities, cancer and type 1 diabetes will enjoy over 500 acres of Texas Hill Country. 7-16 Day
Camp in Motion Southwest Family YMCA, Austin, TX / Campers with cerebral palsy and other similar disabilities can participate in sports, dance, water activities, and more! 7-21 Day
Sports Camps      
All-Star Sports Soccer Zone locations in South Austin and Cedar Park / Campers can play all different sports, including battleship and ultimate Frisbee 5-14 Day
ATX Action Sports Camp 4150 Higway 290, Dripping Springs / Campers participate in BMX, skateboarding, paintball, and other non-traditional sports 5-15 Day
Austin Spurs Basketball Camp Brushy Creek Community Center and Cedar Park Rec Center / Campers have fun while working on their fundamental basketball skills 3rd - 9th Grade Day
Jump! Gymnastics 2117 Anderson Lane / Fun day camp where campers participate in games, gymnastics, and arts and crafts. 3-12 Day
Rock About Climbing Drop-off at Barton Creek Greenbelt / Campers learn hiking and rock climbing skills at the Barton Creek greenbelt, Enchanted Rock, and Reimer's Ranch 10-18 Day
Round Rock Express Baseball Camp Dell Diamond in Round Rock / Campers can hone their baseball and softball skills 6 and up Day
Sailing Camp Lake Austin and Lake Travis / Beginner to advanced campers can develop sailing skills on Austin's popular lakes 8-16 Day
University of Texas Sports Camps University of Texas at Austin / Choose from a variety of sports camps hosted by the university athletic department Ages vary by camp Day
Educational Camps      
Game Worlds Austin Community College at Highland Mall / Campers will learn the basics of video game design. Fun activities include group projects, developing a demo game, and game tournaments 10-18 Day
Mad Science Camp Various locations in the Austin area / This classic camp presents science as a fun and exciting field through engaging activities and field trips 6-12 Day
The Thinkery Summer Camp The Thinkery in Austin / Campers explore a different learning theme each week with fun activities, free play at The Thinkery, and weekly field trips Pre-K to 5th Grade Day
Austin School of Fashion Design 6001 Burnet Road in Austin / Campers learn sewing skills and fashion illustration 8-12 Day
Moolah U Various locations around Austin / Campers learn money-handling skills through fun activities. Campers will start their own business and make real money at local businesses in Austin 7-16 Day
Robotics Academy Various locations across Austin / Campers learn all about building robots, from construction to coding (for teens), and challenge their fellow campers 6-17 Day
Austin International School 4001 Adelphi Lane, Austin / Campers explore French and Spanish language and culture through fun activities 3-6 Day
Arts Camps      
Contemporary Austin Art School Laguna Gloria Art Museum Austin / Campers of all ages can explore different mediums, from cartoon drawing to painting 4 and up Day
Esther's Follies School of Comedy Esther's Follies in Downtown Austin / Campers learn from professionals the basics and skills of sketch comedy, improv, jazz dance, singing and theatre fundamentals 8-16 Day
Lone Star School of Music Locations in Southwest Austin, Dripping Springs, and Westlake / Campers explore different instruments, or hone their skills on a single instrument. Learn composition, form a band, and perform! 5-15 Day
Band Aid School of Music Locations in South Austin and Westlake / Learn piano, drums, guitar, and more. Form a rock band with fellow campers and perform at the end of camp! 4-18 Day
Austin School of Film 2200 Tillery Street Austin / Campers create their own live action or animated films with guidance from professional filmmakers 9-17 Day
ZACH Theatre Zachary Scott Theater in Austin / Campers develop their acting, auditioning and musical theater skills. Activities differ for each grade level and conclude with a performance at the end of each session. Kindergarten - 12th grade Day
Overnight Camps      
Rocky River Ranch Wimberley, TX / Girls enjoy fun activities like sports, arts and crafts, horseback riding and even a ropes course. Campers choose their own activities and participate in group functions 7-17 (Girls only) Overnight
Kidventure Rocksprings, TX, Hunt, TX, and Austin area locations / Kids take part in all kinds of adventure activities, including zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling, and swimming. Day activities also offered 8-16 Day and Overnight
Camp Longhorn Burnet, TX / Campers enjoy various outdoor and indoor activities, including swimming, sailing, rock climbing, hiking, and sports 2nd - 10th grade Overnight
Camp Champions Marble Falls, TX / Campers take part in lots of activities in watersports, outdoors, fine arts and sports 6-18 Overnight

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