Kids Summer Camps in Austin 2016

Looking for Austin summer camps for kids? Use our comprehensive guide to kids summer camps in Central Texas to find the perfect ones for the kiddos in your family. Don’t let the kids stay in all summer, get them outdoors for some fun in the sun. From art to sports, music to dance, there’s something for everyone this summer.


Art Summer Camps

  • The Art School at Laguna Gloria – (512) 323-6380
    3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
    The school offers classes for ages three through adult in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, wheel throwing (pottery), photography, collage, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, jewelry, glass, metal, digital media and more.
  • Camp Roadrunner – (512) 288-5942
    8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
    Their activities include everything from circus arts to cooking to painting, with every week encouraging self expression and creativity in a friendly, wholesome atmosphere.
  • Creative Side – (512) 799-0731
    321 W. Ben White Blvd Ste. 204, Austin, TX 78704
    The top jewelry crafting and metalsmithing school in central Texas offering week-long summer camps.
  • Dougherty Arts School Summer Camp – (512) 974-4040
    1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    The art school provides a variety of classes and camps for youth and adults.
  • Cafe Monet – (512) 892-3200
    4700 West Guadalupe Ste. 11, Austin, TX 78751
    Cafe Monet’s Summer Camp program is a hands-on lesson from fused glass to wire sculpturing to clay exploration.
  • The Art Garage Summer Art Camps – (512) 852-9900
    11190 Circle Drive Suite 202, Austin, TX 78736
    The Art Garage staff is focused on pouring their love for art and passion into their summer camps.
  • iD Tech – (512) 471-3434
    University of Texas campus
    They offer co-ed iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17 who can learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.
  • Digital Media Academy – (512) 471-3434
    University of Texas campus
    Learn on the University of Texas at Austin campus, eat in the same dining halls as UT Austin undergrads, and students ages 12+ can even stay overnight.

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Educational Summer Camps

  • Mad Science Austin – (512) 892-1143
    P.O. Box 92701 Austin, TX 78709
    Mad Scientists present elementary science concepts to kids in a way that makes sense to them, with hands-on experiments and eye-catching demonstrations. Kids actually get to do science, not just hear about it!
  • Camp Odyssey – (512) 472-2262
    4407 Red River Austin, TX 78751
    The Odyssey Summer Camp is designed to be a bridge between school years, making the summer a chance to continue academic growth rather than a time to fall behind.
  • Thinkery Camps – (512) 469-6200
    1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
    Numerous camps offered for children in pre-k through 5th grade that uses playful learning experiences to develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment.
  • Summer at St. Andrew’s 2016 – Multiple Phone Numbers
    112 W. 31st Street Austin, TX 78705 and 5901 Southwest Parkway Austin, TX 78735
    The St. Andrew’s family offers camps for aspiring artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, chess enthusiasts, cooks and more. Youth from across Austin are welcome!
  • Girlstart Camps – (512) 916-4775 ext. 33
    1400 W Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757
    Girlstart’s camps serve entering 4th-5th grade and entering 6th-8th grade girls simultaneously during the summer by empowering them in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Bluebonnet School – Multiple Phone Numbers
    Multiple Locations Available
    Bluebonnet School is a private, independent, locally owned facility preschool created to prepare children academically and socially for success in school and life.
  • Kidventure’s Summer Day Camp – (512) 263-8992
    Multiple Locations Available
    Kidventure Camp have been running summer camps for 22 years and were voted ‘Texas’ Favorite Camp’ in 2014 and 2015, so they know how to camp!
  • Moolah U – (512) 443-8851
    Multiple Locations Available
    Kids have a natural interest in money and business. At Moolah U, they feed that curiosity by giving them hands-on experience in creating their own business.
  • Camp Invention – (800) 968-4332
    Multiple Locations Available
    CrickoBotTM curriculum features making and adopting their very own DIY robotic cricket powered by the sun, exploring biology and the concepts of physics and motion!
  • Hawaiian Falls Camp – (972) 370-4327 EXT. 1220
    4400 Paige Road The Colony, TX 75056
    Enjoy character building games, explore some ancient Hawaiian folklore and discover the wonders of science.
  • Austin Children’s Academy Summer Camps – (512) 331-2075
    12310 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78750
    Numerous week-long summer camp programs designed to cultivate skills of a global citizen who can self-regulate, create, critically think, collaborate, communicate, and lead.
  • The Inside Outside School – (512) 251-1109
    5530 Killingsworth Lane Pflugerville, TX 78660
    The Inside Outside School supports an authentic relevant coursework of nature, academics, electives and community work.
  • Learning Fun 101 – (512) 740-3024
    Multiple Locations Available
    Students will learn basic robotic engineering, programming principals, and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts while having fun!
  • Live the Language Spanish Immersion Camp – (512) 762-4907
    2840 Gettysburg Dr. Austin TX 78745
    Every summer Live the Language offers a variety of Spanish immersion camps for ages 5 to 13, at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Summer of Digital Fun – (512) 415-4120
    Multiple Locations Available
    Bits, Bytes & Bots offers a variety of classes including robotics, junior robotics, stop-motion animated movie making, game creation, Scratch programming, Kodu Game Lab programming and Minecraft® to provide a fun, learning environment.
  • Summer Wonders, Inc. – (512) 206-4070
    3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78756
    Summer Wonders Inc. is a specialty program for gifted children entering pre-k through sixth grade and have won five years in a row for the “Best Summer Camp” in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll.
  • Austin International School – (512) 331-7806
    4001 Adelphi Lane Austin, TX 78727
    They will take your child on an active adventure, experiencing original games, sports, creative movement, cooking, arts & crafts while learning in an engaging setting.
  • Summer Spark – (512) 593-5393
    1900 Bluebonnet Lane Austin, TX 78704
    Each week at Summer Spark features a different challenge which provides the opportunity to boost the 3Cs – creative problem solving, collaboration, and confidence.
  • Hearts and Paws – (512) 249-7255
    13291 Pond Springs Rd, Austin ,TX 78750
    Hearts and Paws summer camps for kids and dogs is an incredible way to get your kids involved in caring for and training your family canine members.
  • KIDS’ Cooking Camps – (512) 206-1000
    4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
    Set your child on the pathway to becoming an accomplished cook by learning about food groups, age-appropriate knife skills and basic kitchen safety & sanitation at Central Market.

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Music Summer Camps

  • The Longhorn Music Camp – (512) 232-2080
    1 University Station E3100 Austin, TX 78712
    Since its beginnings in 1979, Longhorn Music Camp (or LMC as it is affectionately known to its staff, faculty and campers) has provided an opportunity for thousands of young musicians from across Texas and the nation to experience the outstanding level of instruction offered at the Butler School of Music.
  • Rock Camp USA – (512) 476-7666
    2428-B West Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
    Now in its nineteenth year, Rock Camp USA features intensive performance-oriented instruction given by some of the finest professional musicians in the country.
  • Lone Star School of Music – (512) 712-5187
    Multiple Locations Available
    They will spend their time working on song writing, group dynamics and plain old ROCKIN’ with some of Austin’s finest professional musicians!
  • School of Rock – (512) 670-2360
    2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 138 Austin, TX 78757
    Their comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment.
  • Capital Music Center – (512) 458-1933
    6101 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
    Beginner summer camps for Piano and Drum, plus summer camps for experienced piano and drum students.
  • Orpheus Academy of Music – (512) 231-8999
    3918-C Far West Blvd, Austin TX 78731
    Music Camps at Orpheus Academy of Music provide a deep and wonderful experience for children of all ages and abilities. Some camps, like Broadway, World Music and Choir do not require prior music lesson experience while others do require it.

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Outdoor Summer Camps

  • Wet & Wild Adventure Camp – (512) 771-3188 or (512) 968-9950
    PO Box 92034, Austin, TX 78709
    Campers will splash in rivers and creeks, jump into swimming holes, tube down crystal clear rivers, play games under the trees, bowl, skate, tube, kayak, paddle board and rope-swing.
  • Summergarden – (512) 288-5942
    8700 South View Road Austin, TX, 78737
    The majority of our day is spent outside on a well shaded playground equipped with a wading pool, sandbox, water source, climbing tree, wooden boat, jump ropes, and lots of room to run around.
  • LCRA Summer Camps – (512) 473–3200
    3700 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX 78703
    LCRA’s nature parks and natural science centers offer a diverse array of outdoor education and recreation programs.
  • Rocky River Ranch – (512) 847-2513
    100 Flite Acres Road Wimberley, TX 78676
    Rocky River Ranch is a rustic, residential camp for girls, aged 7 to 14 in Wimberley, the heart of the Texas Hill Country and offers fun outdoor activities, including horse-back riding, kayaking, swimming and more.
  • Camp Longhorn – Multiple Phone Numbers
    Multiple Locations Available
    Kids have fun all day, gain confidence in themselves, and forge lifelong friendships as they eat, sleep and play together, returning summer after summer.
  • Camp on the Move – (512) 658-6285
    4105 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749
    Camp on the Move hosts a field trip a day and emphasizes the importance of staying active during summer.
  • Austin Parks & Recreation Summer Camps – Multiple Phone Numbers
    Multiple Locations Available
    Whether you’re looking for active play, outdoor adventure, strategic games, or cultural activities, they have it all!
  • Austin Sunshine Camp – (512) 472-8107
    2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    Camp activities include swimming, hiking, orienteering, canoeing, team building and challenge course activities as well as arts and crafts.
  • Austin Outdoor Kids Summer Camp – (512) 487-5122
    2713 Pegram Avenue Austin, TX 78757
    Get out and about and explore trails, swimming holes, water parks, playgrounds, lakes, amusement parks, and other destinations filled with fun and learning.
  • Camps for Little Buckaroos – (512) 264-2383
    18320 Hamilton Pool Road Austin, TX 78738
    Basic horse care, pony rides, cowgirl and Indian camp and much more is offered to the public!
  • Camp Champions – (830) 598-2571
    775 Camp Road Marble Falls, TX 78654
    From waterskiing to horseback riding, sports to crafts, climbing walls to archery; they have over 30 activities to challenge and delight our campers.
  • Camp Doublecreek – (512) 255-3661
    800 Doublecreek Drive, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Camp Doublecreek has been open since 1971 and features swimming, horseback riding, all kinds of sports, miniature golf, baby animals, arts and crafts, archery, tennis, tumbling, a playscape, and many other fun games and activities.
  • Crowe’s Nest Farm – (512) 272-4418
    10300 Taylor Lane Manor, TX 78653
    From visiting the farm animals and Texas wildlife to the hayrides, children’s gardens, butterfly house and Faeriewood, an event at Crowe’s Nest is an amazingly memorable experience.
  • Parkour and Play Camp – (512) 585-5874
    5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd Austin, TX 78723
    Their focus is on encouraging each individuals creativity and promoting confidence in every aspect of life, as well as encourage self-expression through movement.
  • Rio Vista – (512) 247-2303
    1000 Fallwell Lane, Del Valle, TX 78617
    Large covered arena, outdoor rings and grass fields make Rio Vista farm a top quality Summer Day Camp for young horseback riders.
  • Tri-Star Farm – (512) 775-7978
    5700 U.S. 79, Hutto, TX 78634
    Their mission is to bring love for horses into the hearts of both new and developing riders, to help grow a fresh and insatiable hunger for the equine arts in riders.
  • Switch Willo Stables – (512) 920-BARN
    4829 Switch Willo, Austin, TX 78727
    Switch Willo Stables offers English horseback riding lessons for equestrians of all ages and skill levels.
  • Cornerstone Farm – (512) 914-8407
    12245 FM 2243 W, Leander, TX 78641
    Cornerstone Farms is a full service facility that offers horseback lessons for all ages and levels on safe, skilled horses.

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Spiritual Summer Camps

  • Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat Center – (830) 625-2212
    3610 River Road New Braunfels, TX 78132
    Slumber Falls Camp, a twenty acre facility, is an outdoor ministry of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ.
  • Camp Balcones Springs – (830) 693-2267
    104 Balcones Springs Drive Marble Falls, TX 78654
    At Camp Balcones Springs their mission is to change lives for the better through fun, relationships, and spiritual impact.
  • Camp Buckner – (512) 756-7540
    3835 FM 2342, Burnet, TX 78611
    Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Camp Buckner Hill Country Retreat provides a peaceful backdrop for your church, youth group or business to grow in their relationship with Christ.
  • Camp Peniel – (830) 693-2182
    6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    Camp Peniel is a place where God is known and lives are changed on the 382 acres of beautiful hill country.
  • T Bar M Camps – (830) 620-4263
    2549 State Highway 46 W, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    From overnight camp for 1st through 11th graders, to Day Camp for K-5th graders, T Bar M Camps love to give campers and families the experience of their lives.
  • Pine Cove Christian Summer Camps – (877) 474-6326
    PO Box 9000, Tyler, TX 75711
    During the summer, Pine Cove hosts a full summer of fun-filled, life-changing experiences that hosts nearly 30,000 children, youth, and families.

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Sports Summer Camps

  • Summer Camps at Chaparral Ice – (512) 252-8500, ext. 9
    2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757
    They offer two camp options: Camp Avalanche (general activity-filled day camp) and Camp de Champs (skating training camp).
  • Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp – (512) 799-8891
    Multiple Locations Available
    They have over 45 coaches that include head coaches, assistant coaches, collegiates, and former basketball players that all share the knowledge and enthusiasm required to be a BPSC camp instructor.
  • Austin Tennis Academy Tennis Camp – (512) 276-2271
    6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd. Austin, TX 78738
    These camps are designed to provide the greatest development of your child’s physical, mental, technical, and tactical performance levels in tennis.
  • University of Texas Athletics Camps – (512) 471-3434
    UT Campus
    Many different sports camps offered at the University of Texas, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer and much more.
  • YMCA of Austin Summer Camps – (512) 322-9622
    Multiple Locations Available
    At YMCA Camps, kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing their kids are in a safe and enriching place.
  • Round Rock Express Baseball Camps – (512) 238-2234
    3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
    The Round Rock Express baseball camps offer big-league quality instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and softball. Express baseball and softball camps range in ages and offer opportunities for all skill levels.
  • Texas Rowing Center Summer Camps – (512) 467-7799
    1541 West Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703
    Learn to kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle, and row this summer at Texas Rowing Center.
  • Concordia University Sports Camps – (512) 313-3000
    11400 Concordia University Dr. Austin, TX 78726
    Numerous sports camps offered, including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball men and women soccer, and much more!
  • Champions Gymnastics Camp – (512) 426-1990
    2805 Bee Caves Rd. #405 Austin, TX 78746
    Summer Campers get concentrated time with their favorite coaches in a high-energy environment full of high-fives, creativity and adventure! Whether it’s Champ Camp, Super Camp, Skills Camp or Crew Camp, your child will love the atmosphere!
  • Life Ki-Do Karate Camp – (512) 327-2900
    3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212 Austin, TX 78746
    Have fun while learning to be your best at Life Ki-do Karate Camp! Ages 5-12 and all levels welcome.
  • Rock Climbing Summer Camp – (512) 416-9299
    Austin Rock Gym – North (8300 N. Lamar Blvd Suite B-102 Austin, TX 78753) and South (4401 Freidrich Ln. Suite 300 Austin, TX 78744)
    Indoor rock climbing promotes confidence, coordination and balance, muscle development, teamwork, problem solving skills, and much more in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.
  • WAYA Summer Camps – (512) 473-2528
    1314 Exposition Blvd Austin, TX 78703
    Fun, adventure camps that are themed and athletic camps like golf, volleyball and gymnastics offered.
  • Scubaland Scuba Camp – (512) 623-9410
    1001 W. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757
    Whether you want to learn to scuba dive, enhance your current certificate with additional training, or become a Scuba Instructor, Scubaland will help you reach your goal through traditional and eLearning courses.
  • Austin Youth Basketball – (512) 921-4444
    9116 Colberg Drive Austin, TX 78749
    Austin Basketball Camps provide fun, inspiration, perspiration, and motivation and skill development.

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Theater & Dance Summer Camps

  • Zach Theatre Summer Camps – (512) 476-0541
    202 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
    Find your spotlight on the Topfer Stage and audition for one of ZACH’s summer shows or learn film acting and make a movie in one week!
  • Stunt Camp – (512) 843-3867
    13317 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78737
    In one week, Stunt Camp teaches boys and girls, ages 8 to 15, the secrets behind movie stunts and special effects.
  • Creative Action Summer Camps – (512) 442-8773
    Multiple Locations Available
    Take your skills to the next level by working with professional artists in Comedy, Film, Theater, or Visual Art.
  • Ballet Austin’s Performing Arts Camps for Kids and Dance Discoveries Camp – (512) 501-8704
    501 W. 3rd Street Austin, TX 78701
    Voted Best Dance Camp in 2015, Ballet Austin won’t disappoint shows kids how to imagine, dance, discover and play!
  • UT Department of Theatre and Dance – (512) 471-1655
    UT Campus
    Summer programs included at UT Department of Theatre are ballet, musical theatre workshop, and learning through the arts.
  • Kids Acting – (512) 836-5437
    2826 Real St, Austin, TX 78722
    Since 1980, Kids Acting has been holding musical, acting, full scale production camps and more!
  • Austin Scottish Rite Children’s and Community Theater – (512) 472-5436
    207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
    Austin Scottish Rite Children’s and Community Theater provides kids the opportunity to exercise their creative minds while exposing them to adventurous arts programming.
  • Austin Children’s Theater – (512) 927-6633
    6100 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723
    Austin Children’s Theater offers camps that specialize in art, mini-workshops, and play performances.
  • Tapestry Dance Company – (512) 474-9846
    4544 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745
    Tapestry is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education.
  • Kids Dance! Summer Camps – (512) 349-7197
    11150 Research Blvd #107, Austin, TX 78759
    Kids Dance Summer Camps main goal is to give dancers the professional training and guidance they need as they mature as performers while nurturing their passion for dance.
  • Star Center Summer Camps – (512) 280-8532
    3100 Slaughter Lane, West, Bldg. B, Austin, TX 78748
    Star Center has gymnastics, cheer/dance, volleyball/kickball, arts & crafts camps all under one roof!
  • Slavin Nadal School of Ballet – (512) 371-1213
    5525 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
    Slavin Nadal School of Ballet is a ballet academy entirely dedicated to providing the finest classical (Vaganova based) ballet technique and artistry.
  • Capital Gymnastics – Multiple Phone Numbers
    Multiple Locations Available
    Choose from one of the three locations of Capital Gymnastics and see the details on what each camp has to offer!
  • Alisa’s Dance Academy – Multiple Phone Numbers
    Multiple Locations Available
    Alisa’s Dance Academy summer camps help with ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, acro dance, mommy & me classes, stretch & strengthen, creative dance, and much more.
  • Fantastic Magic Camp – (512) 988-3045
    7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
    Kids discover their unique inner Magic through learning magic tricks and are surrounded by people both young and old who recognize and embrace that uniqueness.
  • My Time Summer Camps – (512) 925-5915
    3698 Ranch Road 620 South, Suite 103 & 104, Austin, TX 78738
    My Time keeps kids moving and shaking with tons of exercise through exciting tumbling, movement, and cooperation games!

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Special Needs Camps

  • Special Olympics – (512) 835-9873
    1804 Rutherford Lane Austin, TX 78754
    It is their vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world and to approach each endeavor with a single intent – to improve the quality of life for our athletes.
  • VSA Texas Camps – (512) 454-9912
    3710 Cedar Street Box 7, Room #128 Austin, TX 78705
    They offer programs, events, and services based in four expansive core areas: education, cultural access & inclusive arts, professional development, and performances, exhibits & special events.
  • Texas Lions Camp – (830) 896-8500
    P.O. Box 290247 Kerrville, TX 78029
    Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.
  • Camp CAMP – (830) 634-2267
    515 Skyline Drive Center Point, TX 78010
    Camp CAMP offers camp sessions for people with severe intellectual, physical impairments, or aggressive behavioral issues.

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