With over 150 people moving to Austin per day, things fill up FAST ’round here! Austin Moms Blog has put together the ultimate guide to summer camps in and around Austin to give YOU a step-up against the competition. Get your littles registered now!
2015 Spring & Summer Camp Guide
The mission of T Bar M Camps is to present Jesus Christ, teach His ways, and represent Him through an exciting, enthusiastic, and encouraging camp and retreat experience.
Sports, Fitness, Dance
The Little Yoga House: Join us for our 3rd Annual SXKids Spring Break Camp March 16-20th! We have created the ultimate SXSW experience for your kids! We will play yoga, dance, play music, hula hoop, cook, play tons of games, spend time outdoors and enjoy amazing musical performances from local Austin artist! Looking for healthy fun activities for your kids to do this summer? Bring them to Yoga Camp. We will offer 10 weeks of fun filled camps, each with a different theme and for different ages ranging from 3 to 12. Online registration is available for both camps. If you would like to register for more than 2 summer camps, we will take 10% off!! Come play yoga 🙂
July 6th – 16th, 2015
Ages 12 – 18
This fun-filled, empowering camp for girls focuses on boxing fitness, confidence- building, and learning skills useful in self-defense. Campers will practice real boxing and martial arts techniques with certified martial arts instructors.
Camp meets three times a week:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9AM — 12PM
Weeks of July 6th and July 13th
9:00 – 10:00 – Boxing and Fitness
10:00 – 10:15 – Break / Snack (not provided)
10:30 – Noon – Self Defense and Martial Arts
$160 for one week, $280 for two weeks
$20 off for 2nd child per week
Costs include everything you’ll need for camp: 1 pair hand wraps, 1 wrist band, 1 ABB tote bag.
Please bring your own snacks and water bottle each day for summer camp. Workout gear is appropriate for summer camp but NO SHORTS, please. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Kula Yoga: Kids find their inner yogi at one of several themed camps over the summer. Kula Yoga, 2415 Exposition, 542-3334. $225. www.austinkulayoga.com
YMCA Austin: Fun. Delivered fresh daily. YMCA Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp and Winter Holiday Camps offer children & teens a safe, exciting, and memory-making day camp experience. Remember, 2015 Spring Break and Summer Camp registration opens in February.
Texas Power Athletics: Sounds like a sports camp, but it actually covers the bases from science to the outdoors to cooking. And, of course, some sports too. Field trips are included with each weeklong camp. Ages 5-13. www.texaspowerathletics.com
Future All-Stars Camp: Learn foundational and advanced skills for the world’s most popular sports while building strength, balance, endurance, and athletic ability. Campers develop cooperation, teamwork, positive attitudes, and leadership skills.
The Little Gym: The Little Gym has locations in both South and North Austin and offers a 1 day camp, 5 day camp, or 10 day camp pass for 3hour long, adventure filled sessions. Camper’s creativity, imagination, physical strength, agility, and social skills are put to work each day at The Little Gym. Visit www.thelittlegym.com
T Bar M Camp is a non-denominational Christian sports and adventure camp with locations in New Braunfels, Texas and on Lake Travis near Austin. We’ve been the home of Christ-centered Adventure for over 30 years. Come see what it’s all about! From overnight camp for 1st through 11th graders, to Day Camp for K-5th graders, we love to give campers and families the experience of their lives. Camp builds self-esteem, gives kids a sense of independence and allows them to take a breather from the day-to-day. Over 10,000 people experience T Bar M adventure every year. Come and see what it’s all about! Spots fill quickly! More info HERE
Camp Balcones Springs: Established in 1993, Camp Balcones Springs was founded on Christian principles and is among Texas’ most progressive adventure camps, redefining the camp experience for children, ages 7 to 17, and having one of the highest counselor-to-camper ratios in the industry. With unique activities and traditions CBS is the perfect place for your camper to call home. Located in beautiful Texas Hill Country, our mission is to impact peoples’ lives for the better through relationships, spiritual impact, and fun. We want to be an extension of your family, and a valuable resource in helping you accomplish your goals as a parent. For more info, click HERE.
Camp Balcones Spring Family Camp: “Share lifelong memories, Enjoy the great outdoors, Try new things, Meet great people, Eat delicious food, Roast s’mores over a campfire, Zip Line over Lake Ted, Paddle a canoe…So many things to do with your family”
March 20-22, 2015
$350/per night per Family of 4, and $55 per additional child
Call and make your reservation today: 830-693-6639
Camp on the Move: Every day’s a field trip, not a week goes by without Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas, and other stops for go-karts, zip-lining, and more. Charter buses wired to screen movies ensure minimal fidgeting en route. Ages 7-14.
Epic Adventures: Choose from the 7- or 12-day overnight camp that forgoes all the usual trappings of cabins and cafeterias for tents and campfires. Sleep under the stars after a day of biking, climbing, rafting, caving, and/or backpacking. Ages 13-17 www.myepicadventures.com
Camp Summit: All the usual camp fun – swimming, crafts, cooking – with a bit of Christian education thrown in. Ages 4-12. www.summiteagles.org
Hawaiian Falls Camp: learn about science and nature through water and weather experiments, learn some lifesaving skills at the junior lifeguard cam.
Wet & Wild Adventure Camp: Every day is a new adventure: kayaking, tubing, biking, bowling, rope-swinging, laser tag, rock climbing, and more. Ages 6-15.
Wilderness and Nature Camps
Earth Native Wilderness School Have you ever stopped to notice the beauty of a flower, munched on a leaf of wild clover, found a neat wildlife track on the ground and wondered what creature put it there, or played a sneaky hiding game in the woods? We do awesome things like this every day during our nature based camps at Earth Native Wilderness School! Our skilled naturalist instructors will lead your children on daily explorations of the natural world. At Earth Native we see incredible value in time spent in nature and want to share some adventures with your kids. Choose from 4 themed Day Camps held at the incredible McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin. Click here for 2015 Summer Camp Schedule
Camp Roadrunner and Summergarden have been consistently recognized by several local organizations as outstanding camps. Since 2000, we have provided children, ages 4-12, with wholesome summer fun. We strive to offer unique activities that create lasting memories for our campers. All are welcome to join us for one or all of our 8 weekly sessions, $275 per week includes extended care and field trips. June 15-August 7, 9:00am-3:30pm
The Inside Outside School: crafts, games, art, music, cooking, and even a few farm animals. Long story short? Your kids won’t be bored at these two-week camps. Ages 5-12. June 9-20 & July 7-18. 5530 Killingsworth Ln., Pflugerville, 512/251-1109. $550. www.insideoutsideschool.org
Safari Champ: Ages 3 and UP can enjoy art, crafts, food, and science projects every week featuring a different theme. Campers can enroll half-day or full day at various locations throughout Austin.
Austin Outdoor Kids: Get out and about and explore trails, swimming holes, water parks, playgrounds, lakes, amusement parks, and other destinations filled with fun and learning. Ages 5-13.
Camp Fire Adventure Camp: Kids get out of the house and into the great outdoors as they hike, swim, pitch tents, and generally commune with nature. Ages 5-12. www.camp-fire.org
Fine Arts, Music, and Racing Camps
BiscuitBros If you’re a fan of the two time Emmy Award winning television show “The Biscuit Brothers” then you’re going to love this! There will be Movie Magic week, Crazy Classics week, even Pirate week! Now it’s your turn to… “Go Make Music”… and Theater, Art, Dance and so much more! Camp will be offered once a week starting June 8 – Aug 21 $300 a week, half days available. Register now for Biscuit Brothers Fine Arts Farm Summer Camp
Fantastic Magic Camp – Teaching life skills and confidence through magic, juggling, and puppets to kids aged 5 through 12 in Austin, Texas, since 1993. Now featuring year round activities including Spring Camp (March 16-20), and Summer Camps (June 8 – August 21). One week sessions are $275 and two week sessions are $550. Opening time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with an optional Magic Camp Rehearsal Time from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Rehearsal Time is $50 for a the one week sessions and $100 for the two week sessions. Registration info HERE
The Art Garage they’re passionate about providing a positive environment for kids to explore their creativity. Their curriculum is created and taught by certified and degreed teaching artists. Your children will learn about process, technique, and art history while having tons of fun exploring and expanding their creativity. Projects include unique mediums like glass, tie-dye, clay and painting on canvas. There are over 25 different themes to appeal to artists 4 – 14 years old. Popular themed camps fill quickly, so register soon!
Spilled Milk Social Club: If your kid’s creativity isn’t fostered after all of the theatre, music, dance, visual art, creative writing, fashion, crafting, video, gardening, cooking, and graphic design then you might want to check for a pulse. Ages 5-12. www.spilledmilksocialclub.com
Races2U (Ages 10-15) Much more than just racing remote control cars on highly detailed and challenging tracks! Campers will be learning useful skills & valuable lessons in physics, electricity, and sportsmanship, all in a safe and controlled environment. During the week, campers will learn to use a computer aided design (CAD) program to design their own slot car track. They will use small tools and soldering irons to build a basic electrical circuit, and then build their own slot car, and also build friendships that will last a lifetime. Other activities will include watching age-appropriate racing related movies, playing games, and a field trip to go kart racing. Rates are $189 per week if camper brings their own lunch and snack, or $229 per week meals included. Each camper will receive a T-shirt as well as their own car that they built at the end of the week!
Patricia’s Table: we empower kids to expand their minds and taste buds while whipping up batches of fun in the kitchen. Our deliciously fun, hands-on cooking camps combine culinary techniques, locally grown foods and fresh flavors to create new and unique menus each week.
All Things Kids: Summer day camp in Georgetown or at the Domain, featuring a variety of activities including building projects, robotic designs, magic, arts and crafts, and creative play. Ages 5-12
School of Rock Summer Camp: Austin is the Live Music Capital of the world and we know you’ve got a lil magician rockin’ out at home, who’s anxious to try out their skills on a new audience.
Musicians Woodshed: We are now taking preregistration for Summer Camps! We have a few changes and additional camps this year. Visit our website for more information or pick up a packet next time you are in the store.
Gen Austin Three-day camps educate and empower girls to be better individuals and friends and generally prepare for middle school. Ages 9-12. Mitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Ave, 512/808-4044. www.genaustin.org
Lone Star Leardership Academy: Gifted students develop their leadership skills while learning about the history and present of the great state of Texas through visits to museums and other historic sites. Ages 9-14. www.educationinaction.org
WonderLab Learning: Introducing WonderLab’s Choose Your Own Adventure, where kids will have an experience as unique and limitless as their own imagination!
STARR Austin: www.starraustin.org Full-Day Program of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)for students in Grades 1-5
UTPCR Summer Symposium: Stay for one or both weeks for the day or overnight and explore conflict resolution in everything from interpersonal affairs to international affairs. Students will talk to artists, filmmakers, musicians, politicians, and one another. University of Texas at Austin, $735-1250. www.utpcr.org
Trulove Montessori: All summer long this school has fun and learning through sports, art, cooking, and more while adhering to Montessori principles of instruction. Ages 2-6. www.trulovemontessori.com
Summer Discovery: High schoolers are invited to get a taste of college life at this three-week day or overnight camp complete with faculty-taught classes, meeting with students and admissions officers, and no shortage of fun.
QUEST: Honestly, these guys win for widest variety of topics covered: comic books, Mandarin, philosophy, improv, TV production, college application help, etc. Seriously, etc. Ages 4-18. 5145 www.iquestaustin.com
Soleil School: Each camp focuses on a different educational subject. All the hands-on activities and games make sure your kids won’t confuse it with summer school. Ages 5-10. www.soleilschool.com
YPW CAMPS: Whether your kid is a linguist, artist, explorer, adventurer, or scientist, YPW has a camp to suit your needs. Go online for a complete list of options. Ages 3-12. www.ypwkids.com
Thinkery: Austin’s new children’s museum offers camps focusing on math, science, engineering, and nature with an emphasis on fun, Ages 5-11.