Looking for a spring break or summer camp in the Austin area for you child? The 2019 Camp Guide features over twenty camps, from coding to dance, overnight options to jewelry making and rock climbing!
Code Ninjas STEM Camps!Transform your child's love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure. Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for kids ages 7–14 to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. It's an unforgettable experience! Our Austin-Area locations, including Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Round Rock and South Austin, offer a variety of Spring Break and Summer Camps, including week-long, half-day and full-day options. There's a STEM Camp for every interest and every budget.
Visit www.codeninjas.com and find your your nearest center to learn more and register!
Dates: Spring Break Camps: March 18 – 22; Summer Camps: May 27 – August 16 (Dates vary by location.)
Locations: Cedar Park, 3621 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite 500, Cedar Park 78613 Pflugerville, 2100 Autumn Slate Dr., Suite # 100, Pflugerville 78660 Round Rock, 4500 E Palm Valley Blvd., Suite 104, Round Rock 78665 South Austin, 9911 Brodie Ln., Ste. 650, Austin 78748
Cost: $59–$459; Prices vary by camp date, length and location
Cedar Park: https://www.codeninjas.com/camps/tx-cedar-park
Round Rock: https://www.codeninjas.com/camps/tx-round-rock-ryans-crossing South Austin: https://www.codeninjas.com/camps/tx-south-austin
Cedar Park: 512-910-5521 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Pflugerville: 512-537-4948 and email@example.com
Round Rock: 512-710-7864 and firstname.lastname@example.org
South Austin: 512-522-0707 and email@example.com
Ages: 7–14 years
Discount: Register now to save 15% with early-bird discounts!
The Coder SchoolThe Coder School is Silicon Valley's #1 kids coding program brought to Austin, offering camps for ages 7–18 covering a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from Scratch and Python to robotics, AI, and web development. While we’ll do lots of on-computer learning, we’ll also take plenty of breaks, get some physical motion by heading outside (weather permitting), and even do some cool offline coding exercises! All our camps are held at our facility and leverage goodies from our year-round programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together and have a rockin’ fun summer together!
Dates: Spring break and summer dates available
Location: 3616 Far West Blvd. #109, Austin 78731
Cost: $499 with early bird discount available
Ages: 7–18 years, varies by camp
Country Home Learning CenterOur extremely popular Summer Camp Program includes our incredible facility, Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs, regularly scheduled field trips to swimming, skating, bowling, and movies, as well as special field trips to a wide variety of exciting local destinations. Our highly successful, reward-based Reading Program encourages academic exercises throughout the summer, while our wonderful facility affords us the opportunity to explore various themed rooms. Each area encompasses unique opportunities and equipment for challenging “hands-on” learning and fun exploration. Our children spend fun-filled days on the move participating in activities that stimulate their creativity and spur their imagination!
Dates: Camps are weekly, Mon–Fri, beginning May 24, 2019
Locations: South Austin: 6900 Escarpment Blvd., Austin 78749; North Austin: 13120 U.S. Hwy. 183 N, Austin 78750
Cost: $214 per week, plus registration and activity/field trip fees
Contact: North Austin 512-331-1441; South Austin 512-288-8220
Ages: 5 (must have completed kindergarten) –13 years of age. We also offer our regular program for children 6 weeks to 5 years.
Creative Action Summer CampsWinner of “Best Camp” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2017 “Best of Austin” poll, Creative Action offers fun and engaging arts-based camps for ages 5–11. Led by experienced staff, our camps are offered at three convenient locations in Austin. For ages 5–7: With a variety of themes to choose from, our one-week camps build creativity and confidence. These camps are designed to be active, inspiring and fun! For ages 8–11: Our two-week academies are small in size to foster the development of this specific age group. Campers work closely with professional artists and go deep to master new art skills.
Dates: June 3 – August 2
Locations: North Location: Koenig Lane Christian Church, 908 Old Koenig Ln., Austin 78756; East Location: Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, Austin 78721; South Location: Eden Park Academy, 6215 Manchaca Rd., Austin 78745
Cost: $295 for one-week camps and $590 for two-week camps
Contact: 512-447-8773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages: 5–7 and 8–11 years
Creative Side Jewelry Academy Young Metalsmiths Summer Camps
Creative Side Jewelry Academy, the top jewelry crafting and metalsmithing school in central Texas, offers Spring Break Camp and week-long Summer Camps. These camps provides a safe and creative environment where kids and teens have the opportunity to learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques using copper, brass and silver. The camps are led by professional artist and educator Lindsay Sanchez. Under her guidance, students will increase fine motor skills while learning to make sculptural jewelry pieces. They will learn sawing, soldering, filing, hammering, drilling and much more. Students will create multiple jewelry pieces throughout the week and be encouraged to develop their own design skills.
Creative Side will host an end of the week art show where parents and family will be invited to join at the end of the day on Friday to meet the instructors and new friends, and view their child's artwork on display.
Dates: Spring Break Camp: Making Connections, Mon–Wed, March 18–20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Summer Camps: The Torch, Mon–Fri, June 24–28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Copper Etching, Mon–Fri, July 15–19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Metal Casting, Mon–Fri, July 29 – August 2, 10 am. – 2 p.m.
Location: Creative Side Jewelry Academy, 321 W. Ben White Blvd., #204, Austin 78704
Cost: $245–$395 (payment plans available)
Contact: 512-799-0731 or email@example.com
Ages: 10–15 years old
Crux Crushers CampGet ready for the most exciting weeks at Crux Climbing Center! Crux Crushers Camps will provide youth with a safe environment to explore their skills in rock climbing while making new friends and building confidence. On top of it all, campers will participate in yoga, crafts and fun games!
Dates: Ages 6–9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 10–14, June 24–28, July 15–19, August 5–9; Ages 9–12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 17–21, July 8–12, July 22–26, August 12–16
Location: Crux Climbing Center in South Austin at 121 Pickle Rd., Ste. 100, Austin 78704
Cost: Ages 6–9, $225 (members) and $275 (non-members); ages 9–12 $300 (members) and $350 (non-members) because of the extra hours.
Contact: 512-931-3911 ext. 2
Ages: 6–12 years
Fantastic Magic Camp
Every day at Fantastic Magic Camp is filled with fun, adventure and discoveries. We open every weekday at 8 a.m. for the arrival of campers, and the program starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Each day includes classes in magic, juggling, puppetry, and other variety arts, as well as a live magic show by some of Austin's best professional magicians. Our day ends at 4 p.m., and pick up time is 4–4:30 p.m., but for those who wish to stay longer, we offer an optional “Rehearsal Time,” running from 4–6 p.m., where campers can practice what they have learned that day with assistance and supervision from our counselors and staff.
Some words from parents of previous campers:
"This is the only camp that I've seen where my child embraced the creative process as well as social activities with confidence."
"Weeks after the camp my 6-year-old is still trying to impress us with magic tricks. He is now using his imagination to come up with new tricks. This camp gave him a sense of control he had not previously tapped into."
“Every year we return to Magic Camp. It's our first pick for camps and the kids always look forward to their sessions. Positive experience all around!”
Dates: Spring Break Camp, for campers 5–12 years old: March 18–22 Summer Camp, for campers 7–12 years old: Session 1: May 27–31 (one week); Session 2: June 3–14 (two weeks); Session 3: June 17–28 (two weeks); Session:4: July 1–12 (two weeks); Session 5: July 15–26 (two weeks); Session 6: July 29 – August 9 (two weeks); Session 7: August 12–16 One-week camps: Magic Camp Jr., for campers 6 years old and under: Jr. Session 1: June 3–7; Jr. Session 2: June 10–14; Jr. Session 3: June 17–21
Location: 7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin 78757
Cost: $325 for our one-week camps, $650 for two-week camps
Contact: 512-988-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages: varies by camp, 5–12 years
Discount: Multiple sibling discounts and multiple session discounts to all sessions are automatically applied if if available! (Only one discount per registration.)
Girls Empowerment Network - campGEN
Girls Empowerment Network’s summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls in entering grades 3–8. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during two week-long sessions that are designed to ignite the power in girls and teach them skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. In part 1, “Own My Power,” girls will be owning their power, exploring stress management, identity, self-compassion and body positivity. In part 2, “Use My Power,” girls will explore confident communication, advocacy, healthy friendships and values. Girls who join campGEN will gain new skills, new friendships and a new sense of self!
Dates: June 17–21; July 15–19
Location: 901 Trinity St., Austin 78701
Ages: Entering 3rd – 8th grades
Idea Lab KidsWith a brand new campus opening in North Austin for summer 2019 (8620 Burnet Rd.), the Idea Lab is a tremendous youth enrichment option for STEM Summer Camps. In addition, we operate out of several well-established schools and facilities, and we are continuing to grow with every year. At Idea Lab, we believe in a hands-on approach to learning. Our instructors teach through experience, and the difference is evident in the way our students excel at the academic level. Our camps are truly unique, and our weekly themes lead to a unique experience daily!
Dates: Full Summer Program (weekly camps)
Location: 8626 Burnet Rd., Austin 78757 (opening summer 2019)
Cost: $275 per week (Extended care options available from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Ages: 5–7 and 8–12 years
Jump! Gymnastics CampImagine traveling the globe with a circus troupe, meeting friendly pirates, dining with princesses and princes, studying the great works of the Renaissance, and of course, trekking your way through the thick leaves of a tropical rain forest. Grab your passport and join Jeremiah Frog as he embarks on another adventure. Camp Jump! offers one-week half, full and extended day opportunities for children to explore their imaginations through theme-based curriculum featuring gymnastics, art exploration, interactive centers, social integration, dramatic play, yoga, music and dance. Voted Austin Family Magazine’s Most Fun Camp four times. Come find out why!
Dates: Spring Break, March 18–22; Summer Camps run weekly May 28 – August 16
Locations: 2117 West Anderson Ln., Austin 78757, and 6800 Westgate Blvd., Austin 78745
Cost: Half-day, $230/week (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.); full-day, $280/week (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.); add extended day, $100/week (3–6 p.m.); add early drop-off, $50/week (8 a.m.)
Contact: 512-593-6226, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages: 3–10 years (must be potty trained)
Kidventure Summer Camp
Welcome to Kidventure Camp 2019 and the opportunity to part of a unique summer camp tradition. We’ve taken the very best of 24 years of Kidventure Summer Camps and are throwing a summer-long bash you’re invited to be a part of. Come celebrate a summer filled with old favorites, new friendships, and the opportunity to be a part of something very special. Kidventure provides summer day camp programs at four outstanding locations around the Austin area for kids ages 3–12, including Westlake, Lakeway, Sweetwater and Steiner Ranch!
Dates: June 3 – August 9
Locations: Camp Westlake, Camp Steiner, Camp Rough Life, Camp Sweetwater and our Famous Overnight Camps
Contact: 512-263-8992 or email email@example.com
Ages: 3–18 years
Discount: $100 on any overnight summer camp with code "love camp" at checkout.
Launch Code After School
At Launch Code After School, we make coding fun for kids ages 7–14. Our students learn basic to advanced coding and technology skills, giving them 21st century tools for creative expression. Our in-person classes and camps provide a collaborative and inclusive environment to launch your child ahead with the skills and habits of mind needed in the age of technology. Courses offered include: Coding & Programming, Robotics & Internet of Things, Mobile App Development, Game Development, Graphic & Web Design.
Dates: Multiple dates/weeks starting in June; AM and PM camps available
- West Lake Hills: 3801 North Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. D, Ste. #130, Austin 78701
- Round Rock: Upward Bound Montessori School, 101 Fannin Ave., Round Rock 78664
- Downtown: Headwaters School, 807 Rio Grande St., Austin 78701
- Pflugerville: Concordia High School, 1500 Royston Ln., Round Rock 78664
Cost: Starts at $349
Contact: (512) 337-6624
Ages: 7–14 years
Moolah UGo from Idea to Market Research to PROFITABILITY! In just one week, campers work together as a team to build a real start up business and bring a product to market. They learn how to make and appreciate money by starting their own business in a fun, kid-driven, interactive environment. And they get to keep all the money they make! It's a mini-MBA for kids.
Dates: All summer long, from June 3 – August 12
Locations: All over Austin (Casa Chapala, St. Edward's, Sunset Valley, Capital Factory)
Ages: Youth 8–14 years; camps for teens in high school are also available.
When your children can think creatively, work collaboratively and respond resiliently, they can do anything. At the Neuron Garage, kids discover their potential through open-ended, hands-on building projects. Our campers repurpose everyday materials to solve fun, weekly construction challenges. Our carefully selected, thoughtfully trained staff empower them to find solutions in a fun, collaborative atmosphere.
Join in the building fun this summer at the Neuron Garage, and build foundational skills for a vibrant and expansive future!
We offer weekly camps for campers ages 5–12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the option to extend the day until 6 p.m. Campers are divided into groups based on age and activities are tailored appropriately. Some campers come for just one week, while others experience the benefits of our program all summer long. We have locations in South Austin, Hyde Park, North Shoal Creek, Cedar Park and Round Rock.
Neuron Garage (formerly Summer Spark) was founded by Kaylie Reed, a Montessori teacher, and Sam Reed, a serial entrepreneur. The husband-and-wife team has created a safe, supportive environment for hands-on learning, enhanced with best-practices Kaylie gleaned from studying neuroscience and education at Dartmouth and over a decade in the classroom.
Dates: June 3 – August 9; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with extended hours until 6 p.m.
Locations: South Austin (S. First & Oltorf), Hyde Park (45th & Red River), North Shoal Creek (Mopac & W. Anderson Ln.), Cedar Park (Anderson Mill Rd. & 620), Round Rock (Round Rock Ave. & N. Mays St.)
Ages: 5–12 years
Orpheus Academy of Music Summer Camp
Join us for musical summer fun at Orpheus Academy of Music! Our camps provide an enriching experience for children of all ages and abilities. With experienced, degreed teachers, new activities every 30 minutes, and a variety of camp choices, you’ll have the most rewarding adventure of the whole summer!
Music Through Movement (ages 4 and up): Develop your inner artist in this camp that utilizes teaching techniques from music conservatories around the world! Engage with music through improvised movement, singing and group collaboration to grow musically and socially!
World Music (ages 4 and up): Learn the songs, instruments and customs of different countries! Learn vocal techniques, rhythm, listening skills, pitch and harmony by making and listening to music from different cultures!
Broadway Musicals (ages 6 and up): Learn to sing, dance and act using the best scenes from American Broadway. Practice auditioning techniques, perform in small groups, and show off everything you learned at the end-of-week performance!
Intro to Piano (ages 6–9): Spark your passion for piano by discovering basic techniques and learning to play a few short pieces in just five days! For students who think they might be interested in piano lessons, this camp will help you decide!
Intro to Guitar (ages 6–9): Spark your passion for guitar by learning to play a few short pieces in just five days! Guitars will be provided during the camp so students can try out the instrument without any upfront investment. For students who think they might be interested in guitar lessons, this camp will help you decide!
Piano Orchestra (ages 8–18): Be a part of this one-of-a-kind ensemble experience made entirely of electric pianos! Classes in improv, group rehearsals and mini private lessons make up this unique camp.
Guitar Orchestra (ages 8–18): Experience the joy of playing guitar surrounded by other passionate guitarists. Fast-moving classes every half-hour keep you engaged and learning to maximize your fun!
Composition & Improvisation (ages 8–18, at least two years of experience required): Learn through creating our own music! Explore your full potential as a creative musician by working with outstanding composers and jazz improvisors. Bring your compositions to share or let us help you get started with something new!
Movie Music Ensembles (ages 7–18, at least two years of experience required): Learn some of the most memorable and moving music ever written from your favorite films! Make music with your friends and build vital musicianship skills in this popular camp. Great for students looking for their first experience in chamber music! Sign up early to help choose the movie themes!
Composing for Short Film (ages 7–18, at least two years of experience required): Learn how to bring the drama on screen to life through creating your own music! Students will choose from several short films to inspire their musical expression while outstanding composers from the Austin community guide them to create memorable melodies and harmonies!
Choir and Instruments (ages 6 and up): Learn vocal techniques, breathing, movement, and rhythm in this unique choral experience that will include music from famous composers like Mozart and Tchaikovsky! Students will also have the opportunity to play instruments along with the choir, and all students will learn the fundamentals of choral singing!
Dates: Movie Music Ensemble: (June 3–7, 9 a.m. – noon OR June 10–14, 12:30–3:30 p.m.); Piano Orchestra: (June 10–12, 9 a.m. – noon); Guitar Orchestra: (June 10–14, 9 a.m. – noon); Composing for Short Film: (June 3–7, 12:30–3:30 p.m. OR July 8–12, 9 a.m. – noon); World Music: (June 17–21, 9 a.m. – noon OR July 15–19, 9 a.m. – noon); Broadway Musical: (June 24–28, 9 a.m. – noon OR July 22–26, 9 a.m. – noon); Music Through Movement: (June 17–21, 12:30–3:30 p.m. OR August 5–9, 12:30–3:30 p.m.); Composition and Improvisation: (July 8–12, 12:30–3:30 p.m.); Choir and Instruments: (July 22–26, 12:30–3:30 p.m.); Intro to Guitar: (July 29 – August 2, 9 a.m. – noon OR August 5–9, 9 a.m. – noon); Intro to Piano: (July 29 – August 2, 9 a.m. – noon OR August 5–9, 9 a.m. – noon)
Location: Orpheus Academy of Music, 3918-C Far West Blvd., Austin 78731
Cost: $336 (+$25 registration fee)
Ages: 4–18 years, see above
Round Rock Express Baseball Camps
Dates: Various camps available all summer long
Location: Dell Diamond in Round Rock
Cost: $175 and up
Ages: 6–14 years
Discount: 5% off via code (5LiveMom2019)
Sherwood Forest Summer CampHow many of us wonder if we could have been really great at some type of craft or skill, given an earlier start? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely taught. Maybe your child is a natural with a bow? Or perhaps they are made for the stage, but never had a chance to be in a play before. It is amazing what a child can learn without the distractions of the modern world. Campers may choose to sleep in Sherwood Castle (yes, it’s a real castle) or in one of the Merry Folks’ Pavilions (with nightly bedtime stories). We offer a healthy, kid-friendly menu with options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Our catering is performed by Brou HaHa, who has a solid history of serving patrons at Sherwood Forest Faire since its inception. All of our hands-on activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village.
Campers will be transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies and a simpler way of life, while learning skills essential to daily living in the medieval era. No modern entertainment devices will be available.
Sherwood Forest Family Summer Camp is a chance for your family to spend some quality time together, in the midst of the beautiful Nottingham Village. You’ll be exposed to numerous skills and trades of the Medieval era, which means you will be making things with your hands—and that doesn’t mean drawing a picture on your screen with your finger!
Dates: Grownup camp, June 21–23; Family Camp, July 2–6; Youth Camp, Session I, July 7–13, Session II, July 14–20, Session III, July 21–27
Location: Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade 78650
Ages: 7–16 years old
Discount: $25 discount for each of the following: *Paying tuition in full and completing all preliminary paperwork by March 31; each sibling after the first, if attending together; each week after the first, if a camper attends consecutive weeks; each new camper a prior attendee traps … err, gathers into the fold. Discounts are cumulative, so you can qualify for more than one of the above discounts. More details available on our website.
Synergy Dance Camp
Synergy Dance Studio offers preschool and school-age camps as well as dance intensives for the more experienced dancer. Themed summer dance camps are limited in size and are grouped by age and ability. An Austin dance studio that offers summer camps to ages 3 and up, Synergy Dance Studio strives to provide children with solid technical training as well as an enjoyable and creative dance experience. We offer all levels of training, beginning through pre-professional. Our focus is promoting self-discipline, self-respect and most importantly self-confidence. Space is limited and camps will fill up, so reserve your space today.
Preschool Camps (ages 3–5) Elsa and Friends: May 28–30 (Tue–Fri) Moana: June 24–28 Paw Patrol: July 15–19 Mary Poppins: July 29 – August 2Day Camps (ages 4.5–10) Greatest Showman: June 3–7 Pop Star Party: June 17–21 Mary Poppins: July 8–12 Kids Bop: July 15–29 JoJo Siwa: July 22–26 Aladdin: July 29 – August 2
Beginner to Intermediate Dance Intensives (ages 8–14) Triple Threat: Beg/Int, June 10–14 (ages 8–14) All Level Boot Camp/Technique: June 10–14 (ages 11–18) Jazz/ Hip Hop Intensive: Beg/Int August 5–9 (ages 8–14)
Intermediate to Advanced Dance Intensives (ages 8–18) All Level Boot Camp/Stretch: June 10-14 (ages 11–18) Jazz/Hip Hop Intensive: Int/Adv, June 24-28 (ages 10–18) Ballet/Modern Intensive: Beg, Int and Adv, July 15-19 (ages 8–18) Drill Team Intensive: Int/Adv, July 29- August 2 Level (ages 11–18)Extended hours available upon request.
Location: 3425 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. C1, Austin 78746
Ages: 3–18, varies by camp
TexARTS Theatre & Academy Summer CampsHalf-day, full-day, mini camps & intensives in Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Visual Arts, Dance and more! Weekly sessions and every week has a different theme ! Looking for more? Star in our Summer Musical Production of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. June 3–16 at TexARTS in Lakeway—the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts!
Dates: Spring Break: March 18–22; Summer Camps: Weekly June 3 – August 16
Location: TexARTS, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, Ste. 160, Austin 78734
Cost: $115 per week, $900 for summer production
Contact: 512-852-9079 x104
Ages: Mini Camps (ages 2–4); Musical Theatre/Visual Arts/Acting Camps (ages 5–14); Summer Musical & Intensives (ages 7–18)
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes
Dates: Spring Break Day Camp, March 18–22 (7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.); Summer Day Camp, Mon–Fri, May 28 – August 14 (7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.); Summer Overnight Camp, June 9 – July 27 (Sun–Sat); Summer Mini Overnight Camp, June 5–7, June 30 – July 2, July 5–6 (Day Camp completes the week); Summer Family Camp Weekend August 9–11
Location: 204 E. Little Elm Trl., Cedar Park 78613
Cost: Day Camp, $198–$230; Overnight Camp, $674–$749; Mini Overnight Camp, $384–$408
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-250-9622 option 6
Ages: Day Camp ages 5–15 / Overnight Camp ages 7–16 / Mini Overnight Camp ages 6–13
Discount: Save $25 on Overnight Camp: Use code FAIRO
To list your spring break or summer camp in the 2019 Camp Guide, please contact Catherine@LiveMom.com.