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    Take a magical journey through Kent’s life as a magician, showcasing some of his favorite illusions from throughout his 70 years as a magician (full time since 1986).

    Kent’s first show for a real audience was in 1952, in his home town of Del Rio, Texas. His first paid performance was the very next year, for the Junior Modern Woodmen Club in San Antonio. Kent won his first trophy as a magician in 1960 (and his second in 1961!), and has performed throughout the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand.

    Master of Ceremonies is Kent’s long-time friend, “Peter the Adequate.”
    Special guest performers include Carolyn Kim, “The Amazing Adele,” Ray Ray the Rabbit…and perhaps others!
    (Also, by special request…Kent promises to tell “The Juggler Joke.”)
    All seats are $47…and everybody gets a free souvenir magic wand!

    Enjoy pirate adventure like you’ve never seen before! Treasure Island in the Bay of Bengal is a favorite English classic with a Bollywood twist. The Sacred Cowgirls, Devi Dance Company, and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present music, dance, and action on the high seas! Yarrr!

    Be sure to catch a show this weekend or next on Saturday and Sunday, at 11 am and 1 pm. This weekend only, buy one ticket, get one FREE with code TREASURE at check out.

    What: Treasure Island in the Bay of Bengal

    Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

    Cost: $10 for children ages 2-11; $15 adults ages 12 and up. Tickets available online and at the door. BOGO available for Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 only.

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      You’re invited! Its Pippi’s after-Christmas party, where all the kids in the village are welcome, and no grumpy grown-ups are allowed! Join Pippi and her friends Annika and Tommy on one of her over-the-top adventures where surprises, cream cakes and new friends are around every corner! Just in time for the holidays, this show offers live music and lots of playful action!

      Looking for some indoor holiday fun for the entire family? Head to the historic Scottish Rite Theater, where the kids can sit on rugs directly in front of the stage for some live theatre action for children of all ages. Hitting the stage for three weekends only this December: Pippi Longstocking.

      Its Pippi’s after-Christmas party, where all the kids in the village are welcome, and no grumpy grown-ups are allowed! Join Pippi and her friends Annika and Tommy on one of her over-the-top adventures where surprises, cream cakes and new friends are around every corner. Just in time for the holidays, this show offers live music and lots of playful action.

      What: Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party


      Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
      Sunday, December 2 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
      Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
      Sunday December 9 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
      Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

      Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, AustinAdvertisement

      Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 2-12, under 2 are free; Tickets available online or at the door

      Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 9:00 a.m. CST on Friday, November23, 2018.

      Back by popular demand, Rosita y Conchita is an imaginative adaptation of Erich Haeger and Eric González’s award-winning children’s book about two sisters who try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds and images. This touching story comes to life with live son jarocho music, professional actors, and puppetry. All ages will delight in the rhyming bilingual dialogue and stunning images.

      Children love to gather around on the rugs in front of the stage to watch the action in the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin’s oldest and theater. Going through a recent renovation, parents can relax in the newly re-upholstered seating under a historically restored starlit ceiling. It’s magical!

      What: Rosita y Conchita: A Dia de los Muertos Play in English and Spanish

      Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, AustinAdvertisement
      AdvertisementWhen: Saturdays and Sundays, October 6 – November 2, 2018, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

      Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 2-12, under 2 are free

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      Hear ye! Hear ye! Directly from Sherwood Forest Faire, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are stirring up mischief this summer at Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Come see Robin, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, and all the rest outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham in the original adventure story of Merry Olde England. With live music by Alan A Dale accompanying the fantastic Sherwood Forest Faire players, this is action-packed fun for the whole family!

      Sherwood Forest Faire, now in its ninth year, is a popular Texas destination. This production, especially written and produced for Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s young audiences, provides a rare opportunity for families to experience the characters of Sherwood Forest Faire indoors in a convenient Austin space.

      Enjoy the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871 with its newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling! Kids get the best seats in the house—on carpets close to the action. Open seating for all. Free show parking as available with metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.

      Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin

      Tickets: Available online at until one hour before show time, and then sold at the door. $12 general 12 and up; $8 children under 12; under 2 years freeAdvertisement


      Saturday, August 25 – noon & 2:00 p.m.Advertisement
      Sunday, August 26 – noon & 2:00 p.m.
      Friday, August 31 – 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday,  September 1 – noon, 2:00 & 7 p.m.
      Sunday, September 2 – 10:00 a.m. & noon

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      Giveaway: Win a family four pack of tickets to see The Legends of Robin Hood at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Complete the form below by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. One winner will be selected and contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email to claim the prize. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The tickets are non-transferable and hold no cash value.

      The Austin Scottish Rite Theater is bringing back a favorite for kids of all ages this spring! Bring the family to watch A Migrant’s Tale: Pancho Rabbit meets danger at every stage of his journey to find his missing Papa, but the greatest danger of all is his untrustworthy guide. Kids and grown-ups alike will be inspired by this resonant and powerful story. Original live music by Chris Ledesma and stunning renditions of Tonatiuh’s award-winning illustrations fill the Austin Scottish Rite stage.

      From the original book by Duncan Tonatiuh, adapted for the stage exclusively for Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote is the winner of several awards including Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Honor, Kirkus Best Books of 2013, Best Multicultural Children’s Books 2013, Notable Children’s Books from ALSC 2014 and others.

      Enjoy the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871 with its newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling! Kids get the best seats in the house—on carpets close to the action. Open seating for all. Free show parking as available. Metered street parking also nearby. Tickets
      available online and at the door.Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin

      Tickets: Available online at until one
      hour before show time, and then sold at the door. $12 general 12 and up; $8 children under 12; under 2 years free

      April 7, 8, 14, 15 at 11:00 am
      April 21, 22, 28, 29 at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

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      Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

      Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, a hilarious and heartwarming holiday tale for all ages, opens this weekend at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Based on the popular chapter book, watch Junie B on stage as she struggles to take revenge on her nemesis “tattle-tale” May.

      Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale written by Allison Gregory and based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

      This one-hour show is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family. Kids may sit on carpets close to the action while grown-ups enjoy comfy new seating and beautiful ambiance in Austin’s Oldest and Dearest Theater.

      Be sure to catch one of the shows, playing for the first three weekends in December only!

      What: Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

      When: Saturdays and Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10 & Saturday, December 16

      Time: 11 am & 1 pm

      Cost: $15 ages 12 and up; $10 under 12

      Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

      Tickets are available online or at the door.

      Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, December 1, 2017.


      1 classic story, myth or fairy tale
      1 group of expert improvisers
      1 audience full of great ideas

      Combine all ingredients and mix together until you have a totally new hilarious story!

      Saturdays and Sundays in August, Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Hideout Theatre present “Once Upon a Whaaa?!”, a fully improvised mashup of some of our favorite classic stories. The skilled improvisers from the Hideout Theatre will take the Scottish Rite stage to completely remix well-known stories using suggestions from the audience. Since it’s improvised, each show is totally unique, never seen before, never to be seen again!

      What would happen if Prince Charming had to win a singing competition to wake Sleeping Beauty up? What if Snow White went on a road trip? Find out Saturdays and Sundays in August at 11:00 AM at Austin Scottish Rite Theater!



      Sat August 5 – 11:00 AM
      Sun August 6 – 11:00 AM
      Sat August 12 – 11:00 AM
      Sun August 13 – 11:00 AM
      Sat August 19 – 11:00 AM
      Sun August 20 – 11:00 AM
      Sat August 26 – 11:00 AM
      Sun August 27 – 11:00 AM

      Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children under age 12. Purchase online or at the door.

      Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Once Upon a Whaa?! The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 9:00 a.m. CST on Friday, August 4, 2017.

      The 2017 Spring & Summer Austin Camp Guide is packed with fun and educational options for both spring break and summer camps for children of all ages and interests. From day camps that focus on art, robotics, acting and more, to overnight camps, you are sure to find something that appeals to your child’s interests.

      American Academy of Robotics


      American Robotics Academy aims to excite, inspire and motivate children about the importance of robotics technology. Our hands-on classes offer an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering design, helping children understand “how things work.” Held in a friendly, sports-like atmosphere, students work in age-appropriate teams and learn how to design, build and test remote-controlled miniature robots. We use simple, motorized machines – all made from LEGO® bricks! – to demonstrate mechanical movements and other effects.

      Dates: June 12 through August 11, 2017

      Northwest Austin
      Live Oaks Unitarian Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park
      Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park
      Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin

      Central Austin
      Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin
      Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin

      South Austin
      Manchaca Baptist Church, 1215 Farm to Market 1626, Manchaca
      First Baptist Church-Oak Hills, 6907 Convict Hill Rd., Austin

      Round Rock
      Great Oaks Elementary, 16455 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock
      Ridgeview Middle School, 2000 Via Sonoma Trail, Round Rock

      Cost: Full day $325.00; Half day $175.00


      Contact: 512-844-2724

      Discount: 10% off with coupon LM9

      The Art Garage


      Here at The Art Garage, we are passionate about creating a space for children to experience art in a positive, encouraging, and engaging environment. We reach out to kids with themes and projects that relate to where they are in life…whether that’s a popular movie theme or an art medium that your child is most excited to explore. From there, our teachers construct a knowledge base by building on the weekly theme with connections to art history, art techniques, and awesome art projects.

      Our Summer Camps are all lead by art educators, art education students and degreed artists. We all care deeply for art and have been gifted and trained with the ability to teach. Together we are a close team of teaching artists who include art history and fine arts instruction in every camp we lead. Our ratio is one teacher to every nine students, because every child craves individual attention no matter how much they thrive in the group!

      We offer week long art camps from 10a – 2p. Additional care is available from 9 – 10a and from 2 – 6pm for an additional $6/hour per child. Aftercare includes games, movies, and crafts that are in line with the week’s theme.

      Dates: Day camps each day during Spring Break and the week of July 3. The rest of the summer are week long summer camps.

      Location: The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr., Austin 78736

      Cost: $239-$269


      Contact: 512-852-9900

      Ashley’s Playhouse


      Ashley’s Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Their magical facility, loving staff and extended hours make it the perfect solution for busy families! Ashley’s Playhouse has an indoor two-story treehouse, acting stage, interactive EyePlay system, cinema room, outdoor playground and daily arts & crafts projects to keep your kids entertained for an hour while your run errands or all day! So whether you need help when school is out, for date night, or just because the kids love playing there- Ashley’s Playhouse has you covered!

      Dates: Year round Mon.-Thur. 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-midnight, Sat. 8am-midnight

      Location: Ashley’s Playhouse, 13343 N. Hwy. 183, Suite 200, Austin

      Cost: One time registration fee of $40 per family and then an hourly rate applies. Infants under 18mo-$13/hour; Toddlers 18mo-3 years- $11.50/hour; Children 4-12 years- $10.50/hour. Siblings are 40% off.


      Contact: 512-872-2755

      Discount: 1⁄2 off registration and one free play hour per child on their first visit.

      Austin Aquarium Summer Camp

      Amanda Bates Lee

      Stingray Camp
      Hands-on learning with a husbandry staff member serving as your guide for three exciting two-hour camp days. Prepare animal diets and feed some of the aquarium’s most interesting residents including stingrays, seahorses, reptiles, birds, and even the giant pacific octopus! Find out which animals at Austin Aquarium are the ultimate masters of disguise in their habitats. Learn about the amazing diversity found in one of the most intriguing groups of animals in the sea, sharks!

      Shark Camp
      Shadow a member of our animal husbandry team, gaining a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to take care of the amazing animals living at the aquarium. Learn about the necessity of providing enrichment for the animals in our care and have the chance to design and participate in an enrichment activity for the Giant Pacific Octopus! Perfect for aspiring marine biologists interested in learning about the complexities of caring for exotic sea creatures and understanding issues faced by marine life in their habitats.

      Sea Horse Camp
      This experience is completely hands-on. Discuss life cycles of many animals including sharks and seahorses. Babies will be shown up close and behind the scenes. End with the children growing their own brine shrimp and taking them home.

      Dates: June 26-28 (M-W), 8:30-10:30am SeaHorse Summer Camp (Ages 4-7) ; July 10-12 (M-W), 8:30-10:30am Shark Summer Camp (Ages 13-18); July 17-19 (M-W), 8:30-10:30am Stingray Summer Camp (Ages 8-12)

      Location: Austin Aquarium, 13530 N. Hwy 183, #101, Austin

      Cost: $70 + Tax


      Contact: 512-222-5586

      The Austin Artery

      The Austin Artery provides weekly themed camps with a focus on process over product. This encourages creative thinking, problem solving and autonomy. Weekly themes include: Sculpture, Recycled Art, Art & Architecture, Fiber Arts, World Art & Culture, STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math), and Puppets. Camps begin daily at 9 am and last until 3 PM. Aftercare is available.

      Dates: Weekly through June and July

      Location: Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi Lane, Austin

      Cost: $210 – $225



      Austin Rowing Club Summer Camps


      Join the ARC coaches for an awesome week of rowing on Lady Bird Lake! ARC is offering two camps this summer “Junior Fun to Row” and “Novice Development Camp”. Junior Fun to Row is open to kids who want to learn the basics of rowing, have fun on the lake and even hop into a kayak! Novice Development Camp is for young athletes who are looking to learn the basics of rowing, racing technique and possibly join the fastest growing sport in the nation!

      Dates: June 12th-August 11th

      Location: Waller Creek Boathouse, 74 Trinity St., Austin

      Cost: $350-$425


      Contact: 512-472-0726

      Austin Scottish Rite Theater Summer Camps


      Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s summer camps offer a week-long exploration of performance topics. At week’s end, campers present a showcase performance on the historic Scottish Rite Theater stage. 2017 summer camps will include Puppetry, Acting, Music, Stage Combat and Shakespeare.

      Dates: Camp Sessions run from June 12 – August 4

      Actor’s Up! (Ages 5 – Grade 4) – One- Week long Acting One: June 6/12 – 6/16 Acting Two: July 7/10 – 7/14
      Puppets Up! (Ages 5 – Grade 4) – One- Week long Puppets One: June 6/26-6/30 Puppets Two: July 7/24-7/28
      Dance Up! (Ages 5 – Grade 4) – One- Week long Dance One: June 6/26-6/30 Dance Two: July 7/10-7/14
      Music Up! (Ages 5 – Grade 4) – One- Week long Music One: June 6/19-6/23 Music Two: July 7/17-7/21
      Battle Up! (Ages 10-18) – One- Week long Stage Combat: July 7/17-7/21
      Shake It Up! (Grade 3 – Grade 7) – Two- Week long Shakespeare: July 7/24-8/4 (excluding weekend)

      Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 West 18th St., Austin

      Cost: $250 one-week camp, $500 two-week camp



      Discount: Scholarships can be offered on a case, by case, basis.



      Girls Empowerment Network’s summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls in grades 3-8. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during week long sessions that are designed to help girls feel more confident as they navigate girlhood. Girls will gain new skills, new friendships and a new sense of self!

      June 26-30: Calm, Cool, and Creative
      Calm, Cool & Creative- The camp will explore different ways to overcome stress, anxiety and daily pressures. Girls will learn the importance of self-expression and self-care. Activities include yoga, art and craft projects, healthy cooking, writing, storytelling and games.

      July 10-14: Strong, Bold, and Assertive
      Strong, Bold & Assertive- This camp will help girls find their strength and inner confidence. Girls will lean how to project a confident attitude and assert themselves when the time is right. Activities include role plays and skits, a fun community advocacy project and lots of games!

      July 24-28: Relate, Motivate, Celebrate
      Relate, Motivate & Celebrate- This camp is all about celebrating our differences and discovering our identity! Girls will learn about self- awareness, the importance of diversity and different cultures across the world. Activities include arts and crafts, guest speakers and special surprises.

      Dates: June 26th- 30th; July 10th-14th; July 24th-28th

      Location: 901 Trinity St., Austin

      Cost: $325


      Contact: 512-808-4044;

      Creative Action Summer Camp


      Creative Action Summer Camps are among the most popular in Austin! That’s because our camps are not just fun; they also offer children ages 5-14 enrichment curricula through our 4C principles of creative youth development. We aspire for our campers to be Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. Whether your child is a quiet, “behind‑the‑scenes” player or an outgoing, “center stage” star, there is a place in every camp to nurture their skill and talents!

      Each week features a different theme sure to keep your child engaged and excited about coming to camp. Our Summer Camps take place in four locations around Austin. Join us for Movie Magic, Creative Cafe, Make a Scene!, Urban Gardener, Broadway or Bust, Save the Day!, Outside the Box, and Mad Lab for ages 5-10, and a trio of two-week The Studio camps for ages 11-14!

      Dates: Weekly beginning June 12th through July 24th


      East: Center for Creative Action, 2921 E 17th St., Bldg B, Austin
      North Central: First Cumberland Presbyterian, 6800 Woodrow Ave., Austin
      South: Eden Park Academy, 6215 Manchaca Rd., Austin
      St. Edward’s University, 3001 S Congress Ave., Austin (THE STUDIO, ages 11-14 )

      Cost: $285-$510


      Contact: 512-442-8773;

      Creative Side Jewelry Academy Young Metalsmiths Summer Camps


      Creative Side Jewelry Academy, the top jewelry crafting and metalsmithing school in central Texas, is now offering week-long Summer Camps (ages 10-15). These camps will provide a safe and creative environment where kids have the opportunity to learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques using copper, brass and silver. The camp is led by professional artists and educators. Under their guidance, students will increase fine motor skills while learning to make sculptural jewelry pieces. They will learn sawing, riveting, filing, hammering, drilling, finishing skills, and much more. Students will create multiple pieces throughout the week and be encouraged to develop their own design skills.

      The Creative Side family is excited and honored to open up this world of jewelry making and these ancient techniques to your budding artisan. The gratification the students receive after creating their own design from start to finish is irreplaceable. Creative Side will host an end of the week art show to be named and set up by the kids where parents and family will be invited to join us at the end of the day on Friday to meet the instructors, new friends and view their artwork on display. These kid-focused summer camps are open to ages 10-15. Metalsmithing and jewelry crafting takes a certain set of skills, level of maturity, and ability to focus and take instruction.

      Dates: June 19-23, M-F, 10am -2pm; July 24-28, M-F, 10am -2pm; August 7-11, M-F, 10am-2pm

      Location: Creative Side Jewelry Academy, 321 W. Ben White, #204 Austin, 78704

      Cost: $345 all materials included


      Contact: 512-799-0731

      Discount: Sign up for ALL THREE Summer Camps and receive 5% off total tuition. Use promo code SUMMERCAMP at checkout.

      Crux Crushers Climbing Camp

      Get ready for the most exciting summer break 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: Spring Break: March 13-17; Week 1 (Ages 6-9): June 19-23; Week 2 (Ages 9-12): July 10-14; Week 3 (Ages 6-9): July 24-28; Week 4 (Ages 9-12): August 7-11. All times are from 9am – 3pm.

      Location: Crux Climbing Center 121 Pickle Rd., Suite 100, Austin

      Cost: $300 – $350


      Contact: 512-931-3911

      Fantastic Magic Camp


      Fantastic Magic Camp – Teaching life skills and confidence through magic, juggling, and puppets to kids ages 5 through 12 in Austin, TX since 1993. All our camp sessions are held from 9am to 3pm, with optional Magic Camp Rehearsal Time from 3pm to 6pm for an additional $75 per week.

      Imagine a place where…

      Kids discover their unique inner Magic through learning magic tricks. Campers are surrounded by people who recognize and embrace their uniqueness. A shy girl learns to express herself through the actions of a puppet. Both the timid and adventuresome discover that they can master things they never dream’t they could do, like making cards appear out of thin air or balancing on stilts.

      Children get to engage in robust physical activity and games without ever worrying if someone will pick them to be on a team. Every day is filled with fun, laughter and lots of surprises. Everyone makes friends and learns to care for each other, because nothing else makes sense.

      Fantastic Magic Camp was given the 2016 Best Camp Award for, “Favorite Small Local Camp” in Austin and was also voted “Most Uniquely Austin Business” by the Austin Chamber of Commerce in 2012.

      Dates: March 13 – March 17 (one week Spring Camp); June 5 – June 9 (one week camp) ; June 12 – June 23 (two week camp); June 26 – July 7 (two week camp); July 10 – July 21 (two week camp) ; July 24 – August 4 (two week camp); August 7 – August 18 (two week camp)

      Location: Central Austin, 7500 Woodrow Ave,. Austin, 78757

      Cost: $590 for two week camps and $295 for our one week camp


      Contact: 512-988-3045

      Discount: 10% off first camp registration and $60 off additional multiple sessions and/or sibling registrations for two week sessions, ($30 for one week sessions). Use discount code: LiveMom17. Expires: 08/18/2017

      Groundwork Music Project Ukulele Summer Camp


      Embark on a lifetime of musical skills with the Groundwork Music Project. Join us for a unique summer program at which kids learn ukulele, singing and more! Learn to strum, pick and play a variety of melodies. The session ends with campers joining the Groundwork Music Orchestra at a special concert event. All skill levels welcome! June 11th 10:00a.m. recital with Groundwork Music Orchestra at Cherrywood Coffeehouse 15 slots available for each class Groundwork Music Project can provide ukuleles for class time or one can be purchased at a discounted price.

      Dates: June 5-9; Kids aged 7-10 attend the 9:00am-12:00pm class; Kids aged 11-14 attend the 2:00pm-5:00pm class. Performance on Sunday June 11 10:00am at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.

      Location: Groundwork Music Project, 4201 Wilshire Pkwy., Austin

      Cost: $325 for pre-April 15th registrants, $425 for post-April 15th registrants. Sliding scale and scholarships are available by inquiry. The cost includes a book and CD.


      Contact: 512-669-2028

      Jump! Gymnastics Summer Camps

      Imagine a world where superheroes are real, pirates are friendly and every little girl is a princess. Grab your passport and join Jeremiah Frog as he embarks on an adventure through space and time. Camp Jump! offers 1-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 3 times. Come find out why!

      Dates: June 5-August 18, Monday-Friday

      North Central: 2117 West Anderson Ln., Austin
      South Central: 2919 Manchaca Rd., #205, Austin

      Cost: Half Day, $220/week (9am-1pm); Full Day, $270/week (9am-3pm); Extended Day, $350/week (9am-6pm); Early Drop off, $50/Week (8am)


      Contact: 512-593-6226;

      Discount: Sign up for 4 weeks of camp to receive a $100 gift certificate towards anything at Jump! 10% sibling discount available.



      Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.

      Austin Day Camp Locations:

      Camp Rough Life: Rough Hollow Highland Village 903 Highlands Blvd., Lakeway

      Camp Steiner: 12550 Country Trails Ln., Austin

      Camp Sweetwater: 5348 Pedernales Summit Pkwy., Austin

      Camp Westlake: Eanes Elementary, 4101 Bee Cave Rd., West Lake Hills

      Dates: June 5-August 18

      Cost: $250 per week


      Overnight Camps

      Dates: Safari (ages 8-12) July 17- August 5; Echo (ages 13-16) June 17-July 9; Apex (ages 17-18) July 18-22

      Cost: $1195-$1725


      Contact: 512-263-8992

      Sherwood Forest Summer Camp


      How 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.

      Location: Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade

      Dates: Grown Up Summer Camp: June 23-25; Youth Summer Camp: Session I, July 9-15; Session II, Jul 16-22; Session III, Jul 23-29

      Cost: $795



      Discount: $50 discount for each of the following: *paying tuition in full and completing all preliminary paperwork by December 31 (Note: there is a reduced discount of $25 for doing so by March 31st, if you miss the first deadline) *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.

      Sky Candy Circus Sky Camp

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      Calling all kids ages 6 and up who want to run away and join the circus! Come fly high on the Silks, Trapeze and more at Sky Candy Circus Sky Camps!

      Our highly trained and experienced circus teachers will show your kids how to soar on aerial apparatuses and excel in circus skills including juggling, hooping, tumbling, and more. The circus and performing arts are a great path to developing confidence, strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness.

      Sky Candy offers circus camps during spring break and throughout the summer. Camps are divided by age, and there is an accelerated training camp for more experienced and/or focused youngsters. All camps run Monday-Friday 9am-3pm and feature a showing and photo op on the Friday of the camp at 2pm. The showing and photo op will be open to all parents and guests of camp participants. Aftercare and scholarships are available; e-mail Sky Candy Youth Program Director Lacy at for more details or with any questions about our Sky Camps or Youth circus programming.

      Dates: Spring Break Sky Camp: March 13-17th; Summer Camps run throughout the summer on the following dates: June 5th-9th, June 12-16th, June 19th-23rd, June 26-30th, July 10-14th, July 17-21st, July 31st-August 4th, August 7-11th, August 14-18th. All camps run 9am-3pm Monday-Friday.

      Location: Sky Candy Main Studio, 507 Calles St., #117, Austin

      Cost: $350


      Contact: 512-800-4998

      Discount: Buy one Spring Break Camp, Get one Summer Camp 10% Off. Buy one camp registration for a child, get sibling(s) in for 10% off each. Please note that discounts cannot be combined. Scholarships are also available- e-mail for more information.

      STEM Career Immersion Camp


      Join the STEM Squad at Concordia University and become a scientist, engineer and programmer of the future! Dive into the adventure of a different STEM career each day as you explore the world of microbes with a microscope you build and take home, investigate clues to solve a crime, program robots to complete crazy challenges, and discover the wonders of e-textiles! Let the engineering design process be your guide as you have a fun and exciting adventure while creating and designing solutions to real-world problems. This camp includes a one-day field trip to the Science Mill in Johnson City.

      Dates: July 10th-July 14th

      Location: Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, 78726

      Cost: $325


      Contact: 844-263-6405 ext. 1007

      Summer Spark

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      At Summer Spark day camps, your children come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem solving challenges. With packed schedules, powerful media everywhere, and performance pressure on schools, we believe that a fundamental component of a strong foundation is missing in the lives of many children today. The ability to tackle a problem with no set solution – to think creatively and flexibly, to struggle, fail, and try again, to test, revise, and reiterate. At Summer Spark, we strive to fill this gap. We are all about physical experiments, purposeful tinkering, messy construction. Creativity Unplugged.

      Each week at Summer Spark features a different challenge which provides the opportunity to boost the 3Cs – creative problem solving, collaboration, and confidence. Whether designing a rollercoaster for a marble or building a car from recycled materials, campers apply creativity as they innovate, collaborate with peers in search of solutions, and gain confidence as they learn from set-backs. Summer Spark days are a careful balance between individual and group activity, and time for relaxation, reflection, and play. See what our families have to say:

      Dates: Weekly sessions from June 12th – August 25th available. Camp hours are 9am – 3:30pm with the option of extended hours from 8am – 9am (no charge) and 3:30pm – 6pm ($75/week)

      Location: June & July: Headwaters School (formerly Khabele), 801 Rio Grande St., Austin; August: Acton Academy West, 3423 Bee Cave Rd., Westlake

      Cost: $350/ week



      Discount: Free Registration and Free Cancellation through May

      Synergy Dance Studio

      Preschool Camps (age 3-5), 9-12pm
      Extended hour available from 12-1pm, $190
      Elsa and Friends Preschool, May 30-June 2
      Trolls Preschool, June 26-30
      Moana Preschool, July 31-August 4

      Day Camps (age 4.5-10), 10-3pm, $260
      Extended hours available 9-4pm
      Beauty and The Beast, June 5-9
      Moana, June 26-30
      Pop Star Party, July 17-21
      Sing, August 7-11

      Beginner to Intermediate Dance Intensives (age 7-14), $280
      Extended hours available 9-4pm
      Designed for recreational and company dancers level beginner and intermediate.
      Triple Threat, June 12-16 10-3pm
      Jazz and Hip Hop, June 19-23 10-3pm
      Spirit Sensations (Drill Team), July 24-28 10-3pm

      Intermediate to Advanced Dance Intensives (age 8-18), 12:30-5:30pm, $280
      Previous dance experience is required. Designed for intermediate and advanced dancers.
      Boot Camp/ Stretch Intensive, May 30-June 2 (Tues-Fri) 12:30-3:30pm
      Ballet/Modern Intensive, June 26-30
      Jazz and Hip Hop Intensive, July 10-14
      Drill Team Intensive,  July 31-August 4

      Dates: June through August

      Location: 3425 Bee Caves Rd. Suite C1, Austin TX, 78746

      Cost: $190-$280; Extended hours available upon request. $25 per hour for the week

      Contact:; 512-327-4130



      Half Day, Full Day or Mini Camps in Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Visual Arts, Dance and more! Create a rewarding summer with new sessions beginning weekly! Or star in our Summer Musical Production of The Little Mermaid Jr. June 5 – 25 at TexARTS in Lakeway, Texas – the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts!

      Dates: Spring Break: March 13-17; Summer Sessions begin June 5th, and new sessions begin each week through August 18th

      Location: 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin

      Cost: $250 – $1100


      Contact: 512-852-9079

      Van-A-Gogh-Go! Summer Art Camps


      Van-A-Gogh-Go is a traveling art camp for 11-16 year old campers. We have three different exciting curriculums to chose from or add all three to your schedule for the ultimate art experience!

      We’ll head out into the world for the early part of the day and be back to The Art Garage to create in the studio during the afternoons.

      Campers can expect to bind their own art books, take a wheel-throwing class or try their hand at metal-smithing. They will visit museums and public art works; see iconic Austin and experience the beauty of the hill country. Campers can expect to swim at Deep Eddy, take a dip at Blue Hole or canoe Lady Bird Lake. We’ll create with glass fusion, make mosaic artwork, create large scale paintings, tie-dye our own t-shirts and so much more. This camp will also include art history, art techniques, and the opportunity to reflect on our own work and the artwork of others.

      Van-A-Gogh-Go is lead by experienced and certified art teachers who love sharing the world of art! Our ratio is 6:1 or better, with a maximum of 12 campers per week.

      Dates: June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28

      Location: The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr., Austin, 78736

      Cost: $445-$465


      Contact: 512-852-9900

      ZACH Theatre Summer Camp

      These exciting camps are for anyone who are ready to dive into their training. ZACH has camps in acting, dancing, and musical theatre where students have a lot of fun exploring skills!.

      Dates: Spring Break: March 13 – 17; Summer Camps: Weekly beginning June 5th through August 17th

      Locations: 1510 Toomey Rd., Austin; 12129 RR 620 N., Austin

      Cost: $275 – $350 per week


      Contact: 512-476-0594 x236