Whether you’re looking to fill your child’s entire summer calendar with fun summer camps in the Austin area or you need just a week or two, look to the 2023 Austin Camp Guide to find the perfect camp for your child. From art camps to overnight camps, coding, sports, dance, STEM, and more, there’s a camp for everyone in the 2023 Camp Guide, including both Spring break and summer camps!
A-1 Creator Camp – Filmmaking, Animation, and Tech Camps
Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Creator Camp! Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and technology where you’ll have the chance to make amazing films, animations, YouTube videos, Minecraft mods, Roblox games, AI machine-learning models, and more! Our in-person, hands-on camps are designed specifically for students aged 6-13, offering them a unique opportunity to learn from college-level instructors and create their very own projects in real time.
At our 3-day creative camps, students will unleash their imagination and turn their wildest ideas into reality. With each day, you’ll be amazed by the new film or animation they created, learning from real industry techniques and creating special effects, green screen effects, claymation, Lego animation, and more. On the last day, Creator Camp will transform into a mock Oscars film festival, where students get to show off their best films on the big screen to compete for the title of best picture! For the tech enthusiasts, our 2-day camps are designed to provide students with an exciting introduction to the world of technology. Whether it’s learning how to code by modding Minecraft, creating an AI from their own machine-learning Models, or developing video games with Roblox, our highly-skilled instructors will make learning tech fun and inspiring. With the latest technology at their fingertips, they will be able to create projects that they’ll be proud to show their friends and family. Join us at Creator Camp this summer, and explore your creativity!
Dates: Summer weekly in June, July, and August
Location: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, 2500 Wimberly Ln, Austin
All-Star Sports Camp
All-Star Sports Camp allows campers to learn teamwork and sportsmanship through a variety of fun games & activities, including soccer, basketball, flag football, kickball, whiffle ball, dodge ball, capture the flag, battleship, and board games. Under the guidance of trained coaches, your child will develop their athletic skills, discover new interests, and make plenty of friends!
5-12 years old
Spring Break, March 13-17 / Summer, May 29-Aug 18
SoccerZone South Austin, 9501 Menchaca Rd, Austin
SoccerZone Lakeline, 920 Old Mill Rd, Cedar Park
$70/day for full-day and $45/day for half-day
Phone: South Austin 512-280-2244 / Lakeline 512-940-4025
Art Camps at Cordovan Art School
LIVE LIFE IN COLOR this Spring and Summer at a creative Art Camp at Cordovan Art School! Professional art teachers will guide your kids on an awesome adventure in over 40 fun-themed, weekly camp adventures, which include “Talk to the Animals” (with visits from live animals), “Video Game Art”, “Super Heros and Villains”. “Fantasy Art”, “Space Art”, “Sea Life”, “Anime”, and more! Kids of any skill level will experience innovative use and techniques with many art mediums: Clay, watercolor, acrylics, pottery, pastels, pencil, paper mache, ceramics, sculpture, and more!
Cordovan Art School is a local, family-owned school founded by award-winning artist John Howell, who has served the Austin community promoting the arts for over 14 years. John is the founder and organizer of the Round Rock Chalk Walk, a huge community event celebrating the arts each fall. Thousands of kids have attended what has been voted “The Best Art Camps in Austin” year after year. The measure of our success is in happy, smiling faces of kids in a fun and friendly environment, enjoying their creativity and their imaginations! Let this be the summer your child gets to LIVE LIFE IN COLOR at Cordovan Art School! All Skill Levels / Half or Full Day Camps / Extended Care available / 5 Austin area locations
Dates: Presidents’ Day, February 20th / Spring Break, March 13-17 / Summer Camps, May 30-August 18
Round Rock – 3810 Gattis School Rd, Suite #108
Cedar Park – 200 Buttercup Blvd, Suite 122
NW Austin- 8108 Mesa Dr, Suite B-102
SW Austin – 9217 Highway 290 West, Suite 140
Georgetown – 816 South Main Street
Cost: $68 for ½ Day to $570 All Day/All Week
The Art Garage
An Austin original and favorite art camp for over 14 years, family owned and operated! Kelly, her daughter, Kaiya, and their team lovingly curate their summer camps to be engaging, creative, and instructive! Artists 5-15 years old will explore 10+ art mediums each week, build confidence, make new friends, and create awesome artwork! Mediums include clay, glass fusing, pottery, drawing, painting, fiber arts, paper mache, tie dye, and more! Each camp has a unique theme that artwork is inspired by! Summer 2023 has brand-new themes as well as fan favorites.
Art Camp themes this Summer include “Mario Party,” “Hogwarts,” “Pokémon,” “Clay & Mixed Media,” “Slumber Party,” “Little Mermaids,” “Fairytales,” “Glass & Jewelry Arts,” “Aloha,” and many more!
Extended care is available from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Dates: Single Day Camps Spring Break: March 13-17; Week-long Summer Camps May 30 – August 11 (closed Memorial Day and Independence Day)
11190 Circle Drive, Austin
5501 North Lamar Blvd., Austin
Cost: Single Day: $85, Week-long: $239 – $359
Austin Scottish Rite Theater Summer Camps
Actors Up! Weeklong Camp
Actors Up! campers spend their days with professional actors and experienced teachers. Camp will include sessions in improvisation, devising, movement, and performance ending the week with a video-recorded streaming showcase performance. Participants will explore such themes as Imagination, Storytelling, Stagecraft, and even Stagefright!
Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp
Puppets Up! provides full immersion in the world of puppetry. Under the instruction of expert teachers and puppeteers, campers make and operate various styles of puppets, including finger puppets, sock puppets, found object puppets, and shadow puppets. The week of camp wraps up with a video-recorded, streaming showcase puppet production on the Austin Scottish Rite Stage!
Battle Up! Stage Combat Camp
The art of stage combat is seen every day on stage and on screen. Campers learn stage combat basics using different weapons and fighting styles daily. Participants gain new respect for what it takes to bring combat to life on stage. The week culminates with presentations of campers’ own choreographed fight sequences.
New! From The Ground Up!
Advanced Theatre Camp Campers will start from the ground up, creating their own production. From choosing a script to casting and directing, creating props, sets and costumes. Campers will learn about and be involved in every aspect of the creative process. At the end of the camp, they will perform for their friends and family and show off all of their hard work. So whether your camper prefers to be in the spotlight or the one controlling the lights, there is something for everyone!
Ages: Acting Camps: 6-9 & 10-13; Puppet Camps: 6-9 & 10-13; From the Ground up Advanced Acting: 11-14 & 14-18
Dates: Summer: June 5 – Aug 4
Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 West 18th St, Austin
Cost: One-Week Camp: $300; Two-Week Camp: $600, Four-Week Camp: $1200
Austin Waldorf School Summer Camps
Our Austin Waldorf School Summer Camps are led by experienced teachers, coaches, and counselors who are enthusiastic about all the fun that summer can bring. Our beautiful 30+ acre campus, nestled in the hill country, is the ideal place for children to explore nature and enjoy a summer of learning, fun, and friends.
The Summer Garden Camp welcomes children ages 3 to 5 with a nurturing environment, allowing their imaginations to unfold. We spend time outside, exploring our campus and playing on a well-shaded playground. Activities include water play, crafts, circle games, cooking, and story time. Time for snack, lunch, and nap is included.
Camp Roadrunner is designed for students ages 6 to 12 and is recognized as one of the top camps in Austin. Activities vary each week and encourage self-expression and creativity in a friendly and fun environment. Activities may include circus arts, obstacle courses, water slides, nature adventures, games and handcrafts, cooking, and more.
Our Athletics Camps help students learn teamwork and sportsmanship and improve their skills in basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball. Under the guidance of trained coaches, your child will develop athletic skills and make many friends.
Our Arts Camps are tailored for creative campers of all skill levels interested in performing and visual arts. The camps offer small groups, professional teachers, and a combination of instruction and fun activities. Our detailed schedule is in the planning stage and will come together later this spring. Please email us with any questions at email@example.com.
Ages: Summer Garden (3-5) / Camp Roadrunner (6-12) / Athletics Camps (11-17) / Arts Camps (10-17)
Dates: Spring Break, March 13-17 / Summer Camps, weekly from June 12 to August 4
Location: Austin Waldorf School, 8700 South View Road, Austin
Cost: Summer Garden, $425 per week / Camp Roadrunner, $415 per week / Athletics Camps, $280 per week / Arts Camps, $280 per week
Phone: Jessica Fisher 512-288-5942 ext 106
Austin Youth Fitness – Fit N’ Fun, Cycle the City & Beginner Biking
Fit N’ Fun Fit N’ Fun camp helps kids develop running skills and fitness through fun activities, games, and play! The camp’s daily structure is: Warm-Up Activities Form-Focus Relays Fitness FUNdamentals Snack/Break Games & Fun-Finish!
Cycle the City
Cycle the City Camp is for skilled bikers who can comfortably ride 2 miles on roads and/or trails before a rest stop. CTC Camp starts with a review of biking safety, “rules of the road,” and AYF’s group-riding rules (“riding as a team”). The daily rides range from 5-12 miles, increasing in both distance and difficulty as the week progresses. Each day your child will bike to a new destination, including Butler Park, Bailey Splash Pad, the Town Lake Boardwalk & more! Beginner
Biking Camp is for kids aged 4 and up who are just learning to ride (without training wheels), and for kids who already know how to ride but are still learning basic skills – controlled starting, slowing, stopping, turning, maneuvering, and gearing. In addition to learning to ride, kids in Beginner Biking Camp will learn road safety, trail etiquette, and biking laws.
Ages: Pre-K – Middle School
Dates: Session 1: May 29-June 2, Session 2: June 5-9, Session 3: June 12-16, Session 4: June 19-23, Session 5: June 26-30, After-VBS: July 24-28, Session 6: August 7-11
Location: Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin
Badgerdog Creative Writing Camps
Each spring break and summer, Badgerdog hosts writing workshops for rising 3rd- through 12th-graders. These fun and challenging writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of reading, writing, and sharing their original work.
At the end of the summer, all three-week summer camp students will have their work published in one of two professionally produced anthologies—Rise, for elementary-aged writers, and Emerge, for middle- and high-school writers. In the fall, Badgerdog hosts a Young Authors Reading & Anthology Launch, where selected campers perform their work and celebrate the launch of the anthologies. All summer camp writers are invited to attend! For more than 10 years, Badgerdog’s Creative Writing Summer Camp has given Austin youth a space to fall in love with writing, discover authentic self-expression, learn from a professional writer, and publish original work. Parents say Badgerdog helps kids and teens write with greater skill, comfort, and enthusiasm. Campers say Badgerdog helps them find confidence and play in the writing process.
Dates: Spring Break on March 13-17, and Summer Camps June-July
Location: Trinity Episcopal School, Griffin School, Austin International School, Meridian World School
BOXITECTS – (June 5-8) This camp introduces tools and building styles and offers a platform for process-oriented, child-led making. What will the kids make?! They will take the lead, and Bibliographia educators will help make it come to fruition. Past projects have included things such as planes, elevators, and creature habitats.
CARDBOARD CASTLES (June 12-15 & June 19-22) Campers love this theme so much we are making a giant castle for our third year! Campers daydream about their realm and brainstorm what it needs and how it looks. Campers created stained glass windows, drawbridges, thrones, armor, and crowns in past years.
ART AROUND THE WORLD (June 26-29) From folk arts to fine arts, campers will learn about and create works inspired by arts from various cultures and time periods.
PRINTMAKING (July 3-6) A Bibliographia favorite for years! Explore ancient and contemporary techniques and create works on paper, textiles, and clothing. Campers choose a pathway of entrepreneurship through printing: clothing, books, and publishing, or fine art.
STOP ANIMATION (July 10-14) Learn about the history of cinematography and shift to hands-on exploration! As a group project brainstorm storyline, write a script, build cast members, and create a short film. Campers also have the opportunity to work on additional micro-movies as an independent or small group project.
FUN FRIDAYS Explore mini maker projects and enjoy open studio time available to campers for child-led projects. Camps are Monday-Thursday, and we will have weekly Fun Fridays as a separate option. Camps are 8 AM-3 PM. Our aftercare program includes movies, crafts, and tutoring in Spanish, Math & Reading by request. All Monday-Thursday camps have either water play or swim days.
Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade
Dates: Summer – Weekly Sessions June 5 – July 14
Location: Cherrywood – 1507 Wilshire Blvd, Austin
Cost: Rates start at $75 per day and up to $350 per week
Email: Delilah Knuckley
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/2t96rioV9KHPeD488
Dive into summer with Camp Trinity, June 5-9 and June 12-16. Camp Trinity is open to kids entering grades K-8. Morning, afternoon, and full-day programs utilize our welcoming 21-acre campus nestled in Westlake Hills, close to downtown Austin. Camp offerings range from Enchanted Forest to Ceramics, Ultimate LEGOs to Babysitters Boot Camp, and Fun in the Sun to Architecture 101. We have 20 Adventure, STEAM, Theme, and Sports camps sure to spark interest and engage the adventurous. All camps are priced at $260.
Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Dates: June 5-9 & 12-16
Location: Trinity Episcopal School – 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin
Elite University Summer Camps – Camp Steiner Ranch
Elite University Summer Camps – Camp Steiner Ranch is proud to offer the best summer in Austin. We are proud to serve in the heart of the Steiner Ranch community. We provide our campers with several weeks of traditional outdoor summer fun with: Horseback Riding, Archery, Kayaking, Swimming, Jetskiing, Rock Wall Climbing, and Wake Tubing! In addition to the outdoor adventures, we also provide Mixed Media Art, Pottery, Robotics, Culinary Arts, Fencing, and Architecture For Kids. There is really something for everyone! Space is limited. Register today!
Dates: June 5th – August 4th
Location: St. Lukes on The Lake, 5600 Ranch Rd 620 N., Austin
Cost: $415 – $515
Fantastic Magic Camp
Teaching life skills and confidence through Magic, Juggling, and Puppets since 1993. Our Camp will keep your kids engaged all day and long after they come home in the afternoon. Our Summer Camp is a fully inclusive day camp that children often cite as the most fun they’ve had all summer. We do not foster competition among the campers, instead providing them with a safe place to try new things and improve their skills. Each day ends with a show by a professional magician, juggler, or clown. All camps include teaching material – at no additional cost! Multiple Sessions and Multiple Sibling discounts.
Dates: Spring Break Camp: March 13 – 17, Summer Camp: May 30 – August 4
Location: North Central Austin (Crestview) and in South Pflugerville (Mt Playmore)
Cost: One week: $390, Two weeks: $780
Girlstart Summer Camp
It’s just rocket science! Join Girlstart this summer for a week-long, full-day STEM camp for girls entering 4th-8th grade in 2023-2024. From Austin-themed STEM adventures to exploring space to diving into the ocean, there is something for everyone this summer. Campers will channel their inner marine biologists, physicians, renewable energy engineers, and, yes, even rocket scientists! All Girlstart camps include a balance of hands-on STEM activities, relevant technology, collaborative team building, and informal camp fun! Camps are $425. A $50 discount for early registration is available until February 28, 2023. Camps fill up fast, so register today to secure your spot!
Ages: 9 to 14 years old (girls entering 4th-8th grade in 2023/2024 school year)
Dates: Summer 2023
Location: Girlstart STEM Center, 1400 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
Cost: Early bird price until February 28: $375, regular price after February 28: $450
Idea Lab Kids
Idea Lab Kids (voted Best Youth STEM Program by Austin Family Magazine) is one of Austin’s premier and most convenient camps. We offer some of the most unique STEM curriculum around, and we are proud to have served the Austin Community for 6 years!
Idea Lab will continue its growth with its second location this year in Northwest Austin/Cedar Park (78750). We are working very hard to get this campus up and running for Summer 2023!
Our camp day is from 9-3 pm, and we offer extended care from 7:30-6:00 pm if needed. Sign up on a week-to-week basis or for the entire Summer to have a different camp experience each week! We also have half-day options for those that do not need the full day of camp. Our primary age ranges are 5-7 and 8-12 years old, with each age group having curriculum designed for them. Our campus facility also has an indoor gym space that allows us to play fun gym games such as Ga-Ga Ball, Micro-Soccer, and so much more! Our Technology Lab is filled with computers, 3D Printers, Lego Robitcs Kits, and other amazing engineering and technology tools that help fuel the education and the fun. In addition to our summer camps, we operate a robust after-school program, host amazingly creative birthday parties, and offer camp on days when school is out of session (such as Winter Break and Spring Break).
See why campers come back year after year to experience Idea Lab Camps, its staff, and its amazing energy!
Ages: 5-7, 8-12, 8-14
Location: 8620 Burnet Rd, Suite 500, Austin
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 like no other. Camp Jump! offers week-long, half, and full-day opportunities for children to explore their imaginations through a theme-based curriculum featuring gymnastics, art exploration, interactive centers, sports skills, social integration, dramatic play, yoga, music, and dance. Voted Austin Family Magazine’s Most Fun Camp 8 times. Come find out why!
Dates: Spring Break and Summer
North – 2117 W. Anderson Ln, Austin
South – 6800 West Gate Blvd, Unit 111, Austin
Domain – 10910 Domain Dr, Unit 112, Austin
Kidventure Summer Camp
For 29 years, Kidventure has been the premier summer day and overnight camp for thousands of Texas families. An adult camp team, dynamic camp curriculum, and a camp program built on helping kids grow strong have all been hallmarks of Kidventure. Choose from multiple weeks of camp at several camp locations. Discoverers (ages 3-5), Explorers (entering 1st-5th grade), and Overnight Camp (ages 8-16). Register today! Discounts available.
Dates: Spring Break: March 13-17. Summer Camp: June 5-August 11
Location: Camp Barton Creek (Westlake), Camp Rough Life (Rough Hollow), Camp Lakeway (Lakeway), Camp Steiner (Steiner Ranch), Camp Blue House (Westlake), Kidventure Overnight Camp (Texas Hill Country)
Cost: Day Camp: $340/week. Overnight Camp: $1600-$2164
Rock-About Climbing Adventures
Rock-About believes climbing young can help kids grow and become great adults. Our Austin summer camps are a great way to get your kids outside in a safe way. Rock climbing builds positive interactions with others and teaches them to work together as a team. We offer many kids’ Summer Climbing Camps and a Spring Break camp as well. Camps are for kids 9 and up. No experience is needed, but experienced climbers are encouraged to join also, as we can challenge any level of climber. Our Climbing Camps are day camps that include five great days of climbing at great Texas locations, with two days at the Austin Greenbelt and three days at Reimer’s Ranch. When appropriate and safe, we take the kids swimming after they have climbed in the morning. On Tuesdays each week, we take them to Amy’s Ice Cream for an awesome local treat, which is the pick-up for that day.
Ages: 9 and up
Dates: Weekly from June 5th to August 11th
Location: South Austin at Mopac and 360
Sportball is designed to help children develop the skills and confidence they need to get in the game of basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, hockey, tennis, and golf! Our passionate and highly trained coaches break down games into kid-sized bites of fun that promote the fundamentals and encourage teamwork. Kids play and learn a new sport each day as they progress their abilities and knowledge in sports!
Location: All over Austin
Dates: Spring Break, March 13-17 / Summer, May 29 – August 18th
Synergy Dance Studio
Join us for an enjoyable and creative dance experience. Synergy Dance Studio offers preschool and school-age camps and dance intensives for the more experienced dancer. Themed summer dance camps are limited in size and are grouped by age and ability. Come dance, sing, paint, and party with us. Space is limited, and camps will fill up, so reserve your space today.
Preschool Camps (age 3-5) 9 am – 12 pm
The Little Mermaid: May 22-26
Trolls: June 12-16
Encanto: June 19-23
Princess Party: July 10-14
Unicorns & Rainbows: July 24-28
Frozen: July 31-August 4
School Age Camps (age 4-10) 10 am – 3 pm
Encanto: May 30- June 3
Harry Styles Vs. Taylor Swift: June 5-9
Unicorns & Rainbows: June 19-23
LOL Surprise: June 26-30
Pop Stars: July 17-21
Movie Mania: July 24-28
Kids Bop: July 31- August 4
Beginner to Intermediate Dance Intensives age (8-14)
Designed for recreational and company dancers level beginner to intermediate.
Jazz/Hip Hop: June 12-16
Tik Tok: June 19-23
Tap/Jazz/Ballet: July 17-21
Intermediate to Advanced Dance Intensives (age 8-18)
Previous dance experience is required. Designed for intermediate and advanced
Jazz/Hip Hop: June 12-16
Ballet/Modern: July 10-14
Tap/Jazz/Ballet: July 17-21
Contemporary/Modern: July 17-21
Drill Team: July 24-28
Ages: 3 and up
Dates: May 22nd – August 4th
Location: 3425 Bee Caves Rd, Suite C1, Austin
Cost: $245 preschool-age, $335 school-age; Extended hours are available upon request. $25 per hour for the week.
UT Summer Design Camps
Get ready for another summer of fun and creativity with the School of Design and Creative Technologies! Designed and taught by UT Austin faculty, these courses will allow students from 8th grade through high school to get hands-on experience in a college classroom. These fun, skill-building camps provide students with exposure to new software programs, a chance to explore interests before declaring a major, and an opportunity to build a portfolio piece as they prepare for college applications. This year’s camp offerings include: 2D Game Art, Letter Making: The Art of Typography, Level Design for 2D Games, Hands-On Graphic Design, 3D Character Animation, and Graphic Design for the Music Industry. Early bird and camp bundle discounts are available!
Ages: Entering 8th-12th grade
Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 20-23
Location: University of Texas at Austin
Cost: $800-$830 + Optional $100 add-on for an open studio where students can continue to create and work on their projects after camp hours each day until 5 pm.