Camps

Animals

Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 350 animals across a hundred different species and is a forever home for our rescued animals. Purchase tickets online before you visit! Zoo memberships and gift certificates now available. Also offering birthday parties, camps and field trips...or let us virtually bring the zoo to you! We are excited to offer virtual programs via Zoom! To schedule a virtual program or to get more information, please email our Education Manager at education@austinzoo.org.

Art

Cordovan Art and Pottery Parlor

Don't forget to add CREATIVITY to your child's schedule! Enroll in an Art Class at one of 6 Cordovan Art School locations. Classes will explore all media and are for kids, homeschoolers, teens, and adults at all skill levels! Join a class today to learn, make new friends, and grow as an artist or reserve your spot in a spring break or summer camp!

Imagine Arts Academy

We combine daily art projects with real-world problem-solving activities for a one-of-a-kind experience. We also offer birthday parties, art camps & after school activities.

Young Rembrandts

Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can-and-should be learned by all children. Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an academic advantage in the classroom. Offering enrichment classes, after school classes & camps for ages 4-12!

Chess

My Coding Place

My Coding Place is a year-round program for kids ages 7-18. We combine collaboration and immersion with virtual direct instruction to get kids learning to code and rockin' their inner hacker in no time! Our mission is to inspire kids to not only learn to code, but to think critically about technology and innovation. Now offering virtual STEM classes and chess lessons.

Dance

Capital City Ballet

Capital City Ballet is Austin's home for superior classical ballet training in a supportive, healthy environment. We offer classes for kids ages 3 through adult along with private ballet and pilates.

Dancers Workshop

Start, Stay, and Grow with Dancers Workshop! We offer dance classes for age 2 to adults plus summer camps and intensives. We also offer creative dance and combo classes for preschoolers, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, drill team prep, tap and more. Home of Ovation Ballet Company & Creative Culture Dance Company. Visit our website to learn more and register for classes and camps.

Leap of Joy

Moving to empower at-risk youth through dance and theater arts, because everyone deserves a chance to dance! Leap of Joy offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to children, ages 4 to 14, in under-served schools in Austin. We teach all styles of dance including modern, tap, ballet, creative movement, hip hop, performance and theater arts. Join our free online Saturday class!

Tutu School Austin

A storybook introduction to ballet for children ages 18 months to 8 years! Serving young dancers in Austin, TX.

Film

Austin Film Festival Summer Film Camp

Join us for a summer of creativity, collaboration, and fun during our 20th annual Summer Film Program. We offer hands-on, one-week camp classes and workshops in the arts of screenwriting, filmmaking, editing, video game writing and more starting Monday, June 6th through Friday July 29th! Open to young creatives ages 9-18.

Gaming

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy

Austin’s favorite destination for gaming and the latest in comics, graphic novels, role playing games, CCG’s and more! Family friendly offering very popular summer and school break camps and also game events for kids and for families. With more than three decades of experience, we are proud to continue to serve our community with a commitment to be the best place to relax and have some fun in the greater Austin area.

General / Themed Day Camps

Austin Sunshine Camps

At Austin Sunshine Camps, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to go to a camp with intentional community, rooted in compassion, that inspires campers to be wildly creative and FUN! Camp 2021 will begin in February! Campers will be put into their cabins and will meet with their counselor and cabin-mates VIRTUALLY twice a month to get to know their new friends, build community, and get excited to get TOGETHER for summer camp! Virtual cabin meetings will be made based around counselor and camper schedules. In the summer, campers gather together for five days and four nights of exciting, in-person outdoor activities!

Camp Doublecreek

For over 50 years, Camp Doublecreek has been Austin's best summer day camp, ages 4-14, featuring swimming, a giant water slide, horseback riding, sports, a rockwall and zipline, a ropes challenge course, team building games, archery, gun safety, arts & crafts, dancing, and so much more! Our mission is to make sure that every camper goes home at the end of the day knowing that someone believes in them.

Country Home Learning Center

What are you doing After School? Offering After School, Summer Camps, Educational Programs and more! Since 1982, Country Home Learning Center has earned a reputation in the Austin child care community for providing the very best in quality education. Our individual classes are age-divided, with exceptionally small class groups. We offer a fully accredited educational program in a first-class facility, where a warm and caring staff utilizes a professional curriculum and the very best in educational toys and equipment. Come by and see why we are the premier Austin preschool of choice!!

Spicewood Country School & Camp

Spicewood Country School is a 40 year tradition for children ages 2-5 in west and northwest Austin. We offer small classes with balanced activities and many opportunities for creativity and self expression. We also offer a summer day camp for children ages 3 1/2 to 10 1/2 years old. Camp includes indoor and outdoor time with an emphasis on swimming and horseback riding instruction. Join our summer fun!

Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School is a comprehensive early care and education program that profoundly nurtures children and prepares them for lifelong success. Locally owned and nationally accredited, the school includes 16 campuses in the Austin metro area. We teach a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum that incorporates elements such as touch screens, chess, dance, and dual language immersion to develop the whole child. Voted "Best in Childcare" for 18 years, we are committed to uncompromising standards of excellence and partnership with families to help children learn and grow. Tour our campus today! We also offer school break and summer camps!

The Magic Dragon Preschool

The Magic Dragon Preschool offers a year round preschool with high quality education, high academic standards and character building in a caring, bilingual and creative learning environment. They also offer after school care. A 4 Star Texas Rising Star Provider. They have a lovely 3 acre campus with gardens and a playground. Also offering a multicultural summer camp that includes cooking, language, tai chi, caligraphy, brush painting, etiquette, customs and oragami. Schedule a visit and see first-hand all that makes their preschool and camps so special!

YMCA of Austin

We offer family memberships, sports programs & swim lessons for youth & adults, childcare at some locations, summer camps and more! All at a sliding scale. Join us! Visit a location near you today and see how we can make a difference in the health of you and your family!

Gymnastics

Jump! Gymnastics

Jump! is Austin's most fun way to learn Gymnastics and more! Join our amazing instructors for Preschool, After School, School Break Camps, Birthday Parties and Gymnastics. Jump! is a fully licensed child care facility led by a masters level teacher and our gymnastics coaches are certified and trained under the USA Gymnastics Training Program.

National Elite Gymnastics

National Elite Gymnastics offers both quality recreational and competitive team gymnastics programs along with summer classes and camps. All recreational classes at NEG focus on safety, fun, and gymnastics. Children enjoy coming to N.E.G. for their weekly scheduled class day and time. Children are grouped by age and ability and we perform evaluations of all students every 4 months to determine growth and skill development. If you are interested in an individual evaluation please call our office to schedule an appointment!

Horseback Riding

Camp Doublecreek

For over 50 years, Camp Doublecreek has been Austin's best summer day camp, ages 4-14, featuring swimming, a giant water slide, horseback riding, sports, a rockwall and zipline, a ropes challenge course, team building games, archery, gun safety, arts & crafts, dancing, and so much more! Our mission is to make sure that every camper goes home at the end of the day knowing that someone believes in them.

Rio Vista Farm

Now enrolling for Spring Break & Summer Camps! English riding twice daily with experience instructors, horse care, arts & crafts, swimming and more. Weekly camp horse show. Transportation available from Westlake Hills. Celebrating over 30 years of Happy Campers!

Language

Austin Spanish Academy

The best proven methodology for Spanish Language acquisition through immersion! Our program's goal is to empower students to use the Spanish language with confidence. Using our proven language immersion program, our classes create an environment where students learn the Spanish language the same way native Spanish speakers do from an early age. We offer year round classes for kids through adults along with fun themed camps.

Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School

The newest concept in bilingual Montessori education has arrived in NW Austin!
AMI Certified Director
Locally Owned
Ages 3 mos to 6 yrs & Afterschool Care
Full/Half Days & Year Round
Monday - Friday 7am-6pm
Come visit and see why we get great parent reviews!

The Magic Dragon Preschool

The Magic Dragon Preschool offers a year round preschool with high quality education, high academic standards and character building in a caring, bilingual and creative learning environment. They also offer after school care. A 4 Star Texas Rising Star Provider. They have a lovely 3 acre campus with gardens and a playground. Also offering a multicultural summer camp that includes cooking, language, tai chi, caligraphy, brush painting, etiquette, customs and oragami. Schedule a visit and see first-hand all that makes their preschool and camps so special!

Vivan los Ninos Spanish Immersion Summer Camp

Spanish Immersion Summer & After School Programs for Children ages 3-10
100% Spanish Immersion and small groups
Summer Camps in June & July
Storytime Dance Music Crafts Games Cooking and more!
Summer camps held at Magellan School campus on Anderson Lane

Music

Armstrong Community Music School

Armstrong Community Music School offers exciting opportunities to learn the joys of music for students of all ages and skill levels, from early childhood to adult. As a nonprofit organization, it is our core mission to provide excellence in music instruction with a commitment to providing extensive community service.

The Musicians Woodshed

The Musicians Woodshed is Lake Travis and Cedar Park's #1 Music School. It is well known for its relaxed Austin vibe and highly trained music teachers. You can take instrument, voice, songwriting or recording lessons. Any age and ability are welcome. Check out our 8 weeks of Summer Camp!

Overnight Camps

Sherwood Forest Faire & Summer Camp

Youth Summer Camp 2022 will be three one-week sessions: July 3rd - 9th, July 10th - 16th and July 17th - 23rd. There will also be a week of Grown Up Summer Camp for ages 21+. Campers are transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies and a simpler way of life. Book by December 31st for $50 off per session or by March 31st for $25 off per session.

Tickets are now on sale for the Sherwood Forest Faire 2022! Event held Weekends March 5th - April 24th and Friday March 18th. Faire features over 150 live performances daily & over 170 artisans in a medieval-style village. Check website for details and ticket information. Located just 35 miles east of Austin on Hwy 290.

STEM

Idea Lab Kids

Austin area parents and kids have an IDEA Lab Kids S.T.E.A.M Campus to help build critical-thinking skills and Build Better Brains. Your local IDEA Lab S.T.E.A.M. Campus provides FUN and engaging Birthday Party Experiences, Innovative Camps, Preschool S.T.E.A.M Enrichment Classes, Afterschool programs and more. Online options also available. Reach out to Adam Gockley at austin@idealabkids.com to find out more or visit the website at austin.idealabkids.com.

Mad Science

Mad Science camps, after school programs, parties, and events are designed for exciting, fun, hands-on STEM activities. Your child will become a junior scientist with the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. Our instructors are people who are specially trained in our programming, have experience working with children, and have had criminal background checks. Our programs provide all of the supplies your child will need. Check our website or call for details!

My Coding Place

My Coding Place is a year-round program for kids ages 7-18. We combine collaboration and immersion with virtual direct instruction to get kids learning to code and rockin' their inner hacker in no time! Our mission is to inspire kids to not only learn to code, but to think critically about technology and innovation. Now offering virtual STEM classes and chess lessons.

Stepping Stone School

Stepping Stone School is a comprehensive early care and education program that profoundly nurtures children and prepares them for lifelong success. Locally owned and nationally accredited, the school includes 16 campuses in the Austin metro area. We teach a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum that incorporates elements such as touch screens, chess, dance, and dual language immersion to develop the whole child. Voted "Best in Childcare" for 18 years, we are committed to uncompromising standards of excellence and partnership with families to help children learn and grow. Tour our campus today! We also offer school break and summer camps!

Special Needs

Camp Agape Grief Recovery

Camp Agape is an innovative camp program designed specifically for children and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Our service is available to children between 7 and 12 years of age who are grieving and need support. Camp Agape offers all the fun of a typical summer camp, along with group-therapy activities to assist children with their bereavement process. These activities incorporate the use of art, music, games and play therapies, with the theme of offering true hope for their future. For 2020 Camp is June 29 – July 2nd.

Fantastic Magic Camp

Fantastic Magic Camp is known for teaching life skills and confidence to kids ages 5 to 12 through magic, juggling and puppets since 1993. Our Summer Camp is a fully inclusive day camp that is often cited by children as the most fun they've had all summer. We do not foster competition among the campers, instead providing them a safe place to try new things and improve their skills. Each day ends with a show by a professional, magician, juggler, or clown.

Sports

Lonestar Soccer Club

Lonestar Soccer Club is a 501c3 non-profit full-service youth soccer organization for ages 4 to 19. While offering several programs for all soccer levels, the club prides themselves on also providing an opportunity for kids to enjoy an active lifestyle while developing soccer techniques, a competitive, winning mindset and teaching key life lessons. Learn more by calling 512-336-KICK (5425).

Magic Basketball Club

We have been providing professional coaching to players of all ages and skill levels for over 20 years through Select Teams, Train & Play, Shot Doc and Hall of Fame Training Camps and private training. Players are grouped by age/skill level to create a challenging and fun environment for all players. Magic Basketball Camps are designed to enhance the game of boys and girls of all skill levels and are open to kids in grades K-12. Select leagues, training programs and magic memberships available!

North Austin Soccer Alliance

North Austin's best grassroots youth soccer program for children ages 4-18. Volunteer-driven. No tryouts, no cuts - just fun!

Rock-About Climbing Adventures

Our Climbing Camps are day camps that include five great days of climbing at great Texas locations, with two days at the Austin Greenbelt, two days at Reimer’s Ranch, and one day at the great Enchanted Rock. The Enchanted Rock trip also includes going through the really neat cave and climbing. Ages 9 and up. No experience needed, but experienced climbers are encouraged to join also as we can challenge any level of climber. School holiday camps also available!

Sportball

Sportball offers year round programs that encourage kids to stay active with noncompetitive sports instruction for children 16 months to 12 years old. Kids are introduced to 8 popular sports: soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf & football. School break camps, summer camps and birthday parties also available.

Swim Lessons

Colin's Hope

You can prevent drowning with life-saving education. Colin's Hope now offers NEW water safety curriculum that is evidence-based, easy to teach, and flexible and affordable. Bring this important curriculum to your school, childcare or program and help us prevent drownings. Drowning is fast, silent & preventable. Teach water safety at your school today!

Nitro Swim

Others "do" lessons, we TEACH Swimming! Two locations: Bee Cave and Cedar Park. Beautiful INDOOR, heated, crystal clear pools. Convenient class times to choose from. Friendly, Professional Teachers who get RESULTS! Once and Twice a Week options available, more if you'd like! Home of the SIX TIME Defending Texas Age Group Swimming Champions! For the more advanced swimmer, we have the best rec team and competitive team options ANYWHERE coached by our Professional USA Swimming Coaches! Start Today!

Theatre / Performance

Fantastic Magic Camp

Fantastic Magic Camp is known for teaching life skills and confidence to kids ages 5 to 12 through magic, juggling and puppets since 1993. Our Summer Camp is a fully inclusive day camp that is often cited by children as the most fun they've had all summer. We do not foster competition among the campers, instead providing them a safe place to try new things and improve their skills. Each day ends with a show by a professional, magician, juggler, or clown.

Georgetown Palace Theatre Education

Afterschool & Weekend Classes in Acting, Vocals, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theatre & Audition Technique. Also offering school break camps with early drop off and late pick up options. Actors will experience a variety of enrichment classes led by performing arts professionals in addition to rehearsing exciting, age-appropriate shows. All sessions culminate in a public performance.

KidsActing Studio

Where each child is a STAR! Virtual and in-person options plus many convenient locations in the Austin metro area. Enroll now for Theatre Arts Fall Classes and for Winter Camps! Empowering Kids ages 18 months to 19 years old through Performing Arts! Locally owned and voted "Best Theater for Kids" by Nickelodeon and in Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin Hall of Fame. Visit our website to learn more.