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, Saturday 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.

Crowe's Nest Farm

Fall Family Fun Days are back every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11am - 5pm! The whole family will enjoy farm animals and wildlife, cow milking, animal shows, hayrides, music, children's gardens, pumpkin patch, homemade food, crafts, pumpkins and more!

Art

Cordovan Art and Pottery Parlor

Don't forget to add CREATIVITY to your Fall Schedule! Enroll in an Art Class at one of 6 Cordovan Art School locations, or Online! 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!

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 & 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!

The Dance Gallery

"I believe that children who study the art of dance gain more than just coordination and grace. More importantly they learn positive life lessons. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to pass down the tradition and love for the art that was given to me to the next generation of dancers." -Christine Hayes, Owner/Artistic Director of The Dance Gallery. Offering year round classes & summer camps. Sign up early to get the classes/camps you want!

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!!

Natureversity Outdoor School

Natureversity is an outdoor nature school that teaches environmental education through earth-based skills, crafts & traditions. Our outdoor classroom inspires imaginative play, creations from nature, and life-long relationships with the earth, community, family and self. Weekly Nature School, Weekend Programs and Nature Camps available.

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.

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!

Nido Verde Di Reggio Emilia

Nido Verde Di Reggio Emilia is a NAEYC accredited Spanish immersion school in Austin with a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). We serve infants through kindergarten in the Best Private School and International Bilingual Preschool in Austin. At Nido Verde we strive to provide different learning avenues to all our students. We have programs of once, twice and three times a week for children up to age 3 and full-time Monday through Friday for those in the PYP (Primary Years Program) who are typically older than 3. We also have an afterschool program, a Spring break camp, and a Summer camp.

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!

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.

Ongoing programs at the Armstrong Community Music School include early childhood classes such as Music Together® for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver. Group piano classes, called Music for Little Mozarts, provide instruction for 4, 5, and 6 year olds.

Individual music instruction is available for all ages in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, lute, flute, electronic composition, recording engineering and more.

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.

Sports

Home Court Training Center

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HCTC offers Athlete Development programs and Group Training classes for all ages, as well as our Basketball Skills Academy, summer camps and skill clinics, 3-on-3 leagues and tournaments, and much more!

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).

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

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.