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.

Cameron Park Zoo

Slide through acrobatic otters floating around you. Look nose to nose with a lion named Kai. Stand a glass-pane away from gliding clownfish and craggy Komodo dragons. Hear bats flutter, get soaked by a practical-joking orangutan. Come on! Unplug, drop the digital, and connect your kids to a real-life adventure at Waco's 52-acre Natural Habitat Cameron Park Zoo along the Brazos River.

Hearts and Paws

Club Pup Kids Camp is an interactive kids with dogs camp between the ages of 9-16 years. Camp includes training behavior, tricks, agility and so much more! Bring your own dog or we can supply one! Also at Hearts and Paws - family friendly dog training classes, free puppy party, behavior consultation and private lessons.

ART

Cordovan Art and Pottery Parlor

Voted “Best Art Camps in Austin”! Unlock an awesome Art-Venture for your kids in one of over 40 Spring & Summer Camps! In-Person and Virtual Options for summer 2021! Professional teachers, 5 locations, Ages 5-12, All skill levels, Extended care, Safety measures in place. Family owned & operated: Art Classes, Parties, Fund-Raisers, & Paint Your Own Pottery Studios.

Imagine Arts Academy

Register for Summer Camps now! 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 & summer 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.

Nine Points Chess

We offer online chess classes for Age 6 and up with a certified USCF chess coach and Texas Elementary Teacher. We also offer online summer and school break camps that include online classes & tournaments.

COOKING

Pinny & Trowel

A cooking, craft and gardening club with themed cooking camps, after-school club and a fabulous place for birthday parties.

DANCE

Balance Dance Studios

Balance Dance Studios is a premiere dance and performance facility in central/south Austin! With 9 beautiful studios, a black box theater, and even an outdoor deck, Balance offers a full dance class curriculum, as well as summer camps, workshops and intensives! Book your free trial class today! Get $25 off any campor workshop when you mention the Austin Kid's Directory ad at enrollment!

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.

Synergy Dance Studio

Welcome to Synergy Dance Studio where you are a part of the family. Sherrie Sellers started Synergy 15 years ago with a mission to create a dance studio where she could foster a love of dance and a balanced dance education. She and her staff take a loving and personal approach to each of their dancers' education.

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!

Come visit our beautiful & spacious new studio home located off University Blvd near Terravista!

The Dance Spot

The Dance Spot is a dance studio which uses training as a means through which to not only create exceptional dancers, but to build character and teach valuable life lessons. Now registering for half or full day summer camps, classes, intensives and workshops. Get $25 off any camp or workshop when you mention our ad in the Austin Kid's Directory! Call today - 512-244-3363.

FILM

Austin Film Festival Summer Film Camp

Join us for a summer of creativity, collaboration, and fun during our 19th 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 7th – Friday, July 30th! Open to young creatives ages 9 – 18! Virtual and in-person camp classes available.

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

Camp Doublecreek is an activity-based summer day camp featuring the following activities:  swimming, water slide, all kinds of sports, climbing wall, ropes challenge course, teambuilding, innovative playground games, archery, gun safety, arts & crafts, miniature golf, paintball, lasertag, horseback riding, dancing, singing, learning about farm animals, and much, much, more.

Club Z After-School Program & Summer Camp

The Coolest Place to be! We specialize in working with school-age kids. We offer a Summer Day Camp for ages 4-12, 7am-6:30pm and an after-school program.

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.

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 19 campuses in the Austin and Round Rock areas. 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!

Teachers2U

Teachers2U provides a certified teacher to come into the home(s) of your close-knit group of children three, four, or five days a week! Teachers will assist with virtual assignments set forth by the district or homeschool curriculum, facilitate SEL, lead arts/crafts, games, STEM activities, snack/lunch, and recess time.

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

Recognizing the urgent need for child care during the summer to enable many parents to return to work, the Extend-A-Care YMCA has worked closely with area school districts to add new YMCA Summer Day Camp sites and make more than 500 new spots available! Visit https://www.austinymca.org/camp for details and locations.

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

Camp Doublecreek is an activity-based summer day camp featuring the following activities:  swimming, water slide, all kinds of sports, climbing wall, ropes challenge course, teambuilding, innovative playground games, archery, gun safety, arts & crafts, miniature golf, paintball, lasertag, horseback riding, dancing, singing, learning about farm animals, and much, much, more.

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. We also offer fun themed summer camps.

Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School

The newest concept in bilingual montessori education has arrived in NW Austin!
AMI Certified Director/Owner
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!

Now enrolling for Summer Without Limits Montessori Maker Camp!
Hands on fun & learning. Field Trips. Spanish Immersion.

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!

MARTIAL ARTS

Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi offers classes both ONLINE and IN PERSON for kids, adults and seniors. We have the best rates in Austin and No Contracts ever. Our focus is on health, self-improvement, defense and community. Master Joe is an 8th degree black belt and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Master Sheryl is a 6th degree black belt and also has a Masters in Physiology.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Allen

Located on 1,100 forested acres in Navasota (2 hours from Austin and 1 hour from Houston), Camp Allen's Summer Camping program provides campers with the opportunity to experience themselves and God through fun, challenging and inspirational activities. It is our hope that when the camper leaves on Saturday, his/her life will be changed by the growth experienced, and relationships created at camp.

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp & Faire

Youth Summer Camp three one-week sessions starting July 4th and Grown Up Summer Camp for ages 21+ June 18-20. Campers are transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies and a simpler way of life.

Sherwood Forest Faire 2021: Event held Weekends Apr 3-May 23 & Fri Apr 23, 2021. 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.

RELIGIOUS

Camp Allen

Located on 1,100 forested acres in Navasota (2 hours from Austin and 1 hour from Houston), Camp Allen's Summer Camping program provides campers with the opportunity to experience themselves and God through fun, challenging and inspirational activities. It is our hope that when the camper leaves on Saturday, his/her life will be changed by the growth experienced, and relationships created at camp.

SEWING

Austin School of Fashion Design

Austin School of Fashion Design (ASFD) offers year round classes for kids and adults as well as summer and school break camps. They are committed to offering a quality fashion design program designed with the dynamic student in mind. Our classes enable the student to explore different areas of fashion design, develop the skills needed to take concept to creation and produce a competitive portfolio.

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

In person summer camps are scheduled for June 7 to August 20 for $650, (two weeks), for kids aged 5 to 12. Fantastic Magic Camp is known for teaching life skills and confidence 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

Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Austin Kung Fu & Tai Chi offers classes both ONLINE and IN PERSON for kids, adults and seniors. We have the best rates in Austin and No Contracts ever. Our focus is on health, self-improvement, defense and community. Master Joe is an 8th degree black belt and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Master Sheryl is a 6th degree black belt and also has a Masters in Physiology.

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp

Now known as Austin's Premier Basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-16, the Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp believes shooters are developed, not born. We take great pride in developing campers to their fullest potential. We strive to do this by providing a positive upbeat experience using positive competition while promoting self-esteem, repetition, team concepts, self discipline, and most importantly FUN. We have provided instruction to over 8,800 campers over the past 16 summers and our track record for returning campers and word of mouth publicity has helped us grow each summer.

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. Registration now open for school break & summer camps. 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 in each camp will be 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. Professional coaches lead campers in skill drills focused on shooting mechanics, creating your own offense, finishing moves, dribble moves, position work, basketball IQ, explosiveness and vertical jump training with injury prevention.

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 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. New! Sportball comes to you with backyard camps!

STEM

Code Ninjas Northwest Austin

Code Ninjas is the nation's fastest growing kids coding franchise. In our center, kids ages 6-14 learn to code in a fun, non-intimidating way - by playing and building video games they love. Our core promise is, kid have fun, parents see results! We offer classes year round classes and school break and summer camps. For camp details visit http://www.codeninjas.com/tx-northwest-austin/camps.

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.

The Scholar Ship

The Scholar Ship offers spring and summer camps! Gaming and coding camps are designed for kids ages 6-13 (1st-8th graders,) science camps are designed for kids ages 5-12 (Kindergarten -7th graders) and Spanish and Arts & Crafts camps are designed for kids ages 5-12 (Kindergarten -7th graders). Lunch and before/after care options available. To learn more about our weekly themes and sign up, go to www.thescholarship.rocks. Send questions to info@thescholarship.rocks or call 512-333-4684.

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

Austin Film Festival Summer Film Camp

Join us for a summer of creativity, collaboration, and fun during our 19th 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 7th – Friday, July 30th! Open to young creatives ages 9 – 18! Virtual and in-person camp classes available.

Fantastic Magic Camp

In person summer camps are scheduled for June 7 to August 20 for $650, (two weeks), for kids aged 5 to 12. Fantastic Magic Camp is known for teaching life skills and confidence 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

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 summer camps. 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. Early drop off and late pick up also available for summer camps.

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.