Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Day, Overnight, and Specialty Camps

 
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This is the fourth and final post in a series Enriched Family does annually on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps, as well as arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages, and sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport, and soccer camps. Check them out if you missed them! This week's post focuses on day camps, some specialty camps, and overnight camps. When I think of day camps, I think of a "classic" camp experience - all around fun, incorporating different structured activities, as well as lots of outdoor activities, and unstructured time as well - the camps included in this post were selected based on their fit with this camp definition. Overnight camps included meet the day camp definition and have the added benefit of being sleep away camps. Specialty camps focus on a particular area or support specific groups of kids (girls’ empowerment, for example, or camps that focus specifically on programming for children with disabilities).

Please note, the following is provided for informational purposes only; the information is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors or mistakes, and no guarantees are made.

Day Camps 

Camp Doublecreek

Details: Since 1971, Camp Doublecreek in Round Rock has featured swimming, horseback riding, all kinds of sports, miniature golf, baby animals, arts and crafts, archery, tennis, tumbling, a playscape, and many other fun games and activities. This is primarily an outdoor-focused camp. The camp has plenty of covered areas and pavilions; there is a lot of shade throughout the grounds; the arts and crafts are done inside; on the hottest days of the summer they play plenty of water games; and they generally focus on reminding the children to stay hydrated. There is also a junior Olympic-sized pool (children are assessed for their swimming level at the beginning of the week and there are liscensed lifeguards). They also have rainy day contingency plans. Ages four to fourteen. Children are separated by school grades and ages; boys and girls are also separated in the camp. *Open houses are held most Saturdays starting the first Saturday in April through July 20. From 10am to noon. Check the schedule here.

Available dates & hours: May 28-August 9, 7:30am-5:30pm. Weekly theme information here.

Location: North of Austin - Round Rock, 800 Doublecreek Drive (all campers arrive and depart from the campus by bus; camp transportation is available free of charge from 12 locations around Austin).

Cost: $375/week; $35/week non-refundable deposit per camper per week.

  • Horseback riding activity fee is $45/week per camper - limited space available (this is the only activity with an extra cost).

  • Children may bring their lunch or lunch can be provided for an additional fee (tuition includes three snacks per day).

 *Received the Austin Family Magazine 2017 Readers' Poll Favorites Award for “Overall Fun” in the camps category.

 

Kidventure Summer Camp

Details: Welcome to Kidventure and their 25th Anniversary Year. Their mission is to help build the lives of kids, provide them with opportunities to grow strong, and demonstrate that they can make a real difference in the world. For 24 years, they have chosen to do so through the power of camp. Whether you’re playing sports at their summer day camp, zip-lining at their overnight camp, or problem-solving at their after school program, everything they do is purposeful. Alongside the most dedicated and passionate team of counselors, your child will not only enjoy the time of his or her life, but be learning the kind of lessons that will serve them well the rest of their lives. Kidventure provides summer day camp programs at four locations around the Austin area including Westlake, Lakeway, Sweetwater, and Stiener Ranch.

Camp details by location and age:

  • Camp Westlake at Forest Trail Elementary (1203 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, 78746) - Discoverers (Ages 3* [potty trained]-5 Yrs.) and Explorers (entering Grades 1-6)

  • Camp Rough Life at the Highlands Community Center in Rough Hollow, Lakeway (903 Highlands Blvd, Lakeway, 78738) - Explorers (entering grades 1-6)

  • Camp Sweetwater located at the Club at Sweetwater (5348 Pedernales Summit Pkwy, Austin, 78738) - Explorers (entering grades 1-6)

  • Camp Steiner located at the Towne Square Community Center (12550 Country Trails Ln, Austin, TX 78732) - Explorers (entering grades 1-6)

Available dates & hours: June 3-Aug 9* [at some locations] (you can select the weeks you want), 9am-3:30pm (pre- and post-camp options available for an additional fee).

Cost: $265 week, plus $35 registration fee; sibling discounts available.

*2018 Winner of the HappiCampr “Best Camp” Award. My children have participated in their summer camps for years and have always enjoyed them.

 

McKinney Roughs Nature Park Camps: Tween & Teen Sessions

Details: Just east of Austin, McKinney Roughs Nature Park has 1,100 acres of pine forests and box canyons where your child can experience outdoor adventures at weekly summer camps.

Camp details by age:

  • Outdoor Camps - ages 9-16. Camps run weekdays from 9am to 4pm with each week's camp activities revolving around a different outdoor theme.

    • June 17-21, 2019, Caddo Camp: X Marks the Spot (ages 9-12): Caddo campers will have the opportunity to swim, experience select high elements on the challenge course and raft the Colorado River or Lake Bastrop. In addition, there will be guided hikes, field studies, games and activities related to the weekly theme. Use maps and tools to navigate like an explorer. Caddos will scour Lake Bastrop shoreline to find hidden clues revealing facts about natural history. Campers will practice map making by designing a treasure hunt for others to follow. $225

    • Teen Adventure Camps: Teens will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of high elements and zip line on the challenge course, take a river trip, and work with the group to plan and execute an outdoor adventure.

      • June 17-21, 2019, Teen River Adventure Camp - ages 13-16. Experience the Colorado River by rafting, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. Teens will practice basic river rescue techniques through team building and complete an obstacle course on Lake Bastrop. Campers will end the week with more adventures on Lake Bastrop using a variety of watercrafts including stand-up paddleboards and corcls. $225.

      • June 24-28, 2019, Teen Wilderness Survival Camp - ages 13-15. Learn practical survival skills particular to three Texas ecoregions: desert, woodland, and coastal. Teens will make rope to be used in first aid and rescue scenarios, start a fire without matches, and discover edible plants native to the area. Campers will roam the park trails on UTVs and soar across a pine canyon on an aerial zip line tour. $240.

Location: McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 Hwy 71, WestCedar Creek, Texas 78612. Optional shuttle service is available for $75 per week from two convenient Austin locations:

  • LCRA General Office Complex - 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.

    • Pickup: 7:30 a.m. / Drop-off: 5:15 p.m.

  • LCRA Dalchau Service Center - 3505 Montopolis Drive.

    • Pickup: 8:15 a.m. / Drop-off: 4:30 p.m.

 

Spicewood Country School & Camp

Details:  Spicewood Country School was established in 1980. Its unique settings, with grazing horses on the grounds, creates the atmosphere of a friendly farm while close to the heart of city life. This is an outdoorsy camp with lots of structured activities. Spicewood campers engage in the following activities: Swimming instruction (a swim assessment is conducted at the outset of the camp; swim lessons and swimming are included in the camp fee); sports and games; arts and crafts; visiting with barnyard animals; horseback riding; music and movement; hiking and fishing; nature experiences; fun "morning yell practice"; and Parent's Night Out on the last Friday of each session (except session 6-see dates below). Facilities include:

  • 9 acres of beautiful hill country (tons of oak trees for shade)

  • 4,000 square feet of charming classrooms

  • Fully equipped, shaded playground and picnic areas

  • Fenced swimming pool

  • Stables, coral and barnyard pens

  • Sports field

  • Room to explore and fish on the banks of Bull Creek (the camp backs up to the creek)

  • Personnel certified in first aid, CPR, and water safety

Camper ages: 3 1/2* (fully potty trained) to 10 1/2. Campers are divided by age and grade.

Available camp dates: Summer sessions are typically two weeks long, Monday-Friday. 2019 session dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 3–June 14

  • Session 2: June 17– June 28

  • Session 3: July 1 – July 12 *Closed 4th of July*

  • Session 4: July 15 – July 26

  • Session 5: July 29-August 9

  • Session 6: August 12 – August 16 (one week session)

Hours: 9am-3pm ($695 per two week session) or 7:30am-5:30pm ($840 per two week session)

Area: North Austin, 6102 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, 78759)

Cost: Note: Due to 4th of July Holiday, the tuition for session 3 is $756 (for full day: 7:30am-5:30pm; $625 for 9am-3pm). Note: Session 6 is one week; the tuition will be $420 (for full day: 7:30am-5:30pm; $348 for 9am-3pm). Checks or cash only. On-site registration. Registration and enrollment form here. Parent provides lunch; camp provides snacks. Sibling discount available. 

YMCA of Austin Summer Day Camp

Details: YMCA Summer Camps offer children and teens, ages 4-14, a safe, exciting, and memorable day camp experience. Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing their kids are in a safe and enriching place. At YMCA day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation. Camps are offered throughout the Greater Austin community, so whether you're in Travis, Hays, or Bastrop, you have a positive, fun, and enriching camp atmosphere close by. 

Camp details by age and location (note camps operate from 7:30am-6pm):

  • Kinder Camp (4 and 5 year olds): Kinder Camp is perfect for children who have not yet attended Kindergarten. Kinder Camp offers age-appropriate field trips, games, crafts, and books which emphasize changing weekly themes. This camp has a little more quiet time with all of the fun and activities of Theme Camp. Previous field trips have included the Thinkery, Dance Unlimited, and Pump It Up.

    • Cost: $185/week for YMCA of Austin members; $220/week for nonmembers. Non-refundable deposit of $15/week per child is required at time of registration. Themes: Sharks 'n Minnows; A Bug's Life; Art Mania; Little Scientists; Superheroes; On the Move; Nature's Wonders; Wild Things; Movers and Shakers; and Digging Up Dinos. Locations: Hays Communities YMCA (map), Bluebonnet Trail Elem. (map), Spicewood Elem (map), and Upbring School of Arts and Sciences (map).

  • Theme Camp (5-12 year olds): Children will enjoy a different theme each week. Theme Camp will offer kids new experiences mixed with old camp favorites. Campers thrive during various daily activities including organized games, arts and craft projects, exciting field trips, and swimming. Many activities will focus on the YMCA character values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith. Previous field trips have included the Thinkery, Jumpoline, and the Austin Aquarium.

    • Cost: $185/week for YMCA of Austin members; $220/week for nonmembers. Pflugerville & Bastrop Fees: $120/week for YMCA of Austin members; $145/week for nonmembers. Non-refundable deposit of $15/week per child is required at time of registration. Themes: Artistic Creations; Island Getaway; Sharks ‘n Minnows; Full STEM Ahead; Olympiad; Go Green; Space is the Place; Into the Wild; Every Hero Has a Story; Crack the Code; and Endless Summer (limited locations). Locations: Joslin Elementary (map), Williams Elementary (map), Dahlstrom Middle (Buda) (map), Negley Elem (map), East Communities YMCA (map), Uphaus (map), Spicewood Elem (map), Upbring School of Arts & Sciences (map), Concordia HS-Pflugerville (map), Guerrero-Thompson Elem (map), Church of the Springs (map), Bastrop First (map), Bluebonnet Trail Elem (map), and Lagos Elem (map).

  • Sports Camp (8-12 year olds): YMCA Sports Camp is a perfect destination for every child who enjoys playing sports and being active. YMCA Sports Camp introduces and emphasizes the fundamentals of sports to each child. From skills to drills to the importance of teamwork, Sports Camp provides a fun and supportive environment for athletes of all skill levels. Along with approximately four hours of sports drills, scrimmages, and sports activities each day, campers will also go swimming twice each week, take one field trip each week, and participate in sports-related crafts and character development activities. Previous field trips have included Blazer Tag, Austin's Park, and Typhoon Texas. Whether your camper is new to sports, a seasoned vet, or somewhere in-between, YMCA Sports Camp is a perfect choice for your child.

    • Cost: $185/week for YMCA of Austin members; $220/week for nonmembers. Sports: Basketball (two, one-week sessions); Soccer; Indoor Soccer; Track and Field; Swimming & Water Games; Bowling; Volleyball (two, one-week sessions); Flag Football; Kickball. Locations: Fulmore Middle (map) and Jollyville Elem (map).  

  • Adventure Camp (11-14 year olds): Designed for the mature and older school-aged kids, Adventure Camp offers greater opportunity for specific skill development. Most of the day will focus on the weekly topic while also offering a healthy dose of swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. An extra emphasis will be placed on team building and leadership skills this summer. Previous field trips have included McKinney Falls State Park, Wonder World, South Austin Rock Gym, and Enchanted Rock.

    • Cost: $215/week for YMCA of Austin members; $245/week for nonmembers. Fees for Centex Adventures & Get Drenched: $225/week for YMCA of Austin members; $255/week for nonmembers. Non-refundable deposit of $15/week per child is required at time of registration. Adventures: Centex Adventures; Survival 101; Get Drenched; Move It; Cave Dwellers; Challenge Accepted; Take a Hike!; Adventure Seekers; Keeping Austin Weird; On Target; Game On. Locations: Fulmore Middle (map) and Northwest YMCA (map).

Overnight Camps

Camp Champions

Camp details: Camp Champions is a boys and girls overnight summer camp for children ages 5-18 located in the Hill Country of Central Texas. Situated on the shores of Lake LBJ, campers enjoy mild afternoon breezes and everyone loves swimming on hot Texas afternoons. The “Four R’s” (Responsibility, Respect, Reaching Out, and Reasonable Risks) are the values that are taught every day at camp through activities, traditions, and role models. They want kids to grow into true CHAMPIONS in life - to pursue big dreams and make a difference in the world around them. The Four R’s teach campers how to live with integrity, get excited about serving others, and do the right thing, even when it’s hard. Numerous camp activities are available - see the camp activity map

  • Three week terms: $4675 - 3rd-12th grades.

    • Triple 1, Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 22.

    • Triple 3, Sunday, June 14 – Saturday, Aug 3.

  • Two week terms: $3595 - K-8th grade.

    • Double 1, Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, July 6.

    • Double 3, Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 27.

    • Double 4, Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, Aug. 10.

  • One week terms: $1845 - 4th grade or younger (except Single 5, which is for 8th grade or younger; $1795).

    • Single 1, Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 8.

    • Single 2, Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 22.

    • Single 4, Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13.

    • Single 5, Sunday, Aug. 4 – Saturday, Aug. 10.

Location: 775 Camp Road, Marble Falls, TX 78654

*Voted “Favorite Overnight Camp” by Austin Family Reader’s Poll 4 out of the last 5 years. 

Camp Lantern Creek: Girls Camp

Camp details: Tucked away on 100 acres in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas, (approximately 2.5 hours from Austin), Camp Lantern Creek is a unique girls sleep away summer camp that was created so girls can create their art, find their voice, try new skills, be cheered on whether they succeed or fail, get dirty, push boundaries, love nature, and so much more. They encourage girls to try new things and help develop their self esteem, confidence, and leadership skills. All while building lasting friendships. In continuing their mission to empower girls, they encourage girls to be their authentic selves, flaws and all! The theme of Summer 2019 is ... “I am ENOUGH.” At this summer camp for girls ages 7-17, they have thrown out the traditional rules for what summer camp should be and developed unexpected, wide-ranging activities with a common theme: fostering creative thinking and self-confidence in girls.

Camp session dates and cost:

  • June 30 - July 12, 2019 | 2 week session | $2,400

  • July 14 - July 21, 2019 | 1 week session | $1,400

Location: 4045 N Farm to Market 1486, Montgomery, TX 77356

Kidventure Texas Overnight Camps

Camp details: Once you’ve been a Kidventure camper, your life is never quite the same. You’ve had fun and adventure you may have never thought possible. You’ve tried new things and grown to know yourself better. You’ve built strong relationships with your counselors and fellow campers. From all that, you’ve gained skills and created memories that you carry with you for the rest of your life. But most of all, you just can’t wait to do it all again. For 24 years, Kidventure’s Overnight Camps has been an experience like none other. Now, they’ve expanded their offerings serving families and their kids from ages 8 to 18. Because the greatest lessons we learn at overnight camp are the ones we take with us for the rest of our lives. Welcome to Kidventure.

Camp details by age:

  • Camp Safari - overnight camp for 8-12 year old boys and girls, located in Hunt, Texas. Since 1994, Safari Overnight Camp has been one of the most rewarding and dynamic summer camps in Texas. The camp mission is simple: provide kids with the opportunities to learn important life lessons through adventure, teamwork, and just pure fun! *Voted Texas Best Overnight Camp Program - Campsloop; Named “Texas’ Best Overnight Camp for 2018” by HappiFamli.

    • Safari I: July 15-20, 2019. 6 Days - $1,350

    • Safari II: July 22-27, 2019. 6 Days - $1,350

  • Camp Echo - overnight camp for 13-16 year old boys and girls, located in Rocksprings, Texas. With a focus on outdoor high adventure, teamwork and community service, Echo offers a life-changing experience that your teen will remember forever. The unique eight day camp provides unlimited opportunity for teens to learn, grow, and be a part of a 25 year tradition of excellence and experience. 

    • Echo I: June 11-19, 2019. 9 Days - $1,850

    • Echo II: June 22-30, 2019. 9 Days - $,1850

  • Camp Apex - expedition camp for 17-18 year old boys and girls, located in Lower Pecos River, Texas. Give a young person the opportunity to accomplish great things, in an environment that promotes leadership and courage and great things will happen. Kidventure is proud to offer APEX, their new “expedition style” camp for the oldest of campers. With Kidventure guides and counselors, a select group of 12 campers will kayak forty miles of the pristine Pecos River in West Texas.

    • Apex: Pecos River: June 22-26, 2019. 5 Days - $1,475

 

Rocky River Ranch

Camp details: Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country in Wimberley, Rocky River Ranch has been operating as a private summer camp for girls ages 7-14 since 1953. They are a residential summer camp offering three different session lengths and a wide variety of activities. All campers at Rocky River Ranch have four activity periods each day. The camper chooses the activities she wants to concentrate on for each week and attends the same class at the same time each day. Campers attending a two-week session may choose different activities the second week. Programs are fitted to the child, not the child to the program. All activities are closely supervised by Counselors and Instructors. 

Camp sessions: 

  • Session 1: June 2-7 (1 week)

  • Session 2: June 9-21 (2 weeks)

  • Session 3: June 23-July 2 (10 days)

  • Session 4: July 7-12 (1 week)

  • Session 5: July 14-26 (2 weeks)

  • Session 6: July 28-Aug 2 (1 week)

Location: 100 Flite Acres Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676

Session cost:
1-week - $1,075 | 10-day - $1,700 | 2-week - $2,150

 

Texas Adventure Camp - John Newcombe Tennis Ranch

Camp details: Get ready for an awesome week of exciting and adventurous fun! Located in the rolling hills of New Braunfels, Texas, their Adventure Camp is packed full of a variety of activities that will challenge each camper and create memories for a lifetime: 50 foot swings, canoeing through the rapids, a 450 foot zip line, rock climbing and rappelling, tubing on the river, an overnight campout to Enchanted Rock, low and high ropes activities, paintball, archery, compass courses and campfire, caving, pool party, a dance, Schlitterbahn water park, and much more await to push you to new heights during your week of Adventure Camp! Areas of personal growth will include communication and leadership skills, self-confidence, trust building, goal setting, perseverance, and decision-making skills. This week long, overnight, co-ed adventure camp is designed for girls and boys ages 9 - 17. Camps begin on Sunday afternoon and conclude on Saturday.

2019 session dates:

  • June 2 - June 8

  • June 30 - July 6

  • July 28 - August 3

Location: 325 Mission Valley Road, New Braunfels, TX 78132

Cost: The cost is $850 per camp week.

 

YMCA Twin Lakes Overnight Camp

Details: YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is offering week-long overnight sessions (six in total) in addition to their regular day camp schedule. While a week may not seem that long in the grand scheme of things, their themed overnight camps have the power to not only change the course of a summer, but help kids develop in positive ways that can last a lifetime. In a world where kids spend more and more time inside playing video games or surfing the Internet, it’s becoming increasingly important for them to have opportunities to unplug and spend time outside. Doing so helps cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to better physical and emotional health and higher achievement. That’s what a week at Camp Twin Lakes is all about. All activities at Camp Twin Lakes are led by trained staff members who always have your child’s well-being at heart. For example, all water sports are led by YMCA-certified lifeguards and trained support staff, while the high ropes course is supervised by their high-ropes-certified staff. More than just fun ways to spend a summer day, all activities serve to reinforce core values and strengthen relationships between campers and staff.

Camp details by session and cost:

  • Overnight Camp (weekly sessions): June 9 – July 27

    • 6 sessions; 6 days, Monday – Sunday

    • Boys and girls, ages 7-16

    • Cabins with Bathrooms and A/C

    • Cost:

      • Y Family Members: $674

      • Non-Members: $749

  • Mini Overnight Camp (2 nights): June 5-7, June 30-July 2, & July 5-6

    • 3 sessions

    • Boys and girls, ages 7-16

    • All the fun as an Overnight Camp, just shorter!

    • Cost:

      • Y Family Members: $384

      • Non-Members: $408

Location: North, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Specialty Camps

ATX Kids Club

Details: Kids gain self confidence by learning how to explore their own city through urban adventures with their community partner, CapMetro. Through these adventures, ATX Kids Club shows kids that Austin is truly accessible to all. Kids will also explore the history and beauty of the Texas Hill Country with guided van excursions. Through these experiences, ATX Kids Club provides campers with a sense of self, sense of place, and sense of adventure. Each week of summer camp they explore different locations based around a theme. They also include weekly visits to Art Park at Symphony Square, Kids Camp Movie, Nature Walks, Splash Pads, libraries, and parks. 

Available dates & hours: May 28-Aug 16, 2019, 8:30am-5pm. Extended care available from 8am-6pm for $75/week, per child. 15% sibling discount. Theme weeks include Nature Week; Mixed Themes; Art Week; Texas Week; Diversity Week; and Business Week. Please check the website for details.

Location: Four convenient drop off/pick up locations - VIC Mathias Shores/Auditorium Shores (900 W. Riverside Drive, 78704), Garrison Park (6001 Manchaca Road, 78745), Mueller Park (4550 Mueller Blvd, 78723), & Pease Park (1518 Parkway, 78705).

Cost: $325/week.

CampGEN Summer Camps 2019

Details: Girls Empowerment Network's summer day camp, CampGEN, serves girls entering 3rd-8th grades. CampGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during weeklong 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!

Camp sessions:

  • CampGEN- Part 1: “Own My Power,” June 17th-21st (M-F, 8:15am-4pm) 

    • This camp is focused on building confidence and self-love. Girls will explore stress management, identity, self-compassion, and body positivity.

  •  CampGEN- Part 2:  “Use My Power,” July 15th-19th (M-F, 8:15am-4pm)

    • This camp is focused on using that confidence to advocate for self and others. Girls will explore confident communication, advocacy, healthy friendships, and values.

Location: Downtown Austin, 901 Trinity Street, Austin, 78701

Cost: $330 per session. Drop off begins at 8:15am (camp starts at 9am) and attendees must be picked up by 4pm, with 5pm pickup available for a $60 weekly fee, or $15 a day per child. Daily snacks will be provided, but Lunch will NOT be provided, girls must bring a sack lunch.  

Green Gate Farms Summer Camp

Details: For more than 10 years, parents have been asking Green Gate River Farm to host camp and they are finally ready! Join in for their inaugural weeklong Summer Camps at their River Farm. At this beautiful rural retreat, your children will enjoy all the farm programming Green Gate Farms are known for – such as harvesting and cooking farm fresh meals, caring for livestock (rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, ducks) and helping the farmers. Campers will also enjoy:

  • Exploring woods along the Colorado River at the farm’s edge

  • Fishing

  • Climbing trees

  • Birdwatching

  • Making flower bouquets

  • Learning how to whistle

  • Building a treehouse

  • Setting up a campsite, cooking over a campfire

  • Art

  • Archery 

  • Volleyball, soccer, and other group games

  • Learning from area experts about nature and sustainability

Available dates & hours: June 17-21 (ages 8-15) and June 24-28 (ages 5-10). Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Before and aftercare available for $15 per hour. Camp is held rain or shine.

Location: 156 Howard Lane, Bastrop 78602. Carpooling will be facilitated. They are working to provide group rides/carpooling to/from central Austin, available for a small fee. Details will be posted online.

Cost: Current CSA Members - $350 per camper, $325 per sibling. Non-Farm Members - $400 per camper, $375 per sibling.

Moolah U Kids Business Camp

Details: This kids business camp is the most exciting and hands-on way to get kids “Money Smart.” In just one week, your child will create a real business, make a real product, and sell it for real money. And they get to KEEP the money they make. The exciting experience gives them a tangible perspective of how money works and the true value of how to use it to make more money (rather than just spending it all!). Watch your child develop professional skills in leadership and personal accountability in just a few days. Ages 8-16.

Camp Details by Location:

  • June 17-21 and July 15-19, 9am-3:30pm: Moolah U Teen Camp at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St., Austin, 78701). $370.

  • June 10-14, 9am-3:30pm: Moolah U Youth Camp at Casa Chapala - 183 & Burnet (9041 Research Blvd #100, Austin, 78758). $345.

  • June 3-7 and Aug 5-9, 9am-3:30pm: Moolah U Youth Camp at La Madeleine - Sunset Valley (5493 Brodie Ln, Austin, 78745). $345.

  • June 24-28, 9am-3:30pm: Moolah U Youth Camp at Mangia Pizza (12001 Burnet Rd, Austin, 78758). $345.

  • July 8-12, July 29-Aug 2, & Aug 12-16, 9am-3:30pm: Moolah U Youth Camp at St Edward's University (3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, 78704). $345.

Roving Learners Camp: Summer of Splash!

Details: A Traveling, Experiential Learning, Hands-On School for ages 5-15. Monday-Thursday will be spent exploring swimming holes around Central Texas. Count on lots of hiking and swimming. Fridays will often be spent playing water games at home base in South Austin. Roving Learners has a small bus and a 14 person passenger van used to get around the city and surrounding area. Swimming holes include: Barton Pool; Krause Springs; Hamilton Pool; San Gabriel; River/Dinosaur Tracks; Mueller Pool; Barton Creek; Deep Eddy Pool; Secret Beach; McKinney Falls; Georgetown Blue Hole; Blanco River; Aquarena Springs; and Creek Hiking.

Camp dates & hours: Summer 2019, except May 27-31, July 1-5, and August 12-16, 8am-5pm, M-F.

Location: Home base, 405 Academy Dr., Austin, 78704.

Cost: Weekly commitment is $275; monthly commitment is $1,000.

Specialty Camp Guides

*Also, check out these great guides for free & scholarship camps, as well as a special needs recreation and camp guide:

Happy Summer!

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