Twenty-One Days Until Thanksgiving Break?! Check Out Enriched Family's Roundup of Fall Break Camps

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Many school districts around Austin will be taking a full week break for Thanksgiving for the first time this year, rather than the traditional two to three days. This includes, for example, Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD, and Round Rock ISD. For many parents, in order to balance work and family responsibilities, this means filling in the week with some camp options.

In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a list of camps offering sessions during thanksgiving week. In my experience, fall and winter break camps tend to be a bit harder to find, especially for little ones, and often do not cover the full school break. I have tried to include camps in different areas in or near Austin, with a variety of price points, a few options for littles, and have focused on including camps that provide as much coverage as possible.

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.

North 

Camp name: Cordovan Art School Fall Break Art Camps - Register in Round Rock | Georgetown | or Cedar Park

Details: M-W, November 19-21st. You can choose between 1, 2, or 3 days, with the option of enrolling in half or full days. Camp themes include Holiday Plate & Ornaments; Pencil Pastel Watercolor & Beyond; Anime Holiday; Christmas Out of Clay; Candyland Christmas; and Fall Festival. Click the links above to register for the location closest to you and for details about the dates and times of the respective camp themes. No age limit noted.

Cost: Two, half day sessions (9-12 or 1-4): $84; three, half day sessions: $118; four, half day sessions=2 day camp: $138; full, three day art camp from 9am-4pm: $144; 3-day extended care from 7:30am-6pm: additional $36.

Camp name: Zach Theatre Thanksgiving Break Camps

Area: ZACH North is located at 12129 Ranch Road 620 North Suite 310, 78750

Details by camp:

  • Broadway Kids: Moana | Kindergarten to Grade 2 | November 19-21, 2018

    • This class is an active and fun introduction to the world of Broadway musicals. Students act, sing, and dance while learning famous material from Moana. $250 for the three-day camp from 9am-4pm. Extended Care is available from 8:30-9:00 AM and 4:00-5:30 PM for an additional fee of $20 each (AM care and PM care).

  • Hogwarts: Triwizard Tournament | Grades 3-5 | November 19-21, 2018

    • Students dive into in the world of Harry Potter and sort into houses, visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and tour the school grounds, preparing for the Triwizard Tournament. This camp does not end with a camp demonstration. $250 for the three-day camp from 9am-4pm. Extended Care is available from 8:30-9:00 AM and 4:00-5:30 PM for an additional fee of $20 each (AM care and PM care). 

Camp name: YMCA of Greater Williamson County - Holiday Camps

Area: Full and half day camps during Thanksgiving break in Round Rock and Cedar Park

Details by camp:

  • Cedar Park (204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613) - Camp Twin Lakes Holiday Camp: M-W, November 19th-21st from 7am-6:30pm

    • Sign up for all three days or just one! Cost is $40/day (Full Member) or $50/day (Basic Member)

  • Round Rock

    • Chasco Gymnastics Camp Weekly Rate (1812 N Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664): M T W F, Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018 from 8am-12pm

      • Half day, weekly rate is $72 (Full Member) or $112 (Basic Member)

    • Chasco Multisport Camp Weekly Rate (1812 N Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664): M T W F, Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018 from 8am-12pm

      • Half day, weekly rate is $72 (Full Member) or $112 (Basic Member)

    • Day Camp-Chasco, 3y potty trained-7yr (1812 N Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664): M T W F, Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018 from 8am-12pm

      • Half day, weekly rate is $72 (Full Member) or $112 (Basic Member)

      • Cost for just Friday, 23rd, half-day camp from 8am-noon is $25 (Full Member) or $35 (Basic Member)

    • Day Camp-Chasco, 8y-12yr (1812 N Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664): M T W F, Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018 from 8am-12pm

      • Half day, weekly rate is $72 (Full Member) or $112 (Basic Member)

      • Cost for just Friday, 23rd, half-day camp from 8am-noon is $25 (Full Member) or $35 (Basic Member)

    • YMCA Thanksgiving Holiday Camp (1812 N Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664): W, Nov 21st from 7am-5pm

      • Cost for the one day camp is $45

Central 

Camp name: Camp Fun Brain Austin

Area: AHB Community School in Hyde Park (4001 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751)

Details: “Turkey mini,” Thanksgiving break mini session - fun and creativity at AHB Community School. Come for a day or for the full session- either way it will be turkey-tastic! Crafts, great stories, and a daily STEAM project.

Available dates: November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: Grades PreK-5th

Hours: Drop off at 8-9am; pick up at 3:30-4pm

Cost: $165 for the three-day camp session or $60 per day

Camp name: The Coder School

Area: Central Austin (3616 Far West Blvd #109, Austin, TX 78731)

Details: Games Are Awesome - Using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create new and classic games! Aimed at newbie and novice coders.

Available dates: November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: 8-10

Hours: 9am-3pm

Cost: $175 for the three-day camp (They are currently offering an early-bird discount of $50 off for a limited time only; regular camp cost is $225).

Camp name: Crenshaw Athletic Club Thanksgiving Camp

Area: Central Austin (5000 Fairview Drive, Austin, Texas 78731)

Details: Crenshaw’s is offering a fun-filled program for Kindergarten through 5th graders whose parents are looking for all day activities during the Thanksgiving break. Activities include Gymnastics, Tumbling, Outdoor Fun, Trampoline, Bars, Beam, Rings, Fun Games, Arts & Craft, Recreational Swim, Computer Lab, movies, and much more! There will be no refunds for Thanksgiving Camp.

Available dates: M-T, November 19th & 20th, 2018

Camper ages: K-5th grades

Hours: 7:30am-6pm (Planned activites are from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Cost: $90 for the two-day camp

Camp name: Move Your Tale & Excused Absence Comedy - Thanksgiving Break Kids Camp

Area: Central Austin (ColdTowne Theater at 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78751)

Details: Move Your Tale provides applied improv for youth, families and educators! This two day camp invites elementary school students to create an original, improvised show to be performed at 4pm on November 20. Taught by some of Austin’s most experienced and talented comics. All levels welcome.

Available dates: M-T, November 19th & 20th, 2018

Camper ages: Ages 5 to 10

Hours: 9am to 4pm; extended care available

Cost: $120 for the two-day camp

Camp name: Sportball Thanksgiving Multi-Sport Outdoor Camp

Area: Central, west Austin (West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX 78703) - This camp will be held on Brumley Field.

Details: Multi-Sport classes keep children moving and engaged and send them home with new skills from different sports. These well-rounded classes provide an amazing foundation for a lifetime of active living bundling a variety of sports.

Available dates: M-W and F, November 19-21st & 23rd, 2018

Camper ages: Ages 3-8

Hours: 9am to 1pm

Cost: $210 for the four, half-day camp sessions; individual, half-day sessions (9am-1pm) can be purchased for $60/each

Camp name: Zach Theatre Thanksgiving Break Camps

Area: ZACH Downtown is located at 202 South Lamar Austin, TX 78704

Details by camp:

  • Broadway Kids: Moana | Kindergarten to Grade 2 | November 19-21, 2018

    • This class is an active and fun introduction to the world of Broadway musicals. Students act, sing, and dance while learning famous material from Moana. $250 for the three-day camp from 9am-4pm. Extended Care is available from 8:30-9:00 AM and 4:00-5:30 PM for an additional fee of $20 each (AM care and PM care).

  • Hogwarts: Triwizard Tournament | Grades 3-5 | November 19-21, 2018

    • Students dive into in the world of Harry Potter and sort into houses, visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and tour the school grounds, preparing for the Triwizard Tournament. This camp does not end with a camp demonstration. $250 for the three-day camp from 9am-4pm. Extended Care is available from 8:30-9:00 AM and 4:00-5:30 PM for an additional fee of $20 each (AM care and PM care). 

South

Camp name: Austin Sports Academy Thanksgiving Soccer Camp

Area: SW; 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Details: Austin Sports Academy is the perfect place to keep your kids moving and entertained leading up to that Thanksgiving Feast! Camps are planned to be full of skill-based activities to keep kids active, engaged and unplugged. Sign up for a full day, half day, or single day camp.

Available dates: November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: Boys and girls ages 5-14 years old

Hours: 8am-5pm (full day); 8am-noon (half days)

Cost: $215 for three full-days; $145 for three half-days; single full day camp is $75; and a single half day camp is $50

Camp name: Sportball Thanksgiving Multi-Sport Indoor Camp

Area: SW Austin-Lakeway (Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734).

Details: Multi-Sport classes keep children moving and engaged and send them home with new skills from different sports. These well-rounded classes provide an amazing foundation for a lifetime of active living bundling a variety of sports.

Available dates: M-W, November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: Ages 3-8

Hours: 9am to 12pm

Cost: $135 for the three, half-day camp sessions; individual, half-day sessions (9am-12pm) can be purchased for $45/each

Camp name: Turkey Art Camp at ArtBarn Texas

Area: SW; 14284 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641

Details: Get your cooking or early Holiday shopping done, or just take a break while your kiddos are having fun and being creative.

  • 12 x12 canvas and wood painting

  • Kiln fired clay

  • Printmaking

  • Watercolor & Paper Art

  • Glow in the Dark Spin Art

Available dates: November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: At a minimum students should be at least 6 years old and have completed kindergarten.

Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $240 for the three-day session; Check website for sibling coupon codes 

East

Camp name: Austin Tinkering School - Thanksgiving Break Mini Camp

Area: East, Austin Tinkering School (1122 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78702)

Details: Austin Tinkering School is a Makerspace in East Austin that offers classes, camps, workshops, birthday parties, and events for kids AND adults.  Come learn, make, play, explore, invent, craft, innovate, and be inspired! Send your kids in for 3 days of tinkering and fun projects before Thanksgiving!

Available dates: M-W, November 19th-21st, 2018

Camper ages: 5-10

Hours: 9am-1pm

Cost: $165 for the three-day session

Camp name: kidsActing - Thanksgiving Break - Triple Threat, Adventures in Acting Camps

Area: East Central Austin - Center Stage Theatre, kidsActing's Main Campus (Near UT/Mueller), 2826 Real Street, Austin, TX 78722

Details: When School is OUT, kidsActing are IN with Fun-filled camps! Sing, dance, act, play theatre games, enjoy face painting, and have a blast with crafts and the performing arts! 

Themes: Trolls (Ages 5-12) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Ages 6-13)

Available dates: November 19-21

Camper ages: 5-13

Hours: M-W, 8:30am-5:00pm

Cost: 3-Day School Break Camps Camp:  $120 deposit + $120 due two weeks prior to start of camp or $215 paid in full.

*kidsActing received the Austin Family Magazine 2017 Readers' Poll Favorites Award, the Austin Chronicle Best of Austin Hall of Fame, and the Nurture my Child 2017 Best Camp Award

Drop-in Care

Name: Kid Spa

Areas: North location - Avery Ranch/Parmer Lane and South location - Circle C/Slaughter Lane

Available dates: Open every day of the week, except Sundays (closed Thanksgiving Day)

Ages: 18 months to 12 years old

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. (7:30am-10:00pm); Fridays (7:30am-12:30am); Saturdays (9:00am-12:30am)

Cost: $9.00/hour (reduced rate special offered when purchasing blocks of hours). Rate is per child, but time may be shared within a family. There is a one-time registration fee of $30 per family. Registration required for first time visit.     

*2013-2017 Austin Family Magazine Readers' Poll Favorite Award for Best Drop-in Center and voted Best Drop-in Center in the 2011 Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll

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Best to you and yours and enjoy the fall holiday!

Esha/Enriched Family

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