2017 Summer Camp Guide

It’s hard to believe it, but summer camp registrations are already opening up for Summer 2017! We have compiled a list of several types of fun local summer camps for your kiddos…including adventure and nature camps, sports and dance camps as well as learning and leadership camps. We hope you will find a great camp for your little ones to enjoy this summer and hope that it gives you a bit of a well-deserved mid-summer break!

Let us know if you’re a camp director and would like to be featured below. Our sponsored camps (featured below) supported the production of this 2017 guide and we are very thankful!

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Children’s Learning Adventure (CLA) offers the highest-quality infant, toddler, preschool and pre-kindergarten, before and after school, holiday and summer camp programs for ages six weeks to 13 years old. Children’s Learning Adventure’s STEAM-based curriculum ensures daily exposure to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through a multiple learning environments approach. In addition to a primary homeroom, CLA provides daily small group instruction in specialty classrooms to provide authentic learning activities. Students will apply the knowledge they learned in homeroom in specialty classrooms, such as practicing math skills by measuring ingredients in a culinary class.

Children’s Learning Adventure – Four Points/Steiner Ranch
8300 N. FM620
Austin, TX 78726

Children’s Learning Adventure – Cedar Park
1920 S. Lakeline Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Each week, campers will engage in lessons related to our Mad Summer Science theme packed with exciting activities, crafts, games, sports, field trips, and so much more! Mad Summer Science Camp is all-inclusive with no hidden fees! We also offer flexible scheduling so you only pay for the weeks your child attends!

T Bar M Camp

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Camp is one of the most lasting, rewarding experiences parents can give their children. At T Bar M, it builds self-esteem and gives kids a sense of independence all while growing their faith. From overnight camp for 1st through 11th graders, to Day Camp for K-5th graders, we love to give campers and families the experience of their lives.

We offer week-long sessions for 10 weeks of the summer starting May 28th. Make camp a priority and choose a week that works best for you! How you spend your summer is IMPORTANT. Your schedule fills quickly. Make Camp a priority today. Visit here for Dates and Availability.

Earth Native Wilderness School

Get your kids out into Nature this summer with Earth Native Wilderness School. Your kids will explore secret spots, track animals, play nature games, splash around in onion creek, and learn cool outdoor and wilderness survival skills! They’ll be having fun and learning a ton doing what kids are meant to be doing, playing and exploring outside. Day camps take place at the wonderful McKinney Falls State Park in Austin for ages 3 – 12, and overnight camps at our beautiful Bastrop campus for ages 9-16. Camps offered from June – August.

Extend-A-Care Kids

Looking for the perfect balance to your child’s summer day? Extend-A-Care for Kids Summer Day Camp provides children with two swim trips each week, a field trip each week, and a sports camps each morning.  Also brace yourself for the unique curriculum based on weekly themes from literature books. The curriculum offers children a constant source of new and interesting material and activities such as arts & crafts, cooking, painting, science, math and more! Register at www.eackids.org. M-F 7:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. $0-185/weekly. Multiple locations!

Fantastic Magic Camp

Teaching life skills and confidence through magic, juggling, and puppets to kids aged 5 to 12 in Austin, Texas, since 1993. Now featuring year round activities including Spring Camp (March 13 -17), and Summer Camps (June 5 – August 18). One week sessions are $295 and two week sessions are $590. Opening time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with optional Magic Camp Rehearsal Time from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Rehearsal Time is $75 for a the one week and $150 for the two week sessions.

Girl's Empowerment Network (GEN) Summer Camp

Girls Empowerment Network’s summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls in grades 4-8. 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!

June 26-30 – Calm, Cool & Creative; July 10-14- Strong, Bold & Assertive; July 24-28 Relate, Motivate & Celebrate

iD Tech Camps

This summer, your kids can explore a top campus, make friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more!

These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide and in the Austin area, including the University of Texas at Austin – Texas Hillel and St. Edward’s University. 

Get started today at www.iDTech.com or call (888)709-8324 and join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

Idea Lab Kids Camp

Idea Lab Kids is coming to Austin! Experience some of the best STEM camps in town! Each week is a unique experience that will keep you kids engaged, entertained, and excited. Camps include Robotics, 3D Printing, Specialty STEM focused camps, and a dash of cooking! Located in multiple areas of Austin, there is sure to be a camp near you! (Ages 4-7 & 8-12)

Mad Science Camp

Mad Science camps are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures and design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting projects. 9 different camp themes are available including robots, rockets, spy academy, camp eureka and more!  Mad Science has camp locations all over town.  Prices range from $160 – $325 per week – Register now: Pay Later!  Call 512-892-1143 for more details.

Orpheus Academy of Music

Music Camps at Orpheus Academy of Music provide a deep and wonderful experience for children of all ages and abilities. Some camps, like Broadway, World Music and Choir do not require prior music lesson experience.  Others do – click on each camp for a detailed description or please call the front desk at 512-231-8999.

Summer Spark


At Summer Spark day camps, children come alive as they engage in weekly creative problem solving challenges. With packed schedules, powerful media everywhere, and performance pressure on schools, we believe that a fundamental component of a strong foundation is missing in the lives of many children today. The ability to tackle a problem with no set solution – to think creatively and flexibly, to struggle, fail, and try again, to test, revise, and reiterate. At Summer Spark, we strive to fill this gap. We are all about physical experiments, purposeful tinkering, messy construction. Creativity Unplugged. The regular camp day (June – August) is from 9am – 3:30pm with the option for extended hours, located in downtown Austin and Westlake; $350/week; rising 1st – rising 6th grades.


YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

Camp in the heart of TX Hill Country only minutes from Austin. YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is THE popular Day Camp in Cedar Park hosting 600 campers per day. Join us in the Dining Hall and six Cabins as our 100 Overnight campers per week explore, play and make lifelong friends. Situated on 55 acres of park land featuring 2 lakes, the Wet Willie Water Slide, canoeing, kayaking, swim beach, Aqua Park, indoor pool, outdoor pool, archery range, paintball field, sports complex, covered pavilions and 3 indoor lodges.

The Overnight Campers will enjoy three nutritious meals a day, cabins with restrooms, shower and A/C plus a fantastic covered porch. Our themed Camp Sessions begin on Sunday and end on Friday afternoon. Mini sessions include day and overnight camp. Campers can disconnect from the virtual world and connect with friends while exploring the nature trails, doing new activities and push their limits all while under the safe and supportive care of our trained counselors.

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