2016 Austin Summer Camp Guide

The kids will be out of school for summer break in no time! Get a head start on planning out their camp schedule with the 2016 Austin Summer Camp Guide.



American Robotics Academy

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American Robotics Academy aims to excite, inspire, and motivate children about the importance of robotics technology. Our hands-on classes offer an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering design, helping children understand “how things work.” Held in a friendly, sports-like atmosphere, students work in age-appropriate teams and learn how to design, build and test remote-controlled miniature robots. We use simple, motorized machines – all made from LEGO® bricks! – to demonstrate mechanical movements and other effects.

Dates: June 6 through August 5, 2016


North West Austin: Live Oaks Unitarian Church, 78613

North Austin: The Magellan International School, 78757; Deerpark Elementary, 78729

Central Austin: Highland Park Baptist Church, 78731; Zilker Elementary, 78704

Round Rock: Great Oaks Elementary, 78681; Blackland Praire Elementary, 78665

South Austin:  Menchaca Elementary, 78748

Cost: Full day $300.00; Half day $165.00

Website: http://www.roboticsacademy.com/schedules-austin_summer.html

Contact: 512-844-2724

Art Amore

Art Amore Summer Camps are a chance for young artists to submerge themselves into creativity. Each camp has its own unique theme that will allow us to explore art ideas, techniques and concepts in different and fun ways. Like our classes, our summer camps strike a balance between learning technique and developing the creative spirit. Camps are designed for a wide age range with multiple experienced instructors on hand. Each camp will end with a canvas masterpiece incorporating what we have learned throughout the week.

Dates: Art Amore holds week long art camps all summer long from June through August.

Location: Art Amore, 6507 Jester Blvd., Suite 107, Austin

Cost: Camps range from $190 with multiple discounts available.

Website: www.artamoreaustin.com

Contact: artamoreaustin@gmail.com

The Austin Artery

The Artery is a fine arts camp that focuses on process over product, encouraging each child’s creativity and unique voice to shine through their work. The artery has weekly themes of puppets, theatre, art & math, art & nature, fiber arts to provide children with exposure to a variety of fine arts. Campers are encouraged to explore big ideas and make real world connections. This cap is on the beautiful campus of Four Seasons Community school were children can spend plenty of time in shaded outdoor areas.

Dates: Summer – Weekly through June, July and August

Location: Four Season’s Community School, 3909 Adelphi in Northwest Austin

Cost: $200-$250

Website: www.theaustinartery.com

Contact:  512-968-4315

Austin Children’s Theater

Calling all creative, comical, and charismatic kids! Join us for weeks of artistic fun! Dabble in theater and story-telling, art and music and performance. Or spend the days sharpening your acting skills as you work towards the goal of putting on a fully produced play or mini musical! Invite family and friends to the final performance. Make ‘em laugh and make ‘em cry as you show off your talents.

Location(s): June Camps: 616 Lavaca, in the heart of downtown! Late July and August Camps: 10401 Anderson Mill Rd #113

Cost: $395 (DISCOUNT of 50% OFF when you register online: Final Tuition of $197.50!)

Dates: Immersed in Art: June 6-10, June 13-17 and August 1-5, Original Play Project: June 20-24 and July 25-29, Original Mini Musical Project: August 8-12

Website: http://www.austinchildrenstheater.org/camps/oneweek

Contact: (512) 927-6633

Austin Sailboat Rentals Spring and Summer Sailing Camps

It’s Austin Sailboat Rentals fourth year at teaching both boys and girls how to sail or sail better, and we’re offering spring and summer sailing camps this year on two beautiful lakes, Lake Austin at the Walsh Boat Landing and Lake Travis at Bob Wentz Park. Camps have a certified US Sailing instructor, certified lifeguard, and one counselor per five camper ratio, so your kids are not only going to learn how to sail the right way, they are going to be safe, while having a whole lot of fun!

Dates: Spring Break, March 14-18; Summer Camps: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; June 27- July 1; July 4-8; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5; August 8-12; August 15-19, 2016

Locations: Lake Austin, Walsh Boat Landing, 1600 Scenic Drive, Austin and Lake Travis, Bob Wentz Park, 7714 Comanche Trail, Austin

Cost: $375 weekly ($20 Discount for Multiple Sessions and Siblings)

Website: http://austinsailboatrentals.com/home/kids/sailing-camps/

Contact: 512-431-1894 or ginny@austinsail.com

Austin Scottish Rite Theater Summer Camp


Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s summer camps offer week-long exploration of various performance topics: Acting, Music, Dancing, Puppetry, Shakespeare, and Stage Combat. At week’s end, campers will present a showcase performance on the historic Scottish Rite Theater stage.


Actors Up! Weeklong Camp, Age 5 – Grade 4, 6/27 through 7/1, 7/25 through 7/29

Battle Up! Stage Combat Camp, Ages 10-18, 7/18 through 7/22

Dancers Up! Weeklong Camp, Age 5 – Grade 4, 7/18 through 7/22, 7/25 through 7/29

Music Up! with Mr Johnny’s Kids Club Performance Camp!, Age 6 – Grade 6, June 27 through July 1, July 11 through July 15

Puppets Up! Weeklong Camp, Age 5 – Grade 4, 7/11 through 7/15, 8/1 through 8/5

Shake Up! with ImprovEd Shakespeare Two-week Session, Grades 3 – 7, July 25 through 8/5 (excluding weekends)

Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater ,207 W. 18th Street, Austin

Cost: One-Week Camp: $250, Two-Week Camp: $500

Website: http://scottishritetheater.org/education/

Contact: info@scottishritetheater.org

Ballet Austin Summer Camps for Kids

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Imagination in Motion Camp, ages 4-8—Adventure Under the Sea or A Wildlife Safari Bring your imagination and let’s put it in motion! The Adventure Under the Sea Camp takes kids on an underwater journey as they dive into a world of jellyfish, dolphins, octopi, and turtles. And The Wildlife Safari takes kids on a journey through jungles, deserts, and forests as they discover many exciting animals of the wild.

The Broadway Kids Camp, ages 5-10—Broadway Favorites or Disney Favorites The Broadway Kids, is a fun-filled week discovering the many aspects of musical theatre. Children will learn kid-friendly choreography and favorite songs from well-known Broadway musicals including Broadway Favorites or Disney Kids on Broadway.

A Dance Discoveries Camp, ages 5-10 — Tchaikovsky Classics The Dance Discoveries Tchaikovsky Classics Camp is designed to give children the opportunity to discover dance and movement, create visual arts and learn about famed ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

The Broadway Experience, ages 10-14 — Musical Theater The Broadway Experience focuses on the ins and outs of musical theatre with a grand finale showcase. This camp will include improvisation, theatrical games, learning lines, and plenty of singing and dancing, all wrapped around the music of iconic Broadway shows!

Dates: June 13–17, 20–24, August 1–5, 8–12, and 15–19

Location: Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd Street, Austin

Cost: $175–$280

Website: https://balletaustin.org/kidscamps

Contact: 512.501.8704

Discount: $25 off any kids camp with the promo code BACamp2016

Camp in Motion

The experience includes sports, friends and fun in an inclusive environment. Campers participate in individual and group activities with Dell Children’s pediatric physical and occupational therapists and YMCA program staff.

Sports, music, dance, martial arts, daily pool and water activities, and more! End of camp award ceremony. Camp in Motion is designed for kids ages 7-21 with cerebral palsy or other similar neurological diagnoses.

Cost is $765 per week, which can be submitted to most health insurance plans. Also note that scholarships are available.

Dates: June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 18-22

Location: Southwest Family YMCA, 6219 Oakclaire Dr., Austin

Cost: $765 per week but we bill campers insurance to help with tuition

Website: https://www.dellchildrens.net/camp-in-motion/

Contact: vmartin@austinymca.org

Coach Z Basketball Camps

The Coach Z Basketball Camp is hosted by Coach Zenarae Antoine (Coach Z), the head coach of the Texas State Women’s Basketball team. There are a variety of camps for all ages and skill levels, from Pre-K to 12th grade. All camps provide the opportunity for young girls and boys to learn basketball skills, be competitive, and have FUN!

June 13-16, 2016 – Individual Skills Camp (Grades 3-12): 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ($240)
June 11-12, 2016 – Elite Camp (Grades 9-12): Overnight ($200-Commuter; $225-Overnight)
June 20-24, 2016 – Junior Camp (Grades Pre-K-2): 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ($150)
June 20-24, 2016 – Individual Training Clinics (Grades 6-12): 3-4 p.m./4-5 p.m./5-6 p.m./6-7 p.m. ($30/hour)

*Sibling discount available: $50 off each additional sibling camper

Location: Strahan Coliseum (Texas State University), San Marcos, TX

Website: http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/txstate.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/2/19/Camp_2016.pdf?id=4217

Contact: Abigail Whitling, 512-245-6019 or abi.whitling@txstate.edu

The Contemporary Austin – Art School

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At The Contemporary Austin Art School, summer is filled with almost 200 art classes for every age from preschool to high school and college prep. Our professional faculty help budding artists of all interests and levels enhance their perceptual and technical skills while enjoying the beautiful, lakeside 14-acres of Laguna Gloria. Students marvel at native plant and wildlife species that call Laguna Gloria home and find inspiration from contemporary sculptures by artists from around the world.

In half-day, week-long morning and afternoon classes, our faculty take advantage of the nature and art at Laguna Gloria as subject matter and inspiration. This year’s offerings include drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, claymation, and mosaics, to name just a few. We are especially proud to bring back Creativity Camp: New World Kids, an innovative two-week immersive experience where children ages 5-6 playfully learn the “Sensory Alphabet” to expand their creativity and discover a new way of looking at the world. New this year are special classes for teens in woodworking, metalworking, and printmaking.

Location: The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street, Austin

Cost: Varies per class. Please visit our website for details. Museum member discounts available.

Dates: Weekly camps June 6-August 19

Website: www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/artschool

Contact: 512-323-6380

Creative Action Summer Camps


Creative Action Summer Camps are among the most popular in Austin! That’s because our camps are not just fun; they also offer children, ages 5-14, our summer enrichment curriculum based on Creative Action’s 4C principles of creative youth development. We aspire for our campers to be Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders.

Whether your child is a quiet, “behind the scenes” player or an outgoing, “center stage” star, there is a place in every camp to nurture their skills and talents! Join us this spring break or summer for full-day camps like Game On!, Movie Magic, Broadway or Bust, Tastes of Texas, and Art Avant-Garde. Campers will work with professional artists on weekly projects that include film, mural-making, writing, podcasting, comics, gardening, cooking, dancing, and singing. Each week has a different theme sure to keep your child engaged and excited about coming to camp.

Dates: Spring Break, March 14th – 18th; Summer Camps, June 6 – August 5 with new themes each week


East: Center for Creative Action, 2921 E 17th Street, Bldg B, Austin

North Central: First Cumberland Presbyterian, 6800 Woodrow Avenue, Austin

West: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3525 Bee Cave Road, Austin

Cost: $275-$495

Website: http://creativeaction.org/camps

Contact: 512-447-8773

Creative Side Jewelry Academy Young Metalsmiths Summer Camps


Creative Side Jewelry Academy, the top jewelry crafting and metalsmithing school in central Texas, is now offering week-long Summer Camps (ages 10-15). These camps will provide a safe and creative environment where teens have the opportunity to learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques using copper, brass and silver. The class is led by professional artist and educator. Under her guidance, students will increase fine motor skills while learning to make sculptural jewelry pieces. They will learn sawing, riveting, filing, hammering, drilling and finishing skills, and much more. Students will create multiple pieces throughout the week and be encouraged to develop their own design skills.

We have two different camps to offer this summer. The first happens in June, called The Torch, which will cover projects such as rings, a pendant in precious metal clay, a saw and pierced cuff, and riveted jewelry. The second is in July: All About Stones! Learn several stone setting techniques to create a ring, bracelet, and pendants.

The Creative Side family is excited and honored to open up this world of jewelry making and these ancient techniques to your budding artisan. The gratification the students receive after creating their own design from start to finish is irreplaceable. Creative Side will host an end of the week art show to be named and set up by the kids where parents and family will be invited to join us at the end of the day on Friday to meet the instructors, new friends and view their artwork on display. These kid-focused summer camps are open to ages 10-15. Metalsmithing and jewelry crafting takes a certain set of skills, level of maturity, and ability to focus and take instruction.

Dates: June 20-24, M-F, 9am -1pm; July 18-22, M-F, 9am -1pm

Location: Creative Side Jewelry Academy, 321 W. Ben White, #204 Austin

Cost: $345 all materials included

Website: http://www.creativeside.org/classes/youth

Contact: 512-799-0731; info@creativeside.org

Fantastic Magic Camp


Fantastic Magic Camp – Teaching life skills and confidence through Magic, Juggling, and Puppets to kids ages 5 through 12 in Austin, TX since 1993. Imagine a place where… Kids discover their unique inner Magic through learning magic tricks. Campers are surrounded by people both young and old who recognize and embrace that uniqueness. A shy little girl learns to express herself through the actions of a puppet. Both the timid and adventuresome discover that they can master things they never dreamt they could do, like making cards appear out of thin air, balancing on stilts and riding a unicycle. Children get to engage in robust physical activity and games without ever worrying if someone will pick them to be on a team. Every day is filled with fun, laughter and lots of surprises. Everyone makes friends and learns to care for each other, because nothing else makes sense. …that is Fantastic Magic Camp, where, after nearly a quarter century, we continue to work Magic with kids!


Spring Break Day Camp: March 14-18, (one week)

Summer Day Camps: June 6 -10, 2016 (one week); June 13-24 (two weeks);  June 27 – July 8 (two weeks); July 11-22 (two weeks); July 25 – August 5 (two weeks); August 8 -19 (two weeks)

Winter Break Day Camp: December 26-30, 2016 (one week)

Location: Journey IFC, 7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin

Cost: $275 for 1 week camps; $550 for 2 week camps

Discount: 10% off if using discount code LIVEMOM16. Sibling and multiple session discounts also available and calculated automatically when registering!

Website: www.magiccamp.com

Contact: info@magiccamp.com

Girls Empowerment Network CampGEN

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Girls Empowerment Network’s summer day camp, campGEN, serves girls in grades 4-8. campGEN girls participate in fun, interactive workshops during week-long 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 20-24: Calm, Cool & Creative- The camp will explore different ways to overcome stress, anxiety and daily pressures. Girls will learn the importance of self-expression and self-care. Activities include yoga, art and craft projects, healthy cooking, writing, storytelling and games.

July 11-15: Strong, Bold & Assertive- This camp will help girls find their strength and inner confidence. Girls will lean how to project a confident attitude and assert themselves when the time is right. Activities include role plays and skits, a fun community advocacy project and lots of games!

July 25-29: Relate, Motivate & Celebrate- This camp is all about celebrating our differences and discovering our identity! Girls will learn about self- awareness, the importance of diversity and different cultures across the world. Activities include arts and crafts, guest speakers and special surprises.

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (drop off begins at 8:30) *Aftercare available until 5pm for $50 per week. Lunch will NOT be provided – girls must bring a sack lunch. Daily snacks will be provided.

Dates: June 20-24; July 11-15; July 25-29

Location: 4001 Speedway, Austin

Cost: $300

Website: www.girlsempowermentnetwork.org

Contact: blair@genaustin.org

Kids With Pens


“Don’t just dream of a whole new world. Write one.” For beginning writers, budding novelists, or aspiring screenwriters, Kids With Pens offers week-long creative writing camps led by published authors. Each day includes innovative and inspiring writing prompts and lessons on the fundamentals of storytelling. Campers will craft stories, poems and plays, all while learning splendiferous new vocabulary words. They will share their work with one another, strengthening presentation skills and boosting confidence. All campers will be published on the Kids With Pens blog at the end of the summer, allowing them to brag to their friends that they are published authors!

Kids With Pens workshops are led by professional writers, including the founder, Carolyn Cohagan, whose novel The Lost Children was chosen to be part of the Scholastic Book Club in 2011 and was nominated for a Massachusetts Children’s Book Award in 2014.

Dates: One week camps (M-F) from 9am – noon, June­ – August

Location: Multiple Austin-area locations

Cost: $200

Website: www.kidswithpens.org

Contact: Carolyn@kidswithpens.org

Nike Yoga Camps for Kids at The Little Yoga House


The Little Yoga House hosts Austin’s first Nike Yoga Camp for Kids! The Little Yoga House has provided an encouraging yoga environment to Austin’s local youth since 2010. Co-founders Abby Nagler and An Dang bring high-energy and backgrounds in kids yoga instruction to educate youth on yoga’s athletic benefits through fun sequences, crafts, and games.

Open to kids of all skill levels and abilities, camp will focus on a specific theme each day and cover a wide range of activities from basic pose sequences, yoga games and team building exercises, strength and conditioning techniques, discussions on sport injury prevention, nutrition and stress management and more!


– Encouraging, individualized instruction from The Little Yoga House founders, An and Abby
– Curriculum tailored for kids with guidance from Leah Kim, Nike Global Yoga Ambassador
– Two 45-minute daily yoga practices to enhance campers strength and flexibility
– Non-physical yoga related activities including journaling and games to help build self-confidence
– Yoga related discussions benefiting stress related issues that come with school and sports
– Each camper will receive a Nike Yoga Camp T-shirt and fun prizes!

Location: The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway Austin, TX 78703

Dates: Kids Camp (Ages 5-8): June 13-16; Pre-Teen Camp (Ages 9-12): July 18-21

Cost: $195

Website: Nike Yoga Camps at the Little Yoga House

Contact: yoga@ussportscamps.com | 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226)

Orpheus Academy of Music

Experience the joy of music making in small groups with experienced, friendly teachers. Students engage in many different activities which build rhythm, pitch, reading music and more. Students are broken into small groups by age and ability where they can build musical friendships and joyfully learn to communicate through the beauty of music.

Dates: World Music July 20-24; July 18-22 Music From the Inside Out June 20-24; Broadway June 27 – Jul 1; Choir June 27 – Jul 1, July 25-29; Intro to Percussion July 18-22, July 25-29; Intro to Violin, August 8-12; Intro to Guitar August 8-12, 15-19

Location: 3918-C Far West Blvd., Austin

Cost: $300

Website: www.orpheusacademy.com

Contact: 512-231-8999

Parkour Summer Camp – BAM Academy



Parkour: BAM Academy Parkour Camp is a 5 day SUMMER camp in Austin where your kids get to experience our dynamic Parkour Space. Your kids will not only have fun but will also learn the safety behind getting over, down and up obstacles, with some acrobatic skills and awesome parkour games and challenges thrown in.

Light Saber: With our Lucas-certified Light Saber coach, we will teach you from making and brandishing your Light Saber to showing the ways of the force. Come to BAM Academy to learn Jedi fighting forms and choreography from the movies. This is a must do camp in Austin!

American Girl: Pack your American Girl Doll and accessories and come to the fun-filled American Girl Doll Camps. Don’t have an American Girl Doll? Don’t worry! Any 18″ doll will do. These fun camps for 5-11 year olds will explore the experience of American girls from colonial times to the present through crafting, games, and theatre! We will be learning history through games, stories, crafts, and lots of cooking. Victorian tea party and demonstration on what they learned on Friday.

Harry Potter: Campers will be immersed in the fictional world of Harry Potter. They’ll start off by being sorted into one of four houses. During this magical week students will experience Potions Making, Potter Production, Charms, Muggle Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Quidditch and plenty of games that will give them chances to earn points for their houses. Who will win the House Cup?


Parkour Camps: March 14-18th, June 6th-10th, June 13th-17th, July 11th-15th, July 18th-22nd, August 1st-5th

Light Saber Camp: July 18th-22nd

American Girl Camp: June 13 – 17, July 11 – July 15, July 25 – July 29

Harry Potter Camp: June 20 – June 24 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: 8222 N. Lamar Blvd Ste F54 Ausitn, TX 78753; 113 Industrial Blvd, C-1, Austin, 78745

Cost: $350

Discount: Mention this ad for 10% off!

Website: www.thebamacademy.com

Contact: 512-992-1546

Patricia’s Table Culinary Camps

Expand your child’s mind and taste buds this summer with our deliciously fun week-long cooking camps. Our hands-on cooking camps combine culinary techniques, locally-grown foods, and fresh flavors as we create sweet and savory recipes from scratch. Younger chefs will focus on kitchen basics while older chefs will learn more advanced culinary techniques. Games, challenges, crafts and gardening will be incorporated to spice up each camp. Our professional team of culinary instructors and assistants will help create a memorable experience for your chef! Ages 3-teen.

Dates: Week-long, half-day camps starting May 23rd and ending August 26th

Location: 1510 W 35th Street Cutoff, Austin

Cost: $275 4-day camp, $335 5-day camp, $360 challenge camp

Website: http://patriciastable.com

Contact: Patricia@patriciastable.com

Round Rock Express Baseball Camps

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The Round Rock Express baseball camps offer big-league quality instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball. Express baseball camps range in ages and offer opportunities for all skill levels. We pride ourselves on providing high-level baseball instruction from knowledgeable and experienced coaches. Express camps aim to develop the complete ballplayer by not only focusing on the physical skill sets, but leadership and mental skills as well. Leading the staff is former Alvin Community College Head Coach Bryan Alexander, who is entering his 2nd year with the Express after coaching college baseball for 22 years. Other coaches include Cedar Ridge Head Coach Daryl Reeves and Laredo United Head Coach JJ Gomez who serve as lead instructors and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Express camps. Former MLB pitchers Travis Driskill and Brian Gordon round out our outstanding staff. Express camps also partner with the A-C-E Mentoring Program, which gives local high school baseball players the opportunity to further develop their skills on the field while at the same time serving the great community of Round Rock as mentors at our camps.

Dates: Session 1: June 13-16; Session 2: June 27-30; Session 3: July 11-14; Session 4: July 25-28

Location: Dell Diamond 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock

Cost: $200-$500

Website: www.roundrockexpress.com

Contact: camps@rrexpress.com

Safari Champ Summer Camp

Fun weekly themes include animals, science, pottery, music and more! Healthy snacks are included and lunch is available for purchase at an additional cost. Perfect for ages 3 and up. Part time: 8am–Noon or 1–5pm;  Full time: 8am–5:30pm.

Dates: June 6 – August 19

Location: 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd #200, Round Rock

Cost: $130-$315

Website: safarichamp.com/camps.html

Contact: 512-828-0000 or safarichamp.com

The Scholar Ship


The Scholar Ship is a science lab and toy store for kids ages 4-12.  Our goal is to build on a child’s fascination with the unknown, using familiar, fun, hands-on activities to inspire them to think creatively about the world around them, and to lay a foundation for lifelong love of science, technology, engineering, and math.  The Scholar Ship weekly camps will focus on a new area of science, working towards mastery of the subject by week’s end. Snacks, drinks and take-home kits are included in cost.

Dates: Weekly camps beginning June 13 – August 22

Location: 6001 W. Parmer Lane, # 390, Austin

Cost: $225

Website: http://www.thescholarship.rocks/pages/camps

Contact: 512-382-7543; Email atxscholars@gmail.com.

School of Rock Summer Camps

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Our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We use Rock ‘n Roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys, culminating in an awesome live show on the final day! Our camps cater to rockers aged 6 – 18 of all levels of experience – from beginners who are brand new to their instrument through to more experienced rockers with some experience under their studded belts.

Our 2016 Summer camps are: 

Rookies – 1 week camp for 6-8 year old beginners, exploring all rock&roll instruments in a band-inspired format
Rock 101 – 1 week camp for beginner rockstars learning all elements of playing in a band
Songwriting Camp – 1 week focused on learning how to write your own music for intermediate/ advanced, ends with recording of your own track!
R(E)volution of Metal – 1 week Performance camp for intermediate/ advanced.
Rock Gods – 2 week Performance camp for intermediate/ advanced
Blues: The Roots of Rock & Roll – 1 week Performance camp for intermediate/ advanced.

For more details and to enroll, check out the “Camps” section on our website austin.schoolofrock.com


Rock 101 (Session 1) – 6 June to 10 June (show on 10 June)

R(E)volution of Metal – 13 June to 17 June (show on 17 June)

Songwriting Camp – 20 June to 24

June Rookies – 27 June to 1 July Rock 101 (Session 2) – 11 July to 15 July (show on 15 July)

Rock Gods – 18 July to 29 July (show on July 30)

Blues: The Roots of Rock & Roll – 15 August to 19 August (show on 19 August)

Location: School of Rock – 2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 138, Austin, TX, 78757

Cost: $550 – $1100 (before discount)

Website: austin.schoolofrock.com

Contact: (512) 670-2360; Email: austin@schoolofrock.com

Discount: Enroll before April 1 and receive 20% off full price. One week camps normally $550, $440 with discount. Two week camps normally $1100, $880 with discount.

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp

How many of us wonder if we could have been really great at some type of craft or skill, given an earlier start? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the rare opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely known. It is amazing what new things a child can learn when you take away the distractions of modern technology and put them in a room with a skilled teacher. All of our hands-on activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village. Campers are transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies, and a simpler way of life. Campers work with their hands to create useful tools and learn skills essential to daily living in the Renaissance. No modern entertainment devices are available and our campers never even realize they’ve left them behind.

Dates: Session 1, July 5-11; Session 2, July 12-18; Session 3, July 19-25. Grown Up Summer Camp, July 31- Aug 2

Location: 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade

Cost: Tuition per child per week: $795. Your $300 deposit is due with the camper’s application, and the balance is due by May 31st. Multiple discounts available.

Website: www.sherwoodforestsummercamp.com

Contact: Teach@sherwoodforestfaire.com


 Spanish Enrichment Camp

Offering fun summer Spanish Enrichment classes! In these classes children will acquire Spanish vocabulary, conversational and reading skills, and pronunciation through engaging and exciting activities. Daily lessons include: singing, movement, speaking, hands-on games, student-teacher interaction, and more! The program is divided into stimulating weekly units – students can join at any time and at any level!

Dates: Monday – Thursday from 1-4 pm

Week 1: June 6- June 9th
Week 2: June 13- June 16th
Week 3: June 20- June 24th
Week 4: June 27- June 30th

Location: Oak Hill Elementary School, 6101 Patton Ranch Road, Austin

Cost: $150 per week

Website: https://spanishschool.wufoo.com/forms/agot-spanish

Contact:   Rachel.Grabel@AustinISD.org or Araceli.Hart@AustinISD.org


Sportball teaches the basics of Sports in a fun and creative way! o What a fantastic experience for a child! Available in full-day sessions as well as morning or afternoon half-day sessions. Sportball camps focus on the eight core Sportball sports including hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football as well as arts and crafts, snack time, stories, music, co-operative games and theme days. Camps are run indoors and outdoors, depending on the location and weather.

Dates: Spring Break week; Summer, May 30th – August 26th, Monday-Friday

Locations: West Austin Youth Association, Lakeway Activity Center, Steiner Ranch, Clay Madsen Recreation Center, Magellan International School

Cost: $190

Website: www.sportball.us

Contact: austin_info@sportball.us

Summer Spark

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At Summer Spark day camps, your 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.

Each week at Summer Spark features a different challenge which provides the opportunity to boost the 3Cs – creative problem solving, collaboration, and confidence. Whether designing a rollercoaster for a marble or building a car from recycled materials, campers apply creativity as they innovate, collaborate with peers in search of solutions, and gain confidence as they learn from set-backs. Summer Spark days are a careful balance between individual and group activity, and time for relaxation, reflection, and play. See what our families have to say: http://www.yelp.com/biz/summer-spark-austin.

Dates: Weekly sessions are available June 6th through August 12th from 8:30am – 3:30pm with extended hours from 7:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Zilker Elementary, 1900 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin

Cost: $300

Website: www.summerspark.com

Contact: kaylie@summerspark.com

Synergy Summer Dance Camps

Students will enjoy daily dance, arts, crafts, tumbling, games and theatre activities. Our camps are taught by professional, experience staff and divided up by age and experience.


June 6-10 Taylor Swift, age 4.5-11, 10am – 3:00pm

June 13-17 Dancer Boot Camp age 7-17, 12:30-5:30pm;

June 20-24 Recreational Jazz/Hip Hop, age 7-14, 12:30-5:30pm;

June 20-24 Fairy Wonderland Preschool, age 3-5, 9-12pm

June 27-July 1 Frozen School Age Age 4.5-10,  10-3pm

July 11-15 Frozen Preschool Age 3-5 9-12pm

July 11-15 Jazz Intensive, age 7-17, 12:30-5:30pm;

July 18-22 Triple Threat, age 7-11, 10am – 3:00pm;

July 18-22 Pop Star Party, age 4.5-11, 10am – 3:00pm

July 25-29 Recreational Summer Dance Intensive, age 7-14, 10am – 3:00pm

Aug 1-5 Drill Team Intensive, age 11-17, 12:30-5:30pm

Aug 1-5 Happily Ever After Preschool, age 3-5, 9am – 12:00pm

Aug 8-12 The Descendants, age 4.5-11, 10am – 3:00pm

Location: Synergy Dance Studio, 3425 Bee Caves Road, Suite C1, Austin

Cost: $185-$275

Website: www.synergydancestudio.com/summer-dance-camp

Contact: 512-327-4130

TexARTS Performing and Visual Arts Camps

Half Day, Full Day or Mini Camps in Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Visual Arts, Dance and more! Create a rewarding summer with new sessions beginning weekly at TexARTS in Lakeway, Texas – the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts!

Dates: Spring Break, March 14-18; Summer Sessions begin June 6th, and new sessions begin each week through August 15th

Location: TexARTS Studios, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, Ste 160, Lakeway

Cost: $250-$1350

Website: www.tex-arts.org

Contact: heather@tex-arts.org




VentureLab is entrepreneurship education for kids. Our camps introduce students to entrepreneurship skills through specific technology topics such as video game design, maker skills, and more. Students learn what it means to extend their interests and passions outside the classroom as they solve real-world problems! Camps include Gamer, Maker, and Startup 101 and are available for children ages 5-13 (K-8).

Dates: June 20-24, June 27 – July 1, July 11-15

Location: Magellan International School 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin

Cost: $350

Website: http://venturelab.org/classes/

Contact: ben@venturelab.org

Discount: 50% off before & after care (normally $100 / week)

If you would like to include your camp in the 2016 Austin Summer Camp Guide, email Catherine@LiveMom.com for more information.

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