Spring Break Camps

Spring Break for Austin-area schools is March 16-20, 2015. It’s a good idea to register early as the camps tend to fill up quickly!

Looking for even more camp options for the Summer of 2015? Download the Austin-area 2015 Camp Guide here.

Ashley’s Playhouse

Ashley’s Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Their magical facility, loving staff and extended hours make it the perfect summer solution for busy families! Ashley’s Playhouse has an indoor two-story treehouse, acting stage, interactive EyePlay system, cinema room, outdoor playground and daily arts & crafts projects to keep your kids entertained for an hour while your run errands or all day! So whether you need help in between camps, before or after camp, or just because the kids love playing there- Ashley’s Playhouse has you covered this spring break!
Location: 13343 N Hwy 183, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78750
Cost:  One time registration fee of $40 per family and then an hourly rate applies. Infants under 18mo-$12/hour; Children 18mo-12 years- $10/hour; Siblings are 40% off
Dates: Year round Mon.-Thur. 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-midnight, Sat. 8am-midnight
Phone Number: (512) 872-2755
Discount: 1⁄2 off registration and one free play hour per child on their first visit

Creative Side Jewelry Academy

Creative Side Jewelry Academy, the top jewelry crafting and metalsmithing school in central Texas, is now offering our Young Metalsmiths Programs for
ages 10-16 yrs old! The camps introduce the ancient craft of metal working to your budding artist. Classes are open to all skill levels, ages 10-16 and provide a safe and creative environment. Students learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques and get lots of great hands on experience at the jeweler’s bench. The camp is led by professional artist and educator Lindsay Hendricks. Under her guidance, students will increase fine motor skills while they learn sawing, riveting, filing, hammering, drilling, and much more! Students will create multiple pieces throughout the camp and be encouraged to develop their own designs. A kit with materials and a sketch book are included in class fees.

The Creative Side family is excited and honored to open up this world of jewelry making to our young metalsmiths! The gratification the students receive after creating their own design from start to finish is irreplaceable. Creative Side and the kids will host an art show at the end of camp where
parents and family will be invited to join us to meet the instructors, new friends, and view their artwork on display.
Location: 321 W. Ben White Blvd. #204
Cost: $165 – $385
Dates: Spring Break Camp Mon.-Wed., 3/16 – 3/18 10 a-1 p
Phone Number: 512-799-0731
Discount: $45 off camp tuition with coupon code KIDZ 2.

Fantastic Magic Camp

The most amazing, fun and unusual Day Camp in Austin, TX ! 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 new they could do, like juggling, balancing on stilts and riding a unicycle. 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!
Location: Highland Mall, Suite N, 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.
Cost:  One week camps $275, two week camps $550
Dates: Spring Break Day Camp: March 16, 2015 — March 20, 2015
Phone: 512-850-4677

Foodie Kids Cooking Camp

Spring Break Cooking Camps: Students will be making several different recipes each day of camp utilizing fresh local produce to make healthy, creative recipes and bake items to sell for a Bake Sale Event benefiting a kid-centric charity. Lunch included.
Location: 3818 Far West Blvd. Suite 107, Retail and Culinary Center
Cost: Spring Break 5 Day Camp -$250, Spring Break 1 Day Camp $60. Summer 4 Day Camps – $250
Dates:  Spring Break 5 Day Camp Mar 16-20 10am-1pm Ages 4-7 or 8 & older; Spring Break 1 Day Camps March 16,17,18,19 or 20 Ages 4-7 or 8 & older
Phone Number: 512-346-3333

Lonestar Premier Soccer Camp

Lonestar Premier Soccer Camps are designed around developing a player’s individual technique and love for the “beautiful” game in a fun, safe and challenging environment. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, speed and agility training and a daily World Cup tournament! Our experienced and nationally licensed staff, with an average of 15 years professional soccer coaching experience, provides an unmatched level of talent and enthusiasm for teaching your child the greatest game in the world.

Our coaching staff is from Spain, Argentina, England, Brazil, Scotland, Ireland, United States and Canada! Camps are open to U5-U12 boys and girls of all skill levels with first-class locations conveniently located throughout North, South and Central Austin, Taylor and Round Rock.
Locations: Soccer Zone Lakeline, Soccer Zone South, Town & Country, Papandrea Fields at Justin Lane, Milburn Park, Williamson County Regional Park, Slaughter Creek, Steiner Ranch – Westridge Park, Lonestar Taylor, Austin Indoor, Round Rock.
Cost: Spring Break $150
Dates: March 16 – 18

Safari Champ

Spend Spring Break on the wild side with our Safari Camp for kids ages 3 and over. Enjoy making Blue Bonnet Rock Candy, face painting, group games, the Austin Reptile Show, Wild Things Zoofari and so much more!
Location:  1400 E Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664
Cost: Full week (5 days), full-time for $250 (Reg. $335); Full week (5 days), part-time for $120 (Reg. $160); Daily rate, full-time for $50/day (Reg. $67/day);      Daily rate, part-time for $25/day (Reg. $32/day)AdvertisementDates: March 16th – March 20th
Phone Number: 512-828-0000
Discount: 25% on all rates

School of Rock: Little Wing

For Little Rockers aged 3-5 at WAYA. Camps include activities from School of Rock’s Little Wing program, special instruments to explore, music themed art projects and fun games.  A snack will be provided, please send packed lunch with student. The Little Wing program helps children understand concepts like rhythm and melody and introduce them to the language of music. Camps will feature movement games set to some of the most popular music from the like of The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Who and Queen and instructors will lead activities intended to spark creativity.
Little Wing offers real musical experiences that will encourage:

  • Exercising both short and long term musical memory, including kinetic memory
  • Understanding sound and silence, musical dynamics and song structure
  • Auditory focus and the development of great listening skills
  • Confidence through performance in front of/ with other kids

Little Wing Camps are fun and will foster a love for music in your child that will last a lifetime!
Location: West Austin Youth Association, 1314 Exposition Blvd 1
Cost: $250 per 5 day camp
Dates: 16 March 2015 – 20 March 2015
Phone Number: 512-518-6305


Sportball is an educationally based sports curriculum that allows children to explore and learn the skills of eight popular sports: soccer, baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, golf, and tennis. Using creative instruction and positive encouragement, our programs focus on the development of gross motor skills along with balance, strength, coordination, stamina, and timing. The equipment that we use is age appropriate and sized just right for the children in our programs. At Sportball your child will improve his or her kicking, footwork, throwing, catching, batting, dribbling, and scoring skills. Our goal is boost your child’s confidence and to instill a lifelong love of sports and athletics.
Locations: West Austin Youth Association, Steiner Ranch Community Center, Clay Madsen Recreation Center, Lakeway Activity Center,  Northwest Recreation Center
Cost: $150 – $180
Dates: Spring Break
Phone Number: 512-407-8814


TexARTS Summer Camps offer full-day, half-day and mini camps in dance, theatre, voice and visual arts. The year’s summer musical production will be “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” (June 8-25, with public performances June 19-22).  TexARTS will offer two theatre intensives – “The Cinderella Chronicles,” and “Puss In Boots.” The “Best of” camps allow students to learn songs, scenes and choreography from various Broadway shows including “Wicked,” “Frozen” and other kid friendly hits. Students ages 2 – 4 can take part in the fun by enrolling in a Mini Camp.
Location: 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Lakeway, TX 78734
Cost: Full Day Camp, M-F. 9am-5pm, – Fee $350 Half Day Camp M-F. 9am-1pm, – Fee $250; Extended Care 8-9am & 5-6pm @ $50/week
Date:  Spring Break Camp, March 16 – 20, 2015 – Best of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Theatre Camp
Phone Number: 512-852-9079
Discount: Enroll by Feb. 28, 2015 in a Full Day Camp and receive $35 off tuition. One discount per student.


Thinkery Camp programs provide a creative, safe and challenging environment for campers to expand their problem solving potential and have a whole lot of fun. Children in pre-k through 5th grade engage in playful learning experiences to develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment. Plus, each camper receives a cool Thinkery Camp t-shirt!
Thinkery camps offer hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as a platform for innovation. Each week-long program offers a variety of fun mental and physical challenges that activate campers’ creativity. Campers answer their questions of “how” and “why” through interactive experiences  designed to keep them exploring, creating and moving.
Camps are divided into three age groups (pre-k-k, 1st-2nd grade and 3-5th grade) to provide the most developmentally appropriate environment for them to learn, grow and play.We have designed our Thinkery camp themes to grow with our campers. For all camp themes, activities and content are differentiated for each age group. As campers get older they dive deeper into STEAM principles and tackle more complex challenges and materials.
Location: Thinkery at 1830 Simond Ave
Cost: $190-$360 per week
Date: Spring Break, March 16-20
Phone Number: 512-469-6201

Wanna Play

Wanna Play offers themed camps for kids ages 2 and up. You can enjoy the convenience of our drop-in care before or after camps hours, the kids will have fun making friends, and joining in on the many enrichment activities going on throughout the day. Camp activities include art, science experiments, and games as well as free play time in our Indoor Ballroom, Imagination Playground (life size blue blocks), Wii Dance, Video games and even a Movie! Bundles include snacks and a meal. Activities are designed for various ages and abilities. Security is a priority with fingerprint check-in and secured entry.
Locations: Wanna Play Lakeline, Near Lakeline Mall, 14010 N Hwy 183, Ste 535, Austin, 78717; Wanna Play Round Rock, Near Dell Diamond, 4500 E Palm Valley Blvd, Ste 100, Round Rock, 78665
Cost: Camp Bundles include snacks, lunch & crafts: Half Day $30, Full Day $50 as well as Full week and monthly options. Hourly drop-in rates: $8 hr for kids18 mos – 12 yrs,  $10 hr for infants up to 17 mos, $4 hr for Siblings
Date: Spring Break March 16-20, Summer Starts June 8
Phone Number: Lakeline 512-258-7529, Round Rock 512-341-7529
Discount: 10% Off One Week or One Month of Camp with registration

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