Club Pup Summer Camp is one of the more than 50 businesses in the Northwest Austin area offering a summer camp. (Courtesy Club Pup Summer Camp)

With summer rapidly approaching, parents looking for camps for their children have a number of options to choose from in the Northwest Austin area. This list is not comprehensive.


1. Abacus Brain Gym summer camps help students hone their math skills through brain training. Additional activities include logic puzzles and brain teasers.

Ages: 4-12

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: weekly rates: $195 (half day), $297 (full day)

8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 124, Austin


2. Badgerdog Creative Writing summer camps are led by professional writers and aim to inspire a love of reading and writing, strengthen literary skills, exercise creativity and foster friendships.

Ages: grades 3-12

Dates: June 6-Aug. 12; half-day three-week workshops; one- and two- week programs available online

Cost: $150-$525 a week

Multiple locations in Austin


3. Bluebonnet School’s 2022 summer camp will explore a variety of STEAM topics. Each session will have a theme, and activities include cooking, working with technology, sports and art projects.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: May 30-Aug. 17

Cost: TBD

Bluebonnet School of Canyon Creek, 10321 Boulder Lane, Austin; Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park, 3420 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park

512-219-5100, 512-331-9009

4. CodeWizardsHQ offers three-week summer classes as well as a weeklong Minecraft summer camp. Students will learn a variety of coding skills in Scratch, Python, Java, Minecraft and other software depending on the program.

Ages: 8-18 (classes), 11-18 (camp)

Dates: Classes: June 6-23, July 11-28, Aug. 8-25; Camp: May 30-June 3, June 27-July 1, July 5-9, Aug. 1-5

Cost: $447-$499 per session

11900 Jollyville Road, Austin


5. Coding with Kids offers a variety of summer camps based on a student’s interests and previous coding experience. Camps in the Northwest Austin area focus on Scratch, Python, Minecraft, Roblox, and robotics and electronics.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: June 6-Aug. 5

Cost: Starting at $319 per session

Northwest Hills UMC, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin

6. ESTEAM Learning Labs camps teach a variety of curriculum through fun activities. Campers use Legos to learn about engineering, robotics and art; make their own comic books and short-form video content; and more.

Ages: 5-14

Dates: May 31-June 3, Aug. 1-5, Aug. 8-12

Cost: $425-$475

Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin


7. Game Worlds summer camp attendees learn from game developers how to build their own video game. Developers help students bring their vision to life, teaching programming, design, business, audio and art. By the end of the week, the camper will have created and pitched a video game.

Ages: 8-18

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 12

Cost: $675 per week

7950 Anderson Square, Ste. 109, Austin


8. Idea Lab Kids offers STEAM camps on topics ranging from cooking, robotics, drones, 3D printing, art, coding, programming, movie production and engineering. Camp curriculum includes hands-on activities to teach science, math, critical thinking skills and imagination.

Ages: 5-13

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $375-$413 per week

8620 Burnet Road, Ste. 500, Austin


9. Mad Science & Crayola Imagine Arts Academy summer programs invite young scientists and artists to participate in a number of hands-on activities.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $320 per week

Various locations in Northwest Austin


10. Campers at Neuron Garage’s summer camp use a variety of recycled materials to build solutions to weekly challenges. Children cultivate a growth mindset through hands-on collaboration and meaningful discussions.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $340-$390 per week

Harmony School of Endeavor, 13415 RM 620, Austin; Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin; Ascent Acton, 5701 Cameron Road, Austin


11. At Parinama Academy, students can sharpen their skills in a variety of areas, including chess, public speaking, creative writing, Bollywood dance, spelling bee prep and geography bee prep. Camps will be offered in person and online.

Ages: 4-14

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $199-$324 per week

3109 Kenai Drive, Unit 103, Cedar Park


12. The Scholar Ship offers three different summer camp programs, including a gaming camp for kids interested in Minecraft; a Harry Potter camp focused around Legos and crafts; and a DIY camp in which campers will make Play-Doh, lip scrub, soap, tie dye and other products.

Ages: grades 1-6 (gaming), ages 6-12 (Harry Potter and DIY)

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 16

Cost: $250 (gaming) per week; $275 (Harry Potter and DIY) per week

6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 390, Austin


13. Thinkery camps use science, technology, engineering, art, math and imagination to explore a variety of new concepts, solve challenges and develop critical thinking skills. Camp themes for 2022 include the “Fantastic Human Machine”; “Once Upon a Design”; “Up, Up and Away”; and “Make It or Break It.”

Ages: grades pre-K-5

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 5

Cost: $350-$385 per week

1830 Simond Ave., Austin



14. Students are invited to unleash their creativity and take their skills to the next level at Art + Academy’s summer camp. The camp offers small groups, professional teachers and a combination of instruction and fun activities.

Ages: 5-17

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 5

Cost: $179-$330 per week

9308 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 200, Austin


15. Art Amore offers a variety of studio camps and excursion camps designed to showcase the artistic side of Austin. Artists will learn new skills and try new mediums either in the studio or other creative venues throughout the city.

Ages: 5-16 (depending on the camp)

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 5

Cost: $350-$590 per week

6507 Jester Blvd., Ste. 107, Austin


16. Art Camps at Cordovan Art School are tailored for creative kids of all skill levels. Cordovan offers more than 40 themed camps that use a variety of mixed media.

Ages: 5-16

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 19

Cost: Starting at $209 per week for half-day camps

8108 Mesa Drive, Ste. B-102, Austin


17. Dancers Workshop offers both a summer camp and summer dance intensives. Summer camp themes are “Cinderella”, “Frozen”, “Encanto”, “Mermaids” and “Belle.” Meanwhile, dance intensives focus on acrobatics, movement, technique and drill prep.

Ages: 3-9 (summer camps), grades 1-12 (intensives)

Dates: Camps: June 6-10, June 20-24, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5; Intensives: June 7-9, June 13-16, June 20-23, July 5-7, July 11-14, July 18-21, Aug. 1-4

Cost: $100-$435 per week

11150 Research Blvd., Ste. 205, Austin


18. Each week Joyce Willet School of Dance summer camps revolve around a theme, and campers learn a routine, play games and make crafts related to that theme. Themes for 2022 camps include Disney’s “Encanto” and cool moves, hip-hop and break dancing.

Ages: 4-10

Dates: weekly June 6-July 1, July 11-29

Cost: $250 (half day), $400 (full day) per week

12593 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin


19. KidsActing camps teach students how to sing, act and play through performing arts. Summer 2022 productions include “Legally Blonde” and “Frankenstein,” while other camps explore epic adventures and music from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Ages: 3-19

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 12

Cost: $285-$1,425 per week

Various locations in Austin


20. School of Rock summer camps are for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals. Session themes include Rock 101; ’80s movie classics; songwriting; intro to instruments, music theory and appreciation; 21st century modern rock; and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll.

Ages: 5-18

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $275-$550 per week

2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 138, Austin


21. At Young Rembrandts 2022 summer camp, children will be taught to draw using a methodology designed to improve perception, visualization and organization skills. Alongside the step-by-step drawing instructions, students will expand their art vocabulary and knowledge of art history.

Ages: 6-12, 7-12, 7-13 (depending on the camp)

Dates: May 31-June 3, June 13-17, July 11-15, July 18-22, Aug. 8-12

Cost: $195-$515 per week

Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin; Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin


22. Summer camps at Zach Theatre teach acting, creative drama, dance, film, improvisation and musical theater, including some of the most popular musicals and broadway shows.

Ages: 6 months-18 years

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 11

Cost: starting at $275 per week

Zach Theatre North, 14010 N. US 183, Ste. 540, Austin



23. Anderson Mill Limited District summer camps give children the opportunity to swim, play recreational games and express their creativity through a craft each day. Camps aim to be exciting, fun and educational.

Ages: 5-11 (must have completed kindergarten)

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $195 (district residents), $210 (nonresidents) per week

11500 El Salido Parkway, Austin


24. At Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area’s 2022 Great Futures Summer Camp, attendees will explore culture, history and people of the world through hands-on and age-appropriate STEM, fine arts, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership activities.

Ages: 5-18

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: Price varies, scholarship opportunities available

Various locations in Austin


25. Camp Doublecreek’s activity-based day camp includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, horseback riding, dancing, a ropes challenge course, paintball and laser tag.

Ages: 4-14

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: starting at $435 per week

800 Doublecreek Drive, Round Rock; various drop-off/pickup locations throughout Austin


26. Camp Fire’s Camp Balcones offers four unique theme weeks during which campers will explore nature, identify plants and animals, and take part in unstructured play.

Ages: 6-14

Dates: weekly June 6-July 29

Cost: $400 per week, scholarships available

Multiple locations throughout Austin


27. At Club Z camp, participants will have two swim days per week, one park day or day with in-house activities, and two days of field trips with outings to places such as Typhoon Texas, bowling, Mt. Playmore and the movies.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly May 23-Aug. 19

Cost: $165 per week

12741 N. US 183, Ste. 200, Austin


28. Club Pup Summer Camp at Hearts and Paws offers campers the opportunity to train their own dogs or borrow a dog to train. Attendees will learn about dog behavior, breeds, agility, tricks, grooming and manners through games.

Ages: 9-16

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 5

Cost: $425 per week

13291 Pond Springs Road, Austin


29. Country Home Learning Center camps feature arts and crafts, cooking, science experiences and trips to local water parks or indoor playgrounds. Themed activities correspond to each camp theme.

Ages: 6-13

Dates: TBD

Cost: $430 for two weeks

13120 N. US 183, Austin


30. Fantastic Magic Camp aims to teach participants life skills and confidence through magic tricks, juggling and puppets.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $350 (one week), $695 (two weeks)

7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin; 13609 N. I-35, Austin


31. Quarries Camp features a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and games, as well as field trips.

Ages: students entering 1st-6th grades

Dates: weekly May 31-July 29

Cost: $65 per day, $285 per week

11400 N. MoPac, Austin


32. Triumphant Love Lutheran Church offers two summer camp options. At Camp Hope, children explore Bible stories through hands-on activities, including worship, snacks, art, STEM, drama and music. Child Development Center Day Camp explores topics such as dinosaurs, traveling, critters, messy crafts, robots, space, construction and fantasy.

Ages: 4 years old-6th grade (Camp Hope), ages 3-8 (CDC Day Camp)

Dates: July 11-15 (Camp Hope), weekly June 13-July 28 (CDC Day Camp)

Cost: $200 per week

9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin


33. At Wet & Wild Adventure Camp, students go on water and swimming-related outings daily, including trips to swimming pools, water parks, amusement parks, swimming holes, lakes and rivers.

Ages: 9-15

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $370-$460 per week

Drop-off/pickup locations: 2008 Enfield Road, Austin; 6100 Westcreek Drive, Austin


34. YMCA of Austin offers various camps to choose from, including kinder, themed camps, sports, Camp Moody and infant/preschool camps.

Ages: Infant-13 years

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 5, June 13-Aug. 12, June 6-Aug. 4 (depending on camp)

Cost: $208-$300 per week, financial assistance available

North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin; Northwest Family YMCA, 5807 McNeil Drive, Austin

512-973-9622, 512-335-9622


35. At Aim & Focus Karate summer camps, students will practice martial arts through games, activities, field trips and karate classes.

Ages: elementary-aged students

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: TBD

8516 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 100, Austin


36. Coaches and mentors at All-Star Sports Camp at SoccerZone Lakeline enjoy teaching soccer, basketball, dodgeball, capture the flag, volleyball, whiffle ball, board games and other activities.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 19

Cost: $200 (half day), $320 (full day) per week

920 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park


37. At ATA Martial Arts camp, kids will participate in martial arts classes taught by black belt instructors. Each week will focus on a different theme and includes arts and crafts to spark a child’s imagination, and free time to make friends and build social skills.

Ages: 6-12

Dates: May 31-June 3, June 20-July 1, Aug. 1-5

Cost: starting at $375 per week

7300 Hart Lane, Austin


38. At ATX Ballers, a basketball summer camp, coaches will teach students fundamental skills and lead games and scrimmages. All skill levels are welcome, and students will be grouped by age and skill level.

Ages: grades pre-K-8

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $140-$260 per week

Various locations throughout Austin


39. Austin Ninjas’ weeklong camps including ninja course obstacles, games and team-building activities.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $350 per week

6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 430, Austin


40. Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a four-day camp for boys and girls that focuses on all aspects of basketball: shooting, ball handling, offense, defense and position breakdown drills.

Ages: grades 2-11

Dates: June 6-Aug. 4

Cost: $249 per week

Various locations throughout Austin


41. Camp Jump has gymnastics, arts and crafts, games, special guests, open play and zen time.

Ages: 3-10

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $240-$300 (half day), $350 (full day) per week

2117 W. Anderson Lane, Austin


42. Let your player channel their energy and passion for soccer at Challenger International Soccer Camp. Industry experts have crafted an approach that uses methodologies from around the world to reflect the global nature of the sport today.

Ages: 3-14

Dates: June 20-24, July 25-29

Cost: $120 (tiny-tykes), $160 (half-day) per week

Pillow Elementary School, 3025 Crosscreek Drive, Austin

512-371-3655 (North Austin Soccer Alliance)

43. Chaparral Ice offers two summer camps. At Camp Avalanche, campers have daily skating lessons, park play, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Quest ATX wakeboard park. Campers at Camp de Champs improve their figure skating skills with two lessons a day, arts and crafts, and off-ice training and figure skating discussions.

Ages: 5-13

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $350 per week

2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin


44. KidStrong Brain + Body camps focus on brain, physical and social-emotional development. Camps reinforce developmental skills like confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills and good sportsmanship through a variety of engaging activities.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: weekly May 31-Aug. 12

Cost: $249 per week

13776 US 183, Ste. 107, Austin


45. At Lonestar Elite Technical Clinics, campers develop soccer skills, build social skills and learn the game with an experienced, nationally licensed staff. Each day engages different topics for every level of player with a variety of activities designed to improve technical proficiency and enjoyment of the game of soccer.

Ages: 6-14

Dates: weekly June 6-Aug. 12

Cost: $200 (junior camp), $250 (select camp) per week

13455 Briarwick Drive, Austin; various locations throughout Austin


46. Magic Basketball Camps are designed to enhance the game of participants of all skill levels. Professional coaches focus on accurate shooting mechanics, creating your own offense, shot selection, skill position work, ball handling, passing and explosiveness training.

Ages: grades K-8

Dates: June 6-8; June 27-29; July 18-20; July 25-27

Cost: $135 weekly per camp

Locations in North Austin, Cedar Park and Westlake


47. Sweat Athletics Youth Strength and Conditioning Summer Program offers students a six-week introduction to health and wellness. Camp activities are designed to get kids moving and keep them active.

Ages: grades 5-12

Dates: June 6-July 14, July 18-Aug. 26

Cost: $230 per camp

12129 RM 620, Ste. 590, Austin


48. Campers at Switch Willo Stables will have lesson time with a group of four riders, barn walks to meet and learn about horses, instruction in tacking up, grooming, care, and parts of the horse and tack. The camp also offers arts and crafts, water activities, outdoor games and indoor games.

Ages: 6-13

Dates: weekly May 30-Aug. 12

Cost: $475 per week

4829 Switch Willo, Austin


49. Tiger Rock Martial Arts offers a skills camp, a full-day camp and extended care. Campers learn a variety of martial arts and will take scheduled field trips.

Ages: 5-12

Dates: weekly June-August

Cost: $99-$224 per week

12112 N. RM 620, Austin


50. Tri-Star Equestrian teaches campers how to groom and handle horses, practicing on miniature horses and small ponies. Every day begins with a barn lesson that supports the development of social skills, self-discipline and respect along with horsemanship.

Ages: 6-14

Dates: weekly June 6-July 29

Cost: $300 per week

6648 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin


51. Waterloo Swimming offers two half-day swim camps. The Swim Safety camp focuses on water safety and awareness, teaching open water and survival swimming. At Sharks and Mermaids camps, participants have an immersive ocean experience. Both camps include swim lessons, recreational swim and structured activities.

Ages: incoming first graders and older

Dates: Weekly June 6-July 1, July 11-29

Cost: $45 (drop-in as available), $160 (per week)

12332 N. RM 620, Austin; 3200 W. Anderson Lane, Austin


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