Austin Summer Camp Guide

Summer is quickly approaching, which means now is the time to start thinking about your kiddo’s summer plans. Austin has dozens of summer activities ranging from an afternoon of fun to day camp and even sleep-away camp. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite local summer camp programs to keep your kids happy and engaged this summer.

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Earth Native Wilderness School

This unique outdoor nature camp gets kids outside exploring, connecting, and learning old school style. Earth Native taps into innate child’s passions to inspire learning and outdoor play that leads to adventure and deep longterm connections to the outdoors. The day camp offers two locations at McKinney Falls State Park and Walnut Creek Metro Park. Older campers have the opportunity to learn survival skills at the overnight camp in Bastrop.

Ages 3.5-16.June 3-Aug. 9. $275, day camp; $595, overnight camp. McKinney Falls State Park; Walnut Creek Metro Park.www.earthnativeschool.com/summer-camps

Camp Trinity

Have multiple children with varying interests? At Camp Trinity, kids can choose from 18 engaging and adventurous camps, spanning every interest: STEAM, theme, adventure, sport, and design. The camp offers morning, afternoon, and full-day programs all of which utilize Trinity’s welcoming 21-acre campus nestled in West Lake Hills.

Ages 4-13. June 3-July 12. $225-260. Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Caves Rd.www.austintrinity.org/summer

Lone Star Leadership Academy

Gifted students develop their leadership skills while learning about the history and present of the great state of Texas through visits to museums and other historic sites. During camp, young leaders travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas sites.

Ages 9-14. June 2-Aug. 2. $945. 16000 RR 12, Wimberley.www.educationinaction.org

Camp Fire at Camp Balcones

Camp Fire’s Summer STEM  day camp sparks curiosity and inspires learning. This program offers campers the opportunity to hike, swim, learn archery, and discover nature. Each week features a different STEM theme including Week of Wings, Camping 101, Shark Week, and more. Transportation is available if scheduled in advance.

Ages 6-14. June 14-July 26. $350. Emma Long Park, 1600 City Park Rd, 512/349-2111. www.camp-fire.org

Summer is a great opportunity for kids to explore Austin’s surrounding nature and historical destinations, get creative, and continue learning new and exciting things. New to the Austin area and looking for your dream home? Call Roxan Coffman Properties today.