- April 2, 2024

Your Guide To The Best Austin Summer Camps 2024


Looking for an Austin area summer camp idea? We’re here to help! Whether your kids are looking for outdoor excursions, acting, sports, STEAM, or simply time with friends, this 2024 Austin Summer Camps list will help make the experience great for everyone.

Here’s our 2024 Austin Summer Camps Guide!

Creator Camp

Creator Camp offers a dynamic and engaging environment for young creatives aged 6 to 13 to dive into the world of digital creativity and technology. The program is structured around a series of workshops focusing on a wide array of topics including Lego & Clay Animation, Hollywood Filmmaking, YouTube Content Creation, Music & Beats Production, and various aspects of game development like Roblox Mastery, Minecraft Engineering, and 3D Game Development. These hands-on sessions are designed to inspire, educate, and empower students by providing them with the tools and knowledge to express their creativity through various digital platforms. Scheduled across multiple weeks and locations, the camp caters to a diverse group of participants, aiming to nurture the next generation of digital creators and tech innovators. Click here for more info on all camps!

Camp Fire Central Texas

Explore, learn, and grow with Camp Balcones. Camp Fire’s Summer Camp is Austin’s premier urban nature and science day camp that sparks curiosity and inspires learning in kids ages 6 –through 14 years old while preventing summer learning loss. Each week features a nature or science theme in addition to traditional camp activities like swimming, hiking, archery, canoeing, crafts, creative expression, and other fun-filled activities. Camp Balcones has four unique weekly STEAM-based themes which incorporate hands-on, project-based activities. Your child will explore nature, identify plants and animals, and have fun with unstructured play in a safe environment with new friends and camp instructors. Full details here.

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp

BPSC is a four day shooting intense basketball camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid. He has taken those camps with his combined playing experience at UT and created an upbeat, positive experience for Austin area youth.  All camps include 32 hours of instruction, which is approximately the same amount of time as a month of practice in Middle School or a full season of a youth league. An average camper shoots over 1,000 shots over four days at BPSC. The 10:1 camper to coach ratio allows campers to develop skills in a small group. See the full camp schedule here.

Idea Lab Austin

IDEA Lab Kids provides STEAM-powered camps ranging from Cooking School, Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing, Art Studio, Coding, Programming, Movie Production, Engineering, and Science. At STEAM camps, participants will truly Rock Their Grey Matter! All camps feature our uniquely developed curricula that encourage and enable campers of all ages to learn through inquisitive hands-on activities utilizing science, math, critical thinking skills…and a great deal of IMAGINATION! Camps at IDEA Lab Kids provide tools for kids to engage in the complete design process from start to finish and learn through design-based learning methodology. Dates, prices, and more info here.

Mad Science

Mad Science & Imagine Arts Academy camps are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science, or art activities. Your child will become a junior scientist or artist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on adventures. They use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting projects. Learn more about Mad Science here.

Hoope Generation Summer Basketball Camps

Elevate your game and have serious fun this summer at Hoop Generation’s Basketball Camps! Designed for boys and girls in Grades K through 9, from beginner to intermediate skill levels, their camp promises serious fun and skill development. With early drop-off, late pick-up, themed weeks, giveaways, and professional videography, it’s a slam dunk opportunity! Learn all about full day and half day camp options here.

Elite University Summer Camps

Elite University Summer Camps is the best summer camp in Austin for ages 3 to 13! Summer Camps include: Horseback riding, archery, mixed media art, water sports, karate, weekly fun field trips, and much much more! Space is limited, Register Online TODAY!

Looking for more fun things to do this summer? Check out this bucket list!

Feature photo via Creator Camp.