2023 Austin Summer Camp Guide


Looking for an Austin area summer camp idea? We’re here to help!

Whether your kids are looking for outdoor excursions, time to make and create, acting lessons, STEAM, or simply time with friends this year, this 2023 Austin Summer Camp list will help make the experience great for everyone.

Here’s our 2023 Austin Summer Camp Guide!

Art Camps at Cordovan Art School

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Voted “Best Art Camps in Austin” year after year, Cordovan Art School provides over 40 fun weekly-themed art camps to choose from such as: Video Game Art, Super Heros and Villains, Fantasy Art, Space Art, Sea Life, Anime, Clay Creations and more. Kids will learn new skills in many different art mediums such as drawing, pastels, water color, clay, ceramics, and paper mache, to name a few. The measure of our success is in the smiling, happy faces of kids in a fun, friendly environment, enjoying their creativity and their imaginations!  Ages 5 to 16 / All Skill Levels / Half and Full Day Camps / Extended Care Available / Five Austin Locations: Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, NW Austin and Southwest Austin. Click here to learn how to live life in COLOR this Summer at Cordovan Art School!

The Art Garage

The Art Garage camp is engaging, creative, and instructive! Artists 5 to 15 years old will explore 10+ art mediums each week, build confidence, make new friends, and create awesome artwork! Mediums include clay, glass fusing, pottery, drawing, painting, fiber arts, paper mache, tie-dye, and more. Each camp has a unique theme that artwork is inspired by. Summer 2023 has brand new themes as well as fan favorites. Art Camp themes this Summer include: Mario Party, Hogwarts, Pokémon, Clay & Mixed Media, Slumber Party, Little Mermaids, Fairytales, Glass & Jewelry Arts, Aloha, and many more. Extended care available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info on the Art Garage camp and their locations here.

Austin Library

Each spring break and summer, Badgerdog hosts writing workshops for rising 3rd through 12th graders. These fun and challenging writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of reading, writing, and sharing their original work. Camps range from two to three weeks at several locations in Austin. Please visit the website for the full schedule.

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp

Austin’s premiere basketball camp, BPSC takes great pride in developing campers and teaching them how to shoot correctly. They strive to do this by providing an upbeat experience that provides positive competition while promoting self-esteem, repetition, team concepts, self-discipline, and most importantly FUN. More info can be found here.

Elite Summer Camps

The Elite University Summer Camp programs in Steiner Ranch include all the elements of a good ole Texas Summer! Hiking, horseback riding, team sports, gymnastics, archery, kayaking, and wake tubing are all the things kids love to do and make a great summer camp experience. At Elite U, they believe in getting out and having new experiences in nature. Get all the details here.

Mad Science

Mad Science & Crayola Imagine Arts Academy programs are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science and art activities for children ages 5 to 12. Your child will become a junior scientist or artist, having the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on adventures. Locations all over the Austin area! Camps are offered March 13 through 17 and May 30 through August 11. More info here.

Scottish Rite Theater

Austin Scottish Rite Theater is pleased to offer weekly summer camps in Acting, Puppetry, Stage Combat and Advanced Theater from June 5 to August 4, 2023. Campers spend their days with professional actors, and experienced teachers as they dive into the wonderful world of theater! Each class is unique to the participants and offers new and fun ways to learn a new skill or hone their craft. Complete details here.


Eight sports, One registration! Sportball offers exciting summer camps all over Austin for children ages 3 to 9 years old! Children can develop the skills and confidence to get in the game of basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, hockey, tennis, and golf! Their highly trained coaches break down skills into kid-sized bites of fun that promote the fundamentals and encourage teamwork. You can learn more here.


At TexARTS in Lakeway you’ll sing, dance, act, and create in our week-long summer camps! Whether you are there to play or train, they have the camp for you. Camps include: “Best Of” Musical Theatre, Christmas in July: A Holiday Dance Camp, Lights, Camera, Action: Acting for Camera, and many more! Multiple dates, age groups, and skill levels available. To learn more about all of the TexARTS camps available, please visit HERE.

Texas Ultimate Summer Camp

Texas Ultimate Summer Camp (TUSC) offers Ultimate Frisbee sports camp for ages 8 to 18. All genders welcome! Half-day, full-day, and over night options available. Unique divisions for player age and skill level. Session A is happening June 12 through 16 at St. Stephen’s School. Session B is happening June 19 through 23 at St. Edward’s University. Sign up here.

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

Feature photo via TexARTS.