It’s hard to believe the 2014/2015 school year has almost come to an end. This means one thing for most parents. You have to stop procrastinating and plan your summer. (Ouch!)
There are tons and tons of awesome summer camps for kids of all ages in the Lake Travis area, so in an effort to help you stay organized we’ve put together a handy Summer Camps Series.
Part 1 lists more than 60 different Art, Dance & Theater camps.
Part 2 includes Science, Hobbies & Sports camps. If you have little gamers or Jr. Imagineers, there’s a camp for that!
Although we’ve tried, we can’t possibly include every cool camp in the area. If we’ve missed one you love, please share it in the comments section on the Lake Travis Lifestyle Facebook page.
TexARTS – Does your kiddo have the acting bug? TexARTS offers exciting camps that focus on comedy and TV sitcom acting. Children explore improv, creative movement, write skits and perfect their comic timing.
Jedi Sword Mastering Camp: June 29-July 3
Comedy Camp: July 13-17
Create a Sitcom: July 27-31
Jedi Sword Mastering Camp: August 17-21
Puppeteering: August 17-21
Time: 1-5pm, Extended Care 5-6pm ($50)
Bee Cave Arts Foundation – This Summer Art Camp focuses on creative and fun ways for kiddos to explore the world of art. It emphasizes on experimentation, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. Classes are held at Bee Cave Sculpture Park behind Shops at the Galleria. Also, proceeds from this camp benefit the Bee Cave Arts Foundation.
Dates: June 15-19 or June 22-26
Time: 9am – 12noon / 1-4pm
Color Me Mine – Located in the Hill Country Galleria, Color Me Mine is offering amazing camps all summer long featuring painting, ceramics, canvas and more. From designing plaques to making ice cream bowls to lion mugs, your kiddos will have a blast getting their hands dirty in an artistic and creative way! You can choose to do the entire week or per workshop. Each week celebrates a different fun theme:
In The Garden – June 15-19
Lake Party – June 22-26
Snack Attack – July 6-10
Keep Austin Weird – July 13-17
Pan & Neverland – July 20-24
All About Texas – July 27-31
Luau/Under The Sea – August 3-7
Animal Crazy – August 10-14
Out of This World – August 17-21
Cost: $30 per workshop/$135 for the week
Lakeway Activity Center – The Lakeway Activity Center located at 105 Cross Creek in Lakeway offers lots of interactive and fun summer camps for kids of all ages. Their popular art programs with Suzanne King and Tiffani Paynter get rave reviews by students and parents alike. Perfect for your aspiring artist:
Multi-Media Art: June 22-26
Teen Multi-Media: June 22-25
Art Masters: July 6-10 * (6-12yrs)
Art around the World: July 27-31
Everything is Element: August 10-14* (6-12yrs)
Watercolor Techniques on Silk: August 17-21
Teen Watercolor on Silk: August 17-21
Ages: 5-10 & 12-15
Times: 9am-12noon, 1pm-4pm & 2pm-5pm (depending on class)
Cost: Prices range from $120-$170
Painting with a Twist – Painting with a Twist offers everyone the chance to embrace their inner artist with fun, social and affordable art classes instructed by local experienced artists. Kid’s Summer Camps offer flexibility for any family’s schedule because you can sign up for a specific day or a full week.
Full day campers will complete a featured painting as well as a related craft. There are lots of options, so make sure you check out the website for details. Painting with a Twist is located in Oak Grove Plaza, just north of Debba Dr. Here’s a glance at their summer themes:
In Bloom: June 15-19
Painting & Crafts: June 22-26
The Masters: July 6-10
The Ocean: July 13-17
Abstract Art: July 20-24
On The Farm: July 27-31
World Travel: August 3-7
Van Gogh: August 10-14
TV & Movies: August 17-21
Times: (depending on class) 10am-10:30am, 10am-4pm, 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: Prices range from $75 – $250
TexARTS – Your kiddos will love spending their summer in the spotlight at the community’s favorite epicenter for arts and entertainment, TexARTS. They offer a variety of visual arts and sculpture camps throughout the summer. Children get to expand drawing and painting beyond just putting a pencil or brush to paper by exploring assorted materials and techniques.
Wild Kingdom of Arts: June 29-July 3
Fantastical Sculpture: July 6-10, July 20-24, August 3-7, August 17-21
Splash into Summer: July 13-17
Picture Perfect Painting: July 27-31
A Bug’s Life: August 10-17
Ages: 5-9 & 10-14
Days/Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
Extended care: 8am-9pm ($50 per wk)
Lakeway Activity Center – The popular Kinderdance program for youngsters focuses on dance, gymnastics, arts & crafts and music. Each week ends with a performance for friends and family.
Frozen: June 15-18 & July 6-9
Disney Princess: June 29-July 2
Time: 9am-12noon, 2:30-5:30pm (depending on class)
Cost: $130 members/$150 non-members
PAIYH Dance Studios – Located in the Hill Country Galleria, this dance studio offers lots of fun camps for youngsters focused on creative movement, rhythm and dance. They’ll borrow songs from the Frozen soundtrack for Frozen Fun camp, which they offer three times due to its popularity. Plus, every week ends with a performance! If you’re interested in the Summer Dance Intensive for dancers 8-18, please visit the website for more details.
Frozen Fun: June 8-12, July 17-31 & August 17-21
Hip Hop & Pop Stars: June 15-19
Disney Dreamers: June 22-26
Le Go Crazy & Crafts: June 29-July3
Hip Hop & Pop Stars: July 6-10
Annie: July 13-17
Cheer: July 13-17
Make a Music Video: July 20-14
Creative Art: August 3-7
Acting for Film: August 10-14
Age groups: 3-4, 3-5, 5-7, 6-9 (depending on class)
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
Cost: $250 (5 days per wk)
TexARTS – From ballet to musicals to plays, TexARTS will transform your child’s summer into a one-of-a-kind theatrical journey they won’t soon forget. TexARTS also offers Mini Camps for little kiddos, ages 2-4, so even the smallest tot gets to be in the spotlight.
Summer Musical – Beauty and the Beast: June 8-25, performances June 19-22
Elsa & Olaf’s Summer Vacation: June 22 – 26 **Mini Camp**
Best of Shrek: June 29-July 3
Best of Frozen: July 6-10
Puss in Boots: July 6-17, performance: July 17
Superheroes Unite: July 6 -10 **Mini Camp**
Best of Annie: July 13-17
Aladdin & Jasmine’s Great Escape: July 20 – 24 **Mini Camp**
Best of Wicked: July 20-24 (Only a few spots left!)
The Cinderella Chronicles: July 20-31, performance: July 31
Best of Into the Woods: July 27-31
Ballet Intensive: August 3-7
Best of Peter Pan: August 3-7
Dora & Diego’s Summer Fiesta: August 3 – 7 **Mini Camp**
Best of Little Mermaid: August 10-14
Dance Technique Intensive: August 10-14
Jake the Neverland Pirates’ Epic Treasure Hunt: August 17 – 21 **Mini Camp**
Age ranges: 5-18 (depending on class), Mini Camps ages: 2-4
Day/Time: 9am-5pm (full day), 9am-1pm (half day)
Cost: Prices range from $100 to $350 (not including Summer Musical)
Musicians Woodshed – The Musicians Woodshed, located at 3698 Ranch Road 620 South, is more than a music store — it’s an experience. They offer something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned rocker or a classical pianist. The atmosphere is laid-back, fun, funky and very friendly. Here’s a quick overview of the cool camps they’ll be offering this summer. Detailed descriptions about camp specifics can be found on their website.
“Debut Artists” Camp & “Rock Legends” Camp: June 15-19, July 13-17
Songwriting Camp: August 3-6
Show Choir Camp: June 8-10
Guitar Mastery Workshop: June 29-July 1
Age ranges: 6+ (depending on skill level)
Times: 9am-1pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-3pm (depending on class)
Cost: Prices range from $150-$275
Want more Summer Camps in the Lake Travis Area?
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