Summer Day Camp

A SUMMER TO EXPLORE! YMCA Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp and Winter Holiday Camps offer children & teens a safe, exciting, and memory-making day camp experience. Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place. At YMCA day camps, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation.

Remember, Winter Holiday Camp registration will be available in October; Spring Break & Summer Camp '15 registration will open in February. 


SUMMER CAMP 2014 - ages 4-14

Registration for Summer Camp 2014 is open now.

This summer, the YMCA of Austin will offer 20 camps across Travis and Hays Counties including Kinder, Theme, Sports, and Adventure camps. All camps will offer swimming, field trips, games, crafts, and character development activities. Camps will operate from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm at designated schools, churches, and YMCA facilities. Campers will enjoy changing weekly themes, sports, and adventures as well as weekly field trips and twice weekly trips to the pool. Activities are based on the YMCA of Austin's character values (Respect, Responsibility, Honest, Faith, and Caring) and the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets.

Five easy ways to register: (Registration ends the Wednesday before the following week.)

  • Online Registration:
    • Kinder Camp
    • Theme Camp
    • Sports Camp
    • Adventure Camp
  • In person at Program Services; 3208 Red River; Austin, TX 78705
  • By mail to Program Services; 3208 Red River; Austin, TX 78705
  • By email to (All enrollment forms must still be submitted)
  • By fax to Program Services (512) 478-8065
Summer Camp 2014 Brochure Updated 5/23 with new central sports location
Summer Camp Registration Packet (Español) Updated 5/23 
Weekly Dates and Activities by Camp Updated 5/21

KINDER CAMP (ages 4-5)

Creativity Starts Here

Kinder Camp is perfect for children who have not yet attended Kindergarten. Kinder Camp offers age-appropriate field trips, games, crafts, and books which emphasize changing weekly themes. This camp has a little more quiet time with all the fun and activities of Theme Camp. Previous field trips have included Going Austin Children's Museum, Dance Unlimited, and Jumpoline. 

Fees: $160 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $195 / week for nonmembers
$130 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $155 / week for nonmembers for four-day July 4th week
Non-refundable deposit of $15 / week / child is required at time of registration.

Themes: Innovation Station; Under the Big Top; Alien Invasion!; Digging up Dinos; Sharks ‘n Minnows; Wild West; Gettin' Around Town; ; Olympiad; Pirates & Princesses; Superheroes; and Island Adventures (north camp only).

Swimming / Field Trip Calendars: CrossPointe Kinder, Hays YMCA Kinder, Oak Hill UMC (south) Kinder

Locations: CrossPointe Church (next to NW YMCA) (map), Hays Communities YMCA (map), and Oak Hill United Methodist (south Austin) (map)

THEME CAMP (ages 5-12)

Discovery Starts Here

Children will enjoy a different theme each week. Theme Camp will offer kids new experiences mixed with old camp favorites. Campers thrive during various daily activities including organized games, arts and craft projects, exciting field trips, and swimming. Many activities will focus on the YMCA character values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith. Previous field trips have included Volente Beach, Austin Children's Museum, Cannoli Joe's, Austin Zoo, and Pump It Up.

Fees: $160 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $195 / week for nonmembers
$130 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $155 / week for nonmembers for four-day July 4th week
Non-refundable deposit of $15 / week / child is required at time of registration.

Themes: Artrageous; Sharks ‘n Minnows; Superhero; Olympiad; Crime Scene Investigation; Texas Pride; Builders, Movers, and Makers; Jungles & Safaris; Splish Splash; Awesome Adventures (limited locations); Pirates and Buccaneers (Jollvyille and Laurel Mountain only); and Sports Spectacular (Springs Y only). 

Swimming / Field Trip Calendars: Baranoff Theme, Cowan Theme, Carpenter Hill Theme, East Communities Theme, Winn Theme, Laurel Mountain ThemeJollyville Theme, Pease Theme, Concordia (Pflugerville) Theme, Wooten Theme, & Springs YMCA Theme

Locations: Baranoff Elem (map), Cowan Elem (map), Spicewood Jollyville Elem (map), Laurel Mtn Elem (map), East Communities YMCA (map), Winn Elem (map), Springs Family YMCA (map), Carpenter Hill (map), Wooten Elem (map), Pease Elementary (map), and Concordia HS (Pflugerville) (map).

SPORTS CAMP (ages 8-12)

Success Starts Here

YMCA Sports Camp is a perfect destination for every child who enjoys playing sports and being active. YMCA Sports Camp introduces and emphasizes the fundamentals of sports to each child. From skills to drills to the importance of teamwork, Sports Camp provides a fun and supportive environment for athletes of all skill levels. Along with approximately four hours of sports drills, scrimmages, and sports activities each day, campers will also go swimming twice each week, take one field trip each week, and participate in sports-related crafts and character development activities. Previous field trips have included Blazer Tag, Austin Park and Pizza, and Volente Beach Waterpark. Whether your camper is new to sports, a seasoned vet, or somewhere in-between, YMCA Sports Camp is a perfect choice for your child.

Fees: $160 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $195 / week for nonmembers
$130 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $155 / week for nonmembers for four-day July 4th week
Non-refundable deposit of $15 / week / child is required at time of registration.

Sports: Basketball (two, one-week sessions); Soccer; Indoor Soccer; Swimming & Water Games; Bowling; Volleyball; Flag Football; Baseball; and Kickball (north camp only)

Swimming / Field Trip Calendars: Sanchez Elem Sports and Northwest Sports/CrossPointe Church

Locations: Northwest YMCA/CrossPointe Church (north) (map) and Sanchez Elem Fulmore (central) (map)

ADVENTURE CAMP (ages 11-14)

Excitement Starts Here

Designed for the mature and older school-aged kids, Adventure Camp offers greater opportunity for specific skill development. Most of the day will focus on the weekly topic while also offering a healthy dose of swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. An extra emphasis will be placed on team building and leadership skills this summer. Previous field trips have included Veloway, McKinney Falls State Park, Wonder World, South Austin Rock Gym, and Enchanted Rock.

Fees: $180 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $215 / week for nonmembers
$145 / week for YMCA of Austin members; $170 / week for nonmembers for four-day July 4th week
Non-refundable deposit of $15 / week / child is required at time of registration.

Adventures: Centex Adventures; Into the Wild--Camping; Rocks & Ropes; Floatin' Fun; Gamesapalooza; Ultimate Challenge: Caving (north camp only); ATX Adventures; Tag You're It; Get Drenched; and Adventure Camp Championship.

Swimming / Field Trip Calendars: Camp Rio Grande Adventure at Dahlstrom Middle, Camp Colorado Adventure at Mathews Elem, Camp Guadalupe Adventure at Bailey Middle, Camp Brazos Adventure at Caraway Elem

Locations: North Adventure-Caraway Elem (map), South Adventure-Bailey Middle (map), Central Adventure-Mathews Elem (map), and Hays Adventure-Dahlstrom Middle (map)

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Policy: YMCA of Austin programs and activities are designed to benefit persons of all backgrounds, and fees are based on the cost of providing each program. While participants are expected to pay their fair share, when financial assistance dollars are available, the YMCA will assist any individual or family that wants to participate but cannot afford the fee.

Financial Assistance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed. Funds are limited, and we recommend applying early.

For details on Summer Camp financial assistance, contact Kimberly Romero, Financial Assistance Coordinator, with questions and to apply.


“The staff were wonderful. They loved my daughter and took care of her very well.” Kinder Camp Parent
“Best summer experience we’ve ever had.” Kinder Camp Parent

“Camp increased his confidence and enthusiasm to explore.” Theme Camp Parent
“My son loved the camp. At the end of the day, he never wanted to leave. He enjoyed it very much.” Theme Camp Parent

“My daughter says it was ALL great! Thumbs up to the program!” Sports Camp Parent
“My child was very distance from sports. Now she loves them.” Sports Camp Parent

“Wonderful staff. Did not have to worry at all.” Adventure Camp Parent


Marisol Prins Program Director 236-9622 ext. 321 

McKenzie Crowell Program Director 236-9622 ext. 333 

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Mitzi Neville Associate Executive 236-9622 ext. 327 

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Andrew Wiggins District Executive 236-9622 ext. 328

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