Camp Moody Outdoor Summer Day Camp

Ages 8 to 13


Adventure Starts Here!

Nature will be our playground this summer at YMCA Camp Moody. Located along Onion creek on 85 acres of pristine wilderness, Camp Moody contains many features of the Edwards Plateau and is on the edge of the Balcones Escarpment.

This summer, day campers will explore the many features this landscape has to offer: limestone bluffs, spring-fed fishing holes and three miles of trails. If your camper is ready to live on the wild side, Camp Moody is the place!

About YMCA Camp Moody Day Camp

Campers’ days will be filled with hikes amongst elms, Mexican buckeyes and live oaks. Campers will learn basic archery, engage in rich curriculum of outdoor education, enjoy character building, team building, rock climbing, active field games, swimming and canoeing along Onion Creek. This one-of-a-kind camp will offer your camper the opportunity to connect with nature and make new friends.

While Camp Moody is all about time in nature, campers will also spend time exploring their artistic side in our art barn.

Camp Moody is a Texas Aquatics Science certified field site. Campers enjoy civics education on important topics like conservation, water tables, lifecycles and more.

Texas Aquatics Sciences certified field site

YMCA Camp Moody

Full Day Camps

AGES: 8-13

DATES: June 12th – August 4th!

TIMES: 7:30am – 5:30pm

LOCATION: 1220 Old San Antonio Rd, Buda, TX 78610 Google Maps Link (for other summer day camp locations see our Summer Day Camp webpage)

DEPOSITS: $15 per child / per week and will be drawn from weekly fees

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 per child; Registration fees are Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable. Waived until April 30th.

WEEKLY FEE: $330/week* per child

*$265 for the week of July 4th (4-day week)

CAMP WEEKS: Click here to see the schedule for camp themes.

register via ezchildtrack parent portal

Camp Moody Day Camp Weeks

Weekly Day Camp Themes:

  1. Pirates of Camp Moody (June 3-7)
  2. Wild West (June 10-14
  3. Superheroes Unite (June 17-21)
  4. Survivor (June 24-28)
  5. Party in the USA (July 1-5; no camp July 4)
  6. Wet & Wild (July 8-12)
  7. Mess Fest (July 22-26)
  8. Camp Moody’s Got Talent (July 29-August 2)

Specialty Camps

(Half Day Camps)

Camp Moody Specialty Camp is designed for those seeking adventure this summer. With four unique weeks ranging from high adventure to outdoor living skills, this is sure to be a summer you will never forget. This half day adventure camp is specifically geared for youth ages 10 to 14. Get registered early, and let your adventure begin!

WEEKLY FEE: $260/week per child


High Adventure

  • Dates: June 5th – June 9th
  • Hours: M-F, 8am-1pm
  • Description: This week, campers will have the opportunity to participate as a team in mental and physical challenges on our high ropes course. They will also learn safety techniques, terminology, and knot tying. Throughout the week, campers will get to test their limits on the ropes course elements, zip line, rock wall, and quick flight.

Outdoor Living Skills, pt. I

  • Dates: June 12th – June 16th
  • Hours: M-TH, 8am-1pm (Friday 4pm-Saturday 10am)
  • Description: In our first Outdoor Living Skills week, campers will learn how to survive in the backcountry. They will learn orienteering, different methods of water purification, and the best way to start a fire without a lighter. The final challenge of the week is an overnight stay at camp, where campers will put their outdoor skills to the test.

Outdoor Living Skills, pt. 2

  • Dates: June 19th – June 23rd
  • Hours: M-TH, 8am-1pm (Friday 4pm-Saturday 10am)
  • Description: In our second week of Outdoor Living Skills, campers will learn additional strategies to survive in the backcountry. They will learn to identify edible plants, follow LNT principles, and how to prepare food over an open fire. The final challenge of the week is an overnight stay at camp, where campers will put their outdoor skills to the test.

Art in the Outdoors

  • Dates:

    July 24th – July 28th

  • Hours: M-F, 8am-1pm
  • Description: From handmade paper to animal sculptures, this week is all about creativity in the outdoors! Campers will get to create unique works of art based on the nature they experience throughout the week! We will focus on different art mediums, natural dyes, and handmade materials.


For questions contact or call 512.236.9622.

Register via EZChildtrack parent portal

Additional Information

YMCA Camp Moody Full Day Camp:

  • Weekly Fees: $330/week per child Fee is based on per week registration.
  • Registration Fee: $30 per child (waived for early enrollments); Registration fees are Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable.
  • Camp Deposit: A Camp Deposit of $15.00, per week, per child is required for all camp sessions.
    • Camp deposits are Non-refundable / Non-Transferable.
      • (Example: If you are registering for three camp sessions, a $45.00 deposit will be required to hold your spot for those sessions of camp.) The $15.00 deposit is applied to the weekly camp fee. However, in the case that you cancel those weeks of camp, all deposits of $15.00/week are non-refundable / non-transferable.

Specialty (Half-Day) Camps: $260/child due at time of registration

Registration is submitted via EZChildTrack Parent Portal

All payment due dates for full day camps will land on a Tuesday, beginning May 16, 2021. Please refer to the fee schedule. If you are registering for multiple sessions, you must agree to keep a payment methods on file. If enrolled in autopay, drafts will occur (13) thirteen days (every Tuesday) prior to the start of each session. All camps must be paid in advance or on the due date. Only paid participants are allowed to attend camp. Checks and EFT not accepted after the payment due date. Your enrollment will be canceled by the Monday before each session if your balance is unpaid. If canceled due to non-payment, the camp spot, deposits, and registration fee are forfeited and a $25 cancellation fee will incur. Re-registration is not guaranteed for any cancellations due to non-payment.

Unfortunately YMCA Camp Moody is not covered by Workforce/CCS/CCMS for payments. If you are a Workforce/CCS/CCMS family then please enroll for Theme or Sports camp, unless you would like to pay out of pocket. Financial Assistance is available.

A $25.00 fee is charged for all non-sufficient funds and declined charges. Children will not be allowed to attend camp unless payment for the camp session and fees have been received and posted to your account by the EAC YMCA Customer Service team. If two consecutive payment returns occur due to insufficient funds, a different form of payment will be required for future payments.

EAC YMCA 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, EAC YMCA will assist families that want to participate but cannot afford the fee. Financial Assistance will be awarded to working families that meet our income guidelines and/or can demonstrate a need for fee assistance. Since demand for assistance is great and funds are limited, we encourage parents to apply early. You can complete our prescreen questions while completing your online summer application.

Cancellations and Transfers:

Registration fees and camp deposit(s) are non-refundable, non-transferable when you submit a cancellation request. Cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted to the EAC YMCA Customer Service team at least 13 calendar days prior to the start of camp. Make sure to use our online cancellation form or transfer request form. These requests can take 3-5 days to complete. Transfers subject to availability.

Cancellation and transfer requests submitted less than 13 calendar days prior to the start of camp will incur a cancellation fee of $25 and/or a transfer fee of $10.

Cancellation or transfer requests will not be accepted on or after the Tuesday before the start of the camp session. No refunds will be given. You will be held responsible for the full amount of camp fees, regardless of whether or not your child attends camp.

Emergency Registration: An emergency registration is defined as any registration occurring Thursday or Friday before the desired camp session. The emergency registration will only be accepted up until 10am on Friday with an additional $50.00 Emergency Registration fee. You must contact the EAC YMCA customer service to request an Emergency Registration.

Refund and/or credits are NOT issued under the following circumstances:

  • Your child is absent,
  • Your child is suspended from EAC Y,
  • If there is a unexpected camp closure announced by the school district that does not exceed 1 day of camp,
  • If there is an unexpected camp closure due to weather, an emergency or natural disaster that does not exceed 1 day of camp.

Partial credits and/or pro-rations WILL be applied under the following circumstances:

  • Unexpected camp closures announced by the school district, and/or due to weather, an emergency or natural disaster exceeding 1 day of camp;
  • Temporary camp closures due to COVID;
  • Your child is required to sit-out of the program to quarantine. If your child is asked to quarantine once the camp session has started, refunds are only applied to future summer camp sessions affected by the quarantine dates and current week refunds are not offered.

Customer Service/Business Office:

Email Extend-A-Care YMCA or call 512-236-9622 for general questions and help with your registration, camp billing, financial assistance, and Y online account.

Debbie Rios-Lombraña, Accounts Director

Emma Jaramillo Senior Manager of Operations

Camp Moody Leadership:

Contact with specific program questions:

Megan Gonzalez, Camp Moody Senior Program Director

Leah Hall, Camp Moody Outdoor Summer Day Camp Site Director

Mark Houseman, Camp Moody General Manager

Jamie Young, Camp Moody Business Manager and Membership Coordinator

“I like that there is an affordable summer day camp option with traditional outdoor camp activities. My daughter loves them all: canoeing, fishing, ropes course, zipline.”

– Theryn M, YMCA Camp Moody parent