Winter Break Camp

Join Us for Winter Fun!

Winter break is a wonderful time of year! Have you thought about what your kids will be doing during their two (or more!) weeks off from school? The YMCA of Austin has your answer! Our Holiday Camps offer care at six school-age locations and Camp Moody Outdoor Camp with trained Youth Development Leaders, who will guide your child through a fun and engaging array of themed crafts, activities, and organized games.

All activities are based on the Y’s character development values and the spirited creativity of our curriculum team. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your camper is enjoying enrichment activities under the watchful eyes of skilled and qualified YMCA counselors. Your camper will make new friends, gain confidence, and expand their horizons!

Registration Details

Have questions? Call 512-236-9622 or email

Registration is now closed for Winter Camps.

Camps offered are EAC Y school-age (4 – 12) and YMCA Camp Moody outdoor camp (8-13).

Financial assistance may be available to qualifying families.

More information is under the Registration & Fee Info and Locations & Hours sections.

Camp Information

More information is under the Registration & Fee Info and Locations & Hours tabs.

EAC Y Holiday Camps:

Theme: Yeti for Winter

DON’T MOVE! DID YOU SEE THAT!? It was a mysterious creature, with huge feet and white fur! Everyone grab your coat and binoculars, because we are going on a Yeti hunt. Campers will learn the fascinating history of the abominable snowman, create and investigate snow, and take a virtual trip to the Himalayan Mountain Range where Yetis are said to have roamed. In addition to the arts and crafts that celebrate the captivating creature, campers will read literature that includes Not Yet, Yeti by Bethany Freitas, How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace, Dear Yeti by James Kwan and The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogal.

Ages: 4-12 years


  • December 18th-January 5th
  • Please note different locations have different dates depending on school districts’ calendars. Check the session dates below for each location.


  • AISD, Charter, RRISD: 7:30 – 6:00pm
  • Hays and Manor: 7:00 – 6:30pm


Camp Moody Winter Outdoor Camp

Come join us out at Camp Moody this Winter Break for some festive fun in the great outdoors! This week campers will get to enjoy the traditional camp activities of challenge course, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, field games, and atlatl- but all with a new wintery twist. Get ready for karaoke, Jeopardy, smores by the bonfire, Moody snowman fashion show, and a snow fight!

Theme: Reindeer Games

Ages: 8-12 years

Dates: December 18th- December 21st

Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm


Registration & Fee Information

Camp fees are due at time of registration.

EAC Y Holiday Camp Rates (Ages 4-12)    
Session 1A Jollyville (RRISD) & Science Hall (Hays CISD) 12/18-12/22 $225 per child
Session 1 AISD: Ridgetop and Zilker (AISD) 12/21-12/22 $90 per child
Session 2  KIPP, Ridgetop, Science Hall, ShadowGlen, Zilker 12/27-12/29 $135 per child
Session 3 AISD, Manor, KIPP Paseo, Science Hall 1/2 – 1/5 $180 per child

Locations: Jollyville, KIPP Paseo, Ridgetop, Science Hall, ShadowGlen, Zilker 

  • Camp is closed on December 24th and 31st.
  • Families receiving Fee Assistance need to call the EAC Y office to get your reduced Winter Camp rate.
  • January 4th & 5th not offered for Buda (HCISD) camp.
Camp Moody Winter Break Camp (Ages 8-13)
1 Session. Theme = Reindeer Games Dec. 18-21* $265*
  • Camp is closed on December 24th and 31st.
  • Families receiving Fee Assistance need to call the EAC Y office to get your reduced Winter Camp rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

See a Google Map of all locations here!

School-Age Camps (ages 4-12 years):

YMCA Camp Moody (ages 8-13 years)

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 camp application.

Financial Assistance is available to school-age camps only.

Cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted to the EAC YMCA Customer Service team prior to the start of camp. Make sure to use our online cancellation form linked below. These requests can take 3-5 days to complete.

  • Cancel by November 25th, and receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee per child.
  • Cancel by December 8th to receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds for cancellations submitted after December 8th.

Cancellation Form Link – Please use this form to cancel Holiday Camp. Emailed cancellation requests will not be accepted.

If you need to transfer to a different camp than originally requested then please email with your transfer request.

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

Andie Connors Business Manager

Jay Mills  Program Executive Director

April Walker Director of Education and Innovation

Sarah Rinner Associate Vice President, Out of School Time & Operations

“Holiday Camp is like a cherry on top in helping kids and families celebrate the season, with themed activities, art projects and games to make each day special and fun.”

– Shana Chung, Extend-A-Care YMCA