Winter Break Camp

For Ages 4 to 12 years

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 five school-age locations with trained Youth Development Leaders, who will guide your child through a fun and engaging array of themed crafts and organized games.

All activities are based on the Y’s character development values and 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 EAC 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 open November 1st through the week before the camp session, pending available space. First-come, first-served. Camps offered are school-age (4 – 12) and financial assistance may be available to qualifying families. More information under the Registration & Fee Info and Locations & Hours tabs.

THEME: Winter Wonderland!

Camps offered are school-age (4-12), preschool (2-4 years), and infant (6 week-23 months). More information under the Registration & Fee Info and Locations & Hours tabs.


Camp Schedule & Curriculum

Theme: TBD

Winter break camp has a new seasonal theme every year. (Think Winter Wonderland and Holiday in the Park) Stay tuned for more details about winter break camp 2023!

Registration & Fee Information

Camp fees are due at time of registration.

Registration open November 1st through December 7th, pending available space. First-come, first-served.

Register via EZChildTrack
School-age Camp Rates
Session 1A (Laurel Mtn. Only) Dec. 17th (RRISD Students Only) $40**
Session 1 Dec. 20-23* $160**
Session 2 Dec. 27-30* $160**
Session 3 Jan. 3rd $40**
Session 4 Jan. 4th*** $40**

School-Age (4-12 years): Buda, Cunningham, Dawson, East Communities, Laurel Mountain

* Camp is closed December 24th and 31st.
**Families receiving Fee Assitance need to call the EAC Y office to get your reduced Winter Camp rate.
***January 4th not offered for Buda (HCISD) camp.

Infant & Preschool Camps
Session 1 Dec. 20-23* $160*
Session 2 Dec. 27th-30* $160*

Infant (6 weeks – 23 months): Little Angels
Preschool (2-4 years): Austin Achieve Middle School

*Camp is closed December 24th and 31st. 

Frequently Asked Questions

See a Google Map of all locations here! 

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


YMCA Camp Moody (ages 7-13 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 

Arnulfo Peat  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