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Holiday Camp

Winter break is a wonderful time of year! To best prepare, now is the time to think about what your kids will be doing during their two weeks off from school. The YMCA of Austin has your answer! Our Holiday Camps offer care at five locations from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM with trained Youth Development Leaders, who will guide your child through a fun and engaging array of themed crafts, organized games, field trips, two swimming outings at a Y branch, and other enriching activities!

All activities are based on the Y's character development values and the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets. 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!

Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

Theme: TBA for 2019-2020

Ages: 5-12 years old

Dates & Times: TBA for 2019-2020
Camp is open from 7:30am-6pm daily

Weekly Program Fees: 
TBA for 2019-2020

Registration:  Will open again in October 2019. 

Three Easy Ways to Register:

  1. Online
  2. By Email (via scanned registration form below) 
  3. In person (3208 Red River, Suite 100; Austin, TX 78705)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 14 days in advance from effective date. Cancellations will take up to 2-3 business days for processing. A $25.00 cancellation fee will incur if the cancellation request is submitted with less than a 14 day notice. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 5 days prior to each session. For more information on our cancellation policy, please contact Program Services at 512-236-9622.

To cancel, please complete this online Google Form (will be available in October 2019.)

You will receive a cancellation confirmation email once your request has been completed. If you have any questions about cancellations, then please contact our Registration Coordinator Natalie Ross at or 512-236-9622 ext. 327. 


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 Holiday Camp Financial Assistance, contact Accounts Director Joseluis Flores or email for questions and the application process. 


Swimming & Field Trip Schedules: 

The schedule below is an example from December 2018/January 2019. Locations and times will change for 2019-2020 Winter Break.

CampSwim DaysSwim Time*Swimming Location
Hays YMCAWednesday & Friday

Mon.:11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weds.: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

East Communities YMCAWednesday & Friday11:00 am - 12:00 pmNorth Austin YMCA
Presidential MeadowsWednesday & Friday2:00 pm - 3:00 pmNorthwest YMCA
CowanWednesday & Friday

Mon.: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM;

Weds.: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

JollyvilleWednesday & Friday1:00 pm - 2:00 pmNorthwest Austin YMCA
CampDec 27th Field Trip LocationDec 27th Field Trip Time*Jan 3rd Field Trip LocationJan 3rd Field Trip Time*
Hays YMCAAustin Aquarium1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Peanuts Movie Alamo Drafthouse - Slaughter

9:00 am - 11:00 am
East Communities YMCAAustin Aquarium11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Peanuts Movie  Alamo Drafthouse - Mueller

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presidential MeadowsAustin Aquarium2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Peanuts Movie  Alamo Drafthouse - Mueller

9:00 am - 11:00 am
CowanAustin Aquarium12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Peanuts Movie  Alamo Drafthouse - Slaughter

9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Peanuts Movie Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline

9:00 am - 11:00 amAustin Aquarium2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

*This table does not include travel time from/to the swim and field trip locations.  Please keep swim/field trip travel times in mind when dropping off/picking up your child(ren).

Camp Directors:

Marisol Prins Program Director II 512-236-9622 ext. 321 
Shana Chung Program Director II 512-236-9622 ext. 333 
Andie Connors Program Director II 512-236-9622 ext. 361
Cortnie Jones Program Director I 512-236-9622 ext. 320 
Megan Gonzalez Program Director I 512-236-9622 ext. 336 
Napoleon Griffin Program Director I 512-236-9622 ext. 350
Joanna Jaynes Program Director I 512-236-9622 ext. 324

Marisa Redd Business Director 512-236-9622 ext. 323

Andrew Wiggins District Executive 512-236-9622 ext. 328


Email Program Services YMCA or call 512-236-9622 with questions