Holiday Camp

Camp
Ages 4 - 13

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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 time off from school. The YMCA of Austin has your answer! Our Holiday Camps offer care at six school-age locations and one YMCA Camp Moody outdoor camp location 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 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!

Registration opens November 11th through December 13th, 2022, via EZChildTrack, pending available space. First-come, first-served. 

Camps offered include: 

  1. Holiday Day Camps (4-12 years)
  2. YMCA Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp (7-13 years) 
  3. Mini-Camps at YMCA of Austin locations (4-11 years)

Have questions? Call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@AustinYMCA.org

 

EAC Y Holiday Day Camps (ages 4-12) Information:

 

AGES: 4-12 years

DATES: December 19th—January 6th (closed on 12/23 + 12/26)

HOURS: 7:15am - 6:30pm (Hays: 7:00am - 6:30pm)

THEME: A Holiday in the Park

ACTIVITIES: Arts & Crafts, STEM projects, Social & Emotional Learning, Organized Games, Physical Activity, Outdoor Play, Hands-On Play-Based Learning, and Team Building.  

FEES*:

  • Session 1: December 19th - 22nd (4 Day Session - No Camp on December 23rd)
    • Fee: $160/child
  • Session 2: December 27th - 30th (4 Day Session - No Camp on December 26th)
    • Fee: $160/child
  • Session 3:
    • January 2nd (1 Day Session)
      • Fee: $40/child
    • January 2nd - 3rd (2 Day Session)
      • Fee: $80/child
    • January 2nd - 4th (3 Day Session)
      • Fee: $120/child
    • January 2nd - 6th (5 Day Session)
      • Fee: $200/child

*All fees are per child per session listed above. No individual days are offered (except for Session 3: January 2nd). Please double check your child’s school calendar to check their Winter Break release and return dates to determine the session(s) you need. School districts start classes at different dates, so our camp sessions reflect the staggered dates when children will return to school. 

 

YMCA Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp (ages 7-13) Information: 

AGES: 7-13 years

DATES: December 19-22

HOURS: 7:30am - 5:00pm

THEMEWild Wild Winter

ACTIVITIES: Holiday-themed Archery, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Atlatls, Slingshots, Team Building, Outdoor Education, and Arts & Crafts.

FEES$220 (4 days)

 

More information about EAC Y Holiday Day Camps and YMCA Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp can be found under the Registration & Fee Info and Locations & Hours tabs. 

For preschool (2-4 years) and infant (6 week-23 months) care, please visit our Early Education webpage

 

 

YMCA of Austin Mini Camp (ages 4-11) Information: 

YMCA Mini Camps are offered at YMCA of Austin branches, with shorter camp days than EAC Y Holiday Day Camps and Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp. Holiday Themed mini-camps offer a safe and fun space for your child to learn new things and make new friends. YMCA mini-camp campers get to be physically active and enjoy specialized activities that surround the Holiday theme.

AGES: 4-11 years

DATES: Thanksgiving & Winter

HOURS: 9:00am - 1:00pm

LOCATIONS: East Communities YMCA, North Austin YMCA, Northwest Family YMCA, Townlake YMCA

FEES$100 for Y members; $150 for nonmembers

More information about YMCA of Austin mini-camps here.

Questions about Holiday Mini-Camps should be directed to the contact located at the bottom of each mini-camp page

register here!

Registration open November 11th through December 13th via EZChildTrack, pending available space. First-come, first-served. 

Camp fees are due at time of registration.  

 

EAC Y Day Camp Fees (ages 4-12):

All fees are per child per session (below). School districts release for break and start classes at different times, so please double check your child’s school calendar to determine which sessions your child will require for holiday camp. Our camp sessions reflect the staggered dates when children will return to school. 

Session 1: December 19th - 22nd (4 Day Session - No Camp on December 23rd)

  • Fee: $160/child

Session 2: December 27th - 30th (4 Day Session - No Camp on December 26th)

  • Fee: $160/child

Session 3:

  • January 2nd (1 Day Session)
    • Fee: $40/child
  • January 2nd - 3rd (2 Day Session)
    • Fee: $80/child
  • January 2nd - 4th (3 Day Session)
    • Fee: $120/child
  • January 2nd - 6th (5 Day Session)
    • Fee: $200/child

Registrations are per session only. No single-day registrations are available except for the January 2nd Session 3 registration. Your registration will apply for the full session listed. 

 

YMCA Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp Fees (ages 7-13):  

  • $220 (4 days)

 

 

Financial Assistance Policy:

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.

Winter Holiday Camp Locations 2022-23:

Google Map of all locations

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

2. YMCA Camp Moody (ages 7-13 years)

EAC Y Holiday Day Camp Theme (ages 4-12): A Holiday in the Park 

As the temperature begins to drop, join us as we walk down Holiday Avenue, pass Reindeer Road, stroll Candy Cane Lane, and turn onto Yeti Street.  Along our joyful journey, campers will create glistening snow globes, make gingerbread friends, construct a frozen fortress, and investigate melting snowmen. To add to the magic of the season supporting literature will include Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper, A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman, Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, and The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill. 

 

YMCA Camp Moody Holiday Outdoor Camp (ages 7-13): Wild Wild Winter

Join Camp Moody as we experience the wonders of winter this holiday season. From festive karaoke and snowman crafts to our holiday village, campers are sure to experience the magic of winter out at Camp Moody. Campers will also enjoy a fun winter twist on classic camp activities like archery, canoeing, rock climbing, and atlatls.

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. 

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

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

 

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

Current YMCA safety protocols in place include the practices below. COVID guidelines are subject to change. We will continue to follow advice by public health officials:

  • For School Age camps:
    • Smaller ratios are maintained per state guidelines and CDC recommendations
    • Facility deep cleaned daily with hourly wipe downs
    • Social distancing adherence
    • Frequent hand washing 
    • Children showing signs of illness will be separated and parents will be called for pickup

These policies are subject to change due to new recommendations and district requirements. 

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