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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. Well, the YMCA of Austin has the answer! Registration is now open..

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 trained YMCA counselors. Your camper will make new friends, gain confidence, and expand their horizons.

Theme: Space, the Final Frontier

You're invited to take a journey into the final frontier! Explore the galaxy and what makes up our solar system. Create extraterrestrial characters and have fund with out of this world crafts, like galaxy gak, moon sand, and water rockets.

Train for a zero gravity world by swimming at the YMCA twice each week and enjoy field trips to the Texas Museum of Science and Technology (week 1) and bowling (week 2) to compete your travels. Come have a blast at the YMCA!

Locations - Spicewood Elementary (northwest), East Communities YMCA, Cowan Elementary (south), ShadowGlen Elementary (Manor) and Carpenter Hill Elementary (Buda)

Ages: 5-12 years old

Dates & Times - Week 1: December 19 - 23 & Week 2: December 27 - 30;  7:30 am - 6 pm daily

Fees: Weekly Fees: Week 1 - Y Members: $170   Non-Members: $205
Week 2 - Y Members: $136  Non-Members: $164

Daily Fees:    Y Members: $35   Non-Members: $45
*Daily fees available at Cowan and East Communities locations during week 1 only

2016 Holiday Camp Registration Form (En Español)


Carpenter Hill Swim 1-3pm Hays Y Swim 1-3pm Hays YMuseum 10-12pm
Cowan  Swim 12-2pm Hays YMuseum 10-12pmSwim 12-2pm Hays Y
East Comm Museum 10-12pmSwim 1-2pm NW Y Swim 1-2pm NW Y
ShadowGlen Swim 1-3pm NA YMuseum 10-12pmSwim 1-3pm NA Y 
SpicewoodMuseum 10-12pmSwim 2-3pm NW YSwim 2-3pm NW Y  


Carpenter HillNO CAMPSwim 1-3pm Hays YEVO Bowling 1-2pmSwim 1-3pm Hays Y 
CowanNO CAMP Swim 12-2pm Hays YWestgate Lanes 10-12pmSwim 12-2pm Hays Y
East CommNO CAMPHighland Lanes 10-12pmSwim 1-2pm NW Y Swim 1-2pm NW Y
ShadowGlenNO CAMPSwim 1-3pm NA YHighland Lanes 10-12pmSwim 1-3pm NA Y 
SpicewoodNO CAMPSwim 2-3pm NW YSwim 2-3pm NW YMain Event 10-12pm 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 14 days in advance from effective date. All cancellations must be requested via our Online Cancellation Form and 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.

Online Cancellation Form


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.

Financial Assistance Application

Winter Holiday Camp Financial Assistance Form. For details on Holiday Camp financial assistance, contact Ishmael Behrhorst, Outreach and Resource Coordinator, with questions and to apply.


Shana Chung Program Director 512-236-9622 ext. 333 

Geena Sendejar Program Director 512-236-9622 ext. 324 

Sarah Christensen Program Director 512-236-9622 ext. 361

Amanda Doll Program Director II 512-236-9622 ext. 320  

Marisol Prins Program Director II 512-236-9622 ext. 321 


Shayna Molinar Business Director 512-236-9622 ext. 322

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


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