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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

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).


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