I can hardly believe that it is time to start thinking about summer. Every year, I feel the pressure to make sure that I have my plans lined up by April! Do you feel that way too?
It’s actually really good to start planning now, as many of the amazing camp spots go as soon as they open up. Luckily, in the Austin area, there are a great deal of options to choose from.
Kidventure, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, has fun day and overnight camps to choose from. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child. I love their goal – to simply help grow happy, healthy kids through fun camp activities.
Austin Day Camp Details:
- Discoverers: Ages 3-5 (only offered at Lake Travis & Westlake)
- Explorers: Grades 1-7 (offered at all locations)
- Camp Lake Travis (located at the International School of Texas)
- Camp Rough Life (located at Rough Hollow, Highland Village)
- Camp Steiner (located at Steiner, Towne Square Community Center)
- Camp Westlake (located at EANES Elementary)
Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (A Pre Camp and Post Camp are also available for an additional cost from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
- Discoverers: $220/week
- Explorers: $230/week
Activities: athletics, arts and crafts, team building, field trips, science, special guests and much more (led by an all-adult team of dynamic, positive role models! Our Discover program has a 1 to 8 counselor to camper ratio and our Explore program has a 1 to 10 counselor to camper ratio)
Theme: This summer, Kidventure brings to you Kidventure University! KVU is a unique institution dedicated to the unwavering pursuit of higher playing! Here the foundations of many a rewarding future are built upon the most esteemed academic traditions such as mud, water balloons and blob tag. At KVU the pursuit of excellence begins with the pursuit of being a kid. Our diversified course selection and rich curriculum are designed to foster creativity, drive an active lifestyle and provide for the most valued of human pursuits, happiness.
Special Needs Day Camp Details:
Kidventure is proud to present Voyage, a camp program designed for children that have high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or other developmental challenges. Integrated with Kidventure Camp and the Explore program, Voyage seeks to provide a mainstreamed camp experience blended with lower ratios and a professional special needs camp staff. In some areas curriculum will be modified, in others it won’t. Our goal is to bring Kidventure and our love for camp to a wider population of kids while helping teach all children that in our differences also lay our strengths.
Ages: Entering 1st grade through age 12
Location: Camp Westlake (located at EANES Elementary)
Day/Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (A Pre Camp and Post Camp are also available for an additional cost from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Activities: athletics, arts and crafts, team building, field trips, science, special guests and much more (led by an all-adult team of dynamic, positive role models! Our Voyage program has a 1 to 5 counselor to camper ratio)
Qualifications: Acceptance into the program will require completion of parent and teacher assessment/questionnaire form
Overnight Camp Details:
- Safari: Ages 8-13 (located at Mo-Ranch in Hunt, Texas)
- Echo: Ages 12-16 (located at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas)
- Session 1: July 14 – 19 ($850/camper)
- Session 2: July 21 – 26 ($850/camper)
- Session 3: July 28 – August 8 ($1825/camper)
Echo: August 2 – 10 ($1495/camper)
To register and learn more, visit kidventure.com or call us at 512-263-8992. Spaces are limited!