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Youth and Teen Programming

Through fun and interactive activities using literature, visual and performance arts, and multimedia, kids and teens have the unique opportunity to participate in an array of cultural art classes, workshops, and camps. Important themes include Asian and Asian American history, contemporary issues, diaspora studies, and multiculturalism.

Register now at austintexas.gov/parksonline or register in person at the AARC.

2020 Creative Mindfulness Camps 

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Eight one-week camps with different themes to practice mindfulness and explore creative expressions through movement, sound, play, and crafts of Asia!  Ages: 6 - 10. Click here to view the flyer. 

Mindful Movement | June 15 - June 19
Experiment with new ways to move the body.

Time Travelers | June 22 - June 26
Visit the past and future in a time-warp adventure.

Meditative Sound | June 29 - July 2
Listen to a variety of sounds with mindfulness.

Animal Kingdom | July 6 - July 10
Explore the world of the animal kingdom.

Fantasy Fun | July 13 - July 17
Jump into a world of fantasy with myths, fairy tales, and sci-fi adventures.

Compassionate Planet | July 20 - July 24
Discover how you can be kind to animals, people, and the earth.

Creative Science | July 27 - July 31
Enjoy scientific experiments with a creative twist.

Innovative Arts | August 3 - August 7
Create art with new approaches and perspectives. 

Camp Hours 
Monday-Friday, 7:45 am–6:00 pm

Fees and Registration 
Resident: $200/ Non-Resident: $215

A $35 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Payment balance must be paid off by 21 days before the camp start date. Registrations canceled at least 7 days before the camp start date may be issued a refund minus the $35 non-refundable deposit.

Registration for AARC Creative Mindfulness Camps 2020 are currently full.

Program Registration

Walk-in Registration is available during the AARC’s regular business hours.

Online Registration is available for most programs/events except for Youth Spring and Summer Camps. To register online, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department. Account creation is required for new enrollees. If you have previously enrolled in a Parks and Recreation program before, please call us at (512) 974-1700 to get your account information.

Tours and School Field Trips

The AARC offers school tours that highlight Asian America by connecting the facility and its history to broader cultural themes. The AARC offers two kinds of tours, a half-hour showcase of the facility and exhibits, and an hour-long workshop which also includes an activity.

To schedule a tour to the Asian American Resource Center, please complete and return the Tour/Field Trip Request form. Once your request is received, staff will review the form and respond to the request within 5-7 business days.