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.
The Asian American Resource Center's Creative Mindfulness Camp returns for summer 2019! Enjoy eight weeks of camps that explores creative expression through mindfulness practice with an Asian American Pacific Islander cultural lens. From creating tasty foods with Artful Cooking to making relaxing harmonies with Meditative Sound, families will have the option to pick and choose weekly camp sessions that suit busy summer schedules. Ages: 6 - 10.
Must send child with 2 healthy snacks and non-refrigerated packed lunch.
Walk-in and Online Registration for Summer Camps begins Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10AM for residents*; 1PM for non-residents. (*Resident status applies to families living in City of Austin limits)
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for financial support for youth programs. Recipients will receive up to 50% reduction in registration costs. Please visit austintexas.gov/pardfinaid for forms and application instructions or call 512-974-3911.
Creative Mindfulness Camps (Eight Sessions)
Eight one-week camps with different themes to practice mindfulness and explore creative expressions through science, food, dance, exercise, music, and crafts of Asia! *Resident: $150/ Non-Resident: $165. Weekly sign-up available. Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Ages: 6 - 10.
Fantasy Fun: June 10 - June 14
Explore a world of fantasy with classic fairy tales, sci-fi adventures, and anime.
Compassionate Planet: June 17 - June 21
Discover how you can be kind to animals, people, and the earth.
Meditative Sound: June 24 - June 28
Find inner peace through sound and music.
July 1 - July 5 NO CAMP
Innovative Arts: July 8 - July 12
Create art with new approaches and perspectives.
Mindful Movement: July 15 - July 19
Learn new dances and martial arts with intention and purpose.
Creative Science: July 22 - July 26
Enjoy scientific experiments with a creative twist.
Artful Cooking: July 29 - August 2
Apply your artistic touch to cooking.
Time Travelers: August 5 - August 9
Visit the past and future in a time-warp adventure.
Maximum Number of Students: 12 Students
Early Bird and Late Bird
Optional sessions, either before or after regular camp hours, can be added onto any Summer Camp. Regular camp hours M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm .
$25 per week for early drop off from 7:45 am - 8:45 am
$25 per week for late pick up from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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
As a cultural destination in Austin, field trips to the AARC can be accommodated upon request. To schedule a tour or field trip 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 one week’s time. All tours require 2 week advance notification.