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 has a wonderful summer planned for youth ages 5 to 12 this year that incorporates Asian American Pacific Islander culture. Our popular coding camp has returned as two week sessions paired with learning animation basics. Families will also love our new weekly camp format that allows parents to pick and choose sessions that suit busy summer schedules. For teens looking for volunteer opportunities as junior counselors, please e-mail Hanna Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration requires $35 non-refundable deposit.
Waitlist does not require deposit.
Full amount due 2 weeks before camp start date.
Must send child with 2 healthy snacks and non-refrigerated packed lunch.
Walk-in and Online Registration for Summer Camps begins February 17, 2018 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.
Coding and Animation Camps (Two Sessions)
Two week camp introduces the foundations of coding and creating animation using Asian folklore as inspiration! Ages: 8-12.
Session 1: June 18 - 29
*Resident: $300/ Non-Resident: $330
Session 2: July 2 - 13 (no class July 4)
*Resident: $278/ Non-Resident: $306
Creative Mindfulness Camps (Six Sessions)
Six 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. Ages: 5 - 10.
Creative Science: June 25 - June 29
Artful Cooking: July 2 - July 6 (no class July 4) *Resident: $128/ Non-Resident: $140
Mindful Movement: July 9 - July 13
Meditative Sound: July 16 - July 20
Compassionate Planet: July 23 - July 27
Innovative Art: July 30 - August 3
Joint open houses on July 13th and August 3rd.
Asian Adoptee Camp (One Session)
A one week camp engaging youth adoptees from Asia in interactive cultural arts activities relevant to Asian and Asian American history and heritage. Ages 8-12. *Resident: $150/ Non-Resident: $165. July 30 - August 3. Ages 8-12.
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.
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.