We are excited to announce the launch of Summer Camp 2022. Austin Parks and Recreation provides accessible, diverse, and inclusive summer camps, and now offers early registration for community participants who qualify for financial aid, adaptive and inclusion support programs. There are camps for youth (ages 5 to 12) and for teens (ages 12 to 15) at select locations.  

In accordance with federal, state and local health authorities, the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has adopted a series of modified guidelines to ensure COVID19 health and safety measures are met. Such guidelines include the use of masks, daily wellness screenings prior to entry, utilization of the pod model, and other modifications to activities within camp. The Austin Parks and Recreation department is looking forward to providing a fun and meaningful summer program experience for your family that will prioritize the health and well-being of all campers and staff.

Summer Camp Logo

Online Registation

Forms and Documents

 

Registration Dates

February 5 – 18, 2022:  Early Registration for qualified Financial Aid and Adaptive/Inclusion Support participants (Austin Residents – In Person or by Phone)

*Registration times vary based on location, evening and weekend times will be available

Saturday, February 5, 2022: Therapeutic summer camp registration opens at 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and Feb. 19th  at 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Saturday, February 19, 2022: Cultural & Arts summer camp registration opens at 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Saturday, February 26, 2022: Nature/Outdoor Adventure summer camp registration opens at 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Saturday, March 5, 2022: Community Recreation Centers summer camp registration starts 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

 

COVID-19 Programming Participation Guidelines

Our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of all participants, staff and the Austin Community. Please continue to remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure you and your family remain healthy and are reducing the risk of illness across the Parks and Recreation Department and at home.  We are grateful for your participation in our programs and services.For more information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and resources to keep you safe, please visit COVID-19 in Austin | AustinTexas.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.

To view our current modified guidelines and procedures visit the Foms and Documents page. 

 

Helpful Registration Information

Learn how to use our online registration system with account creation, logging in, registering and paying for camps online. Account creation, online registration & faq

 

Therapeutic Camps

Therapeutic Recreation

Registration begins Saturday, February 5, 2022: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and Feb. 19th  at 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Therapeutic summer programs embrace the diversity that defines Austin and works to ensure that all individuals are accepted, included, and welcomed to participate, play, and recreate together with a team of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and Inclusion Aids.

McBeth - Therapeutic Summer Camp (PDF)

 

Cultural and Art Camps

cultural and Art Camps

Registration begins Saturday, February 19, 2022:10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Visual and performing arts, culture and history summer camp programs preserve and protect the past, celebrate Austin’s diversity, build community, and develop awareness and appreciation for the arts.

Dougherty Arts Center - Summer Art Escape (PDF)

Emma S. Barientos Mexican American Cultural Center - Cosecha Camp English & Spanish (PDF)

George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center Camp (PDF) 

 

Nature Camps

Nature Camps

Registration begins Saturday, February 26, 2022: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Nature-based summer camp programs provide hands-on educational and recreational activities that increase appreciation for the natural environment and awareness of the conservation ethic.

Camacho Summer Camp (PDF)

Austin Nature & Science Center (PDF)

Community Recreation Camps

Community Recreation Camps

Registration begins Saturday, March 5, 2022: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)

Community recreation summer programs at Recreation Centers have a youth development philosophy which focuses on providing youth opportunities to enhance their interests, skills and abilities through intentional programming and quality experiences that help develop social, emotional, ethical, physical and cognitive competencies.

Youth & Teen Summer Camp English (PDF)

Youth & Teen Summer Camp Spanish (PDF)