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.
Find your program’s designated registration date and time below, then register at AustinTexas.gov/ParksOnline. You can register in person, over the phone, or online. Check back soon for camp details!
Early Registration Eligibility
Austin Parks and Recreation offers early registration for Austin residents who qualify for financial aid, adaptive and inclusion support programs.
- February 18 - 24 is early registration for financial aid, adaptive, and inclusion participants.
- Registration times vary based on location, evening and weekend times are available.
- Financial Aid Information and Application
- Adaptive/Inclusion Support Information
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
Summer Playgrounds Program
No Advanced Registration Required. This is a FREE Drop-In Program.
The Summer Playgrounds Program seeks to foster healthy living, character building, and teamwork through collaborative and active play. With intentional programming developed specifically for youth ages 6 to 12, the Summer Playgrounds Program creates a space for youth to engage in activities that provides opportunities for youth to learn tools and develop skills that can help lead them to a higher quality of life.
* Check back soon for updates on camp details, dates, and more!
Registration begins Saturday, February 18, 2023: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and Feb. 25th at 2 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.
Cultural and Art Camps
Registration begins Saturday, February 25, 2023: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 2 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 Camp Flyer
Emma S. Barrientos (at the Asian American Resource Center) Summer Camp Flyer
Registration begins Saturday, February 25, 2023: 12 p.m. (Austin Residents) and 2 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 Flyer for Bobcats (Ages 5-7)
Camacho Summer Camp Flyer for Mt. Lions (Ages 8-11)
Camacho Summer Camp Flyer for Teens (Ages 12-16)
Camacho Summer Camp Flyer Combined
Austin Nature and Science Center Summer Camp Brochure
Community Recreation Camps
Registration begins Saturday, March 4, 2023: 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 12 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.
Community Recreation Summer Camp Flyer (English)
Community Recreation Summer Camp Flyer (Español)
Community Recreation Payment Due Dates