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.  


Online Registation

Forms and Documents

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


Summer Playgrounds Program

Playgrounds Program Kids Playing

No Advanced Registration Required. This is a FREE Drop-In Program that will run June 13 - August 5.

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.

Summer Playgrounds Program Locations English (JPEG)


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)

Dougherty Arts Center - Summer Art Staycation (PDF)

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

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center- Spring Break Virtual Camp (link)

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)