Your gift will provide the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost to 500+ campers annually. Your gift will be used to create a safe, inclusive space for our campers to be wildly creative, learn new ways to problem-solve together, think critically, and appreciate the world in which they live.
“Sunshine Camps gave me somewhere to go free of stress, to relax and develop myself outside of my home.”
Why Give to ASC?
All kids deserve the opportunity to experience the magic of overnight camp.
Austin Sunshine Camps is one of the only overnight camp experiences in Central Texas that is free of charge. A survey of local camps shows that weekly overnight options cost $775 to $2,200/week.
Since 1928, Austin Sunshine Camps has provided more than 55,000 youth with the opportunity to step outside the boundaries of their home life to:
The American Camp Association found that summer camps prepare young adults for college, career and life through mentorships, building interpersonal relationship skills, instilling an appreciation for individual differences, establishing independence, and encouraging participants to take on personal responsibility.
Become a Recurring Donor and Join Our Keepers Program
Our Keepers Program vision is to foster sustainable growth by creating a dedicated source of revenue to support Austin Sunshine Camps’ mission of providing the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost. We have several options to choose from, our monthly giving program, Sunshine Keepers, or our annual giving program, Campfire Keepers.
Monthly Giving - Join Our Sunshine Keepers
Joining the Sunshine Keeper Program, our treasured community of monthly donors, is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year.
By providing predictable funding, you will allow ASC to:
Improve it’s long-range planning and decision making
Spend more time innovating their programs and raising more awareness and funds
See What Your Monthly Gift Can Do
“I met a lot of new friends who I could relate to and not have to feel embarrassed because our backgrounds were similar. After the first week, I felt like a different person.”ASC Camper
Annual Giving - Join Our Campfire Keepers
Campfire Keepers help us reach our long-term goal of fostering sustainable growth by creating a dedicated source of revenue to support Austin Sunshine Camps’ mission of providing the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost.
Campfire Keepers make a five year commitment to Austin Sunshine Camps and our mission. The Campfire Keeper decides which month of the year to make their annual gift, for five years in a row. Read more below about our Campfire Keeper levels.
See What Your Annual Gift Can Do
“Everyone involved with the camp has played a positive role in my child’s life which I am thankful for. It has built her confidence and helped her gain leadership skills that she has used both in and outside of camp.”ASC Parent
Other Ways to Give
Please contact our Chief Development Officer, Megan Grayless, at 512-472-8107, to discuss other ways to give to Austin Sunshine Camps, such as:
Stocks, bonds, land, or other investments