Since 1928, Austin Sunshine Camps has been providing life changing camp experiences at no cost to low-income youth and their families. We believe the campers we serve are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Through healthy relationships and a sense of belonging in our safe and caring learning environment, campers achieve success.
Every staff member will encourage campers to SHINE by modeling and encouraging ASC’s core values:
We put Safety first – responsibility for ourselves, our camp, and each other
We are Honest – truthfulness in all we do
We Include everyone – every person matters
We Never give up – persistence, grit, and resilience
We are Empowered – we can accomplish anything
Campers will receive exciting, relevant, age-appropriate programming focused on STEAM, health & wellness, and the great outdoors. Through the various program activities, we hope that every camper will step out of their comfort zone to try something new in a safe, supportive environment. We hope that they are able to celebrate their own individuality while also feeling a sense of belonging with the ASC family.
Our Zilker Park camp is located inside Zilker Park near Barton Springs Pool; it serves campers 8 – 11 years of age. Our Zilker Park camp offers activities such as swimming in Barton Springs or Deep Eddy pool, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study, hikes, games, and a ropes course with a variety of elements including a team wall and trust fall.
Our Lake Travis camp serves campers 12 – 15 years of age. The camp program offers activities such as canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study, hikes, games, archery and high ropes course with a variety of elements including a climbing wall and zip line. Austin Sunshine Camps provides transportation to and from the Lake Travis camp from Zilker Park.
The CAP is a year-round program for 10-15 year old campers and a parent/guardian, compromised of day camp experiences and weekend family camp experiences.
Campers who have finished their final summer at Austin Sunshine Camps as a camper, are between the ages of 15 and 18, and have received a nomination from their camp counselor, will be invited to apply for the Counselor-In-Training program
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