Camper registration for the summer of 2018 is now open!
Returning parents, click here to apply.
New parents, click here to apply.
If you have questions about our camp or application process please visit our frequently asked questions page.
2018 Summer Camp Session Dates:
Summer kick-off weekend: May 25 – May 27
Session 1: June 5 – June 9
Session 2: June 13 – June 17
Session 3: June 21 – June 25
Session 4: June 28 – July 1
Session 5: July 6 – July 10
Session 6: July 14 – July 18
Session 7: July 22 – July 26
Session 8: July 30 – August 3
Through the generous support of the Young Men’s Business League, Austin Sunshine Camps has provided free fun-filled overnight summer camp programs for the children of the greater Austin area since 1928. All summer camp programs are provided free of charge for all campers who meet the 2017-2018 free or reduced school meals income eligibility guidelines. Each camp session brings campers together for five days and four nights of exciting outdoor activities including canoeing, hiking, swimming, science, nature, cooking, arts & crafts, ropes course, and team building activities. Transportation to camp is available on the first day only. However, transportation is limited and is first come, first served. In addition, campers are provided three meals and two snacks a day.
Furthermore, by attending Austin Sunshine Camps, campers take home increased confidence, leadership abilities, better problem-solving skills, and friendships that last a lifetime. Campers learn to resolve conflicts, value diversity, and to share in the success of the group. Fun becomes the foundation on which courage, self-respect, cooperation, and leadership are built.
Our Zilker Park camp is located inside Zilker Park near Barton Springs Pool; it serves campers 8 – 11 years of age. The camp program, under the supervision of experienced counselors, 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.
Lake Travis Camp
Our Lake Travis located on Lake Travis between Lago Vista and Marble Falls; it serves campers 12 – 15 years of age. The camp program, under the supervision of experienced counselors, offers activities such as swimming in Lake Travis, 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 the Lake Travis camp from Zilker Park and back.
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