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What We Value

At ASC we want our campers to grow. We want them to become more independent and more confident in their own skills. We want them to try something new, and we want campers to feel safe being and becoming their authentic selves.

We understand and value the importance of connection with others. We want our campers to be better friends, work well with others, and work to resolve conflict peacefully.

We want our campers to love to explore. It’s a beautiful world, and we want our campers to care for the environment and its creatures, and we want our campers to love Austin Sunshine Camps as much as we love them.

What We Offer

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 free or reduced school meals income eligibility guidelines or campers who are in foster care.

Starting in 2022, camp will be 10 days and 9 nights long! By extending the length of time campers stay with us each summer, we can deepen our impact. In addition, campers will need to have a short evaluation filled out by a non-family member (such as a teacher) to ensure camp readiness. By ensuring camp readiness, we can make sure all campers feel safe and excited to be at camp for the full 10 days. Families will have the choice to put their child in one of three cabins: boy, girl, or all-gender. By offering a third gender option, we’re allowing campers to be their full, authentic selves at camp. And, we’re back at Lake Travis for summer 2022! Ages 8-11 will be at Zilker Park, and ages 12-15 will be out at the Lake!

Camp Dates:

  • Session 1: June 6-15
  • Session 2: June 20-29
  • Session 3: July 11-20
  • Session 4: July 25 - Aug 3