More than camp

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 returning campers (who attended in summer 2023) and their siblings, and for all campers who meet the free or reduced school meals income eligibility guidelines or campers who are in foster care.
Note for Summer 2024
As of May 1st, applications for summer 2024 are now closed.
To get notified when the application for summer 2025 is available, please be sure to set up an account on CampBrain, if you do not already have one.
In the meantime, while we cannot guarantee availability at this time, here are a few other camps in the area.
We hope to see you next year!

Camp sessions are all 10 days and 9 nights long! This year, we will also be offering one 7-day session for campers ages 8-9. First-time campers at ASC (including siblings and returning campers) will need to have a short evaluation filled out 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 camp session. For one session at Lake Travis, families will have the choice to put their child in the All-Gender cabin. By offering a third gender option, we’re allowing campers to be their full, authentic selves at camp. Ages 8-11 will be at Zilker Park, and ages 12-15 will be out at Lake Travis!

Camp Dates:

    Camp Sessions in 2024 will start on Sunday afternoons and conclude on Tuesday mornings.
  • Session 1: June 9-18
  • Session 2: June 23 - July 2
  • Session 3: July 14 - July 23
  • 7-day option (only for 8 & 9 year olds): July 14-20 (concludes on Saturday morning)
  • Session 4: July 28 - August 6
  • All-Gender Cabin option available at Lake Travis for campers ages 12-15


We at ASC committed to creating a culture of inclusion and connection. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse community of families, campers, staff members, volunteers, and other stakeholders. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, and knowledge we all bring makes us better as an organization. We respect and welcome the unique contributions that you bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.