Austin Sunshine Camps has provided free fun-filled overnight summer camp programs for the children of the greater Austin area (Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop counties) 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.
Camp 2021 will begin in FEBRUARY! Campers will be put into their cabins and will meet with their counselor and cabin-mates VIRTUALLY twice a month to get to know their new friends, build community, and get excited to get TOGETHER for summer camp! Virtual cabin meetings will be made based around counselor and camper schedules.
In the summer, campers gather together for five days and four nights of exciting, in-person 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 on a first come, first serve basis. In addition, campers are provided three meals and two snacks a day.
Our Zilker Park camp is located inside Zilker Park near Barton Springs Pool; in summer 2021, it will serve campers 11-15 years of age in June and campers 8-10 years of age in July. More about Zilker Lodge here.