**Tuesday, June 1, 2021**

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looking for a summer camp for your child?

***This is not to be considered an exclusive list. Unless otherwise noted, these programs are not AISD run, sponsored or endorsed programs***

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AISD Academic Enrichment and Credit Recovery Sessions

Students have access to dozens of programs that can help them get a head start on the school year, stay engaged over the summer, and recover credits if necessary.

The AISD teachers and staff you know and trust will oversee these Summer Academic Opportunities and use a curriculum that aligns with district and state learning objectives.

Parents who are interested in Summer Academic Opportunities are encouraged to reach out to their campus. Please check if your specific program is remote, on-campus or hybrid.

Click HERE for more information.
Contact your school or Parent Support Specialist for more information.


Below is a listing and description of academic learning options AISD is offering. Students are encouraged to contact their campuses for questions.

  • Summer Learning
  • Saturday School
  • DELTA Summer Learning
  • Twilight Summer Learning
  • Summer Bridge for ECHS
  • Summer Bridge for P-Tech
  • Summer Melt Program for Class of 2021 Seniors
  • 12th Grade Credit Recovery
  • End-of-Course Prep Camp
  • Garza Independence High School
Click HERE for more information.

Contact your school or Parent Support Specialist for more information.


  • Summer Enrichment
  • · 8th Grade Transition
  • · Multilingual
  • · AVID
  • · Transition Camp

Click HERE for more details on each program.
Contact your school or Parent Support Specialist for more information.


  • Pre-K4 and 5th Grade Transition

Click HERE for more details on each program.
Contact your school or Parent Support Specialist for more information.

AISD Camp Heatwave

Camp Heatwave is more than a fun day camp—it is a summer program designed to keep your children involved, creatively challenged, physically active and safe during their time off from school. Camp Heatwave will stimulate your child's curiosity and challenge them to discovery.
Click HERE for more details.


FREE Books for all levels in English and Spanish!

2021 Recreation & Camp Guide for Students and Adults with Special Needs

Recreation & Camp Guide

Click here for more details

Guía de campamentos y recreación

Haga click aquí para mas detalles

Need help finding summer programs? Visit AISD's YSM

Visit AISD's YSM site at

pick your school from the menu, and click search.

Programs available during the summer will have "summer" on the program card.
Here are some instructions on how to search summer programs in this website:
English and Spanish

begin on June 7

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Registration is now open for the five BILINGUAL virtual camps all about filmmaking, fashion, entrepreneurship, leadership, self love, health and more!

The VIRTUAL camps are available for girls and nonbinary

Please click here for application.

out youth summer program

If you are a middle or high school student who participated in this group this school year, you are done! REGISTER HERE!!

However, if you are new to Virtual Realiteen, and you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian will need to sign a consent form:


Somos escritoras summer workshop

This is a creative space for Latinx girls that invites them to draw, write and perform stories from their lives using art, theater, and writing as a tool for self-reflection and self-expression. The goal of the program is to support girls to continue to develop their writing while learning new tools to speak their truths, define themselves, and amplify their voices within a supportive community of Latinx girls and women.

**** Deadline to apply June 1st ***

APD Youth Summer Camp

APD Youth Summer Camp partners with the Austin Independent School District.

Middle School aged children enjoy four weeks of free summer camp. Participants experience activities, such as bowling, swimming, volleyball and dodge ball and immerse themselves in the study of subjects such as art, history, social justice, the environment, leadership, decision making, and time and money management.

UTeach Outreach Summer Camps

B*Tru Arts Summer Program 2021 at Santa Cruz Theater

  • 2021 Camp Session Dates: Session A: June 21-July 16th, 2021 Session B: August 2-27th, 2021 (8am early drop off) 8:30am-4pm
  • Ages: 7-14 years
  • Location: In-person
  • Contact: Aisha Melhem at 512-553-1878
  • Fee: There is a fee
  • Website:


If you are a 3rd – 5th grade girl who wants to make friends, play games, be creative and have

a blast - Camp Girls On The Run is for you! At Camp GOTR you will participate in exciting activities and have tons of fun with other amazing girls.

  • 2021 Camp Session Dates: June 21-25 and July 12-16 (8:30 to 12:30)
  • Ages: Rising 3rd - 5th grade girls
  • Location: In-person
  • Contact:Alicia Henderson at 5129149056
  • Fee: $250, includes all supplies, camp shirt, reusable water bottle and finisher's medal
  • Website:

Family Clean Creek Camp by the City of Austin Watershed Protection Program

Watershed 4 Day Camp includes hiking and exploring Colorado River with a scavenger hunt challenge, wading in the creek and find out how bugs tell us about water quality, cleaning up and floating on Lady Bird Lake, learning green gardening for clean water.

Watershed & Aquifer 3 Day Camp includes wading in the creek and finding out how bugs tell us about water quality, getting down into the aquifer through a local cave, paddling and cleaning up Barton Creek.

  • 2021 Camp Session Dates:
Session A ----- June 3-6, 2019
Session B ----- June 25-27, 2019
  • Ages: 9 – 14. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Location: Colorado River, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Creek, Edwards Aquifer.
  • Contact: 512-974-3540
  • Website:


The OWL Pen Pal Program is back for the Summer of 2021!

This program is ideal for young writers (age 10-18) with strong reading and writing skills, who are able to work independently and are self-motivated (they will be responsible for corresponding with seniors in their community) and who are interested in learning from and engaging with their senior pen pal.

This program will run from early May-the second week of September.

Register your young writer for this program! HERE

Austin Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Program

Join the Austin Film Festival for a summer of creativity, collaboration, and fun during their 19th annual Summer Film Program. They offer hands-on, one-week camp classes and workshops in the arts of screenwriting, filmmaking, editing, video game writing and more..
  • 2021 Camp Session Dates: June 7-July 30, weekly sessions, various times
  • Ages: Children ages 9-18
  • Location: VIRTUAL
  • Contact: Kelsey Walker at 512-478-4795 or email
  • Fee: Prices vary depending on the class. They also have scholarship available for students to attend for free!
  • Website:
    Registration HERE


All kids deserve a great summer and YMCA Day Camps are the perfect summer destination! YMCA camps offer children a safe, exciting and memorable day camp experience.

Financial assistance is available.

Click HERE for more information.

Your summer takes shape here!

During our 12 weeks of summer, your child will be safe, smiling, learning, playing, discovering, and exploring—all while getting in great shape for back-to-school season.
For more details and registration click HERE

El Ranchito Summer Camp (Spots Available!)

El Ranchito is a non-profit nature immersion summer camp. Campers who qualify for camp are students who are on free/reduced lunch and attend a title 1 school.

El Ranchito currently has space for rising 4th and 5th graders for their session 2 camp.

For registration information please see flyers below or visit El Ranchito website:


Community Agreements Summer Camp 2021

Registration is now open for Summer 2021 Thinkery Camps!

We are pleased to announce that in-person camp sessions at Thinkery will begin on Monday, May 31.

Thinkery camps provide a creative, safe and challenging environment for campers to learn and grow—and have a whole lot of fun while they’re doing it!

Choose from three different STEAM themes, with activities and experiences designed for campers in three different age groups.

New camps start every week, so you can schedule around other summer fun.

Registration and more details HERE

Thinkery Camps: Summer 2021

Tinkergarden- Complimentary Family online class

Tinkergarten classes are joyful online play sessions that inspire outdoor learning. In each 30-min online session, a dynamic Tinkergarten Leader guides the group through song, movement, play demonstrations, and much more.

You and your family can join in the playful learning anytime and from anywhere! Classes are offered throughout the week.

Choose a FREE trial HERE for playful learning from anywhere.

More Summer Resources for families



Click here for a list of Free Coding Resources


-Family & Community Resource Guide-

Leonor Vargas, LMSW-Administrative Supervisor of Parent Programs

Marisol Fray, LMSW-Social Services Specialist

Maria Hanley- Parent Engagement Support Lead/Community Organizer

Siglinda Orozco- Parent Engagement Support Lead/Community Organizer

Jennifer Vasquez-Administrative Assistant II

Main Office: 512-414-0726

Department of School, Family & Community Education

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