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AUSTIN, TX

Austin–South Spring Break Camp

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Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose activities minute to minute–deciding what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* senseless.

*Totally senseless: By our definition, mistakes aren’t senseless. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them any time. Get refunds for unused days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this spring session. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at spring’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included.

Camp Details

DATES

Mar 11 - Mar 15

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Parkside Community Montessori School
3207 W Slaughter Ln.,
Austin, TX 78748

DIRECTOR

Jordan

CALL/TEXT

737-270-7686

Activities for Every Interest

Campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

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Media Lab

Campers will use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games on iPads. They’ll also have the ability to produce stop-motion shorts on our custom animation stations, create music, or remix their favorite song.
Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Kids will create, direct, and produce stop-motion animation movies & shorts with our custom animation stations.
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Tinker Lab

Explore creativity through crafts & inventor kits to construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials are designed to foster curiosity & exploration.
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The Stage

Enjoy motion-based games like Switch & Just Dance, plus new karaoke systems, back drops, & party props.
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

A communal place to socialize & play with table games, cards, & puzzles, or create and experiment with art & crafts.
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Sports & Recreation

Campers & staff join together to play indoor playground games, sports, or whatever kids are interested in that day. And to spice things up we'll have a surprise activity or performance this camp session!

Testimonials From Our Summer Day Camps

It was like a supervised free form play date with only good and shareable toys!
Andrea F.

I always felt like I could ask questions or provide feedback, and I felt like my kids were happy and cared for. They always wanted to go to camp! Thanks for a great experience!
Divya K.

(S&K parent)

The staff was so friendly and warm, reaching out to the kids and making a comfortable environment. I was actually planning to send the boy for only a week in San Mateo due to traffic, but in just that 1 week we became so attached to everyone, I just had to deal with traffic the whole summer to attend this site. Thanks for making our summer awesome! Looking forward to next year!
Jae Min J.

(S&K parent)

Fees

Buy any number of Day Passes, and use them any day we’re open this spring camp session. There’s no need to reserve your days ahead of time, or even let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Day Passes automatically in-full after the camp session comes to an end.

Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them any day we’re open this camp session
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded at the end of the camp session

STAFF

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

FOOD

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Important Info for Camp in Austin

Virtual Camp Orientation

Virtual camp orientation: Once we get closer to camp, we’ll email registered families a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and more.

Lunch Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , GF = Gluten Free , DF = Dairy Free , SF = Soy Free , EF = Egg Free

*No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

DAILY MENU
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Contact Us

Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program, and at the same time learn about you and your camper.

Jordan

JORDAN

She/Her

This is Jordan’s 3rd year directing at Steve & Kate’s–running camps in both Texas and Virginia! When not at camp you can find Jordan reading, crafting, or watching superhero movies with the family.

This year Jordan is most excited to watch campers problem solve and learn new skills along the way!

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