The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of summer programs for children 5-12 years old, and some facilities provide preschool and teen programs. Whether you’re looking for active play, outdoor adventure, strategic games or cultural activities, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s summer camps have something for everyone. PARD’s goal is to provide children with exciting experiences through structured recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. Emphasizing active participation and play, trained staff will guide your child through a variety of group activities, such as sports, swimming, hiking, geocaching, painting, performance, dance and more!

Register online starting

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020: Nature/Outdoor Adventure summer camp registration opens at 12 p.m. (Austin Residents) and 2 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020: Cultural Arts and Therapeutic summer camp registration opens at 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020: Community Recreation Center summer camp registration starts 10 a.m. (Austin Residents) and 1 p.m. (Non-Austin Residents)


Online Registration: Please visit to familiarize yourself with our system. If you have any questions or concern, visit our Account Creation, Online Registration & FAQ page prior to calling site staff. 

Need assistance paying for summer camp? Apply for Financial Aid

Parent Handbook (English) (PDF)

Parent Handbook (Spanish) (PDF)