We’re winding down to summer, which probably means you’re considering the best summer activities for kids in the Hill Country. New Braunfels summer camps offer great solutions to keep them active and entertained all summer long, or just for a few days here and there. The New Braunfels Chamber laid out some of the best options for Hill Country summer camps.
Slumber Falls Camp—The outdoor ministry of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ has been offering faith-based summer camps for more than 50 years. Hill Country summer activities during the camp, which is located in a 20-acre facility on the banks of the Guadalupe River, include “group games, team building exercises, engagement with scripture, singing, skits, swimming, hiking, volleyball, basketball, star gazing, campfires, talent shows, nature exploration, river wading and so much more,” they said. This camp is for ages 6–18.
Texas Ski Ranch—“Looking for intense wake and skate training or just a week of water and fun in the sun? Either way, Camp TSR is perfect for you,” said Texas Ski Ranch. Their customized Hill Country summer camp programs offer half- and full-day programs with “a fun and encouraging atmosphere for kids to pursue action sports in a safe and supportive environment. Beginners and advanced riders ages 6–16 will have a blast sampling skate park and water sport activities with TSR’s customized camp sessions. Based on your child’s aspirations (skating, snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc.), sessions and teams will be assigned to accommodate wake and skate interests. Kids will learn the techniques to take new skills home to play and pursue as well as make lasting memories with new friends. Our experienced counselors and professional athletes provide a fun and motivating environment for campers to sharpen their physical and mental skills—while having a great time doing it!”
T Bar M Camps—“Adventure with a purpose, T Bar M Camps is a non-denominational Christian sports and adventure camp with locations in New Braunfels, Texas and on Lake Travis near Austin,” said the Chamber. Options for New Braunfels kids activities include day camps, sports camps, swim camp, and baseball camp.
Newcombe Tennis Ranch—This junior tennis camp is open to ages 8–18 and “players of all levels, from beginners to recreational to competitive to advanced.” You can sign your kids up for a week or more. “Campers come to improve, make lifelong friends, have fun and immerse themselves in the ‘team-family-team’ atmosphere! We provide campers with a safe and healthy environment for soaking up intensive tennis and an international cultural experience,” they said.
Circle Arts Theatre—Summer theatre camp is offered in two, one-week sessions in July, with topics including: Vocal Expression, Body Movement, Facial Expression, Using Your Imagination, Pantomime, Characterization, Improvisation, Singing, and Choreography.
McKenna Children’s Museum—Do your kids already enjoy this great New Braunfels family hotspot? They’ll love it even more during the summer, with several LEGO camps focuses on Minecraft Engineering, Jedi Master Engineering, and STEM Challenge.
Texas Adventure Camp—“Get ready for an awesome week of exciting and adventurous fun! Located in the rolling hills of New Braunfels, Texas, this camp offers fun and challenging activities including: “50-foot swings, canoeing through the rapids, a 450-foot zip line, rock climbing and rappelling, tubing on the river, an overnight campout to Enchanted Rock, low and high ropes activities, paintball, archery, compass courses and campfire, caving, pool party, a dance, and Schlitterbahn water park. Multiple sessions are offered throughout the summer.”
Casa de Linda Art Studio Art Camp—Located in Wimberley, this art studio offers summer camps focused on everything from mixed media to Van Gogh to cartooning for your budding artist.
Nike Ultimate Sports Camp—Held at St. Edward’s University in Austin, this is “a dynamic youth ultimate camp geared towards boys and girls ages 13–19 of all ability levels.”
Girl Scout Camp—Camp Metro “will be offered at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (in San Antonio) and offer girls the opportunity to get hands-on experience and explore skills in a variety of thematic areas, including community service, cultural arts, healthy living, environmental awareness and so much more.” The camp is open to girls in K–8.
YMCA—Summer day camp at the Y in New Braunfels, as well as San Antonio, Schertz, and Boerne, offers “weekly field trips and age-appropriate activities designed to help children, ages 5 to 13, develop self-confidence and personal empowerment.”
American Dance Co.—For “ages 9 & up (or with teacher approval), Levels 2, 3, 4 and company students will be challenged and expand skills in this week long study of ballet, contemporary and modern. In addition to technique students will be rehearsing choreography for an end of the week presentation. Strengthen and expand your skill in this dance intensive.”
Parks & Recreation—The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers numerous Hill Country summer activities for kids, including camps like Spring Ventures Day Camp and Ultimate Sports Camp.
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