We're a STEAM engine to power kids' imagination, creativity and love of learning.

Thinkery Camp programs 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!

In each weeklong camp, Pre-K to 5th grade campers engage in playful, hands-on learning activities that develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment.  Camps focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), with a variety of fun mental and physical challenges that activate campers’ creativity and stimulate their natural curiosity.

Campers explore questions of “how” and “why” through immersive, interactive learning experiences designed to keep them moving, thinking and creating.

Program Information

Age Group Details

In order to provide the most developmentally-appropriate environment to play, learn and grow, campers are divided into the following age groups. [Please note, the following age groups are recommended for students entering these grades in Fall 2019]

Pre-K–Kindergarten

(Must be 4 years old by March 1, 2019)
Full day sessions, 9 am–4 pm. Optional half-day program with pick-up at 1:00 pm for a discounted price.

Curious Pre-K–K campers receive structure and guidance as we nurture their innovative minds. Enticing projects and activities offer little learners problem solving practice and opportunities for group collaboration.

1st–2nd Grade

Full day sessions, 9 am–4 pm
Campers entering 1st or 2nd grade begin to stretch their wings by testing out new abilities. Budding innovators look beyond what is seen and explore how things work. Inquiry-based learning and a focus on the design process drive campers’ discovery of STEAM concepts. These campers enjoy a full day program and experience science in action through hands-on field trips and guest speakers.

3rd–5th Grades

Full day sessions, 9 am–4 pm
Campers entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade delve deeper into the Thinkery experience through more advanced tools and multi-day challenges. Campers team up to perfect every phase of the design process and tackle the world’s emerging problems. These campers have the opportunity to meet and learn from Austin-based innovators, and they discover how science answers questions through hands-on field trips and guest speakers.

We have designed our camp themes to grow with our campers—as campers get older, they dive deeper into STEAM concepts and tackle more complex challenges and materials.

Location Details
We strive to make Thinkery Camps available and accessible to all Austin-area children (and convenient for parents, too!). We host Thinkery Camps in multiple locations, with four great sites to choose from this year.

 

Thinkery at the Meredith Learning Lab [East/Central]

1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723
Camps offered for Pre-K–5th grade, just east of I-35 off of Airport Blvd. Campers at Thinkery’s home campus have the opportunity to learn through Thinkery exhibits every single day. STEAM-themed and Programming camps are hosted at Thinkery’s home location all summer long. 1st–5th graders in non-programming camps will enjoy a field trip. Extended Care is available at this site from 8 am–5:30 pm.

 

Thinkery hosted at National Instruments [North/West]

11500 N. Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759
Camps offered for 1st–5th grade, just west of MoPac near The Domain. Campers at the National Instruments campus have the opportunity to design, explore and play in the same facility where their robots were developed! Plus, campers enjoy a field trip to visit Thinkery. Thinkery does not offer Extended Care at this site.

 

Thinkery hosted at Harmony School of Innovation [South/East]

2124 E. St. Elmo Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Camps offered for Pre-K–5th, just east of Woodward St. south of Highway 71. Extended Care is available at this site from 8 am–5:30 pm.
 

Thinkery hosted at Harmony School of Science [North/Central]

11800 Stonehollow Dr., Austin, TX 78758
Camps offered for Pre-K–5th, between Mopac and Metric Blvd. Extended Care is available at this site from 8 am–5:30 pm.