2017 Summer Camp Themes | Registration & Pricing | Camps FAQ


Thinkery Camps

We are a home for a new generation of innovators
Thinkery Camp programs provide a creative, safe and challenging environment for campers to expand their problem solving potential—and have a whole lot of fun! Children in Pre-K through 5th grade engage in playful learning experiences and develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment.

What we do: Spark curiosity and inspire creative learning
Thinkery Camps offer hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as a platform for innovation. Each weeklong program offers a variety of fun mental and physical challenges that activate campers’ creativity. Campers answer their questions of “how” and “why” through interactive experiences designed to keep them exploring, creating and moving.

Read more about Age Groups | Take a look at our Camp Overview

Thinkery Camps - Summer Camps in Austin

Age Groups

Campers are divided into the following age groups in order to provide the most developmentally appropriate environment for them to learn, grow and play. We have designed our Thinkery Camp themes to grow with our campers. In every single Thinkery Camp, activities and content are differentiated for each age group to maximize fun and engagement. As campers get older, they dive deeper into STEAM concepts and tackle more complex challenges and materials.

Locations

We want to make Thinkery Camps available and accessible to all Austin-area children. We are excited to host Thinkery Camps at four locations this year. With four locations in the Austin area—no matter where you live—there’s a convenient camp nearby.


Pre-K–Kindergarten

(Must be 4 years old by March 1, 2017)
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.

Thinkery Camps Map - Summer Camps in Austin
Thinkery at the Meredith Learning Lab,
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 Robotics camps are hosted at Thinkery’s home campus all summer long. 1st–5th graders in STEAM camps will enjoy a field trip during the week. Extended care is available at this site from 8 am–5:30 pm.

Thinkery hosted at The Magellan International School,
7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin, TX 78757

Camps offered for 1st–5th grade, just east of MoPac near W. Anderson Lane. Campers at The Magellan International School campus will enjoy the classroom setting and access to The Magellan playground. Campers experiencing Robotics and Programming camps at The Magellan campus will enjoy a field trip during the week to visit Thinkery. Extended Care at this site is hosted and run by The Magellan International School and runs from 8 am–6 pm. Register for Magellan Extended Care.

Thinkery hosted at Valley View Elementary,
1201 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

Camps offered for Pre-K–5th grade at a convenient southwest Austin location. Valley View Elementary is off of 360 between Bee Caves Rd. and MoPac. Campers at the Valley View Elementary campus will enjoy its classroom setting and access to the school’s playground. 1st–5th grade campers experiencing camp at Valley View will enjoy two field trips during the week, one to Thinkery and a second to explore a thematic STEAM site in Austin. Pre-K–K campers will experience one field trip during the week to Thinkery. Extended care is not available at this site.

Thinkery hosted at National Instruments,
11500 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759 — SOLD OUT

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. Campers experiencing Robotic and Programming camps at the National Instruments campus will enjoy a field trip during the week to visit Thinkery. Thinkery does not offer extended care at this site.

Every Thinkery camp has its own unique identity that reflects the personality of the camp staff and the setting. If you’re torn between two locations, give us a call at 512-469-6200 and we may be able to help you decide.

Thinkery 2017 Camp Overview

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Date

Pre K-K

1st-2nd

Grade

3rd-5th

Grade

Hours

9 am-4 pm
or
9 am-1 pm
9 am-4 pm 9 am-4 pm

 

March
13-17, 2017

Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
 Sold Out!
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
 Sold Out!
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
 

June
5-9,
2017

Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Tinkering with Color and Light @ Valley View  Tinkering with Color and Light @ Valley View   Tinkering with Color and Light @ Valley View
RoboCircus
@ Thinkery

 

June
12-16,
2017

Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Up, Up and Away
@ Valley View
 Up, Up and Away
@ Valley View
Up, Up and Away
@ Valley View
Program, Animate and Create
@ Thinkery
 Sold Out!
 

June
19-23
,
2017

Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Valley View
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Valley View
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Valley View
Program, Animate and Create @ Thinkery
 

June
26-30,
2017

Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Program, Animate and Create @ Magellan International Program, Animate and Create @ Magellan International
RoboCircus
@ Thinkery 
 

July
3, 5-7,
2017*

Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
 Program, Animate and Create @ Magellan International Program, Animate and Create @ Magellan International
RoboCircus
@ Thinkery
 

July
10-14,
2017

Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
RoboCircus
@ Magellan International

 RoboCircus
@ Magellan International
Program, Animate and Create @ Thinkery
 

July
17-21,
2017

Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery Tinkering with Color and Light
@ Thinkery
Tinkering with Color and Light
@ Thinkery
RoboCircus
@ Magellan International
RoboCircus
@ Magellan International
Program, Animate and Create @ Thinkery
 

July
24-28
2017

Illuminating Inventions
@ Valley View
Illuminating Inventions
@ Valley View
Illuminating Inventions
@ Valley View
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Up, Up and Away
@ Thinkery
Program, Animate and Create @ National Intruments Sold Out! RoboCircus @ Thinkery Sold Out!
 

July 31
– Aug 4,

2017

Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Fantastic Fabrication
@ Thinkery
Tinkering with Color and Light
@ Valley View 
Tinkering with Color and Light @ Valley View Tinkering with Color and Light @ Valley View
RoboCircus @ Thinkery Sold Out! Program, Animate and Create @ National Instruments Sold Out!
 

Aug
7-11,
2017

Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Illuminating Inventions
@ Thinkery
Program, Animate and Create @ Thinkery  RoboCircus @ National Instruments Sold Out!

Aug
14-18,
2017

Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery  Tinkering with Color and Light @ Thinkery
RoboCircus @ National Instruments Sold Out!  Program, Animate and Create @ Thinkery