Thinkery Camp is where kids lead!
At Thinkery Camp, kids are the leaders in their own summer adventures. Campers will spend their time exploring STEAM concepts through collaborative games and activities, growing their creative problem-solving skills by tinkering, and developing their tool fluency through exploration. But how they use those skills will be up to them! At the core of their experience will be Thinkery’s hands-on, play-based approach to helping learners explore STEAM concepts and grow their social-emotional skills.
Thinkery Camps are available for rising PreK-4 through 5th grade students at 3 locations throughout the Greater Austin area.
Explore Summer Camp
At Thinkery – Meredith Learning Lab
Open to campers PreK-4 – 5th grade
At Pease Park
Open to campers 1st – 5th grade
At Leander ISD – Christine Camacho Elementary
Open to campers 1st – 5th grade
Open to campers 1st – 5th grade
Registration is now OPEN!
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Important information about Thinkery Camp
What is the price of Thinkery Camp?
Thinkery Member Price – $385 (Learn more about how to become a Member)
General Public Price – $425
Full payment is required at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot in camp.
Scholarships are still available on a rolling basis. Apply today!
What is included in the price of my child’s Thinkery Camp?
Your camp registration includes 30 hours of Thinkery Camp fun and learning, including hands-on activities. Your registration also includes access to the museum exhibits.
Can I transfer my Thinkery Camp session to a different week?
If you are registered for camp and need to change weeks or sessions, there will be a $50 administrative fee once the change is approved.
If you are interested in booking additional camp weeks, please call (512) 469-6201 or register online.
Can I transfer my Thinkery Camp session to a different camper?
No. The camp you sign up for is uniquely yours. Sessions are not transferable to other campers.
What happens if the Thinkery Camp I want is full?
You will know a Thinkery Camp session is at capacity when there is no option to select a paid reservation on the website. You will have the option to select to be notified when camp spots become available.
Once camps are filled, a weekly email will be sent to those who select to be notified of any camp openings. Registration from that email notification will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee that spots will remain open.
Do you offer aftercare options?
Yes! Aftercare will be offered this year for camps at our Thinkery – Meredith Learning Lab location. Aftercare has a limited weekly capacity and requires an additional payment of $75 per week per camper. Aftercare will operate until 5:00 pm when camps are closed.
To the extent reasonably possible, Thinkery Camps will make every reasonable effort to serve campers who require special attention or consideration.
If you are interested in enrolling a child with a disability and may need reasonable accommodations to participate, please contact the Camp Management team (contact information below). Thinkery requests sufficient notice, when possible, to give time to arrange the accommodation. This will allow us to set up a meeting to discuss our program, any restrictions or specific needs the camper may have, and determine what reasonable accommodations can be put in place to best support your child. Reasonable accommodations are available to campers with disabilities so long as the accommodation does not create an undue hardship for Thinkery and can be provided without posing a substantial or imminent safety risk. We also welcome camper aides but require all aides who attend camp to complete a background check before camp begins.
Additionally, if your child has any other care needs (behavioral, medical, etc.), allergies, or any other needs you would like to discuss, please contact the Camp Management Team to discuss their needs as soon as possible. We want to prepare Thinkery Camp staff and educators in advance so we can make your child’s camp experience as safe as possible.
Camps Team Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
When does registration open?
Registration begins in January for the following groups:
January 10 – Little Thinkers Preschool
January 17 – Scholarship awardees
January 24 – Thinkery Members and Leander ISD scholarship awardees
January 26 – Thinkery Partners
January 31 – General public
How do you handle the grade distinction in the summer?
The grades posted for each camp indicate the grade level your child will enter in the 2023–24 school year.
Camps are broken into three age groups: Preschool – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. PreK-4 and kindergarten camp will only be offered at the Thinkery – Meredith Learning Lab location. Pease Park campers will experience a combined camp, 1st-5th grade.
Is there a minimum age for Thinkery Camps?
Yes, campers must be 4 years old by the month before their camp begins in order to participate in our camp program. This age restriction is in place to ensure the success of each individual camper.
Little Thinkers Preschoolers may enter camps as a 3.5-year-old if they have successfully completed a school year with Thinkery as a Little Thinker.
Camp fees include a $75 non-refundable fee. Refunds (minus the $75 non-refundable fee) are given for cancellations made at least two weeks prior to your camp start date.
No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks in advance of the start date of your camp. If your child is unable to attend, the cost of your camp will be converted into a tax-deductible donation to the museum.
If you are registered for camp and need to change weeks or sessions, there will be a $50 administrative fee once the change is approved. This request must be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the camp.
If the camp you are registered for is canceled due to low enrollment or health and safety-mandated closure, you will be refunded your full tuition payment.
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