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Camp Roadrunner

Austin Waldorf School's summer programs have been voted FAVORITE OVERALL CAMP by the 10,000 Austin families using for 2014 and 2015!

Camp Roadrunner Camp Roadrunner provides children ages 6–12 (entering 1st-7th grades) an unforgettable summer experience. Choose from our 8 weekly sessions. Activities include everything from circus arts to cooking to painting, with every week encouraging self expression and creativity in a friendly, wholesome atmosphere. We strive to create a balanced program with plenty of time for freedom and movement along side opportunities to learn and create. We provide wholesome, interesting, and exciting activities for campers entering 1st - 7th grades. All camp participants will tie dye a unique Camp T-shirt each week. Click here to read our camp rules.


Check below for descriptions of the fun we had in 2015. View photos from last year's camp on our Facebook page

Reviews: "What a wonderful time the girls had at summer camp! The Waldorf School is such a gorgeous and fun place... I am just so regretful that we were not signed up to come back for more weeks. And all of the teachers there are just fantastic :) The girls really enjoyed their counselors so much and really really enjoyed spending time with Miss Chris in the hours after camp. Thank you again for being so sweet!" - Anna, mother of girls ages 6 and 8 "My daughter attended last week and really enjoyed her time with you. The week seemed to offer just the right balance of structured activities and freedom to be a summertime kid! I especially loved the days that I found my daughter frolicking with other children in the sprinkler on the playground at pick up time! Or playing board games under the pavilion. It was a scene right out of my own 'backyard summertime fun' days! Please thank Buddy, Sky, Starr, Shaphir, Stephanie and Miss Chis for their individualized time and attention. This was our first experience at your summer camp and I am happy to say it was a good one and we will be back again next year!" - Maria, mother

Week 1, June 15 - 19    WEIRD SCIENCE

Join us for a week of amazing discovery as we create scientific experiments from every day objects. Pop dry ice smoke bubbles, whip up a batch of elephant toothpaste, and be dazzled by sparkling egg shell geodes! Our campers are divided into groups by grade level, so our activities and experiments remain age appropriate. Along with our time 'in the lab' we will enjoy games in the gym as well as have time for camp crafts. This Friday we will enjoy a field trip to the epic Texas swimming hole -  Krause Springs.




Week 2, June 22 - 26    GAMES AND SKILLS

Coach Erik Olson, our own Austin Waldorf School Athletics Director, returns for another week of challenging games and obstacle courses. Campers will gain confidence and agility as they play their way through age appropriate, and action packed activities. On Friday we will cool off at Deep Eddy Pool.

Week 3, June 29 - July 3  MUSIC IN MOTION

This week we will enjoy music and movement in many ways. Our own AWS Chorus and Band Director, Terri Everett will work with rhythmic instruments with the campers. Rebecca Hample, a voice and movement instructor for 15 years, will share songs and with the children and explore lead them in movement exercises. We will also have time for games and crafts this week. 

Week 4, July 6 - 10    DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

For the fourth consecutive year, Messy Jessie Morin will return to Camp Roadrunner to treat campers to a week of sloppy and unforgettable fun. Kids will enjoy sloppy games of mud ball, make giant spin art, play bobbing for donuts and do all those things that they should NEVER try at home! Lauren Barr will provide campers with messy and hilarious craft projects throughout the week. Pack a change of clothes - this is going to get sloppy! Our week will end in the crystal clear chilly waters of Barton Springs.


 Week 5, July 13 - 17    MIND YOUR OWN BEESWAX!

This week Susan Henson will lead children through a variety of crafts made from beeswax. Concoct nourishing limp balm, dip candles, and even create bowls and night lights with this beautiful, natural medium! Honey sweet treats will be a part of this week as well. Rosa Vela Sachs will bring creative handwork projects to the children. On Friday our campers will 'bounce and bowl' at Locomotion and Westgate Lanes.


 Week 6, July 20-24    A WINDOW INTO WALDORF

This week campers will enjoy some of the things that make Austin Waldorf School so unique. Campers will enjoy traditional Waldorf style arts and handwork, including water color painting, beeswax modeling, and fiber art. We will also have plenty of time in the gym this week for non-competitive games.

Week 7, July 27 - 31    MINI MOSSY MASTERPIECES

This week campers will create their own miniature worlds using LIVE plants and moss. Michelle Lemberger will share techniques for creating tiny toadstools, ladders, fairy houses, crystal gardens, and countless other possibilities. We will use a variety of upcycled containers of various shapes and sizes. Once our gardens are complete we will release lady bugs to live in them. Let your imagination run wild this week! When the campers are not busy working on their masterpieces they will enjoy crafts with Rosa Vela Sachs and games in the gym with Starr Taylor. This week we will have our last field trip of the summer, enjoying a day out at Krause Springs.




Week 8, August 3 - 7   SUMMER STAGE

Bravo! Jessie Morin returns to our Performing Arts Center for another week of theater games and story telling this week. She will lead the groups in age appropriate stories to create an unforgettable performance on the last day of camp. Campers will craft their own props and costumes in our art studio in preparation for their show. 





HOURS Camp Roadrunner runs from 9:00 - 3:30 pm. Extended Care is provided on a weekly basis from 7:30 - 9:00 am and 3:30 - 6:00 pm.



Any Questions?

If you have any questions about our camp please feel free to contact Alex Abbott: Telephone : 512-288-5942 ext 252 / Fax : 512-301-8997 Attn. Alex Abbott / Email : click here for larger image


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