Camp Roadrunner

Austin Waldorf School's summer programs have been voted FAVORITE OVERALL CAMP by the 10,000 Austin families using for 2013 and 2014!

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.

Weekly session: $300.00

Extended Care is included in the weekly tuition. Please note that we will no longer provide snack during extended care. 

Check below for descriptions of the fun we are planning for 2016. Registration will open February 1st! 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 13 - 17    WEIRD SCIENCE

Join us for a week of amazing discovery as we create scientific experiments from every day objects. Pop dry ice smoke bubbles, experiment with a giant air cannon, whip up a batch of elephant toothpaste, and be dazzled by solar power! 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. Last year Weird Science was our first week to fill! Don't miss out on this special week at Camp Roadrunner.




Week 2, June 20 - 24    GAMES AND SKILLS

For ten years, Coach Erik Olson, our own Austin Waldorf School Athletics Director, has lead Games and Skills at Camp Roarunner. Its a week of challenging non-competitive games, obstacle courses, and healthy movement. Campers will gain confidence and agility as they play their way through age appropriate and action packed activities. 

Week 3, June 27 - July 1  A KID'S BEST FRIEND - PETS WEEK

This week we will make toys and treats for local pets and animals in need. Campers will share stories of their own pets, and learn how they can help to better care for their own animals.

Jeannette Kincaid, a professional dog trainer specializing in educating children/families how to live safely and harmoniously together, is our Specialty Teacher this week. Jeannette earned her training certificate in 2008 and is devoted to sharing her knowledge of animal behavior with children. She also serves as a presenter and eduacator with Family Paws/Dog and Sorks.

We will collect (and create) donations for a local animal shelter and a trip to the nearby Austin Zoo, a zoo dedicated to rescuing and rehibilitating animals.

Week 4, July 5 - 8    AROUND THE WORLD (IN 4 DAYS)

This week campers will explore various cultures from around the world! Music, food, crafts, and games will delight our senses as we discover the colors and rhythms of Mexico, India, Israel, and more!


 Week 5, July 11 - 15     WORKING TOGETHER

At Austin Waldorf School it is often said that "Many hands make light work." This week Camp Roadrunner campers will work together to make Austin a more beautiful, happier, and cleaner place to live. Counselors and teachers will lead the groups though a variety of projects based on helping out local charities. We will learn about all the ways that we can help make the world a better place and little things we can all do to help those in need, enjoying the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. Campers will enjoy a field trip at the end of the week to celebrate their productive week. 


 Week 6, July 18 - 22    THEATER WEEK

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


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 and games. 





We are happy to announce that we will have TWO WEEKS this year for Mini Mossy Masterpieces. Campers may choose to come to both weeks to work on something truly ambitious, or pick the session that works best with their schedule. Parents will enjoy a 'formal' display of these amazing works of art at the end of the week.  





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


The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution, 501(c)3, that welcomes students and families of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.
The Austin Waldorf School is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
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