Summer camp registration is open! Austin has a plethora of camps and many of them are filling up fast.
In the coming weeks leading up to summer, we'll be introducing different camps in our Summer Camp Series in order to give you an idea of what's available, and to help you find the right camp for your kiddos.
Today's featured camp is the Badgerdog Camps by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.
About Austin Public Library Friends Foundation
Austin Public Library Friends Foundation conducts a broad range of programs and activities that support the library in numerous and diverse ways. Many of APLFF's programs are devoted to literacy, reading, and increasing the entire community's access to information and knowledge.
The award-winning Michael and Susan Dell Wired for Youth Centers, which are located at branch libraries throughout the community, bridge the digital divide for youth that are least likely to have access to personal computers and technology. Raise a Reader emphasizes the invaluable assistance the public library can provide in promoting early literacy and good reading habits at a young age.
The Foundation also plays an active role in the community by promoting discussion and the exchange of ideas by hosting readings, panels, and other community events.
Austin Public Library Friends Foundation Summer Camps
Many of the Library Foundation’s programs are devoted to literacy, reading, and increasing the entire community’s access to information and knowledge. The Library Foundation is very pleased to enrich its commitment to literacy through its Badgerdog writing program.
Each summer, Badgerdog hosts three-week writing workshops for rising 3rd- through 12th-graders. These intensive writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of performing and publishing their original work.
This summer, campers can choose from over 55 Badgerdog camp sessions in June until August. Camps are for rising 3rd- through 12th-graders.
These fun and challenging writing workshops run for two weeks, allowing students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. All campers experience the joy of performing and publishing their original work.
Our creative approach to the craft of writing allows hesitant writers to practice an essential skill in a no-fail, supportive environment—while also having fun! For more advanced writers, Badgerdog’s teaching artists provide challenges and offer personalized feedback.
At the end of the summer, all students will have their work published in one of two professionally produced anthologies—Rise, for elementary-aged writers, and Emerge, for middle- and high-school writers. In September, Badgerdog hosts an end-of-summer reading, where selected campers from each camp location perform their work at the annual Austin Teen Book Festival.
All Badgerdog camp sessions are listed in our Camp Guide. To find the right Badgerdog camp for your child, use the awesome search functionality of our Camp Guide and search the Badgerdog camps (or any other camps) by your child's age, the dates your child wants to go to camp, the price you're able or willing to pay, and your preferred location.
Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide
In order to make finding the perfect camp for your little camper a breeze, we’ve created a super parent-friendly, easy and quick to use Camp Guide that includes not only general camp information, but also all available camp sessions of a particular camp.
The Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide allows you to search for camps by interest (e.g. arts, music, sports, outdoors, etc.) camp type (i.e. day or overnight camp), camp location, camp dates, age of campers, and price. Head over to our Camp Guide and find the perfect camp for your child.