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Thinking summer camp? Thinkery opens its registration, other camps on hold

Nicole Villalpando
Austin American-Statesman
Nicolette Salikhov, 13, and Gage Edwards, 4, use an air gun to launch model planes as they play at the Thinkery in 2017. The museum will run its popular summer camps in-person this year, but with COVID-19 protocols.

The Thinkery, Austin's children's museum, opened its summer camp registration on Thursday. 

Last year, the Thinkery offered both virtual and in-person camps, adjusting to COVID-19 protocols. 

This year, the Thinkery is hosting week-long in-person camps for kids pre-kindergarten to kindergarten, first grade to second grade, and third grade to first grade. Choose the grade by what your child will be in the fall, and all pre-kindergarteners must be 4 the month before camp begins. The camps run May 31-Aug. 13. Most camps are $365 to $385. All camps will be at the Thinkery.

Go to thinkeryaustin.org/camp for more information or to sign up.

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The YMCA of Austin has summer camps open for registration. Theme camps for ages 5-12 are available at select AISD elementary schools, a Round Rock elementary school and some YMCA sites. Sports Camp for ages 8-13 will be at Lively and O'Henry middle schools, as well as a north Austin location that has yet to be determined. Camps run June 1-Aug. 6. The fees are $215 a week. Register at austinymca.org.

The City of Austin's Parks & Recreation Department has postponed camp registration for now because of the coronavirus pandemic. That includes popular camps at all the city recreation centers, the Austin Science and Nature Center, the Dougherty Arts Center and the Mexican American Cultural Center. 

Girls Scouts of Central Texas is offering camp this summer for girls in incoming grades first through 12 at both Camp Texlake on Lake Travis and Camp Kachina on Lake Belton. Camps are $445 to $615 and run from June 13 to July 30. Register at gsctx.org. You don't have to be a Girl Scout to register. 

Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is offering its summer camp at Lost Pines in Bastrop this summer, June 12-July 3. Most camps are already full. Fees are $350 t$400. Find out more at bsacac.org.

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Check campguide.austin360.com for more camp ideas.