AUSTIN, Texas - With limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin summer camps will look very different this year. Admission will be determined through a lottery and Monday, June 15 is your first opportunity to enter.
Austin Parks and Recreation will begin the free camps on July 6. The Stay Playful camps will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Half and full-day spots are both available for children ages five to 11 and teens age 12 to 15.
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The camps will include arts and crafts, games, and plenty of time for exploring the outdoors and officials say it'll all be done while prioritizing the health and safety of both the campers and staff.
Austin Parks & Recreation says it believes demand will be high and because fewer kids will be allowed to participate it is offering some alternatives to keep kids engaged while they're on summer break.
The online program is also ASL accessible and classes will run from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Camp lottery closes on Friday, June 19. Families that have been chosen will be notified next week.
For more information, you can go to the city's website.
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