Camp

During these unprecedented times, Headwaters School remains committed to the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. 

Our camps have a variety of programming to provide fun, safe, adventurous, and enriching experiences for your children. We offer mid-year camps for students 18 months to 8 years of age during school breaks, and summer camps for students age 18 months through 18 years. 

Spread between three campuses, Camp Headwaters offerings range from enriching play for our youngest students to thematic weeks and adventure camps for older students. Our camps are designed to inspire students to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers in age-appropriate ways. 

Non-Headwaters students are welcome in all of our camps, unless otherwise stated.
 

Camp Headwaters

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  • Summer Clubhouse for Ages 18 mos-5 yrs

    Join us for 9 weeks of Camp Headwaters’ Summer Clubhouse at our Springs Campus, 6305 Menchaca Road. Children ages 18 months through 5 years are invited to join friends old and new for summer camps especially designed for the interests and social emotional needs of their age group as part of Headwaters School’s Young Childrens’ Community (YCC), and Primary Camp Headwaters program. Built on Montessori principles and infused with play and educational discovery, students in the “Clubhouse” will enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities creating friendships and developing social emotional, practical life, as well as gross and fine motor skills. Children will enjoy water play, old fashioned field days, crafts, practical life activities, and games every day.
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  • Summer Clubhouse for Ages 5-11 yrs

    Join us for 9 weeks of Camp Headwaters’ Summer Clubhouse on the Creek Campus, 9607 Brodie Lane. Young people who are Kindergarten ready through 5th grade will engage in a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, explore weekly themes, relax, and have fun.
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  • Camp Headwaters for Ages 10+

    Camp Headwaters at the River Campus in downtown Austin, 801 Rio Grande, invites friends age 10 and older to weekly camps full of adventure.
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Facility Rentals & Camps Hosted at Headwaters

Headwaters School also rents out to space to programs offering camps, workshops, classes and more! 

If you are interested in renting space to run your own program, please see our Facility Rentals page for details and rates.

You can also check out Programs Hosted at Headwaters by visiting the Facility Rentals page or below.


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  • Sword Casting at the River Campus on 1/31 and 2/13

    Greg Wenderski Swordcasting
    Greg Wenderski, 

    Sword Casting at the River Campus

     

    Have you ever watched someone making a sword in the movies and thought it looked too cool for school? If so, this class is for you! 
    Join us Sunday, January 31 or Saturday, February 13
    These all ages classes are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day. You'll start by learning about the beginning of metal work over 5,000 years ago and examine artifacts that trace the evolution of metallurgy across several cultures. Next, you'll choose a wooden sword from several historical Bronze Age patterns, and get your hands dirty making a careful sand cast of the wooden original. And then watch as we pour your mold with molten metal! Afterwards, while you take a lunch break, several volunteers & I grind the swords smooth and prepare them for handles. When you come back, wrap the handle in leather and stamp your initials in the metal before taking your sword home! This class is an Austin original, usually sells out, and is not taught anywhere else, so grab a friend and strike while the iron is hot!  
    A percentage of every registration from Headwaters’ families is donated back to us, so mention the school when enrolling. To register and get more information, go to swordcastingguy.com/calendar/
  • Yoga and Mindfulness with Cynthia Bernard at the River Campus

    ATX Yoga Girl
    Yoga and Mindfulness with Cynthia Bernard
    At the River Campus

    After school yoga classes offer students in elementary through high school an opportunity to explore a yoga and mindfulness practice, enhancing students self-awareness and ability to be more conscious in their thoughts, actions, and decisions. 

    Students will learn a variety of yoga poses and sequences to help promote focus, healthy body awareness, connection, balance, and focus. In each session, we practice breathing techniques, guided meditations, and affirmations to deal with stress and difficult emotions.

    Students are encouraged to work at their own level, with modifications shown for more difficult poses, to allow everyone to participate. As students experience the physical benefits of yoga, they also learn about yoga philosophy (kindness, gratefulness, honesty, truthfulness, etc.).

    Cynthia has taught for AISD after school programs, Just Keep Livin’ Foundation (high school programs), Girls Empowerment Network, supported mindfulness retreats for AISD staff/families, and has many other partners in the Austin area such as Jump Gymnastics and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

    Register for a group session at a discount. Just $25 for a child and parent pair, limited to 5 children from the same class/pod. Just email atxyogagirl@gmail.com.

    Weekly sessions: Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. for 6 weeks of in-person after school classes taught outside at the River Campus (807 Rio Grande St.) unless there is inclement weather. 

    Facilitator: Cynthia Bernard, Founder of ATX Yoga Girl
    Email: atxyogagirl@gmail.com
    Phone: 512-865-7384
  • Keyboarding Lessons Afterschool with iPianoLab at the River Campus

    iPiano Student Playing a Keyboard
    Keyboarding Lessons Afters chool with iPianoLab
    At the River Campus

    iPianoLab Afterschool Keyboard Clubs are a fresh, fun way to learn piano or keyboard. 

    This spring, iPianoLab will be hosting a special club at Headwaters' River Campus (807 Rio Grande St.) for students in Kindergarten and older. Keyboard Club meets Thursdays from 4:05 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Both in-person and virtual instruction are available. 

    Class Size Limited, Enroll Early! 

    iPianoLab teaches kids the keyboard basics on engaging songs they really like! Imagine Dragons, Spongebob, Super Mario Bros, Star Wars, Havana, Old Town Road, Dance Monkey, even Bach and Beethoven are all in reach, right from the first lesson! Learn more about this program by visiting this link. 

    Register following these steps:
    1) Log on to ipianolab.com/signup and create an account 
    2) From the options, pick “Learn at School” 
    3) From the pulldown menu, select “Headwaters”
    4) Follow the rest of the prompts

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278