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Austin Sunshine Camps

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Joined in March 2009

About Us

Mission

Engaging and empowering youth through education and outdoor experiences.

Vision

Igniting infinite possibilities for Austin’s youth.

Value Statements

Every camper SHINES at Austin Sunshine Camps.

We put S​afety first - Responsibility for ourselves, our camp and each other

We are H​onest - Truthfulness in all we do

We I​nclude everyone - Every person matters

We N​ever give up - Persistence, grit and resilience

We are E​mpowered - We can accomplish anything

History

In 1928, The Young Men’s Business League of Austin recognized the serious community threat of youth tuberculosis and established the Austin Sunshine Camps in Zilker Park, as it was said that exposure to sunshine could promote healing from the disease. The park provided a space in which local economically disadvantaged children could gain weight, grow strong, and spend time outdoors. Today, Austin Sunshine Camps is still serving youth living near or below the poverty line. Our programs enrich the community by encouraging and facilitating the power to succeed through education and healthy living. Austin Sunshine Camps renders the space and comfort kids need to look beyond their current situation and dream big.


Mission

Engaging and empowering youth through education and outdoor experiences.

Vision

Igniting infinite possibilities for Austin’s youth.

Value Statements

Every camper SHINES at Austin Sunshine Camps.

We put S​afety first…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Family
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

  • 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd
    Austin, TX 78746

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