http://sunshinecamps.org

Austin Sunshine Camps

About Austin Sunshine Camps

Mission
Engaging and empowering youth through education and outdoor experiences.

Vision
Igniting infinite possibilities for Austin’s youth.

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.

Reviews

Kitchen assistant

May 2021 - July 2021 Austin, TX
“I loved the family vibe that I got from them. It was always great to go into work and it was worth seeing the smiles of kid as faces.”

Camp Counselor

July 2021 - August 2021 Austin, TX
“The close welcoming community. Support from admin.”
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