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Each month we spotlight a local nonprofit that's in need of help. It's a way to connect our listeners with charities that make an impact.

Get Involved spotlight: Austin Sunshine Camps

Austin Sunshine Camps

From Austin Sunshine Camps, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization:

Founded in 1928, the mission of Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) is to provide the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost. Recognizing that overnight camp is a formative rite-of-passage, ASC eliminates financial barriers by providing high-quality overnight camp at no cost to youth. We provide a safe place for people across lines of difference to grow, connect, and explore. Our campers are eight -15 years old and either qualify for the school free or reduced lunch program or are in foster care. Since opening, we have served more than 55,000 children in Central Texas.

Our Programs:

  • Overnight Summer Camp: we provide four sessions of overnight summer camp for youth ages eight to 15, lasting 10 days and nine nights.
  • Family Programming: We engage all of our summer camp families in year-round activities such as family weekend camps, day camps, and various themed events.
  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program: These future camp counselors have aged out of overnight summer camp or have been referred from partner programs for demonstrating leadership potential.

Volunteer Program:

Thanks for stopping by! At Austin Sunshine Camps, we coordinate life-giving experiences for volunteers that cultivate authentic connections through wholehearted service. Are you interested in getting more involved at Austin Sunshine Camps? Please fill out our VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM to let us know how you would like to get involved!

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Ways to Get Involved:

Sign Up to Volunteer

Attend an Event

Work at Camp

Attend Camp

Rent the Zilker Lodge

Ways to Give:


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Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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