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Amala Foundation

1006 S. 8th Street, Austin, TX

Camp Indigo is a week-long summer camp in Austin, Texas. Entering its 16th year, Camp Indigo offers exciting and creative opportunities for children, ages 4-12, to express themselves and explore their world.

Activities are designed to increase confidence, teach communication skills, and promote respect for self and others. Three weeks of Camp Indigo will take place at Whole Life Learning Center: 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748 AND two weeks will take place at Eden Park Academy: 6215 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745.

Regular Registration prices: $300 for one child/$275 for each additional sibling.

All children who wish to attend Camp Indigo are welcome, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Please see the registration form for more details on payment plans and scholarships.

Session 1: June 13th-17th (at Whole Life Learning Center), *please note: we added this session on February 9th.
Session 2: June 20th-24th (at Whole Life Learning Center).
Session 3: June 27th-July 1st (at Whole Life Learning Center).
Session 4: July 11th-July 15th (at Eden Park Academy).
Session 5: July 18th-July 22nd (at Eden Park Academy).

Summer camp registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. As usual, we expect to fill up pretty quickly. Partial and full scholarships will be available. Like us on Facebook for all summer camp updates.

Volunteer (and Grow) at Camp Indigo:
Camp Indigo is powered by inspired volunteers from all walks of life. Are you a teacher, musician, artist, performer, gardener, yoga teacher, dancer, builder, inventor, or juggler? Do you have a skill or knowledge that you'd like to share with children? Interested in serving?

We require each Camp Indigo volunteer to attend at least one of our three volunteer orientation meetings:
Tuesday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29th, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
*Please let us know if you are unable to attend any of these meetings.

Mainspring Schools

1100 W Live Oak St., Austin, TX

Starting at $1195/mo


We are among the 8% of centers in the US accredited by NAEYC, the nation's most rigorous early childhood accrediting body. Our method is based on three main beliefs: low child-to-teacher ratios, child-directed learning, and a focus on instilling strong executive function skills.

We also love bringing in a variety of experiences for our children including art, dance and music classes!


We have a full time kitchen staff that creates menus and meals according to USDA guidelines and nutrition standards. Additionally, we order much of our produce from local farms and have small gardens on every playground so the children can see where food really comes from! Playground time is sacred at our school as well, because we feel that physical development and an appreciation for nature is incredibly important these days when so many of our children are more and more becoming attached to screens!

Mainspring has been and will continue to be on the forefront of the movement to increase the amount of social and emotional skills learning in early childhood education. So many of our children come from difficult backgrounds and trauma, that we feel it is of paramount importance to create a safe, consistent and loving environment. We also use methods and curricula from Conscious Discipline and the Trust-Based Relational Intervention program out of TCU.


Mainspring offers parent education seminars on topics like nutrition, discipline and helping children succeed in school, as well as parenting support group and available counseling.


Our families come from all over Austin and represent different backgrounds, ethnicities and socio-economic levels (75% of our students receive tuition subsidies). We believe this diversity is crucial to developing self-aware, well-rounded children.

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