Camp Contemporary

SAVE THE DATE for Camp Contemporary 2018 on October 20!
2017 Event

Join us under the stars at Laguna Gloria for an intimate overnight camping experience!

Your support will make a lasting impact, sharing Austin's creative spirit with more than 30,000 children and adults through our award-winning education programs.

All-inclusive Overnight Camp Packages include:

Camp Tickets

Overnight Camp Packages

  • $3,500 (2 guests) – AVAILABLE!
  • $5,000 (4 guests) – SOLD OUT!
  • Includes fully furnished tent accommodations, cocktail hour, dinner, special performance, late-night activities, breakfast, and morning camp festivities

Saturday Dinner-Only Tickets

  • $500, includes cocktail hour, dinner, and special performance (1 guest) – SOLD OUT!

Ages 21+. Space is limited.

Camp Auction

Camp Contemporary guests will have the opportunity to bid on an assortment of Camp-inspired items and special offerings from our sponsors!

Trading Post

The Camp Contemporary Trading Post is a one-stop shop for custom Camp-inspired merchandise.

Peruse custom merchandise designed by local artists Abi Daniel, Joe Swec, and Jules Buck Jones, plus beaded patches by Camp Hero and custom socks knitted by Sock Club.

The wonderful teams at Ft. Lonesome and Industry Print Shop, in partnership with Madewell, will also be onsite on Saturday evening to customize your new Camp Contemporary apparel!

Artist Workshops

Overnight Camp Package guests will have the unique opportunity to explore art-making techniques inspired by the Southwest from 9A–12P on Sunday morning!

Featured workshops with local artisans and artists include:

Shibori Dyeing with Celine & Jacob of Moon
Embrace the profound techniques of Shibori! Learn specific binding and dyeing techniques with designer, fiber artist, and natural dye expert Celine Thibault and Jacob Rader of Moon!

Handbuilt Pinch Pots with Izobeau Lourerio
Get your hands dirty! Learn the basics of Southwest-inspired pinch pot molding with Izobeau Lourerio, an instructor at The Contemporary Austin's Art School. We will fire all pieces after Camp Contemporary in our kilns.

Leather Stamping with Tandy Leather
Local leather shop Tandy Leather will show guests the ropes of basic leather stamping! Guests will have the opportunity to try different stamp designs and customize a leather bookmark of their own.


Camp Contemporary Committee: Deborah Green (Chair), Brooklyn Decker, Kim Dowling, Alice and Eric Foultz, Liz Lambert, Chris Mattsson, Kelley Cooper McClure, Larry McGuire, Isadora McKeon, James Moody, Jane Schweppe, Jesse Parker Stowell, Gail Susholtz, Carol Wagner


Camp Contemporary sponsors directly support the museum’s award-winning art education programs, serving 30,000 children and adults annually. For information on sponsorship levels, including benefits and recognitions, please view our Camp Contemporary 2017 Sponsorship Packet.

If you would like to become a sponsor or would like additional information, please contact Sarah Schultz at or 512 512 458 8191 x 145.


Please contact for more information regarding Camp Contemporary!

Learn more about the first annual Camp Contemporary last fall here.

Camp Leader Sponsor

Camp Counselor Sponsors

Camp Scout Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors