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Posted on: April 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Summer Fun and Discovery Camp Programs


Residents can now register for the annual Summer Fun and Discovery Camp programs. Registration for children can be done in person at the Grant Harris Jr. Building, 401 E. Hopkins. Registration for non-residents opens April 22.

Summer Fun

Summer Fun is a five-day recreational program, Monday-Friday, June 10 – Aug. 9. We will not host camp on July 4, as well as the week of July 8- 12. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. at Goodnight Middle School.

Campers will participate in board games, basketball, crafts, and one field trip per week. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for every child by San Marcos CISD. Extra money for concessions may be sent with your child to camp. Cost for residents is $32/week and $50/week for non-residents, which can be paid weekly. This camp is for ages 7-14 (six-year-olds are welcome if they have completed the first grade).

The City offers a Youth Activity Scholarship for up to half the weekly cost for Summer Fun on a first come, first serve basis. Information on requirements and the registration process is available online at

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp is also a five-day educational program, running Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 10– Aug. 9 for children ages 5-10. Camp will take place at the San Marcos Dunbar Recreation Center. There will be one trip per week to the Discovery Center for environmental education, one pool day at Rio Vista Pool, one trip to the Children’s Park Playscape, and one large off-site field trip per week.

Each week has a different theme and learning objectives for the campers:

Week 1- Dino-mite

Week 2- To Infinity and Beyond

Week 3- Active Kid

Week 4- Texas Temps

Week 5- Lights Camera Action

Week 6- Kids Kitchen

Week 7- History Hunters

Week 8- Welcome to the Jungle

Week 9- The Greatest Show on Earth

There will be no camp on July 4, with a discount available that week. The registration fee for residents is $150/week; registration for non-residents is $175/week. A sibling discount is available. San Marcos CISD will provide a sack lunch each day of camp.

Call 512.393.8400 for more information or to ask questions about either program. Information is also available at the camps websites: and

About The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Dept.:

The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.


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