Adult and Family Programs

Varsity Generation Kayaking

Varsity Kayaking is an inclusive program for older adults looking to have a great time kayaking in a guided group setting. We meet every Wednesday at the Camacho Activity Center at 9:00am where staff will outfit participants with life-jackets and kayak that suits you. From there, we'll walk down to the dock to safely launch and explore the Colorado River/Lady Bird Lake. Adaptive modifications are available. Most Lady Bird Lake trips average between 4-5 miles over 3 hours.

A few select dates will be reserved for special trips to various surrounding Central Texas rivers and lakes. Camacho staff will van-pool participants out to the destination and back to Camacho after the paddle. Special kayaking trips will be limited to 12 participants. Registration is required for all paddling dates.

Due to high demand for out-of-town paddling trips, registration for kayaking dates open by the month. Click here to view and register for Varsity Kayaking. 

Ages: 50+

When: Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00am. Time may vary for out of town trips. Ends May 18th. 

Where: Meet at the Camacho Activity Center

Cost: $5 for Lady Bird Lake paddles, $10 for out of town trips.

Register Online, visit the Camacho Activity Center weekdays from 1p-6p, or call us at (512) 978-2420 for more information. 

 

Varsity Generation Hiking

Varsity Hiking is for Adults ages 50+ that want to stay active and explore the Austin area and beyond. All hikes fall on Tuesday, 2 hikes a month. Hikers will meet at Camacho Activity Center and we will van pool out to the area. The distances of the hikes will range from 2 to 5 miles and have a variety of difficulty from 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest and 5 most difficult. After signing up, look for email updates about specifics on each hike.

Due to high demand for hiking trips, registration open by the month. Click here to view and register for Varsity Hiking. 

Ages: 50+

When: Tuesday mornings starting at 9:00am. Time may vary for out of town trips. Ends May 3rd. 

Where: Meet at the Camacho Activity Center

Cost: $5 for in-town trips, $10 for out of town trips.

Register Online, visit the Camacho Activity Center weekdays from 1p-6p, or call us at (512) 978-2420 for more information. 

Hiking Locations and Information

2/8 – Barton Creek Greenbelt (Zilker Park to Gus Fruh)
Difficulty 2.5 out of 5. Length 2.5 miles.
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a vast trail stretching from Zilker Park to the rolling hills of West Austin and beyond. The trail is primarily single track with spots of embedded rock and hugs Barton Creek. You can expect to see rock formations along the creek, native plants, and wildlife. Along our hike we may see mountain bikers and rock climbers enjoying the trail and its features.

2/22- 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Inks Lake State Park – Burnet, TX
Difficulty 2 out of 5. Length 2 miles.
Near Burnet Texas just below Buchanan Lake is Inks Lake. At Inks Lake State Park, we will explore the different trails near and around the lake. You can expect to see tons of pink granite rock formations and tons of Texas native wildlife.

3/8- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Barton Creek Greenbelt (Gus Fruh to Twin Falls)
Difficulty 2 out of 5. Length 2.5 miles.
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a vast trail stretching from Zilker Park to the rolling hills of West Austin and beyond. The trail is primarily single track with spots of embedded rock and hugs Barton Creek. You can expect to see rock formations along the creek, native plants, and wildlife. Along our hike we may see mountain bikers and rock climbers enjoying the trail and its features.

3/22- 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Cameron Park – Waco, TX
Difficulty 3.5 out of 5. Length 3 miles
With approximately 20 miles of twisting trails, Cameron Park features an amazing, multi-use National Recreation Trail system. Hikers and bikers meander along the River Trail, zigzag up 100-foot bluffs to overlook the rivers or rip down trails like Root Canal. Cameron Park is home to numerous races, runs and weekly hikes. The trail system provides an endless adventure with wildlife and native vegetation.

4/5- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Barton Creek Greenbelt (Twin Falls to Hill of Life)
Difficulty 2.5 out of 5. Length 2.5 miles
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a vast trail stretching from Zilker Park to the rolling hills of West Austin and beyond. The trail is primarily single track with spots of embedded rock and hugs Barton Creek. You can expect to see rock formations along the creek, native plants, and wildlife. Along our hike we may see mountain bikers and rock climbers enjoying the trail and its features.

4/19- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Difficulty 4 out of 5. Length 4 miles.
Get ready to be Enchanted! Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is full of interesting wildlife and rock formations. Enchanted Rock’s crown jewel is a formation called a monadnock which is completely made of pink granite that rises around 425 feet above the surrounding terrain to an elevation of 1,825 feet (556 m) above sea level.

5/3- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – B.C.P. Balcones Canyonland Preserve
Difficulty 2 out of 5. Length 2 miles.
Austin Water Wild land Conservation experts Audrey Stewart and Jim O'Donnell will guide us through one of Austin’s protected lands to get a glimpse of the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo. Tons of information about Austin’s protected bird and plant species will be shared.

 

Family Kayaking

Gather your family and join Camacho Activity Center for a fun Friday evening paddle on Ladybird Lake! Family kayaking will start on March 25th and run every Friday through May 13th. Participants will meet at the Camacho Activity Center, gear up, learn the basics of kayaking, and then head out on our adventure!

Your family will experience the natural beauty of Ladybird Lake and stunning downtown views as we paddle west from the Camacho Activity Center. Our guided group kayaking trips average between 4-5 miles over the course of 2 hours. Kayaks, canoes, paddles, and safety equipment are provided.

All family paddling events are limited to 16 total people. Cost is $5 per person and everyone ages 4 and up are welcome to participate.

Ages: 4yrs & up

When: Friday's beginning on March 25th through May 13th. 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Meet at the Camacho Activity Center

Cost: $5 per family member

Registration Available Feb. 25th.

 

"Biking Videos"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy these educational biking videos made by the Camacho staff.

Learn-2-Ride: Teach A Kid How To Ride A Bike

Two Wheel Tips: Bike Tutorials