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Cubs Club, Ages 5-7

"Youth Nature Club for Ages 4-7"

Cubs Club is an outdoor recreation and environmental education program for young participants that emphasizes outdoor time and connection to nature all in the spirit of play.

Throughout the semester, the Cubs Club program will introduce participants to a variety of outdoor activities based around a central theme for each week. From kayaking to biking and science experiments to nature crafts, Cubs Club is the place to be for outdoor fun!

Cubs Club will take place every Wednesday beginning on October 6th and ending on December 15th. No meeting during Thanksgiving week.

Participants may be dropped off as early as 3pm. Programming begins at 4pm and pick up time will be between 5:30-6:00pm. All meetings will take place at the Camacho Activity

Ages: 5yrs-7yrs

Cost: $20

Dates: October 6-December 15 *No meetings during Thanksgiving Break*

Times: 3:00-6:00 (Drop off between 3p-4p, programming from 4:00-5:30, pick up between 5:30-6:00p)

Dirt Divas, Ages 7-12

Youth Girls Nature Club for Ages 7-12

Dirt Divas is an outdoor recreation and environmental education program that emphasizes women’s leadership roles in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. Activities will range from nature-based arts and crafts, to kayaking, archery, service learning, outdoor cooking, exploration, community projects, and more.

All activities will be led by women staff and each session will feature a special female guest leader from the community. The program is open to any 7 through 12 year old who would like to be a Dirt Diva!

Ages: 7yrs-12yrs

Cost: $20

Dates: October 5th-December 14 *No meetings during Thanksgiving Break*

Times: 4:00p-6:00p

Virtual Movie Club, Ages 7-12

Youth Virtual Movie Club for ages 7-12

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Calling all creatives!!

Camacho Activity Center’s Virtual Movie Club offers students an opportunity to be a part of this uniquely creative and collaborative effort to produce their very own short film. Students will be tasked to film from home, act on screen, design their own sets and props, lend their ideas and creativity, and so much more!

We will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Zoom. This club is designed for ages 7-12. There will be five total meetings that run from September 22 through October 20th. We will email the Zoom link upon registration.

Ages: 7yrs-12yrs

Dates: Wednesdays September 22 - October 20

Cost: ~FREE OF CHARGE~

Times: 4:00-5:00p

Youth Biking Club, Ages 7-14

Friday Youth Biking Club

Join us on Fridays after school at the Camacho Activity Center to ride bikes! Participants in our Youth Bike Club will learn all the ins-and-outs of mountain biking through group rides on the Lady Bird Lake Trail!

Ages: 7yrs-12yrs

Cost: $10 for the whole semester

Dates: October 5th-December 14 *No meetings during Thanksgiving Break*

Times: 4:00p-6:00p

Learn - 2 - Ride, Ages 4+

Learn-2-Ride Program, teaching Youth to Ride Bicycles

Has your child just not quite gotten pedaling without training wheels? Is there just not enough time to practice? They just won't listen or stay motivated trying at home?

That's where the Camacho Learn-2-Ride program comes in!

Bring your little ones to our Learn-2-Ride program at Camacho Activity Center! There is nothing like the accomplishment of first learning to ride a bicycle and Camacho can make it happen. This program is designed to teach young kids the necessary skills to ride a 2 wheeled bike without training wheels. Our skilled staff have perfected teaching first-time riders to make it a safe and fun way to learn.

All bikes and helmets are provided!

Learn-2-Ride happens three Fridays a month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, for a total of 9 sessions. Registration is required. $5/session. Ages 4 & up.

Family Kayaking, Ages 4+

Family Kayaking Program

Gather your family and join Camacho Activity Center for a fun Friday evening paddle on Ladybird Lake! We will meet at 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, learn about the aquatic environment, and even spot some fascinating birds, turtles, and possibly even bats! Your family will join our group as we paddle 4-5 miles to South Congress Bridge, the Bat Bridge, in kayaks or canoes.

Kayaks, canoes, paddles, and safety equipment are provided. Please bring plenty of water, appropriate paddling attire, and maybe a light snack.

Your family should arrive around 5:30 pm. We will get everyone geared up, spend some time learning about kayaking, and then head down to the docks to launch kayaks promptly at 6 pm. We will return by 8pm.

Saturday offerings take place from 9:30-11:00am and 11:30-1:00pm.

All family paddling events are limited to 12 total people, so don't hesitate to sign up! Cost is $5 per person and everyone ages 4 and up are welcome to participate.

Active Adult Kayaking, Ages 50+

Active Adult Kayaking Club

Active Adult Kayaking is for the kayaker who likes to explore and is up for a challenge! Participants will meet at Camacho Activity Center to check in, walk behind the building to Camacho’s boat dock, and our staff will outfit a life jacket and kayak for everyone’s needs. After kayak and water etiquette instruction the group will venture on Lady Bird Lake and explore what the lake has to offer. Our paddles range between 5-7 miles typically.

Most paddling dates will start at Camacho Activity Center (35 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St.) and paddle Lady Bird Lake. A few select dates will be reserved for special trips to another waterway to explore in which Camacho staff will van pool participants out to the destination and back to Camacho after the paddle. Special kayaking trips will be limited to 10 participants due to Covid-19 public safety and travel protocols. Registration is required for all paddling dates.

Email Theron.Sweet@austintexas.gov for more information. 

Adult Hiking, Ages 50+

Adult Hiking for Ages 50+

Active Adult Hiking is for Adults ages 50+ that want to stay active and explore around the Austin area and beyond.

All hikes are on a Tuesday, 2 hikes a month including one in town and one out of town. 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.

Please let us know if you need accommodations, have questions or concerns. After signing up look for email updates about specifics on each hike. Refer to the flyer for dates and locations.

Email Theron.Sweet@austintexas.gov for more information. 

Adult Beginners Kayaking, Ages 18+

Adult Beginners Kayaking Program

Adult Beginner Kayaking is an inclusive program for those new to kayaking. Meet at the Camacho Activity Center and our staff will outfit you with life jackets, paddles and kayaks! Explore Ladybird Lake and better your skills during our beginner group paddling sessions!

Ages: 18+

Dates: Tuesdays October 14th, November 18th & December 9th

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $5/session

Events

 

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Fun at Home

Bored at home? Take a try at some or all of these fun at-home activities! Click each activity link below to find out more. 

Follow the Camacho Instagram page for some more activities and tutorials to help bust that boredom! 

Virtual Hikes

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve: Central Austin, 78704

More virtual hikes coming in the Fall of 2021!