Youth Programs

L.E.G.I.T. Summer Internship Program

L.E.G.I.T. (Learning. Experience. Groundwork. Instruction. Training.) 

LEGIT Summer Internship Program is a program powered by San Marcos Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD. This program offers summer internships to San Marcos High School sophomores and juniors. The idea is that these students will have on-the-job training, work in a real life situation, learn job related skills, learn soft skills, and gain experience in the work force. 

The application and more information can be found here . You can also email if you have any questions!

Baby Sign Language

Parks and Recreation periodically hosts Baby Sign Language classes. These classes are for children ages 0-5 and their families. The goal of baby sign language is teaching kids to communicate using this method and it results in less frustration for parents and kids! Please email Catherine at to inquire on the next class. You can also check our calendar!


Goal:POST is a free program offered to Miller Middle School students. The programs meets for 8 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring. Each student receives a snack and homework time followed by various games led by Texas State University's Recreational Administration students. Transportation home is available for a limited number of students who live within the regular Miller Middle School bus zones. For more information about Goal:POST please email Catherine at 

Best Friends For Life (BFFL)

Best Friends For Life (BFFL) is a free 6-week inclusion program for children of all abilities. This program meets each Spring on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Texas State University's Therapeutic Recreation graduate students lead participants in a variety of activities including drumming, yoga, crafts and more. There are also opportunities to go swimming and horseback riding! For more information please contact Catherine at 

San Marcos Homeschoolers

The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the San Marcos Homeschoolers group to provide additional enrichment and physical education opportunities for area homeschool students. Homeschool enrichment classes meet every other Wednesday and PE class meet every Friday at the San Marcos Activity Center. Each class costs $5 per family. For more information please contact Catherine at