Discovery Camp

June 13, 2022 - August 5, 2022


Come experience an adventure this summer with the City of San Marcos Discovery Camp! The Parks and Recreation Department is offering 8 themed weeks of exploring, adventure, and discovery for campers ages 5 to 10. Campers will have the chance to be outside, do experiments, build things, get messy, work as a team, develop leadership skills, and have fun! We are working with SMCISD to provide lunch for the duration of the program and should have more information soon. Each week may include in-town field trips to various locations. Past field trips have included the San Marcos Discovery Center, Rio Vista pool, Sunset Bowling Lanes, and more! 

Registration is only available on the ACTIVE net and will begin on Monday, April 4, at 8AM for residents and Monday, April 25, for non-residents. If you need assistance creating your online account, or if you are having trouble logging into your account, our website has step-by-step instructions that can guide you. Please make sure your account information, including your cell phone number and email address, is up to date. For additional assistance, including questions about camp waitlists, please call the San Marcos Activity Center at 512-393-8280. 

We will be utilizing ePACT Network to gather information regarding your child closer to the start of the program. Please read more about ePACT at the bottom of this page.

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Learn more about our Camp COVID Guidelines. 


Registration Fees

  • Registration for residents is $150/week 
  • Registration for non-residents is $175/week 

Camp Dates 

  • Week One: June 13-17
  • Week Two: June 20-24
  • Week Three: June 27-July 1
  • Week Four: July 5-8 (no camp on July 4th)
  • Week Five: July 11-15
  • Week Six: July 18-22
  • Week Seven: July 25-29
  • Week Eight: August 1-5

Camp Details

  • 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday
  • Dunbar Recreation Center
  • Co-ed
  • Ages 5 - 10
  • Max participants: 25

Stay tuned for 2022 camp documents!

ePACT for Summer Camps

San Marcos Parks and Recreation is proud to announce our adoption of ePACT Network for better safety! ePACT is a secure emergency network, that we will use to collect medical and emergency contact information electronically. Not only will ePACT replace paper forms, but it will also ensure we have a way to communicate with you in the event of an unexpected situation.

Why We Are Using ePACT

  • To save you time - With ePACT, you only need to complete your child’s information once, and can then use that same record for other programs or subsequent years
  • Improved privacy and security - Eliminating paper forms ensures that your key information is safe and secure. ePACT maintains the same levels of security as online banking, and limits access only to the administrators we assign for enhanced privacy.
  • Better support - ePACT makes it easy for you to share comprehensive health and emergency contact details, so we can provide the best support to your child. Plus, you can update this anytime and we will automatically receive those new details.

How It Works

  • You’ll receive an email from ePACT invite to share information with San Marcos Parks and Recreation.
  • Click ’Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account.
  • Enter the required information, like medical conditions, and share it with San Marcos Parks and Recreation so that program staff has access.
  • For ePACT assistance, please review their informational packet (English).