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Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, interactive science, or active play, we have it all for ages 3-15! Our goal is to provide exciting experiences through supervised, structured recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. Qualified instructors are carefully selected to ensure that your child has a fun time and learns the skills presented.

Register early at the April 27 Parks Open House from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Southwood Community Center. Regular registration for mini camps opens April 29. Full-Day Camp registration is open and takes place at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Limited spots are available.


LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER FULL-DAY CAMP • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15
This camp offers ages 6-15 a variety of daily activities, including outdoor recreation, performing and creative arts, character, team-building exercises, local and out-of-town field trips and more. Lunch is provided, but campers are asked to bring a morning and afternoon snack. Each family needs to attend a parent orientation on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Parents of past camp participants do not need to attend. Camp will not be held May 27, July 1-5 and 25-26. Registration takes place on-site at the Lincoln Recreation Center.

Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • May 28-June 28 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages 6-15 • $60 Resident/$72 Non-Resident • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-Aug. 2 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.


MINI CAMPS 
Qualified program coordinators plan each camp to ensure your child has fun and learn the presented skills. Full-day campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. Half-day campers are asked to bring a snack and drink.

NATURE LUNCH BREAK • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
If your camper is registered for a morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) and afternoon (1-5 p.m.) camp in the same week, you have the option to register them for this supervised lunch break from 12-1 p.m. Board games will also be available. Campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. On-site registration available by credit card only.

Ages 7-12 • $10 • Tue.-Fri. • May 28-31 •12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Wed. • July 1-3 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 •$10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Wed. • July 22-24 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $10 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 12-1 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS (SENSES & DEFENSES) • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 28
Learn how animals use their senses and defenses to survive in extreme situations in the wild.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Tue.-Fri. • May 28-31 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

FOREST LEARNING • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 28
Immerse yourself in the forest at Lick Creek Park as we use the natural world around us to learn, ask questions, and become real explorers.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Tue.-Fri. • May 28-31 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

ENVIRONMENTAL ART • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 3
Release your creative side as we embrace all things art and nature. Raise conservation awareness about certain environmental issues using art and simply appreciate all that nature has to give us.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER CAMP • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
Do you have an aspiring firefighter at home? Ages 9-12 are invited to learn from College Station firefighters about firefighting equipment, escape planning, fire science and prevention, physical fitness, teamwork, CPR and first aid.

Ages 9-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • College Station Fire Station #5
Ages 9-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • College Station Fire Station #5

BASKETBALL / AGILITY CAMP • REGISTRATION ENDS ON FIRST CAMP DAY
Campers will receive basketball speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Omega Elite Sports Performance Training. This individual-focused, goal-oriented program will develop and enhance your camper’s physical and mental performance.

Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 •Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 3-5 • $35 Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Bachmann Community Park

AQUATIC SCIENTISTS • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
Explore the depths of the vast ocean as we sink our hands into aquatic fun as marine scientists.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 3-7 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

FOOTBALL / AGILITY CAMP • REGISTRATION ENDS ON FIRST CAMP DAY
Campers will receive football speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Omega Elite Sports Performance Training. This individual-focused, goal-oriented program will develop and enhance your camper’s physical and mental performance.

Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Bachmann Community Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Bachmann Community Park

A BUG’S LIFE • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 10
Learn about insects, arachnids, and other crawlers and flyers and how they help our ecosystem.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 10-14 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

LEARN, GROW, EAT, GO! • REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 17
This full-day camp explores aspects like gardening, sustainability, cooking fresh foods and getting active.

Ages 7-12 • $130 • Mon.-Fri. • June 17-21 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

GOLF CAMP • REGISTRATION ENDS ON CAMP DAY
Texas Team will teach campers a variety of athletic skills needed to play recreational golf. Long-term, developmental activities include throwing, jumping, skipping, hopping and striking. Equipment is provided.

Ages 3-6 • $35 • Mon. • June 24 • 8-10 a.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 7-12 • $35 • Mon. • June 24 • 5-7 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 3-6 • $35 • Mon. • July 15 • 8-10 a.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 7-12 • $35 • Mon. • July 15 • 5-7 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park

CHEER CAMP • REGISTRATION ENDS ON FIRST CAMP DAY
Join us for a basic introduction to cheerleading basics. Campers will explore jumps, arm motions, basic tumbling, cheers and learn dance routines.

Ages 4-8 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 9-14 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 10-11:15 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 4-8 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 9-14 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 10-11:15 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS 
Campers should arrive with sunscreen on, and bring water and a snack. All activities are conducted in a safe environment.

Day 1: Explore American Indian and pioneer culture. Learn to find and build shelter to prevent from getting lost in the wilderness, and search for and identify edible and medicinal plants.
Day 2: Discover how to find and purify water for drinking, make a fire by friction, track animals, and make primitive hunting tools.
Day 3: We'll make rope, survival baskets, bows and arrows, animal traps and snares, and throw spears.
Day 4: Learn outdoor woodsmen skills to enable you to better observe wildlife. Practice our new fire building skills and how to light a campfire with only one match.
Day 5: Make soap and toothpaste out of native plants and learn the techniques needed for campfire cooking. The week ends with a final review and graduation where each camper receives an arrowhead.

Ages 6-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • June 24-28 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 6-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

REPTILES OF LICK CREEK PARK • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1
Explore the scaly reptiles of Lick Creek Park and learn about their habitat, biology, and behavior.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 1-3 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

BIRDS OF LICK CREEK PARK • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1
Come explore the wide variety of bird species found here at Lick Creek Park and learn about their biology, behavior, and migration patterns.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 1-3 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

WILDLIFE HERO’S • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 8
Embrace your inner wildlife hero as we become ambassadors for the natural world around us to bring awareness and appreciation about wildlife.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

PLANET PALS • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 8
Learn about the importance of recycling, reducing waste and re-using. Camper will create DIY projects with recycled materials.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 8-12 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15
This camp features geology at its finest. Campers will explore volcanoes, rocks, sands, soil and more!

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

NOCTURNAL LIFE • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15
Venture into the life of nocturnal animals as we will learn about their feeding tactics, night vision, and behavior.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 15-19 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

SILLY SCIENCE • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 22
Have loads of fun as we get silly with science. Discover all of the quirky things nature has to offer as we dive into experiments.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 22-24 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

CAN YOU DIG IT? • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 22
Explore archaeology in your own backyard, learning about the past right beneath your feet.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Wed. • July 22-24 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

OUT OF THIS WORLD • REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 29
Take a closer look at outer space as we discover and explore the many planets, galaxies, and constellations space has to offer.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 29-Aug. 2 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center


MORE INFORMATION
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

THE FACILITIES OF COLLEGE STATION PARKS & RECREATION ARE NOT CHILD CARE FACILITIES, AND THE PROGRAMS LISTED IN THIS GUIDE ARE NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR CHILD CARE UNDER TEXAS HUMAN RESOURCES CODE SEC. 42.041(B)(14).

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