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Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, interactive science, or active play, we have it all for ages 3-19! 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 28 Parks Open House. Regular registration opens April 30. You can register online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All programs require advance registration. No residency restrictions. 


FULL DAY CAMP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Full day camps offer ages 6-15 outdoor recreation, performing and creative arts, character and 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 1 or 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Camp will not be held July 26-27.

SESSION I
Ages 6-15 • $50 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-29 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

SESSION II
Ages 6-15 • $50 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-Aug. 3 • 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

Register today at the Lincoln Recreation Center, located at 1000 Eleanor Street. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 979.764.3779 or email cjohnson@cstx.gov.  


MINI CAMPS 
An array of Mini Camps is offered for a variety of ages. 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.

A BUG’S LIFE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Explore the wonderful world of bugs, insects and other creepy crawlers! Campers will enjoy hands-on, high-energy activities while learning about a variety of critters.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Do you have an aspiring firefighter at home? Then this camp is for them! College Station firefighters will teach campers about firefighting equipment, escape planning, fire science, prevention, physical fitness, teamwork, CPR and first aid.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • College Station Fire Station #5
Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 18-22 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • College Station Fire Station #5

BASKETBALL/AGILITY CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Campers will receive basketball speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Team 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 4-8 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

CITIZEN SCIENTIST REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join the world of research through real-life exploration! Campers will learn how to bird watch, spot wildlife, identify species of all types and submit contributions to professional scientists.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

GOLF CAMP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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 6-9 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 10-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 4-8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 6-9 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park
Ages 10-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Brian Bachmann Community Park

FOOTBALL/AGILITY CAMP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Campers will receive football speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Team 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 11-15 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 11-15 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 3-5 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 16-20 • 9-10:15 a.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Ages 6-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 16-20 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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, to 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 11-15 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center
Ages 6-12 • $155 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-13 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

HARRY POTTER REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us as we delve into the magical world of Harry Potter! Campers will create potions, engage in duels, play Quidditch, make chocolate frogs, attend a Horcrux hunt, build wands to take home and more. For those who have joined us in the past, we have new spells, potions and activities. Nagini will even make a special appearance.

Ages 6-12 • $95 • Mon.-Fri. • June 11-15 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

TEEN WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Take your outdoor skills to the next level. Campers will learn the essentials of primitive survival with hands-on activities such as: shelter building, fire making, native plant usage, locating and purifying water, spears and spear throwing (atlatl), American Indian bows and arrows, wood burning bowls and spoons, animal tracking, knife safety, and nature study. Students will work on projects throughout the week and leave camp with a variety of natural, handmade items.

Ages 13-19 • $210 • Mon.-Fri. • June 18-22 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

HABITATS REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn and explore natural habitats of some of our local animals! Campers will identify what makes up a home for different species of animals and construct mock habitats for some of their favorite.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

CHEER CAMP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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 25-29 • 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 9-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 10-11:15 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 14-17 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 4-8 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-13 • 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 9-13 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-13 • 10-11:15 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 14-17 • $35 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-13 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

PLANET PALS REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Campers will learn about conservation, recycling and sustainability.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • June 25-29 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

SPY/LEGO CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Explore forensic science by building spy cars and mini figures out of Lego Bricks to race them down a track. Campers will be able to bring home numerous Lego creations as well as special, spy equipment.

Ages 6-12 • $95 • Mon.-Fri. • July 9-13 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

TEEN BOW & ARROW MAKING CAMP REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn how to construct your very own wooden bow from start to finish that with proper care can last a lifetime. Campers will go through the process of proper tree selection, stave reduction, growth ring integrity, grain reading, shaping, tillering, sanding and oiling the finished bow. The process of making arrows from nature will also be covered. Building a high-quality bow is a physically demanding and tedious process that takes patience and attention to detail. Campers must be ready to work hard and be dedicated to completing the whole process properly.

Ages 13-19 • $210 • Mon.-Fri. • July 16-20 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

CREATIVE IN NATURE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Let your inner artist shine! This camp will be start with basic art history. Campers will get to create their own masterpieces of nature with beautiful scenery for inspiration.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 30-Aug. 3 • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Campers will learn basic photography skills, capture wildlife in its natural habitat and build a scrapbook of their photos! Disposable cameras will be provided.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • July 30-Aug. 3 • 1-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

LEARN, GROW, EAT, GO! REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Campers will learn how to garden, prepare and cook healthy foods from their garden, and get moving. Curriculum is based off of the Junior Master Gardener Program.

Ages 7-12 • $60 • Mon.-Fri. • Aug. 6-10 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center


REGISTRATION 
---> ONLINE: rectrac.cstx.gov
---> WALK-IN: Stephen C. Beachy Park Central Office, 1000 Krenek Tap Road, Mon- Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or at any pool during general operating hours.


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

ATHLETICS
1000 Krenek Tap Road | 979.764.3486
Challenger Sports, Girls Volleyball, Flag Football, Tennis and Basketball

AQUATICS
1900 Anderson | 979.764.3540
Swim lessons, Tsunami Swim Team, Junior Lifeguard and more!

LARRY J. RINGER LIBRARY
1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. South | 979.764.3416
Storytime, Anime Club, Teen Book Club and MORE!!

LICK CREEK NATURE CENTER
13600 Rock Prairie Rd.
Guides nature walk, trail buddies, Saturday exhibit unveiling and more!

SPECIAL EVENTS
1000 Krenek Tap Road | 979.764.3486
Movies in the Park, Starlight Music Series, Kid Fish and more!

POOLS
1000 Krenek Tap Road | 979.764.3486
Swimming and pool events!


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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Last updated: 8/21/2018 12:12:29 PM