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McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Just east of Austin, McKinney Roughs Nature Park has 1,100 acres of pine forests and box canyons where your child can experience outdoor adventures at weekly summer camps.

Outdoor Camp

Children ages 5-12 can attend up to eight weeks of day camp starting June 19. Camp is weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with each week's camp activities revolving around a different outdoor theme.

Teen Adventure Camp

Teens ages 13-15 can attend up to two weeks of day camp starting June 19. Camp is weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with each week’s c​amp activities revolving around a different outdoor theme.

Optional shuttle service is $75 per week from two convenient Austin locations:


LCRA General Office Complex
3700 Lake Austin Blvd. [map]

Pickup: 7:30 a.m. / Drop-off: 5:15 p.m.

LCRA Service Center
3505 Montopolis Drive [map]

Pickup: 8:15 a.m. / Drop-off: 4:30 p.m.

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Matagorda Bay Nature Park

Just south of Bay City, Matagorda Bay Nature Park has 2 miles of both beach and river access where your child can experience outdoor adventures at weekly summer camps.

Outdoor Camp

Children ages 6-12 can attend up to two weeks of day camp starting June 12. Camp is weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with each week's camp activities revolving around a different outdoor theme.

Teen Adventure Camp

Teens ages 13-15 can attend one week of day camp starting June 26. Camp is weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities revolving around an outdoor theme.                                              

Optional shuttle service is complimentary from the following locations:

              

Shuttle begins at Le Tulle Park [map] with stops in Wadsworth [map] and Selkirk, [map] and at Matagorda Elementary [map].

 

Pickup: 7:30 a.m. / Drop-off: 5:15 p.m.

Camp information and options

MCKINNEY ROUGHS ONLY: Before and after care is available on-site during sessions three (June 10-14) and six (July 31-Aug. 4). The cost is $30 for either before or after care or $60 for both. Before care is from 7-9 a.m., and after care is from 4-6 p.m. A late fee will be charged if children are picked up after 6 p.m. Before and after care can be chosen during online camp registration. Campers who attend before or after care will not be able to use the shuttle service.

Camp registration and cancellation policy

Registration and tuition – Full payment is required at the time of registration. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.

Cost:

McKinney Roughs Nature Park camps are $225 per week.

Matagorda Bay Nature Park camps are $165 per week.

Camp cancellation policy – No refunds will be given for cancellations after May 15. A $35 processing fee will be deducted from refunds for cancellations made on or before May 15. Cancellations should be made by emailing outdoorprograms@lcra.org​. Include the camper's name and the cancelled session(s). A confirmation email will be sent to you after the refund is processed.

Session transfers – After registration is complete, campers may transfer to a different session by paying a $10 transfer fee. Email outdoorprograms@lcra.org to request a transfer. Include the camper's name and session(s) to which you want to transfer. We will do our best to accommodate transfers. You will receive an email notifying you of the status of your request.

Camp installment plan – Anyone registering for four or more sessions may place a 50 percent deposit at the time of registration and pay the remaining balance by May 15. You must register for this option by calling 512-303-5073. If the remaining balance is not paid by May 15, the registration will be canceled and the deposit will be forfeited.