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Back to School Fiesta
(512) 847-1664 Pre-Register
Sponsored by the Barnabas Connection. Held in August before school starts. 
Located at: Wimberley United Methodist Church, 1200 CR 1492
Free school supplies and backpacks provided for children in need living in the boundaries
of Wimberley ISD or attending Katherine Anne Porter School. Volunteers and donors are appreciated; please contact for more information.

Boy Scouts of America
(800) 444-1910 (to find a troop in your area)
1st grade – 5th grade
Boy Scouts in Wimberley, 6th grade and up
Fosters character development, citizenship, training, and personal fitness.

Boys & Girls Club of South Central Texas
(512) 805-3000
Services provided in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays Counties. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.

Christian Federation of Police Officers (CFPO) Police Athletic League Youth Sports
(830) 708-1836 Frank Calabrese
Provides scholarships for extracurricular sports teams.

Early Head Start
(512) 393-4978S Susan Brown 
A home based program that offers and supports comprehensive services to children and their families through weekly home visits and group socializations. The Home Based Infant/Toddler teacher’s primary focus is to assist parents in using the home as the child’s primary learning environment and to support each parent in his or her role as the primary teacher for their child. Administered by Community Action, Inc.

The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens
(512) 847-6969
1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
The EmilyAnn’s 12-acre site is open to the public free of charge 365 days per year. Our community festivals, Trail of Lights (December) and Butterfly Festival (third Saturday in April), also have no admission charge. The EmilyAnn offers afterschool drama classes in the fall and spring as well as summer Shakespeare programs for students in grades K-12. Scholarships are available.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
(800) 733-0011
(512) 453-7391
Inspires girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and, service so that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Scholarships available for participation.

Greater San Marcos Youth Council
(512) 754-050
Dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families through a variety of services such as emergency shelter, counseling, parenting classes, crisis intervention, and child
abuse prevention.

Hays County Early Childhood Intervention/Homespun
(512) 558-2024
Serves Hays County families who have babies and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays.

Fancy Feathers 4H Club
VFW Post 6441
401 Jacobs Well Rd, Wimberley, Texas
Fancy Feathers 4-H is a club based in Wimberley and dedicated to showing, breeding, and having fun with fancy and backyard chickens. Meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm from September to May yearly at the 

(512) 847-3407 X 2201, Scudder Elementary
Free half-day Pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-old children who qualify. Bilingual half-day Pre- K class for Spanish-speaking students, and English-only half-day class.Also provides tuition-based full-day Pre-K program for qualified 3 and 4 year-olds.For information on both programs call Janiece Remeny at Scudder Elementary School.

San Marcos Housing Authority Resident Services
(512) 396-3364
KAD (Kids Against Drugs) An after-school and summertime drug prevention program for children, run by Youth Development Services. A free, safe haven for youth, offering educational programs, computer literacy, direct counseling, recreation, life-coping skills, and socially acceptable behavior.

San Marcos Library
(512) 393-8200
625 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos
The library’s summer calendar is filled with both weekly programs and special events sure to delight kids ages zero to 16. Some programs require registration or free tickets for admission. Call the library to register and pick up free tickets. Reading logs can be picked up beginning June 3. This program runs through August and awesome prizes will be rewarded upon completion.

Southside Community Center
(512) 392-6694
Multi-service community center providing youth enrichment and adult education programs, afterschool and summer youth activities, information, referral, telephone counseling, and direct social services.

Village of Wimberley Library
(512) 847-2188
400 FM 2325, PO Box 1240 Wimberley
Summer Reading – Every summer the Wimberley library offers an Incentive Reading Program for children of all ages. A variety of prizes are awarded to the reader when a completed reading log is redeemed, offering children an added incentive to read over the summer months. This program lasts from June through August, giving young readers ample opportunity to win prizes while enjoying books. The library also offers educational, age-appropriate events for children of all ages during the summer months. All programs are free of charge. Please come by the library to pick up a flyer or check the website.

Young Life Hays County
(512) 523-5656
Non-denominational youth ministry with programming in the Wimberley community, geared for junior high and high school students.

Camp Young Judaea
(512) 847-9564
Overnight summer camp for children and youth, includes Jewish instruction. Scholarships are available.

EmilyAnn Theatre & Garden
(512) 847-6969
1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
The EmilyAnn Theatre & Garden’s 12-acre site is open to the public free of charge 365 days per year. Bring a picnic lunch, stroll through our gardens, make a joyful noise in the musical garden, play a game on the life-sized chess/checkerboard, visit the Veterans Memorial and Children’s Memorial at the top of the hill, or enjoy the many other interactive features of our gardens (no dogs or alcohol please). Our community festivals, Trail of Lights (December) and Butterfly Festival (typically the third Saturday in April), also have no admission charge. The EmilyAnn offers afterschool drama classes in the fall and spring as well as summer Shakespeare programs for students in grades K-12. Scholarships are available. We provide a variety of family-friendly entertainment year round. For a list of current productions and activities please visit our website.

Camp Good Sam
(210) 434-5531
A six-week camp starting in June, provides free summer academic support in a day- camp like setting. An agency of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and in partnershipwith Wimberley Independent School District, Good Sam Camp provides transportation,breakfast, and lunch during the six-weeks of education and activities.

Hays County Sheriff’s Dept. Youth Programs
(512) 393-7373
Community Outreach 
Junior Deputy Academy is a summertime three-day, Tues, Wed, Thurs, program to make kids aware of the sheriff’s office and ways they can communicate with law enforcement.Ages 8-10.
Contact Deputy Stephen Taeger:

John Knox Ranch
1661 John Knox Rd., Fischer, Texas
(830) 935-4568
Day Camp meets from 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday. Day campers get a taste of what resident camp is like, but on a smaller scale. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing, Bible study time, tie-dyeing, arts & crafts, and games. Campers are grouped by age (4-10), and are led by John Knox Ranch Junior Counselors and Staff. Overnight “sleep away” is available for elementary, middle school and high school students.

San Marcos Summer Fun Program – City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation
(512) 393-8400
Organized recreational activities for children 7 to 14. Six-year-olds may enroll if they have completed the first grade. Participants will enjoy a variety of games, activities, and field trips. Weekly activities include bowling, movies, skating, and swimming. Some scholarships available.

(512) 894-3309
27216 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs 
(512) 523-0408
465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda, Texas
Summer schedule of day camps, week-long theme camps. Ages 5-12. Can apply at program services branch in Austin 512-236-9622. Financial assistance on a first-come, first-serve basis; application info at the link above. Gymnastics, youth sports, dance, swim, and half-day for pre-school-age children.

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