Youth Programs and Activities

Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program (SLOEP)

The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and Texas State University's Department of Health and Human Performance present this unique afterschool program for students who attend Miller Middle school

Students who are registered to participate in the SLOEP after school program will be bussed to the Spring Lake Meadows Center at 4:10 immediately following their last class. Throughout the program they will have the chance to learn about various outdoor activities including shelter building, archery, kayaking, dry fishing, mountain biking, and team building activities! The program will end at 5:45 and students will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian no later than 6:00 PM.

We will be offering 2 different SLOEP programs for Miller students this semester. One will be Tuesdays and Thursdays and one will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. The activities offered at each program will be the same, but they will be taught by different students from Texas State.

Miller SLOEP Tuesday/Thursday Dates:

  • September 19
  • September 21
  • September 26
  • September 28
  • October 3
  • October 5

Registration is now closed.

Miller SLOEP Monday/Wednesday Dates:

  • October 30
  • November 1
  • November 6
  • November 8

Registration is now available online.

Tales on the Trails 

The Parks and Recreation Department, Youth Services Division presents Tales on the Trails!

Tales on the Trails will be set up along the Virginia Witte Way Trail, a 1/2-mile accessible trail located at Schulle Canyon Natural Area (100 Ridgewood). New tales for you follow along with on this self-guided tour will be available during the first week of the following months: March, June, September and December. 

Please show respect when enjoying our programs and beautiful natural areas by not removing or destroying items along the trail system. Thanks for helping make this program successful for our whole community!

Tales on the Trails website flyer- El Perro con Sombrero

Schulle Canyon Trail Map

Schulle Map for March Tales

San Marcos Homeschoolers COOP

The San Marcos Homeschool program meets at the San Marcos Activity Center on Fridays from 12-2pm in the gym for PE class, and on one Wednesday per month from 12-2pm for Enrichment class. 

If you are looking to get involved with the homeschool COOP in San Marcos, please visit the organizations Facebook page: 'San Marcos Homeschool COOP' and request to join. The COOP is run by a board of administrators and the Facebook page will provide information on group meet ups, upcoming registrations, parties, and more.