The Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center offers year round activities and events for children and adults.

CLOSURE NOTICE

​​​​​​Per the COVID-19 Mayoral declaration, the Center is closed  to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice.  Please check the Closure page for update.

Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

Camacho Activity Center is dedicated to providing quality outdoor recreation and environmental education programs to youth, teens, adults, and seniors.  Camacho specializes in adventure programming such as mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, filmmaking, hiking, and much more!

Register Online

Camacho Virtual Programs

At Home Activities

Bored at home? Take a try at some or all of these fun at-home activities! Click each activity link below to find out more. 

Follow the Camacho Instagram page for some more activities and tutorials to help bust that boredom! 

Bike Tutorials
  1. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 1- Tubes
  2. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 2 - Removing the Wheels on a Single Speed Bike
  3. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 3 - The Multi-Tool
  4. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 4 - Removing Mountain Bike Wheels
  5. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 5 - V-brakes
  6. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 6 - How to Fix a Flat
  7. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 7 - Gears
  8. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 8 - Bolts!
  9. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 9 - Fixing a broken chain
  10. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 10 - Bike Accessories
Virtual Hikes

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

Stephenson Nature Preserve - coming soon!


Youth and Teen Programs

Mountain Bike Racing Team

Did you know the Camacho Activity center has a teen mountain bike racing team? We coach 6th through 12th grade girls and boys for sanctioned mountain bike race competitions. Whether you're a new rider and curious about the sport or a seasoned biker looking to join a team, the Camacho MTB race team offers an opportunity for riders of all levels to experience the challenges and joys of mountain biking.

Winter through Spring

Dirt Divas Club

An outdoor adventure club for female youth featuring outdoor sports and nature based activities, field trips, camp-outs, volunteering, special guests, and more!

Fall and Spring Clubs

Youth Bike Club

Every Friday during the school year, Camacho's after school bike club hits the trails for a pleasant stroll along the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. Youth Bike Club is geared for kids in grades 3rd through 8th. We provide all necessary equipment and instruction. Will you be next to join the 50 mile club?

Fall through Spring monthly registrations

Learn-2-Ride

Learn-2-Ride is for the new rider who is ready to ditch the training wheels and ride on 2 wheels. Whether your child is a brand new rider or just needs some extra practice, Learn-2-Ride will make sure your kid, well, learns to ride! 

Fall through Spring monthly registrations

Community Outreach

We are proud to be able to provide resources and access to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural arts, and environmental education for our community. As part of our mission to enhance the quality of life for our community, Camacho offers outreach activities ranging from kayaking to filmmaking for recreation centers, schools, community organizations, and more. Contact us to find out more about our community outreach program. 

Year-round

Film Camps

In addition to outdoor recreation, Camacho also provides opportunities for students interested in filmmaking and media arts. Camacho hosts five film camps throughout the year and showcases all of our student's work at our annual Camacho Film Festival. Find all our movies, highlights, and videos on our YouTube channel

Winter, Spring and Summer Camps

Adult Programs

Active Adult Kayaking

Join us every Wednesday morning as we paddle out from Camacho Activity Center onto the Colorado River. We also take special field trips to places like Decker Lake, the San Marcos River, Emma Long Park and more! 

Fall and Spring monthly registration

Active Adult Hiking

Join us on scheduled Tuesdays as we hike and explore beautiful trails and parks in Austin and the surrounding area.

Fall and Spring monthly registration


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      Staff

      Site Supervisor:  Ryan Eaker

      Program Coordinator: Athan Bernal

      Program Specialist:  Theron Sweet

      Building and Grounds Assistant: Masoud Emaratsaz

      Historical Information

      The Center is dedicated in honor of community matriarch Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho. Mrs. Camacho lived on Canterbury Street for more than 40 years. She was an advocate for children and a strong community. She volunteered for many years with the Reading Is Fundamental program. Over the years she was someone the neighborhood children could trust and know she would protect them as though she were their parent. She offered her house as one of the first McGruff House, a safe house for children. Mrs. Camacho spent endless hours working in her community and working to enhance the life of her community and the community’s children. Her legacy of community lives on at the Camacho Activity Center.