Summer Camps

Registration is ongoing for Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Summer Camps.

Camp Sailfish information
Camp Marlin information
Summer Camps enrollment application
Summer Camps financial aid

Camp Marlin will seek to engage students by allowing them to play and explore through the limitlessness of their imaginations. Students learn ensemble skills and creative problem solving while activating the imagination, body and voice. End of camp field trips ARE included with the camp tuition.
It is for grades 2-5 and runs a full day, 8:30am ? 5:30pm for $125 per week. Disney's Aladdin "Kids": June 5-9, "Performance" based camp and all campers must participate.
League of Heroes: June 12-16, Campers will explore and develop their own heroic character as they work together to save Port Aransas from impending environmental and ecological catastrophe. Field trip to Texas State Aquarium June 15.
Star Wars: June 26-30, Initiates in this weeklong Jedi academy will learn about the 3 pillars of Jedi strength; The Force, Knowledge and Self Discipline. Field trip to Corpus Christi Museum of Science and Natural History June 29.
Hogwarts: July 10-14, Step on to platform 9 ¾ and be transported into a week of magical enchantment. Field trip to Corpus Christi Museum of Science and Natural History July 13.
The Amazing Race: July 17-21, This adventure camp is based on hit TV show and will have campers competing daily in new challenges, dodging road blocks, avoiding detours and ultimately working together to cross the finish line. Field trip to Hurricane Alley July 20.
Treasure Hunt: July 31-Aug. 4, Adventure! Danger! Giggles and Laughs highlight a week of treasure hunting as students use clues to find hidden maps, use their creativity to solve puzzles, and ultimately be a part of the team that discovers the many treasures hidden throughout Camp Marlin. Field trip to Texas State Aquarium Aug. 10.
Yo Ho Ho, It's a Pirate's Life For Me: Aug. 7-11, Set sail on the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Field trip aboard the Pirate adventure boat Aug. 17.
All registrations processed in the order received and will be accepted until the camp is full. Discounts for multiple weeks and/or multiple family members. A $60 deposit is required to secure registration for each camp. Balance must be paid prior to start of camp.

NEW: Camp Sailfish is for Pre-K, Kinder and 1st Grade students. Perfect camp for youngsters getting ready for first camp adventure. Cost is $100 per week with same registration/discounts as Camp Marlin. Over each one-week session, children will play in well supervised groups and take part in a variety of games and structured activities, such as story time, arts and crafts, parades and special activities. Themes for Camp Sailfish are the same as those for Camp Marlin with age appropriate activities that might include, fly a kite day, buddle day, cupcake day, best friend day and many more. Each daily schedule at Camp Sailfish will include plenty of time for games and free play, as well as trips to the Community Pool Tuesday-Friday for swim and water safety lessons. Held in the HG Olsen Cafeteria, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

All students are enrolled into camps based on their 2016-2017 grade level.

Interval Training:

High Intensity Interval Training is offered by Parks and Recreation at 6:30am on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Beginner-Moderate Interval Training, a less intense workout is held Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:15pm.

Both are with Personal Trainer Karen Decker, for men & women in any physical shape with certified trainer Karen Decker at 361-800-1759. $3 drop in class or $30 for 15 classes. Check [make out to COPA] or cash.
Classes are held upstairs in the 2nd floor foyer of Port Aransas High School, 100 S. Station St.

Sunset Yoga in the Park
Sunset Yoga in the Park

Easy Hatha Yoga for men and women lead by certified yoga instructor Lianne Thomas.
Mondays, June 5, 12 & 26 at Patsy Jones Amphitheater


See another movie courtesy of Parks & Rec each second Wednesday night of the month. Like old Drive-in movies, they are shown outside.
Movies will be shown at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd.
Bring a chair or blanket. Golf carts may drive up on grass.
Admission is free, and the movie will be family friendly. Bring the family and friends, or just come by yourself.
Free popcorn & drink will be provided.

Wednesday, May 10
Wednesday, June 14
Wednesday, July 12
Wednesday, Aug. 9

Port A RPG Game Night

If you are into gaming age 16 and older, here is another outlet for play. In a con-trolled environment, high school and college gamers play Pathfinder, Star Wars RPG and Mutants & Master-minds. Held every Friday and Saturday, 4:30 pm to close, in the Girl Scout hut inside Parks and Recreation building, 739 W. Ave. A. No charge to attend, but food usually is ordered if gamers want to eat while playing.

Yoga on the beach
Second Saturdays, 8am

Free yoga class instruction by Nancy Myers at Horace Caldwell Pier, at the end of Beach Street. Bring mat or towel suitable for use on the beach. Held the second Saturday of each month.

Nature Preserves of Port Aransas Activities

* Birding on the Boardwalk
: 9am, Wednesdays. Join birding expert, Nan Dietert, as she points out what?s flying, floating or fishing at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center at the end of Ross Avenue. Birders of all ability levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own binoculars. FREE!
* Forest Spring Qigong: 9am. Saturdays. Relax, just do it! Suzanne McCann will be leading a weekly moving meditation in the outdoor pavilion at the Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture. The being active in cooler morning temperature is a great way to start your day! $3/person.
**All programs are outside, so please come dressed for the weather with a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.

Tone and Shape with Weights

Use weights to get fit at weight training through Port A Parks and Recreation. Certified trainer Karen Decker (361-800-1759) leads the exercise.
Meet at the Port Aransas High School weight room, 100 S. Station St.
Cost is $3 per person.

Swim 2 Survive
Swim 2 Survive

Survival Swimming

A unique one-on-one program for children 6 months - 6 years of age held at the Port Aransas Community Pool, 700 Clark Parkway in Port Aransas.
Survival Swim Foundation program is on average 6-7 weeks, 4 days a week, 15 minute lessons each day.
Swim 2 Survive Aquatics Academy is partnering with the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department to bring this life saving program to Port Aransas and its surrounding communities. Lessons will be offered Tuesday-Friday, 9am - 1pm, April 18 through summer 2017.
Accidents happen and drowning is preventable. Swim Float Survive lessons are the best way to teach a baby, toddler, and or a young child to rescue himself/herself in an aquatic emergency.
For information, pricing, and availability contact Michele Seymour, Swim 2 Survive Aquatics Academy, LLC at 571-228-4552 or Check us out on Facebook @ Swim 2 Survive Aquatics Academy, LLC.

Come Sail Basic sailing classes
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Check out this info about the beginnings of our summer sailing program in the swimming pool and the harbor. Pooling Sailboat Skills

A Come Sail Basic class will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 31, June 1 & 2, for ages 10 and up. A second class is set for Tuesday through Thursday, June 20-23.
All training is done in the Community Pool.
Pre-registration is required. Call Community Program Coordinator Pam Greene at 749-4158 or email

Community Pool

Get fit at the Port Aransas Community Pool located at 700 Clark Pkwy. It is open daily each week except Mondays and offers options for fitness and fun.
Open Swim for everyone is Tuesday through Sunday, from 1-5pm.
For Lap Swim and Exercise, it is open Tuesday through Friday 8am-5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm.
Total Body Aquacize is held Tuesday-Friday at 9:30am and Saturday at noon with AAAI Water Aerobics instructor Sally Jo Bartlett.
Deep Water Aerobics are held Tuesday-Friday at 11am.
Water Aerobics in the 4' are held Tuesday-Friday at noon.

Sunset Sounds Crowds
Concert Crowds

Sunset Sounds

Come on out for music outside on Friday, May 12, 7-9pm. Free concert featuring Ken Yarbrough and Lyle Mathews in 'Locked & Loaded'. The duo will entertain with a wide variety music - Classic Rock, 70s pop, country, red dirt and blues. Fun, upbeat and engaging. They take requests and encourage audience participation. Watch the sun set over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel as music fills the air at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Bring a chair or blanket and any refreshments you want. The Hot Dog Lady will sell at the park for those not bringing food to eat.
Remainder 2017 Sunset Sounds Concerts Lineup: June 9: Aloha Dave & the Tourists, July 14: Jesse Stratton, Aug 11: Cody Wayne Band, Sept 8: Ponder the Albatross, Oct 13: Raeanne & the Ride

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