Grade Level Experiences

Pre-K Field Trips

Crowe's Nest Farms 

Scottish Rite Theater

Bartholomew Park - End of Year

Kindergarten Field Trips

Crowe's Nest Farm

Austin Aquarium 

Dinosaur Park 

Bartholomew Park - End of Year 

1st Grade: YMCA Swimming Lessons | Project SAFE

Field Trips - Austin Scottish Rite Theater, The Long Center, Bartholomew Park 

The Greater Austin YMCA – in collaboration with Colin’s Hope – is working toward the goal of providing area pre-k, kinder, and first graders with critical safety, aquatics, and fitness education. The program is Project SAFE: Safety, Aquatics and Fitness Education.

2nd Grade: Field Trips

Paramount Theater

Scottish Rite Theater

Rodeo Austin

Bartholomew Park-End of Year

3rd Grade: Story Wranglers

Story Wranglers is a seven-week in-school residency in which third graders learn the foundations of creative writing through arts-integrated lessons designed to motivate students and improve their writing skills, confidence, creativity, and storytelling.

During the residency, each classroom writes hundreds of stories as a class, in small groups, and in individual journals. At the end of the seven weeks, professional actors — known as the Paramount Story Wranglers — transform students’ original stories from page to stage in a live performance for the entire campus!

4th Grade: Field Trips

Bob Bullock Museum 

Texas State Cemetery 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin Public Central Library 

5th Grade: Overnight Trip to Twin Lakes Camp & Earth Camp

Camp at YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is so much more than your typical, ordinary Day Camp. Our Day Campers spend their week outdoors participating in a wide range of exciting camp activities that are focused on helping them develop confidence, improve their social skills, while learning new skills. Parents can trust that our Day Camp Staff have a “camper first” mindset and are dedicated to providing the best Day Camp experience possible.

Earth Camp is an award-winning water quality field science program for fifth-grade students attending Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Students spend four school days at outdoor sites participating in hands-on science with City educators. Students are encouraged to make informed decisions and take actions which promote stewardship of Austin’s beautiful water resources.