Fun over Spring Break 2017

Camp Vamonos! After-School Care kids painting over graffiti in the neighborhood with Megan.
Painting over Grafitti








This is Luggard, the elephant my after-school care kids and I adopted through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We raised money by selling crafts and cookies we’d made at Arlan’s. Isn’t he beautiful?

Luggard the Elephant

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Camp Vamonos! 2016 is Underway!

We’re into our third week of camp, and we’re having fun! We went to City Hall the first week and to the Blanton Art Museum last week. Today we have a tour of Central Market and play time there, and on Thursday we will go to the turtle pond at UT, with a tour of the greenhouse also planned. I have gone into the greenhouse with my campers once before and it is a very cool place!

There are a number of spots still available this session for the weeks of June 27, July 4 and one spot just opened up for the week of July 11. Let me know if your children would like to play with us this summer by calling (512) 453-8382 or sending an e-mail to Vamonos!




You can’t fight City Hall but you can play there!


Usually getting all these kiddos facing the same way is a pipe dream.


Hamming it up downtown.


Some of the beauty at the UT greenhouse.


And more…


Ooo. What are these exotic creatures?


One of my favorites at the greenhouse. Amazing leaves!


Two beautiful irises.


There’s something magical about turtles. This truly is a wonderful Austin spot.

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Cool Stuff We Did Over Spring Break


Livin’ on the edge.


Butterfly dreams.


Good times with good friends!


Picture perfect.


Digging the botanical garden (not literally).


A quiet spot in the cathedral.


A photo opp with a few friends


All in all, it’s just a, couple kids in the wall. (Apologies to Pink Floyd.)


Life is good.

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Some of the fun we had in 2015

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Changing the Cost of Camp

This year I am raising the cost of my camp to $185 per week. Returning families will receive a discount at $175 per week. If you have used Camp Vamonos! before, you know that I do not have extra charges or fees; when I take public transit with the kids, it comes out of my pocket.  I feel the new rate is still reasonable, and I hope my camp families will understand the need for the increase.

For an additional $15 per week, parents may drop their children off at 8:00 am and pick them up by 6:00 pm.

~ Megan

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What We’re Up To This Summer

An activity for every pair of hands. Here the campers are creating to their hearts’ content and making memories, as well as friends. A good day…

Artists of the Rectangular Table

Artists of the Rectangular Table

They don’t look like mad scientists, but that’s only dry ice. Super fun…

And Now From The Laboratory...

And Now From The Laboratory…

Stack ’em high, and stack ’em giggly! Campers having fun at the house.

Human Sandwich

Human Sandwich

There are still spaces in July and August. Get in touch to reserve one before they’re gone!

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The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

“New research from Germany suggests [that] people who recall having plenty of free time during childhood enjoy high levels of social success as adults.”

Read the full article from Pacific Standard magazine  titled “The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids”.

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Violet Crown Festival

Camp Vamonos! will host a kid’s activity table again this year at the Violet Crown Festival in Brentwood Park on Saturday May 2, 2015, from 10am-5pm. Stop by for some fun activities!

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Open House April 2014

Stop by Camp Vamonos! on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm to see the camp.

Contact me for location, for more details, and to RSVP.

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Spring Break!

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Fun at Spring Break Camp 2014 “Camp Vamonos was amazing! I signed my daughter up for this year’s Spring Break Camp and she raved daily about it! She was excited to get there in the mornings and it was tough … Continue reading

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