Summer of Play

Summer of Play splash pad

We invite you to join us for some fun in the sun—while learning a thing or two—during our new Summer of Play event series. These family-friendly meetups are designed to help our children shed bad habits brought on by the pandemic while having a ton of fun along the way. From increasing finger strength and dexterity to balancing screen time and sharpening social skills, each event offers valuable educational tips from local experts mixed with creative, hands-on activities to keep kids entertained.

Gather and Grow with Summer of Play

At our Summer of Play events, the San Antonio Charter Moms online community—including our Facebook discussion group with over 9,000 members—can meet in person for playdates with an informative twist. The casual come-and-go events are free and open to the public at area splash pads around the city. Our team, including Founder and Executive Director Inga Cotton, will be on-site to answer education-related questions. These playdates offer families an ideal opportunity to go straight to the source for expert advice on topics from local school options to summer camps, enrichment activities around town, learning loss solutions, and more.

“Summer presents an ideal time for us all to regroup and get kids back on track by introducing and enforcing good habits and saying goodbye to the bad. So much has happened over the last few years;  we can’t wait to come together to discuss post-pandemic challenges and solutions. But mostly, we look forward to having some fun as we laugh, learn and share,” said Inga Cotton, Founder and Executive Director of San Antonio Charter Moms.

The Summer of Play events build on our award-winning Charter a Voyage of Learning campaign launched at the start of the pandemic to help parents navigate distance learning and parenting challenges while social distancing. Due to its success, the campaign continues to grow and evolve, offering activities and online support to keep children active, learning, and having fun through the summer and beyond. Summer of Play events are free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and stay awhile.

Summer of Play Playdates in San Antonio 2022

The Summer of Play series includes three events across San Antonio. All of the events are located at popular splash pads, starting at 10:00 AM and continuing through 12:00 PM.

Here are more details about the playdates, locations, and partners.


STEMulate Curiosity: A Playdate with BASIS San Antonio

  • Build your child’s math and science skills through fun, hands-on activities with educators from BASIS San Antonio.
  • Splash Pad in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (map)
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10 AM-12 PM
  • RSVP on Eventbrite
Summer of Play THURSDAY JUNE 9

Conversations to Connect: A Playdate with nextTalk

  • Kim Elerick, co-host of the nextTalk podcast on cyber parenting, offers advice for building good habits, balancing screen time, and keeping kids safe online.
  • Splash Pad at Voigt Park, 700 El Portal, Hollywood Park, TX 78232 (map)
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10 AM-12 PM
  • RSVP on Eventbrite

Summer of Play TUESDAY JUNE 14

Strong Hands, Strong Writers: A Playdate with TamboRhythms

  • Occupational therapist Jorge Ochoa explores fun ways to help kids use their fingers and build prewriting skills.
  • Splash Pad at Pearsall Park, 4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242 (map)
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10 AM-12 PM
  • RSVP on Eventbrite

San Antonio Charter Moms Summer of Play Flyer 2022 Final
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