Resort Activities for Kids

There are a ton of fun kids' events planned during ODTUG Kscope17! Spend the day playing in the JW Marriott resort's six-acre water park and lazy river, or join the Range Riders Kids Club for fun activities throughout the week. The Recreation Guide lists all kids' event times and prices. 

Sunday Kids' Labs | 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Larkspur

This year at Kscope17, we’ll be hosting our first ever Sunday Kids' Labs! Three age-specific sessions will be held in Larkspur for 4-7, 8-11, and 12+ year-olds with fun and educational labs developed for a group of young coders in Atlanta, GA known as “The Vine City Code Crew.” The 4 to 7 and 8 to 11 year-old classes will last one hour, while the 12 and above class will last 1.5 hours. Adult volunteers are also needed for each session. 

The youngest aspiring coders will learn a bit about how to make a very simple computer game or animation in a programming tool called Scratch. The older coders will write a little Python program to make big magic happen within a Minecraft world! The labs will all be powered on a simple, tiny computer device known as a Raspberry Pi – a mini computer that’s small enough to fit in a paper cup. Sound like fun!?

The Vine City Code Crew hopes to encourage and inspire kids to pursue continuing education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and give them a picture of what it might look like to have a rewarding and prosperous career in a technology field! For more information on the Vine City Code Crew, visit Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Please register by age group:

Age 4-7 years: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Age 8-11 years: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Age 12+ years: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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In-Room Childcare

Gentle Nanny - Vicki (Haase) Shea
Individual Sitter | (210) 523-0425 Home | (210) 912-4350 Cell | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

San Antonio Nanny Service - Carol Marley
Sitting Service | (210) 825-4124 |

Nanny Poppinz
Sitting Service | (210) 775-2185 |

Irma L. Cruz
Individual Sitter | (210) 328-1789 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Comfort Care Home Health Services
Sitting Service | (210) 341-4300

BrightStar Kidcare
Sitting Service | (830) 632-2311

Irene's Nanny Service 
Individual Sitter | (219) 432-8737 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Side Sitters
Sitting Service | (210) 927-4164 |

This list is a compilation of area childcare providers and is not a recommendation by the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country or ODTUG Kscope of any of these providers. These childcare providers are unaffiliated with the resort and ODTUG Kscope. The resort and ODTUG Kscope make no representation to the honesty, reliability, or competence of any childcare provider and disclaim all responsibility for the actions of any such provider. The resort and ODTUG Kscope17 assume no liability for the services furnished by these independent providers who have no affiliation with the resort or ODTUG Kscope.