The Municipality’s vibrancy cannot be sustained without the presence of youth. By enticing young families to live, work and play here, we will energize our community and gain the means to achieve a sound intergenerational balance.


Source: Policy on Family and Seniors of Austin

The following is a directory of the services and activities available to young families in Austin. 

Austin Families on Facebook

Familles d’Austin/Austin Families

This bilingual group has been created on Facebook to bring together Austin families with children 0-18 years and promote exchange between them. It is a closed group so you must identify yourself to join in. Two Austin moms act as administrators.

Community Events

Austin’s Recreation Committee hosts a variety of community events for both children and adults.  The announcements are made:

  • by postings on the bulletin board of the English Home page
  • in  the Actualités Austin Newsletter – Are you a subscriber?
  • on the municipal bulletin boards
  • in our Facebook page
  • in the community sections of the Brome County News and Le Reflet du Lac newspapers (when feasible)

The Municipal Park features:

  • swings and other playground equipment
  • a Community Toy Box

  Toy Box User Manual:

    1. Take out a toy
    2. Play with it
    3. Put it back in the box
Skating Rink

The outdoor skating rink at the Municipal Park, 22 Millington Rd., is open from mid-December to mid-March (weather permitting) for hockey and public skating.


Student Transportation

The Memphremagog MRC provides transportation services to students travelling to Sherbrooke for their studies. For information:

 819 843-3350


The Municipality offers subsidies or rebates to Austin families for:

  • The purchase of reusable diapers  – look under the “Environment” tab
  • The cost of the annual membership to the Memphremagog Library – look under the “Recreation and Culture” tab
  • The surtax on sports charged by Magog to non-residents – look under the “Recreation and Culture” tab
Summer Day Camp

Austin Day Camp – Summer 2023

Enrolment period from May 1 to June 1, 2023

Dear parents,

We are happy to announce that our traditional, seven-week day camp is back in 2023.

Our team will be happy to welcome your children at the Municipal Park and under our big top.

  • 26 June to 11 August, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 25 places

As places are very limited, priority will be given to children:

  • whose parents are permanent or seasonal residents of Austin
  • whose parents are working this summer
  • who have special needs
  • who are enrolled in the camp full-time and for its entire duration

At the close of the enrollment period, we will send a survey to assess your needs in terms of child-minding services before and after the camp.


Please complete the enrollment form* (one per child) and return it to the Municipality by latest on June 1, 2023.

The enrollment form is in French only. If you require assistance to complete it, please call the Municipal Office at 819 843-2388; we will be happy to help you.