It's not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a terrific eight-week Summer Youth Program filled with games, sports, arts and crafts and enrichment activities. The program is structured and supervised for children at 23 year-around Community Centers located throughout the City. Registration for the 2012 program, which will run from June 18 to Aug. 10, began March 24 will continue until the slots are full at all the centers. Some community centers are now full and waiting lists have been established. For a list of sites with availability, please view this Summer Youth Program Site Availability list (Updated 04/20/2012).
The program offers recreation-themed activities that include active games, sports, and arts and crafts! All Community Centers will receive a free lunch and snack for the entire program. The program follows self-monitored guidelines, which will limit the number of participants per site. SYP at Community Centers maintains a 1:25 staff to participant ratio. Spaces are determined by the size of the facility - 40 to 125 slots.
For information on the Summer Youth Program held at more than 40 school sites, review this Summer Youth Program flier, which includes a list of the school sites and registration locations.
Participants will be grouped according to age and staff will conduct age-appropriate recreation activities at both the community center and school sites. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for more information.