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Summer Youth Program

Summer Youth Program

Quick Overview

2018 Program Dates: See Below
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2018 SYP Fee Chart 

Ages: 6 - 12 year olds at SYP School Sites; 6 - 14 at Community Center sites
Fliers Coming Soon

Community Center Site Location Registration opens Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am

School Site Location Registration - To Be Announced            


Program Information

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a quality, affordable Summer Youth Program, where youth find sports, craft projects, active games, art exploration, fitness and nutrition, reading opportunities, and math and science enrichment activities. Something for every child’s special interest! Community center sites are open to participants ages six to 14 and school sites to children ages six to 12. Swimming opportunities will also be offered for program participants at limited community center sites.

The program runs Monday through Friday. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included. Fees are based on a sliding scale, according to income and family size. Program hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included. The school sites utilize school gymnasiums and outdoor enclosed areas. The program follows self-monitored guidelines, which will limit the number of participants per site. The Summer Youth Program maintains a 1:25 staff to participant ratio. Participants will be grouped according to age, and staff will conduct age-appropriate recreation activities.

Information Sessions

For more information on attending a Summer Youth Program Information Session please visit the event page

Information sessions will cover the new on-line registration process, overview of program activities and those attending will have the opportunity for approval for a reduced rate (Must bring appropriate documentation). Please note these sessions are not intended for enrollment into the Summer Youth Program. Registration will be held on line at later dates. Reduced fee qualifiers must be pre-approved prior to registration in order to receive the discounted fee through on-line check out.

Please attend one of the following sessions:

Hamilton Community Center (10700 Nacogdoches) & Ramirez Community Center (1101 Gillette):
          • Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
          • First and Third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Dawson Community Center (2500 E. Commerce) & Garza Community Center (1450 Mira Vista):
         • Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
         • Second and Fourth Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Summer Youth Program Dates for Community Center Sites

Program Dates:  June 11 - August 3   

Program Dates: June 18 - August 10   

  • Bode
  • Copernicus
  • Dawson
  • Denver Heights      
  • Dorie Miller
  • Normoyle
  • Palm Heights
  • Ramirez
  • San Juan
  • South San
  • Southside Lions
  • Tobin
  • Ward
  • Woodard
  • Cuellar
  • Father Roman      
  • Garza
  • Gill 
  • Hamilton
  • Harlandale
  • Meadowcliff
  • Miller’s pond
  • Yates 

*Program dates are based on local school district calendars.

Registration for Summer Youth Program at Community Center Sites

Registration will open on Saturday, April 7th beginning at 9:00am

Registration will be available online or by visiting a participating community center. Space is limited at each site. Online and in-person registration both begin at the same time and continue simultaneously.

Parents and guardians are highly encouraged to attend an information session prior to open registration. As a reminder: During the information sessions, parents and guardians have the opportunity to qualify for the reduced fee. Reduced fee qualifiers must be pre-approved prior to registration in order to receive the discounted fee through on-line check out.


2018 Summer Youth Program Dates and Registration Information for School Sites - COMING SOON!!


Thursday, March 22, 2018