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The Parks and Recreation Department offers a quality, affordable Summer Youth Program, where youngsters 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 offered for program participants at limited community center sites.
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. Fees are based on a sliding scale, according to income and family size.
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.
|2015 Program Dates:||June 15 - Aug. 7|
|Time:||7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Fees:||Fees Schedule/Sliding Scale|
|Ages:||6 - 12 year olds at SYP School Sites; 6 - 14 at Community Center sites|
|(James) Bode||901 Rigsby Ave.||532-1212|
|(Nicholas) Copernicus||5003 Lord Rd.||648-1072|
|(Richard) Cuellar||5626 San Fernando||436-0908|
|Dawson||2500 E. Commerce||227-1627|
|Denver Heights||300 Porter St.||533-5242|
|(Gilbert) Garza||1450 Mira Vista||435-6806|
|(Virginia) Gill||7902 Westshire||675-2123|
|(Lou) Hamilton||10700 Nacogdoches Rd.||654-7749|
|Harlandale||7227 Briar Place||924-8021|
|Meadowcliff||1260 Pinn Road||674-0820|
|(Dorie) Miller||2802 Martin Luther King Drive||333-4650|
|Miller's Pond||6175 Old Pearsall Road||623-2900|
|Palm Heights||1201 W. Malone||207-3099|
|(Gilbert) Ramirez||1011 Gillette Blvd.||921-0681|
|(Father) Roman||11030 Ruidosa||627-2138|
|San Juan Brady Gardens||2307-S. Calaveras||225-5410|
|South San||2031 Quintana||927-1640|
|Southside Lions||3100 Hiawatha||532-1502|
|(John) Tobin||1900 W. Martin||225-0941|
|(Joe) Ward||435 E. Sunshine Dr.||732-2481|
|Woodard||1011 Locke St.||225-5445|
|(Jean) Yates||568 Rasa Drive||673-1152|
For more information call 207-3000.
The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Summer Food Program funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant at approximately 60 sites each summer. Food is served at summer youth recreation sites, selected Parks and Recreation swimming pools, and other agencies throughout the summer program. High quality meals similar to those served during the school year by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs are offered free for youngsters ages 18 and under at the pre-approved sites. Meals are usually served around 11:30 a.m. and snacks at 3 p.m. Children do not have to be registered at the site in order to participate in the Food Program.
In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write:
USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 Or call 1-866-632-9992 (toll free), 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service) or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish Speaking Assistance).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Teen Connection Summer Program
Melendrez Community Center, 5919 W. Commerce, and Lincoln Community Center, 2915 E. Commerce St.
Teens ages 13 to 18 can stay physically active and involved Monday through Friday. This program offers a safe, supervised free open gym and active games and sports. Hours vary depending on the site. Register the first day of the program.
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department annually seeks active and enthusiastic people to fill approximately 600 seasonal jobs each summer. Multiple, temporary positions are available working with youth at more than 60 Summer Youth Program sites and also at the department’s 24 outdoor pools.
Summer Youth Program positions include Administrative Associates, Recreation Assistants, Specialists and Supervisors. The department is also looking for Recreation Instructors who specialize in math, science and art. Starting salary for these positions begins at $8.75 per hour.
Pool positions include Public Service Attendants, Pool Supervisors and Lifeguards. Lifeguard applicants must be at least 16 and must pass a prerequisite skills test. The department provides CPR and lifesaving training to prepare them for their lifeguarding responsibilities. Applicants who have passed the prerequisite test will be scheduled for training classes. The starting salary is $9.01 per hour.
Applications must be made on-line. To apply, applicants can go to www.sanantonio.gov/hr/jobs. For information on lifeguard training and certification, call the San Antonio Natatorium at 207-3299 or visit Swimming Pools.