REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE AND REDUCED-COST SUMMER CAMPS AT LA COUNTY PARKS

REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE AND REDUCED-COST SUMMER CAMPS AT LA COUNTY PARKS

June 29, 2020

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is pleased to safely offer 1,700 summer camp spaces at 50 parks throughout the County, for ages six years and up. Now more than ever, a safe environment that promotes mental well-being and self-care, with dynamic programming, is paramount to the children and youth of our communities. LA County Parks 2020 Summer Camps program provides support for families that are slowly integrating back into the workforce, that need a safe and affordable program for their children, while out of school.

Visit our website to register for summer camps, check availability of scholarships, read full description of camps, and learn about COVID-19 safety health guidelines. 

  • REGISTER ONLINE AT http://reservations.lacounty.gov

  • Camp descriptions and details: https://parks.lacounty.gov/summercamp20

Registration ends tomorrow, June 30, for Session 1 which begins Monday, July 6.
 

The LA County Parks 2020 Summer Camps have over 111 options through mini-camp and full-day camp sessions. The curriculum is focused on instilling positive youth development by using fun themes for participants to explore, learn new skills, and make friends in a matter that is safe for everyone. 

  • Full-day Camps like ESTEAM (environment, science, engineering, arts and math) and Recreation Adventures.

  • Mini-Camps for cheer, sport-drills (non-contact), fitness, arts and crafts, e-Sports, and leadership and specialty options, with morning (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) or afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) options.

  • Our SPOT teen camps at 11 park sites from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with free activities and workshops for youth.

Camps operate Monday through Friday, in 3 two-week sessions:

  • Session 1: July 6-17
    Register by June 30

  • Session 2: July 20-31
    Register by: July 13

  • Session 3: August 3-14
    Register by: July 27

To ensure the safety of all participants and staff, all camps will adhere to COVID-19 summer camp health guidelines that include physical distancing, cleaning, and the inclusion of personal protective equipment required for both staff and participants. Campers will be assigned to stable groupings during each session. County staff has been trained by the Public Health Department on the protocols required for summer camps.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is subsidizing the LA County Parks 2020 Summer Camps by offering scholarships at a free or discounted rate (from 50% to 100%) at selected sites. The availability of these scholarships is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.

“Thanks to the support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, we are able to offer free scholarships and affordable day camps for children and youth across the County,” said Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Acting Director, Norma E. Garcia. “We understand that there are limited out-of-school camps this summer due to COVID-19, and therefore, we are joining together to ensure families have safe options for their children.”

For media inquiries, please contact Katie Martel, kmartel@parks.lacounty.gov, (213) 304-9863.

 

About LA County Parks and Recreation:

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 183 parks and operates a network of 9 regional parks, 38 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 15 wildlife sanctuaries, 8 nature centers, 41 public swimming pools, more than 200 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses. The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns and operates the iconic Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Amphitheatre which is jointly managed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.

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