San Carlos, CA


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Youth Advisory Council (YAC)Youth at wellness fair.

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of volunteer middle school and high school students appointed by the City Council. The YAC’s role is to advise the Parks & Recreation Department and the Youth Center staff on activities, events, and programs to meet the needs of our students. The YAC strengthens the image of community for our young people in San Carlos.

Youth Advisory Council

Youth SportsYouth at field day.
There are a variety of opportunities to participate in youth sports in San Carlos including youth soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and flag football. 

Youth Sports Opportunities

Youth Center Drop-InDrop-In

The Youth Center Drop-In is a free, supervised after-school program featuring a full-size gym, game room, homework assistance and staff-led activities. Work on your basketball shot, play video games, dominate in a ping-pong tournament or just hang with friends! Supervised by trained staff, the Drop-In program offers many activities designed to fit all interests.

Learn more about the Drop-In

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Youth Camps and Summer Camp RegistrationSummer Camp

Check out all of the great camps we have planned this summer! We are excited to offer a variety of camps including Adventure Camps, Club Ed Specialty Camps, and Sports Camp. 

Summer Camp Activity Guide

Register for Camp

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The San Carlos Youth Center provides the perfect setting for your child's birthday celebration. Birthday packages include two Birthday Party Youth Center Staff leaders. Additional party time and food add-ons are available upon request. Birthday Party access is convenient and ample parking is available. 
SCYC Birthday Party Packages

Interested in hosting your child's celebration at the youth center? Contact Emma Licko at (650) 802-4122 or Already attending a Birthday Party at the Youth Center? Complete the Birthday Party Permission form below.

SCYC Birthday Party  Permission Form

Recreation Fee Assistance ProgramFee Assistance

A Fee Assistance Program, funded in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos, is available to help San Carlos residents participate in San Carlos Parks & Recreation summer camps and classes. Fee assistance is available to qualifying San Carlos residents and students enrolled in a San Carlos-based school.

Recreation Fee Assistance application

Payment Plan OptionPayment Plan

All of our summer camps now have the option of a payment plan. We know paying for a whole summer full of fun up front can be a challenge, so we are now giving families the option to break up the payments to ease that financial burden when registering. Here is how it works:

  • 50% due at the time of registration.
  • Remaining 50% is due in two split payments. 
  • Camps must be paid in full prior to the start date.
You can select the payment plan option during the check out process. Payments will automatically be withdrawn using your credit card.

L.I.T.E. Program “Leader In Training Education” LITE and Staff back to back

The LITE program gives middle school and high school students an opportunity to give back to the community and perform community service. Camp L.I.T.E. Program (Leader in Training Education) San Carlos Parks and Recreation is looking for confident, enthusiastic, and responsible teens to be leaders in training (L.I.T.E.s) at our Summer Adventure Camps. If you enjoy working with children and want to learn valuable job and leadership skills working with our trained Day Camp Leaders, you can apply!

Applications available beginning Thursday, February 1.

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