San Carlos, CA

Youth Camps

 

  Check out all the great camps we have planned this summer in our Summer Camp Activity Guide!
We are excited to offer a variety of camps including Adventure Camps, Club Ed Specialty Camps, and Sports Camps. For general questions about youth camps, please contact recreation@cityofsancarlos.org or call (650) 802-4382.

 

Registration   Payment Plans   Fee Assistance   L.I.T.E. Program



San Carlos Parks and Recreation Adventure CampsTwo kids at camp with decorated glasses.

Join friends – and make new friends – in these summer camps filled will all sorts of fun adventures. At Wee Woods Adventure Camp (Ages 4-5) campers enjoy activities planned around exciting themes and a special event each Thursday. Burton Camp (Ages 6-9) campers will embark on planned daily adventures and an age-appropriate off-site field trip each Thursday. Throughout Arguello Camp (Ages 9-12) tweens will participate in team-building games, crafts, outdoor activities, water games and a field trip each Thursday! Seek adventure and learn the basics of flag football in a fun and safe environment at our new Flag Football Camp (Ages-7-10). Find out more information about our Adventure Camps in the Summer Camp Guide.


Club Ed Specialty CampsKid at desk at art camp

We offer a variety of camps such as creative arts, crafts, performing arts, cooking, science, language, engineering, and more … there’s something for everyone! While each specific Club Ed camp varies in age range, there are options for any youth aged 5-15. Find out more information about our Club Ed camps in the Summer Camp Guide.



Sports Campstennis - Copy

Be active, meet new friends, and have fun this summer. Check out the awesome sport camps we have to offer and come out and play. Whether you are interested in dodgeball, gymnastics, or want to learn how to become a Ninja Warrior, we have something for you! Find out more information about our Sports camps in the Summer Camp Guide.



L.I.T.E. Program “Leader In Training Education” 

LITE

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 for the 2024 Camp season have closed and will reopen February 1, 2024.



Registration 

2024 Summer Camp registration will open January 30 for residents!  Click here to register


NEW! Payment Plan Option

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.


Recreation Fee Assistance Program 

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. Click here for more information and to fill out an application.

Adventure Camp FAQs

What should my child bring to camp?
Can my child be in the same camp as their friends, even though they are young for their grade?
What is the procedure if my child needs to be picked up early?
Can my child be in the same group as their friends?
Should my child bring a lunch and/or snack to camp?
Are there alternative options for my child to stay back from the field trip?
What is the cancellation policy?
How do I register for camp?
What are the ratio’s of staff to campers at camp?
What if my child has allergies?
What if my child feels sick at camp?

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