The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will offer summer day camp for Pasadena residents and Pasadena Unified School District students at seven parks throughout the city from Monday, July 6, through Friday, August 7.
Camp will be offered Monday through Friday at Robinson Park, Victory Park, and Villa-Parke centers from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12. Half-day camps will be offered at Central, McDonald, and Washington Parks from noon until 5 p.m., and at La Pintoresca Park from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for children ages 7 to 12. The La Pintoresca Teen Education Center will offer teen-specific programming Monday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. for children ages 12 to 17.
COVID-19 protocols based on guidance from the Pasadena Public Health Department will be in place. These include screening for symptoms, limited group sizes, physical distancing, and the use of face coverings. To the extent possible, siblings will be assigned to the same group. Programming will include sports and fitness activities, arts and crafts, dance, enrichment activities, and more.
Fees for 2020 have been reduced to $25 per week for camps taking place at recreation centers, and a one-time $25 fee for outdoor camps at parks. Camps will enroll between 30 and 40 children per week, and scholarships are available. Registration is being done through a lottery system, which opens on Thursday, June 18, and closes on Wednesday, June 23. Register on the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department website<https://www.cityofpasadena.net/parks-and-rec/> to participate in the lottery, or call (626) 744-6500 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer summer day camp this summer,” says Brenda Harvey-Williams, director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. “After distance learning and the cancellation of sports and recreation programming, we know our local kids are ready to get back to play.”