Programs

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES NATURE CAMP

Are you a nature-lover seeking a fun adventure with endless activities? Look no further! This week-long adventure camp includes games, educational activities, crafts, social interaction, sports, and gaming for ages 6-12 and occurs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The participant fee includes admission tickets for two planned field trips (e.g., San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld Educational Program), camp shirts, recreation supplies, games, crafts, and transportation.

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Free Teen Nite Program

Looking for a safe place for your teenager to hang out with friends on Friday nights? We’re offering a fun, eight-week, drop-in program for kids age 12-17. There will be a variety of activities available such as ping pong, video games, arts and crafts, sports, tournaments, special events and more. Flexibility is provided for younger family members. These activities occur every Friday night from July 9 to August 27, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The program is designed to create a positive, engaging, and safe zone for teens. Food will be provided.

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Aquatics | Learn to Swim

Learn to swim today! We’re calling swimmers of all skill levels from ages 6 months to 15 years old to learn water safety awareness and life-saving aquatic skills with a 90-minute swim lesson.  Call individual locations for more information. Registration is conducted at each site.

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Aquatics | Jr. Pool Guard Program

The City of San Diego Aquatics Junior Lifeguard Program is a modified version of the American Red Cross’ Junior Lifeguarding class. This program provides a foundation of aquatic leadership knowledge and skills for future successful completion of the Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Participants will work towards being able to pass the Water Competency Sequence and will learn Fitness and Swimming Skills; Prevention of Aquatic Accidents; Response to Aquatic Emergencies; First Aid & CPR Skills and will be introduced to many important skills and aspects of being a Pool Guard. This program is designed to prepare children of all abilities (ages 8-15) to enter the City’s WAVE/SAVE program once they are 15 ½ years old in age. Call individual locations for more information regarding registration.

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Vista Terrace

Fern Street Circus Neighborhood Park Tour

Let the magic begin! For more than 30 years, San Diego’s Fern Street Circus has been transforming neighborhoods through performance and teaching of circus arts. Fern Street’s professional troupe brings together San Diego’s finest circus, variety, and musical artists to create magical performances. The Neighborhood Park Tour event is a free, 45-minute family-friendly show featuring professional Circus performers juggling/hooping, performing acrobatics, clowning, and tightwire led by bilingual Ringmaster Memo Mendez. Join us as we spread infectious joy and put a smile on everyone’s face!

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Movies in the Park

Lights, Camera, Action! Spread out your blanket or set up your chair and watch your favorite movie under the stars at a “Summer Movies in the Park” near you! The event series began in 2007 as a ‘take back our parks’ initiative, giving residents a reason to visit their local county and city parks for a free and safe evening event. This year, we’re expanding the number of movie nights offered at City of San Diego recreation centers from 9 locations to 23 locations. “Summer Movies in the Park” is the perfect way for friends and families to spend a night under the stars while exploring the beauty and diversity of parks and recreation facilities throughout San Diego. Please go to Summer Movies in the Park to view all the fun, family blockbuster movie listings and information!

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Arts, STEM and STEAM Youth Programs

Mad Science Camp

Want to make cool science experiments? Mad Science camp features fun-filled, hands-on, secret agent-themed science activities that allow kids to play detective, explore forensic science, and sharpen life-long skills. Mad Science camps will be available at multiple locations throughout the summer. These programs provide innovative hands-on science programs and are designed to foster a love for STEAM at a young age and give children the confidence they need to excel in these fields. Camp themes and dates will vary by locations.

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Theater Arts Camp

Calling all young and hopeful up-and-coming actors and actresses between ages 10-16! Are you looking for an acting program to help you kick that stage fright and bring character roles to life? If acting is your passion – then you have come to the right place! Join in on the fun at this 6-week camp, which will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 10 participants. Check back soon for registration information.

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Summer of Circus

Want to join the circus? Learn juggling, tumbling, clowning and tightwire from Fern Street Circus experts who provide skills and training while showcasing sparkling performances, and creating social change. Participants between ages 6-17 are provided a nurturing and creative place for making friends, growing up and marking milestones through collective achievement. Summer of Circus is a 10-week program to teach the basic skills of circus. The program occurs Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 30 participants.

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Dance EvOLvE Hip Hop Dance Class

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a dancing Superhero! This nonstop, hip-hop inspired camp is catered to the unmatched energy of a hero or heroine. Superheroes ages 6-12 will get to show off their hip-hop dancing powers. Camp elements will include arts, superhero skits, and games like scavenger hunts. Here is your Superhero’s chance to save the day! This camp occurs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 20 participants.

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City Heights Creative Movements Day Camp

lt’sabout movements; Hip hop dance, acting, performing arts and more! Perform at the end of the week all the moves, you learned. All crafts, games and activities will be based on movements. The City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department-In partnership with the San Diego Parks Foundation will be hosting summer Day Camps all summer long at City Heights Recreation Center. Summer camps will consist of one week full of fun activities, games, crafts, and field trip.

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Expression Dance

Instruction of dance technique uses child development age appropriate movements along with music and dance instruments (ribbons, hula hoops, floor markers, etc.) to teach rhythm, musicality and expressions through dance. It is a full body engaging activity requiring use of physical body, hearing & seeing, and focused thinking all attributing to a child’s development. Program is designed for ages 5-11.

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Fleet Science Camp

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Our science-themed summer camp provides exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun!

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Guitar Class

Students will learn to play basic songs, practice cords and strumming techniques. They will develop their musical side and work toward live performances. Program is designed for ages 8-16.

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Play-well Stem Fundamentals with LEGO

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Houseboats, Teacup Rides, and Space Shuttles! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

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Youth Sports Clinics

Youth Tennis

Learn how to play tennis in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. These sporty camps incorporate physical conditioning, stamina, and strength training. Campers will learn basic tennis shots such as ground, slice, volley, and serve. Participants will also learn how to keep score.

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Skateboard Camp

Discover the fun of skateboarding and trick development while learning skateboard etiquette and safety. Build your confidence by pushing your limits, play skateboarding games, gain agility, balance coordination and speed while learning tricks. This camp occurs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 12 participants ages 6-13.

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Soccer Kids America

Give your child the opportunity to learn and improve their skills through a variety of fun games, drills, and activities. Participants ages 6-12 will learn the fundamentals of the game and improve skills through teamwork in a fun and engaging environment. This experience occurs Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 20 participants.

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Pro Kids Golf Camp

Fore! Camp participants ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of the great game of golf. They will gain technical skills while learning rules and etiquette. The camps are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 20 participants.

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Basketball Skills Clinics

The youth baseball program is designed to develop and enhance players fundamental skills in a friendly and team-oriented environment.The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department is committed to providing a safe, fun and skill-developing Youth Sports Programs for children. Clinics available for youth from ages 8 to 14 years old, and teams are divided into age divisions. Qualified teams will get a chance to participate in the City-Wide tournament hosted by the S.P.O.R.T.S. Committee at the end of the season.

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Football Clinic

This Football Clinic is to allow kids to have fun playing flag football with their friends, in an organized fashion, with safety as a main element of consideration. The skills sets developed will include passing, receiving, blocking, offensive and defensive position play, and an overall athletic development in flag football.

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Cheer Fitness

This cheer class will cover the basics of cheerleading and routine work. Introduction to jumps, stunts, and basic motions. Conditioning incorporated for the overall strength of athlete.

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Rock and Tumble

Our teacher led gymnastics classes for the young gymnast are full of action and imaginative play. Classes are designed to develop gymnastics using progressions on ‘kid sized’ equipment: bars, balance beam, floor, air-floor and mini trampoline while promoting learning, cooperative play, safety and FUN!

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SUMMER DAY CAMP

Summer Day Camp is for children ages 6-12. Kids will participate in a variety of activities, arts and crafts, games, sports, as they have fun in a safe environment. Weekly fee includes lunch and snack.

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AQUATICS | POOL GUARD RECRUIT PROGRAM

The Pool Guard Recruit Program provides kids ages 16– 18 years old with swimming lessons and teaches safety and emergency response skills while preparing youth for future employment in the City of San Diego Aquatics Division. Participants learn how to swim, improve their strokes, and obtain lifesaving and leadership skills. After three hours per day, three days per week (for a total of 93 hours of instruction per participant.) Junior swimmers can obtain required certifications to apply for Pool Guard positions. There are 100 open positions. The final day of instruction includes a six-hour field trip to the beach! Call Colina Del Sol Recreation Center (619) 235-1147 for registration information.

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SUMMER DAY CAMP

Encanto Recreation Center
6508 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
619-527-3411

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3415

Skyline Hills Recreation Center
8285 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3486

Rock and Tumble

Paradise Hills Recreation Center
6610 Potomac Street, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) -527-3419

Play-well Stem Fundamentals with LEGO

Silver Wing Recreation Center
3737 Arey Drive, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0465

Guitar Class

Robert Egger, Sr. - South Bay Recreation Center
1885 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0470

Fleet Science Camp

Silver Wing Recreation Center
3737 Arey Drive, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0465

Expression Dance

Bay Terraces Community Park
7373 Tooma Street, San Diego, CA 92139

City Heights Creative Movements Day Camp

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Cheer Fitness

Silver Wing Recreation Center
3737 Arey Drive, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0465

Football Clinic

Penn Athletic Field
2555 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3458

Basketball Skills Clinics

Robert Egger, Sr. - South Bay Recreation Center
1885 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0470

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center
455 Sycamore Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 424-0464

Paradise Hills Recreation Center
6610 Potomac Street, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) -527-3419

Col. Irving Salomon San Ysidro Community Activity Center
179 Diza Road, San Diego, CA 92173
(619) 424-0472

Skyline Hills Recreation Center
8285 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3486

Theater Arts Camp

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

FERN STREET CIRCUS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TOUR

Bay Terraces Community Park
7373 Tooma Street, San Diego, CA 92139

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center
455 Sycamore Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

Penn Athletic Field
2555 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3458

Penn Athletic Field
2555 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3458

Southcrest Recreation Center
4149 Newton St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3413

Willie Henderson Sports Complex
1035 South 45th St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3407

Mad Science Camp

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Colina Del Sol Recreation Center
5319 Orange Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 235-1144

Encanto Recreation Center
6508 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3411

Golden Hill Recreation Center
2600 Golf Course Dr, San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 235-1138

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3415

Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center
3020 Coronado Ave., San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0466

Mountain View Community Center
641 South Boundary St.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3417

Paradise Hills Recreation Center
6610 Potomac St.
San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3419

Skyline Hills Recreation Center
8285 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3486

Southcrest Recreation Center
4149 Newton St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3413

Summer of Circus

Colina del Sol Recreation Center
5319 Orange Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 235-1144

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Dance EvOLvE Hip Hop Dance Class

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Youth Tennis

Option 1 Location:

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Option 2 Location:

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

Skateboard Camp

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Soccer Kids America

Colina del Sol Recreation Center
5319 Orange Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 235-1144

Pro Kids Golf Game

Colina del Sol Recreation Center
5319 Orange Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 235-1144

Aquatics | Jr. Pool Guard Program

Colina Del Sol Pool
4150 54th Place
San Diego, CA 92115

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3415

Memorial Pool
2902 Marcy Ave,
San Diego, CA 92113

Vista Terrace Pool
301 Athey Ave,
San Diego, CA 92173

AQUATICS | LEARN TO SWIM

Colina Del Sol Pool
4150 54th Place, San Diego, CA 92115

Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
6401 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114

Memorial Pool
2902 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Vista Terrace Pool
301 Athey Ave, San Diego, CA 92173

FREE TEEN NITE PROGRAM

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

Golden Hill Recreation Center
2600 Golf Course Dr, San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 235-1138

Paradise Hills Recreation Center
6610 Potomac St.
San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3419

Col. Irving Salomon San Ysidro Community Activity Center
179 Diza Road
San Diego 92173
(619) 424-0472

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Southcrest Recreation Center
4149 Newton St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3413

Encanto Recreation Center
6508 Wunderlin Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3411

Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center
2902 Marcy Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 235-1125

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3415

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center
455 Sycamore Road
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Colina del Sol Recreation Center
5319 Orange Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 235-1144

Skyline Hills Recreation Center
8285 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3486

Montgomery-Waller Community Park
3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0466

Mountain View Community Center
641 S Boundary St, San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3417

Colonel Irving Salomon San Ysidro Community Activity Center
179 Diza Rd, San Diego, CA 92173
(619) 424-0472

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Bay Terraces Community Park
7373 Tooma Street, San Diego, CA 92139

City Heights Recreation Center
4380 Landis Street, San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 641-6125

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center
455 Sycamore Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173

Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-1392

Penn Athletic Field
2555 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3458

Penn Athletic Field
2555 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 527-3458

Southcrest Recreation Center
4149 Newton St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3413

Willie Henderson Sports Complex
1035 South 45th St., San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 527-3407