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    Pasadena residents get first pick of our popular summer camps! Online early registration begins Monday, April 17th. Walk-in registration begins Monday, April 24th for residents and Monday, May 1st for non-residents. For more information, call 744-7500. Fees listed are subject to approval by City Council.  www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.  

    Allendale Park Camp
    Allendale Park
    5-12 yrs M-F 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/26-8/4 $85/128* per week
    *Optional swimming lessons available for an additional $20/week. *Field trip fees are not included in the camp fees.

    Allendale Park Camp is a traditional, high-quality, fun program. Activities include arts and crafts, physical fitness, drama, dance, visits to the onsite library, and enrichment classes. Optional swimming lessons are available to campers for a discount fee of $20/week. Campers will be escorted to the pool two times per week for an hour long swimming lesson.  Campers spend at least two hours daily doing physical fitness activities like dance routines, group games, fitness competitions, sports and swimming. Specialized instruction is offered in tennis and golf. Campers are escorted across the street to Blair’s pool for recreational swim two times per week. Staff go into the water with campers and certified lifeguards are always present.  Field trips are often the highlight of the week. Most field trip fees are included in the camp fee and for some trips, spending money is required. This camp is a good fit for active campers who like socializing, sports and play. Ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 10. Lunch and a snack are included. Campers are grouped by age and are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes, sunscreen and hats. Sandals for the pool area and swimming suits are required on swimming days. Camp is based out of Allendale Park and uses the park, onsite library and the Blair High School swimming pool.

    Arroyo Seco Adventure Camp
    Brookside Park
    8-12 yrs M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 6/12-8/4 $118/$177* per week *Field trip fees are included in the weekly fee.

    The Arroyo Seco Adventure Camp offers opportunities to learn about our local, natural resources in a fun and exciting way. Now in its 4th year, this innovative camp pairs environmental education with traditional camp activities. Based in Brookside Park with regular activities in the Lower Arroyo, this is an outdoor camp. The first week of camp focuses on origins of the Arroyo Seco and the geological events that created this amazing space. Other weeks focus on plants of the Arroyo, local animals and myths, protecting and exploring nature and survival skills. Conservation specialists lead daily nature walks and instruct on conservation of environmental resources, native plants and local wildlife. Other activities include casting pond fly-fishing, archery, horseback riding, hiking, environmental education lessons, swimming, art and group games. Campers go on a weekly environmental themed field trip. In previous years, trips included kayaking, nature centers and local farms. This camp is a great fit for campers ages eight to twelve who are interested in nature and are called to explore different kinds of recreation. Campers are grouped by age, and need sturdy closed toe shoes, sunscreen and hats. Lunch and snack included. Staff ratio is 1 to 10.

    Neighborhood Park Camps
    La Pintoresca Park and Washington Park
    6-12 yrs M-F 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/26-8/4 $50/75*
    *Field trip fees are not included in the camp fees.
     
    Neighborhood Park Camps are offered at La Pintoresca and Washington Parks. These traditional camps are high-quality, fun and affordable. Activities include arts and crafts, physical fitness games and challenges, dance, visits to the library, enrichment activities and swimming. Campers play basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball. Instruction is also offered in golf and tennis. Campers are escorted to local swimming pool for recreational swim two times per week. Staff go into the water with the campers and certified lifeguards are always present. Fun field trips are often the highlight of the week. Trips are an additional charge and are scheduled for once a week. This camp is a good fit for active campers who like sports and group activities. The ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 10. Campers are grouped by age, and lunch and a snack are provided. Camp culminates in the annual “War Games” in which Washington Park Camp and La Pintoresca Park Camp compete in a series of challenges to determine an annual camp champion. Campers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes, sunscreen and hats. On swimming days, campers are asked to bring sandals for the pool area and swimming suits.

    Victory Park Camp
    Victory Park Recreation Center 
    5-12 yrs M-F 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/12-8/4 $95/143* per week. *Optional swimming lessons available for an additional $20/week. Most field trip fees are included in the weekly fee.

    Join one of Pasadena’s most popular summer camps! Victory Park’s camp has earned its longstanding reputation as a high-quality, fun, affordable, enriching program. Each day begins with a morning pep rally that sets the stage for an action-packed day. Activities include outdoor play, dance, arts and crafts, including painting, sculpting, lanyard making and chalk drawings, fitness activities and enrichment. Enrichment classes include health, hygiene and first aid instruction, cooking classes, computer and robotics play and specialized sports instruction in tennis and golf. Campers spend at least two hours daily doing physical fitness in the form of choreographed dance, group games, fitness competitions, team sports and supervised free play. Campers are escorted across the park to Pasadena High School’s swimming pool for recreational swim two times per week. Camp counselors go into the water with the campers and well-trained, certified lifeguards are always present. Before entering the pool, campers receive a water safety lesson. Fun field trips are often the highlight of the week. Most field trip fees are included in camp costs, but campers may need spending money for some trips. Campers are grouped by age, and lunch and a snack are included. Camp culminates in the “Wacky Olympics” in which camps from across the City challenge each other in a series of goofy athletic competitions. This camp is a good fit for active campers who like socializing, sports and play. The ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 10. Campers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes, sunscreen and hats. On swimming days, campers are asked to bring sandals for the pool area and swimming suits. The camp is based out of the Victory Park Recreation Center and uses the onsite classrooms, gymnasium, various areas in the park and the Pasadena High School swimming pool.

    Villa-Parke Enrichment Camp
    Villa-Parke Community Center
    5-12 yrs M-F 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/12-8/4 $95/$143* per week. *Optional swimming lessons available for an additional $20/week. Most field trip fees are included in the weekly fee.

    S.T.E.A.M. into fun with this innovative and dynamic summer camp. Villa-Parke’s Enrichment Camp creates an exciting learning environment that explores the five core concepts of the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum: science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Each week's activities are based on a theme. For example, during “Space Exploration Week,” campers may take a field trip to the Griffith Observatory, base their art projects around the solar system, do “astronaut training” activities for fitness and learn space themed vocabulary in Spanish. 
    Campers do “wacky” science experiments, explore technology and mathematics through LEGO® robotics in the computer lab, complete engineering challenges and attend language lessons including American Sign Language and Spanish. The camp also incorporates traditional camp arts and crafts activities like painting, drawing and beadwork, as well as ceramics instruction and the use of pottery wheels. Daily activities include at least 90 minutes of high-energy physical fitness.  Specialized sports instruction is offered for both tennis and golf. Campers participate in recreational swim two times per week. Camp counselors go into the water with the campers and well-trained, certified lifeguards are always present. Before entering the pool, campers receive a water safety lesson. 
    Fun field trips are often the highlight of the week.  Campers are grouped by age; lunch and a snack are included. Camp culminates in an end of summer showcase for parents and campers. 
    This camp is ideal for campers who want to incorporate a fun classroom setting into their summer camp experience.  The ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 10. Camp is for ages 5-12, and campers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes, sunscreen and hats. The camp is based out of the Villa-Parke Community Center and uses the onsite classrooms, computer lab, gymnasium, various areas in the park and swimming pool.

     
    Urban Adventure Camp
    Robinson Park Recreation Center
    Session I 5-12 yrs M-F 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/5-6/30 $150/225*
    Session II 5-12 yrs M-F 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 7/3-7/28 $150/225*
    *Optional swimming lessons can be added for an additional $20/week. Field trip fees are not included in the camp fees.

    Urban Adventure Camp is an active camp. Campers play traditional sports like basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball. Instruction is also offered in golf. Arts and crafts, enrichment classes, fitness, dance and stomp are just a few of the activities that keep campers active and engaged. Campers also participate in team building exercises to develop self-confidence, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Recreational swim is two times per week. Staff go into the water with the campers and certified lifeguards are always present. Campers receive a water safety lesson before entering the water. Fun field trips are often the highlight of the week. Trip fees are not included in camp registration fees and for some trips, spending money is required. This camp is a good fit for active campers who like sports and group activities. The ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 12. All campers are grouped by age. Lunch and a snack are provided. Campers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes, sunscreen and hats. Sandals for the pool area and swimming suits are required on swimming days.

    Tiny Tots Camp
    Robinson Park Recreation Center
    3-5 yrs M-F 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 6/26-7/28 $150/225*
    *Swimming lessons are included in the camp fee. Field trip fees are an additional charge.

    Designed just for your little one, this fun and popular camp is a wonderful early-learning experience for Tots Ages 3-5. Activities, including music, arts and crafts, storytelling, movement and yoga, foster personal growth, friendships and community. Tiny Tot Campers will receive swim instruction two days per week (included in cost). Two Friday field trips are scheduled. Camp includes lunch and a snack. This is a great camp for active Tots to socialize, learn and have fun in a safe, supportive environment. PLEASE NOTE: All campers must be fully potty-trained. No diapers allowed, including swim diapers for the pool.

    Summer Teen Camp @ LPTEC
    La Pintoresca Teen Education Center
    11-18 yrs M-F 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 6/12-8/4 $50/$75

    Designed for campers ages 12-18, Teen Camp is a fun, dynamic place to socialize, learn and have fun! Activities include enrichment activities like film making and photography, swimming, cooking, physical fitness, sports, job preparation and skills development, civic engagement, computer play and weekly field trips. For more information on this camp and other Teen Center activities, call (626) 345-0708.

    Senior Camp
    Jackie Robinson Community Center
    55+ yrs M-F 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 6/27-9/14 $30/$35
    Seniors! Summer fun is here! Socialize and enjoy fitness activities for all levels of ability, arts and crafts, ceramics, guest speakers, informational speakers and excursions to fun, local attractions. Our programs include health and fitness components to encourage life-long well-being. This popular camp serves over 100 area Seniors and includes a fresh, healthy breakfast and lunch daily. Registration is required. For more information, call (626) 744-7300.

    SPORTS AND SPECIALTY HALF-DAY CAMPS
    Sports Camp
    Villa-Parke Community Center
    7-13 yrs M-Th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 6/26-8/3 $75/$113
    This camp offers athletes of all skill levels an opportunity to train, develop, compete and take their game to the next level. Each week, campers will focus on a specific sport like fitness, baseball/softball, basketball, football, golf, hockey and soccer. Campers learn various aspects of sports including sports history, nutrition, health, philosophy, science, business understanding and popular culture. Special guest speakers and local field trips. Camp culmi nates in a reenactment and celebration of the 2016 Brazilian
    Summer Olympic Games.

    Non-Contact Summer Boxing Camp
    Villa-Parke Community Center
    7-14 yrs Tu-Th 1:00-3:00 p.m. 6/27-8/3 $50/$75

    This co-ed camp is great fun and an even better workout! Non-contact boxing focuses on discipline, form, fitness and technique instruction. The emphasis on sportsmanship and building self-confidence and character makes this camp a great fit for youth who love traditional team sports as well as those who are more drawn to an individual sport. Camp includes a test-your-skills finale, surprise guest speakers, awards, a free t-shirt and recognition for most improved camper. Want to learn more about our boxing camps and program? Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices to watch an inspiring video.

    Soccer Camp
    Villa-Parke Community Center
    3-13 yrs M-Th 4:30-6:00 p.m. 6/26-8/3 $75/$113

    Got Soccer? Instruction and technique development in dribbling, ball control, shooting skills, kicking, field position and running drills. This skills development clinic is open to all skill and fitness levels.

    Kidz Love Soccer Summer Camp
    Victory Park
    4.5-10 yrs M-F 9:00-12:00 p.m. 6/12-6/16 $142/$162

    Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in a fun, recreational environment. Learn and practice soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and age-specific defense. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an age-appropriate “World Cup” tournament. All campers will receive a soccer ball and a Kidz Love Soccer Jersey. Campers must bring a full water bottle and a snack. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR SHIN GUARDS. Soccer shoes and sunscreen are recommended. Level 1: 4.5 to 6 yrs, Level 2: 7 to 8 yrs, Level 3: 9 to 10 yrs.

    Fun In The Sun Soccer Mini-Camp
    Central Park
    3-5 yrs M-F 9:00-11:00 a.m. 6/5-6/9, 8/7-8/11 $131/$151 6/12-6/16, 7/31-8/4 $131/$151

    Campers will learn the fundamentals of soccer in this high energy camp! They will learn how to dribble, pass, and how to work within a team environment-amongst other useful skills. Each day ends with a friendly game that culminates in a Mini World Cup. Bring water, healthy snack, lunch, sunscreen, sneakers/cleats, and shin guards.

    Kick it! Day Camp
    Central Park
    6-12 yrs M-F 9:00-1:00 p.m. 6/5-6/9, 8/7-8/11 $199/$219 6/12-6/16, 7/31-8/4 $199/$219
    Each day’s camp theme will guide participants through engaging activities that will teach soccer skills, build selfconfidence, and promote cooperation. Each day will wrap up with a friendly game that culminates in a Mini World Cup. Bring water, healthy snack, lunch, sunscreen, sneakers/cleats, and shin guards.

    PLAY-WELL TEKnologies CAMPS


    JEDI ENGINEERING WITH LEGO

    Victory Park Recreation Center
    5-6 yrs M-F 9:00-12:00 p.m. 7/31-8/4 $190

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING WITH LEGO
    Victory Park Recreation Center
    7-11 yrs M-F 1:00-4:00 p.m. 7/31-8/4 $190
    The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

    INTRO TO STEM WITH LEGO
    Victory Park Recreation Center
    5-6 yrs M-F 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 6/5-6/9 $200
    Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.

    STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO
    Victory Park Recreation Center
    7-11 yrs M-F 1:00-4:00 p.m. 6/5-6/9 $190
    Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousanda of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Belt-Drive Cars, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

     

     
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