Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will offer in-person summer day camps from June 21 through August 27. Youth ages 5 to 12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more, all while following COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.
“The theme of our summer camps this year will be ‘We Play Better Together,'” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “As Long Beach continues to progress out of this pandemic, our parks, rec and marine staff are ready to keep kids active, engaged and healthy – while also continuing to provide working parents with a safe and enriching child care option.”
The summer camps will operate weekdays, from June 21 through August 27, at various parks throughout Long Beach. The fee is $30 for campers attending from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or $50 for those attending from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Online registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, on the PRM Summer Day Camps webpage.
In-person registration will be available from 8 a.m. to noon April 10 at the following sites:
- PRM Administrative Office, 2760 N. Studebaker Rd. (562.570.3111)
- Pan American Park, 5157 E. Centralia St. (562.570.3297)
- King Park Pool, 1910 Lemon Ave. (562.570.1718)
- Belmont Plaza Pool, 4320 E. Olympic Plaza (562.570.1888)
- Silverado Park Pool, 1540 W. 32 St. (562.570.1721)
To register in person after April 10, appointments are required. People may call any of the five registration locations listed above to schedule an appointment. Registrations may not be processed over the phone. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may only be processed through in-person registration.
More information about the summer camp registration processes, camp information and other activities for youth is available at longbeach.gov/parks or by calling 562.570.3150.
The summer camps will take place at the following Long Beach parks:
- Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
- Bayshore Park, 5415 E. Ocean Blvd.
- Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
- Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.
- College Estates Park, 808 Stevely Ave.
- Colorado Lagoon, 5119 E. Colorado St.
- Coolidge Park, 352 E. Neece St.
- Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
- El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd.
- Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
- MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
- McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
- Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave.
- Pan American Park, 5157 E. Centralia St.
- Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St.
- Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
- Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
- Somerset Park, 1500 E. Carson St.
- Stearns Champions Park 4520 E. 23rd St.
- Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
- Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge Ave.
- Whaley Park, 5620 E. Atherton St.
To ensure the health and safety of all camp participants and staff, the summer camps will adhere to the below COVID-19 safety protocols. Protocols may change in response to updated guidance from the State. Any changes to the below protocols will be communicated to parents of registered campers.
- Health screenings for participants and staff, including temperature check.
- Limiting the number of participants in each camp.
- Maintaining no larger than a 14:2 participant-to-staff ratio.
- Implementing physical distancing protocols, including at check-in and check-out.
- Cleaning and sanitizing facilities multiple times each day.
- Cleaning and sanitizing all high-touch areas frequently.
- Requiring face coverings for participants and staff.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City’s Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.
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