Teen Camps





Recreation Teen Camps
Tyler Stetson - Coordinator
Tyler.Stetson@CityofPaloAlto.org
650-329-2390

Aquatics Teen Camps
Stephanie Douglas
Stephanie.Douglas@cityofpaloalto.org
650-463-4929

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NEW! Foothills Adventures, Ages 11-13
Did you fall in love with Foothills Camp when you were younger?  Do you like to explore land, hike the trails, and sleep under the stars?  Foothills Adventure is built on the same tried-and-true principles as our Foothills Fun & Day Camps, but developed specifically for middle school aged youth.  Longer hikes, more sophisticated games and activities, weekly challenges with Foothills Camp staff...the fun doesn't end with Foothills Day anymore!  An overnight on the first Thursday of the session is a must, but Foothills Adventure takes campfires and night games to a whole 'nother level!  Get ready for a Foothills Adventure that you won't forget!  Daily transportation is provided from Mitchell Park Community Center.  Campers and their parents/guardians are invited to "Back to Camp" night on Thursday, June 11th, from 6-7:30pm at Mitchell Park Community Center.  This will be a great opportunity for parents and guardians to see what Foothills Camp is all about.  What will you discover this summer?


Teen Week Out!, Ages 13 - 17
Calling all teens with the travel bug!! Indulge your adventurous side and explore all that the Bay Area has to offer this summer with one or all of our Teen Weeks Out! Each week will begin with a Monday spent in the Teen Center and Mitchell Park working with teen trippers to plan out each day, research destinations, participate in teambuilding and leadership activities, and prep the group for the exciting week to come. Transportation is provided to and from Mitchell Park Teen Center. Prices and times will vary depending on trips included in the itinerary, but most camps will run from 9:30am-5:30pm. For more information, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/teencamps or email Tyler.Stetson@CityofPaloAlto.org.


Freshmen Leadership Corps-YCS
Ready for High School?  Spend two weeks building leadership skills, meeting new friends, and helping create change in the community!  Be involved in a service project in the community, plan activities to teach younger campers and use media to help capture highlights of the YCS summer camps.  Have fun while spending a day at Great America and celebrating our last day with a cool pool party!  Campers entering grade 9 only.  For more information contact YCS at 650-858-8019.


Summer of Service-YCS
Want to make a difference?  Join SOS and develop leadership skills, meet new friends, and have fun while helping out in the community.  Each day campers will go out in teams to local schools, senior centers, food banks, and parks for service, and fun, while learning how to tackle community issues.  We also enjoy one day at Raging Waters and a celebration including a pool party. For more information contact YCS at 650-858-8019.



Counselor in Training Camp
Are you 13 or 14-years-old? Do you want to have fun this summer while working with kids?  Counselors in Training (CIT's) can earn community service hours while working outdoors, doing craft projects, swimming, and putting valuable leadership skills to work.  The CIT registration process includes filling out an application, completing an interview, and attending a 4 day intensive training that includes subjects such as leadership, parent communication, teamwork, the 41 Developmental Assets, and more.  Many of our most successful Camp Counselors started with us in the CIT program! 

Please follow the link below for the 2017 Counselor-in-Training Application. Deadline for CIT Applications is Friday, March 31. For more information, please email Adam Howard at adam.howard@cityofpaloalto.org.

2017 Counselor-in-Training Application


Junior Lifeguard Camp
Do you want to be a lifeguard?  As a Junior Lifeguard, you learn the necessary skills to become a member of our prestigious Aquatics Team.  At age 15, you have the opportunity to apply to become a professional lifeguard/swim instructor with the City of Palo Alto.  These camps will prepare you for the job by providing quality water safety education, personal safety education, rescue techniques, improved physical conditioning, and fun!  The Junior Lifeguard registration process includes filling out an application, completing an interview, and attending a 4 day intensive training that includes both technical training and leadership, parent communication, teamwork, and more.  Many of our most successful Lifeguards started with us in the Junior Lifeguard program. 

For more information, please email Tyler Stetson:  tyler.stetson
@cityofpaloalto.org.


Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography, section 1 (Full day camp)

Join us for a full day art camp hosted by the Recreation Department and the Palo Alto Art Center. Spend the week taking pictures of places and people in the City of Palo Alto. Learn about the fundamentals of digital photography, including composition, lighting, perspective, contrast, color, portraiture, and motion, while you are out shooting in the field. Each morning, kids will take photographs at various sites around Palo Alto. In the afternoons, camp will be held in the computer lab at the Teen Center at Cubberley Community Center, where kids will use PhotoshopTM to enhance, manipulate, and finish digital images. At the end of the week, choose your favorite pictures and create a portfolio of your work. Instructors: Justin Winokur (photography) and Recreation Staff.


Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography, section 2 (Full day camp)

Join us for a full day art camp hosted by the Recreation Department and the Palo Alto Art Center. Spend the week taking pictures of places and people in the city of Palo Alto. Learn about the fundamentals of digital photography, including composition, lighting, perspective, contrast, color, portraiture, and motion, while you are out shooting in the field. Each morning, kids will take photographs at various sites around Palo Alto. In the afternoons, camp will be held in the computer lab at The Drop at Cubberley Community Center, where kids will use PhotoshopTM to enhance, manipulate, and finish digital images. At the end of the week, choose your favorite pictures and create a portfolio of your work. Instructors: Justin Winokur (photography) and Recreation Staff.


Advanced Digital Photography (Full day camp)
Join us for a full day art camp hosted by the Recreation Department and the Palo Alto Art Center. Continue to develop your shooting skills and learn more advanced studio techniques, including lighting. Each morning, kids will take photographs at various sites around Palo Alto. In the afternoons, camp will be held in the computer lab at the Teen Center at Cubberley Community Center, where kids will use PhotoshopTM to enhance, manipulate, and finish digital images. Prerequisite: This class is intended for students who have previous experience with digital photography. The class is open to all students who completed Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography in summer 2011 or 2012. Other interested students should submit a small photography portfolio (5 images) or letter of recommendation to artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org. Instructors: Justin Winokur (photography) and Recreation Staff.

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017