Summer Camps

The Community Services Department provides a wide variety of summer camps for children from the Children's Theatre, Art Center, Junior Museum & Zoo, and our Recreation Division. View the summer camp catalog below or on Enjoy! online. 

Summer Camp Registration Dates:

Resident Registration: April 1, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Non-Resident Registration: April 8, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Register for Activities & Classes

Click on the cover photo below to activate the interactive catalog:

 

Attendance & Registration

Before attending any of our programs, make sure you're already registered your child to participate. Online registration is available via Enjoy! Online. Please note that we will not be able to provide any refunds or make-up classes due to absences.

Waiting Lists

If the program you are interested in full, you may place your child's name on the waiting list. In the event waiting lists grows and if resources permit, another camp may be added to accommodate participants off the waiting list. If someone withdraws and a spot in the camp opens, we’ll contact the first participant on the waiting list. If offered a spot, you will be given a deadline to register and complete payment. If the deadline has passed and payment was not completed, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

Drop Off / Pickup

Only one parent/guardian may drop off or pick up their child. There will be designated spots for drop off and pick up participants. Please check your welcome letters for more information. Social distancing guidelines of 6ft will be strictly enforced.

Transportation

One of the many benefits to some of our camps, notably Foothills Camps, is the bus transportation provided from Mitchell Park to Foothills Nature Preserve and back. Following County guidelines and social distancing, we will not be able to provide any transportation this summer. You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from any camp you register for. While we recognize the loss of the bus transportation may be limiting, the safety and health of our staff and participants is paramount. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Camp Guidelines

City of Palo Alto camps are in full compliance with the most current State and County guidelines around childcare, camps, and other educational or recreational institutions for children:

  • Programs must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer children.
  • Children within a program shall not change from one group to another within that program. 
  • If more than one group of children is at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other. 
  • Providers or educators shall remain solely with one group of children.
  • Children may not move from one program to another more frequently than once every three weeks or take part in more than one program simultaneously.

Safety & Sanitization Measures

All camps offered this summer have been modified to follow the current State and County guidelines. As such, we’ve intensified our cleaning and disinfecting efforts including routinely cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects. In addition to this, we have enforced a strict hand washing procedure, limited use of shared materials, provide dedicated materials for each participant, and spaced seating. Each program space will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized often throughout the day, as well as at the end and beginning of each day.

Face Coverings

Staff and campers will be required to wear a face covering during the program.

Daily Wellness Checks

At the start of each day, staff and campers will be asked a series of questions to determine their current state of health. If a staff or camper answer yes to any of the identified symptoms related to COVID-19, they may not attend the program and must go home immediately. 

Siblings

When possible, it is highly encouraged for children from the same family to be enrolled in the same program or location. If you are unable to participant age restrictions or other matters, please contact the program supervisor and see if accommodations can be made.

Contact Us & Registrations

enjoyonline@cityofpaloalto.org
(650) 463-4949

Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650)329-3266
artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org
10am - 5pm , Tuesday - Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday


Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)463-4930
childrens.theatre@cityofpaloalto.org
9:30am - 6:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday


Junior Museum & Zoo
1461 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)329-2111
funscience@cityofpaloalto.org
10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday
1pm - 4pm, Sunday
Closed Monday


Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)463-4900
lscc@cityofpaloalto.org
8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday - Sunday


Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650)329-2400
mpcc@cityofpaloalto.org
8:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday
Closed Saturday - Monday


Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650)329-2418
cubberley@cityofpaloalto.org
8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday - Sunday