Here’s how you can sign up for City summer camps and activities

Starting at noon on Monday, May 2, the City’s Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment will open registration for summer programs and activities.

Sacramento families will find opportunities for camps, youth programs, pools and other activities. Early online registration is strongly recommended and available at

“We’re excited to welcome the community for fun all summer long,” said Jackie Beecham, recreation manager for YPCE’s Community Enrichment division.


Kids Camp/Teen Scene: City community centers will provide a safe space for youth and teens to enjoy an array of exciting activities including games, crafts, cooking projects, drama, science and sports. These free programs are available at eight locations for ages 6 to 17, and includes swim trips to city pools and field trips to local attractions.

  • Kids Camp: ages 6-12; free, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Teen Scene: ages 13-17; free, weekdays from 3-7 p.m.

Summer Oasis: Designed for grades 1-6 with plenty of individual hands-on activities, supervised exploration, and interactive fun. Two programmed sessions available at East Portal Park, Garcia Bend Park, North Natomas Regional Park and William Land Park.

  • Fees range from $50-$100; weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recreation Explorer Camp (REC): Recreation program for ages 3 to 5 focusing on social, physical, academic, emotional development and themed activities at community centers.

  • Fees range from $50-$75; Monday, Wednesday, Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Find more information in the summer Come Out & Play catalog.


Summer registration will also bring increased aquatics programming.

With the recent opening of the North Natomas Aquatics Complex, there are even more opportunities for aquatics activities in the city. North Natomas and Clunie Pool are currently open for spring programming and will increase hours and opportunities later in May.

Pools will open citywide for recreation swim and other water safety programs in June. Visit for more information.

Community and senior centers recently opened for walk-in activities, providing access to gyms and fitness and wellness programs.

Residents are encouraged to register for a Come Out & Play card to sign up for available classes and events, and to stay up-to-date with YPCE news.