CRS Community Resource Services
9836 White Oak Avenue, Suite 201
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone (818) 739-5182
Fax (818) 739-5122
Summer Camp Directory
PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Summer Day Camps…………………………………………………….3
1. Department of Parks and Recreation Valley Region………………….3
2. Community Colleges Extension Programs……………………………6
3. Los Angeles Unified School District………………………..…....……7
5. Community Organizations…………………………………….…….…8
6. Boys and Girls Club…………………………………………….……..8
II. Overnight Summer Camps………………………………...……………9
III. Arts Programs………………………………………………………….10
IV. Teen Programs…………………………………………………………11
V. Employment Websites for Teens………………………………………12
I. SUMMER DAY CAMPS
1. DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
The Department of Parks and Recreation offers many Summer Day Camps in the San Fernando Valley. Most have a structured
program that will include sports, arts and crafts, music, dancing, drama and weekly field trips. Some include lunch and extended day
care. The activities are designed for children ages 5-16. Many parks are flexible about part time versus full time programs. The cost
will vary from park to park depending on the location. If you cannot afford the fee, please inquire about camp scholarships. The
following is a list of camp programs in the Valley. Please contact the parks for further information.
ANDRES AND MARIA CARDENAS RECREATION FERNANGELES PARK
CENTER 8851 Laurel Canyon
14740 Blythe Street Sun Valley, CA 91352
Panorama City, CA 91402 (818) 767-4171
(818) 568-3273 Pool on site.
Summer Care for ages 5-17 Free. Wednesday field trips. Year-round Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $80 per week. There
After School Care for ages 6-12. Free is also a one time $25 registration fee and a $10 T-shirt. There is
Teen Time for grades 7th to 12th Free an additional fee for field trips. Extended care 7:30 am to 6 pm
$10 per week.
BALBOA SPORTS CENTER GRANADA HILLS RECREATION CENTER
17015 Burbank Boulevard 16730 Chatsworth Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316 Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 756-9642 (818) 363-3556
Camp Balboa for children ages 5-11. Fee: $175 per week that Pool on site.
include 2 trips a week. Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $150 per 5 day/week. $130 per 4
Travel Camp for children/teens ages 11-14. Fee: $200 per week day/week. $110 per 3 day/week.
that includes 3 trips a week. Basketball for children ages 5-8. Fee: $125. For children 9-13
Basketball for children ages 7-15. Fee: $125. Fee: $135.
BRANFORD PARK HANSEN DAM PARK
13306 Branford Street 11770 Foothill Boulevard
Arleta, CA 91331 Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 893-4923 (818) 899-8087
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $100 per week that include one Pool on site.
field trip and t-shirt. Registration begins June 5. Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee $100 per 5 day/week. Registration
Summer Basketball Team for children ages 8-16. Registration fee: $20.
begins May 15. Fee: $85. Regional Park with an aquatic center, bike path, equestrian
center, fishing lake, walking/hiking trail, great for family outings.
DELANO PARK HUBERT HUMPHREY PARK
15100 Erwin Street 12560 Filmore Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411 Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 756-8529 (818) 896-6510
Day Camp for ages 5-11. Fee: $80 per week that includes one Pool on site.
field trip and t-shirt. Day Camp for ages 5-13. Fee: $65 per week. Monday through
Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Field trip is included. Extended care 7:30
am to 6:00 pm Fee: $25. T-shirt $10.
ENCINO COMMUNITY CENTER LAKEVIEW TERRACE PARK
4935 Balboa Boulevard 11075 Foothill Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316 Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 995-1690 (818) 899-8087
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $155 for 5 day/week; $135 for 4 Day Camp for ages 5-11. Fee: $100 per week. Registration fee:
day/week. Registration fee: $20. $20. Daily payments are available.
Drama Camp for ages 8-12. Fee: $875 for 6 weeks. Registration
Jr. Drama Camp for ages 5-7 for 3 weeks $440. Registration
fee: $20. Extended care is $25 extra.
LANARK RECREATIONAL CENTER PACOIMA RECREATION CENTER
21816 Lanark Street 10943 Herrick Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304 Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 883-1503 (818) 899-1950
Pool on site. Day Camp for ages 5-13 from 7am to 6 pm. Fee: $65 per week
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $90 per week. Registration fee: for one child, $85 for two children and $100 for three children.
$25. Field trips are optional and have additional cost.
Teen Adventure Camp for ages 11-17. Fee: $10 per 2 day-week. Play Alley Kids for children ages 5 and up from 4:30pm-5:
Basketball for children ages 5-8. Fee: $40 and for ages 8 to 15 30pm. Dance, cooking, sports. Free.
$60. Registration begins May 1.
MASON RECREATION CENTER PANORAMA CITY RECREATIONAL CENTER
10500 Mason Street 8600 Hazeltine Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311 Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 998-6377 and (818) 341-9431 (818) 893-3401
Day Camp for ages 6-11. Fee: $145 per 5 day/week. Day Camp for ages 6-12. Fee: $90 per week. Extended care
Registration fee: $25. included from 7:30am-6:00pm. Registration fee: $20 which
Little Pretenders Camp for ages 3-5. Fee: $55 per week. includes a T-shirt.
Basketball for children ages 5-15. Fee: $135.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD RECREATION CENTER RESEDA RECREATION CENTER
11430 Chandler Boulevard 18411 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601 Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 763-7651 (818) 881-3882
Contact: Alfred Tutungi Pool on site.
Pool on site. Day Camp for ages 4-13. Fee: $135 per 5 day/week with field
Day Camp for ages 5-13. Fee: $125 per 5 day/week, $90 for 4 trip; $125 per 4 day/week; $115 per 3 day/week. Extended hours
day/week (no camp on Wednesday. Registration fee: free. Available. Registration fee: $35 includes one t-shirt..
$25.Additional $25 for Universal and Disneyland Fieldtrips. Little ducklings for ages 3-4. Fee: $80 per 5 day/week/ $70 for 4
Basketball for children ages 5-15 Fee: $70. days /$60 for 3 days $50 for 2 days, from 9:00am-2: 30pm.
Registration fee: $35
NORTH WEDDINGTON RECREATION CENTER RITCHIE VALENS PARK
10844 Acama Street 10736 Laurel Canyon Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602 Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 506-1467 (818) 834-5172
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $125 per week; $100 per 3 day- Pool on site.
week does not include field trips. Day Camp: for ages 5-13. Fee: $65 per week. Hours: 9:00am-
4:00pm. Field trips included.
Summer Basketball for children ages 5-15. Fee: $70 for boys
and $60 for girls. Registration begins May 5.
NORTHRIDGE RECREATION CENTER SAN FERNANDO RECREATION CENTER
18300 Lemarsh Street 208 Park Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324 San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 349-7341 (818) 898-1290
Pool on site. Day Camp for ages 5-13. Fee: San Fernando City $85 and Non-
Kamp Kaleidoscope offers full day camp for ages 5-12. Fee: residents $105 Trips are weekly for an additional fee.
$140 per week including extended care.
Little Kaleidoscope for ages 3-5. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday. Fee: $50 per week.
Sports Camp for ages 8-12. Fee: $140 per week with field trips,
plus $25 registration fee.
Summer Theatre Workshop for children ages 6-10 and children
11-17 Fees: $550 for a 8-week session, held Tuesday through
Thursday 11:00 am to 12:45 pm Begins June 28 to August 22.
SEPULVEDA RECREATION CENTER SUNLAND RECREATION CENTER
8801 Kester Avenue 8651 Foothill Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91405 Sunland, CA 91040
(818) 893-3700 (818) 352-5282
Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:30am to 6:00pm. Fee: Day Camp for ages 7-12. Fee: $120 per week. Registration fee
$70 per week. No field trips this year. plus a T-shirt: $20. Extended care included.
SHADOW RANCH RECREATION CENTER SYLMAR PARK
22633 Vanowen Street 13109 Borden Avenue
West Hills, CA 91307 Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 883-3637 (818) 367-5656
Tiny Tot Camp for ages 3-6. Fee: $215 August session (5 Day Camp for ages 5-11. Fee: $100 per week. Registration fee:
weeks) and $175 July session (4 Weeks). Tuesday, Wednesday $15.
and Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm. Pre-school Camp for ages 3-5. Fee: $40 per week, Monday
through Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Teen Camp for ages 12-15. Fee: $75 per week, Monday through
Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm. (This camp is subject to change)
STONEHURST RECREATION CENTER TARZANA PARK
9901 Dronfield Avenue 5655 Vanalden Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352 Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 767-0314 (818) 343-5946
Pre-school Camp for ages 3-5, Monday through Thursday from Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $150 per week. Registration $15.
9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Fee: $65 per week. Sports Camp for ages 8-13. Fee: $155 per week. Registration
Day Camp for ages 5-13 from 7:30am-6:00pm. Fee: $100 per $15
week. Additional cost for field trips. Little Folks Camp for ages 3-5. Fee: $140 per session.
Basketball for children ages 6-15. Fee: $80. On going Registration fee: $35.
registrations after March.
STUDIO CITY PARK VALLEY PLAZA
12621 Rye Street 12240 Archwood Street
Studio City, CA 91604 North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 769-4415 (818) 765-5885
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $200 per 5 day-week, Field trips Summer Camp for ages 5-15. Fee: $85 per week. No registration
included. $145 per 3 day-week no field trips. fee. Field trips included.
SUN VALLEY RECREATION CENTER VAN NUYS RECREATION CENTER
8133 Vineland Avenue 14301 Vanowen Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352 Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 767-6151 (818) 756-8131
Pool on site. Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $125 per week, from 9:00am-
Day Camp for ages 5-12 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Fee: $85 per 5:00pm. Extended Care: $20. No registration fee.
week. 9:00am to 4:00 pm $75 per week. There are no field trips.
VAN NUYS/SHERMAN OAKS RECREATION CENTER WINNETKA PARK
14201 Huston Street 8401 Winnetka Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 783-5122 (818) 756-7876
Pool on site. Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $125 per week. Monday through
Little Critters Camp for ages 3-5. Fee: $60 per week Monday Friday includes field trips. Extended care: $10. T-shirt: $10.
through Friday. Registration fee: $20. Hours: 9:00am to 12:30pm. Basketball: $110 for boys 7-16 and girls under 9; $50 for girls 9
Day Camp and Sports Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $160 per years old and older; $90 for children 4-6 years old.
week; $175 with field trips; $20 extended care. Registration fee
VICTORY-VINELAND WOODLAND HILLS RECREATION CENTER
11117 Victory Boulevard 5858 Shoup Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606 Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 985-9516 (818) 883-9370
Pre-school Camp for ages 3-5. Fee: $30 per 4 day-week from Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $185 per 5day-week; $140 per 4-
9:00am-12:00pm. No registration fee. day week; $130 per 3-day week; $75 per 2-day week only (no
Day Camp for ages 5-12. Fee: $90 per week. field trip included).
Bright Beginnings “Pre-school Summer Fun” for ages 3-5. Fee:
$100 per week session.
Arts Academy for ages 6-12. Fee: $120 per session (only
Wednesdays for 5 weeks), 9am-1pm.
Sports Camp for ages 7-12. Fee: $165 per week from 8:00am-
2. COMMUNITY COLLEGES EXTENSION PROGRAMS
LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
13356 Eldridge Avenue 6201 Winnetka Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91340 Woodland Hills, CA 91371
(818) 833-3417 (818) 719-6425
Offers the following enrichment classes for children and teens: Day Camp for children ages 5-10 years old & Teen Travel for
Math, Reading, and Creative writing (Fee: $64 for 6 Saturdays, children ages 11-14. Fee: $415 per 2-week session. Lunch and
children in 1st through 6th grade), Piano (Fee: $49 for 5 extended day care included. They also offer many different
Saturdays, children ages 5-12 years old) and Guitar (Fee: $59 for summer programs such as ocean surfing camp, science camp,
5 Saturdays, children ages 9-13 years old). tennis camp, basketball, baseball, golf, and general sports
camp. In addition, they offer enrichment classes for children
and teens such as art, music, acting, dance, study skills, math,
reading, French, Spanish, and more. For more information please
call and ask about individual programs.
LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
5800 Fulton Avenue 18330 Halstead Street
Valley Glen, CA 91401 Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 947-4172 (818) 677-1200
www.communityed.lavc.edu www.sapess.com (Elementary students program)
Monarch Day Camp for children ages 5-14 years old. Sports, www.saep.net (Secondary students program)
arts and crafts, field trips, and swimming lessons take place over http://usu.csun.edu/sunnydays/
the week. They also offer a variety of sport camps that specialize www.northridgetennis.com
in soccer, judo, cheer, gymnastics, springboard diving, basketball, The Summer Academic Program for Elementary School
and tennis. Some special interest camps focus on theater arts, Students, (818) 677-4886, will be at CSUN campus from June 28
dance, and fishing. Most Monarch camps fees are $195 per week. through July 30 from 8:30am-12:45pm daily. Students in grades
In addition, they offer enrichment classes for children, such as 1st through 5th may take courses from a wide variety of subjects.
reading, math, video games, Spanish, writing and engineering. Fee: $550 for 5-week session. Limited number of partial
Fees vary by class. scholarships available.
The Summer Academic Enrichment Program for Secondary
Students (818) 677-6300 is offered to students from grades 6th
through 12th. Classes run from June 28 through July 30. Fee:
$550-$600 for 5-week session. Limited number of partial
scholarships available. Registration online.
Sunny Days Summer Camp (818) 677-3617 is a traditional day
camp with activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and
swimming. It is for children entering grades K-7th. Monday to
Friday. Camp hours are from 7:30am-6:00pm. Fee: $200 per
week. Enroll in February as the summer approaches they have
Northridge Tennis and Swim Camp (818) 677-2058 is for
children ages 6-17. Camp runs for 5 weeks during June 29
through July 31. Fee: $155-230 per week.
3. LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Youth Service Program
They provide a free unstructured summer program on most elementary schools and some middle schools campuses from 12:30-
6:00pm. Please call your child’s school or the Youth Service Office for more information. There is no enrollment and students are
free to come and go as they choose.
This summer school program will be offered at the following school locations in the Valley. Hours 6:30am-6: 30pm. Fees: $120 a
week. Call to enroll and to make sure program will be running:
Andasol Avenue School, Northridge (818) 349-8631
Calvert Street School, Woodland Hills (818) 883-9608
Chatsworth Park School, Chatsworth (818) 341-1371
Emelita Street School, Encino (818) 705-6643
Haynes Street School, West Hills (818) 716-7310
Chandler Avenue School, Van Nuys (818) 789-6173
Lorne Street School, Northridge (818) 342-3123
Tarzana Street School, Tarzana (818) 881-1424
LAUSD Summer School
Beyond the Bell Branch Central Office
333 South Beaudry Avenue, Floor #29
Los Angeles, CA 90017
LAUSD will not be offering summer school/intersession for elementary and middle school children this year. Due to the urgent state
budget deficit, there will be limited summer school. Children, who through Special Education are eligible for the "Extended School-
Yeah (ESY)", will still be able to participate. Also High schools plan to offer summer school for those students who are failing or
require credit-recovery courses and summer classes on line. Please contact your school for more information.
Each YMCA has different activities and services available, such as after school programs, day camp and sports. The programs are
located at various Elementary Schools sites in the Valley. Please call the YMCA nearest you for specific activities.
They offer scholarships for low-income families and their children. The caregiver must pick up the application form at the main office.
The scholarships are 20-25% off the regular fee and they are on a first come first served basis. Applications are available in April of
All YMCA’s have a Counselor in Training Program. Youth’s ages 16-17 can participate at the local Day Camp or attend the
Resident overnight camps as a Counselor and learn leadership skills under the supervision of an adult Camp Counselor.
BURBANK MID VALLEY VERDUGO HILLS
321 East Magnolia Boulevard 6901 Lennox Avenue 6840 Foothill Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502 Van Nuys, CA 91405 Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 845-8551 (818) 989-3800 (818) 352-3255
www.burbankymca.org www.ymcala.org/mv www.ymcacc.org
EAST VALLEY NORTH VALLEY WEST VALLEY
5142 Tujunga Avenue 11336 Corbin Avenue 18810 Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601 Northridge, CA 91326 Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 763-5126 (818) 368-3231 (818) 774-2840
www.ymcala.org/ev www.ymcala.org/nv www.ymcala.org/wv
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY FAMILY
26147 Mc Bean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
5. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Police Activity League Supporters (P.A.L.S) North Valley Caring Services
9150 Sepulveda Boulevard 15435 Rayen Street
North Hills, CA 91345 North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 756-7752 (818) 830-4036
www.lapdonline.org/youth_programs Contact: Erick Duran (Youth Services Director)
Free after school program for children ages 6-17. It is a www.nvcsinc.org
prevention program run by LAPD that offers youth enriching and Year Round After School Program for children ages 6-19.
instructive experiences in education, athletic and recreational Elementary school youth play games, do homework, and take
activities. They have computers, games, free tutoring, sports, enrichment classes. Teens plan their own field trips, movie club,
and arts and crafts. Open Tuesday through Friday from games, and other activities. Open Monday through Friday from
1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Caregivers need to walk in and sign the child 1:00p.m.-7:00pm. Homework assistance is provided. Program is
up for the program. FREE.
Guadalupe Community Center Los Angeles Public Library Programs
21600 Hart Street www.lapl.org
Canoga Park, CA 91303 Most of public libraries offer different classes and programs for
(818) 340-2050 children. For more information call or visit you local library.
After school program for children ages 6-12. Free of charge.
Open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Tutoring: 3:30pm-5:30pm. Services include: tutoring, sports, art
and craft, dance classes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Healthy
kids/Healty moms Program.
6. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Offers Day Camp for children ages 6-18. Fee: $50-$100 per week depending on site.
Annual membership fee: $20-$75 depending on site.
They have different locations:
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WEST VALLEY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
11251 Glenoaks Boulevard 7245 Remmet Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331 Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 896-5261 (818) 610-1054
Annual fee: $24. Sliding scale available for low-income families Annual fee: $20. Summer program starts on June 28 th and runs
($12). Summer program starts on June 21 st and runs from from 8:00am to 6:00pm. 5-days per week program, fee: $60, and
10:00am to 4:45pm and is included with the annual fee. 3-days per week, fee: $35.
Extended care available at $8 per day from 7:30am to 6pm.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
2244 North Buena Vista Street 24909 Newhall Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504 Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(818) 842-9333 (661) 254-2582
Annual fee: $75. Summer program starts on June 1 st and runs Annual fee: $36. Summer program starts on June 14 and runs
from 7:00am-7:00pm. Fee: $100 per week. Sliding scale available from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Extended care available at $10 per day
for low-income families. from 7am- 11:00 am.
II. OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMPS
Camp Max Strauss U.C.L.A. UniCamp
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #600 900 Hilgard Avenue, Suite #301
Los Angeles, CA 90048 Los Angeles, CA 90024
(323) 761-8675 (310) 208-8252 Ext. #17
(323) 761-8695 Fax (310) 824-1949 Fax
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
Camp Max Strauss is a residential summer camp that provides UCLA UniCamp is a non-profit organization that extends
therapeutic recreational activities for children between the ages scholarships to children from low-income families. Overnight
of 7 and 12 who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, or social summer camp for children ages 10 to 17. The camp is not
interaction problems. The campsite is located on 112 acres in the equipped to handle children with special needs, such as: campers
Verdugo Hills, Glendale. There are 5 to 12 days sessions who require any special services or assistance, and campers who
available. School, social services, community agencies, and require special treatment. The campsite is located at Camp River
parents make referrals to this camp. Fees are based on a sliding Glen, in the San Bernardino National Forest. Fees are based on a
scale. Minimum fee: $35. Applications are available in February sliding scale fee. Minimum fee: $75. Applications available only
of each year. on line.
Woodcraft Rangers’ Stanley Ranch Camp
1625 Olympic Boulevard, Suite #800
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 249-9293 Ext. #232
(213) 388-7088 Fax
Contact person: Amber Walters.
Woodcraft Rangers is a residential summer camp that provides
recreational activites for children between the ages of 7 and 11
who are primarily from low-income families. The campsite is
located at Blue Sky Meadow in Big Bear Lake, California. Fees
are based on a sliding scale fee. Minimum fee: $45. Applications
are available in April of each year.
III . ARTS PROGRAMS
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Mariachi Master Apprentice Program
7222 Remmet Avenue Department of Recreation and Community Services
Canoga Park, CA 91303 208 Park Avenue
(818) 346-7099 San Fernando, CA 91340
http://web.mac.com/canogaparkartcenter/ (818) 898-1290
The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center is a program of the City of Contact: Virginia Diediker, Community Services Coordinator
Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. They offer low cost To be eligible, applicants must be between 11 and 18 years of age
classes in the visual arts for children and teens after school and on and have at least 2 years of musical experience and demonstrate
Saturdays. Classes include: animation, painting and drawing, an intermediate level of musicianship. Classes meet Tuesday
photography, ceramics, Japanese anime, miniature set design, evenings for three hours. Weekend workshops and/or musical
digital video, and mural projects. A limited number of performances are also components of this program. Auditions are
scholarships are available on the basis of need. held throughout the year. Applicants must contact the
Department of Recreation and Community Services for the next
Sun Valley Youth Arts Center McGroarty Arts Center
8642 Sunland Boulevard 7570 McGroarty Terrace
Sun Valley, CA 91352 Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 252-4619 (818) 352-5285
The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center offers low cost classes in the McGroarty Arts Center offers affordable, ongoing eight-week
arts for children and teens throughout the year. Classes include classes for adults and children in many varieties of fine, literary
sculpture, cartooning, graphic design, fashion illustration, murals, and performing arts. A limited number of scholarships are
and media exploration. In addition, they offer guitar lessons for available on the basis of need. Classes include: Yang Style Tai
youth ages 9-17 years for $12.00 for an 8-week session. Chi, drawing and painting, piano, Tai Chi Ch’uan, ceramics,
singing, yoga, contemporary painting, violin, ceramics, oil
painting; hip hop dance, fashion design, writer’s club (poems and
stories), exploring drama, cartooning I, and creative dance.
Hands for Hope
North Hollywood Location Sunland Location
11210 Otsego Street 8727 Fenwick Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601 Sunland, CA 91040
Hands for Hope offer the following programs for children and teens:
- Youth After-School Program: Ages 9-14, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00pm -6:30pm. Free youth program that
consists of four components: academic assistance, healthy lifestyles, arts exploration and life skills development.
- Summer Academic Program: Ages 8-12, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm for 6 weeks. Fee: $25 a week.
Extended care available at $10 per day from 8:30am- 6:30pm.
- Teen Program: Ages 15-19, Wesnesday from 4:30pm-7:00pm. The teen program focuses on activities that will enable students to
prepare themselves for their future within a twelve-week workshop period. Classes will include college and career planning, driver’s
safety education, financial literacy, advanced level tutoring and enrichment programs that prepare students for a technology-based
world. Free Program.
IV. TEEN PROGRAMS
CLASS Parks / Youth Plus Program
3900 Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(818) 243-2490 Administrative Office
Recreation Centers in the San Fernando Valley have Teen Clubs that are designed for High School youth. They offer recreational
activities, classes, and weekend trips. Once you sign up at a Teen Club you will then be eligible to participate in one of the other
CLASS Park Programs that offer off site activities such as rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, canoeing,
kayaking, sailing, snowboarding, mountain biking and camping. Teen Clubs are offered at the following parks:
Delano Recreation Center Sepulveda Recreation Center
Huber Humphrey Recreation Center Sylmar Recreation Center
Lanark Recreation Center Valley Plaza Recreation Center
Panorama Recreation Center
YEIP (Youth Employment Internship Program)
City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks
Attention: There will unfortunately be no YEIP sessions until next January 2011.
Youth ages 13-17 years old participate in an internship at a Recreation Center in the San Fernando Valley in one of the following areas:
Sports Officiating, Camp Counselor Leadership Training, Film, or Crime Scene Investigation. Youth are paid $200 for successful
completion of the program.
Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Contact: Career Counselor at your High School
Summer courses that offer vocational training and on-the-job training for youth 16 and older. The classes are held at high school
campuses, private businesses, and community sites. Youth may receive high school credits.
Clean and Green
Summer employment for youth ages 13 to 17 years old. Youth work 20 hours per week when off track/during summer vacation or
Saturdays during their school year. Duties include removing graffiti, cleaning neighborhoods, planting trees, gardening, and painting
Contact: Career Counselor at your high school for schedule of classes or assistance with enrollment. Some schools may provide
bus transportation to Centers.
Vocational training classes for youth 16 and older in a wide variety of occupations. Youth may receive high school credits.
North Valley Occupational Center/Aviation Center West Valley Occupational Center
11450 Sharp Avenue 6200 Winnetka Avenue
Mission Hills, CA 91345 Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 365-9645 (818) 346-3540
Pacoima Skills Center
13545 Van Nuys Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331
Hands-on classroom vocational training for youth 16 and older. Also offers academic, computer and other classes for high school
credit. Transportation program includes a shuttle serving the following high schools: Birmingham, Kennedy, Monroe, North
Hollywood, Polytechnic, San Fernando, Sylmar, Van Nuys, and Verdugo.
V. EMPLOYMENT/ VOLUNTEER WEBSITES FOR TEENS
Try this website to look for a part-time job. With more than Hourly, part-time and seasonal jobs. You can fill out an
30,000 part-time and hourly jobs, GrooveJob.com says it’s the application online.
largest job board that focuses only on part-time jobs and hourly
jobs. You can search for jobs by ZIP code.
This is a good site because it has links to dozens of other job In additional to searchable-by-zip-code job listings, this site also
sites, including job hotlines, ads from 26 Los Angeles area offers resume writing advice and interview tips. Also, users can
newspapers, and summer jobs for high school and college register and set-up a profile and post their resumes online.
students. Employers can review those resumes and contact teens looking
The job listings section includes part-time jobs and short-term Type in your zip code and get back a list of places that need
jobs such as focus groups and baby-sitting. volunteers.
Summer and seasonal job opportunities and internships from Volunteer Center of Los Angeles offers volunteer opportunities
more than 1,000 international employers in camps, resorts, parks to assist youth with their personal development.
The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is
intended by the Community Resource Services Department of the Child and Family Guidance Center.