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PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

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					             CRS          Community Resource Services

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                          Northridge, CA 91325
                          Phone (818) 739-5182
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 Summer Camp Directory


                Summer 2011




PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY




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                           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

       4. Y.M.C.A……………………………………………………………….8

       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




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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
fee: $20.
Jr. Drama Camp for ages 5-7 for 3 weeks $440. Registration
fee: $20. Extended care is $25 extra.



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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.


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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
$20.




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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-
                                                                          5:00pm.




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
www.lamission.edu/extension                                               www.extension.piercecollege.edu
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



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                                                                      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
                                                                      waiting list.
                                                                      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
(818) 587-4370
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.

Creative Kids
(818) 996-2668
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
(213) 241-7900
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.




4.       YMCA
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
each year.




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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
                                            (661) 253-3593
                                            www.ymcala.org/scv




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.




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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
www.bgcsfv.org                                                          www.wvbgc.org
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
www.bgcburbank.org                                                      www.scvboysandgirlsclub.org
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: intake@campmaxstraus.org                                        E-mail: bostrander@unicamp.org
www.campmaxstraus.org                                                   www.unicamp.org
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
E-mail: camp@woodcraftrangers.org


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www.woodcraftrangers.org
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
                                                                             audition date.
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
www.hands4hope.org
(818) 763-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.




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IV.       TEEN PROGRAMS
CLASS Parks / Youth Plus Program
3900 Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(818) 243-2490 Administrative Office
www.laparks.org/classparks/index.htm
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
(818) 243-2490
www.laparks.org
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
(323) 224-2550
www.lacorps.org
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
murals.

Occupational Centers
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
              www.nvoc.org                                                               www.wvoc.org

Pacoima Skills Center
13545 Van Nuys Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 896-9558
www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Pacoima_Skills_Ctr/



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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

         www.groovejob.com                                                 www.gotajob.com.
    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.
         www.jobstar.org.                                                 www.teenjobsection.com.
    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
                                                                     for work.
         www.losangeles.craigslist.org.                                   www.volunteermatch.com.
    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.
         www.summerjobs.com.                                              www.vcla.net.
    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.
    and businesses.




         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.




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