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Youth camps and classes

Summer camp registration is open

Looking for in-person summer camps? This year’s lineup includes sports, arts, science and more all for kids 3 to 16. 

The City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department continues to follow public health guidance to offer a complement of safe, fun and educational summer programming, in a modified and/or reduced capacity format. Current guidance states physical distancing and facial coverings are required except while participating in activities during sports camps. While summer programs may look a little different again this year, our top priority is to continue to create an environment that protects everyone’s safety and provides peace of mind. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!

 View our summer camps guide.

Camp themes include art, science and exploration, sports and fitness, or traditional day camps that run all summer long. Summer camps run from June 14 through Aug. 20 for kids ages 3 to 16. Register online

In-person spring classes 

Ecological Adventures Class
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 
Wednesday or Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. 
Feb. 10 - March 3, Feb. 11 - March 4 FULL
March 10 - 31, March 11 - April 1
April 7 - 28, April 8 - 29
Ages 6 - 12 yrs 
This weekly class is designed to support families by getting kids active and outdoors after spending a long day in the virtual classroom. Supervised activities include hikes, nature walks, environmental projects, exploration and live animals in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Leo Carrillo Ranch! Meets once per week for four weeks.

Virtual classes/programs

Virtual Preschool
Age 3: Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 3 & 4:
 Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., or Monday/Wednesday 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Age 4: Monday/Wednesday 9 - 10:30 a.m., 11 - 12:30 p.m.
Keep your preschooler learning this fall with our Virtual Preschool. Taught by our preschool staff, this virtual adventure will explore exciting curriculum, develop new skills and connect with classmates. Classes for ages 3 and 4 will meet twice a week and activities are planned so parents and guardians can partner with their child or they can be done independently.