Youth Enrichment Resources

Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment (YPCE)

Following updated guidance from the State of California, the Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment has various types of programming available through the summer.

If you’re looking for safe, family-friendly activities this summer, look no further than offerings from the City’s Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment (YPCE).

Summer youth programs through community centers

YPCE is offering free and fee-based camps including free Kids Camp, free Teen Scene Camp, free Hot Spots Remix, Early Learning Recreation Camp (ages 3 to 5) and leisure enrichment youth programs. Participants in these programs ages 18 and under will receive free meals.

Kids Camp and Teen Scene run from June 28 through Aug. 13 at six locations across the city.

Hot Spot Remix is a new program this summer. Themes include Sit-in Movie Night, Silent Disco Party and Extreme Craze Fun Fest and will take place throughout the summer at various community centers, including Oak Park Community Center, South Natomas Community Center and Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center.

Community centers will continue to offer drive-through events, which began as a response to the pandemic.

Youth sports leagues and conditioning are underway, and softball and sports fields are available to use. Leagues run from June 15 through Aug. 7 at George Sim Park, William Land Park and Robla Community Center.

Aquatics

The City opened 14 pools this summer, 10 more than last year, and will be open through mid-August.

The City offers a Swim Safe scholarship program. In addition, the City is partnering with Sacramento Library to offer a summer reading program where kids receive free passes to City pools for every five books they read.

Access Leisure

This summer, YPCE’s Access Leisure program, which caters to children, teens and adults with disabilities, is offering new park play dates, an adaptive sports program and an inclusion program.

Summer Oasis 2021

Outdoor summer day camp is back from June 28 through Aug. 13 at six locations. Each weekly session has 60 spots available per site.

Kids ages 6 to 12 will enjoy science projects, arts and crafts, sports, guest speakers, skits/songs and games, to help them explore social and emotional learning.

Scholarships are available for Summer Oasis/Kids Camp sessions. For more information about scholarship opportunities, call call 916-808-6021 or email jbrunetti@cityofsacramento.org. Staff are also available to help complete/submit scholarship forms.

Sign up to stay in-the-know

Sign up to receive the latest YPCE news and the Come Out and Play catalog to learn about these and other classes, programs and events.

Additionally, the City just released a new “Come Out and Play” card which residents can use to register for events and classes, and stay up-to-date with YPCE offerings.

Youth Link

Youth Link curates the best of Sacramento’s youth resources, programs, activities, services and online support for young people, their families and adult allies. Here you’ll find resources for families with children of all ages.

YPCE virtual activity and resource center

The Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment Department’s Virtual Activity and Resource Center is your place for online fun, education and resources. YPCE is committed to empowering our youth, strengthening our neighborhoods and providing life-enriching programs for a beautiful, livable community. Visit their page often for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, active and informed.

Wi-Fi in the Parks

The City of Sacramento is excited to provide visitors to parks throughout Sacramento free access to public WiFi.

View a complete list of the parks and their WiFi activation timelines.

City Parks

Throughout the pandemic, City parks have provided places for people to recreate and enjoy the outdoors. Following the latest guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, the City is now taking park picnic reservations again.