Long Beach to offer fall youth camp programs

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is hosting fall youth programs for kids starting next week, Sept. 8.

Kids can participate in fitness activities, games, crafts and homework help.

The “After School Reimagined” programs will be offered Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost of the program is $10 per week, per participant, and scholarships are available.

Park officials have adjusted the program to adhere to public health guidelines, similar to the summer program, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The number of participants in each day camp will be limited, facilities and equipment will be disinfected and there will be a face-covering requirement, park officials said.

After school programs will be offered at the following locations:

  • Bixby Park (130 Cherry Ave.)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (401 Golden Ave.)
  • Colleges Estates Park (808 Stevely Ave.)
  • Coolidge Park (352 E. Neece St.)
  • Drake Park (951 Maine Ave.)
  • El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.)
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
  • MacArthur Park (1321 Anaheim St.)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park (1950 Lemon Ave.)
  • McBride Park (1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)
  • Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Ave.)
  • Pan American Park (5157 E. Centralia St.)
  • Ramona Park (2760 N. Studebaker Rd.)
  • Seaside Park (440 W. Cowles St.)
  • Scherer Park (4600 Long Beach Blvd.)
  • Silverado Park (1545 W. 31st St.)
  • Somerset Park (1500 E. Carson St.)
  • Stearns Champions Park (4520 E. 23rd St.)
  • Veterans Park (101 E. 28th St.)
  • Wardlow Park (3457 Stanbridge Ave.)
  • Whaley Park (5620 E. Atherton St.)

Program registration will be available online on the PRM website starting Friday, Sept. 4. People can make appointments to register in-person after Sept. 4 by calling 562-570-3150.

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