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Learn about our popular camps! Click the title of each category to see our current offerings!
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Awaken your child's inner artist this summer at County Park’s arts & culture camps! Camps include various themes and activities such as music, creative play, and nature crafts. Campers will have fun collaborating with their peers in an enriching environment and will also get the opportunity for individual ventures and projects to allow their unique personalities to flourish! Cultural Camps are the perfect opportunity for your children to immerse themselves in a new culture.
The County Park’s pool guards program at the Simpkins Family Swim Center will provide your child with an understanding of the skills required to become aquatically proficient while emphasizing fun and physical fitness! Under the supervision of our experienced instructors, campers will practice the skills necessary to become a successful lifeguard. All sessions will include swimming, running, calisthenics and team-building games, in addition to other physical activities and special activity days.
Do you have a budding naturalist or backyard explorer? Perhaps a science sleuth or tech fanatic? Check out some of County Park’s nature & science camps! Taking place at County parks and open spaces, nature camp participants will awaken their inner ecologist and learn to become stewards of the land by uncovering local ecosystems and learning about Santa Cruz County's diverse plants and wildlife. We encourage your child's inquisitive nature and teach them how to conduct their own research in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, botany and so much more!
Register your 6-12 year old child at one of our recreation sites for a fun-filled summer of games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, and local field trips. Campers will be divided into groups for age-appropriate activities. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, which will be worn on all field trips.
Calling all future Olympians and athletes! Kick, punt, and pass your way into a season of team building and fun! County Park's offers a broad spectrum of athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, disc golf, futsal and baseball camps at parks across the County!
Learn how to register for day camps with County Parks!
County Parks strives to make our programs accessible to all individuals and will make reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility to individuals needing such assistance. If you have accessibility requests or concerns and would like more information and support, please contact us.
(831) 454-7901 (General)
(831) 454-7941 (Registrations)
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays
Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.