Summer Camps

Thank you for playing with us this summer!

Thank you to all the families and their children who participated in our new CARES summer programs, Sports Camps, and live-stream Virtual Camps this summer! We appreciated your cooperation with all the safety precautions and your ongoing support. Although it was a very different summer, we all managed to have lots of fun! Again, thank you. 

We understand that securing childcare this fall will be a challenge for many families in our community. Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is committed to be part of the solution. As MDUSD finalizes the details of their plan to start the school year with 100% distance learning, Rec & Park staff is working simultaneously to develop complementary youth program options to support as many District families as we possibly can with quality childcare, distance learning support and enrichment opportunities. These programs will expand upon the success of our summer CARES programs for youth and teens.

To help us better understand the childcare needs in the community and to collect contact information from interested families, please complete the following form to join our “Cares Family” list. We will use this list to notify families about Rec & Park program details and registration dates as information becomes available.

If interested in our Fall Cares Academy program, click on button below:

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PHRec Cares LogoNEW! PHRec Cares Summer Programs

Introducing "PHRec Cares", child-care based summer programs for preschool, youth, and teens. These programs will consist of 3-week sessions with stable groups of 12 children and will include lots of arts & crafts, games, and outdoor fun. Programs will follow all current Contra Costa County health orders and safety guidelines.

Registration for these "PHRec Cares" programs, however, will be limited. We recommend registering ASAP if you need this program. Families must register their child for the entire length of the session. We will monitor waitlists and add additional locations/groups if the need arises and staffing levels can be met. A weekly payment plan is available. 

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View Preschool Cares Program (2-6 yrs)
This program is currently full

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View KIDSTOP Cares Program (Grades 1-5)
This program is currently full

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View Teen Cares Program (Grades 6-12)
Registration is closed

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View Summer Rec Cares (Grades K-8)
Registration is closed

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View Aquatics Cares Program (8-14 yrs)
Last summer sessions have already begun


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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps offer fun, education and inspiring experiences to capture your child’s own unique special interests. These camps are in-person and instructed by our outstanding program partners. Click on the title of the camp below to view details and register for camp:

Bricks4Kids Mega LEGO Camp (4.5-12 yrs)
Registration is closed

Frozen, Trolls and Fairytale Princess Dance Camp (5-9 yrs)
Registration is closed

Want more camp fun?
Explore our virtual camps here

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Sports Camps

Sports Camps offer a great way to keep your kids active, engaged with other campers, and learn new skills this summer. These camps are in-person, outside in our parks, and instructed by our outstanding program partners. Click on the title of the camp below to view details and register for camp:

All Sorts of Sports Camp by Academy of Athletics
Last summer sessions have already started

KIDZ Love Soccer Camps
Last summer sessions have already started

Want more sporty fun?
Explore our virtual camps here

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Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps offer a great way to participate in camp programs from the comfort of your own home! These interactive camps are conducted on a LIVE-stream platform and instructed by our outstanding program partners. Click on the title of the camp below to view details and register for camp:

Fun with Academic (Virtual)

Kidz Love Soccer (Virtual)

For more ways to play at home, visit our Stay In & Play Virtual Recreation Center here

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A Message From Masky,
The Safety Mascot

The safety of our summer program participants and staff is our number one priority. To help mitigate the risk of COVID-19transmission during the current pandemic, Pleasant Hill Rec & Park District has worked tirelessly to develop and implement comprehensive protocols and operating procedures under the current federal, state and local public health and safety guidelines. Please view COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures before arrival to any of our summer program activities.View here

MASK UPDATE: 
Kids Now Required To Wear Masks
On July 7, 2020, the Contra Costa County Health Department issued a new Health Order which aligned its face-covering order with the one issued by the State of California’s “Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings” on June 18, 2020. These new guidelines require individuals older than 2 years to wear a face-covering while in public. Effective immediately all participants must have a face covering with them, and the ability to put it on when requested.

  • Face Coverings are required for the following:
    • All non-sports indoor camps
    • All sedentary activities (arts, LEGO, etc.)
    • When physical distancing is not available (i.e. walking to the restroom, rest break)
  • Face Coverings are not required for the following:
    • While playing sports or being active (i.e. running)
    • While swimming or doing water activities
    • Person meets one of the allowable exemptions (i.e. medical condition)

Until this new order, we were in compliance with the Contra Costa Health Order which did not require masks for children or youth in stable groups for camps. As with other Orders, the new order supplants the previous guidance and we are now mandated to require all children to wear face coverings when safe to do so. Please provide a face covering for your child each day of camp. Our staff will work with the children to wear them when appropriate and necessary. As with all items you send to camp please put your child’s name on the face-covering so that we can identify the owner of misplaced masks.

 As always we appreciate your assistance with this new protocol and speaking with your child about the new regulations. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to on-site youth program staff.

Emergency & Health Information Forms

Needed for all Pleasant Hill Rec Classic camps