Youth Programs

Play, Discover, Explore! Santa Cruz County Parks provides quality programs that engage and have a positive impact on youth in our community. Our staff of professionals provide programming that is safe, educational, and fun!

Youth Programs at County Parks

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Super Tots Sports

Young children ages 3 to 5 learn the fundamentals of sports and have fun with Super Tots Sports! Through a variety of sports, drills and activities, participants build confidence, develop teamwork, and learn social skills in a fun and positive environment.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old
Locations include: Highlands County Park, Brommer County Park, and Ben Lomond County Park


Kreative Kids

Kreative Kids is a year-round enrichment program for young children ages 3 to 6. Participants enjoy art, music, creative play and a balance of individual and group activities. Nature crafts, outdoor fun and monthly field trips round out this popular program!

Ages: 3 to 6 years old
Locations include: Wilder Hall in Ben Lomond County Park

After School Programs

Children in transitional kindergarten (TK) to 6th grade can enjoy County Parks' after school programs! Participants enjoy a fun, safe, and enriching time of games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, field trips, classes, homework time, and more!

Grades: transitional kindergarten (TK) to 6th grade
Locations include: Mar Vista Elementary School and La Selva Beach Clubhouse

Day Camps

Santa Cruz County Parks offers day camps that every camper can enjoy! Our trained staff of professionals provide programming that is safe, high-quality, and fun. Camps include various themes and activities such as arts & culture, nature, science, aquatics, and sports.

Ages: varies by camp
Locations include: Aptos Village County Park, Highlands County Park, Mar Vista Elementary, Pinto Lake County Park, Simpkins Family Swim Center, Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, and more!

Outdoor Education & Environmental Interpretation

Santa Cruz County Park's outdoor education programs engage youth in Santa Cruz County's coastal redwood forests, meadows, and streams! Through the use of science inquiry, games, and other activities, participants learn ecological concepts and discover the interrelationships between plants and animals!

Ages: varies by class
Locations include: Pinto Lake County Park and Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
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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.