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After School Programs and Camps

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After School Programs and Camps

The City’s recreation programs provide quality, affordable, and enriching opportunities for children to participate in constructive learning activities during non-school hours.

After school program participants are more excited about learning and school and are more confident, especially in their academic pursuits.  Most participates and parents find after school programs have a positive impact on homework completion.  

  All youth programs offer:  

  • Impeccable safety record – participants go home happy, healthy, and safe;
  • Increased self-esteem and independence for participants in a safe and supportive environment;
  • Provide volunteer and employment opportunities for the community;
  • Progressive approach to the development and delivery of programs to ensure quality experiences for program participants; and,
  • Opportunities for parents and guardians to provide feedback through online surveys.  

Summer Day Camp Program

In 2002, the City began delivering three camps annually:  Mini Kaleidoscope (ages 3 ½ to 5), Camp Kaleidoscope (ages 6 to 10), and Adventure Camp (ages 11-13) throughout the summer months; Winter Vacation Camp for children ages 3.5 - 11 during the holiday break in December and, Spring Vacation Camp during the Easter break for children ages 3.5 - 11. 

Check out the Camp Kaleidoscope video below to see what Summer Day Camp has to offer! Visit our class registration page to sign up today!

Camp Kaleidoscope 2019 Flier

Camp Kaleidoscope Parent Handbook

After School Adventures

In 2002, the City began offering the after school program known as “Kids Club” at three elementary schools: Portola, Allen, and Belle Air Elementary Schools.  At that time, 70 children participated and the program was staffed by seven recreation leaders.  The monthly program fee was $25 per participant. 

Today, the After School Adventures Program serves students in grades 1 through 5 at Portola, John Muir, Rollingwood, and El Crystal Elementary Schools and grades 6 through 8 at Parkside Middle School.  The monthly program fee is $125 per participant.  

After School Education and Safety Program

In addition to the After School Adventures Program, in a collaboration with the San Bruno Park School District, in 2010 the City began delivering the grant funded After School Education and Safety Program at Allen and Belle Air Elementary Schools.  Free of charge to program participants, this program serves children in grades 1-5, with between 87 and 100 participants per site.