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YAC Sports Camps | 2016 Summer Sports Camp Early Bird Registration flyer (pdf) | online registration | Answers to FAQs For Online Registration Customers

Join us at the YAC for fun-filled summer days of sports, weekly field trips, excursions to Warburton Pool, and sports-related arts & crafts projects. Your summer will be packed from beginning to end with outrageous fun!

Campers will meet each day at the Youth Activity Center. Participants are required to wear athletic shoes and bring a sack lunch daily. Registration fee includes supervision, field trip admission, bus transportation and a camp t-shirt. Camp program hours are from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Sport Adventure Camp, 5-7 years - Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, and t-ball along with lots of recreation games. Each week will include a trip to Warburton Pool and a fun field trip! This camp is for ages 5-7. Supervision 8:1

Sports Jam Camp, 8-10 years - Experience action-packed summer days filled with sports and games at the YAC. Participants age 8-10 will enjoy field trips, sports, journeys to local swim centers, and making new friends. Sports Jam encourages everyone to participate end emphasizes sportsmanship and fun! Supervision 10:1

Sport Escape Camp, 11-13 years - Designed specifically for teens age 11-13, Sport Escape participants will play challenging games and sports, swim at the International Swim Center, make new friends and go on cool teen trips. Their summer will be packed from beginning to end with outrageous fun. Supervision 10:1

Extended Sports Camp Care - Extended hours before camp is offered to participants in YAC Sports Camps and Teen Breakaway. Participants who need to get a jump start on their day will take part in supervised free play. Program meets 7:30-9:00 am, Monday through Friday. Registration is required.

After Camp Care - Free After Camp Care is available at the YAC for Sports Camp and Teen Breakaway participants, from 4 pm—6 pm, Monday through Thursday and 4 pm—5:30 pm on Friday. Ask for details when you sign up for summer programs.

Summer Camp and class information is published in the Summer Activity Guide.  For more information, please call the YAC at (408) 615-3760.

Junior Giants Program | ages 5-7 years & 8-10 years | June 16th through August 4th

The City of Santa Clara has teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to offer the Junior Giants baseball program. Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for youth ages 5-10 years. Players will learn baseball skills, the four “bases” of character development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership, and Teamwork, and the importance of Education, Health, and Violence Prevention.   Program takes place in the field behind the Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara.  Sign ups begin online on Monday, April 11th.

Leader in Training Experience (LITE)

The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department recruits 14-16 year olds to volunteer in our summer camp programs.  LITE's will gain valuable leadership skills, build self-esteem, and develop essential tools to help them become well-rounded individuals. Responsibilities will be to assist staff members in leading games, sports, arts and crafts, nature activities, and provide assistance on field trips.

Application information and details regarding the LITE program are published in the Winter/Spring Recreation Activity Guide.   The deadline to submit LITE applications was Monday, April18th.   For more information, contact the Teen Center (408) 615-3740.

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