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James F. Teixeira
Director of Parks & Recreation

Email: Parks & Recreation
Classes: 408-615-3140
Events: 408-615-3140
Seniors: 408-615-3170
Rentals: 408-615-3140
Field Rentals: 408-615-3160
Pools: 408-615-3140
Junior Theatre: 408-615-3161
Dog Park: 408-615-3144
Administration: 408-615-2260
Fax: 408-260-9719

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 12:00P, 1:00P - 5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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What youth classes are offered at the YAC?
A:
Classes are offered through the Parks and Recreation Department year round and for all age groups. Below are some classes that are offered at the YAC. For complete information on class times and locations, please refer to the current Recreation Activity Guide.

Infants - 1-24 months - Parent participation
Movement Exploration 10-18 months, 14-24 months; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (1 month-24 months)

Toddlers - 2-3 years - Parent participation
Partners In Play; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory; Parent & Tot Sports

Pre-School - 3-4 years - No parent participation*
Little Dunkers Basketball; Kidz Love Soccer; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (*parent Participation required)

Pre-School - 4-5 years - No parent participation*
Little Dunkers Basketball; Kidz Love Soccer; Skateboarding (5 years); Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (*parent participation required); Teacher Sean’s Kid Sing

School Age - 6 years and up - No parent participation
Kidz Love Soccer; Gametime Basketball; Skateboarding; Futsal Indoor Soccer, Sol Jumpers
What does the YAC offer during the summer?
A:

Your summer will be packed from beginning to end with outrageous fun, sports, weekly field trips, excursions to Warburton Pool, and sports-related arts & crafts projects!

Sports Camps– Co-ed, ages 5-13 years

  • Sport Adventure Camp is for participants 5 – 7 years
  • Sports Jam Camp is for participants 8 – 10 years
  • Sport Escape Camp is for participants 11- 13 years
  • Registration is by the week. You can register for all weeks of camp or just the weeks that fit your needs. Pre-registration is encouraged, as camps fill up quickly.
  • Sports Camp hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • Morning care: 7:30 am – 9 am (pre-registration required)
  • Free After Camp Care*: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Friday
  • Unless otherwise specified, campers bring their lunch each day.
  • Campers are given a newsletter at the end of the first day. The newsletter lists what the camp will be doing each day that week.
  • Weekly activities include a swim day and a field trip.
  • Registration fees include supervision, field trip admission, bus transportation, and a camp t-shirt.

*After camp program is also open for drop in for participants with Resident Youth Cards.

For more information on classes, check out the current Recreation Activity Guide.

Does the YAC offer any basketball programs?
A:

The following youth basketball programs are  offered at the YAC.

Saturday Basketball Program - Co-ed, grades K - 5th
This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of basketball. Held in January and February, these 4-week programs emphasize skill acquisition, teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! Each week consists of fundamental drills and a game. Registration begins in the fall.

Gametime Basketball – Co-ed, ages 7-18 years
Gametime Basketball is dedicated to redefining the standards; to build self-confidence, perseverance, enthusiasm, teamwork, and fun. Experienced coaches are committed to the growth and development of these characteristics through the game of basketball.

For more information on classes, please check out the latest Recreation Activity Guide.

Is the YAC available for rent?
A:
The City of Santa Clara Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) is available for use by the City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara Unified School District, other public/government agencies, and youth organizations.  For information on facility rentals, visit our Rentals page.
Are there any volunteer opportunities at the YAC?
A:

There are volunteer opportunities to help during the After School Program (school year only, interview required), the Children's Halloween Party (October 31st), and Sports Camps (summer, LITE program).

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the YAC or to make an appointment for an interview, please call (408) 615-3760.

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Contact Us

James F. Teixeira
Director of Parks & Recreation

Email: Parks & Recreation
Classes: 408-615-3140
Events: 408-615-3140
Seniors: 408-615-3170
Rentals: 408-615-3140
Field Rentals: 408-615-3160
Pools: 408-615-3140
Junior Theatre: 408-615-3161
Dog Park: 408-615-3144
Administration: 408-615-2260
Fax: 408-260-9719

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 12:00P, 1:00P - 5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Parks & Recreation

The City has developed municipal park facilities in order to provide its residents with a variety of recreation programs and services. Facilities include the Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club, Community Recreation Center, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center, International Swim Center, Reed Street Dog Park, and Skate Park. Ulistac Natural Area, a 40 acre open space park on the former Fairway Glen golf course, opened in 2001. Counting the Golf and Tennis Club's 155 acres, Santa Clara's 38 parks, playgrounds and open space now totals nearly 450 acres.

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for:

  • managing and maintaining the City's beautiful park system, recreation facilities, pools, and cemeteries
  • providing programs, services and activities that enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the health and wellness of the community

Facilities include:

Recreation programs include:

Last updated: 4/25/2015 2:32:50 PM