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Youth  Flag FootballThe Youth Services Division is responsible for providing quality developmental and recreational programming for the youth of Whittier. Some of the programs sponsored by the City's Youth Services Division include: Whittier Youth Network (WYN Club), Summer Day Camps, VolunTEEN Program and Students Run Whittier. The Youth Services Division also works with the SKILLS Organization to provide Club Orchard Dale and Club Scottie, which are after school programs for Kinder-5th graders at Orchard Dale and Scott Avenue Elementary Schools.

The Youth Services Division office is located at the Whittier Community Center at 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602. For more information, please contact The Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430.  

 Summer Day Camp 2019                                                                                               For Children ages 5 to 12

  • ON-LINE ONLY Registration Date: Monday, April 15, at 8 a.m.                               www.WhittierRec.com
  • WALK-UP Registration Date: April 18, 2019 at 8 a.m., at Whittier Community  Center ONLY – First Come, First Serve
  • Registration Fee: $100 per week, per child and a one-time $10 t-shirt fee
  • Program Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Program Dates:  June 10 – August 9

The City of Whittier Day Camp program provides Whittier's youth with a positive day camp experience. Children can learn, explore, and become a part of a stimulating, positive, esteem-building environment. A variety of arts and crafts, sports, games, field trips, and other activities will keep them involved and having fun.

The WYN Club is a drop-in recreation program for young people 2nd - 5th grade throughout the school year, and ages 7-12 during the summer program. Members participate in a variety of recreational activities, special interest classes, personal development activities and field trips. Each program is staffed with trained recreation leaders and volunteers who have planned each day’s activities to keep your children active, involved and having plenty of fun! Monthly activity calendars are available at the sites.

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Sites available during the summer and school year programming are listed further down on this page.

 Summer WYN Club 2019                                 For Children ages 7 to 13

  • Registration Fee: $50 for the summer program
  • Registration Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Program Sites: See chart below
  • Program Hours: 12 noon to 5 p.m.   Palm Park and Parnell Park: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
  • Program Dates:  June 10 – August 9

 School Year WYN Club 2018 - 2019                                                                     Children who are enrolled in the 2nd – 5th grade

  • Registration Fee: $50 for the school year program
  • Registration Date: Now being accepted
  • Program Sites: See chart below
  • Program Hours: School dismissal to 5 p.m.

WYN Club Registration Form

School Year WYN Club Sites

  • Evergreen Elementary School
    12915 E. Helmer Drive, Whittier

  • Hoover Elementary School
    6302 S. Alta Avenue, Whittier

  • Laurel Elementary School
    13550 Lambert Road, Whittier

  • Murphy Ranch Elementary School
    16021 Janine Drive, Whittier (Waiting List Only)

  • Leffingwell Elementary School
    10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier

Summer WYN Club Sites

  • Anaconda Park
    14575 Anaconda Street, Whittier

  • Michigan Park
    8228 Michigan Avenue, Whittier

  • Palm Park
    5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier

  • Parnell Park
    15390 Lambert Road, Whittier

Monthly Fee-Based Programs Co-Sponsored by SKILLS Organization

  • Orchard Dale Elementary        YouthClub Orchard Dale                                   10625 S. Cole Road, Whittier
  • Scott Avenue Elementary School
    11701 Scott Avenue, Whittier

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VolunTEEN Program

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If you are between the ages of 14 to 17 and looking to make a difference in your community by gaining valuable experience in a fun and exciting program, then the City of Whittier’s VoluTEEN program is just what you have been looking for!

  • Registration Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2019, by 3 p.m.
  • VolunTEEN & Parents Meeting: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Application

For more information please call the Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430

Youth VolunTEEN Group Shot

 


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Students Run Whittier program trains students grades 4-8 to participate in local 5K runs in the City of Whittier. Trainings teach participants the fundamentals of running, building self-esteem, awareness of lifelong physical fitness and creating an atmosphere of belonging while training with their peers.

Practices take place on Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., September through October and January through February. Practices are held at Palm Park.

For more information on Students Run Whittier, please call (562) 567-9430.


SKILLS Organization (Supporting Kids In Living & Learning Successfully)

Skills Organization logoThe SKILLS Foundation is a non-profit social services agency dedicated to the youth in our community. Vision Statement: The Supporting Kids In Living and Learning Successfully (SKILLS) Organization exists to create a partnership among parents, schools, businesses, government, and the community to support programs that give every child the opportunity to develop the SKILLS necessary for living and learning successfully.

For more information on the SKILLS, including opportunities for development, please send e-mail to SKILLSOrganization14@gmail.com.