Programs - Youth

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After-School Programs 

PEAK and ASES After-School Programs provide Ventura Unified School District elementary school students with a safe, educational, and enriching after-school program experience. Programs are located at 7 sites and serve an average of 600 students per school year. Activities include homework assistance, recreation, art and enrichment activities, field trips, and more.

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Camps - Youth

Summer Day Camps are a fun way for kids to be active, engaged, and build positive relationships during the summer. Activities include group games, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and so much more! Available for kids ages 5-12, camp is an awesome way to spend the summer.

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Classes - Youth

We offer classes for kids of all ages at our Community Centers and local studios. Classes are available year-round and provide opportunities for kids to learn new skills, be creative, and make friends. Select from a fun variety of classes such as gymnastics, archery, soccer, music, dance, and more.

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Children’s Celebration of the Arts

The Children’s Celebration of the Arts outreach program brings professional art educators into elementary school classrooms to lead hands-on cultural art workshops. Each year standards-based workshops are offered to highlight a variety of cultures, art forms, and artists from around the world.

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Interpretive Outreach Programs

The Interpretive Outreach Program helps bring history to life through interactive educational programs for students in kindergarten thru 6th grade. Students learn about nature and California history through hands-on lessons taught in some of the City's coolest historical locations.

Police Activities League (PAL)

PAL is a joint project between the Ventura Police Department, the Ventura Police Community Foundation (VPCF), Ventura Unified School District, and the Ventura Parks and Recreation Department. Dedicated to improving relations, the VPCF/PAL provide sports, education, and recreation activities that help develop and foster strong bonds between our youth, police, and the community. To learn more, visit the Ventura Police Community Foundation website www.venturapolicefoundation.org or contact Youth Programs Supervisor, Mario Robinson at (805) 654-7807 or by email.

Teen Voice

The Teen Voice program helps youth develop leadership and teamwork skills with a focus on building positive relationships in the community. Working with community partners, Teen Voice participates in local projects including Thanksgiving Baskets, No Student Eats Alone, Canine Animal Rescue League, Senior Essential Needs, and a Youth Leadership Summit.  

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  1. Parks & Recreation
    501 Poli Street, Room 226
    Ventura, CA 93001


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