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Youth camps and classes

Summer camp registration is open

Looking for in-person summer camps? This year’s lineup includes sports, arts, science and more all for kids 3 to 16. 

The City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department continues to follow public health guidance to offer a complement of safe, fun and educational summer programming, in a modified and/or reduced capacity format. Current guidance states physical distancing and facial coverings are required except while participating in activities during sports camps. While summer programs may look a little different again this year, our top priority is to continue to create an environment that protects everyone’s safety and provides peace of mind. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!

 View our summer camps guide.

Camp themes include art, science and exploration, sports and fitness, or traditional day camps that run all summer long. Summer camps run from June 14 through Aug. 20 for kids ages 3 to 16. Register online


In-person spring classes

Yoga Rascals
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 12 - April 2
April 9 - 30
Ages 5 - 12
Come on a yoga adventure with Yoga Rascals! Classes are imaginative, creative, and lots of fun! Students learn a variety of yoga poses & poems as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. They also play yoga games and take a “yoga nap,” a guided relaxation, at the end of class.


Advanced Sewing
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
March 2 - April 13
Ages 10-17

This 75-minute class is designed for students who already know how to sew, both by hand and with a sewing machine. Students must have previously taken a class with Audrey Oberman at Leo Carrillo. Students can review the basics by completing a series of smaller projects. More advanced students may choose more complex projects.

Ecological Adventures Class
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park 
Wednesday or Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. 
Feb. 10 - March 3, Feb. 11 - March 4 FULL
March 10 - 31, March 11 - April 1
April 7 - 28, April 8 - 29
Ages 6 - 12 yrs 
This weekly class is designed to support families by getting kids active and outdoors after spending a long day in the virtual classroom. Supervised activities include hikes, nature walks, environmental projects, exploration and live animals in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Leo Carrillo Ranch! Meets once per week for four weeks.

Virtual classes/programs

Virtual Preschool
Age 3: Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 3 & 4:
 Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., or Monday/Wednesday 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Age 4: Monday/Wednesday 9 - 10:30 a.m., 11 - 12:30 p.m.
Keep your preschooler learning this fall with our Virtual Preschool. Taught by our preschool staff, this virtual adventure will explore exciting curriculum, develop new skills and connect with classmates. Classes for ages 3 and 4 will meet twice a week and activities are planned so parents and guardians can partner with their child or they can be done independently.

Virtual Creative Writing
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Feb. 2  -  23, March 2 - 23
All ages
Writers will explore and write about the great outdoors in this reflective virtual experience. Inspired by Leo Carrillo's book, The California I Love, participants will observe, write, draw, and reflect on their own personal experiences to deepen their relationship to nature and identity as Californians. Various types of writing will be introduced throughout the week. On the last day, participants will have their own book about the California they love. 

Virtual Family Yoga
Fridays 10 - 10:45 a.m.
March 12 - April 2
All ages
Embark on a family yoga adventure! Yoga Rascals will have you stretching and moving together as you learn fun animal poses, sing yoga songs, and explore partner poses. At the end of class relax side by side with a relaxation story. Class is geared towards families with young children. All are welcome.