A day camp-style summer program for youths will start Monday at five community centers in or near the area, the City of Houston announced Friday.
The Summer Enrichment Program operated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, open to children ages 6-13, will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 1 and ending Aug. 7. The cost is $30 per child per week, with waivers available for those who qualify, and online registration is available at houstonparks.org.
Among the 19 community centers participating in the program are Candlelight Community Center, 1520 Candlelight Ln.; Love Community Center, 1000 W. 12th St.; Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.; Stude Park Community Center, 1031 Stude St.; and Woodland Community Center, 212 Parkview St.
The city said activities and programming are being tailored to ensure social distancing, in accordance with local, state and federal health guidelines, and the community centers will otherwise be closed to the public.
“We know how important our Summer Enrichment Program is to our families. So, we’re happy to be able to offer it again this year, albeit in a somewhat streamlined form,” Steve Wright, the director of Houston’s parks department, said in a news release. “But these are difficult times we’re all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s forced everyone, including the parks department, to change the way we do things. That’s why we have to use precaution in our gradual move back to normalcy.”
Each of the participating community centers also will serve as host sites for the parks department’s Curbside Meal Program for Youth, as will Highland Park Community Center at 3316 De Soto St., Independence Heights Community Center at 6603 E. 35th St., Montie Beach Community Center at 915 Northwood St. and Proctor Plaza Park Community Center at 803 W. Temple St. At each site, free meals will be provided to those age 18 and younger between 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 1 through Aug. 7.
For more information, including complete lists of sites for the Summer Enrichment Program and Curbside Meal Program for Youth, visit houstonparks.org.