Registration for Care 2019-2020

TK / Kinder / New Families: Click Here
Qualifying Returning  Families: Click Here

Please note, the process has changed to accommodate the families we serve.

Priority is given to families in the following order:

1) Qualifying returning families (currently enrolled, a list of qualifying families will be available at your program site or the Parks and Recreation office on March 20. Call 781-7300)
2) Incoming Kindergarten or TK Families
3) New families ( not currently enrolled, 1st-6th Grade Families)
4) All families from the previous list who missed their registration period.

For qualifying families who are currently enroll in Club STAR or Sun ‘N Fun, you will be able to register for care for 2019-20 school year at YOUR PROGRAM Site during designated hours.

Click here for 2019-2020 paperwork


KidVenture Summer Camp
Registration opens Mon. May 6 at 9:00 am
Join the adventure as this summer we travel through time! Campers are separated by the grades they are entering for most the day, but end the day together. Trekkers (entering grade 1), Venturers (entering grades 2-3), Explorers (entering grades 4-7).

Room divisions subject to change, based on enrollment.
Camp is closed on Thursday, July 4 Enrollment Options & Prices

Registration Fee: $5/week per camper
Full Time Care*: $175/week
Daily Option*: $44/day

Camp Hours: M-F, 8am-6pm Field Trips Extra

Click here for the flyer (English and Spanish)

Click here for the Guidebook

Counselor in Training (CIT)
Join the Counselor in Training program for the ultimate summer opportunity…make a difference, be a role model, gain volunteer experience and have an unforgettable time! CITs gain valuable skills and experience working with Campers in a safe and enriching environment, while gaining knowledge from trained Camp Counselors. CITs must have completed eighth grade by June 2019 and MUST attend all mandatory trainings dates; exact days and times TBD. A two-week minimum commitment is required, with a 5-week maximum. Priority placement will be given to returning participants. All CITs will receive a shirt, certificate of completion, and join the end of summer Camp Staff celebration. All interested must submit a completed application and registration form by May 24, 2019.

Applications available online or at the Parks and Recreation Office. All programs will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

Cost: $35/one time, per CIT registration fee (FREE for returning CITs) *CITs may participate on trips, given available space.

Ages 14-16                                                                                                                            

CIT Training | June 12-14 | Times TBD

Week 1 - June 17-June 21:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm

Week 2 - June 24-June 28:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm            

Week 3 - July 1-July 5*:   8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm           

Week 4 - July 8-12:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm             

Week 5 - July 15-July 19:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm             

Week 6 - July 22-July 26:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm           

Week 7 - July 29 –Aug 2:  8am–1pm, 10am–4pm, or 12pm–5pm

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School-Aged Programs

The Youth Services Division believes that each child is unique and special! Every child is celebrated and provided tools for success in a safe and supportive environment.

Throughout the year, Youth Services offers a variety of programs for school-aged children:

  • Before and After-School Programs: Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR
  • Spring Break Camp 
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Family Events
  • Early Bird Registration

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The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational opportunities to all ability levels. We welcome people with disabilities into our recreation programs through specialized programs and inclusion opportunities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination of for individuals with disabilities, if you need specialized assistance to participate in any City sponsored classes, events or activities, please contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & In order to best accommodate your individual needs, we ask that you let us know of any accommodations needed at the time of registration and or at least 48 hours in advance of any City sponsored program. For further information on accommodation requests contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & 711 California Relay Service (which is also capable of handling TTY calls) is also available. The 711 service is available for those calling from within California.

Sun ‘N Fun

  • Date: -  
  • AgesGrades TK-6
  • CostVaries
  • DaysMon-Fri
  • Register Now

Sun ‘N Fun offers children a safe place to play, while providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and foster relationships with caring adults. Professional and highly trained staff members provide engaging curriculum, quality care and an active daily schedule. Each program must meet minimum enrollment. Sun ‘N Fun accommodates children at the following local elementary schools: Bishop’s Peak, C.L. Smith, Hawthorne, Pacheco, and Sinsheimer Elementary Schools. Sun ‘N Fun will not be offered at the Teach School site. Sun ‘N Fun is closed on all legal and school holidays. Families may choose to register for monthly OR hourly options – may not register for both. Once registered for one option, families may only switch with Supervisor’s permission – 1 time per school year.

Program fees include care during minimum days/conference week.
*If minimum enrollment is not met for each program time, program will be cancelled and refund given.

Open registration begins August 3 and is on-going thereafter.

 Morning  K-6  Ongoing  M-F  Aug 24-June 9  7-8:30am
 Transitional Kinder   TK  Ongoing  M-F  Aug 24-June 9   TK Release - 2:50pm
 Kinder  K  Ongoing  M-F  Aug 24-June 9  Kinder Release - 2:50pm
 After-School   K-6  Ongoing  M-F  Aug 24-June 9  2:50-6pm


COST     $60/one-time, per child registration fee

Drop-In:  $4/hour

A minimum of 10 hours deposit required for each program/child.

Monthly:  $105/month – Morning

                $190/month – After-School October – April monthly payments

                $275/month – After-School Aug/Sep and May/June payments

                $170/Month –Transitional Kinder Program (Bishop’s Peak and C.L Smith only)

                Kinder Program fees vary by site, per month.

                *All fees subject to change


Bishop’s Peak Kinder– Fees Vary by Month

August/September: $270
October: $220
November: $140
December: $140
January: $80
February: $90
March: $115
April: $95
May/June: $150


C.L. Smith Kinder– Fees Vary by Month

August/September: $220
October: $105
November: $95
December: $65
January: $80
February: $90
March: $75
April: $35
May/June: $80


Hawthorne Kinder – Fees Vary by Month

August/September: $200
October: $105
November: $85
December: $65
January: $80
February: $90
March: $60
April: $95
May/June: $150


Pacheco Kinder – Fees Vary by Month

August/September: $240
October: $100
November: $80
December: $60
January: $70
February: $80
March: $100
April: $80
May/June: $140

Sinsheimer Kinder– Fees Vary by Month

August/September: $215
October: $130
November: $110
December: $85
January: $105
February: $110
March: $135
April: $120
May/June: $170 


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Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR

Before- and After-School Programs

Sun ‘N Fun (a state-licensed drop-in program) for TK-6th graders and Club STAR (Students Taking Active Responsibility) for 3rd-6th graders are located on-campus at five elementary schools within the City: Bishop's Peak, C.L. Smith, Hawthorne, Pacheco and Sinsheimer. Daily curriculum includes a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities and experiences, homework assistance, nutritional mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and group times. Enrollment is on a first-come/first-serve basis and is limited by state licensing capacity mandates.

It's Tax Season!

To assist you in listing your deductions for childcare hours, the City Tax I.D. Number is 95-6000-781.

New July 1st Fee Rates will be as follows
Technology Processing Fee – 1.74% (All Front Desk Transactions)
Credit Card Fee – 2.61% (All Front Desk Credit Card Transactions)
Credit card & ECP (electronic Check Payment) Refund Fee - $0.10 cents
ECP Fee – 3.09%

Online Processing fees (Tiered pricing structure):
Program fees under $150 = 7% + $1.00
Program fees $150 - $500= 3.79% + $5.50
Program fees above $500 = 2.71% + $10.50
*Minimum Service Charge = $1.00