Summer Camps

Square Summer Program Update GraphicSUMMER CAMP UPDATE - Effective May 26, 2020

Summer is here and we’ve had to make some dramatic changes to our summer programs this year. We appreciate your patience as we’ve been working behind the scenes to develop recreational opportunities that comply with Contra Costa County public health orders. Given the tremendous uncertainty and rapid changes, we have taken a very careful approach to our summer programming to help do our part to reduce community COVID-19 transmission. 

Currently, all summer camp and aquatic camp sessions that start in June 2020 have been canceled. Camps and programs that begin in July are still pending and may be modified, virtual or canceled based on Contra Costa County public health orders. 

To check the status of a summer camp (as of June 1, 2020), click herePlease check back for updates! 

NEW! PHRec CARES Summer Programs
In early June, we are introducing "PHRec Cares", child-care based summer programs for preschool, youth, and teens. PHRec Cares is the only in-person youth programming for the month of June. As public health orders are modified in the coming weeks/month, we will be expanding our summer programming in July. See more information on PHRec CARES Programs below.

For all participants who have pre-registered for June camp sessions, our customer service staff will be reaching out to you directly by email to provide you with alternative program options or refund information if we are unable to offer a camp. We appreciate your patience as we have limited staff members working remotely. You may also contact our customer service team at

While our summer programs might not be what we had planned earlier in the year, we’ve made some creative new plans to make Pleasant Hill Rec & Park Summer 2020 the best it can possibly be! 

Our goal is to provide a variety of activities to keep summer program participants engaged while still following current Contra Costa County public health orders to maintain a safe environment for both our participants and our staff.

Keep In Touch! We will be providing more summer program updates through our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @pleasanthillrec and here on our website. 

We appreciate your patience and hope you and your family are well.

Happy Summer!

Katrina Hunn
Youth Services Manager
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

PHRec Cares LogoNEW! PHRec Cares Summer Programs

In early June, we are introducing "PHRec Cares", child-care based summer programs for preschool, youth, and teens. These programs will consist of 4 or 5-week sessions with stable groups of 12 children and will include lots of arts & crafts, games, and outdoor fun. Programs will follow all current Contra Costa County health orders and safety guidelines.

Initial registration for these "PHRec Cares" programs will be limited. Spaces are available to an essential worker/working from home families under the County public health order. We recommend registering ASAP if you need this program. Families must register their child for the entire length of the session. We will monitor waitlists and add additional locations/groups if the need arises and staffing levels can be met. A weekly payment plan is available. 

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Preschool Cares Program

Ages 2-6 yrs
June 8- July 2 (4-week session)
Monday-Thursday | 8:30-11:30 am
$640 |$620 Dist Res.
Pleasant Hill Community Center

Come join us for playful summer fun! Your little ones will enjoy art, music, science and lots of outside time! We are happy to announce that many of school year preschool staff will be joining in on the fun as well. YAY!

Children will need to bring a change of clothes, their own spill-proof water bottle and nut-free snack daily. Children who are not fully potty trained will need to bring diapers daily. Snacks must not require any preparation or refrigeration. Must register for the entire session.

We look forward to providing a safe and fun experience for our littlest friends!


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KIDSTOP Cares Program

Entering Grades 1-5
June 1-July 2 (5-week session)
Monday-Friday | 7:30 am -5:30 pm
$945 | $925 Dist Res.
KIDSTOP at Gregory Gardens Elementary School

KIDSTOP Cares is a full-day child care program that offers a variety of activities to keep children engaged and excited while still following current guidelines to maintain a safe environment. We are a S.T.E.A.M. based program with many of our activities including science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While there are activities that lean towards the educational side there are also outdoor games, group games, wheel day and other physical activities.

KIDSTOP Cares will be led by a trained and qualified staff that will be sure to offer a fun, creative, and educational experience for all!


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Teen Cares Program

Entering Grades 6-12
(+ siblings Gr. 4-5)
June 1-June 26 (4 week session)
Monday-Friday | 7:30 am -5:30 pm
$780 | $760 Dist. Res.
Pleasant Hill Teen Center

Our seasoned Rec & Park staff are ready and excited to bring your teen (and siblings) enriching summer experiences! Teen Cares participants will enjoy indoor games, arts & crafts, water play, outdoor sports and more!

Due to the current health order, NO single week or single day enrollment options are available at this time. Must enroll in entire 4 week program.Participants will be kept in stable groups of up to 12 kids.


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Emergency & Health Information Forms

Needed for all Pleasant Hill Rec Classic camps