Day Camps

Due to the recent concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the South El Monte Community Center is closed until further notice. Some programs have been modified.

Summer Camp 2019 Participants Group PictureThe Parks and Recreation Division operates seasonal day camps during the winter, spring, summer, and fall school breaks for kids in grades Kindergarten to 8th. Camps are held Monday through Friday (except holidays), between the hours of 7:30 am to 6 pm at two designated areas:

  • Community Center, 1530 Central Avenue (4th through 8th Grade)
  • Mini Center, 1824 Central Avenue (Kindergarten through 3rd Grade)

Our camps provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for the children. Our unique camps and experienced staff create opportunities for children to engage and explore. 


Supervision for all camps is provided by experienced recreation staff who are trained in CPR and First Aid. The camp program activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Excursions
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Music
  • Special events
  • Sports
  • Storytelling
  • Swimming (summer only)