Gilroy Youth Center

Create lasting childhood memories at the Gilroy Youth Center Summer Day Camp! This camp is FREE for income-eligible residents living in the incorporated areas of Gilroy. Participants will have an opportunity to select their top three weeks based on their interest and be placed on a waitlist for the other three weeks. Registration opens on Monday, April 30, 2018. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. A free application workshop will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at San Ysidro Park.

Each week will offer different themes and activities such as field trips, cultural education, face painting, organized sports/games, pool visits, daily lunch and snack, arts & crafts, and water activities.

A Mandatory Parent Meeting will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at San Ysidro Park. The English meeting will be at 6:30pm and the Spanish meeting will be at 7:30pm.

Ages: 6-14

Days and Times: Monday through Thursday, from 12:00 to 6:00pm

Session Dates and Themes:
June 18-22, 2018: The Great Outdoors
June 25-28, 2018: Talent Extravaganza
July 2-5, 2018: Sports Madness (No class on 7/4)
July 9-12, 2018: When I Grow Up I Want to Be...
July 16-19, 2018: Around the World
July 23-26: Water Mania

Location: Cesar E. Chavez Gym, 227 IOOF Ave., Gilroy (Gilroy Prep School)
Youth Center
Funding for the Gilroy Youth Center
Funding is provided through the City of Gilroy Community Development Block Grant. The City of Gilroy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status in the administration of its programs or activities. The hearing impaired can reach us through the California Relay System at 7-1-1 or 800-735-2929.

Due to Federal requirements, we are required to receive proof of income from our participant families to support income guidelines. In turn, this allows the Youth Center to receive federal funding and continue to provide FREE services to youth.

To register your child, please visit the City of Gilroy Recreation Department Office at 7351 Rosanna St. Please submit one of the following documents as proof of income:
  • Free or Reduced GUSD Lunch Eligibility
  • Section 8 (copy or voucher)
  • Enrollment in any government assisted programs
All information provided is confidential and and is used to meet Federal grant audit requirements.
Program Supervisor
For specific program questions, contact Community Coordinator Sandra Cruz by email or by phone at 408-500-5034.