Recreation Programs

Please note: The start of priority registration for summer day camps, originally scheduled for May 3, has been moved to Wednesday, May 5. Details below.

Summer Together 2021

Mayor London N. Breed announced the launch of the Summer Together Initiative to offer a combination of free, in-person and virtual learning experiences for San Francisco public school students impacted by learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rec and Park is offering 35 camps at 30 sites across the city this summer.

If your child is a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) student:

Our interest form to determine priority registration for Rec and Park summer day camps is now closed. 

If you submitted a form, you will receive an email from us confirming your registration date and time prior to May 5. Due to overwhelming interest, we have pushed the start of priority registration, originally scheduled for Monday, May 3, to Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m.  SFUSD families who submitted a form but who are not eligible for priority registration may register beginning May 8 at 10 a.m.

If you did not submit an interest form, you will be able to register for camps during open registration beginning May 8 at 12 noon.

If your child is not a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) student:

You may register for camps during the open registration period, beginning May 8 at 12 noon.

How to Register

Prior to registration, make sure you can log into your Rec & Park Account at If you set up a duplicate account on the day of registration, you will not be able to register. If you need assistance, call our hotline at 628-652-2900.

Review our day camp offerings by browsing our catalog:

On your registration date and time, register online at or call our hotline at 628-652-2900 to be entered into the phone queue. 

(Please note: Attendance throughout each three-week session is required for sign-up.) 

What to do if you can't register for a Rec and Park Camp

Priority registration families that are unable to sign up for a Rec and Park camp will be eligible for other free, private camp opportunities through the Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF). Your interest form will be shared with DCYF and you will be contacted about these opportunities beginning May 10. For more information about these additional offerings, please visit 

Registration dates and other important dates to remember

  • Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. through Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m.   SFUSD Priority Enrollment for RPD camps
  • May 8 at 10 a.m.   SFUSD registration for RPD camps
  • May 8 at 12 noon   Open registration for RPD camps
  • May 8 at 12 noon   Waiting list signups for RPD camps begin
  • May 8   General registration for all Summer Together providers
  • May 10   DCYF begins outreach to families unable to register for an RPD camp
  • June 7    SFUSD-based summer programs begin
  • June 14   All other summer programming begins

For more information on other Summer Together programs offered by SFUSD and DCYF, go to the DCYF Summer Together page.


School Year Programs During COVID-19

Recreation and Parks will be operating five Emergency Child and Youth Care (ECYC) sites as well as nine Community Learning Hubs around the city to begin the school year.

The ECYC program is available to families of healthcare workers and designated Disaster Service Workers. For more information about this program, call our hotline at 628-652-2900.

The Community Learning Hub program is a Citywide, neighborhood-based strategy to support children, youth, and families during the school year. The Hubs will provide support for students in grades K-6 who are utilizing SFUSD’s Distance Learning Curriculum, and will prioritize children and youth with the highest need.The City will utilize a focused enrollment model for the Community Hub Initiative in order to serve children who have the absolute highest level of need: residents of HOPE SF, public housing, RVs and SROs; families that are experiencing homelessness; children in the foster care system; English language learners; and low income families with a focus on historically impacted communities including African American, Latino/a/x, Pacific Islander and low income Asian. 

The Community Learning Hub program is a partnership between several city agencies, including the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), SF Public Library, the Mayor's Office, HOPE SF, Department of Public Health, the Human Services Agency, the City Administrator, Department of Technology and community-based organizations.

More information about the Community Learning Hub program

Parent Resources

Virtual Recreation Programs

Check our virtual recreation offerings, including senior programs, Randall Museum STEM classes, and classes with the Harvey Milk Photo Center, Young People's Teen Musical Theater Company and the Sharon Art Studio in Golden Gate Park.

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