Youth Services



The Youth Services Division office is located at the Whittier Community Center at 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602.

For more information, please contact The Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430.

The Youth Services Division is responsible for providing quality developmental and recreational programming for the youth of Whittier. Some of the programs sponsored by the City's Youth Services Division include: Whittier Youth Network (WYN Club), Summer Day Camps, Volunteen Program and Students Run Whittier.

The Youth Services Division also works with the SKILLS Organization to provide Middle School Dances (Friday Forum) as well as Club Orchard Dale and Club Scottie, which are after school programs for Kinder-5th graders at Orchard Dale and Scott Avenue Elementary Schools.


Our Palm Park and Murphy Ranch sites are currently FULL.

The City of Whittier Day Camp program provides Whittier's youth with a positive day camp experience. Children can learn, explore, and become a part of a stimulating, positive, esteem-building environment. A variety of arts and crafts, sports, games, field trips, and other activities will keep them involved and having fun.

Children ages 5 to 12 years

Registration Date: Monday, May 2 at 8 a.m.
Registration Location: Whittier Community Center
Registration Fee: $90 per week, per child and a one-time $10 t-shirt fee
Program Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Palm Park Aquatic Center
5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
June 6 – August 5 (9 weeks available)
Murphy Ranch School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier, CA 90603
June 6 – July 27 (8 weeks available)
Thursday, July 28 & Friday, July 29 (Week 8) Murphy Ranch Day Camp to be held at:
Parnell Park
15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA, 90604

2016 Summer Day Camp Flier

2016 Summer Day Camp Registration Packet


The WYN Club is a drop-in recreation program for young people 2nd - 5th grade throughout the school year, and ages 7-12 during the summer program. Members participate in a variety of recreational activities, special interest classes, personal development activities and field trips. Each program is staffed with trained recreation leaders and volunteers who have planned each day’s activities to keep your children active, involved and having plenty of fun! Monthly activity calendars are available at the sites.

Sites available during the SUMMER and SCHOOL YEAR programming are listed further down on this page.


Children ages 7 – 12

Registration Fee: $30 for the summer program
Registration Date: Starts Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Registration Locations: Whittier Community Center, Parnell Park and Palm Park
Program Sites: See chart below
Program Dates: Monday, June 6 to Friday, August 5, 2016
Program Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Palm Park and Parnell Park: Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 6 p.m.

2016 Summer WYN Club Flier

2016 Summer WYN Club Registration Packet


Children who are enrolled in the 2nd – 5th grade

Registration fee: $40 for the school year program
Registration date: Monday, August 1, 2016- for 2016-2017 School Year
Program sites: See chart below
Program hours: School dismissal to 5 p.m.

Click here for the 2016 School-year WYN Club Registration Packet.

School Year
WYN Club Sites

WYN Club Sites

Evergreen Elementary School
12915 E. Helmer Drive, Whittier

Hoover Elementary School
6302 S. Alta Avenue, Whittier

Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Road, Whittier

Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier
Waiting List Only

Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier

Anaconda Park
14575 Anaconda Street,. Whittier

Kennedy Park
8530 Painter Avenue, Whittier

Michigan Park
8228 Michigan Avenue, Whittier

Palm Park
5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier

Parnell Park
15390 Lambert Road, Whittier

Monthly Fee-Based Programs

Orchard Dale Elementary
10625 S. Cole Road, Whittier

Scott Avenue Elementary School
11701 Scott Avenue, Whittier


If you are between the ages of 14 to 16 and looking to make a difference in your community by gaining valuable experience in a fun and exciting program, then the City of Whittier’s SUMMER Volunteen program is just what you have been looking for!

Those enrolled will have the opportunity to volunteer at our Summer Programs WYN Club (Whittier Youth Network) sites, Day camps, Senior Center, and community events.

Volunteen Application Packets will be accepted starting on Monday, March 21, 2016. Application Deadline is May 20, 2016.

For more information please call the Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430

Click here for the 2016 Volunteen Application Packet.

Students Run Whittier

Students Run Whittier program trains students grades 4-8 to participate in local 5K runs in the City of Whittier. Trainings teach participants the fundamentals of running, building self-esteem, awareness of lifelong physical fitness and creating an atmosphere of belonging while training with their peers.

Practices take place on Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., September through October and January through March. Practices are held at Palm Park.

For more information on Students Run Whittier, please call (562) 567-9430.

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for additional information.

SKILLS Organization (Supporting Kids In Living & Learning Successfully)

The SKILLS Foundation is a non-profit social services agency dedicated to the youth in our community. Vision Statement: The Supporting Kids In Living and Learning Successfully (SKILLS) Organization exists to create a partnership among parents, schools, businesses, government, and the community to support programs that give every child the opportunity to develop the SKILLS necessary for living and learning successfully.

For more information on the SKILLS, including opportunities for development, please send e-mail to

Friday Forum

Friday Forum is a dance program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who attend a Whittier school or reside in the City of Whittier. Friday Forum is funded by the SKILLS Organization. Dances are held at the Whittier Community Center, and will take place February 5th (Sports Night), April 15th (Spring Fling) and May 6th (Fiesta Friday). The dance begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. The charge for the Friday Forum dance is $5 per student. Refreshments are also available for an additional charge. Space is limited, so young people need to plan to arrive early. A valid school ID and signed parent permission slip are required.

When the dance is over, parents/guardians need to walk into the Whittier Community Center to pick up their child. No child will be released without a parent or a guardian.

For more information or to access a permission slip, please log on to