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 Club Orchard Dale and Club Scottie, which are after school programs for Kinder-5th graders at Orchard Dale and Scott Avenue Elementary Schools.


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 SCHOOL YEAR and SUMMER programming are listed further down on this page.


Registration begins on Monday, August 1, 2016 at The Whittier Community Center, Parnell Park or Palm Park

Program is for 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 Begins: Tuesday, August 16 at Evergreen, Laurel, Murphy Ranch and Leffingwell
                            Wednesday, August 17 at Hoover Elementary
Program hours:   School dismissal to 5 p.m.

Click here for the 2016-2017 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

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

SUMMER WYN CLUB 2016 - Parnell Park WYN is FULL

Program is for 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.

Click here for the 2016 Summer WYN Club Registration Packet


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.

Program is for 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


Monthly Fee-Based Programs

Orchard Dale Elementary
10625 S. Cole Road, Whittier

Scott Avenue Elementary School
11701 Scott Avenue, Whittier

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.

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