Youth Services

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 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.

Summer Day Camp Program 2018

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.

Recreational Swim will be available at our Palm Park and Longfellow Day Camp sites.

Children ages 5 to 12 years

ONLINE ONLY Registration Date: Monday, April 16 at 8 a.m.
WALK-UP Registration Date: April 19, 2018 at 8 a.m. at Whittier Community Center ONLY – First Come, First Serve
Registration Fee: $100 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 11 – August 10 (9 weeks available)

Longfellow Elementary School
6005 S. Magnolia Ave., Whittier, CA 90603

June 12 – August 3 (8 weeks available)
Longfellow will be CLOSED Monday, June 11

WYN Club

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 – 13

Registration Fee: $50 for the summer program
Registration Date: Starts Monday, May 21, 2018
Registration Locations: Whittier Community Center, Parnell Park and Palm Park
Program Sites: See chart below
Program Dates: Monday, June 11 to Friday, August 10, 2018
Program Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Palm Park and Parnell Park: Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 6 p.m.


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

Registration fee: $50 for the school year program
Registration date: Monday, July 23, 2018- for 2018-2019 School Year
Program sites: See chart below
Program hours: School dismissal to 5 p.m.

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

Michigan Park
8228 Michigan Avenue, Whittier

Palm Park
5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier

Parnell Park
15390 Lambert Road, Whittier

Kennedy Park - Minimum of 15 participants needed
8530 Painter Avenue, Whittier

Monthly Fee-Based Programs

Orchard Dale Elementary
10625 S. Cole Road, Whittier

Scott Avenue Elementary School
11701 Scott Avenue, Whittier

VolunTEEN Program 2018Registration begins on March 19, 2018

If you are between the ages of 14 to 17 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 VoluTEEN program is just what you have been looking for!

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

VolunTEEN Application Packets will be accepted starting on Monday, March 19, 2018.

You can register at the Whittier Community Center, Parnell Park or Palm Park.

Application Deadline is Thursday, April 19, 2017 by 3 p.m.

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

Please click here for the VolunTEEN Application

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.

Click here for Students Run Whittier Flier!

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