There’s Still Time for Summer Fun Camp for Kids

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Kids ages 7-12 can learn the joy of cooking at Top Chef Camp, one of three fun summer camps starting in August through Long Beach Parks and Rec.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine offers people of all ages opportunities to improve physical fitness, express their creativity and to just have fun. Here are some fun youth classes that are currently accepting registrations:

Top Chef Camp

Learn how to handle food, prepare fun, delicious dishes and master delectable competitions. At the end of the week, each student will invite two guests to our restaurant for the final day’s meal. Ages 7 to 12. Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26, 1 to 4 pm, $135 per student.


Youth Animation Film Camp This is the ultimate arts and crafts camp! Students ages 7 to 13 will create, direct, and film a new movie each day with different styles of stop-motion animation. All films will be professionally edited and a DVD will be mailed to every student. Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26, 1:30 to 4:30 pm, El Dorado Park West, $182 per student, with a $35 production fee payable to IncrediFlix.

Silly Summer Stories: Preschool Reading Adventure

Bring your imagination and sense of adventure and meet beneath the trees. Discover the sunny summer season, and embrace the “brilliance of silly” through storytelling, art exploration, dramatic play, music, and mayhem. August 29 to September 2, with a session from 9 to 10:30 am for ages 3 to 4; and a session from 11 am to 12:30 pm for ages 3 to 5. This event is $45 per student.

There are five easy ways to register:

  • Touch-Tone: Call 562.570.3111 to get your password and be set up for this convenient registration service.
  • On-line – Rec-Connect: Call 562.570.3111 and get your password and be set up to register on line.
  • Mail-In: to City of Long Beach, 2760 Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815.
  • Fax-In: to 562.570.3113.
  • Walk-In: Register at El Dorado Park Administration Building, 2760 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm. For more information, call 562.570.3111.

For information on other Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine programs, call 562.570.3100 or visit and sign up for E-notify.

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