After School and Day Camp Programs

The City of Gardena Recreation & Human Services Department provides an After School Program for Gardena children grades K-7 and Spring, Thanksgiving, Winter and Summer Camp for ages 5 to 12 years old.

Pre-register at the Recreation Division office at:
1670 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 217-9537

Elementary school students in K through 5th Grade are picked up from selected schools serving Gardena and will be taken to the Community Center or the Park.

indergarten children will be accepted on a trial basis.

Middle school students in grades 6 and 7 may walk to the Nakaoka Community Center and check in. Program runs from the time school is out for the day until 6:00 p.m.

Other information
Pre-registration is mandatory. The first weeks’ payment is due at the time of registration. One week advance payment is mandatory for all participants.

* * All payments must be paid in cash only unless you pay for 4 weeks * *

Additional information will be given at the time of registration. Pick up an application at one of the facilities listed below.

Children attending Peary Middle School, Denker, 135th  Street,Purche elementary schools will attend the program at:

  • Nakaoka Community Center – 1670 W. 162nd Street, (310) 217-9537

Children attending 156th Street or Chapman elementary schools will attend the program at:

  • Freeman Park – 2100 W. 154th Place, (310) 217-9558

Children attending 186th Street, Amestoy and Gardena elementary schools will attend the program at:

  • Johnson Park – 1200 W. 170th Street., (310) 217-9563

*Late Pick Up Policy:
Parent/Adult picking up children after 6 p.m. will be charged additional. This fee is due on the day you are late and must be paid by cash only. Children picked up late on any three days may be expelled from the After School Program.