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City of Albuquerque Opens Registration for Summer Youth Programming

Registration for summer programs will open throughout April and May.

April 7, 2021

Mayor Keller’s One ABQ Youth Connect is ready to help families Spring into Summer by opening registration for summer youth programming beginning today. Each summer, multiple departments across the City ramp up programming to accommodate families who are looking for opportunities for their children. Programs have registration dates continuing through early May.

Parents can visit yc.cabq.gov for dates and to register.

“During the pandemic we adapted our youth programs to support working families, and it made a huge difference,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We never wavered on our commitment to safe, affordable, accessible youth development – and this summer we’re grateful to be able to welcome more kids back to fun and engaging programs everywhere from the Bosque and our parks to community centers and pools.”

When other cities chose to scale back or shut down their programs due to the pandemic, the City of Albuquerque focused on implementing COVID-safe practices that kept the safety net for essential workers intact. In Summer 2020, the City was able to:

  • Offer 42 in-person programs with 59,460 participants in attendance
  • Offer 28 virtual programs with 18,119 participants in attendance
  • Invest $2.3 million dollars in youth wages—hiring 875 youth staff offering 130 internships

This summer, the City looks forward to welcoming more youth at locations throughout the City. Registration will work similarly to previous years and registration for the following programs is open now or will be opening soon:

  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Explora Summer Camps
  • Albuquerque Museum School Summer Art Camps
    • Adventures in Art!
    • Youth Studio
    • Let’s Make a Movie! Sharing Our Stories in the Digital Age
  • The Art and Science of Ballooning in New Mexico
  • Camp BioPark Summer Program (Registration for Camp BioPark is experiencing technical difficulties but we are working to correct the issue quickly and encourage those who are interested to check back).
  • Camp Fearless - Registration coming soon
  • Jr Golf – Registration coming soon

Community Centers and Multigenerational Centers will open their lottery process in early May and programs will begin in mid-June. Other programs will also open registration throughout May.

“Summer is an exciting time for the Youth Connect team because we get to welcome youth from across the City to programs we have been planning for months,” said Cristin Chavez-Smith, division manager for Family and Community Services. “Registration is open for some programs now but more will be opening in the next month.”

Information on programs across the City and links to registration is available at yc.cabq.gov.