2023 Summer Youth Events and Programs

Information about child and family-friendly summer programs at the City of Albuquerque.

Registration Dates Coming Soon!

Explore events, programs, camps, and classes for youth in Albuquerque all Summer long! The City offers low cost and free ways for our youth to learn and have fun. One ABQ Youth Connect brings together all City youth opportunities of various types offered by various departments.

Find all City of Albuquerque youth programing below. Registration and program dates vary. This page will be updated regularly with registration dates as more become available.


Summer Full Day Programs

Summer Camps & Classes

Summer Meals

Places of Interest

Jobs, Volunteering & Training

Spring into Summer Saturday, April 29

The Spring into Summer and Youth connect logos. On the right is a grid of squares with photos. One photo has a small girl with braided brown hair playing on a bouncy house. Another has a small girl with blonde hair holding a colorful ball. The last is a family with a young mom and dad wearing sunglasses posing with their their two small children while smiling and embracing.

Spring Festival to Kick-Off Summer

Join us for a day of fun at the park with activities and entertainment as you learn about youth programs, events, camps, lessons, and classes offered across the city!

When: Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Tiguex Park 1800 Mountain Rd NW 87104 with Free Parking at ABQ Museum
Who: Children, youth, parents, guardians, and teachers are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the public.
What: Learn about upcoming Summer programs and enjoy Games & Activities


Summer Full-Day Programs

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Full-Day Programs at Community, Multi-Gen, Child Development Centers, APS Locations, and Open Space Visitor Center

The City of Albuquerque provides free or low cost summer programs at more than 20 community centers, 2 multi-generational centers, and select APS locations providing planned, organized and supervised activities. Therapeutic Recreation is for youth of all abilities. Each location offers different programing and registration.

Summer Camps & Classes

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Partial-Day Lessons, Camps, Classes, and Events

Each location offers different programing and registration.

Summer Meals

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Free Nutritious Meals

The Food Service Program for Children provides free meals in City community centers, parks, schools, apartment complexes, public housing, churches and at non-profit organizations during the summer. Find a location near you! Meals will be served at each site for one hour on first come, first serve basis. Please look at the PDF listing for serving time.

  • Parks | Starts Date Coming Soon | 1-18 Years | Free
  • Community Centers | Starts Date Coming Soon | 1-18 Years | Free

Jobs, Volunteering & Training

Participants in the Albuquerque Museum School for the Summer Activities page.

Growth & Experience

The City of Albuquerque continues to be one of the largest employers of young people in New Mexico. Visit cabq.gov/jobs for current listings.