Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Drop-In Program: Junior Counselors

Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Drop-In Program: Junior Counselors

Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Program

Affordable Drop-in Recreation Summer Program for Children at Two Santa Barbara Locations

The Summer Fun drop-in recreation program is offered June 11 – August 3, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (excluding July 4). Breakfast and lunch is served by the Santa Barbara Unified School District Summer Feeding program. Recreation staff are trained to enhance your child’s summer fun experience by providing a wide variety of games, crafts, and recreation activities. All registered participants may drop-in to the program at any time as long as they sign-in and out with a staff member.

Online registration is not available for this program. Please see below for important dates.

Priority Registration Day: Saturday, April 28

Priority registration for eligible families is Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 East Carrillo Street.

To participate in the priority registration day on April 28: a parent or legal guardian must bring official documentation that either the parent, guardian, or child receives one of the following: CalFresh (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Services);
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families); SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance); or SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Due to the high demand of this affordable recreation program, the PRIORITY registration day is likely to bring large crowds. Please come prepared; we will be processing registrations as quickly as possible.

Open Registration Begins Monday, April 30

Open registration begins on Monday, April 30 at the Carrillo Recreation Center during business hours. If the program is full, a parent or guardian can place their child on the Summer Fun Recreation Program waitlist. When spots in the program become available families at the top of the waitlist will be notified. Please note: Space is limited. A $25 non-refundable registration fee must be paid before your child is officially enrolled in the Summer Fun Recreation Program. This $25 non-refundable fee does not apply to participants placed on the program waitlist. If your child is on the waitlist and a spot in the program becomes available, the $25 nonrefundable registration fee is due before your child attends. In addition, children must attend the Summer Fun Recreation Program 3-days a week to remain eligible for the program. Exceptions may be made due to illness, emergencies, or participation in a camp scholarship administered by the Police Activities League: PAL.

Ages 6-12
Location Monroe and Franklin Schools
Info (805) 564-5495

Junior Counselors

Pick up an application at the Carrillo Recreation Center beginning Monday, March 12 at 9:00am. The application includes an activity registration form and additional 1-page questionnaire. Complete the application and submit it in person to the Carrillo Recreation Center or via email to Please note: applications are due Friday, May 4 by 5:00pm. Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 25 if they have been accepted into the program. The $25 non-refundable registration fee will be due at this time.

Ages 13-17

Location Monroe and Franklin Schools

Info (805) 564-5495


Summer Fun Junior Counselors

Ages 13-17

Location Monroe and Franklin Schools

Phone (805) 564-5495

Looking for the Summer Fun program for 6-12-year-olds?

  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Carrillo Recreation Center
Priority Registration Day: Parks and Recreation Summer Drop-In Program
Priority registration day for eligible families. Priority Registration Eligibility To participate in the priority registration day, please make sure you qualify for the program based on description in our information page.

Location Information

Franklin Elementary School

Franklin Elementary School

1111 E Mason Street
Santa Barbara CA 93103

Monroe Elementary School

Monroe Elementary School

431 Flora Vista Drive
Santa Barbara CA 93109