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Monterey Recreation
546 Dutra Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Office: (831) 646-3866

Office Hours:
Monday  - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Daily Registration ends at 4 p.m.

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Monterey Recreation offers several fun and diverse camps for children, pre-teens and teens. These programs offer sports, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, camp skills, work experience and more. Camps are a great way for kids to learn, have fun, recreate outdoors, exercise and meet others in an organized and supervised environment. Click on the arrows below to learn more information about each of our camps. Check out the Summer Activities Guide for details about these camps.

Refund Policy: No refunds three (3) business days before the session begins for Camp Quien Sabe Youth Overnight Camp, Camp Quien Sabe Family Camp Weekend, and Whispering Pines Day Camp. A 25% service charge will be applied to refunds prior to three (3) business days.


A great drop-in summer program available at two neighborhood parks! Recreation Leaders supervise children in games, sports, arts and crafts, singing and free-play. Each week features a unique theme and event. Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.
Cheerleading Camp gives campers a non-competitive environment to have fun while learning basic sideline and crowd cheers as well as stunts and a dance routine. Cheerleading Camp promotes teamwork in both indoor and outdoor settings. Check out the Activities Guide for information on schedules and fees.
The Monterey Sports Center's Sports Camp Plus and is packed with over 30 fun activities each week including football, capture the flag, floor hockey, basketball, whiffleball, swimming, indoor soccer and much more! Swim lessons are also available. The emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship and fitness. Check out the Activities Guide for information on schedules and fees.
Whispering Pines Day Camp will celebrate 59 years of providing an exciting, organized and supervised program for children. Weekly activities include hiking, singing, folk dancing, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, camp skills and nature activities. Special excursions are planned. On Fridays, participants will cook their own lunch and participate in a campfire program with songs and skits. Children bring their own lunch and drink Monday through Thursday. Snacks are provided. Session days are Mon-Fri from 9 am- 5: 30 pm. Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.
Camp Quien Sabe is a traditional overnight summer camp experience, held at Toro Regional Park in the youth overnight area. The camp area rests on an attractive oak-shaded knoll with excellent hiking trails, campfire stage, kitchen and restroom facilities, a private swimming pool, and a lake with a dock for boating activities.  The Regular Program for younger children, ages 7 to 11 years, is a closely supervised program devoted to teaching children basic camping skills and an appreciation for the great outdoors. "Regulars" spend a week sleeping outside under the stars and learning to live in a natural setting without altering or damaging the environment. A variety of outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, boating, crafts, cookouts, games, nature lore and campfires make this an exiting and memorable week for all that attend.

The Environmental Team is a program dedicated to the young pre-teen of 12 years. "ET's" participate in regular camping activities as well as special activities aimed at developing an understanding of environmental concerns.

The Work Experience Program, for ages 13 to 15 years, combines the fun of camping with the age appropriate task of learning job related skills such as time management and teamwork. In addition to regular camp activities, "WE's" are given weekly projects to complete together. For his/her services, the camper is paid a small stipend for the week and receives a job evaluation that may be of value when seeking employment.

Family Camp Weekend
All ages and members of the family are invited to get away for the weekend and join us at Camp Quien Sabe. Families must provide their own transportation. All meals are provided and families participate in a variety of camp activities including hiking, boating, swimming, arts and crafts, campfire program and plenty of outdoor fun! Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.
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