Summer Camp is for Everyone

Free and Reduced Price Camps for Youth!

Make this a summer your kids will always remember! Camp registration is open for City of Eureka summer camps! Whatever your kids’ interests, they’ll have fun in the north coast sun with all sorts of creative and exciting activities. Summer camp is a valuable experience for all children, which is why Eureka Community Services has multiple options to make our summer programs accessible to families of all backgrounds.


Camp Cooper is a free summer camp for kids ages 5-12! From June 20-August 11 kids will participate in enriching environmental education activities learning about the natural world near and far! With limited space, there is an application process for Camp Cooper based on three different criteria to qualify: receipt of public assistance, income eligibility, and special hardship circumstances. If accepted, a space will be secured for the entire summer.


We accept Changing Tides and offer 50% fee reduction scholarships to qualifying families while available for our other fee-based summer programs: Camp ALL Stars, Camp Sequoia, and Leaders-In-Training. To utilize these programs, you must apply in person at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka. To learn more about qualifying for a scholarship, visit Note that scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are available online at

To see all 2023 summer camps, follow this link.

Summer Team Program: Leader In Training Starts June 20

Transforming Eureka Teens into Tomorrow’s Leaders

Is your teenager an up-and-coming leader? Then the Leader in Training (L.I.T) program is just for them! Held in conjunction with City of Eureka Summer Day Camps, this leadership-based training program provides hands-on experience for personal and professional growth. Being a teen leader in our summer camps means participants will work alongside summer camp staff hosting activities and excursions for children. Teens will have the opportunity to work on a variety of skills including leadership, communication, conflict resolution, responsibility, teamwork, and more! Many of our L.I.T’s end up working in city programs when they get older! It’s the perfect resume builder and stepping stone to a career in recreation!

Applications are available online at


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Camp Cooper Starts June 20


Summer is a time to explore, have fun, and learn along the way. Camp Cooper is a no-cost summer camp for all! Children will get to explore Cooper Gulch Park while enjoying science outside. This enriching camp provides opportunities for youth to learn environmental stewardship, wildlife habitat, conservation, and interpretation.

Applications are available online at or in person at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka.


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Camp ALL Stars Summer Camp Starts June 20

Pre-Registration is Required


Sign up today for a summer youth sports camp with an emphasis on fun! Your child can play games in a safe and fun environment while improving teamwork and communication. Based at Hammond Park (14th and E St.), children will play outside without the intensity and commitment of organized sports. Basketball, soccer, and more. No experience is needed! 50% scholarships are available!


Online registration is here:

More details are below:

  • When: June 20 – July 14, 2023; closed July 3 & 4, 2023
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • Age: 5 – 12 years
  • Fees: Eureka Residents: $130/week
    Non-Residents: $140/week
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Camp Sequoia Summer Camp Starts July 17

Pre-Registration is Required

Long live summer!

It’s camp registration time and Camp Sequoia is now open! An outdoor camp among the mighty redwoods at Sequoia Park (3550 W St.). Children will engage in nature-based play, exploration, and learning. Fifty percent scholarships are available!


Online registration is here:

More details are below:

  • When: July 17 – August 11, 2023
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • Age: 5 – 12 years
  • Fees: Eureka Residents: $130/week, Non-Residents: $140/week
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Hoopsters Youth Basketball Registration Deadline

Calling all young basketball players in grades 3rdthrough 6th grade. The registration deadline for the 2023 Hoopsters Youth Basketball Program is Friday, December 16th.  You can register at the Adorni Community Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka.

Hoopsters consists of a Boys League and a Girls League, with teams available for 3rd through 6thgrade students.  Games are played on Saturdays beginning in late January and continuing through April 2023.  The entry fee is $75.00, and includes a team t-shirt.

Call Steve at 441-4245 for more information.

2023 Hoopsters Youth Basketball Registration Begins Oct 3

Join our very popular and exciting Hoopsters Youth Basketball Program!

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a low competitive environment while creating opportunities for children, grades 3rd-6th, to improve their athletic skill and build self-confidence in a safe, secure and supervised environment.

General League Information:

  • Registration for the 2023 Season begins October 3rd through December 16th.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and depends on the number of qualified coaches.
  • Season begins in January and concludes in April.
  • Games are played on Saturdays, with occasional Sundays.
  • Weekly team practice times vary.
  • The $75 entry fee includes a team t-shirt.

Coaches and sponsors are needed.

Register at the Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Drive. For more information contact Steve Enes at 707-441-4245.

Winter Holiday Gift Program

The Community Access Project for Eureka (C.A.P.E.) is organizing a Winter Holiday Gift Program for local children who reside at the Eureka Rescue Mission Women’s Shelter and The Serenity Inn as well as children served by the Betty Chinn Homeless Foundation. 

C.A.P.E. staff, along with Santa Clause & his elf, will be delivering gifts to the children as a special holiday treat.

C.A.P.E. would greatly appreciate monetary donations to help ensure every child receives a holiday gift! You can donate online by visiting and click “donate” in the top right corner. Or you can mail a check to Attn: CAPE 531 K St. Eureka, CA 95501. Please make the check out to the “CAPE Fund”. No matter how big or small of a donation, your gift will help bring alive the holiday spirit for our local children.

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Status of 2022 Hoopsters

The City of Eureka’s Community Services Department is still determining whether or not we will have a Hoopsters Youth Basketball League for the 2022 season depending on CDC guidelines.  Please check back with us in the middle of October for more Information.  Thank You!

If you have questions, please contact Steve Enes at (707) 441-4245

GOPD 2021 Schedule

Get Out & Play Day returns July 31!

Here’s the schedule so far. It’s subject to change of course.

You can download a PDF with all the events; including information about our photo contest by clicking on this link.

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