Summer Fun Camp
A free hybrid program for students in grades 3-12
June 21-July 29, 2022*
*The camp will start on June 21, not June 20, in recognition of Juneteenth.
"The Wooten Center was there for me when I needed the support the most. They really encourage you to be the best person you can be and they also give you the resources you need to succeed at what you do."
Gift Udeh, Wooten alum / CSUN, electrical engineering student
Our "Exploring Engineering"project-based classes and field trips will be conducted by educational sites from LA STEM Collective, featuring Columbia Memorial Space Museum, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, California Science Center, and more! Click on the image below for more info on the new group.
What is Summer Fun Camp?
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for our Summer Fun Camp to be held six weeks from June 20-July 29, 2022. We are happy to report we are planning to return to our full-time in-person schedule, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. The camp is open to students in grades 3-9. Grades 9-12 can serve as teen helpers (see below).
Activities online and onsite at our youth center at 91st and Western in Los Angeles will include project-based STEM classes exploring five types of engineering. Other activities will include private tutoring, music and art classes, swimming, and other field trips.
Summer Fun Camp will kick off on June 20 with our week-long Shawn Patterson Memorial Basketball Camp. Our board member Dr. Scott Miller founded the camp in honor of his friend, a former college basketball player killed in gun violence. The basketball camp will return to in-person at the center this year. :)
Note: The basketball camp is the only activity in week 1. All other activities start on June 27.
Summer Fun Camp is a fun and educational summer bridge program reinforcing the math, reading, writing and science skills oftentimes forgotten over summer -- the "summer slide" more popularly known today as "learning losses." Students can also attend virtually only for private tutoring in math and English language arts.
What about high school students?
High school youth can attend Summer Fun Camp as volunteer or paid Teen Helpers. Paid is dependent on acceptance by one of our employment partners. See our teen jobs list to apply for the programs now. As teen helpers, they will attend and participate in activities, including classes and field trips.
For more info on the camp and teen helpers, contact our Summer Fun Camp director Christelle Telesford at 323-756-7203.