CYC Programs

The Carmel Youth Center is committed to providing enrichment programs to benefit the youth of Carmel and beyond.

Summer Fun at The CYC

The CYC Summer Fun programming is designed for children between the ages of 8 to 13, however, we will accept younger children on a case-by-case basis. We will provide healthy snacks each morning and afternoon. Lunch is not included, so please pack a lunch, or lunch money, for your child. We have plenty of affordable lunch options at The CYC Snack Bar (prepaid tabs are available upon request). We'll also be presenting films in our state-of-the-art theater. All movie selections will be either rated G or PG (Sorry teens! No PG-13 or R rated movies here). We welcome you to join us for another great summer in Carmel.

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Dodgeball at the CYCFitness activities at the CYC include volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, indoor hockey, ultimate frisbee (at the beach), Seibukan Jujutsu martial arts*, dodgeball, weekly hikes to Carmel Beach (weather permitting) and to the Harrison Memorial Library, indoor kickball, and other games.

H.I.T.S. Junior Tennis

H.I.T.S. Jr. TennisThis year, we are proud to present the USTA NorCal H.I.T.S. Junior Tennis program. H.I.T.S. stands for Honesty, Inspiration, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship. The H.I.T.S. tennis curriculum is geared towards young players who are just learning the game of tennis, as well as to players who already know how to rally. Built around a skills and games based approach, this curriculum will develop a young tennis player to the point of rallying and moving on to team play.

Tennis can teach many great life lessons while on the court, but more important than the fundamentals of tennis, H.I.T.S. focuses on growing a child’s core values as well as the athlete.

With this program the use of “right-sized” equipment (in regards to weight, length, speed and size) allows young players to learn and play more effectively. During this 8 week program (1 coaching session per week, for 8 weeks), kids will participate in fun activities while learning the fundamentals of tennis in a safe and supportive environment.

Chamisal Tennis and Fitness ClubThanks to a generous sponsorship from Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club, this program is free, but it does require pre-registration. SPACE IS LIMITED! So register early. All registered participants receive a H.I.T.S. t-shirt, wristband, ball, certificate, players/parents manual and more!!! Please contact the CYC at 831-624-3285 to register.

Additional information about the H.I.T.S. Junior Tennis program...

Participation is the H.I.T.S. Jr. Tennis Program requires CYC membership (DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS)

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts at the CYCEach day, at least two arts & crafts projects will be available for all day campers. Our friendly staff will provide supervision and guidance for such fun projects as duct tape art, jewelry making, origami, friendship bracelets, crochet, tie-dye socks, modge podge, watercolor, sculpey fun, and even Sandcastle building at Carmel Beach.

Life Skills

Our summer enrichment programs include basic emergency preparedness training for kids, COOL SCIENCE activities such as Rocky Candy, Oobleek Science, Mentos Volcanos, DIY Ph Indicators, making Honeycomb Candy, building your own Spectrophotometer, Lava Lamp, and Aluminum Can Crusher. We also will present at least two cooking lessons each week, academic skills building through games, health and nutrition, field trips to the Carmel Public Library, and much more.


In the coming weeks we'll post an online registration form. For now, please call 831-624-3285 to pre-register or reserve a spot for specific dates.

...or DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS to fill out and bring to the CYC.

Summer Fun Day Camp: June 8 - August 7, 2015 (drop-ins welcome, but space is limited)

Reserve specific dates, or pre-buy daily fees to use throughout the summer.

Early Bird Special

Daily Fees: $20
Prepay for as many days as you would like. Good for the entire summer
Early Bird Pricing available through June 5th.

Standard Fees

Daily Fees: $25
(good for entire summer)

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Note: we'll be open a total of 45 days for the summer program.

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