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Summer Youth Programs

Summer Youth Programs

Through a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Education Department, Early Childhood Education and Care Department, and Children, Youth & Families Department, the state has assembled a comprehensive array of supports for families -- including a directory of available programs, online and print resources, child care resources and other materials.

What is Children, Youth & Families Department Doing?

CYFD will support food deliveries to communities in need in New Mexico, including tribes and pueblos, throughout the summer. To date, CYFD has led the coordination and distribution of more than 1 million pounds of food and 5.4 million meals throughout the state. 

CYFD will also continue to prioritize outreach and support to children and youth in custody throughout the summer. Staff are working to connect families and foster parents to summer recreational and educational activities for children and families, many offered through the Early Childhood Education and Care Department and the Department of Cultural Affairs, including options for child care in addition to fun activities, books, arts and crafts and science experiments that can be done at home. For older youth and young adults, CYFD will continue to help with access to housing, jobs, apprenticeships, and preparation for fall academic activities.  Increased video and telephonic “visits” with children in foster care and young people previously in CYFD custody who are now living independently will address any emergent needs through the summer months.  

CYFD also continues to support telehealth services throughout the summer. People who have benefited from the convenience of increased behavioral health access at home and through the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) and its companion app, NMConnect, will be pleased to know telehealth services are here to stay.

What is Public Education Department Doing?

The Public Education Department (PED) determined that it would not be possible to meet the statutory requirements of K-5 Plus for summer 2020.  However, Extended Learning Time Programs may still be possible in August while adhering to public health requirements and best practices. 

The PED encourages school districts to run locally funded, remote, or virtual summer school opportunities. The Summer School 2020 Guidance document published by PED on May 21st offers districts and school leaders resources and considerations based on what has been learned in the shift to remote learning and the research behind summer learning. Recent evidence suggests that expanding summer learning beyond remediation to provide students with rigorous opportunities to preview and practice knowledge and skills aligned to upcoming grade-level standards is effective at bolstering student achievement.  Likewise, providing social and emotional learning supports for students yields benefits in more traditional school contexts. Families are encouraged to check in with their local schools to learn about remote summer program opportunities in their area. 

The PED offers the following resources to families in support of social and emotional well-being:

In addition, Grab and Go meal sites for children will continue operating throughout the summer – and educational, cultural and social emotional resources will be available for families at these sites. A site list is available here.

What is Department of Cultural Affairs Doing?

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is dedicated to continuing to provide educational, enriching programming to the children of New Mexico and their families throughout the summer. All DCA’s annual Summer Youth Programs will continue in a virtual environment. Exciting events and programs, including the first statewide summer reading program, will be available online. New Mexico’s museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions are creating fun, educational activity kits that will be distributed to families via programs throughout the state. Families can take advantage of the weekly Friday night concert series, Our Fair New Mexico, and a variety of virtual exhibit tours, fun DIY activities, and engaging video content can be found on Visit Virtually. Explore all of DCA’s resources on www.NewMexicoCulture.org. Check back often as content is always being added.

What is Early Childhood Education and Care Department Doing?

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department will continue to assist families in accessing child care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age in centers and homes. Families who need care can call New Mexico Kids (1-800-691-9067). ECECD is also working to make state government programming available to child care centers — including DCA’s “bookmobile” program. 

A B C D E F G H L N S T U V Z
Alamogordo Boys and Girls Club

Virtual Summer Reading, State Library Program
575-354-3035
Unknown because first time virtual
Virtual
Mid-June-grab and go kits

Albuquerque Family and Community Service Department

Playground Recreation
505-767-5800
In-Person
June 8 – July 31, 2020

Albuquerque Family and Community Service Department

Therapeutic Recreation
505-767-5800
In-Person
June 8 – July 31, 2020

Albuquerque Family and Community Service Department

Community Center Recreation
505-767-5800
In-Person
June 8 – July 31, 2020

Albuquerque Family and Community Service Department

Summer Lunch Program
505-767-5800
In-Person
June 8 – July 31, 2020

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

Tennis Lessons
505-768-5353
In-Person
June 8-July (two-week session)

AMI kids Sandoval (Cuba)

AMI Kids Sandoval (Mentoring programs w/Fire Department; experiential education, horses, Fire Departments)
505-346-0075
Cuba
In-Person
Year-round services (22 to 24 kids)

APS (RGEC)

Twenty-First Century
East San Jose Elementary
In-Person
June 1-July 31

APS (RGEC)

Twenty-First Century
Hawthorne Elementary
In-Person
June 1-July 31

APS (RGEC)

Twenty-First Century
Parajito Mesa Elementary
In-Person
June 1-July 31

APS (RGEC)

Twenty-First Century
George I Sanchez Middle School
In-Person
June 1-July 31

Artesia Aquatic Center

575-746-8525

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

BBBS
505-258-2988
Farmington
Both
June and July activities

Bloomfield Boys and Girls Club-Within REC 1

413-313-5193
Virtual
TBD

Boys & Girls Club of Chavez County

Boys & Girls Club of Chavez County
575-973-5469
Roswell
In-Person
M-F

Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln County

Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln County
575-973-5469
Ruidoso
In-Person
M-F

Boys and Girls Club of Otero County

Boys and Girls Club
575-437-3788 / 575-551-6177
Have own facility
In-Person
May 26-August

Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club

575-885-8449
1602 W. Fox St, Carlsbad, NM
Both
Proposing second week of June through July 31st

College Horizons and Graduate Horizon

505-401-3854
PO Box 1262, Pena Blanca, NM 87041
Virtual

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
505-862-7503
659 Hwy. 612, Thoreau, NM 87323
In-Person
June-August

Department of Cultural Affairs

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
505-690-9582
Albuquerque
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

National Hispanic Cultural Center
505-690-9583
Albuquerque
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Coronado Historic Site
505-690-9585
Bernalillo
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Ft. Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial
505-690-9588
Fort Sumner
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
505-690-9583
Las Cruces
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Fort Selden Historic Site
505-690-9587
Radium Springs
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

New Mexico Museum of Space History
505-690-9584
Alamogordo, Las Cruces
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Luceros Historic Site
505-690-9589
Rio Arriba County
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Jemez Historic Site
505-690-9586
Jemez
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Museum of Indian Art and Culture
505-690-9583
Santa Fe
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Department of Cultural Affairs

Museum of International Folk Art
505-690-9583
Santa Fe
Virtual
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/

Dona Ana

Summer Meals as Drive Through
505-362-2919
Village of Dona Anna, Community of Butterfield, Radium Springs, and Ogan Community (all Community Centers)
Drive Through
May 27 – August TBD, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Abiquiu Elementary
Virtual
Not having programs this summer

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Alcalde Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Chimayo Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Hernandez Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
San Juan Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Velarde Elementary
Virtual
Not having programs this summer

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Eutimio T. Salazar Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
James H. Rodriguez Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Tony E. Quintana Elementary
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Espanola Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
505-901-2791
Carlos Vigil Middle School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Farmington Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
Apache Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-30

Farmington Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
Bluffview Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-30

Farmington Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
McCormick Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-30

Farmington-Boys and Girls Club -Within REC 1

413-313-5193
Virtual
TBD

Farmington/Bloomfield-Boys and Girls Club Plan B-Within REC1

Summer Camp
413-313-5193
1825 E. 19th Street, Farmington, NM 87401
Virtual
June 1-30 and July 1-31

Farmington/Bloomfield-Boys and Girls Club Plan B-Within REC1

Club on the Go
413-313-5193
1825 E. 19th Street, Farmington, NM 87401
Virtual
June 1-30 and July 1-31

Girls Inc. Santa Fe

505-982-2042
301 Hillside Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Virtual

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Boys and Girls Club Central
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Boys and Girls Club Taylor
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Boys and Girls Club College Lane
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Coronado Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Jefferson Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Southern Heights Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Heizer Middle School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Highland Middle School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Twenty-First Century
575-433-0247
Houston Middle School
Virtual
June 1-12, 2020

Hummingbird Music Camp

Hummingbird Music Camp
505-620-8986
104 Hummingbird Dr, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
In-Person – Residential (Dorms)
June 14-August 2; 7 days per week; one-week camps

Legacy Church

Legacy Summer Program
505-831-0961
7201 Central Ave. Albuquerque, NM 87121
In-Person
Typically begin at the end of May and go through the end of July, but currently these dates are unknown

Localogy

Questa Youth Ranch Camp Residential (this year only day camp)
575-613-6808
116 Upper Lama Rd, Questa, NM 87556
In-Person

Localogy

Questa Vida Day Camp
575-613-6808
116 Upper Lama Rd, Questa, NM 87556
In-Person

Los Alamos Little Forest Playschool

Little Forest Playschool
505-662-5895

NM Black Leadership Council

Roots Summer Leadership Academy
505-407-6784
Albuquerque
In-Person or Virtual
7/1/2020, 3 weeks

NM School for the Arts

Creative Writing in Libraries
505-310-4194

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Chaparral Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Desert View Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Riverside Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Sunrise Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Vado Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Berino Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Alameda Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Conlee Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Dona Ana Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Loma Heights Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Sunrise Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Tombaugh Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Valley View Elementary School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

Twenty-First Century
Lynn Middle School
Virtual
May 25-June 19, 2020 or June 1-26, 2020

NMSU

STEM Outreach Center
Virtual

Santa Ana Pueblo

Santa Ana Pueblo
TBD

Santa Fe Public Schools

Twenty-First Century
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Virtual
June 1-26, M-F

Santa Fe YMCA

505-595-1515
6537 Airport Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Santa Rosa

575-472-3404

Santa Rosa Moise City Library

Imagine National Reading
575-472-3101
208 South 5th Street, Santa Rosa NM
In-Person

Taos Youth and Family Center

Basketball Camp
575-758-4160
Taos
In-Person
40-50 (2 / 2-week session / 9-4pm two groups)

Taos Youth and Family Center

575-758-4160
Taos
In-Person
30 children

Taos-Field Insitute Of Taos

Mountain Camp/Neighborhood Camp
575-770-2391
Taos/Arroyo Seco
In-Person

The Artesia Arts Council

Multiple
575-746-4212
310 W Main St Artesia, NM 88210
Virtual
Please see Notes

The Pajarito Education Center

Multiple
505-662-0460
2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
Both
Pending

True Kids1

Summer Digital Day Camp
575-779-4400
Taos
Virtual
June 1-30, 2020

Truth or Consequences (AppleTree)

Twenty-First Century
575-894-5646 Office / 575-888-0175 Cell
All Schools
Virtual
June 2-Sept 4

United Way of Santa Fe

Story Time and Arts and Crafts (once a month, virtual)
505-819-0137
3164 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Virtual

University of New Mexico Children’s Campus

2020 School Age Summer Camp
505-277-3365
MSC 07 4020 1210 University Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87131
In-Person
Typically two week sessions June-August

Village of Capitan Parks and Rec

Sports
575-354-2247
Not having programs this summer

Village of Los Lunas

Summer Recreation Program
505-352-7662
Spread out-includes but not limited to: DF Park; Fred Luna Multigenerational Center; Heritage Park; Los Lunas, NM
In-Person
If open, these are the operating dates: June 8, 2020 – July 23, 2020

Zuni Culture/Main Contact

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
785-550-4439
13 Chimoni Dr, Zuni, NM 87327
In-person
June 15 – July 21 (4 weeks)

Zuni WIthin REC 1

Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
505-782-8000
Zuni
Virtual