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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates the "After Hour Kid Power" Program (formerly named Latchkey) which offers an afterschool program, school break day camps, and summer camps. It is licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services. It is the answer for working and busy parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments. 

Our dynamic and creative staff is trained in child development and age-appropriate activities to encourage engagement from the children. All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. Children build positive self-esteem through their involvement in a wide range of activities which include recreation, creativity, and fitness. Parents may request reasonable accommodations for their child with disabilities by calling (361) 826-3499.



This camp program is for youth ages 5-13. It is the answer for working and busy parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments during school breaks. Camps will be offered from 7:30am–6pm. Breakfast and an afternoon snack will be provided daily. Please send a sack lunch with your child (no glass containers or microwaveable items). NO PEANUT PRODUCTS ALLOWED. The cost is only $30/day/child. A $25 scholarship fee/day/child is available for qualifying participants.

CAMPS DURING 2021–2022 SCHOOL YEAR: The Vacation Station camp for the CCISD October 2021 Intercession will be offered October 12–15, 2021. For more information, please call (361) 826-3499. ► Vacation Station Flyer for October 2021 CCISD Intercession Break

Sign up here to add your child to the "INTEREST LIST" for Vacation Station. Sign up begins Monday, September 20, at 9am and closes Monday, September 27, 2020, at 5pm.



The "After Hour Kid Power" Program (School Year 2021–2022) will run August 2021 to May 2022, Monday–Friday, from 3pm–6pm in conjunction with the Corpus Christi and Calallen Independent School District schedules. This program is the solution for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments. Registration will only be available online and will continue throughout the year, space permitting. List of program sites. For more information, call (361) 826-3499

The program will be offered when schools open for in-person instruction on August 10, 2021.

Online sign up will remain open throughout the school year for Corpus Christi and Calallen ISD.

New Sign-Up Process for 2021–2022  ► FLYER 

SIGN UP HERE to be added to the interest list.



This fun, enrichment program operates annually from June through August for youth ages 5-13. It features a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, guest speakers, and games. The curriculum is designed for children to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Campers must bring their own lunch. We understand that finding a summer camp that is right for your child, schedule, and budget can be a challenge. This camp is the answer for parents! 

"After Hour Kid Power" Summer Camps 2022 will run June to July, Monday–Friday, from 7:30am–6pm (closed in observance of Independence Day) at four campsites. The fee is $89/week/child (Calallen ISD) and $99/week/child (CCISD). Daily Drop-In fee is $25/day/child (drop-ins are NOT allowed on field trip days). The scholarship fee is $60/week/child (Calallen ISD) and $70/week/child (CCISD). Tuition assistance is available for qualifying participants. Registration will be ongoing throughout the summer, space permitting. Please check back to this pages in May 2022 or call (361) 826-3499 for more summer camps registration information.

Contact & More Information

Phone: (361) 826-3499

"After Hour Kid Power" Program Details







► NEW SIGN-UP PROCESS FOR THE 2020–2021 SCHOOL YEAR will be offered for the "After Hour Kid Power" After School Program.

  Please note that by adding your information to the interest list you are NOT guaranteed a position for the school year until you receive a phone call from the “After Hour Kid Power” program with further instructions.

   Use the drop-down menu on our registration page to select the school your child will attend.

   Submit your contact information, the number of spaces you wish to reserve. Scholarship assistance is available.

   No payment is required at this time.

   The system will generate a timestamp that will allow us to determine who to call first, starting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

   Once you receive our phone call, you will have 24 hours to complete registration and make payment to secure your child’s spot.

   Site availability will be determined by the number of participants registered and staff available for each school.

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS regarding registration, payment, and the first day for your child to attend the "After Hour Kid Power" Program: Payment is due at the time of registration, before a child’s first day with the program—no exception.

ONLINE REGISTRATION will be offered for the "After Hour Kid Power" After School Program. Once the school year is underway, online registration will be ongoing, space permitting. Online registration is not offered for summer camps.

ONLINE PAYMENT is available for parents who have already registered their child/children for the "After Hour Kid Power" After School Program. This service provides parents with 24-hour convenience to make monthly payments from their homes.

After the program starts, call for more information or availability.




The "After Hour Kid Power" Program is always looking for a few good men and women who enjoy working with children in an exciting and fun environment.  

After Hour Kid Power Group Leader (After-School) (Job ID 6499 link
After Hour Kid Power Sr. Group Leader (After-School) (Job ID 6498 link

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