The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department runs the Latchkey Program which offers an afterschool program, school break day camps and summer camps. It is licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services.
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 and fitness skills. Parents may request reasonable accommodations for their child with disabilities by contacting Mickela Hernandez at (361) 826-3486.
► VIDEO - Kids Enjoy The Latchkey Program (March 22, 2018)
This fun, enrichment camps program operates annually from June through August for youth ages 5-13. It features a variety of activities such as swimming, tennis, arts & crafts, guest speakers, and field trips. The curriculum is designed for children to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends and discover new interests. Qualifying sites will be provided with lunch and an afternoon snack. 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!
Latchkey Summer Camps 2019 will run June 10–August 2, Monday–Friday, 7:30am–6pm (closed July 4) at six campsites. Online registration will not be offered for these camps. Fee for Corpus Christi ISD sites is $99/week/child. Fee for Calallen and Flour Bluff ISD sites is $89/week/child. Tuition assistance is available for qualified participants. Registration is ongoing throughout the summer, space permitting. For more information, call (361) 826-3499.
► View the Latchkey Summer 2019 Camps Flyer for FBISD and CISD campsites (updated) regarding registration schedule and more details. Online registration offered from 9am on Monday, April 29, through noon on Friday, May 3.
► View the Latchkey Summer 2019 Camps Flyer for CCISD campsite regarding registration schedule and more details. Register at Corpus Christi Gym on Saturday, May 4, from 9am–noon. Online registration is not offered for these campsites.
► The next opportunity to register is on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 21, 22, & 23, from 5–7pm. Register at the camp site your child will attend. Please note that we will hold registration for the Flour Bluff High School camp site at the Flour Bluff Primary site, 537 Hustlin Hornet Drive. View the flyer for more details.
► The last opportunity to register before the camps begin is on Wednesday, June 5, from 11am–5pm. We currently only have space available at Calk-Wilson Elementary school, so act quickly. Register your child at the camp site.
► After the camps start, please call (361) 826-3499 for availability.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
This program is the solution for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments. It operates after school during the school year in conjunction with the CCISD, CISD and FBISD schedules.
The Latchkey After School Program (School Year 2018–2019) will run from August 2018–May 2019, Monday–Friday, from 3pm–6pm in conjunction with each school district's schedule. Latchkey After School Program 2018-2019 list of 30 program sites. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year as space permits. For availability, please call (361) 826-3499.
VACATION STATION CAMPS
This camp program is for youth ages 5-13. It is the answer for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments during the following school breaks. Camps are offered at the Galvan Elementary school site from 7:30am–6pm. Children need to bring a lunch and a snack. Cost is only $30/day/child or $25 scholarship fee/day/child.
CAMPS DURING 2019–2020 SCHOOL YEAR: Please check back to this page in August 2019 for more details and the registration schedule, or call (361) 826-3499.
Contact & More Information
Phone: (361) 826-3499
SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS regarding registration, payment and the first day for your child to attend the Latchkey Program: Payment is due at the time of registration, before a child’s first day with the Latchkey program—no exception.
ONLINE REGISTRATION is offered for the Latchkey 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 Latchkey 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.
JOIN OUR TEAM
The Latchkey Program is always looking for a few good men and women who enjoy working with children in an exciting and fun environment.