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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 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.

2018–2019 Latchkey After School Program Flyer



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 2018–2019 SCHOOL YEAR: View the Spring Break 2019 flyer for more details about the camp and registration. Registration is March 5–7, from 4pm–6pm. For more information, call (361) 826-3499.



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–August, 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. Please check back to this page in April 2019 for the summer 2019 camps program.

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.




The Latchkey Program is always looking for a few good men and women who enjoy working with children in an exciting and fun environment.  

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