ARPD Summer Sports On Tap for Young Athletes


As summer quickly approaches, it’s time for kids to make their summer plans. The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) has several options to keep kids occupied and physically fit this summer.

First, the Alameda Aquatics is conducting swimming lessons for children one to 15 years old. There will be swim sessions for all types of kids. The Tiny Tots program is for kids one to four years old. There are swim lessons for special needs kids as young as six years old. Swimming instructions will be broken into three sessions between June 20 and Aug. 11. There will also be private swim lessons available. Swimming sessions will be held at the Emma Hood and Encinal swim centers. For more information, or to reserve a spot, visit

ARPD will be hosting the Junior Warriors Basketball Camp this summer. The program will be staffed by National Academy of Athletics coaches along with ARPD staff. The camp will take place over two sessions. The first from June 20 to 24 and the second will be from July 18 to 22. The program is for kids who have just completed kindergarten to kids who just completed eighth grade. The cost is $150 per session. Both sessions will take place at Alameda Point Gym from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit

The Kidz Love Soccer summer session is also available. A typical session experience includes age appropriate activities: skill demonstrations, fun games and instructional scrimmages. The activity is broken into two sessions. The first is Wednesdays from June 29 to Aug. 17. The second is Wednesdays July 9 to Aug. 27. Kids from two to 10 years old are welcome to participate. The session will be at Upper Washington Park and costs $112 for each session. For more information, visit