Need summer arts, sports camps? Fresno Unified offers free activities for children. How to register

Looking for a place where your children can play, for example bowling, gymnastics or team sports? Do you want to explore 3D printing, robot coding or drones? Interested in designing video games, starting a band or creating dance and ethnic works of art?

The free Summer Enrichment Camp for Fresno Unified School District students opens for registration this week. This year the district offers 17,000 places in more than 100 summer camps.

All three sessions will take place in July and last five days each. Camps and activities have different schedules, typically lasting four hours to a full day. Summer camp catalogs in English, Spanish and Hmong are available online.

Camp registration is first come, first served and limited to one camp per child depending on district. Parents can select camps for their children through the program website or through the link in a text message sent by the school district. After successful registration, an SMS confirmation with camp details will be sent.

Priority registration from May 13 will be given to promote youth and English learners who meet income requirements. General registration opens on May 16. All current TK-12 level students at Fresno Unified are eligible to participate.

The deadline for registration is May 24. If there are camps with vacancies after the deadline, students can register for an additional camp.

“This is our fourth year of hosting summer camps,” said Diana Diaz, director of communications for the district. “What is new this year is that we have added more cultural camps.”

This summer, cultural camps include trips to the African American Museum, where you’ll make banda, hula and Hawaiian studies and learn about Hmong clothing and fashion from different time periods.

The program also provides transportation and meals. Buses will take children from the seven high school bus hubs to the community sites for their camps. Bus schedules will be posted on the program website soon. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided at all camps depending on the schedule and duration of activities.