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Posted on: May 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Teen Connection 2021 Summer Program Registration

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has begun registration for its Teen Connection Summer Program. Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Options are available for attending the program the entire summer or selecting individual weeks. The following is a list of themes for the teen summer program and their corresponding activities. Each week will include fun and engaging activities mixed in with activities geared toward the weekly theme. 

The Teen Connection program is Free and serves youth who will be entering grades 6 – 12, and is located at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  The Teen Connection Summer Program hours will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, with some special activities for teens happening outside of regular hours and will be announced in advance. We will continue to follow Covid-19 safe practices, to include mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines.


Week of:


June 1 – June 4    (Closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day)

Ready, Set, Gold!—Wacky Olympics, sports, and cooperative games

June 7 – June 11

The Quantum Realm—Science experiment focus, rocketry

June 14 – June 18

Lights, Camera, Action!—Arts and Drama focus 

June 21 – June 25

What’s Next?—Learning about fun and interesting careers

June 28 – July 2

Stranger Things—Paranormal experiences

July 6 – July 9

(Closed July 5 in observance of Independence Day)

Where in the World is Teen Connection? —International focus 

July 12 – July 16

Clueless—CSI techniques and crime investigation 

July 19 – July 23

Splash! —Water conservation and water-focused activities

July 26 – July 30

Take a Hike!—Outdoor adventures

Please go online at, and click on the online registration link to get your youth registered.

You can also come to the following locations to register in person:

  • A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Building located at 906 N. Tornillo St.  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 Bell Ave., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Parks and Recreation Administrative Office - 1501 E. Hadley Ave. (By appt only, call 575/541-2550)

No telephone registrations accepted. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at 575/541-2550 or email

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