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 sixth to 12th grades, and is 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 to 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.
June 1 to June 4 (Closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day)
Ready, Set, Gold! — Wacky Olympics, sports, and cooperative games
June 7 to June 11
The Quantum Realm — Science experiment focus, rocketry
June 14 to June 18
Lights, Camera, Action! — Arts and Drama focus
June 21 to June 25
What’s Next? — Learning about fun and interesting careers
June 28 to July 2
Stranger Things — Paranormal experiences
July 6 to July 9
(Closed July 5 in observance of Independence Day)
Where in the World is Teen Connection? —International focus
July 12 to July 16
Clueless — CSI techniques and crime investigation
July 19 to July 23
Splash! — Water conservation and water-focused activities
July 26 to July 30
Take a Hike! — Outdoor adventures
Please go online at http://www.las-cruces.org/31/Play, 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, 906 N. Tornillo St. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 Bell Ave., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave. (By appointment only, call 575/541-2550).
No telephone registrations accepted. For information, contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at 575/541-2550 or email TeenConnection@las-cruces.org.