The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin registration on Monday, May 9, 2022, for its Teen Connection Summer Program.
Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Options are available for attending the program the entire summer or individual weeks.
Below 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.
Expertise from our partners such as New Mexico Army National Guard, Friends of the Organ Mountains, and a visit to Spaceport America will help enhance all aspects of this summer’s programing.
The Teen Connection program is free and serves youth who are in grades 6 to 12, and is at the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. The Teen Connection Summer Program hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with some special activities for teens happening outside of regular hours and will be announced in advance.
Meals will be provided through the partnership with Families & Youth Innovations Plus and the Summer Food Services Program.
Here is a tentative schedule of the activities that will be taking place this summer:
June 1 to June 3: Summer Kick Off: Partnered with Friends of Organ Mountain and hike at Leasburg Dam. Movies and open recreation.
June 6 to June 10: Ready Set Gold: Wacky Olympics, sports, and cooperative games.
June 13 to June 17: Lights, Camera, Action! Arts, drama, theatre and music production.
June 21 to June 24: Adventure Week: Explore through hikes, obstacle courses, adventures partnered with the New Mexico Army National Guard and Rocking at NMSU (Closed Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth Independence Day).
June 27 to July 1: Splash Week: Water conservation and water-focused activities.
July 4 to July 8: Stranger Things: Paranormal experiences through video, tours, or adventures. (Closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day).
July 11 to July 15: Out of this World: We will take a tour of Spaceport America, explore science and space.
Please go online at https://www.las-cruces.org/31/Play and click on the online registration link to get your youth registered.
You can also go to the following locations to register in person:
- A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St., 10 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, or call 575/528-4235.
- Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
No telephone registrations will be accepted.
For information, contact Teen Connection at 575/528-4235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.