Preschool, Youth & Teen Programs

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Preschool 101 

Prepare your child for kindergarten! This structured preschool program will introduce children to numbers, colors, and letters while emphasizing sharing, respect, and understanding. Art, music, stories and games will help children reach their pre-kindergarten potential. Preschool 101 has trained and enthusiastic staff who are First Aid and CPR Certified.

Program Details and Fees:
Ages 4.5-5 yrs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:15am-Noon; $492 
Ages 3-4.5 yrs: Tuesday, Thursday from 9:15am-Noon; $335
Participants must be potty trained, no pull-ups.
Locations: Mariner's Library (VJC Room), Newport Coast Community Center

Registration ONLINE ONLY
 - Check to see if there are spaces available in the current season.
For more information: Contact 949-644-3151 or

Pint-Sized Campers

Preschool 101: Pint-Sized Campers

Pre-schoolers, get ready for some summer-time fun! The Preschool 101 Summer Camp will provide a constructive and unique experience for children. The half-day program is filled with fun activities such as art, music, water games, outdoor time and more! Pint-Sized Campers is lead by the same Preschool 101 trained and enthusiastic Recreation Leaders who are First Aid and CPR certified.



Active Kids after school program is for youth in grades K-6. Enjoy time with your friends in planned indoor and outdoor activities, homework assistance, and creative arts.

Program Details: Monday- Friday. From school dismissal to 6:00pm (Includes early-outs and non-student days). All sites are CLOSED on NMUSD holidays. Non-Student Days will be open at one site, TBA.

Fee: $395 per trimester; $1185 per school year
Locations: Newport Elementary, CYC (Grant Howald Park), Mariners (Mariners Library-VJC Room)
Registration ONLINE ONLY! Check to see if there are spaces available in the current season.

Tips for Registration: Active Kids Registration 

For more information: Contact 949-644-3151 or

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Teen Leader Program

The City of Newport Beach Recreation Department offers a Teen Leader Program for ages 13-16. The Teen Leader Program allows teens the opportunity to work side by side with Recreation Staff in the City’s three after school programs, two Summer Day Camps and other City events. This program provides an opportunity for teens to be involved in the community and make a difference in Recreation programs while earning community service credit!

The Teen Leader Program provides hands on experiences, mentorship, and resume building exercises. Staff will emphasize leadership development, teamwork, and professionalism, as teens are provided with an opportunity to develop and enhance life (work) skills while gaining valuable job experience.

Registration: To apply to the program, please click the link below to complete the application.

For more information: Please contact, 949-644-3151


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Mayor's Youth Council

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Make a positive impact in your community! Give your college résumé a boost! Join a forum to express your opinions, creativity, and civic mindedness. Mayor’s Youth Council is an unpaid internship program comprised of three different parts; education, service and outreach.

Every year, Youth Council creates and partakes in charitable works that improve their community. In 2019/2020 Every member hosted a toy and food drive to gather items to donate for the OC Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. Donations were sorted and organized into baskets for deserving families in Orange County. Volunteers also delivered the baskets the same day, so they had it in time for Thanksgiving.

This unpaid internship is an educational tool to help students learn, in depth, about the different careers offered within Newport Beach. Members will then use their acquired experience and knowledge to better inform their community and govern the Mayor’s Youth Council events and projects..


Youth Council members will be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of events such as recreation special events and community outreach to share their knowledge with their peers.

A select number of individuals will begin the program in October 2023 and shall continue through August 29, 2024. The program includes attending all four Mayor’s Youth Council meetings, events, projects and four informative sessions with City of Newport Beach staff.

Applications and Guidelines due Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

Please click the link below to complete the application.

▪ Mayor's Youth Council Application

For more information: Contact the Recreation Coordinator at 949-718-1861 or