General Information
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Robert Livermore Community Center
Location
4444 East Avenue
Livermore,
CA
94550

Recreation Guide


Summer is finally here! Registration will open on Monday, 4/19 at 8:00 a.m. either online or over the phone at (925)373-5700. Don't miss out on all of the fun! Check back to see all the new exciting programs and services we are offering this summer and beyond. Hope to see you soon.  


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2021-2022 Annual Liability Waiver and Concussion Waiver

2021-2022 Annual Liability Waiver and Concussion Waiver - Espanol

Parent Concussion Information Packet

Rec Gazette - Summer Camps & Programs

50+ Prime Time Newsletter - August 2021

Aquatics

Recreation Swim 

Recreation Swim opens Tuesday, June 15th at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center and will be held in the play pool area only. The May Nissen Swim Center is currently closed for maintenance. The play pool features a zero depth entry to 3 1/5 inches of water, a play structure for children 7 years and under, and a water slide. Participants are required to be 48" or taller to use the slide. No preregistration required; drop-in fees will be collected prior to entering the facility for each participant. We are excited to welcome you back, we can't to have a fun-filled summer with you. 

Recreation Swim Opens: June 15th

DatesDaysTimesDrop-In Fees
6/15-8/20Monday-Friday1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $7 per person
6/19-8/21Saturdays12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $7 per person
*Closed on Monday, 7/5 - District Holiday

Swim Lessons

Our Little Nalu Swim Lesson program is designed for swimmers from 6 months of age to adulthood. We offer a wide-variety of classes that will be held at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center. To see all of our class descriptions and offerings, please click here

Swim Lesson Information

Early Years Camps & Programs (18 mos - 5 yrs)

Pee Wee Sports Camp

Lets experience a new sport each day together! With a jam packed 2-hour introduction to a variety of sports and activities. Please remember to provide a light snack, plenty of water, and wear appropriate athletic shoes. 

DatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
6/28-7/013-5 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park 
7/12-7/153-5 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
7/26-7/293-5 yrs. M-TH 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
8/09-8/123-5 yrs. M-TH 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
6/28-7/013-5 yrs. M-TH 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
7/12-7/153-5 yrs. M-TH11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
7/26-7/293-5 yrs. M-TH 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park
8/09-8/123-5 yrs. M-TH 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Res $93 / NR $102Robertson Park 

LARPD Preschool Camps

LARPD Preschool Summer Camps offer a traditional camp experience emphasizing fun, hands-on activities and learning adventures. Be prepared to get messy and bring a healthy, nut-free snack each day. We are offering three (3) - two (2) week sessions in our two classrooms at Jane Addams Room A and Room B. To register, please call (925) 960-2480 or visit the Preschool Office at 71 Trevarno Rd, Livermore, CA 94551.  Online registration is not available for Preschool Summer Camp. Children must be able to use the restroom independently to participate. For more information, please click here

Preschool Summer Camp Information

Fees

AgeDaysTimeFees
*3.5 yrs. T/W/TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $150 per session
*Required age by June 1, 2021. 


Outdoor Recreation - Fee-Based Programs. Registration Required UPDATED 7/23

Outdoor Recreation - Fee-Based Programs. Must Register in Advance

Program NameDay/DateTimeLocation
Sycamore Scavenger HuntSaturday, July 3111 a.m.Sycamore Grove Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
How experienced an explorer are you? Do you know all the secrets of Sycamore Grove Park? Join Ranger Eric for an exciting hunt for many of the things that make the southern Livermore ecosystem so special! Good for all ages, however, children will need to be accompanied by adults. Bring a picnic lunch, a camera (may help in proving that you found certain objects!), and all your senses! Some fun prizes and some delicious snacks will be up for grabs. $7
Shooting StarsSaturday, August 73:30 a.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Though not actual stars the Perseid Meteor Shower provides quite a show.  Join Ranger Dawn as this annual event nears its peak for an early morning (which is the best time for viewing) light show in the form of “Shooting Stars.”  We will meet up at the Wetmore Entrance and then walk out to an open area where you can set up your own blanket or chair, settle in and watch the sky.  You will also have the treat of experiencing the change of shift as our nocturnal critters head home and the daytime critters start waking up.  Breakfast and hot drinks will be provided.  Ages 10 and up – under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.   Participants must be at the Wetmore Entrance at the program start time to be let into the parking lot since this is a before-the-park-opens program. $18
Howl At The Moon HikeSunday, August 227 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Join Ranger Danny for a five-mile hike into the hills of Sycamore Grove Park. As we walk we will talk about coyotes and howl at the rising full moon.  Half-way through our hike we will stop and enjoy the night air, the view and a refreshing (non-alcoholic) beverage while we talk about some legends and lore about the Full Moon.  This hike will last 2 ½-3 hours.  Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.  Ages 10 and up – Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $12
Build a Bird BoxSunday, October 102:00 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)

Join Ranger Dan and Build a Bird Box!  This box will be yours to take home and provide a safe haven for birds in your yard.  We will have decorating supplies but bring your own paint or markers to decorate if you want something special.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Min. 6             Max. 12           $15      Ages 5+

Sycamore ScaresSunday October 24Walk 1 - 6 - 7 p.m.
Walk 2 - 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Walk 3 - 9 - 10 pm

Sycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)

Join our Rangers (and awesome volunteers) tonight for a glimpse into the spookier side of Sycamore Grove.  For those who make it back, this will be a journey of ~1.5 miles.  Remember when you are signing up – the later it gets, the scarier the monsters.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Min. 12           Max. 20           $12      Ages 7+

Moonlight MythosFriday, October 305:45 - 7:45 pmSycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Join Ranger Gilbert in the park after dark and share stories about our cosmic friends the stars and the moon. We will drive you to a spot in upper Sycamore Grove with a great view of the night sky.   Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.   Dress for the weather and bring a blanket or camp chair to sit on if you wish.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.  

Min. 6             Max.    24        $12      Ages 5+

Gingerbread HousesSaturday, December 412:00 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
That Gingerbread man must get tired after run, run, running as fast as he can.  Join Ranger Gilbert and build a Gingerbread house for him to rest in.  Gingerbread and decorations will be supplied but if there is a particular candy you want on your house feel free to bring it.  There will be provided snacks to enjoy while you construct your Gingerbread houses.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Min. 6             Max. 20           $15                  Ages 5+

HO-HO-Holiday Hayride and Carnival
Saturday, December 114 - 8 pmSycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Seth and some of Santa’s helpers for a holiday carnival in the park.  There will be games, face painting and holiday snacks.  There will also be a hayride through the park – there will be three hayride times available.  When you sign up choose the hayride time you would like.  You will not be able to change this time due to space limitations.   Be sure to dress for the weather.   Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Min. 20           Max. 60           $25                  Ages 5+

Hayride Times:  4:30pm         5:45pm            7:00pm   **20 sign-ups per hayride time**

Ornament MakingSunday, December 192:00 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Come help Ranger Doug sort out how to make some ornaments for his tree this year.  Bring your holiday spirit and some creativity as we make fun ornaments that you get to take home!  All supplies will be provided – all you have to do is have fun.  Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Min. 6             Max. 20           $10                  Ages 3+

Summer Nature Camp

Camps meet at the Sycamore Grove Park Reserved Picnic Area.  Hiking, games, storytelling, and pond lurking will be only part of the fun.  Financial assistance is available for these camps.  For more information, please contact 925-960-2480.

Each week has a theme, and age-appropriate activities are planned around the theme.

Week 5 - Adventure WeekJuly 26 - July 30

M-F, 9 am - 3 pm

Tadpole: Ages 5-6

Explorer: Ages 7-9

Mt. Lions: Ages 10-12

Res $290 / NR $319
Week 6 - Nocturnal WeekAugust 2 - August 6

M-F, 9 am - 3 pm

Tadpole: Ages 5-6

Explorer: Ages 7-9

Mt. Lions: Ages 10-12

Res $290 / NR $319
Week 7 - Animal Kingdom WeekAugust 9 - August 13

M-F, 9 am - 3 pm

Tadpole: Ages 5-6

Explorer: Ages 7-9

Mt. Lions: Ages 10-12

Res $290 / NR $319


Weekend Ranger Programs UPDATED 7/23

Weekend Ranger Programs

Join a ranger to explore and experience the wild in your backyard- your local open space parks. Night hikes, star gazing, nature discovery hikes and many more outdoor adventures await you and your family on these FREE ranger-led programs. Get all the news about these great walks and hikes in the Valley Wilds newsletter. For more information, or if you wish to receive our monthly e-newsletter, which includes a schedule of programs and articles about natural and cultural history, call the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400 or email valleywilds@larpd.org. There may be a parking fee for those without an annual pass at Sycamore Grove Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400.

Tree TalkSun 7/252 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Dan and learn about the trees Sycamore Grove Park has.  We will learn how to identify them, where they grow, and learn about some of the benefits they provide us.  We will go for a short walk down to the Arroyo end for a tree identification hunt.  Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
Smart CephalopodsSun, 8/12 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Doug as we discuss some of the smartest creatures on planet earth, the cephalopods. We will discuss where they evolved from, how long they have been around and some of the amazing evolutionary features they have developed. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
Campfire StoriesFri, 8/67:30 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Join Ranger Seth and friends next to their campfire as they will tell their best, mostly true stories from the outdoors. Funny stories, spooky stories and stories that will teach a valuable lesson about the outdoors. We will sing, laugh and if you stay awake until the end we teach you the secret to making the perfect campfire s'more. Bring your favorite blanket, warm clothes and a chair. This is a perfect for families and children of all ages. We will meet in the auditorium area behind the natural garden. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
Summer WalkSun, 8/82 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
We will be going on about a 2 mile walk through the park on mostly flat and some paved trails. Join Ranger Vickie at the parking lot. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes. Cancelled if temperatures are very high. RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at veggert@larpd.org
Ranger LifeSat, 8/141 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Come join Ranger Seth and he will show you a glimpse of what exactly Sycamore Grove’s Park Rangers do.  See a variety of tools and equipment that Rangers use on a daily basis; this will include an awesome Live Chainsaw Demonstration!  You will get to see what exactly is inside of the Ranger Trucks.  Best of all, Ranger Seth will share his best Ranger stories about animals, plants, guests and the parks. This program is perfect for families with children.  Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
The Way Of The OhloneSun, 8/1510 a.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
What was it like to live in the Livermore Valley before the Europeans arrived? How did the native people feed themselves, get married or cure themselves when they were sick? Join Ranger Darren to catch a glimpse into the daily life of the original inhabitants of the area and unlock the secrets of how they survived and thrived for thousands of years. We will start with a slow paced walk to look at some of the plants and animals that were important to them, and then look at some replicas of their tools and baskets. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
TurtlesSat, 8/212 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
They come in different shapes and sizes.  They live in different environments from the ocean to the desert and everywhere in between.  Some are small and some are the size of a small car.  Join Ranger Dawn to learn about that charming group of reptiles – the turtles.  There will be live specimens for us to look at. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
Cartoon Characters Come To LifeSun, 8/222 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Dan and learn about some of our favorite cartoon characters' real-life counterparts. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
Holdener Bird WalkSun, 8/289 a.m.Holdener Park (2995 Hansen Road)

Join Ranger Eric for a bird walk thru the hills of Holdener park. The steep hills and open grasslands are perfect for watching soaring raptors, not to mention a great view of the southern Livermore valley! We won't be covering too much ground, maybe a mile and a half, but the trails of Holdener are very steep so come prepared with good shoes. Rain or shine. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400

Twilight JauntSaturday, 9/47 pmSycamore Grove Park, Nature Area Entrance
Join Ranger Dawn in the Sycamore Grove Nature Area for a walk during our twilight time. We will begin by talking about some of the park residents that wake up at this time of day and take over the night shift in our parks. Then we will take a walk to see if we can spot some of these night-time critters. This is a leisurely walk for families with children. We will not be traveling on paved paths, so no strollers please. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Flashlights are not needed.   RSVP’s required by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dawn at dsoles@larpd.org.   Space is limited so sign up early!
Hawk TalkSunday, 9/52 pmSycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Vickie for a talk about Sycamore Groves predatory birds. This program will introduce some of our raptors and other predatory birds through wings, feathers and skulls. Suitable for all ages and levels.  Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at veggert@larpd.org
Creekside Bird WalkSaturday, 9/119 amSycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Eric on a mild stroll along the creek in search of birds. We'll be making frequent stops to spy on and identify our local birds and to enjoy the park! We will have binoculars available to borrow.  Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Eric at ewhiteseide@larpd.org
Small But MightySunday, 9/122 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Dan and learn about some small but mighty birds.  We will talk about the smaller members of the Raptor family as well as other non-Raptor birds.  There will not be a hike associated with the program.  RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dan at dthomas@larpd.org
The Way Of The HunterSaturday, 9/1812 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Seth to learn the history of hunting in the North America. We will start with ancient tools and hunting techniques used in by Native Americans. We will discuss the continent-wide effects of market hunting in the late 19th and early 20th century.  We will finish by discussing hunters in the 21st Century and their place in the natural world. Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Seth at seddings@larpd.org.   Space is limited so sign up early!
Spooky CampfireSaturday, 9/257 pmSycamore Grove Park Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
As October approaches the air gets cooler the nights get darker and the scares get scary-er

Join Ranger Gilbert as we gather around a campfire and share scary stories in celebration of the spookiest of the times of the year. Do not forget to bring an appetite s’more will be provided! RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or emailing Ranger Gilbert at grodriguez@larpd.org

 (Canceled if raining)

Art in the ParkSunday, 9/262 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Come bring your creativity and join Ranger Doug as we take some time to sit down and make some art. Basic supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring more if you wish. There will be a few pieces out for inspiration. Open to all ages and skill levels. RSVP by calling 925 960 2400 or by emailing Ranger Doug at dsousa@larpd.org.
Lost In The ParkSunday, 9/26 9 amSycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Join Ranger Danny and learn how to make yourself feel like you alone in nature even on the busiest of days. We will walk along some of the trails less traveled and find out how to avoid those big crowds.  RSVP by calling 925-960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Danny at dhaberman@larpd.org
Parasites!!! The Real Life Zombies!
Saturday, 10/2 12 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Run! Don’t Walk from the…. PARASITES! Join Ranger Seth and get totally grossed out with cringiest, yet almost perfect, life cycles of these organisms. We will talk about many different species from Ticks, all the way to the slithering Leucochlordium flatworm and everything in-between. You may be surprised to find some of them are still used in the medical field today. This is a perfect Ranger Program to get some heebee jeebees (it is October after all) but is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Seth at seddings@larpd.org.   Space is limited so sign up early!
WoodpeckersSunday, 10/32 pmSycamore Grove Park, Nature Area Entrance
Join Ranger Vickie for a talk about woodpeckers. Focusing on the acorn woodpecker, we will learn a little about their lives and then take a walk to look for them. This will be a short 1-mile stroll through the nature study area. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water if you like. This path is not paved, but it is level. All ages welcome, strollers not recommended. Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at veggert@larpd.org
Nocturnal AdventureSaturday, 10/96 pmSycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Come out to Sycamore Grove and sneak in just as the gates are closing to join Ranger Eric on a night hike. We'll talk about owls and other nocturnal creatures, and if we are lucky, we may even get to witness some nocturnal (or crepuscular) life! Cancelled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Eric at ewhiteside@larpd.org
Pumpkin Carving Campfire  Sunday, 10/164:30 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Halloween is fast approaching, and decorations are going to be popping out left and right.  Join Ranger Dawn for an evening filled with one of the favorites – the pumpkin!   We’ll spend the first part of the evening carving this squash into works of art, or horror, depending on your point of view.  Please bring your own pumpkin and carving tools if you have them (there will be a few tools to lend).  Carving stencils will be provided.  The BBQ will be hot and ready for anyone that would like to cook their dinner.   Following the carving and the feasting we’ll gather around the campfire to hear the history of Halloween, how the pumpkin came to be a symbol for this holiday and have some fun with Halloween sing-a-longs.  Hot chocolate and s’mores fixins’ will be provided to enjoy at the campfire.  RSVP required by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dawn at dsoles@larpd.org.  Please sign up early – space is limited!
The Story of PoopSunday, 10/242 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Many people think of tracking as simply looking for foot prints in the dirt. However, things other than foot prints can tell us about the world around us. Join Ranger Doug as we see what poop can tell us about the animals in the park. RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Doug at dsousa@larpd.org
BearsSaturday, 11/611 amSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Bears are some of the most clever animals in the kingdom. Join Ranger Seth to learn about all different types of bears from around the world, including a large extinct bear species. We will talk about why we should not fear these animals but appreciate them. Ranger Seth might even include some of his own true bear stories. Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Seth at seddings@larpd.org.
Sycamore After HoursSaturday, 11/65:30 pmSycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Have you ever wondered what Sycamore Grove is like at night? What sights and sounds come to life once the gates close? Join Ranger Dawn tonight and find out. We will travel to the center of Sycamore Grove for an hour or so of peace and quiet. We will sit and listen to the critters of the night, admire the stars, and in general relax and enjoy. This program is best for folks aged 13 and up. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dawn at dsoles@larpd.org.   Canceled if raining.
Lions, Tigers and…other large catsSunday, 11/72 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Oh my, come join Ranger Doug as we discuss the amazing world of large felines. We will look at their interesting adaptations, what they feed on and how their world is shrinking. We will also look at large cats through history and how early humans interacted with these giant predators. RSVP by calling 925 960 2400 or by emailing Ranger Doug at dsousa@larpd.org.
Stars!Sunday, 11/75 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Ever wonder what is up above us far beyond our atmosphere?  Are you curious about the stars in the night sky and the planets in our solar system?   Join Ranger Danny and the Tri-valley Star Gazers for a night of viewing what is above us.  The Star Gazers will help us find some interesting things happening in space and talk to us about what we are seeing.  Be sure to dress warm and bring your excitement with you!   RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Danny at dhaberman@larpd.org
Fall Arts & Crafts in the ParkSaturday, 11/1310 amSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Come show off your arts and crafts skills and join Ranger Gilbert in a Thanksgiving themed arts and crafts session in the park. Basic art supplies provided. RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or emailing Ranger Gilbert at grodriguez@larpd.org.  Canceled if raining.
Squirrels - Hardcore Survivalists Saturday, 11/13 2 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Squirrels are often overlooked animals in the wilderness. Come join Ranger Seth and find out what makes Squirrels some of the most hardcore survivalists. They may look cute but underneath that soft fur is a force to be reckoned with. After we discuss how headstrong squirrels can be, we will observe squirrel habitat and watch to see if we recognize any behaviors we just discussed. RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Seth at seddings@larpd.org
TurkeysSunday, 11/142 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Vickie as we learn about the animal most talked about in November-the turkey. After a brief talk, we will take a short walk to see if we can find some of these interesting birds. Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at veggert@larpd.org
Fall Bird WalkSaturday, 11/209 amSycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)
Come out and join Ranger Eric for a slow-paced walk thru Sycamore Grove to look and listen for birds! We will have binoculars available to borrow.  Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Eric at ewhiteside@larpd.org
Canines Around the WorldSunday, 11/212 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Dan and learn about different canines around the world.  From the Grey Wolf in North America to the Jackal in Africa we will talk about differences between them as well as similarities.   Canceled if raining.  RSVP by calling 925-960-2400 or emailing dthomas@larpd.org. 
Holiday CampfireSaturday, 12/44 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
It's that time of year again.  The time of peace on earth and good will towards all folks.   Join Ranger Dawn tonight to sit by the campfire and sing some of the songs that celebrate this time of year.   Don't worry if you don't think you have a good singing voice - this is for fun after all.  I will have copies of the words to any song we sing.  I will also have a story or two about some of the legends surrounding the Christmas holiday.  Feel free to bring a hot dog and the fixins' to roast over the fire.   Marshmallows and hot chocolate will be provided.  Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dawn at dsoles@larpd.org
OttersSunday, 12/52 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Dan and learn about the wonderful world of Otters.  Did you know we have River Otters at Sycamore Grove?  We will learn about these awesome predators as well as go for a hike to see if we can find them.  No guarantees we will see any of them but a walk in the park is always fun.  Canceled if raining.  RSVP by calling 925-960-2400 or by emailing dthomas@larpd.org
BobcatsSunday, 12/122 pmSycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)
Join Ranger Vickie for a talk about Sycamore Grove’s bobcats. There will be some furs and skulls to check out as well. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll see one of these amazing cats.

Canceled if raining.  Please RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at veggert@larpd.org

Night HikeSunday, 12/125:30 pmSycamore Grove Park, Nature Area Entrance
Come out to the park as the sun sets! Join Ranger Danny for a leisurely walk through the park after hours and hopefully find some of our animal friends who sleep during the day!  RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Danny at dhaberman@larpd.org
The Great Yule Log HuntSaturday, 12/182 pmSycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)

Grab your silliest holiday hats and join Ranger Eric for the 26th annual hunt for the fabled Yule Log.  We’ll prepare for the hunt with games, merriment, and tales of ancient Yule celebrations.  Then we’ll be off on an old-fashioned hunt for that elusive log.   After the hunt we’ll gather around the fire and make our own Yule logs to take home.  Canceled if raining heavily.  RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Eric at ewhiteside@larpd.org.

Youth Sports & Fitness Camps and Programs (5-17 yrs.)

Summer Camp (6-12 yrs.)

Join our fun and energetic staff at Summer Camp 2021! This summer day camp is action packed with traditional sports and games along with enrichment activities. Each week offers a new theme to add a fun twist to games, activities and crafts. Please bring water, snacks, and lunch. All ages attend the same camp, but we will separate by age. Sign in/out will be located at the Robert Livermore Community Center. **Drop-in and swim lessons not available with this camp. All Health Order guidelines and protocols will be followed. 

DatesThemeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Week 1: 6/14-6/18

Olympics

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

In honor of the 2021 Summer Olympics, participants are broken up into counties as they compete with friends to win as many games and events as possible and learn the history of the Olympics. 

Week 2: 6/21-6/25

Dodgeball 

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Learn the art of dodging as we not only play traditional dodgeball but learn creative twists to the classic sport. 

Week 3: 6/28-7/02

Wacky Day

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Wacky Day: Have you ever played a sports backwards? Participants will be taught different variations of sports and crafting techniques. 

*Week 4: 7/06-7/09 (No class 7/05)

Stars & Stripes

T-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $144 / NR $159

Robert Livermore Community Center

Celebrate Independence Day with sports, American-theme games, and learning about the USA. 

Week 5: 7/12-7/16

Survivor

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 /  NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Participants are split into tribes and are awarded points for different categories throughout the week such as team spirit, team creativity, sportsmanship and competitions. 

Week 6: 7/19-7/23

Crazy Creations

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Crazy Creations: Build your own creations throughout the week that will be put to the test! 

Week 7: 7/26-7/30

Adventure Land

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Adventure Land: Alongside sports and fun activities, we will be celebrating our wild side as we explore the outdoors. 

Week 8: 8/02-8/06

All Ball Tournament

M-F 

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

All Ball Tournament: Sports Madness! Teams will compete in different sports and activities as they move their way up the bracket in this week long tournament. 

Week 9: 8/09-8/13

The Final Match

M-F

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Res $180 / NR $198

Robert Livermore Community Center

Finish the summer with a week full of fan favorite games and activities. 

Summer Camp Pre-Care

Pre-care gives you the ability to drop off early each day of camp for the week registered. Participants must be pre-registered for this; fees are set for the week. 

Dates

Days

Time

Weekly Fees

6/14-8/13

M-F

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  

Res $50 / NR $55

Hot Shots Basketball Camp

Have fun learning the game of basketball through dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. These fundamentals of the game will be taught through a variety of drills and competitions, all while maintaining a fun and safe environment. Camps will be held outside at the basketball courts at Livermore Downs Park. 

DatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
6/14-6/30

5-7 yrs.

W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
7/14-7/28

5-7 yrs.

W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
8/04-8/18

5-7 yrs.

W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
6/16-6/30

5-7 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
7/14-7/28

5-7 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
8/04-8/18

5-7 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
6/16-6/308-10 yrs. W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
7/14-7/28

8-10 yrs.

W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
8/04-8/18

8-10 yrs.

W3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
6/16-6/30

8-10 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
7/14-7/28

8-10 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
8/04-8/18

8-10 yrs.

W4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
6/16-6/30

11-13 yrs.

W5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
7/14-7/28

11-13 yrs.

W5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park
8/04-8/18

11-13 yrs.

W5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Res $67 / NR $74Livermore Downs Park

Club V.I.P. Level 1 Volleyball Camp 

Improve your hitting, passing ans serving volleyball skills. Club V.I.P. volleyball camps are a progressive system to help breakdown skills and build up a solid foundation. They'll learn the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics. There will be a 15 minute snack break in the middle of each day. Our hope is to establish a great foundation that will excite participants to join Club V.I.P.'s Girls Leagues. 

DatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
6/28-7/110-14 yrs. M-TH9:00am-10:30amRes $93 / NR $102Robert Livermore Community Center - Sand Volleyball Courts
7/19-7/2210-14 yrs. M-TH 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $103 / NR $113Robert Livermore Community Center - Sand Volleyball Courts

Club V.I.P. Outdoor Girls' Beach Volleyball League

Participating in Club V.I.P.'s Beach Volleyball League, players will get a chance to work on beach skills and receive conditioning due to playing on the sand. This is for intermediate indoor players who want to play beach volleyball. The league will be a 6v6 format. Included two hour practices, once a week for three weeks. Scrimmages will be held at different cities within the Tri-Valley during the last two weeks of the five week league. 

DatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
6/24-7/2912-15 yrs. TH6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Res $183 / NR $201Robert Livermore Community Center - Sand Volleyball Courts

Arora Tennis Camp

Fun skill building tennis drills that help students learn the basics while building confidence. Camp will focus on rally contests, playing games, learning scoring, understanding basic tennis rules and end with a camp tournament. Students will be grouped by age and ability. Prizes will be handed out at the end of the each week. Come learn a sport you can play for a lifetime. Camp welcomes beginner and intermediate levels. 

DatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation 
6/14-6/187-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
6/21-6/257-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
6/28-7/027-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
*7/06-7/097-14 yrs. T-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $183 / NR $201Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
7/12-7/167-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
7/19-7/237-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
7/26-7/307-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
8/02-8/067-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts
8/09-8/127-14 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $228 / NR $251Robert Livermore Tennis Courts

Skyhawks Summer Camps

Program NameDatesAge DaysTimesFeesLocation
Skyhawks Soccer6/28-7/017-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Skyhawks Soccer7/26-7/297-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sports knowledge required for their next step in soccer. Areas of focus are dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. By the end of the program, your child will have learned new life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, made new friends and improve their soccer skills. 
Skyhawks Multi-Sport6/28-7/017-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Multi-Sport programs are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rule and essential skills of each sport, along with vital life lessons such as sportsmanship and teamwork. 
Skyhawks Golf7/12-7/157-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Skyhawks Golf7/26-7/297-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Participants will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, body positioning, etiquette and keeping score. The program is specifically designed for the entry-level player, simplifying instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment will be provided. 
Skyhawks Lacrosse7/12-7/157-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun, non-checking environment. 
Skyhawks Flag Football8/09-8/127-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
Give your child the perfect introduction to America's favorite game with Skyhawks Flag Football Fueled by USA Football. Campers will learn fundamentals like passing, receiving, kicking and flag pulling in a fun, positive environment. 
Skyhawks Track & Field8/09-8/127-12 yrs. M-TH9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $162 / NR $178Robertson Park
The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching and cool down techniques are taught. Track and field events include javelin, discus, shot put, hurdles, long jump, triple jump and various running and relay events. 


Youth Enrichment Camps & Programs

Mad Science Camps

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
Crazy Chemistry6/21-6/256-12 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $303 / NR $333Robert Livermore Community Center
We'll explore and create exciting reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals. Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap. *$50 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp. 
Secret Agent Lab6/21-6/256-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $303 / NR $333Robert Livermore Community Center
Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering, analysis and fingerprinting detection. This camp will help you sharpen your special operative skills as you learn about the secret world of espionage. $50 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp.
Eureka7/12-7/166-12 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $303 / NR $333Robert Livermore Community Center
Join us as we take students on a historical journey with a hands-on approach, learning about some of the worlds' greatest inventors from Leonardo da Vinci to Tesla to Thomas Edison to the Wright Brothers. We challenge our class to use their imagination and creativity to survive on a deserted island by designing devices to capture food and water, by building bridges, shelters and even a boat to make it off the island. These are only a few examples of what this camp experience will be like. $50 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp.
Wonders of Science 7/12-7168-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $303 / NR $333Robert Livermore Community Center 
Join us as we explore the science of our world and learn about foundational blocks of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and more. Experiment with inertia, gravity, and potential and Kinetic energy. Students will learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up reactive ingredients for sensational and sometime explosive results. Topics range from physics, chemistry, biology and life science, and earth and environmental science. $50 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp.

Play-Well TEKnologies

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Stem + Pokemon w/LEGO6/28-7/025-10 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $433 / NR $476Robert Livermore Community Center
Prepare for a full day Lego camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines such as: chugging steamboats, enchanting moon bridges, and bustling airports. Then join Ash and Pikachu as you explore the vast world of Pokemon, design your own Poke balls, and fly with Charizard. Engineering and Pokemon adventures are the focus of this new full day camp.  
STEM + Minecraft w/LEGO8/09-8/135-10 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $433 / NR $476Robert Livermore Community Center
Prepare for a full day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun. First, build projects inspired by cool machines while applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture. Then, journey into the Minecraft universe to build a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Engineer and craft innovative solutions. 

Incrediflix

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Live Action Flix7/26-7/307-13 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Robert Livermore Community Center
Discover your film making talent. You don't have to be an actor to take part, as we''ll guide you through the Hollywood process to create, direct, film, act, and more. You won't just make an incredible movie, you'll have the skill to make your own movie with friends. *All Flix will be emailed a month after camp.  Lunch supervision is included if enrolled in the Incrediflix morning camp as well. **$35 production fee is required at the time of registration. 
Animation Flix7/26-7/307-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $223 / NR $251Robert Livermore Community Center
In this fast paced class, you'll be creating up to 4 stop motion movies. These will include dinosaurs, paper cartoons, white board, and free choice day where you'll get to choose from playdoh, jewels, or items brought from home. *Flix will be emailed within a month after camp ends. Lunch supervision is included if enrolled in the Incrediflix morning camp as well. **$35 production fee is required at the time of registration. 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Jurassic Brick Land6/28-7/026-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Robert Livermore Community Center
Are you ready for the adventure of your life? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage, you're about to enter Jurassic Brick Land. Students will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T.Rex, and more. We'll learn about amazing dinosaurs that live during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roam the earth and swam the seas during that era millions of years later. *$50 material fee due at the time of registration. 
Game on Camp7/12-7/166-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Robert Livermore Community Center
Campers will use LEGO bricks to create and build different characters from video games such as Mario Bros, Roblox, Beyblades, Pokemon, and Minecraft come to life through the use of our robots, mosaics, and 3D art, all made out of LEGO bricks. Don't forget classic Nintendo and SEGA themes such as Zelda, Duck Hunt, Pacman, and sonic the Hedgehog. Each day will be a  new adventure as the virtual and LEGO worlds combine. $50 material fee due at the time of registration. 
Crusin' the Jungle Camp7/26-7/306-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Robert Livermore Community Center
Come explore the jungle using LEGO bricks in our brand new camp. Campers will hop in the jungle boat cruiser to search for the secrete tree of life. They will encounter all of the wonders, dangers, and surprises the wild jungle has to offer. Campers will have to navigate around the chomping crocodiles, sneak past the indigenous tribes protecting their hidden treasures, and make friends with animals like gorillas, elephants, and much more. $50 material fee due at the time of registration. 
Super Hero Academy8/09-8/136-12 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Robert Livermore Community Center
Join Bricks 4 KIdz for a week of building Super Heros with LEGO bricks. Campers will recognize a family of incredible heroes, hero guardians in space, teen heroes, and of course their favorite classic heroes. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Build a fantasy world and protect it from enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO bricks. At the end of the week, all super hero campers will take home a custom mini figure. $50 material fee due at the time of registration. 

Little Medical School

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
Little Doctor Camp7/06-7/095-10 yrs. 

M-F

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $208 / NR $228Robert Livermore Community Center
Discover the fascinating science of the human body with hands-on crafts, games and role playing. Campers will learn STEM concepts in a fun and unique way by learning about broken bones, stitches, and so much more. Each student will receive a working stethoscope and participate in a variety of projects. *$20 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp. 
Little Vets Camp7/06-7/095-10 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Res $208 / NR $228Robert Livermore Community Center
The camp engages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. *$20 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of camp. 

Science Beginnings

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
Physics Fun Chemistry Fizz7/19-7/237-12 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $243 / NR $267Robert Livermore Community Center
Bring on the motors, batteries, and connectors. This camp makes playful inventions like a scribbling robot, experiment with static electricity, levitation, and Newton's Law of Motion with experiments with stomp rockets. In Chemistry, get prepared for things that ooze and bubble, crazy slime, spectacular dry ice experiments and polymers. Interesting experiments with mega flying fish and the Bernouli's Principle. *$10 material fee due at the time of registration.  

Spanish Academy

Program NameThemeDatesAgeDaysTimeFeesLocation
Spanish CampAt the Zoo6/14-6/185-12 yrs. M-F9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Spanish CampIn the Country6/21-6/255-12 yrs. M-F9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Spanish CampAt the Supermarket6/28-7/025-12 yrs. M-F9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Spanish CampAt the City7/12-7/165-12 yrs. M-F1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Spanish CampSports7/19-7/235-12 yrs. M-F1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Spanish CampActivities7/26-7/305-12 yrs. M-F1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Res $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Andale, andale amigos! Children will have one of the kind, complete Spanish cultural experience learning the Spanish language through thematic-based vocabulary, conversational practice, songs, art and more. Open to all levels. Students will receive a snack. Join us for one or more of our exciting themed weeks. 
Cooking CampCamp #1 8/09-8/135-12 yrs. M-FOn-DemandRes $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Come join our fiesta cooking Mexican foods such as enchiladas, churros, etc. Children will learn the history of each dish, students will make their own Mexican Cook Book with the recipes of each dish, and learn how to cook these delicious typical Mexican dishes. Que Delicioso! *Parents and students will receive all recipes, history and cooking supply list prior to the class to purchase. Students will also receive the materials to make their own cookbook. Students will be taught virtually on how to cook each recipe. 
Cooking CampCamp #28/23-8/275-12 yrs. M-FOn-DemandRes $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Andale, andale, join us to make Mexican side dishes and staples from scratch. Students will be cooking these side dishes and staples from beginning to end. Learn to cook tortillas (corn/flour), beans (pinto/refried), Mexican rice, salsa, and more. Que Delicioso! *Parents and students will receive all recipes, history and cooking supply list prior to the class to purchase. Students will also receive the materials to make their own cookbook. Students will be taught virtually on how to cook each recipe. 
Cooking CampCamp #38/23-8/275-12 yrs. M-FOn-DemandRes $238 / NR $262Virtual Online
Fiesta, fiesta come join our Mexican dessert only cooking camp. Children will cook from beginning to end. Students will receive all of the recipes for churros, Mexican ice cream, flan, bunuelos, and more. *Parents and students will receive all recipes, history and cooking supply list prior to the class to purchase. Students will also receive the materials to make their own cookbook. Students will be taught virtually on how to cook each recipe. 

Silicon Valley 4 U

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Movie Making with Scratch6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online
Movie Making with Scratch6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online
This class is an exciting adventure for kids, teaching them to use coding to create fun movie projects. It will teach campers to use scratch tools to create their own animated movies, nurture their creativity and encourage them to use dance, movement, fun colors, music, and using code to create their own fun movie projects. Campers will learn to assemble the video clips, and to write code for their projects. 
Python for Beginner6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online
Python for Beginners6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F1:00  p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online
Code skills are among the most in-demand in today's job market, get your real world experience with this introduction to computational thinking. Once you have the basics, go further to see how your coding knowledge applies to machine learning. You'll start with logic games and Python, the fastest growing programming language available, then move to object oriented concepts. As your understanding of coding deepens, explore creating simple neural networks, and prepare for more advanced machine learning couses. 
3D Printing in a Fun and Exciting Way6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online 
3D Printing in a Fun and Exciting Way6/07-6/116-18 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $253 / NR $278Virtual Online
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. Join us for an enriching fun learning session to understand the basics of 3D printing. 

Young Rembrandts

Program NameDatesAgeDaysTimesFeesLocation
Horses, Horses & More Horses Workshop6/14-6/186-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Five fun-filled days await your camper as we explore the wonderful world of horses. Horses are not only graceful and majestic animals, but they are also excellent subjects to draw and color. In our camp, campers will learn how to draw horses of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Colorful compositions help our campers strengthen their coloring skills. 
Junior Under the Sea Workshop6/14-6/184-6 yrs. M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
Under the sea make us think of mermaids, fish, shipwrecks and even sharks. All of these will inspire our work as we draw many animal and human characters found under the sea. On the last day, campers will create a large drawing with the story of their own. 
Junior Space Workshop6/21-6/254-6 yrs. M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
We will explore the topic of space while working in three different mediums. Learn to draw spaceships and the crew with color pencils, learn cartoon technique while drawing aliens and ships with sharpies, and learn to draw crew members and outer space. On the last day create a large space piece. 
African Safari Workshop6/21-6/256-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Go on a safari adventure as we explore exciting lands and many animals that inhabit Africa. Campers will draw a variety of animals in various scenes with different media. Campers will be challenged by creating 2 large scenes - one in graphic style filled with a variety of animals and the other focusing on the twists and turns of an African snake completed with pastel chalk. 
Junior Zoo Workshop6/28-7/024-6 yrs. M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
Join us as we learn to draw a variety of animals found at our local zoo. We will draw giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and more. On the final day, campers will draw one large zoo scene, divided into several habitats and incorporating many animal friends. 
Animal Cartoon Workshop6/28-7/026-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Campers will learn how to drawn animals of all shapes, sizes, and colors as funny cartoons. They will learn how to personify ordinary animals, transforming them into full realized cartoon characters. 
Preschool Book Combo Workshop/Eric Carle Workshop7/12-7/164-6 yrs. M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
Preschool children will explore the world of Eric Carle by reading a different book each day and drawing a picture based on the book we read together. Our creativity and imagination will play together as we create wonderful drawings. We will learn how to draw a variety of creatures like caterpillars, ladybugs, crabs and so much more. 
Fashion Runway 2: Royal Princess7/12-7/166-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Campers will draw portraits showcasing medieval head wear, clothing, basic figure drawing, and illustrate medieval-themed fashion accessories. More advanced figure drawing techniques and elaborate clothing will be drawn on the forth day of class. The last day will include creating a large, wonderfully detailed medieval scene of a queen and her ladies in waiting. 
Junior Transportation Workshop7/19-7/234-6 yrs.  M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
This workshop gives you the chance to learn how to draw all the different modes of transportation we use to get around, maybe even some we don't use. Cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and more will fill our drawings. WE will complete our last day with one large scene including roads, bridges, and vehicles as we can draw. 
Anime Cartoon Workshop7/19-7/236-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Come explore the world of Anime by creating your own Anime characters. Campers will use a variety of facial expressions and action and movements to illustrate their scenes. On the last day of camp, campers will create and draw a large comic book type of scene in the Anime style. 
Junior Princess Workshop8/02-8/064-6 yrs. M-F10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Res $178 / NR $196Virtual Online
Everybody loves to play dress up. Learn to draw yourself in glamour wear including purses, crowns jewelry and so much more. Step-by-step drawing techniques to create your fantasy princess come to life. 
Rock Out! Workshop8/02-8/066-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
During the opening act, campers will draw stylized instruments and the party doesn't end there. Campers will illustrate close-up portraits of rock stars, and create rock inspired cartoons. Rocking out to musicians and campers will hit the stage by drawing an awesome concert scene to close out the last day of camp. 
Pastel Drawing Workshop - Passport to Pastels8/09-8/136-13 yrs. M-F1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Res $153 / NR $168Virtual Online
Grab your passport and join us was we experience the world of medium pastels. Camper will travel to three different locations that will inspire their creations. Each day, campers will complete a 12x18 drawing in pastel chalk. No experience is necessary. Please wear an old shirt or smock to each day of class. 
50+ Programs and Trips UPDATED 7/27

50+ Programs

Estate Planning: Trust vs. Wills

Tues, Aug 3 (Virtual)

Thurs, Sept 23 (In-Person)

Tues, Oct 26 (In-Person)

Wed, Dec 1 (In-Person)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

In-Person Classes held at Robert Livermore Community Center

4444 East Ave, Livermore

Review the primary options of estate planning from trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney and receive a general overview of probate and estate taxes. Registration for each person is required. Call 925-373-5700 to register. Instructor: Jennifer Thaete
Walking with Purpose: Walking GroupThursdays, 6/3-8/269:30 - 11 a.m.RLCC 4444 East Ave, Meet in the Courtyard
Enjoy socializing as you walk? Designed for all levels for walkers. Walk at your own comfortable pace. Groups leaves from the RLCC Courtyard to walk the perimeter of Robert Livermore Community Park. Focus is on time not distance. The goal is to walk a minimum of 15 minutes at your own pace at 9:30 am. Ongoing registration.
Barnwood Painting at RavenswoodWed, July 2811:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Ravenswood Historic Site (2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore)

TURN BARNWOOD INTO A MASTERPIECE Try your hand at painting barnwood planks to create some whimsically rustic décor to display in your home, on your porch or in your yard. Step-by-step instructions with Kathy and Gayle. All supplies included for this delightful outdoor crafting experience. Wear your work shirt! Instructors: Kathy Lake and Gayle Thorsen-McCune

Outdoors at Ravenswood on the shady lawn.
An Afternoon With... Jacques CousteauWed, Aug 182 - 3:30 p.m.ZOOM
Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, ocean explorer, and co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung. He is known for his extensive undersea investigations and his iconic red hat. He brought marine biology to the masses through his many TV specials, and his name remains connected to oceanography and ocean conservation. Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler will portray the famed marine biologist.

Production part of the Ed Kinney Lecture series brought to you by the Pleasanton Museum on Main.

Walk, Talk and S'more's with a RangerWed, Sept. 15:30 - 7:30 p.m.Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)
Come out for a short hike on easy trails, narrated by our knowledgeable LARPD Ranger, and finish up with roasting S'mores at the campfire. Wear your comfy walking shoes, bring water to stay hydrated!
Meet at the Group picnic area by the Ranger Station off Arroyo Road.
 
Livermore's Cowboy and Ranching Roots with Richard FinnThurs, Aug 191:30 - 3 pmRobert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave
We all love Livermore, but have you ever wondered about the roots of Livermore's history that helped make it the place you want to live in today's world? Learn about Livermore's Cowboy and Rancher Roots in personfrom City Historian, Richard Finn. Hear the stories from Livermore's rich history as Richard shares his research on the ranchers and cowboys that founded our community, many of whom still live and ranch in the area.
Livermore ... it's not just about wineries !

FREE Historic Neighborhood Walk of Livermore Homes

Monday, 12/2110:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

YouTube

Take a virtual walk with Livermore Historian, Richard Finn, to learn about the history and stories of the historic homes on the south side of town. Livermore Heritage Guild Donations appreciated. Tour led by Livermore Heritage Guild and City Historian, Richard Finn. Watch the recorded version of the talk on the LARPD YouTube channel!
Program NameDay/DateTimeLocation

Senior Trips

Join our POP_UP Trip Email List to be notified of upcoming trips! Our trip program is shifting to pop-up trips only for Fall 2020. We're optimistic we can identify some safe travel options this year but we won't know that until we get closer to potential trip dates. If you would like to be added to our email list to be notified of upcoming pop-up trips please email Joan Beason at jbeason@larpd.org.


50+ Fitness Classes UPDATED 7/27
 

50+ Fitness Classes

Program NameDay/DateTimeLocation
INDOOR Line Dancing with Sue KraftMon, Aug 2 - 23 - REGISTER
Mon, Aug 30 - Sept 28 - REGISTER
Mon, Oct 4 - 25 - REGISTER
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave
Come join this beginning Line Dancing class where you can unwind, meet new friends, and exercise. You'll learn the basic steps for each line dance. Steps are taught slowly, easily and repeated until you feel comfortable. Previously learned dances will be reviewed. No partner necessary. Instructor: Sue Kraft
OUTDOOR Tai Chi Level 1Fri, 8/13 - 9/24 - REGISTER10 - 10:50 am85 Trevarno Road (Behind Little House Preschool)

Gentle exercise that integrates your mind and body. Proven through scientific study to increase flexibility, muscular strength and fitness. Promotes correct body posture, improved breathing, blood pressure and balance.

This class is held outdoors behind the Little House Preschool at 85 Trevarno Road.
OUTDOOR Tai Chi Level 2Thurs, 8/12 - 9/30 - REGISTER9 - 9:50 a.m.85 Trevarno Road (Behind Little House Preschool)

Description: For participants who have already taken Tai Chi Level 1 and are familiar with this modified Sun Style. This class will be held outside at the Almond Park Picnic Area

OUTDOOR Tai Chi Level 3

Mon, 8/9 - 9/27 - REGISTER

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.85 Trevarno Road (Behind Little House Preschool)
For advanced students who have already taken Level 2. Class progresses into Sun Style, 73 forms.  Instructor: Barbara Reynolds
Tues, 7/13 - 9/7 
9 - 9:50 a.m.Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave
Come enjoy a combination of low impact aerobics, strength training and stretch. Dance to soft, motivating music as you decrease your risk of falling and increase functionality with everyday tasks. Bring light weights and water. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff
INDOOR Chair Strength, Balance, and FlexibilityTues, 7/13 - 9/910 - 10:50 a.m.Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave
Come together with us to maintain muscle mass and even build new muscle mass, practice balance, strengthen your core and strengthen neuromuscular patterns. We will also work on flexibility and range of motion. We will move to uplifting music and enjoy each other's company. Bring 2 or 3 pound weights, water and smile. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff
OUTDOOR Light & Easy Aerobics
Thurs, 7/15 - 9/910 - 10:50 a.m.85 Trevarno Road (Behind Little House Preschool)
Come enjoy a combination of low impact aerobics, strength training and stretch. Dance to soft, motivating music as you decrease your risk of falling and increase functionality with everyday tasks. Bring light weights and water. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff
OUTDOOR Chair Strength, Balance, and FlexibilityThursday, 7/15 - 9/911 - 11:50 a.m.85 Trevarno Road
Come together with us to maintain muscle mass and even build new muscle mass, practice balance, strengthen your core and strengthen neuromuscular patterns. We will also work on flexibility and range of motion. We will move to uplifting music and enjoy each other's company. Bring 2 or 3 pound weights, water and smile. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff
INDOOR Zumba Gold Basic with ChristinaMonday, 8/2 - 9/20 - REGISTER9 - 9:45 a.m.

Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave

Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. No Class 7/5 Instructor: Christina Kim 

OUTDOOR Zumba Gold Basic with Alice

Thursday, 6/10-7/298:45- 9:45 a.m.

85 Trevarno Road

Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Instructor: Alice Johnson


50+ Virtual Fitness Classes UPDATED 7/27
 

50+ Virtual Fitness Classes

Program NameDay/DateTimeLocation

VIRTUAL Zumba Gold Basic with Alice

Tues, 7/6 - 8/24

Wed, 7/7 - 8/25

Sat, 7/10 - 8/28

9:00- 10:00 a.m.

Virtual via Zoom

Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Classes will be taught by instructors virtually over ZOOM. Participants will have access to recorded classes for 7 days after class. Instructor: Alice Johnson

VIRTUAL Zumba Gold Basic with Christina 

Fri, 7/9 - 8/279:00- 10:00 a.m.

Virtual via Zoom

Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. Classes will be taught by instructors virtually via ZOOM. Participants will have access to recorded classes for 7 days. Instructor: Christina Kim


50+ Services and Support Groups

50+ Services

Holiday Closure: 9/6

Phone: 925-373-5760

Website: www.LARPD.org

Helpful Phone Numbers 

Alameda County Senior Program

Community Support Program: Financial Assistance for 50+ Recreation Programs: If you want to participate in more LARPD Senior programs and activities but need financial assistance, think about our Community Support Program through the LARPD Foundation. Open to Livermore residents 50 and over. Applications may be obtained at the front counter or mailed to you. Call 925-373-5700 for more information. 

PRIME TIME Newsletter: Subscribe to our E-Newsletter for regular program updates by clicking HERE.

Senior Lunch Program: Good Thyme Cafe. Daily lunch for diners 60+ through Open Heart Kitchen Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. Until further notice, Open Heart Kitchen's Senior Meals will be offered for curbside of walk-up pickup only following the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) release posted March 10, 2020. ALL DINERS MUST WEAR A MASK. Please visit the Open Heart Kitchen website for current information on meal service in Livermore: https://www.openheartkitchen.org/senior-meals/.

FREE Consultations: If you have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, Medicare and Medi-Cal information, legal assistance, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, etc., call 925-373-5760 to receive more information on how to get assistance or to schedule an appointment. 

Emergency Financial Assistance 60+: The Wiesner Memorial Fund is a special fund for seniors, 60 and older, who need financial assistance in the event of an emergency. For additional information call 925-373-5760.

FREE Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP): Need help understanding your Medicare or other health insurances? A trained HICAP counselor can help. Call 510-893-0393 for more information.

FREE Legal Assistance for Seniors 60+: Receive legal advice and consultation from a professional lawyer over the phone. Designed for adults 60+ and persons assisting individuals 60+. No wills. Call 510-832-3040 for more information.

50+ Support Groups

FREE Dementia Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association, Asbury United Methodist Church 4743 East Avenue, Livermore: The Alzheimer's Associations' support group is open for families and caregivers of person's suffering from Alzheimer's or a related disorder. It provides a safe environment for individuals to express feelings, give and receive support, learn about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and discover effective ways to cope with and care for Alzheimer's patients. Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. For detailed information, contact Heather at 800-272-3900 or by email at heather.gray@alz.org.

FREE Living OUT in Livermore: Join this safe and confidential drop-in peer support group for LGBTQ persons 50+. Share thoughts, feelings, resources and information while providing support for each other. Group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by trained peers. For more information, contact Anne at 510-548-8283 ext. 126 or anne@pacificcenter.org. Groups are held on Tuesdays from 2:00- 3:30 p.m. on 9/1, 10/6, 11/3 and 12/1.

FREE Dementia Care Consultations: Dori Sproul of the Alzheimer's Association, Robert Livermore Community Center- Consultation Room: Caregiving for someone with dementia? If you are stressed, overwhelmed and need support and information, schedule an appointment on the third Thursday of each month with Dory for advice, education or to develop a plan for the road ahead. Drop-ins accepted. Call 925-284-2942 to schedule an appointment.


Business Hours and Registration Information

Business Hours


The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District offices are currently closed due to the Health Order. We have staff available to assist with registration needs over the phone from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Monday - Friday.  We are not able to offer in person registration at this time. 

Phone Registration - 925-373-5700

Online Registration - LARPD.org

Email Registration - registration@larpd.org

Registration Information

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District accepts registration online and over the phone during business hours. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis unless otherwise noted in the course description. Participants are encouraged to register at least one week prior to the course start date. Programs, classes activities and services may be cancelled or combined due to low enrollment. Proof of residency will be required upon registration. Residents are those who reside within the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's boundaries. Fees labeled NR in the Activity Guide or on printed materials represent non-resident status and fees.The Activity guide is prepared month in advance, the District cannot guarantee all information in the guide is most current. Please contact the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District at 925-373-5700 during business hours or go online to confirm class details if needed. 

Refund and Transfer Policy

Refunds and/or transfers will be granted up to seven (7) business days prior to the first class meeting. Refund and/or transfer requests made less than seven (7) business days before the first class meeting will not be granted. There is a $12 service charge applied to all refunds or transfers initiated by the participant, as well as withholding any material or class fees paid through LARPD that are associated with the class. Refunds and/or transfers will not be granted 24 hours after the first class meeting unless the request is pertaining to a disability or medical condition. This will be at the discretion of LARPD staff and may require a doctor's note. LARPD reserves the right to cancel any program, class, activity, camp or service for any reason; participants will have the opportunity to transfer to a similar program or receive a full refund. $20 fee will be charged to the participant's household for all returned checks. 

2020/2021 Yearly Liability Waiver

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has implemented a Yearly Liability Waiver that will be effective from March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Our liability waiver will cover all activities, classes, camps and programs that are provided by the Livermore Are Recreation and Park District. Additional program/activity permission slips may be required. One authorized signature from a legal parent/guardian may sign on a minor's behalf (under 18 years of age). Additional family members who are over the age of 18 will be required to provide their own signature to the form. Over the phone registrations are required to complete the Yearly Liability Waiver Form prior to registration. Completed forms may be emailed to registration@larpd.org. Over the phone registration will not be accepted unless a Yearly Liability Waiver Form has been completed with appropriate signatures. The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District accepts online registration through our ActiveNet registration software. Participants are encouraged to register online to avoid the hustle and bustle of over-the-phone registration.l Online registrations require an acknowledgment of our electronic Yearly Liability Waiver for each registration transaction. Participants will not be allowed to register online or over the phone without acknowledging our Liability Waiver. 

2021 Annual Liability Waiver Form

Access and Inclusion

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you or a family member needs assistance or program accommodations, please contact our main office during business hours at 925-373-5700 and we will be more than happy to assist you.