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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department runs the Latchkey Program which offers an after school program, school break day camps and summer camps. It is licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services.

Our dynamic and creative staff is trained in child development and age appropriate activities to encourage engagement from the children. All staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Children build positive self-esteem through their involvement in a wide-range of activities which include recreation and fitness skills. 

VIDEO - Kids Enjoy The Latchkey Program (March 22, 2018)



This program is the solution for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments. It operates after school during the school year in conjunction with the CCISD, CISD and FBISD schedules. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year as space permits. Please call for availability.

The Latchkey After School Program (School Year 2017–2018) will run from August 28, 2017–May 30, 2018, in conjunction with each school district's schedule. Latchkey After School Program list of 29 program sites. 



This camp program is for youth ages 5-13. It is the answer for working parents concerned about leaving their children in unsupervised environments during the following school breaks. Camps are offered at the Galvan Elementary school site from 7:30am–6pm. Children need to bring a lunch and a snack. Cost is only $30/day/child or $25 scholarship fee/day/child. 

CAMP DATES DURING 2017–2018 SCHOOL YEAR: View the Vacation Station Spring Break 2018 flyer for more details and the registration schedule, or call (361) 826-3499.



This fun, enrichment camps program operates annually from June through August for youth ages 5-13. It features a variety of activities such as swimming, tennis, arts & crafts, guest speakers and field trips. The curriculum is designed for children to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends and discover new interests. Qualifying sites will be provided with lunch and an afternoon snack. We understand that finding a summer camp that is right for your child, schedule, and budget can be a challenge. This camp is the answer for parents! 

Latchkey Summer Camps 2018 will run June–August, Monday–Friday, 7:30am–6pm (closed July 4) at six camp sites. Online registration will not be offered for these camps. Fee is $89/week/child. Tuition assistance is available for qualified participants. Call for more information. Please check back to this page in early May 2018 for registration schedule and more details.

Contact & More Information

Phone: (361) 826-3499





SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS regarding registration, payment and the first day for child to attend the Latchkey Program: Payment is due at the time of registration, before a child’s first day with the Latchkey program—no exception.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is offered for the Latchkey After School Program. Once the school year is underway, online registration will be ongoing, space permitting. Online registration is not offered for summer camps.

ONLINE PAYMENT is available for parents who have already registered their child/children for the Latchkey After School Program. This service provides parents 24-hour convenience to make monthly payments from their homes.

After the program starts, call for more information or availability.






The Latchkey Program is always looking for a few good men and women who enjoy working with children in an exciting and fun environment.  

► Latchkey Summer 2017 Part-Time Positions - Flyer

► City of Corpus Christi Job Postings - Apply Online