Summer Student Resources & Events

San Jose & Surrounding Areas

Student in Need of Breakfast/Lunch?

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

The text information service is run by No Kid Hungry, an initiative of the non-profit organization Share Our Strength.

No Kid Hungry has access to information about tens of thousands of groups serving free meals nationwide as part of the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Click the link to find the flyer about FREE meals this summer for kids and teens.


Click here to view a full list of TEEN events hosts by the San Jose Public Library from June to August! Sample events include (on various dates and locations):

Summer Movie Night on the Plaza

Join us for a fun, family night out! We'll be showing the blockbuster hit: Moana. The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she...

Celestial Bodies: LED Constellations for Teens

Recreate the beauty of the night sky by making your own LED constellation. For teens 12 and up.

SRC Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

Join us as we kick-off the 2017 Summer Reading challenge with ice cream and activities! You will be able to sign the whole family up for Summer Reading and...

Teen Project - Summer Style

Use fabric markers to jazz up your wardrobe! Bring an old piece of clothing you want to freshen up, or use one of the plain t-shirts available. Ages 12-18.

Teens and the Deathly Hallows

Come to the library for some witchy fun! Celebrate the summer Harry Potter style. More details to come

Summer Camps @ The Tech

At Summer Camps @ The Tech, powered by Galileo, students entering Grades 4-8 explore riveting, real-world subjects alongside inspiring educators who share their passion for science.

Your innovative summer starts now. Here’s what you need to know about signing up your 4th-8th grader for Summer Camps @ The Tech, powered by Galileo:

  • June 12 to Aug. 18: Design your day just the way you like it. Include a morning class from 9 a.m. to noon, or an afternoon class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — or both

  • New and updated classes: Our 2017 lineup includes 18 hands-on classes, including BioTech: Active Accessories, a new class where campers will get wired into the world of wearable tech to create their own fitness tracking device. We’re also offering updates to our popular classes like Animal M.D., Virtual Reality, and 3D Animation.

For more information for how to register:

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Santa Cruz Shakespeare in the Grove at Delaveaga Park

July 5 - Sept 3

Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is a nationally recognized theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Guests to Santa Cruz Shakespeare are welcome to come early to the show, pack a picnic, bring wine, beer, and take in the scenery. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is the only outdoor theatre company with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary from our picnic glen.

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona: Aug 1 - Sept 3
  • Measure for Measure: July 18 - Sept 2
  • Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps: July 5 - Sept 3

For more information visit:

San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Teens 13-17 years old:

Looking for a positive outlet for your teen? Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services' (PRNS) teen programs focus on helping teenagers navigate the challenges and social pressures of growing up. Our teen centers offer a safe place for teens to socialize as well as take part in field trips, sports leagues, mentoring programs,and volunteer opportunities.Your teenager can also sign up to be a member of our fitness centers or take classes to build their academic, music and art skills.

Sample classes include:

  • Programs and Classes for Teens
  • Leagues, Sports Fields & Gyms
  • Aquatic Activities for Teens
  • Teen Centers
  • Biking and Skating
  • Health and Fitness
  • Teen Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Therapeutic Recreation Services

More information can be found at:

Scholarships Available

The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Scholarship Program will ensure that qualifying San José residents will have access to participation in department programs,classes, and activities. All requests are subject to available funding and qualifications. Follow the link to view more.


Mon-Thur: 10am-4pm


Students in grades 4-8 attend this full-day summer camp, which focuses on both short and long-term academic, social, and emotional development. This year Summer Academy will be held June 29th-July 30th, Monday-Thursday. New members of Summer Academy and the Education Department can register for Summer Academy on May 7th from 1-5 pm in our Learning Center.

For more information, please call 408.916.5067


June 12 - July 28, 2017

7:30am - 6:00pm (M-F)

Ages 6-18

$750 - 7 week summer program
(Partial scholarships are available at $400 for qualified youth. Please visit your local clubhouse.)