After School Program, Youth Day Camp & Teen Camp

The City of Gardena Recreation & Human Services Department provides an After School Program for Gardena children grades K-7 as well as Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Day Camps for ages 5 to 12 years old and Teen Camp for ages 13 to 17 years old.

Registration is required, register online at or at the Recreation Division Office located in the Nakaoka Community Center at:

Nakaoka Community Center
1670 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday

For more information, please call (310) 217-9537 or visit

After School Program

The after school program include one snack per day, character development, recreational activities, homework assistance, and arts & crafts.

After School Program location is determined by school.

  • For kids 5-12 years old
  • Program runs from time of school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Day Camps

The City of Gardena Recreation & Human Services Department sponsors day camps throughout the year for children between the ages of 5 -12. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). The camps are held at one of the following parks: Freeman Park and Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park.

The camps include two snacks per day, activities, educational work, arts & crafts and excursions.
*Subject to availability/subject to change without notification

Teen Camp

Welcome to Teen Camp where our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where teenagers can learn, grow, and have fun. Teen Camp is a non- licensed, recreational program where teens will experience excursions to local and out of city sites, on-site entertainment, arts and crafts, sports, life skills lessons, and community service opportunities. We believe that every teenager deserves the opportunity to explore their interests, develop new skills, and make lasting friendships. Our goal is to inspire teenagers to become responsible and compassionate leaders who make a positive impact on the world. For more information and if you are interested in registering your teen visit