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Living in Monterey

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Kids and Teens

  • SPORTS - Learn and play Basketball, Wrestling, Martial Arts, Volleyball, and more!
  • CAMPS - Join our Sports and Cheerleading Camps, usually held during school breaks.
  • AQUATICS- Swim Lessons, Pre-Team Swim Training, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor Course, Float Nights. The MSC also has two pools and a waterslide!
  • TEEN WORK EXPERIENCE - Develop leadership, organizational and supervisorial skills in a safe and fun camp environment.
  • FACILITY - Youth Memberships (6-17 years old) includes use of two pools, waterslide, gymnasium, weight training center* and cardio fitness center * (* for 13 years old and up; see Front Desk for more details.)
  • Please call 646-3730 for more information or go to

Each Community Center offers Teen Room hours daily!

They also offer school programs and general interst classes. Recreation staff will supervise children in games, crafts, sports, homework, and special activities. Each community center offers Family Night on a different night of the week.

Baseball Camp, Track and Field, Flag Football, Roller Hockey, Soccer, and more!

For more information, contact Field Sports Office, (831)646-3969.

Teen Zone at the Monterey Public Library
A section of the Library reserved specifically for teens that includes reading materials, an information kiosk, work space and computer access.

Ask a Librarian
The Library provides brief answers, Web sources, research help, and information about Library collections and services.

Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteer Opportunities with Monterey Recreation
Teen volunteer positions are available including Camp “Lots-O-Tots”, Playground and Day Camp Programs or Community Center reception area and programs. For further information, please call Recreation Supervisor Shannon Leon at 646-3712 or email

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
Learn what to do during a disaster, discover how you can react, assist your neighbors and survive in your own "backyard" should an emergency arise.

Teens 16 years or older who love being around children can earn money during summer by working for Monterey Recreation. More information can be found on the Monterey Recreation Seasonal Jobs page.

The Monterey Public Library may have after school and weekend employment opportunities shelving books as a Library Page. For more information please visit the Library Job Openings page.

Recreation Classes
Enjoy dance, photography, art, pottery, chess and cooking classes!

Museum Visits
Come visit historic Colton Hall Museum and the Presidio of Monterey Museum!
Teens 16 and older can become volunteer guides for community service. Call 646-3991

Bookmobile Services
The Bookmobile has eight stops at the community centers, schools, neighborhoods, and parks. Bookmobiles provide many of the same services as your library. You can even request a book, and the Bookmobile will have it for you at your nearest stop!

Adults and Seniors

Join Monterey’s most popular travel group-we offer a variety of tours throughout the year for adults of all ages. Traveling near and far on one-day outings, overnight excursions, and extended tours, we provide interesting and exciting adventures to satisfy travelers of all interests and all budgets. You can also give the gift of travel and adventure by purchasing a trip for a friend or family member. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis at the Scholze Park Center and must be pre-paid at the time of reservation. For a list of tours we are currently offering or to be added to our mailing list, please call (831) 646-3878 or visit us online at

A nutritious program providing fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors and families. Sponsored by the Food Bank for Monterey County. Please call Scholze Park Center for updated schedule information at 646-3878. For all ages.

Day/Time: Mondays/ 10 am-12 pm
Location: Scholze Park Center

A perfect way to enjoy a healthy meal and participate in the many activities of the Center. Lunch is served four days a week at 11:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Reservations are appreciated; please call the Scholze Park Center, 646-3878. There is no lunch served on Wednesday.

Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday/ 11:30 am
Location: Scholze Park Center
Fee: $6 Adults ($3 suggested donation for anyone 60 and over)

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