2018 - 2019 REC Program: Drop-In and Extended Care

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August 22, 2018 through June 7, 2019

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The REC Program is a user-pay program open to children ages 6 to 12 or children in grades 1st through 5th. The REC Program offers: homework time, arts and crafts, music, dance parties, movies, fitness fun, snacks, gardening, cooking, sports, tournaments, themed activities, late-night REC events, contests, and much more! Special workshops and activities will also be offered in collaboration with the Manhattan Beach Library, Growing Great and more. REC Program ratio: 1 leader per 13 children.

2018-2019 REC Program
2018 - 2019 REC Program (PDF)

Children will be participating in self-directed and organized recreational activities designed to positively impact social connections, human development, and lifelong learning. All activities are supervised by trained CPR certified recreation leaders.

Included in the new fee structure, the REC Program offers after school pick up from four local elementary schools: Meadows Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, Pacific Elementary, and Grand View Elementary. REC Program staff will meet the children at each school and walk them to their home park. Students from Meadows and Pennekamp will walk to Manhattan Heights Park and students form Pacific and Grand View will walk to Live Oak Park. REC Program Staff will depart from the schools in two groups (grades 1st through 3rd/ grades 4th through 5th). Each group will begin walking 10 minutes after dismissal time.

REC Program (7:15 AM to 6:00 PM) for Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) in-service days, as well as school year vacation camps (Fall, Winter, Ski Week and Spring) are also included in the new fee structure, if registered in the applicable month. If your child is registered during a month that includes a camp, he or she will be automatically enrolled at no extra charge.

The REC Program is closed on Labor Day (September 3, 2018), Thanksgiving (November 22 and 23, 2018), Christmas Day (December 25, 2018), New Year's Day (January 1, 2019) and Memorial Day (May 27, 2019).
*Please note activities are subject to change based on weather and field maintenance.

If your child does not go to one of the listed elementary schools, or you do not have a need for the extended care program, the REC Park Pass is for you! Register for the REC Park Pass and drop off your child at the REC Program which includes all of the same days and hours as above.


Hours of Operation

August 22, 2018 through June 7, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 1:45 PM to 6:00 PM


Program Fees and Descriptions

Extended Care

Elementary School Pick-Up Location
REC Location Cost Activity Number
Grand View
Upper playground by the office Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 North Valley Drive
$275/MONTH per child (10% Sibling Discount)
31697
Pacific Flag Pole 31699
Meadows Classrooms Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
31698
Pennekamp Patio/Teacher's Lounge 31700

Included in Monthly Extended Care Fee

  • Pick up from four local elementary schools: Meadows Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, Pacific Elementary, and Grand View Elementary during enrolled month.
  • All day REC Program (7:15 AM to 6:00 PM) for MBUSD in-service days and minimum days during enrolled month.
  • REC Camps during enrolled month: Fall (3 days), Winter (4 days each week x 2), Ski Week (5 days) and Spring Break (5 days) at both parks from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. Excludes REC Summer Camp.

REC Park Pass

If your child does not go to one of the listed elementary schools, or you do not have a need for the extended care program, the REC Park Pass is for you! Register for the REC Park Pass and drop off your child at the REC Program which includes all of the same days and hours as above. See the Dates to Remember chart below for more information.

Activity Number
REC Location Cost
31696 Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 North Valley Drive
$275/MONTH per child (10% Sibling Discount)
Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Included in Monthly REC Pass Fee

  • All day REC Program (7:15 AM to 6:00 PM) for MBUSD in-service days and minimum days during enrolled month.
  • REC Camps during enrolled month: Fall (3 days), Winter (4 days each week x 2), Ski Week (5 days) and Spring Break (5 days) at both parks from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. Excludes REC Summer Camp.


Automatic Payment Plan Option
Enroll your child in the REC Program using the Automatic Payment Option. Register for several months of the REC Program at one time but only be charged for the first month at the time of registration. Fees for the upcoming months will be automatically deducted from the specified credit or debit card on file used to enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan. The charge will be processed seven (7) days prior to the first of the month. Please make sure the card on file is valid and not expired at time of payment throughout the school year. Please review the refund policy and procedure.

REC Program Refund Policy and Procedure
If you would like to withdraw from the REC Program, you may do so by submitting a withdrawal form (PDF) via email to the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department or drop off to the Parks and Recreation Department located at Manhattan Beach City Hall by the 15th of the month to cancel for the following month. Refund requests received after the deadline may be charged the full amount for the upcoming month.


Dates to Remember (subject to change)
Manhattan Beach Unified School District Calendar (MBUSD) (PDF)
Date Event
June 11, 2018 2018 - 2019 REC Program registration begins
July 30, 2018
Fall activity registration begins for Manhattan Beach residents
August 13, 2018
Fall activity registration begins for nonresidents
August 22, 2018 First day of school (MBUSD) and REC Program
September 3, 2018

Labor Day - MBUSD Legal Holiday, Schools Closed

REC Program Closed

September 10, 2018
MBUSD Non-Student, Non-Teacher Day
REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
September 19, 2018
MBUSD Non-Student, Non-Teacher Day
REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
November 12, 2018 MBUSD Legal Holiday (Veterans Day), Schools Closed
REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
November 19 - 23, 2018

MBUSD Thanksgiving Recess, Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Not enrolled in the REC Program? Enroll in REC Camp: Fall Break

November 22 to 23, 2018

MBUSD Thanksgiving Recess, Schools Closed

REC Program Closed

December 21, 2018
MBUSD Non-Student, Non-Teacher Day, Schools Closed
REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
December 24, 2018 to
January 4, 2019

MBUSD Break, Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Not enrolled in the REC Program? Enroll in REC Camp: Winter Break

December 25, 2018 REC Camp Closed
January 1, 2019
REC Camp Closed
January 21, 2019

MBUSD Legal Holiday (Martin Luther King, Junior Day), Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM

February 18 - 22, 2019

MBUSD Ski Week, Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Not enrolled in the REC Program? Enroll in REC Camp: Ski Week

April 1 - 5, 2019

MBUSD Break, Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Not enrolled in the REC Program? Enroll in REC Camp: Spring Break

May 27, 2019

MBUSD Legal Holiday (Memorial Day), Schools Closed

REC Program open 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM

June 7, 2019
Last day of REC Program.
Be sure to register for REC Summer Camp to continue the fun all summer long!
June 13, 2019
Last day of school (MBUSD)

It is required that parents and guardians read the REC Program Parent Survival Guide This document contains information including rules, regulations and policies to make the program more enjoyable for parents, children and staff. Maximum 32 participants for each session per park. Parents can find more information regarding rules, regulations, and policies on the Parent Corner page.


REC Program Locations
Facilities map

Park Hours of Operation Phone Number  
Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Wednesday
1:45 PM to 6:00 PM

Pacific REC Staff: (310) 877-0503

 

Grand View REC Staff: (310) 877-0509

 

Site Supervisor: Julia Marin
(310) 877-0509 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Email

REC Extended Care ONLY
If your child will not be walking with the REC staff for any reason, please call or text the REC Staff of your child's school by noon of each occurrence.

Pacific REC Staff: (310) 877-0503
Grand View REC Staff: (310) 877-0509
Meadows REC Staff: (310) 877-0516
Pennekamp REC Staff: (310) 877-0511

Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Meadows REC Staff: (310) 877-0516

 

Pennekamp REC Staff: (310) 877-0511

 

Site Supervisor: Kailey Armijo
(424) 327-1857 (1:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Email


Registration
  • Register Online
  • Fax in (310) 802-5401
  • Mail in:
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Attention: Parks and Recreation
  • Walk in at City Hall in Manhattan Beach (Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Alternating Fridays Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Registration confirmation must be brought to staff upon arrival. Any children not registered prior to attending REC Program will not be able to stay.

Contact

All park users must respect and follow park rules.


 

Map of Walking Routes

Grand View Elementary (PDF)
Grand View Walking Map 2016
Meadows Elementary (PDF)
Meadows Walking Map 2016
Pennekamp Elementary (PDF)
 Pennekamp Walking Map 2016
Pacific Elementary (PDF)
 Pacific Elementary School Walking Map 2016

 

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