Concord opens youth scholarship program for summer 2024   –

Concord, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2024) – The City of Concord’s Recreation Services Department has re-launched its youth scholarship program to provide recreation opportunities for young residents.

Through this program, underserved Concord youth can experience traditional summer recreation activities, including group swim lessons and Splash Camp at Concord Community Pool, Lil’ Explorers day camp for preschoolers, Backyard Explorers day camp for elementary students, East Bay Explorers day camp for middle school students, and the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program for teens ages 12-15.

The Youth Scholarship Program is open to all Concord residents under the age of 18 who meet financial qualifications and submit a completed application. Awardees will pay a nominal enrollment fee of $10-$50 per program. Participation is limited and based on funding availability.

“We are delighted to bring back the scholarship program for Summer 2024, creating more opportunities for Concord youth to experience our most popular summer programs,” Recreation Services Director Steve Voorhies said.

Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 and accepted until spaces or funding are exhausted. To learn more about the program and to apply, please visit

Funding for this program was made possible by the one-time allocation of federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  Concord received $27 million, and the Concord City Council directed $7 million into various City projects and initiatives, including this scholarship program, which received $100,000.

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