The State has prohibited all nonessential operations and gatherings from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m., effective 11/21/20 through 12/21/20, click here for details. City Hall remains closed to the public. Click here for the latest COVID-19 information and click here to connect with a helpful staff member.

Santa Monica's Guide to Community Recreation Classes

Welcome to Santa Monica's Community Recreation Classes

Winter outdoor recreation classes will begin January 9. Day camps are available the weeks of December 21 and 28, as well as on Martin Luther King Day and President's Day.  The City of Santa Monica continues to place the highest value on the health and safety of our community. In compliance with LA County Department of Public Health guidelines, additional mandatory Safety Protocols and Procedures will be implemented in an effort to keep us all safe during this time.  Programs may be subject to additional changes as issued by LA County Department of Public Health.

• Maintain physical distancing of six feet at all times.
• Face coverings are required at all times, including during play.
• Stay home if you are feeling unwell or sick.
• Wash hands frequently.

Priority online registration will open to Santa Monica residents on Monday, November 30, at 8:00 a.m. Non-resident registration will open Friday, December 4, at 8:00 a.m. Registration is available online only; walk-in registration will not be accepted.

Most classes and camps require an account via ActiveNet, the City's online registration system. To initially create and account, visit and follow these easy steps:

To Create An Account:

1) Click on "Create an Account" and follow the prompts to enter your information.

2) Your user name will default to your email address, and once your information is entered, you will be prompted to create a password.

3) Remember to keep your user name and password secure and readily available for easy registration in the future.


For CREST, visit or call 310.458.8540 

For Recreation, email or call 310.458.2239 

For Swim, visit or call 310.458.8700

For information related to COVID-19:   

Daily Updates: 
Hotline Number:  310-458-8400 or 
Emergency alerts:  
City of Santa Monica newsletter:  

Social media:  

Registration Policies:

Refunds/Transfers: A $15.00 processing fee applies for each activity session refunded. Refund/transfer requests must be made in writing to the respective program office either in person or by fax, mail, or email. Class refunds and transfers will be issued only if requested within one day after the first class meeting. Camp refunds will be issued only with medical documentation or if requested within five calendar days prior to the first meeting. Refunds will be prorated.

Cancellations: A full refund will be granted if the activity is cancelled. All dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to combine classes as needed or cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment. Due to the organizational needs of group classes, we are not able to offer makeups for days missed by the student.

Material Fees: For classes and camps with material fees, they are payable to the instructor in cash on the first day of class. Material fees are not discountable or refundable. 

In-Person Registration: To register via a form, please fill out the Activities Registration Form, and drop-off, fax or email to the respective program office:

Camps & Classes Office: P: (310) 458-2239 | F: (310) 899-0840 | (fax or email submissions only)

Aquatics Office: 2225 16th St. 90405 | P: (310) 458-8700 | F: (310) 450-5076 |

General Questions? email | Sign Up by Selecting "Community Recreation" to Receive Updates

Information Subject to Change

City of Santa Monica Privacy Policy | ActiveNet Privacy Policy

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